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Governor Names Deters to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

January 6, 2023

Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced he selected Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters, a former state treasurer, to fill the Supreme Court of Ohio vacancy that resulted from Justice Sharon Kennedy’s election to become chief justice. With DeWine’s selection, the GOP maintains its 4-3 high court majority. 1/3/2023

Governor Signs Distracted Driving Bill

January 6, 2023

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed Senate Bill 288, which makes the use of cell phones and other electronic communications devices while driving a primary traffic offense for all drivers, thereby allowing law enforcement to immediately pull over a distracted driver. The new law takes effect in 90 days (March 4). 1/3/2023

Ohio Fares Well in Two New Comparisons

January 6, 2023

A new report by U-Haul moving service shows Ohio is a top relocation destination, coming in at No. 9 when comparing one-way moves into the state versus those leaving the state in 2022. Ohio was the only Midwest state to make the top 10 in the annual U-Haul Growth Index.

Also, in its annual “State of the Year” honors, Business Facilities has named Ohio the top Midwest state. The magazine spotlighted the Buckeye State’s focus on innovation. 1/5/2023

Comparing the ‘Most American-Made’ Autos

January 6, 2023

American University’s Kogod School of Business recently released its annual “Made in America Auto Index.” For 2022 models, the Lincoln Corsair took top honors, with 72% U.S. and Canadian parts and a U.S.-made engine. Ford, GM, Honda, and Stellantis produce the most American-made autos, according to the study. 1/4/2023

Latest Numbers on Automaker Chip Shortage

January 6, 2023

Automotive News recently published this update on the microchip shortage facing automakers in North America. The data, which was current as of Dec. 16, includes potential lost volume at each manufacturers’ facility. 1/3/2023

5 Cybersecurity Resolutions for 2023

January 6, 2023

What steps can organizations take to improve their cybersecurity posture in 2023? OMA Connections Partner Schneider Downs has published this list of five achievable resolutions businesses can make to strengthen their cybersecurity. 1/5/2023