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JUNE 28, 2017

ECOT Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Block $60 Million Payment to State - Columbus Dispatch

ECOT Looks to Legislators, TV Ads and Ohio Supreme Court to Keep $60 Million the State Wants Backs - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Online School Asks Ohio Court to Block $60M State Clawback - Associated Press

Summit County Wants to Start Second Drug Court; County Receives Nearly $1 Million for Drug Court Program - Akron Beacon Journal

Lima Municipal Court Earns Specialized Docket Certification - Hometown Stations

Deters Should Seek a Third Tensing Trial - Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial

Sam DuBose’s Sister: Judge Ghiz like ‘Tensing’s Second Lawyer’ - Cincinnati Enquirer

DuBose Family Criticizes Judge, Calls for Third Murder Trial of Tensing - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Lawyer: Mike DeWine Is Harassing Family in Rhoden Case that Moved to Alaska - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Wants More Info Before Sentencing Nelsonville Child Abusers - Athens Messenger

ProPublica: Local Drug Maker’s Opiate Addiction Shot Becoming Drug Court Standard - Dayton Daily News

Drug Court Impacts Local Community - Gallipolis Daily Tribune

Ohio Can Use Three-Drug Cocktail to Resume Executing Those on Death Row, Appeals Court Says - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Court Lifts Injunction Against Ohio Executions - Toledo Blade

Letting Inmates Walk Not the Answer - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Ohio Budget Affects Prison Diversion, Inmate Settlements, Farm Land Sale - Columbus Dispatch

Voir Dire; Oh, Dear! - Huffington Post

New Orleans Judge Funds His Court by Setting Bonds People Can’t Afford, Lawsuit Claims - Huffington Post

Despite Tensing Outcome, U.S Judicial System Still the Gold Standard - Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Restored Copper Statues back Atop Courthouse - Youngstown Vindicator

Cincinnati Names Street for Sandusky Native Jim Obergefell - Sandusky Register


JUNE 27, 2017

Andrea Rocco Can Run for Westlake Law Director, Ohio Supreme Court Rules - Cleveland Plain Dealer

State Auditor Orders ECOT to Stop Spending Tax Dollars on Attack Ads - Columbus Dispatch

District Court Denies Crestline Triple Murderer’s Appeal for New Trial - Richland Source

Decision About 3rd Tensing Trial to Be Announced After July 10 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Accused School Shooter Will Be Allowed to Use Insanity Defense - Dayton WDTN-TV

Family, Others Testify as Defense Tries to Avoid Death Penalty for Rutledge - Columbus Dispatch

Ex-Wife’s Sanity at Issue Today in Warren County Hearing in Murder Case - Dayton Daily News

The Last Shot - ProPublica

Pike County Sheriff Issues Alert About Criminal Gang, Heroin - Dayton Daily News

Middletown Opioid Crisis: 11 Staggering Numbers for 2017 - Dayton Daily News

Ohio, W.Va. Grapple with Opioid Overdoses - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Kroger, County Partner on Drug Disposal Bags to Fight Opioid Overdoses - Dayton Daily News

Narcan Fatigue - Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Longtime Lawyer Put Home, Family Before His Career - Toledo Blade

Courthouse Statues on Display Downtown Until 2 p.m. - Youngstown Vindicator

Who Should Pick Fake Judges? - Toledo Blade Editorial

Supreme Court Rules Churches Can Use Public Money for Non-Religious Purposes - Columbus Dispatch


JUNE 26, 2017

Supreme Court Reversal Has ‘Rare’ Impact on Kettering Murder Charges - Dayton Daily News

Summit County Judge Can Stay on KNR Lawsuit, Supreme Court Justice Says - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indefinite Suspension Recommended for Troy Lawyer - Dayton Daily News

Disbarred Sagamore Hills Attorney Charged with Forging Legal Documents - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Warren County Residents to Keep Fighting Neighborhood Septic Business - Dayton Daily News

With Execution Looming, Morva’s Mental Illness Has Set off a New Death Penalty Battle - Washington Post

Summit County Program to Help Juvenile Human-Trafficking Victims Receives Final State Certification - Akron Beacon Journal

Sponsors Sought for Legal Aid Event - Canton Repository

Accidental Shooting Leads to Patriotic Punishment - Canton Repository

Ray Tensing Retrial: Mistrial Declared for 2nd Time After Jury Deadlocks - CNN

Ray Tensing Jury ‘Almost Evenly Split,’ Judge Declares Second Mistrial - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Killer Who Survived Execution Wants Next Try Blocked - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Richard Sheward | 1944-2017: Retired Franklin County Judge Remembered as ‘All-Around Class Act’ - Columbus Dispatch

Program Teaches Golf and Values to Teens in Court System - Canton Repository

ECOT Continues Tax-Funded Ad Blitz Despite Layoff Announcement - Columbus Dispatch

