According to some sports fans, in the waning seconds of a football or basketball game, the officials should “let ‘em play.” That is, they should refrain from calling any but the most egregious fouls lest the penalty determine the outcome of the game.
The idea of “swallowing the whistle” misses the ... (full story)
Starting early next year, the 300-plus Ohio mayor’s courts will have a new portal to the Ohio Supreme Court for the reporting of their court statistics.
Mayor’s courts have been required to report their statistics to the Supreme Court on a quarterly basis since 2003. Now, this web-based portal will make that job easi ... (full story)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge recently refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who got married in California, saying the marriage wasn't recognized under state law, according to the woman who filed and her lawyer.
Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, who filed for the divorce in September in north Mississippi's ... (full story)
Picking a bourbon isn't the one-two-three choice it used to be. There's been a boom in brands, especially from small, premium producers, not to mention a flood of new styles. Will you go for a barrel-aged version? Honey flavored? How about a bourbon that's been aged at sea?
No doubt about it, bourbon is branching out.
"T ... (full story)
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — They stood in front of the full-length mirrors and waited for dancing instructions delivered in fast-paced Spanish.
The boys stomped to the beat of the Mexican music playing softly from an iPod in the small studio. The girls, dressed in red, flowing skirts that draped over black Converse and pink Ni ... (full story)
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — When Lionsgate Films contacted Tom Warriner almost two years ago about the herd of black Friesians he oversees at the Grand Oaks Resort and Museum in southern Marion County, he never thought two of them, Dieuwe and Tristan, would play prominent roles in the recent released film "The Hunger Games: Catch ... (full story)
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — If someone asks how he became a circuit judge, Jalal Harb laughs and credits luck. However, friends, family and colleagues say the 56-year-old Lakeland man and father of two sons makes his own luck through hard work.
He moved to a new country, learned a new language, earned a law degree, raised a family ... (full story)
SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) — Until federal agents began swarming over the city the past several months, Sweetwater seemed as nondescript as its City Hall — a three-story concrete box surrounded by working-class homes and an auto repair shop, tamale stand and passport office down the street.
Now, the tiny West Miami-Dade c ... (full story)
ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) — When Anne Asplund received a $20,000 check from the Cliffs/Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund for her after school music program, it was like a dream come true.
"One day that check just came in the mail, and I was shaking," she told The Mining Journal of Marquette. "I couldn't ... (full story)
The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently that a man waived his Confrontation Clause challenge when he stipulated to the admissibility and content of a nontestifying analyst’s scientific report.
In the 7-0 opinion, the high court stated that the 4th District Court of Appeals properly affirmed Daniel Keck II’s convicti ... (full story)
In 2011, after growing increasingly frustrated with his youngest son’s behavioral problems, Chuck Ellis turned to therapeutic wilderness camping.
“Many families are struggling to parent ... and the involvement with the camp enabled many of us to examine and adjust our parenting style to our son’s needs,” ... (full story)
The 1st District Court of Appeals recently released an opinion affirming the judgment of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, which convicted Raymond Stevens of the robbery of Brooke Huerkamp.
Stevens was sentenced to three years in prison and, upon appeal, he challenged the weight and sufficiency of the evidence against h ... (full story)