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SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Chief Justice on Bond Requirements: ‘How Many Lives Have We Ruined as Judges?’Columbus Dispatch

Chief Justice Calls for Bail Reform, Gun Background Checks in Annual SpeechColumbus WOSU Public Radio

Misiak Receives Ohio Supreme Court CredentialsAshtabula Star Beacon

Ohio Supreme Court Appoints Judge to Hear Criminal Complaint Cleveland Firefighters Filed against Chief Angelo CalvilloCleveland Plain Dealer

Res Judicata Does Not Doom Akron Property Dispute ClaimAkron Legal News

Disgraced Former Judge Lance Mason Has Chance at Parole after Admitting to Ex-Wife’s MurderCleveland Plain Dealer

Brooke Skylar Richardson Sentenced to Time Served; Gets to Go Home Today. ‘I Am Forever Sorry,’ She Says.Cincinnati Enquirer

Brooke Richardson to Learn Her Sentence Today after Acquittals on Most Serious ChargesDayton Daily News

Brooke Skylar Richardson Trial: Not Guilty on Most Serious Charges. Lawyers Don’t Expect Any Jail Time.Cincinnati Enquirer

Fourth District Court of Appeals Will Meet Sept. 19Marietta Times

Longtime Criminal Defense Attorney RememberedAkron Legal News

Changes in Petition Requirements for Amendments ProposedAkron Legal News

Here’s How Hamilton County Kids in Foster Care Are Beating the Odds with Their Academic SuccessCincinnati WCPO-TV


SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Chief Justice Calls for Sentencing, Bond Reforms in Annual SpeechColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor Touts Work to Reform Criminal JusticeCleveland Plain Dealer

Alliance-Marlington Case Dismissed by High CourtCanton Repository

County Dispute over New Court Computer System Heads to MediationMedina Gazette

Supreme Court Justice Judi French to Visit Van Wert CountyVan Wert Times Bulletin

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Ashbrook LuncheonMansfield News Journal

Mayors Support Red-Flag Law in ConceptToledo Blade

Appeals Court Upholds Kister’s 911, Menacing ConvictionsAthens Messenger

Franklin County Judge Imposes Death Penalty for First Time in 7 YearsColumbus Dispatch

FOLLOW LIVE: Jury Begins Deliberations in Carlisle Buried Baby TrialDayton Daily News

Brooke Skylar Richardson trial: Was It the Perfect Crime? Or a Botched Investigation of a Troubled Teen? - Now the Jury Will Decide.Cincinnati Enquirer

Here’s What the Jury Could Decide and What It Would Mean for SkylarCincinnati Enquirer

‘Skylar Was Not Able to Defend Herself’: Defense Witnesses Question Pivotal Police InterrogationDayton Daily News

Already in Prison for Life, Ohio Serial Killer Shawn Grate Admits to First MurderColumbus Dispatch

Disgraced Former Judge Lance Mason Deserves No Chance at Parole for Ex-Wife’s Brutal Murder, Prosecutors SayCleveland Plain Dealer

State Senator: Judge Wanted Tracie Hunter to Apologize before He’d Consider Early ReleaseCincinnati Enquirer

Appeals Court Says Ohio Execution Protocol Doesn’t Cause Unconstitutional PainColumbus Dispatch

Condemned Ohio Murderer Didn’t Prove Current Execution Method Is Unconstitutional, Appeals Court SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

SB 263 Brings Changes to NotariesGreenville Daily Advocate

Greene County Prosecutor Changes Mind, Says He Will Not Seek Re-electionDayton Daily News

Franklin County Mother Sues JUUL, Vape Shop over Twin Daughters Alleged Addiction to VapingColumbus WBNS-TV

Avoid State Cash GrabToledo Blade Editorial

Constitutional Law Conference to Focus on 19th AmendmentAkron Legal News

Settlement Money Won’t Restore Ohio City Upended by OpioidsAssociated Press

Every US Community Can Have a say in National Opioid Suit Settlement, Judge RulesCincinnati Enquirer

Local K of C Taking on Human TraffickingAkron South Side Leader

Sept. 16 ceremony in Hazlehurst Will Honor Nation’s First Female Federal Trial JudgeJackson (MS) WLBT-TV


SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Bail Businesses Argue against Proposed ReformsToledo Blade

Proposed Bail Reforms Come under Fire at State Supreme Court DemonstrationColumbus WCMH-TV

11th District Reverses Portage County NGRI JurisdictionAkron Legal News

Judge Imposes Death Sentence for Kristofer GarrettColumbus Dispatch

Judge to Decide on Death Penalty for Man Convicted of Murdering Ex-Girlfriend and DaughterColumbus WSYX-TV

