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Sept. 24, 2021

Lawsuit Filed in Ohio Supreme Court over Maps That Preserve Republican Supermajorities in House and Senate - Statehouse News Bureau

'A Flagrant Violation of the Ohio Constitution:' Lawsuit Challenges 4-year Statehouse Maps - Cincinnati Enquirer

ACLU, Voter Groups Sue in Ohio over New Legislative Maps - Associated Press

ACLU Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Order New Redistricting Maps Be Drawn - Reuters

The Battle over Ohio’s Gerrymandered Legislative Maps Goes to the Ohio Supreme Court: The Wake Up Podcast - The Wake Up Podcast

Ohio Attorney Disciplined after Failing to Disclose Client Payment - Reuters

Group Loses Key Decision in Effort to Block Dominion Voting Machines - Canton Repository

Treasury Asks Federal Court to Reverse Ohio Pandemic Aid Ruling - Bloomberg Tax

‘Friends of Court’ Take Key Role in COVID Coverage Appeals - Law360

Andy Douglas, Ex-Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Dies - Associated Press

Toledo-Born Ohio Supreme Court Justice Andy Douglas Dies - Toledo WTOL-TV

Re-Entry Court Gets Final Certification - Ironton Tribune

Judges Side with Self-Described Government Watchdog in Two Legal Battles with Madeira - Cincinnati Enquirer

Trial Involving Child’s Death Faces Delay - Lima News

Cuyahoga County Jail’s Increasing Inmate Population Could Lead to Bigger - and Costlier - New Jail, Consultant Warns -

Marion GOP Recommends Three Potential Judge Replacements, Awaits State’s Decision - Marion Star

Judges Eye Expansion of Courthouse in Ravenna to Better Deal with Family Issues - Ravenna Record-Courier

Teens Get Courtroom Experience with Real Cases in Warren County Juvenile Court - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Behind-the-Scenes: Filmmakers Tap Dispatch Archives for Netflix Billy Milligan Documentary - Columbus Dispatch

Lake, Trumbull Counties Set for Nation’s First Opioid Trial against Pharmacy Chains -

Federal Prosecutors Accuse Former Cuyahoga County Jail Guard of Violating Inmate’s Rights in Attack -

Has U.S. Supreme Court Secrecy Led to a ‘Shadow Docket’ - and Why Should That Matter? - Mahoning Matters Guest Column


Sept. 23, 2021

Former Ohio Justice Andy Douglas DiesToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Considering How Minors Accused of ‘Unproven’ Crimes in Juvenile Court Can Be Tried as AdultsColumbus WBNS-TV

Merit Decision: Trial Court Has No General Duty of Inquiry into Possible Conflict of Interest in Joint Representation.Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Hamilton County Natural Gas Pipeline Project Facing ObjectionsHighland County Press

Cities, Group Lose Appeal to Stop Hamilton County Natural Gas PipelineCincinnati WKRC-TV

Court Approves Construction of Duke Energy’s Controversial Central Corridor PipelineCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Frenchko in ElectionYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio High Court Throws out Lawsuit against Trumbull County Commissioner, AgainYoungstown WKBN-TV

Ohio Justices Block Hospital Executive Malpractice TestimonyBloomberg Law

Domestic Violence Has Widespread ImpactSandusky Register

More than $150K Awarded to Victims of Former Local Attorney Accused of Stealing $2MSpringfield News-Sun

Property Policy Doesn’t Cover COVID Shutdown Order - 6th CircuitReuters

‘It’s Like I’m Still in Prison’: Canton Man Granted Hearing He Hopes Will Clear His NameColumbus Dispatch

Warren County Hit-and-Run Reveals Inconsistent Rules on Repeat OVI OffendersCincinnati WCPO-TV

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brendan Sheehan Elected to Second Term as Chief

Ohio Senate Again Passes Bill Exempting Overtime Pay for Commuting, Checking Messages

Lawsuits against Ohio State University over Sex Abuse by a Team Doctor Are DismissedAssociated Press

Citing Statute of Limitations, Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Involving Sexual Assault Allegations against Former Ohio State

School Masks: Parents Sue Three Local Districts in Federal Court over MandatesDayton Daily News


