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Oct. 26, 2021

Ohio’s Execution Protocol Valid without Going through Rulemaking - Akron Legal News

New Online Tool Makes It Easier for Ohio DV Survivors to Petition for Protection Orders - Athens Messenger

Ohio Supreme Court Case Interviews Detail How Negotiations on Statehouse Maps Fell Apart - Columbus Dispatch

Lawyers Release Hours of Depositions in Ohio Redistricting Lawsuit - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

GOP Ducks Questions, Objects to Document Requests in Redistricting Lawsuits - Ohio Capital Journal

7th District: Youngstown Murder case Not Double Jeopardy - Akron Legal News

Ohio Appeals Court Orders Redo of Property’s $2.18M Value - Law360

Akron Man Sentenced for Deadly Arsons: ‘No One Will Have to Worry about Stanley Ford Doing Harm to Their Family’ - Cleveland WJW-TV

Hearing Set George Wagner IV in Connection to Rhoden Family Murder Case - Associated Press

Rape Suspect Wants Child Interviews Tossed - Lima News

Discovery Issues, DNA Testing Discussed at Hearing for Co-Defendant in Rowan Sweeney Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Judge Orders Competency Exam for Man Accused in Fatal Beating - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Following Man’s Traffic Court Conviction, His Attorney Threatens Federal Lawsuit against City for Dayton Police Action - Dayton Daily News

After a Mahoning Prosecutor Was Dismissed from a Murder Case, We Took a Closer Look at Where Other Cases Went Wrong - Mahoning Matters

2017 | State v. Katrina Layton - Mahoning Matters

Eviction Protections Are the Latest Safety Net to Erode as COVID-19 Rages on - Ohio Valley ReSource

First Female Judge in County History Not Seeking Another Term - Mansfield News Journal

Voices: SB 256 Provides Balance between Needs of Juveniles and Rights of Victims - Dayton Daily News Guest Column

Vaccination Status Impacts Jury Pools, Case Strategy - Bloomberg Law

Virus Cut Access to Courts but Opened Door to Virtual Future - Associated Press

More Lawsuits over Sex Abuse by Ohio State Doc are Dismissed - Columbus WBNS-TV


Oct. 25, 2021

Not So Fast: NASCAR Wants Ohio Supreme to Reverse Course on Business Tax Case - Columbus Dispatch

Regulator Improperly Granted Approval for FirstEnergy-Affiliate to Operate - Akron Legal News

Staying off the Sidelines: Judges as Agents for Justice System Reform - Yale Law Journal Guest Opinion

COVID-19 School Reopening Plan Leads to Lawsuit - Akron Legal News

Jury in Retrial of Cleveland Man Who Spent 45 Years in Prison Told of Alternate Suspect in Wife’s Killing -

Death Sentence Overturned for Inmate Who Killed Elderly Hamilton Man in 2003 - Hamilton Journal-News

Pike County Massacre: Eldest Wagner Son Returns to Court - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Why a Hamilton County Judge Released from Prison a Man Who Shot Someone in the Head - Cincinnati Enquirer

Local Judges Lend a Hand after Harrison County Official Dies - Martins Ferry Times Leader

Ohio Governor, Other Officials File Statements in Redistricting Case. Here’s What We Learned - Columbus Dispatch

‘Aisha’s Law’ on Domestic Violence Passed out of Committee - Ohio Capital Journal

To Get Ahead at Work, Lawyers Find It Helps to Actually Be at Work - New York Times

Ohio State University Tops Ohio Law Schools in Bar Exam Passage Rates for July Test - Crain’s Cleveland Business

Supreme Court Announces Eviction Diversion Program. Advocates Worry It’s Not Mandatory - Indianapolis Star


Oct. 22, 2021

Ohio’s High Court Upholds Sierah’s Law - Toledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court: Sierah’s Law Can Be Applied Retroactively - Toledo WTOL-TV

Court Rules Past Violent Offenders Aren’t Grandfathered in for Registration - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Frenchko Seeks Attorney Fees, Other Expenses from Polivka - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Trumbull Commissioner Asks Supreme Court for Sanctions against Predecessor, Attorneys - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Oral Argument Preview: Can Law Enforcement Search a Backpack Found in Plain View in a Residence without a Warrant? State of Ohio v. Kennedy M. Burroughs - Legally Speaking Ohio

