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SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Court Sends Democratic Public-Records Suits to MediationColumbus Dispatch

Ex-Judge Hale Deserves 1-Year Suspension, Justices ToldColumbus Dispatch

Maple Heights City Council Plans Special Meeting after Supreme Court Traffic Camera RulingCleveland Plain Dealer

Court Rejects Juror Dispute Claim from Convicted RapistColumbus Daily Reporter

East Side Murderer Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Man Can’t Appeal Sentence Enhancement after Plea AgreementColumbus Daily Reporter

Justice Insider: Judges Back Owners of Skittish Horse Who Knocked Woman DownColumbus Dispatch

Judge’s OVI Suspension Lifted after Paperwork ErrorLancaster Eagle-Gazette

Hursh Begins Term as Lima Municipal Court JudgeLima News

Judge Shuts Down Prosecutor’s Video FeedCincinnati Enquirer

Community Justice Event to Focus on Drug TreatmentAthens Messenger

Domestic Violence Deaths Highlight Lack of Protection for Women in Abusive RelationshipsCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

State Agents Search the Mahoning County Auditor’s OfficeYoungstown WFMJ-TV

State Says Upholding Order on Expanded Early Voting Could Invalidate How Americans Have Voted Throughout HistoryColumbus Dispatch Column

Ohio and Its Still Overcrowded PrisonsAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Supreme Court Orders Maple Heights to Put Traffic Camera Issue on the November BallotCleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court Rules Three Powell Initiatives Off BallotOlentangy Valley News

Ohio Charter School Companies Amass Tax-Free Real Estate Portfolios; Supreme Court to Consider White Hat CaseAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Innocence Project Sues Columbus Police for Murder Case RecordsColumbus Dispatch

Arbitration to Decide Union CaseToledo Blade

ODNR Deemed Liable after Mower Launched Rock that Hit FishermanColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Uphold Conviction for Man Who Hid Video Camera in Woman’s BathroomColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Who Met Robbery Victim via Dating Website Loses Appeal Columbus Daily Reporter

Prize-Winning Steer’s Banned Drug Debate Heads Back to CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Asked Not to Rule for OU on Claims Related to Student’s DeathAthens Messenger

Special Grand Jury to Get Evidence in Walmart Shooting CaseDayton Daily News

State Must Change Way We Pick JusticesColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

More Fireworks in Tracie Hunter TrialCincinnati Enquirer

Finance Director Testifies about Judge Hunter’s County Credit CardCincinnati WKRC-TV

Young Appointee O’Donnell Faces Hawkins for Common Pleas SeatColumbus Dispatch

Present, Former Judges Seek New Seat in Franklin County Common Pleas CourtColumbus Dispatch

Judicial Candidates Share Experience with Domestic-Relations CourtColumbus Dispatch

Franklin County Common Pleas Candidates Call Fairness, Respect EssentialColumbus Dispatch

Time a Central Issue in Common Pleas Race between Brown, GonzalesColumbus Dispatch

French, Hayes Call on Unique Experiences in Common Pleas RaceColumbus Dispatch

Brooks Pleads Guilty in Real-Estate Agent Vivian Martin’s DeathYoungstown Vindicator

19-Year-Old Faces Death Penalty Trial in Warren CountyDayton Daily News

Jim Petro: Ohio Shouldn’t Risk Executing InnocentCincinnati Enquirer Guest Column

County Prosecutors Looking at Fast-Tracking Domestic Violence Indictments in Wake of Malorie Ferrell’s SlayingCleveland Plain Dealer

Defense Attorney Taking Precautions in Light of Courtroom RecordingsDayton Daily News

Juvenile Safe Surrender Gets Underway – Slowly – at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Courthouse Restoration, New Building Provide Homage to Regional HistoryToledo Blade

Poverty a Large Part of Justice SystemAthens Messenger

Legal Help Shrinking for Those in PovertyBucyrus Telegraph-Forum

Legal Services Celebrating 40 years: James J. Sandman and Colleen M. CotterCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Dispelling the Myths of Pro Bono WorkColumbus Daily Reporter

UT Law School Enrollment Decline Worst in Ohio as Slump Spooks StudentsToledo Blade

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Review Earlier RulingAshtabula Star Beacon

Richmond Heights | New Mayor Faces Recall Vote TuesdayCleveland WKYC-TV

No Decision Announced on whether City Will AppealWesterville News & Public Opinion

