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Toledo Legal News - News Debt collection and COVID-19

 

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused financial hardship for many Ohioans, especially those facing debt collection.

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Amy Kaufman and Cory Steinmetz, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Collections Enforcement Section

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.

Date Published: July 30, 2020

IBA receives nominations from across the globe for new frontline legal aid fund

In response to a call to International Bar Association (IBA) Group Member firms to nominate legal aid providers to receive a portion of the newly created IBA funding program to support vital legal aid services during the COVID-19 crisis, the IBA has received 48 nominations. The submitted nominations are for legal aid entities operating in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America and reflect the diversity of jurisdiction of IBA Group Member firms and their respective collaborations.

Date Published: July 29, 2020

UToledo postpones RFP process; continues hospital stabilization efforts

The University of Toledo, after consultations with the Board of Trustees, announced this month that it is postponing the Request for Proposals (RFP) process indefinitely, and will focus our immediate efforts on stabilizing the University of Toledo Medical Center’s (UTMC) fiscal challenges. The RFP was one aspect of the University’s ongoing research to explore all possible options for the future of the hospital.

Date Published: July 29, 2020

Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission receives approval to construct memorial statue

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission has received preliminary approval for the construction of a memorial monument at the Ohio Statehouse honoring the women’s suffrage movement in Ohio. One hundred years after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the commission believes there is no better time to highlight such a pivotal point in our state and nation’s history by demonstrating that the Statehouse is truly the house of all Ohioans.