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FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Disability Comp. Can Be Denied if Injured Worker Refuses Additional ExamsAkron Legal News

Oral Argument Preview: Do Accrued Causes of Action Automatically Transfer to Buyer in Sale of Municipal Bond? Paul Cheatham IRA v. The Huntington National BankLegally Speaking Ohio

Oral Argument Preview: Does Failure to Inform a Defendant of All Penalties Associated with a Sex Offender Classification Invalidate the Plea? State of Ohio v. Brad J. DanglerLegally Speaking Ohio

Ohio High Court Hears Case of Dad Who Starved, Beat ToddlerAssociated Press

She Wanted to Be a Musician. Instead, She Became a Groundbreaking Judge in Ohio.Dayton Daily News

First Black Woman Elected to Ohio Supreme Court Has Chance to Be TrendsetterToledo Blade

Damschroder: Lawsuit Necessary to Pry Open OPERS RecordsFremont News Messenger Guest Column

Local Attorney Faces 6-Month SuspensionBellefontaine Examiner

Guest Post on the Need for Bail ReformLegally Speaking Ohio

Ohio School Shooter Appeals 23-Year SentenceColumbus Dispatch

Lawyers Seek New Sentencing for Teen in Ohio School ShootingAssociated Press

Ruling Says Citizens Can’t Interfere with City-Owned Waterfront PropertyColumbus WCBE Radio

Money Dispute Threatens to Bog down Rhoden Family Murder CaseCincinnati WLWT-TV

Youngstown Judge Redefines Greatness for YouthYoungstown Vindicator

Lorain County Probate Judge Walther Marks 10 Years on BenchLorain Morning Journal

Plaintiff Fined $500 for Filing Federal Lawsuit against Butler County JudgeMiddletown Journal-News

Barberton, Stow Courts Declare Joint Victory in Cereal Bowl to Benefit ShelterAkron Beacon Journal

Medina, Medina County Look to Build Joint Courthouse, Possibly in 2020Cleveland Plain Dealer

Municipal Court Consolidation in Cuyahoga County Needs to Be Part of the Agenda for Justice Center’s FutureCleveland Plain Dealer

Dayton Mayor Offers Model Solution after City Cuts Opioid Overdose Deaths in HalfColumbus WBNS-TV

Judge Says Closure of Middletown City Jail Would Have ‘Catastrophic Impact’ on CommunityMiddletown Journal-News

Abuse by Former Chiropractor Leads to Calls for Changes to State LawColumbus Dispatch

Tentative Settlement in Lawsuit over Cincinnati City Council ‘Gang of Five’ Secret TextsCincinnati WXIX-TV

Woman Becomes First Known Person with Autism to Practice Law in FloridaAssociated Press

Local Groups Helping Drivers Get Suspended Licenses BackDayton Daily News

Local Perspective: Amensty Program Can Help with Reinstatement FeesNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Lawyer for Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish Says No Evidence of Coercion or ExtortionCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish Shouldn’t Be Held Criminally Responsible for Problems in the Jail, Where 8 Died in 2018, Attorney SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Oklahoma Could Provide First Test of Who Will Pay for the Opioid Crisis - and How MuchWashington Post

Bugging in Offices, Firings, Lawsuits: Breakup of Florida Law Firm Resembles John Grisham NovelPalm Beach Post


FEBRUARY 15, 2019

In Death Penalty Appeal, Cincinnati Man Claims Jurors Revealed Racial BiasAkron Legal News

Franklin County Judge Receives One Year Stayed SuspensionAkron Legal News

Cattlemen See Court’s Deep Connection to Agriculture during Court VisitAkron Legal News

Judge Salerno Deserved Stronger PunishmentColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Judge Rules for Columbus, Other Cities Controlling Property They Own along ReservoirsColumbus Dispatch

Judge Doherty Pleads Guilty, Apologizes for Drinking and DrivingPortage County Record-Courier

Body Cam Video Shows Arrest of Judge Suspected of Drunk Driving CrashTribune Media Wire

Judge to Decide if 16-Year-Old Will Be Tried as an Adult in Toronto Murder CaseSteubenville WTOV-TV

UH Fertility Patients Granted 1-Year Extension for Filing Lawsuits, Settling CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Whose Mouth Was Duct-Taped in Court to Be SentencedCleveland WJW-TV

Judge Malek Oldfield Elected to Common Pleas Judges Association BoardAkron Legal News