State Redistricting Stumbles amidst Familiar Partisan Infighting - Ohio Capital Journal

Lima Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion - Lima News

Appeals Court Won’t Let Convicted Ex-Cuyahoga County Jail Director out of Jail during Appeal -

Attorneys Not Ineffective in Medina Cty. Child Rape Case - Akron Legal News

Columbus Woman Convicted in 2002 Death of 9-Month-Old to Be Freed - Associated Press

North Linden Man Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole for 2018 Murder - Columbus Dispatch

Stiffer Sentence Sought for Rapper after Facebook Post - Youngstown Vindicator

Judge in Cleveland Tosses Boxer Adrien Broner in Jail over Probation Violation -

West Chester Man Accused of Killing 4 Family Members Can Use Public Funds for Experts - Cincinnati Enquirer

Explainer: How Mental Illness Law Is Changing Ohio Death Row - Associated Press

Predicted Eviction Surge Has Yet to Materialize in Franklin County after Moratorium Lifted - Columbus Dispatch

Akron Muni Court Brings Halloween Weddings back from the Dead - Akron Legal News

Law Firms Promise Jobs before Law School in New Diversity Push - Reuters

More Workers Likely to Claim Commuter Tax Refunds for 2021; 2020 Still up in the Air - Columbus Dispatch

Attorneys Say Prosecutors Are Withholding Evidence in HB6 Case that Could Clear Statehouse Lobbyist in ‘Big Bribe’ -

Delaware County Officials Sued over Alleged Racial Profiling in Traffic Stop - Columbus Dispatch


Oct. 21, 2021

Court Again Dismisses Cunningham’s Appeal - Youngstown Vindicator

Mark Lehner Appeals Sentence for Rape Conviction with Fifth District Court - Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Judge to Rule in Boardman Mask Lawsuit - Youngstown Vindicator

Defense Wants to Limit TAG Chief’s Testimony - Youngstown Vindicator

Nicholson to Judge…“What Would Socrates Do?” -

Team of Judges Appointed to Fill Bench Vacancy following Beetham Death - Steubenville WTOV-TV

Judge Jim O’Grady Tries to Put Lawsuit Settlements behind Him as He Seeks Reelection - Columbus Dispatch

End of the Line? Firebrand Suspended Lawyer Eric Deters Faces Contempt – and Maybe Jail - Louisville (KY) Courier Journal

Prosecutor: Victim of Roselawn Shooting Killed in the Middle of Crowded Bar - Cincinnati Enquirer

Child Abuse Reform Spurred by Death of Takoda Collins Advances - Dayton Daily News


Oct. 20, 2021

Oral Argument Preview: Is a Mistaken Belief that a Child Is Not Living with an Accused Abusive Parent Sufficient to Preserve Child Protection Caseworker Immunity? - Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court to Hold Oral Arguments at UA - Akron Legal News

Death Penalty Affirmed for Lawrence County Man Who Confessed to Murders - Akron Legal News

Lethal Injection - Courthouse News Service Brief

NASCAR Tells Ohio Justices Viewership-Based Tax Can’t Stand - Law360

Ohio Supreme Court and UC Form Sentencing Data Partnership - Akron Legal News

Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine States He Will Not Recuse Himself from Redistricting Process - Lima Hometown Stations

Boardman Parents Sue over Masks - Youngstown Vindicator

Parent Group Files Lawsuit against Boardman Schools’ Mask Mandate - Youngstown WKBN-TV

False Rape Case Gets New Judge - Sandusky Register

Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Conneaut Man Accused of Rape, Murder of Baby - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Court-Ordered Takeover for Crime-Ridden Colonial Village Apartments Appealed by Owner - Columbus WSYX-TV

Oberlin Development Plan Being Challenged in Court - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Lima Man Sentenced to 19 Years as Repeat Violent Offender - Lima News

Judge Orders New Trial for Man Whose Conviction Was Reversed in 1975 Cleveland Murder Case -

Man Convicted of Killing Wife Fighting to Clear Name after Decades: I-Team - Cleveland WJW-TV

