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Murderer who strangled victim loses appeal

An aggravated murder conviction was upheld recently when a three-judge panel in Ohio’s 9th District Court of Appeals ruled that the verdict against Shannon Mount, imposed in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, was not against the manifest weight of the evidence.
Case summary states that, on May 31, 2012, Todd McHaddon ... (full story)


Employee theft insurance, the devil is in the details

According to U.S. Department of Justice reports, nearly one-third of all employees commit some degree of theft, adding up to billions of dollars in losses for businesses each year.
While no owner wants to think that his/her employees are stealing, embezzling funds or committing fraud, companies are increasingly being forced to d ... (full story)


National


Expert: Killing shows strict police vetting needed

Expert: Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.
Cleveland police officials didn't learn until aft ... (full story)


Sports


In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'

In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The men grappled with each other to board the quickly filling bus. Others wriggled in through the windows, scaling the outside, using the large wheels as footholds and leaving scuff-marks on the white exterior with their shoes.
These weren't refugees fleeing disaster. They were migrant workers in 2022 Wo ... (full story)


Holy Cross players reeling over baseball cuts

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Corleone Desimone played baseball at Jimtown High School and then at Adrian College in Michigan for two years on a scholarship.
He transferred to Holy Cross College this year, ready to keep playing ball throughout his college career. Then, just before final exams started last week, he and his teamma ... (full story)


Concussion suit against IHSA faces uphill battle

A former Notre Dame College Prep football player has filed a class-action lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against the Illinois High School Association. Daniel Bukal v. Illinois High School Association, No. 2014 CH 19131.
The suit seeks, generally, reform of the IHSA’s concussion protocol with respect to baseline testi ... (full story)


State


Prosecutors: Coach in rape case violated probation

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players left the state without permission and drank in an Arizona bar in violation of his probation conditions, according to state prosecutors seeking to revoke that proba ... (full story)


Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.
To determine that number, ... (full story)


House OKs redistricting plan; fireworks bill dies

COLUMBUS (AP) — Applause from the gallery was permitted Wednesday as the Ohio House gave final clearance to a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way the state draws its legislative districts and sent it to voters, culminating years of difficult negotiations.
"I'm not going to mention that I'm not supposed to allow t ... (full story)


Supreme Court of Ohio: Death-row inmate who led robbery in which three were killed will be resentenced

In a recent 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio remanded a death-row inmate’s case for resentencing after finding his trial counsel failed to present proper mitigating evidence.
The majority of the justices rejected the state’s contention that Willie Herring’s defense counsel presented only positive mitigat ... (full story)


Local law firm continues to grow

CANTON––Day Ketterer is pleased to announce that Thomas L. Scanlon has joined the firm as an associate in its litigation and business law practice groups.
Scanlon received his juris doctor from The University of Akron School of Law in 2014 where he graduated second in his class and served on the Akron Law Review Edit ... (full story)