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OCTOBER 31, 2014

Man Who Ran an After-Hours Bar in His Southwest Ohio Home Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Attempted Murder Conviction UpheldColumbus Daily Reporter

Bank Robber Nabbed by Alert Citizen Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

12 Jurors Weigh Convicted Killer’s Life in New Franklin SlayingsAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio Supreme Court Candidate John O’Donnell Broke ‘Clean Campaign’ Pledge with Negative Ad, Ohio State Bar Association SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Update: French FriedColumbus Dispatch Column

Truth Is a Casualty in Campaign AdsYoungstown Vindicator Column

Rare Open Seat is One of 11 Summit County Judgeships on BallotAkron Beacon Journal

Levy, Probate Judge on Allen BallotFindlay Courier

Probate Court Names 3 to Oversee GuardianshipsColumbus Dispatch

Legal Bills Top $100K in Dispute between Commissioners, JudgesElyria Chronicle Telegram

Judges Urged to Give 2 Dozen Inmates Get Out of Jail Early Cards to Ease Overcrowding in Lorain Co. Cleveland WEWS-TV

Former Pike County Employee IndictedPortsmouth Daily Times

Matrix Brings Efficiency to Prosecutor’s OfficePortsmouth Daily Times

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Ask for $1 Million Bond for Defendant in Child Abuse and Assault CasesCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Speed Traps Continue to Thrive Under Mayors

Fracking Bans on Tuesday’s Ballot in Several CommunitiesColumbus WCBE-Radio

Are Internet Livestreams ‘Televised Broadcasts’?Washington Post Guest Column

Surge in Past Week Increases Campaign Spending for the Year on State Supreme Court TV Ads by about a ThirdWashington Post

Impermanence: When Adoptions FailHuffington Post Guest Column

Are Spirits, Slayings or Slurs ‘Material Defects’ Homebuyers Must Be Told of?ABA Journal


OCTOBER 30, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence in Murder of Twinsburg Officer Joshua MiktarianCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Investigated Over Prosecutor's Video FeedCincinnati Enquirer

Criminal Record Will Remain Open for Pharmacist Who Illegally Sold DrugsColumbus Daily Reporter

Grandfather Wins Sentencing Appeal Following Heroin ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Affirm Man's Leadership Role in Heroin Distribution RingColumbus Daily Reporter

Defense Says Convicted Killer Shawn Eric Ford Jr.’s Low IQ Should Bar Death PenaltyAkron Beacon Journal

Despite Efforts to Eliminate Speed Traps, They PersistColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Judges Urged to Free Inmates to Relieve CrowdingElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Elected Officials Get Unlimited Sick Time While Other Public Employees Get the SqueezeCleveland Plain Dealer Column

English’s Contributions Are QuestionedToledo Blade

Judge Orders Coverings Removed from Newspaper Coin Boxes After Beacon Journal ObjectsAkron Beacon Journal

Stow Man Pleads Guilty to Forging Summit County Prosecutor's SignatureCleveland Plain Dealer

Federal Charge Filed in Bomb ScareYoungstown Vindicator

Man Granted New Trial, Gets 5 YearsToledo Blade

Anti-Fracking Group Looks Beyond Ballot Initiative Toward Continuing EffortsAthens News

When an Ebola Joke Becomes a CrimeLos Angeles Times Editorial


OCTOBER 29, 2014

Divided Court Upholds Death for Killer of Ohio OfficerAssociated Press

Man Who Tried to Rob Area Restaurants Loses Appeal for a Shorter SentenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Hears Drug Stop AppealFindlay Courier

Split Circuit Court Rejects Jail Absentee Ballot SuitColumbus Daily Reporter

Nonpartisan Election Aid Available OnlineColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

O’Donnell Finally Hits TV with French Attack AdColumbus Dispatch Column

Independent Groups Spending Far Less on Ohio Elections This YearColumbus Dispatch

Candidates for Judge Emphasize Differences in Heated ForumAthens Messenger

Judicial Candidate Proposes Adult Drug CourtLa Presna Toledo

Magistrate, Attorney Square Off for Domestic Relations JudgeLa Presna Toledo

Robinson, Naumoff Vying for Common Pleas JudgeMansfield News Journal

Experienced Candidates Vie for JudgeSandusky Register Column

Gaines Broke Down Barriers, Fought for ClientsCincinnati Enquirer

Therapy Dogs in Women’s Drug CourtDayton WRGT-TV

Ohio v. Clark: Do Children’s Statements Have to Be Live TestimonyHuffington Post Guest Column

Husted Addresses His Debate Absence, Lauds Lucas County Elections BoardToledo Blade

Dismissed Juror in Shawn Eric Ford Jr. Murder Case Says Panel Shunned Her for Holding OutAkron Beacon Journal

Ohio State Psychologist Says Drug Addicts Are No Longer the People You LoveColumbus Dispatch

Are Law Schools Getting Less Gloomy about the Future?Wall Street Journal Column


OCTOBER 28, 2014

Ed FitzGerald, Frank Bova Won’t Be Questioned in GOP Public Records CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

