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OCTOBER 22, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Sugarcreek Mayor Place on BallotNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Challenge to School Academic Distress Commission Going before Ohio High CourtYoungstown WFMJ-TV

HB70 Opponents Planning Trip to Ohio Supreme CourtYoungstown Vindicator

Media Attorneys to Appeal Court’s Ruling in Connor Betts’ School Records CaseDayton WHIO-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Session to Be Held in MontpelierHometown Media Network

Recent Issues Revive Debate over Ohio’s “Home Rule” AuthorityOhio Public Radio

Home Rule in Ohio - Under Attack or Reined in?Statehouse News Bureau

West Chester Attorney’s Bond Set at $750,000Piqua Daily Call

Cleveland Defense Lawyer Sucker-Punched by Client Testifies that He is Mulling Lawsuit against Sheriff’s DepartmentCleveland Plain Dealer

Jury Decides Shooting during Street Fight Was Murder, Not Self-DefenseColumbus Dispatch

Former Ohio TV Weatherman Pleads Not Guilty to Child-Porn ChargesCleveland Plain Dealer

Suffering on Sullivant: Part 3 - Help Arrives in Many Forms to the Sullivant CorridorColumbus Dispatch

Suffering on Sullivant: Part 2 - Longtime Residents Determined to Stay on the Street They Call HomeColumbus Dispatch

A Plan to Save Mahoning County’s ‘At-Risk’ StudentsMahoning Matters

Ohio Program Seeks to Reunite Families of AddictsMedical Xpress

State Rep. Presents Plan to Change Way Ohioans Pay for Public Schools at Local ForumYoungstown WKBN-TV

House Bill 6 Referendum Seekers Will Miss Petition Deadline, Hope Court Will Grant More TimeCleveland Plain Dealer

Attorney Being Sued by Cincinnati Developer Asks Judge to Toss Case - Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincinnati Getting New Top Federal ProsecutorCincinnati Business Courier

Ohio AG Dave Yost Blasts Proposed $48 Billion Nationwide Deal with Large Opioid Distributors, ManufacturersCleveland Plain Dealer

Cincinnati Drug Treatment Experts Wonder What’s Next after 2 Ohio Counties Reach $260 Million SettlementCincinnati WLWT-TV

What Does a $260 Settlement Suggest for Future Opioid Drug Cases?PBS News Hour

Last-Ditch Opioid Settlement in Ohio Could Open Door for Much Larger DealWashington Post

A 1946 Mob Lynching Puts Court Focus on Grand Jury SecrecyAssociated Press


OCTOBER 21, 2019

Regulators Lack Authority to Impose Cost-Recovery Cap on Utilities’ Energy Efficiency PlanAkron Legal News

Convicted Man Cannot Use Recent Ohio Supreme Court Decision to Challenge His SentenceHighland County Press

Ohio Supreme Court Finds Statute of Repose Applies to All Claims – but It Might Not MatterNational Law Review

Municipal Home Rule TrampledToledo Blade Editorial

The Supreme Court of Ohio to Address Due Diligence under ODMALexology

Williams County Hosts Supreme Court for Session with High School StudentsAkron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Coming to MontpelierThe Bryan Times

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart Speaks at UDUniversity of Dayton Flyer News

Elliott Sentenced to Concurrent Prison Terms for ‘Angel of Death’ BeatingToledo Blade

Middletown Boosts Security for Municipal Court to Join Rest of Butler CountyHamilton Journal-News

Annual Red Ribbon Week Observance SetSteubenville Herald-Star

Graduates Say Marion County Drug Court Provides AccountabilityMarion Star

Northeast Ohio Man Loses Everything to Opioid Addiction, then Gets It backAkron Beacon Journal

Cuyahoga County Proposes Creating Central Booking before Justice Center Is Renovated or ReplacedCleveland Plain Dealer

Court-Ordered Recount of Marion County Prosecutor Race Could Take 10 DaysMarion Star

Ohio Tries to Find Fair Funding FormulaWarren Tribune Chronicle

Hundreds Celebrate Hamilton County Courthouse’s 100th AnniversaryCincinnati Enquirer

Let’s Change How the Justice System Deals with Drug Possession and Addiction: Ben Stein - Cleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Suffering on Sullivant: Part 1Columbus Dispatch

11 Investigates: Man Who Implicated 2 in Teen’s 1998 Murder Says He Lied in His Confession, with Police HelpToledo WTOL-TV

Heather Bogle Murder: 3 Innocent Suspects, a Lead Detective Behind Bars and a Killer Hiding in Plain SightCBS News 48 Hours

Deadline Nears for HB6 Referendum Petition Drive as Complaints against Foes MountCleveland Plain Dealer

Sponsor of DeWine’s Gun Bill Defends Proposal, Saying It Will PassStatehouse News Bureau

