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Three law firms add attorneys to their local offices

Three local law firms recently added lawyers to their offices in Trumbull, Mahoning and Summit counties.
On Feb. 1, the plaintiff-side personal injury firm Kisling, Nestico & Redick welcomed attorney Ben Pfouts to its Akron office and in March associate James R. LaPolla joined the Warren office of Youngstown-based Harrington ... (full story)

Ukraine receives weapons support from around the world

(THE CONVERSATION) Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, many of the world's nations have sought to support Ukrainians by sending weapons. Even before that, though, many countries were offering limited help as a result of the Russian takeover of Crimea, in southern Ukraine, in 2014.
The United States has given more than ... (full story)

Florida Republicans' row with Mickey Mouse highlights widening gap between historical BFFs GOP and corporate America

(THE CONVERSATION) There's a growing rift between corporate America and the GOP – two groups that have long been bedfellows.
The latest incident involves Disney and its decision to speak out against a Florida law that prevents instruction of sexual orientation or gender identity from kindergarten through third grade. Repub ... (full story)

Billions spent on overseas counterterrorism better spent by involving ex-terrorists

(THE CONVERSATION) For decades, the U.S. government has sent aid to countries plagued by terrorism, believing that the money could help other nations tackle extremism. Money matters, but it alone isn't enough to prevent terrorism.
An explosion at a mosque in northern Afghanistan killed more than 30 people on April 22, 2022, just ... (full story)

Disney hasn't found itself in this much trouble since 1941

(THE CONVERSATION) The family-friendly, controversy-averse Walt Disney Co. has walked into the buzz saw of the American culture wars, version 2022.
In April, officials at Disney objected to a Florida law prohibiting instruction in sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. Florida Gov. Ron DeSant ... (full story)