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OCTOBER 20, 2014

Land Records Show Many State Parks Could See Mining, DrillingColumbus Dispatch

Mercer County Teacher to Stay Behind Bars for 20 Years for Sex with StudentColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Orders New Sentencing for MurdererColumbus Daily Reporter

Involuntary RetirementHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Race Could Seat 2 O’Donnells on High CourtAssociated Press

Kennedy: Election Crucial to Future of Ohio’s Top CourtToledo Blade

Democratic Legislator Aims to Bring Balance to BenchToledo Blade

Four Seeking Two 11th District Court of Appeals SeatsWilloughby News Herald

11th District Court of AppealsCandidate Bios – Youngstown Vindicator

Froelich, Vaughn Have Divergent ExperiencesDayton Daily News

Taxpayers Have Paid $63K for Tracie Hunter’s ReplacementCincinnati WKRC-TV

Harris in Race for Ashtabula County Common Pleas Judge SeatAshtabula Star Beacon

Judge Vacates Convictions in Akron Quadruple Homicide; New Trial for Deshanon Haywood Set for Next YearAkron Beacon Journal

Death Penalty Sought in I-75 ShootingDayton Daily News

Bondurant Denied Early ReleaseHillsboro Times Gazette

Bilott Given Clarence Darrow AwardCincinnati Enquirer

Former Court Clerk Employee Says She Was Fired UnjustlyLancaster Eagle Gazette

Guardian Reform Moving GlaciallyColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Changes in Guardians Please Wards’ FamiliesColumbus Dispatch

DeWine, Lawmakers Detail Guardianship ReformsColumbus Dispatch

New State Law Seeks to Improve Mental Health TreatmentCanton Repository

Officials from Memphis, Detroit Converge in Cleveland to Discuss Rape Kit BacklogsCleveland Plain Dealer

Pill Mill Doctor’s Life Sentence to be Reconsidered, U.S. Supreme Court OrdersColumbus Dispatch

Federal Judge Orders Jimmy Dimora’s Trial Evidence to Remain Sealed while He Seeks New Trial, SentenceCleveland Plain Dealer


OCTOBER 17, 2014

GOP v. FitzGerald Records Case Not Going to MediationColumbus Dispatch

Judge Sentences Warren County Teen to DeathCincinnati Enquirer

Life in Prison Upheld for Man Who Shot Ex-Girlfriend, Killed Her MotherColumbus Daily Reporter

Conviction Stands for Inmate Found with Weapons in His CellColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Harassed Woman with 3,000 Phone Calls Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Pretended to Work for FBI, Defrauded His Employer, Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Judge Rules in Favor of Student in OU CaseAthens Messenger

When Electing Judges, It’s Justice in Name OnlyAkron Beacon Journal Column

Teen Prepared to Turn State’s Evidence in Schobert Slaying, Testify Against FordAkron Beacon Journal

Trial Delayed for Man Accused of Deadly ArsonToledo Blade

Judge Vacates Convictions in Akron Quadruple Homicide; New Trial for Deshanon Haywood Set for Next YearAkron Beacon Journal

Attorneys Honored for Mosque Vandal CaseToledo Blade

Report Shows Drug Court Success in Preventing New Crimes, Officials SayCleveland Plain Dealer

Lucas County Gets Grant to Fight Youth RecidivismToledo Blade

State Auditors Report Accounting Problems in Lorain AuditLorain Morning Journal

Jimmy Dimora Refuses to Give Up Fight for New Trial; Asks Judge to Keep His Evidence SealedCleveland Plain Dealer

University of Toledo Law Student Accused of Sexual Conduct with MinorColumbus Dispatch

State Prison Inmate Being Treated for LeprosyColumbus Dispatch


OCTOBER 16, 2014

Elyria Man Still Barred from Having Children until Child Support PaidElyria Chronicle Telegram

Court Upholds Kidnapping, Sexual Battery ConvictionsColumbus Daily Reporter

Petty Thief Who Failed to Show Up for Prison Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Could Cleveland Police Keep Body-Camera Footage Secret? Ohio Law is UnclearCleveland Plain Dealer

