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DECEMBER 6, 2019

Hills and Dales Takes School Boundary Case to Ohio Supreme CourtCanton Repository

Advocates Intensify Efforts around Ohio Bill that Would Make Most Felony Drug Possession a MisdemeanorCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Chief Judge for Northern Ohio Federal Court Known for Colorful Naturalization Ceremonies DiesCleveland Plain Dealer

Sandusky Co. Prosecutor Tim Braun expected to enter plea deal in sexual misconduct caseToledo Blade

Cleveland Judge Featured in Serial Podcast Acted as 'Biased Advocate’ for Prosecution in Snowball Fight Case, Appeals Curt RulesCleveland Plain Dealer

Steffan Sworn in as Magistrate in Van Wert CountyLima News

AG Dave Yost’s Office’s New Plan to Divvy up Potential Opioid Money Met with Skepticism from Gov. Mike DeWineCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Voters Could Decide Constitutional Amendment to Split up Opioid Lawsuit CashColumbus Dispatch

Attorney General Backs Media in Records Case of Oregon District ShooterDayton Daily News

Appeals Court Reconsiders Death Sentence for Boy's KillingU.S. News and World Report

Convicted Killer Asks Sixth Circuit to Vacate Death Sentence - Courthouse News

CPS Argues to Appeals Court It's Not Responsible for Gabriel Taye's 2017 SuicideCincinnati Enquirer

School Officials Argue for Immunity After Third-Grader’s SuicideCourthouse News

Death Row Inmate Elwood Jones Requests New TrialCincinnati Enquirer

Seven Ohio Men Sentenced for Crimes Relating to Sexually Abusing ChildrenColumbus WSYX-TV

Newark Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Child Sex-Abuse CaseColumbus Dispatch

Strongsville Catholic Priest Arrested on Child Porn ChargesCleveland Plain Dealer

Suspected Heartless Felons Member Gets Life in Prison in Deadly Shooting, Burning of BodyCleveland Plain Dealer

Teen Suspect in Million-Dollar Fairview Arson Appears in Juvenile CourtCincinnati WKRC-TV

Little Boy Invites His Entire Kindergarten Class to Witness His AdoptionCleveland WJW-TV

Cuyahoga County’s Former IT Chief Sues County over His 19 Months of Unpaid LeaveCleveland Plain Dealer

Man with Distinctive 'Pot Head' Tattoo Sought in OhioSeattle KOMO-TV

As Support For Capital Punishment Wanes, An Ohio D.A. Continues To Push For DeathThe Appeal

Akron Community Pays Tribute to Beloved Attorney Brian PierceAkron Legal News


DECEMBER 5, 2019

Juvenile, Child Welfare Agencies Take on Challenge of Improving Outcomes for At-Risk YouthsKnoxville Pages

Discussing Criminal Justice Reform: One Year after Defeat of Issue 1Akron Legal News

Oral Argument Preview: Who Gets the Rent Money? LRC Realty, Inc. v. B.E.B. Properties New Par, d.b.a. Verizon Wireless, et al., v. Bruce Bird, et al.Legally Speaking Ohio

Davis-Besse Owner Says Future Looks Good for PlantSandusky Register

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy Seeks Re-ElectionAssociated Press

Visiting Judge Has Big JobSandusky Register Editorial

Portage County Attempted Rape Conviction VacatedAkron Legal News

Ohio Man Faces 16th OVI Charge after Crash Kills His Wife, Authorities SayCleveland Plain Dealer

Driver's License Reinstatement Workshop Gives Hundreds a Second ChanceColumbus WSYX-TV

Parents Recovering from Opioid Addiction Reach Milestone at Family Treatment Court GraduationDayton WDTN-TV

Delaware County Assessment Center Steers Kids Away from Juvenile Court SystemColumbus WCMH-TV

YWCA Announces Honorees for 2020 Milestones AwardsToledo Blade

Yost a No-Show on Victim RightsSandusky Register Editorial

Opinion: Ohio Needs to Dump Non-Compete AgreementsCincinnati Enquirer Opinion

Enhance Penalties for Pimps, JohnsToledo Blade Editorial

An 8-Year-Old Killed Himself after Being Bullied, Lawsuit Says. the School District Wants Immunity.Washington Post

