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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

Free stuff costs how much?

You get offers all the time: free gym memberships, free tickets, free samples, even free thirty, sixty or ninety day trials, just to name a few. But have you ever received a call or nasty letter after using your “free” item or service or wonder why you were billed for your “free” stuff? Here are some tips to help you find out if a “free” offer is really free, and what rights you may have if it is not.

Date Published: July 27, 2016

Grand Jury Task Force releases final report

The Task Force to Examine Improvements to the Ohio Grand Jury System issued its final report and recommendations recently to the Ohio Supreme Court. Convened by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, the task force’s recommendations are intended to improve the public’s trust and confidence in the grand jury system.

Date Published: July 27, 2016

Senate resolution seeks action on terror suspects' access to guns

An Ohio Senator has picked up where Congressional Democrats left off in the most recent round of debates over gun control sparked by an apparent ISIS-inspired killing of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. last month.

Date Published: July 27, 2016

UT’s Isa Echeverri and Natalia Gaitán to compete at 2016 Rio Olympics

Junior Isa Echeverri and former Rocket Natalia Gaitán (2009-12) will represent Colombia in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Colombian National Soccer team was placed in Group G with USA, New Zealand and France. Colombia's first game will take place on Aug. 3 at 9:00 p.m. against France in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Colombia will also face New Zealand on Aug. 6 at 7:00 p.m. and USA on Aug. 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Date Published: July 27, 2016

BCI and Battelle bring next generation sequencing to BCI’s forensic lab

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Battelle President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth announced recently a ground-breaking Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) project at the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Laboratory in London, Ohio. NGS will enhance BCI’s DNA testing capabilities in solving missing persons cases in Ohio.

Date Published: July 26, 2016

Families are tapping more scholarships and grants to pay for college

(StatePoint) Families spent less out-of-pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to last year, as they took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to “How America Pays for College 2016,” the national study from Sallie Mae, the country’s largest private student lender, and Ipsos, a global independent market research company.

Date Published: July 26, 2016

Malicious spam emails targeted at attorneys

The Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center recently released an advisory warning of a malicious email campaign specifically targeting attorneys.

Date Published: July 26, 2016

Toledo Softball to hold walk-on tryouts on August 26 for 2017 season

The Toledo softball program will hold its fall tryouts for the 2017 season on Friday, Aug. 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Scott Park Softball Field. Students interested in trying out for the team are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Monday, Aug. 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Findlay Athletic Center on the Scott Park Campus.

Date Published: July 26, 2016

How to avoid mistakes with your 529 withdrawal

You’re in a rush, trying to get through today’s to-do list when you look at the last item –paying your child’s college tuition bill. As you start your Direct 529 Plan withdrawal request, CollegeAdvantage has some pointers on how to avoid mistakes that may cost you in the long run.

Date Published: July 25, 2016

State Bar announces crop of newly certified paralegals

As paralegals become a more integral part of law firm operations, the number of certified paralegals — those who have elected to participate in a credentialing program administered by the Ohio State Bar Association — has increased throughout the state by another 15 this week, according to an association announcement.

Date Published: July 25, 2016

The PUCO answers your questions about budget billing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) would like to remind consumers that in addition to energy conservation and energy choice, budget billing is another way to manage your utility bills.

Date Published: July 25, 2016

Top 5 ways you could have your own personal "Brexit Boom"

(BPT) By now, we've all heard about Brexit - the term used to describe Britain's exit from the European Union - and a serious decision that will play a crucial role in the overall health of the global economy for months and possibly years to come. On the flip side, there are some immediate affects that could be great for your personal economic situation.

Date Published: July 25, 2016

18 counties awarded funds to fight foreclosure and blight

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) recently announced the recipients of additional funding under the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP), a program designed to help prevent foreclosures and stabilize local property values through the demolition and greening of vacant and blighted homes across the state. Eighteen participating counties with established land banks were awarded a portion of$191 million in funding available through the fifth round of the Hardest Hit Fund Program.

Date Published: July 22, 2016