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Profile: The future for Tim Ryan

Congressman Tim Ryan’s 13th Ohio House district physically takes up about the same geographic space as the publishing area of the four Legal News newspapers—Summit, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull counties in northeast Ohio.
Ryan’s national and international profile has expanded exponentially in the past calendar ... (full story)

Experts weigh in on a recent Dram Shop Act ruling

Ohio’s Dram Shop Act, Revised Code 4399.18, states that a person injured by an intoxicated individual can seek damages from a liquor permit holder if the injuries occur on the property and were caused by the permit holder’s negligence or if the injuries happen off premises, but the permit holder “knowingly sold&rdq ... (full story)

The MCBA welcomes new staff members

It’s been just over five months since Youngstown native Renee Kenneally took the reins as the new executive director of The Mahoning County Bar Association.
Kenneally started in mid-July replacing longtime executive director Linda Pregi, who retired after more than 20 years of service.
“I knew I had big shoes to fi ... (full story)

No gender barrier for business development

In knowing, working with and interviewing hundreds of women in law, I’ve observed a fair amount of angst regarding business development and growing a book of business.
I have heard comments ranging from, “It’s still a man’s world” or “As a woman, it’s hard to be direct when asking for bus ... (full story)

11th District affirms sentence for ‘brutal’ Portage County assault

An 8-year sentence in a Portage County felonious assault case was supported by the record even though the court failed to find that recidivism was likely or state that seriousness factors were considered, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently found.
Larry A. Pishner Jr. pleaded guilty to felonious assault stemming from a Ju ... (full story)