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AUGUST 13, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Throws out Proposed Dialysis AmendmentColumbus Dispatch

Buckeye Forum Politics Podcast | Supreme Court Says ENOTColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court Decision Saves Sawmill WetlandsSecond Brief, Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Officials Consider Building Downtown Public RestroomsCoshocton Tribune

Residency Questions Raised over Nelsonville City Council MemberAthens News

VA Program Helps Veterans in Justice System Connect to ServicesChillicothe Gazette

Full Disclosure: Capitol LetterFourteenth Brief, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Girl at Center of Court Battle over Brain Tumor Treatment DiesCleveland Plain Dealer

Woman Charged with Assaulting Lakewood Judge Threw Cup at His LegCleveland Plain Dealer

After Public Outcry, Puppy Will Not Return to Home of Man Acquitted of AbuseCincinnati WCPO-TV

Ohio Inmate Who Confessed to Killing 3 People Released Under Plea DealAssociated Press

Judge Bans Homeless Camps in Hamilton CountyColumbus Dispatch

Three Candidates Vie for Eastern Court JudgeMartins Ferry Times Leader

School Districts Face Labor Law ChangesSteubenville Herald-Star

Public Defenders Office Receives FundingWarren Tribune Chronicle

Opioids’ Most Innocent Victims: Lawsuit Filed Against over Drugs’ Effects on ChildrenCleveland Plain Dealer

The Right Age to Die?The Marshall Project

Legal-Ease: Sorting Through Trust Types to Create the Irrevocable Grantor TrustLima News Guest Column

The Evils of the Exclusionary RuleLongmont (CO) Times-Call Guest Column


AUGUST 10, 2018

Court: Victims of ‘Bernie Madoff of Dayton’ Can’t Recover Ponzi Scheme Funds from Securities FirmsDayton Daily News

Court: Ohio Can Base ECOT Funding on Participation DataColumbus Daily Reporter

Final Word for ECOTAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Rough Justice for ECOTToledo Blade Editorial

Winery Backers Sue Solon in Supreme Court over Rezoning IssueCleveland Jewish News

Appeals Court Upholds Judicial Fund-Raising LimitsToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Candidates Pledge to Run Clean CampaignsToledo Blade

With Subrogation, It’s the Injured Worker Left Paying the PriceThe Legal Intelligencer

Ohio Court of Appeals Rules Unsigned Credit Card Agreements Can Be Written ContractsConsumer Financial Services Blog

Killer Goes Free: Nathaniel Cook Granted Release from PrisonToledo Blade

Evidence Debated in Hoerig CaseWarren Tribune Chronicle

Judge Imposes Homeless Ban for All of Hamilton County to ‘Prevent Nuisance from Spreading’Cincinnati Enquirer

Ryan Widmer Supporters and Family Will Gather on 10th Anniversary of Sarah Widmer’s DeathCincinnati Enquirer

Akron Judges Work to Help Sex Trafficking Victims in Their CourtroomsCleveland WEWS-TV

Thomas Heekin, Community Leader, Former Judge and Taft Managing Partner, Dies at 80Cincinnati Business Courier

Yes, Even Supreme Court Justices Make TyposAbove the Law


AUGUST 9, 2018

Cleveland Man Whose 2002 Death Sentence Overturned Can’t Have Jury Hear New Sentencing, Court RulesCleveland Plain Dealer

ECOT Loses Case at Ohio Supreme Court: Capitol LetterCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with State over Charter-School FundingAssociated Press

Court Ruling Makes Columbiana County Judge’s Race a One-Person ContestYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Guest Loses AppealEast Liverpool Review

Solon Rezoning Won’t Be on November BallotCleveland Jewish News

Judge Halts Cincinnati’s Tent City Eviction -- For NowCincinnati WLWT-TV

Judge: Boy’s Hearing on Mental Health Closed to MediaRavenna Record-Courier

Cuyahoga County to Weigh in on Lawsuit that Threatens Brooklyn Landfill Solar FarmCleveland Plain Dealer

Woman Twice Convicted of Murder Seeks ClemencyHuntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Judge Could Rule on Plea Deal Release of Confessed Ohio Serial KillerAssociated Press

