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Landowners can challenge increased property tax value placed on woodlands

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that landowners who complain that their agricultural lands have been overtaxed may challenge their land values before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. In proceedings before the board of tax appeals (BTA), the landowners had sought to challenge current agricultural use values (CAUVs) established by th ... (full story)


Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

COLUMBUS (AP) — A high-profile proponent of marijuana legalization who was spurned as an applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license announced plans on Monday for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana.
The proposal from Green Light Acquisitions would make growing, processing, posse ... (full story)


Ohio Supreme Court suspends two northeast Ohio attorneys

Two Ohio lawyers were suspended for two years, with 18 months stayed, by the Ohio Supreme Court recently for violating rules governing the conduct of Ohio attorneys.
The Supreme Court suspended Kenneth A. Nelson II of Avon Lake and Glen F. Buttacavoli of Massillon.
Nelson Mishandles $10,000 Fee
This is Nelson’s second ... (full story)


Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.
The ... (full story)


Harassment wave no boon for Ohio's woman governor candidates

Harassment wave no boon for Ohio's woman governor candidates

COLUMBUS (AP) — As predictions increasingly fashion next year's gubernatorial race as a faceoff between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, a question smolders: Wasn't this supposed to be the year of the woman?
In other states, female candidates are seizing on post-Hillary Clinton outrage and a wave of sexu ... (full story)