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APRIL 19, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty ConstitutionalityAssociated Press

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Death Penalty ProcessCleveland Plain Dealer

A ‘Supreme’ Opportunity RealizedPutnam County Sentinel

Justice Speaks About Veterans, Drugs at MeetingBryan Times

Legal System to Offer Free Assistance in Some Child Custody CasesMorgan County Herald

Briefs: Grant Will Boost Legal Aid for Custody CasesChillicothe Gazette

Court, ONU Faculty Members Partner to Offer Youth a Second ChancePaulding Progress

Screenings Set for Those on ProbationSteubenville Herald Star

James D. Worley Sentenced to Death for Sierah Joughin MurderToledo Blade

James Worley Claims Innocence in Remarks to CourtToledo Blade

Attorneys Ask that Evidence Be TossedWarren Tribune Chronicle

Football Coach Gunned down After Terrifying Bar Shootout for ‘Payback and Revenge’Cincinnati Enquirer

Appeals Court: State Defunding of Planned Parenthood UnconstitutionalColumbus Dispatch

The School Shooter Who Wasn’tColumbus Alive

VOTER INFO: Republican Primary, Ross County Judge of Common Pleas CourtChillicothe Gazette

Louis Tobin: Ohio’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bills — a Legal Benefit for the Not So Law-AbidingAkron Beacon Journal Guest Column


APRIL 18, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty ConstitutionalityAssociated Press

Man Who Committed Brutal 2001 Rape at 15 to Be Released at 65Youngstown Vindicator

Legal Services Receives Grant to Help with Custody CasesZanesville Times Recorder

Bar Files Complaint Against YavorcikYoungstown Vindicator

Appellate Court Affirms Madison Village’s Victory in Fire Station DisputeWilloughby News-Herald

Worley Attorneys Make Last Argument to Spare His Life Before Sentencing WednesdayToledo Blade

Hamilton Death Penalty Trial: Witnesses Fear for Their SafetyDayton Daily News

Woman Burned to Death Can Testify from the GraveHuffington Post

Judge Rules Against Suppressing Defendant’s Statements in Rape CaseAthens Messenger

Claudia Hoerig Asks for Expert Witness in Battered Woman SyndromeYoungstown Vindicator

Crime Foiled by Technology as GPS Points out ThiefCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Legislators Look to Clamp down Harder on Communities that Try to Pass Local Gun RestrictionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Lake Erie Gets a Friend in a Federal JudgeAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

A Crusade for Lake ErieCincinnati Enquirer


APRIL 17, 2018

ECOT Again Files Appeal with Ohio Supreme CourtColumbus Dispatch

Justice Patrick DeWine Faces One Less Disciplinary ChargeColumbus Dispatch

Hearing for Ma’Lik Richmond Set for ThursdaySteubenville Herald-Star

Defense Wants Brooke Skylar Richardson Taken off House ArrestCincinnati WCPO-TV

Greene County Youth Intervention Plan’s Goal ‘to Teach Them Life Lessons’Dayton Daily News

Report: Maumee Municipal Court to Lose $800K This YearToledo Blade

Supreme Court Rejects New Trial for Former State Rep. Peter BeckColumbus Dispatch

Experts Weigh in on ‘Art Modell Law’ and Whether It Can Help #SaveTheCrewColumbus Business First

Lucas County Praised for Justice Reform WorkToledo Blade

Akron Aims to Spend Less per Year for Same Treatment for Convicted AddictsAkron Beacon Journal

Supreme Court Dismisses Major Privacy Rights CaseCNN


APRIL 16, 2018

Columbus Attorney Suspended for Stealing Thousands from Dying Elderly ClientColumbus WOSU Public Radio

Sawmill Wetlands Teeming with Wildlife, HopeColumbus Dispatch Column

Appeals Judge Rejects Convicted Rapist’s ArgumentsRavenna Record-Courier

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Rape Case Against Laurel School Softball CoachCleveland Plain Dealer

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Girard I-80 Speed Cam TicketsYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Judge Denies Bond Reduction in Fatal Bar Fight CaseToledo Blade

