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November 24, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Security Camera Showing Judge Shooting Must Be Released -

Rape Sentence Cannot Be Increased without Jury Considering Use or Threat of Force - Highland County Press

Court Overturns Several Convictions - Youngstown Vindicator

Summit Jurors Deliberating in Murder Trial of Rittman Woman - Akron Beacon Journal

Gun Play Gets Teen 3 Years in Prison - Lima News

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Will Hold No Jury Trials until January 2021 amid Sustained Coronavirus Surge -

Stark Sheriff’s Office, Massillon Municipal Announce Video Conferencing Collaboration - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Elyria Municipal Judge Gary Bennett Announces COVID-19 Diagnosis; Court Staff Being Tested - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Schiavoni to Be Sworn in as Judge Today - Youngstown Vindicator

Mascio Keeping an Open Mind on Steubenville Public Market Proposal - Steubenville Herald-Star

Prescription for Probate Backlog Lowers Bar for Public Notice - Akron Legal News

Attorneys for Tamir Rice’s Family Blast Justice Department, Bill Barr over Decision Not to Convene Grand Jury into Boy’s Death -

Criminal Justice and College Applications - Toledo Blade Editorial

The Key to Winning COVID Business-Interruption Claims: Say the Virus Is Present - Claims Journal

Harrison County’s First Elected Female Prosecutor Is Taking Office Early - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Fugitive Safe Surrender in Northeast Ohio Opens Hotline amid Pandemic to Help Those with Outstanding Warrants -


November 23, 2020

PG Sittenfeld: After Bribery Arrest, AG Dave Yost Pursues Suspension - Cincinnati Enquirer

No New Trial for Murder Defendant Who Framed Victim - Akron Legal News

Court of Claims: University Police Files and Title IX Investigation Ruled Public Records - Akron Legal News

Court of Claims: State Health Department Must Release Hospital Records - Akron Legal News

Rape Case that Set off Fight with Top Prosecutors Ends with Acquittal - Cincinnati Enquirer

First Judge to Rule on Cincinnati Protesters Dismisses 35 Cases - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Denies Bid to Quash Statements in 2019 Slayings of 4 - Associated Press

John A. Ralph Elected Vice President of Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association - Willoughby News-Herald

Geauga County Judge Timothy Grendell Reelected to Board of National College of Probate Judges - Willoughby News-Herald

November Initiative Vote Splinters a Major Courthouse Project in Medina, Leaving a City’s Plans Adrift -

Summit County Expected to Give Attorneys Representing Indigent Defendants a Raise - Akron Beacon Journal

Statewide Ombudsman Sought for Foster-Care Children and Families - Toledo Blade

Ohio Bar Honors Three Attorneys from Trumbull - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Lawmakers Should Fix Ohio’s Drug Sentencing Laws - Columbus Dispatch Guest Column

Opponents of Death Penalty Call for Ban in Lame Duck Session - Associated Press

Lorain County Bar Association Lauds Public Defense Funds - Lorain Morning Journal

The Presidents’ Thanksgiving Proclamations - Highland County Press

Nevada Ahead of the Curve in Valuing Women’s Contributions in Legal Arena - Las Vegas Sun Editorial

Threat Case Nearing Deal - Warren Tribune Chronicle

JCC Threat Trial Delayed until March - Warren Tribune Chronicle

OSU Can Lead the Way in Ending Diversion of Dollars from Scholarship Endowments to Entertain Rich Alums: David Marburger and Jeffrey Moritz - Guest Column

New Program Trains Non-Lawyers to Assist Asylum Seekers Who Have No Legal Counsel - Columbus Dispatch


November 20, 2020

Rape Sentence Cannot Be Increased without Jury Considering Use or Threat of Force - Akron Legal News

Kindergartner Bullying Case: Toledo Educators Cannot Be Sued - Akron Legal News

Supreme Court Places Stay on Execution of Youngstown Killer - Youngstown Vindicator

