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Former JAG officer becomes Summit Co. Common Pleas judge

Jason T. Wells had been retired from the Army National Guard for two years when he got an unexpected call.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich wanted to know if he’d be interested in replacing former Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne S. Callahan, who was elected to the 9th District Court of Appeals in November.
Wells, a 49-year-o ... (full story)


1,125 bikers raise over $31,500 for Stewarts Caring Place

CUYAHOGA FALLS––Rubber City Harley-Davidson and their Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) chapter came together for the annual Bikers for Boobs poker run on Aug. 20.
There were 156 volunteers, 888 riders and passengers, along with vendors and employees that totaled 602 bikes and 1,125 total participants.
This year’ ... (full story)


Biased? Not me! Avoiding unconscious bias during the hiring process

In an ideal world, an employer would evaluate candidates based solely on objective, measurable criteria without consideration of any matter not related to job performance. But in reality, many other factors come into play – including biases that the hiring manager is wholly unaware he or she harbors.
Although these uncons ... (full story)


Akron Municipal Court to offer Halloween weddings

AKRON9––Area couples have a “boo-tiful” opportunity to marry at a historic venue on Oct. 31 thanks to the Akron Municipal Court and the Akron Civic Theatre.
Akron Municipal Court Judge Kathryn Michael will perform Halloween weddings from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, located a ... (full story)


New technology expected to improve bin cleanliness at CAK

Each day, airline passengers place laptops, phones, clothing, shoes and other items into screening bins as they make their way through security.
While the process is now a routine part of traveling, one local airport is taking an extra step to help ensure that the bins are clean.
On Aug. 29, the Akron-Canton Airport became th ... (full story)