Bail-or-JailToledo Blade Editorial

Bipartisan CommonsenseToledo Blade Editorial

3 Seek Common Pleas Judge’s SeatMarietta Times

Law You Can Use -- Airbnb and Other Rental PropertiesCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Do Wage Theft Laws in Ohio Harm or Help Workers?Cleveland Plain Dealer


APRIL 13, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Citizens’ Ballot ProposalColumbus Dispatch

Appeals Court Overturns 2016 Conviction of Cleveland Man Who Declared Innocence at SentencingCleveland Plain Dealer

Woman’s Testimony Will Be Allowed at Her Own Murder TrialColumbus Dispatch

Defense Appeal Filed; Trial in Carlisle Buried Baby Case VacatedDayton Daily News

Buried Baby Case: Skylar Richardson’s Murder Trial Postponed Because of AppealCincinnati Enquirer

Danny Lee Hill Case Hits Stumbling BlockWarren Tribune Chronicle

The Opioid Epidemic Has Made Some Courts into a New Kind of ClinicIdeastream

Justice Delayed Could Still Be JusticeSandusky Register Editorial

Local Business Spotlight, April 15: New Hires, Achievements and Local EventsSecond Brief, Akron Beacon Journal

Retailers Hope for Certainty as Supreme Court Hears Tax CaseAssociated Press


APRIL 12, 2018

Ohio Court to Decide if Ex-Player Can Sue Notre DameAssociated Press

Latent Onset of CTE Doesn't Stop Claims, Ohio Justices HearLaw 360

Notre Dame, NCAA Face Lawsuit Concerning Brain Damage to Football PlayersThe Observer, University of Notre Dame Student Newspaper

Ohio Supreme Court Holds Court at Ottawa-GlandorfLima News

Ohio Supreme Court Meets at Ottawa-GlandorfFindlay Courier

Cleveland Police Supervisors Plead Not Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges from Deadly 2012 ChaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Teacher/Coach Says Woodridge Levy ‘Critical’West Side Leader

City Council to Make Final Vote on Quarry Annexation After Four-Year Legal DisputeMarion Star

Commissioners Question Legal Counsel FeesGeauga Maple Leaf

The Murder Case Started with a Tip from an OB-GYN. Now, Attorneys in Buried Baby Case Want that Testimony BarredCincinnati Enquirer

Judge to Rule on Medical Testimony in Buried Newborn CaseAssociated Press

Common Pleas Reentry Courts Receive Grant from ADM BoardAkron Legal News

Commissioners Prepare for Court ConsolidationWheeling (WV) Intelligencer

Downward Trend in Death Penalty Convictions, ExecutionsColumbus WBNS-TV

Amended Version of Reagan Tokes Act Passes Senate CommitteeColumbus WBNS-TV

Prosecutor Wants U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Danny Lee Hill Death SentenceYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Appeal in Danny Lee Hill Case RejectedWarren Tribune Chronicle

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County’s Opioid Lawsuits Set as First Cases Against Drug Companies to Go to Trial, Judge SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Slams EPA over Lake Erie Impairment ControversyToledo Blade

Meet Common Pleas Court Magistrate Dan DascenzoAkron Legal News

Joe Martuccio Retiring as Canton Law DirectorAkron Beacon Journal

Too Often Juries Comprise 12 Confused Men (and Women)The Economist

Ethical Considerations in E-Discovery: Avoiding Malpractice ClaimsNew Jersey Law Journal

Local Law Firm Unveils Unique Wellness InitiativeAkron Legal News

Akron Beacon Journal Sold to GateHouse MediaColumbus Dispatch


APRIL 11, 2018

Ohio Court to Decide if Former Football Player Can Sue over ConcussionsAssociated Press

Ohio High Court to Tackle CTE Onset in NCAA Injury SuitLaw 360

Judge Krichbaum Lauded by Ohio Supreme CourtYoungstown Vindicator

Local Man Asking State to Declare Him Wrongly ImprisonedFremont News-Messenger

Enquirer Sues Cincinnati City Council: Harry Black Investigation Must Be PublicCincinnati Enquirer

Are Frozen Embryos Human Life? Fertility Treatments Present Ethical DilemmasCleveland Plain Dealer

