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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 things to do to prepare for a recession

(StatePoint) Experts agree that periods of economic downturn, or recessions, are unavoidable and often follow a period of market growth. However, experts also acknowledge that it is difficult to predict exactly when the next recession will begin.

Date Published: January 17, 2020

Fatalities on Ohio roads increase in 2019

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that deaths caused by traffic crashes on Ohio’s roads this year have increased over 2018, making 2019 one of the deadliest years on Ohio roads during this decade.

Date Published: January 17, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PANEL OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO

Date Published: January 17, 2020

Bill designed to modify 'sore loser law'

The state's so-called sore loser law arguably interfered with the rights of a northeast Ohio electorate to select the candidate of its own choice to serve as mayor.

Date Published: January 16, 2020

Congress OKs $25 million increase for Legal Services Corporation

Despite a White House threat to eliminate all federal funds for the Legal Services Corporation, Congress last month approved $440 million for LSC for fiscal 2020 – an increase of $25 million above current funding of $415 million.

Date Published: January 15, 2020

Ohio bill aims to ease credit card debt

Lawmakers in the Ohio Senate have taken up a bill that would expand the state's debt adjustment law to include debt relief and debt settlement services.

Date Published: January 15, 2020

Ohio BMV launches recall safety notice program

Between scattershot media reports and the unsolicited auto warranty offers that fill mailboxes, motorists may easily overlook or miss an official recall notice from their auto manufacturer.

Date Published: January 14, 2020

Ohio man sentenced to 35 years for sexually exploiting children

Cody Swinnerton, 25, of Berea, was sentenced to 35 years in prison with 25 years supervised release to follow. He was also ordered to pay $45,900 in special assessments. He previously pleaded guilty on September 10, 2019 to seven counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children, and one count each of Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography after he contacted several children between the ages of 12 and 15 and coerced them into sending him sexually explicit images.