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JANUARY 20, 2017

Attorney’s License Suspended After Reports of OverdosesElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Former Attorney Gets 4 Years for Stealing More than $600K from ClientsCleveland WOIO-TV

Former Lawmaker Jim Aslanides Heading Oil and Gas GroupNewark Advocate

Former State Rep. Kraus Seeks New Trial in Theft CasePort Clinton News Herald

Reliance on Force Majeure Clause to Extend Term of Oil and Gas LeasesThe Legal Intelligencer

Heidelberg Legal Saga May Be Headed for Ohio Supreme Court as Family Feud ContinuesCincinnati WCPO-TV

Construction Manager Carbone Wants Criminal Conviction SealedElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Notre Dame College Student Gets Jail Time for Stealing 650 Pairs of Women's Underwear from DormCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge D’Apolito ‘Haunted’ by Grieving Mother’s Broken HeartYoungstown Vindicator

Cuyahoga County Top Judges, Lawyers Hash out Overcharging, Bail Reform at Bar Association ForumCleveland Plain Dealer

New Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Backs ‘Limited Release’ of Tamir Rice Grand Jury TranscriptsCleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Judge Opens Courtroom for Video Shoot for Hip-Hop Artist Charged with Attempted MurderCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio State Bar Association Launches Cloud-Based Library of Legal DocumentsColumbus Daily Reporter

Local Students Tackle First Amendment in CourtPortsmouth Community Common

New Policies Could Change How Cleveland Police Deal with the Mentally IllCleveland Plain Dealer

Obama Commutes Four Ohioans’ Prison Sentences, Jimmy Dimora Given No ReliefCleveland Plain Dealer

3 Officers, 4 Deaths and a Host of QuestionsCincinnati Enquirer

‘Justice Nightmare’: 32 Years in Texas Prisons After Conviction VoidedNew York Times


JANUARY 19, 2017

Justice Hearing Rhoden Autopsy Case Removes HerselfCincinnati Enquirer

Charges: Lawyer Pocketed Client's Cash, Autographed ‘Who’ AlbumColumbus Dispatch

Get off the PotSandusky Register Column

Landrum Files Motion to Stay ExecutionChillicothe Gazette

Louisville Teachers’ Appeal: Six Things to KnowMassillon Independent

From the Archives: Trial of Raymond TibbettsCincinnati Enquirer

Psychologist: Death Row Man's Brain ‘Re-Wired’ by AbuseCincinnati Enquirer

Akron Man Laughs as Judge Sentences Him to Life in Prison for Killing Cuyahoga Falls MotherCleveland Plain Dealer

Federal Court Strikes Down Ohio Town’s Limits on Political Lawn SignsColumbus Daily Reporter

Courts Address AddictionPort Clinton Beacon

Seneca Commissioners Refuse to Pay Higher Final Bill to Justice Center FirmToledo Blade

New Courthouse Security Doors Approved in CadizMartins Ferry Times Leader

Law Students Watch Appellate CourtLima News

Enquirer Investigates: No Charges/Discipline in 18 Killings by Cincinnati Police Since ‘10Cincinnati Enquirer

Indiana Supreme Court’s Lone Black Member to RetireAssociated Press

Justices Leery of Expanding Right to Sue Top OfficialsAssociated Press


JANUARY 18, 2017

Columbus to Pay $20,000 After Loss in Police Public-Records CaseColumbus Dispatch

Delaware Area Career Center Levy, Consolidation in LimboColumbus Dispatch

Democrats Say Trump Pick to Lead Education Dpt. Owes Ohio $5.3 MillionDayton Daily News

Holder and Obama to Collaborate on RedistrictingNonprofit Quarterly

Former Perry Village Employee Sentenced for Theft in OfficeLake County News Herald

Attorneys Reminded to Report Pro Bono WorkColumbus Daily Reporter

A Proposed Full-Time County Housing Court Could Be One Step Toward Better Protecting TenantsCincinnati City Beat

Court Tosses Toledo Apartment Cleanup CaseToledo Blade

Judge Sets $1 Million Bond for Toledo Doctor Charged with Sex CrimesToledo Blade

Death Row Inmate Jalowiec Seeks New Sentencing After Court RulingElyria Chronicle Telegram

Muni Court Attacking Fines Backlog Still $3 Million, but 2016 a Step ForwardAshtabula Star Beacon

Obama’s Latest Round of Commutations and Pardons Breaks a Record; Six Ohioans on ListCleveland Plain Dealer

Killers’ Lawyers Seek More Info on Ohio’s Lethal Drug SupplyAssociated Press

Killer in Cincinnati Stabbing Asks Parole Board for MercyAssociated Press

Ohio’s 33 Wrongfully Convicted Prisoners Who Served 10 Years or MoreCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Jail Inmates Now Eat with Rubber Spoons After a Plastic One Was Used to Jimmy a LockCleveland Plain Dealer

