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Stow judge takes Mental Health Court in STRIDE

Lisa Coates has always had an interest in mental health.
When she was a child, her mother was a nurse on the mental health ward.
After graduating from law school, Coates witnessed troubled souls herself while employed by the federal government at the Department of Veteran Affairs and then later the Social Security Administra ... (full story)

Cleveland to pay $3 million over police shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — The relatives of two people killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire in 2012 will split a $3 million settlement from the city of Cleveland, the attorney for one of the families said Tuesday.
Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired into the victims' car after a high-speed chase, killing 43-year-old d ... (full story)

Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant

Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced Tuesday.
The operation in late September was the second face transplant by the Ohio hospital. More than two dozen face transplants have been done around the world, starting in 2005 wit ... (full story)

A history lesson for Ben Stein

Recently on one of the Sunday talk shows, Ben Stein accused President Obama of being “the most racist president there has ever been in this country.” Stein was criticizing what he sees as an effort to mobilize black voters to vote for Democratic candidates. “It is a way to racialize voting in this country.” ... (full story)

Bank robber nabbed by alert citizen loses his appeal

The judgment of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas was affirmed recently when the 11th District Court of Appeals declined to address a bank robber’s single assignment of error on appeal.
The defendant, Ronald Jeffries, was tried by a jury and found guilty of receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence and money l ... (full story)