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NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Losing Side in Heidelberg Family Feud Files Appeal; Court Saga Will Continue in 2016Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Eluding Death: Ohio Prosecutors Charge Far Fewer Capital Murder CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

Lorain County Judge Says Poorly-Worded Statute Could Lead to Lighter Cocaine SentencesCleveland WEWS-TV

Cuyahoga County Justice System Reform Requires Listening to Instead of Dictating to JudgesCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Attorney Gilbert to Receive Humanity AwardCleveland Jewish News

LEAD Offers ‘Sliver of Hope’ to Some in Trouble with the LawCanton Repository

Father of Hollywood Star: It’s Fun Being Rob Lowe’s DadDayton WKEF-TV

Renovation of Columbian Building Continues in LancasterColumbus Dispatch

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Spent $3 Million on CLE Metroparks Environmental CenterCleveland WEWS-TV

Bar Exam Passage Rates Nationwide Keep DroppingWall Street Journal


NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Court Rules 15-Year Delay in Resentencing Was Not PrejudicialColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Rejects Murderer’s Appeal Filed 10 Years Too LateColumbus Daily Reporter

In the Past 10 Years, Ohio University Paid More than $2.2 Million in the Ohio Court of ClaimsOhio University Post

Tracie Hunter Wants to Run for Judge AgainCincinnati WCPO-TV

Federal Judge Sanctions Cleveland Attorney $500 for Missing HearingCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Raspberries Singer Eric Carmen Accuses Brother of Mismanaging MoneyCleveland Plain Dealer

Fewer Juveniles Being Bound Over to Adult CourtColumbus Dispatch

Local Firms Mark Holidays with Charitable EventsAkron Legal News

LexisNexis Buys California CompanyDayton Business Journal

$2.25 Million Renovation of Wyandot County Courthouse CompletedAssociated Press

Investigator │ East Cleveland Cameras Still Ticket Despite BanCleveland WKYC-TV

Are Last-Minute Death Penalty Delays Cruel and Unusual Punishment?NPR

Lawyers Who Work the Most Appear Least Likely to Regret Their Career Choice, Indiana Study FindsABA Journal


NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Rapist, Kidnapper Has Appeal Denied for the Fourth TimeColumbus Daily Reporter

Chicago Man Who Sold Cocaine, Heroin in Ohio Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Massillon ManCanton Repository

No Contact OrdersHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Focus on Community Programs Leads to Drop in Juvenile LockupsColumbus Dispatch

Cleveland Police Officials Did Not Attend Judge’s Meeting on Mass Arrest ProceduresCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge: Stan Chesley Can’t Be Arrested in OhioCincinnati Enquirer

Initiative Taking on Heroin EpidemicCanton Repository Column

Attorney Doubles Down on Calls for Justice as One-Year Anniversary of Tamir Rice’s Death NearsCleveland Plain Dealer

Guernsey County Clerk of Courts Teresa “Terri” Dankovic Seeking Re-Election in 2016Cambridge Daily Jefferson

Legislators Aim to Further Limit Ticketing Powers of BriceColumbus Dispatch

Case of Embalmer Twice Convicted of Killing Wife Starts AnewYoungstown Vindicator

Mental Health Care in Ohio Shifts from Hospitals to JailsYoungstown Vindicator


NOVEMBER 20, 2015

Sentence Affirmed for Murderer Who Avoided Death Penalty with Guilty PleaColumbus Daily Reporter

Stokes Case Has Cost Cleveland More than $1MCleveland WOIO-TV

Lawmakers Want to Remove Mandatory License Suspensions for Drug OffensesColumbus Dispatch

Montgomery County to Certify Election Results TodayDayton Daily News

Stephen Haynes Named Clermont Public Defender Office DirectorClermont Sun

Juvenile Court Staff Trained in Project: DAWNSecond Item, Akron Leader

Mahoning Health, Addiction Grant Hopes to Reduce Jail RecidivismYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Jury Duty Was an Eye-Opening, in a Good WayColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Settlement Talks to Begin in DuBose CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Federal Class-Action Reform Effort Courts Serious RisksCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Woman Loses Court Challenge over Frozen EmbryosColumbus WBNS-TV

Some States Are Cutting Poor Dads A Deal on Unpaid Child SupportNational Public Radio


NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Landlord, Rental Inspection Ordinances Go into Effect Jan. 1Akron Leader

Court: Former Bedford Judge Harry Jacob Conviction UpheldCleveland WKYC-TV

Murder Convictions Affirmed for Cleveland Shooter Identified by ‘Snoopy’ HatColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rules Stop and Search in Drug Case Was JustifiedColumbus Daily Reporter

Cuyahoga County Judges Pull Out of Justice System Reform GroupCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Judges Wrong to Leave Reform GroupCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

