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Attorneys advise on crafting COVID-19 vaccination policies

With the initial round of COVID-19 vaccinations now taking place across the country, some labor and employment attorneys in Ohio are advising employers to begin thinking about how they plan to handle the issue in their workplaces when vaccines become widely available.
As Roetzel & Andress shareholder Karen Adinolfi explains, ... (full story)

The ‘gateway drug to corruption and overspending’ is returning to Congress – but are earmarks really that bad?

Congressional earmarks – otherwise known as “pork barrel spending” – may be coming back.
For decades, earmarks paid for pet projects back in lawmakers’ districts, with the tacit aim to earn those lawmakers votes. In turn, the awards encouraged legislators to vote for large spending bills. They have ... (full story)

Judge Rusu to take on a new role at the OSBA

He’s served on the Mahoning County Probate Court since 2014 and come early February 2021, Judge Robert N. Rusu Jr. will utilize his judicial experience to help shape future legislation and changes to Ohio probate code as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Co ... (full story)

Court ordered to grant competency hearing in armed robbery case

A Summit County trial court violated a defendant’s due process rights when it determined he committed the charged offenses without giving him an opportunity to be heard on that issue, according to the 9th District Court of Appeals.
William Coffman was indicted in October 2018 on one count of aggravated robbery with a firea ... (full story)

School budgets have held up better than expected in some states, but looming cuts will hurt learning long after pandemic ends

(THE CONVERSATION) The year 2020 may prove to be pivotal in the history of U.S. public education. Many children have gone missing from school completely since March, and millions more are struggling with wholly inadequate online learning experiences. Lower-income and minority children are particularly hard-hit.
The pandemic has ... (full story)