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A grant program for Black women business owners is discriminatory, appeals court rules

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NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. federal court of appeals panel suspended a venture capital firm's grant program for Black women business owners, ruling that a conservative group is likely to prevail in its lawsuit claiming that the program is discriminatory.
The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for ... (full story)


IRS decides people who got money from Norfolk Southern after Ohio derailment won't be taxed on it

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Most people who received money from Norfolk Southern in the wake of last year's fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio won't have to pay taxes on millions of dollars in aid payments after all.
The Internal Revenue Service said recently that most of the payments people who live near East Palestine, Ohio, received to help them pay ... (full story)


Funds for technology upgrades awarded to local courts

With a new judicial center under construction in Hancock County, there was an ideal opportunity to modernize the technology used in some courtrooms. At the top of the list was replacing the antiquated systems used for recording court proceedings.
“The equipment we currently use is so old. It’s limping along,” s ... (full story)


Online tool helps victims obtain protection orders

Victims of stalking and sexually oriented offenses have a new way to find step-by-step guidance for securing a civil protection order.
The tool, available from Ohio Legal Help, is an online process that makes accessing and completing the necessary legal forms safer and easier.
When requesting a civil protection order, the p ... (full story)


8th District: Efforts to block chiropractor calls to crash victims unconstitutional

State laws that make it illegal for chiropractors to call victims immediately after car accidents and crimes are unconstitutional, the 8th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
The 8th District struck down two laws enacted by the General Assembly in 2019 to curb telephone and text solicitations by chiropractors and other hea ... (full story)