Proposed Ohio Law: Tax Break to Encourage Pro Bono Work - Willoughby News-Herald

Should Ohio Automatically Release Inmates if Prisons Too Crowded? - Columbus Dispatch

The Inside Story: Reynoldsburg School Board Conducts Business in the DarkColumbus Dispatch

Vivitrol Program’s First Grads Achieve Life-Changing Milestones - Athens Messenger

Help After the Overdose: Lima Program Offers Recovery Roadmap for Opioid Addicts - Lima News

Attitudes, Legal Standards Help Make Police Convictions RareAssociated Press

Law You Can Use: Ohio’s Civil Legal Aid System Offers Hope to Low-Income Individuals - Willoughby News-Herald

Supreme Court Case Could Alter Ohio’s Political Map - Toledo Blade

Pa. High Court Rules Police Videos Are Public Record - Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Live

Open the Doors of Supreme Court - Los Angeles Times Guest Column


JUNE 23, 2017

Lawyers for Q Deal Opposition Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Dismiss City’s “Collusive” Lawsuit - Cleveland Scene

Ohio’s Budget Proposal Could Make It Easier for People Wrongly Convicted to Get Compensation - Ohio Public Radio

Former Barberton Muni Judge Is Finding Her Stride in Summit County - Akron Legal News

Jury Deadlocks in Cincinnati’s Cop’s Murder Retrial - Associated Press

Ray Tensing Retrial Jurors Can’t Reach Decision, Judge Sends Them Back to Work - Cincinnati Enquirer

I-75 Convicted Killer Sentenced to Death - Hamilton Journal-News

Shouting Match Erupts Between Witness, Attorney in Cleveland Police Officer’s Homicide Trial - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Municipal Court’s Bail Reform Delayed Slightly: Justice for All - Cleveland Plain Dealer

This Judge Is Using a Phone App to Combat Drunk Driving - The Daily Signal

Don’t Blame Judges for Crowded Prisons - Columbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Family Drug Court Will Be Key Tool - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Stark Judges Pitch in to Save Frank T. Bow Murals - Massillon Independent

Akron Legal Community Rallies Around Attorney Injured in Motorcycle Crash; Benefit Planned for Thursday - Akron Beacon Journal

Long-Time Magistrate Leaves Huron County - Norwalk Reflector

Hamilton Man Racked up $436K in Debt Pretending to Be Lawyer - Cincinnati Enquirer

What Happened in Other Trials like Ray Tensing’s? - Cincinnati Enquirer

How Rare Are Convictions in Police Shootings?Cincinnati WLWT-TV

Middletown Council Member: Can We Stop Responding to Overdoses? - Middletown Journal-News

TCAP Program Aids Local Court with Low-Level Offenders - Early Bird Paper

Future of Ohio’s Death Penalty Hangs on Legality of MidazolamOhio Public Radio

Sheriff Says Highland County Jail Improved, but HB 49 a Threat - Hillsboro Times Gazette

Crime Victim Bill of Rights Going to Voters - Lima News

500,000+ Signatures Submitted to Put Marsy’s Law on Ohio Ballot - Columbus Dispatch

Do We Really Want the Supreme Court to Decide How Partisan Is Too Partisan? - Washington Post


JUNE 22, 2017

Ohio Tackling Opioid

PUCO: Submeter Companies Can’t Charge Customers More than a Regulated Utility WouldColumbus Dispatch

Ohio House Passes Domestic Violence LegislationLorain Morning Journal

Mike DeWine Now Opposes Expansion of Ohio’s Wrongful-Incarceration Settlement ProgramColumbus Dispatch

This Land Was Made for You and Me: Modern PatriotismAthens News Column

Ohio Law Allowed Self-Defense Claim in Deadly Pepper Pike Drug DealCleveland Plain Dealer

Overcrowding Isn’t Judges’ FaultColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Partner of Cleveland Cop on Trial in Fatal Shooting Testifies Shooting Was UnnecessaryCleveland Plain Dealer

18 Hours of Deliberations, No Verdict in Tensing RetrialCincinnati Enquirer

Court Defers to Doctor on Keeping Bebb’s Privileges UnchangedAthens Messenger

Ex-Ohio Justice to Look at Discrepancies in City’s FinancesToledo Blade

Lawmakers Seek to Close Child Support Law LoopholesColumbus Daily Reporter

Victims’ Rights Constitutional Amendment Likely on November BallotToledo Blade

Statehouse Battle Looming over Addiction Crisis; Medicaid Freeze PannedColumbus Dispatch

Opioid Battle in Franklin County to Focus on Treatment, EducationColumbus Dispatch

Coalition Seeks to Help Springfield Businesses with Drug EpidemicSpringfield News-Sun

