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JULY 28, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Board Officials Must Urge Ohio Judges to Follow the Law on Same-Sex MarriageCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Court: Grain Bins Not Taxed as Real PropertyHillsboro Times Gazette

City Manager: Body Cam Video of Dubose Shooting “Not a Good Situation”Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Murderer Who Shot Victim in the Head Before Setting His Home Ablaze Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Loses Appeal of Domestic Violence Conviction but Won’t Have to Pay RestitutionColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Rules Trial Court Lacked Authority to Change Its Own JudgmentColumbus Daily Reporter

Longtime Akron Attorney Remembered as a “Lion of the Trial Bar”Akron Legal News

Impact of Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling SweepingHamilton Journal News

New Franklin Woman Now Has Two Legal Moms; Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision also Allows AdoptionsAkron Beacon Journal

Defendant Misses Indian Hill Real Estate CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Stow Municipal Court Takes New Approach to Collecting Unpaid Fines and CostsStow Sentry

Answer Man: Courthouse Clock Hands Under RepairMarion Star Column


JULY 27, 2015

Court Affirms Aggravated Menacing Conviction for Man Who Engaged in a Car Chase with His Ex-WifeColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Affirms Murder Conviction for Man Who Botched Planned Robbery then FledColumbus Daily Reporter

Drunk Driver Who Told Police She Had ‘Way Too Much’ Whiskey Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Murderer Convicted in 1994 of Beating Victim to Death Loses Another AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Probate Judges Can’t Issue Search Warrants on Criminal MattersSidney Daily News Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Gay Marriage Shines Light on Balancing of Faith and Civic DutyDayton Daily News

Walter | Haverfield Attorney Building a Budding Business in Pot LawCrain’s Cleveland Business

CEO Vinita Bahri-Mehra: Local Director’s Mission is to Build Bridges to AsiaColumbus CEO

Battling AddictionToledo Blade Editorial

Canton Muni Court Clerk Starts Electronic FilingCanton Repository

Longtime Courthouse Staple RetiresAthens Messenger

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity: ‘Not a Get Out of Jail Free Card’ Dayton Daily News

House Work for OhioAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Enquirer, Media File Lawsuit Seeking UC VideoCincinnati Enquirer


JULY 24, 2015

District Court Voids Reversal by Toledo JudgeToledo Blade

Judge Expected to Rule Friday on Charges Against Five Cleveland Police SupervisorsCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Brutally Beat Ex-Girlfriend for Several Hours Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Confession by Minor Was Not Voluntary, Must Be SuppressedColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rejects Appeal from Man Who Made Threatening Phone CallColumbus Daily Reporter

Year-and-a-Half Jail Sentence Upheld for Underage Drinking ArsonistColumbus Daily Reporter

Furry Avoids Death Penalty by Pleading Guilty in Auglaize County DeathLima News

Ohio’s Search for Execution Drugs is Getting DesperateCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Backup Plan for Death Penalty Trial Files ProposedColumbus Daily Reporter

City of Cleveland Denies Claims Made in Lawsuit Filed by Exoneree Ricky JacksonCleveland Plain Dealer

State, Federal Legislators Should Smack Down Suits that Threaten Free SpeechYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Judge Robin Piper Announces Candidacy for the Twelfth District Court of AppealsClermont Sun

Assistant Prosecutor for Montgomery County Faces OVI Charge After Allegedly Leaving Scene of WreckCambridge Daily Jeffersonian

David Fickel: 1953-2015; Bankruptcy Court Clerk Taught Law at UT, ONUToledo Blade

Two Graduate Municipal Drug CourtPortsmouth Daily Times

That Email Isn’t as Private as You May ThinkAthens Messenger Guest Column


JULY 23, 2015

‘Business Fixture’ Ruling Could Mean Changes in Your Property TaxesNational Law Review Guest Column

Ex-Prison Guard Who Stabbed His Wife to Death Loses Appeal Columbus Daily Reporter

Man in Money Laundering Scheme Wins Early ReleaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Suarez Appeal RejectedCanton Repository

Hearing Held on Cases Prosecutor Said Were Moving Too SlowlyCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Takes Kids on Enrichment TripPortsmouth Daily Times

Judge Robin Piper Announces Candidacy for the Twelfth District Court of AppealsClermont Sun

Leaping Up the Legal Ladder, Chris Brown is a Judge at 35Columbus Dispatch

When in Doubt, Just Ask Them for Judge BrownColumbus Dispatch

Sean V. McCarthy Appointed to Franklin County Municipal JudgeshipColumbus Dispatch

Ronald Kopp Will Take Experience Gained in Akron to Post as Ohio Bar PresidentCrain’s Cleveland Business

Youngstown Attorney Receives Distinguished Service AwardAkron Legal News

Bicyclists Do Get Tickets, and Laws ApplyCincinnati Enquirer Letter to the Editor

