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NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Supreme Court Suspends Sheffield Attorney’s Law License after AccusationsElyria Chronicle Telegram

Board Members: Disregard White’s AppealOlentangy Valley News

Drug Evidence Not Admissible, Lima Court RulesFindlay Courier

Flying J Ruling Modified, but UpheldDayton WHIO-TV

Robbery Case Cited as Split Eighth District Court Attacks Ohio’s Sentencing Review ProcessColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Assault after Family BrawlColumbus Daily Reporter

Murderer Loses Fourth Appeal to Have His Sentence ShortenedColumbus Daily Reporter

Sentence Upheld for Man Who Led $2 Million Brink’s Vault HeistColumbus Daily Reporter

Federal Suit: Kids Locked Up without Probable CauseCincinnati Enquirer

Court Consolidation Gets Blessing of Mahoning Co. Lawyers GroupYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

In Death, a Need for AccountabilityAkron Beacon Journal Editorial

Court Needs Guidelines about Sexual HarassmentColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Judge Defends Veterans Service AppointmentMansfield News Journal

City of Cincinnati Has New Top LawyerCincinnati Business Courier

Slone Announces She’s Running for Municipal ClerkLancaster Eagle Gazette

Grand Juror Personal Information ReleasedCincinnati Enquirer

In Same-Sex Marriage Calculation, Justices May See Golden RatioNew York Times


NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Attorney Suspended after Accusations He Hypnotized ClientsElyria Chronicle Telegram

Ohio Supreme Court to Weigh Sentence AppealAssociated Press

Man Who Robbed, Burglarized OSU Students at Gunpoint Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal of Hit-and-Run Conviction DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Murderer Loses Appeal Two Decades after ConvictionColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Declines Rehearing Ohio Amish AttacksAssociated Press

Fallout Continues from BWC Quota InvestigationColumbus WCMH-TV

Accusations Put Focus on Lack of a PolicyColumbus Dispatch

Firefighters Say Union Street Blaze Was One of Worst They Ever FacedAthens Messenger

Officials Split in Support of ‘Annie’s Law’Ashtabula Star Beacon

Lorain County Attorney to Join Prosecutors OfficeLorain Morning Journal

Municipal Court Clerk Not Running for Re-ElectionLancaster Eagle Gazette

Guide to Life: How to File a Small-Claims LawsuitColumbus Dispatch

A Pay Raise Ad Infinitum for Ohio Public Officials Surfaces in Lame-Duck LegislatureCleveland Plain Dealer Column

College Disciplinary Boards Impose Slight Penalties for Serious CrimesColumbus Dispatch

Death Penalty Expresses ‘Society’s Outrage’ over Heinous Crimes: John Murphy, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Ohio’s Death Penalty System in Need of Scrutiny, Justice: Kevin Werner, Ohioans to Stop ExecutionsCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Young Lawyers Seek to Shake Up Legal Profession with Mobile AppsBoston Globe


NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Democrats’ Lawsuit Ends as Mandel Gives Up RecordsColumbus Dispatch

Law Grad’s College Drinking Skeletons Delay His Bar ExamLaw360

Fight Continues for $45,000 Grant to Launch Dispatch CenterWooster Daily Record

Appeal Denied for Man in Road Rage Shooting DeathColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Injured Three in Shooting Spree Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Denied for Man Sentenced to 13 Years for His 6th OVIColumbus Daily Reporter

Keep Wages CompetitiveColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Merge Lower Courts, Mahoning Bar Association SaysYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Case Dealing with Involuntary RetirementClermont Sun Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Voters, Not Courts, Should Decide Fate of Same-Sex Marriage in OhioCanton Repository Letter to the Editor

Motorists with Pothole Damage Aren’t Always Reimbursed by StateDayton Daily News

Complaints to State on Pothole Damage DoubleDayton Daily News

By the Numbers: Statewide Pothole Claims Filed with the Ohio Court of ClaimsDayton Daily News

Stow Judge Takes Mental Health Court in STRIDEYoungstown Daily Legal News

Developer Sues Powell over Voter-Passed Law to Block ApartmentsColumbus Dispatch

Fracking Industry Suing over Drilling BansColumbus Dispatch

Camera Ban Would Have CostsColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Ohio House Approves Execution-Drug Secrecy BillColumbus Dispatch

