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MAY 24, 2017

Supreme Court Rules in Local Case - Portsmouth Daily Times

Ohio Court Disbars Attorney for Impersonating Colleague - Associated Press

Cincinnati Attorney Disbarred After Practicing Law on Suspended License - Cincinnati Business Courier

Ten Things that Happened Last Week in Columbus - Nordonia Hills News Leader

Sagamore Hills Attorney Gets Jail for Bomb Threats, Lying in Cleveland Murder Cases - Willoughby News-Herald

BG Attorney Arraigned on Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Other Charges - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Lawyer Arraigned on 14 Theft Charges - Toledo Blade

Visiting Judge Assigned to UD Football Lawsuit Alleging Hazing - Dayton Daily News

Summit County Juvenile Court Celebrates Success Stories During National Drug Court Month - Twinsburg Bulletin

Drug Court Celebrates 74 Percent Success Rate - Chillicothe Gazette

Broad Coalition Anchored by Drug Makers Opposes Ohio Ballot Issue - Columbus Dispatch

Investigator | ‘Show Me the Carfax’ Failures - Cleveland WKYC-TV

Ohio House Bills Would Bar Traffic Cams in Small Communities - Columbus Dispatch

Jackson AP Government Students Visit Jackson Rotary ClubJackson County Times-Journal

Justice’s Talk to Political Group Unwise - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

WCPO Files Complaint over Rules for Media During Tensing Retrial - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Prosecutor: Companion Animals Will Be Protected in Belmont County - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Protesters Arrested After Cleveland Cop Michael Brelo’s Acquittal File Lawsuit Against City, Police - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Against Colleagues by Lancaster Council President - Columbus Dispatch

Convict ‘Escapes’ Charge - Athens Messenger

Judge: County Recorders Cannot Alter Deed Restrictions, even if It Includes Racist Language - Columbus Dispatch

Failure to Protect: Loose Supervision & Opportunities to Re-Offend - Columbus WBNS-TV

Coroners in Ohio Might Soon Need Judge’s OK to Change Cause of Death - Columbus Dispatch

Loose Ends Need Tying in New Miami Speed Camera CaseDayton Daily News

Springfield Crime Lab New Tool to Fight Drug Epidemic - Springfield News-Sun

Opiate Forum Comes to Lancaster - Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Ohio Officer Hospitalized After Touching Illegal Substance - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio House Bills Would Bar Traffic Cams in Small Communities - Columbus Dispatch

Drivers Who Are Texting to Face Primary-Offense Citation - Toledo Blade

Foster Parent Shortage Dire as Heroin Overdoses Rise - ABC News


MAY 23, 2017

Mt. Lookout Attorney Who Impersonated Colleague Disbarred - Cincinnati Enquirer

Death Row Inmates Granted Direct DNA Testing Through Ohio Supreme Court Under New Rule - Toledo Blade

Portage Murder Case Prompts High Court Rule Change - Aurora Advocate

Court Schedules 2nd Execution Attempt for Ohio Killer - Associated Press

Budget Cuts Bleed Schools - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Lucas County Court Gets $35,000 Tech Grant - Toledo Blade

November Ballot Issue Leaves Lower Drug Prices up to Ohioans - Cincinnati City Beat

German Village Group Files Complaint with PUCO to Halt Gas Meter Relocation - Columbus Dispatch

Law Appeals to Whitehall High-Schoolers - This Week Community News

Trial in 3-Year-Old Major Howard’s Death Begins After Judge Denies Defendant’s Request for New Lawyer - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Aliza Sherman Attorney Sentenced to Jail for Lying During Homicide Investigation - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pike County Judge: Evidence Tampering Charge to Be Heard by Grand Jury - Cincinnati Enquirer

Charges in Rhoden Case Dropped, Pending Grand Jury - Columbus Dispatch

Acquitted of Murder, Kenneth Blanchard Walks out of CourtCanton Repository

Gun-Rights Advocate Says Change Comes from Incremental Lawsuits - Columbus Dispatch

