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FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Jurors Choose Death Penalty for Alianna DeFreeze's KillerCleveland Plain Dealer

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Christopher Whitaker in Murder of Alianna DeFreezeWKYC-TV (Cleveland)

DeFreeze Jury: Convicted Killer Christopher Whitaker Should Get Death PenaltyWEWS-TV (Cleveland)

State High Court to Hear Arguments on Promotions Tax DisputeAssociated Press

Visiting Judge to Helm Probate, Juvenile CourtsMartins Ferry Times Leader

Completed Testing of 13, 931 Rape Kits Signs Progress, Unfinished Business and Investigations RemainCleveland Plain Dealer

Do We Need More Jail Cells or Fewer Inmates? Three Questions About the Hamilton County Sheriff’s PlanCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Lawmakers Going After ‘Johns’ to Curb DrugsColumbus Dispatch

Put-In-Pay Police Chief Testifies of ThreatsPort Clinton News Herald

Attorney Known for Legal Research, Writing Passes AwayAkron Legal News

Judge Allows Confession in Ohio School Shooting TrialAssociated Press

Akron Municipal Court Welcomes Two New JudgesWestside Leader (Akron)

The Bobblehead Tax: Cincinnati Reds Court Case Could Impact Promo IndustryAdvertising Specialty Institute

County to Give $25,000 to OC Area Technology CenterOhio County Monitor (Beaver Dam, KY)

The #MeToo Movement and the WorkplaceAkron Legal News


FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Should Reds Be Taxed for Bobbleheads? Supreme Court to DecideAssociated Press

Bobbleheads: Should They Be Taxed? That’s an Actual Ohio Supreme Court Case.Cincinnati Enquirer

New Miami Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Stop $3M Speed Camera Lawsuit. The Speeders’ Response: Stop Stalling.Hamilton Journal-News

County Drug Court Gets Initial CertificationIronton Tribune

Prosecutor to Appeal Soto DecisionPutnam County Sentinel

11th District Affirms Portage County Child Rape CaseAkron Legal News

Judge Denies Request to Throw out Accused School Shooter’s ConfessionColumbus Dispatch

Jury Selection to Begin in Tokes MurderToledo Blade

Attorney Hopes to Have Doctor’s $5 Million Bond ReducedCanton Repository

Defense Experts Explain Why Christopher Whitaker Should Not Be Executed for Killing Alianna DeFreezeCleveland Plain Dealer

Lawsuit Challenging Business-Tax Collection Thrown outColumbus Dispatch

Weddings Have Been on Hold in County CourthouseToledo Blade

Volunteers Sought for Civil Protection Order Program at Mahoning CourthouseAkron Legal News

Werner Bringing Unique Experience to Medina CourtWest Side Leader

Akron Municipal Court Welcomes Two New JudgesWest Side Leader

Mahoning County Republican Party to Conduct Screening Process for Appeals Court CandidatesYoungstown Vindicator

Domestic Relations Judge David Lewandowski Intends to ‘Double-Dip’ Pension, Salary if Re-ElectedToledo Blade

Locals Work on National Panel for MAT ImplementationWest Side Leader

Op-Ed: Montgomery County Provides More Evidence that Ohio Needs Bail ReformOhio Watchdog Column

Second Mahoning County Opioid Summit Draws Large CrowdYoungstown Vindicator

Did Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser Publicly Shame Sex Assault Victim, Marsy’s Law Advocate?Cincinnati Enquirer Column

Updated Law Gives Options for AddictsWest Side Leader

Summit County Prosecutor Launches ‘Why I’m a Prosecutor’ Public Awareness Campaign (Video)Cleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court Rules Against Prisoner in Lawyer Fee CaseAssociated Press

US Judge Leads Lawyers, Others on Trip to Homeless CampAssociated Press


FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Cleveland Serial Killer Anthony Sowell Allowed into Litigation Challenging Ohio’s Execution MethodCleveland Plain Dealer

Bucio Released from Community ControlTroy Tribune

Ohio Supreme Court Should Reconsider Ruling on Toledo Abortion ClinicNew Political Column

Tensions Run High as Jackson Murder Trial Gets UnderwayLima News

Filing Seeks to Toss CaseWarren Tribune Chronicle

Hearing Scheduled on Defense Request to Dismiss Charges Against Claudia HoerigYoungstown Vindicator

Suit Seeks to Invalidate Ohio Medical Marijuana LicensesColumbus Dispatch

Probation Department Seeks More HelpChillicothe Gazette

Beloved Cuyahoga Falls Attorney RememberedAkron Legal News

3 Women Complain About Law Dean’s Behavior. He Still Has a Job.Cincinnati Enquirer

Franklin County Offering Bags that Can Neutralize OpiatesColumbus WCMH-TV

Bill Aims to Remedy Third-Party Practice of Rejecting Lawful Powers of AttorneyAkron Legal News

