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Project has detention youth construct prosthetics

Project has detention youth construct prosthetics

AKRON––Community service for court-involved youth normally entails volunteerism at a local venue or maintenance work. But, for the youth in the Summit County Detention Center, a summer project took such service to a new level. They spent a portion of the summer providing the very definition of a helping hand.
For the ... (full story)


State


Documents: Plant owners 'willfully' used ineligible workers

Documents: Plant owners 'willfully' used ineligible workers

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according to unsealed ... (full story)


11th District appellate court reverses animal cruelty convictions

The 11th District Court of Appeals has reversed a Willoughby Municipal Court animal cruelty case, finding the defendant’s counsel was ineffective for failing to object after the state repeatedly introduced inadmissible and prejudicial testimony against him.
Nathan Brewer was tried before a jury Oct. 23, 2018, on two misdeme ... (full story)


Ex-coach who had sex with teen diver gets 4 years in prison

COLUMBUS (AP) — A former Ohio State diving club coach accused of abusing that role and having sex with a diver when she was a teenager was sentenced Monday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery.
Estee Pryor has said William Bohonyi began pressuring her for sex when she was 16. At Bohonyi's sentenci ... (full story)


Recover school opens for teens recovering from addictions

COLUMBUS (AP) — Alyssa doesn't know where she would be today if she didn't find the courage to send an email earlier this year.
Reaching out to Heartland High School on the Near East Side and admitting she needed academic help was one of the most difficult things the senior has done.
But after struggling with substance a ... (full story)


Plan for fair tax valuation of subsidized rentals criticized

Plan for fair tax valuation of subsidized rentals criticized

The Ohio Legislative Service Commission has taken a swipe at proposed legislation in the Ohio Senate that has been proposed to treat all property tax payers fairly and equitably.
Senate Bill 36 is proposed to amend the Ohio Revised Code to require the tax commissioner to adopt rules such that a subsidized residential rental prope ... (full story)


Technology


How to make Facebook not so bad

Well, no you really can’t, but at least you can take these tips on making Facebook more private.
Of course, if your law office’s only website is Facebook, you may not be able to do most of these, but Fast Company recommends that you definitely take these privacy steps for your personal pages.
One. Look closely at ... (full story)