Addiction Treatment in Marietta Supported by Drug Court ProgramAddiction Now

Turning Point Program Using Therapy Dog to Help OffendersWest Side Leader

Akron Municipal Court Learning About CATCH CourtWest Side Leader

Several Candidates Running in Mahoning County Judge RacesYoungstown WKBN-TV

Seven Candidates Seek a Mahoning County Court Judge SeatYoungstown Vindicator

Clerk of Courts Offices Lock Doors Following Security CutsRavenna Record-Courier

Prosecutor Launches School-Based Drug/Alcohol ProgramAthens Messenger

Cambridge Attorney Takes Leadership Role with OSBACambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Federal Excessive Fines Clause Versus State ProsecutionsLaw Bulletin Column, Akron Legal News

West Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Impeach Entire State Supreme CourtUnited Press International


AUGUST 8, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Rules 4-2 Against ECOT Appeal; Upholds StateColumbus Dispatch

ECOT Loses Funding FeudToledo Blade

Court: Ohio Can Base E-School Funding on Participation DataAssociated Press

Convicted Killer Wants to Reopen AppealSandusky Register

Thinking He Was Being Funny, Lawyer Suspended for Insulting Paralegal He Called a ‘Ho'ABA Journal

Violations Dismissed Against Attorney Who Represented Man He Never MetAkron Legal News

Judicial Candidacy Remains Touchy SubjectLisbon Morning Journal

Veterans Court Gets Initial RecertificationAthens Messenger

Wrongful Death Case Involving 4 Teens at RR Crossing ReversedAkron Legal News

Fairfield County Judge David Trimmer Ordered in Lawsuit to Pay Ex-Girlfriend $14,000Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Judge Rules that Part of CVS/Medicaid Report Can Be ReleasedGatehouse News

Delay Possible in Murder TrialMartins Ferry Times Leader

Munroe Falls Councilman Accuses City of Not Complying with Public Records LawAkron Beacon Journal

Turning Point Felony Drug Court Holds Grad CeremonyAkron Legal News

Homeless Move Encampment to Near Casino but Say They Won’t DisappearCincinnati WCPO-TV

Opioids’ Most Innocent Victims: Lawsuit Takes Aim at Drug Companies over Effects on ChildrenCleveland Plain Dealer

Deters: ‘The Pope Is Wrong’ About Death PenaltyCincinnati WCPO-TV

Area Attorneys Take on Key Leadership Roles Within the OSBAAkron Legal News

What Happens Before a Murder Case Hits the Courtroom?CBS News

Bill Aimed to Protect People’s Due ProcessColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Lawsuit that Claims Native American Adoption Law Is RacistCapital Media Services


AUGUST 7, 2018

Judge Orders Another Pause in Lawsuit to Stop Move to AustinColumbus Dispatch

New Judge Sworn in for Belmont CountySteubenville WTOV-TV

Board Recommends Discipline for Misconduct by Judge Amy SalernoColumbus Dispatch

Barberton Judge Chosen as Interim Pastor at Akron churchAkron Beacon Journal

Judge Apologizes for Duct-Taping Order, But Not to DefendantCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Man Whose Mouth Duct-Taped Shut Back in CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Judge's Order to Duct-Tape Man's Mouth Sparks Social Media BacklashCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Judge Walked Legal High-Wire When He Ordered Guards to Duct-Tape Defendant's MouthCleveland Plain Dealer

Signature Drive Aims to Help Jail Plan Make BallotToledo Blade

CCNO Accepts Settlement Between Toledo, Lucas CountyToledo Blade

Adult Probation Officer ArraignedElyria Chronicle

Retired Toledo Police Lieutenant Granted Judicial ReleaseToledo Blade

Jury Recommends Death for Convicted Serial Killer Anthony KirklandCincinnati Enquirer

Opinion: The Death Penalty is EvilCincinnati Enquirer

Middletown’s Heroin Response Team Receives $60,000 GrantDayton Daily News

What’s On Their Minds: Defendant on Post-Release Control, New Felony Offense, Required Plea Advisements. State of Ohio v. Dustin BishopLegally Speaking Ohio

Death Penalty Decree Could be Quandary for U.S. PoliticiansAkron Beacon Journal


AUGUST 6, 2018

Court Suspends Lawyer for Profanity-Laced Abuse of Paralegal - Akron Legal News

Petition to Make Green Law Director Elected Position Submitted - South Side Leader

A Second Mistrial Declared for Man Charged in Downtown Cleveland Double-Slaying - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Alliance Vandals Get Jail Time, Reading Assignment - Canton Repository

Kirkland Sentencing Will Wrap up Today - Cincinnati Enquirer

Deters to File Suit to Remove Homeless Camp in Downtown Cincinnati - Cincinnati Enquirer

Prosecutor Opposes Two Parole Cases - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice: Issue 1 Is a “Horrible Idea” - WKSU Public Radio