New Jersey Begins Overhaul of Bail System: Justice for AllCleveland Plain Dealer

Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made EasierNew York Times


JANUARY 17, 2017

CAT Tax Ruling Levels Field for Online SalesDayton Daily News

Man Convicted of Murdering Warren Couple Wants Death Sentence Thrown outYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Certifies OC ProgramsSandusky Register

Unjust CostsAkron Legal News

Retrial in Cincinnati Traffic Stop Shooting Will Have New ProsecutorsAssociated Press

Crawford County Court Denies New Trial for Triple Murderer Kevin KeithCrawford Source

Jury Begins Deliberations in Ex-Deputy’s Murder TrialColumbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Top Judge Pledge to End Years of Discord: Justice for AllCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Law Director, Judge Have High Hopes for Court Reform in 2017: Justice for AllCleveland Plain Dealer

Is Cuyahoga County’s Top Judge John J. Russo Warming up to Bail Reform? He Answers that Question and OthersCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Law Director Robert Triozzi Seeks Progress on Court Reform This YearCleveland Plain Dealer

Two Ohio State Law Students Among Those Chosen as Justice for All FellowsColumbus Daily Reporter

3,500 Students Expected to Participate in Ohio Mock Trial CompetitionColumbus Daily Reporter

Talk It out: Can Police Be Guardians and Warriors?Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohioans Arrested in Execution Protest at U.S. Supreme CourtColumbus Dispatch

OxyContin, Other Narcotic Pain Pills Still Plentiful in OhioColumbus Dispatch

Tattoos as Evidence: Aaron Hernandez’s Are Far from the First Used in a Murder TrialAssociated Press

There Are Many Asian American Attorneys, Yet Few Are Judges, Study FindsLos Angeles Times

Supreme Court Asked to Settle Battle over Courtroom Ban on Phones, ComputersConsumerist


JANUARY 13, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court grants stay of execution for convicted Cincinnati murdererCleveland Plain Dealer

Groups call on Ohio governor to end executionsAssociated Press

Ohio seeks drug to reverse lethal injectionsAssociated Press

Two Cincinnati natives – both Pats – take seats on the Ohio Supreme CourtCincinnati WCPO-TV

Tom Startzman obituary, former Ohio Supreme Court clerkDayton Daily News

Mulford swears-in as municipal judgeGallipolis Daily Tribune

Judge Oldfield returns to common pleas courtAkron Legal News

Sports-themed piece (crafted by judge) hits home with woodworkerBellefontaine Examiner

Committee convened to study bail reform in Cuyahoga County expected to update public this monthCleveland Plain Dealer

Ashley Zhao’s sister to remain in county custodyCanton Repository


JANUARY 12, 2017

UT law school grad argues his case to Ohio’s top courtToledo Blade

Investigation reveals that parolees held too long in correctional facilitiesAkron Legal News

Killer seeks penalty hearingWarren Tribune Chronicle

The tough decision to certify a teenToledo WTVG-TV

Visiting Judge Questions Grendell’s Actions in Chester CaseGeauga County Maple Leaf

Law You Can Use: Ohio court of claims provides public records claims programLogan Daily News

Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at ONULima News (third brief)

New courthouse facesMarietta Times

Former BG attorney to semi-retire from federal court benchBowling Green Daily News

There’s money to be claimed at Barberton Municipal CourtAkron Legal News


JANUARY 11, 2017

Dayton Urges Justices to Reject Traffic Camera LawColumbus Dispatch

Debate Argues Merit of Red-Light CamerasToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Whether Traffic Cameras Should be Left up to Local GovernmentsKent WKSU-TV

Red Light, Speed Traffic Cameras Reviewed by Ohio Supreme CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Annie McSween Murder CaseLake County News Herald

Ohio Brother Slaying Case Might Return to Juvenile CourtThe Daily Progress

20,000 Innocent PrisonersFindlay Courier Editorial

Consumer Advocates Seek Stronger Submetering Rules in Ohio - Midwest Energy News

Lorain County Bar Association Seeks Suspension of Elyria AttorneyLorain Morning Journal

Attorney: No Evidence of Drugs to Justify SuspensionElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Troy Attorney Suspended from Practicing Law Following Felony PleaDayton WDTN-TV

UT Law School Grad Appeals Denial to Take Bar ExamToledo Blade

Prosecutor, Defense Argue over Former Pike County Deputy’s Need to FireColumbus Dispatch

Judge O’Brien’s Reentry Court Receives Supreme Court Re-CertificationAkron Legal News

