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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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Attorney suspended for two years

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Barberton attorney from the practice of law for two years with the last six months stayed based on discrepancies in her handling of two criminal cases.

Date Published: February 24, 2017

Fund your 529 with tax refund

Your tax refund makes a great CollegeAdvantage 529 fund. It’s also a great and easy saving strategy. The average 2015 federal tax refund was $2,466. By adding $2,500 a year to a 529 plan, you could cover as much as 40% of college at an Ohio public university, based on 18 years at 6% growth.

Date Published: February 24, 2017

Toledo finishes up Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play win over DePaul

No. 5 seed Toledo tallied a 4-2 victory over No. 7 seed DePaul on Tuesday, February 14 in the final round of the Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play event. With the win, the Rockets finish 1-1-1 at the sixth-annual event. Mid-American Conference member Ball State served as the tournament's host at the Lake Jovita Golf Course (Par 72, 7,153 Yards).

Date Published: February 24, 2017

Trucking firm that violated unemployment comp laws loses appeal

A Fostoria-based trucking company lost its case in the 10th District Court of Appeals recently when a panel of three judges found that the company was properly found to have violated Ohio unemployment compensation laws.

Date Published: February 22, 2017

Apps help travelers keep up fitness routines

Creating and sticking to a fitness routine while traveling is difficult - trying to use the hotel gym, run on the beach or searching for a safe jogging route isn't always easy.

Date Published: February 21, 2017

Gov. Kasich sets new execution schedule in response to federal court order

Recently, Governor John R. Kasich issued a revised schedule for eight upcoming executions. This revised schedule is in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s pending review of a challenge to Ohio’s execution procedures brought by death row inmates. The Court is not expected to issue its ruling in the case before the next scheduled execution on February 15. The February 15 execution would be that of Ronald Phillips who was sentenced to death in 1993 for the rape and murder of his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter, Sheila Marie Evans.