Felon Who Used Mom’s Credit Card Without Permission Will Return to PrisonColumbus Daily Reporter

Akron Man Who Sent a Threatening Letter to Florida Circuit Court Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Says Search Warrant Used to Find Marijuana in Home Was IllegalColumbus Daily Reporter

Jurors to Report for Vivien Martin Capital Murder CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Justice Uses Position to EducateMount Vernon News

Delaware County Lawyer Resigns Amid ProbeColumbus Dispatch

Back Dating of Documents Key Issue in Tracie Hunter TrialCincinnati WKRC-TV

Hursh to Be Sworn in as Judge MondayLima News

Springer, Williams Look to Take Over BenchMount Vernon News

New Court Could Help Break Prostitution Arrest CycleCincinnati WKRC-TV

Local Courts Believe Early Intervention Key to Ending Domestic ViolenceCleveland WEWS-TV

New Program Aims to Get Help for Domestic Violence Victims before Cases Become DeadlyColumbus WBNS-TV

Lawsuit: Youths Kept Cold, Restrained in Lancaster Juvenile Detention CenterColumbus Dispatch

Case against Deputy StartsBowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

Summit County Judge Limits Protests Outside Homes of FirstEnergy ExecutivesAkron Beacon Journal

Chevron 1st to Meet Voluntary Shale Drilling StandardsZanesville Times Recorder

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Court: Falfas Not Entitled to Be Reinstated as COO of Cedar FairToledo Blade

Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit on Ballot ExclusionAshtabula Star Beacon

Richmond Heights Mayoral Recall Lands in Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Ruling: Board Emails Didn’t Break State LawOlentangy Valley News

Logan County Music Teacher Who Had Sex with Students Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Denied for Apartment Worker Who Raped Young GirlColumbus Daily Reporter

Long Sentence Upheld for Man Who Raped, Impregnated 10-Year-OldColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Judges Now Can Order Mentally Ill into TreatmentColumbus Dispatch

Tracie Hunter Trial Turns TestyCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Williams’ Character is Above ReproachCincinnati Enquirer Letter

Miami County Lawyer Seeks Special ProsecutorDayton Daily News

Ohio to Owner of Crushed Car: Sue UsCincinnati Enquirer

Voluntary Abandonment of EmploymentHighland County Press, Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Inmate escapes from North West Corrections CenterToledo Blade

2 Appointed Lawyers Drop Defense ClientToledo Blade

After the EscapeToledo Blade Editorial

Fairlawn Implements New ProgramsSidney Daily News

Drum Therapy Enlivens Treatment for Troubled YouthColumbus Dispatch

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Strip Mining OK in State Wildlife Area, Ohio Supreme Court RulesColumbus Dispatch

Medina Attorney Faces Discipline over Workers’ Comp Fraud ChargesMedina Gazette

Furor over Powell Apartment Project under Review by Ohio Supreme CourtColumbus Dispatch

Ruling Upholds Brice’s Loss of Mayor’s CourtColumbus Dispatch

Man Accused of Trafficking Heroin, Cocaine Wins AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

$82,000 Settlement in Wrongful Imprisonment CaseDayton Daily News

Judge: Late-Jailed Can Vote by Absentee BallotColumbus Dispatch

Judge Tracie Hunter Again Asks Judge in Her Case to Recuse HimselfCincinnati WLWT-TV

Akron Attorney George T. Manos, 87, Remembered for Vast Accomplishments, Deep FaithAkron Beacon Journal

Plea Agreement Reached in Capital Murder CaseDayton Daily News

Increasingly, Ohio Juries Choosing Life in Prison Instead of DeathYoungstown Vindicator

Lorain to Hire Law Firm to Investigate Court SoftwareLorain Morning Journal

Former Pike County Court Clerk’s Employee Ordered to Repay Missing MoneyColumbus Dispatch

Medina County Clerk of Courts Requests to Have His Court Records SealedMedina Gazette

Husband of Ex-Fairfield County Court Clerk Pleads Guilty to Corruption ChargesColumbus Dispatch

Ashtabula County Students Will Get Involved in Judicial RacesAshtabula Star Beacon

Find Funding to Help ProstitutesCincinnati Enquirer Editorial

Prison Adds Fence Wire, Changes Locks Following T.J. Lane’s EscapeCleveland Plain Dealer

Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on Gay MarriageAssociated Press

