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Family/friends pay tribute to Brennan Manna Diamond cofounder

At 6 feet 6 inches and wearing a white cowboy hat, Brennan Manna Diamond co-founder David L. Brennan was known for rescuing failing businesses and blighted areas and initiating and shepherding Ohio’s school choice movement.
From his philanthropic efforts to persuading New York corporations to move their operations back to A ... (full story)

Akron attorney to be honored for social justice efforts

As an immigrant himself, Cuyahoga Falls attorney Farhad Sethna understands the challenges involved in securing a Visa and becoming a citizen.
Sethna left Bombay (now Mumbai), India in 1986, after being granted a student visa to the United States that allowed him to pursue an advanced degree.
He spent his first year in the U.S. ... (full story)

George H.W. Bush laid the foundation for education reform

(THE CONVERSATION) George H.W. Bush fulfilled his desire – articulated late in his 1988 campaign for president – to be “the education president.” It just took three decades.
It’s true that Bush passed no education bills during his one term as president.
His next three successors, by contrast, ... (full story)

9th District reverses Wayne County parental rights case

A Wayne County Juvenile Court improperly denied a father’s motion for a reallocation of parental rights and responsibilities, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
It is undisputed that Mother and Father are the biological parents of B.I.W., who is now 11 years old. The couple was never married. Mother was desig ... (full story)

Why Twitter's cute, heart-shaped 'like' button is not so harmless

(THE CONVERSATION) Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s founder and CEO, was recently reported to have questioned how the site “incentivizes people to want (the number of likes on their posts) to go up.” He also said that “he was not a fan of the heart-shaped (‘like’) button and that Twitter would be getting ri ... (full story)