Toledo Legal News - News Judges of Lucas County

 

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."

Copyright © 2012, Toledo Legal News

Three UT Rockets named to Academic All-MAC Team

Junior Colin Joseph, junior Stephen Watts and sophomore Spencer Shoemaker have been named to the 2016-17 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office recently announced. The trio represents UT on the 21-player list which honors student-athletes' achievements both on the golf course as well as in the classroom.

Date Published: May 23, 2017

Dayton man indicted on terrorism charge

A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Laith Waleed Alebbini, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Alebbini allegedly attempted to provide support in the form of personnel, namely himself, to ISIS.

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Ohio’s 529 Plan counting down to 529 Day

Ohio’s 529 Plan knows how important it is to celebrate life’s milestones and May is filled with them: Mother’s Day, Graduation, Memorial Day, and 529 Day. 529 Day? What’s that? Held on May 29, 529 Day highlights the importance of saving now for your child’s future college education in a 529 college savings plan, whether the future is eighteen years away or three months from now.

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Rocket tennis to hold summer youth camp

The Toledo men's and women's tennis teams will host a youth tennis camp this summer on Monday-Thursday, June 19-22 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the UT Varsity Tennis Courts.

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Rail equipment is focus of bill to bolster crossing safety

A pair of northeast Ohio lawmakers want motorists to exercise extra caution on the approach to a crossbuck and rail crossing - not just for trains, but for the track maintenance machinery that also glides along the rails.

Date Published: May 19, 2017

Robin Weaver of Cleveland elected president of the Ohio State Bar Association

Robin Weaver, a veteran litigator from Cuyahoga County, was elected by his peers to serve as the next President of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). As President-elect, he will serve as an officer of the OSBA beginning on July 1 of this year and will take over as President in July of 2018.

Date Published: May 19, 2017

Stiffer penalties sought for killers of first responders

A substitute bill that clarifies a legislative effort to impose stiffer penalties on individuals who assault, kill or attempt to kill a first responder or member of the military continues to advance through the Criminal Justice Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives.