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Retired Akron attorney receives Senior Lawyer of the Year award

As a creditors’ rights attorney, Terry David Zimmerman said he worked to open the lines of communication between his clients and debtors.
At the Akron Bar Association, he participated in and chaired many committees, while still finding time to volunteer at nonprofit organizations like Community Legal Aid Services Inc.
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11th District appellate court remands child sex case

A Trumbull County trial court committed plain error by ordering consecutive sentences in a child rape case, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Tyler Aikens was convicted by a jury of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition involving a 10-year-old child.
He was sentenced to 25- years-to-life for rape, pl ... (full story)


Smucker family to triple size of scholarship fund

ORVILLE––In a move that continues its legacy of generous support for higher education in Wayne County, the Smucker family announced recently it will increase the size of a scholarship that benefits students at The University of Akron’s Wayne College to $1million.
The Paul H. Smucker Memorial Scholarship honors t ... (full story)


Akron attorney to take over as head of the OSBA

Akron attorney to take over as head of the OSBA<BR>

He’s made his mark on the Ohio State Bar Association as a member of the Board of Governors, the Council of Delegates and most recently as president-elect, but starting July 1 Roetzel & Andress partner Ronald S. Kopp will begin a one-year term as president.
Kopp officially received his new title during the Ohio State Bar ... (full story)


Legendary probate attorney remembered

Family, friends and legal professionals are remembering legendary Mahoning County probate attorney Albert J. Ortenzio.
Often called the “guru of probate law” by those he worked with, Ortenzio passed away unexpectedly on April 17. He was 89.
“My dad was still working full time and was in good health,” sa ... (full story)