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Family, friends remember attorney Anthony Tuccillo

A hard working lawyer, who cared deeply for his family and went the extra mile for his clients, pioneering legal solutions that positively impacted their lives and contributed to the profession--that’s how Fairlawn attorney Anthony Tuccillo is being remembered.
Tuccillo passed away on Sept. 18 at the age of 85.
“To ... (full story)


7th District reverses oil and gas abandonment case

The 7th District Court of Appeals recently found a Belmont County trial court improperly denied a Texas couple’s heirs from attempting to get their share of oil and gas on a 20-acre property.
According to case summary, John and Helen Kirk reserved one-half of their minerals when they sold their Belmont County property in 1 ... (full story)


National


West Texas an 'extraction colony' as oil, gas exports surge

West Texas an 'extraction colony' as oil, gas exports surge

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different. Overwhelming. Drilling rigs tower over suburban backyards. There's a housing crunch so severe that rents are up 30 percent in the last year alone.
This boom is engulfing the rest of Wes ... (full story)


State


Tax penalty questions swirl in race for Ohio auditor

Tax penalty questions swirl in race for Ohio auditor

COLUMBUS (AP) — Questions are swirling in the high stakes race for Ohio auditor about the candidates' handling of their personal tax payments.
At issue is a pattern of penalties for delinquent tax payments that Republican candidate Keith Faber and his businesses incurred between 2008 and 2015 across multiple properties, yea ... (full story)


APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found.
The decade-old Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest ... (full story)


Proposal for ambitious response to opioid crisis sits in committee

If asked to put a meteorological spin on the state's opioid addiction crisis, a pair of Democrat senators might characterize the epidemic as a 100-year rain event or perhaps a flood of biblical proportions.
As such, Sens. Joe Schiavoni and Kenny Yuko of Boardman and Richmond Heights, respectively, believe the problem is sufficien ... (full story)


Supreme Court permanently disbars Trumbull County attorney

The Ohio Supreme Court recently disbarred a Warren attorney for this “third significant breach of misconduct,” including conduct that led to his client being sanctioned for filing a frivolous lawsuit.
A Supreme Court majority voted to permanently disbar John H. Large, who was first suspended by the Court for one year ... (full story)