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Say that to their face: See what happens

This is the second of Mike Panter’s two-part interview with California mediator Jeff Kichaven on the proper role of a mediator in settlement negotiations. The first half was published in the July 3 edition.
I’ve written previously about the benefits of “break in” meetings with opposing counsel. First, you ... (full story)


Curtis Howard receives juvenile court promotion

He prepared for the opportunity for 34 years and, on July 2, Curtis Howard’s diligence and dedication were rewarded when Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio announced that Howard was being promoted to assistant court administrator.
Howard began his career at the Juvenile Court in 1984 as a detention offi ... (full story)


State


Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

COLUMBUS (AP) — The house. Food on the table. Survival.
Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohio's capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect.
"It's everything, mostly, because you worked all of them years," said Duane Ross, 61, of Cadiz, who spe ... (full story)


Proposal made to allow governments to deliver certain notices electronically

In a session early last week Ohio senators unanimously approved a measure to authorize some state agencies, local governments and other boards, commissions and officers to deliver certain notices by ordinary mail and electronically instead of by costly certified mail.
House Bill 34 is the culmination of a two-year collaboration w ... (full story)


Lake Erie forecast is for smaller, significant algae bloom

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Another significant algae bloom is likely to spread through western Lake Erie this summer, but it will be smaller than the largest ones of recent years, researchers said Thursday.
What they can't predict is how toxic it might be.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and research partner ... (full story)


Federal prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids

Federal prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in eight states with high drug overdose death rates will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases under a program announced Thursday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sessions announced Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge in New Hampshire, which Republican President Donald Tr ... (full story)


DNA tests link remains to teen who disappeared in 1974

DNA tests link remains to teen who disappeared in 1974

CLEVELAND (AP) — More than four decades after a 17-year-old girl about to start her senior year was reported missing and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in Cleveland, police have launched a murder investigation to find out who killed her alongside a river.
A process that began two years ago has led authorities to c ... (full story)