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Attorneys not ineffective in Medina Cty. child rape case

The 9th District Court of Appeals has once again affirmed a Medina County trial court’s judgment in the case of a defendant charged with multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition involving a minor.
Thomas B. Clark was charged in December 2016 in a 30-count indictment, which included a sexually violent predator sp ... (full story)

Akron Muni Court brings Halloween weddings back from the dead

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Demons and ghouls looking for a spooktacular venue to begin the rest of their lives together are in for a treat this year.
Halloween weddings are back at the Akron Civic Theatre.
For the fifth year, Akron Municipal Court will offer Halloween-themed weddings at the theater, which has donated space for the event.
“We ... (full story)

The first battle in the culture wars: The quality of diversity

(THE CONVERSATION) American diversity is in the spotlight as racial discrimination in the United States reemerges as a major topic of public discussion, touching everything from education to housing to policing.
The context of the quality of American diversity is inescapable as multipledebates around race relationscontinue to ra ... (full story)

How food became the perfect beachhead for gentrification

(THE CONVERSATION) Everybody, it seems, welcomes the arrival of new restaurants, cafés, food trucks and farmers markets.
What could be the downside of fresh veggies, homemade empanadas and a pop-up restaurant specializing in banh mis?
But when they appear in unexpected places – think inner-city areas populated ... (full story)

Ohio Supreme Court to hold oral arguments at UA

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It’s been more than six years since Ohio Supreme Court justices held oral arguments at a law school.
But that will be changing at the end of October when Ohio Supreme Court justices bring their Off-Site Court program to The University of Akron, providing high school students and others, including members of the public with ... (full story)