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JULY 2, 2015

North Canton Attorney SuspendedCanton Repository

Ohio Supreme Court: Which Dormant Mineral Act applies?Farm and Dairy

Ohio High Court Orders Use of Gender-Neutral LanguageAssociated Press

Flooded Basements, Roads Across Northeast Ohio: What’s the Reason?Cleveland Plain Dealer

Prosecutor’s Appeal of ‘Errors’ in Brelo Verdict DismissedCleveland Plain Dealer

Appeals Court Upholds TerminationToledo Blade

Ohio Appeals Court Ruling is a Victory for Punctuation, SanityWashington Post

Man Who Shot, Killed Girlfriend Denied Shorter SentenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Drunk Driving Convictions Did Not Violate Double JeopardyColumbus Daily Reporter

Evidence Backed Heroin Dealer’s Convictions, Court of Appeals RulesColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Finds No Abuse of Discretion in Breaking and Entering CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Supreme Court Seeks Compliance Before Burge Law License ReinstatementElyria Chronicle Telegram

Jury Recommends Life in Prison for Accomplice in Chapel Hill-Area SlayingsAkron Beacon Journal

Franklin County Judge, Prosecutor Crash Bikes on Same DayColumbus Dispatch

Akron Bar Association Announces Inaugural Leadership Academy ClassAkron Beacon Journal

Reentry Court Celebrates First GraduateLima News

Juvenile Court’s Detention Center Receives AccreditationAkron Leader

Prosecutor Wants State AG’s View on Charter ProposalAthens News


JULY 1, 2015

Appeals Court Affirms Cleveland Attorney’s Bribery ConvictionCleveland Plain Dealer

Toledo Free Press Publisher Must Name InvestorsToledo Blade

Assault Conviction Stands for Man Who Struck Childhood Friend in Head with CrowbarColumbus Daily Reporter

Split Court Rules Man Properly Waived Right to an Attorney in Assault CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Murder Suspect: I Don’t Want to Think AnymoreCincinnati Enquirer

Lima Municipal Court Awarded Grant to Make Technology UpgradesLima WLIO-TV

Lima Municipal Court Gets $94K for Tech UpgradeLima News

Chief Justice Awards Grant to Juvenile CourtFindlay Courier

Court Received Two Grants from Supreme Court of OhioPerry County Tribune

Judge Martin Gaughan RetiresSteubenville WTOV-TV

Juvenile Offenders Unveil Mural in East DaytonDayton WKEF-TV

Ohio Judge: “It’s Kind of Just Business as Usual”Ft. Wayne (IN) WANE-TV

Athens Court Issues its First Same-Sex Marriage LicenseAthens Messenger

Bill Extending Time Limit on Rape Prosecutions on Way to GovernorColumbus Dispatch

What the Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling Means for Ohio Employers: 9 Things to KnowCleveland Plain Dealer

U.S. Court Agrees Apple Violated Antitrust Law in E-Book EntryAssociated Press


JUNE 30, 2015

Appeals Court Agrees Duck Ownership Violates LawCoshocton Tribune

Justice Insider: Missing Comma Gives Judges PauseColumbus Dispatch

Court of Appeals Affirms 19-Year Sentence for Man Who Strangled WifeColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Woman’s Argument That Her Attorney Objected to Testimony for the Wrong ReasonColumbus Daily Reporter

Failure to Register Charges Against Sex Offender Improperly DismissedColumbus Daily Reporter

U.S. Supreme Court's Death-Penalty Ruling Could Impede Challenges to Ohio's Execution DrugsCleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court Ruling’s Effect on Ohio’s Execution Method UnclearToledo Blade

Supreme Court Gives Garfield Heights Man Victory in Yard-Sign CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Guardianships: Guernsey County Judge Reports the Rules Have ChangedCambridge Daily Jeffersonian Guest Column

