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APRIL 24, 2015

Driver Caught With Cocaine After Rear-Ending Another Car Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Drug Dealer Who Said Lawyer ‘Tricked’ Him into Plea Deal Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Must Determine Man's Sex Offender Registration RequirementColumbus Daily Reporter

Cosgrove Will Preside Over Kelly Civil Case, Former Sheriff Says He's IndigentAthens Messenger

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Lake County Law Day Breakfast May 1Willoughby News Herald

Justice Department Honors Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Paul M. HerbertColumbus WBNS-TV

Former Akron U Law Clinic Director Receives St. Thomas More AwardAkron Legal News

Maurice Daniel O’Connell ObituaryGlen Falls (NY) Post Star

Logan County Adds Drug Court ProgramSpringfield News Sun

Former Probation Officer Arraigned for Sex CrimesFindlay Courier

State Background-Check System Flawed and UnreliableColumbus Dispatch

Criminal Off The Record: Attorney General Pledges ActionColumbus WBNS-TV

Who Passed the Bar Exam?Cincinnati Enquirer

Why Ohio’s New ‘Sunshine Audits’ Could Be ImportantColumbia Journalism Review Guest Column

How a Cincinnati Judge Could Shape the Gay Marriage CaseCNN

John Roberts’ Big Moment: Will He Anger Conservatives Again?CNN

High Court Makes it Easier to Sue Government for NegligenceAssociated Press


APRIL 23, 2015

Appeals Court Affirms Prison Sentence for VolkEaton Register Herald

Court Can’t Order Town Official to Pay for Fuel He Was Not Convicted of Stealing, Judges RuleColumbus Daily Reporter

Man in Home Burglary Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

4th District Court of Appeals Says Murderer Must Pay Court CostsColumbus Daily Reporter

Man in Group that Attacked Victim at Bonfire Has Appeal Rejected by Appellate CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Sides with Chesapeake and Statoil in Lease Renewal DisputeFarm and Dairy

Ohio’s Judges Are Deserving of Pay RaiseColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Jim Hapner Passes Away at Age 86Hillsboro Times Gazette

Columbus Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old GirlColumbus Dispatch

Two Youngstown Attorneys Seek to Avoid Second Federal TrialYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Mentoring Program Partnership Sought by Hardin County Lifeworks Community SchoolAda Herald

Group Pushes for County Home Rule, Injection Well BanAthens News

Hearing Set for New Miami Speed CamerasHamilton Journal News

Another Lawsuit Threatened by Fired, Rehired, Fired DeputyAthens WOUB-Radio

Supreme Court Ruling on Drug-Dog Searches Should Have Little Effect in OhioColumbus Dispatch

Sovereign Citizen Movement: Is it Dangerous?Mansfield News Journal


APRIL 22, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds 10-Year Prison Term in Securities Fraud Case Against David WillanAkron Beacon Journal

Traffic Ticket Cameras Issue Could Go to Supreme Court, Experts SayDayton Daily News

Judges Find FOIA Did Not Apply to Inmate Seeking Sentencing TranscriptsColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rejects Appeal for Man Who Attacked GirlfriendColumbus Daily Reporter

Re-Employed OPERS Retirees in a Pickle: Keep Job, or Health-Care Reimbursements?Columbus Dispatch

Granville Museum Unveils Historic Garden PlanNewark Advocate

Community Mourns Loss of Former Judge Jim HapnerHighland County Press

Leadership Dinner Honors ScoutsPortsmouth Daily Times

Davies Officially Sworn in as Judge in Belmont CountySteubenville WTOV-TV

Gun Rights Advocacy Group Sues City of Cleveland over New Gun OrdinanceCleveland Plain Dealer

AEP Can Be Sued over 2000-02 Natural-Gas Spike, U.S. Supreme Court RulesColumbus Dispatch

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Use of Dogs in Traffic StopsNew York Times

Oklahoma’s Botched Execution a Teachable Moment for NationYoungstown Vindicator Guest Column


APRIL 21, 2015

L-B Ends Fight with TeacherFindlay Courier

Murderer Who Stabbed, Strangled Transgender Victim Before Dumping the Body in a Pond Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Officer in Christmas Night Scuffle Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutors Object to Kelly’s Release from Prison While He Appeals ConvictionsAthens Messenger

Shooting Victim Sues Highway Patrol for NegligenceColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Amends Adult Guardianship RulesOhio University Post

Ohio House Panel Kills Plan to Limit Auditor’s Ability to Monitor State Compliance on Public RecordsCleveland Plain Dealer

Their HouseToledo Blade Editorial

Local Program Guides Victims Through Court ProcessCircleville Herald

The Work is Never Done for Local Bailiff, TrusteeHuntington, W.Va. Herald Dispatch