Hunter Prosecution Might Cost Taxpayers $450KCincinnati Enquirer

Split over Judge Tracie Hunter Frustrates JurorAssociated Press

Republican Judge, Democratic Lawyer Vie for Appeals Court SeatYoungstown Vindicator

Grants Offered for Court ToursSidney Daily News

Drug CourtToledo Blade Editorial

Domestic Relations Court Union in LimboElyria Chronicle Telegram

Domestic Violence Court Earns State CertificationFirst Story – Akron News Leader

Lourdes to Host Panel on Ohio Death PenaltyToledo Blade

Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial SystemAtlantic Column

Parents May Be Liable for what Their Kids Post on Facebook, Court RulesWall Street Journal


OCTOBER 15, 2014

Judge John P. O’Donnell Can Remain on Cleveland Police Shooting CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Ruling Leaves a Voting Mess in PowellColumbus Dispatch

Ohio GOP Urges Court to Make Ed FitzGerald Give Sworn Testimony in Public Records SuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Local Attorney Faces State Discipline, Federal LawsuitVan Wert Independent

Appeals Court Upholds Grafton Police Chief’s 2012 FiringElyria Chronicle Telegram

Woman in IHOP Skirmish Loses Appeal of Manslaughter ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Shot His Wife in Chest during Dispute Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Upholds 24-Year Sentence for Man Found Pandering Child PornColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Appeals Decision Striking Down Law Banning Campaign LiesColumbus Dispatch

Former Bedford Municipal Court Harry Jacob III Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail, 6 Months House ArrestCleveland Plain Dealer

What’s Next for Tracie Hunter?Cincinnati Enquirer

Tracie Hunter Trial: UC Law Expert Christo Lassiter Says Prosecutor’s Focus Was OffCincinnati WCPO-TV

Democrats Accuse Judicial Candidate Davis of Violating Elections LawToledo Blade

Judicial Candidates Trade JabsLima News

Candidate Profiles: Judge in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, Term Beginning Jan. 1, 2015Canton Repository

Candidate Profiles: Judge on the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, Term Beginning Feb. 9, 2015Canton Repository

Candidate Profiles: Judge on the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, Term Beginning Feb. 9, 2015Canton Repository

Candidate Profiles: Judge on the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, Term Beginning Jan. 4, 2015Massillon Independent

Court Administrator Graduates from Court Edu. ProgramNewark Advocate

New Estimate to Fix Old Lorain County Courthouse: $3.2MElyria Chronicle Telegram

Lorain Audit Reveals 7 Deficiencies in 2013Elyria Chronicle Telegram

Supporters, Opponents of Cleveland’s Traffic Cameras Ramp Up Ballot Issue CampaignsCleveland WCPN-Radio

Prisoners Work with Dogs at Dayton Correctional InstituteDayton WRGT-TV

Scalia, Thomas and Ginsburg Align in Sentencing DisputeNational Law Journal

Holder: No Defendant Will Forego Right to ‘Able Representation’Wall Street Journal


OCTOBER 14, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Former Bedford Law Director Kenneth Schuman from Practicing LawCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Police Shooting Trial Postponed Until after Nov. 4 Election but Should Judge Be Removed From Case?Cleveland Plain Dealer

Defense Attorney Says Judge Gave Ohio Supreme Court Flimsy Excuses for Setting Pre-Election Trial Date in Cleveland Police Shooting CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Cocaine Conviction Stands Despite Legal ErrorMansfield News Journal

Ohio Judges Divided on Same-Sex DivorceToledo Blade

Judges, In Case You Haven’t Heard…Columbus Dispatch Column

The RICO ActCircleville Herald Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Judge Tracie Hunter Found Guilty on One Count; Jury Hung on OthersCincinnati WLWT-TV

Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Receives C.J. McLin AwardNordonia Hills News Leader

Winburn: Investigate City Prosecutor’s OfficeCincinnati Enquirer

Wyandot Prosecutor Found Dead in Apparent SuicideMarion Star

Group Opposing Death Penalty Plans Bluffton Forum TuesdayLima News

City Council Still Debating Expunging Marijuana ConvictionsCincinnati WVXU-Radio

Unlock the Case FilesColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Cleveland City Council Approves Funding for Police Body CamerasCleveland Plain Dealer

