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Toledo Legal News - News Bill would increase sentences for drug traffickers

 

While life-saving Naloxone is near-ubiquitous in public places and has become a required tool for first responders, a contingent of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives believes tougher drug-trafficking penalties are key to thwarting the spread of the opioid epidemic.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Attorney disbarred after practicing while suspended

A Greater Cincinnati lawyer was disbarred by the Ohio Supreme Court recently after he sought to represent a woman in a divorce while his license to practice law was under suspension, and then falsely promised her he would provide the service for free.

Date Published: June 27, 2019

Consumers across the country use purchasing power to help the environment

(BPT) Recent studies have shown that a record number of Americans understand that climate change is real and their increasing concern for the future of our planet is driving major corporations across the country to go green by setting and fulfilling lofty sustainability goals.

Date Published: June 27, 2019

Ohio city one of 10 sites selected for National Public Safety Partnership initiative to combat violent crime

As the Department of Justice continues its efforts to fulfill President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reducing violent crime in America, Attorney General William P. Barr today announced that Cleveland was selected to join the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) initiative. PSP provides a framework for enhancing federal support of state, local and tribal law enforcement officials and prosecutors as they aggressively investigate and pursue violent criminals, specifically those involved in gun crime, drug trafficking and gang violence.

Date Published: June 27, 2019

Ohio leads Summer Food Program for students

The Ohio Department of Education recently announced their continued efforts in sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, which provides children with free, healthy meals during the summer break.

Date Published: June 27, 2019

Woman’s speedy-trial rights not violated by documentation deficiencies

A criminal defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when requests for continuances are not specifically identified in a court’s written entries or the entries do not explain the precise reason for delays, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: June 26, 2019

FDA approves gene therapy developed at Nationwide Children's

The Food and Drug Administration approved gene therapy treatment for young children with spinal muscular atrophy. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital led first phase of clinical trials for the treatment.

Date Published: June 25, 2019

Proposal would change state spousal, child support formula

A Dublin lawmaker has proposed a bill to make it mandatory for the state to pass spousal and child support funds onto families that are receiving federal temporary assistance rather than treat the resource as income.

Date Published: June 25, 2019

ABA Legal Check: Holding an attorney general in contempt of Congress

On May 8, two legal developments in the nation’s capital intersected. The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress; shortly afterward, a contempt of Congress citation in the House, which dated back to 2012 against then-Attorney General Eric Holder, was settled.

Date Published: June 24, 2019

Visit Lake Erie for excellent walleye fishing

Excellent walleye fishing is expected at Lake Erie now through October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Walleye catches are typically best during June, followed closely by July and August.

Date Published: June 24, 2019

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels

(BPT) With more Americans "going green" than ever before, you've probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you've increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you also may be thinking about using solar energy to power your home, but don't know where to start.

Date Published: June 21, 2019

Warrant reform recommendations released

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Governor’s Warrant Task Force recently released a report outlining more than a dozen recommendations for improving Ohio’s system of issuing, prioritizing, and serving arrest warrants throughout the state.