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Toledo Legal News - News Bill would require parents to attend parent-teacher conferences


House Bill 319 would require parents of students enrolled in school districts rated "continuous improvement" or lower to attend at least one parent-teacher conference per school year, prior to Dec. 31.

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JACKIE NASH Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Ohio State wins Big Ten when it comes to green energy use

The Ohio State University was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 College and University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Big Ten Conference.

Date Published: May 24, 2016

PUCO Nominating Council seeks applicants for commissioner position

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council is seeking applications for the position of commissioner of the PUCO to fill a vacancy for the unexpired term commencing upon appointment by the governor and ending on April 10, 2020. Applications must be delivered to the Nominating Council no later than 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Date Published: May 24, 2016

Committee to study bail and pretrial services; make recommendations

The topic of bail and pretrial services reform has been on the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission’s agenda for quite some time, but this year, work to change the way that the state moves defendants through its criminal justice system has taken off with the formation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Bail and Pretrial Services.

Date Published: May 23, 2016

Estimated $2.2 million in cocaine seized in Toledo investigation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Toledo Police Chief George Kral, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Marlon Miller, and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison recently announced that a drug trafficking investigation has led to the seizure of cocaine with an estimated street value of $2.2 million.

Date Published: May 23, 2016

Life jackets are essential safety gear for every boater

It’s a message that can’t be shared enough--wearing a life jacket is critical to keep Ohioans safe while boating. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is kicking off National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, by holding five “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket safety awareness events. The events are scheduled to take place at The Marina at Caesar Creek State Park, the North Royalton Fire Department, the West Marine Port Clinton store, Toledo’s Side Cut Metropark and the Field & Stream Polaris store in Columbus.

Date Published: May 23, 2016

Ohio court interpreter services to expand

The Ohio Supreme Court has approved new rules to further improve access to the judicial system for Ohioans who need foreign or sign language interpretation.

Date Published: May 23, 2016

Rockets earn a 3.249 GPA, third-highest in school history

University of Toledo student-athletes earned a combined grade point average of 3.249 in the 2016 spring semester, the third-highest department semester GPA in school history, Vice-President and Athletic Director Mike O'Brien recently announced. The GPA mark trailed only GPAs of 3.258 in the 2015 spring semester and 3.266 in the spring of 2012. It is also the 15th consecutive semester in which UT student-athletes earned a combined GPA of 3.1 or higher.

Date Published: May 23, 2016

Rocket summer liftoff series debuts Saturday at Franklin Park Mall

Toledo head football coach Jason Candle, along with junior quarterback Logan Woodside and senior offensive lineman Storm Norton, will appear at the Franklin Park Mall this Saturday, May 21 in the debut of the Rocket "Summer Liftoff" series.

Date Published: May 20, 2016