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Toledo Legal News - News Woman’s speedy-trial rights not violated by documentation deficiencies

 

A criminal defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when requests for continuances are not specifically identified in a court’s written entries or the entries do not explain the precise reason for delays, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

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Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Ohio 529 plan tops the college savings performance charts

Whether saving for your emergency fund, your retirement, or your child’s higher education, positive long-term investment performance is a critical component to keep those funds growing. When coupled with the power of compound interest, long-term investment performance keeps your account strong.

Date Published: July 24, 2019

Former insurance agent and investment adviser sentenced for Ponzi scheme targeting elderly

Former Dayton-area insurance agent and investment adviser John Gregory Schmidt was sentenced recently in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas to serve five years in prison. A joint investigation conducted by the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Commerce revealed Schmidt had been operating a “Ponzi” scheme for more than a decade and defrauded elderly consumers.

Date Published: July 23, 2019

Ohio State Bar Foundation inducts 30 new Fellows

The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) inducted 30 attorneys into its honorary Fellows Program at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center last month. Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and OSBF President Rob Ware presided over the ceremony and reception.

Date Published: July 23, 2019

Three from Toledo charged for identity-theft conspiracy

A 16-count indictment was unsealed charging three people for their roles in a conspiracy to steal people’s identities and personal information to obtain stolen or unauthorized credit cards to buy electronics, clothing, appliances and other items.

Date Published: July 22, 2019

Toledo Law competes at China IP Moot Court Competition

Toledo Law students competed at the Beijing Foreign Studies University-Wanhuida Cup Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition held in Beijing on earlier this summer. This year, the competition hosted twelve teams from China, and Toledo Law was the only team from the United States.

Date Published: July 22, 2019

Alaska man sentenced to prison for $750k scheme

An Alaska man is headed to prison for defrauding 15 victims out of money, property and services valued at more than $750,000, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell announced recently.

Date Published: July 19, 2019

Toledo football single-game tickets on sale now

The Rockets have six home games in 2019, highlighted by a much-anticipated non-conference matchup with BYU on Sept. 28 and four Mid-American Conference contests, including the Homecoming Game vs. Western Michigan on Oct. 5. The home opener is on Sept. 14 vs. Murray State.

Date Published: July 19, 2019

Use Your 529 plan at trade schools

With the amount of student loan debt still rising, Generation Z — the students born between 1995 and 2010 —are looking at all options available for education after high school, including trade and specialty schools, certificate programs, and community colleges in addition to traditional four-year universities and colleges.

Date Published: July 19, 2019

‘Celebrating Comeback of the Burning River’ documentary wins Emmy award

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter announced recently the awarding of an Emmy for an Ohio EPA documentary chronicling the recovery of the Cuyahoga River. The 13-minute video, “Celebrating the Comeback of the Burning River,” revisits the June 22, 1969, river fire that gained national attention. The creation of federal and state clean air and water regulations (and agencies) soon followed, marking the beginning of remarkable environmental restorations throughout the country, including those improvements now evident in the Cuyahoga River.