McFarland Files to Return to 4th District CourtPortsmouth Daily Times

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery Running for Office AgainLorain Morning Journal

Annual Swim Meet Honors Local SwimmerAkron Leader

Cuyahoga County to Ask Ohio Attorney General’s Office to Collect Delinquent LoansCleveland Plain Dealer

Sex-Offender Registry Requires Reboot in Ohio and the NationCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Could Computers Have First Amendment Rights?Wall Street Journal Column


NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Olentangy School Board Member’s Case Against ColleaguesColumbus Dispatch

Murderer Who Shot Two Men, Killing One, Loses AppealsColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court: Arguments in Convicted Killer/Rapist Anthony Apanovitch CaseCleveland WKYC-TV

Juvenile Court Judge Teodosio Featured in DocumentaryAkron Legal News

Cleveland Judge Ronald Adrine Calls Meeting to Discuss ‘Mass Arrest’ Procedures with Police Brass, Local OfficialsCleveland Plain Dealer

Landefeld Named to Municipal CourtLancaster Eagle-Gazette

Legal Services Absent for Those Who Need Them Most, State Bar Assoc. President SaysYoungstown Vindicator

Former Lawyer Admits Stealing from ClientsToledo Blade

Tamir Rice Family Push for Grand Jury SecrecyCourthouse News Service

The Alleged Criminal Saga of an All American Bandit from BrunswickCleveland Scene

Retired Judge to Hear Clerk Suit Against Clark County AuditorDayton Daily News

Opaque Military Justice System Shields Child Sex Abuse CasesAssociated Press


NOVEMBER 17, 2015

Consecutive Sentences Affirmed for Hotel Party ShooterColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Finds Trial Court Ignored Illogical State Witness TestimonyColumbus Daily Reporter

Lawsuit Sent Back to Ottawa CourtFindlay Courier

Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to Zoning VarianceAthens Messenger

Daniel French Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Murder of Barbara HoweCincinnati WLWT-TV

Written Farm Leases Can Reduce RiskFindlay Courier Guest Column

Silent Suffering: Suicide is Preventable, Rarely DiscussedColumbus Dispatch

Federal Judge Hearing Dispute Over Ohio’s Voting RulesWilloughby News-Herald

Car-Scent Rivals Fight in Trademark SuitNew York Times

Justice Antonin Scalia Questions Logic Behind Gay Rights ProtectionsNew York Times


NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Finds Disbarred Attorney Anthony Calabrese in ContemptCleveland Plain Dealer

Former Restaurant Owner Asks Judges to Throw Out ConvictionDayton Daily News

Appeals Court: Legal for Carroll County to Own, Operate Atwood ResortCanton Repository

Obstruction Conviction Upheld for Woman Who Lied to InvestigatorsColumbus Daily Reporter

Petron Appeals $1.3 Million RulingChillicothe Gazette

Who Will Be Executed Last in Ohio?Akron Beacon Journal Column

Even Without Party Labels, Website Info on Ohio Judicial Candidates is a Good ThingCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Juvenile Court Magistrate Abused Authority, Records SayCleveland Plain Dealer

Zero Addicts from Ohio Judge’s ‘Drug Court’ Have RelapsedFox News

Sheppard Murder Re-Examined at Cleveland State UniversityCleveland Plain Dealer

Woman Arrested After Blind Date Went Wrong Can Take Case to Trial, Judge RulesCleveland Plain Dealer

Police Tool Will Help City Nab SpeedersToledo Blade


NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Winds in Rural Greenwich Are Blowing Toward Columbus ... Specifically the Ohio Supreme CourtNorwalk Reflector

Civil Case Against Former Sheriff Put on HoldAthens Messenger

PIB Ex-Chief Appeals Disorderly Conduct ConvictionPort Clinton News Herald

Immunity Affirmed for Cincinnati Officer Who Shot, Killed Unarmed ManColumbus Daily Reporter

Hubbard Twp Puts Brakes on Use of Speed Camera on I-80Youngstown Vindicator

A Cheer for Award-Winning Ohio Public Libraries in This Week’s Cheers & JeersThird Item, Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Sciortino Seeking Trial PostponementYoungstown Vindicator

‘Jock Tax’ Changes Expected to Cost Cleveland MillionsCleveland Plain Dealer

ACLU Wants to End Jail FeesAshtabula Star Beacon

Supreme Court May Wade Back into Abortion DebateUSA Today

Justices Reject Administration’s Advice More Often LatelyAssociated Press

Special Report: Judicial TransparencyNational Law Journal


NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Justices Uphold Sex-Offender Label for Ohio Man Who Had Sex with Teen When He Was 21Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Lawyer is Suspended a 2nd TimeColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court Denies Driller’s Request for Order Saying Local Zoning Can’t Restrict FrackingAthens News

