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After melee, Ohio shopping mall's youth restrictions begin

CLEVELAND (AP) — An upscale suburban Cleveland shopping mall where police broke up a post-Christmas melee with pepper spray joined other shopping complexes in Ohio and the U.S. last Friday in restricting children 17 and under from entering during certain weekend hours.
Beachwood Place announced new rules this week that juve ... (full story)


State Bar Assn. certifies 27 lawyers as specialists

The Ohio State Bar Association recently announced that it has certified 27 lawyers as specialists in their practice areas.
The attorneys, including seven Columbus-based lawyers, join a total of 696 Ohio State Bar Association Certified attorneys in various specialty areas around the state.
In a statement, the state's bar associ ... (full story)


Terms of Columbus police sergeant ethics breach are released

A public records request by the Dayton Daily News resulted last week in the release of the settlement agreement between the Ohio Ethics Commission and a Columbus police sergeant on conflict-of-interest violations.
According to the agreement, Division of Police Sgt. Matthew Weekley was suspended without pay for 240 hours - the equ ... (full story)


Being Timothy Thomas' son

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tywon Thomas knows what he likes and what he does not, in a typical, uncomplicated teen-age boy sort of way.
He does not like "Romeo and Juliet," the book he is reading in freshman English class, saying, "All I know is he's a boy who's in love with a girl."
He does not always like ha ... (full story)


World travelers, social butterfly among Fla. airport victims

World travelers, social butterfly among Fla. airport victims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. They were collecting their luggage when a gunman opened fired in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 at the airport — a hub for cruisers heade ... (full story)