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Toledo Legal News - News Public universities, colleges would like help with Clery reporting, Auditor’s survey finds

 

Ohio’s public universities and colleges face a number of challenges in fulfilling the federal mandate to report campus crime statistics and detail campus security policy and procedures, according to a survey of these institutions conducted by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The survey makes clear that universities and colleges would welcome help from the state in fulfilling their obligations under the law known as the Clery Act.

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Free speech defender challenges 'dark money'

Near-hysterical charges lobbed at dark money are nothing new to the political scene during a given even-yeared election since the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in the Citizens United case in 2010.

Date Published: March 25, 2019

Ohio Democrats make another attempt at $15 minimum wage

Democrat lawmakers have resuscitated an effort to raise the state's minimum wage, an issue that has lost momentum in recent years as the economy took off and a number of large employers bumped up entry-level pay rates on their own.

Date Published: March 22, 2019

Trout releases scheduled to begin

More than 100,000 rainbow trout will be stocked this spring in 66 Ohio public lakes, creating excellent fishing for anglers across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release were released at Adams Lake in Adams County earlier this month.

Date Published: March 22, 2019

Sealed records expand hope

For someone who has been arrested but never convicted of a crime or has had their case dismissed, removing a case record from the public offers fairness. For those with convictions who finish their court-ordered sentences, removing public access to case documents gives them a chance to move forward.

Date Published: March 21, 2019

U.S. government officials, judges to speak at ABA Business Law meeting in Vancouver

Officials from the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, federal judges, along with national and international business law experts will be among the more than 1,600 participants at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting to be held March 28-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Date Published: March 20, 2019

8 ways to banish spring allergies

(BPT) Spring. The time of year when, as poet Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, a young man's (and woman's) fancy "lightly turns to thoughts of love." That is, of course, if you're not sneezing, coughing or dealing with itchy eyes. Spring allergies seem to get worse every year. Is there anything you can do to avoid them?

Date Published: March 19, 2019

ODNR urges open burning precautions for spring wildfire season

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans to learn about the state’s outdoor burning regulations and to take precautions if they are planning to burn debris this spring. Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May.