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Toledo Legal News - News Herald newspaper founder, Toledo Legal News owner, Allen Foster, 92, dies

 

Allen C. Foster, the longtime former owner of the Toledo Legal News and founder of the Herald family of papers, passed away peacefully in his home on April 10, 2018 in Sylvania, Ohio. He was 92 years old.

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Kroger shooting suspect charged with federal hate crimes and firearm offenses

Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted recently by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of two African-American patrons at a Kroger grocery store, and the attempted murder of a third, on Oct. 24 in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. The indictment was announced by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman, and FBI Louisville Special Agent in Charge James Robert Brown, Jr.

Date Published: December 13, 2018

Ohio's young hunters harvest more than 6,500 deer during youth gun season

Ohio’s young hunters had a successful weekend and checked 6,563 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth gun season, Nov. 17-18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s youth gun season, 4,958 white-tailed deer were checked.

Date Published: December 13, 2018

Eight Rockets placed on All-MAC teams

Eight Rockets earned 10 All-MAC selections, including three first-team nods, the league office announced in its post season awards release. Junior wide receiver Diontae Johnson was also named the Special Teams Player of the Year.

Date Published: December 12, 2018

Legislation proposed to ensure financial resources for counties of capital crimes involving multiple victims and defendants

When a multi-defendant capital crime occurs in a county with limited resources, local officials may be unable to seek justice because of the extraordinary cost of prosecuting such a case. Recently, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost was joined by Senator Bob Peterson and Representative Shane Wilkin to call for legislation to address the financial strain on a community brought on by cases involving multiple victims and defendants.

Date Published: December 12, 2018

Settlement expected to improve Ohio's special education system

An organization championing the rights of Ohio special education students announced last week that it had arrived at a settlement with the state in a 25-year-old class action lawsuit seeking sufficient resources for the public instruction of disabled students.

Date Published: December 12, 2018

All corners of U.S. represented at domestic violence familiarity training

Representatives from Guam all the way to Puerto Rico traveled to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to talk about the numerous elements of domestic violence that surface and how they can enhance the process in their court systems, especially for victims.

Date Published: December 11, 2018

Foregoing workers’ comp coverage costs Ohio businesses

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) secured court convictions recentlyagainst three Ohio business owners — including a Cleveland-area man for the second time since 2016 — who failed to protect their workers with proper BWC coverage.

Date Published: December 11, 2018

Former charity CEO pleads guilty to multi-million-dollar political corruption scheme

The former CEO of a charity headquartered in Springfield, Missouri has pleaded guilty to her role in a multi-million-dollar political corruption scheme that involved bribes and campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District of Missouri.

Date Published: December 11, 2018

How to grow your 529 plan as your child grows: College

Along with our age-based investment options, Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, offers age-based savings strategies for parents who want to select their own 529 investment options. No matter how old your child is, Ohio’s 529 Plan has guidance on what to do at this current stage of their life. It’s never too early and never too late to save for their higher education. In this fifth article of a six-part series, Ohio’s 529 Plan shares recommendations on what steps to take to keeping building your 529 college savings account as your child heads off for their higher education.

Date Published: December 11, 2018

Toledo Rockets led MAC in football attendance in 2018

The University of Toledo finished No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference in home football attendance for the second consecutive season with an average of 21,352 fans per game in 2018, well above the MAC average of 15,532.

Date Published: December 11, 2018

Family arrested for eight 2016 Pike County murders

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, and Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk announced recently that a husband, wife, and their two adult sons have been arrested for the murders of eight people in rural Pike County.

Date Published: December 10, 2018

New leadership named for UT's Eberly Center for Women

The University of Toledo appointed new leadership to the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, which promotes the personal and professional advancement of women at UT and in the surrounding community and offers scholarships to UT students.

Date Published: December 10, 2018

Rockets close out 2018 with strong showing at Zippy Invitational

The Toledo women's swimming and diving team finished sixth at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio the first weekend of December, earning 710.5 points over three days. The Rockets recorded 86 season-best times and 14 career-best times, and finished in the top-10 nine times. Freshman Ashley Jeffreys highlighted the meet by swimming the 100 backstroke in 55.85, which ranks as the seventh best time ever in that event in UT history.

Date Published: December 10, 2018