Court News Ohio
Court News Ohio
Court News Ohio
ARCHIVE | HEADLINES Get e-mail updates when this information changes.

FEBRUARY 11, 2016

Prison Sale Did Not Violate Ohio Constitution, Justices RuleColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Blood Evidence May Still Be Admissible, Even if Officers Didn’t Follow Handling GuidelinesCleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court of Ohio: Justices Rule a Separate Sentencing Opinion Only Necessary When Jury Recommends Death PenaltyColumbus Daily Reporter

Supreme Court Takes Up Definition of Arson in Poland Foreclosure CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Hearing for Convicted Killer of Canfield FamilyYoungstown WFMJ-TV

High Court Upholds Decision Overturning Death Sentence for Convicted Killer of YSU StudentYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Reckless Homicide Case of Youngstown ManYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Statewide Leaders Stay Mum on 2018 PlansAssociated Press

Cuyahoga County Judge Steven Gall Chosen for Ohio Supreme Court Grand Jury Review Task ForceCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge’s Endorsement was InappropriateColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Williams Vies for 3rd Term as ProsecutorPomeroy Daily Sentinel

Bar Association Talks Legal AccessMartins Ferry Times Leader

Bar Association to Honor Lancaster AttorneyLancaster Eagle Gazette


FEBRUARY 10, 2016

After 7 Years, Traffic Camera Lawsuit Against Cleveland Detoured Back to Trial CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio High Court Weighs Role of Drug Purity in SentencingToledo Blade

Ensure Pushers are PunishedWheeling (W.Va.) Intelligencer Editorial

Appeal Denied for Man Who Continued to Download Child Porn After FBI RaidColumbus Daily Reporter

Black Lawmakers Meet with Chief Justice to Talk Grand Jury ReformColumbus Dispatch

Video Hearings Allow Court to Save on TravelCanton Repository

Former Traficant Aide to Change Plea in Fraud CaseYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Candidates for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Trade Barbs over CorruptionCleveland Plain Dealer

Yavorcik Tells Judge FBI Said Statements Would Not Be Used as EvidenceYoungstown Vindicator

Hardin County Drug Court is a Success and Will Be Expanded in OhioKenton WKTN-Radio

Early Education Answer to Drug Addiction Prevention in the Valley, Judges SayYoungstown Vindicator

Guardians Make a DifferenceFindlay Courier

Amnesty Day Returns to Municipal Court Feb. 24Ashtabula Star Beacon

Amnesty Day a Good TraditionAshtabula Star Beacon Editorial

Fiscal ResponsibilityToledo Blade Editorial

Bill Makes Ohio Requirement of Presentence Report OptionalAssociated Press

Akron Law Honored for PD/Prosecutor Career PrepAkron Legal News

U.S. Supreme Court Stops Clean Power Plan While Ohio, Other States, Challenge ConstitutionalityCleveland Plain Dealer

An Uptick in Exonerations Highlights Problems in Our Criminal Justice SystemWashington Post Editorial


FEBRUARY 9, 2016

Cleveland Red-Light Camera Case Sent Back to Trial CourtAssociated Press

Ohio Court Dismisses Suit from Backers of Drug-Price PlanAssociated Press

Supreme Court Asked to Decide if Man Can Keep His BobcatColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Injury Lawsuit over Police ChaseAssociated Press

Court to Weigh Cocaine Cases, Could Alter Sentencing in OhioAssociated Press

Jones’ Defense Team Set; Cost to Be $75,000Mount Vernon News

Parma Municipal Court Judges Plan to Keep Clothing Allowance for Their EmployeesCleveland Plain Dealer

Heroin, Internet Crime Top Priorities for Northern Ohio’s New U.S. AttorneyCleveland Plain Dealer

Parole Officer Cleared over Handling of Suspect in Police Officer’s DeathColumbus Dispatch

Treatment Program Offers Another ChanceLima News

Laws Written by Men to Protect Women Deserve Scrutiny, Supreme Court ToldWashington Post

