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JULY 16, 2019

Court Says Catholic School Can Challenge Competition RulesAssociated Press

What’s on Their Minds: When Is a Pawnbroker Protected from a Conversion Claim? Irene Danopulos v. Am. Trading II, LLC.Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Chief Justice: Trump Attacks on Judiciary ‘Dangerous’Columbus Dispatch

Can Drugs Be a Religious Experience? Judge Says NoFindlay Courier

Judge Slams Ex-NFL Player, Bedford Football Coach’s ‘Victim Blaming’ as She Sentences Him to Prison for Sexually Abusing StudentCleveland Plain Dealer

Trial for Cleveland Police Supervisor Charged in 2012 Chase Hinges on Responsibility for Subordinates’ Actions, Attorneys SayCleveland Plain Dealer

First Witnesses Take Stand in Mentor-on-the-Lake Murder RetrialWilloughby News-Herald

Domestic Violence Cases May Get Special Attention in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Traffic Cameras Remain in Some Northeast Ohio Villages, as Court Battle Plays outCleveland WEWS-TV

Columbus Proposes Penalty for 7 Oz. of Marijuana Less than an Expired MeterColumbus Dispatch

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Looking to Private DNA Labs to Help Solve Cold CasesColumbus WBNS-TV

Sowing the Seeds of Hope New Oriana House Gardening Program Growing More than Just PlantsAkron Legal News

Summit County Addiction Agency Changes Name, Celebrates AnniversaryAkron Beacon Journal

Texas Supreme Court to Hear Ohio Bridal Shop Case against Texas Health Resources after 2014 Ebola OutbreakDallas KTVT-TV

Judge Recommends $14 Million Award to Neo-Nazi Trolling VictimAssociated Press


JULY 15, 2019

Ohio Chief Justice Looks to Make Major Changes to Criminal Justice System in Final Years of TermDayton Daily News

Ensure Ohio Schools WorkWheeling (WV) Intelligencer Editorial

Trial for Cleveland Police Supervisors from ’137 Shots’ Case Is Culmination of Years-Long Legal BattleCleveland Plain Dealer

Court Reinstates DUI Charge against Man at Downtown Dog Day CareColumbus Dispatch

Supporters Rally for Tracie Hunter as Former Judge Faces Six-Month Prison SentenceCincinnati WCPO-TV

Former Stark County Doctor Frank Lazzerini Sentenced to 113 Years in Opioid CaseAkron Beacon Journal

Man Attacked in Courtroom Brawl Last Week Sentenced to LifeAssociated Press

Inmate Accused of Killing Shelter Companion Dog in Prison Cell to Appear in Court MondayCincinnati Enquirer

Pipeline Court Fights, Restoration Work Continue in Stark Co.Canton Repository

Ohio Couple Settles Lawsuit over Destruction of Frozen EmbryosAssociated Press

Court Makes Changes to Benefit ChildrenTroy Daily News Guest Column

Tank Adds Wags, Smiles to Summit County Drug CourtAkron Beacon Journal

Bomb Threats Close CourthousesYoungstown Vindicator

‘All Clear’ Given for Downtown CourthousesYoungstown Vindicator

Parma Heights Turns off Traffic Cameras, Waits for Court RulingCleveland Plain Dealer

Marion County Man’s Sentencing among 1st under Reagan Tokes ActColumbus WBNS-TV

5 Things Oxygen Might Not Feature in Episode on Sierah Joughin's MurderToledo Blade

Opioid ‘Negotiation Class Action’ under Consideration in Cleveland Court Should be Rejected: Perry Zinn Rowthorn and George JepsenCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion Column


JULY 12, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear School ‘Takeovers’ Case This FallAssociated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Approves New Elyria Municipal Drug Recovery CourtElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Drug Docket Comes to Elyria Municipal CourtLorain Morning Journal

Court Program Helps Put Juveniles on the Right TrackAkron Legal News

Reader Accepts Suspension, County Dems to Name ReplacementPortsmouth Daily Times

Brawl Breaks out in Ohio Courtroom during Sentencing for KillerYoungstown WKBN-TV

Judge Assigned to ‘Removal for Cause’ CaseDelaware Gazette

Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio Discusses Goals as OSBA President-ElectAkron Legal News

Bottom Line of New ‘Constitutional’ School Funding Plan: $1.5 BillionColumbus Dispatch

Cleveland Quadruple Homicide Is Latest Example in Long Line of Restraining Orders Failing to Protect Women from AbusersCleveland Plain Dealer

Law-Enforcement Tech Requires CautionColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Jail Using Medicine to Help Inmates Addicted to DrugsAssociated Press

Supervised Sites for Addicted to Shoot up? Try It, 2 Ohio Cops SayCincinnati Enquirer