Merit Decision: City Not Entitled to Restitution under Marsy’s Law. Centerville v. Knab - Legally Speaking Ohio

Protecting Public Records in Ohio - Toledo Blade Editorial

City Faces Opposition to Traffic Camera Program - Toledo Blade

Mayfield Village Voters Will Decide in March on Term Limits for Council, Mayor -

Judge Recuses Himself in Lutz Murder Case - Mansfield News Journal

Jeff Pastor to Take Voluntary Suspension from Council Friday amid Bribery Charges, Source Says - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Judge Herbert’s Retirement Gives DeWine Four Franklin County Judge Vacancies to Fill - Columbus Dispatch

Dealing with Status Offenders in Juvenile Court - Delaware Gazette Guest Column

Let’s Not Expand a Vigilante License to Kill - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Ohio Law Creates Immunity for Biz against Most COVID-19-Related Suits - Akron Legal News

Landlords Skirt COVID-19 Eviction Bans, Using Intimidation and Tricks to Boot Tenants - USA Today

ILTA 2020 Lawyer Survey Is in - Akron Legal News, Technology for Lawyers Column

California’s February Bar Exam Will Be Held Online, Supreme Court Says -

No, Judges Don’t Overturn Elections because of Isolated Irregularities - New York Times

Professor Challenges University Pronoun Policy at Sixth Circuit - Courthouse News Service


November 19, 2020

Death Penalty Upheld for Kentucky Man Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend on Ohio Highway - Highland County Press

Youngstown Killer’s Execution Put on Hold by Ohio Supreme Court -

CDC Eviction Moratorium Isn’t Protecting Everyone, and Non-Profits Are Overwhelmed - Dayton WKEF-TV

Ohio Senate OKs Bill Allowing Teachers to Carry Guns at School without Needing Peace-Officer Training -

Ohio Department of Health Delays Full Release of Hospital Coronavirus Capacity Records Despite Court Order - Cleveland Scene

Relative of 8 Slaying Victims Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit - Associated Press

Daughter of Slain Woman Recalls Stepmother Ordering Pizza on the Night of the Murder - Akron Beacon Journal

Citizens to Judge: Remove Cincinnati City Councilman Pastor after Bribery Arrest - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Wolaver: History at the Polls - Xenia Daily Gazette

Akron Municipal Court Reverses Course, Resumes Some Virtual Eviction Hearings - Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio Spent Nearly $1 Million in Outside Legal Fees Fighting Challenges to COVID-19 Orders - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

OSBA Litigation Section Awards Best Brief Honors - Highland County Press

Exclusive: Ohio’s Sex Trafficking Laws in Spotlight for ‘Loophole’ Charging Minors - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Coronavirus Hasn’t Created Wave of Cuyahoga County Foreclosures, though Housing Advocates Brace for Difficult 2021 -


November 18, 2020

Court Need Not Instruct Jury to Consider Lesser Charge in Child Murder Case - Highland County Press

Amazon Not Liable for Teen’s Death from Pure Caffeine Powder - Highland County Press

Local Attorney Facing Ethics Complaint - Wilmington News Journal

Olmsted Township Trustee Sues Township Related to Workplace Harassment Sanctions -

Toledo City Council Delays Vote on New Traffic Camera Ordinance - Toledo Blade

11th District Affirms Portage County Child Sex Case - Akron Legal News

Judge Orders Miami University to ‘Immediately Reinstate’ Two Students after COVID-Related Suspension - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Trial Date Set in Soto Case - Putnam County Sentinel

Judge Ends Probation for Young Ohio Mother Acquitted of Killing Newborn, Burying Baby in Backyard - Associated Press

Defendant Says Prison May Save His Life - Crawford County Now

Ohio Lawmaker, Voters Sue to Remove Jeff Pastor from Office - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

America’s Grand Jury System Isn’t Built for Justice. We Know, We Served on One - Cleveland Scene

What Is a Mental Health Court? - Ohio State Bar Association Guest Column

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Delays Jury Trials until Feb. 1 due to COVID Surge - Columbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Reports 27 Coronavirus Cases within Court System in Last Week -