Bill Would Set Standard for Police Interrogation-RecordingAkron Legal News

Some Death-Penalty Opponents Cite Their Religious FaithColumbus Dispatch

Opioid Settlement: Will Deal Bring Money to Hamilton County? Not YetCincinnati Enquirer

Four Drug Companies Reach $260 Million Settlement to Avoid First Federal Opioid Trial in ClevelandCleveland Plain Dealer

Drug Distributors, Opioid Maker Reach Deal with Ohio Counties in Historic LawsuitUSA Today


OCTOBER 18, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Case Involving Traffic Stop in Washington Court HouseHighland County Press

Ohio High Court Sanctions Atty Who Took Guns as PaymentLaw360

Austintown Attorney Gets $75 FineYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio's Bizarre Nuclear Bailout Brawl Might Be Just Getting StartedCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Goes Above Recommendation to Sentence Local Man Known as ‘El Chapo’Youngstown WKBN-TV

Jury Rejects Self-Defense Claim, Convicts Man of Murder in South Side ShootingColumbus Dispatch

Geauga County Judge David Ondrey Won’t Release Letters Written on Scott Coleman’s BehalfCleveland Plain Dealer

Wrongful Arrest: Court System Mistake Humiliates Boardman ManYoungstown WKBN-TV

Lawrence County Celebrates Inaugural Drug Court GraduatesHuntington (WV) WOWK-TV

BMV Reinstatement Program ScheduledCanton Repository

Hamilton County Courthouse Building Turns 100Cincinnati Enquirer

Today in History, October 18, 1919: Hamilton County Courthouse DedicatedAssociated Press

Victory Project, Juvenile Court Unveil MuralDayton Daily News

Muni Court Jury Duty is Worthwhile and EnlighteningColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

A Missing 3-Year-Old's Body Was Found in a Grave. The Man Convicted of Killing Him Is up for ParoleCincinnati WXIX-TV

Central Ohio Program Offers Prevention, Intervention Tools for Domestic Violence OffendersColumbus WBNS-TV

Jury Seated in Opioid Case, but Talks Go OnAssociated Press

Judge's Unorthodox Approach Has Huge Opioid Settlement within Reach - Reuters

Judges’ Travel Disclosures Would See More Sunlight under BillBloomberg Law


OCTOBER 17, 2019

State Wants Sanctions for Sandusky AttorneysSandusky Register

State Supreme Court Rules in WCH CaseiHeart Media News

Police Stop Where Car Color Didn’t Match Registration ValidBloomberg Law

Former Franklin County Judge Suspended for Sexual and Campaign MisconductAkron Legal News

Nuclear Plant Owner Warns It May Resume ClosingsToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Bail and Pretrial ReformYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Williams County to Host Ohio Supreme CourtDefiance Crescent-News

Dayton Woman’s Club HQ Honored with Historical MarkerDayton WDTN-TV

Deters: Attorneys for Ex-Bengal’s Accuser Should Be Investigated for Ethical ViolationsCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Court of Appeals Affirms Appeals Board’s Decision, Finds Appraiser’s Valuation of McDonald’s Property Most CredibleBloomberg Tax

Fall Amnesty Week Announced for Municipal CourtDayton WDTN-TV

Council Passes Resolution Asking South Euclid Municipal Court Judge Williams-Byers to Remit $134,000 in Unclaimed Court CostsCleveland Plain Dealer

Brendan Sheehan Tapped as Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s Next Lead JudgeCleveland Plain Dealer

Theodore Decker: Police Say Courts Don’t Take Concealed Carry Violations SeriouslyColumbus Dispatch Column

Domestic Violence Prevention a Focus of More than $29 Million in Federal Grants for Northern Ohio AgenciesCleveland Plain Dealer

Wrangling over Traffic Cam Issue ContinuesLisbon Morning Journal

Child Sex Trafficking Conference Draws Attention to Ohio Laws that Allow Minors to Be ChargedCincinnati Enquirer

Efforts to Finally Get a Constitutional Ohio School Funding Formula ContinueColumbus Dispatch

Is Ohio Serious about Domestic Violence?Portsmouth Daily Times Column

Motorists Could Face Stiffer Fines for School Bus InfractionsAkron Legal News

Judge Refuses to Block Ohio Law Regulating When Chiropractors Can Reach out to People in Car CrashesCleveland Plain Dealer

What Makes a Restaurant’s Website Accessible? That’s up for DebateCNBC

Judge in Landmark Opioids Trial Summons CEOs, Lawyers to Discuss Possible SettlementWashington Post

$50 Billion Opioid Settlement Taking ShapeNew York Times

Some Democrats Want to Make the Supreme Court Bigger. Here’s the History of Court PackingTIME


