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Portage County OVI motion to suppress improperly reversed

A Portage County trial court erred in granting a drunken driving defendant’s motion to suppress based on a claimed “impossibility” defense to the underlying charge - rather than whether the stop was reasonable for Fourth Amendment purposes, according to the 11th District Court of Appeals.
Kenneth L. Batcho, 20, ... (full story)


Sowing the seeds of hope
New Oriana House gardening program growing more than just plants

Sowing the seeds of hope <BR>New Oriana House gardening program growing more than just plants<BR>

A new program designed to help change problematic behavior by instilling hope and providing valuable hands-on skills to female offenders has taken root at the Cliff Skeen Community Based Correctional Facility in Akron.
Women housed at the 70-bed facility, which is for female felony offenders in need of long-term rehabilitative pr ... (full story)


Municipal court fines and costs: An overview

Municipal court fines and costs:  An overview<BR>

Court practices to enforce appropriately assessed fines, costs, and other financial sanctions are an important part of enforcing the consequences of misconduct.
Persons often have questions about what “fines and costs” actually mean, so it seemed the appropriate time for me to provide an overview of the court costs a ... (full story)


Akron Community Foundation celebrates new grant initiatives, family philanthropy at annual meeting

AKRON––Recently, Akron Community Foundation officials welcomed more than 450 fundholders, donors, grantees, professional advisor partners and other community leaders to celebrate its growth and success during its fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.
Guests gathered at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn and learned that during t ... (full story)


Study shows long-term value of civil legal aid services

When a legal aid attorney helps a low-income client to avoid eviction or deal with debt collectors, the assistance generally has an immediate positive effect on that person’s life. But is this impact fleeting or does it change the playing field for that individual down the road?
Steven McGarrity, executive director of Commu ... (full story)