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Disabled couples navigate red tape on way to altar

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LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the wedding photographer snapped away, Sherri and Bill Adams leaned over their wheelchairs for a kiss. One felt good, so they enjoyed another. And another.
"That's enough!" someone teased.
Sherri beamed. How long had she waited for this? Five years had passed since she and Bill beca ... (full story)


Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

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COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation that tools used to measure offenders' suitability for being released after an arrest be made available to all judges as they make bail decisions.
Requiring the availability of so-called "risk assessment tools" was the top recommendation of a tas ... (full story)


State wildlife officials seek input on small game, fowl

The Ohio Wildlife Council last week received proposals for upcoming hunting seasons for small game and migratory birds here in the Buckeye State.
The council seeks comment from Ohioans through the first week of March, officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife said.
Included among the propos ... (full story)


Company and employees battle over drug-testing method

A housewares factory in Massillon argues it was entitled to have a lawsuit from current and former employees dismissed because the company’s drug-screening procedure isn’t an invasion of privacy. The employees counter that the method goes too far because monitors directly observed them during the collection of urine samp ... (full story)


Court introduces fee for certificates of good standing, amendments to the corporate counsel registration rule

The Ohio Supreme Court today announced the adoption of an amendment to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio that would add a fee to certificates of good standing.
The term “good standing” is now defined in the rule and gives authority to the Office of Attorney Services to issue certificates of good standin ... (full story)