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Toledo Legal News - News Ohio tax relief for COVID-19 crisis


On March 27, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 into law to provide relief to Ohioans for the coronavirus pandemic. With authority from this new legislation, the Ohio Department of Taxation has taken steps to provide relief for Ohio taxpayers.

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David D. Ebersole, Baker & Hostetler LLP

ABA and Kaplan launch “Welcome to Law School,” a pre-law preparation program

The American Bar Association’s Law Student Division has announced recently that it has collaborated with Kaplan, a leading global education provider, to offer a new course for incoming law students. The Welcome to Law School course will offer a more affordable way to get a sneak peek at the 1L experience. This marks the first time the ABA has worked with a test prep provider to contribute course content.

Date Published: August 5, 2020

DOJ issues business review letter for proposed licensing platform to advance 5G technology for automobiles

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced recently that it has completed its review of Avanci’s new Platform for licensing “Fifth Generation” (5G) telecommunications technology in the automotive industry. As part of its review, the Division interviewed a broad range of stakeholders, including automakers, automotive suppliers, potential licensors, and others, and considered letters issued to other patent pools in similar emergent technologies. The Department has concluded that, on balance, and based on the representations in Avanci’s letter request, Avanci’s proposed 5G Platform is unlikely to harm competition.

Date Published: August 5, 2020

Beauty in bloom at Ohio’s state nature preserves

Summer heat is fueling white, pink, yellow and purple blooms across Ohio’s state nature preserves. Ohio’s natural landscapes are adorned with a seemingly endless variety of colorful explosions during the summer months.

Date Published: July 31, 2020

Office of Justice Programs awards more than $35 million to support Regional Information Sharing Systems

The Office of Justice Programs recently announced that it has awarded over $35 million in grant funding to support the Regional Information Sharing Systems network. Composed of six regional centers and the RISS Technology Support Center, RISS encompasses more than 9,000 local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement and public safety agencies, which work together to share information and respond to the unique crime problems of each region.

Date Published: July 31, 2020

Ohio man charged with elder fraud

United States Attorney Justin Herdman announced recently that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a six-count indictment charging Andrew V. Thomas, age 34, of Maple Heights with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

Date Published: July 31, 2020

Protect your child's health: Don't delay well-child visits

(BPT) Over the past several months, families have been helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping their loved ones safe by staying home as much as possible. As communities across the country begin to reopen, you can help your child stay healthy by keeping any scheduled appointments for well-child visits and rescheduling appointments that may have been missed.

Date Published: July 31, 2020

How to save money on prescriptions if you lost coverage

(StatePoint) Many Americans are feeling the effects of job loss and furloughs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For people with a chronic condition, loss of insurance coverage can create additional stress during this uncertain time. However, it’s vitally important for them to stay adherent to their medication to maintain their health and to reduce their risk of complications from COVID-19.

Date Published: July 30, 2020

Ohio EPA announces H2Ohio funding to replace failing household sewage treatment systems

The Ohio EPA has announced that several communities will receive financial assistance as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS). Health departments in Erie, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood counties will each receive $250,000 in H2Ohio funding to replace failing household sewage treatment systems.