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The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended an Elyria lawyer for two years, with one year stayed, for conduct relating to her 2020 theft conviction for overbilling Lorain County for work she did as a court-appointed attorney.

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Attorney General Yost sues to stop restrictions on ICE

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and two other state attorneys general are seeking to stop the implementation of a new federal immigration policy that will halt nearly all deportations and handcuff U.S. immigration officers responsible for protecting our communities.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Including music in your holiday traditions

(StatePoint) Music is powerful. Here is how to include music in your holiday celebrations to set a joyful, festive mood and help create happy family memories.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Seizing suspect’s clothing at hospital illegal, but did not affect conviction

A police officer’s seizure of socks and underwear from a hospital room violated the constitutional rights of a teenage boy accused of killing his elderly neighbor, but excluding the evidence from the clothes would not have changed the outcome of the criminal proceedings, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Youth hunters harvest 7,634 deer during special weekend

Ohio’s young hunters harvested 7,634 deer during the two-day youth gun season on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The weekend season was open to all hunters aged 17 and under who were also accompanied by a nonhunting adult.

Date Published: December 1, 2021

Lawmaker seeks more data on state’s addiction services

A committee of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representative recently heard testimony in support of a bill that seeks more data from the Ohio Department of Mental Health regarding alcohol and drug addiction services and recovery support.

Date Published: November 30, 2021

Ohio ranks first in Midwest, third in nation for number of apprentices

During National Apprenticeship Week earlier this month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder spread the word about the many benefits of ApprenticeOhio programs as a pathway to a new career.

Date Published: November 30, 2021

Afterschool programs support students and families

(StatePoint) Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children are safe and supervised after the school days ends and until they return from their jobs. During the pandemic, the role of afterschool programs grew, with expanded hours and additional services, including delivery of meals and enrichment kits, support for students learning remotely, connecting families to social services, and much more.

Date Published: November 29, 2021

Attorney who mishandled six client matters suspended for two years

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Cleveland attorney for two years for committing several ethical violations, including billing a client’s mother twice for round trips to Youngstown to visit his client in prison when the man was in the local county jail.

Date Published: November 29, 2021

Senator wants to reduce prolonged elevator outages

A Cleveland lawmaker has introduced legislation intended to better protect some of the most vulnerable Ohio residents who rely on elevators to get to their homes and personal appointments.

Date Published: November 29, 2021

Bill designed to reduce catalytic converter thefts

A bill that would stipulate that dealers of scrap catalytic converters treat the highly prized auto part as a special purchase article debuted recently in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Date Published: November 26, 2021

November 6 was the best day for Ohio bowhunters

Ohio bowhunters checked 4,795 white-tailed deer on Saturday, Nov. 6, the highpoint for the Buckeye State’s archery season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The first two weeks of November are traditionally a tremendous time to hunt deer with a bow in Ohio.

Date Published: November 26, 2021

5 ways to keep your home cozy all winter long

(StatePoint) According to the Energy Information Administration, heating bills for homes that use natural gas could be significantly higher this winter – perhaps by as much as 50%. Why? Based on recent weather trends, colder temperatures are expected, which not only boosts the energy your home needs to stay warm, but quickly raises the demand for those resources as well. Weatherizing your house to ensure it stays comfortable during the long winter season is a great way to help control possible increased costs on your utility bills. Here are five easy ways to keep your home cozy all winter long.

Date Published: November 25, 2021

Former Toledo physician sentenced for sex trafficking and drugging victims

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Manish Raj Gupta, 50, of Sylvania, Ohio, was sentenced recently by Judge James G. Carr to more than 19 years in prison after Gupta, a former Toledo-area physician, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and illegally dispensing a controlled substance. Gupta was sentenced to 235 months and ordered to pay a fine of $250,000 and over $57,000 in restitution.

Date Published: November 25, 2021

Lawyer suspended for mishandling client matters

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Columbus attorney for 18 months with 12 months stayed for mishandling client matters, including providing an opposing party with her client’s personal information that the client did not want released.

Date Published: November 25, 2021