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Foodbank and library partner to offer after-school snacks

Foodbank and library partner to offer after-school snacks <BR><BR>

When children get home from school, one of the first things many do is reach for a snack. But not all kids go directly home, some spend time at the library while they wait for their parents or guardians to get out of work and pick them up.
But students who head to many Akron-Summit County Public Library branches can look forward ... (full story)


Appeal denied for man convicted of aggravated vehicular assault

In the 9th District Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel recently affirmed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, which denied a motion for discovery from an inmate who was convicted of aggravated vehicular assault, driving under suspension and operating a vehicle under the influence.
After pleading guilty to t ... (full story)


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WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy.
The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in Washington then present it on April ... (full story)


Florida has 6 of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas
Cuyahoga County shows 2nd largest numerical decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.
New data released from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that The Villages, Florida, ranked as the nation's fastest-growing metro area las ... (full story)


Paid to sleep: NY/Ohio crack down on napping health workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — By day, Tanya Lemon was a 35-year-old single mother who took care of her four children. By night, she worked 12-hour shifts as a nurse at a state group home in suburban Syracuse, paid to watch over vulnerable residents as they slept.
That's also when she got her own sleep, prosecutors say — a routi ... (full story)


Seminar will examine the true story behind the McDonald's hot coffee case

The plaintiff’s name may not ring a bell, but Stella Liebeck’s 1994 lawsuit against McDonald’s sent shockwaves through pop culture and became a media firestorm.
The case, which centered around the 79-year-old woman suffering third-degree burns in her pelvic region after spilling hot coffee from the fast-food gia ... (full story)


Federal court rejects former congressman's anti-abortion defamation claim

A federal appellate panel has rejected an appeal from former congressman Steven Driehaus after finding that an anti-abortion group’s public criticism of his performance did not constitute defamation of character.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently released an opinion upholding summary judgment granted to the Sus ... (full story)