Courts Use Copy and Paste, TooWall Street Journal

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Traffic-Camera Fight in Maple Heights a Growing Headache As Election Draws CloserCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Stabbed Woman, Robbed Her Roommate Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Ran Over Woman With His Truck Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Acquitted of Burglary Loses Suit Alleging Malicious ProsecutionColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal of Ruling Likely Would Fail, Waste MoneyColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Hoffman Enters Not Guilty Pleas in 4 Bucyrus HomicidesMansfield News Journal

Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Aims to Help VeteransZanesville WHIZ-TV

After 10 hours of Testimony, State's Witness in Judge Tracie Hunter Trial ExcusedCincinnati WLWT-TV

Mulligan Asks for Special ProsecutorSandusky Register

Kilroy Dissed in Bar Association Panel’s Recommendations for JudgesColumbus Dispatch

Pretrial Hearing Held in Oakhill CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Judge Raises Questions About Court Procedures After Cleveland Domestic KillingCleveland Plain Dealer

More Can Be Done By Court System to Protect the Lives of Domestic Violence Victims, Advocates SayCleveland Plain Dealer

University of Toledo Lowers Tuition for Law School StudentsToledo Blade

Shawnee State University Celebrates Constitution DayPike County Daily

Columbus Buying Software to Improve Crime DNA AnalysisColumbus Dispatch

Could Playing Cards Solve Homicide Cases?Cincinnati Enquirer

Law Firms Face New Competition – Their Own ClientsWall Street Journal

 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Apply Common Sense to Storm WaterAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Former Law Director Could Get Indefinite SuspensionChillicothe Gazette

County Officials Seek Reversal of Judges’ Request for Security FundingElyria Chronicle Telegram

Killer ID’d by Victim on Deathbed Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Threatened to Kill Ex-Girlfriend in Court Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Robbed Homeless Victim Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Early Voting Schedule Expanded by Secretary of State Jon Husted while Court Decision under AppealCleveland Plain Dealer

Let the Voters Decide Who LiesColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Defining Co-HabitationHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Ohio Supreme Court Justices at Xenia High SchoolFairborn Daily Herald Guest Column

GOP Positioned to Retain Statewide OfficesColumbus Dispatch Column

Rosengarten Graduates Court ProgramSidney Daily News

Ohio Judge Tapped as Chief of Appeals CourtAssociated Press

Tracie Hunter Trial Resumes MondayCincinnati Enquirer

Columbus Lawyer Gives Up All Guardianship CasesColumbus Dispatch

Dublin Immigration Lawyer Tries to Help Detained FamiliesColumbus Dispatch

First Ever Juvenile Safe Surrender Event to Be Held at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Next WeekCleveland Plain Dealer

Many Find Jury Duty Intimidating, EnlighteningColumbus Dispatch

Judge: Killer ‘A Blight On Our Society’Cincinnati Enquirer

Gov. Kasich Should Move to Abolish Executions, Not Schedule Them AnewCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Alabama Adopts New Death Penalty ProtocolMontgomery (Ala.) Advertiser

Polygraphs Can Be Useful in Detecting the TruthToledo Blade

County Juvenile Court Partners with Collection FirmLisbon Morning Journal

Chardon Reacts after T.J. Lane’s Escape and CaptureLorain Morning Journal

Voting Rights Cases May Be Headed Back to Supreme CourtUSA Today

Being Elmo: A Constitutional RightNew York Daily News Guest Column

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Decision on Coshocton Property Sets Statewide PrecedentCoshocton Tribune

Ohio Supreme Court is Coming to Portage CountyYoungstown Legal News

Judges Find Man Fully Understood Guilty Pleas in Murder Case, Reject AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Loses Appeal After Arguing the State Reneged on Her Plea OfferColumbus Daily Reporter

Prisoner Who Claimed He Was Intimidated for Filing Complaints Wins AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Law Banning Campaign Lies is Struck DownColumbus Dispatch

Ottawa County Juvenile Court Receives State CertificationPort Clinton Beacon

Chardon High School Shooter Captured After Prison EscapeColumbus Dispatch

Oakwood Prison in Lima Houses Notorious, Difficult InmatesLima News

Testimony Continues in Judge Tracie Hunter's TrialCincinnati WLWT-TV

Judge Refuses to Let Two Defendants in Oakhill Case Inspect Grand-Jury TranscriptYoungstown Vindicator

