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MARCH 5, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Ohio’s Same-Sex Marriage Cases April 28Columbus Dispatch

Prosecutors Seek to Keep Apanovitch Behind Bars, Fight Bond at Appellate CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Ran Over Victim with SUV Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Denied for Man Who Molested His StepdaughtersColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Refuses to Allow Man Who Raped Two Children to Change His PleaColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Defendant’s Claim He Was Indicted Because of His RaceColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Killer Gets Money After Dog Bites Off Part of His NoseColumbus Dispatch

Toledo Man Wants to Be Exonerated in ’81 MurderToledo Blade

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Pizza Delivery DriverElyria Chronicle Telegram

Man Accused in I-75 Slaying to Get New Judge for TrialDayton Daily News

Armstrong Retires from District CourtToledo Blade

Wadsworth Judge Presents Annual ReportAkron Leader

Attorneys Compensate Judges’ PayColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

UC Names First Female Law School DeanCincinnati Enquirer

State Bar President to Address Area AttorneysAthens Messenger

Two Accused of Stealing Summit County Clerk of Courts Cellphone, Posting Photo of it OnlineCleveland Plain Dealer

Stark Courts to Switch to Electronic Case FilingCanton Repository

Another Judge Declares New Miami Speed Cameras UnconstitutionalHamilton Journal News

Akron Sues to Stop Ohio’s New Traffic-Camera LawCleveland Plain Dealer

Hiding the RecordSandusky Register Column

Things We Learned at Today’s Oral Argument in King v. BurwellWashington Post Guest Column


MARCH 4, 2015

Appeals Court: Officers Had Reason to Believe Woman Who Overdosed on Prescription Pills Was Merely DrunkColumbus Daily Reporter

Motorist Who Struck, Killed, Pedestrian Near Toledo Casino Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Two Groups Seek Legal Action Against Ohio Drilling WastesAkron Beacon Journal

District Pays $300K to Settle CaseHuntington (W.Va.) Herald Dispatch

Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty in Warrensville Heights Barbershop Killings CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Ex-Drug Addicts Graduate from Program for WomenDayton Daily News

Perry County Judge Pleads Guilty to Leaving Scene After Hitting COTA BusColumbus Dispatch

Longtime Summit County Democratic Party Chair Passes AwayAkron Legal News

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Clark Co. Juvenile Court and Detention Center Closes Following Gas LeakDayton WKEF-TV

City’s ‘Disrespectful’ Response to Tamir Rice Lawsuit Was Necessary, If Not Exactly Handled Well, Experts SayCleveland Plain Dealer

$1.5M Plan to Renovate Clark County Jail for Treatment Center on HoldSpringfield News Sun

Lucas County Pulling Out of Regional Jail FacilityToledo Blade

Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Colorado Internet Tax LawAssociated Press


MARCH 3, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Orders New Look at Ballot Petitions over Delaware County Outlet MallColumbus Dispatch

Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court; Rules for Retrial in Vehicular Homicide CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Self-Defense Claim for Man Who Punched His Girlfriend’s HusbandColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Used Sledgehammer to Break into Grocery Store Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Says Miami Valley Hospital Violated ADAColumbus Daily Reporter

Sentences Reduced for Mullett, Amish in Beard-CuttingAssociated Press

UTMC Reaches $225,000 Settlement with PatientToledo Blade

Drugs to Blame for Public Defender Record CaseloadSandusky Register

Common Pleas Court Seeking Drug Court CertificationBryan Times

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Apologizes to Family of Tamir Rice for ‘Insensitive’ Response to Wrongful Death LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Won’t Seal Ex-Butler Police Chief’s RecordMansfield News Journal

Akron May Buy Vehicles for Construction Company City Plans to Start; Council Approves Legislation for Giant Tunnel, Largest Project in Sewer OverhaulAkron Beacon Journal

Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Billy Milligan in FilmColumbus Dispatch


MARCH 2, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Sends Mixed Message About Home RuleToledo Blade Column

Appellate Court Upholds Judge’s Ruling on Mentor High Suicide CaseWilloughby News Herald

Appeals Court Has a Chance to Blaze a Legal Trail in OhioYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Thief Who Went on Crime Spree Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Conviction Stands for Drunk Driver Who Fled the Scene of an AccidentColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rules Shots in Vicinity Warranted Traffic StopColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Finds No Reversible Error Concerning Hasty Court Costs ExplanationColumbus Daily Reporter

Court: Prison System Mostly Responsible for Inmate’s InjuryAssociated Press

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Cleveland Case on Teachers’ Child Abuse Reporting DutiesCleveland Plain Dealer

