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Franklin probate judge recognized by peers for judicial excellence

Franklin County Probate Judge Robert G. Montgomery was recognized with the Award of Judicial Excellence by his colleagues at the Ohio Association of Probate Judges 2019 Summer Conference last week in Sandusky. The association, which comprises the state’s 88 county probate courts, honored Montgomery for his significant efforts in reforming Ohio’s adult guardianship system, his [...]

By | 2019-06-24T10:15:05+00:00 Friday, June 21, 2019|

Bill seeks rules for peer-to-peer car sharing

More than a year after Car2go’s departure from the Columbus market, peer-to-peer car sharing’s foray into the market is expected to begin in earnest with carmakers, such as GM, getting into the business. A committee in the Ohio Senate, in an attempt to keep up with the evolving transportation sharing marketplace, is mulling a bill [...]

By | 2019-06-21T09:44:14+00:00 Wednesday, June 19, 2019|

Expanded Sunday liquor sales proposed

Long a vestige of what were known commonly as blue laws, a duo of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives is taking a swipe at Sunday liquor sales restrictions. The proposed legislation would eliminate statutory limitations on Sunday sales of beer and intoxicating liquor, which would not only end local option elections authorizing Sunday [...]

By | 2019-06-18T10:35:30+00:00 Monday, June 17, 2019|

Broad legalization cuts into existing medical marijuana programs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill or not, got [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:11:56+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

Prosecutors crack down on clergy abuse as bishops gather for conference

DETROIT — Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses. They’re looking to prosecute, and not just priests. If the boxes lining the hallways of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:14:28+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

For non-violent offenders City attorney implements new no bond release policy

A part of an effort to make criminal justice fairer and more efficient, City Attorney Zach Klein last week put into practice a new policy that would implement release of all non-violent misdemeanor offenders upon arraignment. The city attorney announced the effort as a new prosecution policy intended to promote public safety, prioritize jail space [...]

By | 2019-06-11T07:44:29+00:00 Monday, June 10, 2019|

$15M in Volkswagen settlement grants available in 26 counties

The aging fleets of diesel vehicles in about a third of Ohio counties are eligible for an upgrade thanks to Volkswagen’s national settlement after it was determined the German automaker had cheated on emissions testing. Ohio EPA announced last week that $15 million in Volkswagen settlement grants had been made available to assist with replacing [...]

By | 2019-06-11T07:49:29+00:00 Monday, June 10, 2019|

Judges, law enforcement devise strategy for veterans treatment courts

Organizers from the non-profit Center for Court Innovation recently met with judges, court, law enforcement personnel and federal officials to develop a strategic plan for growing and improving veterans treatment courts. The Supreme Court of Ohio hosted the seminar that centered on vet offenders, who become involved in the criminal justice system and are diverted [...]

By | 2019-06-10T11:51:07+00:00 Friday, June 7, 2019|