Portage County Legal News.
Dear Mr. Berko: In 1996, my father passed away, and one of the three stocks I inherited was E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. At that time, my 110 shares were selling between $70 and $90. I also got two Fidelity mutual funds, which have done well, but DuPont stock does nothing. What's wrong with this company? I know it's in chemica ... (full story)
CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Saturday that the agency plagued by long veterans' waits for health care and other problems is on the road to improvement and committed to winning back veterans' trust.
"We know we have to work harder to earn that trust back one veteran at a time,& ... (full story)
CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Polish freighter Mamry steamed in to Cleveland Harbor early on Sept. 10, its captain and crew had been on the water 11 straight days. They left high seas in the North Atlantic for a 26-hour shift through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Now a city of shiny glass buildings and stately towers ... (full story)
YOUNGSTOWN––Two Youngstown Municipal Court supervisors are among 39 Ohio Trial Court professionals to graduate this month from the National Center for State Courts’ Court Management Program.
Angela Frederick and David Thompson were awarded National Certified Court Manager credentials during a program at the Sup ... (full story)
BUNDAPANI, India (AP) — Death arrived soon after the Bundapani tea estate closed last year.
Deprived of health care and food rations, workers who had been scraping by on $1.50 per day were left with nothing. Bundapani's owner didn't raise the alarm for two months as the workers, abandoned at the feet of the Himalayas, slid ... (full story)
DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.
And that's even if they can get it.
Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especiall ... (full story)
A panel of three judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas properly denied postconviction relief to a defendant who claimed his jury was sleeping during his murder trial.
The defendant, Roderick Montgomery, was convicted in six counts of aggravated murder, six cou ... (full story)
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Judge Paul Herbert once dismissed prostitution as "the world's oldest profession," a crime the accused women brought on themselves. Then he began to notice the similarities between domestic violence victims appearing in his courtroom one moment and prostitutes the next.
"Once we started t ... (full story)
In a recently released opinion, the 3rd District Court of Appeals affirmed a 23-month prison sentence for a man who violated his community control sanctions numerous times.
Cameron Knerr appealed the Auglaize County Court of Common Pleas’ judgment and argued it erred by failing to bifurcate his hearing and by not finding h ... (full story)
In response to the enactment of federal health-care reform, the Columbus Bar Association has expanded its presence in the insurance market.
“We have been offering insurance benefits to Columbus Bar members since 1989. It’s been a great member benefit, but we’ve struggled to find an affordable option for individ ... (full story)