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Toledo Legal News - News OSU study examines effects of flu, genetic mutation on heart health


Results of a new Ohio State University study may aid in treatment of flu patients who develop life-threatening heart problems, despite having an otherwise healthy heart.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Ohio Wildlife Council receives aquaculture proposals

The Ohio Wildlife Council received proposals to include new species for aquaculture cultivation at its scheduled meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, these regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

Date Published: August 14, 2020

OSBF announces new $500,000 racial justice initiative

For the first time in its history, the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) is providing up to $500,000 in grant funding exclusively to support initiatives focused on long-lasting impact and institutional change for racial justice. This grant money will be given out in addition to the Foundation’s traditional fall grant cycle.

Date Published: August 14, 2020

Outgoing ABA president passes gavel; new leadership outlines priorities

Judy Perry Martinez passed the gavel to Patricia Lee Refo, who became president of the American Bar Association on Aug. 4 at the end of the ABA Virtual Annual Meeting. In her remarks, Refo vowed to go “anywhere in the world to advance the fight for justice and the rule of law.”

Date Published: August 14, 2020

Over $500,000 and fentanyl seized by narcotics task forces

An investigation in southwestern Ohio has resulted in the seizure of more than half a million dollars and 1 kilogram of fentanyl, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, U.S. Attorney David DeVillers, Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil, FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Hoffman, and Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Vance Callender announced recently.

Date Published: August 14, 2020

Ohio Department of Health celebrates and recognizes Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Ohio. Research suggests that breastfeeding is a key factor in determining risk of disease for both mothers and infants- including respiratory illness, ear infections, allergies, and some cancers. For this year’s Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Ohio will adopt the theme “Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet.” This theme focuses on the impact of infant feeding on the environment/climate change and the imperative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding for the health of the planet and its people.

Date Published: August 13, 2020

The basics of virtual car buying

(BPT) Online car buying has become more popular in recent years. Instead of having to go out to visit dealer lots, car shoppers have found it's easy to look at inventory, set up test drives, secure financing, negotiate price and complete the purchase - all online, from the comfort and safety of home.

Date Published: August 13, 2020

ABA House concludes historic meeting after adopting robust list of new policies

The American Bar Association House of Delegates adopted nearly 60 new policies at its two-day meeting Aug. 3-4, including a resolution that urges state lawyer-licensing authorities to make public health issues paramount for upcoming bar exams and provide options for recent graduates who cannot take the bar.

Date Published: August 12, 2020

California man pleads guilty to threats during Ohio State football game

Daniel Lee Rippy, 29, of Livermore, California pleaded guilty recently to threatening a shooting at The Ohio State University and vowing to hurt football players. He sent the online threat during the 2018 football game between Ohio State and Michigan, which was played in Columbus.

Date Published: August 12, 2020

Lack of internal controls results in multiple findings in Put-in-Bay audit

Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office recently released the 2018 Village of Put-in-Bay (Ottawa County) financial audit. With multiple findings from prior audits still not corrected, the Village of Put-in-Bay piled on numerous more findings for abuse, non-compliance, material weakness, a significant deficiency, and findings for recovery.

Date Published: August 12, 2020

Owens Community College Board of Trustees name William Balzer interim president

Owens Community College Board of Trustees has selected William K. Balzer, Ph.D. to serve as interim president. Balzer formally assumed the interim president position on Aug. 12 following the departure of Steve Robinson, Ph.D. on July 17 to serve as president of Lansing Community College. Robinson served as the seventh president of the College since 2018 after serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Date Published: August 12, 2020

Ohio EPA holding hearing about proposed hazardous waste rules

Proposed rule changes that would update Ohio’s hazardous waste management rules will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The proposal includes new and amended rules and rules to be rescinded.

Date Published: August 11, 2020

U.S. Attorney Herdman announces MOU with Special Inspector General for pandemic recovery

United States Attorney Justin Herdman and Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Brian D. Miller announced recently that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR).

Date Published: August 11, 2020

Tips to shop smarter and save on household essentials

(StatePoint) When it comes to the essentials that families use and replenish most often, some smart shopping strategies can allow you to stretch your dollar and keep your household budget on track.