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OCTOBER 5, 2015

Local News BriefsFirst Item, Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Medical Records CaseAkron Legal News Column

Appeals Have Run Out for CrossJackson County Times Journal

Murder Conviction Affirmed for Man Who Strangled Schizophrenic FriendColumbus Daily Reporter

Hocking College Sees Shake-Up in Board of TrusteesAthens News

Death Row Inmates Like Gregory McKnight Who Asked to DieCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Court Not Supreme About Open Record RulingsLima News Editorial

It’s Rare, but “Buster” Clark to Represent Himself in Murder TrialNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Group Seeks Further Action on Verbal Marriage PolicyChillicothe Gazette

Judge Dismisses Grendell’s Libel Claims Against Ohio Auditor, Breach of Contract Claim Still StandsCleveland Plain Dealer

State Sen.: Hunter Case ‘Spiraling Out of Control’Cincinnati Enquirer

Court/Community Program Continues to Fill Sports Void for Local KidsAkron Legal News

Convicted Guardianship Lawyer Dies Before SentencingColumbus Dispatch

Invoice at Stow Municipal Court Focus of Allegations Against Clerk by DemocratsStow Sentry

Threatening Note Temporarily Closes Franklin County CourthouseColumbus Dispatch

Kasich Turns Down Noe’s Request to Cut Sentence ShortToledo Blade

Smoking Ordinance Goes a Step Too FarColumbus Dispatch Editorial

The Supreme Court’s New Term: Here’s What to WatchNPR Column


OCTOBER 2, 2015

Latest Attempt to Overturn NE Ohio Storm Water Management Plan is All WetCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Ohioans Can’t Let Charters Off the HookColumbus Dispatch Letters to the Editor

Madison Township Man’s Murder Convictions UpheldWilloughby News Herald

Guard for Drug Dealers Loses Appeal of His Murder ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

House Party Host Involved in Shooting Has His Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Death-Row Inmate Sentenced in 2000 Killing of Kenyon College Student Asks to Be ExecutedCleveland Plain Dealer

Juror in Murder Trial Removed for Improperly Contacting a Woman Who Attended ProceedingsAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Auditor Warns Judge Diane Grendell About Campaign Mailings, Despite Grendell’s LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge: Case Shows Marijuana Not HarmlessCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

I-Team: Cleveland Municipal Court Bailiff Being Investigated for Stealing Lottery TicketsCleveland WJW-TV

Clark County Auditor Asks Court to Dismiss Suit over Withheld PayDayton Daily News

Municipal Court Move Benefits City, DowntownVan Wert Times Bulletin

Allen County Juvenile Court to Apply for Grant for Potential New Detention FacilityLima News

New Cards with Key Info Protecting Domestic Violence VictimsCincinnati WKRC-TV

Senators Propose Bill to Decrease Prison Time for Non-Violent Drug OffendersParkersburg (W.Va.) WTAP-TV

Valley, Ohio Businesses Clamping Down on Scrap Metal ThievesYoungstown WKBN-TV


OCTOBER 1, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Vacates Mahoning County Man’s Death SentenceRavenna Record Courier

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with HustedToledo Blade

Appeals Court Upholds DNA Re-Test DenialYoungstown Vindicator

Andover Doctor’s Drug Trafficking Case Reinstated on AppealAshtabula Star Beacon

Man Who Represented Himself to Get New TrialToledo Blade

Prisoner Who Had Kidnapped Ex-Girlfriend Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Obstructed Murder Investigation Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Supreme Court Often Rules Against Open Records, Study FindsDayton Daily News

Judge Grants Divorce in Same-Sex MarriageAthens Messenger

West Side News & NotesItems 3, 7 & 11, Akron Leader

Intimidating Witnesses: What Can Be Done to Reduce Gang Harassment, ViolenceCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Needs New Downtown Courthouse and Jail, Officials SayCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Lawmakers Working Out Differences in Charter-School Reform BillColumbus Dispatch

Garfield Heights Man Sentenced to 45 years to Life for Stabbing Girlfriend 17 TimesCleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court Justice Speaks at Ohio State, Says She Owes Female PredecessorsAssociated Press

Which Court is Going to Hear Volkswagen Class Actions?Reuters Column


SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Puts Hold on Latest Turn in Chesley CaseCincinnati Business Courier

Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Tyrone Noling’s Death Row AppealCleveland Scene

Beachwood, Brecksville, Independence, Lyndhurst, Strongsville Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Send Sewer District Lawsuit Back to Appeals CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Sexual Battery Case Begins Again After Court MistakeFremont News Messenger

The Fourth District Court of Appeals to Convene Oct. 15Chillicothe Gazette

Jury Sees a Victim’s Bullet Wounds During Day Two of Kenan Ivery’s Trial for Killing of Akron Police Officer Justin WinebrennerAkron Beacon Journal

Chief Justice Encouraging Lawyers to Help Publicize New Judicial Votes Count WebsiteAkron Legal News

