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Judge Ruth Ann Franks once served food, now serves justice

“I love to have people over and cook. It’s personal because you’re really creating something, putting yourself out there for true criticism. Judges are certainly criticized, and that comes with it because many times people don’t agree with what a judge has decided. We personally may not agree either, but we have to follow the law. We can’t allow our personal opinions to filter in there. But with cooking you can do all that. You can get as personal and unobjective as possible. A little more garlic, a little more pepper.”

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Michael Davisson, Toledo Legal News Staff Writer

Justice Department awards over $54 million to support wellness and safety of law enforcement officers

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs recently announced it has awarded funding totaling over $54 million to provide services that protect officers and improve overall public safety. OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded grants to law enforcement departments, local jurisdictions, and training and technical assistance organizations throughout the United States.

Date Published: October 23, 2020

Ohio State study: It helps when your friends are pals

A new study that looked at the individual support networks of participants found that people generally feel like those networks are even stronger when friends, family and coworkers are interconnected themselves.

Date Published: October 23, 2020

Small businesses remain resilient amid pandemic

(StatePoint) Amid the historic coronavirus pandemic, businesses are adapting by making major changes to their operations, including increased use of technology, according to the latest PNC semi-annual survey of small and mid-size business owners and executives, which concluded Sept. 8.

Date Published: October 23, 2020

Amazon not liable for teen’s death from pure caffeine powder

Amazon never had possession or control of the caffeine powder that led to a Lorain County teen’s death, so the company cannot be held liable for the substance’s purchase from a vendor through Amazon’s website, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: October 22, 2020

Find a new way to experience fall in Ohio during wild turkey hunting season

The arrival of cooler weather and changing tree leaves means Ohio’s fall wild turkey hunting season is underway, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The fall wild turkey hunting season is open until Sunday, Nov. 29. Both gobblers and hens are legal game during the fall hunting season.

Date Published: October 22, 2020

Heart attacks and cholesterol: What you need to know

(StatePoint) Sponsored by Amgen. Did you know that 25 percent of the 805,000 heart attacks per year in the U.S. are recurrent heart attacks? The American Heart Association reports that once you’ve experienced a heart attack, your chances of having another one is higher. In fact, nearly one in five patients who’ve had a heart attack will have another cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, within one year.

Date Published: October 22, 2020

Creating working environments for families to thrive

(BPT) No one has escaped the effects of the pandemic, but working parents are struggling. Staring down a lack of childcare, new work-from-home situations, and insufficient support from employers or public resources, these individuals are nearing the end of their rope emotionally, and for many, financially. The start of the school year further complicates matters as parents grapple with difficult decisions and limited options due to school policies or their own financial and employment constraints. While parents navigate this fraught period for their families and bank accounts, the country must understand three things: Where parents stand now, what they need from their employers in the future, and what can be done in the meantime to find relative peace and security.

Date Published: October 21, 2020

COVID-19 and face coverings: The different types and why it matters

(StatePoint) Your neighbor is selling fashion masks. Your uncle – expert at everything – wears a sophisticated respirator with a valve. Your dental hygienist wears a medical mask. Your kid is running off to sports practice in a team-supplied neck gaiter. Is there a difference between these face coverings?

Date Published: October 20, 2020

DOJ forecasts an increase in counter unmanned aerial systems (c-uas) protection activities and criminal enforcement actions

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the protection activities undertaken by the FBI to counter the threat posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at certain National Special Security Events (NSSEs), Special Events Assessment Rating (SEAR) events, and select mass gatherings throughout the country over the past fiscal year. DOJ and the FBI are publicizing protection activities in an effort to deter careless and criminal UAS operators in light of an anticipated increase in enforcement activity in response to the misuse of UAS.

Date Published: October 20, 2020

AG Yost announces new milestone in opioid genetic study

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced an enrollment milestone reached in the genetic study of opioid use disorder undertaken by his Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE). SCOPE began work on the unprecedented study last year, aiming to identify the genetic factors that make some individuals more susceptible than others to developing an opioid addiction.

Date Published: October 19, 2020

Judge sanctioned for interfering in another judge’s case

The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a fully stayed six-month suspension to Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael R. Goulding for interfering in a case assigned to another judge in order to do a favor for a friend.

Date Published: October 19, 2020

Ohio man owes $141,000 after second fraud conviction

A Washington Courthouse man pleaded guilty to felony workers’ compensation fraud Oct. 5 for working while receiving more than $141,500 in benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).