Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Gov. John Kasich has commuted the sentence of Kelley Williams-Bolar, who was convicted on felony charges for falsifying information in order to send her children to Copley-Fairlawn City Schools instead of Akron City Schools. Kasich reduced the convictions to misdemeanors because, in his view, the penalty was "excessive." The decision follows a unanimous recommendation by the State's Parole Board to deny the 41-year old Williams-Bolar clemency. See story here.