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Toledo Legal News - News First pediatric flu death of season reported in Ohio

 

Flu activity now “widespread” across the state

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ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to host virtual IP Fall Institute

Judges, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officials, in-house counsel, professors, private practitioners, and U.S. and global industry experts will come together virtually to discuss the latest in intellectual property developments and emerging issues during the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s IP Fall Institute, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Seven charged in multi-state scheme to purchase vehicles and watercrafts using false and stolen identification documents

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced recently that seven individuals were charged for using stolen identities of United States citizens from Puerto Rico and falsified identification documents to fraudulently purchase and finance vehicles and watercrafts from dealerships in Northern Ohio. The charges were made public in a forty-count indictment unsealed in a federal court in the Northern District of Ohio.

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Why protecting your skin matters all year long

(StatePoint) As the seasons change and the weather cools, you may be naturally inclined to pay less attention to the health and appearance of your skin. However, experts say that falling temperatures should not coincide with ditching your skin protection routine.

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Avoid costly setbacks: Insurance and disaster preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month and the Ohio Department of Insurance is providing insurance information to help Ohioans ensure they have adequate financial protections in place to avoid costly setbacks in the event disaster strikes.

Date Published: September 24, 2020

County commissioners can proceed with hospital trustee removal effort

The Morrow County Board of Commissioners can proceed with efforts to remove the former chairman of the county’s hospital board, who has clashed with the commissioners over granting OhioHealth a contract to manage the county-owned hospital, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: September 24, 2020

Ohio ITT students to receive $20.6 million of debt relief

Attorney General Dave Yost has secured $20.6 million in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Ohio as part of a nationwide settlement with 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Date Published: September 24, 2020

ABA signs CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge for the workplace

The American Bar Association announced recently that it has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge, joining more than 1,000 U.S. companies across many industries that have agreed to implement four commitments that seek to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The ABA is the first bar association to sign the pledge.

Date Published: September 23, 2020

Live Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy classes resume, new online course reflects fresh approach

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced initial steps taken in the redesign of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). To better meet the evolving needs of Ohio law enforcement, OPOTA is sharpening its focus on law enforcement techniques proven to reduce harm in communities. As part of this effort, OPOTA has begun delivery of law enforcement training on topics identified by officers as most-needed. Further, the training is being provided by experts in a manner that will be less costly to law enforcement agencies, taking officers out of their jurisdiction less frequently.

Date Published: September 23, 2020

OCC offers students a new fast track program

Owens Community College is offering a new fast track program that puts students on an accelerated path to earning their degree. The program is designed to provide academic and personal support that aims to close the completion gap by helping students finish their degree or certificate in three years or less from the time they join the program.

Date Published: September 23, 2020

529 plans now pay for qualified apprenticeship costs

A higher education takes many forms. Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, can be used for whatever comes after high school, including four-year universities and colleges, two-year community colleges, trade and specialty schools, certificate programs, graduate school, law school, medical school, and now, apprenticeships.

Date Published: September 22, 2020

Ohio Research Consortium to partner with ODNR on H2Ohio wetland monitoring

Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving Ohio’s water quality, has enlisted the Lake Erie and Aquatic Research Network (LEARN) to partner with ODNR on the H2Ohio Initiative’s wetland monitoring plan. The group will assess the effectiveness and future role of implemented and planned wetland restoration projects under the H2Ohio Initiative.

Date Published: September 22, 2020

Postal Service Manager accused of distribution of controlled substances and theft of mail

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a six-count indictment charging Anthony Sharp, age 30, of South Euclid, Ohio, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, money laundering and theft of mail.

Date Published: September 22, 2020