Prosecutor: Hill’s Request for New Trial is ‘Wholly Frivolous’Youngstown Vindicator

Ricky Jackson Expected to Be Released Today after Serving More than 39 Years in PrisonCleveland Plain Dealer

Overflow Prisoners Go to StrykerToledo Blade

Are 2016 Law Grads in Luck? New Stats Say Lawyer Jobs Will Exceed Graduates that YearABA Journal


NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Mediation Request in Lorain County Court Security CaseLorain Morning Journal

Ohio High Court Indefinitely Suspends Atty Over Child PornLaw360

Attorney Given Deadline of Monday to Respond to AllegationsElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Man Who Murdered Friend's Ex-Girlfriend Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Sides With Teen Involved in Cross-Burning DecisionColumbus Daily Reporter

Sentence Upheld for Man Who Helped Enslave Mentally Disabled WomanColumbus Daily Reporter

SCPA Students Get Visit form Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’ConnorCincinnati WLWT-TV

Tracie Hunter's Request for New Trial DeniedCincinnati Enquirer

Judge Ted Berry Curses Deputy, Suggests RacismCincinnati Enquirer

Franklin Judge Proposes Drug CourtHamilton Journal News

Avon Lake Homeowner Seeks to Disqualify County Judge in Skate Park Lawsuit CaseLorain Morning Journal

New Magistrate at Guernsey Municipal Provides Different Insight and Experiences to CourtCambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Ariz. Attorney Asks Trumbull Judge to Consider New Trial for Murderer Danny Lee Hill – Youngstown Vindicator

A Real-Life Case With Real-Life ConsequencesToledo Blade Column

Ohio Senate Vote May Put Stop to Traffic CamerasToledo Blade

Lucas County Commissioners Tell City Council: New Jail at RiskToledo Blade


NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Indefinitely Suspends Poland LawyerYoungstown Vindicator

No Cap on Damages Sought in Child RapeColumbus Dispatch

Client: Attorney Hypnotized Me Into Sex ActsElyria Chronicle Telegram

Ohio Supreme Court Hires New AdministratorColumbus Dispatch

Man Who Molested His Niece, Other Girls, Loses His AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Rules Police Strip Search Was ProperColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio’s Supreme Court Justice to Speak at SchoolAssociated Press

Ohio Bill Proposes Pay Increases for Legislators, JudgesToledo Blade

Judicial Opposition Kills Annie’s LawCincinnati Enquirer

Cuyahoga County Judge Pamela Barker Handled 25 Percent of Arraignments This Year As She Fought to Retain Her Spot on the CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Mahoning Juvenile Court Seeks 12.5 Percent Budget IncreaseYoungstown Vindicator

Prosecutor Recommends Removal of Church Directory from CourthouseAthens Messenger

Ohio Bill Would Grant Anonymity to Execution Drug Makers, Secrecy for Drug IngredientsCleveland WCPN-Radio

National Journalism Group Opposes Ohio Lethal Injection Secrecy BillColumbus Dispatch

A Free Man: Ricky Jackson to Leave Prison 39 years After a Boy's Lie Helped Put Him Behind BarsCleveland Plain Dealer

After Three Decades, Does Zauderer Need Updating?SCOTUSblog Column


NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Justices Suspend Ex-Judge Hale for 6 MonthsColumbus Dispatch

Parents’ Standing Asserted in Ohio Slots ChallengeAssociated Press

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Microwave Baby CaseDayton Daily News

Appeals Court Denies Motion to Reopen Case of Convicted Lorain ShooterLorain Morning Journal

Accused Murderer Wins Appeal because of Poor Jury InstructionsColumbus Daily Reporter

State Loses another Appeal of Rape CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Tracie Hunter: Jury Forewoman LiedCincinnati Enquirer

1,175 Ballots to Be Counted to Decide Stark RacesCanton Repository

Cuyahoga County Drug Court Expansion and New Veterans Docket Are Prudent InitiativesCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Akron Police Union President Calls for Execution of Accused Akron Cop KillerCleveland Plain Dealer

Bill Might Eventually Identify Ohio Execution DrugmakerColumbus Dispatch

Somerset Decides Future of Old Perry County CourthouseZanesville Times Recorder

Cleveland Settles with Families of Chase, Shooting Victims for $3 MillionCleveland Plain Dealer

