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Toledo Legal News - News AG Yost urges Congress to hold internet service providers accountable


Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined 46 other attorneys general across the country recently urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act so that state and local authorities are able to protect Ohioans online and take appropriate action against criminal actors.

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Attorney indefinitely suspended for disregarding client matters

A Westlake attorney was indefinitely suspended recently by the Ohio Supreme Court for taking payments from clients and not working on their cases, then lying to investigators about his interactions with the former clients.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Proposal designed to reduce bullying in public schools

The Cleveland Democrat sponsoring a new antibullying measure in the Ohio Senate said her intent is not to criminalize school children. Rather, Senate Bill 143 is proposed with the hope that prospective bullies would think better of picking on classmates.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Rockets set to host nine home matches this season

The University of Toledo women's soccer team is set to host nine home matches this year, including a contest against defending MAC Champions and long-time rival Bowling Green on Oct. 31.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Workers' comp rate decrease proposed for Ohio local governments

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will reduce premium rates for public employers an average of 10% next year under a proposal discussed recently by BWC’s Board of Directors and backed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Ohio courts offer youth diversion alternatives to the juvenile and criminal justice systems

About 15 percent of teens have shared a sexually explicit text message, image, or video electronically – known as sexting – and 27 percent have received them, a 2018 study found. Under child pornography laws in many states, juveniles can be convicted for creating, disseminating, or viewing such materials, even when they take and share an image of themselves.

Date Published: August 19, 2019

Tommy Winterstein named UT’s assistant baseball coach

Tommy Winterstein has been hired as an assistant coach for the University of Toledo baseball team, head coach Rob Reinstetle announced last Tuesday. He will serve as the Rockets' pitching coach. Winterstein most recently served as a volunteer assistant coach at Western Kentucky.

Date Published: August 19, 2019

ABA House agenda includes measures on marijuana, college free speech and immigration

American Bar Association House of Delegates, which determines association-wide policy, recently considered proposals at the ABA Annual Meeting that urge free speech on college campuses, leadership in resolving the “current stalemate” between federal and state marijuana laws, and a host of recommendations related to immigration laws.

Date Published: August 16, 2019

Ohio man pleads guilty to threatening Oklahoma sheriff, local FBI agent

Joseph Michael Bragg, 40, of Columbus pleaded guilty to charges connected with at least a dozen threats he sent to a sheriff in Oklahoma during a two-month period in 2018, and threatening a Columbus FBI agent who came to Bragg’s residence to interview him.

Date Published: August 15, 2019

Plunge pools growing in popularity in homes

Originally devised as a recuperative therapy for athletes, plunge pools - both hot and cold - have become a prominent feature of high-end, exotic hotels and have begun to percolate into homes in both urban and suburban real estate.

Date Published: August 15, 2019

18 Ohio state parks to hold duck blind lotteries

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is holding a lottery for more than 280 permits to hunters wishing to construct a blind to hunt ducks and geese on select state park lakes this waterfowl hunting season. All but one of the drawings will be held the morning of Saturday, Aug. 17. Portage Lakes State Park will hold its lottery on Thursday, Aug. 15. At all parks, applications will be taken locally with the lottery drawings following registration.