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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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Former JAG officer becomes Summit Co. Common Pleas judge

Jason T. Wells had been retired from the Army National Guard for two years when he got an unexpected call.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich wanted to know if he’d be interested in replacing former Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne S. Callahan, who was elected to the 9th District Court of Appeals in November.
Wells, a 49-year-o ... (full story)


With 2 in 3 months, Ohio executions could be back on track

With 2 in 3 months, Ohio executions could be back on track

COLUMBUS (AP) — Court rulings favorable to the state and the outcome of two executions in three months indicate Ohio could be on track to resume putting inmates to death regularly.
The state executed child killer Ronald Phillips in July and double killer Gary Otte on Sept. 13 in the state death chamber at the Southern Ohio ... (full story)