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Accordion-playing judge uses music to overcome personal tragedy

Accordion-playing judge uses music to overcome personal tragedy

Barberton Municipal Court Judge Todd M. McKenney often describes what he does on the bench as improvisational theatre.
“Improv is similar to being a judge because you’re always changing to the facts being presented to you,” he said. “I’ve joked that I’ll stand on my head and look cross-eyed at ... (full story)

Mahoning Judge Beth Smith launches unique text messaging service

When a person fails to appear in court for a hearing or a trial, leading to delays and other issues, it’s not only the parties in the case who are impacted, said Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court Judge Beth Smith.
“Delays cost the court time and money, as staff must reschedule hearings and answer procedural q ... (full story)

7th District appellate court vacates plea in meth case

A defendant was not properly informed of his rights under Crim.R. 11 when he entered a guilty plea in a drug case, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
David Joseph Allen appealed his Dec. 5, 2017, conviction in Belmont County Common Pleas Court for aggravated possession of a controlled substance. He argued that th ... (full story)

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