Love in the Air at Courthouse: Fifteen Couples Married on Valentine’s DayToledo Blade

Six-Month Amnesty Window for Low-Income Ohio Drivers Unfairly Burdened by License Reinstatement Fees Is an Important StartCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Ohio Program Offers Hope for 410,000 Illegal DriversYoungstown Vindicator

Always Watching: Blade Reporter Tested by Ankle BraceletToledo Blade

Columbus City Attorney Gives Tips on Getting Help for Domestic ViolenceColumbus WBNS-TV

Will Tech Make Lawyers Obsolete?Technology for Lawyers, Akron Legal News

Judges Can’t Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Marriages: ABALaw360

Law360’s the Week in DisciplineLaw360

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Surveys Public for Jail ProjectWooster Daily Record

Body Trail Prompts Fear of Serial Killer — A 1991 Dispatch InvestigationColumbus Dispatch

FBI and BCI Agents Searched Offices of Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Seized Budish’s Computer, CellphoneCleveland Plain Dealer

Former State Supreme Court Justice Sentenced to 2 Years in PrisonWestern Journal


FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann and Ex-TV Reporter Sue State Pension System for Investment DetailsCleveland Plain Dealer

Avon Attorney Suspension Recommended by Ethics BoardLorain Morning Journal

Franklin County Judge Disciplined for MisconductColumbus WBNS-TV

Law Director Calls for Outside Review of Petition LanguageChagrin Valley Today

Franklin County Judge Monica Hawkins Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driving ChargeColumbus Dispatch

Arrested Ohio Judge in Body-Cam Video: ‘I Am so Intoxicated’Columbus Dispatch

Report: Portage County Judge Arrested after Telling Officers She Was DrunkCleveland WEWS-TV

Trial Date for 3 in Youngstown Corruption Case to Be Set May 31Youngstown Vindicator

Claudia Hoerig Earns Herself another Unflattering Description: ‘Vexatious’Youngstown Vindicator

Court Says Broadview Heights Attorney Who Created Fake Child Porn for Expert Witness Work Must Pay $300,000 to Victims despite BankruptcyCleveland Plain Dealer

ABA Clarifies When Judges Must Marry Same-Sex CouplesBloomberg Law

Roof of City Building in Steubenville is LeakingSteubenville WTOV-TV

DeWine Commits to Arrest-Warrant Reforms, Makes Domestic Violence a PriorityColumbus Dispatch

Outraged by Sentence for Chiropractor Who Sexually Abused Patients, Lawmakers Push for ChangeColumbus WBNS-TV

Ohio Lawmaker Who Blocked Constituent on Facebook Will Pay $20,000 in Lawsuit SettlementCincinnati Enquirer

Studying Law at Ohio StateThe Lantern, Ohio State University

Tuscarawas County Prosecutor Ryan Styer: Drug Cases Contribute to 49 Percent Increase in FeloniesNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

More Criminal Cases in Highland County Last YearHillsboro Times-Gazette

New Facility to Address Rehabilitation for Female OffendersAthens News

Latest Subpoena in Corruption Probe Seeks Email Accounts of Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and Other OfficialsCleveland Plain Dealer

How a Major Drug Trafficking Operation Ran Locally for DecadesCincinnati WCPO-TV


FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Sylvania Attorney Suspended for False Tax ReturnToledo Blade

Toddler’s Killer to Fight Death Sentence in Ohio Supreme CourtCincinnati Enquirer

Man on Death Row for Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter Claims Some Jurors Had Racial BiasCincinnati WKRC-TV

A Deeper Look at the Lake Erie Bill of RightsOhio’s Country Journal

Franklin County Judge Once again Found Guilty of MisconductColumbus WOSU-Radio

Cleveland Man Who Brutalized Girlfriend for Years Gets Life in Prison in Her KillingCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Lowers Bond from $1M to $100K for Man Charged with 11th DUIYoungstown Vindicator

Ex-Middleburg Heights Mayor Gary Starr Accused of Potential Crimes in Report to CouncilCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Man May Face Death Penalty if Convicted in Deputy’s SlayingYoungstown Vindicator

Major Canton Drug Dealer Gets 26 Years in PrisonAkron Beacon Journal

Local Judge Giving Suspended Drivers a Second ChanceCleveland WJW-TV

Another Ohio Judge Charged with Driving Under InfluenceColumbus Dispatch

Portage Judge Accused of Drunken DrivingAkron Beacon Journal

County Courthouse Has Second Bedbug Incident within a WeekToledo Blade

Cuyahoga County Jail Inmate Sues County, Claims Civil Rights Violated over Dirty Water, Moldy TraysCleveland Plain Dealer