Newark City Council May Investigate Harassment Allegations in Clerk of Courts Office - Newark Advocate

Cuyahoga County Jail Stops Accepting New Inmates Charged with Most Misdemeanors to Prevent ‘Explosion’ of Coronavirus Cases amid Historic Surge -

‘Quite a Few Ornaments:’ Ohio Gun Policy Overhaul Would Expand Concealed Carry, Stand Your Ground - Cincinnati Enquirer

Lawyer Diversity Helps Judge Pick FirstEnergy Lead Plaintiff - Bloomberg Law

Appeals Court Clears Harvard of Racial Bias in Admissions - Associated Press


November 17, 2020

Toledo-Area Lawyer’s False and Inflammatory Accusations Lead to Suspension - Highland County Press

The Truth Is Free - Ohio’s Country Journal Column

Barberton Judges Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Intervene in Appointment Dispute - Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio Attorney General Moves to Suspend Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor, Says Allegations Show a ‘Shocking Lack to Integrity’ - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Attorney General Files Request to Force Suspension of Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor - Cincinnati CityBeat

Ohio Innocence Project: Man Sentenced to 92-Plus Years in Jail Says He Didn’t Shoot at Cleveland Police - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Cleveland’s Barley House Filed a Lawsuit in Erie County to Challenge the State’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Bars -

Right-Wing Hoaxers Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman Plead Not Guilty in Cleveland Robocall Case -

Opioids and the Pandemic: In the Midst of Isolation, There Is Hope - Soapbox Cincinnati

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Delays Jury Trials until Feb. 1 due to COVID Surge - Columbus Dispatch

John O. Crouse Obituary - Hillsboro Times-Gazette

Superintendents, Lawmakers Discuss ‘Fair School Funding Plan’ - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Opponents of State School Takeovers Plan Letter Flood - Youngstown Vindicator

Local Gym Owners Planning to Stay Open - Toledo WTVG-TV

Judge Tosses out Key Evidence in Case of Erie Men Accused of Rioting Downtown May 30 -

Toledo’s James Knepp Confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge - Toledo Blade

Why Counting Presidential Votes Is Not for Federal District Courts - SCOTUSblog Opinion

Supreme Court Won’t Impose Virus Protections at Texas Prison. What about Houses of Worship in NY? - USA Today


November 16, 2020

Legislature Can Centralize Local Business Taxes, Court Rules - Akron Legal News

Merit Decision: Educators Not Liable in School Bullying Case. A.J.R. v. Lute. - Legally Speaking Ohio

Should Ohio Put an Inmate with Dementia to Death? - Editorial

Ohio Department of Health to Release Data on Hospital Beds, Medical Supplies and Staffing - Columbus Dispatch

Eye on Ohio Wins Seven-Month Legal Battle for Public Records on Hospital Capacity Numbers - Eye on Ohio, Ohio Center for Journalism

In Win for the Public, Court Says Campus Law-Enforcement Records Are Open - Columbus Dispatch Opinion

‘Gender Neutral’ Restrooms at Six Upper Arlington Schools Get Court’s OK but Attract Opposition - ThisWeek News

Bryant Murder Case to Take Months - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Austintown Court: Attorney to Enter ‘Not Guilty’ Plea for Cav’s Star - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Courts Continue Despite COVID - Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer

In Face of COVID Infections, New Practices Coming to Lucas Co. Common Pleas Court - Toledo WTVG-TV

Sylvania Municipal Court Postpones Jury Trials until Further Notice - Toledo WTOL-TV

Ionization Air Equipment to Fight COVID-19 Installed in 3 Stark County Buildings - Canton Repository

Ohio Already Faces Nearly $1 Million in Outside Legal Bills over Coronavirus Rulings - Toledo Blade

Sundermann, Landsman Propose Reforms after 2 Council Members Accused of Taking Bribes - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Former ECOT Treasurer Could Help State Recover Millions from School’s Founder Bill Lager - Columbus Dispatch

