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Prosecution and procedure: The other side of justice — prosecutors

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice established the Office of Access to Justice to address what its website describes as the “access-to-justice crisis in the criminal and civil justice system.”
The idea is, as DOJ describes it, to assist the justice system in efficiently delivering “outcomes that are fair an ... (full story)


Sports


Suspended Gordon details drug use, hopes for NFL comeback

Suspended Gordon details drug use, hopes for NFL comeback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Revealing he was scared for his life amid another drug relapse, suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is making his case to be reinstated by the NFL.
Gordon detailed years of substance use, the depths of his addiction and his determination to turn his life around during a 13-minute video released last ... (full story)


Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

PHOENIX (AP) — Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period.
Around the same time in July, an undercover FBI agent was in a Sin City hotel room where more than $12,000 changed hands, money earmarked for influencing ... (full story)


Three favorite Buckeye Trail hikes

To me, autumn has always been the time to slow down, take a step back, reflect on life, to change lanes so to speak. It’s just the perfect point in the year to reinvigorate both mind and body with something that’s soul soothing. For me that means hiking.
Which brings me to this week’s column, my three favorite h ... (full story)


State


Last Kerner Commission member haunted, hopeful on race in US

Last Kerner Commission member haunted, hopeful on race in US

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America's cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted.
But former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma also said he's hopeful those ... (full story)


Dad of boy who died after scalding bath sentenced to 7 years

Dad of boy who died after scalding bath sentenced to 7 years

CINCINNATI (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after his stepmother put him in a scalding bath was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and child endangering.
Robert Ritchie was sentenced in a Warren County court in Lebanon, roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Cin ... (full story)


Court hears asbestos-related lawsuit then travels to Marietta for off-site court

The Ohio Supreme Court will consider the appeal of an asbestos-related wrongful-death lawsuit and two attorney disciplinary cases this week during oral arguments in Columbus. The justices will depart the next day for an off-site program in Marietta.
Honeywell International’s challenge to a $1 million judgment against it is ... (full story)