Shame on the Bean-Counters Overseeing the Cuyahoga County Jail. The Eight Jail Deaths Last Year Show Why Dollars Should Never Be the Prime MetricCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

The Case for Capping All Prison Sentences at 20 YearsVox


FEBRUARY 12, 2019

Franklin County Judge Amy Salerno Disciplined Second Time for MisconductColumbus Dispatch

What’s on Their Minds: The Contours of a Terry Stop. State of Ohio v. Jaonte HaristonLegally Speaking Ohio

What’s on Their Minds: Challenging Standing at a Suppression Hearing. State of Ohio v. Justin W. WintermeyerLegally Speaking Ohio

Lake Erie Bill of Rights Issue to Go to Toledo VotersOhio’s Country Journal

Update Given on Wind ProjectsUrbana Daily Citizen

Franklin County Judge Charged with Obstruction following OVI ArrestColumbus WBNS-TV

Criminal Charge Filed against Franklin County Judge Monica HawkinsColumbus Dispatch

Pike Co. Gets Help with Rhoden CaseHillsboro Times-Gazette

Judge Considers Bond Today for Man Accused of 11th OVIYoungstown Vindicator

Visiting Judge Who Oversaw Lance Mason’s 2014 Assault Case Appointed to Cases of Trio Indicted in Cuyahoga County Corruption ProbeCleveland Plain Dealer

Update on Drug CourtHillsboro Times-Gazette

After Cuyahoga Jail Report, Where Do Bail Reform Talks Stand?Ideastream

Muni Court to Hold BMV Amnesty WorkshopYoungstown Vindicator

Political Rivals Team up to Overhaul Drug Sentencing in OhioColumbus WSYX-TV

Registration Underway for Akron Law’s 21st Annual IP SymposiumAkron Legal News


FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Decisions Have Columbus Fracking Opponents Eyeing May BallotColumbus WOSU-Public Radio

10TV Sues for Courtroom Access after Franklin County Judge Charged with Drunk DrivingColumbus WBNS-TV

Awaiting Trial: Bail Concerns, Stubborn Defendants Lead to Crowded JailsLima News

Justice Shouldn’t Just Be for the WealthyCincinnati Enquirer Guest Opinion

Meet Ohio Supreme Court’s First Elected Black Female JusticeCleveland WKYC-TV

Man Charged with Killing Ex-Girlfriend Plans to Defend Self in CourtAkron Beacon Journal

Hoerig Transferred to State PrisonYoungstown WFMJ-TV

On Cuyahoga Court Consolidation, a Municipal Judge Says: Not So FastIdeastream

Garfield Heights Municipal Court Implements New Change to “Not Guilty” Pleas in IndependenceCleveland Plain Dealer

History Comes to LifeMartins Ferry Times Leader

Cuyahoga County Judge Recuses Herself from Case of Three Charged in County Corruption ProbeCleveland Plain Dealer

Reddin Runs for Fifth Term as Municipal JudgeBowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Far East Side Man Uses Crime Statistics to Keep Columbus Residents InformedColumbus Dispatch

Too Many Inmates, Not Enough SpaceAthens News

Auglaize Courthouse Marks 125 YearsLima News

Judges Refuse Ohio Request to Delay Gerrymandering TrialAssociated Press

Federal Judges Were Right: Ohio Gerrymandering Lawsuit Should Go ForwardCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

No Time for Religious Liberty at the Supreme CourtAkron Beacon Journal Editorial


FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Worker May Proceed with Intentional Tort, Negligent Inspection ClaimsBusiness Insurance

State Discovers Illegal Late Fees Being Paid by TownshipXenia Daily Gazette

Toledo’s Charter a Relic in Need of UpdatingToledo Blade Editorial

First Elected African-American Woman Ohio Supreme Court Justice Hopes to ‘Break down’ BarriersCincinnati WCPO-TV

More than $2 Million Sitting in Coffers of State Candidates with No Races to RunColumbus Dispatch

Prosecutor: 28 Years for HoerigWarren Tribune Chronicle

Prosecutors Live up to Deal with Brazil in Hoerig’s SentencingYoungstown WKBN

Hoerig Sentencing | Today Is Karl’s Family’s Turn to SpeakYoungstown Vindicator

Memo Details Deal that Returned Hoerig to OhioYoungstown Vindicator

Attorney General’s Office Puts Down Payment on Pike County Murder ProsecutionsColumbus Dispatch

