The Impact Of Divorce On Our Community

by Norman J. Ogilvie, Jr.

The termination of marriage, although a common occurrence, has the effect on society like throwing a pebble into a pond, creating ripples and disruption to its smooth surface.

A divorce affects not only the parties, but also the children, grandparents, cousins, neighbors, workplaces, teachers, banks, creditors, friends, and sometimes social services agencies.

It impacts the husband and wife by consuming their thoughts, affecting them both physically and emotionally. The stress caused to participants is only exceeded by the death of a child. It is important to share with your medical providers any symptoms such as lack of sleep or inability to focus. Seeking professional counseling and therapy is encouraged and looked upon by the Courts as an indication of common sense and good parenting skills.

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Jeff Spangler Receives Patriotic Employer Award


Lancaster, Ohio – Co-Managing Partner Jeff Spangler of Dagger Law received the Patriotic Employer award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Associate Bryan Everitt nominated Co-Managing Partner Jeff Spangler for the continued support he shows all the veterans working for Dagger Law.

“Jeff Spangler and all the partners at Dagger Law have really taken the time to mentor me as a new lawyer and allowed me to execute my military commitments without financial penalty,” said Bryan Everitt, attorney at Dagger Law. “The firm employs four veterans out of 34 employees.”

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Local Athlete Participated in Mt. Democrat Hike to Raise Funds for Cancer Research


Mitchell Happeney to join the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation “Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma Program” in raising $2 Million for cancer research

 Mount Democrat, Randy L. Happeney partner Dagger LawLancaster, Ohio – For the second time a Lancaster High School graduate is “moving mountains” to bring attention to and raise funds for multiple myeloma research. Mitchell Happeney, son of Marcy and Randy Happeney of Lancaster, is part of the “Moving Mountains” group sponsored by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). The group is climbing Mt. Democrat (14,155 ft) in Colorado to raise funds and bring attention to multiple myeloma treatment and research.

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in blood. It can collect in the marrow and bones and thus is sometimes referred to as a bone cancer. Approximately 100,000 persons in the US have the diagnosis with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. It is a “treatable but not curable” form of cancer.

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Ohio School Boards Association Business Honor Roll


Ohios School Board award for Dagger LawLancaster, Ohio – Dagger Law received the Ohio School Boards Association Business Honor Roll recognition at the May 22 Lancaster City Schools Board of Education meeting at 111 South Broad St.

Dagger Law was recognized for its partnership with the Lancaster High School Athletic Department as a Gold Package sponsor since 2003. The Dagger Law partnership with the athletic department has allowed local athletes to have top-notch education-based athletic experiences.

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New Business Ribbon Cutting In Canal Winchester


LANCASTER, Ohio – Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson, LLP will officially open its new Canal Winchester location with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a community open house on Thursday, June 14 at 12 p.m. (noon). The office is located at 7½ N. High Street in Canal Winchester. The new office is on the second floor above Harvest Moon on the corner of N. High and Waterloo Streets.

“We are thrilled to officially open our new location and meet the community of Canal Winchester,” said Jeff Spangler, co-managing partner at Dagger Law. “We look forward to serving this growing community with our unique approach, experience and established history.”

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