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Toledo Legal News - News 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.

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New OhioCheckbook partnership announced

Members of the governor's administration embarked last week on an initiative to ensure that remains a resource for Ohio taxpayers.

Date Published: December 6, 2019

Proposal designed to update Ohio farm drainage systems

Ohio's prime farmland, which encompasses more than half of the entire area of the Buckeye State, cannot produce the grain and livestock needs of a hungry nation without sufficient drainage.

Date Published: December 6, 2019

Advice to judges: Get to know reporters who cover you

To improve media coverage of courts, judges should talk to the reporters who cover them and explain what they do. That was the recommendation of four experts --- two former judges, a journalist and a media professor – at a recent CLE program sponsored by the ABA Judicial Division.

Date Published: December 5, 2019

ODNR awards more than $3.3 million in grants for local park projects

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $3.3 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.

Date Published: December 4, 2019

Rockets fall at CMU in regular-season finale

Central Michigan scored touchdowns on its first six possessions on its way to a 49-7 victory over Toledo in Mount Pleasant in the season finale for both teams on Friday, November 29

Date Published: December 4, 2019

Toledo Law and Marietta College establish 3+3 partnership

The University of Toledo College of Law and Marietta College, a private liberal arts college in Ohio, announced a 3+3 program partnership on Nov. 8, 2019, to offer Marietta College students a faster path to complete their law degree.

Date Published: December 4, 2019

3 tips for an eco-friendly holiday season

(StatePoint) On average, there has been an astonishing 60 percent decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians in just over 40 years, according to the most recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet Report, and the top threat to species is human activity.

Date Published: December 3, 2019

Owens and United Way of Greater Toledo to host event celebrating the 11th anniversary of Help-Portrait™

In partnership with United Way of Greater Toledo, Owens staff, students and alumni will gather with community volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Owens Learning Center Downtown Toledo to donate their time and skills to create memorable professional portraits for those in need. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first served basis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date Published: December 3, 2019

Toledo woman sentenced for planning two terrorist attacks

Elizabeth Lecron, 24, was sentenced recently to 180 months of incarceration and lifetime supervision for her involvement in planning two terrorist attacks, including an attack at a local Toledo bar. During the sentencing hearing, Judge James G. Carr called Lecron’s actions “monstrous.” Her co-defendant and live-in boyfriend, Vincent Armstrong, has pleaded guilty for his role in the scheme and will be sentenced on December 10, 2019.

Date Published: December 3, 2019

ABA commission report offers support for trafficking survivors, recommends best practices for prosecutors

The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence has released a new report, “Workable Solutions for Criminal Record Relief: Recommendations for Prosecutors Serving Victims of Human Trafficking.” The report is the final product of the Commission’s Survivor Reentry Project, a national training and technical assistance initiative on criminal record relief for survivors of human trafficking.