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Judge Cook discusses Family Recovery Court Program

During her time on the Akron Municipal Court bench, Judge Katarina Cook presided over the OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs) Court program for a number of years, sometimes dealing with parents whose OVI offenses prevented them from seeing their children.
“I remember one of my cases involv ... (full story)


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Proposal would update local health boards in Ohio

A bill championed by a Republican duo in the state’s upper chamber is intended to update local boards of health and introduce the practice of collaborative consultation with the state department.
Sens. Tim Schaffer of Lancaster and Kristina Roegner of Hudson introduced this week legislation that would allow local boards of ... (full story)


USPS official: Mail-in ballot surge will not impact service

COLUMBUS (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared to handle an unprecedented influx of absentee ballots this November and any reports of the agency being overwhelmed or incapable are false, a senior postal elections official said Thursday at an event sponsored by Ohio's elections chief.
Justin Glass, director of the post ... (full story)