Budget Cuts Lead to Drop in Prison Service HoursAssociated Press

New Jail Cost for Lucas Co. Set at $142MToledo Blade

Battle over Abortion May Return to the Supreme CourtU.S. News & World Report

Secret Columbus: Wonders that Are Hidden in Plain Sight – Where Art and Law ConvergeLast Story – Columbus Monthly


OCTOBER 13, 2014

Even with Start of Early Voting, Powell Development Issue Ordered onto BallotColumbus Dispatch

Community Bill of Rights Attempts to Use Rights-Based Charter Amendments to Ban DrillingCrain’s Cleveland Business Guest Column

Judge John P. O’Donnell Says He Has Not Shown Bias in Cleveland Police Shooting Case, Has Empathy for All InvolvedCleveland Plain Dealer

Rules for Guardians in Ohio? Not Until 2015Columbus Dispatch

Man Nabbed for Series of Southwest Ohio Robberies Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Rejected for Inmate Who Attacked Prison GuardColumbus Daily Reporter

Intruder Who Sexually Assaulted Sleeping Woman Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Broke Into Friend’s Home and Damaged Her Cellphone Has His Appeal DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Hunter trial: There’s a Verdict, but You Have to WaitCincinnati Enquirer

‘(Hunter’s) Intent is Not Malicious’Cincinnati Enquirer

French Won Argument before U.S. Supreme CourtToledo Blade

Recently Retired Mahoning Judge Gets Picked by Governor for State Ethics PanelYoungstown Vindicator

Conservative, Liberal Loaded Terms, O’Donnell SaysToledo Blade

Election Preview: Akron Judge Running against Incumbent for Ninth District Court of AppealsLorain Morning Journal

Election Preview: LoConti, O’Donnell Seeking Lake County Common Pleas BenchWilloughby News Herald

Two Vying for Domestic Relations Judgeship Newark Advocate

Judges Step Up Electioneering as Outside Money Pours into RacesWall Street Journal

Things to Know about Political Mapmaking in OhioAssociated Press

Cuyahoga County Doubles Down on Business DisputesCrain’s Cleveland Business

An Opportunity to Rethink the Death PenaltyAkron Beacon Journal

How to Change a Prisoner: New System Gives Inmates HopeNewark Advocate

More Felons at Juvenile Facility Keep Sheriff’s Deputies BusyDayton Daily News

Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Death under InvestigationFindlay Courier

Colleges Duck Public Records Law via CorporationsAssociated Press

Court Ruling Sparks Rush to Shield IRAsWall Street Journal


OCTOBER 10, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Area AttorneyLorain Morning Journal

Defense Attorneys Will Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Look at Douglas Prade Murder Case for Third TimeCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Raped Neighborhood Girl Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Convictions Stand for Man Who Robbed Victim Near Downtown COTA stopColumbus Daily Reporter

Testimony from Alleged Rape Victim Tossed after Medical Records Not ProvidedColumbus Daily Reporter

Daughter Takes Witness Stand at Murder Trial of Former BoyfriendAkron Beacon Journal

Akron Man Convicted in Quadruple Homicide Asks for New TrialAkron Beacon Journal

Lawyer Indicted for Theft from Those He Was Supposed to ProtectColumbus Dispatch

Delaware Lawyer Faces Discipline for Affair with Client in a DivorceColumbus Dispatch

Canfield Opposes Charter Amendments Spearheaded by Frank MicchiaYoungstown Vindicator

Lucas County Courthouse Columns to be RestoredToledo Blade

Opinion: Make Amazon Collect Sales Tax in OhioCincinnati Enquirer

Court Deals Another Blow to the Idea that Traffic Cameras Are for SafetyCanton Repository Letter to the Editor


OCTOBER 9, 2014

Court Affirms Teacher Was Unacceptably InsubordinateColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Man Who Assaulted Girlfriend After She Refused to Cook Him a Hamburger Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Found With Binder of Fake IDs Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Caught Urinating on Side of Building Leads to Drug ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Jimmy Dimora Loses Last Appeal, Wife Loses HouseCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Cartoon

