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Why isn’t Scarborough addressing administrative bloat?

After a summer of upheaval and recrimination, everyone with a connection to the University of Akron has a theory about what President Scott Scarborough is up to.
While everyone in the greater Akron area has a connection to the university – it has been a key driver in the city’s transition from heavy industry to a kno ... (full story)


Likely legalization vote prompts action on medical marijuana

Likely legalization vote prompts action on medical marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state's vast medical marijuana industry — a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.
A pair of bills pending in the California Legis ... (full story)

In N. Korean capital, residents used to life in war's shadow

In N. Korean capital, residents used to life in war's shadow

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — For 30 minutes in North Korea, as talks were underway to try to avert the worst crisis between the two Koreas in years, all eyes were glued to the television — but not to the news, which had just ended. After five long years, the "Boy General" animation series was airing a much-ant ... (full story)

Gulf eats away at coast outside levee-protected New Orleans

Gulf eats away at coast outside levee-protected New Orleans

DELACROIX, La. (AP) — Rocky Morales is watching his small Louisiana town of Delacroix slowly melt into the water. The woods where he played hide-and-seek as a boy are gone. It's all water and mud back there now. So, too, is the nearby marsh where townsfolk once trapped for muskrat, otter and mink.
Many of the fishermen who ... (full story)


Bill seeks ban on certain drug-induced abortions

Among the proposals introduced this legislative session that concern abortion, House Bill 255 would expand the regulation of inducing an abortion with certain drugs.
The bill, known as the Abortion-Inducing Drug Safety Act, is jointly sponsored by Reps. Tom Brinkman, R-Cincinnati, and Christina Hagan, R-Alliance.
“This l ... (full story)

Conviction stands for man who forged ex-wife's signature on mortgage modification form

A man was properly convicted of theft, forgery and tampering with records after he forged his ex-wife’s signature on a form modifying their mortgage, according to a recent opinion from the 10th District Court of Appeals.
The three-judge appellate panel overruled all of Kenneth Proby’s arguments challenging his convict ... (full story)

US senator: Cultural change needed to stop human trafficking

US senator: Cultural change needed to stop human trafficking

COLUMBUS (AP) — While laws are changing to reflect the reality that child prostitutes are victims, cultural attitudes also need to change, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said last week after hearing from experts and a survivor of child trafficking.
Portman said most of his constituents tell him, "'Are you sure this is going on ... (full story)

Board OKs 1st Ohio standards for police use of deadly force

COLUMBUS (AP) — Use of deadly force by police officers would be limited to defending themselves or others from serious injury or death under Ohio's first statewide standards adopted Friday and headed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies.
The standards follow national and international policies on force and include a refe ... (full story)

Sex offender classification cannot be vacated if it is not on the record

A three-judge appellate panel recently ruled that the Butler County Court of Common Pleas properly denied a man’s request to vacate his Tier III sex offender classification because a classification was not on the record and therefore could not be vacated.
The 12th District Court of Appeals overruled William Halsey’s a ... (full story)


Another change to Google algorithm affects visitor numbers

In the last couple of years, Google has instituted several changes to its algorithm that will affect how many people may visit your website.
The algorithm is Google’s way of ranking which pages show up closest to the top of the first search page when a potential client types in, for instance, “Akron divorce lawyer.&r ... (full story)