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AUGUST 28, 2015

Charter Opponent Can Intervene in Supreme Court CaseAthens Messenger

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Convicted RapistAthens Messenger

Pro Pot Group Goes to Ohio Supreme Court over Ballot LanguageColumbus Dispatch

It’s Round Two in the Fight Between Beck Energy and Munroe FallsCrain’s Cleveland Business Guest Column

State Board Denies Request for Re-Hearing in Wind CaseDayton Daily News

Court of Appeals Upholds Convictions, Eight-Year Prison Sentence for Participant in Dayton Theft RingColumbus Daily Reporter

In 2-1 Opinion, Judges Rule Court Properly Determined Defendant Understood His Guilty PleaColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules a Sex Offender Classification Cannot Be Vacated if It Is Not on the RecordColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Affirms Trespass Convictions for Elyria Man Who Pleaded No ContestColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutor Seeking Death Penalty Against Man Accused of 4 SlayingsColumbus Dispatch

Translating JusticeColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Judicial Races Demand All Residents’ InputColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Edward F. Zoltanski (1926-2015): Bankruptcy Lawyer Had Been Electrical EngineerToledo Blade

Bailiff Accused of Theft During EvictionsCincinnati Enquirer

Community Justice Initiative Expanding Drug Treatment OpportunitiesAthens Messenger

Greenwich Wind Park Still in PlayMansfield News Journal

Judge Changes Sentence After Appeals Court Overturned Prison TermColumbus Dispatch

Former State Rep. Kraus Appeals ConvictionSandusky Register

Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His OwnNew York Times


AUGUST 27, 2015

Man Whose Murder Conviction Was Overturned Not Eligible for Compensation, Supreme Court FindsCleveland Plain Dealer

Court: Child-Abuse Records Generally ConfidentialColumbus Dispatch

Court Rules Against Imprisoned Former Restaurant OwnerDayton Daily News

Court Must Assess Young Man’s Ability to Pay Before Imposing Restitution in His Murder Case, Judges RuleColumbus Daily Reporter

Drug Convictions Stand for Man Who Stashed Heroin, Cocaine Under Car During ArrestColumbus Daily Reporter

Vindicator Request for Probe Irks Ohio Chief JusticeYoungstown Vindicator

Drug Offenders Back Out On Street Due to Jail OvercrowdingDayton Daily News

Contentious Relationship Between Judge Tim Grendell, Geauga County Commissioners ContinuesWilloughby News Herald

Prosecutor Blasts DYS for Giving Criminals Too Many ChancesLima News

Ex-Officer’s Attorney Wants Murder Trial MovedCincinnati Enquirer

Dayton’s Use of Traffic Cameras Could Put Funding at RiskDayton Daily News

Mahoning Elections Board Votes to Keep Youngstown Anti-Fracking Proposal Off BallotYoungstown Vindicator

From the Bench, a New Look at PunishmentNew York Times

Do Supreme Court Decisions Move Markets?Wall Street Journal Column


AUGUST 26, 2015

Newton Falls Loses Supreme Court Income Tax ArgumentYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Court to Hear Ballville Dam Appeal on ReferendumFremont News Messenger

Ohio Marijuana Campaign to Challenge Ballot Titles, Language in CourtDayton Daily News

Court of Appeals Affirms Seven-Year Sentence for Man Who Drugged, Raped College StudentColumbus Daily Reporter

Pilkington Indictment Carries Death Penalty SanctionBellefontaine Examiner

Court Rules on Mandatory SentencingSidney Daily News Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Prosecutor Tim McGinty Pushes for Reform, but Presiding Judge John Russo Says His ‘Bully’ Tactics Aren’t HelpingCleveland Plain Dealer

Reforms Touted by the Office of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGintyCleveland Plain Dealer

Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge AppointedLorain Morning Journal

Lorain County’s Drug Court Program Offers Participants Chance to Get Their Charges DismissedCleveland WEWS-TV

Capital’s Renamed FYLaw Unveils Partner ProgramColumbus Daily Reporter


AUGUST 25, 2015

Muni Court Complaint Settled and DismissedYoungstown Vindicator

Appeals Court Remands Ex-Lorain County Commissioner’s Sentencing Back to Trial CourtLorain Morning Journal

Incomplete Record Hinders New DNA Testing in 1997 Murder CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Conviction Stands for Man Who Forged Ex-Wife’s Signature on Mortgage Modification FormColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Supreme Court Urged to Review Belinky’s TenureYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Website Devoted to Judicial Races Will Fall ShortColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Ohio Courts Updating Technology Through GrantsColumbus Daily Reporter

Skidmore Case Gets Visiting Judge, Special ProsecutorsMansfield News Journal

Municipal Judges Can Charge, Spend or Save Special Projects Fees with Little Oversight: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Municipal Judges Bill Public More than $50,000 at Conferences in Hawaii, Vegas, Florida and More: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Retired Willoughby Judge Larry Allen Spent Most on Travel Among 7 Surveyed: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

