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JULY 21, 2017

Ohio Presumed Father Not Required to Support Birth Mother to Maintain Right to Contest AdoptionAkron Legal News

Centerville Attorney Suspended for Overbilling by $87,000Dayton Daily News

Outside Legal Briefs Urge Ohio Supreme Court to Support The Q Deal, Reject ReferendumCleveland Plain Dealer

Despite Audit, ECOT Again Bills State for More than $100 MillionColumbus Dispatch

Cut ECOT Payments Even More, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost Says, or State May Never Get Money BackCleveland Plain Dealer

Kansas Man Competent to Stand TrialTiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Judge Rules in Favor of Madison Village in Fire Station DisputeLake County News-Herald

How to Get the Most from an Attorney-Client RelationshipAkron Legal News

$1M Bond Set; Teen Faces Adult Court in Killing of Fairmont JuniorDayton Daily News

Ohio Veteran Can Keep Ducks to Relieve PTSD, DepressionAssociated Press

How a Lead Investigator’s Testimony Impacted Ray Tensing CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Venue Change Sought in Murder CaseWarren Tribune Chronicle

John Kasich Will Monitor Ohio’s First Execution in Three Years Next WeekCleveland Scene

Ronald Phillips Makes 2nd Appeal to Top Court to Stop ExecutionAssociated Press

Medina, Wadsworth Talk Court JurisdictionsMedina Gazette

Longtime Summit County Bailiff Takes on New RoleAkron Legal News

10-Year Committee to Streamline Ohio Constitution Ends Work 4 Years Early; Critics Say There’s Little to ShowCleveland Plain Dealer

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters’ No-Win SituationCincinnati Enquirer

Kamala Harris and Rand Paul: To Shrink Jails, Let’s Reform Bail New York Times

Broken Bond: How a Flawed Bail System in Ohio Can Leave Victims in DangerCleveland WEWS-TV

Probate Court Budget Coordinator’s Lawsuit Against Lake County Republicans DismissedGeauga County Maple Leaf

Toward an Improved Death PenaltyAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Hue Jackson Establishes Safe Housing in Cleveland for Human Trafficking Victims: ‘I'm Not Afraid of a Challenge’Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Lawyer Justin Herdman’s Nomination for U.S. Attorney Advanced by Senate CommitteeCleveland Plain Dealer

Purdue Buys an Online Law SchoolAkron Legal News


JULY 20, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Disbars Columbus Lawyer for Stealing $363,000Columbus Dispatch

ECOT Files Appeal, Arguing State Board of Education Met IllegallyColumbus Dispatch

Kasich to Skip Opening State Fair to Monitor Execution of Child KillerDayton Daily News

Gov. John Kasich Should Prevent Ohio Executions from Resuming: Jim Petro and Lee FisherCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Local Judge Sides with Elections Board, Rejects Proposed Charter for BallotAthens News

Richard Cordray Is Running for Ohio Governor, Supreme Court Justice Was ToldCleveland Plain Dealer

‘Bring Maddy Home’ Adoption Upheld in Appellate CourtLima News

Boy’s Age Prompts Rare MotionWarren Tribune Chronicle

Attorneys for Juvenile Larosa Ask Judge for Separate Trial and SentencingYoungstown Vindicator

Man Found Guilty in Killing After Alford PleaToledo Blade

Summit County Changes Death Penalty Process; Attorneys for Akron Man Charged in Fatal Fire to Present Evidence Before Case Goes to Grand JuryAkron Beacon Journal

The Unforgettable Judge Jean Murrell CapersCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Judge Crawford Was Fair to MeColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Investigation Underway After Threats Sent to Coshocton Municipal CourtColumbus WBNS-TV

Cuyahoga County to Spend $2.5 Million to Replace Roof, Repair Masonry at Historic Lakeside CourthouseCleveland Plain Dealer

Montgomery County Prosecutor Lauds Early Mitigation Process for Capital CasesAkron Beacon Journal


JULY 19, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Says Cops Can Question Some Suspects Without Reading RightsCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Father in Difficult Case Involving Two-Year Old Adopted ChildOhio Public Radio

Gov. John Kasich Urged to Block Ohio’s Plan to Resume ExecutionsToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Fund Strives to Assist UnderprivilegedFlyer News

