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DECEMBER 11, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Rules that Nursing Home Must First Seek Money from Estate, Before Surviving SpouseCleveland Plain Dealer

Warren County Widow Wins Nursing Home Fight over Dead Spouse’s BillsSpringfield News Sun

Supreme Court Lessens Jury Award to Former Affinity NurseMassillon Independent

Boardman Attorney Seeks Law License Reinstatement after Oakhill AppealYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Yavorcik Seeks to Get His Law License ReinstatedYoungstown Vindicator

New Trial Date Set for Carlisle Teen Accused of Murdering NewbornCincinnati WLWT-TV

Tentative Trial Date Set for Warren County Teen Accused of Killing BabyCincinnati WKRC-TV

Board Recommends Franklin County Judge Be Suspended IndefinitelyColumbus WBNS-TV

Woman Given Probation for Trying to Get Rid of Guns Used in SlayingsColumbus Dispatch

Judge Continues $2m Bond for Man Accused of Killing Cleveland Woman in Fatal CarjackingCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Attorney General: Judges Can Have Say in Security Policy for Multi-Use CourthouseWilmington News Journal

Activists Speak out Against Conditions at Cuyahoga County Jail at Council MeetingCleveland Plain Dealer

Local Mom in Recovery: Jail ‘Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me’Dayton Daily News

US Appeals Court Upholds Ohio Lifetime Sexual Predator RulesCincinnati WCPO-TV

Federal Appeals Court Denies Injunction in Dutch Creek Road CaseAthens Messenger

‘Deception, Lies and Greed’: How Doug Evans Was Found Guilty of Wire Fraud ChargesCincinnati Enquirer

There’s a Wave of New Prosecutors. And They Mean Justice.New York Times


DECEMBER 10, 2018

Ohio Justices Cut $1.5M Award to Nurse Defamed by HospitalLaw360

Women’s Health Groups Urge Supreme Court to Hear Carlisle Baby CaseDayton Daily News

The Buckeye State Bucks Recent Trend: Ohio Supreme Court Holds that Property Damage Caused by a Subcontractor’s Faulty Work Does Not Constitute an “Occurrence” Covered Under CGL PoliciesLexology

Disciplinary Board Recommends Indefinite Suspension of Appeals Court Judge Tim HortonColumbus Dispatch

Bicycle Escape Leads to Illegal Pat-Down SearchAkron Legal News

Middletown Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 2 WomenCincinnati WCPO-TV

Lab Results Delay Accused Murderers’ TrialsNorwalk Reflector

Supreme Court Won’t Weigh County Immunity in Ohio Jail DeathAssociated Press

She Was Not His Wife, End of StoryCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Kelsey Steps down from BenchBowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Court Officials Help with Expungement ProcessAlliance Review

A Holiday Wish: Taryn Heath Remembers Father’s Large PresenceCanton Repository

Prosecutor’s Office Adds Victim Advocate to Grand Jury ProcessAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Officials Call for Action on Unserved Arrest WarrantsColumbus Dispatch

Should Ohio Divorce Courts Follow Same Standard in Setting Shared Parenting?Columbus Dispatch

Father, Son Trade Views on Being a LawyerAkron Legal News

Dayton Groups Plan Human Rights Vigil at Butler County JailDayton Daily News

Online Transaction Theft Stubbornly Persists Despite Precautions Columbus Dispatch

Man Convicted of Killing Ohio Teen Escaped 45 Years Ago. He’s Never Been Found.Cincinnati Enquirer

New Bill to Make Strangulation a FelonySandusky Register

What Do You Think of Ohio Making It Harder to Put Issues on the Ballot?Dayton Daily News

Lawmakers OK Bill Creating Database of Violent OffendersAssociated Press

Jury to Recommend Sentence for White Nationalist, NKY NativeAssociated Press

US Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal of States’ Blocked Attempts to Defund Planned ParenthoodColumbus Dispatch

The Stories Behind the Supreme Court’s Class PhotosNew York Times


DECEMBER 7, 2018

Defense in Ohio Baby Death Case Appeals to State Supreme CourtAssociated Press

Appeal in Brooke Skylar Richardson Case: Decision Could Have Chilling Effect on Pregnant WomenCincinnati Enquirer

Skylar Richardson’s Attorneys Appeal Medical Record DecisionCincinnati WLWT-TV

Local Attorney Jailed after Allegedly Being Intoxicated in CourtFremont News Messenger

Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo’s Re-Sentencing PostponedCleveland Plain Dealer

The Only Person Charged in Cameo Mass Shooting to be Sentenced FridayCincinnati Enquirer

Aisha Fraser Mason's Uncle Wants '11 Questions' Law for Ohio to Help Protect Domestic Abuse VictimsCleveland Plain Dealer