Stiffer Penalties Sought for Killers of First Responders - Akron Legal News

Lucas County Notes Progress Made on Reform Goals - Toledo Blade

Overdosed and Overwhelmed: The Mid-Ohio Valley Drug Epidemic - Parkersburg (WV) WTAP-TV

Talk it out: Should Ohio Tap Its Rainy Day Fund to Fight Opioid Crisis? - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Why Clarence Thomas’s Rulings on Race Are so Idiosyncratic - New Republic


MAY 22, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Revises Rules for DNA Appeals - Columbus Dispatch

Warren Appeals to High Court - Warren Tribune Chronicle

The Children Being Denied Due Process - The Atlantic

State Legislature Accused of Assault on Home-Rule - Toledo Blade

Ohio Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Officer for Fatally Shooting Boy, 13 - Associated Press

Ohio Drug-Price Ballot Issue Likely to Be Costly, Contentious - Columbus Dispatch

Dispatch Wins Top Honors in Ohio - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Backs Legalizing Marijuana - Associated Press

Ohio Politics Roundup - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Convicted Killer of 11 Women Appeals to US Supreme Court - Associated Press

11th District: Legal Malpractice Was ‘Obvious’ in False Marriage Case - Akron Legal News

Lawyers for Cleveland.Com Ask Appeals Court to Lift KNR Lawsuit Gag Order, Restore Access to Records - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judge: ‘I Will Go to My Grave Regretting’ Early Release for Kirkersville Killer - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Who Released Thomas Hartless Early Speaks About DecisionColumbus WBNS-TV

Kirkersville Killer Was Released Without a Hearing - Dayton Daily News

Rhoden Evidence Tampering in Court Today - Cincinnati Enquirer

Trial Set for Fort Recovery Man Facing Death Penalty over Child Killing - Lima News

Clumm Denied Parole on 1977 Murder Conviction - Athens Messenger

Ohio City Braces Again for Police Shooting Trial - Associated Press

Mingo’s Arrest Highlights Need for Full-Time Housing Court - Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Butler County Judge Honored by Lawyers Association - Hamilton Journal-News

Legal-Ease: Lawyers’ Mistakes and MalpracticeLima News

Estate Planning: Cut-Rate Online Counsel - Columbus CEO

Ohio May Exempt Breastfeeding Mothers from Jury Duty - Dayton Daily News

Opioid Body Count a Budget KillerColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Study Says Justice Department-Led Police Reform Efforts May Reduce Civil Rights Lawsuits - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judges Cracking down on People Who Snub Jury Duty - Bend (OR) KTVZ-TV

Court of Appeals 50th Anniversary Celebrates Current, Former JudgesProgressive Pulse


MAY 19, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide if HIV Status Disclosure Law Violates Free Speech Rights - Statehouse News Bureau

‘Significant Acts of Dishonesty” Lead to Columbus Attorney’s Indefinite Suspension - Akron Legal News

Boating, Death Penalty and Open Government: 10 Things to Know from the Statehouse This Week - Twinsburg Bulletin

Gardner's New School Support Bill Passes Senate - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

April: Butler County's Deadliest Month Ever? - Cincinnati Enquirer

Did Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy's Speech Disqualify Her from Ruling on Toledo Abortion Clinic Case? - Toledo Blade Editorial

Chief Justices of Six States Sign a Charter to Further the Work of the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative - Murfreesboro (TN) WGNS Radio

Judge in Ray Tensing's Retrial Restricts Access 'Out of an Abundance of Caution' - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge Vows to Shield Jurors in Officer’s Retrial - Associated Press

Hickey Advised to Leave Carmean Alone - Toledo Blade

Treatment Is Key to Helping Troubled Youth, Juvenile Court Judge Says During Roundtable Discussion - Akron Beacon Journal

