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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)

Cash or credit monitoring? Choice leads to more just — and cheaper — legal settlements

THE CONVERSATION) If you are among the approximately 147 million people affected by the Equifax data breach, you may be looking forward to your cut of the US$700 million legal settlement.
Under the settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, Equifax hacking victims get a choice: free credit monitoring for 10 years or ... (full story)

Sanctuaries protecting gun rights, the unborn challenge legitimacy of federal law

(THE CONVERSATION) In June 2019, the small Texas town of Waskom declared itself a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn.”
Waskom’s city council passed an ordinance that labels groups – like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and others – that perform abortions or assist women in obtaining them “criminal organ ... (full story)

7th District reverses reporter’s victory in judge shooting case

The Ohio Court of Claims improperly allowed an Associated Press reporter to receive copies of a video recording showing a judge being shot outside the Jefferson County Common Pleas Court.
That’s according to the 7th District Court of Appeals, which found the Court of Claims incorrectly interpreted the applicable provisions ... (full story)

Valor Court to host Witness Tree Awareness Event for vets

AKRON––Summit County Valor Court, developed and led by Presiding Judge Amy Corrigall Jones of Summit County Common Pleas Courty, was established based on the recognition that many of our veterans return to civilian life with serious trauma both physical and mental, which has led to their involvement with the criminal jus ... (full story)