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Court denies payment plan for court costs for long-time thief

The 11th District Court of Appeals recently dismissed an appeal from the judgment of the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Defendant Michael Goodman challenged the decision of the lower court to deny his motion to establish a payment plan for court costs.
In August 2006, Goodman wa ... (full story)


New Akron Law IP head talks tech law trends

Two recent additions to the teaching and administrative staff of The University of Akron School of Law have propelled the school to a position as having “one of the top cyberspace law contingents in any law school in the country,” according to new law school dean Matthew Wilson.
The primary addition to the staff of ... (full story)


National


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
Not a huge sum, but the pastor said the LaSalle Street Church had received a tidy $1.6 million from a real estate deal, and $160,000 — a typical 10 percent ti ... (full story)


Sports


Manage the business by managing the athlete

In the mid-1990s, I was the communications manager for the Motorola Cycling Team. It was a great job. Motorola was Lance Armstrong’s first pro team, and it was exciting to be a part of the international sport.
Very soon after starting with the team, I became distinctly aware that the stability of my job and personal livel ... (full story)


State


Angler loses appeal for assault and abduction of a walleye

A man convicted in the Fremont Municipal Court of snagging a walleye had his conviction affirmed in a recent opinion released by the 6th District Court of Appeals.
Defendant Yiying Fan was found guilty of snagging the fish in violation of R.C. 1531.02 and ordered to pay a $110 fine, plus court costs.
On appeal, Fan challenged ... (full story)


Man who murdered girlfriend denied petition for postconviction relief

The 10th District Court of Appeals released an opinion recently denying postconviction relief for a man found guilty of murdering his girlfriend.
The three-judge appellate panel affirmed the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas decision to deny Kevin Tolliver postconviction relief.
In his latest motion for relief, Tolliver c ... (full story)


Parole properly revoked for woman who tested positive for drugs twice

A woman recently lost her appeal when the 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision to revoke her community control and impose a two-year prison term.
Ebony Waddell appealed from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas decision, arguing that she was denied the effective assistance of counsel. The t ... (full story)