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Toledo Legal News - News Judge James Carr appointed to two benches, one by a democrat, one by a republican

 

Judge James Carr is a contemplative man. Other judges talk of their love of gardening or golf; Judge Carr, a graduate of Harvard Law, walks around the block while listening to a book on tape. While this in and of itself certainly does not qualify the Judge as a deep thinker, it is emblematic of a man who can best be described as an academic. Judge Carr has worn many hats over the years. He has been a lawyer, a magistrate, a Federal Court judge (now Chief Justice of the Northern Ohio District), President of the Toledo Bar Association and a judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a position which grants him the responsibility of issuing warrants authorizing the wire-tapping of American citizens.

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Michael Davisson, Toledo Legal News Staff Writer

Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board adopts new logo

As a new year begins, the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board is adopting a new logo. The Board and its eight affiliated agencies have selected a multi-color image of a tree that incorporates figures reaching out in hope, and the text “Wood County ADAMHS: Promoting Community Wellbeing.” The logo is meant to convey that help is available to all Wood County residents who need it, as well as the Board’s mission of keeping the community healthy and strong.

Date Published: January 22, 2018

Chamber, trial lawyers oppose Republican plan to overhaul Ohio BWC

Detractors of a Republican lawmaker's proposal to enact fundamental change at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation say provisions of House Bill 269 are overburdensome to employers, financially expose vulnerable workers and leave in layers of bureaucracy.

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Ohio awards nearly $90,000 for human trafficking prevention

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF), in collaboration with the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, will award nearly $90,000 in grant money to fund seven organizations to develop and implement human trafficking prevention programs across Ohio. These projects will identify and assist at-risk youth populations and provide them with information and resources to prevent human trafficking.

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Rockets extend win streak to three with 93-82 road win over CMU

Toledo tied its season high with 14 three-point field goals and ran its winning streak to three on Saturday evening with a wire-to-wire 93-82 road triumph over Central Michigan (12-5, 1-3 MAC) in McGuirk Arena. The victory keeps the Rockets (11-6, 3-1 MAC) in a first-place tie with Western Michigan (11-6, 3-1 MAC) in the Mid-American Conference's West Division.

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Here's how the tax reform plan could affect you

(BPT) With the newly passed tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), now is the time to start thinking about how this will affect you so that you can plan ahead for the outcomes you will start to feel in your paycheck as early as February 2018.

Date Published: January 18, 2018

OHFA awards funding for housing assistance program

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has announced that CelebrateOne, a Franklin County-based organization created to reduce infant mortality, will receive funding to implement a pilot program to provide rental assistance, health care, social services and more to low-income households at risk for infant mortality.

Date Published: January 18, 2018

Public utility rates: Who's in charge?

The days may be getting longer but the weather is getting colder and as a result, utility costs can soar this time of year. For the prudent consumer, it is vital to know how, why and by whom utilities are regulated. Retired attorney Stephen M. Howard, formerly with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, provides an overview of utilities and rates in Ohio and explains why a lawyer can come in handy when those services are in dispute.

Date Published: January 18, 2018

BPC certifies new disciplinary cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct this month announced the certification of 16 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Date Published: January 17, 2018