Holding Sentencing Reform HostageNew York Times Editorial


FEBRUARY 8, 2016

Court to Weigh Cocaine Cases, Could Alter Sentencing in OhioAssociated Press

Man Who Killed Co-Worker Execution-Style Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Roofing Subcontractor Who Swindled Elderly Woman Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Randall Ross Requests New Attorney for AppealPort Clinton News Herald

Looking at Wage-Loss CompensationMorrow County Sentinel Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Judge Pat Sheeran Decides Not to Seek Re-ElectionColumbus Dispatch

Right Person for Court of AppealsLima News Letter to the Editor

Judge Reader Remembered as Teacher and Advocate for Juvenile JusticeCanton Repository

Carter Judges Law School ContestSidney Daily News

Two Seek Miami County Prosecutor SeatPiqua Daily Call

Retired Ironton Attorney Reflects on Long CareerIronton Tribune

One-Fifth of This Occupation Has a Drinking ProblemWashington Post

The Scene: Law, Love and Chocolate for Pegasus FarmAkron Beacon Journal Guest Column

Death-Row Prisoners, Victims’ Families Wait as Ohio Seeks Execution DrugsColumbus Dispatch

Ohio and Its Death Penalty DisparitiesAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Justice DerailedToledo Blade Editorial


FEBRUARY 5, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Keeps Judge Crawford on Kraus CasePort Clinton News Herald

Appellate Court Orders New Trial in Prison Killing CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Former Judge Angela Stokes Working at Chick-fil-A in StrongsvilleCleveland Plain Dealer

Two Seneca Commissioner Races ContestedFindlay Courier

Oakhill Defendant Yavorcik Seeks OK to Defend HimselfYoungstown Vindicator

Crime’s New FrontierToledo Blade Editorial

Cupp Serving on Task Force to Review Ohio’s Grand Jury ProcedureLima WLIO-TV

Akron Municipal Court to Offer Valentine’s Day WeddingsAkron Beacon Journal

Court Ruling on JuvenilesNew York Times Letter to the Editor

Ten Pitfalls That Trip Up Otherwise Ethical AttorneysBloomberg News Guest Column

Aviation Lawyers Doubt State Laws Restricting DronesBloomberg News


FEBRUARY 4, 2016

Appellate Court Upholds Rape Conviction Against WilderVan Wert Independent

Men Who Killed 13-Year-Old Boy Lose AppealsColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Struck His Young Daughter Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Lanzinger Making Mark in Barberton Municipal CourtAkron West Side Leader

Judge Timothy J. Grendell Responds to EditorialCleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor

The Big 5-0Ironton Tribune

Aliza Sherman’s Attorney to Be Arraigned in Connection with Murder ProbeCleveland Jewish News

External Prosecutors Sought for Police-Involved DeathsLancaster Eagle Gazette

Akron Suspends Cop-in-the-Box ProgramAkron Beacon Journal Column

Adult Guardianship TrainingGeauga Maple Leaf

Court Seeks Volunteer GuardiansSandusky Register

Drug Coalition Taking Steps to Stop the County’s Drug EpidemicPerry County Tribune


FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Local AttorneyCincinnati Enquirer

Justices Suspend Columbus Lawyer for Fee ViolationsColumbus Dispatch

Franklin County Prosecutors Worry Rapists Could Go Free Depending on Supreme Court RulingColumbus WBNS-TV

Court: Killer Inmate ‘a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen’Columbus Dispatch

Appeal Denied for Man Who Set Fire to Ex-Girlfriend’s HomeColumbus Daily Reporter

Cleveland Man Wrongfully Convicted in Own Murder Plot Settles LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Burge Lacks Peer Backing for Judgeship Run in Bar Association PollElyria Chronicle Telegram

Election March 2016: Colleen Mary O’TooleYoungstown WKBN-TV

Marine Colonel Chosen as New Federal Public Defender for Northern OhioCleveland Plain Dealer

Prosecutor Candidate Proposes New Grand Jury ProcessCleveland WKYC-TV

Grand Jury Secrecy Matters, as a Teen Experience AttestsCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Courthouse Renovation Forces Talk of Removing GazeboNewark Advocate