A Bad Defense Lawyer Cost Me Six Years of Freedom. I'm Still Waiting on My Appeal 12 Years Later.NBC News

How This Con Man’s Wild Testimony Sent Dozens to Jail, and 4 to Death RowNew York Times


DECEMBER 4, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Previews Upcoming CasesHighland County Press

Appeals Court: Judge ‘Appropriately’ Dismissed City, Officers from Cameo LawsuitCincinnati Enquirer

Akron Man Imprisoned for ‘Scared Straight’- Style Efforts Granted Early ReleaseAkron Beacon Journal

Critics Say Friday’s Court Hearing ‘Rigged’Sandusky Register

Judge Miller Steps aside in Presiding over Landfill CaseSteubenville Herald-Star

East Liverpool, Ohio Residents Vote down Speed

Judge Thomas Lambros, Son of Immigrants, Dies at 89Ashtabula Star Beacon

Judge with Youngstown Namesake Dies at 89Mahoning Matters

Griffith Appointed Magistrate of Clinton County Juvenile CourtWilmington News Journal

Former Sen. Joe Schiavoni Announces Bid for Mahoning County Court JudgeYoungstown WKBN-TV

Parent Decries Secrecy Surrounding Improper Behavior by His Daughter’s TeacherColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Lawmakers Weigh Competing Gun BillsToledo Blade

DeWine Stands His GroundToledo Blade Editorial

Gov. DeWine Offers Expedited Path to Getting a PardonDayton Daily News

Renee Jones Uplifts Human Trafficking Survivors through Empowerment, Respect: Cleveland ChampionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Moot Court 2019Ohio Wesleyan University News

An Unfair System Arrested Millions of Blacks, Urged Compassion for WhitesMonmouth Co. (NJ) Asbury Park Press

Federal Judge Will Hold Closed-Door Meeting for Next Opioid Trial in ClevelandCleveland Plain Dealer


DECEMBER 3, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Case over Whether a Teacher Should Be Held Liable for BullyingCleveland WOIO-TV

Oral Argument Preview: Is Strict or Substantial Compliance with Crim.R. 11(C)(2)(c) Required in Appellate Review of Trial Court’s Acceptance of Guilty Plea? State of Ohio v. Shawn M. MillerLegally Speaking Ohio

Court Directed to Reconsider How It Reduced Woman’s Sentence from 65 to 15 YearsAkron Legal News

7th District: Defense Attorney Violated Attorney-Client PrivilegeAkron Legal News

Appeals Judges Dismiss Charge against Man at Arraignment in Laborer ClothesYoungstown Vindicator

Grandmother Accused of Cover-Up in Rhoden Family Slayings Pleads Guilty to Lesser ChargeColumbus Dispatch

Grandmother Agrees to Cooperate with Prosecutors in Rhoden MurdersCincinnati WKRC-TV

Tim Braun Hearing Set for Friday on Apparent Plea DealFremont News-Messenger

Cell Phone Evidence Can Be Admitted in Death Penalty Murder TrialColumbus WBNS-TV

Cleveland Man Gets 3 Years in Prison for Throwing Hot Coffee on a McDonald’s EmployeeCleveland WOIO-TV

Fairborn, Xenia: Court Costs Not Shared Fairly because of Old LawDayton Daily News

Ohio Governor to Unveil Simplified, Speedier Pardon ProcessAssociated Press

Ohio Lawmakers May Hike Penalties for Drivers Passing School BusesColumbus WOSU Public Radio

A Family Says It’s Time for Their Sister’s Killer to Be ReleasedCincinnati WVXU Public Radio

Experts Warn Victims after String of Domestic Violence in Central OhioColumbus WSYX-TV

Crime Stoppers: ‘There Are Crimes that We Wouldn’t Solve if People Didn’t Call in’Toledo Blade

Law Enforcement on the Lookout for Ohioans Importing Legalized Marijuana from MichiganCleveland Plain Dealer


DECEMBER 2, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Case about Columbus Bump Stock BanAssociated Press

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Bullying CaseAssociated Press

Banks Entitled to Restitution for Forged ChecksAkron Legal News

Oral Argument Preview: Was Adult Portion of Blended Sentence Properly Invoked in Juvenile Sex Offender Case? In re A.W.Legally Speaking Ohio

