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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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Why isn’t Scarborough addressing administrative bloat?

After a summer of upheaval and recrimination, everyone with a connection to the University of Akron has a theory about what President Scott Scarborough is up to.
While everyone in the greater Akron area has a connection to the university – it has been a key driver in the city’s transition from heavy industry to a kno ... (full story)

US senator: Cultural change needed to stop human trafficking

US senator: Cultural change needed to stop human trafficking

COLUMBUS (AP) — While laws are changing to reflect the reality that child prostitutes are victims, cultural attitudes also need to change, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said last week after hearing from experts and a survivor of child trafficking.
Portman said most of his constituents tell him, "'Are you sure this is going on ... (full story)

Board OKs 1st Ohio standards for police use of deadly force

COLUMBUS (AP) — Use of deadly force by police officers would be limited to defending themselves or others from serious injury or death under Ohio's first statewide standards adopted Friday and headed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies.
The standards follow national and international policies on force and include a refe ... (full story)