Teen Accused of Secretly Making Sex Videos Has Been Expelled from SchoolCincinnati Enquirer

Drug Court Sets GuidelinesMarietta Times

Family Court Taking Bite Out of CrimeCanton Repository Editorial

Meeting Sets Washington County Drug Court GuidelinesParkersburg News and Sentinel

Commissioners Hear from the Muskingum County Juvenile CourtZanesville WHIZ-TV

Former Franklin County Judge John Connor Dies at 78Columbus Dispatch

Judge Trouten Sworn in; Clerk of Courts Post to be FilledMartins Ferry Times Leader

The Other Side Podcast: Wrongfully Incarcerated Man Not Bitter, Wants to Help OthersColumbus Dispatch

Mansfield Drug Treatment Center Owes State $11 Million, Audit FindsColumbus Dispatch

Senate Panel Delays Vote on Two Ohio Judicial NomineesColumbus Dispatch

Ohio May Soon Get Clarity on When Police Body-Cam Videos are PublicDayton Daily News

'Sierah's Law' Headed to GovernorToledo Blade

Federal Judge Hands Down Sentences in 'Pill Mill' Operation with Columbus ConnectionColumbus, Georgia WRBL-TV

Votes Delayed on Trump’s Picks for Ohio Appeals CourtDayton Daily News

Judge: an ‘Avalanche of Evidence’ Led to Dayton Man’s Conviction in Terrorism CaseDayton Daily News

Appeals Court Rules that Ice can Detain Immigrants Granted Bond in Simultaneous Criminal CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

Us Supreme Court Denies Last-Minute Appeal for Death Row Inmate MillerAssociated Press

The Latest: Lawyer Says Man Drove into Crowd Out of FearAssociated Press


DECEMBER 6, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide if Doctor Conversations Can Be Heard in Richardson TrialCincinnati WKRC-TV

Brooke Skylar Richardson’s Conversations with Doctors at Issue in Appeal to Ohio Supreme CourtDayton WHIO-TV

Skylar Richardson’s Defense Team Files Appeal Surrounding Medical Record DecisionCincinnati WXIX-TV

Supreme Court Justice DeGenaro to Join State Auditor’s Senior Staff Next MonthYoungstown Vindicator

Mansfield Police Officer Resigns Following Alleged MisconductRichland Source

Issue 14 in Green Officially Passes Following RecountAkron Suburbanite

Appeals Court Won’t Let Death Row Inmate from Shaker Heights Challenge Convictions for Killing 84-Year-Old WomanCleveland Plain Dealer

9th District Reverses Wayne County Parental Rights CaseAkron Legal News

Justice Delayed in Put-in-BaySandusky Register

How Did the U.S. Marshals and Ohio Corrections Inspectors Reach Such Different Conclusions for the Cuyahoga County Jail?Cleveland Plain Dealer

Akron Attorney to be Honored for Social Justice EffortsAkron Legal News

Lorain County Commissioner Announces Run for Clerk of CourtsLorain Morning Journal

New Podcast Takes on Cold-Blooded Murder in Pike CountySpringfield News-Sun

Jimmy Dimora Speaks out on Conviction, Snitches and WishesCleveland WKYC-TV

Cleveland Police Union Determined to Return Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice back to the ForceCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio House Passes Bill in Murder Victim’s NameToledo Blade

Ohio Lawmakers Pass Bills Creating Rape-Kit Tracking SystemCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Senate Passes Destiny’s Law - with Added Language that Lengthens PenaltyDayton Daily News

Proposal Would Prohibit Police QuotasAkron Legal News

State Trooper Testifies in Fields Trial About Reconstructing Car Attack SceneCharlottesville (VA) WCAV-TV


DECEMBER 5, 2018

Tax Court Win Belongs to Reds as Bobbleheads & Other Promotional Items Ruled Exempt from TaxForbes

Ohio High Court Enters Debate on Faulty-Work InsuranceLaw360

Latest Appeal by Man Sent to Death Row in 1985 RejectedAkron Legal News

Disgraced Ex-Judge Lance Mason Pleads Not Guilty in Stabbing Death of Estranged Wife Aisha Fraser MasonCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Judge Pleads Not Guilty in Ex-Wife’s Stabbing DeathU.S. News & World Report

George ‘Billy’ Wagner III Pleads Not Guilty to 22 Charges in Rhoden Family SlayingsColumbus Dispatch

Bond Set at $2 Million for Woman Accused of Robbing Woodmere Store Two Days in a RowCleveland Plain Dealer

Domestic Violence Case Against Local Police Chief Ends in MistrialDayton Daily News

Kettering Teen Murder Trial: Sides Disagree About Where Deadlocked Charges Should Go NextDayton Daily News

Judge Allows Texts and Calls from Fields as Evidence in TrialCharlottesville (VA) WCAV-TV

