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FEBRUARY 24, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio: Powell Wins Zoning Ordinance Ballot DisputeAkron Legal News

Attorney Caught up in Victim Bribery Scheme SuspendedColumbus Daily Reporter

Former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante Seeks Two-Month Delay in His Public-Corruption CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Motion Filed to Withhold Specific Video in Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s OfficeDayton WKEF-TV

Court: Cleveland Drug Dealer May Get Shorter Sentence Because Past Sex Crime Wasn’t ViolentCleveland Plain Dealer

A Difficult Childhood Inspires a Dad to Do BetterNPR

Governor Names Dennis Deters Appeals Court JudgeCincinnati WCPO-TV

Kasich Names Former Commissioner to JudgeshipCincinnati Business Courier

Beigel Assumes Probate, Juvenile Court Judgeship RoleSidney Daily News

Design Company Hired for Juvenile Detention CenterLima News

New Location for Youngstown Court on Track for November OpeningYoungstown WKBN-TV

Juvenile Court, Children Services Create Liaison to Coordinate EffortsLima News

Opioid Response Handicapped by Failure to Classify Drug-Related Deaths ProperlyCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Two East Cleveland Men Cleared in 1995 Homicide Sue City, Prosecutors over Two Decades in PrisonCleveland Plain Dealer

Youngstown Man Gets 15-Year Federal Prison Term for Selling DrugsYoungstown Vindicator

Proposal Would Expand Program that Gives Kids State-Funded Vouchers to Attend Private SchoolsCincinnati WCPO-TV

The Resurrection of Ohio’s Justice Reinvestment ActThe Buckeye Institute

Clerk of Courts Begins E-Filing of DocumentsSidney Daily News Guest Column

Law Firm that Negotiated Q Renovation Deal Will Get Bond Work, too -- Without Public BiddingCleveland Plain Dealer

Workshop Arms Youngstown’s Hispanic Community with Legal TipsYoungstown WKBN-TV

Supreme Court Could Decide Transgender Case. Or Not.Youngstown WFMJ-TV


FEBRUARY 23, 2017

High Court Declines to Hear Death Row Inmate’s AppealsWarren Tribune Chronicle

Ohio Supreme Court Gives Cleveland Serial Killer Anthony Sowell a New AttorneyCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Suddenly Dismisses 1993 Rape Case Set for ReviewAssociated Press

City of Hillsboro’s Motion for Reconsideration in Ellison Case Denied by Ohio Supreme CourtHighland County Press

Judge Collins to Serve on Ohio Supreme Court CommissionLake County News-Herald

Poacher Sentenced to Four Years in PrisonNorwalk Reflector

Judge Orders Well Reopened; ODNR Says It Will AppealYoungstown Vindicator

Woman Convicted in Murder Conspiracy Calls Judge ‘Racist,’ Gets Life SentenceCleveland Plain Dealer

Attorney General Seeks Judgment in Mt. Zion CaseAthens Messenger

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Amish Bishop Sam Mullet’s Appeal in Beard-Cutting CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Process to Select New Judge to Get UnderwayFindlay Courier

Opioid Epidemic and the CourtsTrends in State Courts, National Center for State Courts

Ohio Bill Could Reduce Prison Time for Nonviolent Offenders Who Violate ParoleCleveland Plain Dealer

The High Cost of Police Misconduct: Cleveland Agreed to $13.2 Million in Settlements over Two YearsCleveland Plain Dealer

Fulker Scholarship Applicants SoughtTroy Daily News


FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Supreme Court Rules in Case Involving Dayton ManDayton Daily News

Ohio Court Will Hear Debate on Autopsies of 8 Family MembersAssociated Press

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Newspaper Arguments to Release Rhoden Autopsy ReportsCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Reopen Case Involving Howland Murder PlotYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Decide Case of Man Charged in His 30s for a Rape Reported When He Was 13Cleveland Plain Dealer

New Supreme Court of Ohio Website Connects Courts Seeking to CollaborateColumbus Daily Reporter

7th District Reverses Man’s Four-Wheeler OVI ConvictionAkron Legal News

Lawyers Claim New Miami Also Owes Interest to SpeedersHamilton Journal-News

Criminal Case Filings Down 29% Last Year in Highland County Common Pleas CourtHillsboro Times-Gazette

Findlay Municipal Judge ElevatedToledo Blade

5 Plan to Run for Middletown Judge’s SeatHamilton Journal-News

Juvenile Court Renovations to Be RebidFindlay Courier

Bill Would Steer Ohio’s Non-Violent Criminals Away from Prison, Seal RecordsColumbus Dispatch

Not Doing Pro Bono Work? ABA Wants to Know WhyAkron Legal News

Justices Uphold Gold-Ship Legal Fees to Former Dispatch PrinterColumbus Dispatch

Drug Conspiracy Leader Loses Bid for Lower Sentence in Federal CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Supreme Court Denies Execution by Firing SquadUSA Today