Judge Denies Ben Suarez's Request for Acquittal or New Trial on Witness-Tampering ChargeCleveland Plain Dealer

Family Keeps Pushing for Execution DateChillicothe Gazette

Jury Seated for Shawn Ford Trial; Jury Visits Home of Slain Couple Jeff and ‘Peg’ SchobertAkron Beacon Journal

Chelsea Schobert to Take Witness Stand at Trial of Former Boyfriend, Shawn Ford, Charged with Killing Her ParentsAkron Beacon Journal

Mahoning County Commissioners Pay $23,500 for Special Audit of Probate CourtYoungstown Vindicator

Magistrate Makes Point of Sticking to ProcessHilliard Northwest News

Mayor’s Court Being Used LessYellow Springs News

Mahoning’s DR Court Gets OSBA AwardAkron Legal News

New Card to Help Officers Verify Protection OrdersDayton Daily News

Mahoning Juvy Court Gets 1 of 4 US Grants to Keep Kids in School, Deter GangsYoungstown Vindicator

Cleveland Officer's Widow, Grace Leon, Played Quiet But Meaningful Role in Juvenile Safe Surrender ProgramCleveland Plain Dealer

'Touch DNA': Police Harness Advancing Genetic Science to Solve CrimesCleveland Plain Dealer

Feds Give Locals $238K to Create App for Crime VictimsDayton Daily News

Cleveland Police Likely to Use Body Cameras Early Next Year; Council Considers $1.6 Million ExpenseCleveland Plain Dealer

Why Adverbs, Maligned by Many, Flourish in the American Legal SystemWall Street Journal


OCTOBER 8, 2014

Even Non-Customers Must Help AEP with Shortfall, Ohio Supreme Court RulesColumbus Dispatch

State Supreme Court Sides with Bank in Foreclosure Case Argued by Ex-Attorney GeneralAssociated Press

Jailhouse Lawyer Wins Ohio Supreme Court CaseColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court Denies Request to Replace Judge in Fulmer CaseNewark Advocate

Anthony Sowell, Cleveland Serial Killer of 11, Seeks New TrialAssociated Press

Judge John P. O’Donnell Will Respond in Court Filing to Request to Remove Him from Cleveland Police Shooting CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

County Prosecutors Asking Ohio Supreme Court to Prevent Further Delays in Judge Lance Mason Domestic Violence CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court Decision Leaves Chaos in WakeOlentangy Valley News

Appeals Court Finds Deputy Had Reason to Search Pill Bottle Found in Man’s Sock – Columbus Daily Reporter

Resentencing Ordered for Man Who Raped Daughter, Niece Columbus Daily Reporter

Bedford Municipal Judge Harry Jacob III to Retire Ahead of His Criminal Sentencing Next WeekCleveland Plain Dealer

Prosecutor: Don’t Jail Hunter, Kick Her Off the BenchCincinnati Enquirer

Tracie Hunter’s Fate in Jury’s HandsCincinnati Enquirer

Lorain County Judges Try for Compromise with County Officials for Court SecurityLorain Morning Journal

Incumbent Judge and Challenger Face Off for Common Pleas SeatAthens Messenger

Franklin Mulling Drug Court ProposalHamilton Journal News

Drug Court Program Established in Van WertVan Wert Times Bulletin

Judicial Candidate English Calls for Drug CourtsToledo Blade

Juvenile Court Gets Grant to Target Gang ActivityYoungstown Vindicator

Death Penalty Protocol in Ohio Needs Light, Not DarknessCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Akron Police Defend Actions Against HomelessAkron Beacon Journal

Justices Appear Sympathetic to Inmate BeardsMcClatchy Newspapers

Chimp’s Legal Rights Weighed by CourtReuters


OCTOBER 7, 2014

Appeals Court Rejects Douglas Prade’s Appeal, Hearing Scheduled for Thursday to Determine if New Trial Will Be GrantedCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Found Passed Out in Car Loses Appeal of OVI ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Gay Couples Await Court Ruling in Marriage CasesDayton Daily News

