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Toledo Legal News - News Court’s ban on future social media postings about relatives unconstitutional

 

The Ohio Supreme Court recently vacated portions of Mercer County civil stalking protection orders that prohibited a man from posting anything on social media about his mother and sister, whom he accused of contributing to the deaths of their husbands.

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Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Hosting tips for backyard summer gatherings

(StatePoint) It’s the time of year for backyard bashes with friends and family. The best part about being the host? Creating relaxing summer vibes with great food and wine.

Date Published: May 27, 2022

Ohio farmers ramp up planting after slow start due to wet spring

A wet spring forced Ohio crop farmers to keep their tractors in their barns too often, pushing back planting for this year’s crop, but a dry stretch that started about 10 days ago has allowed farmers to make up for lost time.

Date Published: May 27, 2022

United States Department of Justice hosts violent crime summit

The Department of Justice kicked off a two-day national summit on reducing violence and strengthening communities earlier this month. The summit convened more than 500 prosecutors, federal and local law enforcement officials, and community partners working under the auspices of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and the National Public Safety Partnership, two department-led initiatives that balance enforcement efforts with community engagement.

Date Published: May 27, 2022

Governor DeWine announces Pediatric Behavioral Health Initiative

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced the Pediatric Behavioral Health Initiative, an $84 million investment, to increase access to care and expand capacity across the state so kids and their families can get services and supports for their behavioral health needs in or near their communities.

Date Published: May 26, 2022

High-tech scams target job hunters, BBB warns

A new scam targeting job seekers uses a messaging app as a way to collect personal information that could lead to identity theft, according to the Better Business Bureau.

Date Published: May 26, 2022

Ohio EPA awards $813,000 in grants to 48 local agencies for mosquito control

Forty-eight local health departments and municipalities in 42 counties are sharing $813,610 in grant funding from Ohio EPA for mosquito control activities, including $143,000 to remove scrap tires, which can become breeding grounds for mosquito larvae. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile, and La Cross Encephalitis.

Date Published: May 26, 2022

Nominate an outstanding older adult in your community for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

During Older Americans Month in May, the Ohio Department of Aging is requesting nominations of outstanding older adults to induct into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The hall honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, their professions, or their vocations.

Date Published: May 25, 2022

Plasma donations save lives: You can help

(StatePoint) Human plasma donations are used to produce life-saving medicines for people affected by serious and rare diseases around the world. Experts say that right now there is a critical need for plasma donations.

Date Published: May 25, 2022

New trial rejected for man who claimed trial judge was biased

When a criminal defendant does not object to an error made during the trial, regardless of the severity of the mistake, then the defendant appealing the case must prove the error impacted the outcome of the trial, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently.

Date Published: May 24, 2022

Ohio sandhill crane survey results

Observers found 371 sandhill cranes in Ohio as part of the one-day April 2022 Midwest Crane Count, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The count was coordinated by the Division of Wildlife, International Crane Foundation, and Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative.

Date Published: May 24, 2022

New ABA edition guides lawyers in interpreting and applying Section 409A

The American Bar Association has published the “Section 409A Handbook, Third Edition” by Regina Olshan and Erica F. Schohn, in collaboration with Bloomberg Law. In response to the economic uncertainty driven by the pandemic, the new edition discusses how Section 409A affects companies in economic distress. It also captures the latest developments in the practice and interpretation of Section 409A.