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Toledo Legal News - News New web-based interactive dashboard offers timely county-level data about ED visits for suspected drug overdoses in Ohio


Dashboard updated on a monthly basis to provide more timely analysis

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New ABA book captures the 30-year development of historic, ongoing rule of law initiative

The history of what has been called a “rule of law Marshall Plan” is vividly captured in a remarkable new book filled with both historical detail and dozens of personal accounts. The 67-chapter story, “Building the Rule of Law: Firsthand Accounts from a Thirty-Year Global Campaign,” begins with the fall of the Berlin Wall and documents the beginnings, challenges and successes of more than 5,000 volunteers and the growth of this initiative into a global campaign that has, to date, reached more than 100 countries.

Date Published: September 16, 2021

Ohio pays off federal unemployment loan, saving employers from unemployment tax increase

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced recently that the State of Ohio has initiated the repayment of nearly $1.5 billion borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits to eligible Ohioans during the pandemic. This repayment will prevent future tax increases for Ohio employers that would have been needed to pay off the loan.

Date Published: September 16, 2021

#FreeBritney movement and alternatives to conservatorship

The publicity around the battle to remove Britney Spears’ father as conservator of her estate has uncovered age-old problems and overuse of the conservatorship/guardianship system, legal experts say.

Date Published: September 14, 2021

COVID: Catalyst for court change

Imagine that every courthouse in Ohio offered free Wi-Fi, and courts and government partners installed computer workstations in communities so more people could “go to court” remotely. Envision people using their smartphones to schedule mutually beneficial times for basic proceedings, such as eviction hearings, dissolutions, and minor traffic violations.

Date Published: September 14, 2021

Ohio Department of Education awards Purple Star Schools for demonstrating commitment to military families

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria recently announced that 68 Ohio schools will be honored with the Purple Star Award this school year. The award recognizes a school’s commitment to serving and supporting students and families connected to the United States armed forces and Ohio National Guard. The list of honorees is available on the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star webpage.

Date Published: September 14, 2021

Proposal to extend last year's dividend

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has requested that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors expand the agency’s December 2020 $5 billion dividend to approximately 3,000 employers who did not originally meet eligibility requirements.

Date Published: September 14, 2021

New projects expected to create more than $281 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for eight projects set to create 1,105 new jobs and retain 912 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 $57 million in new payroll and spur more than $281 million in investments across Ohio. Projects approved by the TCA include:

Date Published: September 13, 2021

Use technology to get into a new back-to-school routine

(BPT) Heading back to school is an exciting time for students, but after over a year of being flexible with home, hybrid and in-person study, your family might feel a bit overwhelmed at the idea of having an everyday routine again. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help your crew have positive and productive school days - whether they happen at home or in the classroom.

Date Published: September 13, 2021

IBA and IBAHRI call for the international community to hold the Taliban to account for pledges made to citizens

During the group’s first official news conference since seizing control of most of Afghanistan on Sunday 15 August 2021, the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has stated the group wants peace, and will respect women’s rights ‘within our religious framework’. With grave concern, the International Bar Association (IBA) and International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the international community to hold the Taliban to its promises.

Date Published: September 10, 2021

Lost and found: Tips for managing commonly misplaced items

(StatePoint) In the haste to break free from your pandemic routine, you may find your new schedule overwhelming and hectic. And with that, comes the inconvenience of misplacing commonly used items. According to a survey conducted by Bluetooth tracking company Pixie, Americans spend an average of 2.5 days out of each calendar year searching for lost items.

Date Published: September 10, 2021