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Court rejects juror dispute claim from convicted rapist

In the 9th District Court of Appeals, a panel of three judges recently ruled that the Summit County Court of Common Pleas properly included several potential jurors in a rape trial despite the defendant’s claims that they could not be fair and impartial.
The case began with the indictment of Kevin Swift last year on charge ... (full story)


Felon who used mom's credit card without permission will return to prison

A three-judge appellate panel in the 9th District Court of Appeals recently decided that the Medina County Court of Common Pleas properly sentenced a defendant on charges of receiving stolen property.
The case stemmed from Jamie Maynard’s unauthorized use of a credit card that belonged to her mother and stepfather.
Mayn ... (full story)


Woman who met robbery victim via dating website loses appeal

In Ohio’s 9th judicial district, a court of appeals recently ruled that the Summit County Court of Common Pleas properly convicted a female defendant of aggravated robbery and felonious assault.
Cierra Hughes was sentenced to four years in prison for the robbery to run consecutively to a mandatory three-year sentence for a ... (full story)


Scott Scarborough welcomed as new UA president

Amid the festive sounds of bands playing outside EJ Thomas Hall along with warm receptions and iced cookies shaped like UA’s mascot Zippy, Scott Scarborough was sworn in as the 16th president of The University of Akron.
Scarborough, 51, came from The University of Toledo and served as their provost and executive vice pres ... (full story)


Appeal denied for apartment worker who raped young girl

In the 9th District Court of Appeals, a panel of three judges recently found that the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas properly convicted a man on four counts of rape and a sexually violent predator specification based on accusations from an 11-year-old girl.
On Nov. 29, 2012, R.E. told her mother, Ashley Wilson, that she had ... (full story)