Psychologist Says Richardson Has ‘Mental Disorder’ that Causes Her to Comply with AuthorityDayton Daily News

‘Daddy’s Little Girl’: Father Defends Brooke Skylar Richardson in Tearful TestimonyCincinnati Enquirer

Cleveland Teen Faces Life in Prison after Pleading Guilty to Murder in 12-Year-Old’s DeathCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Sentences Gunman, Accomplice in Case Western Reserve University Student’s ShootingCleveland Plain Dealer

Lawsuits Filed by Families of 2 Kirkersville Victims WithdrawnColumbus Dispatch

Court, Community Source of Hope Before, During, After Drug Court DocumentaryAkron Legal News

Thousands Sign Petition to Change Custody Law in Ohio after Parents Say Current Law Puts Children at RiskCleveland WEWS-TV

‘Red Flag’ Bill Hearing: When to Seize Guns Is Key Issue for Ohio LegislatorsColumbus Dispatch

Delays in Building a New Cuyahoga County Justice Center Would Be CostlyCleveland Plain Dealer

One of Columbus’ Largest Law Firms Has a New Managing PartnerColumbus Business First


SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide on Randy Law’s EligibilityWarren Tribune Chronicle

Ohio Clinic Appeals State Court Ruling to Stay OpenAssociated Press

Capitol Insider: Must Ohio Petition Drive to Stop FirstEnergy Nuclear Bailout Be Completed before Referendum Is Ruled Unconstitutional?Columbus Dispatch

Cleveland Asks Ohio Supreme Court for Help with Fire Union’s Complaint against Chief Angelo CalvilloCleveland Plain Dealer

State Rests in Skylar Richardson Case; Judge Dismisses Tampering with Evidence ChargeAssociated Press

‘You’re Scaring Me,’ Brooke Skylar Richardson Tells Mom in Text after Pregnancy RevealedCincinnati Enquirer

Teen Convicted of Killing Brother in 2016 Now Facing Life in PrisonToledo Blade

Ads Claim Voter Referendum Would Allow ‘China to Control Ohio’s Power’Toledo Blade

South Euclid Court Changing Lives for People Who Deserve Second ChanceCleveland WOIO-TV

State in New Miami Speed Camera Lawsuit: We Control Our Own SpendingHamilton Journal-News

Northeast Ohio Men Wrongfully Convicted Demand Justice ReformCleveland WEWS-TV

Yost Applauds Efforts to Stop Competing Lawsuits against Opioid MakersPortsmouth Daily Times

County Executive Won’t Need Council Approval to Settle with DrugmakersAkron Beacon Journal

Bankruptcy Could Stall Landmark Opioid TrialCleveland WEWS-TV



State Challenges $4.5M Judgment to Cleveland for Workers’ Comp OverchargesYoungstown Daily Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court to Confront Whether Return Premium Required before Seeking RescissionNational Law Review

Fight Ramps up to Keep Voters Away from Bailout BillColumbus Dispatch Column

Legal Efforts to Keep Kettering Abortion Clinic Open to ContinueYellow Springs WYSO Public Radio

County Sues Judge Who Blocked Software Upgrade She OpposesAssociated Press

Brooke Skylar Richardson Trial: Shocking Texts, Conflicting Testimony and a Disputed ConfessionCincinnati Enquirer

Brooke Skylar Richardson Trial: ‘Think How Proud Annabelle Would Be to Have You as a Mom.’Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Construction Company Owner Gets Prison for Worker’s DeathInsurance Journal

Judge Rules on Photos at Rauch-Owned Dayton Business in EPA Dumping CaseDayton Daily News

‘I Will Have the County Tow Your Vehicle’: Fox 8 I-Team Finds Power Struggle over Justice Center ParkingCleveland WJW-TV

Drunken Driving and Judges Don’t MixToledo Blade Editorial

How Technology Problems and Clerical Errors Could Allow Felons to Purchase Guns in OhioCincinnati Enquirer

Danny Lee Hill Death Penalty Hearing Set for DecemberYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Summit, Cuyahoga Counties Reach Tentative $30 Million Settlement with Drugmaker ahead of October Opioid TrialAkron Beacon Journal

Reaching a Deal in National Opioids Case Proving DifficultAssociated Press

Ohio Attorney General Sues to Stop Upcoming Opioid TrialsAssociated Press

Judge: Drugmakers, Others Can Face Trial over Opioids CrisisAssociated Press

Family of Victim Questions State on Death DrugsLima News

Oregon District Shooter’s Life Was Improving. So Why Did He Turn Violent?Dayton Daily News