County Prosecutor RetiresMarietta Times

Marriage Documents Ready in Ross CountyChillicothe Gazette

Couple Makes History with Fremont's First Same-Sex WeddingFremont News Messenger

Perfume Bottle Sparked Scare, Courthouse ClosureCincinnati Enquirer


JUNE 29, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Orders Lower Courts to View Family Terms as Gender NeutralCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Sentenced to Death for New Franklin Sledgehammer Double MurderCleveland Plain Dealer

Court Affirms Convictions for Man Who Robbed, Raped Woman Before Being Shot HimselfColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Rules Summit County Court Made Proper Findings for ResentencingColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rules Clerical Error Did Not Invalidate Search WarrantColumbus Daily Reporter

Supreme Court Overturns Costly EPA Mercury Emissions Rules for Coal-Fired Power PlantsCleveland Plain Dealer

Redistricting Commissions Ruled Constitutional by Supreme CourtColumbus Dispatch

Justices Uphold Use of Drug Implicated in Botched ExecutionsAssociated Press

Retiring Judge Richard S. Sheward Known for Being Tough on LawyersColumbus Dispatch

Nancy Reinbold Retiring as County Clerk of Courts – Canton Repository

Ohio Battle Over Traffic Cameras Heats Up AgainAssociated Press

Couple First in Line for Marriage License After Supreme Court RulingColumbus Dispatch

First Gay Couple Married in Cleveland Hours After Release of Supreme Court RulingCleveland Plain Dealer

Area Counties Begin Performing Same-Sex Marriages After Historic RulingToledo Blade

Same-Sex Couples Flock to Summit County Courthouse for Marriage Licenses After Learning of Supreme Court RulingAkron Beacon Journal

Cincinnati Case Redefines Marriage in AmericaCincinnati Enquirer


JUNE 26, 2015

Attorney suspended for mishandling client moneyCincinnati Enquirer

Doctor convicted of rape loses appealDayton WHIO-TV

Judge rules man convicted in New Franklin sledgehammer murders mentally fit for executionCleveland Plain Dealer

‘Lipping off’ did not justify breach of plea agreement, court of appeals rulesColumbus Daily Reporter

Gunman who shot victim in head loses appealColumbus Daily Reporter

Initiative would expunge drug recordsToledo Blade

Franklin County Courthouse prepares for Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriageColumbus WBNS-TV

Nancy Reinbold retiring as county clerk of courtsCanton Repository

Akron Bar Association Probate Section undergoes a name changeAkron Legal News

Technologies like webinars boost efficiency for lawyersColumbus Daily Reporter

Gay marriage backers win Supreme Court victoryNew York Times


JUNE 25, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Reinstates Cuyahoga Murder Case, Says Trial Court Acted Too Hastily in DismissalCleveland Plain Dealer

High Court: Attorney Shoplifted Wine 7 Times, LiedCincinnati Enquirer

Appellate Court: Sandusky Man Properly Sentenced to Life in PrisonSandusky Register

Scrap Yard Thief Caught by Owner has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Convicted of Killing Wife More Than 10 Years After Her Death Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio State Denies Ex-Band Director’s Defamation ClaimsAssociated Press

Mason Lawyer Appointed Judge by KasichDayton Daily News

Guest Editorial: Judge Angela StokesCleveland WOIO-TV

WSU Attorney Placed on Leave Critical of Attorney General’s OfficeDayton Daily News

Local Government Insider: Departing Marysville Councilman Dan Fogt HonoredColumbus Dispatch (second item)

Beloved Youngstown Attorney RememberedAkron Legal News

City Council Clears 2 of 3 Ordinances from Future AgendaBellefontaine Examiner

Decision Made on County Insurance; New Surveillance Cameras Being Installed at CourthouseHillsboro Times Gazette

Specialized Court Helps Addicted ParentsClermont Sun

1 Year Anniversary of Women’s Drug CourtDayton WDTN-TV

Mahoning County Court Prepares for Same-Sex RulingYoungstown Vindicator

Summit County Probate Court Ready for Ruling in Same-Sex Marriage CaseAkron Beacon Journal

