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The Portage County Legal News is a daily publication devoted to legal, financial, real estate and general news. Designated by the Federal, County and Municipal Courts as the Official Law Journal of Portage County, Ohio.

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Faith-based reentry organization celebrates 20th anniversary

He spent years behind bars for selling drugs to support his addiction to crack cocaine, but today Richard Williams is working to help others break free from the cycle of addiction as a recovery manager at Truly Reaching You (TRY) in Akron.
The nonprofit, faith-based reentry organization gives men with a history of incarceration a ... (full story)

High court weighs state role in prosecuting immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is trying to sort out whether states can prosecute immigrants who use fake Social Security numbers to get a job.
The justices heard arguments Wednesday in Kansas' appeal of a state court ruling that threw out three convictions after concluding the state was seeking to punish immigrants wh ... (full story)

After 100+ foster kids, volunteer provides lifeline to those in recovery

In a drug court, the most visible people helping participants are a judge and their staff. But there are others who help those in need, including volunteers.
After decades as a foster parent who helped raise more than 100 children, Babbette Feibel has spent the past several years as a parent mentor, helping families involved in v ... (full story)