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Toledo Legal News - News Ohio and Serbia pledge educational cooperation through MOU


Randy Gardner, Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Paolo DeMaria, Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Mr. Marko Đurić, H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to the United States of America, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Educational Cooperation on Friday, May 14. The document pledges that the parties will continue and strengthen the cooperation at the level of primary, secondary, and higher education.

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Man charged with sinking vessel and disposing garbage in the Maumee River

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Wayne Robert Banks, Jr., 48, of Toledo, Ohio, with the destruction of a vessel, deposit of refuse in navigable waters, obstruction of navigable waters and failure to mark or light a sunken vessel.

Date Published: August 2, 2021

New ABA data indicate minorities lagging in bar pass rates

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Date Published: July 30, 2021

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Date Published: July 30, 2021

AG Yost asks EPA to hold all states to emissions rules

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Date Published: July 28, 2021

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Date Published: July 28, 2021

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Date Published: July 27, 2021

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Date Published: July 27, 2021

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Date Published: July 27, 2021

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