Davis-Besse Owner Files Lawsuit Defending Bailout BillSandusky Register

Commissioners Sue Judge to Push through New Court SystemMedina Gazette

Women’s Med Center Appeals State Court RulingDayton Daily News

Sentence Cut in Half for Man Convicted of Raping YSU StudentYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Lorain City School Board, CEO David Hardy Jr. Will Not Go to MediationLorain Morning Journal

Akron Valor Court Officer Chosen for Supreme Court CommitteeAkron Legal News

Skylar Richardson Trial: ‘All of the Evidence Points to a Homicide,’ Doctor TestifiesCincinnati Enquirer

‘Do You Believe Me?’ Skylar Richardson Begs Parents to Forgive Her in Police Video Aired in Baby Death TrialCincinnati Enquirer

Judge: Family of Dog Mauling Victim Can Continue Suit against CountyDayton Daily News

Akron Recovery Court Helps Offenders Struggling with AddictionCleveland WJW-TV

Former Scioto County Judge Facing Scrutiny from State Defender’s Office Wrecks Truck, RVCincinnati Enquirer

Former Mahoning County Judge Scheduled to Start Prison TermYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Warrant Issued for West Chester LawyerPiqua Daily Call

Sentencing Set for Former Lima Court WorkerLima News

Teens Killed in Ohio Garage Were Murdered, Says Dayton Mayor Nan WhaleyDayton Daily News

Reaction Fervent to Mayor Whaley Stating Teens Were Murdered in Dayton GarageDayton Daily News

Could Ohio’s New Self-Defense Law Impact Case of Homeowner Killing Teens in Garage?Dayton Daily News

Women’s Prison Opens New Nursery for Babies Born Behind BarsColumbus WBNS-TV

‘Bigfoot’ Dave Yost Is Doubling down on His Wrongheaded Opioid Power GrabCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Appeals Judges Issue Pun-Filled Ruling in Case Where Lorain Woman Said Flushable Kitty Litter Clogged Septic TankCleveland Plain Dealer

Some States, Towns Skeptical over Proposed Opioid SettlementAssociated Press



FirstEnergy Solutions Wants Supreme Court to Stop Nuclear Bailout Referendum AttemptDayton WYSO Radio

FirstEnergy Sues to Block Repeal Petition of Ohio Nuke SubsidiesBloomberg Environment

Supreme Court Rules against AllianceThe Bryan Times

Documents Detail Alleged Improprieties by ReaderWashington Courthouse Record Herald

OLAF Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Helping Ohioans in NeedAkron Legal News

7th District: Belmont Trial Court Reverses Drug Dog Sniff CaseAkron Legal News

Judge Sentenced on OVI ChargeFindlay Courier

Skyler Richardson Trial: Hear from Former Cheerleader Charged in Child's Death for First TimeCincinnati Enquirer

'I Never Meant to Kill My Baby': Police Interrogation Tapes with Skylar Richardson Played at TrialCincinnati WLWT-TV

Teen Charged as Adult in Rape of Woman Pushing Stroller on Bike TrailColumbus Dispatch

Eric Deters Jailed after Protest in Durrani CaseCincinnati Enquirer

10TV Meteorologist Mike Davis Charged with Possessing Child PornographyColumbus Dispatch

County Grand Jury Indicts Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s Grandson in Beating Case City Attorneys Declined to ProsecuteCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Fire Union Asks Judge to Monitor Progress of Criminal Complaint against Fire Chief Angelo CalvilloCleveland Plain Dealer

Jury Instruction Error Could Result in Less Prison Time for Akron Man Convicted of MurderAkron Beacon Journal

Attorneys for Ohio School Shooter Seeks Sentence ReductionAssociated Press

E-Filing Comes to Hamilton County Domestic Relations CourtCincinnati Enquirer

Juvi Court to Offer 4th Session of the Parent ProjectAkron Legal News

Cleveland Inches Closer to Right to Counsel for Citizens in Need Facing EvictionCrain’s Cleveland Business

Trapped and Trafficked, Part 2: 'They Took a Little Piece of Us That We Can’t Replace'Cincinnati Enquirer

Why Wait? Improve Background Checks NowToledo Blade Editorial

The Low-Down on Ohio's Marijuana LawAkron WKSU Radio

Victim in Brock Turner Stanford Sexual Assault Case Goes Public with Her Name and MemoirABC News