New Judge Sworn into Montgomery County Common Pleas Court - Dayton WRGT-TV

Judge Orders Changes in Early Release Policies After Fatal Kirkersville Shooting - Columbus Dispatch

Probation Department Takes Fall for Early Release of Kirkersville GunmanColumbus WBNS-TV

TIMELINE: New Report Details Gunman's Early Release Before Kirkersville Shooting - Columbus WBNS-TV

Clark County to Examine Consolidating Clerks After Contentious Meeting - Springfield News-Sun

Remembering Summit County’s 1st Female Clerk of Courts - Akron Legal News

Hamilton County Courthouse Closed Friday Due to Water Main Break - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Budget Cuts Could Put More Nonviolent Offenders Back in Prison - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Bill Would Decriminalize Carrying Concealed Handguns in Schools, Other Gun-Free Zones - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Innocence Project Talks About Grueling Work of Freeing Wrongfully Convicted Inmates - Cleveland WEWS-TV

Unprotected Documents Waive Attorney-Client PrivilegeAkron Legal News

Technology Affects a Lawyer's Duty to Protect Confidential Information - Akron Legal News

Woman Who Helped Those Caught up in Sex-Trafficking Dies - Columbus Dispatch

Close Loophole that Permits Anti-LGBT Discrimination in OhioCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial


MAY 18, 2017

Hamilton Annexation Case: Ohio Supreme Court Orders Settlement - Hamilton Journal-News

Ohio Supreme Court Trending Towards Open Government, Recent Rulings Show - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Your Right to Know: Sunnier Outlook at Ohio Supreme Court - Columbus Dispatch

Fired Police Sergeant May Return to Duty - Findlay Courier

Ohio Supreme Court Deliberates Sex Crime Sentences for Children Under 13 - Columbus WOSU Radio

Pro Tip: Don’t Call Yourself ‘The Ethics Monster’ If You Want To Keep Your License - Above the Law

Ohio Officials Can Search Student Bags for School Safety, Court Rules - Campus Safety Magazine

Proposal Designed to Clarify Property Value Challenges - Columbus Daily Reporter

Juvenile Justice: In re Gault Decision Rules Youth Entitled to Same Rights as Adults - Akron Legal News

Groups Question Ohio Supreme Court Justice’s Objectivity - Public News Service

Testimony to Decide Toledo Youth’s Status - Toledo Blade

Nelsonville Couple Found Guilty of Injuring Child Flee Trial - Athens Messenger

Hamad Appears in Court with New Attorneys - Youngstown Vindicator

Perry County New Direction Drug CourtZanesville WHIZ Radio

Grand Jury Forum Touches on Tamir Rice Case and How to Improve the Process in Cuyahoga County - Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Daily Briefing: Bill Would Keep Breastfeeding Moms from Jury Duty - Columbus Dispatch

Lawsuit Challenges Ohio Internet Harassment Law, Claiming It Stifles Criticism of Public Officials - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monumental Moneymakers: Big Salaries in War on Heroin - Dayton WDTN-TV

Rhoden Relative Charged with Evidence Tampering in Pike County Massacre Posts Bond - Cincinnati Enquirer

Community Legal Aid Making Anniversary Appeal - West Side Leader

Addiction Awareness Event to Feature Walk, Speakers - Second Brief, West Side Leader

Senate Democrats Want Ohio Rainy Fund Money to Fight Opioid EpidemicColumbus WOSU Radio


MAY 17, 2017

Hamilton Sued by Township over Annexations - Hamilton Journal-News

David Isaacs Pleads Not Guilty to Aggravated Murder - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Ethics Complaint: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Spoke at Pro-Life Fundraiser Ahead of Abortion Clinic Case - Cleveland Scene

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Faces Misconduct Investigation - Dayton Daily News

The Daily Briefing: Groups Seek Investigation of Justice Sharon Kennedy - Columbus Dispatch

Second Complaint Lodged Against Ohio Justice Kennedy over Speech - Toledo Blade

Treasurer Josh Mandel Reports the Most Income, Investments, Travel - Columbus Dispatch

