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Man who robbed, beat victim loses appeal

The 9th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas in a robbery case.
The defendant, David Sharrock, appealed from his conviction in the lower court arguing that it was against the sufficiency and manifest weight of the evidence.
Case summary states that, on Feb. 20, 201 ... (full story)


New era in police recruitment: courting hearts and minds

New era in police recruitment: courting hearts and minds

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.
But most of all, cognizant of the recent turmoil over officer-involved deaths in Missouri, Baltimore and ... (full story)

Summer camp caters to kids with disabilities, illnesses

WEDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Maggie, 14, is attending camp for the first time this summer at Camp Burnt Gin near Wedgefield, which offers children with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses an opportunity to make new friends, develop recreational skills, become more independent and improve their self-confidence while particip ... (full story)


Man convicted of rape wants to play football in college

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former high school football player found delinquent in the rape of a 16-year-old girl wants to play at the community college level.
A statement from Hocking College spokeswoman Michelle O'Brien confirmed that Trent Mays will be attending the college for the fall 2015 semester and will be on the fo ... (full story)

University of Akron football drew worst attendance in NCAA

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Among all 125 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams, the University of Akron had the worst home attendance this past season.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Zips drew a total of 55,019 fans for six home games at the 30,000-seat InfoCision Stadium.
It was the lowest number reported by the university ... (full story)

Few details on plans for Boston 2024 Olympic vote

BOSTON — Nearly three months after promising a statewide vote on its bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, many unanswered questions remain about the referendum process even as Boston Olympic organizers prepare to roll out a new master plan they hope will begin to address the concerns of a skeptical public.
What may sound simp ... (full story)

Does Platini really want the FIFA throne?

GENEVA — After years of waiting, Michel Platini’s destiny with FIFA is coming faster than he thought.
Platini had his 60th birthday last Sunday with much to celebrate and a big decision to take.
Long seen as the heir apparent to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, his former mentor and now embattled adversary, it is open ... (full story)

Decathlete Trey Hardee the big favorite at US championships

Decathlete Trey Hardee the big favorite at US championships

Trey Hardee's lucrative decathlon career has suddenly gone to the dogs.
More specifically, his two Rottweiler mixes, Minka and Luca, who actually have an endorsement deal with a pet food company that keeps them rolling in treats.
Simply the spoils of having an owner who's one of the top dogs in a grueling two-day, 10-event com ... (full story)


Ohio announces rules for testing lethal injection drugs

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio will test lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs, the state prisons agency announced last Monday in its latest update of capital punishment rules.
The revised policy applies to so-called compounded drugs, which are specially mixed versions of drugs not su ... (full story)

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions last Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.
On their last day together u ... (full story)

Courts and mental health providers can report handgun background check information electronically

An important piece of information for background checks associated with handgun purchases and concealed carry permits can now be submitted by Ohio courts and mental health care providers through the Ohio Courts Network.
Starting on June 3, the OCN began to allow Mental Illness Adjudication Reporting (MIAR) from county probate cou ... (full story)

Court upholds 17-year sentence for career bank robber with mental issues

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the conviction of a bank robber with a lengthy criminal history.
Roland Jerome Lamarr appealed from the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction and the procedural reasonabl ... (full story)

Appellate court rules drug addiction didn't contribute to weapons charge

The 12th District Court of Appeals recently reversed a Preble County Court of Common Pleas decision granting a man intervention in lieu of conviction after he fired a weapon near a water park.
The three-judge appellate panel sustained an argument from the state, finding that the common pleas court failed to find that Charles Tols ... (full story)

State can close Wilderness Boys Camp until it gets operating license

Nearly five years after a Noble County camp for troubled boys began fighting a state order to stop operating without a specific state license, a state appeals court ruled the camp can be closed until the license is issued.
The Seventh District Court of Appeals Friday approved an injunction against the Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp. T ... (full story)