Daniel Tighe Found Guilty on Two Murder Charges; Death Penalty Possible at Sentencing Hearing March 16Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio’s Judges Need a RaiseColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Capitol Insider: Pfeifer Says Oil-Gas Clout Tied to CheckbooksColumbus Dispatch

State Bar Exam Moves to Wilmington in JulyColumbus Dispatch

Judge Angela Stokes’ Trial Takeaways from Day TwoCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Judge Criticized for Allegedly Not Adhering to Domestic Violence LawHamilton Journal News

Judge Hany Ducks AgainSandusky Register Column

Breaking Rules in OC Muni CourtSandusky Register Editorial

Applause for Business AchievementsLima News

Sciortino Should Be Very AfraidYoungstown Vindicator Column

Commercial Docket Gone, But Some Attorneys Want it BackCrain’s Cleveland Business

Drug Court Gets CertificationWarren Tribune Chronicle

9th District Starts Pilot Video Recording Program for Oral ArgumentsAkron Legal News

Reform Sentencing LawsToledo Blade Editorial

Criminal Database Gaps Put Cops at RiskColumbus WBNS-TV

Judge Frees Killer; Insanity Defenses in QuestionDayton WHIO-TV

City of Cleveland Responds to Tamir Rice Lawsuit by Saying Boy’s Death was Caused Because of His Own ActionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Columbus ‘Jury’ Concludes Abraham Guilty as ChargedColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Redistricting Case that Could Affect OhioColumbus Dispatch


FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Communities Say They’ll Keep Fighting Gas Drilling Despite Blow from High CourtCleveland WVIZ-Radio

Court Must Hear Woman’s Case Against Church on 53Fremont News Messenger

Convicted Man Could Go Free in DUI Crash that Killed 70-Year-OldCleveland WJW-TV

Massillon Police Officers Denied Appeal in Layoff CaseCanton Repository

Armed Craigslist Robber Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal of Assault Conviction Denied for Man in Bar FightColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Upholds Maximum Sentence for Man Who Molested Young Family MembersColumbus Daily Reporter

U.S. Supreme Court Case from Cleveland Could Set Child Abuse Reporting PrecedentCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Lays Out Plan to Bolster Judicial ElectionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Scrap Metal Thieves Face New Hurdles when Trying to Sell Stolen GoodsAkron Beacon Journal

Jury Ends First Day of Deliberations Without Returning Verdicts for Daniel Tighe, Accused of Killing Son, Former GirlfriendAkron Beacon Journal

Man Faces Death Penalty in Shooting of Pizza Delivery DriverElyria Chronicle Telegram

Ricky Jackson: How America’s Longest Serving Exoneree Went from Death Row to FreedomHuffington Post Guest Column

Judge Angela Stokes Trial ContinuesCleveland Plain Dealer

Locals to Have Mass Records Request at Municipal CourtPort Clinton News Herald

Stark Will Pay More to Prosecute Court CasesAlliance Review

Common Pleas Court Improves Technology for Lawyers, PublicSidney Daily News

CASA/GAL Volunteers Assist County ChildrenSidney Daily News Guest Column

Title Office Receives New LookSidney Daily News Guest Column

Dellick Gets ProbationYoungstown Vindicator

Local Attorneys Weigh in on Whistleblower RulingAkron Legal News

Arguments Sway Some in Trayvon Martin ShootingToledo Blade


FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Hunting of 20-Point BuckTwinsburg Bulletin

Appeals Court Refuses to Reconsider New Miami Speed Camera CaseHamilton Journal News

Judge’s Statements Trigger ResentencingDayton Daily News

Assailant Who Refused to Shake Hands Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Accused Rapist Wins Appeal on Statute of Limitations ExpirationColumbus Daily Reporter

Church Avoids Death Sentence in 2009 Murders in LimaLima News

Judge Angela Stokes Behavior Was ‘Downright Despicable’ and She Led a ‘Reign of Terror,’ Says Lawyer for Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Update: Hany Turns it Back onSandusky Register

Retired Judge a Credit to Justice System and His CommunityAthens News Letter to the Editor

Judge’s Long-Planned Vets Court Takes a Step ForwardAthens News

Drug Courts Addicted to IgnoranceCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

Another Woman Files Suit Against ‘Hypnotic’ AttorneyElyria Chronicle Telegram

Armond Budish Nominates Robert Triozzi, Former Cleveland Law Director and Municipal Judge, as Cuyahoga County Law DirectorCleveland Plain Dealer

Eric Deters Says He Should Be a Lawyer AgainCincinnati Enquirer

Local Government Insider: Attentive Clerk Found Fault in Court SeatsColumbus Dispatch

