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Experts weigh in on Title IX transgender regulations

Across the nation, leaders at federally funded educational institutions are grappling with how to best implement and support Title IX regulations to facilitate a safe, discrimination-free environment for transgender students before school kicks back up in the fall. In light of the recent transgender rights movement, the U.S. Departm ... (full story)


Juvenile court seeking volunteer for citizens review board

The Summit County Juvenile Court is offering an opportunity for individuals to volunteer as a member of the court’s Citizens Review Board (CRB).
After candidates have successfully completed a background check, training will be provided by the court.
Citizens Review Board members are asked to examine the status of child ... (full story)


Judge O’Brien to take over re-entry court

The Summit County Court of Common Pleas General Division announced that Judge Lynne S. Callahan’s Re-Entry Court Specialized Docket has been reassigned to Judge Tammy O’Brien.
Judge Callahan is running unopposed for a seat on the Ohio 9h District Court of Appeals in the 2016 November elections.
In addition to J ... (full story)


9th District: Akron murder case remanded

A Summit County murder case was recently reversed and remanded by the 9th District Court of Appeals because the trial court’s findings at sentencing conflict with the journal entry.
Dimitry T. White was convicted of the July 11, 2014 killing of Anthony Thomas, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in the back yard of a know ... (full story)


Akron Muni Judge Cook shares view on human trafficking

In my role as a judge on the Akron Municipal Court and as a longtime proud resident of Akron, I am deeply alarmed by the unsettling statistics surrounding the crime of human trafficking and its prevalence in our own community. Specifically, I am concerned about the safety of our children and am writing today in order to urge citize ... (full story)