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Toledo Legal News - News Husted, Sprague unveil the new


In an announcement recently, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague unveiled The new transparency website combines (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, one-stop resource for taxpayers hoping to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government.

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5 ways to become a better remote citizen

(BPT) Whether working from home for the first time, helping kids navigate the new madness of Zoom classes, or simply trying to connect online with relatives, our newfound pandemic-driven remote lifestyles are creating a completely new relationship between ourselves, our homes and our technology. Regardless of your current work/home situation, we can all be better virtual remote citizens to ensure a less stressful, more fruitful experience. Here are five ways to ensure you are creating a virtual space that works for everyone.

Date Published: November 25, 2020

Court of Appeals upholds conviction of man who tried to join ISIS

U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers announced the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in favor of the government, upholding the conviction of Laith Waleed Alebbini. The 29-year-old Jordan citizen was convicted of conspiring and attempting to join ISIS following a bench trial in Dayton in November and December 2018 before U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

Date Published: November 25, 2020

Life insurance 101: Your guide to getting the right coverage

(BPT) Life constantly changes and no one can predict the future, which is why life insurance offers peace of mind that your loved ones are protected financially should anything happen to you. There are many life insurance options available, which is beneficial because that means you can find the best one for your needs and budget.

Date Published: November 24, 2020

Ohio State creates COVID tracking system for schools

When a central Ohio kindergartner visits the school nurse with a sore throat and a second-grader at another area elementary school in the district goes home after a bad cough sets in, those details are entered into a special COVID-19 system developed at Ohio State.

Date Published: November 24, 2020

ABA asks President Trump for reprieves in three scheduled federal executions

American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo sent a letter to President Donald Trump to express urgent concern over the government’s plan to carry out three federal executions between now and Dec. 10, in spite of an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide that can affect due process, a lawyers’ ability to advocate for their clients, and lawyers’ health and safety. The ABA has asked the president to reprieve these three scheduled executions until counsel can safely resume effective representation.

Date Published: November 23, 2020

DOJ Office of Justice Programs announces grants to address female genital mutilation and cutting

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan announced that the Office of Justice Programs has awarded nearly $3 million to build or enhance community responses to address the needs of victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) and cutting. This grant program, the first from OJP to address this crime, will also provide targeted technical assistance to inform frontline providers on how to identify and serve victims and persons at risk of being victimized.

Date Published: November 23, 2020

5 flu season tips to keep your household healthy

(StatePoint) Flu season is here, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important than usual to take steps to avoid getting sick. Here are five top tips to help your household stay healthy:

Date Published: November 20, 2020

As COVID anxiety grows, tips to avoid crisis and conflict

(StatePoint) Among mask mandates, social distancing, outspoken political views and personal challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened risk for public spaces turning into places of conflict.

Date Published: November 20, 2020

Globalization and technology are key shapers of legal education, finds IBA and LSGL research

A report published today cites internationalization and technological disruption as the key trends and opportunities in the field of global legal education, as well as the root of many challenges facing legal educators. The research for the report, entitled Developing a Blueprint for Global Legal Education, was undertaken by the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Law Schools Global League (LSGL), with coordination by IE Law School.

Date Published: November 20, 2020

Home office essentials to streamline your work week

(StatePoint) If you’ve been working remotely for months, you’re likely long overdue for a home office upgrade. Having the right tools can make working from home easier and less stressful.

Date Published: November 20, 2020

Man and woman charged with sexual exploitation of children

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced recently that a federal grand jury sitting in Toledo has returned a one-count indictment charging Rosalina C. DRAGGA, 31, of Lorain with sexual exploitation of children. DRAGGA is accused of working with Charles NAKOFF Jr, 32, of Lorain, to produce images of child pornography.

Date Published: November 19, 2020

School not required to release records of deceased Dayton shooter

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local School District does not have to release to the news media the school records of Connor Betts, who killed nine and injured 27 others in a 32-second mass shooting in Dayton last year, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: November 19, 2020

Tax clinic adapts to meet community needs

Universities and community service organizations have changed their process to achieve their core functions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. For the Tax Controversy Clinic, a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at The University of Toledo College of Law, operational changes were required for the clinic to continue meeting both its educational and community outreach objectives.