Officer Recounts Near-Fatal Contact with Opioid After Traffic Stop - CBS News

Former U.S. Attorney, Judge to Discuss Mysterious Grand Jury Process in Cleveland - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Summit County Probate Court Surpasses Goal in Senior Clothing Drive; Effort Continues Through Friday - Akron Beacon Journal

“Mistakes Were Made” Says Judge Who Released Kirkersville Killer from Jail - Columbus WBNS-TV

Domestic Violence Turns Deadly - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Opioid Epidemic Forum Focuses on Cuyahoga County - Cleveland Plain Dealer Part of Class Action Lawsuit Seeking to Recoup Fees from PACERCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Lawyer Says Volkswagen Concealed Faulty Timing Chain Systems - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Enquirer Sues to Open Secret Tea Party Hearing - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Political Commentators Sue over Online Harassment Ban - Associated Press

Crime in Ohio to Post Anything “for the Purpose of Abusing … or Harassing” Anyone (Unless You’re in the Media) - Washington Post Column

Dynamic Duo: Stephan Stover and Richard Terapak Celebrate 35 Years in the Kitchen - Columbus Dispatch

Former Lima Attorney’s Advice: Be Honest - Lima News

Judgment by Algorithm - The Indiana Lawyer

Arkansas Judge Barred from Execution Cases After ProtestAssociated Press


MAY 16, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Yanks Law License of ‘Ethics Monster’ - Columbus Dispatch

Advocates Want SUPCO to Allow Kids Charged to Speak with Attorney Before Waiving Right to Counsel - Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio

Family Drug Court Receives Certification - Chillicothe Gazette

More Details in Pike Search - Hillsboro Times-Gazette

Kraus Plays Hardball - Sandusky Register

The Daily Briefing: Groups Seek Investigation of Justice Sharon Kennedy - Columbus Dispatch

Court Refuses to Bar Prosecutor from Danny Lee Hill Appeal - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Killer Seeks Early Release - Youngstown Vindicator

Could Kirkersville Shooting Have Been Prevented? - Newark Advocate

Justice Insider: Who Are Best Judges on Franklin County Municipal Court? - Columbus Dispatch

Don Wick Declares Candidacy for Municipal Court Judge - Morrow County Sentinel

Don’t Forget Judicial Races - Columbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

New Clerk of Courts Website More Secure, Customer-Friendly - Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

How to Stop the Erosion of Copyright LawLos Angeles Times Column


MAY 15, 2017

Can Youth Be Charged with Sex Crime When Both Participants Are Under 13? - Akron Legal News

Delaware County Power Couple’s Divorce Case Is Sealed; Is that Legal? - Columbus Dispatch

Another Viewpoint: Proposed Change to Ohio’s Wrongful Imprisonment Statute Is Absurd - Lake County News Herald Guest Column

Franklin County to Require Union Involvement in Building of Jail - Columbus Dispatch

Why O’Connor Was Right - Toledo Blade

Improve Judicial Elections to Help Voters - Columbus Dispatch Guest Column

Abusive Adoptive Parent’s Sentence Upheld - Akron Legal News

Court Program Makes Women Earn Their Second Chance - Dayton Daily News

New Delaware County Court Complex to Be Spacious, Secure - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Officer Overdoses from Powder on Shirt After Drug Arrest - Toledo Blade

Colleagues, Friends Remember Attorney Dominic A. Musitano Jr. - Akron Legal News

Vogt Still Has a Chance at a Productive Life, Minus Drugs - Marietta Times Editorial

City Voters Have Important Choices - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Law You Can Use: Technology Affects a Lawyer’s Duty to Protect Confidential InformationLorain Morning Journal

Roderick Linton Belfance Gets a New Managing Partner - Akron Legal News

When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional Line? - New York Times

Appeal in Boy’s Burp Arrest Case Relies on New Justice Gorsuch’s Dissent - Associated Press


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