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JANUARY 30, 2014

Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal of Sentence for Gang Rape of YSU StudentYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Man Who Helped Set Victim on Fire While He Was Alive Loses Appeal to 10th DistrictColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Upholds Seven-Year Sentence for RobberColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Upholds Drug Dealer’s ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Approves Distribution of $1 Million Settlement in OU CaseAthens Messenger

Cuyahoga County Court Should Reconsider Ending Its Commercial DocketCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

South Euclid Judge Gayle Williams Byers Pays Lawyers Public Money to Review Charter ProposalsCleveland Plain Dealer

Burchfield Has Wife to Thank for Path to JudgeLima News

Former Zanesville Attorney Adjusts to Coshocton CourtZanesville Times Recorder

New Common Pleas Judge William H. Woods Always ‘Judicious’Columbus Dispatch

Akron School Board Member Dave Lombardi Is Summit County GOP’s Top Pick for Judge PostAkron Beacon Journal

Oakhill Defendant Wants to Share Evidence; AG Objects, Cites ThreatsYoungstown Vindicator

Students Around Ohio Participate in Mock Trial CompetitionAssociated Press

Legal Expert Says Police Departments Need Policies About Governing Body Camera Use; Retaining VideoCleveland WEWS-TV

Your Legal Rights for Hosting Super Bowl PartyDayton WRGT-TV

Casual Fundraiser Was a Hit, So Bar Foundation is Doing It AgainColumbus Daily Reporter


JANUARY 29, 2014

Regional Chamber Joins Fight Against Racino OpponentsYoungstown Vindicator

Petitioners Sue Delaware County Board of Elections over JEDD RulingDelaware News

Toledo Says Settlement Saved MoneyToledo Blade

Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Methamphetamine Fire CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Robbed, Shot Victim Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Drug Dealer Who Appealed for Shorter Sentence 23 Years After Conviction Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Case Western Reserve University Can Revoke Medical Degree Because Student Lacked “Professionalism,” Court RulesCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Chief Justice Calls for Odd-Year Elections for JudgesAssociated Press

O’Connor Continues to Stump for Judicial-Election ReformColumbus Dispatch

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor Cites Poll in Support of More Voter Education, Odd-Year Judicial ElectionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Carol Ann Robb Sworn in as Appellate Court JudgeYoungstown Vindicator

Sunshine Laws Newsletter Not Cheery ReadingColumbus Dispatch Column

Judge Grendell’s Kangaroo Court-Like Proceedings Against GOP Official in Geauga County Require a Judicial RebukeCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Plea Deal Expected in Judge Wilson’s OVI CaseZanesville Times Recorder

State Pushes to Dismiss Burge’s Motion to Throw Out Political Corruption CaseLorain Morning Journal

Convicted Preble Attorney Wants Out of Prison EarlyDayton Daily News

Lawyer Charged with Stealing from Wards, Bilking Burial FundColumbus Dispatch

Tiffin Considers Former School for Joint Justice CenterToledo Blade

Clerk of Courts Offices Now Accept Credit CardsMansfield News Journal

Drug Prison, College Grant Program on GOP’s Legislative PlanAssociated Press

Capital Law School to Host 11th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption LawColumbus Daily Reporter

First Amendment Rights of Judges in the SpotlightWall Street Journal


JANUARY 28, 2014

Governor’s Pardon Does Not Mean Criminal Records Can Be Sealed, Court RulesColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Overturns Ruling Against Akron Hospital in Malpractice CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Court to Hear Arguments over Repeat Execution AttemptAssociated Press

Arguments Set June 23 in Ohio Slots ChallengeAssociated Press

Justice’s Remarks at GOP Rally Show Her Bias, Union SaysColumbus Dispatch

Second District Court of Appeals: Circumstantial Evidence Enough to Prove Child EndangermentColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Sexually Abused Young Girls Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Geauga County Probate Court Judge Tim Grendell Seeking Feedback About Park DistrictWilloughby News Herald

Allan DavisFindlay Courier Editorial

Judge Lindeman Retiring This MonthDayton Daily News

Franklin County Names 2015 Presiding, Administrative JudgesColumbus Daily Reporter

Judge’s Message: Families Come SecondSandusky Register Editorial

Governor Appoints DiGiacomo Municipal Court JudgeAshtabula Star Beacon

Leis Comment About Gay Lawyer Out of LineCincinnati Enquirer Letter to the Editor

