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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller to oversee Trump-Russia probe
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.The surprise announcement to hand the probe over to Mueller, a lawman with deep bipartisan respect, was a […]
Distracted drivers in Ohio might soon face additional $100 fine
Ohio motorists who can’t put down their electronic devices might soon find themselves facing additional fines.Under House Bill 95, which passed unanimously out of a House committee on Wednesday, drivers who are pulled over for speeding, running a stop sign or other moving violations would get a ticket for that violation, then potentially face an additional $100 fine if they also were driving distracted.The distracted-driving enhancement would be a secondary […]
Ohio delegation praises Mueller appointment
WASHINGTON — Ohio lawmakers from both parties Wednesday praised the former FBI director who will now oversee the Justice Department’s investigation of the Trump administration’s possible ties to the Russians, saying his intellect and experience make him highly qualified.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will serve as special counsel to oversee the investigation.”The issue of Russian meddling in our […]
The Daily Briefing: Bill would keep breastfeeding moms from jury duty
Women who are breastfeeding babies could be excused from jury duty, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House.Rep. Anne Gonzales, R-Westerville, said she introduced House Bill 13 after hearing from a constituent who was picked for a jury despite needing to pump for her newborn during the proceedings.”The commissioner tried to accommodate her need to pump, but she was provided a coat closet, which offered little privacy for her,” Gonzales said in testimony […]
Your Right to Know: Sunnier outlook at Ohio Supreme Court
The Ohio Supreme Court has become more-user friendly for Ohioans seeking to use the state’s Sunshine laws.An analysis by the Ohio Coalition for Open Government found that the justices issued 13 rulings supportive of public access to records and meetings from mid-2015 through 2016 while issuing seven “unfavorable” rulings.The rulings, for example, upheld the right of public access to police dash-cam […]
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