Thu April 4, 2013
Health Care

Lawyers Join Doctors To Ease Patients' Legal Anxieties

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 12:44 pm

Lawyer Meredith Watts (left) visits client/patient Shirley Kimbrough at her apartment in north Akron, Ohio. Kimbrough is being helped by a program under which lawyers partner up with health providers to supply patients with legal advice.
Jeff St. Clair WKSU

Two professions that have traditionally had a rocky relationship — doctors and lawyers — are finding some common ground in clinics and hospitals across the country.

In Akron, Ohio, for instance, doctors are studying how adding a lawyer to the health care team can help improve a patient's health.

As a TV drones in the background, about a dozen women and children wait for their names to be called at the Summa women's clinic in Akron.

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Tue March 26, 2013
Around the Nation

Hey Punxsutawney Phil! Where's Spring?

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 7:57 am



Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

As snow blanketed parts of the country yesterday, many turned their anger towards a weather predictor. Last month, Punxsutawney Phil forecast an early spring. One shivering Ohio prosecutor filed a lighthearted criminal indictment against Phil for fraud. But the president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club says it's not Phil's fault. He says he misinterpreted the groundhog's message, which has the prosecutor reconsidering charges.

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Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 10:16 am

Jason Cohn Reuters /Landov

The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players in a crime that has attracted wide attention has also been the victim of online harassment, the state's top prosecutor said late Monday.

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Mon March 18, 2013
The Two-Way

After Steubenville Guilty Verdicts, Grand Jury To Weigh More Charges

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 7:13 pm

Steubenville, Ohio.
Jason Cohn Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': Tim Rudell of WKSU reports

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a grand jury next month to investigate whether other charges should be filed in the infamous case of a 16-year-old girl who was raped by two high school football players last summer.

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Sun March 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Steubenville Football Players Found Guilty Of Rape

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 10:37 am

Two Ohio high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl on an alcohol-fueled night last August have been found guilty and sentenced to jail.

On Sunday, the fifth day of trial in the Steubenville courtroom, Judge Thomas Lipps called the boys "delinquent" on all three counts against them – the juvenile court equivalent to a guilty verdict.

They were each charged with "digitally penetrating" the girl, which meets the state's definition of rape. One boy faced an additional count of distributing a nude photo of a minor.

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