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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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Nominate an outstanding older Ohioan in your community for the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors native-born or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who are defined by their actions, not their age. The Ohio Department of Aging is currently soliciting nominations of older adults to be considered for 2020 induction. Visit to nominate an outstanding older Ohioan in your community.

Date Published: November 18, 2019

Rockets explode for 14 treys in 96-70 win at Marshall

Toledo rode a red-hot shooting first half and saw six players score in double figures en route to a 96-70 triumph at Marshall last Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 5,645 at the Cam Henderson Center.

Date Published: November 14, 2019

$3 million in grant funds to support more College Credit Plus teachers

The Ohio Department of Education together with the Ohio Department of Higher Education recently announced the release of $3 million in grant funding to help high school teachers obtain qualifications to teach college courses in high school as part of the College Credit Plus Program. The funding was allocated in the biennium budget, HB 166.

Date Published: November 13, 2019

Ohio Wildlife Council approves 3rd fishing line for Lake Erie, Ohio River

Anglers may use a maximum of three fishing lines on Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie and the Ohio River starting on Jan. 1, 2020, following new regulations passed by the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Date Published: November 13, 2019

Volunteers promote legal assistance for domestic violence victims

Thousands of lawyers, law firms, law schools and pro bono organizations across the country participated in volunteer events as part of the National Celebration of Pro Bono, which ran from Oct. 20-26. This year, ABA President Judy Perry Martinez asked volunteers to help address the need for legal assistance for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Date Published: November 13, 2019

A focus on specific categories of violent crimes heled the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio drive down fatalities

Following up yesterday’s article about the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio’s success with Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the following is a partial list of programs and cases which have yielded the Office a record number of violent criminal indictments in Fiscal Year 2019. Additional projects and cases will be detailed in tomorrow’s edition of the Toledo Legal News.

Date Published: November 12, 2019

Dispute resolution experts take cue from pro sports

The contact sport of football would appear to have little in common with the legal field of dispute resolution, where parties try to negotiate results rather than run over each other.