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New Portage County Juvenile Court program puts `Children First’

New Portage County Juvenile Court program puts `Children First’<BR>

Ever since Robert Berger first became Portage County’s juvenile/probate judge in 2015, he has seen a great need for a parenting class.
More specifically, he has wanted to help address the specific issues parents who are unmarried and not living together face after filing actions in Juvenile Court for custody, visitation and ... (full story)

OSBF awards civics education grant to media group

OSBF awards civics education grant to media group<BR>

From editorial feature writing and digital and socialized content creation to events at county libraries—those are a few of the mechanisms Issue Media Group (IMG) and its subsidiary Soapbox Cincinnati plan to use to improve the civics knowledge of Ohioans.
This after the Ohio State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees awarded I ... (full story)


In death, young man is at forefront of US-North Korea drama

In death, young man is at forefront of US-North Korea drama

CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier's legacy is still being written a year after his death.
The 22-year-old U.S. college student who died in a Cincinnati hospital days after his release from North Korea while in a vegetative state is being remembered prominently during a dramatic shift in U.S.-North Korean relations.
Preside ... (full story)

Bill would allow municipal tax to pay for dental care for at-risk children

A Cleveland Democrat pitched a legislative measure to allow Ohio municipalities to levy a tax for the purposes of covering costs of dental health of a city's most vulnerable residents.
Rep. John Barnes Jr., D-Cleveland, proposed House Bill 675 to authorize imposition of a municipal property tax levy - not exceeding one mill per d ... (full story)

Lawmaker comes up with 'AWFUL' plan for legislator pay adjustments

A Cincinnati Republican last week proposed a method to adjust legislators' pay that would alleviate the need for lawmakers themselves to do the math.
The Average Wage Fully Uniform Law, or the purposely humorous acronym AWFUL, would set baseline compensation for General Assembly members equal to the state's median household incom ... (full story)

Ohio governor urges GOP to take advantage of his jobs record

Ohio governor urges GOP to take advantage of his jobs record

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged fellow Republicans on Monday to use his administration's economic success to cheer people up and win votes this fall.
His advice came at a news conference with his budget director and the head of JobsOhio, the state's privatized economic development office, where Kasich touted a s ... (full story)

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census.
In most places, the state legislature and governor are responsible for redistricting U. ... (full story)


Dayton Law gets approval for online degree

The University of Dayton School of Law received approval from the American Bar Association to offer a “hybrid” online law degree. The new program will begin in 2019.
The ABA granted a variance to the school in early May after a fairly short application and review process, said law school dean Andrew Strauss. “We ... (full story)