After Heartbreaks and Setbacks, a Family Is Born in Allen County - Lima News

Portman Exit Could Usher in New Era for Ohio Judicial Screening - Bloomberg Law

The Ohio AG Says Stings Rescue Trafficking Victims. Often that Means They’re Arrested - Yellow Springs WYSO Radio


Oct. 19, 2021

State’s Execution Protocol Valid without Going through Rulemaking Process, Ohio Supreme Court Rules -

Ohio Supreme Court Says Prison Protocol for Executions Doesn’t Need Formal Rule Approval - Columbus Dispatch

High Court Rules Ohio’s Execution Method Not a Normal ‘Rule’ - Toledo Blade

Court Decision Means Fired Miami Twp. Police Officer Will Be Reinstated Nov. 8 - Dayton Daily News

Jefferson Twp. Composting Site Can Go Forward after Court Declines CaseDayton Daily News

Oral Argument Preview: Was Warrantless, Suspicionless Search of Probationer’s Cell Phone Improper? State of Ohio v. Daniel J. Campbell - Legally Speaking Ohio

State Consumer Watchdog Is Calling for a Shake-up at PUCO - Statehouse News Bureau

In Court Filing, Ohio Democrats Say Republicans Didn’t Attempt to Make Fair State Legislative Maps -

Supreme Court Justices Face Recusal Calls over New Legislative Maps - Statehouse News Bureau

Jobless Aid Cutoff Lawsuits Go on after Federal Programs’ End - Bloomberg Tax

Haywood Murder Trial Begins - Lisbon Morning Journal

Company Wants Court to Overturn Beavercreek Decision on Electronic Billboard - Dayton Daily News

Man Enters Guilty Plea but Maintains Innocence in 2018 Youngstown Shooting Death of Farrell Teen - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Explainer: How Mental Illness Law Is Changing Ohio Death Row - Associated Press

Voting Rights Coalition Pickets for Redistricting Transparency - Spectrum News

News Briefs: VA Employee Recipient of the Rita Gillick 2021 Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award - Chillicothe Gazette


Oct. 18, 2021

Court: Ohio Regulators Erred in OK’ing FirstEnergy Affiliate - Associated Press

Regulator Improperly Granted Approval for FirstEnergy Affiliate to Operate - Highland County Press

Closed Online School Cannot Challenge Order to Repay State $60M - Akron Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court Justice DeWine’s Refusal to Recuse from Lawsuit involving Father May Be Unprecedented -

State Responds to Request for New Trial in 1998 MurderToledo Blade

Motions Pile up in False Rape Case - Sandusky Register

Lima Man Gets Prison Time following Obscenity-Laced Tirades - Lima News

Compassionate Justice Group Reports Findings - Yellow Springs News

Advocates Push Judges, Cuyahoga County Officials to Create Program to Work out Eviction Cases without Forced Move-Out -

Voter Guide: Learn about the Candidates for Stow Municipal Judge, Clerk and Other Courts - Akron Beacon Journal

Portage County Municipal Court Judges Faces Challengers on the Nov. 2 Ballot - Ravenna Record-Courier

Mark Beetham - Weirton Daily Times Obituary

Longtime Clark County Municipal Court Clerk Dies - Dayton Daily News

Voters Have a Kettering Clerk of Court Choice for First Time in Years - Dayton Daily News

Petito Case Sparks Resurgence in Ohio Lawmakers’ Push for Vote on Aisha’s Law - Cleveland WJW-TV

Does Freedom of Speech Apply to Speaking at a Public Meeting? Mandel Incident at Lakota Raises Question - Hamilton Journal-News

Eric Deters, Kentucky Bar Bad Boy, Interjects Himself in Anti-Vaccine Lawsuits -

Ohio Teacher Fired after Sharing ‘Religious Event’ Loses Appeal - Bloomberg Law

Jewish Organizations Join to Urge Supreme Court to Review Terror-Financing Case - Cleveland Jewish News

The Secret Supreme Court: Late Nights, Courtesy Votes and the Unwritten 6-Vote Rule - CNN

A Supreme Court Justice Hiked 185 Miles to Save Washington’s C&O Canal from Becoming a Highway - Washington Post


Oct. 15, 2021

Supreme Court Says PUCO Didn’t Do Enough to Explain Approval of FirstEnergy Affiliate - Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Supreme Court Rules FirstEnergy Advisor Approval Was Improper - Crain’s Cleveland Business