The Widening Rural-Urban Divide in Criminal Justice - The Crime Report

Companies Tiptoeing back to the Office Encounter Legal Minefield - Wall Street Journal


November 13, 2020

State Cannot Challenge Erroneous Prison Sentence 18 Years Later - Highland County Press

Ohio City Not Entitled to Restitution for Bogus 911 Call - Courthouse News Service

Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Process for Terminating Shared-Parent Plans - Highland County Press

Toledo Officials Discuss New Traffic Camera Ordinance - Toledo Blade

School Not Required to Release Records of Deceased Dayton Shooter - Akron Legal News

Survey Probes Court Tech Highs and Lows - Hillsboro Times-Gazette

Appeals Court Upholds Murder Convictions of Euclid Mom, Boyfriend in Death of 4-Year-Old Aniya Day-Garrett -

7th District Appellate Court Reverses ODMA Dispute - Akron Legal News

Oberlin College Appealing Gibson’s Bakery Jury Verdict - Akron Legal News

March Jury Trial Set for Soto - Lima News

Prosecutor: Don’t Dismiss Doc’s 25-Count Murder Indictment - Associated Press

Jury Trials in Lucas County Are Suspended through End of 2020; Defendants to Appear via Zoom Only, Barring Exceptional Circumstances - Toledo WTOL-TV

Lucas County Suspends Jury Trials until January - Toledo Blade

Judge: Security Guards Worth Money to Keep Justice Center Safe. Security Guard: I’m Not Greedy - Ashtabula Star Beacon

More Legal Battles Likely if Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Follows through on Threat to Shut down Bars, Restaurants and Gyms -

Online Bar Exam a Success or Failure, Depending on Whom You Talk to - Akron Legal News, Technology for Lawyers Column

Porter Wright Stops Representing Trump Campaign in Pennsylvania Suit - New York Times

How the Presidential Race Shifted State Judiciaries - Law360


November 12, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Centerville Does Not Qualify as Victim in False 911 Call - Dayton WDTN-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Centerville False Active Shooter Case - Dayton Daily News

Court Rules that City Not Covered by New Victims’ Rights Law - Associated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Bullying Lawsuit Brought by Parents of Kindergartener - Associated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Jury Must Find ‘Force’ to Increase Rape Sentence - Jurist

Stolen Property Values Can Be Combined to Increase Theft Charge Regardless of Victim’s Status - Highland County Press

Treasurer’s Attorney Opposes Dismissal of Supreme Court Filing - Sandusky Register

Ohio Supreme Court Appoints Judge Rocky Coss as Chair of iCOURT Task Force - Highland County Press

Strictly Legal: Ohio Supreme Court Ruling in Dayton Shooting Case Leaves Public Less Informed - Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Veterans Day 2020: Making the Invisible Visible - Ironton Tribune

9th District Appellate Court Rejects STD Defense in Child Rape Case - Akron Legal News

Domestic Violence Courts Contend with Social Distancing Challenges - Akron Legal News

Nine People Who Work in Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Courts Tested Positive for Coronavirus in One Weekend -

Should Ohio Judicial Candidates Have Party Listings on the Ballot? - Ohio Capital Journal

Pipeline Project Pits Union Co. Family against State - Farm and Dairy

Federal Lawsuits Allege Put-In-Bay Officers Used Excessive Force in Arrests of Black Tourists This Summer -

Court-Ordered Robocalls Sent to ‘Electoral Terror’ Victims - Associated Press

California Confirms Martin Jenkins as State’s First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice - CBS News


November 10, 2020

High Court Dismisses Bullying Lawsuit against TPS Employees - Toledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Educators’ Immunity in Kindergartener School Bullying Case -

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Cuyahoga County in Wage Dispute with Employees -

Court Ruling Allows Ohio Small Business to File Single Local Tax Return - The Center Square

Court Vacates Portion of Decision against Land Owner Accused of Running Local Bed and Breakfast - Dayton Daily News