U.S. Top Court Sides with Disabled Girl in Dispute over Service DogReuters

Day Ketterer Adds Three Attorneys: Hervey, White and HallHudson Hub-Times

Former State Insurance Director and Team Leave Law Firm for Squire Patton BoggsColumbus Business First


FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Court Indefinitely Suspends Disgraced Strongsville Attorney Tied to Cuyahoga County Corruption FigureCleveland Plain Dealer

Disorganized Attorney Suspended for Two YearsColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Lawmakers Push Bill to Override Supreme Court Cocaine RulingAssociated Press

Beacon Journal Goes to Court to Answer a Fair QuestionAkron Beacon Journal

Exotic Menagerie Runs Afoul of Ohio RegulatorsGreat Lakes Echo

Suspended Lorain County Lawyer Found Dead After Being Charged with OVI AgainLorain Morning Journal

Murderers with Mental Illnesses May Be Spared Execution in OhioDayton Daily News

Four People May Seek Middletown Municipal Court SeatMiddletown Journal-News

Drug Court Findlay Courier Editorial

Housing Court Marks 30th AnniversaryToledo Blade

Federal Court Considers Constitutionality of Ohio Execution ProcessAssociated Press

Federal Judges Reject Ohio Lawsuit over Health Care TaxCanton Repository

Ohio to Nix Bail?Norwalk Reflector

History on TrialMarietta Times

Akron Attorney, Prosecutor Share Views on Death PenaltyAkron Beacon Journal

Akron Defense Attorney Opposes Death Penalty; Has Perfect Record in Capital CasesAkron Beacon Journal

New Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval Plans to Shake Things UpCincinnati WLWT-TV

More Job Cuts, New Hires at Clerk’s OfficeCincinnati Enquirer

Cuyahoga County’s Majestic Showpiece ExploredCleveland Plain Dealer

Dealing with Unsavory Attorneys: Be patient, Let Them Sink ThemselvesAkron Legal News Guest Column

Legal-Ease: Lawyers Showing Farmers Lots of Love over Corn Class Action LawsuitLima News Guest Column

A Jail Where Women Go Willingly to Break Heroin’s GripCincinnati Enquirer

Justice Insider: Pot-Seeking Man Gets Bullet in the NoseColumbus Dispatch


FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Norman Pryor rape case set for MarchMassillon Independent

Ohio sheriffs, county commissioners calling for bail reformCleveland Plain Dealer

E-filing now mandatory in Stow Municipal Court civil division, Summit County criminal divisionAkron Legal News

Middletown Judge Mark Wall remembered for compassion, fairnessMiddletown Journal-News

Grendell Administrator Accused of Improper Communication in Chester Park District CaseGeauga Maple Leaf

Former councilwoman Michelle Mills to plead guilty to ethics misdemeanorColumbus Dispatch

Middletown man wanted in several crimes flees courtMiddletown Journal-News

Lawsuit says Ohio jail officer pepper-sprayed man in restraintsCleveland Plain Dealer

Right to beg: Kentucky court strikes down panhandling lawAssociated Press

Ex-Friend of Robert Durst Testifies Against Him in Advance of Murder TrialNew York Times


FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Barberton Attorney for Two Years - Akron Beacon Journal

New Ohio Law Addresses Court Ruling on Weighing CocaineToledo Blade

The Daily Briefing: Ohio Cocaine Penalties Not Likely to Stay Low for Long - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Bill Restoring Stricter Punishments on Cocaine Dealers Passes House - Lake County News-Herald

Judge Dismisses Case against Man Charged in 1972 Shooting of Officer - Columbus Dispatch

Woman in California-to-Ohio Meth Ring Loses Appeal for Shorter Sentence - Columbus Daily Reporter

2 Await Nov. Vote for Muni Court JudgeMarietta Times

Judge Coss Addresses Proposed Amendment in Ohio House Bill 49 and Its Effect on the Local Level - Highland County Press Guest Column

Judge Wall Was Respected by Peers, Criminals Alike - Middletown Journal-News

Crime Victims Seek More Rights and Protections in Ohio Constitution - Dayton Daily News

Lawmaker Calls for Stiffer Penalties to Crimes that Disfigure Victims - Columbus Dispatch

We Owe Them - Toledo Blade Editorial

Stow Attorney Recertified as an OSBA Specialist - Akron Legal News

Immigration Law Firm Holds ‘Know Your Rights’ Workshop at Painesville Library - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Two Federal Magistrates in Cleveland to Retire, Court Seeks Replacements - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Courts, Let the Cameras in - CNN


FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Powell over Firing Range Project - Columbus Dispatch

Supreme Court of Ohio: Legislative Fix Necessary for Cocaine Prosecutions as a Result of Court RulingColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutor: Dozens of Child Sex Assault Cases Were ‘Ignored’ - U.S. News & World Report