Know Your Rights in Your Own Back YardSandusky Register Column

The First Two Law Schools to Drop the LSAT Could Be Just the BeginningBloomberg Business


FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Rules on How to Handle Multi-State ChargesWooster Daily Record

Enter Utica: the Fracking Industry Really Loves Ohio; Here’s What’s on Tap for All of UsCleveland Scene Column

Court Rules Murderer Not Coerced Into Giving StatementsColumbus Daily Reporter

Case Alleges McHugh Fuller ‘Encouraging’ Lawsuits Through AdsWest Virginia Legal Journal

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Abuse ReportingEducation Week Column

Prosecutor Asks Jury for Death Penalty VerdictLima News

Court Technology Grants Now AvailableAkron Legal News

DiGiacomo Takes Oath of OfficeAshtabula Stars Beacon

Cuyahoga County Council Confirms Nailah Byrd as Clerk of CourtsCleveland Plain Dealer

Clerk of Courts Lives Up to PromiseSandusky Register Editorial

Lake County Courthouse Front Entrance Reopens After 5 Years Willoughby News Herald

Kasich Urges Lawmakers to Resist Status QuoColumbus Dispatch

UC Law Alum Provides Major Donation for New BuildingCincinnati Business Courier

New Ranking Lists America’s ‘Go to’ Law Schools, and Yale Doesn’t Make the Top 10Business Insider


FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Hearing Grace Cathedral CaseRavenna Record Courier

Appeals Court Upholds Evidence Suppression RulingCoshocton Tribune

Mother Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison Loses Appeal of Child Abuse ConvictionsColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules 10-Year Sentence Not ‘Too Long’ for 64-Year-Old ManColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Rules Police Had Probable Cause to Search Suspected Dayton Stash HouseColumbus Daily Reporter

Sciortino Done as County AuditorYoungstown Vindicator

Valor Courts Celebrate a Year of Justice for Summit County VetsAkron Daily Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Certifies Local Veterans’ CourtDayton Daily News

Judge Angela Stokes to Defend Her Courtroom Behavior at Trial After Failing to Reach Last-Minute SettlementCleveland Plain Dealer

City Prosecutor Retired After Clash with WinburnCincinnati Enquirer

County Clerk of Courts to Lead State CouncilToledo Blade

Licking County Piloting Court Data System in OhioNewark Advocate

Mahoning Microfilm Moving to Larger, More Secure QuartersYoungstown Vindicator

Consultant Details Possible Management Scenarios for Courthouse Roof ProjectBryan Times

Columbiana County Property Owners Negotiate New Oil and Gas Lease TermsFarm and Dairy

The 25-Year-Olds Shaping the Supreme Court DocketCBS News

Lawsuits’ Lurid Details Draw an Online CrowdNew York Times


FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Delays Execution of Man Who Killed Twinsburg Police Officer in 2008Akron Beacon Journal

Contrary to an Ohio Supreme Court Decision, the Law Should Apply to EveryoneToledo Blade Editorial

Ohio’s Oil-and-Gas Industry Donations, Ruling Tied?Columbus Dispatch

Legislative Remedy Could Be Next Step in Drilling IssuesStow Sentry Editorial

Ohio High Court’s Munroe Falls Oil Ruling Wrongly Quashes Home Rule Rights, AgainCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Judge Grendell Oversteps in Geauga CountyCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Man Who Struck Police Officer Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Says Related Charges Cannot Be SealedColumbus Daily Reporter

Teen Who Committed Series of Robberies Has His Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Court: DEA Properly Searched Man’s Pockets After He Entered Known Drug HouseColumbus Daily Reporter

‘Occupy’ Movements and City OrdinancesHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Former Prosecutor Could Lose Law LicenseCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Angela Stokes’ Disciplinary Hearing on Her Courtroom Behavior Delayed as Sanctions and Settlement DiscussedCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Will Not Recuse Himself from Highway Slaying CaseDayton Daily News

Sciortino Removed as Mahoning County AuditorYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Defending Judge O’Brien and Gambling LossesAkron Beacon Journal Letter to the Editor

Lang Gaining New Perspective as JudgeAthens Messenger

Slicing Code for ConductSandusky Register Editorial

Woman Wants to Flood CourtSandusky Register

Youngstown Lawyers on Trial in Federal CourtYoungstown Vindicator

Bird Briefs Commissioners on Alternate Docket CourtBryan Times

Expert is Right; Smith School Should Be SavedChillicothe Gazette Letter to the Editor

Mock Trial Showcases Criminal Justice and Religious DiversityColumbus Daily Reporter


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