Oral Argument Preview: What Is Required of Trial Courts before Ordering Defendant to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel Fees? State of Ohio v. Robert TaylorLegally Speaking Ohio

Editorial: High Court Should Resolve 90-Day Referendum IssueColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal from Family of Convicted Howland MurdererYoungstown WKBN-TV

Ohio Attorney Suspended for Helping Clients Evade TaxesBloomberg Law

Supreme Court of Ohio Holds 21-Year Statute of Limitations Applies to Stale Lease Expiration ClaimsLexology

Hundreds of New Ohio Lawyers Take Oath at Renovated TheatreAkron Legal News

Local Officials Say Drug Sentencing Reform Would Promote TraffickingAkron Beacon Journal

State Says Champaign County Teen Murderer Should Serve out Prison SentenceSpringfield News-Sun

Grandmother Charged with Forging Custody Documents in Pike Co. Massacre Returns to CourtCincinnati WKRC-TV

Defense Wants to Suppress Evidence in West Chester Quadruple Homicide CaseHamilton Journal-News

Step-Grandpa Quietly Commits to Becoming Dad: ‘I Would Die for Them.’Cincinnati Enquirer

Hamilton County Judge: Reagan Tokes Act Is Unconstitutional, Disregards ‘A Judge’s Power’Cincinnati Enquirer

Stark County Judges: New Drug Law Could Aid TraffickersCanton Repository

Lakewood Judge Calls for Outside Review of Jail after Policies Changed in Response to Recent IncidentsCleveland Plain Dealer

TAPS Program Builds Trust, Friendships between Columbus Police, TeensColumbus Dispatch

Tractor Dual Grapple Buckets to Help Clean a RiverYouTube, Ventrac

Joe Jerger Announces Candidacy for Richland County Probate JudgeMansfield News Journal

Spate of Self-Defense Trials in Franklin County Follows Change in State LawColumbus Dispatch

Second Attorney Assigned to Lucas County Child Victim CasesToledo Blade

Mahoning Courthouse Restoration Nears CompletionYoungstown Vindicator

Time to Repeal Ohio’s Statute of Limitations on RapeCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Ohio House GOP Leader ‘Open’ to Statute of Limitations Reform after I-Team Report on Catholic ChurchCincinnati WCPO-TV

Ohio Senate Could Move Criminal Justice Bill This Year: Capitol LetterCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Attorney Featured in ‘Dark Waters’ Movie Continues Legal Battle against Forever ChemicalsColumbus Dispatch

The End of an Era: Pill Mills Are Gone at Ohio’s Opioid Epicenter, but Crisis ContinuesCleveland Plain Dealer

The Class of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything’New York Times

Who Made the New Drapes? It’s among High Court’s MysteriesAssociated Press

Justices Take up Gun Case, Though Disputed Law Has ChangedAssociated Press


NOVEMBER 27, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Legality of Proposed House Bill 6 Referendum Cleveland Plain Dealer

Akron Attorney Suspended for 2 Years for Helping Couple Avoid Paying TaxesCleveland WOIO-TV

Commissioners Appeal Annexation Decision to Supreme CourtXenia Daily Gazette

Court: Foreclosures Can Proceed to Sheriff’s Sale Without Finalized Amounts DueAkron Legal News

Township Cannot Be Sued Based on Hiring of Officer Who Injured MotoristAkron Legal News

Merit Decision: Banks Entitled to Restitution after Cashing Forged Checks. State v. AllenLegally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide whether Pro-Gun Groups Can Challenge Columbus’ Bump-Stock BanCleveland Plain Dealer

Can Teachers Be Sued after Students Are Bullied?Toledo Blade

Judge Refuses to Accept Guilty Plea from TeacherCleveland WJW-TV

Judge to Decide Whether Alleged Victim’s Sexual History Can Be Used in Newark Rape TrialNewark Advocate

Judge Denies Akron Child Abuser’s Request for Early ReleaseAkron Beacon Journal

Commissioners Appoint Cooper Acting County ProsecutorAshtabula Star Beacon

Letter: O’Brien’s Prosecutions Consistent with the LawColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Ten Years after Release, Willie Knighten, Jr. Continues to Take Advantage of Second ChanceToledo WNWO-TV