Pike County Gets $100,000, Promises More, to Help with Rhoden CasePortsmouth Daily Times

Magistrate Puts Teen in Custody for Playing BasketballYoungstown Vindicator

In This Courthouse, Addiction Treatment Is Just down the HallIndianapolis WFYI-Radio

Judge Tries New Sentence that Has Some Calling Her out for Public ShamingColumbus WSYX-TV

Former Sebring Judge Rejects another Plea Deal, Trial Scheduled for MarchYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Youngstown’s Current, Former Law Directors File as Dems for JudgeYoungstown Vindicator

Primary Election Set for Municipal Court Judge, Newark CouncilNewark Advocate

Senate Panel Approves Controversial Ohio Judicial NomineesCleveland Plain Dealer

Senate Panel Approves Ohioans Murphy, Readler to Federal CourtColumbus Dispatch

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Cleveland Man Imprisoned for 23 Years for Dismissed Murder ConvictionCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Concealed Permit Carriers Who Are Medical Marijuana Patients Could Be Breaking Law: SheriffCleveland Plain Dealer

Akron Man Indicted for Stamping Pills Containing Fentanyl to Look Like PercocetAkron Beacon Journal

Reagan Tokes’ Family Still Hopes to Change State Law Two Years after Her MurderColumbus WBNS-TV

Hayes Team Wins Mock TrialSunbury News

Another Big Year Expected for Gun Control in the StatesTribune News Service


FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Athens, Meigs Election Officials Are SuedAthens Messenger

Resident Registers Concerns about Mixed-Use Planning District in SolonCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Kent State Student Indicted for Rape, Four Other

Officials to Discuss Costs of Trials in Ohio Family MassacreColumbus WCMH-TV

Lawsuit: Fairfield Judge Violated People’s Constitutional RightsCincinnati Enquirer

Akron Municipal Court Experiencing Temporary Internet OutageCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Monica Hawkins’s Lawyer Says She Had ‘Serious Concussion’ before ArrestColumbus Dispatch

Attorney: Judge Suffered Concussion Hours before OVI ArrestColumbus WCMH-TV

Candidates File for Primary ElectionEast Liverpool Review

Guest Issues Press Release Announcing Her CandidacyLisbon Morning Journal

Driver’s License Reinstatement Program Kicks Off in OhioAthens News

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish Announces Plans for Facility that Would Treat Crime Suspects with Mental-Health IssuesCleveland Plain Dealer

Legal Aid’s Online Intakes Have Tripled with Help of New TechnologyAkron Legal News

County Says Constitutional Rights Re-Established for Jail Inmates, Makes Other Improvements in Wake of 8 Inmate DeathsCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Was Warned of Health-Care Crisis in Jails Weeks before First Inmate DiedCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Lawmakers Want to Strengthen Domestic Violence LawsDayton Daily News

Ohio’s Governor Stopped an Execution over Fears It Would Feel like WaterboardingThe Intercept

Ohio Says Feds Can’t Interfere in Indian Child CasesLaw360

Opioid Judge Hears Testimony over Whether to Disqualify Baker Hostetler as Defense

Conviction Upheld for Woman Who Urged Boyfriend’s SuicideAssociated Press


FEBRUARY 6, 2019

What’s on Their Minds: Sufficiency of Advisements about Immigration Consequences of a Guilty Plea. State of Ohio v. Carlos Romero Legally Speaking Ohio

Environmental Advocates Sue over Ohio’s Methods of Reviewing Ballot MeasuresCleveland Plain Dealer

Sixth Circuit Holds Forced Pooling Is Not a TakingLexology

Chief Justice Gets Award for Campaign against Issue 1Akron Legal News

11-Year Wait, 9-Day Claudia Hoerig Murder Trial to Culminate in Friday SentencingYoungstown Vindicator

Hoerig Seeks Relief in Federal CourtWarren Tribune Chronicle

Put-in-Bay ‘Whistleblower’ Trial Set for MarchSandusky Register

Catering Company Serves Freedom to Human Trafficking SurvivorsAkron Legal News

End of Horton’s Time on Appeals Court Bench Is Long OverdueColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Video Shows Franklin County Judge Stumbling Prior to ArrestColumbus Dispatch

Video Shows Judge Stumbling, Nearly Falling during Drunk Driving ArrestColumbus WBNS-TV

