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Parkland shooting: One year later, Congress still avoids action on gun control

(THE CONVERSATION) One year after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida and a handful of states have passed stricter gun laws, but little has changed with the federal government’s firearms policy.
Polls conducted after the Florida shooting showed that a majority of Americans supported st ... (full story)


Judge Malek Oldfield elected to Common Pleas Judges Association board

AKRON––Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Joy Malek Oldfield was elected in December to the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association.
The Common Pleas Judges Association’s membership includes all general division judges of the state’s common pleas courts, and its mission is & ... (full story)


Akron’s first medical marijuana crop begins harvest

The first of many projected harvests of medical marijuana has begun in the Calyx Peak Company’s growing facility on Home Avenue.
In a ceremony attended by Congressman Tim Ryan, Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan, and representatives of the Summit County Executive’s office, along with numerous representatives of the press an ... (full story)


Judge Grendell retires from 11th District appellate court

WARREN––The Honorable Diane V. Grendell will be hanging up her robe after eighteen years of public service as a judge on the 11th District Court of Appeals. She has left a lasting imprint on the legal community and will be dearly missed by coworkers and constituents alike.
Judge Grendell has proudly served three term ... (full story)


Judge Anthony Donofrio looks back on his climb to the bench

Judge Anthony Donofrio looks back on his climb to the bench<BR>

Swearing-in ceremonies often have a special place in the hearts of elected officials and that was certainly the case for Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Anthony Donofrio.
On Dec. 28, 2018, he took his first steps toward continuing his family’s tradition of judicial service, with his father retired 7th Ohio Distric ... (full story)