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MARCH 24, 2017

Twenty Years Later, What’s Legacy of Ohio School Funding Suit?Associated Press

Ohio School-Funding Suit Leaves Mark After 20 Years - Washington State Olympian

Ohio Will Pay Combined $3 Million to Two Portage County Men Wrongfully Imprisoned for 16 Years - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Paying 2 Men Declared Wrongfully Imprisoned $1.45M Each - Toledo Blade

City, County Feud over CCNO Goes to Columbus - Toledo Blade

Injudicious Judgment - Toledo Blade

Colleagues Surprise Judge with Award - Sidney Daily News

Life Sentence Upheld for Child Porn User - Columbus Daily Reporter

Former Law Professor Appointed Cleveland Housing Court Judge - Case Western Reserve University Observer

Common Pleas Courts Receive Technology Upgrade - Athens Messenger

Barberton Installing New Security System at Courthouse, City HallAkron Beacon Journal

Panel Tasked with Addressing Problems at Southwest Ohio Jail - Toledo Blade

Battelle to Consider Pot’s Role in Staving off Opioid Crisis - Columbus Daily Reporter

A “Tidal Wave” of Overdoses is Filling up this Morgue - Mother Jones

Federal Court Gives Students Chance to Parry with Judges - Associated Press

Hateful Acts May Be Rising, but Will Court Cases Follow? - Washington Post


MARCH 23, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Orders Explanation of Low Appraisal of Two Senior Housing ComplexesColumbus Daily Reporter

Uphold Abortion Clinic Ruling - Toledo Blade Editorial

Letter: Judges Should Be Part of Community - Columbus Dispatch, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

BHS Grad Helped End Rockefeller Monopoly - Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

Family Hopes New Posters Lead to Tips About 8 Slain in Ohio - Associated Press

Letter: Judge Horton Cannot Be Trusted - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Constitution Deserves Bipartisan Review - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Husted Seeks More Information Before Appointing Lucas Co. Elections Director - Toledo Blade

Ohio Death Row Inmate Romell Broom, Survivor of 2-Hour Botched Execution, Resists Setting New Date - CBS News

Other Viewpoints: Bail Reform Has Several Advantages - Columbus Dispatch

Teen Convicted in Death AppealsToledo Blade

Judges Stop Restart of Weathersfield Injection Well - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Judge Grants Judgment to Attorney General in Historic Church Suit - Athens News

Ohio Court Rejects Media Request for Records About Pike County Victims - Columbus WOSU Radio

Legal Expert: Shooter Will Have to Show Man He Killed During Dirt Bike Confrontation Threatened His Safety Before He Fired Gun - Akron Beacon Journal

Attorneys Pore over Paperwork from Jurors in Seman Murder Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Relatives of Rhoden Family Shooting Victims Distributing Posters - Columbus Dispatch

Quarry Owners Want Judge Bruce Winters Removed from Case - Sandusky Register

Police Body Camera Captures Officer Shooting - Mansfield WMFD-TV

Meth Making a Comeback as Heroin Epidemic Continues - Columbus Dispatch

14 Ohio Counties to Receive $3.6M for Child Services Programs Strained by Opioid Epidemic - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Lake County Will Track Heroin Overdoses with Database to Stop Good Samaritan Law Loophole - Cleveland WEWS-TV

‘Hope over Heroin’ Coming to Bucyrus - Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

Parents Empowered by Supreme Court Ruling in Special Ed Case - Associated Press


MARCH 22, 2017

Morgan County to Host Ohio Supreme Court Session on April 6Morgan County Herald

Justice Kennedy’s Speech Not Inappropriate - Toledo Blade Guest Opinion, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

Appeals Court Rules Rhoden Preliminary Autopsies Are Confidential - Cincinnati Enquirer

Moore Road Parties Appeal Judge’s Ruling - Lisbon Morning Journal

Cleveland Mass Murderer Anthony Sowell Has Until May to Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Killer Has More Time for Potential Supreme Court Appeal - Associated Press

Cleveland Man Who Represented Himself Is Sentenced to Prison After Being Found Guilty of All Charges in Break-ins - Akron Beacon Journal

Drunken Driver Gets 180 Days After Coroner’s Office Says Crash Victim Died of Cancer - Columbus Dispatch

Toledo Joins Other Cities in Suing State over Law They Say Violates Home Rule - Toledo Blade

Cleveland State Offers Accelerated 3+3 Path to Law Degree - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Summit Prosecutor Campaign Reaches out to Victims in Different LanguagesAkron Beacon Journal

I Went to a Town Hall Meeting in a County Ravaged by Opioids. What I Saw Broke My Heart. - Mother Jones

