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League of Women Voters holds judicial candidates night

On Nov. 4, Summit County voters will have a lot of decisions to make, especially when it comes to the 22 candidates running for 11 judgeships. The League of Women Voters of Akron, Tallmadge and Hudson recently held a judicial candidates night titled “You Be the Judge” at Hudson High School in order to help make those de ... (full story)


Roemer continues to contribute half his council salary to charity

Soon after William “Bill” Roemer was first elected to Summit County Council in 2010, he decided to donate half of his salary, nearly $12,000 in total, to charity each year.
At the time, Roemer said that he would continue to do so until the county balanced its budget. But, whatever the reason, he continues to give hal ... (full story)


Ohio officials work to get a handle on the Ebola crisis

As fears about Ebola spread across the country, officials in the United States are stepping up practices to contain its spread and provide care for those few who are infected. But Katharine Van Tassel, a law professor at The University of Akron School of Law and director of the Public Health Law & Science Center and Health Law ... (full story)


Ohio Medicaid battle erupts over a conflict between state and federal rules

Federal and state laws don’t always agree. A dispute over Medicaid compliant annuities came to a boiling point recently with U.S. District Court Chief Judge Susan J. Dlott threatening to ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to withhold federal funding for O ... (full story)


11th District overturns arson conviction

The aggravated arson conviction for a man who was inside a meth house when it burned down was not supported by sufficient evidence, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Tyler S. D. Payne was found guilty by an Ashtabula County jury on three counts - one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the m ... (full story)