Rethinking Courts New Tech Aids Public’s Interaction with the Justice System - Akron Legal News

New Magistrates Welcome Shared Learning Experience - Highland County Press

Portage R.I.S.E. Drug Court Receives Final State CertificationRavenna Record-Courier

Ohio Supreme Court Can Rectify Failed, Unconstitutional Redistricting: J. Bennett Guess - Guest Opinion

Lucas County Prosecutor Opposes Motion for New Trial in ‘Guilty without Proof’ Case - Toledo WTOL-TV

Bond Significantly Lowered for Young Lima Rape Suspect - Lima News

3 Akron Legal Professionals Inducted into OSBF Fellows Class - Akron Legal News

Ohio Republicans Push to Waive Training, Permit Requirements to Carry Concealed Guns - Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio House Dems Demand Justice for Sexual Abuse Survivors - Spectrum News

‘Shameful’: Ohio Remaining State where Strangulation Isn’t a Felony - Cleveland WJW-TV

After Death of Gabby Petito, Ohio Rep Wants Domestic Violence Law -

Columbus Police Create New Unit to Help Victims, Witnesses Impacted by Violent Crimes - Columbus WSYX-TV

Former Agency Director Gets 90 Days Behind Bars for Scheme Linked to Former Cleveland Councilman Kenneth Johnson -

Your Legal Rights | Will the Supreme Court Hear Any Major Cases in This Term? - Mahoning Matters | Your Legal Rights Guest Column


Oct. 14, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Says PUCO Improperly Gave FirstEnergy Subsidiary Approval to Operate -

PUCO Shouldn’t Have Approved FirstEnergy Affiliate, Ohio Supreme Court Rules - Cincinnati Enquirer

University of Akron to Host Ohio Supreme Court’s First Off-Site Session Since the Pandemic - Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio Republicans Want Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner off Redistricting Lawsuit -

Ohio GOP Calls on Justice Jennifer Brunner to Recuse Herself from Redistricting CasesCincinnati Enquirer

Is Anyone Buying the Republican Party’s Diversion Tactic on Justice DeWine’s Conflict of Interest? This Week in the CLE - This Week in the CLE Podcast

Lucas County Prosecutor Faces Thursday Deadline to Respond to New Trial in ‘Guilty without Proof’ Case - Toledo WTOL-TV

Attorney Argues Client’s Traffic Stop Was Unconstitutional - Lima News

Kirby Trial: Jurors Hear Testimony of Severe Injuries - Lisbon Morning Journal

Court Hearing for Conneaut Man Accused of Raping, Murdering Girlfriend’s Daughter in 2017 - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Disappointed Medicaid Bidder Focuses on Inconsistencies - Ohio Capital Journal

Paramount Claims Bias in Trial against Medicaid after Loss of $22 Billion Contract - Toledo Blade

Judge Again Denies Indigent Status to Convicted Former Trustee - Logan Daily News

Retired Cleveland Police Officer Owes IRS More than $235,000 in Taxes from His Security Business -

Aleksander Shul Sues University Heights in Federal Court - Cleveland Jewish News

Pharmacies Face 1st Trial over Role in Opioid Crisis - Associated Press

Judge Stops United Airlines from Putting Unvaccinated Workers on Leave - Cleveland WJW-TV

Justices Divide Sharply on Reinstating Boston Marathon Bomber Death Sentence - ABC News

SCOTUS Changed Oral Arguments in Part Because Female Justices Were Interrupted, Sotomayor Says - CNN

Stephen Breyer Says Now Isn’t the Time to Lose Faith in the Supreme Court - CNN


Oct. 13, 2021

Merit Decision: Court Nixes Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Case. Johnson v. Abdullah - Legally Speaking Ohio

Mom’s Cocaine Conviction Vacated for State’s Failure to Establish Venue - Akron Legal News

Groups Urge Court to Hear Appeal on Ohio Ending Extra Unemployment Benefits - The Center Square

Ohio Urges High Court to Reject VW’s Emissions Suit Appeal - Law360

Supreme Court, UC Form Sentencing Data PartnershipHighland County Press

Ohio Attorneys Prohibited from Using National Trade Names Tied to Non-Lawyer Businesses - Crain’s Cleveland Business

