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Toledo Legal News - News Special report details costs, dangers of noncompliance in Ohio’s Medicaid program

 

Pending legislation would establish additional safeguards for state’s high-risk Medicaid providers

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Many small retailers going cashless

(Columbus) While still fresh from its December opening, a bagel shop in the Short North has already modified its payment policy.

Date Published: March 18, 2019

New grants from AG Yost to address visible reminders for trafficking survivors

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced that his office will begin a new program to help survivors of human trafficking eliminate a visible reminder that many live with: tattoos and similar markings that once served to “brand” them as the property of pimps, drug dealers or gangs.

Date Published: March 18, 2019

UT College of Law receives federal grant for tax clinic

The University of Toledo College of Law was awarded a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Taxpayer Advocate Service, making it the only academic institution in Ohio to receive the honor. The LITC grant can match funds up to $100,000 annually to support the law school’s existing Tax Controversy Clinic. In the clinic, Toledo law students work under the supervision of Clinic Director Chris Bourell to assist taxpayers in disputes with the IRS.

Date Published: March 18, 2019

ABA Service Center earns award for exceptional customer service

The American Bar Association is proud to be recognized with the 2019 Customer Experience Excellence Award from Fonolo, which honors the association’s service center for its superior customer service using Fonolo’s call-back technology.

Date Published: March 15, 2019

Are your children gaming? Then they may be gambling, too!

Videogaming has been expanding its reach into an area that has traditionally been off limits for children – gambling. In recent years, researchers have been looking into how gaming has been weaving gambling into the virtual stories. Unfortunately, while the situations are virtual, the money spent to participate is real.

Date Published: March 15, 2019

New projects expected to create more than $100 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for seven projects set to create 1,430 new jobs and retain 1,970 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $96 million in new payroll and spur more than $100 million in investments across Ohio. Projects approved by the TCA include:

Date Published: March 15, 2019

6 fun ideas to save as a family

Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to helpAmerica-Saves-Week-2019-participant-badge and contribute to a financial goal doesn’t have to be a painful process, especially when the result is an exciting family vacation, a new family car, or college savings. In the spirit of America Saves Week, I’ll share some ideas on how to save as a family for all those items and bucket-list experiences.

Date Published: March 14, 2019

ODNR provides more than $23,000 to support prescribed fire in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is a leader in promoting and using prescribed fire as a resource management tool in Ohio. Through the Prescribed Fire Supplies, Tools, Education, and Personal Protective Equipment (STEP) grant program, the ODNR Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding for 11 projects totaling $23,855 for land management agencies in Ohio.

Date Published: March 13, 2019

Popular vote compact introduced in new session of Ohio Legislature

Voters dissatisfied with Ohio's electoral vote, winner-take-all practice in U.S. presidential elections may take heart in a bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives during the nascent 133rd General Assembly's first week legislating.

Date Published: March 12, 2019

Supreme Court of Ohio considers a county’s rights to hire, sue, and claim immunity

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 5th, heard four oral arguments, including one about Cuyahoga County’s effort to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against it and the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper by a fired employee. The case stems from the fallout of the county leaders corruption scandal that sparked voters to change to a new county executive-led government in 2009.