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(From McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Akron Beacon Journal - Ohio)
Byline: Betty Lin-Fisher
Summit County Probate Judge Todd McKenney's yearlong probate project is wrapping up details on its final communities.
In January, the judge launched the project to help county residents better understand court procedures and avoid probate court by examining residential deeds.
He hoped to look at 238,000 residential deeds in the entire county by working with communities and volunteers.
This week, McKenney said the project is scheduled to complete 15 out of the 31 communities in Summit County by the end of the year and reach about half of the county's population.
"Several people told me we could not do it -- and it has been harder than I thought. But it has been worth it," …