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Allegations that judge’s harsher sentence is vindictive must be supported with evidence

If a criminal defendant gets a harsher sentence than one offered in a plea bargain, any allegation that the judge imposed the sentence as a “trial tax” must be supported with evidence that clearly and convincingly demonstrates the judge acted vindictively, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Allegations that judge’s harsher sentence is vindictive must be supported with evidence"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

ODA launches 2017 “Ag is Cool!” creative expression contest

The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced it will begin accepting entries for the 2017 “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expression Contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2016-2017 academic year have until June 5, 2017 to capture their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes, including tickets to the Ohio State Fair. Read More of "ODA launches 2017 “Ag is Cool!” creative expression contest"

Ten UT Rockets named to Academic All-MAC Squad

Toledo swimming and diving had 10 student-athletes earn a spot on the 2017 Academic All-Mid-American Conference squad, the league office recently announced. Jessica Avery, Allie Brinkhoff, Bailey Cahill, Allison Dicke, Emily Frederick, Madeline Grubbe, Gabbi Haaraoja, Maggie Hack, Rachael Hester and Katrin Streicher were selected due to their outstanding efforts in the classroom, as well as the pool, in 2016-17. Read More of "Ten UT Rockets named to Academic All-MAC Squad"

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Fact: Ohio Tuition Trust Authority administers Ohio’s Direct 529 Plan

CollegeAdvantage. Ohio Tuition Trust Authority. Ohio’s 529 Savings Program. Ohio’s 529 Plan. The myriad of terms may have complicated research being done on 529 college savings plans, especially for Ohio residents. For an explanation on what these names describe, let’s start at the beginning. Read More of "Fact: Ohio Tuition Trust Authority administers Ohio’s Direct 529 Plan"

Ohio Department of Agriculture announces new assistant director

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director David T. Daniels has appointed former State Representative Tim Derickson as the department’s assistant director. Derickson most recently served as executive director of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. One of his many accomplishments in the legislature was sponsorship of HB 89 in March 2011 that established Ohio Agriculture Week, an annual week of recognition dedicated to the state’s largest industry. Read More of "Ohio Department of Agriculture announces new assistant director"

UT to hold “Rocket Sale” at Savage Arena on April 25-26

The University of Toledo Athletic Department is holding a two-day sale of Rocket gear, uniforms and equipment at Savage Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25-26. Items will include sale items from Rocky's locker, marketing items, and game uniform and other equipment from UT athletic teams. Read More of "UT to hold “Rocket Sale” at Savage Arena on April 25-26"

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East Cleveland Court can hear dereliction-of-duty cases against five Cleveland police supervisors

East Cleveland Municipal Court may decide whether it has jurisdiction to try five Cleveland Police Department supervisors charged with dereliction of duty in the aftermath of a 2012 pursuit that left two people dead when police fired 137 bullets at the suspects, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "East Cleveland Court can hear dereliction-of-duty cases against five Cleveland police supervisors"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

High standards of professional conduct apply to insurance needs of Ohio home buyers

Purchasing a home or business property is a time of joy, excitement and inevitably stress generated by the work and by the unfamiliarity buyers have with the layers of demands from loan calculations to insurance commitments being thrust at them. The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) may help by providing information about the various insurance types and also through its rigorous regulation of insurance agents, Jillian Froment, ODI director, said. Read More of "High standards of professional conduct apply to insurance needs of Ohio home buyers"

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