County Attorney Files for Municipal Court JudgeLisbon Review

Richland County Republicans Seeking a Replacement for Retiring Judge SponBellville Star

New Ohio House Bill, Aisha’s Law, May Have Saved Her LifeCleveland Plain Dealer

Why Are There So Many DUI and OVI Repeat Offenders?Youngstown WFMJ-TV

State Waiving Some Driver’s License Reinstatement FeesMount Vernon News

Grab Chance to Renew LicenseToledo Blade Editorial

6th Circ. Backs Use of Ohio Forced Drilling LawLaw360


FEBRUARY 5, 2019

Warren County Developer Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Block ReferendumDayton Daily News

Environmental Advocates Sue over Ohio’s Methods of Reviewing Ballot MeasuresCleveland Plain Dealer

Groups File Federal Suit over Charter Amendment IssuesYoungstown Vindicator

7th District Affirms School District Immunity Finding in Coach Abuse CaseAkron Legal News

Court Denies Sex Offender's Appeal for New TrialNorwalk Reflector

Wind Suit Moves to Next StepTiffin Advertiser-Tribune

130-Count Indictment Issued for Man Accused of Rape, Possessing Child PornographyMansfield News Journal

Police: Franklin County Judge Had Bruised Face, Vomit in Car When Arrested for OVIColumbus WBNS-TV

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges John J. Russo and David Matia Want Consolidation of Municipal Courts to Be ConsideredCleveland Plain Dealer

Massie Retires from County Prosecutor's Office after 30 YearsMansfield News Journal

Dismissal of Charges Sought by Former Lima Muni Court ClerkLima News

County Prosecutor: How Many ‘Have to Die’ to End House Arrest in Violent Crimes?Dayton Daily News

Former Cuyahoga County Jail Director Accused of Making Homophobic, Anti-Semitic and Racial Comments, County’s Inspector General SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Toledo Pastor Sex-Trafficking Trial Expected To Start Wednesday in Federal CourtToledo Blade

Ohio Must Keep Working to Reduce Addiction as OD Deaths DropColumbus Dispatch

Tennessee, Ohio Bucking National Trend by Ramping up ExecutionsUnited Press International

U.S. Supreme Court May Decide 'Mayhem Mal' Police Threat QuestionCincinnati Enquirer


FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Groups File Federal Lawsuit over Fracking AmendmentsYoungstown Vindicator

Drug Trafficker's Prison Sentence ReducedSandusky Register

Pike County Murders: Movie’s Use of Gun Silencer Mirrors That of Slain Family, Evidence ShowsDayton Daily News

Pike County Murders: Court Documents Reveal New DetailsDayton Daily News

Judge Throws Out Part of Confession of Mother Accused of Killing 3 KidsColumbus Dispatch

Three Charged in Cuyahoga County Corruption Probe Entered Not-Guilty Pleas in Their First Court HearingsCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Passes Growing Corruption Probe to Ohio Attorney GeneralCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Cuyahoga County Jail Director Faces Judge on Corruption ChargesCleveland WJW-TV

Judge Sets $10 Million Bond in Clermont County Deputy Shooting CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Washington County Drug Court Takes First ClientMarietta Times

Plans for Renovation of Municipal Court Give Way to Proposal for New BuildingColumbus Dispatch

Newly-Elected Franklin County Judge Monica Hawkins Charged with OVIColumbus Dispatch

New Franklin County Court Judge Arrested in Pickerington for OVIColumbus WSYX-TV

Cincinnati Police Looking at Speed Cameras to Increase Traffic Enforcement, but are They Legal?Cincinnati WCPO-TV

What’s it Like to Be Court-Appointed Guardian?Canton Repository

Schools Unveil New App Aimed at Curbing Juvenile TruancyAkron Legal News

Fee Forgiveness for Suspended Poor Drivers Makes Good SenseColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Bill Honoring Aisha Fraser Aims to Reform Ohio's Domestic Violence LawsCleveland WKYC-TV

Naloxone Boxes to Be Placed in Downtown Cincinnati in New Bid to Stem Overdose DeathsCincinnati Enquirer

Could Ohio Just Use Fentanyl for Executions?Columbus Dispatch

SOCF Incident Gets National AttentionPortsmouth Daily Times

FBI Investigating after Ohio Police Officer Uses Taser on 11-Year-Old GirlCincinnati WCPO-TV

Deadly Force: Instead of Shooting, Police Seek New Technology, 'Hands On' ComplianceUSA Today


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