Judge Chris Cook Recuses Himself from Trials in Murder of Zachary MasonLorain Morning Journal

‘Everyone Is Worth Fighting for:’ Graduates of Family Drug Court Celebrate Recovery, Other SuccessesColumbus Dispatch

Marion Council Members, Mayor, Object to $10,000 Bonus for Court EmployeeMarion Star

Cincinnati Zoo Asks Judge to Skip Trial, Require Gorilla’s ReturnCincinnati Business Courier

Cuyahoga County Families Report Delays in Retrial, Exoneration ProcessCleveland WEWS-TV

Cuyahoga County Council Leaders Propose Returning to an Elected Sheriff During Fiery Hearing over ‘Inhumane’ Jail ConditionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Law Director Robert Triozzi Summoned to Appear Before Grand Jury Mulling over Corruption EvidenceCleveland Plain Dealer

‘Sierah’s Law’ Headed for Ohio House VoteToledo Blade


DECEMBER 4, 2018

Clerk Must Produce Court Record, but Faces No FineAkron Legal News

Court-Appointed Counsel Representing Indigent Defendant Suspended for Sex with ClientAkron Legal News

Guides Show Off Splendor of Ohio Supreme CourtColumbus Dispatch

Warren County Prosecutor Opposes Appeals of Clayton Man’s Death PenaltyDayton Daily News

Danny Lee Hill Appeal for New Trial DeniedColumbus Dispatch

Pike County Massacre: Billy Wagner to Appear in Court TuesdayCincinnati Enquirer

Cleveland Man Serving 23-Year Prison Sentence for Teenage Robbery Conviction Says Someone Else Has Confessed to the CrimeCleveland Plain Dealer

Fatal Prom Crash: ‘I’m Sorry’ Says Driver as She Pleads Guilty.Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Declines to Dismiss Lawsuit Seeking to Keep Crew SC in Columbus Columbus Dispatch

Chris Spielman, Ohio State Settle Lawsuit over Use of His ImageColumbus Business First

Struthers Municipal Court Judge Dominic Leone Explains Why He Took over a Room at City HallYoungstown Vindicator

Former Mentor Municipal Court Magistrate, Judge Candidate Appointed Assistant Law DirectorWilloughby News-Herald

Inmates Testify About Jail Conditions, Sheriff Calls Old Jail ‘Barbaric’Dayton Daily News

‘Serial’ Podcast Exposes Epic Dysfunction in Cleveland’s Criminal Justice SystemVariety

Angel Tree Ceremony Honors Summit County Violence VictimsAkron Beacon Journal

No Simple Fix for Domestic ViolenceToledo Blade Letter to the Editor

Columbus Council Leader Wants to Ease Penalties for Pot PossessionColumbus Dispatch

Republican Ohio Lawmakers Open to Drug Crime Reform After Issue 1's FailureCleveland Plain Dealer

Constitutional Amendments Should Be RareCanton Repository Editorial

Law Library Undergoing RenovationsMarietta Times

Multi-County Juvenile System Looks to DownsizeCanton Repository


DECEMBER 3, 2018

Court Approves Ohio Power Company Rate PlanAkron Legal News

Ohio’s Issue 1 Diagnosed a Prison Problem, but Solutions ComplicatedColumbus Dispatch

Father Charged in Pike County Murders Had Past Brushes with LawDayton Daily News

Supreme Court Won’t Weigh County Immunity in Ohio Jail DeathAssociated Press

Hide-and-Seek World of Unserved Warrants Wreaks Havoc on SystemColumbus Dispatch Column

In-Depth Reporting on Arrest Warrants Explodes Myths, Exposes Broken SystemColumbus Dispatch

Work of Montgomery County Jail Oversight Committee Shielded from the PublicDayton Daily News

Should Those with Serious Mental Illnesses be Exempt from the Death Penalty in Ohio?Cincinnati Enquirer

How Long Will the Cuyahoga County Jail Double as Morgue Cleveland Plain Dealer

Geauga Judge Tim Grendell Named to National CommitteeWilloughby News Herald

Law Student Excels in Summit County Prosecutor’s OfficeKent WKSU Public Radio

Ex-Cons Should be Allowed to Cast BallotsToledo Blade Editorial

Prosecutor: All Five Council Member Phones Collected. Here’s What Happens Next. Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Daily Drug Death Toll of 14 Second Highest in NationAkron Beacon Journal

Senior Service: How Retired Attys Are Battling the Justice GapLaw360

Courts Turn to Cellphone Bans Despite Access ConcernsLaw360

NYC Bar to Lawmakers: End Criminal Court FeesLaw360

Battle over Preventing Juror Bias Heads to Mass. High CourtLaw360

Federal Building in Downtown Dayton Getting a New NamesDayton Business Journal


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