Budget Impact - Marietta Times

Clarence Newsome Expands the Way We Look at Freedom - Cincinnati Enquirer

Damion McRae Got Probation Because State’s Trying to Save Money, Prosecutor Says - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Local Trump Pick for Appeals Court ‘More than a Judge’ - Cincinnati Enquirer

Shirley Abrahamson Questions Secret Tie Vote at Wisconsin Supreme Court - Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel

OxyContin Maker Asks Judge to Toss Case Brought by City - Associated Press


MARCH 21, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio: Delaware Vocational Loses Tax Rate Calculation AppealAkron Legal News

Westerville Attorney Reprimanded for Forging Client’s Signature - Columbus Daily Reporter

Bring Risk to the Bail System - Akron Beacon Journal Editorial

Ohio Supreme Court to Convene in Morgan County - Zanesville Times Recorder

Drug Court Certified by Ohio Justices - Salem News

BREAKING THE CYCLE: Poor Defendants Speak out for Ohio Bail Reform - Cleveland WEWS-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Speaks at a Pro-Life Fundraiser, Eliciting Calls for Recusal - Columbus WOSU Radio

NARAL Says Justice’s Speech at RTL Function Conflicts with Upcoming Cases - Ohio Public Radio

Mark Stanton Chosen as Cuyahoga County Public Defender - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Central Ohio Cities Sue over State Law on Wireless Antennas - Columbus Dispatch

Works Continues On Creating County Housing CourtCincinnati WVXU Radio

Justice Insider: Murderer’s Attorney Tries Punctuation Defense in Sentencing - Columbus Dispatch

Steubenville Community Service Program Filled with Success Stories - Steubenville Herald-Star

Clark County to Charge addicts Who OD and Don’t Seek Treatment - Springfield News-Sun

Meeting Planned on Opiate Epidemic - Findlay Courier

Convention Idea Inspires Hope, Fear - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Coroner: Franklin County Fentanyl Deaths Hit ‘Unprecedented’ Rate of One per Day - Columbus Dispatch

Law Schools Don’t Need the LSAT - Slate Magazine

Supreme Court Denies Review for Death-Row Inmates Claiming Intellectual DisabilityJurist


MARCH 20, 2017

Attorney Suspended for Misusing Client Trust Account FundsColumbus Daily Reporter

Disgraced Ohio Lawyer Charged with stealing Clients’ $75,000 Settlement - Cleveland Plain Dealer

New Effort Aims to Reduce Population at Summit County Jail, but Some Police Chiefs Disagree - Akron Beacon Journal

Measure to Protect Ohioans from Payday Loans Timely - Youngstown Vindicator

10 Things from This Week at the Statehouse - Twinsburg Bulletin

Blow the Lid off Y’town - Youngstown Vindicator

Unfair Criticism of Justice Kennedy Reflects Poorly on All Judges - Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Opinion, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

As Court Considers Clinic Closure, Justice Speaks at Anti-Abortion Event - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pro-Choice Group Calls on Ohio Justice to Step Away from Cases - Toledo Blade

Justice Kennedy’s Speech to Anti-Abortion Group Prompts Call for Recusal - Columbus Dispatch

Man Offers Ultimatum on CourtSteubenville WTOV-TV

Kraus Seeks New Trial in Ottawa County - Sandusky Register

Ex-Niles Mayor Infante Trial Pushed Back to Aug. 14 - Youngstown Vindicator

Convicted Judge Should Resign - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Governor Appoints Judge Jill Flagg Lanzinger to Summit County Common Pleas Court - Akron Beacon Journal

Burnaugh to Run for Morrow County Municipal Court Judge - Morrow County Sentinel

Municipal Court Asks Lawyers to Create Subpoenas - Chillicothe Gazette

At Busy Eviction Court, People Look for Second Chance - Columbus Dispatch

Business Litigation: Lawyers’ Eye ViewColumbus Monthly

Kentucky Appellate Court to Chesley: You Owe $42 Million - Cincinnati City Beat

‘Orange’ Author Speaks out on Justice System at OUL Talk - Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Demand for, Debate over Narcan Soars in Springfield - Springfield News-Sun

Plan Would Make It Illegal to Demand Money to Remove Mugshots from Websites - Columbus Daily Reporter

Unique Plan Aims to Break Prison Cycle - Associated Press

Wisconsin Family’s Cottage at Center of Property Rights Dispute Before Supreme Court - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From Bedroom to Boardroom, Supreme Court Is in Your Business - Associated Press

Alabama Town Agrees in Settlement to Stop Operating Debtors’ Prison - Southern Poverty Law Center

Arkansas’s Cruel and Unusual Killing SpreeNew York Times

The History of “Stolen” Supreme Court Seats - Smithsonian Magazine


MARCH 17, 2017

Appeal for Lower Appraisal of Coca Cola Bottling Plant DeniedColumbus Daily Reporter

