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EXPLAINER: How alleged plot exploited pandemic to net $250M

EXPLAINER: How alleged plot exploited pandemic to net $250M

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Justice has charged 48 people in Minnesota in what prosecutors have called a $250 million scheme to defraud a federal meals program.
Prosecutors said just a fraction of the money went toward feeding kids, with the rest laundered through shell companies and spent on property, luxury cars ... (full story)


'Sanctuary' cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

'Sanctuary' cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

NEW YORK (AP) — There are few places in the U.S. with a more deeply ingrained reputation as a refuge for immigrants than New York City, where the Statue of Liberty rises from the harbor as a symbol of welcome for the worn and weary.
But for Mayor Eric Adams, reconciling that image with an influx of migrants landing in the ... (full story)


Grants available for field trips to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Ohio’s award-winning civic education program, at the Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center in Columbus, is in school tour season. Grants are available to underwrite transportation costs, so more schools can take advantage of the learning experience.
A school field trip immerses students in a subject area, pr ... (full story)


Independent secretary of state candidate obtains signatures to be on ballot

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that Terpsehore Maras submitted a sufficient number of signatures to appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot as an independent candidate for Ohio secretary of state.
Secretary of State Frank LaRose directed county boards of elections to submit all verified signatures for independent candidate ... (full story)


Court-ordered truck forfeiture for 3rd drunk-driving offense found constitutional

A Medina County man’s constitutional rights against excessive fines were not violated when he was ordered to forfeit his $31,000 truck after being convicted of his third drunk driving violation in 10 years, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently.
A Supreme Court majority ruled that the penalty levied by the Medina County ... (full story)