OCTOBER 16, 2019

Court Upholds Police Stop Based on Mismatched Vehicle ColorAssociated Press

PUCO Wrong to Cap Fee for Energy-Efficiency Plan, State’s High Court RulesColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court to Confront whether Return Premium Required before Seeking RescissionMondaq USA Business Briefing

Ohio Supreme Court Paves the Way for Future Expansion of Energy EfficiencyEnvironmental Defense Fund

Justices Get Word about New Tool to Interpret LawYoungstown Daily Legal News

Appeals Court Upholds School Board Candidate RejectionNew Philadelphia Tusco TV

Opioids and a Teddy Bear: Ten Years of Drug CourtSide Effects Public Media

Montgomery County Court to Partially Waive Fees for Amnesty WeekDayton WHIO-TV

Mulford Talks Grants, Pre-Trial ServicesGallipolis Daily Tribune

100 Years Ago: Clinton County Celebrated New ‘Temple of Justice’Wilmington News Journal

Medina County Group Wants More Citizen Input on $38m Courthouse Replacement PlanCleveland WEWS-TV

Local Businesses Work Together to Combat Ohio’s Growing Opioid CrisisABC News

Westerville’s Issue 29 Could Enhance Court SafetyThis Week Community News

Hundreds of Police Officers Have Been Labeled Liars. Some Still Help Send People to Prison.USA Today

Strictly Legal: Michigan Case Explores the Question: “What Is a Juror?”Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

FirstEnergy Solutions’ Restructuring Plan Gets Bankruptcy Court ApprovalWall Street Journal

The Latest: Jury Selection Begins in Landmark Opioid TrialCharlotte (NC) Observer

Opioid Trial Jury May Hear about Cuyahoga County Corruption, Jail Issues, Federal Judge RulesCleveland Plain Dealer

Huge Trial on Opioids to Begin in ClevelandWashington Post

DC Sniper Asks Supreme Court to Invalidate Juvenile Life Sentences for MurdersABC News


OCTOBER 15, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Rules against FirstEnergy Rate CapCrain’s Cleveland Business

Convicted Man Cannot Use Recent High Court Decision to Challenge His SentenceAkron Legal News

Oral Argument Preview: Who Has the Burden of Proving Reasonable Parental Discipline in a Domestic Violence Case? State of Ohio v. Clinton D. Faggs, IIILegally Speaking Ohio

Judge Runs out of Options, Sends 2-Time Sex Offender to PrisonCincinnati WCPO-TV

I-Team: Local Leaders Tell Judge Show Me the MoneyCleveland WJW-TV

Volunteers Clean up the Tuscarawas RiverMassillon Independent

Ohio Court Allows Referendum on Speed

Courthouse 2Findlay Courier Editorial

Group Has One Week Left to Collect Enough Signatures to Get Energy Bill on the BallotKent WKSU Public Radio

Two Women Wait for Justice as Trumbull Co. Murderers Spend over 30 Years on Death RowYoungstown WKBN-TV

Lawsuit Says Cuyahoga County Deleted Video of Jail Officer Attacking Inmate Suffering from Involuntary Muscle TwitchesCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Counties Can’t Seek $800 Million in ‘Future’ Opioid DamagesReuters

Your Guide to the Massive (and Massively Complex) Opioid LitigationNPR

Justices Decline Hospital Joint Venture Antitrust CaseBloomberg Law


OCTOBER 14, 2019

Sandusky Attorney Recommended for SuspensionLorain Morning Journal

Ohio Atty’s Still Can’t Take Fees from Financial Services GroupsBloomberg Law

Following Year of Delays, Is Ohio’s Death Penalty Finished?Toledo Blade

Iconic Home of Women’s Club to Get Historical Marker This

Fundraiser Benefits the Completion of the Cleveland African-American Cultural GardenCleveland WOIO-TV

Facebook Posts Land Woman in CourtGateHouse Media Ohio

Judge Ruling Means No End in Sight for Olmsted Falls Bridge SagaCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Death Row Inmate Charged With Threatening Former Assistant ProsecutorAssociated Press

Richland County Defense Attorneys to ‘Boycott’ Court-Appointed Work, Starting Oct. 15Richland Source

State Bolsters Motion to Dismiss New Miami Speed Camera LawsuitHamilton Journal-News

County to Begin Peer Support GroupYoungstown Vindicator

Advocates Urge Caution despite Dip in Domestic Violence DeathsColumbus Dispatch

Statehouse Receives Donation of William McKinley ArtifactsCanton Repository

Should Ohio HB6 Repeal Circulators Have to Disclose Their Identities? Judge to Rule on CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Nuclear Bailout Referendum Campaign Wins Temporary Court VictoryCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Appeals CourtCincinnati Enquirer

Appeals Court: Ohio Down Syndrome Abortion Ban IllegalColumbus Dispatch

A Hometown Lawyer Is Suing the Nation’s Largest Drug Companies over the Opioid CrisisWashington Post


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