Barberton Court Amnesty Program ExtendedSeventh Item, Akron Leader

Recovering Addicts May Benefit from Increase in FundingNewark Advocate

Rumpke Landfill Suit Against Colerain Zoning Gets UnderwayCincinnati Enquirer

Deters: Video Release Could ‘Jeopardize’ ProbeCincinnati Enquirer


JULY 22, 2015

Lucas Co Has Most Invalid Signatures on Marijuana Legalization PetitionToledo WOIO-TV

Murderer Who Stabbed Victim After His Daughter’s Birthday Party Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Speedway Thief Knowingly Entered Guilty PleaColumbus Daily Reporter

Former Hudson Doctor James Bressi Wants Lone Conviction OverturnedAkron Beacon Journal

Prosecutor Withdraws Request to Move Old Cases from Judges’ DocketsCleveland Plain Dealer

Akron Attorney Remembered for His Courageous & Dignified Battle with CancerAkron Legal News

Digging Deeper: Student Sex Offenders May Still Be in ClassYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Portage County Will Hike Sales Tax to Help Deal with Heroin CrisisAkron Beacon Journal

Local Woman, Now 22, Meets Justice GinsburgDayton Daily News Guest Column

End Solitary Confinement for Ohio YouthCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Facebook Loses Appeal on New York Search WarrantsNew York Times


JULY 21, 2015

Pot Legalization Group Plans to Go to Supreme Court over Signature ShortageColumbus Dispatch

Court of Appeals: Jammed Gun Gave Killer Time to ReconsiderColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Affirms Convictions for Man Found in Stolen Car After Drive-By ShootingColumbus Daily Reporter

Assailant Who Violated His Community Control Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

State Lawyers Appeal Federal Judge’s Decision to Grant New Trial for Accused Cop Killer Quisi BryanCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Avoids Death Penalty with Guilty PleaLima News

New Guardianship Rules Take Effect in Summit County Probate Court amid Statewide InitiativeAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Revises Forms, Makes Changes After Gay Marriage RulingAssociated Press

Same-Sex Couple Make HistoryToledo Blade

State Rep. Bill Hayes to Run for Licking County ProsecutorColumbus Dispatch

Retired Congressman Louis Stokes Diagnosed with Lung/Brain CancerCleveland WKYC-TV

Employment Clinic Helps Ex-OffendersYoungstown Vindicator

Inmates Are More Likely to Get the Death Penalty if Their Faces Are Deemed Untrustworthy, Study SaysABA Journal


JULY 20, 2015

Ohio Prosecutors Want Execution Date for Man Who Killed 4Associated Press

Convicted Rapist Appeals to Ohio Supreme CourtAthens Messenger

Court Ruling in Favor of Athens is OverturnedAthens Messenger

Man Who Went on Cocaine-Fueled Robbery Spree Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Bank Robber’s Actions Implied Threat of ForceColumbus Daily Reporter

Attempted Felony MurderHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Judge John D. Sutula Says Prosecutor Wants to ‘Rush to Judgment’ on Old CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

County’s Family Drug Court Tackles Issues Head-OnCoshocton Tribune

Costs to Defend Poor Rise, Counties Call for Changes to Funding SystemSpringfield News Sun

Local Judges Weigh in on Marriage CeremoniesChillicothe Gazette

Discussion Continues Locally on Same-Sex MarriageHamilton Journal News

Same-Sex Couple Set to Adopt with Full Legal RightsToledo Blade

Ohioans Will Be Affected by Budget in Many WaysItem 73, Alliance Review

Ohio Still Seeking Execution DrugsToledo Blade

Tax Tips: Case Could Result in Ohio Tax ChallengeCrain’s Cleveland Business Guest Column


JULY 17, 2015

Should Grain Bins Be Taxed as Real or Personal Property?Farm and Dairy

Minor Who Shot an Acquaintance in the Back Has His Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Man in Robbery Spree Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rules Transfers to Privately Owned Prisons Do Not Entitle Inmates to ReleaseColumbus Daily Reporter

OVI Conviction Stands for Woman Who Drove Under Speed Limit, Stopped at Green LightColumbus Daily Reporter

Federal Judge Orders New Trial for Man Convicted of Killing Cleveland Officer Wayne Leon in 2000Cleveland Plain Dealer

Summit County Judge Gives Dismissed Juror 30-Day Suspended Jail Sentence, $250 FineAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Supreme Court to Visit Sandusky County StudentsFremont News Messenger

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Seeks to Move Old Cases from Second Judge’s DocketCleveland Plain Dealer

County Prosecutor Tim McGinty’s Combative Ways Doom Court ReformCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Deters Wants Pay Raise for His ProsecutorsCincinnati Enquirer

On Heroin, Ohio, and Storytelling for ChangeHuffington Post Guest Column


JULY 16, 2015

Geauga County Probate Judge Grendell, Republican Party Chair Settle Controversial Freedom of Speech CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Court: Peeking Over Bathroom Stall is Reasonable SearchAssociated Press

Teen Who Attacked, Robbed Amish Victims Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Denied for Man Who Threatened Ex-Wife’s New Husband with Pool StickColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Finds Firearm Statute Clear and UnambiguousColumbus Daily Reporter

