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Toledo Legal News - News Ohio EPA grants $1.5 million for recycling and litter prevention to Northwest Ohio


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is awarding more than $1.5 million this year in grants to 23 local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout northwest Ohio to implement recycling, litter prevention, market development, and scrap tire recycling programs. Statewide, the Agency is issuing more than $6 million in grant funding to 103 recipients, with more than $3.1 million specifically for community and litter prevention grants.

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5 simple ways to improve your health habits

(BPT) The last year and a half has been a strong reminder of the importance of good health. Statistics show that 73% of Americans consider their health and wellness a priority and are reevaluating their own lifestyle habits. In a recent survey of 13,000 people, (including 2,000 Americans), commissioned by Herbalife Nutrition and The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), 89% of respondents globally reported they are currently taking steps to improve their health.

Date Published: January 14, 2022

Can we find our way to the common good?

I still remember a question I got years ago. It was at a public meeting in southern Indiana, in one of those squat, featureless cinder-block buildings you find all across the country. This young woman stood up and commented that I’d traveled throughout the US and had met all kinds of people. So she wanted to know: What was my impression of Americans? I didn’t even hesitate: The American people are fundamentally decent, I told her.

Date Published: January 14, 2022

Cold and flu season tips to keep medicine out of young children’s reach

(StatePoint) A recent study found that approximately three in four emergency visits for accidents related to over-the-counter cold and flu medicines among young children were made after a child got into the medicine on their own. Are all of your medicines kept somewhere safe? With a potentially tough cold and flu season upon us, experts are urging parents and caregivers to remember to keep medicines up and away and out of sight and reach of young children.

Date Published: January 14, 2022

Justice Department awards more than $37 million to support innovations in policing

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently announced grant awards totaling over $37 million to support evidence-based law enforcement strategies designed to build trust with communities and improve public safety. The grants, made by OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ), will support partnerships between researchers and law enforcement professionals, fund body-worn camera programs and underwrite research and evaluation projects that examine promising police practices.

Date Published: January 14, 2022

State offers rebate program for tornado safety rooms

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency recently announced the start of the application process for a rebate program for homeowners installation or construction of a residential tornado safe room.

Date Published: January 14, 2022

DOJ announces new rule to help enhance safe and secure storage of firearms; publishes best practices guide for federal firearms licensees

The Department of Justice recently announced a new rule to help enable the safe and secure storage of firearms and published a Best Practices Guide for federal firearms licensees (FFLs). This new rule implements the existing Gun Control Act requirement that federal firearms licensees that sell firearms to the general public (non-licensees) must certify that they have available secure gun storage or safety devices. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Best Practices Guide for FFLs is an important resource and reference guide about federal laws and regulations.

Date Published: January 13, 2022

Easy ways to support the troops

(StatePoint) How do you thank someone who’s willing to risk their life for yours? When it comes to military service members and their families, advocates say there are many avenues for tangibly showing your support. Check out these easy ideas from the USO.

Date Published: January 13, 2022

PUCO: Reflecting on 2021 and looking ahead

As Ohio enters into 2022, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is happy to share some of the great work accomplished during 2021.

Date Published: January 13, 2022

State Mental Health, Addiction Services Agency awards $5m in CARES funding to retain and strengthen Ohio’s behavioral healthcare workforce

In response to increasing shortages in the state’s behavioral healthcare workforce intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) took action to retain the community provider workforce through a $5 million federal CARES Act funding opportunity which assisted OhioMHAS certified community behavioral health centers (CBHCs) with retention incentives for their frontline staff.

Date Published: January 13, 2022

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose 2021 year in review

Fresh off the heels of Ohio's most successful election in state history in November of 2020, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose continued to build on that momentum over the course of 2021. With its three accessible, secure and accurate 2021 elections and record-breaking numbers of new business filings, Ohio remains a national leader in both election administration and for its collaboration with aspiring entrepreneurs.

Date Published: January 12, 2022

Professor Rebecca Zietlow named associate dean for academic affairs

Professor Rebecca Zietlow was appointed associate dean for academic affairs at The University of Toledo College of Law. As associate dean, Zietlow will oversee law academic programs and support research, teaching, and learning. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Date Published: January 12, 2022



Date Published: January 12, 2022

65 Or older? It’s time to assess the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia

(StatePoint) Now, more than ever, you’re likely acutely aware of the importance of helping protect your lung health. As you return to doing the things you love, it’s essential to understand the risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, a potentially serious lung infection that can strike anyone at any time.

Date Published: January 11, 2022

Ohio expands COVID-19 testing locations with support from Ohio National Guard

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced that the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio National Guard, and the Ohio Hospital Association will expand COVID-19 testing locations in nine Ohio cities, including several new locations, starting this week. The additional testing locations will be mobilized with support from Ohio National Guard personnel. The locations, which are intended to divert testing traffic from hospital emergency rooms, come as the state is experiencing the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations during the pandemic.

Date Published: January 11, 2022

SARS-CoV-2 goes ‘underground’ to spread from cell to cell

The virus that causes COVID-19 has adopted some stealth moves to stay alive and kicking, and one secret to its success is hiding from the immune system by spreading through cell-to-cell transmission, a new study has found.