Sept. 22, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Duke Energy Pipeline ProjectCincinnati WLWT-TV

Lawyer Who Repped ‘Multiple’ Clients with Conflicts DisbarredBloomberg Law

Victims of Attorney Theft Receive Awards from FundYoungstown Vindicator

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Court Rules ChangesHighland County Press

Ohio Municipal Income Tax Issue Continues in CourtsThe Center Square

Appeals Court Keeps Hardesty on Lima Mayoral BallotLima News

Ohio Court of Appeals Finds Taxpayers’ Income Approach to Value of Government-Subsidized, Low-Income Housing Complex CorrectBloomberg Tax

Orange Township Trustees Vote 2-0 to Reject Sheetz, Despite Legal WarningsColumbus Dispatch

Man Charged in Deadly Arson Fires Convicted on Most CountsAssociated Press

Wrongful Conviction Group Steps into ‘Guilty without Proof’ CaseToledo WTOL-TV

Trial Begins for Lima Woman Charged with Murdering TwoLima News

‘Shame on You’: Gunman Convicted in Random, Botched Robbery that Left Euclid Mother Dead Gets Life

Fairfield County Reaches $7.3 Million Settlement with Franklin County on Insurance MoneyLancaster Eagle Gazette

Briefs: Local Court Awarded GrantsMarion Star

Ohio Law Update Makes It Easier for People to Change Their NamesDayton WYSO Public Radio

Landmark Lake Erie Lawsuit Headed toward Settlement by Oct. 29Toledo Blade

Ohio Counties Want Unvaxxed Jurors out of Opioid MDL TrialLaw360

US District Court for Southern District of Ohio Requires Employees, Visitors Show Proof of Vaccination Cincinnati WLWT-TV

6th Circ. Robocall Ruling Likely to Spark High Court FightLaw360

U.S. Supreme Court Schedules Dec. 1 Oral Arguments in Major Abortion CaseOhio Capital Journal

Columbus Files Brief with Supreme Court for 29 Cities and Counties Opposing Mississippi Abortion LawColumbus Dispatch


Sept. 21, 2021

Lorain County Interim Administrator Eases Past Law License SuspensionLorain Morning Journal

Supreme Court Justice Schools Public on DutiesFulton County Expositor

‘He’s a Monster’: Stark County Doctor Gets Four Years in Prison for Attempting to Murder Unborn SonCanton Repository

Opening Arguments Heard in Concord Township Double Murder CaseWilloughby News-Herald

Jury Rules in Father’s Favor after Years Long Legal Dispute with Cemetery over Son’s GravesiteCleveland WEWS-TV

Jurors Deliberate in Arson Trial for Stanley Ford, the Akron Man Accused of Killing 9 PeopleCleveland WOIO-TV

Dayton Teen Charged with Murder, Will Be Tried as an Adult after Deadly Shooting in AprilDayton WHIO-TV

Flooding from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office’s Broken AC Leaves Attorneys Unable to Access

Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge Bilancini to Run for Lorain County Common Pleas Court

Little-Known Ohio Law Offers Residents a Chance to Remove GOP Members of Redistricting Panel over Gerrymandered

‘We Just Shoot’: Expert Describes Fear, Uncertainty, Retaliation that Leads Youth to Gun ViolenceToledo Blade

‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City LeadersColumbus Underground

Newly Minted Lawyer Challenges COVID Restrictions in ‘Impenetrable Thicket’ of ArgumentsABA Journal

Men Suing Ohio State over Doc’s Sex Abuse Want Judge RecusedAssociated Pressh

Editorial: When Police Stop Citizens, ‘Reasonable and Articulable’ Suspicion MattersChicago Tribune Editorial

The Supreme Court Sets a Date for Arguments in Case that Could Challenge Roe v. WadeNPR

Where Is Billy Milligan, the First Person to Successfully Use Multiple Personalities as a Legal Defense, Now?Oxygen True Crime


Sept. 20, 2021

What’s on Their Minds: Must an Insurance Company Defend Its Insured against Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits? Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceutical, Inc.Legally Speaking Ohio

City Officer Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Reconsider DecisionYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Brookfield CandidateSharon (PA) Herald