Gary Walters Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election for Licking Clerk of CourtsNewark Advocate

Former Ohio Drug Dealer Thankful to Be Alive, 3 Years StraightRichland Source

Former Drug Addicts Provide Crucial Lifeline in Ohio JailEpoch Times

DNA Testing and Sexual AssaultColumbus WOSU Public Radio

A Marijuana Breathalyzer? New Tech Could Be Used in OhioCincinnati WLWT-TV

Text to 911, Using a Coded Call Can Help in Reporting Domestic ViolenceCleveland WEWS-TV

JPMorgan Chase Giving 2nd Chance to Those with Criminal BackgroundColumbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Council Creates Separate Fund for Opioid Settlement MoneyCleveland Plain Dealer


NOVEMBER 26, 2019

Nasser Hamad Appeal RefusedYoungstown Vindicator

Cleveland Lawyer Convicted of Money Laundering Indefinitely SuspendedAkron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court: Murder Case against Travis Soto to Move ForwardLima Hometown Stations

Xenia-CSU Annexation: County Commission Will Appeal to Ohio Supreme CourtDayton WHIO-TV

O’Connor Names Commission to Weigh Suspension of Republican County AuditorHannah News Service

Probate Court Offers Help for New Driver License, ID Card RequirementsAkron Legal News

Case Western Reserve Part of $1 Million Grant to Launch New Domestic Violence CourtCase Western Reserve University

City Approves Funding Plan for Combined Municipal/County Courthouse ComplexCleveland Plain Dealer

Gov. DeWine’s Working Group on Adult Parole Authority Meets; Reagan Tokes’ Mother Asks “Why Now?”Columbus WBNS-TV

State Trying to Reduce Parole Officer CaseloadsToledo Blade

DeWine Wants Lawmakers to Focus on His Gun Bill, Not ‘Stand Your Ground’Columbus WOSU Radio

Lawmakers to Blame for Prison IssuesMarietta Times Editorial

Prepping for ParoleThe New Yorker

Edwins, a Restaurant Serving up Second Chances for Ex-Offenders: Cleveland ChampionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Grants to Ohio Crime Victim Assistance Programs Cut by More than $10 Million as Federal Fund ShrinksCleveland Plain Dealer

After 36 Years in Prison for Murder They Did Not Commit, 3 Baltimore Men Finally Walk FreeUSA Today

Cincinnati and Ohio at Epicenter of Spiking Fatal ODs from Fentanyl-Laced CocaineCincinnati Enquirer

Franklin County Is Modernizing Not Only Its Jail but How It OperatesColumbus WSYX-TV

These Prosecutors Promised Change. Their Power Is Being Stripped AwayNew York Times


NOVEMBER 25, 2019

Merit Decision: Township Not Liable for High-Speed Chase Accident Caused by Police Officer. McConnell v. DudleyLegally Speaking Ohio

FirstEnergy Solutions to Become Energy Harbor, Keep Headquarters in AkronCrain’s Cleveland Business

Clark County Jail Bookings down by Hundreds Compared to 5 Years AgoSpringfield News-Sun

Richard Mick Gets Third JudgeSandusky Register

New Details on Ethics Charge against Suspended Pike Co. Sheriff RevealedCincinnati WKRC-TV

Suspended Pike County Sheriff to Run for Re-Election Despite IndictmentCincinnati WKRC-TV

Hamilton County Veterans Court Graduate: ‘They All Want Me to Succeed’Cincinnati Enquirer

Jail Overcrowding ‘Crisis’ Driving Massive Costs for Marion CountyMarion Star

Findlay Judge Files for 3rd District Court of AppealsLima News

Woessner Will Seek Re-Election as Juvenile, Probate JudgeBowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Saunders to Campaign for Judge of Juvenile/Probate CourtAthens Messenger

Victim Agencies Scramble after Loss of Federal FundingAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Closer to Launching Rape-Kit Tracking System to Help Victims Follow EvidenceCleveland Plain Dealer

Twenty Years in Fear: Domestic Violence Survivor Recounts TaleToledo Blade

Pennsylvania Court Rules Suspect Can’t be Forced to Provide His PasswordEngadget


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