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MAY 29, 2015

Attorney Rammelsberg Suspended by High CourtCincinnati Enquirer

Judges Rule Police Legally Searched Car Parked in High-Crime AreaColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of 20-Year-Old Kidnapping, Rape IndictmentColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutors Call Evidence in 2013 Quadruple Slayings at Akron Townhouse ‘Straight and Simple’Akron Beacon Journal

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty Again for HerringYoungstown Vindicator

Agents, Brokers, and LiabilityClermont Sun Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Kennedy Speaks at RotarySecond Brief, Troy Daily News

In Ohio Pepper-Spray Assault Case, Judge Has Victim Fire BackAssociated Press

Thompson Hine Hosts Forum Focusing on Issues Facing Firms Adapting to New Legal LandscapeCrain’s Cleveland Business

Falcon Chicks Banded at Ottawa County CourthouseSandusky Register

Proposed Bill Would Remove Humane Society’s Prosecutorial PowersColumbus Daily Reporter

Cleveland Man at Heart of U.S. Supreme Court Case Charged with Running Prostitution Ring from County JailCleveland Plain Dealer


MAY 28, 2015

Attorney Greg Cohen Suspended by Supreme CourtCincinnati Enquirer

Copley Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Rothrock AppealAkron West Side Leader

Thief Who Mocked Court System Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center Pays $132,500 to Settle Wrongful Death ClaimColumbus Dispatch

Should Ohio Ban Judges from Allowing Plea Deals That Are ‘Lies?’Cleveland Plain Dealer Column

OSBF Presents Community Service Award to Judge Corrigall JonesAkron Legal News

Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. Described as Ideal Judge to Oversee Cleveland Consent DecreeCleveland Plain Dealer

Franklin County Courts Using Innovative Child Support ProgramColumbus WBNS-TV

New Columbiana Co. Policy Will Mean Jail for ArresteesYoungstown WYTV-TV

Giant Abe Causes Dome-Painting DelayDayton Daily News

Death Penalty Should be Used More OftenColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Nebraska Lawmakers Abolish the Death Penalty, Narrowly Overriding Governor’s VetoWashington Post

The Death of the Death PenaltyTime Column

Steve LaTourette Could Have Recovered Quickly Had Government Doctors Not Made ‘Serious Mistakes,’ Lawyer SaysCleveland Plain Dealer


MAY 27, 2015

Split Court Will Allow Second Trial After Mistrial in Rape CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Drunk Driver Loses Appeal After Claiming She Didn’t Get Speedy TrialColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Affirms 8-Year Prison Term for Butler County Meth DealerColumbus Daily Reporter

Enquirer: Judge’s Decision UnconstitutionalCincinnati Enquirer

Third Jury Seated for Akron Man Charged with Capital Murder in 2013 Quadruple SlayingAkron Beacon Journal

Longtime Montgomery County Judge DiesDayton Daily News

Latino Profile: Latino Magistrate Presides in Domestic Relations CourtLa Prensa

Longtime Akron Attorney to Take Reins as OSBA President-ElectDayton Legal News

Deal to Move Youngstown Court to City Hall Annex Expected Next WeekYoungstown Vindicator

25 Years Later, Atwater Murder Case, Conviction, Still Generate ControversyRavenna Record Courier

Death Penalty Should Not Apply to the Seriously Mentally IllCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

‘Victory’ of Death Penalty for Wife's Killer Gone, Man SaysColumbus Dispatch

Jr. Leadership Class of 2015 Provided Day of Bicycle Fun for ResidentsHudson Hub Times

Supreme Court to Soon Rule on 13 Important CasesChicago Tribune


MAY 26, 2015

Court Upheld Public Right to KnowColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Man Who Drunkenly Confessed to Friends About Murder Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Motorist Wins Appeal as Search for Gun Ruled IllegalColumbus Daily Reporter

Driver Who Assaulted Police Officer After Stopped for Speeding Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wasserman CaseFremont News Messenger

New Ohio Court Will Be Dedicated to VeteransAssociated Press

Violating Workplace PolicyHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Why the Judge Found Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo Not GuiltyCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge John P. O’Donnell, Decider of Cleveland Police Verdict, Has Reputation as Careful JuristAkron Beacon Journal

U.S. Attorney to Hold Meetings Tuesday About Consent Decree with ClevelandCleveland Plain Dealer

Conneaut Court Donation Program Lends a Hand to City's Library, CHRCAshtabula Star Beacon

Lucas Co. Employees Pitch In, Help RecycleToledo Blade

South Euclid Judge Accuses Mayor of Not Making Drug Enforcement a PriorityCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Lawyer Has Behind-the-Scenes Influence in Conservative PoliticsColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

As Heroin Use Spikes, Ohio Children Feel the BruntNewark Advocate

Diversion Program Reducing Repeat CrimesMarion Star

Lake County to Host Open House to Celebrate 175th Anniversary, Courthouse Front Entrance ReopeningWilloughby News Herald


MAY 22, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Private College, University Police Departments Subject to Public Records LawCleveland Plain Dealer

College Records Released (video) – Columbus WBNS-TV

Unsealing Police RecordsInside Higher Ed

Cuyahoga County Child Lead Poisoning Records at Issue in Ohio Supreme Court ArgumentsCleveland Plain Dealer

Chester Township Trustees Take Park Dispute with Judge Grendell to Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Evidence Found by Gahanna Cop Who Made Illegal Arrest Ruled InadmissibleColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Admission of YouTube Video Was Harmless Error in Murder TrialColumbus Daily Reporter