Sewer Dispute: Opposing Sides Battle in CourtMarietta Times

4 Dems Drop out of Appeals Court RaceSalem News

Pass Ohio House Bill 411 to Reform How Those Wrongfully Imprisoned Are CompensatedCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Bills Respond to Pair of MurdersToledo Blade

Cuyahoga County to Hold Reentry Awareness Week April 23-27Cleveland Plain Dealer

Former Prison Boss Says Lucasville Riot Spurred Needed ReformNewark Advocate


APRIL 10, 2018

Newburgh Heights Speed Cameras Net Millions in Fines, but Mayor Says Safety Is the DriverCleveland WOIO-TV

Decision on City Rule Threatens DemocracyColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction Affirmed in Woman’s Fentanyl DeathAkron Legal News

Judge to Drug Trafficker: ‘I’m Highly Offended by Your Actions’Zanesville Times Recorder

Attorney: Fire Was a Cry for HelpZanesville Times Recorder

Judge to Fill Washington Local Board VacancyToledo Blade

President Trump Nominates Pamela Barker to Be Next Cleveland Federal JudgeCleveland Plain Dealer

Trump Nominates Ohio Workers’ Comp Administrator to Federal CourtColumbus Dispatch

State Bar Awards Best Brief WritersColumbus Daily Reporter

Local Woman Wants to Reduce Number of Repeat Offenders in AreaMarion Star

Right to Carry Guns in Schools Case Headed to Michigan Supreme CourtFox News

Drug Distributor to Donate 80,000 Doses of Overdose AntidoteAssociated Press


APRIL 9, 2018

After More than 3 Years, Here’s Where the Tracie Hunter Case StandsCincinnati Enquirer

Sawmill Wetlands Deal Should Have Had Public InputColumbus Dispatch Editorial

On Ohio Home-Rule Rights, Here Are the Lawmakers Who Fell in Line with the Lobbyists on Oil and Gas Drilling in 2004Cleveland Plain Dealer Column

Adviser: Don’t Get Beat When It Comes to Non-CompetesCrain’s Cleveland Business Guest Column

Columbus Voters to Decide Size, Shape of City CouncilColumbus Dispatch

Can a State Try to Kill the Same Man Twice?Minnesota Lawyer

Police Body Cameras Are Here, Law Should Catch upColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Grand Jury Hands 3rd Indictment to BG AttorneyBowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Local Court Receives State CertificationJackson County Times-Journal

Transportation Agreement Will Result in Savings for CityLisbon Morning Journal

Arbitrator’s Decision Stands in Portage Co. BDD Contract DisputeAkron Legal News

Rehab Ruling Draws Ire of Sandbag Victim’s RelativesToledo Blade

Carlisle Buried Baby Case: Both Sides Say Trial Is a GoHamilton Journal-News

City Attorney Wants Six Months to Allow Local Investors to Buy Crew SCColumbus Dispatch

Local Judge Featured on HBO’s ‘Vice’Toledo Blade

City Courts Have Strong Record of Reporting Criminal ConvictionsToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Candidates Play Nice with Each Other - as They MustColumbus Dispatch

Franklin County Voters Have First Judicial Primary Choices in a DecadeColumbus Dispatch

Second Hanni Drops out of Court Race; D’Apolito UnopposedYoungstown Vindicator

Hall of Honor Adds to RanksMartins Ferry Times Leader

Residents Hear Court HistoryMartins Ferry Times Leader

Single Mother Worries About Who Will Care for Her Child if She Is Arrested on a Traffic WarrantCleveland Plain Dealer

First Amendment Covers Man Who Was Prosecuted for Parody Parma Police Facebook Page, Judge SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge’s Lesson Plan Better than PunishmentColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Comfort Dogs in Court Do Opposite for Some Defenders, JudgesAssociated Press

Legal-Ease: How Often Should I Update My Will?Lima News Guest Column

Summit County Clerk of Court’s Office Supports Local CharitiesAkron Legal News

Courts Have Backed Restrictions on Military-Style Semi-Automatic RiflesColumbus Dispatch


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