End Pregnancy BiasToledo Blade Editorial


NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Sets Search, Seizure PrecedentLancaster Eagle Gazette

‘Probable Cause’ Has to Appear on WarrantColumbus Dispatch

Man in Bank Robbery Spree Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Convictions Stand for Man Found Traveling with Loaded Gun and an Array of DrugsColumbus Daily Reporter

Woman Who Tried to Cover Up Shooting of Her Daughter Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Couples Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in Case of Ohio’s Same-Sex Marriage BanColumbus Dispatch

Ohioans Favor Electing Judicial Candidates and for Good ReasonCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Ohio Should Change the Way It Selects JudgesCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

State, County and Township Officials May Finally Get RaisesColumbus Dispatch

Capitol Insider: Justice Pfeifer Speaks Up for School FundingColumbus Dispatch

Possession of Crack CocaineHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Justice French Proud to Be from SebringAlliance Review

Judge Steps Down from Abortion Clinic CaseDayton Daily News

Recanting Hunter Jurors Should Be HeardCincinnati Enquirer Guest Editorial

Grendell Needs to Ease Back the Throttle on Disruptive Changes in Geauga Parks ManagementCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

AG DeWine Must Assist MeachamYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Mahoning Prosecutor Gains Seeks 25% Budget HikeYoungstown Vindicator

Consider the Commercial Docket for Real Estate DisputesCrain’s Cleveland Business Guest Column

Former Death Row Inmate is Released from Prison AgainToledo Blade

Secrecy Won’t Fix Death PenaltyCincinnati Enquirer Guest Editorial

Lawyers’ Mistakes Have Death-Row Inmates Missing Deadlines for Final PleasAssociated Press

Kentucky Drops 2-Drug Executions, Reworking MethodAssociated Press


NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Appeal Forestalls Execution Date for Austin MyersDayton WHIO-TV

2 Justices Won’t Step Down in Ashford Thompson Death Penalty CaseAssociated Press

Prosecutor Appeals Overturned Arson ConvictionAshtabula Star Beacon

Court: Not Paying for Red Bull Doesn’t Warrant Revoking Casino Dealer LicenseColumbus Dispatch

Appeals Court Rules Juror Was Properly Dismissed in Rape CaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Appellate Court Says Cleveland Jail Improperly Conducted Strip SearchColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Chief Justice: Time to Rethink Judicial ElectionsAssociated Press

Supreme Court Justice Pfeifer, Who Has Lesbian Daughter, Says ‘World View Has Changed’Columbus Dispatch

Outgoing Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pfeifer on JobsOhio and School FundingKent WKSU-FM

Dock Suspended Judges such as Accused Wife-Beater Lance Mason for Their Pre-Conviction Pay if They Are Found GuiltyCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Judge to Decide on Hunter Retrial Next WeekCincinnati Enquirer

Trials Becoming Increasingly Rare in RegionWilloughby News Herald

New Cuyahoga County Court Will Serve Veterans Charged with CrimesCleveland Plain Dealer

Capping CrowdingToledo Blade Editorial


NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Appeal from Former Death Row InmateAssociated Press

High Court Accepts Runser ResignationVan Wert Independent

Columbus Stands Firm: Murder Case Files Not PublicColumbus Dispatch

Woman Found Asleep in Car, Accused of Drug Possession, Wins AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Murdered Victim with Tire Iron Has Appeal RejectedColumbus Daily Reporter

Pay Raises Proposed For Lawmakers, Judges, Elected OfficialsCleveland Plain Dealer

What to Do about Judge Angela Stokes: The Opinion Show, November 12Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Arrest Warrant Issued for Tracie HunterCincinnati Enquirer

Chardon Municipal Court Judge Terri Stupica Completes Training on Self-Represented LitigantsWilloughby News Herald

Federal Judge Has Ties to Cincinnati Abortion FacilityDayton Daily News

Ford Will Long Be Remembered for Love of the Law, CommunityYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Long-Time Attorney Don Johnson Passing the TorchVan Wert Times Bulletin Guest Column

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach under Consideration for Promotion to Deputy Attorney General, according to D.C. ReportsCleveland Plain Dealer

Lawyer in Ohio Treasury Scheme Gets 4 Years in PrisonDayton Daily News

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Way for DUI-Machine ChallengesAthens News

