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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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5 smart steps to preserving brain health

(BPT) Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do.

Date Published: March 28, 2017

More flexibility sought in Ohio's bail system

A special committee of the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission presented its recommendations to reform Ohio bail and pretrial services at the commission's quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 16th.

Date Published: March 28, 2017

Toledo finishes tied for seventh place at Mission Inn Spring Spectacular

Toledo finished tied for seventh place with a score of 918 (304-306-308) on Sunday, March 19, at George Mason's Mission Inn Spring Spectacular. The two-day tourney was played at the El Campeón Course (Par-72, 6,966 Yards) at the Mission Inn Golf Resort.

Date Published: March 28, 2017

County’s reappraisal of Cincinnati Coca-Cola plant stands

The Hamilton County auditor’s $14 million appraisal of a Cincinnati Coca-Cola bottling plant will stand despite the owner’s contention that the property is worth only about $8.55 million, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: March 27, 2017

Fact: 529 plans cover required college costs

All parents have big dreams for their children. Most of those plans include a college education. Forward-thinking parents look at their child’s future college costs and prepare for it by contributing to 529 college savings plan. 529 accounts are an excellent alternative to student loan debt.

Date Published: March 27, 2017

Proposed bill aims to reduce abuse of elderly in Ohio

Outdated definitions and insufficient reporting requirements have prompted a southwest Ohio lawmaker to propose a legislative measure to enhance Ohio's adult protective services to protect some of the state's most vulnerable citizens.

Date Published: March 27, 2017

Rockets land 7 on Academic All-MAC Team

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Date Published: March 27, 2017

American Legion Auxiliary aims to improve veterans' lives

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Date Published: March 24, 2017

Lawmakers seek to reduce food stamp, Medicaid fraud

Protecting the most vulnerable Ohioans and vital taxpayer dollars is paramount to a plan put forth to reduce fraud in the Buckeye State's food stamp and Medicaid benefits programs.

Date Published: March 24, 2017

Treasurer Josh Mandel celebrates and promotes transparency

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel was proud last week to celebrate National Sunshine Week, an annual initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors designed to educate the public on freedom of information and highlight the importance of an open and transparent government.

Date Published: March 24, 2017

UT’s Kawil and Kuvanun earn MAC Co-Women’s Golfer of the Week honors

Sophomores Pimchanok Kawil (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Pinyada Kuvanun (Khonkean, Thailand) were named the Mid-American Conference Co-Women's Golfer of the Week on Wednesday after tying for second place at the Red Rocks Invitational on March 4-5. Kuvanun is receiving the honor for the second time in her collegiate career, while Kawil is being honored for the first time.

Date Published: March 24, 2017

Battelle subcontractor lands $38.6 million Navy contract

The U.S. Navy recently awarded the five-year $38.6 million contract to Battelle and subcontractor Veracity Forecasting and Analysis for improvements to a forecast analytic system used to synchronize aircraft capabilities.

Date Published: March 23, 2017