South Euclid Judge Gayle Williams-Byers Spent $9,800 on Travel While Court Lost Money: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Willoughby Judge Harry Field Spent Extra Time in Hawaii After Judges Conference: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Heights Judge A. Deane Buchanan Went to Baltimore Conference with BMW Test Drive, Tennis, Golf Tournaments: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Shaker Heights Judge K.J. Montgomery Eschews Out-of-State Conferences: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Public Paid for Lyndhurst Judge Mary Kay Bozza’s Trips to Hawaii, Vegas, New Orleans: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Retired South Euclid Judge Patricia Kleri Was Most Prudent Traveler of 7 Surveyed: Frequent FlyersCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Judge Burge Pulls Petitions to Run for Judge Christopher Rothgery’s PostLorain Morning Journal

Experts: Defendants, Charges in Tracie Hunter’s Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Likely Won’t StickCincinnati WCPO-TV

South Euclid Law Director Michael Lograsso Pays $63,000 Federal Tax Lien as Other Debts PersistCleveland Plain Dealer

Attorney Withdraws from Representing Pete Beck in Civil CaseHamilton Journal News

Two Convicted of Running Massage Parlor BrothelsColumbus Dispatch

Strip Mining Will Cost Egypt Valley PlentyColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Richmond Heights Man Found Guilty Again of Attempting to Murder His Wife Cleveland Plain Dealer

Justice Insider: Delaware County Prisoners Use Water, and More, to Get EdgeColumbus Dispatch

Scioto River Park Downtown on Track for Late-Fall Finish Columbus Dispatch


AUGUST 24, 2015

Navistar Tax Case Sent Back to Tax BoardDayton Daily News

Assault Conviction Stands Despite Victim’s DenialColumbus Daily Reporter

Judge Won’t Dismiss Capital Charges Against Man Accused of MurderMedina Gazette

Beck’s Appeal Could Take as Long as 1 Year as He Sits in PrisonHamilton Journal News

Effort Aims to Raise Profile of Judicial RacesColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Fairness Sometimes Lost When Defendants in Ohio Need Translators, Critics FearColumbus Dispatch

Judge Pat DeWine Explains Ohio’s Court SystemBryan Times

BCI Has an Ongoing Criminal Investigation into Ex-Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Mark BelinkyYoungstown Vindicator

Larry Scanlon Signs on as Akron Bar PresidentAkron Legal News

North Canton Lawyer Appointed to Head OSBA CommitteeAlliance Review

Helping Kids in Need: Attorneys Work with Children and the CourtColumbus WTTE-TV

Police, Deters Need to Do Their JobsCincinnati Enquirer Editorial

Franklin Drug Probation Docket BeginsDayton Daily News

Self-Help Center Planned for This Fall with Ease Burdens for Civil Court and LitigantsColumbus Daily Reporter

Could Ohioans with Drug Convictions Soon Keep Their Driver’s Licenses?Columbus Dispatch

Case Western Reserve University Appoints Co-Deans of Law SchoolCleveland Plain Dealer

Youngstown Council to Vote Monday to Put an Anti-Fracking Charter Amendment Proposal on BallotYoungstown Vindicator

Prade Wins Right to Another Hearing over DNA FindingsAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Department of Education Holds Off Releasing Documents in Charter School Rating InvestigationCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column


AUGUST 21, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Local Children Services Maintain Custody Jurisdiction Despite Births in Other CountiesAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Supreme Court to Rule by Sept. 15 on County Charter VotesAkron Beacon Journal

Woman in Band of Thieves Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Butler County Program Leading Way in Guardianship OverhaulHamilton Journal News

Belinky Spit Hook on a Slew of Serious Criminal ChargesYoungtown Vindicator Column

Truancy Liaison Coming to the Ohio ValleySteubenville WTOV-TV

Deters Expects Eventual Release of Sonny Kim VideoCincinnati Enquirer

Stephen Cahn ObituaryCleveland Jewish News

Former Ohio Rep. Kraus Avoids JailToledo Blade

Gerberry Pleads Guilty; Sentenced to ProbationYoungstown Vindicator

Complaint Says Columbus Police Discriminate by Prohibiting Head ScarvesColumbus Dispatch

Killer Takes Plea in 2008 Sandusky HomicideSandusky Register

Hearing Set for Village Property Maintenance CodeNewark Advocate


AUGUST 20, 2015

Supreme Court to Hear Case Against Board in FallOlentangy Valley News

Ohio Supreme Court to Study Courts’ Shackling of JuvenilesAssociated Press

Former Police Sergeant’s Firing UpheldFindlay Courier

Thief Who Stole Jewelry from Woman Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

9th District Court of Appeals Rules Inmate Was Released Too EarlyColumbus Daily Reporter

Lawyer Asks Appeals Court to Test DNA in 2001 Rape CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Five Lawyers Cleared of Malpractice in Ongoing Flynt Brothers DisputeColumbus Daily Reporter