Arbitrators Reach Contrary Verdicts in Cases of Cleveland Police Supervisors Disciplined in Deadly ChaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Joseph D. Russo Disputes Prosecutor’s Complaints About Old CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

Rally Challenges Removal of Clark Co. Judge’s Name on Marriage LicensesDayton Daily News

Lima Municipal Court to Begin Drug Court ProgramLima News

Mayor’s Court Remains Shuttered in NortonAkron City Leader

Lawmakers, Faith Groups Seek to End Death PenaltyColumbus Dispatch

Woman Who Was Denied Same-Sex Divorce Refiles CaseAthens Messenger

Judge OKs County Charter for BallotAthens News

UD Releases Scott, Robinson Police ReportsDayton WHIO-TV

Foreign Students Learning How American Democracy WorksHamilton Journal News

How the Legal Community Can Lead the Way to Support Military FamiliesJurist Guest Column


JULY 15, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court: Grain Bins Not Taxable PropertyToledo Blade

Mentor Who Physically Abused Protégé Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Escape Charge Stands for Man Who Failed to Return from Furlough for Mother's FuneralColumbus Daily Reporter

Attorneys for Danny Lee Hill Say Special Prosecutor Should Handle Question of New TrialYoungstown Vindicator

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Seeks to Move Old Cases from Judge Joseph D. Russo’s DocketCleveland Plain Dealer

In Prosecuting Police-Chase Supervisors, Tim McGinty’s About-Face on Venue Raises ConcernsCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Williams County to Begin Drug Court Program TodayBryan Times

No Marriages of Any Kind Will Be Officiated by Guernsey County OfficialsZanesville WHIZ-TV

Can Public Employees Decline to Perform Gay Marriages?Newsweek

Mother Who Sold Crack Gets a BreakColumbus Dispatch

Remember You Have the Right to Remain SilentOhio’s Country Journal Guest Column

Low Pay for Workers Troubles Juvenile Detention CenterZanesville Times Recorder

The Massive Stakes in the 2016 Election, in 1 GraphicWashington Post Column

Study: Male Attorneys Far More Likely than Women to Take Lead Role in TrialsWall Street Journal


JULY 14, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Ancil Cross AppealJackson County Times Journal

Convictions Upheld for Man Who Bilked Millions Through Bogus Military CharityColumbus Daily Reporter

State Makes New Bid to Close Toledo’s Last Abortion ClinicAssociated Press

No Judge’s Name to Appear on Clark County Marriage LicensesSpringfield News Sun

Gay or Not, Civil Weddings Not Offered in Guernsey CountyColumbus Dispatch

Judge’s Refusal to Marry Same-Sex Couples Draws PetitionToledo Blade

Minister Reverses His Stance on Gay WeddingsToledo Blade

Heartless Felon Serving Life Term Gets Three More Years for Threatening JudgeCleveland Plain Dealer

Downtown Akron Race Honors Memory of Well-Lived but Too-Short Life of Andrea Rose TeodosioAkron Beacon Journal

Separate Mineral Interests Survive After Savings Event Time PeriodCrain’s Cleveland Business Guest Column

Judge Fines Defendant in Indian Hill Legal DonnybrookCincinnati Enquirer

The Homeless Man Who Graduated Harvard Law with John RobertsWashington Post

Lawsuit Seeks Better Protection for Fans from Foul Balls and Broken BatsNew York Times


JULY 13, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Rules: Twp. Officer Lacked Authority for Stop on I-280Toledo Press

Protect Free Speech by Protecting Public, PressMassillon Independent Editorial

‘Cleveland 8’ Responds to Appeals Court’s Refusal to Force Arrest Warrants for Officers in Tamir Rice CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Father Who Sold Cocaine from His Home Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Murderer Who Blamed Victim for Loose Tooth Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Caught Driving with a Gun Under Her Purse Has Appeal RejectedColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Court Says Contractor Not Liable for Bulldozer DamageAssociated Press

Eastwood Schools: Appeal Coming in Residents’ LawsuitToledo Press

Clark County Court Cases Declining, but Not StaffsSpringfield News Sun

Local Politicians to Get Annual 5 Percent RaisesDayton Daily News

Kuhlman Waiting for Same-Sex Duty OpinionToledo Blade

How a Judge Forgot About the LawToledo Blade Column

Mahoning Co. High School Deserves National SpotlightYoungstown Vindicator Column

Witnesses Sue Attorney Who Accused Them of LyingAthens Messenger

Galion Lawyer John L. Wagner: Success Through War and AdversityMansfield Richland Source

Nicholas D. Batt (1952-2015): Real Estate Broker Had Been Oregon’s Law Director, Holland’s Village SolicitorToledo Blade

Study Finds Lack of Diversity Among Elected ProsecutorsColumbus WOSU-Radio

Trumbull County Probate Court Starts Veterans Assistance ProgramYoungstown Vindicator

Toledo Asks Court to Intervene over Traffic CamerasToledo Blade


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