Drug Sentencing up for Vote - Toledo Blade Editorial

Drug Treatment Program Supported - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Great Parks in the Courtroom - Page 3, Great Parks Gazette

Franklin County Judge Pushes Columbus to Keep Work-Release Program Funded - Columbus Dispatch

Harold E. Specht, Jr. Seeking to Replace Judge Robert S. Wynn - Ashtabula Star Beacon

BGSU Grad Will Serve as Ethics Chair for State Bar Association - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Two Lima-Area Attorneys Appointed to Ohio State Bar Association - Lima News

Attorneys Join Bar Association Governing Board - Canton Repository

Deborah Kovac Rump (1958-2018) - Toledo Blade

Are Handwritten Wills Valid in Ohio? - Tipp City News

Ohioans Now Have a Fighting Chance for Public Records - Akron Beacon Journal Guest Column


AUGUST 3, 2018

Execution Date Set for Ohio Man Who Lit Fire that Killed SonAssociated Press

Dayton Area Lawyer Suspended for Failing to Follow Through with MatterAkron Legal News

Ohio Court Won’t Hear Convicted Killer’s CaseSandusky Register

ODOT Extends Deadline to Remove Speed Camera Signs in ValleyYoungstown WKBN-TV

Portage Cty. Deputy Was Not Discriminated Against for Sleep ApneaAkron Legal News

Warren County Family Sues Judge over Transgender Name ChangeDayton WHIO-TV

Expert Witness: Scans Show Anthony Kirkland Has ‘Perfectly Normal’ Brain but Can’t Rule out InjuryCincinnati WCPO-TV

Drug Courts Key in Opioid FightFindlay Courier Editorial

Child Support, Municipal Court Warrant Amnesty Offered During AugustBuckeye Lake Beacon

Candidates Lining up Quickly to Fill Unexpired Term of City Judge KoblyYoungstown Vindicator

Judges to Meet with CommissionersRavenna Record-Courier

Joe Deters Reconciled His Faith with the Death Penalty: ‘There Is Evil in This World’Cincinnati Enquirer

No Clemency for Tom NoeToledo Blade Editorial

Ohio Lawmakers Send First-of-Its-Kind Rejection to Powerful Legal GroupForbes

What Would Judge Overmyer Do?Sandusky Register

Massillon Author to Hold Book Launch PartyAkron Legal News

Investment Money Pouring into Legal AIAkron Legal News

Shaker Hts. Grad Dallet Wins Seat on Wisconsin Supreme CourtCleveland Jewish News


AUGUST 2, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Questions Disciplinary Process in Dismissing Case Against Cleveland LawyerCleveland Plain Dealer

Centerville Lawyer Suspended, His Third Discipline Since 2001Dayton Daily News

Yavorcik Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Reject Prosecutors’ AppealYoungstown Vindicator

Cleveland Attorney Howard E. Skolnick Suspended for Calling Paralegal a ‘Ho’Cleveland Scene

Clayton Man Sentenced to Death in Murder of Childhood Friend Has Motion DeniedDayton Daily News

Kasich Clemency Record a Welcome Sign of Calmer WatersColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Frozen Embryo Was a Person, UH Fertility Appeal ClaimsCleveland Plain Dealer

New Miami — Again — Asks Court to Toss the Speed Case LawsuitDayton Daily News

Lab Testing Delays Allowed Shooting Suspect to Avoid Drug TrialMarion Star

Lawyers Fight Evidence QuashWarren Tribune Chronicle

Judge Denies Request to Lower Bond for Toledo Pair Charged with Endangering ChildToledo Blade

Anthony Kirkland Sentencing Continues: ‘We’re Asking You to Keep an Open Mind,’ Defense SaysCincinnati Enquirer

Newest Drug Court Has First Two GraduatesFindlay Courier

Commissioners Approve Hiring Of Legal Counsel for Hein, MonninGreenville Early Bird

Youngstown Judge Leaving BenchYoungstown WKBN-TV

Knox County Judge Arrested on DUI ChargeMansfield News Journal

FOP Revokes Endorsement of Judge After Comments to DefendantColumbus Dispatch

Belmont County Court Candidates Have Just a Week to FileWheeling (WV) Intelligencer

University of Akron and International Institute Train Attorneys for Immigration CasesWKSU Public Radio

Governor Signs Stiffer Penalties for Trafficking Fentanyl into LawColumbus WCMH-TV

MCBA Employee Participates in an Art Show in NYCAkron Legal News

David W. Haverfield: Opioid Crisis Drives Need for More Foster FamiliesColumbus Dispatch Guest Column


