ON THE MOVE
Canton-based law firm
adds two new associates
Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh Law Firm in Canton has added Patrick M. Dunn and Ryan C. Robinson as full-time associate attorneys after both passed the Ohio bar exam. Dunn focuses on intellectual property and patents. Robinson focuses on business, litigation, real estate and labor & employment law.
Ohio Catholic Credit Union
moves to larger location
The Akron-Canton regional branch of the Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening Monday of its new location at 2720 S. Arlington Road in Coventry Township. The branch moved from a smaller space on Brown Street in Akron; the new site includes a drive-up ATM and two drive-thru teller lanes to better serve the credit union's expanding membership. The site had previously served as a Huntington Bank branch.
“We are very excited to move into our new location to better serve the financial needs of individuals and organizations in the Akron-Canton region,” said Mike Wisnor, the credit union's vice president of marketing and mission, in a news release.
Federal prosecutors unseal
charges against Huawei
The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company's business and violating U.S. sanctions.
The company is also charged in a separate case with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, according to federal prosecutors.
Prosecutors are seeking to extradite the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, and allege she committed fraud by misleading banks about Huawei's business dealings in Iran. She was arrested on Dec. 1 in Canada.
Dropbox agrees to acquire
HelloSign for $230 million
Dropbox, a maker of software for syncing and sharing files in the cloud, agreed to acquire HelloSign for $230 million in cash to add tools for digitally signing contracts and documents.
HelloSign, whose more than 80,000 customers include Instacart and Lyft, will remain an independent business. Both companies are based in San Francisco.
GateHouse Media purchases
Schurz Communications says it's selling its publishing division, including 20 newspapers in five states, to GateHouse Media LLC.
Indiana-based Schurz, which owns the South Bend Tribune and The Herald-Times in Bloomington announced the deal Monday. Terms were not disclosed. The family-owned company says New York-based GateHouse will assume ownership during the first quarter of the year. GateHouse currently owns 145 daily newspapers, including the Akron Beacon Journal.
The newspapers being sold include The Petoskey (Mich.) News-Review, The American News in South Dakota and The Herald-Mail in Maryland.