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Judge Connelly helping vets get out of the system, into care

Michael Davisson, Toledo Legal News Staff Writer

"I'm exploring bringing a new specialized docket to the court. I'm very interested in bringing a veterans court to the Toledo Municipal Court." Judge William Connelly, Jr., first elected to the Toledo Municipal Court in 2009 is concerned about America's veterans. "Veterans have some specialized needs and also some specific resources that the general public doesn't. The goal is to identify veterans early on in the process. It may not change the ultimate disposition of the case, but if they're found guilty we may be able to get them services they need."

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IBA welcomes election of new ICC officials

The International Bar Association (IBA) welcomes the election of Karim Khan QC as the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and six judges, as well as the new president, vice presidents and members of the Bureau of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) – the Court's management oversight and legislative body, composed of representatives of the States that have ratified and acceded to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the ICC.

Date Published: March 5, 2021

‘Sobering’ COVID survey portends exodus from profession

Lawyers amid the COVID-19 pandemic feel overwhelmed by the pressures of their work — especially women with children and lawyers of color — with many considering leaving the legal profession, according to a new survey by the American Bar Association.

Date Published: March 5, 2021

Support sandhill cranes and other wetland species with income tax donation

The nasally bugles of a flock of sandhill cranes passing overhead is a sound and experience not soon forgotten. Thanks to monitoring and conservation work by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife and partnering organizations, cranes can be sighted at Ohio’s wetlands and are once again breeding in the state.

Date Published: March 4, 2021

10 tips to support small businesses

(BPT) The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on small businesses. Whether it's a local eatery, service provider, retail store or another type of business, when you shop small, you're supporting a real person who is striving to keep his or her entrepreneurial dream alive.

Date Published: March 3, 2021

6 common tax myths, debunked

(BPT) As you look ahead to doing your taxes this year, there are a number of myths you may think are true for the 2020 tax year. If so, you are not alone - tax myths and misinformation are more common than you may think. And unfortunately, these myths can be costly if they lead to mistakes on your taxes.

Date Published: March 2, 2021

New projects expected to create more than $51 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for five projects set to create 1,382 new jobs and retain 978 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $80 million in new payroll and spur more than $51million in investments across Ohio.

Date Published: March 2, 2021

5 ways to reduce college costs while in high school

Focused on your children’s future, you’ve been saving for their higher education in Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage. Your family can take additional steps to reduce higher education expenses before your student graduates high school. In fact, your children can even earn college credits while still in high school.

Date Published: March 1, 2021

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