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Stow judge takes Mental Health Court in STRIDE

Lisa Coates has always had an interest in mental health.
When she was a child, her mother was a nurse on the mental health ward.
After graduating from law school, Coates witnessed troubled souls herself while employed by the federal government at the Department of Veteran Affairs and then later the Social Security Administra ... (full story)


Cleveland to pay $3 million over police shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — The relatives of two people killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire in 2012 will split a $3 million settlement from the city of Cleveland, the attorney for one of the families said Tuesday.
Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired into the victims' car after a high-speed chase, killing 43-year-old d ... (full story)


Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant

Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced Tuesday.
The operation in late September was the second face transplant by the Ohio hospital. More than two dozen face transplants have been done around the world, starting in 2005 wit ... (full story)


A history lesson for Ben Stein

Recently on one of the Sunday talk shows, Ben Stein accused President Obama of being “the most racist president there has ever been in this country.” Stein was criticizing what he sees as an effort to mobilize black voters to vote for Democratic candidates. “It is a way to racialize voting in this country.” ... (full story)


National


Better strategies sought to curb domestic violence

On a high school football field near Pittsburgh, an assistant coach tackled a topic unrelated to the upcoming game.
"One of the biggest components of being a man is how you treat females," Kevin Murray told his players at Woodland Hills High. "We'd be doing you a very big disservice by not holding you accountable. ... (full story)


State


Educational groups oppose bill to change Ohio GED standards

Several educational groups are opposing legislation designed to revamp the state’s GED process.
House Bill 343, sponsored by Rep. Gerald Stebelton, R-Lancaster, would permit a person who is at least 18 years old, rather than 19 years old as under current law, to take the tests of general educational development without add ... (full story)


Conviction of mother for son’s murder upheld

A Cleveland woman who was sentenced to serve 31 years to life in prison for the murder of her 3-year-old son had her convictions affirmed recently by the 8th District Court of Appeals.
Camilia Terry was found guilty by a jury in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of ... (full story)


Technology


What is old is new again: WordPerfect is back

Many, many years ago, there was a debate/war between Microsoft’s Word word processing program and a Canadian word processing program called WordPerfect. In particular, over time, WordPerfect tried to develop itself into a singular solution for the law office.
The war ended a long time ago, it seemed, won by Microsoft, alth ... (full story)