Department of Education to Deduct Funds from ECOT MonthlyLogan Daily News

Elections Board’s Charter Decision Challenged in CourtMedina Gazette

Judge Rejects County Charter ComplaintMedina Gazette

Court of Appeals Judge Visited Zanesville RotaryZanesville WHIZ-TV

CLE Chatter: Cleveland Library Wants More Tax Money; NFL Hall of Fame Boycott Called off (and Other Noteworthy Tidbits)Third Brief, Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Daily Briefing: ‘Abortion’ Grievance Against Ohio Justice DismissedColumbus Dispatch

Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Conviction Upheld on AppealLorain Morning Journal

Prosecutor Won’t Try Ex-Officer Tensing Third Time, Family AngeredDayton Daily News

John Cranley on Decision Not to Retry Ray Tensing: ‘It Is Not Over’Cincinnati Enquirer

Life, Accomplishments of Judge Jean Murrell Capers Bring Tributes PraiseCleveland Plain Dealer

“One Bad Night and You’re Gone Forever” Common Pleas Court Judge Hands Down Sentences and SensitivityBucyrus WBCO Radio

Cuyahoga County to Hire Consultant to Help Determine Future of Justice CenterCleveland Plain Dealer

Area High School Students Meet to Learn About Law, GovernmentAthens Messenger

Middletown Councilman Drops Controversial ‘3-Strike’ Narcan ProposalMiddletown Journal-News

Substance Abuse Recovery Center Opens in MedinaMedina Gazette

Treatment Center to Help Break Narcan, Overdose CycleColumbus Dispatch

‘We Take an Oath to Save Lives:’ Stark County Sheriff’s Office Gives Narcan to At-Risk InmatesCleveland WJW-TV

Panhandling Problem Begs for ChangeColumbus Dispatch Editorial


JULY 18, 2017

Ohio State to Pay Professor Emeritus After Energy Privatization LawsuitThe Lantern

Is There a Need to Increase -- Or Decrease -- the Power of Probate Judges in Ohio?Ohio Public Radio

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Former Judge BurgeElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Ohio Law School Grads Face Debt of Nearly $100,000 and Few Job Prospects, Report SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Powell Lawmaker Pitches School-Funding RevampColumbus Daily Reporter

Montgomery County Juvenile Judge Becomes President of National GroupDayton Daily News

Announcement Expected Soon on Whether There Will Be Third Tensing TrialCincinnati Enquirer

Mahoning County Burglar Asks Judge to Reconsider Prison SentenceYoungstown WYTV-TV

Justice Insider: Judge Selected for Jury DutySecond Brief, Columbus Dispatch

3 Death-Row Inmates in Ohio Ask US Supreme Court for Execution DelayColumbus Dispatch

The Lawyer, the AddictNew York Times

Marsy’s Law Crime Victims Amendment to Appear on Fall BallotColumbus Dispatch

Newly Released Addicted Jail Inmates to Be Given Narcan Kits in Stark CountyAkron Beacon Journal

Rallying Against Heroin EpidemicWarren Tribune Chronicle


JULY 17, 2017

Dayton Attorney May Get Suspension LiftedDayton Daily News

Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson’s Mayoral Candidacy Challenged in Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Big Money, Big Policy Decisions at Stake in Ongoing ECOT FightColumbus Dispatch

ECOT Tallies Three More LossesAkron Beacon Journal

Common Pleas Court Will Now Consider County Charter IssueAthens News

Why Has State Fought Compensating Johnston?Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Probate Judges Have a Lot of Power in Ohio and May Gain MoreOhio Public Radio

Huberman Reflects on 30 Years as MagistrateYoungstown Vindicator

Law You Can Use: How to Get the Most from an Attorney-Client RelationshipOhio State Bar Association

Execution Policy ReleasedPortsmouth Daily Times

Renovated Licking County Courthouse Is the Same, but BetterColumbus Dispatch

A Way to Use the Experience of Retired Judges, but to Avoid a New ExpenseAkron Legal News Column

Threat Against Toledo Judge Is an Attack on the LawToledo Blade Editorial

Protection Order Was Filed Against Judge in Dispute with WifeColumbus Dispatch

Hamilton County Sends About Half of Its Foster Kids to Other CountiesCincinnati Enquirer

In Ohio, Butler Co. Sheriff Rick Jones’ Stance on Reviving Heroin Overdose Victims Draws Protesters – and DefendersCincinnati Enquirer

