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Former Justice Lanzinger’s portrait dedicated at Supreme Court

Former Justice Lanzinger’s portrait dedicated at Supreme Court

At a courtroom ceremony on Feb. 6, the Ohio Supreme Court dedicated the portrait of former Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger.
After becoming the only person in Ohio history to be elected to every level of the state’s judiciary, Justice Lanzinger concluded her 12-year career on the Supreme Court in December. She could not run for ... (full story)


Conviction upheld in multi-million dollar money laundering scheme

A federal court of appeals recently ruled that the "voluminousness" of the government's evidence against an Albanian immigrant who ran a massive fraudulent loan operation was "astounding."
A panel of three judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that Gezim "Jimmy" Selgjekaj was properly ... (full story)


Stricter controls eyed for sales of used tires

A Republican duo in the Ohio House of Representatives are proponents of a bill that would place more stringent requirements on sales of used tires.
Reps. Robert Sprague of Findlay and Anthony DeVitis of Uniontown resuscitated the legislation in the 132nd General Assembly of the Ohio Legislature after it failed to gain enough trac ... (full story)


Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada

Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed's fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he'd be killed or jailed, became so great that he set out in brutal winter conditions to cross illegally into Canada.
Mohammed and his friend lost all their fingers to frostbite after a 10-ho ... (full story)


Bill would add Ohio to states' national popular vote compact

True democracy is what the organizers of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact seek and, so far, they count 10 states and the District of Columbia among their signatories.
A pair of Democrat state lawmakers are hopeful Ohio will make it an even dozen.
Reps. Dan Ramos of Lorain and David Leland of Columbus last week intr ... (full story)