Bond Raised on Defendant for Threatening Victim - Crawford County Now

East Toledo Days Inn Posts $100K Bond after Judge Orders Year-Long Closure due to Crime, Code Violations - Toledo WTOL-TV

Community Mourning Loss of Judge T. Mark Beetham - Martins Ferry Times Leader

Judge T. Mark Beetham - New Philadelphia Times Reporter Obituary

Butler County Assistant Prosecutor Leaving Job after 14 Years Talks about Cases that Stayed with Her - Hamilton Journal-News

Former Attorney Slain Behind His South Linden Home Likely Was Robbery Victim, Police Say - Columbus Dispatch

House Bill 6 Lobbying: Push by Lawyers, Others on FirstEnergy Solution’s Team Detailed in Filing - Columbus Dispatch

Vaccine Mandate Bill Stalls in Ohio House - Toledo Blade

Ohio Law Permits Marital Rape in Some Cases. One Survivor Says the System Is Failing Them. - Columbus Dispatch

Chains Ask Judge to Limit DEA Testimony - Warren Tribune Chronicle

For First Time, Lawmakers Aim for Legislative Delphi Salaried Solution - Dayton Daily News


Oct. 12, 2021

Ohio Supreme Court Reaffirms Employer’s Right to Raise Voluntary Abandonment - National Law Review

October Disciplinary Hearings Listed by Conduct Board - Highland County Press

Ohio Redistricting Commission Members Can Be Deposed - The Center Square

P.G. Sittenfeld’s Bump Stock Ban Legislation Cost Cincinnati Taxpayers $235,000 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ronald ‘Donnie’ Stevens Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sexually Abusing Teenage BoysToledo WTOL-TV

Greene County Sex Offender Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Failing to Register Address - Dayton Daily News

In Officer’s ‘False’ Rape Case, Prosecutors Want Previous Allegations against Suspect Withheld - Ohio Capital Journal

Man Involved in Youngstown Murder Case Arrested Again - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Cleveland Attorney to Represent Dayton Paraplegic Man Who Was Dragged from Car by Police Officers - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Most Elected State Officials Opting out of DeWine’s $1,000 Employee Vaccine Incentive Program -

Edwards Introduces Ohio Bill to Study Childhood Trauma - Athens News

Biden’s Options to Stop Eviction Spike Limited if Vouchers Fail - Bloomberg Law

‘The Hill We Climb,’ A New Art Show, Opens at Medina Library -


Oct. 11, 2021

Editorial: Database Can Bring Fairer Sentencing - Toledo Blade Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court Says GOP Redistricting Officials Can Be Questioned in 3 Lawsuits over New Map - Statehouse News Bureau

Redistricting Court Challenges Move Forward - Ohio Capital Journal

Both Sides Joust over Legal Technicalities in Redistricting Lawsuits - Toledo Blade

CP Case Going to MediationSandusky Register

Dispute between Prosecutor Gains, Desmond Heads to Court - Youngstown Vindicator

Judge Quits False Rape Trial - Sandusky Register

Judge Unseals Facebook Posts in Gibson’s Case - Oberlin Review

Mahoning County Judge Postpones Sentencing in Gun Case after Questions over Parole Status - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Three Cleveland Killings, including 12-Year-Old Boy Killed by Stray Bullet -

Third Cuyahoga County Judge in Two Weeks Has Died - Spectrum News

Cuyahoga County to Raise Pay for Juvenile Detention Center Officers after Judge Warns of ‘Crisis’ -

‘Everybody Is Failing Us’: Strauss Victims Offended by Admission that Bill to Help Them Was Never Intended to Pass - Columbus Dispatch

Issue 3 Explained: Cincinnati Leaders Who Violate Open Records and Meeting Laws Would Pay - Cincinnati Enquirer

We Don’t Need a 300-Bed Jail - Ashtabula Star Beacon Letter to the Editor

Former Cleveland Councilman Kenneth Johnson Sentenced to Six Years in Prison, Ordered to Pay More than $740,000 in Restitution -

Ex-Cleveland Council Member Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison - Associated Press

Some WMU Student Athletes Thrilled after Federal Appeals Court Rules on Vaccine Mandate - Kalamazoo (MI) WWMT-TV

How U.S. Sexual-Harassment Law Encourages a Culture of Victim Blaming -


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