Holder Faults Supreme Court on Early VotingWall Street Journal

Jury in Myers Trial Recommends DeathDayton Daily News

Attorney FeesCircleville Herald Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Supreme Court Race Hits HomeCincinnati Enquirer

Defense Attorneys Want Judge John P. O'Donnell Disqualified from Hearing Michael Brelo Voluntary Manslaughter CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Tracie Hunter: Conspirator or Political Victim? – Cincinnati Enquirer

Opposite But Similar, 2 Judges Want Same JobCincinnati Enquirer

Justice Insider: Woman Turns Herself in to Get Unflattering Photo Off Police Facebook Page (second item) – Columbus Dispatch

New Procedure in Place in Cuyahoga County Courtrooms to Help Domestic Violence VictimsCleveland WEWS-TV

Copper the Courtroom Dog to Take Witness Stand SoonDayton Daily News

Prison Union Protests for More StaffLancaster Eagle Gazette

David Smalley Gets 90 Days, Fine, Community ControlLancaster Eagle Gazette

Sandusky Traffic Stop Draws AngerToledo Blade

With $23M Deficit Looming, City May Shift Cost of JusticeToledo Blade

Cleveland Not Always Following Its Own Policy to Charge Felony Arrestees Who Refuse DNA CollectionCleveland Plain Dealer

Flawed Ohio DNA Law Targeting Those Not Yet Convicted of a Crime Needs to Be ReformedCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Woman Who Railed Against ‘Tyranny’ Found Guilty of Assaulting Officer in CourtroomColumbus Dispatch

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Address Joe Shuster Family Claim on SupermanCleveland Plain Dealer


OCTOBER 6, 2014

Court Rules in Favor of Dashing Pacific in Lease FeudOregon Press

Ohio Supreme Court Blocks Questioning of FitzGerald in Public Records CaseColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Asks whether Anthony Sowell’s Right to a Public Trial Was Violated, Attorneys RespondCleveland Plain Dealer

Court Ruling Upholds Basic PrincipleCanton Repository Editorial

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Ohio Teacher Fired Over Religious Materials in ClassColumbus Dispatch

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Jimmy Dimora’s Request for a New Trial on Racketeering, Corruption ConvictionsCleveland Plain Dealer

What Today’s Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage Means to OhioColumbus Dispatch

Property Owners Win Appeal in Water Leak CaseAthens Messenger

Accused Murderer Will Get Another Day in Court Following New EvidenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Cincinnati Chiropractor Guilty of Bilking BWC Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Drug Addict Who Attempted to Rob Jewelry Store Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Rule Troopers Properly Relied on Canine Unit to Find 195 Pounds of Pot Columbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Supreme Court Justices Impress Ravenna StudentsAkron Legal News

Candidate Profiles: Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Term Beginning Jan. 2, 2015Canton Repository

County Judge Amends Order to Have Commissioners Pay for Court SecurityLorain Morning Journal

Metal Detectors to Be Placed at Probation Department SiteElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Evidence is in; What is Tracie Hunter’s Fate?Cincinnati Enquirer

Local Teen Would Be Youngest on Ohio’s Death RowDayton Daily News

Death-Penalty Cases Involving Summit County Indigents Strain the BudgetAkron Beacon Journal

Death Penalty Changes Debated in SpringfieldDayton Daily News

Ohio Death-Penalty Task Force Pushes Transparency to Ensure Solid ConvictionsAkron Beacon Journal Column

Magistrate Receives ScholarshipSecond Story – Lima News

2 Local Muni Court Supervisors Graduate from State Court Mgmt. ProgramYoungstown Daily Legal News

Bill Would Spell Out Wards’ Legal Rights in Guardianship SystemColumbus Dispatch

Court Seeks Help with Foster Care InfrastructureChillicothe Gazette

Domestic Violence Court Receives GrantWarren Tribune Chronicle

New York Doctor Re-Sentenced for RapeLogan Daily News

Female Firefighters’ Suit Dismissed, Likely RefiledToledo Blade

Ohio Under Fire for Blocking Medicaid for Seniors Whose Spouses Bought AnnuitiesColumbus Dispatch

Law School Sues Akron Officials and Police after Homeless People Claim Tents and Belongings Were Seized and DestroyedAkron Beacon Journal