Union County Court Receives State CertificationUnion County Daily Digital

Orange Township Trustee back on Nov. BallotDelaware Gazette

Report: Interim Lorain County Administrator Rob Weber Faced Law License SuspensionElyria Chronicle-Telegram

NFIB’s Small Business Day Recognizes LegislatorsSidney Daily News

Statutory Authority for Charging Order against Professional Association Addressed in Berns Custom HomesForbes

Court Asked to RuleSandusky Register

Sierah Joughin’s Killer Seeks a Stay of ExecutionToledo WTOL-TV

Closing Arguments Begin in Arson Trial for Stanley Ford, the Akron Man Accused of Killing 9 PeopleCleveland WOIO-TV

Raymond Walters Trial Delayed for Second TimeDayton WDTN-TV

Ottawa Hills Man Found Incompetent to Stand Trial in Robbery CasesToledo Blade

Man Overcomes Severe Agoraphobia to Complete Franklin County Municipal Court ProgramColumbus Dispatch

Judge Derryberry Recognized for Service on CourtLima News

One Lawyer’s Rise Shows How Vaccine Misinformation Can Fuel Fundraising and Far-Right CelebrityWashington Post

Ex-Jail Director’s Trial Exposed Weak Sheriff, Powerful Executive Roles in Cuyahoga County:

Parent Files Lawsuit against Cloverleaf Local Schools, Claims Children’s Civil Rights Are Violated by Mask MandateCincinnati WKYC-TV

Second Group of Strauss Plaintiffs Asks for Judge to Step downColumbus WCMH-TV

Judge Lifts Race, Gender Hiring Quotas for Cincinnati PoliceAssociated Press

Actual-Malice Liability for Retweets Raised by Nunes Libel CaseBloomberg Law


Sept. 17, 2021

Citing American Revolution, Ohio Supreme Court Strikes down Cincinnati TaxCincinnati Business Courier

Ohio Justices Say Cincinnati Billboard Tax Is UnconstitutionalLaw360

Ohio Supreme Court Unveils Plan to Combat EvictionsCleveland WEWS-TV

Ohio Judge Suspended for Facebook Chatting with DefendantAkron Legal News, Technology for Lawyers Column

More Cannabis Dispensaries Coming Soon: Ohio Expands Medical Cannabis Cultivation amid ShortagesYahoo Finance

YSU Moot Court Team to Participate in Debate on Vaccine MandatesYoungstown WFMJ-TV

YSU Moot Court Team to Debate Vaccine Mandate CaseMahoning Matters

Capitol Insider: Let the Redistricting Court Fight Begin as We Await New Maps for CongressColumbus Dispatch

Ohio’s New Legislative Maps under Fire, Likely to Go in Front of the Ohio Supreme CourtCincinnati WKRC-TV

7th District Partially Remands Aggravated Robbery CaseAkron Legal News

Pike County Killings: Judge Says Death Penalty in Rhoden Family Murders Won’t Be Dropped YetCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Urges Attorneys to Solve Discovery Issue in Rowan Sweeney CaseYoungstown WKBN-TV

Former Mingo Junction Fire Chief Terminated from Adult Drug CourtSteubenville WTOV-TV

Former BGSU Student Pleads Guilty in Hazing-Related DeathToledo Blade

Crestline Man’s Bond Increased for a Third TimeCrawford County Now

Drug Abuse Program Expanding in Lawrence CountyHuntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Volunteer Attorneys Help Afghans Apply for Humanitarian ParoleColumbus Dispatch

New Ohio Bill Would Ban COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in Public SectorColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Gov Thinks a Law Is Making Kids Sick and Says It’s Unconstitutional. He Won’t Challenge ItOhio Capital Journal

Parrott to Keep Judge Seat after Two Drop from RaceMarysville Journal-Tribune

CPD’s Race, Sex-Based Hiring Practices Are Unconstitutional, Must Stop, Judge RulesCincinnati WXIX-TV

Brunch Eatery’s Coverage Suit Crumbles over Lack of VirusLaw360

Appeals Court Shoots down Fair Finance Lawsuit Seeking Millions of Dollars from LenderAkron Beacon Journal

