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Hahn Loeser & Parks elect new Akron partner

CLEVELAND— Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP last monthn named Nathan B. Webb as partner for their Akron office. E. Sean Medina and Matthew D. Wartko in the Cleveland office were also elected to the firm’s partnership.
“We are pleased to have elevated this strong group of lawyers to the partnership level of the firm,& ... (full story)

Akron-area women entrepreneurs training program to begin in March

AKRON–Registration is now open for the Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio’s EMPOWER! Women’s Business Mastery Program. The program is designed for current and aspiring female business owners in the greater Akron area. Starting March 8, the six-week program aims to help participants create new business ventures ... (full story)

Cincinnati police officer accused of excessive force loses appeal

A federal court of appeals recently upheld the denial of summary judgment for a Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy who is accused of using excessive force against an intoxicated woman.
Deputy William Cotton appealed from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, which declined to gran ... (full story)


Forget baseball: Increasingly, e-sports becoming our pastime

In 1986, Australian hard rock band AC/DC had an epic hit song, “Who Made Who.” The song began, “The video game says play me.”
If the group penned this song today, the lyrics might easily be “The video game says PAY me,” in deference to the fast-growing sector of e-sports.
E-sports, more comm ... (full story)

Report: Daily fantasy sports losing major payment processor

Report: Daily fantasy sports losing major payment processor

NEW YORK (AP) — An Ohio company that processes payments for daily fantasy sports sites says it will no longer handle their payments and will pull away from the $2 billion industry in February, according to a newspaper report.
FanDuel, DraftKings and other daily fantasy sports sites have been under assault in recent months a ... (full story)

Johnny Manziel being investigated following altercation

Johnny Manziel being investigated following altercation

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before Johnny Manziel was found "safe and in no danger," police in Texas used a helicopter to help locate the Browns quarterback, who can't seem to stay out of trouble.
Manziel is being investigated by police in Fort Worth and Dallas following a disturbance early last Saturday during which he may ... (full story)


Ohio court approves class action in speed camera case

Ohio court approves class action in speed camera case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A state appeals court approved class action status last Monday for thousands of motorists fined for speeding in a southwest Ohio village with citations issued from automatic camera enforcement.
The 12th district appeals court ruling comes as New Miami's police have just launched use of hand-held speed came ... (full story)

Bill to mandate notification to private entities in sealing criminal records

The sponsor of a new House bill has pitched the proposed legislation as a measure that would benefit both employers and job seekers across the state.
“House Bill 427 would create a system to ensure the people receive the full benefit of a sealed or expunged record by having the attorney general work with a third party to id ... (full story)

Mystery surrounds Muslim cleric in US mountain compound

Mystery surrounds Muslim cleric in US mountain compound

SAYLORSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — The influential Muslim cleric lives quietly on a gated 26-acre compound in the Pocono Mountains, where he prays, works, meets admirers and watches from afar as terrorism accusations that have landed him on Turkey's most-wanted list unfold in court.
Rarely seen in public, Fethullah Gulen has ... (full story)