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Ohio's fall foliage to reach peak in coming weeks

Ohio's fall foliage to reach peak in coming weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) — Autumn colors are expected to approach their peak throughout Ohio in the next few weeks.
Casey Burdick, the fall color forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, says mid- to late October is generally prime leaf-peeping season in the state.
"We're pretty much on time," Burdick said ... (full story)

Can Ohio’s false statements law be repaired?

For the second time this year, a court decision has struck down regulations aimed at false or misleading statements during political campaigns. In In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against O’Toole, the Ohio Supreme Court struck part of one of the judicial canons that regulates conduct during judicial campaigns. Earlier this ... (full story)

Fewer cases reported in Ohio’s courts in 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court recently released its annual report on the activities of Ohio’s courts, and it shows a nearly across-the-board downward trend in new case filings that has been evident over the last several years.
Several clerks of court in the area had comments on the report, and some insight as to the various reaso ... (full story)

Longtime assistant prosecutor sworn in as administrative law judge

Many people dream of climbing the ranks in their field, but not everyone is willing to go the extra mile to make it happen. That wasn’t the case with Akron native and former assistant prosecutor Mary Lohr.
Her journey to secure the position of administrative law judge in the U.S. Social Security Administration began in Ma ... (full story)

Akron responds to homeless lawsuit allegations

Akron responds to homeless lawsuit allegations<BR><BR>

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron police say they acted properly and warned homeless people in advance before ordering them to leave encampments and throwing away their belongings.
A police spokesman issued a statement Monday in response to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court by 11 people who say they had their civil rights vio ... (full story)