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Akron Muni Court announces offsite weddings to mark holidays

AKRON––The Akron Municipal Court is partnering with two breathtaking, historic venues to offer a unique experience for area couples.
Offsite weddings will be held at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, Feb.14, in honor of Valentine’s Day for the third consecutive year.
For the first time, the Akron Municip ... (full story)

There's more than one good way to teach kids how to read

(THE CONVERSATION) We are literacy professionals, former reading teachers who now prepare college and graduate students to teach kids how to read.
As scholars, we believe in the study, exchange and debate of ideas. But recently we have become concerned by the direction that the debate about what methods teachers should use to he ... (full story)

Turning Point Drug Court receive High Court certification

AKRON––Judge Christine Croce of the Summit County Common Pleas Court has earned re-certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets for her Turning Point Drug Court.
Turning Point is a judicially supervised court docket that focuses on intensive ... (full story)

What do we want? Unbiased reporting! When do we want it? During protests!

(THE CONVERSATION) The new decade is just days old, but in one respect it is already shaping up like the last one: with mass protests around the world.
Rallies for democracy overseas and anti-war demonstrations in the U.S. come on the back of a year that saw people take to the streets over issues including human rights abuse, co ... (full story)

Portage County judge failed to advise defendant of jury trial right

A Portage County trial court accepted a guilty plea in a bad check case without telling the defendant he had the right to a jury trial, the 11th District Court ruled recently.
John C. Thompson appealed his convictions after pleading guilty to passing bad checks, misuse of credit cards and theft.
Thompson was sentenced to a ... (full story)