How to Protect Independent Judiciary; Don’t Be Afraid to Speak upLaw Bulletin Column, Akron Legal News

Title VII Employment Claim Carried More Punch than Standard Bias ChargeLaw Bulletin Column, Akron Legal News


FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Convicted Burglar Appeals to Ohio Supreme CourtSandusky Register

Convicted Killer Motions for Case ReconsiderationSandusky Register

Ohio Supreme Court Declines Appeal of Lawsuit Against Cleveland HeightsCleveland Plain Dealer

Family Battle over Preserved Farmland Testing Easement LegalitiesOhio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net

Lorain County Change of Government to Go to Vote in NovemberLorain Morning Journal

Joe Blundo: To Answer the Question: Yes, It Is ‘Absurd,’ and It’s Not AloneColumbus Dispatch Column

Walks of Life HonoreesThird Brief, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Appeals Judges Reject VFW Theft Appeal as ‘’Frivolous’Fremont News-Messenger

Fremont Man’s Sentence on Gun Charge UpheldFremont News-Messenger

Carlisle Buried Baby Case: Judge, Attorneys to Meet After Strongly Worded FilingsDayton Daily News

Court Could Suppress Evidence Against BlumensaadtSandusky Register

Judge Gives Grandparents Custody of Ohio Transgender TeenCNN

Grant Funding Loss Leads to Municipal Court CutsFremont News-Messenger

Support Dog Makes Impact in CourtroomSandusky Register

Victims’ Attorneys Say State Shares Blame for Fire Ball Tragedy, but Law Shields It from LiabilityColumbus Dispatch

Deadline Is March 2 for Appeals Judge CandidatesYoungstown Vindicator

History Revisited in CourtMarietta Times

This Man Stopped a Cincinnati Killer’s Execution. Here’s Why He Did It.Cincinnati Enquirer

Cass R. Sunstein: What the Courts Really Say about Gun RightsBloomberg View Column


FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Toledo Abortion Clinic Asks Ohio Supreme Court to ReconsiderToledo Blade

Soto Case Headed for Supreme Court?Lima News

Court Is Right to Hold ECOT AccountableOgden Newspapers Editorial

Board Recommends Indefinite Suspension of Sciortino’s Law LicenseYoungstown Vindicator

Attorney Convicted of Bribing Sexual Assault Victims Should Get Law License back, Panel SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Board: 6-Month Suspension for Attorney Clyde Bennett II ‘Justified’Cincinnati Enquirer

Lebanon Lawyer to Get Public Reprimand in Dispute over Veteran’s EstateDayton Daily News

Ohio Court Advocates Disbarring Lawyer Accused of Stealing Comp FundsBusiness Insurance

Champaign County Wind Farm Challenges Residents’ Right to Fight ProjectSpringfield News-Sun

Fire Ball Victims Release Governments, May Go After Ride OwnerColumbus Dispatch

Judge Paves Way for Transgender Teen to Get Hormone Therapy at Cincinnati Children’s HospitalCincinnati Enquirer

Court Finds for Former Chardon Schools Employees in Wrongful Death LawsuitGeauga Maple Leaf

Attorneys for Toledo Killer Nathaniel Cook File Request for ReleaseToledo Blade

Cook Presents Tough SituationToledo Blade Editorial

Akron Municipal Court Clerk Discusses Goals for New TermAkron Legal News

Judge Agrees to Release Man Held over 2 Years in Terror CaseToledo Blade

Kudos to Appalachian Ohio for Responding to the Opioid CrisisPike County News Watchman Guest Column

Ohio State Mock Trial Team Sees Most Successful Year YetThe Lantern, Ohio State University

Regional ‘Mock Trial’ Set for TodayWarren Tribune Chronicle

New Northern District U.S. Attorney: Saving Lives Is the GoalToledo Blade

Latest Amendment to Self-Defense Proposal Draws Constitutional CriticismColumbus Daily Reporter

Application and Use of Prejudgment Attachment ProceedingsAkron Legal News Guest Column

ABA Journal’s Top 10 Legal Tech StoriesAkron Legal News


FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Ohio Court Won’t Reopen Case of Convicted Killer of 11Associated Press

ECOT Makes a Last TryAkron Beacon Journal (Editorial Board)

Absurdity: Ohio Supreme Court Must Reject ECOT PloyParkersburg News and Sentinel (Editorial Board)

ECOT, State Battle Before SUPCOOhio Public Radio

Why Does Hamilton County Send So Many to Death Row? It’s ComplicatedCincinnati Enquirer

