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Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters.
Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and "unenforceable ... (full story)

Akronites plan to walk in female shoes for sexual violence awareness

Akronites plan to walk in female shoes for sexual violence awareness

Staff at the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties hope a few sore calves could raise over $60,000 during its 9th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser on April 25.
After dramatic growth in participation throughout the past few years, Crisis Center Director Dana Zedak said she hopes to draw 1,000 participants &nd ... (full story)

Still debating slavery

This past month has seen a lot of talk about slavery of all things. When the film 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture, a number of conservative pundits including Rush Limbaugh launched various complaints about the alleged political correctness of the win. Many of the articles and tweets against 12 Years linked back to o ... (full story)


Kidnapping conviction affirmed by 11th District

The judgment of the Portage County Court of Common Pleas was recently affirmed by the 11th District Court of Appeals.
The reviewing court found that Patricia Stephenson was properly convicted of first-degree felony kidnapping along with a firearm specification.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that took place on Oct. 2 ... (full story)

Man who operated illegal Dayton fundraiser loses appeal

The judgment of the Montgomery County Municipal Court was recently affirmed by a three-judge appellate panel in the 2nd District.
The municipal court found Thomas Boscarino guilty of gambling, activities prohibited without a permit, operating a gambling house and keeping a place where intoxicating liquors are sold in violation o ... (full story)

Harsher penalties for stealing identity of active-duty service members sought

State Reps. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea, and Terry Blair, R-Dayton, are campaigning for the passage of a bill crafted to protect the state’s active-duty service members from identity theft.
The proposed legislation, House Bill 471, would amend the theft, secure writings by deception and identity fraud statutes to enhance the cri ... (full story)

Man wrongly accused of murder wins imprisonment appeal case

The 8th District Court of Appeals recently released an opinion in which it stated that the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas rushed to judgment in a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.
The action was filed by C.K., an engineer, part-time community college professor and U.S. Air Force veteran.
C.K. was indicted for the murder o ... (full story)


Tell corporate clients to archive social media accounts

Most companies know by now that they have to archive all of their electronic communication as a fundamental part of the now-evolved e-discovery world. But how many of them include social media in those archives?
Not very many, as it turns out.
According to some recent studies, most major corporations have at least a half doze ... (full story)