AUGUST 1, 2018

Court Denies Company’s Tax Exemption for Natural Gas UseAkron Legal News

Cleveland Attorney Who Called Paralegal a ‘Ho’ and Other Names Is SuspendedCleveland Plain Dealer

Court Hears Condemned Killer’s Challenge of Court CostsAssociated Press

Capitol Letter: Give Me Victory or Give Me CashFourth Brief, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Columbus City Schools Again Keeping Some Superintendent Search Candidates SecretColumbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Judge Orders Convicted Robber’s Mouth Duct-Taped Shut During SentencingCleveland Plain Dealer

Prosecutors Say Evidence Should Not Be Suppressed in Liberty Murder CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Serial Killer’s Defense Starts with Doctor Calling Kirkland’s Brain ‘Abnormal’ After InjuriesCincinnati Enquirer

Drug Court to Treat More with FundsXenia Daily Gazette

Kobly Stepping down as Youngstown Municipal Court JudgeYoungstown Vindicator

Geauga County Juvenile Court Community Service Garden Yields Bounty of Benefits for Offenders, CommunityWilloughby News-Herald

Nationally Recognized ‘Mental Health Warrior’ to Be Keynote Speaker at ADAMH Recovery CelebrationPike County News Watchman

A New State Law Regarding Inmates Will Cost Butler County More Money. Here’s Why.Hamilton Journal-News

Russell Toomey: Proposed Law Would Harm Children with Gender IssuesColumbus Dispatch Opinion

Stand Your Ground Laws Make America an Even More Dangerous Place: Phillip MorrisCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion

Judge: Opioid Distribution Data Not For Public ConsumptionAssociated Press


JULY 31, 2018

Court to Hear Condemned Killer’s Challenge of Court CostsAssociated Press

What’s on Their Minds: Collecting a Debt for a Decedent’s Necessaries Against a Surviving Spouse. Embassy Healthcare v. Cora Sue Bell.Legally Speaking Ohio

Is 2:1 the New 1:1?Lexology

Oxford Coal Agrees to Dismiss Court AppealAthens Messenger

‘Fire Purifies,’ ‘I Can’t Control Me’: Serial Killer Anthony Kirkland Confesses to PoliceCincinnati Enquirer

Visiting Judge and Magistrates Handling Cases While Judge Linda Kate on Medical LeaveNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

From Nuclear Sub Radioman to Court Administrator: Jim Dare RetiresDayton Daily News

Barr, Cleland File for JudgeGallipolis Daily Tribune

Civics Essential: How Landmark Ohio Case Gave Birth to ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ RulesSoapbox Cincinnati

Traffic Cameras Don’t Reduce Accidents: Case Western StudyCleveland Plain Dealer

Federal Judge in Cleveland Awards $2.4 Million Bonus to Firm that Recovered Investor Money from Ponzi SchemeCleveland Plain Dealer


JULY 30, 2018

School Board Member Drops Suit Against MayorYoungstown Vindicator

FirstEnergy Won’t Say What It’s Done with Ohio Grid Modernization MoneyEnergy News

Getting on the Ballot May Be Easiest Part for Columbus Community Bill of RightsColumbus Underground

Healed Dog ‘Willow’ Attends Hearing for Attacker Sentenced Under New Ohio Law Targeting Animal AbuseDayton Daily News

O’Connell’s Trial Starts MondaySandusky Register

Governor Urges Hearing in Noe Clemency BidToledo Blade

Scioto County Family Reunification Court Attempts to Put Local Addicts on the Right TrackPortsmouth Daily Times

Court Clerk’s Office to Make More Information Available OnlineLancaster Eagle Gazette

Clark County Common Pleas Court Launches Updated WebsiteSpringfield News Sun

Cambridge Municipal Court Judge Attends ConferenceCambridge Daily Jeffersonian

What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer if You’re Not a ManThe Atlantic

Altenburger Announces Bid for JudgeTroy Daily News

Trouten Recognized by StateMartins Ferry Times Leader

Ohio Governor Spares Record Number of Death Row InmatesAssociated Press

Ohio Lawmaker Questions Whether Part of Payday Loan Bill Is ConstitutionalCleveland Plain Dealer

Why Court Battle Waged by Families of Anthony Sowell Victims Matters to Us All: Andrea SimakisCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion

Cincinnati Judge Throws Out Drug Conviction Against Former Cincinnati VA OfficialCincinnati Enquirer

Schools Can Ban Guns, Michigan Supreme Court RulesThe Detroit News


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