Former Mason Mayor Sentenced to 4 YearsCincinnati Enquirer

FDA Warns Ohio Against Illegally Importing Execution DrugCleveland Plain Dealer

New Website to Help Educate Voters on Judicial CandidatesColumbus Dispatch

Hunter Lawsuit: Deters Made Murder AccusationCincinnati Enquirer

Prosecutor: System Couldn’t Predict Bellefontaine Mom’s Alleged MurdersDayton Daily News

What is the Gender Gap on the States’ Highest Courts?Washington Post

Affidavits Shed More Light on Cafaro, Belinky ShenanigansYoungstown Vindicator

Wright State University’s General Counsel Still on Paid LeaveDayton Daily News

OU, Athens Alum to Again Chair State Bar CommitteeAthens News

First Adult Drug Court Session Held in Jefferson CountyWheeling, W.Va. WTRF-TV

Youngsters Tour CourtMarietta Times

Firearms Now Permitted in Poland Municipal ForestYoungstown Vindicator

Copyright Case Asks: What is a Cheerleading Uniform?Wall Street Journal


AUGUST 19, 2015

Pot Legalization Group to Appeal Ballot Language to Supreme CourtColumbus Dispatch

Veteran Asks Supreme Court to Approve Therapy DucksCoshocton Tribune

No ‘Finders Keepers’ for Shipwreck GoldCourthouse News Service

Inmate Who Killed Five in 1993 Lucasville Prison Riot Loses Challenge to ConvictionCleveland Plain Dealer

Fired University Officer to Seek Change of VenueDayton Daily News

Lou Stokes - the Congressman, Leading Lawyer and Towering Political Presence Has DiedCleveland Plain Dealer

Oakhill Prosecutors to Use Cafaro ‘Records’Youngstown Vindicator

Stark Judges, Attorneys Re-Created Civil War TrialMassillon Independent

Use of Force, Fired Deputy Legal Battles Could Cost $225kDayton Daily News

Cleveland Lawyer Plays Central Role in Latest Chapter of Los Angeles’ Tortured History with WaterCrain’s Cleveland Business

Local Foreclosure Filings Falling SteadilySpringfield News Sun


AUGUST 18, 2015

Supreme Court Accepts Resignation of Attorney Accused of Hypnotizing Female ClientsElyria Chronicle Telegram

Dam Removal Opponents Appeal to State Supreme CourtFremont News Messenger

Woman Who Cared for Cat Wins Appeal in Cruelty CaseToledo Blade

Court of Appeals Rules Assault Offenses Should Have Merged for Woman Who Hit Two Men with Her CamaroColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Affirms Convictions for Man Who Sexually Abused His Ex-Girlfriend’s Daughter, Remands Case to Correct SentenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Drug Dealer, Human Trafficker Has Appeals Denied AgainColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Finds Convicted Murderer Did Not Prove Entitlement to Public RecordsColumbus Daily Reporter

Judge Tim Grendell Reappointed to National Judicial CommitteeWilloughby News Herald

Man Faces Prison for Threat Against Putnam JudgeLima News

Coss Finds Himself in Contempt for Cell Phone ViolationHillsboro Times Gazette

Akron Man Chastised by Judge Back in Trouble with the LawAkron Beacon Journal

Judge Evans Remembered at Memorial ServiceYoungstown WKBN-TV

Former Juvenile Court Justice Said Consequences Need to Be ImmediateColumbus WCMH-TV

Paying the Pension Lawyers: Who’s on the Hook?Cincinnati Enquirer

Alliance Cop’s Suspended License Puts Cases in JeopardyAlliance Review

Common Pleas Court Receives Tech UpgradePerry County Tribune

Juvenile Court Hosts School Drive with Faith-Based HelpGallipolis Daily Tribune

Restoring the CourthousePortsmouth Daily Times

Judge Rules Against Springfield in Red Light Camera CaseSpringfield News Sun

Hope Hollow Offers Assistance to Out-of-Town Cancer PatientsColumbus Dispatch


AUGUST 17, 2015

Justices Suspend Lawyer Tied to Kickback SchemeColumbus Dispatch

9th District: Emotional Distress Claim Should Go ForwardAkron Legal News

Man Who Molested Two Kids, Punched Third, Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Thief Who Portrayed Himself to Police as His Brother Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Parole HearingsHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Judge Lance Mason to Be Suspended Without PayCleveland Plain Dealer

College Car Allowances and a Bad Judge’s Paid-Time Off Made This a Bad Week for Your MoneyCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Area Judges React to Board’s Advisement to Perform Same-Sex MarriagesWilloughby News Herald

Logic of a New Trial for Douglas PradeAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Overcoming the Language BarrierMorrow County Sentinel Guest Column

Warren Attorney Faces Possible Discipline over Complaint He Berated ClientYoungstown Vindicator

Columbian Renovation Costs Rise; Court Move DelayedLancaster Eagle Gazette

Hocking County Courthouse Getting New X-Ray MachineLogan Daily News

County Wants Summary Judgment in Kelly CaseAthens News

Should Noe Have Taken Deal?Toledo Blade

Employee Overtime Cases Could Wind Up Before Supreme CourtWall Street Journal


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