JULY 11, 2019

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Athens County CaseAthens Messenger

Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Arguments Regarding House Bill 70Youngstown Vindicator

Trumbull County Attorney Has Licensed Suspended, Accused of ContemptYoungstown WKBN-TV

Life Sentence for Former Cleveland Death Row Inmate Kelly Foust Brings End to Long Legal BattleCleveland Plain Dealer

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader Suspended amid InvestigationColumbus Dispatch

Pike County Sheriff Reader Accepts Suspension from Office amid Felony Charges against HimCincinnati Enquirer

Teacher-Turned-Lawyer’s Sexual Battery Sentence Overturned by 11th DistrictAkron Legal News

Cleveland Judge Sentences Graffiti Vandal to Paint Railings with a Toothbrush (Video)Cleveland WOIO-TV

Man Who Spray-Painted Caboose Sentenced to Paint Court Railings with ToothbrushCleveland WJW-TV

East Cleveland to Pay $40,000 over Drug Case Built by Former Police Officers Convicted of Federal ChargesCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Considers Attorney Fees in Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin CollegeElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Judge Rules on New Miami Speed Camera Lawsuit Payment: How Much Will Drivers Get?Hamilton Journal-News

Jackson Man Helps Veterans in Contempt CaseCanton Repository

Muni Court to Introduce Electronic NotificationsAshtabula Star Beacon

Mahoning County Probate Court Unveils a Help DeskAkron Legal News

Harrison County Probation Program Will Be Well-Funded the Next 2 YearsSteubenville WTOV-TV

Putnam Courthouse Renovations, Fairgrounds Projects PlannedLima News

Supreme Court Notebook: Did Ginsburg Hint at Census Outcome?Associated Press


JULY 10, 2019

Oral Arguments Set in House Bill 70 Case before Ohio Supreme CourtElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Cincinnati Ponders Implementing Speed Cameras to Keep Pedestrians SaferCincinnati WCPO-TV

Akron Man Convicted of Double Homicide Getting New TrialAkron Beacon Journal

Judge to Convicted I-75 Gunman: ‘The Randomness is Bone-Chilling’Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Death Row Inmate’s Sentence Reduced to 30 to LifeAssociated Press

New DNA Testing Sought in 20-Year-Old Lima Murder CaseLima News

Timber Case in Court’s HandsWarren Tribune Chronicle

Court Won't Halt Suits against Doctor over Drug Dose DeathsAssociated Press

Judge Tells Warring Boards to Resolve MergerElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Richland County Commissioners Question Mansfield Municipal Court Cost IncreasesRichland Source

Court Officials Plan to Offer E-Filing in 2020Canton Repository

Two Options Picked for New Hancock County Court BuildingFindlay Courier

‘No Fine, No Time’ for Marijuana Spreads, but Results Are Mixed and State Legislators Are SkepticalColumbus Dispatch

Supporters of Push for Background Checks on Ohio Gun Sales Try AgainColumbus Dispatch

6th Circuit: Ohio Can’t Bar Lawyers from Advertising to Workers’ Comp ClaimantsReuters

Federal Ruling May Have Implications for Local Government Social Media UseYoungstown Vindicator


JULY 9, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Unique Case of Jewelry Stolen, Pawned from Local HomeDayton WHIO-TV

Convicted Child Abuser Seeks Time Served CreditAshtabula Star Beacon

2nd Trial Begins for Man Accused of Murdering a Lake County BartenderCleveland WOIO-TV

Police Misidentifying Criminal Suspects Can Lead to Privacy and Legal IssuesColumbus Dispatch

Ohio Attorneys: Registration and Payment Due by Sept. 1Akron Legal News

Ex-Lima Municipal Court Deputy Clerk Pleads to Theft in OfficeLima News

Windham Man Collapses during SentencingRavenna Record-Courier

Can Ohio’s Approach to School Truancy Succeed While Avoiding Justice System Contact?Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

A Push for Marijuana Decriminalization in Small Town OhioColumbus WOSU Public Radio

New Foreclosure Class Being OfferedAkron Beacon Journal

The Push for Tougher Distracted Driving Laws in OhioCleveland WKYC-TV

Story of Sierah Joughin’s Murder to Be Featured on Oxygen ChannelToledo WTOL-TV

Justice Department, Warren Improve Police DepartmentYoungstown Vindicator

Life Sentence for Killing at Charlottesville ProtestAssociated Press


JULY 8, 2019

Attorney Suspended for Purposely Underpaying Another Lawyer His Share of FeesAkron Legal News

Merit Decision: Parent with Zero Child Support Order Does Not Lose Right to Contest Adoption. In re Adoption of B.I.Legally Speaking Ohio

