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Keep Akron Beautiful president and CEO to retire

Before becoming president and CEO of Keep Akron Beautiful, Paula Davis spent almost a decade as a stay-at-home mom and volunteer. But she said she never stopped networking.
“I had a career in retail, prior to having two kids and I went home to be with my kids for about nine years,” she said. “During that period ... (full story)


Portage County’s `go-to judge’ retiring

John Enlow worked his way through The University of Akron School of Law by teaching at Windham Middle School.
“With four years of doing that, you really have no social life,” he said.
After more than three decades as a judge, the 69-year-old Ravenna resident will finally have some free time.
Enlow will retire a ... (full story)


State


Ohio Democrats coalesce around Pepper for chairman

Ohio Democrats coalesce around Pepper for chairman

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Democrats are coalescing around David Pepper as their new chairman ahead of Tuesday's vote as the party looks to rebuild after a year of political missteps and devastating losses.
The Cincinnati lawyer and 2014 attorney general candidate had locked up a majority of the 148 votes needed to win the elect ... (full story)


Family files lawsuit over fatal shooting at Ohio Wal-Mart

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Dayton against the city of Beavercreek in suburban Dayton, ... (full story)


Appeal denied for man who murdered elderly woman in 1981 home invasion

A man convicted of the 1981 murder of an elderly woman lost his most recent motion for postconviction relief when the 12th District Court of Appeals ruled that it was untimely.
In his appeal from the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas, Rusty Mootispaw argued that he was entitled to postconviction relief because the state impro ... (full story)


Man who raped teen girls loses appeal

A panel of judges in the 8th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, which classified defendant Carl Nelson as a sexual predator.
In his appeal, Nelson argued that the trial court erred in classifying him as a sexual predator, the most severe classification, rather t ... (full story)


Fund would help students finish college

Before the close of the current legislative session, Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, would like to see a bill that would help pay for college students to complete their degrees signed into law.
House Bill 209, also known as the Finish Fund, would establish the Finish Reserve Fund to provide grants to students who are nearing completio ... (full story)


technology


Make your computer read to you

Under the “you probably didn’t know this” category—computers can be set up to read documents out loud. It will do this in a computer robo-voice, or can be configured to read in other voices (and languages).
This applies to either Word documents or PDF files. And, no, I didn’t know this either until ... (full story)