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Stow man’s murder conviction in pregnant wife’s death remanded

A Stow man convicted of killing his nine-months pregnant wife in 1985 was deprived of due process of law, according to the 9th District Court of Appeals.
Scott Purk appealed his convictions for murder and tampering with evidence.
He argued a Summit County trial judge erred by denying his motion to dismiss the charges and allo ... (full story)


Shaking up your routine

Did you ever get to the point where you’re just going through the motions with your fitness workouts, where you feel like you’ve been operating on cruise control longer than you can remember?
Now don’t get me wrong, routine with respect to workouts is fantastic - because it spells consistency. But realize the h ... (full story)

Olympic skating champion Lipnitskaya opens up about anorexia

Olympic skating champion Lipnitskaya opens up about anorexia

MOSCOW (AP) — She was Russia's golden girl at the 2014 Winter Olympics, the 15-year-old skater with the "Schindler's List" theme tune who won an Olympic title and a hug from President Vladimir Putin.
But now Yulia Lipnitskaya's career is over, and she's opening up about the cause — chronic anorexia.
Lipni ... (full story)


New toolkits help juvenile courts’ work with children and families

Two new resource toolkits intended to help juvenile courts assess current practices were released today by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Children & Families Section.
A Caregiver Notice Toolkit and a Youth Engagement Toolkit will allow both court staff and child-welfare staff to review statutes and best practices and work wit ... (full story)

Democrats' 1st Ohio governor debate highlights party agenda

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democrats used the first debate among their four candidates for governor on Tuesday to take on Republican leadership in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and to highlight their party's promises to do better at creating jobs, improving education and helping the middle class.
The contenders to succeed ... (full story)

Death penalty for Warren murder affirmed

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death sentence of a Warren man convicted of kidnapping, robbing, and killing an acquaintance in 2012.
The Supreme Court voted unanimously to affirm David Martin’s convictions for the murder of Jeremy Cole and the attempted murder of Melissa “Missy” Putnam at Putnam’s ... (full story)

Longtime Akron trial attorney remembered

Known for his legal prowess, calm demeanor and superior communication skills, attorney Donald Storm Varian, Jr. touched the lives of many over the years, assisting clients in difficult matters and mentoring a number of younger lawyers.
On Aug. 20 Varian passed away at the age of 72, after a short battle with melanoma.
“ ... (full story)