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No state income tax and easy access to health care are a couple of the reasons South Dakota takes top honors when it comes to states where retirees wanting to make the most of their retirement dollar.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Ohio’s new unemployment insurance tax system is live

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is announcing Ohio’s new unemployment insurance tax system for employers is now live as of today. The SOURCE (State of Ohio Unemployment Resource for Claimants and Employers) will replace the current unemployment insurance tax system, the Employer Resource Information Center, which is more than 10 years old. The SOURCE is also scheduled to replace the 17-year-old Ohio Job Insurance benefits system and RC Express, the legacy unemployment appeals system, late next year.

Date Published: December 6, 2021

5 ways to protect your holiday budget

(StatePoint) It may be the season of cheer, but for many, the holidays are rife with anxiety about expenses. A recent survey shows that staying on budget is Americans’ top concern this holiday season, followed by incurring long-term debt, shipping costs and being charged late or hidden fees.

Date Published: December 3, 2021

Attorney suspended for disparaging justices and judges

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Richmond Heights attorney for one year with six months stayed for accusing Ohio judges and Supreme Court justices of basing property tax valuation decisions on “politics, not law,” and for speculating about political motivations behind their decisions.

Date Published: December 2, 2021

DOJ announces $139 million for law enforcement hiring to advance community policing

The Department of Justice recently announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.

Date Published: December 2, 2021

Ohio Courts at forefront of child custody reform project

The early successes of one Ohio court initiative to stabilize families entangled in child welfare concerns has led to the largest expansion by any state attempting similar improvements to its legal system.

Date Published: December 2, 2021

Attorney General Yost sues to stop restrictions on ICE

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and two other state attorneys general are seeking to stop the implementation of a new federal immigration policy that will halt nearly all deportations and handcuff U.S. immigration officers responsible for protecting our communities.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Including music in your holiday traditions

(StatePoint) Music is powerful. Here is how to include music in your holiday celebrations to set a joyful, festive mood and help create happy family memories.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Seizing suspect’s clothing at hospital illegal, but did not affect conviction

A police officer’s seizure of socks and underwear from a hospital room violated the constitutional rights of a teenage boy accused of killing his elderly neighbor, but excluding the evidence from the clothes would not have changed the outcome of the criminal proceedings, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Youth hunters harvest 7,634 deer during special weekend

Ohio’s young hunters harvested 7,634 deer during the two-day youth gun season on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The weekend season was open to all hunters aged 17 and under who were also accompanied by a nonhunting adult.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Lawmaker seeks more data on state’s addiction services

A committee of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representative recently heard testimony in support of a bill that seeks more data from the Ohio Department of Mental Health regarding alcohol and drug addiction services and recovery support.

Date Published: November 30, 2021

Ohio ranks first in Midwest, third in nation for number of apprentices

During National Apprenticeship Week earlier this month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder spread the word about the many benefits of ApprenticeOhio programs as a pathway to a new career.

Date Published: November 30, 2021