Columbus Safety Director Announces Retirement After Mayor’s ReprimandColumbus Dispatch

Second Man Found Guilty in Fatal 2012 BeatingElyria Chronicle

Hamilton Jury Awards Woman $1.2M in Malpractice SuitCincinnati Enquirer

Perry Multi-County Juvenile One of the First to Complete PREA Audit in the CountryPerry County Tribune

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Unusual School Funding CaseCleveland WCPN-Radio

Man Who Fired Shots Toward Police Officer Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rejects Appeal from Rapist Who Blamed His Young VictimsColumbus Daily Reporter

Murderer Trying to Claim Insanity Defense Has Appeal RejectedColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rejects Relief for Death Row InmateColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Court Rules Man Must be Reimbursed for Dentures Lost During FightDayton Daily News

Perry County Judge's OVI, Hit-Skip Case ContinuedZanesville Times Recorder

Tracie Hunter: Champion or Betrayer of Justice?Cincinnati Enquirer

Warren Court Ponders Legal Action Over Software-Company FoldupYoungstown Vindicator

Bubp Responds to AccusationsGeorgetown News Democrat

Judge’s Gun Debate ContinuesSandusky Register

Judicial Candidate Shannon Gallagher is Long on Political Connections, Short on Courtroom ExperienceCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Judge Refuses to Stay Early Voting OrderColumbus Dispatch

Franklin County Judge Moved By Words of Victim’s Family at Killer’s SentencingColumbus Dispatch

Fire of LitigationAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

State Crime Labs Testing 'Jane Doe' Rape Kits Collected from Anonymous Hospital PatientsCleveland Plain Dealer

Gun Laws Can Even Confuse CopsDayton Daily News

Management Study Hasn’t Cut Spending at Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, YetColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court to Discuss Gay MarriageNew York Times

Sotomayor Voices Support for Affirmative ActionAssociated Press

 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Deceased Worker’s Testimony Barred in Asbestos LawsuitNational Law Journal

Sewer District's Stormwater Authority Could Hinge on Supreme Court's Interpretation of Just a Few WordsCleveland Plain Dealer

Third Murder Trial Sought by Cuyahoga County Prosecutors in Case Before Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Second Apartment Suit Filed in Supreme CourtOlentangy Valley News

Maple Heights Accused of Stonewalling Ballot IssueCleveland WTAM-Radio

Will the Government Stop Using the Poor as a Piggy Bank?MSNBC

BGSU Has No Beef With Court Reversal of Wendy’s RulingToledo Blade

Man Involved in Exchange of Gunshots That Wounded Bystander Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Maximum Sentences Upheld for Driver in Hit-and-Skip That Killed TeenColumbus Daily Reporter

Husted to Appeal Judge’s Ruling on Election HoursColumbus Dispatch

Jury Reaches Decision in Death Penalty CaseDayton Daily News

Frivolous Conduct – Circleville Herald Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Opening Statements to Start Off Judge Tracie Hunter's TrialCincinnati WLWT-TV

Lima’s Deputy Law Director Will Be First Female Judge in County HistoryLima News

Avon Lake City Council Takes Final Step to Institute Full-Time CourtLorain Morning Journal

Juror Sent HomeWarren Tribune Chronicle

Martin Juror Threat Allegations "Patently False," Court SaysYoungstown Vindicator

New Clermont Court to Help Drug-Addicted FamiliesCincinnati Enquirer

New Hiring to Prompt Mayor’s Court ExpansionNewark Advocate

Exclusive Interview with Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark MulliganPort Clinton Beacon

Craig M. Boise Appointed to the Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker & Hostetler Chair in LawCrain’s Cleveland Business

Activists Want Columbus to Have Environmental ‘Bill of Rights’Columbus Dispatch

5 Bay High Students Are Suspects in Fake ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeCleveland Plain Dealer

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

Sewer District Court Fight Over Stormwater Management Goes Before Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio High Court Reviews School Tax ShuffleHillsboro WCHO-Radio

Ohio to Court: Privatizing Prisons in Budget is LegalAssociated Press

Want Governor’s Correspondence? Be Very SpecificColumbus Dispatch Column

Grievance Filed Against Youngstown LawyerYoungstown Vindicator

Citing Fourth Amendment Protections, Appeals Court Reverses OVI ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Convicted of Buying Ingredients for Meth Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Sex Offender Loses Appeal on Motions Filed Four Years After ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Couple to Appeal Ruling that Keeps Coroner in OfficeColumbus Dispatch

