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The Portage County Legal News is a daily publication devoted to legal, financial, real estate and general news. Designated by the Federal, County and Municipal Courts as the Official Law Journal of Portage County, Ohio.

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Sentencing affirmed for PTSD-afflicted defendant in murder case

A Mahoning County trial judge properly considered a veteran’s military service and resulting post-traumatic stress disorder in a murder case, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Robert Brooks was sentenced to life without parole after agreeing to plead guilty to aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, arson and ... (full story)


Brouse McDowell associate receives a “30 for the Future” award

People choose careers for all kinds of reasons. Akron native Amanda Parker decided to become a lawyer while participating in a program in middle school that was designed to encourage students to pursue professions in the healthcare field.
“The program was called ‘healthcare in progress’ and we were given the cha ... (full story)


Justice Lanzinger receives 2016 OCLRE Founders’ Award

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger last week received the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) Founders’ Award for her significant contributions to the ideals and development of law-related education.
Created in 2002, the Founders’ Award is OCLRE’s highest honor. Past recipients include mem ... (full story)