Court: Former Judge Can’t Have Law License BackColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court to Rule on Eva Christian CaseDayton Daily News

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Glouster Towing CaseLogan Daily News

Court Erred by Allowing Mining in ParksColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

Man Involved in Early Morning Robbery, Murder Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Maximum Sentence Remains for Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Trafficking HeroinColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Dropped in Case Involving HB86 ConstitutionalityBucyrus Telegraph Forum

Parole Officer Who Stalked His Ex-Wife Not Blamed for Parole ViolationColumbus Daily Reporter

Justice French Defends ‘Backstop’ Comment at GOP RallyColumbus Dispatch

Leslie Isaiah Gaines: 1945-2014Cincinnati Enquirer Obituary

From Law to the Lord and Back. ‘Call Me If You Need MeReprint – Cincinnati Enquirer

Judge John V. Dye Jr.Richmond (IN) Palladium-Item Obituary

Candidates for Judge Henson’s Seat Biggest SpendersMansfield News Journal

Race Takes Center Stage as Defense Attorneys Work to Spare Ford from Death SentenceAkron Beacon Journal

Judge Should Not Set Cleveland Patrolman Michael Brelo’s Trial for Nov. 5, Defense Attorney ArguesCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Sets Tentative Trial Date for Accused Serial Killer; Prosecutor Angered over DelaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Court: State Has No Jurisdiction over TweetsCincinnati Enquirer

Debate Continues on Use of Breathalyzer Car Ignition for First-Time OVI OffendersColumbus Daily Reporter

Old Marijuana Ticket? Council Will HelpCincinnati Enquirer

2 Former High Court Disciplinary Counsels Join ForcesAkron Legal News

Hall of Justice Remake a SuccessColumbus Dispatch Editorial


OCTOBER 27, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court to Consider Mediation Request for Lorain County Court Security CaseLorain Morning Journal

Preserve TransparencyColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Woman Who Gave Detective Sensual Massage Deemed a ProstituteColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rules Police Needed a Warrant before Removing Marijuana PlantsColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Upholds Ohio Killer’s Death SentenceAssociated Press

Five Years Later, Anthony Sowell Case Legal Battles LingerCleveland Plain Dealer

Four Vying for Two Seats on Ohio Supreme CourtDefiance Crescent News Column

Justice French: Court the ‘Backstop’ for GOP LegislationColumbus Dispatch Column

Third-Party Group Backing French with TV SpotsColumbus Dispatch

Republican Supreme Court Justices Hold Big Fundraising Lead over Democratic OpponentsCleveland Plain Dealer

Investment in CitizenshipColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Baldwin and Haupt Campaign for Seat on Court of AppealsAshland Times Gazette

Election: Derryberry v. Huston-Kinworthy in Juvenile Court BattleLima News

Court of Appeals Candidate Robb Gave $101,532 to Her CampaignYoungstown Vindicator

Pre-Election Financial Reports ReleasedAthens Messenger

Prosecutor Tells Multiple Police Departments to Stop Using Controversial Breathalyzer MachinesCleveland WEWS-TV

Community Puts Focus on Domestic ViolenceToledo Blade

UT Summit-Goers Laud Veterans CourtToledo Blade

Court Wants Higher Pay RaisesMarietta Times

Municipal Court Building Needs WorkColumbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor

T-R Special Report: Do Laws Foster Problems?Canton Repository

DeWine’s Office Has Intervened in Dozens of U.S. Court CasesColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court, with Terse Orders, Has Judges and Lawyers Reading Tea LeavesNew York Times Column

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor: Court Needs DiversityAssociated Press


OCTOBER 24, 2014

Supreme Court Backs Independence in Fight with Cuyahoga County over Who Pays to Maintain Bridge to NowhereCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Say Attempt to Oust Them from Case of Accused Serial Killer Michael Madison is Ploy to Delay TrialCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Convicted in Botched Xanax Deal Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Reverses Sex-Offender Address Verdict Due to HearsayColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges Affirm Domestic Violence Conviction in ‘He Said, She Said’ CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Time Running Out for Ohio Voters to Learn More about Judicial CandidatesSidney Daily News Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor Column

Judith French, John P. O’Donnell ‘Highly Recommended’ to Ohio Supreme Court by State Bar AssociationCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Honors Falkowski for Pro Se Divorce ClinicWilloughby News Herald

Court Report Points Out Small-Town Speed TrapsColumbus Dispatch Column

Meet the Candidates for JudgePortsmouth Daily Times

Sezon, Specht Vie for Judge SeatAshtabula Star Beacon

Judges Pleased with Work of Courthouse DogMarion Star

Suspect in Bomb Scare at Betras Office Faces Host of ChargesYoungstown Vindicator

$300-a-Year Parking Permits for Over-the-Rhine Might Be IllegalCincinnati Business Courier