OU Student: Magistrate Got it Right in Recommending Monetary AwardAthens Messenger

Democrats Question Judge’s RifleToledo Blade

Execution Date Delayed in Eureka Street KillingsLima News

Long Wait for Justice in Grisly 1985 MurderColumbus Dispatch Column

Grandmother: Stargell was ‘Doomed from the Womb’Dayton Daily News

Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty for Bucyrus Man Accused of Killing 4Columbus Dispatch

Hunter Attorney: ‘Everything is Not a Crime’Cincinnati Enquirer

Lorain Committee Recommends $15K for Clerk of Courts OvertimeLorain Morning Journal

 

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

Champaign County Attorney Suspended for False ClaimsDayton Daily News

Eric Deters to Stop Practicing Law in OhioCincinnati WCPO-TV

Two Columbus Lawyers Face Misconduct ChargesColumbus Dispatch

75 Public Square Office Building Sold to Millennia Cos., Slated for Apartment ConversionCleveland Plain Dealer

Newton Falls Tax and Storm Water Referendums Off the BallotCleveland WFMJ-TV

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction in ’67 SlayingToledo Blade

Murder Conviction Upheld By Court of AppealsColumbus Daily Reporter

Conviction Sands for Man Who Sold Forged Baseball CardsColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Reject Robber's Claims of Indigency, Affirm $19,000 in FinesColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Uphold ConvictionYoungstown Vindicator

OU Med School Lawsuit ContinuesAthens News

Ohio Gives Notice to Appeal Early Voting DecisionAssociated Press

Judges Uphold Sentence, But Suggest Clemency TryToledo Blade

11 Ohio Executions — Including Akron’s Ronald Phillips — Rescheduled Over Next 2 YearsAssociated Press

Mentor’s Mental Health, Drug Courts Earns State CertificationWilloughby News Herald

Addicted to PrisonsToledo Blade Editorial

Local Drug Court Will Double in Size With Federal GrantMarion Star

Judge Tracie Hunter Goes to Trial TodayCincinnati Enquirer

Was Judge Wrong to Take Felon's Rifle?Port Clinton News Herald

Tax Charges Facing Judicial Hopeful May Be DismissedAshtabula Star Beacon

Prominent Toledo Law Firm Closes After 45 yearsToledo Blade

Meal Contractor Aramark Below State Standards at 7 Ohio PrisonsColumbus Dispatch

Thousands of C8 Suits Against DuPont Flood Federal CourtColumbus Dispatch

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Kidnapping, Sex Crime Conviction Wrongly Overturned, Ohio Supreme Court RulesCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Earlier Decision in Warren Retire/RehireYoungstown Vindicator

Conservative Activist Gets Law License BackColumbus Dispatch

Local Lawyer Gets 2-Year Suspension for ConductToledo Blade

Man Who Failed to Return Jeep After He Took it for a Test Drive Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Upholds 37-Year Prison Sentence for Drive-By ShootingColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Violated Terms of His Release Multiple Times Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Denied for Man Sentenced to Death for Killing Girlfriend's FamilyColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Removes Judge Donald Nugent from 1st Amendment Case Brought By Cleveland DoctorsCleveland Plain Dealer

Jon Husted Plans to Appeal Federal Court Order Restoring Early Voting HoursCleveland Plain Dealer

Domestic Relations Program Recognized By Ohio Supreme CourtWilloughby News Herald

Court Receives State CertificationPort Clinton News Herald

Supreme Court Justice to Address Chamber Members on Sept. 17Perry County Tribune

Perry County Judge With Anti-Drinking and Driving Message Gets Arrested With Hit & Run With COTA BusColumbus WBNS-TV

Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty: Harry Jacob III "Raped" the Public's TrustCleveland Plain Dealer

Berea Judge Hopes to Renovate His Cramped CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

The Name Game Still Vanquishes All Else in Cuyahoga County Judicial ElectionsCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Murderer’s Unusual Sentence: Each Year in Prison, 1 Day AloneColumbus Dispatch

Release the TapeToledo Blade Editorial

32 States Ask Supreme Court to Settle Gay MarriageAssociated Press

If You Want Ex-Cons to be 'Productive Members of Society,' Ban the BoxCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

 

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