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Kent’s old courthouse reconstructed as office space

When the city of Kent decided to build a new courthouse to house the Kent branch of the Portage County court, it turned to a local lawyer to save the old one on Water Street.
Kent attorney John Flynn won the city’s bidding process and is now in the middle of revitalizing the building.
“The city is very gratified t ... (full story)

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Medical legal team help patients thru Legal Aid’s HEAL program

When it comes to our health, it’s been said that 20 percent is what goes on in a doctor’s office and the other 80 percent happens outside the doctor’s office.
Collaborative programs between the legal and medical community are designed to help patients with the other 80 percent.
Community Legal Aid’s Hea ... (full story)

Trusting journalism in the age of Trump

Last weekend, the New York Times published the latest in a series of jaw-dropping Maggie Haberman/Peter Baker pieces chronicling the inside of President Donald Trump’s White House. Among its least surprising revelations, the story stated that the president watches four to eight hours of cable news per day.
The story also no ... (full story)

Taking justices to task for overreach

When a criminal defendant challenges his conviction on direct appeal, arguing that the state failed to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the standard of review for the appellate court is as follows: When viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the state, could any rationale trier of fact find the essential elem ... (full story)

Longtime municipal court judge to retire

He started the second veterans treatment court in Ohio, worked to increase security in the courthouse and to get the Youngstown Municipal Court a new home, now after almost 20 years on the bench Judge Robert Milich is retiring at the end of the year.
“The court has come a long way since I took the bench in 1998,” said ... (full story)