Picking the Pockets of Public ExposedLima News Editorial

Sonya Garth Lives with Blame for Her Daughter’s Death, but Says the Legal System Can Learn from Her Case to Do BetterCleveland Plain Dealer

Arrest Made in Perry County Courthouse Bomb ScareZanesville Times Recorder

Supreme Court Weighs State Tax AuthorityAssociated Press


NOVEMBER 12, 2014

Death Row Inmate Wants 2 Justices Off New ReviewAssociated Press

Follow State Law, Top Court Tells Sciortino PanelYoungstown Vindicator

Former NFL Players’ Jock Tax Lawsuits Will Be Heard by Ohio Supreme Court in JanuaryCleveland Plain Dealer

Court Ruling Paves Way for New McDonald’s in PlainCanton Repository

Man Who Broke Into Ex-Girlfriend’s House, Disrupted Court Proceedings Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeal Denied for Man Who Hid Drugs in Storage UnitColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Rejects Appeal from Woman Who Slept through Her Court DateColumbus Daily Reporter

OU Wins Judgment in Cold Dorm Case Filed by StudentAthens Messenger

Circuit Court Overrules on Ohio Delousing LawsuitAssociated Press

Justice William O’Neill Says Search for New Democratic Leader Should Start with Input from County Party ChairsCleveland Plain Dealer

Belden Resigning as Municipal Court JudgeCanton Repository

Judge Angela Stokes Should Be Sent Packing from Cleveland CourtCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

3rd Tracie Hunter Juror Recants Guilty VerdictCincinnati Enquirer

South Euclid Has Paid More than $25K in Legal Fees for Ongoing Records DisputeCleveland Plain Dealer

Mowery Has Questions about FundPortsmouth Daily Times

Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Justice in Mahoning CountyYoungstown WKBN-TV

Muni Court Display Full of PrideMarietta Times

New Online Project Connects Low-Income Residents to Legal HelpLa Prensa Toledo

Ohio Moves toward More Secrecy in ExecutionsDayton Daily News

Tougher Penalties Proposed for MurderersDayton Daily News

Burglary Case Still Going after Five Years, Two Verdicts, Two AppealsMedina Gazette

Ohio Planned Parenthood Chapter Sues State over Law Restricting Abortion ClinicsCleveland Plain Dealer

Five Distinctive Things about Ohio and Employment Law Letter of the Law Current: Current Employment Law Issues A-ZNational Law Review Guest Column


NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Sciortino Loses Supreme Court Bid to Upend 3-Judge PanelYoungstown Vindicator

Wooster, Ashland's Quest for State Grant Funds Sent to MediationWooster Daily Record

Couple Accused of Growing Pot Wins AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Man Who Confessed to Viewing, Downloading Child Porn Loses AppealColumbus Daily Reporter

Court Denies Payment Plan for Court Costs for Long-Time ThiefColumbus Daily Reporter

Appeals Court Rules Youth Services Worker Not Protected By First Amendment RightsColumbus Daily Reporter

Tampering With EvidenceHighland County Press Justice P. Pfeifer Column

Who is Pat Foley? Hamilton County’s Newest JudgeCincinnati Enquirer

Judging a JudgeColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Westerville Lawyer Accused of MisconductColumbus Dispatch

Akron Defense Lawyer Named in Disciplinary ComplaintAkron Beacon Journal

Lorain Attorney Added to Attorney Discipline Board ListLorain Morning Journal

Cuyahoga County Employee Notarized Documents Despite Suspended License, Investigation FindsCleveland Plain Dealer

'I'm a Procrastinator' and 9 Other Things I Learned About the Election from Hamilton County's Party ChairmenCincinnati Business Courier Column

Arresting an EpidemicToledo Blade Editorial

Prosecutor Prefers His Drama in TheaterToledo Blade

Summit County Finds Depositions Signed By G-Man Melvin Purvis Jr. in Courthouse AtticAkron Beacon Journal

2 Cities Kill Traffic Cameras; Fate of Toledo’s UndecidedToledo Blade

Black Fork Goes Back to Drawing BoardBucyrus Telegraph-Forum

Jimmy Dimora Trial Evidence Should Be Released to the Public By Judge Sara LioiCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

Eyeglass-Mounted Video Cameras Earn Police RespectColumbus Dispatch

Law Schools Vie to Attract More Transfer StudentsAssociated Press


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