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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 Hypocriticalima 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


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


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