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Local senator and Lorain Rep. named Legislators of the Year

Local senator and Lorain Rep. named Legislators of the Year<BR>

It’s an annual award handed out by the Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) to one Republican and one Democratic legislator demonstrating an exceptional commitment to improving Ohio’s election process.
In 2015, the OAEO selected Ohio Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Copley Township) and Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) as Legis ... (full story)

Shkreli neither the problem nor the solution

With his performance in front of a Congressional committee, Martin Shkreli has become the face of the problem of escalating prescription drug prices. Shkreli, who made headlines when his firm acquired the rights to Daraprim, a drug used to treat the AIDS-related parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, and raised the prices by hundreds of ... (full story)

Man who assaulted victims in store parking lot loses appeal

The appeal of a man who instigated a confrontation in the parking lot of an Akron Family Dollar Store was recently overruled by a panel of three judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals.
The defendant, Edward Osborne, appealed from the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas with a single assignment of error that c ... (full story)

NAACP chapter president recognized on juvi court banner

NAACP chapter president recognized on juvi court banner<BR><BR>

AKRON––“We work beyond our jobs. We work to do what we have to do to make this a better community. So I share this with my friends, my extended family. Thank you, thank you, and God bless you.”
With her typical style and humility, Ophelia Averitt acknowledged her inclusion on a banner observing Black Histo ... (full story)

Two 11th district judges running for Ohio Supreme Court

For the first time ever, two sitting 11th District Court of Appeals judges are running for the Ohio Supreme Court at the same time.
“Our opponents are from the same court also. It’s the 11th District vs. the 1st District,” quipped 11th District Judge Cynthia Westcott Rice.
Warren-based Eleventh District Judge ... (full story)