Will the Law Treat Opioids More Like Cigarettes or Handguns?Bloomberg

Can Words Kill? Guilty Verdict in Texting Suicide Trial Raises QuestionsABC News


JUNE 21, 2017

Repeated Arrests Cost Columbus Lawyer Her LicenseColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Revokes Macedonia Lawyer’s LicenseAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Supreme Court Turns down Appeal of Innocent ‘Killer’Columbus Dispatch

Ohio High Court Rules Alliance Petroleum, Anadarko Did Not Violate Oil and Gas Lease TermsLegal News Line

Attorneys for Death-Row Inmate Tyrone Noling Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Allow DNA Testing of 27-Year-Old EvidenceCleveland Plain Dealer

ECOT Laying off Quarter of Its Staff so School Can Repay $60 Million to StateColumbus Dispatch

Tensing Jury to Resume Deliberations Wednesday; Most Seem in Good SpiritsCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Jean Capers Will Attend College Commencements Long into the FutureCleveland Plain Dealer

Bill to Prohibit Village of Brice from Steep Traffic Fines Set for House VoteColumbus WSYX-TV

Study Finds Tougher Drug Sentences Don’t Reduce Crime, OverdosesColumbus Dispatch

Coroner: Franklin County Overdose Deaths Up 66 PercentColumbus Dispatch

Butler County Officials Respond to Claims Woman Fired for Being JewishHamilton Journal-News

Jimmy Dimora Again Asks Judge to Toss His Corruption ConvictionCleveland Plain Dealer

College Wants Lawsuit to Go Back to Federal CourtAthens Messenger

Appeal Filed in Lawsuit over Racial Covenants in Old Real Estate RecordsAthens Messenger

Should Hate Speech Be Protected by the First Amendment?Cleveland Plain Dealer

An Explainer of Tuesday’s Supreme Court Rulings and How They Affect YouSinclair Broadcast Group

Some States Beat Supreme Court to Punch on Eliminating GerrymandersNew York Times

Supreme Court’s Personal Jurisdiction Ruling Has Immediate ImpactNational Law Review

Feds Offer $1B to Fight Drug Epidemic as Overdoses Rise in SpringfieldSpringfield News-Sun

Wall Street Now Fears the Lawyer Who Used to Defend ItBloomberg


JUNE 20, 2017

Kent attorney convicted of having child porn on library computer has law license suspendedCleveland Plain Dealer

Death-row inmate Tyrone Noling to ask Ohio Supreme Court to allow DNA testing of evidenceCleveland Plain Dealer

Prosecutor criticizes lead investigator in Ray Tensing caseCincinnati Enquirer

Justice Insider: Judge doesn’t want to guess on child-porn restitutionColumbus Dispatch column

Grendell elected OAPJ secretary historianGeauga County Maple Leaf

Some addicts should come off court dockets, into rehabToledo Blade editorial

Middletown on pace to double drug overdoses from last yearMiddletown Journal-News

The marijuana/fentanyl mix possibility: Here’s what you should knowCincinnati Enquirer

No vacancyFindlay Courier editorial

Ohio investigative agents to be trained to recognize human trafficking victimsCleveland Plain Dealer


JUNE 19, 2017

Grievance Against Ohio Justice Kennedy DismissedToledo Blade

Facing Death, Tyrone Noling Pushes Ohio Supreme Court for More Access to DNAKent WKSU Radio

Ohio Supreme Court Closes Door on Ex-Sheriff’s AppealAthens News

Ohio Supreme Court Tells Farmer ‘No’ AgainMount Vernon News

Will ECOT Receive a Favor?Akron Beacon Journal

Petro: DNA Testing Vital to Obtaining Just ConvictionsCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Jury Deliberations Begin in Ohio Officer’s Murder RetrialAssociated Press

Ray Tensing: ‘I Shot to Stop the Threat’Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Puffenberger Receives AwardToledo Blade

Dublin Shows off Its Expanded, Renovated Justice CenterColumbus Dispatch

Lawsuits Turn Spotlight on Misconduct by Private Food-Service Workers in Ohio PrisonsColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Prisons to Clarify Hearing Aids Policy, Pay $22,000 to Settle ACLU LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Does God Have a Place in Public Meetings or on Money?Cincinnati Enquirer

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Ohio Voting Rights AppealColumbus Dispatch

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Ohio Voting CaseAssociated Press

Justices Reverse Ruling that Overturned Man’s Death SentenceAssociated Press

Justices Say Government Can’t Refuse Disparaging TrademarksAssociated Press

Justices Could Take up High-Stakes Fight over Electoral MapsAssociated Press

Courts Reshape Modern FamiliesAssociated Press

Doctors Key to Overcoming Opioids EpidemicAssociated Press

New Resource to Help Fight Heroin, Opioid EpidemicAssociated Press

States Are Treating Drug Makers like Street Dealers to Address the US Opioid EpidemicQuartz


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