Ohio Executions Disproportionately African-American, Especially if the Victim is WhiteAkron Beacon Journal

UC Moves Step Closer to Downtown Law SchoolCincinnati Enquirer


FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court to Review Police Liability in ChaseDayton Daily News

Ohio Court Approves Class Action in New Miami Speed Camera CaseCincinnati WLWT-TV

Man Convicted of Nightclub Murder Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Convicted of Murder Nearly Four Decades Ago Loses Another AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Dismisses Appeal in Residents’ Case Against Former Macedonia MayorKent News Leader

Suspect Indicted in Danville Officer’s Murder Could Face Death PenaltyColumbus Dispatch

Mascio Settling into New Role as JudgeSteubenville WTOV-TV

Eve Belfance Named City’s New Law DirectorAkron Legal News

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Proposes Statewide Changes to Police Shooting InvestigationsCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Admits to Causing Fairpoint CrashSteubenville WTOV-TV

Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center Recognizes Nun and PriestYoungstown Vindicator

A Lesson in Law: Local Students Participate in Mock Trial CompetitionCircleville Herald

The Latest from the World of Bite Mark EvidenceWashington Post Column


FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Supreme Court Orders Sugarcreek Fire Levy Off BallotDayton WHIO-TV

Why an Ohio Supreme Court Case Involving Rape Kits is Drawing National AttentionCleveland Plain Dealer

Defense Attorney Accuses Judge of Unfair Sentences Against BlacksLima News

Man Who Assaulted Victims in Store Parking Lot Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Youngstown School Board Votes 4-3 to Support Appeal of Judge’s OrderYoungstown Vindicator

Jurisdiction DecidedTroy Daily News Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Fischer Aims to Return Hamilton Co. GOP to State High CourtToledo Blade

Election March 2016: Anthony M. D’ApolitoYoungstown WKBN-TV

Good Dad or Bad Thief?Morrow County Sentinel Guest Column

Cuyahoga County Judges Should Try Harder to Collaborate on Judicial ReformCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Lack of Judicial Discretion Underlies Problems of Liar’s PleasCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Cleveland Attorney Punished by Judge for Contacting MediaCleveland Plain Dealer

Candidate for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Calls for Limits on Campaign DonationsCleveland Plain Dealer

Felony Charge for Woman Who Threatened to Stab Prosecutor at Barberton CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Stierwalt Goes AWOLSandusky Register Editorial

Justice Center to Close at Noon Because of Low Water PressureCleveland Plain Dealer

New Trumbull Offender Day-Reporting Program Set to Open in MarchYoungstown Vindicator

Contract Awarded to Renovate Defiance County CourthouseToledo Blade

High Towing Fees, Forgotten Local Ordinances, and Ohio’s ConstitutionAthens News Letter to the Editor

Budding Legal Minds Take Part in Mock Trial CompetitionMedina Gazette

2016 Mock Trial Competition Held on FridayLogan Daily News

Mock Trial Competition Being Held in MansfieldMansfield WMFD-TV

District Mock Trial Competition Held in PainesvilleWilloughby News Herald

It’s Been 10 Years. Would Clarence Thomas Like to Add Anything?New York Times Column


Please note that some newspapers change their hyperlinks daily, so it is advised that articles of interest be read today as they might not be accessible later. Please note publications have varying access policies. Some may charge and others only allow limited access. For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Information. The news articles for Court News Ohio “Headlines” are compiled by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Office of Public Information. Articles are selected that contain news and information about latest developments affecting the practice of law in Ohio, the administration of justice and public perceptions of the judiciary. News stories are selected after the consideration of certain criteria, including the following: the article contains specific search terms (such as “Ohio Supreme Court” or the name of a justice), concerns a case before the Supreme Court, concerns a case of great general interest to the judicial and legal community, and references major events or trends in law. News stories will not be included if they contain profanity or vulgarity. Exclusively political stories will not be included, except stories about the announcement of a candidacy for judicial office and the outcome of judicial elections.