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February 25, 2021

Polivka Takes Election Loss Challenge to Ohio Supreme Court - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Dan Polivka Appeals to Ohio Supreme Court - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Bill Seeks Party Labels for Judicial Elections - Toledo Blade

Bill Would Expand Party Affiliation to Certain Ohio Judicial General Elections -

Bill Would List Party Affiliation for High Court Races - Sandusky Register

Put Judicial Candidates’ Political Parties on the Ballot - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Editorial

CARES Money Helps Lower Per Diem for CCNO Members - Defiance Crescent=News

Judge Dismisses Charges against Former Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy, Cites Racial Bias for Prosecution -

Summit Judge Dismisses Charges against Former Sheriff Lieutenant, Agrees with Racial Bias Claim - Akron Beacon Journal

Woman Who Stabbed Former Boyfriend Takes Plea Deal - Lima News

Mortgage Foreclosures on Hold until June 30 - Toledo Blade

In-Person Jury Trials to Resume in Lucas County Next Week - Toledo WTVG-TV

Conneaut Municipal Court Starts Livestreaming Proceedings - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Dayton Judge Continues Legacy of Mother Who Was among the First African-Americans to Vote in the 1960s - Dayton WDTN-TV

Diversity Lacking on Bench in Summit County, Most of Ohio - Akron Beacon Journal

A Look at Summit County’s 7 Black Judges in the Past 52 Years - Akron Beacon Journal

Legal Aid, Information and Forms Available Online - New Philadelphia Times-Reporter

Despite Talk of Repeal, Prosecutor Joe Deters Continues to Pursue Death Penalty - Cincinnati Enquirer

Darren’s Law, Named after Hudson Resident, Would Allow Ohio 911 Call Victims to Sue Caller for False 911 Calls - Cleveland WJW-TV

Ohio Lawmakers Announce New Legislation Dealing with ‘Karens’ and False, Racially Motivated 911 Calls - Columbus WBNS-TV

Creator of Parody Facebook Police Account Loses 1st Amendment Battle - Courthouse News Service

Drug Overdose Deaths Spike During Pandemic - MSNBC


February 24, 2021

Defunct Online Charter School Fights Order to Repay $60M - Springfield News-Sun

Streetsboro Hires Law Firm, Prepares for Legal Tussle with Sahbra Farms - Ravenna Record-Courier

Ohio Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bill that Would List Partisan Affiliation on November Ballot for Judicial Candidates -

East Toledo Man Sentenced after Years of Appeals in Fatal Shooting Case - Toledo Blade

Barley House Appeals Losing Its Liquor License for COVID-19 Violations - Cleveland WJW-TV

Water Restored to Creekside Mobile Home Park, Owner Faces Lawsuit - Toledo Blade

Cleveland Heights Files for Dismissal of Citizen’s Lawsuit Seeking City Council Appointment -

Local Judges Work to Combat Mental Health Issues in the Court System - Toledo WTVG-TV

Hamilton County Courts to Resume after Pandemic Causes Backlog in Cases - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Bill Would Give Local Control over Wind, Solar Farm Approval - Farm and Dairy

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose Sticks to Limiting Ballot Boxes, Despite Judges’ Rulings that He Doesn’t Have to -

Verdict Vacated; Bond Request Next for Killer of Former Ohio State Player Will Smith - Associated Press

The Presumption of Freedom - New York Times Opinion

Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail - New York Times


February 23, 2021

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Recommendations - Highland County Press

Court Upholds Conviction in Fatal Bellevue Shooting - Fremont News-Messenger

A Man Fought His Speeding Ticket All the Way to State Appeals Court. He Lost - Cincinnati Enquirer

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Newark Murder Trial Begins at Midland Theater - Newark Advocate

Visiting Judge Declines to Withdraw from Murder Case - Toledo Blade

Witness: Skoog Admitted Involvement in Death - Mansfield News Journal

Man Hit by Car While Crossing Lakewood Street Faces Charge - Cleveland WJW-TV

Youngstown Apartment Owner Court Ordered to Keep Providing Heat, Water to Tenants - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Impact of COVID-19 Discussed in 2020 Highland County Common Pleas Court Report - Highland County Press

Coss Provides Annual Report for Common Pleas - Hillsboro Times-Gazette

DeWine Appoints Replacement Western County Court Judge - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Cleveland May Consider Tighter Controls on Absentee Landlords to Force Them to Maintain Properties -

‘This World Is Cruel’: Teen Death in Detention Raises Questions about Drugs in the Facility - Cincinnati Enquirer

Convictions Made New Violence Reduction Leader Best Hire, Mayor Says - Toledo Blade

Potholes Damage Your Vehicle? You Could Be Compensated by the State - Toledo WTVG-TV

