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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)


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)