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Toledo Legal News - News Ohio inspector general report: Natural Resources employee falsified bid in public auction


An Ohio inspector general's report of the alleged falsification of a sealed bid in a public auction by a state worker has been referred to the Highland County prosecuting attorney despite the employee's claims he hadn't violated terms of his employment.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

CARES Act, foreclosures and evictions: What you need to know

In response to COVID-19, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (commonly known as the CARES Act). Among other measures, the CARES Act provides relief from foreclosure and eviction for eligible homeowners and renters.

Date Published: June 4, 2020

ODI makes “Welcome to Medicare” webinars available to Ohioans turning 65

Governor Mike DeWine and Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment are pleased to announce a series of webinar events for Ohioans new to Medicare. These events will be conducted by staff from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) and will educate soon-to-be Medicare eligible Ohioans about their health insurance and prescription drug coverage options.

Date Published: June 4, 2020

Ohio EPA releases draft 2021 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan

Ohio EPA will hold virtual public hearings on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept public comments on the draft 2021 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

Date Published: June 4, 2020

Toledo duo sentenced for witness tampering in trial of former pastor

Alisa Haynes, age 45, and Alexis Fortune, age 26, of Toledo, were sentenced today after pleading guilty to one count each of witness tampering days before the trial of former Toledo pastor and convicted felon, Anthony Haynes. Alisa Haynes was sentenced to 24 months in prison, and Alexis Fortune was sentenced to 48 months in prison. Alisa Haynes is the wife of Anthony Haynes, and Alexis Fortune is his step-daughter.

Date Published: June 4, 2020

Human Trafficking Second registry would ID, list 'Johns'

Lawmakers at the Ohio Statehouse recently ironed out arguably some of the more minor issues in a bill that seeks to create a sexual exploitation database that would function similarly to the state's sex offender registry.

Date Published: June 3, 2020

Operation Relentless Pursuit initiative to receive $10 million in awards to support efforts to combat violent crime

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio announced that the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance have awarded more than $61 million in grant funding to support the Attorney General’s Operation Relentless Pursuit (ORP) initiative. Of that $61 million, Cleveland area law enforcement will receive approximately $10 million in awards.

Date Published: June 3, 2020

Six simple steps to save for college

If you want to save for your children education after high school but aren’t sure where to start, your first step should be researching your best options. Make sure your investigations include tax-free 529 college savings plans.

Date Published: June 3, 2020

Combating financial anxiety during a pandemic

(BPT) In the face of a global pandemic, financial anxiety is an everyday reality. Concerns surrounding personal finances, businesses shutting down and market volatility have us navigating new waters, experiencing more acutely than ever before how our financial lives are intertwined with our mental health. Amanda Clayman, financial therapist and Prudential's financial wellness advocate, works with people to better understand the emotional connection we have with money.

Date Published: June 2, 2020

State awards UToledo $613,436 to lead harmful algal bloom research projects

The University of Toledo is among four Ohio universities to receive a total of $2.08 million from the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative in this year’s round of state funding to address Lake Erie water quality and find solutions for algal bloom toxicity.

Date Published: June 2, 2020

4 not-so-obvious household essentials for your time at home

(StatePoint) Extended time at home is making many families more aware of what products they simply can’t do without. While you may have predicted what some of these essentials would be -- ahem, toilet paper -- other, not-so-obvious items are helping to make quarantines more comfortable nationwide.

Date Published: June 1, 2020

Take steps to protect your skin while working in the yard

(StatePoint) Do you spend summer days outdoors mowing the lawn, tending to the garden and working on the house? Here are a few steps you can take to help you care for and protect your skin as you complete your seasonal chores:

Date Published: June 1, 2020

Is your technology doing enough to improve your life?

(StatePoint) Whether you’re at home relaxing or an adventure, you can use your technology to optimize the experience. Here are five ways to harness your gadgets, apps and more to improve your life:

Date Published: May 29, 2020