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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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Lawmakers OK free alcohol samples bill

Gov. John Kasich's signature on a measure aimed at keeping up with bar and restaurant liquor- and wine-sample practices around the Buckeye State would allow permit holders to dispense with the symbolic 25-cent charge on two ounces of beer or wine.

Date Published: January 17, 2017

Matia to lead common pleas judges in 2017

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge David T. Matia will serve as president of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association for 2017 following his election earlier this month during the group’s annual winter conference.

Date Published: January 17, 2017

Ohio's online voter registration system is now live

In the first media announcement of the New Year, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that the state’s new online voter registration system has gone live at midnight.

Date Published: January 16, 2017

Red-light camera dispute scheduled for argument at Supreme Court of Ohio

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently heard oral arguments in six cases at the start of the new year including a challenge by the City of Dayton against legislation passed in 2014 that places limits on how automated traffic cameras can be used to catch people running red lights and speeding through intersections.

Date Published: January 16, 2017

Man charged with defrauding investors out of $1.2 million

(Mahoning) A Boardman man was charged in federal court with defrauding investors out of nearly $1.2 million and related tax violations, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI and Troy Stemen, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the IRS’s Cincinnati Field Office.

Date Published: January 13, 2017

Rockets finish second in Bowling Green opener

The Toledo Women's Track & Field team earned wins from Alexa Jarrett in the pole vault and from Joan Jepkirui in the 1,600-meter run to finish in second place at the Bowling Green Opener on Saturday afternoon in the Perry Fieldhouse.

Date Published: January 13, 2017

Officers immune from damages bystander suffered during high-speed chase

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected the position that a police officer’s conduct must be “extreme and outrageous” to be held civilly liable for damages caused during high-speed pursuits, but still granted immunity to officers who participated in a 2011 Montgomery County chase that severely injured a bystander.

Date Published: January 12, 2017

Ohio Clean Marinas recognizes newly certified and recertified marinas

Marinas throughout the state have taken steps to keep Ohio’s bodies of water clean and healthy for recreational and environmental purposes. Seventy-one marinas in Ohio have been certified as Ohio Clean Marinas, and an additional 45 marinas have committed to meet the program’s certification standards, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio Sea Grant. The program recognizes 29 marinas as newly certified or recertified for 2016 and anticipates reaching additional marinas and boaters in 2017.

Date Published: January 12, 2017