Ohio Clean Energy Initiative Split into Two Separate Ballot IssuesDix Capital Bureau

Consecutive Sentences Stand for Man Who Shot into Car; Killed ToddlerColumbus Daily Reporter

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Barton CaseDayton Daily News

Kenyon Student’s Killer Drops Request to Volunteer for DeathColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Voters Will Have Major State and Federal Races in 2016Sandusky Register

Supreme Court Chief Justice Says She Wants to Boost Judges’ PayWisconsin Public Radio

Lawyer Accused of Threats Against Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga Courthouses Set for TrialWilloughby News Herald

Prosecutors Fight Bill to Limit Their Ability to Seize PropertyColumbus Dispatch

Macedonia Law Director Disqualified from Defending City in Conspiracy LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Advocates Condemn Move of Crime Victim MoniesYoungstown Vindicator

Mahoning Juvenile Court Wants 3.32 Percent More MoneyYoungstown Vindicator

Vivitrol Drug Court Holds its Fifth Graduation CeremonyLogan Daily News

Is it Time for N.J. to Establish Courts Only for Veterans?Newark, N.J. Star Ledger

Indian Hill School District to Return $5.5 Million in Illegal TaxesCincinnati WLWT-Radio

Curb Ohio Payday Lenders Who Continue to Defy Voters’ WillCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Man Charged Again over Courthouse DirectoryAthens News

Ohio State’s Moritz Has Highest Passage Rate of State Bar ExamColumbus Daily Reporter

Scalia Asks if Supreme Court Expresses Nation’s PrinciplesAssociated Press

Massive Hack of 70 Million Prisoner Phone Calls Indicates Violations of Attorney-Client PrivilegeThe Intercept

Why Are So Many Veterans on Death Row?The New Yorker


NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Set Execution Date for Mexican NationalColumbus Dispatch

Digital Ride Bill Needs RerouteToledo Blade Editorial

Appeals Court Upholds Man’s Conviction in Wickliffe Gas Station Robbery, Other IncidentsWilloughby News Herald

Van Driver Who Tried to Run Over Woman in Parking Lot Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

ACLU Calls on State to End Inmate FeesDayton Daily News

More Divorces in Cuyahoga County Now Require InterpretersCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Group Petitions to Remove Geauga Judge Tim Grendell from Office, Claims He’s Wrecking Park DistrictCleveland Plain Dealer

Tuskegee Airman Among Vets Saluted at Canal Fulton ProgramMassillon Independent

Attorney for Accused Heroin Kingpin Asks to WithdrawCleveland Plain Dealer

Attorneys for Tamir Rice Estate Blast Prosecutor McGinty’s Comment About Family’s ‘Economic’ MotivesCleveland Plain Dealer

Andre Imbrogno Appointed as Ohio Parole Board ChairmanColumbus Dispatch

Athens County Latest to Try New Tool to Fight Opiate AddictionColumbus Dispatch

Lorain Auditor Announces $571,000 Court Collection ShortfallElyria Chronicle Telegram

$36M Scioto Riverfront Project Opens to PublicColumbus WOSU-Radio


NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court to Look at How Cocaine WeighedZanesville Times Recorder

Kerry Asks Ohio to Not Execute Butler Co. Quadruple Killer -- Yet Cincinnati WLWT-TV

Ohio Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Anderson Township MineCincinnati WXIX-TV

Domestic Violence Conviction Upheld Despite Evidence Error at TrialColumbus Daily Reporter

OU Denies Negligence in Lawsuit from Ex-Baseball Player over Injured ArmAthens News

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Cleveland’s Jock Tax LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Otterbein University Must Produce Public RecordsHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Accused Cleveland Drug Kingpin Writes that Unnamed Judge ‘Don’t Max Nobody’Cleveland Plain Dealer

It’s Past Time to Reform Judicial ElectionsColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Baby to Be Reunited with Parents Today After Judge Overturns Decision to Take Her from Mom Who Used Medical Marijuana TeaCleveland Plain Dealer

Some Lawyers Turning Away Clients Who Fail PolygraphsColumbus Dispatch

Stan Chesley Speaks: Willing to Settle Fen-Phen CaseCincinnati Enquirer

Schools Monitor Criminal Case Against Board MemberDayton Daily News

Local ‘Veterans Court’ Can Begin Accepting CasesAthens News

Jewish Community Board of Akron Hosts Seminar on Heroin AddictionAkron Legal News

Adoption Has a Vital Place in SocietyCanton Repository

‘Monopolistic’ Licensing Boards Come Under New ScrutinyDayton Daily News

Ross to Be Released Later This MonthElyria Chronicle Telegram

GovWatch: Ohio Gets D+ for Government OpennessDayton Daily News

Traffic-Camera Law Backfires in OhioYoungstown Vindicator

Who Fills Bernabei’s Seat?Canton Repository Editorial


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