Ohio Awards Certification, Recertification to 10 Agencies for Adopting Collaborative Board’s Standards

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services announced today the certification and recertification of 10 Ohio law enforcement agencies for state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

Five agencies have adopted and implemented the initial two standards regarding use of force and hiring and recruitment.Read full story

USDA Announces December 2022 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers


WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for December 2022, which are effective Dec. 1, 2022. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures or meet cash flow needs.

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National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: Choosing a Unique Identity Protection PIN Adds Extra Safety for Taxpayers

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IR-2022-210, December 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — As part of a broader effort to increase security, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today reminded taxpayers they could get extra protection starting in January by joining the agency’s Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) program.

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Governor DeWine Announces Drug Law Enforcement Fund Grant Opportunity

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) is now accepting applications for funding to be awarded as part of the Ohio Drug Law Enforcement Fund. Grants will cover drug task force expenses related to enforcing the state’s drug laws and combating illegal drug activity.Read full story

Brown Urges Biden Administration To Address Amoxicillin Shortage


Brown, Colleagues Sent Letter to Biden Administration Urging Action on Amoxicillin Shortage; Brown Also Introduced Bill to Establish a Domestic Stockpile of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Essential Medicines  

WASHINGTON, DC – November 30, 2022 – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call to discuss a bipartisan letter he and several Senate colleagues wrote to the Biden administration to address the current shortage of the antibiotic amoxicillin. Read full story

Leader of Oath Keepers and Oath Keepers Member Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy and Other Charges Related to U.S. Capitol Breach


November 29, 2022 –  Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, and Kelly Meggs, the leader of the Florida chapter of the organization, were found guilty by a jury today of seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S.

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