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Understanding an Air Quality Alert
Posted in Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness, In the news on May 12, 2022
Do you ever go outside and find it more difficult to breathe? In these situations, cities might put out an air quality alert when it could be dangerous to be outside. Here's a guide to help you understand what the different air quality alerts mean and what to avoid doing during one. Types of...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Autonomous Cars
Posted in Automobile, In the news on September 23, 2021
Autonomous cars are vehicles made to drive on their own in the absence of a standard driver. These vehicles were created to prevent human error while driving, which makes up around 94% of serious accidents. Since the start of 2021, 970 accident fatalities have occurred in Ohio compared to 864 in 2020. Weighing the...
9/11 Remembrances Around Ohio
Posted in In the news, Leisure on September 9, 2021
As the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we've decided to compile a list of events happening around Ohio that pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11. Event Name Time City Memorial Stair Climb 8:46 AM Akron Commemoration 8:30 AM Beavercreek Ceremony 8:30 AM Bowling Green Memorial Service 12:00 PM...
What To Do If You’re Hurt at an Amusement Park
Posted in Accident & Injury, In the news on August 26, 2021
Going to an amusement park can be a fun-filled day with the family, but what happens if someone gets hurt? The Global Association for the Attractions Industry reports that 1 in 15.5 million rides taken result in severe injuries. So while there is a slight chance of injury, there is always a possibility of...
Major Kidney Transplant Error at University Hospitals
Posted in Accident & Injury, Firm News, In the news on July 15, 2021
What happened at UH? After a major medical mistake, two University Hospitals (UH) "caregivers" are on leave pending an investigation. On July 2, there were two kidney transplants taking place at UH. A kidney meant for one patient was negligently given to and transplanted into the wrong person. Now the other patient has to...
Pedestrian Safety: Statistics & Tips – 2021 Update
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness, In the news on July 13, 2021
Despite fewer cars on the roads last year, pedestrian fatalities increased. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that there were 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020, a nearly five-percent increase from 2019. Per mile driven, pedestrian fatalities increased just over 20% in the first half of 2020 with risky driving to blame. Pedestrian fatalities have...
What happened to David Elk?
Posted in In the news on June 4, 2021
Over the past year, a few questions have come up about our Senior Partner, David Elk. "What happened to the other Elk?" "What happened to David Elk?" We're happy to report that Dave is still hard at work but wanted to slow things down and focus more on the important things in life, like...
The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers
Posted in Accident & Injury, In the news on June 2, 2021
Pandemic restrictions are easing and summer is almost here. For teens, that means more places to go, lots of free time, summer jobs and activities, and spending time with friends. For new teen drivers, summer also means more time to spend behind the wheel. Getting a driver’s license is an exciting accomplishment for teenagers,...
This Text is a Scam
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on April 8, 2021
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is sending out a warning about a new scam involving text messages about unemployment insurance. [caption id="attachment_33864" align="alignright" width="326"] If you receive a text like this, do not respond to it.[/caption] If you received a text like the one pictured, do not respond to it or click any attachments...
Legal News Roundup: April 7
Posted in In the news on April 7, 2021
Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Ohio's new 'stand your ground' law goes into effect WBNS - A law expanding where Ohioans can use lethal force in self-defense went into effect Tuesday. The measure expands the so-called “stand your ground” right from an individual’s house and car to any place,...