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Longtime Akron trial attorney remembered

Known for his legal prowess, calm demeanor and superior communication skills, attorney Donald Storm Varian, Jr. touched the lives of many over the years, assisting clients in difficult matters and mentoring a number of younger lawyers.
On Aug. 20 Varian passed away at the age of 72, after a short battle with melanoma.
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New toolkits help juvenile courts’ work with children and families

Two new resource toolkits intended to help juvenile courts assess current practices were released today by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Children & Families Section.
A Caregiver Notice Toolkit and a Youth Engagement Toolkit will allow both court staff and child-welfare staff to review statutes and best practices and work wit ... (full story)


Democrats' 1st Ohio governor debate highlights party agenda

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democrats used the first debate among their four candidates for governor on Tuesday to take on Republican leadership in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and to highlight their party's promises to do better at creating jobs, improving education and helping the middle class.
The contenders to succeed ... (full story)


Death penalty for Warren murder affirmed

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death sentence of a Warren man convicted of kidnapping, robbing, and killing an acquaintance in 2012.
The Supreme Court voted unanimously to affirm David Martin’s convictions for the murder of Jeremy Cole and the attempted murder of Melissa “Missy” Putnam at Putnam’s ... (full story)


Investigators to determine likely cause of fatal Tesla crash

Investigators to determine likely cause of fatal Tesla crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators are meeting to determine the likely cause of a crash last year that killed a man using the semiautonomous driving systems of his Tesla Model S sedan. The case has raised questions about the ability of automakers to keep the attention of drivers engaged as new technology allows them to cede great ... (full story)