Beverly Bullocks Beidleman to Stay on as Chief Deputy for the Lorain County Clerk of CourtsLorain Morning Journal

North Olmsted Mayor’s Court Made $282,000 in 2014Cleveland Plain Dealer

Common Pleas Drug Court Has First GraduationBucyrus Telegraph Forum

Grants Help At-Risk Pregnant Women, Drug and Mental Health ScreeningYoungstown Vindicator

Not Guilty Verdict Granted in Church Directory CaseAthens Messenger

Warden Reassigned to Lima InstitutionToledo Blade


JANUARY 27, 2014

Ohio Coal King Asks Court to Find He Was DefamedColumbus Dispatch Column

Police Union Wins Appeals Case Against City of MassillonMassillon Independent

Man Who Murdered Victim at House Party Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Former Seven Hills Mayor David Bentkowski Files Appeal Against City, OfficialsCleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court Rules Against Retirees in Union Health Benefits CaseNew York Times

Burris Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Murder in Death of Pizza Delivery Woman in CambridgeCambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Richland Co. Probate Court Judge Sworn in for Third TermMansfield WMFD-TV

Robb to be Sworn in Wednesday to Seat on Appeals CourtSalem News

Three Candidates are Seeking the Governor’s Appointment for Columbiana County Municipal Court SeatYoungstown Vindicator

Despite Injury Risks, Sledding Thrives in Central OhioColumbus Dispatch

Church Directory Trial Set for TuesdayAthens Messenger


JANUARY 26, 2014

Raided Law Firm Loses Battle in Fight with ProsecutorDayton Daily News

Appeal Denied for Man Who Participated in Middle-of-the-Night Home BurglaryColumbus Daily Reporter

Court’s Incorrect Jury Instructions Prompts Reversal of Burglary ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Molested Granddaughters Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Toward a Better System for Judicial ElectionsAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Local Judge Makes Expensive Attorney SwapCleveland WOIO-TV

Taxes Owned on Building at Center of Judge Burge CaseElyria Chronicle Telegram

Vitte: Here Comes the JudgeSandusky Register Editorial

Judge Reappointed to Conduct BoardLisbon Morning Journal

A Life in LawFindlay Courier

Judge Retiring After Lively 4 DecadesToledo Blade

Goldsberry Puts Down Gavel, Won’t DisappearAthens Messenger

Beloved Former Probate Court Magistrate Passes AwayYoungstown Daily Legal News

State Board: Fix Hamilton Co. Public Defenders OfficeCincinnati Enquirer

New Face in Prosecutor’s OfficeMarietta Times

Students Take Law into Their Own Hands in Mock TrialThis Week Community News: Delaware News

Heroin Prompts Clermont Jail to Add More BedsCincinnati Enquirer

Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Cases Could Provide Overdue Justice in Ohio, Three Other StatesCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Supreme Court Justices Will Review Use of Midazolam as Execution DrugAssociated Press

The Botched Executions Behind the Supreme Court Case on Lethal InjectionWashington Post Column


JANUARY 23, 2014

Court: Psychologist’s Testimony Violates Ohio Man’s RightsAssociated Press

Court Upholds Sentence for Man Who Arranged Illegal Sale of Guns, RobberyColumbus Daily Reporter

Police Officer Who Tried to Get Drugs from Multiple Doctors Has Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Stole More than $5,000 from Elderly Woman Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Death Penalty Trial Set to Begin in 2 WeeksLima News

Ohio’s Death-Penalty Secrecy is Wrong and Must Not Be Allowed to Take EffectCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court General Division Judges Vote to Disband Commercial DocketCrain’s Cleveland Business

The Landlord-Tenant ActClermont Sun Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Set for a Second TermTiffin Advertiser Tribune

More Candidates File for Primary ElectionAthens Messenger

Juvenile Court Receives Funding for New ProgramsLima News

Juvenile Court Receives Grants to Address Human TraffickingAkron Legal News

Justice Center Location Hangs in the BalanceFostoria Review Times

Legal Aid of Western Ohio to Move Staff to Findlay OfficeFindlay Courier

For Attorneys and Law Firms, Social Media Can Be Important Marketing ToolsColumbus Daily Reporter

VWHS Students Head to Columbus for Civics CompetitionVan Wert Times Bulletin

Case on Judges’ Campaign Fundraising Divides Supreme CourtPBS


JANUARY 22, 2014

Gang Member Involved in Shooting Death of Toddler Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Double Jeopardy Claim by Man in Heroin CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Court of Appeals Says DEA Agent Had Immunity in Search for Drug EvidenceColumbus Daily Reporter

