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Portage County trial court partially overturns nurse’s drug sentence

A Portage County trial court exceeded the scope of its authority by ordering the forfeiture of a drug defendant’s nursing license, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Jennifer Fontana, a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, was charged with 15 felony counts for illegal processing of drug documents. She pl ... (full story)


Column: Could Roe v. Wade be overturned?

(THE CONVERSATION) If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry.
A sweeping Supreme Court victory for pro-choice advocates last summer was quickly overrun by worries brought on by the election of Donald Trump and the announcement of his proposed Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
Those conce ... (full story)


How bankruptcy can help USA Gymnastics, Boy Scouts compensate survivors

(THE CONVERSATION) USA Gymnastics and the Boy Scouts of America sex abuse scandals have rocked communities nationwide. Revelations regarding decades of the sexual abuse of children and long-running institutional failures to stop it are raising questions about the future of both nonprofits.
USA Gymnastics, the sport’s gover ... (full story)


Parkland shooting: One year later, Congress still avoids action on gun control

(THE CONVERSATION) One year after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida and a handful of states have passed stricter gun laws, but little has changed with the federal government’s firearms policy.
Polls conducted after the Florida shooting showed that a majority of Americans supported st ... (full story)


Judge Malek Oldfield elected to Common Pleas Judges Association board

AKRON––Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Joy Malek Oldfield was elected in December to the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association.
The Common Pleas Judges Association’s membership includes all general division judges of the state’s common pleas courts, and its mission is & ... (full story)