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Toledo Legal News - News Michigander first in the nation charged with misappropriating monies designed for COVID medical provider relief

 

A Michigan woman was indicted on allegations that she intentionally misappropriated government funds that were designed to aid medical providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 and used them for her own personal expenses.

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3 homeowners insurance tips to know before planting flowers or vegetables

(BPT) Days are getting longer and warmer, inspiring many to want to spend more time outside. Lots of people enjoy gardening this time of year - it's an outdoor activity families can do together, especially if parents are looking for ways to keep their children occupied. It's also a great way to get some fresh air, light exercise, relieve stress and add to your home's curb appeal.

Date Published: April 19, 2021

IBA salutes advocates standing up for the rule of law against China

The International Bar Association (IBA) joins the international community in solidarity with those against whom China’s government has levied asset and visa sanctions. Widely regarded as retaliatory measures by the Chinese authorities, individuals, institutions and organisations, that have been critical of the alleged ill-treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Northern province of Xianjiang in China, have been targeted by China’s government. The imposed restrictions prevent travel to China, freeze assets and ban Chinese citizens and institutions from doing business with anyone on the list.

Date Published: April 19, 2021

Tips To spring clean your Ohio 529 Plan

For 2021, spring finally sprung on March 20! As you shake off the winter blahs, your thoughts may turn to spring cleaning. When you start your improvement projects in and around your house, be sure to take some time to review your children’s accounts with Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage. Some college savings spring cleaning you can do in 2021 can include updating your two-factor authentication, saving strategies, investment options, and going green to keep more clutter from your home.

Date Published: April 19, 2021

American Bar Association launches Law Day 2021

The American Bar Association launched its celebration of Law Day 2021 this month with a virtual panel discussion about the Law Day theme, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” The program provides suggestions on how to prepare for a virtual Law Day celebration. Law Day is generally held on or around May 1 in schools and communities across the nation.

Date Published: April 16, 2021

Private schools balk at proposal for timely transfers of student records

Lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives recently heard testimony related to a seemingly straightforward bill to require transfer of a school student’s records within five days of changing schools that positions government-run schools and private schools at odds.

Date Published: April 16, 2021

The missed home improvement step putting you and your community at risk

(BPT) What do planting a tree, building a patio, installing a pool and putting up a fence have in common? These popular home improvement projects add value to your home, and they all require an important safety step: getting utility lines marked before digging.

Date Published: April 16, 2021

What homeowners need to know before refinancing

(StatePoint) With mortgage rates hovering near three percent, experts say there are still a number of homeowners who could benefit from refinancing. In fact, borrowers who refinanced in 2020 to lower their mortgage rate saved over $2,800 in mortgage payments annually, according to the latest Freddie Mac research.

Date Published: April 15, 2021

Getting more movement throughout the day

(StatePoint) Working or learning from home? It’s more important than ever to ensure you move throughout the day. Doing so will help keep your mind and body healthy and agile. Here are a few tips to move more throughout the day.

Date Published: April 14, 2021

Know the facts about orphaned and injured wildlife

A baby bird has tumbled from its nest. A young white-tailed deer is discovered at the base of a tree. A nest of immature rabbits calls a suburban yard home. These are all common situations Ohioans experience when wildlife reproduction peaks in the spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Each situation has a natural solution, and professional intervention should remain a last resort.

Date Published: April 14, 2021

OCC announced as finalist for national Awards of Excellence

Owens Community College has been named a finalist in two categories – Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership and Students Success – for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 2021 Awards of Excellence. The national awards recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges.

Date Published: April 13, 2021

Tree planting for today and the future

Ohio is now at the start of prime tree planting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry. Tree roots begin to lengthen as the buds break in the spring when soil moisture is typically the highest. This allows the growing roots to move through the soil to find water and nutrients needed for the tree to grow in its new home.

Date Published: April 13, 2021

Trooper’s right to act on shout of ‘that lady is drunk’ contested

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 30th, heard four oral arguments, including one regarding the rights of a state trooper whose follow up to a citizen’s call to action resulted in a motorist’s arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OVI.)