Brecksville-Broadview Heights Democrats to Host Oil and Gas Drilling ForumCleveland Plain Dealer

Heroin Approach: Judges vs. DoctorsCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

At Supreme Court, Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. Routinely Backs Officers’ Use of ForceNew York Times

Why Law Schools Are Losing Relevance — And How They’re Trying to Win It BackWashington Post


APRIL 20, 2015

New Lawsuit in Ohio Supreme Court Targets More Information About Ed FitzGeraldCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Molested Stepdaughter, Wore Prison Sandals in Court, Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Upholds Decision Favoring Parents in Dispute with School AdministratorColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Granted Free Tuition in SettlementCincinnati Enquirer

Arena Football and Workers’ CompHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Ohio Supreme Court Hands Out Honors to Court EmployeesColumbus Daily Reporter

New Philadelphia Defense Attorney Accused of MisconductNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Respected Toledo-Area Lawyer with Multiple Sclerosis to RetireToledo Blade

Grant Will Help County Upgrade Video Arraignment SystemLisbon Morning Journal

Municipal Court Awarded Over $20,000Hillsboro Times Gazette

Ohio’s Prisons Hold 10 Times as Many Mentally Ill as its Psychiatric Hospitals DoColumbus Dispatch

Working TogetherToledo Blade Editorial

Reform the Juvenile Justice System to Give Our Children a Better Opportunity at Happy, Effective LivesCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Death Penalty Rare When Parents Convicted of Killing Their Children in OhioCincinnati WCPO-TV

He Said, She Said: Lawyers Switch SidesCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

U.S. Supreme Court Hears from its ‘Friends’ About Same-Sex MarriageColumbus Dispatch

Smartwatches and Other Wearables Can Enhance the Practice of Law, Attorneys SayABA Journal


APRIL 17, 2015

High Court: Tracie Hunter Must Keep Current JudgeCincinnati Enquirer

Man Who Sexually Molested Stepdaughter Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Teacher Who Damaged Husband's Ex-Wife's Car with Hammer Shouldn't Have Been SuspendedColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Wins Appeal; Court Says Police Had No Right to Inspect PurseColumbus Daily Reporter

Youngstown Appeals Panel Hears $14.5M Nationwide CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Strike ThreeFindlay Courier Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court Official Pushes Raises for JudgesHudson Hub Times

Honorable Alums – Women on the Appeals Court BenchYoungstown State University Alumni Magazine

Community Awards Breakfast Brings Participants to Their FeetMassillon Independent

‘Oakhill Trio’ Now Have a Trial Date — in March 2016Youngstown Vindicator

Changes in the LawWooster Daily Record

Ohio Led Nation in Bank Takeover of Homes in First QuarterColumbus Dispatch

Kasich Panel Suggests Policing Changes to Improve Community RelationsColumbus Dispatch

Ohio's Last Execution Drugs Cost $10.60; How Much will the State Have to Pay Now?Cleveland Plain Dealer

Commissioners Approve Ohio Public Defender ContractPomeroy Daily Sentinel

Legal Challenge to Ohio Early Voting is SettledYoungstown Vindicator


APRIL 16, 2015

Court Sides with Fired L-B TeacherFindlay Courier

Ohio Court Rules Against Search of Bag of ‘Illegal Stuff’Associated Press

Wrongful Firing Suit Claims Mortgage Processor Put Chase Borrowers’ Data at RiskCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Disregarded Numerous Community Control Stipulations Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

12th District Court of Appeals Upholds Involuntary Manslaughter ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Inmate Who Assaulted Prison Guard Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Rucci Appeals Liquor ConvictionYoungstown WYTV-TV

Ohio to Appeal Ruling Keeping Akron’s Red Light Cameras in PlaceKent WKSU-Radio

Secretary Husted Appeals Federal Court DecisionGreenville Advocate

Chief O’Connor Objects to Killing Pay Raises for JudgesColumbus Dispatch

House Budget Scraps Judicial Pay Raises that Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor Views as VitalCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Task Force Says Poor People Are Cut Out of Civil Justice AccessKent WKSU-Radio

Judge Vukovich Portrait Unveiled at Appeals CourtYoungstown WYTV-TV

Lawyer Faces Ethics Charges for Bilking the Elderly and DisabledColumbus Dispatch

Recent Ohio Supreme Court Case Could Impact Enforceability of Discharge Limits in Wisconsin Wastewater PermitsNational Law Review

Ohio Foreclosures Lowest in 14 YearsColumbus Dispatch

Fight Brewing Between Auditor Dave Yost, Ohio House GOP over Open Records AmendmentStow Sentry