Strauss Victims Ask Judge Be Recused in Ohio State Lawsuits, Cases Be Moved to CincinnatiThe Lantern, Ohio State University

Requiring Vaccinated Jurors Could Affect Fairness of TrialsMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly Editorial

Clarence Thomas Criticizes Judges for Veering into PoliticsAssociated Press


Sept. 16, 2021

Cincinnati’s Billboard Tax Declared Unconstitutional by Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Cincinnati Enquirer

Court: Cincinnati Billboard Tax Violates First AmendmentAssociated Press

Court Had No Obligation to Determine if Couple’s Attorney Had Conflict of InterestHighland County Press

Judge Molly Johnson Appointed to Commission on ProfessionalismAkron Legal News

Ohio to Allow Medical Marijuana Growers to Expand to Meet Demand, Prepare for More DispensariesCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Redistricting Commission Approves New State Legislative Maps that Maintain Republican Supermajority despite Anti-Gerrymandering

Pike County Massacre: Billy Wagner Due in CourtCincinnati WXIX-TV

Pre-Trial Held for Rhoden Murders Suspect Logan Daily News

Delaware Satirist Pushes Boundaries with Website, but Wins Case in CourtColumbus Dispatch

Jury Awards $75,000 in Damages to WomanYoungstown Vindicator

Former Mingo Fire Chief Sentenced to 6 Months in JailSteubenville Herald-Star

Rape Trial Begins in Belmont CountyMartins Ferry Times Leader

Prosecutor Dismisses All Charges against Man Who Spent 21 Years in Prison in Lancaster Home InvasionColumbus Dispatch

Akron Municipal Court Offers Outdoor Weddings at Cascade Plaza, including Double Ceremony with Father and Son Marrying Sweethearts at Same TimeCleveland WKYC-TV

Wood County Observes Constitution Day with Open HouseToledo Blade

Avon Lake Judge Will Seek Lorain County Common Pleas

$1 Million Gift to UT Law Aims to Improve Diversity in Legal FieldToledo Blade

Minnesota High Court Considers Challenge to Pardon ProcessCourthouse News Service

History Thursday: When the Supreme Court Said Yes to Vaccine MandatesOhio Capital Journal


Sept. 15, 2021

Brookfield Trustee Candidate Will Appear on Ballot after Court RulingWarren Tribune Chronicle

Trumbull Election Officials Ordered to Review Petitions from Brookfield Trustee HopefulYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio High Court to Decide if Husband in Local Domestic Case Must Pay Ex-Wife Lost WagesYoungstown WKBN-TV

Oral Argument Preview: Can Restitution Be Awarded to the Crime Victim for Lost Wages for Attendance at Court Proceedings? State of Ohio v. John D. YerkeyLegally Speaking Ohio

Wapakoneta Mayor Suspended from Post as Legal Proceedings ContinueLima Hometown Stations

Woman’s Release from Prison Comes amid Focus on SentencingAssociated Press

Ohio Redistricting Commission Faces Wednesday Deadline for Statehouse MapsCincinnati Enquirer

Enquirer Files Suit against Judge Overseeing Human Trafficking Case in Scioto CountyCincinnati Enquirer

Man Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity for Brother’s Fatal Stabbing in BarbertonAkron Beacon Journal

Two Men Stand Trial for Murdering Toledo Man, Paralyzing Toledo Woman in Drug RobberyToledo Blade

Murder Suspect to Prosecutor: No DealLima News

Mass Shooting Survivor Testifies in New Lawsuit Looking to Overturn Stand Your GroundDayton WKEF-TV

Longtime Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor to ResignMahoning Matters

Federal Judge in Richard Strauss Cases Failed to Disclose Wife’s University TiesThe Lantern, Ohio State University

Ohio AG Slams Google’s Bid to Ditch ‘Common Carrier’ SuitLaw360

Will President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Survive in Court? Expert Discusses Legal PrecedentCleveland WKYC-TV

