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Column: Religious freedom in the Kavanaugh era

Of the many unfortunate aspects of the recent hearings regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, one of the most unfortunate was the outsized attention given to his opinion of Roe v. Wade.
I understand that it’s a sentinel culture war issue that it lends itself to easy messaging and that Sen ... (full story)


Justices who squeeked though nomination now dominate the court

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the full Senate voted, 50-48, to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. The two-vote margin is the second closest of those Supreme Court nominees who have received a Senate vote. (Of the 119 nominees, including five who were both associate justices and chief justices, about half were confi ... (full story)


Even in fourth iteration, ‘A Star is Born’ still shines

It’s an American fable, durable as “Cinderella” and romantic as “Romeo and Juliet.”
In this evergreen Pygmalion story of “A Star is Born,” a famous man discovers and marries a talented young woman, then self-destructs when her star eclipses his.
Fredric March and Janet Gaynor were the ... (full story)


Family, friends remember attorney Anthony Tuccillo

A hard working lawyer, who cared deeply for his family and went the extra mile for his clients, pioneering legal solutions that positively impacted their lives and contributed to the profession--that’s how Fairlawn attorney Anthony Tuccillo is being remembered.
Tuccillo passed away on Sept. 18 at the age of 85.
“To ... (full story)


7th District reverses oil and gas abandonment case

The 7th District Court of Appeals recently found a Belmont County trial court improperly denied a Texas couple’s heirs from attempting to get their share of oil and gas on a 20-acre property.
According to case summary, John and Helen Kirk reserved one-half of their minerals when they sold their Belmont County property in 1 ... (full story)