House Bill 1 Presumes Drug TreatmentAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Ohio Lawmakers Consider Bills to Decriminalize Drug CrimesAssociated Press

Allen Co. Re-Entry Court Receives State CertificationLima News

Man Faces Retrial in Slaying after Death Penalty OverturnedAssociated Press

Judge Hands Down Max Sentence for Drugged Driver Who Killed Off-Duty Officer in CrashCincinnati WCPO-TV

Will a New Motion Delay the Carlisle Buried Baby Trial, Again?Hamilton Journal-News

Hoerig's Attorney Seeks More Time to File AppealYoungstown Vindicator

Hamilton County Public Defender Accused of Engaging in Sexual Act in PublicCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Won’t Sanction Madeira Officials Trying to Stop Resident from Filing Multiple SuitsCincinnati Enquirer

Summit County Probate Court to Offer Free Replacement Documents for County Flood VictimsCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Treasurer’s Program Leverages Private Funds to Tackle Thorny Social IssuesColumbus Dispatch

5th Circuit Rejects Assertion that Drunken Driving Equals Intention to CrashClaims Journal

Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants into DebtProPublica


JULY 5, 2019

Cuyahoga County Not Immune from Lawsuit Filed by Fired EmployeeAkron Legal News

Legislation Would Drop Felony Drug Possession Charge, Require Judges to Consider TreatmentAkron Beacon Journal

Former Attorney General and Ex-TV Reporter Dropping Lawsuit after Getting State-Pension RecordsCleveland Plain Dealer

South Euclid Municipal Court Sues City over Funding CutCleveland Plain Dealer

Traffic Cameras: Trotwood Suspends Program, Dayton Doesn’t BudgeDayton Daily News

Mulberry Street Residents Submit Referendum Petitions to CityFremont News-Messenger

Jury Selection Begins July 8 in Mentor-on-the-Lake Murder Retrial of Joseph ThomasWilloughby News-Herald

Pike Co. Judge Sets Evidence Deadline in Case against Wagner MotherCincinnati WXIX-TV

First Evidence in Rhoden Murders May Come in Oct.Washington Courthouse Record Herald

Skylar Richardson’s Attorneys Claim Prejudice in Baby Death Trial, Ask for 3 Separate TrialsCincinnati WXIX-TV

It’s an Act of Betrayal against Ohio’s Freshwater Resources for Lawmakers to Try to Bar Plastic-Bag Laws: Brent LarkinCleveland Plain Dealer Opinion

Appeals Court Victories by Short North Posse Members Won’t Change Life SentencesColumbus Dispatch

Federal Judge Prevents Ohio Heartbeat Abortion Ban from Taking EffectColumbus Dispatch


JULY 3, 2019

Right to Contest Adoption Survives When Parent Is Relieved of Paying Child SupportAkron Legal News

Merit Decision: Ex-Employee Can Sue County for False Light Invasion of Privacy. Piazza v. Cuyahoga Cty.Legally Speaking Ohio

Probate/Juvenile Court Presented with Grant MoniesEaton Register-Herald

Municipal Court Upgrades SecurityMorrow County Sentinel

Demonstrators Attempt to Deliver Petitions to Premier Health about Abortion ClinicDayton Daily News

Upset Mom Yanks Court Bond for Son, Sends Him to Wayne County JailWooster Daily Record

Columbus Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Luring Victim into Human TraffickingColumbus WBNS-TV

Ex-Doctor’s Sentencing in Pill Mill Case Postponed to July 12Canton Repository

Court Reversal: Jefferson School Parents Can Switch to Valley ViewDayton Daily News

Appointed Attorney System Begins in Trumbull County Common Pleas CourtYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio Cities to Lose State Funding for Traffic Camera Tickets Beginning WednesdayCleveland Plain Dealer

No Restraining Order on Any Cincinnati City Council Text Messages, but Court Case over Private Texts ContinuesCincinnati Enquirer

Court Provides Beacon of Hope for Human Trafficking VictimsAssociated Press

Organization Honors Judge PuffenbergerToledo Blade

Seneca Co. Mother and Son Looking for Answers regarding the Cemetery Their Family Members Are BuriedToledo WTOL-TV

Three from Columbus Selected to National List of Influencers AttorneysColumbus Business First

Georgia Court System Struck by Ransomware AttackCBS News

Tension Brews between Cities, States over Opioid LawsuitsAssociated Press

The Declaration of Independence’s Unexpected Team of ChampionsCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Opinion

Bankruptcy Court Filings Stable in Northwest OhioToledo Blade


JULY 2, 2019

Attorney Files Brief in Free Speech CaseToledo Blade

FirstEnergy Asks Ohio Court to Reconsider Power Grid FeeAssociated Press

Oral Argument Preview: When Is a Pawnbroker Protected from A Conversion Claim? Irene Danopulos v. Am. Trading II, L.L.C.Legally Speaking Ohio

