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New IRA rollover rules to take effect next year

Most people would jump at the chance to take a loan with a 0 percent interest rate and until recently those with more than one individual retirement account (IRA) had the ability to give themselves such a loan.
As Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell partner George P. Millich Jr. explained the rules allow people to receive funds fro ... (full story)


Roetzel & Andress adds new associate, recognizes partner

AKRON––Ronald B. Lee, a partner in the Roetzel & Andress's Akron office, has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate by The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).
In order to achieve certification, the NBTA requires that attorneys successfully complete a stringent screening process that ... (full story)


Thief who threatened law officials banned from filing pro se motions

The 11th District Court of Appeals recently overruled the appeal of Ronald Dudas, who had challenged the Lake County Court of Common Pleas’ decision denying his motion to withdraw his guilty plea to charges related to threats made to law enforcement officials and fraud.
This was Dudas’ 15th appeal and he has since be ... (full story)


Sports


Peterson case prompts dialogue about spanking

Peterson case prompts dialogue about spanking

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yes, Adrian Peterson said, the allegation that he struck his young son with a branch is true. No, he does not believe he committed a crime.
This type of discipline, he said, is how his parents punished him. The charge of child abuse, Peterson said, does not apply because he meant the boy no harm.
Pete ... (full story)


Twin football players team up to help fight Ebola

ROYAL CENTER, Ind. (AP) — Two 12-year-old football players hailing from Liberia recently used their talents on the field to aid their home country that continues to be stricken by a deadly virus.
Twins Addai and Ezra Lewellen were adopted when they were 5 by Royal Center couple Ryan and Stephanie Lewellen.
Ryan Lewellen ... (full story)


Phelps banned 6 months over DUI arrest

Michael Phelps’ comeback took a major hit on Monday, Oct. 6, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year’s world championships.
Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport’s national governing body as a result of his second DUI ar ... (full story)


State


Man in botched robbery of Miami U. student loses appeal

In an opinion released recently by the 12th District Court of Appeals, aggravated robbery and kidnapping convictions were affirmed for a man who played an active role in a drug deal that went bad.
Defendant Dravaughn Sparks was indicted in June 2013 for his role in a bad drug deal.
The state alleged that Sparks acted or was ... (full story)


Bill designed to wipe out patent trolls in Ohio

In sponsor testimony for House Bill 573, Rep. Kristina Roegner said the bill was drafted to send a message to “patent trolls.”
“They are not welcome in the state of Ohio,” she said.
The proposed legislation, which is before the House Judiciary Committee, would prohibit any person from making a bad fait ... (full story)


Income tax credits for donations to community foundations proposed

Proposed legislation that would provide tax credits for donations to community foundation endowment funds has been shifted to the Ohio Senate.
The proposed legislation, House Bill 408, jointly sponsored by Reps. Barbara Sears and Ron Amstutz, would authorize an income tax credit for donations to the permanent endowment fund of a ... (full story)