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Screening process enhanced for specialized courts

AKRON––Summit County Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones recently announced the pre-trial screening process has been enhanced to streamline the referral process and reduce delays in identifying eligible participants for the Turning Point Program (TPP), Summit County’s Adult Felony Drug Court ... (full story)

Barberton triple murder conviction affirmed by 9th District

The admission of GPS tracking data in a Barberton triple murder case was not improper, the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Eric D. Hendon was sentenced to life in prison without parole for robbing and killing three people and wounding a fourth.
According to appellate records, the incident occurred at a Seventh S ... (full story)

Domestic Violence Court receives Supreme Court certification

AKRON––Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher’s Domestic Violence Court has earned final re-certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets.
Specialized court dockets are dedicated to offenders charged with specific types of offenses that use a combination of holding ... (full story)

Akron Muni Court program earns grant funding

AKRON––Valor Court, a specialized docket of the Akron Municipal Court, recently earned a $6,900 grant through Operation Legal Help Ohio - Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance.
Grant dollars will go toward transportation needs of those served through Valor Court. Bus passes and gas cards will be purchased and given ... (full story)

Medina County father-son casino gaming convictions affirmed

A Medina County trial court erred by ordering cash seized in an illegal gambling case when the evidence failed to establish the property was associated with the alleged operation of a casino gaming operation.
However, the 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed the gambling-related convictions of Adam Syed and his father, Azeem Sy ... (full story)