Copeland, Stegner Talk Issues at Candidates ForumSpringfield News Sun

Have You Ever Wanted to Quiz a Cleveland Municipal Court Candidate? Here’s Your ChanceCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

What Would You Ask Candidates for Bedford Municipal Court?Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Attorney in ‘Nanny School’ Sex Abuse Lawsuit May Face Sanctions for Contacting MediaCleveland Plain Dealer

State Bar Association Discusses Equal Access to JusticeToledo WTOL-TV

Berea Ward 5 Councilman Richard Malott Favors Municipal Court PlansCleveland Plain Dealer

Lucas Co. Court Cases to Be Easier to TrackToledo Blade

Summit Democratic Party Wants Stow Clerk of Courts Investigated for No-Bid ContractCleveland Plain Dealer

Walters to Seek Fifth Term as Common Pleas Clerk of CourtsNewark Advocate

High Stakes for JailToledo Blade Editorial

Ohio Bill Would Protect Property Seized by PoliceNewark Advocate

Top Ohio Court Ruling Sends Arbitration Case Back to Trial CourtAutomotive News


SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Should Local Man Pay $28,000 for Poached Deer?Norwalk Reflector

Lorain County Rape Convictions Overturned by Appellate CourtLorain Morning Journal

Appeals Court Upholds Shifflet Conviction, but Orders ResentencingAthens Messenger

Sentence Upheld for Man Involved in Deadly RobberyColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Accused of Violating Community Control Sanctions Wins AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Evidence of Defendant’s Culture in a Murder TrialWashington Post Column

Fiancée of Slain Akron Police Officer Testifies During TrialAkron Beacon Journal

Study Shows Elected Supreme Court Justices Tougher On Death Penalty CasesOhio Public Radio

Local Investigators, Prosecutors Using Wiretaps Without the FedsCleveland Plain Dealer

Stow Clerk Changes Public Record Request Policy After QuestionsAkron Beacon Journal

Delaware County Ready to Move Forward with $32M CourthouseColumbus Business First

First WILD School Site in Perry County DedicatedZanesville Times Recorder

Legal Aid BenefitsZanesville WHIZ-TV

Judge: ‘Maybe I Should Shoot a Cop’ Not Terrorist ThreatCincinnati Enquirer

Send Children Downtown to Honor Our VetsColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor


SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

Court Sets Date for Arguments in Champaign County Wind CaseDayton Daily News

High Court Addresses Security IssueLisbon Morning Journal

Yost Again Plans Ohio Charter-School Visits to Check EnrollmentsColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Republicans and Their Scandalous SchoolsAkron Beacon Journal Column

Drug Dealer in Shooting Case Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Testimony to Begin Monday in Death Penalty Case of Man Accused of Killing Akron Police OfficerAkron Beacon Journal

Taxing Professional AthletesHighland County Press Justice Pfeifer Column

Butler County Sheriff Among Those Who May Run For Boehner’s SeatCincinnati WVXU-FM

Website Presents Facts on Judicial CandidatesColumbus Dispatch

Municipal Court Judges Must Rethink No Marriage PolicyChillicothe Gazette Editorial

Fairborn Court Starts New Drug Court ProgramDayton Daily News

Crisis Intervention Team training Begins in OctoberYoungstown Vindicator

Legal-Ease: Can I Trust My Trust?Lima News Guest Column

Former Probation Chief IndictedElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Ohio Fees for Debt Collection QuestionedColumbus Dispatch


SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

Anti-Fracking Backers Praise the Ohio Supreme Court Decision to Put Youngstown Proposal Back on BallotYoungstown Vindicator

Life Sentence Upheld for Meth Addict Who Killed Burglary Victim as a TeenColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Rejected for Man Who Murdered Ex-Girlfriend’s BoyfriendColumbus Daily Reporter

Judge Angela Stokes’ Fight to Return to Bench Has Already Cost Cleveland More Than $900,000Cleveland Plain Dealer Column

Applicants Sought for Federal Magistrate Position in ClevelandCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio State Bar Association Opposes Pot AmendmentAssociated Press

Out of the ‘Asbestos Room’: Cuyahoga County Clerks Latest Workers to UnionizeCleveland Scene

Former News-Herald Reporter New Lake County Grand Jury ForepersonWilloughby News Herald

Akron Law Holds First Summer Trial AcademyAkron Legal News

Death for the Death Penalty? Justice Scalia Predicts It’s ComingBloomberg News

Ohio’s Deadline Approaches for DNA Testing of Rape KitsAssociated Press


SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Execution Delayed in ‘09 Slaying of Woman, Two KidsCincinnati Enquirer

Court Upholds Firing in School Data ‘Scrubbing’ CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Beachwood, Other Communities May Appeal Ohio Supreme Court Ruling on Sewer District’s Storm Water FeesCleveland Plain Dealer

