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SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

Chief Justice, Judge Carroll, Senator Brown Tout Eviction Relief

Image of two men and a woman wearing facial coverings standing in a courtroomOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Judge Patrick Carroll, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined forces to explain what Ohio courts can do to address the expected wave of rental evictions.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

Court Officer Recalls 9/11 Rescue on 20th Anniversary

September 11, 2001 is a day that forever changed the world, especially for first responders at Ground Zero. Among them was a Marine sergeant who now serves the Ohio Supreme Court.


New Resource Advises Judges How to Help Avert Evictions

Image shows the cover of the new Judicial Guide to Eviction DiversionA new resource guide to help municipal and county courts connect tenants and landlords to federal emergency rental-assistance funds was released by the Ohio Supreme Court today.


Retired Ohio Judge Reflects on King Assassination Probe

Image is headshot of former Judge Ronald Adrine in his black judicial robeRetired Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine vividly remembers where he was in 1968 when he heard that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been slain.


SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

Cincinnati Billboard Tax Violates the First Amendment

The Ohio Supreme Court today permanently enjoined the city of Cincinnati from enforcing an excise tax on billboard advertising imposed in 2018 to help close a $2.5 million city budget deficit, holding that it violated the billboard operators’ First Amendment rights.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

Court Had No Obligation to Determine if Couple’s Attorney Had Conflict of Interest

A Cuyahoga County trial court had no obligation to question whether the attorney jointly representing a husband and wife pleading guilty to drug-related charges had a conflict of interest, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Crime Victim Seeks Reimbursement of Lost Wages

Prosecutors and victim rights advocates join a county prosecutor in arguing that the right to restitution in a 2017 constitutional amendment includes wages lost when victims attend court proceedings.

AUGUST 31, 2021

Opioid Distributor Turns to Insurance Company for Protection against Government Lawsuits

Faced with thousands of lawsuits from local governments responding to the opioid epidemic, the makers, distributors, and suppliers of prescription painkillers have turned to their business insurance providers for help.

AUGUST 19, 2021

Assisting Inmate’s Attempt to Oust Prosecutor Brings UPL Charge

A Newark woman committed the unauthorized practice of law when she offered legal advice and assistance to an Ohio prison inmate on a quest to have the Licking County prosecutor removed from office, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

AUGUST 18, 2021

Law Change Supports Market-Rate Leases for Tax Values

A 2012 change in state law describing how to tax commercial property was not intended to consider a leased property as vacant, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today as it rejected an attempt to lower the taxable value of a Lowe’s Home Center by nearly $2.7 million.

AUGUST 17, 2021

Ottawa County Judge Sanctioned over Facebook

The Ohio Supreme Court today sanctioned an Ottawa County common pleas court judge for engaging in Facebook conversations over a six-month period with an offender who had both civil and criminal matters pending before the judge.

AUGUST 12, 2021

Political Rival Can Access Confidential Letter to Auditor

A copy of a legal-opinion letter to a county auditor must be turned over to a political challenger because the auditor had disclosed its contents, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

AUGUST 10, 2021

Retired Cincinnati-Area Lawyer Fined for Unauthorized Practice of Law

Retired Ohio lawyer and radio personality Eric Deters was fined $6,500 for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law by providing case-specific legal advice to clients of his former law firm, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.



Twelfth District Judge Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of a male judge wearing a black judicial robe and a mask on the bench in the courtroom of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial CenterTwelfth District Court of Appeals Judge Robin Piper III served as a visiting jurist on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments today.


Evictions, Bail, COVID Emphasized in State of the Judiciary

Image of Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor standing at a podium, with a blue curtain in the backgroundWith the delta variant causing spikes in illnesses across the state, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor continued to stress COVID public health recommendations for court operations during her annual State of the Judiciary address.


Judges Appointed to Noble, Union County Benches

Two judgeships have been filled following the passing of one jurist and the resignation of another.

AUGUST 6, 2021

Fairfield Judge Reelected to National Mental Health Board

Image of Judge Joyce Campbell standing at a podium in front of a blue curtain with a podium sign that says NAMIFairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce Campbell will continue her work among the nation’s leaders in enhancing mental health awareness, standards, and access to treatment.

AUGUST 5, 2021

Franklin County Juvenile Judge Appointed

Image is a headshot photo of Judge-Appointee Dana Preisse in her black judicial robeA former Franklin County drug court judge, Dana S. Preisse, was appointed today to a seat on the county bench where she served for 24 years.

JULY 28, 2021

Butler County Judge Appointed

Image is of judge-designate  Courtney Caparella-Kraemer sitting in a leather chair at a desk, wearing a dark suit and orange blouseA Liberty Township attorney was appointed to the bench of the Butler County Court #1 today.

JULY 27, 2021

Justice Admonishes ‘Sentencing by Ambush’

Image is a head shot of Justice Donnelly in a dark suit jacket, white dress shirt, and dark tieAn Ohio Supreme Court justice is seeking reforms to plea deal processes, which he says are full of unknowns for defendants, who often surrender their constitutional rights.

JULY 26, 2021

I-Court Report Envisions an Innovative Future

Image is taken from the blue and white report cover and shows a carving of an old telegraph, as well as the words The Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on Improvig Court Operations Using Remote TechnologyA task force created to study how Ohio courts have used technology during COVID and how innovation will continue in the future has released its report with recommendations.