New Report Shows Board of Professional Conduct Making Headway on Caseload - Columbus Daily Reporter

Appointed Judge Back in Dispute over Septic Business in Warren County - Dayton Daily News

Judge Williams to Serve as Muni Court’s Admin/Presiding Judge - Akron Legal News

Happy to Go to Court? These Valentine Couples AreNewark Advocate

Restaurant Owner Renews Fight to Get Prison Sentence Reduced - Dayton Daily News

New Guide Educates Judges on Debtors’ Prisons - Care2

Bail Reforms - Marietta Times

Prosecution Can’t Become Persecution - Huffington Post Guest Column

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Supreme Court Case Cited in Travel Ban Legal Battle - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Landmark Youngstown Case Returns to Prominence - Youngstown Vindicator

Federal Court Finds No Rights Violations in False Confession Case - Akron Legal News

Municipal Court Digitizes Case Records - Zanesville Times Recorder

Local House Lawmakers Target Caps in Tort Actions Resulting from Violent Crimes - Akron Legal News

Greater Cincinnati Heroin Epidemic Leaves Scores of ‘Silent Victims’ in Its Wake - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Are Local Resources Enough to Combat Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic? - Columbus Dispatch

A Creative Way to Grab Private Property - Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel Editorial

Missouri Doesn’t Have to Reveal Source of Lethal Injection Drugs, Appeals Court Rules - Kansas City Star

Trombetta’s Attorney Wants Prosecutors Held in Contempt - Ellwood (Pa.) City Ledger


FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Speed Camera Inside Orange Barrel Gets Attention, but It’s Legal - Columbus ABC6-TV

Cupp Cracks Down on Cocaine TraffickingLima HometownStations-TV

Speeding Motorists Looking at $3 Million Payback in Ohio - Autoweek

Ohio Traffic Cameras Continue to Drive Confusion, Lawsuits: 7 Things to Know - Dayton Daily News

After Years in Court, Settlement Could Be ‘New Start’ for North College Hill - Cincinnati Enquirer

Justice Insider: Was Juror Snoring During Murder-Trial Testimony? - Columbus Dispatch

Local Judge ArrestedPortsmouth Daily Times

Gov. John Kasich Appoints Two Judges to Akron Municipal Court - Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘He Was Always Fair’: Community Remembers Judge Mark Wall - Middletown Journal-News

Middletown Judge’s Death Ruled Accidental - Cincinnati Enquirer

Your Right to Know: Drug-Death Records Would Be Secret - Columbus Dispatch

Mansfield Attorney Heck Named to Ohio Super Lawyers List - Richland Source

Prosecutors Uncover Dozens of Uncharged Juvenile Cases, Including Rape - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Senators’ Registry Bill Moves Forward - Toledo Blade

Opioid Addiction Means More Ohio Kids in Protective Custody - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judges Do Their Job in Checking the Executive - Akron Beacon Journal Editorial


FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Suspended Lawyer Accused of Taking Thousands from Clients - Cincinnati Enquirer

DeWine Sworn into Supreme CourtXenia Daily Gazette

Ohio Editorials - Palladium-Item

Dayton Business People in the News - Dayton Daily News

Ohio State Bar President Doesn’t Condemn Trump for Judicial Comments - Columbus Daily Reporter

Woman Misses Sentencing Under Goddard’s Law for Killing Puppy - Cleveland Plain Dealer

DuPont to Pay $670 Million to Settle C8 LawsuitsColumbus Dispatch

Somber Day in Courthouse After Middletown Judge’s Death - Middletown Journal-News

Middletown Judge Mark W. Wall Dies at 70 - Hamilton Journal News

DR Judge Katarina Cook Discusses Goals for the Court - Akron Legal News

Beigel Appointed Probate, Juvenile Court Judge - Sidney Daily News

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Program Keeps Kid Felons out of Ohio’s Juvenile System - Cincinnati Enquirer

First Graduate of McCarthy’s Veterans Court Program Expresses Appreciation - Athens Messenger

Franklin County Municipal Court Cancels Some Scheduled Cases for Monday due to Maintenance - Columbus NBC4-TV

BCI’s End to Free Testing of Pot Starts Questions - Toledo Blade

Ohio Crime Victim’s Bill Seeks ‘Equal Footing’ with Defendants - Norwalk Reflector

Dayton-Area Businesses Receive Awards - Dayton Daily News

Heringhaus Elected President of State Magistrates - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

These Lawyers May Have Discovered a Way to Wipe Away Student Debt in Bankruptcy - MarketWatch

Legislative Update: Cupp Works to Restore Cocaine Possession Penalties - Lima News

Are 4 Overdoses a Day the New Normal? - Chillicothe Gazette

Work on Ohio State Penitentiary Museum Nearing Completion - Mansfield News Journal

Primary Elections Could Shift to May - Toledo Blade


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