State Rebuts Legal Claims in Lethal Injection LawsuitColumbus Dispatch Column

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to Swear in Judge Rocky CossHighland County Press

Judge Vukovich Roasted at Retirement DinnerAkron Legal News

Odd-Year Elections for Judges a Bad IdeaColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

New Court Documents Reveal Details in Cuyahoga County Judge Domestic Violence CaseCleveland WEWS-TV

Five Graduate from Veterans CourtMansfield News Journal

Juvenile Court Seeking Volunteers for Teen CourtThird Item, Akron West Side Leader

Judge May Not Rule on New Miami Speed Camera FinesDayton Daily News

Former Lima Attorney Pleads to Felony ChargesLima News

Bar Association Honors LaRoccoFindlay Courier

Lorain Democrats Tap Orlando for Clerk of Courts, DeTillio for CouncilLorain Morning Journal

UT’s Bar-Exam Rates Second in Ohio, Mich.Toledo Blade

Sick Cat, Big Bill, Owners SueCincinnati Enquirer


JANUARY 21, 2014

Court: Architecture Firm Responsible in Hospital Legionnaire’s CaseDayton WHIO-TV

Court Denies Appeal from Man Who Killed Two While Driving DrunkColumbus Daily Reporter

Circuit Judges Rule Officers Lawfully Pursued Armed Cleveland FelonColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Says Ben Suarez Cannot Stay Out of Prison Pending AppealCleveland Plain Dealer

New Statewide Video Preps Potential Jurors; 11-Minute Educational Tool Now Available OnlineAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Jurors Reminded to Take a Break from Social MediaDayton Daily News

Thumbs Up: Ohio Introduces Useful Tool to Combat Metal TheftHuntington (W.Va.) Herald Dispatch Editorial

Date Set for Next Trial of Judge Tracie HunterCincinnati WLWT-TV

Judge DeWeese Sworn-In for Fifth TermMansfield WMFD-TV

Second Republican Enters Municipal Court RaceLancaster Eagle Gazette

Urban, Suburban Juveniles Treated Equally Under “Historic” Pact Signed by Cuyahoga County Prosecutors, JudgesCleveland Plain Dealer

Court Program Hopes to Break Family BarriersMarion Star

County a Finalist for Anti-Heroin ProgramChillicothe Gazette

Five Takeaways from Task Force Forum on Police and Community RelationsCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Death PenaltyFindlay Courier Editorial

Cincinnati’s Largest Law Firm Announces MergerCincinnati Business Courier

Supreme Court Examines Gray Area in Judicial CampaigningNPR

Are Law School Admissions Standards Slipping?CBS News Column


JANUARY 20, 2014

Cleveland's 'Jock Tax' Should Be Sacked, According to Reader PollCleveland Plain Dealer Column

Gallia Man’s Life Sentence Upheld by State Supreme CourtGallipolis Daily Tribune

30-Year Sentence for Man Who Raped His Three Young Daughters Upheld by CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Denison University Burglar Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rules Sufficient Evidence Proved Identity of Robber in Drug HeistColumbus Daily Reporter

Death-Row Inmates Ask Federal Court to Stop Ohio's Execution Secrecy RulesCleveland Plain Dealer

Construction Statute of ReposeHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Data Sharing Effort in Ohio Combats Scrap Metal TheftAssociated Press

District’s Treasurer Assigned to Work at Home; Disciplinary Hearing ScheduledStow Sentry

Balance and Public Safety Constant Themes Through McDonald’s CareerToledo Blade

Judge Seeks Magistrate, But Money TightMansfield News Journal

City Prosecutor Retires in Wake of CriticismCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio County Plans Birth Control for Courthouse PigeonsAssociated Press

Newburgh Heights to Hire Officers to Man Traffic CamerasCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Limits Public Sector Supervisor LiabilityNational Law Review Guest Column

Despite Release, Cloud of Suspicion HangsToledo Blade Column

Holder: Police Can’t Seize Cash If There’s No CrimeColumbus Dispatch

Ease Prison PressuresColumbus Dispatch Editorial

‘Tears of Joy & Sadness’: Supreme Court to Rule on Gay MarriageCincinnati Enquirer

Civil Rights vs. States’ RightsToledo Blade Editorial

Judges, With Hat in HandNew York Times Editorial

University of Denver Adds Pot Business to Law School CurriculumDenver Post


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