Cuyahoga County Court Again Postpones Jury Trials amid State’s Record Coronavirus Surge -

Prosecutor’s Office’s Reimagined Community Justice Plays Major Role in Lowering Overdose Death Rates - Athens Messenger

Voter Support of Issue 7 Hinders Medina’s Partnership on County Courthouse Renovation -

Columbus, Dayton Sue Ohio AG over ‘Broken’ Background Check System - Courthouse News Service

Ohio Senators Promote School Funding Plan as Lame Duck Session Begins - IdeaStream

Ohio Republicans Unveil New Legislation to Combat Rioting, Looting, and Violence - Columbus WSYX-TV

The Challenges of Courthouse Operations in a Pandemic - National Law Review

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Drop Their Appeal of Judge’s Scorching Decision on Fake Robocalls - Law & Crime

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Ruling that Extended Deadline for Absentee Ballots in Pennsylvania -

Elected to Kentucky Supreme Court, Judge Is Rebuked Again for a Courtroom Outburst - Louisville (KY) Courier Journal

Growing Discomfort at Law Firms Representing Trump in Election Lawsuits - New York Times


November 9, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Tax Collection Authority - Lorain Morning Journal

Attorney Fees Denied for Wendy’s Owner Who Won Licking County Highway Access Dispute - Highland County Press

Toledo Officials Seek to Amend Traffic Camera Law with New Ordinance - Toledo Blade

7th District Affirms Maximum Sentence for Non-Homicide Juvenile Offender - Akron Legal News

Appeals Court Agrees with Municipal Court’s Ruling for Speeding Ticket - Toledo Blade

Trial for Judge Warner, Wife Set for March 8 in Hit Skip Crash Case - Marion Star

Family of Girl Who Died in Foster Care Sues Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services -

Columbus, Dayton Sue Attorney General’s Office over Spotty Background Check Updates - Columbus Dispatch

Court Team Recognized for Helping Individuals, Families on the Path to Recovery - Coshocton Tribune

Hosting Traffic, Eviction Court Cases Helps Convention Center’s Troubled Bottom Line - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Heather Stein Russell Gives Human Trafficking Victims Chance to Change - Cincinnati Enquirer

Columbus Attorney Helps Launch Legal Program for Minority Businesses - Columbus CEO

Opinion: Lawmakers Should Pass Criminal Justice Bills Soon - Cincinnati Enquirer Opinion Column

Should You Pay Commuter Taxes While Working from Home? Republicans Say No, Cities Say Yes - Columbus Dispatch

Two Bills Seek to Address Unconstitutional Public School Funding Before Year’s End - Ohio Capital Journal

Prosecutors Block Sex Offense Cases from Cook County Judge - Associated Press


November 6, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling on Tax Collections Could Save Communities Money, but Probably Not that Much -

Ohio High Court Upholds Centralized Local Income Tax Collection - Bloomberg Tax

City Planning Commission Approves Cleveland Foundation’s Designs for New Midtown Headquarters -

Voters Reshape State Supreme Courts in the Midwest - Governing

Cold Case Ends with Attempted Aggravated Murder Conviction - Bellefontaine WPKO Radio

Dementia on Death Row: Attorneys Cite Ohio Inmate’s Illness in Attempt to Set aside Scheduled Execution -

Attorney Wants Burkons’ Case Returned to Shaker Heights Municipal Court - Cleveland Jewish News

Days Inn in Elyria Declared a Nuisance by the Court and Ordered to Shut down - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Sheriff Recognized for County’s Work with Drug Abusers - Youngstown Vindicator

Police: Sandusky Man Threatened to Shoot up Sandusky County Courthouse - Fremont News-Messenger

Your Rights during a Traffic Stop - Akron Legal News Law You Can Use Column

Social Media Mistakes Lawyers Make Part 2 - Akron Legal News Technology for Lawyers Column

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Tiiara N.A. Patton Profiled - Akron Legal News