Attorneys at Odds over Access in Murder Case Against Niles BoyYoungstown Vindicator

City of Dayton Could Be Punished for Keeping Traffic Cameras OnDayton WDTN-TV

Pharmacists Association’s Policy Yet Another Strike Against Death PenaltyCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Ohio Senator Wants to Eliminate Racial Bias in Death Penalty SentencesTwinsburg Bulletin

Local Government Insider: All is Well at This Madison Township Fire DepartmentSecond Item, Columbus Dispatch

Members Sought for Drug Court Advisory CommitteeSecond Item, Akron Leader

ZMS Participating in Mock Trial ContestZanesville Times Recorder

Supreme Summoning: Chief Justice John Roberts Called for Jury DutyCNN


APRIL 15, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Burge’s Law LicenseElyria Chronicle Telegram

Discipline Recommended for 3 Columbus-Area LawyersColumbus Dispatch

Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Police Officer in Fatal CrashLima News

Court Rules Slap on the Leg Was Enough for Domestic Violence ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Man in Cleveland Bridge Bombing Plot Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

7 to Be Inducted into Fairborn City Schools Hall of HonorDayton Daily News

Ohio House GOP Rewrites Kasich’s Tax Cuts, Funding for SchoolsColumbus Dispatch

Al Gerhardstein: Cincinnati Civil Rights Lawyer Has Built a Career Taking Clients that Others Won’tCincinnati WCPO-TV

Murphy Promoted to First Assistant ProsecutorMansfield News Journal

Meet the Attorney Trying to Cut the ‘Jock Tax’ on Tom Brady and His Pro-Sports PeersBoston Business Journal

Cities Using Traffic Cameras Would Lose State Funding in House GOP BudgetColumbus Dispatch

New Courthouse Security Measures Nearly ReadyBryan Times

Cincinnati Lawyers File Legalized Prostitution Suit in San FranciscoCincinnati Business Courier


APRIL 14, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Sets 2017 Execution Date for Condemned KillerAssociated Press

Rapist Caught Two Decades After Attacks Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Shot Victim Has Self-Defense Plea DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects ‘Buyer’s Remorse’ from Man Who Entered Alford PleaColumbus Daily Reporter

Supreme ChallengeToledo Blade Editorial

Gay Marriage U.S. Supreme Court Plaintiff Jim Obergefell Visits Capitol Hill from OhioCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge: Man Facing Death Penalty Competent to Stand TrialLima News

Exonerated Men Speak Out Against Death Penalty, Urge ChangeColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Has Ideas for Judicial Election ReformCleveland Plain Dealer

Burge Submits Letter of Resignation as JudgeElyria Chronicle Telegram

Judge Dellick Details Gang Prevention Funding for AustintownYoungstown Vindicator

Fairfield County’s Largest Tax Delinquency Paid in FullLancaster Eagle Gazette

Last-Minute Motion Delays Trial of Man Accused of Having Sex with TeenColumbus Dispatch


APRIL 13, 2015

Job Seeker Who Used Profanity-Laced Tirade After Not Getting a Job is Awarded New TrialColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Attorney Can File His Claim for a Percentage of Treasure from Historic ShipwreckColumbus Daily Reporter

Former Sheriff Appeals ConvictionAthens News

Ohio Owes Brothers $1.6 million for Wrongful Imprisonment, Court SaysAssociated Press

Toddler’s Mother One of Few Women to Face Death PenaltyCincinnati Enquirer

Revisions to Ohio’s Death Penalty SoughtAssociated Press

Supreme Court Justice Delivers Ceremonial Oath to DiFrancoAshtabula Star Beacon

Maureen O’Connor in TownAshtabula Star Beacon

Presiding Cleveland Judge Grilled About Complaints Against Judge Angela StokesCleveland Plain Dealer

Donald S. Wargowsky (1925-2015): Retired Ottawa County Judge Was Youngest in Ohio when First ElectedToledo Blade

Josh Berkowitz Named Hamilton County’s Newest JudgeCincinnati Enquirer

Candidates Vie to Face Incumbent JudgeSpringfield News Sun

Traffic Cameras Return to Akron After City Wins Court ChallengeCleveland Plain Dealer

Clarifying the Power to Sell Property is a Big Win for Court-Appointed Ohio ReceiversCrain’s Cleveland Business Guest Column

Public a Big User of Franklin County’s Renovated Law LibraryColumbus Dispatch

After 39 Years in Prison, an Epic Tale of Innocence Found and Bitterness LostChristian Science Monitor

Call it Big Data’s Big Dig — $75M, 19 Years, Still Not DoneBoston Globe


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