Cleveland Asks Judge to Disqualify Ex-Fire Official’s Lawyers for Ethics Issues but Lawyers Say They’re in the RightCleveland Plain Dealer

Guns on Ohio State University Campuses? Judge Will Decide Whether Suit Goes to TrialWKYC-TV (Cleveland)

Visiting Judge Rules to Keep Charges and Evidence Against Ralph InfanteYoungstown Vindicator

No Drama, Flashy Outfits in Ex-Model’s Hearing in Murder-For-Hire CaseColumbus Dispatch

Tyra Patterson: Every Day is a Second ChanceDayton Daily News

Memorial Set for Longtime Akron AttorneyAkron Legal News

Why is a Murder Trial Here So Much More Likely to End With a Death Sentence?Cincinnati Enquirer

Dayton Companies Launch New Legal Technology Business Aimed at Solving Access GapDayton Business Journal


FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Board Recommends Disbarment for Columbus Lawyer - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Reopen Anthony Sowell Appeal - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Landowners Can Challenge Ownership of Abandoned Railroad Line Property - Akron Legal News

Appeals Judge Joins High Court for Charter School Case - Canton Repository

ECOT’s Fate in Hands of Ohio Supreme Court - Columbus WSYX-TV

E-School, State Take Funding Fight to Ohio Supreme Court - Columbus WBNS-TV

A Pretty Good Progress Report on Justice Reform, Honest Congressional Districts and a Greater Cleveland - Cleveland Plain Dealer Column

Toledo’s Only Abortion Clinic Now in Time Race to Get Transfer Agreement Signed - Toledo Blade

Proposed Ohio Traffic Camera Law Could Threaten Parma’s School Zone Safety System - Cleveland WEWS-TV

Two Muni Court Programs Receive Certification - Akron Legal News

Third District Appellate Court Approves Soto Appeal - Lima News

Enquirer Calls out Judge in Skylar Richardson Buried Baby Case: ‘Total Disregard for the Law’ - Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge: All Evidence in Ralph Infante Corruption Trial Stays - Youngstown Vindicator

LaRosa Pleads No Contest to Avert Trial - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Niles Teen Pleads No Contest to Murdering Elderly Neighbor, to Be Sentenced in April - Youngstown Vindicator

Lorain County Prosecutor Bows out of Snyder Murder Cases - Lorain Morning Journal

Akron Prepares for a Possible Loss in Court Against the State - Akron Beacon Journal

Northeast Ohio Courts Hit with Impostor Phone Scam that Threatens Arrest If Victim Doesn’t Pay - Cleveland WEWS-TV

Hamilton County Judge Leads Courtroom with Passion and Straight Talk - Cincinnati WLWT-TV

Part Two: Marsy’s Law - Perry County Tribune, Judge Luann Cooperrider Guest Column

I Sentenced a Teen to Die in Prison. I Regret It. - Washington Post Guest Column

Juror’s Second Thoughts 19 Years Later Shouldn’t Thwart Justice in Raymond Tibbetts Case - Cleveland Plain Dealer Column

Attorney for Toledo Killer Nathaniel Cook Holds off on Request for Release - Toledo Blade

New Jersey Claims Bail-Reform a Success, Cites Huge Drop in Jail Population - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Estimates Lower for Annex Renovation - Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Loss of Political Office Small Price to Pay for Love for Jakmides - Alliance Review

7 Reasons Legal Aid Loves the Bar Association - Akron Legal News Guest Column


FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Chief Justice on ECOT Claim for State Money: ‘How Is That Not Absurd?’ - Columbus Dispatch

ECOT Funding Questioned by Ohio Supreme Court Justices: “How Is It Not Absurd?” - Cleveland Plain Dealer

E-School, State Take Funding Fight to State Supreme Court - Associated Press

ECOT Asks High Court to Restore Its Funding - Toledo Blade

Online School Challenges State’s Calculation of Student Funding - Akron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Is ECOT’s Last Hope - Columbus Dispatch

Court Affirms State’s Revocation of Toledo Clinic’s License - Akron Legal News

Hospital OKs Agreement with Ohio City’s Last Abortion Clinic - Associated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Against Abortion Clinics Could Impact Kettering Clinic - Dayton Daily News

Justice Insider: Supreme Court Won’t Hear Suspended Lawyer’s Appeal - Columbus Dispatch

Lower Ohio Electric Rates Based on Federal Tax Cut Won’t Be Easy or Quick - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio’s Chief Justice Stands up to Jeff Sessions in Support of Low-Income People - ACLU Blog

Unconscionable Failure by Ohio Justices O’Donnell, DeWine to Recuse in ECOT Case After Taking Thousands in Campaign Dollars - Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Special Prosecutor to Handle All Cases Relating to Cody Snyder Death - Elyria Chronicle Telegram

