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Toledo Legal News - News ODJFS releases PUA claims for payment


As the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) continues an investigation about potentially fraudulent claims submitted via the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, it has released 1,500 claims for payment.

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Great news for Lake Erie walleye and perch anglers

Preliminary results from surveys in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate more great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The 2020 walleye and yellow perch hatches are both above average and continue an exceptional era of fish production in the western basin of Lake Erie.

Date Published: September 28, 2020

Tips for fueling up for outdoor fall chores

(StatePoint) Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners nationwide, from clearing trees and branches after wicked weather strikes to gathering autumn leaves. Here are a few things to consider as you go about fueling your chainsaws, leaf blowers and other lawn care equipment:

Date Published: September 28, 2020

What’s on the Ohio 529 Plan “Top Ten List?”

You want to make the smartest decision possible in all aspects of your life. When you start saving for your child’s future higher education in Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, you will need to select which investment options you would like to place your funds.

Date Published: September 28, 2020

ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to host virtual IP Fall Institute

Judges, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officials, in-house counsel, professors, private practitioners, and U.S. and global industry experts will come together virtually to discuss the latest in intellectual property developments and emerging issues during the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s IP Fall Institute, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Seven charged in multi-state scheme to purchase vehicles and watercrafts using false and stolen identification documents

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced recently that seven individuals were charged for using stolen identities of United States citizens from Puerto Rico and falsified identification documents to fraudulently purchase and finance vehicles and watercrafts from dealerships in Northern Ohio. The charges were made public in a forty-count indictment unsealed in a federal court in the Northern District of Ohio.

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Why protecting your skin matters all year long

(StatePoint) As the seasons change and the weather cools, you may be naturally inclined to pay less attention to the health and appearance of your skin. However, experts say that falling temperatures should not coincide with ditching your skin protection routine.

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Avoid costly setbacks: Insurance and disaster preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month and the Ohio Department of Insurance is providing insurance information to help Ohioans ensure they have adequate financial protections in place to avoid costly setbacks in the event disaster strikes.

Date Published: September 24, 2020

County commissioners can proceed with hospital trustee removal effort

The Morrow County Board of Commissioners can proceed with efforts to remove the former chairman of the county’s hospital board, who has clashed with the commissioners over granting OhioHealth a contract to manage the county-owned hospital, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: September 24, 2020

Ohio ITT students to receive $20.6 million of debt relief

Attorney General Dave Yost has secured $20.6 million in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Ohio as part of a nationwide settlement with 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Date Published: September 24, 2020

ABA signs CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge for the workplace

The American Bar Association announced recently that it has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge, joining more than 1,000 U.S. companies across many industries that have agreed to implement four commitments that seek to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The ABA is the first bar association to sign the pledge.

Date Published: September 23, 2020

Live Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy classes resume, new online course reflects fresh approach

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced initial steps taken in the redesign of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). To better meet the evolving needs of Ohio law enforcement, OPOTA is sharpening its focus on law enforcement techniques proven to reduce harm in communities. As part of this effort, OPOTA has begun delivery of law enforcement training on topics identified by officers as most-needed. Further, the training is being provided by experts in a manner that will be less costly to law enforcement agencies, taking officers out of their jurisdiction less frequently.

Date Published: September 23, 2020

OCC offers students a new fast track program

Owens Community College is offering a new fast track program that puts students on an accelerated path to earning their degree. The program is designed to provide academic and personal support that aims to close the completion gap by helping students finish their degree or certificate in three years or less from the time they join the program.

Date Published: September 23, 2020

529 plans now pay for qualified apprenticeship costs

A higher education takes many forms. Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, can be used for whatever comes after high school, including four-year universities and colleges, two-year community colleges, trade and specialty schools, certificate programs, graduate school, law school, medical school, and now, apprenticeships.

Date Published: September 22, 2020

Ohio Research Consortium to partner with ODNR on H2Ohio wetland monitoring

Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving Ohio’s water quality, has enlisted the Lake Erie and Aquatic Research Network (LEARN) to partner with ODNR on the H2Ohio Initiative’s wetland monitoring plan. The group will assess the effectiveness and future role of implemented and planned wetland restoration projects under the H2Ohio Initiative.