Board of Conduct Says Judges Have Duty to Report Colleagues’ Ethics Rules Violations - Akron Legal News

State Highway Patrol Won’t Release Reports on Use of Force in North Dakota - Columbus Dispatch

Local Officials Say Spire Is Asking Too Much - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Lake Twp. Chief Wants Forum on New Patrolling Law - The Press

Public Record Charges Vary by Agency - Parkersburg (WV) News and Sentinel

Helping the Less Fortunate - Ashtabula Star Beacon

As Court Considers Clinic Closure, Justice to Speak at Anti-Abortion Event - Cincinnati Enquirer

Wilhelm: Fremont’s Link to Gen. Sherman - Fremont News-Messenger

Stay or Go? - Findlay Courier Editorial

Two Courts Now Investigating Claims Against NE Ohio Drug CenterCleveland WKYC-TV

Sunshine Week Reminder to Cleveland - Public Records Belong to the Public - Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

What You Need to Know About Access to Public Records - Marietta Times

Franklin County Judge Will Spend Time in Jail for Filing Inaccurate Campaign-Finance Reports - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Receives 10 Days Jail for Improper Campaign Spending - Associated Press

Meet Akron’s Newest ‘People’s Court’ Judge - Akron Legal News

Howe 1st to File for Toledo Vacancy - Toledo Blade

Hancock Co. Prosecutor Pleaded Guilty to Driving Offenses - Toledo Blade

Lawmakers Propose Pilot Program to Treat Opioid Offenders in OhioColumbus Daily Reporter

Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute - New York Times


MARCH 16, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Toledo Abortion CaseToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Keeps Convicted Killer of Warren Couple on Death RowYoungstown WFMJ TV

Court Rejects Landrum’s Bid to Stay ExecutionChillicothe Gazette

State Supreme Court Stays Moore DecisionYoungstown Vindicator

Ohio Supreme Court Rules on $14M Coca-Cola Plant AppraisalCincinnati Enquirer

Former Medina City Prosecutor Gets One-Year Stayed Suspension, Probation by Ohio Supreme CourtAkron Beacon Journal

Let the Sunshine in: Usable Data, Open Government, and More Freedom of Information SuccessesColumbia Journalism Review

Ohio Ratepayer Advocate Outlines Legislative Priorities to LawmakersMidwest Energy News

Ashley Zhao’s Parents Plead Not Guilty in Her DeathMassillon Independent

Lawyers Attend CLE Class in HillsboroHillsboro Times-Gazette

Judge Defends Decision in Case Prior to Delta SlayingToledo Blade

Judge: ‘You Don’t Do the Hiring and Firing’Zanesville Times Recorder

Rich Buy Freedom, Poor Stay in Jail, Report on Ohio Bail System SaysDayton Daily News

More Flexibility Sought in Ohio’s Bail SystemColumbus Daily Reporter

Panel Recommends Ohio Move to More Risk-Based Bail SystemColumbus WOSU Radio

Euclid Police Shooting First to Test Prosecutor’s Pledge for Independent ProsecutionsCleveland Plain Dealer

Criminally Charging Overdose Survivors? The Idea Has ‘Merit’ Lancaster County District Attorney SaysLancaster Online, Lancaster, PA

OVI Penalties TightenGallipolis Daily Tribune

Ohio House Passes Bill Banning Fees to Remove Mugshots from WebsitesCleveland Plain Dealer

Summit County, Akron Receive $50,000 to Reduce Rethink Jail UseCleveland Plain Dealer

Sheriff Wants Full-Body X-Ray Machine at Trumbull County JailYoungstown WYTV TV

Alito: US’s Dedication to Religious Liberty Being TestedAssociated Press


MARCH 15, 2017

Issue Involving Toledo’s Last Abortion Clinic Heads to Ohio Supreme CourtToledo Blade

Ohio Supreme Court Puts Ruling on Rapist’s Sentence on HoldAssociated Press

Pike County Coroner: Legal Advice, Not Families, Led to Redacting AutopsiesColumbus Dispatch

Coroner: Family of 8 Slain Feared Release of Autopsy DetailsAssociated Press

Dayton Power & Light Reaches Settlement for Distribution Rider in OhioUtility Dive

Coca-Cola Can’t Nix $14M Plant Valuation at Ohio High CourtLaw 360

Judge Wells Participates in Kentucky Opioid Summit in LouisvilleHazard Herald, Hazard, KY

Economic Inequality in Criminal Justice System Is Topic of, Ideastream ForumCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Holds Swearing-in Ceremony for Justice FischerAkron Legal News

Gov. Kasich Appoints Ronald J. O’Leary as Cleveland Housing Court JudgeCleveland Plain Dealer

Lorain County Judge’s Quick Action Outside Her Home Saves Man from Drug OverdoseCleveland Plain Dealer