Klaehn Tackles Challenges of New Clerk of Courts Post - Port Clinton News Herald

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to End Ohio’s Death Penalty -

Should Employees Get Paid for Answering Work Emails after Hours? Ohio Bill Would Curb Overtime - Columbus Dispatch

After a Generation, Does Ohio Finally Have a Way to Fix School Funding - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Local Doctor Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court for Role in Kickback Scheme - Youngstown WKBN-TV

U.S. Judge Esther Salas Tells Her Story on 60 Minutes - CBS News


February 22, 2021

Oral Argument Preview: Expectation of Privacy in a Hospital: Should Personal Items Seized without a Warrant from a Suspect’s Hospital Room Be Suppressed? State of Ohio v. Jacob LaRosa - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Hearing on Burke Appeal - Northwest Signal

Appellate Brief Filed, OU Argues Limits of Title IX Protections for Non-Students in Appealed Lawsuit - Athens Post

Appeals Court to Decide if Union Township Officials Are Turning a ‘Blind Eye’ to Zoning Rules for Doug Evans - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Bosel Drops Appeal - Lisbon Morning Journal

Judge Makes Ruling in Contested Newton Falls Council Seat - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Three Charged in Butler County Homicides Appear in Court: What Happened in Their Cases - Hamilton Journal-News

Judge Upholds AG Yost’s Motion to Ban Mass Polluters from Operating Waste Hauling Business - Highland County Press

Franklin County Juvenile Court Judges Call Police News Conference on Car Thefts ‘Propaganda’ - Columbus Dispatch

Family Court Judge Bratka to Retire after 49 Years of Service to Community - Bellefontaine WPKO Radio

Toledo Lawyer Joins Lucas County Common Pleas Bench - Toledo Blade

Governor DeWine Appoints King to Franklin County Municipal Court - Highland County Press

Toledo Legal Aid Society Awarded for Work in Criminal Justice Reform - Toledo Blade

YouTube Pulls Ohio House Hearing Video for COVID-19 Misinformation from Attorney - Cleveland Scene

Grand Juries and Police Shootings: How Ohio’s Secretive Process Hurts Public Confidence in Justice System -

Gov. Mike DeWine Reappoints Republican Ex-Judge to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio -

For Better, for Worse: Marriages, Divorces down in Dayton Region - Dayton Daily News

Ohio Enough Is Enough Offers Help, Hope to People Society Often Abandons - Ravenna Record-Courier

Ohio State Law Student Becomes Published Author, TedTalk Speaker - Columbus WBNS-TV

Generation Now, the Nonprofit that Prosecutors Say Received Millions in Bribes, Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Charge Involving House Bill 6 -

Federal Judge Accepts Guilty Plea from Dark Money Group Generation Now in HB 6 Scandal - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Judges Disagree over COVID-19 and Property Coverage - Law360

‘Notorious RBG’ Exhibit Saluting Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ready to Rock the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Starting Wednesday -


February 19, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Partnership First to Monitor Drug Court Participants - Portsmouth Daily Times

Court Procedures Change during COVID-19 Pandemic - Sidney Daily News

Mulberry Street Rezoning Request Returns to Fremont City Council - Fremont News-Messenger

Suspect in Ohio Charged with Shooting 2 Young Boys to Undergo Mental Competency Evaluation - Associated Press

Man Charged in Connection to Dayton Freshman’s Death Appears in Court - Dayton Daily News

Ex-CEO of Impact With Hope Indicted on 5 Felony Counts - Toledo WTOL-TV

Jury Trials in Hamilton County to Resume March 8 as COVID-19 Cases Decline - Cincinnati Enquirer

Courts Utilizing Teleconference Software for Hearings - Marietta Times

Municipal Court Processed 5,850 Cases in 2020 - Sidney Daily News

Probate Court Busy with Normal Caseload in 2020 - Sidney Daily News

Grimes Announces Candidacy for Greene County Judge - Greene County Messenger

How Can I Fight a Ticket in Gahanna - Columbus WCMH-TV

Sentenced to Death, but Innocent: These Are the Stories of Justice Gone Wrong. - National Geographic

Bipartisan Group of Ohio Lawmakers Pushes to End State’s Death Penalty -

Abolish Ohio’s Death Penalty, Bipartisan Coalition Says -

House Speaker Mum on Possible Householder Expulsion Vote, Gives Update on Other Top Issues - Spectrum News

Ohio Community Leaders Beg Senators for More Pandemic Assistance - Toledo WTVG-TV

Family of Cleveland Man Beaten to Death by His Cellmate Sues Cuyahoga County Jail Officials, Administrators -