Ohio Backs $26 Billion Plan to Settle Nationwide Opioid Lawsuits with Major Drug Companies -

Judge Orders One Trial for Four Ex-Cops Charged in George Floyd’s Killing, Keeps Case in Minneapolis - CNN

Voters Rejecting the War on Drugs Is a Win for Public Health - Wired

How Criminal Justice Reform Fared at the Ballot Box on Tuesday - The Appeal


November 5, 2020

Ohio Court Rejects Request for Dayton Gunman School Records - Associated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Says Dayton Mass Shooter’s School Records Can Be Kept Secret in Ruling against CNN, Other Media Organizations -

Release of Dayton Mass Shooter’s School Records Blocked - Toledo Blade

Man Convicted of Killing Youngstown Mom Seeks Execution Delay - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

In Latest Fight between Ohio and Local Governments, Ohio Supreme Court Rules State Can Centralize Local Business Taxes -

Court to Decide Student’s Soccer Eligibility - Youngstown Vindicator

Judge Lets Boxer Adrien Broner out of Jail, Orders Him to Comply in Woman’s Assault Lawsuit -

Could Change in Prosecutor’s Office Affect Murder Case against Former Mount Carmel Doctor? - Columbus WBNS-TV

Akron Court Starts New Program Aimed at Helping Young Men - Akron Beacon Journal

Ashtabula City Council Evades Vote on Judge’s Request for More Money for Security Guards - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Kevin Dunn Holds on to Juvenile Court Judge Seat - Medina Gazette

Judge Kimbler Handily Re-Elected Common Pleas Judge - Medina Gazette

What’s Next in Tight Race for Wood County Court of Common Pleas Seat? - Toledo WTVG-TV

New Bench of Justice: Dems Take 9 of 13 Judicial Seats in Hamilton County - Cincinnati WLWT-TV

Struthers Closes City Hall due to COVID-19, Court Remains Open - Youngstown WKBN-TV

COVID Surge Prompts Official Action - Putnam County Sentinel

Greene County Employees Sued Say They Tried to Negotiate Unsuccessfully with Commissioners - Dayton Daily News

US Supreme Court to Hear Case involving Cleveland Art Treasure - Cleveland Jewish News

Local Expert Weighs in on Current Legal Battles in Presidential Election - Dayton WKEF-TV


November 4, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court: Jennifer Brunner Ousts Judith French to Narrow GOP Majority to 4-3 - Columbus Dispatch

Brunner, Kennedy Win Seats on Ohio Supreme Court - Richland Source

Republicans Will Have Majority on Ohio Supreme Court, but Lose One Seat to Dems -

Groves, Forbes Poised for Victory in 8th District Court of Appeals Races in Cuyahoga County -

Zachary Saunders Elected to Probate/Juvenile Judge - Athens Messenger

Park Wins Probate Court Race - Canton Repository

Incumbent, 1 Challenger Take Absentee Votes in Two County Judge Races - Youngstown Vindicator

Judges Chosen for 11th District Appeals Court - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Parties Split Seats in Contested Summit Judge Races; Prosecutor Keeps Her Seat - Akron Beacon Journal

Cuyahoga County Voters Appear to Have Ousted Two Sitting Common Pleas Court Judges in Four Races -

Wood County Judicial Race Could Be Headed to Recount - Toledo Blade

Olender Ousts Gonzalez in Lucas County Judicial Race - Toledo Blade

Several GOP Hamilton County Judges Swept out by Democrats - Cincinnati Enquirer

Badnell Defeats Pscholka-Gartner in Race for Probate Judge - Mansfield News-Journal

Halliday to Stay Common Pleas Judge - Marietta Times

McKinley Wins Race for Richland County Juvenile Court Judge Over Harper - Mansfield News-Journal

Schroeder Wins Court of Common Pleas Seat - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Longest-Serving Franklin County Domestic Judge Preisse Defeated in Reelection Bid - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Ickes Keeps Seat on Common Pleas Court Bench - Fremont News-Messenger

