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Toledo Legal News - News ‘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.

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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.

Date Published: August 14, 2019

Housing costs burden many Ohioans, new report says

Although Ohio has recovered in many ways from the most recent housing crisis, many Ohioans on the lower end of the economic spectrum are increasingly burdened by the high cost of housing, according to the Ohio Housing Needs Assessment (HNA). The HNA is an annual report distributed by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), providing a comprehensive summary of Ohio's most critical housing trends and needs.

Date Published: August 13, 2019

Law limits time to file breach-of-contract lawsuits for faulty construction

Ohio’s construction “statute of repose” applies to both tort and breach-of-contract claims, meaning property owners claiming defective construction by architects, engineers, and contractors must file lawsuits within 10 years of a project’s completion, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 13, 2019

OCC’s Ramadevi Kannan receives 2019 ABBSP Teaching Excellence Award

Owens Community College’s Ramadevi Kannan, professor of accounting, has been named a regional recipient of the 2019 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award. The ACBSP recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.

Date Published: August 13, 2019

OSU study finds parents who smoke pot are more controlling

Results of a new study co-authored by an Ohio State University professor has found that California parents who use marijuana administered more types of discipline to their children on average than did non-users.

Date Published: August 13, 2019