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Longtime Summit County Democratic Party chair passes away

Longtime Summit County Democratic Party chair passes away<BR>

Attorney Alexander E. Teodosio, once told his son, Tom, that a lawyer’s “word and reputation for honesty” are the keys to a successful career.
It was advice the elder Teodosio lived by and a large part of the reason that he was such a respected member of the legal community, said his son, Summit County Court of ... (full story)


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'Manipulative' woman who tried to fight ex's new girlfriend lands in prison

A woman who tried to fight her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend must serve prison time, according to a recent opinion from the 5th District Court of Appeals.
The three-judge appellate panel rejected Brandy McKinney’s argument that she should have been placed on community control, rather than sent to prison, following her ... (full story)


Dayton liquor store thief loses appeal

A panel of three judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in a robbery case.
The lower court sentenced defendant William Johnson to a total of 14 years in prison for the robbery of a Third Base Drive Thru.
Johnson was indicted in May 2010 on two c ... (full story)


Proposed legislation would extend statute of limitations for rape cases involving DNA

If a bill focused on increasing time limitations for certain sexual assault prosecutions allows for the prosecution of even one rape case, Sen. Jim Hughes, R-Columbus, has said it would be well worth the legislature’s time.
“As a former assistant county prosecutor and bailiff, I have witnessed first-hand the hardships ... (full story)


14,600 blighted properties demolished in Ohio under program

14,600 blighted properties demolished in Ohio under program

COLUMBUS (AP) — More than 14,600 blighted properties around Ohio have been demolished in the past two years under a program aimed at benefiting areas affected by foreclosures, the state's attorney general said Friday.
Ohio used $75 million from a national settlement with major mortgage servicers to create a grant program in ... (full story)