State Rep Shane Wilkin Unofficially Re-Elected; Judge Kristy Wilkin Unofficially Elected to Court of Appeals - Highland County Press

Patrick Murphy Elected Crawford County Juvenile and Probate Court Judge - Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

Kuhlman’s Next Judge, by 269 votes over Speweik - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Skaggs Wins Jackson County Probate-Juvenile Judge Race - Vinton Jackson Courier

Democratic Candidates Sweeping Five Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Races - Columbus Dispatch

Juvenile Judge Beats Incumbent Appeals Court Judge; Former Councilman Wins Other Seat - Columbus Dispatch

Challenger Joe Schiavoni Wins Mahoning County Court Judge - Mahoning Matters

Incumbent Franklin County Probate Court Judge Loses to Veteran Probate Attorney - Columbus Dispatch

Joe Deters Wins 2020 Hamilton County Prosecutor Race - Cincinnati Enquirer

O’Toole Wins Prosecutor Race - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Republican Ron O’Brien Concedes Franklin County Prosecutor Race to Democrat Gary Tyack - Columbus WSYX-TV

Adoption Day Celebration Shifts to Online Event - Mahoning Matters

Landlord with Convicted Rapist as Tenant Tests Nationwide Eviction Moratorium - Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio May Allow GIS Monitoring of Protection Order Violations -

Ohio State Bar Foundation Celebrates Jennifer Himmelein as Recipient of John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award - Highland County Press

Ohio Nuclear-Plant Owner’s Bankruptcy Plan Upheld by Appeals Court - Wall Street Journal


November 3, 2020

After Court Ruling, Ohio Secretary of State Accepts Democrats’ Second Pick for County Elections Board -

Add a Judgeship at the Clinton County Courthouse? - Wilmington News Journal

11th District Affirms Bank Robbery by Arson Case - Akron Legal News

Mother Drops Lawsuit against Hudson Schools over In-Person Learning during Pandemic -

Boxer Adrien Broner Thrown in Jail after Judge Holds Him in Contempt in Assault Lawsuit: ‘The Jig Is up Today’ -

Judge Affirms Lowellville Schools Meeting Violation - Youngstown Vindicator

Man Accused of 2018 Killing Waives Right to Have Speedy Trial - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Arsonist Serving 6-to-9-Year Sentence in Ohio Prison - Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Ohio Needs an Independent Investigator to Resolve Disputes in the Foster Care System, Advisory Group Recommends -

A Lawsuit in Ohio Says the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Made it Impossible to Collect Necessary Signatures for Ballot Initiatives - Business Insider

Landlords Align to Overturn Eviction Moratorium - Akron Beacon Journal

To Our Next President: 10 Priorities for Fixing Our Justice System - USA Today Opinion Column

Supreme Court to Hear Case about Juvenile Life Sentences - Associated Press


November 2, 2020

Ohio Chief Justice Urges Caution as Coronavirus Cases Spike - Associated Press

Stark County Attorney Resigns with Disciplinary Case Pending - Canton Repository

Burke Files Notice of Appeal to Ohio Supreme Court - Northwest Signal

I-Team: COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court - Cleveland WJW-TV

Allen County Courtrooms Closed to In-Person Hearings due to Virus - Lima News

Summit County Judges Battle over Attorney Appointments - Akron Beacon Journal

Cleveland Man Acquitted of Murder, Guilty of Other Charges in Death of Boy Found in Bags Behind Vacant Home -

City Man Who Cut out His Mother’s Heart Returns to Court for Hearing - Mansfield News Journal

Prominent Attorney Steven Adams Killed in a Hit-and-Run Crash Sunday While Bicycling - Cincinnati Enquirer

Wrongfully Convicted Man Votes for First Time - Spectrum News

ArtWorks’ 200th Mural Recognizes Previously Incarcerated Women - Cincinnati Enquirer

Court-Ordered Robocalls Sent to ‘Electoral Terror’ Victims - Dayton Daily News



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