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Toledo Legal News - News Federal suit: University threatens Christian professor to act contrary to conscience


A group that advocates on behalf of individuals who wish to freely live out their faith has taken up the cause of a Shawnee State University philosophy professor who faces "corrective actions" by his employer over a transgender student's complaint.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Former Ohio attorney general Dann goes after BMV for bogus $1.50 fees

A Cleveland law firm headed by former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Ohioans who paid for a false laminating fee of $1.50 since late last year when deputy registrars' ceased distributing state license and ID cards.

Date Published: April 19, 2019

Rockets complete spring season with final scrimmage

The Rockets completed their 2019 spring practice season with a 45-minute controlled scrimmage at the Glass Bowl last Friday night. It was the 15th and final practice of the spring. Head Coach Jason Candle said the spring practice sessions have left him feeling good about this team.

Date Published: April 19, 2019

Summary for proposed presidential election amendment certified

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office recently certified a summary of a petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution. The proposed amendment would change the way Ohio’s Electoral College members vote in presidential elections. An alternative summary for the same proposed amendment was rejected.

Date Published: April 19, 2019

Ohio's 2019 wild turkey season coming soon

For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The state is divided into two zones for the 2019 spring turkey hunting season: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 22, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 29. Hunters can view the 2019 spring turkey season zone map at

Date Published: April 18, 2019

Rockets finish 11th at rain-shortened Stitch Intercollegiate

The Toledo men's golf team finished in 11th place at N.C. State's Stitch Intercollegiate on Saturday, April 13. The tournament held at the par-72, 6,973-yard MacGregor Downs Country Club was reduced to 36 holes due to inclement weather on Friday.

Date Published: April 18, 2019

BGSU research team sheds light on penguin evolution

Dr. Juan Bouzat, a professor in Bowling Green State University’s Department of Biological Sciences, is part of an international research team studying the evolution of penguins. He is a co-author of a study published in the journal of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution that demonstrates the importance of island formation in the diversification of penguins and posits the discovery of two extinct penguin species from New Zealand. The research, recently highlighted by the New York Times, was conducted by a diverse team of 19 scholars representing eight countries and 16 research institutions and universities.

Date Published: April 17, 2019

Fish dealer sentenced for unlawful trafficking in Michigan lake trout

John H. Cross III (Cross) and John Cross Fisheries Inc. (Cross Fisheries) were sentenced recently in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for trafficking in illegally transported and sold lake trout, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and United States Attorney Andrew Birge for the Western District of Michigan. Cross Fisheries was also sentenced for making false records about whitefish purchases.

Date Published: April 17, 2019

New Oh SNAP mobile phone app provides food assistance information

A new Oh SNAP mobile phone application has detailed information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other food programs, not only for Ohioans receiving benefits but for those who think they may be eligible. It’s available for free on mobile devices through the App Store or Google Play.

Date Published: April 17, 2019

Rockets place 10th at Lady Buckeye Invitational

The Toledo women's golf team wrapped up last weekend's Lady Buckeye Invitational with a 10th-place finish on Sunday, April 14. The Rockets shot 59-over par 923 on Ohio State's par-72, 6,319-yard Scarlet Course.

Date Published: April 17, 2019

New report shows Ohioans pay more taxes than most other states

As the Ohio legislature weighs the pros and cons of Gov. Mike DeWine's proposal to increase the gasoline tax before the end of this month, a recent study found that the state has the ninth-highest tax rates in the nation.

Date Published: April 16, 2019

Ohio probate judge publicly reprimanded for presiding over ex-client cases

The Ohio Supreme Court recently publicly reprimanded a Mahoning County probate judge for taking action as a judge on cases in which he previously served as a lawyer. The Court noted there was no evidence that Rusu’s misconduct caused any measurable harm or that it “resulted in anything less than the evenhanded administration of justice.”

Date Published: April 16, 2019

Toledo ranks No. 30 nationally in home attendance in 2018-19

The NCAA released its final home attendance figures for the 2018-19 season on Monday, April 9, and Toledo finished No. 30 in the country, averaging 3,728 fans per contest. The Rockets also led the Mid-American Conference in attendance for an unprecedented 29th-consecutive season.