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Toledo Legal News - News Northwest Ohio communities receive $7 million in financing from Ohio EPA  for infrastructure improvements 

 

Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving nearly $7 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $1.58 million.

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DOJ applauds passage of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act

On Dec. 23, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (the “Act”), which prohibits employers from retaliating against certain individuals who report criminal antitrust violations. The Act was sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley, passed the Senate on Oct. 17, 2019, and passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 8, 2020.

Date Published: January 18, 2021

Ohio EPA completes testing drinking water under Ohio PFAS Action Plan

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Date Published: January 18, 2021

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Date Published: January 18, 2021

Driving safety tips that could save you money

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Date Published: January 15, 2021

How to pay your mortgage off faster

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Date Published: January 15, 2021

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ABA sections release comments on European Union’s data protection recommendations

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Date Published: January 14, 2021

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Date Published: January 14, 2021

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Date Published: January 14, 2021

BGSU graduate enrollment grows significantly

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Date Published: January 12, 2021

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Date Published: January 12, 2021

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