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BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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 The proposal includes new and amended rules and rules to be rescinded.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.

Date Published: August 10, 2020

Former Dayton agency director sentenced to prison for accepted cash bribes

The former director of Dayton’s Minority Business Assistance Center was sentenced via videoconference in U.S. District Court recently to six months in prison and two years of supervised release for accepting a thing of value in connection with a local government.

Date Published: August 7, 2020

New projects expected to create more than $304 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for 15 projects set to create 1,653 new jobs and retain 1,676 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $99 million in new payroll and spur more than $304 million in investments across Ohio.

Date Published: August 7, 2020

ODJFS releases PUA claims for payment

As the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) continues an investigation about potentially fraudulent claims submitted via the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, it has released 1,500 claims for payment.

Date Published: August 7, 2020

City blocked from using traffic-camera violations appeals process

Toledo cannot use an “administrative” procedure to hear appeals of traffic tickets issued through red-light and speed-detection cameras because state lawmakers gave municipal courts exclusive authority to consider the matters, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: August 6, 2020

Man charged with embezzling $600k from Discovery Tours, Inc

Justin Herdman, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced recently that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a eighteen-count indictment charging Joseph A. Cipolletti, age 45, of Hudson, with wire fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, and making a false statement under oath.

Date Published: August 6, 2020

The fun is not over yet: End summer safely

Before you know it there will be homework, the days will get shorter, and temperatures cooler. As summer winds down, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds everyone to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.