Court’s Treatment Docket Re-CertifiedBellefontaine Examiner

New Portage Court Helps Defendants Battle Substance AbuseAurora Advocate

Who Sent Ohio Troopers to Standing Rock Protest? Why?Cincinnati Enquirer

Wanted in Kentucky, Seemingly Immune to Arrest in OhioCincinnati City Beat Column

Dingwell, Watson Elected to Board of Professional ConductAkron Legal News

Hoagland Sworn in as a Member of the Ohio SenateMarietta Times Leader

Judge Wants Clarity on Ohio’s Lethal Injection Drug Supply - Willoughby News Herald

Judge Carr Keeps Jail Population Limit at 403 Set 3 Years AgoToledo Blade

Debt to SocietyFindlay Courier Editorial

Can’t Afford an Attorney? Indigent Fund Monies to Be Extended for Another Year in Scioto County, OhioPortsmouth Daily Times

Akron Man Gets License After Four-Year Suspension, Aided by New Summit County ProgramAkron Beacon Journal

OSU Law Professor Captures Prestigious Award for PaperColumbus Daily Reporter


JANUARY 10, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio: Split court sides with Ford in faulty fuel tank caseAkron Legal News

Troy attorney suspended from practicing lawDayton Daily News

5 things to know about Dayton’s red-light camera caseDayton Daily News

Ohio Supreme Court to weigh traffic camera legality TuesdayCleveland Plain Dealer

‘Ethics Monster’ lawyer Kenneth Donchatz fights to save his licenseColumbus Dispatch

Ohio’s first elected Latina judge installedCincinnati WVXU-FM

Pat Sheeran calls it a career after 11 years as Common Pleas judgeColumbus Dispatch

Corrigall Jones and Croce to serve as administrative and presiding judges on Summit County Common Pleas Court in 2017Akron Legal News

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal drugs - Associated Press

Testimony wraps in Dayton court challenge to Ohio execution protocolHamilton Journal-News

Judge steps down after Fairview Park murder suspect’s courtroom conspiracy rantCleveland Plain Dealer

Potential impact of Cuyahoga County judge’s marriage to new prosecutor’s advisorCleveland Plain Dealer

Moritz College to host Air Force court hearingColumbus Daily Reporter

How mobile video is changing the way we witness crimeAssociated Press

Supreme Court Seems Wary of Hurdles for Refunds of Fines After ExonerationsNew York Times


JANUARY 9, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Again Considers Traffic CamerasAssociated Press

City of Toledo backs Dayton in Traffic-Camera CaseToledo Blade

Court’s Cocaine Ruling Impacts IndictmentsChillicothe Gazette

Springfield Teen Accused in Brother’s Death Sent Back to Juvenile CourtDayton Daily News

Bad Faith Judgment Reversed in Underinsured Motorist SuitAkron Legal News

State Law Adds Another Obstacle to Local Charter EffortsAthens News

Constitutionally Questionable Slap at Medina and Portage Counties, Other Anti-Fracking Localities, Signed into Ohio LawCleveland Plain Dealer Column

How Lame Ducks Narrowed the Right of Ohioans to Take Issues to the BallotAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

A-OK Helps Divorcing Parents Solve Conflicts PositivelyVan Wert Independent

Judges Often Pick Music to Mask Attorney SidebarsColumbus Dispatch

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way for Peace of MindFindlay Courier

Grendell, Burt Named Presiding Judge, Administrative JudgesLake County News Herald

Regional News BriefsAkron Beacon Journal

Unpaid Court Costs, Fines Exceed $11MFindlay Courier

Reynoldsburg Man’s Case Deserves New Look After Police CorruptionColumbus Dispatch Column

Victim Advocate Added in Stow Court After Long Absence; Hudson Woman’s Death Prompts ChangeAkron Beacon Journal

Longtime Lawyers’ Group Administrator Takes Pay Cut to Lead Westerville Charity StartupColumbus Dispatch

State Bar Assn. Certifies 27 Lawyers as SpecialistsColumbus Daily Reporter

Terms of Columbus Police Sergeant Ethics Breach Are ReleasedColumbus Daily Reporter

Freed from Prison Early by Obama, Columbus Woman Working Toward Becoming Addiction CounselorColumbus Dispatch

Finally Free: 30-Year-Old Murder Conviction DismissedCincinnati Enquirer

Justices Turn Down Appeal from Libertarians Tossed from 2014 Ohio BallotColumbus Dispatch

Supreme Court Considers if Exonerated People Can Be Charged the Same Fines and Fees as the Guilty Think Progress

Booking Fees and the Supreme Court: Our ViewUSA Today

Booking Fees Are Not for Profit: Opposing ViewUSA Today

Let’s Call a Constitutional Cease-Fire for Our Overly Politicized Supreme Court Cleveland Plain Dealer Column


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