Your Legal Rights: Should I Pursue My Business Interruption Claim? - Mahoning Matters

Enquirer Attorney Jack Greiner: Twitter Permanently Banning Donald Trump, Others ‘Not a First Amendment Issue’ - Cincinnati Enquirer


February 18, 2021

Wrong-Way Driver Responsible for Deadly Crash in Cleveland Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Akron Woman Convicted in 2018 Murder Sentenced to Life in Prison -

Former Cincinnati City Council Member Arrested, Accused of Hiding Suspect in Traffic Crash Death - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Judge: Milford Couple Banned from Operating Waste Business after Illegally Dumping Trash to Avoid Fees - Cincinnati Enquirer

Commissioners Approve Court Fund Transfer - Greenville Daily Advocate

Ronald G. Kaufman - Sandusky Register Obituary

Lakewood Municipal Court Judge Patrick Carroll Receives 2021 President ’s Award for Judicial Excellence -

I-Team: Certified Mail Failures Continue with Felons, Traffic Tickets and More - Cleveland WJW-TV

After a Generation, Is There Finally a Fix for Ohio School Funding? - IdeaStream

Columbus Police Officer Who Shot Tyre King Argues Race Wasn’t a Factor - Associated Press

US Courts Deliver Body Blows to Wine -

Abolish the Federal Death Penalty - New York Times Opinion

After 68 Years in Prison, America’s Oldest Juvenile Lifer was Released - CNN


February 17, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court, Pharmacy Board Team up to Monitor Drug Court Participants - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Partnership to Monitor Drug Court Participants - Highland County Press

Man Serving Life Sentence for 2009 Double Murder Seeks Release - Youngstown Vindicator

Appeals Court Sides with Ohio Department of Health over COVID-19 Contact Sports Order - Cincinnati Enquirer

Most Serious Charge against Skoog Dismissed - Mansfield News Journal

Last of Men Charged with Youngstown Mother’s Shooting Death Pleads Guilty to Charges - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Woman Arrested after Refusing to Wear Mask in Brook Park Store Pleads No Contest to Crimes - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Lawsuit Claims Cleveland Heights, Council Violate Executive Session Laws - Cleveland Jewish News

Census Data Delays May Significantly Impact Ohio Redistricting Process - Ohio Capital Journal

Gov. Mike DeWine Says He’d Veto Ohio Lawmakers’ Latest Effort to Rein in His Coronavirus Powers -

Mayor Frank Jackson: Cleveland Considering Lawsuit against FirstEnergy - IdeaStream

Former Columbus Police Officers Facing Murder Charges Are a Rarity. Convictions Are Rarer. - Columbus Dispatch

Executioners Sanitized Accounts of Deaths in Federal Cases - Associated Press


February 16, 2021

Southwest Ohio Attorney Who Stole Millions Meant for Charity to Spend 5 Years in Prison - Hamilton Journal-News

Convicted Serial Killer Shawn Grate Obtains New Attorney, May Attempt to Reopen Case - Ashland Source

Former Justice James Celebrezze Dies at 83 - Highland County Press

Killer in Dismemberment Case Appeals Conviction - Youngstown Vindicator

Judge Hears Arguments on Dismissing Murder Cover-up Case - Athens Messenger

Cuyahoga County Grand Jury to Consider Charges against East Cleveland Man Accused of Stabbing His Friend to Death over a Debit Card -

Despicable Anthony Sowell Wasn’t Worth Death Penalty’s High Cost - Opinion Column

New Drug Testing Adopted in ELO Court amid Pandemic - Lisbon Morning Journal

Family Continues Legacy of Late Judge James R. Williams - Spectrum News

Akron Muni Rings in 2021 with New Admin./Presiding Judge - Akron Legal News

Judge Bennett Sworn into Office for Second Term - Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Karen Gallagher Sworn in, First Woman to Become Probate/Juvenile Court Judge in Williams County - Toledo WTOL-TV

DeWine Appoints New Greene County Juvenile Court Judge - Dayton Daily News

Sentencing Based on Research and Science Win for Youth Offenders - Dayton Daily News Guest Column

Several NE Ohio Cities Consider ‘Pay to Stay’ Eviction Prevention Laws - IdeaStream

No Trespassing? Make It Clear with a Sign - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Gov. Mike DeWine Turns to Ohio Budget in Bid to Toughen Prison Sentences for Felons with Guns - Columbus Dispatch

Court Tosses Ohio Libertarians’ Latest Play for More Access - Associated Press

He Was Found Guilty at a Trial He Wasn’t at. Now a Kentucky Court Says He Should Get Another Trial. - Cincinnati Enquirer

AARP Urges Appeals Court to Reverse ‘Sole Cause’ Age Discrimination Ruling -


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