Jail Crowding Resurrects Old LawsuitToledo Blade

Ohio Drivers Should Follow Basic Guidelines When Stopped by Police: Greg Geist, Assistant Federal Public DefenderCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Why Huge Salaries Don’t Necessarily Make Law Grads RichBloomberg Businessweek


OCTOBER 23, 2014

Court Again Suspends Law License of Tressel Tattoo TipsterColumbus Dispatch

Developers: Expect Lawsuit If Issue PassesOlentangy Valley News

Email ‘Meetings’ Contrary to LawFindlay Courier Editorial

Pediatrician Who Sexually Assaulted Underage Patients Has Appeal RejectedColumbus Daily Reporter

Life Sentences Upheld for Man Who Raped Mentally Disabled GirlColumbus Daily Reporter

Lower Court Ordered to Reevaluate Early Release Decision of Home IntruderColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Involved in Drug-Related Shooting Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Attorneys for Accused Serial Killer Michael Madison Seek Special Prosecutor for Death-Penalty CaseCleveland Plain Dealer

What Happens to Unvested Military Retirement Benefits in a Divorce?Morrow County Sentinel Justice P. Pfeifer Column

State Rep of Warren, Judge Challenging Incumbent JusticesYoungstown Vindicator

Tracie Hunter Wants a New TrialCincinnati Enquirer

County Drug Court Expands, Judge Joan Synenberg to Oversee Offenders With Drug and Mental Health IssuesCleveland Plain Dealer

Mahoning County Probate Judge Candidates (videos) – Youngstown Vindicator

Winters Explains Croy FiringSandusky Register

Election: Davis, Nester, BirdBryan Times

Derryberry Being HypocriticalLima News Letter to the Editor

Which Gonzales is Being Promoted By Election Billboard?Columbus Dispatch

Commissioners OK Funding for Lorain County Adult Probation CenterLorain Morning Journal


OCTOBER 22, 2014

Court: Criminals Who Owe Money Can’t Seal ConvictionsColumbus Dispatch

Sexual Affair with Client’s Wife Costs Lawyer His LicenseColumbus Dispatch

Late Appeal Denied in Columbus Jones Murder ConvictionYoungstown Vindicator

Lucas County Prosecutor Seeks Dates for ExecutionsToledo Blade

Man Who Killed Two in Fatal Crash Will be ResentencedColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Proved He Was Insane while Making Bomb Threats Wins AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Burge’s Public Corruption Case Might be Transferred to Cuyahoga CountyLorain Morning Journal

Courthouse DramaSandusky Register

Only 1 Judicial Candidate Not Recommended by Mahoning BarYoungstown Vindicator

Judge Campaign Heats Up at LWV EventPortsmouth Daily Times

Two in Race for Juvenile JudgeNew Philadelphia Times Reporter

Tracie Hunter’s Legal Battles Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1.5 MillionCincinnati WCPO-TV

Jennifer Branch Likes Her Chance for Juvenile JudgeCincinnati Enquirer

Life Takes John Williams from Pony Keg to JudgeshipCincinnati Enquirer

Bill Would Allow Investigative Subpoenas for MisdemeanorsColumbus Daily Reporter

City’s Budget Cuts Reach into Lawyers’ PocketsToledo Blade

Issue 4 Would Help to Provide Safe, Loving Families for All KidsColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

Lake County Court Employees Receive Special CertificationWilloughby News Herald

Cook Reports Car Break-Ins, School Bus Safety ReconnaissanceDelphos Herald

Shawn Ford Guilty in Murder Case Involving New Franklin CoupleAkron Beacon Journal

Soft on Crime’ TV Ads Affect Judges’ Decisions, Not Just ElectionsNew York Times Column

Website Asks High Court to Throw Out LawsuitAssociated Press

Confidence in Judicial Systems Varies WorldwideGallup


OCTOBER 21, 2014

Justices Stay Questioning of FitzGerald Security ChiefColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Tracie HunterCincinnati Business Courier

Olentangy School Board Member Turns to Supreme Court in Fight with Other MembersColumbus Dispatch

Judges Rule Court Did Not Err by Sending Man to Prison Rather Than County JailColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Downloaded Child Porn Loses Appeal for Shorter SentenceColumbus Daily Reporter

Judges: Woman Properly Taken Down After Kicking Officer in the GroinColumbus Daily Reporter

Estate of Man Killed by Police Loses Wrongful Death LawsuitDayton Daily News

Summit County Jury Deliberates Capital Case against Shawn Ford Jr. in Slayings of New Franklin CoupleAkron Beacon Journal

Prosecutor: Judge Taking Rifle Home PermissibleToledo Blade

Not on Ballot, Tracie Hunter Impacts ElectionCincinnati Enquirer

Tracie Hunter Looms Large in State Senate RaceCincinnati Enquirer Column

Former Lima Attorney Facing Felony ChargesLima News

Supreme Court Will Consider Police Searches of Hotel RegistriesNew York Times

Could ‘Notorious RBG’ Be a Customer of Columbus’ Look Human?Columbus Business First


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


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