All posts by David Maxwell Fine

Predatory Payday-Loan Lending, Out of Hand in Ohio and Toledo?

Darlene*, a single Toledo mom of two children who used to work two jobs and now has a Master’s degree, should have been living the American Dream. Instead, she was weighed down by the negative impact of payday lending. Her story began with $500, the amount she initially borrowed to pay for necessities like repairing her

Ohio Not Back in the Business of Executing Just Yet: U.S. District Court Magistrate Stays three executions

The day TCP’s January 25th — cover story “Back in Business: Ohio Prepares to Execute its First Inmate Since 2014”— dropped, a U.S. District Court issued an order staying three executions scheduled for 2017. The court order immediately stopped the State’s planned February 12 execution of Ohioans, Ronald Phillips, Raymond Tibbetts and Gary Otte after