Origin Story of the Texas Law that Could Upend Roe v. WadeAssociated Press


Sept. 14, 2021

Oral Argument Preview: Can a Grand Jury Indict a Juvenile on Charges the Juvenile Court Previously Determined Were Not Supported by Probable Cause? State of Ohio v. Eddie BurnsLegally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Agrees with Orange Township Trustee Who Seeks to Run for Different Seat on Same BoardColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor Could Be Swing Vote on Any Redistricting

Ohio Man Appeals Local Telework Tax, Seeks RefundLaw360

Though 2 Wagner Relatives Have Taken Plea Deals in Pike County Homicides, the Oldest Son Has NotColumbus Dispatch

‘No Sentence Will Bring James back’: Middletown Mother’s Murder Sentencing Led to Packed Courtroom, Powerful StatementsHamilton Journal-News

Judge Who Sentenced Maple Heights School Secretary for Theft Grants Her Early Release from

Warren County Man Sentenced for Shooting a Deputy at the DoorDayton Daily News

Lima Man’s ‘Eyes Opened’; Going to PrisonLima News

Judges across Mahoning County Celebrate New Colleagues after Bar ExamsYoungstown WKBN-TV

Cuyahoga County Offers 12% Raises to Juvenile Detention Officers after Agreeing to 20% for Adult Jail

Federal Oversight of Columbus Police Collaborative – for NowAssociated Press

Judge Gives Plaintiffs in Ohio State Strauss Case until Sunday to Request His RecusalColumbus Dispatch

Judge Conditionally Approves Purdue Pharma Opioid SettlementAssociated Press


Sept. 13, 2021

‘My Parents Raised Me to Be Your Brother’s Keeper’: Marine Reflects on Life-Saving Act 20 Years after 9/11Spectrum News

Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor Could Be Wild Card in Any Redistricting Column

Court Challenges to New Ohio House and Senate Maps Possible, but RiskyStatehouse News Bureau

Lawmakers Want ‘Stand Your Ground’ RepealedOhio Capital Journal

Ohio Mother Gets Life Sentence for Killing 6-Year-Old SonAssociated Press

Brittany Gosney, Middletown Mother Who Admitted Killing Son, James Hutchinson, 6, Given 21 Years to Life in PrisonCincinnati Enquirer

George Wagner IV Expected in Court Monday in Pike County Mass Slaying CaseAssociated Press

Court Appearance Scheduled for George Wagner IVColumbus WCMH-TV

Wife of Convicted Rapist Sentenced to 11 YearsLima News

Jury Convicts Ex-Cuyahoga County Jail Director for Mismanaging Jail, Lying to County

Hamilton Murder Trial Continued until November for Cell Phone Tower RecordsHamilton Journal-News

Jarrett Adams, Wrongfully Imprisoned for 10 Years, Shares His Story in ‘Redeeming Justice’Columbus Dispatch

Central Ohio Women Celebrate Recovery, Hope at CATCH Court GraduationColumbus WBNS-TV

Juvenile Court Assessment Center in Xenia Helping Keep Children out of JailsDayton Daily News

Assessment and Intervention Center Vital to Court SystemXenia Daily Gazette

Stow Municipal Clerk of Courts Office to Accept E-TicketsAkron Beacon Journal

Toledo Toddler’s Overdose Death Highlights Need for Community ResourcesToledo WTOL-TV

Preacher, Police Officer, Judge among Mental Health HonoreesYoungstown WKBN-TV

Reforms Created in the Wake of Takoda Collins Death Helping Other ChildrenDayton Daily News

Convicted Valley Killers included in Execution Reprieve from GovernorYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Governor Delays More Executions over Drug ShortageAssociated Press

Billions of Dollars in Federal Rental Aid Remains Stalled in Slow-Moving States, LocalitiesOhio Capital Journal

Opinion: Keep Judges out of Doctor’s OfficesWashington Post Letter to the Editor

Judge Presiding over Ohio State Sex Abuse Scandal Lawsuits Flagged for Wife’s Business Ties to OSUNBC News

Federal Judge Fights to Clear His Name after He’s Ordered to Take a Psychiatric ExamABA Journal

Could President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Go to the Supreme Court?Dayton WDTN-TV

Barrett Concerned about Public Perception of Supreme CourtAssociated Press

Supreme Court Hanging up Phone, back to In-Person ArgumentsAssociated Press


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