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JULY 27, 2021

August Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Image is of the blue, tan and white circular logo of the Ohio Board of Professional ConductA new resource published by the Ohio Supreme Court aims to help probate courts and people involved in guardianship cases.

JULY 22, 2021

Toolkit Targets Aid to Monitor Wards, Guardians

Image is of an older man in a wheelchair with a younger woman behind the wheelchair, leaning over to talk with himA new resource published by the Ohio Supreme Court aims to help probate courts and people involved in guardianship cases.

JULY 16, 2021

Judicial College: Judges Furthering the Ohio Judiciary

Expanding knowledge and adapting to changing landscapes are essential within the judiciary. For decades, that’s been the driving force behind the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College.


JULY 21, 2021

Death Sentence Vacated over Advisement of Defendant Rights

Image is a headshot of inmate George C. BrinkmanBecause the trial judge failed to verbally advise George C. Brinkman at the time he pleaded guilty that he was waiving his rights to confront witnesses against him and to have his guilt proved beyond a reasonable doubt, the Ohio Supreme Court today vacated his convictions and death sentences.

JULY 15, 2021

Deadline Extensions Implemented During Coronavirus Crisis Apply to Tax Appeals

A state “tolling” law enacted during the coronavirus crisis postponed the running of time limitations for filing legal documents, and that law applies to appeals submitted to the Board of Tax Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JULY 14, 2021

County’s Use of Cursory Meetings Questioned

The Portage County commissioners’ use of a “consent agenda,” allowing them to conduct all of the official business of its solid waste district in less than a minute, may have violated the Ohio open meetings act, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JULY 13, 2021

Error in Modifying Divorce Decree Does Not Make Pension-Division Order Void

When a domestic relations court improperly orders pension benefits to be divided in a way that is contrary to a prior divorce decree, that error does not make the court’s order void and unenforceable, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JULY 1, 2021

Death Sentence Upheld for Man Who Suffocated Victim

Image of death-row inmate James Worley.The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed the death penalty imposed on James Worley for the 2016 murder of a 20-year-old girl he bound and suffocated.

Two Attorneys Suspended for Mishandling Client Cases

Two northern Ohio attorneys received partially stayed suspensions today after unsuccessfully arguing to the Ohio Supreme Court that they should not be barred from practicing law.

JUNE 30, 2021

OSU Airport Entitled to Retain Tax-Exempt Status

Image shows the neighborhood sign for the OSU Airport.The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the Ohio State University Airport’s tax-exempt status, finding the operation of a public airport enhanced the university’s educational programs in a direct and significant manner.


JULY 28, 2021

Butler County Judge Appointed

Image is of judge-designate  Courtney Caparella-Kraemer sitting in a leather chair at a desk, wearing a dark suit and orange blouseA Liberty Township attorney was appointed to the bench of the Butler County Court #1 today.

JULY 27, 2021

Justice Admonishes ‘Sentencing by Ambush’

Image is a head shot of Justice Donnelly in a dark suit jacket, white dress shirt, and dark tieAn Ohio Supreme Court justice is seeking reforms to plea deal processes, which he says are full of unknowns for defendants, who often surrender their constitutional rights.

JULY 26, 2021

I-Court Report Envisions an Innovative Future

Image is taken from the blue and white report cover and shows a carving of an old telegraph, as well as the words The Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on Improvig Court Operations Using Remote TechnologyA task force created to study how Ohio courts have used technology during COVID and how innovation will continue in the future has released its report with recommendations.

JULY 16, 2021

Logan County Common Pleas Family Judge Appointed

Image of a woman with long, blond hair wearing a green top and a black suit jacketA Bellefontaine magistrate was appointed to the Logan County Common Pleas Family Court today. The appointment by Gov. Mike DeWine takes effect Aug. 2.

JUNE 24, 2021

Lucas County Juvenile Judge Appointed

Image of a woman with long, dark hair, wearing classes and a black blazerToledo Magistrate Linda Knepp has been appointed judge on the Lucas County Juvenile Court.

JUNE 21, 2021

Party or No Party? Justice, Appellate Judge to Discuss Political Designations

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and an appeals court judge will examine a longstanding judicial topic under consideration by state legislators: should the political party affiliations of those running for the judicial branch be listed on the ballot for general elections?

JUNE 16, 2021

Eighth District Judge Hears Oral Argument Virtually

Image of a female judge participating in oral arguments in the courtroom of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial CenterEighth District Court of Appeals Judge Anita Laster Mays served as a visiting jurist on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments today.