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Experts weigh in on Obama’s gun control executive action

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation last year over 23 million firearm background checks were initiated through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS.
Launched by the FBI on Nov. 30, 1998, the NICS is employed by Federal Firearms Licensees, allowing them to instantly determine whether a prospec ... (full story)


State


Ex-Ohio treasurer back in hot seat over pay-to-play scheme

COLUMBUS (AP) — Just as former Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce thought a bribery scheme that sent his ex-deputy to federal prison was behind him, federal securities regulators released a report that placed Boyce in the room at a meeting where contributions were demanded for state business.
Boyce wasn't implicated or charged in a ... (full story)


Appellate court rejects appeal from heroin dealer to withdraw pleas

A Springfield man’s appeal from the judgment of the Clark County Court of Common Pleas was recently overruled when a court of appeals examined the case.
The opinion released by the 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld the denial of Keith Griffin’s postsentence motion to withdraw his no contest pleas on charges of traf ... (full story)


Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.
Such training is already common at schools, colleges and businesses, but sessions for the general public are the next step in ... (full story)


Man accused of 'looking to kill a cop' charged with murder

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A man whose ex-girlfriend told police he left her house "looking to kill a cop" was charged Monday in the January death of an Ohio officer who was shot in the head, and the suspect could face the death penalty if convicted.
A Knox County grand jury indicted Herschel Ray Jones III on 10 co ... (full story)


Man who stalked, assaulted estranged wife loses appeal

Domestic violence and burglary convictions out of the Allen County Court of Common Pleas were affirmed recently when a court of appeals reviewed the case of Orlando Machuca.
In an opinion authored by Judge Richard Rogers, the 3rd District Court of Appeals held that Machuca’s rights were not violated during trial proceedings ... (full story)


Technology


Google Business apps for the small law office

Google has so many apps that it’s difficult to keep track of all of them. But the company does provide a low-cost ($5-10/month) service that puts everything a small office needs into one neat package.
Google Business, combined with a few extra apps, can power the small or solo law office with back-end functionality.
The ... (full story)