Halcyon Days - Walt Whitman

Not from successful love alone,
Nor wealth, nor honor'd middle age, nor victories of politics or war;
But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm,
As gorgeous, vapory, silent hues cover the evening sky,
As softness, fulness, rest, suffuse the frame, like freshier, balmier air,
As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs
really finish'd and indolent-ripe on the tree,
Then for the teeming quietest, happiest days of all!
The brooding and blissful halcyon days!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ag News Online: Ohio Crops Fuel Micro-Distilleries

Ag News Online: Ohio Crops Fuel Micro-Distilleries: In 2011, Ohio’s governor signed House Bill 243, which opened the door for more businesses to produce liquor throughout the state. Though ...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thursday, April 19, 2012

EPA moves to rein in ‘fracking’ pollution

The Federal and State EPAs are now putting forth regulations to make oil and gas companies more environmentally responsible.  Ohio also has a bill on the table proposing a tax on the producers coming in to Ohio so that a portion of their profits will be (hopefully) used to maintain and improve the infrastructure needed to support this industry. 

The Ohio EPA plan has support from the Sierra Club, but not some other fringe environmental groups.  That is a good sign that it is somewhat fair.   Now - let's hope all these jobs created in Ohio by this industry materialize ASAP!

EPA moves to rein in ‘fracking’ pollution

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New players staking claims to Ohio’s Utica shale land - Local - Ohio

This is an exciting industry in Ohio right now.  Ohio's energy resources have been thought dead for a long time, but technology has caught up now and some of these new wells are able to yield significant natural gas and oil for the first time in decades.

This area of industry fits in well with my practice area, I have one local oil and gas company as a client and hope to get more out of state business that need quality land related legal work.  I have a team of professional prepared to offer title opinions, lease and royalty research, contracts and other industry related local representation.

New players staking claims to Ohio’s Utica shale land - Local - Ohio

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ohio foreclosure statistics

Reprinted article from The Ohio Supreme Court regarding foreclosure filings for 2011.  I wouldn't read too much into this, this is still a lot of foreclosures and there are a lot, lot more to come in my opinion.  Best thing that can happen to really make this trend change is for economy to continue to improve.

March 14, 2012
Ohio Foreclosure Filings Drop 16 Percent in 2011

After experiencing a drop in the number of Ohio foreclosure case filings for the first time in 15 years in 2010, that number declined even further in 2011 by 16 percent, according to data released today by the Supreme Court of Ohio.
For 2011, common pleas courts across Ohio reported 71,556 new residential and commercial foreclosure case filings to the Ohio Supreme Court, or 13,927 fewer foreclosure cases than 2010.
The Ohio Supreme Court began collecting foreclosure data in 1990, and for 14 consecutive years through 2009 the number of foreclosure new filings rose. Not since 2006 have the foreclosure filings been in the range as the numbers recorded for 2011.
Only two counties saw increases in the number of year-over-year foreclosures in 2011. Coshocton County reported 317 foreclosures in 2011 compared with 163 in 2010 for a 94.5 percent increase. Guernsey County reported 198 foreclosures in 2011 compared with 188 in 2010 for a 5.3 percent increase.
On the other end of the spectrum, 75 of Ohio’s 88 counties reported double-digit decreases in 2011, and 10 counties reported 30 percent or greater declines.
Cuyahoga County continued to lead the state in the number of foreclosures with 11,544, although this figure represents a 10 percent annual decline, which followed a 9 percent decline in 2010.
Information contained in the reports is provided to the Ohio Supreme Court on a monthly basis by all county common pleas courts.
By collecting case data, the Ohio Supreme Court attempts to assist in the efficient administration of justice by measuring the pace of incoming litigation for case management purposes. The Ohio Supreme Court does not examine or analyze larger social and governmental trends that may contribute to or influence changes in the number of foreclosure case filings. The foreclosure data submitted by common pleas courts does not break down the number of residential versus

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Foreclosure filings fall sharply in Ohio

Things might be looking up economically.   For today, let's pretend that is why foreclosures were down last year and hope that the economy continues to improve in Ohio.   


Foreclosure filings fall sharply in Ohio