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Family and colleagues remember attorney John Snoderly

A competent lawyer with an ebullient personality, whose love of the law and zest for life brought joy to his clients, colleagues and family members—that’s how those closest to John Allen Shelby Snoderly describe the longtime Summit County attorney and property owner.
On Feb. 3, Snoderly passed away peacefully at Akro ... (full story)

Germany's strange nostalgia for the antebellum American South

(THE CONVERSATION) Swastikas may be banned in Berlin, but Confederate flags still fly.
Alongside MAGA hats and Trump 2020 banners, Reich flags and Brandenburg eagles, the American South's battle flag has been raised high during Germany's anti-lockdown demonstrations – the most recent of which took place in Dresden in earl ... (full story)

City dwellers gained more access to public spaces during the pandemic – can they keep it?

(THE CONVERSATION) Through a year of pandemic shutdowns and protests, Americans have rediscovered their public spaces. Homebound city dwellers sought havens in parks, plazas and reclaimed streets. Many of these places also became stages for protests against police violence and systemic racism in the U.S.
Mayors around the world ... (full story)

After period of press-bashing, a constructive form of media criticism flourishing

(THE CONVERSATION) Over the past several years, and maybe even longer, it seems as if every day brings a new round of attacks on the American press.
Some of these attacks come under the guise of criticism: accusations of being "fake news"; arguments that journalists are biased. But some more seriously threaten journali ... (full story)

Former Stow councilman vying for Clerk of Courts

During his 10 years on the Stow City Council, Republican Mike Rasor worked with other council members to increase government efficiency and reduce debt without raising taxes.
Now he’s announced his candidacy for Stow Municipal Clerk of Courts, with a promise to employ the same fiscally conservative measures to improve the ... (full story)