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Portage County attempted rape conviction vacated

A Portage County man’s attempted rape conviction was based on insufficient evidence and must be vacated.
Therefore, the trial court must resentence Naim A. Habeeb-Ullah on only of the remaining counts of gross sexual imposition or attempted sexual battery, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Habeeb-Ull ... (full story)

Kids may need more help finding answers to questions in the information age

THE CONVERSATION) Children ask lots of questions. Even before children can put together words, they point at things that they want to learn about.
Some are easy enough to answer – "What's that animal?" or "Can I drink your beer?" Others like "What is God?" and "Why do people die?" a ... (full story)

Cartel sieges leave Mexicans wondering if criminals run the country

(THE CONVERSATION) Recent deadly attacks by criminal organizations have instilled fear across Mexico.
In mid-October, shootouts between cartels and police in the states of Guerrero and Michoacán killed over 30 people. And a 12-hour criminal assault on Culiacán, Sinaloa, after Mexican security forces captured the so ... (full story)


Discussing criminal justice reform: One year after defeat of Issue 1

Lawmakers, jurists and other stakeholders recently met to discuss strategies on how Ohio can be on the forefront of criminal justice reform.
The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, an affiliated office of the Ohio Supreme Court, co-hosted the one-day workshop featuring several panel discussions, which brought proponents and opp ... (full story)

Partnership offers health care for Holocaust survivors

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Dr. Michelle Taylor met several Holocaust survivors during her time in a mobile care unit parked at Jewish Family Services recently.
It was her first time meeting curious, sometimes anxious, survivors and answering their questions before they committed to letting her care for them.
"They have a lot ... (full story)