Prison Employees Protest against Security ConcernsCleveland Plain Dealer

Legal Centers Ask Supreme Court to Stop Enforcement of Ohio Precious Metals Dealers LawAssociated Press

Downey on Wright-Patt: ‘Like Momma Bear’s Above Ground Cave’Dayton Daily News


OCTOBER 3, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Ohio Child Abuse CaseColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Court Dockets Reflect Good News (And People Hate Their Names)Columbus Dispatch

FitzGerald Lawyers Ask Justices to Cancel GOP QuestioningColumbus Dispatch

Thief Who Threatened Law Officials Banned From Filing Pro Se Motions after 15th AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man in Botched Robbery of Miami U. Student Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Toledoan Whose Convictions Were Undone Sues Perrysburg, Perrysburg TownshipToledo Blade

Westerville to Stop Fighting $1.3 Million Award to State Street Property OwnerColumbus Dispatch

Christian Installed as JudgeYoungstown Vindicator

Sides Fail to Agree on Plea Deal for Schobert Murder Defendant Shawn Ford Jr.Akron Beacon Journal

Court Officials: Advocates to be in Courtroom for Input in Felony Domestic Violence CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

Challenge on Ohio Early – Voting Rules Back to Square One Columbus Dispatch

Tracie Hunter Trial: Attorney for Judge’s Brother Rejected Documents He Gave Her as ‘Unethical’Cincinnati WCPO

Project Praises Trail-Blazing Female Lawyers from AreaToledo Blade

Former Mahoning County Judge Cronin Released from Federal SupervisionYoungstown WFMJ

Criminals Continue to Reoffend Behind BarsZanesville Times Recorder

Preference for Incumbent Judges Split in Poll of LawyersColumbus Dispatch

Cleveland Man Admits to Training Cockfighting Birds, Shipping Them to Puerto Rico: Animals in the NewsCleveland Plain Dealer

Gary Webb and ‘Kill the Messenger’: Reporter Played by Jeremy Renner Honed Journalism Skills in Cleveland and ColumbusCleveland Plain Dealer

From MeTube to the Moon, Short Films with a Personal Point of ViewNew York Times

Bill Would Remove ‘Insensitive’ Words from Ohio LawCleveland Plain Dealer


OCTOBER 2, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Could Change State Breathalyzer Test LawsColumbus WBNS-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Dayton Attorney’s Law LicenseDayton Daily News

South Euclid Public Records Lawsuit Back on Ohio Supreme Court DocketCleveland Plain Dealer

Ed FitzGerald Records Lawsuit Should Go to Mediation, Cuyahoga County Urges Ohio SupremeCleveland Plain Dealer

Circleville Man Who Used Blackmail to Have Sex with 14-Year-Old Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Southwest Ohio Woman Who Posted Spiteful Sex Video with Minor Online Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Jury Finds Austin Myers Guilty of Aggravated MurderDayton Daily News

Judge Burge Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption ChargesElyria Chronicle Telegram

Hunter Judge Shouts at Attorneys as Trial Tension MountsCincinnati Enquirer

Opposition from Judges, Attorneys Delays Annie’s LawChillicothe Gazette

Number of Jury Trials Down in 2013Sidney Daily News

Mental Health Court Graduates Thankful for ProgramMansfield News Journal

Ex-Judge, Lourdes Aim to Help Children Via FamiliesToledo Blade

Proposed Legislation Would Create Ward’s Bill of RightsColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Officials: Advocates to Be in Courtroom for Input in Felony Domestic Violence CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

New Law Should Help Families, Mentally IllColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Victims Services Agencies Receive Grant FundingWilloughby News Herald

18-Month Prison Term Handed Down in Case Similar to Sheriff Kelly’sAthens News

Ohio Prison Workers Plan Protest over Security Concerns, Staffing LevelsCleveland Plain Dealer

Prisons to Test Security DronesDayton Daily News

Ohio Prosecutors Want Death Penalty Drug Info ShieldedAssociated Press

2 White Ohio Women Sue Over Sperm from Black DonorAssociated Press

Supreme Court Takes No Action on Same-Sex Marriage Cases, for NowWashington Post


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