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Longtime Summit County bailiff takes on new role

A love of computers, complex issues and new challenges—those are the factors that first led former Summit County Common Pleas Court Bailiff Brian Scheetz to become interested in a career in the court system and those are the reasons he said he’s never changed course.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with compu ... (full story)


State


Presumed father not required to support birth mother to maintain right to contest adoption

The presumed father of a child born out of wedlock did not give up his right to contest the mother’s decision to place the child for adoption when he failed to provide the pregnant mother financial support, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
The Supreme Court vacated the 2015 adoption of a Butler County child by a Tenne ... (full story)


How to get the most from an attorney-client relationship

Q: How is an attorney-client relationship created?
A: Generally, persons may consult with and be represented by an attorney whenever they choose. The client is usually responsible for the fees associated with the service. When a person hires or retains a particular attorney, and the attorney agrees to represent that individual, a ... (full story)


Yes, collusion with a foreign adversary is a bad thing

I spent last week out of town and for the most part away from media. When I left, the conservative critique of the Russia scandal was the lack of evidence of collusion. When I got back, the dominant story was that collusion is perfectly normal.
I hope no one injured their back moving those goalposts.
The talking points changed ... (full story)


Scholar traces origins of Midwest 'flyover country' derision

Scholar traces origins of Midwest 'flyover country' derision

COLUMBUS (AP) — The name of President Donald Trump appears only once in professor Jon Lauck's new book about perceptions of the Midwest as "flyover country," and then only in a footnote involving polling in Missouri.
Yet the book's exploration of decades-old historical trends helps explain the attraction Trump hel ... (full story)


Technology


Purdue buys an online law school

Purdue University, located in Lafayette, Indiana, has completed its purchase of private, for-profit Kaplan University, the purchase of which includes an online law school. Purdue is calling this “the world’s next public university.”
Purdue was founded in 1869 as Indiana’s only land grant college (Ohio Stat ... (full story)