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Three Summit County courts receive technology grants

The Summit County Common Pleas and Juvenile courts, as well as the Stow Municipal Court, received grant funding to upgrade their court technology from the Ohio Supreme Court, in a brief May 14 ceremony presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.
The funds are a part of the Ohio Courts Technology Initiativ ... (full story)

The legacy behind Mayor Plusquelic’s reign

Two weeks ago, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic dropped a bomb into the Friday afternoon news hole when he announced that he was resigning as mayor. As of today, we have a little over a week left in the Plusquellic era.
My journalist friends had been speculating on whether or not Plusquellic would run for an eighth term. He not only ... (full story)

Ruling: Trial courts retain jurisdiction to enforce settlement after dismissal

Until recently, there was no uniform agreement among Ohio appeals courts over the procedure that trial courts must follow to retain jurisdiction to enforce a settlement after a case has been dismissed.
But that all changed with the March 26, 2015 Ohio Supreme Court decision in Infinite Security Solutions, L.L.C. v Karam Propertie ... (full story)

David Lombardi named new Akron Muni judge

David G. Lombardi has had aspirations to become a judge for as long as he can remember.
After applying for three previous judgeships that opened up, the 52-year-old Akron resident’s persistence has paid off.
Lombardi, a Republican, has been serving since April 1 as the newest Akron Municipal Court judge. He was appointed ... (full story)

UA president talks about the school’s future

In a forthright and compelling speech at the venerable City Club of Cleveland, President Scott L. Scarborough outlined a vision for The University of Akron that includes a distinction as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University.”  He described the genesis of the idea and clearly defined what it means:
“Career-f ... (full story)