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Toledo Legal News - News Six Rockets named MAC distinguished scholar athletes

 

Six University of Toledo student-athletes were named Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the spring season by the Mid-American Conference. The awards were received following strong contributions in the field of competition and exemplary work in the classroom.

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Defendant Sentenced in T&A Crips Gang Case

One of 19 defendants charged in a gang-related racketeering conspiracy was sentenced in U.S. District Court recently to 120 months in prison.

Date Published: August 23, 2019

ODNR designates Lake Erie Islands as 12th state water trail

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio’s 12th state water trail in a ceremony recently. The trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass islands, Kelleys Island and along the mainland shorelines of Catawba Island and East Harbor State Park.

Date Published: August 23, 2019

How to prepare for your Guaranteed 529 Plan withdrawal

If your child is heading off to college at the end of the summer and you set up a CollegeAdvantage Guaranteed 529 Plan prior to 2004 (when this particular plan closed to new enrollments and new investments) then it is time now to prepare to simplify the withdrawal process when the bills for their qualified higher education expenses come in.

Date Published: August 22, 2019

Bill expands record expungement opportunities

A bipartisan bill penned by a pair of northeast Ohio lawmakers has the potential to improve the lives of thousands of Ohioans who have felony convictions.

Date Published: August 21, 2019

Chase expands its fertility benefits

JPMorgan Chase has expanded its fertility benefits and surrogacy assistance to its employees, including the more than 20,000 Chase workers in central Ohio.

Date Published: August 21, 2019

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.