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Toledo Legal News - News Hawaii man sentenced to more than six years in prison for conspiracy to ship a ton of marijuana to Ohio from Hawaii, California and Oregon, and then launder the drug profits

 

A Hawaii man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to ship a ton of marijuana to Ohio from Hawaii, California and Oregon, and then launder the drug profits, law enforcement officials said.

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Fewer regulations for small Ohio wineries sought

A plan to free the owners of the state's smaller wineries from overburdensome regulation made its way to a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives recently.

Date Published: May 24, 2019

Legislation would expand August sales tax holiday

Just as the current school year races to completion, lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives have taken up a measure intended to leave some money in the pockets of Ohio consumers when outfitting their kids for next school year.

Date Published: May 24, 2019

UT’s Cory Mee steps down as Toledo baseball coach

Cory Mee announced Monday, May 20, that he is stepping down from his position as the head baseball coach at The University of Toledo to pursue other opportunities. Mee had served as the Rockets' head coach since 2004.

Date Published: May 24, 2019

Groundbreaking aviation technology set for testing in Ohio

The Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center and U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory plans to begin testing groundbreaking aviation technology at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, according to an announcement by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Date Published: May 23, 2019

ODNR to launch new conservation teen advisory council

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is seeking high school students to serve as founding members of the Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC), a new initiative to empower the youth voice. ConTAC is designed to become a statewide network of student-leaders working together to enhance ODNR’s youth outreach and program efforts.

Date Published: May 23, 2019

Rockets downed at Ball State, 11-8

The Toledo baseball team played its final game of the 2019 season on May 18, Saturday afternoon, falling to the Ball State Cardinals by a score of 11-8.

Date Published: May 23, 2019

Search of man walking near where gunshots heard was constitutional

A police search of a man walking and talking on his cell phone in an area where gunshots were fired no more than 60 seconds earlier was lawful, and the handgun obtained during the search can be used as evidence, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: May 23, 2019

ODNR Reminds Ohioans to leave young wildlife in the wild

The spring season has arrived, offering many opportunities for Ohioans to help protect young wildlife. Each year, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife offers this simple advice: enjoy wildlife from a distance and leave young animals alone. Wild animals are born to live their lives in the wild, and sometimes good intentions can hurt their chances of survival.

Date Published: May 22, 2019

Rockets eliminated from NCAA tourney on walk-off homer

The Toledo softball team battled to the very end but saw its dream season come to an end on a two-run walk-off home run in a 2-0 loss to Illinois at the NCAA Lexington Regional on Saturday, May 18.

Date Published: May 22, 2019

DeWine, Husted announce InnovateOhio platform

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of the InnovateOhio Platform, which will coordinate data and resources across state government to improve the way Ohio tackles our most challenging problems. It will also streamline technology service across agencies to give Ohio citizens and businesses a better experience when interacting with state government.

Date Published: May 21, 2019

ODNR provides more than $297,500 to help support Ohio rural fire departments

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry strives to support Ohio’s rural fire departments and the communities they serve. Through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program, the Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding for 52 projects totaling $297,520 for fire departments in rural parts of eastern and southern Ohio. The protection of life, property and forest resources provided by cooperating fire departments is important to all Ohioans.

Date Published: May 21, 2019

Refund checks coming to tech support scam victims

A dozen Ohioans who fell victim to a widespread tech support scam will soon receive refunds totaling more than $5,000, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the Federal Trade Commission announced recently.

Date Published: May 21, 2019

Supreme Court of Ohio considers declaring an end to “free bite” rule for dogs

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, May 8th, heard four oral arguments, including one from the city of Cincinnati disputing an interpretation of state law that contends a dog must be designated “dangerous” through a formal process before a local government can seek restitution from a dog owner whose dog has bitten or injured a person or another animal.