Oral Argument Preview: Should the Supreme Court of Ohio Update its Analysis for Calculating Attorney Fees? Phoenix Lighting Group LLC v. Genlyte Thomas Group LLC.Legally Speaking Ohio

Supreme Court Rejects Michindoh Aquifer Ballot IssueToledo Blade

FirstEnergy Solutions Asks Supreme Court to Block Referendum on Nuke BailoutColumbus Dispatch

Nuclear Plants' Owner Files Lawsuit to Block 2020 ReferendumCincinnati Enquirer

FirstEnergy Solutions Lawsuit Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Block House Bill 6 ReferendumCleveland Plain Dealer

Suspended Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader Had Gambling, Marital Problems, New Documents ShowColumbus Dispatch

Auditor's Report on Pike County Sheriff: Gambling, Seized Cash and Impounded VehiclesCincinnati Enquirer

Court Documents: Special Commission Confirms Pike County Sheriff SuspensionCincinnati WXIX-TV

Former Astronaut, New York Times Best-Selling Authors, History-Making Ohio Supreme Court Justice among Fall SpeakersUniversity of Dayton

Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Champaign County Shooter CaseSpringfield News-Sun

'My Belly is Back OMG.' Jury Hears Text Messages from Skylar Richardson Hours after Baby's Death - Cincinnati Enquirer

Cleveland Prosecutor Declined to Charge Mayor Frank Jackson’s Grandson in Beating of Woman Witnessed by Others, Records SayCleveland Plain Dealer

More Is Amiss at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse Than In Just One or Two CourtroomsCleveland Plain Dealer

Antenna on Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center Will Bring Affordable Internet to One of Cleveland’s Least-Connected NeighborhoodsCleveland Plain Dealer

Death Penalty Does More Harm Than Good for Victim’s SonColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

Cuyahoga County Buys Anti-Suicide Blankets, Gowns to Reduce Risk of Suicides in County JailCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Lawmakers Seek to Extend Driver’s License Amnesty ProgramColumbus Dispatch

Judge Dismisses Secretary of State Frank Larose from Environmental Activists’ Lawsuit over Access to Elections BallotsCleveland Plain Dealer

Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can ContinueColumbus Dispatch

Cleveland Federal Judge Won’t Dismiss Claims That Say Drug Makers Fueled Opioid EpidemicCleveland Plain Dealer

‘You Understand That You Might Have to Shoot a Student?’Washington Post

She Surrendered Her Secrets to Put Away a Sexual Predator. But Her Sacrifice Isn't OverLouisville Courier Journal

After Prison, More PunishmentWashington Post



Oral Argument Preview: Are “May” and “Could” Good Enough to Warn Policyholder that Misstatement Will Void Policy? Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Pusser et al.Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Bar Exam Should Reach Beyond Mental HealthColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

Pretrial Task Force Takes Steps in the Right DirectionColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

Don’t Let a Computer Algorithm Determine Your FreedomColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

Judge Vinsel Recertified for H.O.P.E. Court - Y-City News

New Website Provides Ohioans with Free Legal Information, Court FormsColumbus Dispatch

Relative to Have No Calls with Suspects in Ohio Family MassacreAssociated Press

Here’s What You Should Know as Brooke Skylar Richardson's Murder Trial BeginsCincinnati WCPO-TV

More than 2 Years of Twists and Turns Led to Carlisle Buried Baby Trial This WeekDayton Daily News

Skylar Richardson Trial BeginsCincinnati Enquirer

Attorney Blasts Police Who Investigated Buried Baby Case. ‘No Guts’Cincinnati Enquirer

Court Drops Charges against Man Who Served 27 Years in Prison for a Murder He Didn’t CommitCleveland WOIO-TV

2 Largest Settlements Yet Add $9m over Deaths Tied to DoctorAssociated Press

Oberlin College Seeks New Trial after Order to Pay $25mAssociated Press

‘It Was a Terrible Mistake’: Lucas Co. Judge Admits to Drinking and DrivingToledo Blade

Ashtabula Municipal Court Partners with LARCAshtabula Star Beacon

Courthouse Security Changes Coming This MonthZanesville Times Recorder

Kurt Tunnell Remembered by Lt. Gov. Jon HustedColumbus WCMH-TV

Ohio Attorney General Sues to Stop Upcoming Opioid TrialsAssociated Press

OxyContin Maker, Government Attorneys in Settlement TalksAssociated Press

Infighting over Opioid Lawsuits Will Not Serve Ohio InterestsColumbus Dispatch Editorial

‘Unfathomable’: How 1.6 Million Pills from a Small-Town Doctor Helped Fuel the Opioid Crisis in OhioCleveland Plain Dealer


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