Christopher Whitaker Convicted of Killing Cleveland Teen Alianna DeFreeze in Death Penalty Case - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jury Selection in LaRosa Aggravated Murder Case Complicated by News Coverage - Youngstown Vindicator

Potential Jurors Questioned for Jacob LaRosa Trial - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied in Case of I-75 Sandbag Death - Toledo Blade

Judge: ‘Inflammatory and Prejudicial’ Court Filing in Skylar Richardson Buried Baby Case - Cincinnati Enquirer

Oxford Coal Co. Denied a Hearing in Appeal of Road Permit Rejections - Athens Messenger

Muskingum Co. Court System Works to Get New Software - Zanesville WHIZ-TV

Probate Court Releases ‘New Day Court’ Video - Akron Legal News

Court Magistrate Elected to Lead Statewide Assn. - Akron Legal News

Columbiana County Magistrate Announces Appellate Court Candidacy - Youngstown Vindicator

New Acting Prosecutor Appointed in Perrysburg - Toledo Blade

Jackson Mock Trial Team Moves on to Regionals - Akron Suburbanite

Stark County Courthouse Roof Tops List of Repair Needs - Canton Repository

Other Viewpoints: Supreme Court to Hear Biggest Labor Case of the Century - Washington Post Editorial

West Virginia Police Officer Fired for Not Shooting Suicidal Suspect Gets $175,000 Settlement - New York Daily News


FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Ohio Court Considers Miranda Warnings by Social Workers - Associated Press

ECOT Goes to Ohio Supreme Court with $80 Million, Its Survival and State’s Control of Charter Schools on the Line - Cleveland Plain Dealer

ECOT Supporters Pin Hopes for Reopening on Ohio Supreme Court Hearing - WOSU Public Radio

Man Convicted in Local Murder Fights ‘Cruel and Unusual’ Court Costs - Dayton Daily News

Bill Designed to Correct ‘Error’ Used in Some Wrongfully Imprisoned Comp Cases - Columbus Daily Reporter

Lucas Co. Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Take up Prison Case - Toledo Blade

No Easy Cure for Ottawa Flooding - Lima News

Bucio Released from Community Control - Piqua Daily Call

Hospital Should Step up for Clinic - Columbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Chief Justice O’Connor’s Complete Dissent - Akron Beacon Journal Editorial

ECOT Case Highlights Potential Bias for Two Ohio Supreme Court Justices - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Justice DeWine Should Use Caution - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Capitol Insider: Sympathy from the Chief? - Fourth Brief, Columbus Dispatch

Convicted Killer’s Appeal Denied - Sandusky Register

Court Upholds Sentence for Man Charged with Sex Crime - Sandusky Register

LaRosa Would Be Among a Small Number if He Gets Life in Prison Without Parole - Youngstown Vindicator

Willoughby Hills Mayor Files Emergency Motion to Stop Council from Removing Prosecutor - Willoughby News-Herald

ECOT Teachers Miss Retirement Payments; Students Likely to Keep Laptops - Columbus Dispatch

Social Media Threats Made Against Judge in Huber Robbery Case - Dayton Daily News

Read the Documents: Judge Makes Strongly Worded Response in Carlisle Buried Baby Case - Dayton Daily News

Man’s Wrongful-Imprisonment Lawsuit Dismissed - Toledo Blade

Charges Pile up, but Bail Is Reduced for Jeffrey Miraldi - Elyria Chronicle Telegram

The Death Penalty: Is It cheaper? Why Does It Take so Long from Sentencing to Execution? - Newark Advocate

Killer of Mansfield Mother up for Parole Next Month - Richland Source

Report Shows Tuscarawas County Felony Cases down 5 Percent in 2017 - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Cuyahoga County Looks to Dayton as Model for Rehabilitating Youth, Reducing Juvenile Crime - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Municipal Court Consolidation Not on Radar in Cuyahoga County, but Further Jail Mergers Are - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pluses and Minuses - Ravenna Record-Courier Editorial

Garfield Heights Planning on Moving Court, Jail and Police Headquarters to New Building at City View - Cleveland Scene

I-Team Uncovers Man with No Psychology License in Ohio Running Court Psych Clinic - Cleveland WJW-TV

May Primary Will Feature Crowded Domestic Relations Judge’s Race - Elyria Chronicle Telegram

Courthouse Has Rich History and Ornate Architecture - Martins Ferry Times Leader

Lima Attorney Named to Top 10 List - Lima News

Legal Fund Is Helping Provide Lawyers for Undocumented Kids in NEO, like Teen Who Lost Leg in Iraq - Cleveland WEWS-TV

Florida Supreme Court Becomes One of the First Courts to Stream Arguments on Facebook Live - Washington Examiner


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