Our View: We Can’t Choose Who We SaveNewark Advocate Editorial

Ohioans Recount Journey from Drug Addiction to SobrietyColumbus Dispatch

Columbus Police Stop Enforcing Panhandling Law After Court RulingColumbus Dispatch

Drilling in Ohio Parks? Legislators’ Constitutionally Suspect Budget AmendmentCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Legal-Ease: Real Estate Taxes More Complex than Commonly ThoughtLima News

Louisiana Probation Officers Brace for Even Larger CaseloadsAssociated Press

Facebook Fighting Court Order over Law Enforcement AccessAssociated Press


JULY 14, 2017

LeBron James Home Stadium Tax Lawsuit Nets New PartiesBloomberg

Your Right to Know: Ohio State Pays Legal Fees to Settle Public Records CaseColumbus Dispatch

Harlem Springs Woman Banned from Filing Law Suits in CourtCarrollton Free Press Standard

Committee Asks Elections Board to Send Charter Issue to CourtAthens Messenger

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Prop up FirstEnergyColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Marietta Honors Northwest Ordinance of 1787Parkersburg (WV) News and Sentinel

Man Does 9 Days in Jail After Arrest for Trespassing at RTA Hub; Couldn’t Afford BailDayton Daily News

Fannon, Thompson Lawyers Say Child Abuse Charges Should Be Merged for SentencingAthens Messenger

Judge Rules that Pacemaker Data Can Be Used Against DefendantCBS News

Civil Rights Leaders: Tensing Case ‘Is Not Done’Cincinnati Enquirer

Are Juvenile Life Sentences Here to Stay?The Atlantic

Justice Center Flooding Clean-up Pegged at $85KCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Right to Urge Employer SupportColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Overhaul Could Drop Thousands from Sex Offender RegistryDayton Daily News

Chris Spielman Sues Ohio State University over Athlete ImagesColumbus Dispatch

Former Supreme Court Justice Tells Council Toledo Illegally Commingled FundsToledo Blade

Heroin, Cocaine Are Cheap, Potent and Widely Available Throughout OhioColumbus Dispatch

Clermont County to Sue Opioid Distributors for ‘Public Nuisance’Cincinnati Enquirer

Investigator Uses Art, Science to Bring back the Faces of the DeadColumbus Dispatch


JULY 13, 2017

Court won’t block start of $60M clawback from Ohio e-schoolAssociated Press

Ohio Supreme Court refuses to block recovery of millions from ECOT – at least not yetCleveland Plain Dealer

ECOT loses three court decisions in two hoursColumbus Dispatch

Ohio seeks to reclaim $60M from ECOTToledo Blade

Groups opposed to Quicken Loans Arena deal allowed into court challenge, Ohio Supreme Court saysCleveland Plain Dealer

Will Cincinnati policeman face 3rd murder trial? Decision may come next weekAssociated Press

Judge warns attendees at murder trialElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Feds won’t charge Beavercreek officer in Walmart shootingDayton Daily News

Most Butler County police officers don’t carry NarcanDayton Daily News

Lima’s Hall of Justice to be renovated, expandedLima News

Hot water tank rupture floods courtrooms, closes parts of Cuyahoga County Justice CenterCleveland Plain Dealer

Why the U.S. could see more executions this yearWashington Post


JULY 12, 2017

Supreme Court Rules ECOT Must Begin Repaying State ThursdayColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Refuses to Block Recovery of Millions from ECOT - at Least Not YetCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Mandatory Sentences for Juveniles ConstitutionalAkron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Slaps Youngstown Attorney with Sixth SuspensionYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Youngstown Attorney Suspended from Practicing LawYoungstown WKBN-TV

Attorney Suspended for Misleading Advertising of Supreme Court Justice AffiliationAkron Legal News

Ohio Politics Roundup: When Name-Dropping Backfires11th Brief, Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Daily Briefing: Democrat Judge Added to ECOT’s Supreme Court CaseColumbus Dispatch

Summit County Drug Courts Are Boosting ServicesNordonia Hills News-Leader

Appeals Court Lifts $11K Sanction Against Lawyer for Telling Reporter About Upcoming TrialABA Journal

Will Cop Face 3rd Murder Trial? Decision May Come Next WeekAssociated Press

Judge: Pacemaker Data Can Be Used in Middletown Arson TrialMiddletown Journal-News

Akron Man Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges for Impersonating Officer in Scared Straight ProgramAkron Beacon Journal

