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Akron native wins national ABA arbitration competition

A national oil and gas business involved in hydraulic fracturing cancels a contract with the trucking company that delivers its sand because laws are changed prohibiting the trucks from using certain local roads. As a result, it will be much more costly and time consuming to move the product, a burden that the oil and gas business d ... (full story)


Murder conviction upheld for man who fired shots into lounge

A panel of judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas in a murder case.
The appellate panel rejected arguments from the defendant, Dontay Taylor, that his convictions were not supported by sufficient evidence and that the trial court committed plain error ... (full story)


National


A criminal justice advocate wages his own battle with crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sean Hosman is a leading voice in the national push to transform the justice system by predicting which criminals will commit crimes again. He also is a repeat offender himself, whose trips in and out of jail provide a striking case study of the movement he helps lead.
Hosman is CEO of Assessments.com, ... (full story)


State


Bill would require colleges to alert students to suicide prevention programs

More than 40 state representatives have backed a Walton Hills lawmaker’s efforts to adjust state law concerning suicide prevention at the collegiate level.
House Bill 28, sponsored by Rep. Marlene Anielski, would require each public institution of higher education to develop and implement a policy to advise students and sta ... (full story)


Court rejects new trial after juror saw defendant in shackles

A 12th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that a man convicted of assaulting a police officer was not unduly prejudiced when one of his jurors saw him in shackles during transport to the court room.
Jamarcus Brown appealed his convictions from the Warren County Court of Common Pleas, arguing that the court should have remov ... (full story)


Heroin dealer with shotgun under mattress loses appeal

A three-judge panel in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a 100-month prison sentence was proper for a man convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The circuit judges rejected Robert Leal’s claims that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio improperly enhanced his sent ... (full story)