Muni Teams with High Court for Human Trafficking Awareness EventAkron Legal News

Pike County Sheriff Heads to Court on 16-Count IndictmentCincinnati WXIX-TV

Attorney General Dave Yost Calls for Resignation of Pike County Sheriff Charles ReaderColumbus Dispatch

Pike County Sheriff Pleads Not GuiltyColumbus Dispatch

Expanded Pretrial Monitoring of Felony Suspects in Cuyahoga County Should Begin in OctoberCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Law License of Ex-JudgeYoungstown Vindicator

Equality Ohio Opens Free LGBTQ Legal Aid ClinicAkron Legal News

Nasser Hamad’s Murder Conviction Appeal DeniedWarren Tribune Chronicle

Appellate Court Upholds Hamad Convictions, SentenceYoungstown Vindicator

Prosecutor Objects to Sammarone’s Request for a Separate TrialYoungstown Vindicator

No Plea Offer for Teen Charged in Carlisle Buried Baby Case as Trial ApproachesDayton Daily News

Jailed Two Years, Whistleblower Accepts Plea BargainNorwalk Reflector

Amid Jail Controversy, Community Activist Groups Ramp up Pressure on County LeadersCleveland WEWS-TV

Oberlin College’s Complicity in False Racism Charge against Bakery Reeks of McCarthyismUSA Today Guest Opinion

New Book to Focus on Sheppard MurderPortsmouth Daily Times

Illegal or Just Immoral? Film Explores Texting Suicide CaseAssociated Press

Big Business to Supreme Court: Defend LGBTQ People from BiasAssociated Press

How Opioid ‘Negotiating Class’ Would Affect Civil ClaimsLaw360

Proposed Opioid ‘Negotiation Class’ Is Unnecessary and Likely to Fail, Former Negotiator SaysLegal Newsline


JULY 1, 2019

Woman Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Review ConvictionAshtabula Star Beacon

Before RBG, a Cleveland Judge Made History; It’s Time to Recognize Unstoppable Florence AllenCleveland Plain Dealer

Probation Officer Picked for Planning CommitteeSecond Brief, Akron Beacon Journal

Judge Issues Injunction in Red-Light Camera Dispute between Toledo, StateToledo Blade

Appeals Court Reverses Conviction of Bluffton DoctorLima News

Ohio Death Row Inmate’s Sentence Reduced to 30 to LifeAssociated Press

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader Charged. What Happens Next?Cincinnati Enquirer

Hearing Scheduled Today in Carlisle Buried Baby Case as Trial NearsDayton Daily News

Judge Slashes Gibson’s Bakery $44 Million SettlementCleveland Plain Dealer

Per State Law, Judge Cuts Damages in Oberlin College Case Nearly in HalfToledo Blade

30-Year-Old Murder Case DelayedWarren Tribune Chronicle

Pepper Pike Attorney Accused of Misappropriating More than $1 Million from Clients, Many with Developmental DisabilitiesCleveland Plain Dealer

Deputies Assaulted by Teen Girl in CourtCleveland WJW-TV

Say, ‘Girls Rule!’ Summit County’s All-Female Bench Marks Milestone with PortraitAkron Beacon Journal

Police Called after Court, Auditor Spat (w/Video)Geauga Maple Leaf

Courthouse Security Will See ChangesMarietta Times

Tax Tips: Marijuana Industry Faces Tax Issues amid Web of State and Federal LawsCrain’s Cleveland Business

Ohio State Bar Foundation Inducts GriffithMorrow County Sentinel

Hyman Inducted into Fellows ProgramDefiance Crescent-News

Incoming Akron Bar President Discusses AgendaAkron Legal News

Ironton Attorney Graduates from Leadership AcademySecond Brief, Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Ohio Needs an Elected PUCOToledo Blade Editorial

Fix PUCO so It Serves All Ohioans, Not Just the State’s UtilitiesCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Communities Defend Revenue Generated by Speed CamerasYoungstown Vindicator

Brain Injuries from Domestic Violence Often Undetected, Study FindsColumbus Dispatch

After Baby Born in Jail Toilet, Sheriff to Target Dealers Selling to Expecting MothersCincinnati Enquirer

Editorial Contained False InformationWarren Tribune Chronicle Letter to the Editor

McFarland Makes First Appearance before Judiciary CommitteePortsmouth Daily Times

Supreme Court Ruling on Alabama Abortion Ban Doesn’t Apply to Ohio, though Could Affect Pending LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Opioid Epidemic ‘Engulfing’ U.S. Court Systems: PaperThe Crime Report


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