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Toledo Legal News - News Ohioans to see multitude of colors from spring wildflowers


Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

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Bill designed to reduce catalytic converter thefts

A bill that would stipulate that dealers of scrap catalytic converters treat the highly prized auto part as a special purchase article debuted recently in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Date Published: November 26, 2021

November 6 was the best day for Ohio bowhunters

Ohio bowhunters checked 4,795 white-tailed deer on Saturday, Nov. 6, the highpoint for the Buckeye State’s archery season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The first two weeks of November are traditionally a tremendous time to hunt deer with a bow in Ohio.

Date Published: November 26, 2021

5 ways to keep your home cozy all winter long

(StatePoint) According to the Energy Information Administration, heating bills for homes that use natural gas could be significantly higher this winter – perhaps by as much as 50%. Why? Based on recent weather trends, colder temperatures are expected, which not only boosts the energy your home needs to stay warm, but quickly raises the demand for those resources as well. Weatherizing your house to ensure it stays comfortable during the long winter season is a great way to help control possible increased costs on your utility bills. Here are five easy ways to keep your home cozy all winter long.

Date Published: November 25, 2021

Former Toledo physician sentenced for sex trafficking and drugging victims

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Manish Raj Gupta, 50, of Sylvania, Ohio, was sentenced recently by Judge James G. Carr to more than 19 years in prison after Gupta, a former Toledo-area physician, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and illegally dispensing a controlled substance. Gupta was sentenced to 235 months and ordered to pay a fine of $250,000 and over $57,000 in restitution.

Date Published: November 25, 2021

Lawyer suspended for mishandling client matters

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Columbus attorney for 18 months with 12 months stayed for mishandling client matters, including providing an opposing party with her client’s personal information that the client did not want released.

Date Published: November 25, 2021

5 truths about flu vaccines

(BPT) Did you know if you or a loved one are living with certain chronic health conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes or kidney disease, you are at higher risk of developing serious complications from flu, which can lead to hospitalization or even death? Many people are unaware that their chronic health condition places them at higher risk for flu complications, even if their condition is well-managed. This is why getting vaccinated against flu every year is so crucial; it is the most important and first step in being protected from flu.

Date Published: November 24, 2021

Team approach seeks to prevent children services cases

A pilot project for a northeast Ohio court is showing how a community can support and stabilize families through the struggles of child custody issues – and six new pilot projects are following the lead.

Date Published: November 24, 2021

CDC's new education campaigns address increasing drug overdose deaths

(BPT) Drug overdoses have claimed nearly 900,000 lives over the past 20 years in the United States. Recent studies show that drug overdose deaths accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, outpacing overdose death rates from any previous year. Illegal drugs are more potent than ever before as many can be mixed or laced with fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid, without a person's knowledge.

Date Published: November 23, 2021

Imprisoned attorney indefinitely suspended

An attorney formerly of Toledo serving a 10-year prison sentence for child pornography-related charges was indefinitely suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court recently.

Date Published: November 23, 2021