Inmate Who Attacked Prison Guard Over Tobacco Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Burglar Loses Appeal to Have Length of Parole ShortenedColumbus Daily Reporter

Three Summit County Courts Receive Technology GrantsAkron Legal News

Low Judicial Pay May Also Be Depressing the Quality of Ohio JusticeCleveland Plain Dealer Column

How Long Can a Judge Decide on a Verdict?Cleveland WYKC-TV

Attorney Found in ContemptLisbon Morning Journal

Mahoning Co. Drug Court Offers Chance for Clean SlateYoungstown WYTV-TV

Internet Hit ‘Shovel Girl’ Brings Judge to TearsDayton WKEF-TV

Records Secret in Mysterious Mason DeathCincinnati Enquirer

Tamir Rice Was Not Charged Posthumously by Cleveland PoliceCleveland Plain Dealer Column


MAY 21, 2015

Private College Police Forces Must Release Records, Supreme Court RulesColumbus Dispatch

Prison Sale Faces Court BattleAshtabula Star Beacon

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Linert Crash CaseYoungstown Vindicator

Mom with Anger Problems Who Badly Beat Her Young Children Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Who Fired Shot at Firefighter Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Filed in Chardon Heritage House CaseWilloughby News Herald

Courts Get Grants for TechnologyAkron West Side Leader

Retired Judge, Advocate for Poor Get Life Achievement AwardsAthens News

Stark County Honor Court Reaches Out to Local VeteransMassillon Independent

Application Submitted for Creation of Veterans CourtAthens Messenger

Barberton Court Offers Payment Plan (sixth item) – Akron Leader

Local Government Insider: Franklin County Courthouse Security Screeners Always on AlertColumbus Dispatch

Ruling: Trial Courts Retain Jurisdiction to Enforce Settlement After DismissalAkron Legal News

Convicted Murder Files Motions in Jefferson CountyWheeling, (W.Va.) WTRF-TV

Legislative Black Caucus Calls for More Police Change in OhioColumbus Dispatch


MAY 20, 2015

Fight over Sale of State Prison Heads to Ohio Supreme CourtAssociated Press

Murder Conviction Stands for Man Who Shot Brother-in-LawColumbus Daily Reporter

Assailant Who Stabbed Victim Four Times Following Dispute Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Judge Limits Topic of Lawsuit Against OUAthens Messenger

Ricky Jackson Files Civil Rights Lawsuit for His Wrongful ImprisonmentCleveland Plain Dealer

Davis Pleads Guilty to Attacking Cellmate; Still Awaiting Murder TrialElyria Chronicle Telegram

Sidney Judge Running for Appeals CourtVan Wert Independent

Ministers Ask MLB to Meet to Discuss ConcernsCincinnati Enquirer

Education Insider: Attorney for Suspended Olentangy Teacher is Familiar with DistrictColumbus Dispatch

Sugarcreek Township Seeks Lawsuit DismissalXenia Gazette

Legislators to Consider Criminal Sentencing ReformColumbus WCBE-Radio

‘Stepping Up’ to Help Counties Reduce Number of Inmates with Mental IllnessWilloughby News Herald

Why the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is Spending Half a Million Dollars on Dash Cams for Cleveland Police Cars: Timothy J. McGintyCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Kansas Lawmakers’ Budget Move Links Court Funding to Court DecisionsWall Street Journal


MAY 19, 2015

Appeals Court Rules Facebook Evidence Proved Gang Affiliation in Double Murder CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Knife-Wielding Thief Who Stole Six Bottles of Booze from Grocery Store Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Rules Search of Car for Drugs Was ProperColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Who Murdered Boyfriend with Antifreeze Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

IQ Hearing Set for Man Convicted in New Franklin Sledgehammer MurdersCleveland Plain Dealer

Brown Cuts Deal, Avoids Death Penalty in Double MurderElyria Chronicle Telegram

Cuyahoga County Probation Officer Indicted on Charges of Bribery and Tampering with RecordsCleveland Plain Dealer

Bill Makes Ohio Requirement of Presentence Report OptionalAssociated Press

Dangerous Data GapsColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Civics Program Aims to Shape Better CitizensColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Not Guilty Verdict in Ricks TrialSandusky Register

Fla. Judge OKs Returning Longtime Fugitive to OhioAssociated Press


MAY 18, 2015

Maximum Sentence Upheld for Unremorseful RapistColumbus Daily Reporter

Attacker Whose Victim Ended Up in Nursing Home Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Denies Extra Jail Time Credit for Man Convicted of Multiple OffensesColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Fired Shots into a Car Window Has His Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Akron Cop Douglas Prade Drops Lawsuit Against City Over Conviction in Ex-Wife’s DeathCleveland Plain Dealer

Report Clears Sheriff; Reporter Records SubpoenaedDayton Daily News

Unprecedented Violence Leads to More Courthouse SecurityCincinnati Enquirer

Integrated Collection of Juvenile Court Data Advocated – Columbus Dispatch

Courts Now Use Pay PalYoungstown Vindicator

Legal-Ease: Federal and State CourtsLima News Guest Column

Ohio Same-Sex Couples Await U.S. Supreme Court RulingColumbus Dispatch

Below the Line: Butler CountyCincinnati WCPO-TV

CASA Day in OhioPort Clinton Beacon

Net Metering Going Under the Microscope in OhioMidwest Energy News

Bernabei, Cicchinelli Declare Their Independence in Canton, Massillon Mayoral RacesMassillon Independent

iCivics Lands at the Ohio Statehouse, with Help from Former Sen. John GlennCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law ‘a Tariff’NPR


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