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Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.
WKBN-TV in Youngstown reports that La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark requested records that were made available recently by the Ohio Department of Health. She learned her mother's name is Franc ... (full story)


Akron Bar’s New Lawyers Section formed to attract members

There was a time that joining one’s local bar association was viewed as an essential part of having a successful law practice, especially among newcomers to the profession. But today joining the bar is far from a given as more graduates find themselves adhering to tighter budgets with access to new tools that allow them to mar ... (full story)


Former Akron U Law Clinic Director receives St. Thomas More award

Ask longtime Akron attorney and law professor J. Dean Carro about the secret to his success and he’ll say he was “just lucky.” But those whose lives he touched tell a different story, describing a humble family man who not only respected and cherished the law, but also gave freely of his time to help the less fortu ... (full story)


After Indiana is a compromise visible?

After Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law changes to the state’s newly passed religious freedom law the recriminations from supporters of rights for LGBT people gave way to recriminations from conservatives over the state’s retreat. This episode represents the latest skirmish in the broader struggle over equal rights ... (full story)


National


Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the ... (full story)


Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling

Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism.
Mohiuddin, 39, is an American citizen, longtime Californian and a vice president at a technology company. His wife was born ... (full story)


Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path.
Both the 18-year-old U.S. ... (full story)


Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.
He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car ... (full story)


Judicial branch wants to streamline felony process

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Judicial Branch wants to streamline how felony cases are handled, saving time and money and overhauling a process that dates back to when judges rode horses to court and grand juries convened only twice a year.
The bill has the support of most law enforcement officials, but some promin ... (full story)


State


Last 2 Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum

Last 2 Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last two "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" presented the group's Congressional Gold Medal for permanent display at a the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, 73 years to the day after their daring bombing attack on Japan rallied Americans in World War II.
Retired Lt. Col. Richard " ... (full story)


Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."
WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported (http://bit.ly/1EXuKaK ) the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.(full story)


Crime victim address confidentiality program sought for Ohio

In response to the vulnerability of stalking, sexual assault and protecting the rights of victims of other crimes, the majority of U.S. states have established address confidentiality programs.
Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, wants Ohio to follow suit.
Williams is sponsoring Senate Bill 83 to create an address confidentiali ... (full story)


Technology


Use secure USB drives

You are taking a USB drive full of sensitive documents to a meeting.
You stop at Angel Falls to coffee up in preparation.
You lose the drive, which is a USB 2.0 unsecure thumb drive.
You get fired.
Rewind:
You lose the drive, which is a new, secure USB 3.o drive.
You are a hero(ine).
It is now possible to comple ... (full story)