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Three Summit County courts receive technology grants

The Summit County Common Pleas and Juvenile courts, as well as the Stow Municipal Court, received grant funding to upgrade their court technology from the Ohio Supreme Court, in a brief May 14 ceremony presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.
The funds are a part of the Ohio Courts Technology Initiativ ... (full story)


The legacy behind Mayor Plusquelic’s reign

Two weeks ago, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic dropped a bomb into the Friday afternoon news hole when he announced that he was resigning as mayor. As of today, we have a little over a week left in the Plusquellic era.
My journalist friends had been speculating on whether or not Plusquellic would run for an eighth term. He not only ... (full story)


State


Bill would allow concealed handguns without a permit

If bearing arms is an American right, it is not the job of government to require law-abiding citizens to jump through one of the most burdensome processes in the country to exercise it.
That’s the message Rep. Ron Hood presented to members of the House State Government Committee in championing House Bill 152.
The propose ... (full story)


Ohio's auditor takes aim at special-interest ballot issues

Ohio's auditor takes aim at special-interest ballot issues

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio's auditor wants to ban certain amendments to the state Constitution and is seeking a state constitutional amendment to do so.
Auditor Dave Yost, a Republican, told a state panel last Thursday that it should be more difficult for people to amend the constitution through ballot initiatives that create mon ... (full story)


Defenders of term limits take fight to Ohio's capital city

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of a proposal to extend term limits for Ohio state lawmakers say they'll take their fight to the ballot if need be.
Leaders of the Washington, D.C.-based group U.S. Term Limits and the 1851 Center said during a Statehouse news conference last Thursday that a proposal to extend the consecutive ... (full story)


In US Senate bid, Democrat Sittenfeld says new voice needed

In US Senate bid, Democrat Sittenfeld says new voice needed<BR>

COLUMBUS (AP) — A Cincinnati councilman running for U.S. Senate said last Thursday that Democrats need a choice in the 2016 election and he intends to remain in the race.
Democrat P.G. Sittenfeld announced his candidacy earlier this year, though he is seeking to distinguish himself from two established politicians in the co ... (full story)


Technology


Catching up

Here are a few things that you may be interested in, none of which would fill an entire column:
Another secure flash drive company has chanced upon my path, this one from Kanguru (so, as a Buddhist, I will always give props to any company name with “guru” in it).
Kanguru has supplied secure media to businesses, the ... (full story)