Speed Cameras May Operate Again in New MiamiHamilton Journal News

In Athens, Democracy Grapples with Itself and Political RealityAthens News Guest Column

Charter Schools Misspend Dollars that Public Schools Could UseAthens News Letter to the Editor

Toledo Purse Snatcher Loses Appeal in Sixth District CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Local Officials and Agencies Attended Judicial SymposiumPerry County Tribune

Election Preview: Bedford Municipal Court / Cleveland Heights City Council and School BoardCleveland Jewish News

Ohio Senate Adds New Judgeship for Delaware CountyColumbus Dispatch

Bill Limits Inmate Gathering of Evidence Post-TrialAssociated Press

Cleveland Justice Center’s 20th Floor to Be Fumigated Following Possible Bed Bug SightingCleveland Plain Dealer

One in Four Ohio Prisoners Are Sex OffendersColumbus Dispatch


SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

Reform Bill Would Indirectly Help Schools Keep EquipmentColumbus Dispatch

Court Rejects Appeal from Man in Bar BrawlColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Murdered Pregnant Teen Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Restitution for Temporary Security After GameStop Break-In Was ProperColumbus Daily Reporter

Former School Board Member Steve Bittel Drops Appeal of Sentence on Child Porn Related ChargesNordonia Hills News Leader

Ohio State Researchers Correct Crossfit Article that Led to LawsuitsColumbus Dispatch

Community Members Demand Marriage Policy ChangeChillicothe Gazette

Dayton Names New Law DirectorDayton Business Journal

Former Montgomery County Assistant Prosecutor Pleads GuiltyDayton WDTN-TV

Professors Debate Same-Sex Marriage at ONU ForumLima News

Judge in Oakhill Case Requiring Prosecutors to Testify About TapesYoungstown Vindicator

Justice Center Agreement Gets ApprovalFindlay Courier

Reporters’ Notebook New Addition, Champions Wine and MoreFirst Item, Massillon Independent

Bar Exam Scores Drop to Their Lowest Point in DecadesBloomberg News

All the ‘Happy Birthday’ Song Copyright Claims are Invalid, Federal Judge RulesLos Angeles Times


SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

Truth in Bargaining is an Important GoalColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Lawmakers Tackle Charter School Bill After Scandal, RulingAssociated Press

Youngstowners Yet Again Can Reject Fracking IssueYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Ohio Judge Loses Fundraising ChallengeCourthouse News Service

Settle the Firefighters’ CaseAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Ohio May Owe $1.8 Million to School-Building ContractorColumbus Dispatch

In States with Elected High Court Judges, a Harder Line on Capital PunishmentReuters

Pat DeWine is Running for Ohio Supreme CourtCincinnati Enquirer

Appellate Judge Diane Grendell Sues Ohio Auditor over Claims She Improperly Deleted Emails, Used Public Money on Campaign MailingsCleveland Plain Dealer

Bedford Judge Jeffrey Dean Withdraws Reelection Bid, Citing Health IssuesCleveland Plain Dealer

Constitution DayTiffin Advertiser Tribune

Verbal Policy Stops Municipal Court WeddingsChillicothe Gazette

Where Women Are Holding Office NowAkron Beacon Journal Guest Column

Defending Ohio’s Indigents Pays LittleColumbus Dispatch


SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Kent Officials Unconstitutionally Blocked ‘Democracy Day’ Ballot IssueCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio AG Appeals to Keep Former Springboro Cop in PrisonDayton Daily News

Disbarred Lawyer Sues Former Fen-Phen ClientsLexington (Ky.) Courier Journal

State Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Stanton CaseToledo Press Publications

Ruling for Regionalism When it Comes to Storm WaterAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

New Wording, Still Same Bad Pot IssueColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Sponsor Wins, Taxpayers LoseColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court: Property Purchased by White Hat with Public Money Belongs to White HatHighland County Press Letter to the Editor

Charter Schools Require More RegulationColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Blame and Ignorance Follow 200th Charter School Flop in OhioAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Supreme Court Elections Are Worthy of AttentionCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Capital News – Were Supreme Court Cases Victors Really the Victors?Dix Newspapers Column

Community Center Volunteer Who Asked Young Girl for Sex Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecution Responds to Appeal by Former Student Senate PresidentAthens Messenger

Two Former Cleveland State University Employees Lose Age Discrimination ClaimCleveland Plain Dealer

Prosecutor Joe Deters: ‘I Never Have a Filter’Cincinnati Enquirer

Gay Marriage Plaintiff Lawyers Should Be Paid - But Not EnrichedCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Drug Court Graduates First 3 ParticipantsCelina Daily Standard

Putnam Courthouse Gets Security UpgradesLima News

Know the LawLima News Guest Column

ODNR Criticized for OK’ing Mining in Ohio’s State ParksColumbus Dispatch

Should There Be a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in Online News?Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial


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