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Training seminar for those who deal with human trafficking victims

It has been less than two years since Summit County Juvenile Court officials came into contact with the first human trafficking victim, said Hilary Finkel, a mental health social worker at the court. Since then, she said court officials have been working to put processes and programs in place to help the victims.
“I don&rs ... (full story)


HHM litigator promoted to major in U.S. Army Reserves JAG Corps

SALEM, Ohio – Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. announced that HHM lawyer Vito J. Abruzzino has been promoted from captain to major in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps.
Abruzzino is a senior defense counsel, responsible for a team of lawyers who defend service-members accused of or being investigate ... (full story)


State


Woman with long criminal record loses appeal for fake checks conviction

A panel of judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Clark County Court of Common Pleas made the proper findings in court and in its sentencing entry before imposing consecutive sentences in a forgery case.
Bonnie Bittner appealed from the prison sentence she received in the lower court following her gu ... (full story)


Ohio to mail voters absentee ballot applications

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio voters with up-to-date addresses will soon get an absentee ballot application for the November election.
Residents should start receiving the applications around Labor Day, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced.
Voters can cast an absentee ballot by mail or in person without giving any reason.
... (full story)


Appeals panel weighing Occupy Nashville suit

CINCINNATI (AP) — A special three-judge panel focused on issues of camping, protests, free speech and executive power on Monday during arguments in an appeal of a lawsuit brought by Occupy Nashville protesters arrested on War Memorial Plaza in October 2011.
The panel hearing the case in at the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of App ... (full story)