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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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Wayne Township residents can contest zoning change at ballot box

The Warren County Board of Elections can place a Wayne Township rezoning referendum on the May 7 ballot regarding a proposed 42-acre housing development, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
The Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to the referendum by landowners John and Sherry Federle. The couple argued the property on ... (full story)

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned Parenthood.
The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court ruling. The Ohio law targeted funding that Planned Parenthood receives through the state's health department. T ... (full story)

Public comment period opens on change to out-of-state-attorney admission rule

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until April 10 on a proposed amendment that would allow attorneys who passed another state’s bar exam to practice law in Ohio while their requests to be admitted to the Ohio bar without examination are pending.
Currently, when attorneys admitted to practice exclusively outsi ... (full story)