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Big picture leads small-town judge to Supreme Court

Seventh District Court of Appeals Judge Carol Ann Robb’s recent duty as a visiting judge for the Supreme Court of Ohio is a reminder of how one person, from rural Ohio, can make an impact.
“The opportunity is humbling,” said Judge Robb, speaking of the precedent-setting nature of the work. “It’s a d ... (full story)

Sanctions sought against FBI over Civil War gold dig videos

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The FBI either lied to a federal judge about having video of its secretive 2018 dig for Civil War-era gold, or illegally destroyed the video to prevent a father-son team of treasure hunters from gaining access to it, an attorney for the duo asserted in new legal filings that allege a government cover-up.
The FBI has long insiste ... (full story)

HB 640: OVI drivers would pay restitution when parent of a minor is killed

A Republican duo in the Ohio House of Representatives borrowed from their lawmaker peers in Tennessee to introduce a bill requiring individuals convicted of an OVI-related aggravated vehicular homicide to pay restitution to any minor child of the victim.
Titled Bentley’s Law: Justice for Children Victimized by Drunk Driver ... (full story)

Charter business thrives as US-expelled Haitians flee Haiti

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — With jokes, upbeat Caribbean music and vacation scenes of sun-kissed beaches and palm trees, Haitian influencers on YouTube and TikTok advertise charter flights to South America.
But they are not targeting tourists.
Instead, they are touts for a thriving, little-known shadow industry that is prof ... (full story)

Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. It does propose measured provisions making it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons.
And there are meaningful efforts to address men ... (full story)