Xenia Facing Rising Legal ExpensesDayton Daily News

Lawsuit Over Cameras is a Waste of MoneyColumbus Dispatch

Indian Hill School District Adjusts Property TaxCincinnati Enquirer

Gun SecrecyToledo Blade Editorial

Packo’s Notebook of Ingredients, Recipes at Center of Legal DisputeToledo Blade

Ohioans to Keep Health Insurance Subsidies After Supreme Court RulingColumbus Dispatch


JUNE 24, 2015

Who, if anyone, can sue over John Kasich’s actions?Columbus Dispatch

Court of Appeals Won’t Allow Man Who Raped Young Child to Change His PleaColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Caught with Meth in County Jail Detox Cell Has Appeal RejectedColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Working to Reduce Pain of Addiction on FamiliesNewark Advocate

Judge: Get Your License Before Gay-Marriage DecisionCincinnati Enquirer

Douglas to Address Toledo’s Fire DisputeToledo Blade

Despite Defeats, Ohio Libertarians Prepare to Continue Legal Fight Against RepublicansCleveland Plain Dealer

Columbus Police Won’t Allow Head Scarves for OfficersColumbus Dispatch

Want to Recall a Mayor? Easier in Cleveland, Though Happening More All OverCleveland Plain Dealer

Previewing the High Court’s Upcoming Lethal-Injection RulingWall Street Journal


JUNE 23, 2015

Worthington Attorney’s Law License Revoked After Child Porn ConvictionColumbus Dispatch

Justices in Ohio Set to Hear Arguments in Slots ChallengeAssociated Press

Tracie Hunter Supporters Request ‘Fair Trial’ from Ohio Chief JusticeCincinnati WLWT-TV

Burglar Caught Three Days Later After Car Chase Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Appeal from Murderer Who Shot Victim Over Apparent License Plate DisputeColumbus Daily Reporter

Former Judge Burge Appealing Corruption ConvictionElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Man Accused of Rape Begins Legal Process Once MoreAthens Messenger

More Than 1,300 Damage Claims Filed on Behalf of Former Akron-Area Rubber, Auto Workers who Suffered from Asbestos ExposureAkron Beacon Journal

Probate Courts Prepare for Same-Sex Marriage RulingCleveland Plain Dealer

Four Democrats to Appear on Primary Ballot for Akron Mayor; Board Wants Rules for What Employees Can Tell Public at CounterAkron Beacon Journal

Colley Played Outsized Role in Ohio Politics, HistoryColumbus Dispatch Editorial

The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move LeftwardNew York Times


JUNE 22, 2015

Granger Township Victory in Ohio Supreme Court Avoids Zoning UpheavalMedina Gazette

Ohio Supreme Court Stays Suspension of Girard AttorneyYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Court Probes Lisbon LawyerLisbon Morning Journal

Akron Murderer has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rules Defendant’s Counsel Had Conflicting InterestsColumbus Daily Reporter

Judicial ReleaseHighland County Press Justice Pfeifer Column

Jury Convicts Deshanon Haywood in 2013 Quadruple Slaying Near Chapel HillAkron Beacon Journal

Mental Competency Hearing for Shawn Ford to Continue Monday in Case of New Franklin Couple’s SlayingAkron Beacon Journal

Lake County Domestic Relations Court Gets Grant to Print Protection Order ID cardsWilloughby News-Herald

Ohio Courts to Link Together in New NetworkNew Philadelphia Times-Reporter

Courts, Officials Brace for Gay Marriage RulingDayton Daily News

OSBF Inducted Elizabeth Martindell as FellowMarion Star

Opinion: Celebrate Fathers with Law ChangeCincinnati Enquirer Column

Carlile Patchen and Murphy Merger Creates Large Law Firm, New Dublin OfficeColumbus Daily Reporter

Athens CASA/GAL Program Receives National CertificationAthens Messenger

U.S. Court Allows Google Earth Image as Legal EvidenceComputerworld


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