Jail No One Simply Because He Is PoorCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Deters, Not Ghiz, to Blame for TensionCincinnati Enquirer Letter to the Editor

State Offers Police Departments $3M to Battle Opioid CrisisToledo Blade

Judge and County Officials Take Part in Regional Child Welfare Trauma TrainingPerry County Tribune

The Daily Briefing: DeWine Smacked Down over Special Counsel SpendingColumbus Dispatch

Wells Fargo Beats Cincinnati Appeal in Public Nuisance LawsuitReuters

Justice Center Cupola to Be Set in Sept.Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Sheriff Richard Jones, Would You Consider Helping Ohio Save Some Lives?Cleveland Plain Dealer Column

More and More Ohio Drivers Are Impaired by DrugsColumbus Dispatch


JULY 11, 2017

Lawyer Disciplined for Misusing Ohio Justice’s Name on SignsAssociated Press

Tracie Hunter’s Jail Sentence Delayed AgainCincinnati WCPO-TV

Democrats Call for Yost to Drop out of ECOT ProbeColumbus Dispatch

Democrats Say Ohio Auditor Yost Should Step Down from ECOT InvestigationsOhio Public Radio

Appeals Court Overturns Convictions and Sentence in 2014 Weathersfield Rape CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Executions Resume in SOCFPortsmouth Daily Times

State Criticized for Shifting Millions from Oil-and-Gas Fund to Settle Unrelated LawsuitColumbus Dispatch

Concealed Carry Goes EverywhereAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Bill Expands Township Police Power on InterstatesColumbus Daily Reporter

New Benefits Aid Court Clerk WorkersCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Plaque in the Jefferson County Justice Center Will Honor Cathy ChecklerSteubenville WTOV-TV


JULY 10, 2017

Columbus-Area Bankruptcy Lawyer’s License Suspended amid Criminal ChargesColumbus Dispatch

Amendments to Rules of Practice and Procedure Take EffectAkron Legal News

Elections Board Rejects Proposed Athens County Charter for Third TimeAthens News

Cities Are Uniting Against State BudgetCrain’s Cleveland Business

Should Mentally Ill Killers Be Spared from Execution?Columbus Dispatch

Teen in Ronnie Bowers Shooting May Be Tried as AdultDayton WDTN-TV

Lucas County Drug Court Participants Share Success StoriesToledo Blade

How Cleveland Has Become a Leader in Trying to Eradicate Human TraffickingChristian Science Monitor

Trumpeter’s Ball Celebrates Bicentennial of the Stark County CourthouseAkron Beacon Journal

Quotes of the WeekAshtabula Star Beacon

Appeals Court Upholds Officer’s Theft ConvictionToledo Blade

Lorain County Judge Committed Plain Error in Child Custody CaseAkron Legal News

Judge Ghiz’s Notes Belie Recent RealityCincinnati Enquirer Editorial

Third Tensing Trial Pointless Without Lesser ChargesCincinnati Enquirer Editorial

Judge Says Case of Cleveland Boy Charged in Classmate’s Slaying Should Remain in Juvenile CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Jails Finally Offer Drug Treatment, but Is It the Right Kind?Cincinnati Enquirer

Yahya Farooq Mohammad Pleads Guilty to Supporting Terrorism, Plot to Kill JudgeToledo Blade

Jury Pool Expansion First Step in Justice ReformCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

A Case for Holistic Justice Reform in OhioCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Reform Panel Made DifferenceColumbus Dispatch Editorial

New Program Aims for Treatment to Keep Frequent Nonviolent Offenders out of JailColumbus Dispatch

Wrongful Convictions Make Death Penalty Too RiskyColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

Bluffton Students Mentor Juvenile InmatesLima News

B.G.’s Real Falcons a Soaring Success StoryToledo Blade

Sheriff in Heart of Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic Refuses to Carry Overdose Reversal DrugHuffPost

Decision to Withhold Narcan Would Be UnconscionableCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

From Schools to Ice Cream, How Ohio’s New Budget Affects YouColumbus Dispatch

Beverly Native Makes Mark on BenchMarietta Times

Akron Law Firm Announces Award of College ScholarshipAkron Legal News

Davidson Proposes Constitutional Change for Electoral MapsHamilton Journal-News

Gerrymandering Case a Challenge for JusticesToledo Blade Editorial


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