City Candidates Talk About QualificationsVan Wert Independent

Cleveland Is Target of More Public Records Complaints than Any Other Public Entity in OhioCleveland Plain Dealer

Why Defending the Independent Judiciary Is Critical to the Constitution President Trump Swore to UpholdCleveland Plain Dealer Editorial

In Federal Court — over a Traffic TicketCapitol Weekly

A New, Ideological Litmus Test for Christian JudgesNational Review

Multiple Mistakes Send Drug Case Back for Third ResentencingColumbus Daily Reporter

From Security to Cost Savings: Legal Process Outsourcing Faces ChallengesAkron Legal News

Ohio Lawmakers Hear from Woman Set on Fire in Support of “Judy’s Law”Columbus WBNS-TV

Slain Woman’s Mother Lobbies for Violent-Offender RegistryToledo Blade

As Opioid Overdoses Rise, Police Officers Become Counselors, Doctors and Social WorkersWashington Post

Coroner’s 2nd Heroin Summit to Focus on Education About EpidemicColumbus Dispatch

Rendon Looks Back on Brief Career as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of OhioCleveland Jewish News

Bids Opened for Courthouse WorkFindlay Courier

Public Is Entitled to Many RecordsLancaster Eagle-Gazette

Open Gov’tFindlay Courier Editorial

Let More Sun Shine on All Levels of GovernmentYoungstown Vindicator Editorial

Gorsuch Might Be Tough to Predict on Criminal Justice CasesAssociated Press


MARCH 14, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio: Inmate Who Broke Parole by Committing Federal Crimes Loses Appeal for ReleaseColumbus Daily Reporter

Attorney from Green Twp. Has Law License SuspendedCincinnati Enquirer

Prosecutors Urge Court to Set Second Execution Date for Ohio Inmate Who Survived First AttemptCleveland Plain Dealer

State Panel Wants Ohio Courts to Stop Jailing People Because They Can’t Afford BailCleveland Plain Dealer

Harris, Smith Participate in Kentucky Opioid Summit in LouisvilleFloyd County Times, Prestonburg, KY

Judge Helps to Save Man OD-ing Outside Her HomeElyria Chronicle

Another Viewpoint: Narcan Not Helping to Solve Opioid EpidemicWilloughby News-Herald Guest Column

Authorities Release Updated List of ‘Dangerous Dozen’ from OhioCleveland WJW-TV

Pomeroy Man Loses Appeal of Seven-Year Prison SentenceAthens Messenger

Willowick Woman Who Tried to Strangle Mother Appealing Her SentenceWilloughby News-Herald

Former Mayor Sues for Early Alexandria ElectionNewark Advocate

Defendant Asks to Be Released on Bond AgainToledo Blade

Panhandler: Cleveland Police Harassed Me Because of My LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Wis. Landlord Can Evict Roommate Because He’s Black, Appeals Court RulesNew York Daily News

Sunshine Is the Best DisinfectantColumbus Dispatch Editorial

Your Right to Know: Updated ‘Yellow Book’ of Ohio Sunshine Laws Now OnlineColumbus Dispatch

Suspended Drivers Face Revolving Door of JusticeColumbus WBNS-TV

Florida to Require Unanimous Jury Recommendation for Death PenaltyAssociated Press

States Demand Supreme Court Uphold Election Integrity MeasuresLifeZette


MARCH 13, 2017

Purity TestFindlay Courier Editorial

Supreme Court Right to ReverseMarietta Times Editorial

10 Things that Happened This Week Around the StatehouseDefiance Crescent-News

Andrea Rocco Appeals to Ohio Supreme Court to Let Her Run for Westlake Law DirectorCleveland Plain Dealer

Rocco Appeals Ballot Ruling to Ohio Supreme CourtWest Life

Barborak Surrenders Certificate of Admission to Practice LawLisbon Review

Ohio State Shields Access to Records Others Deem PublicColumbus Dispatch

Significant Changes Proposed for EducationDelphos Herald

11th District: Attorneys Must Be Deposed in Tortious Interference CaseAkron Legal News

Ohio EPA Wins Appeal on Email Disclosure, Citing Attorney-Client PrivilegeColumbus Daily Reporter

Judge Rules in Favor of Convicted Cleveland Killer, Serial RapistCleveland Plain Dealer

Bail Reform to Ease Crowding in Detention Facilities Gains Steady SupportAkron Legal News

DeWine Sworn into Supreme CourtXenia Gazette

Wilson Remembered as ‘Firm but Fair’ JudgeFremont News-Messenger

Judges Williams and Michael to Preside over OVI CourtAkron Legal News

Kasich Shuns Local GOP Again on AppointmentCincinnati Enquirer

New Appeals Process Prying Loose Records for PublicColumbus Dispatch

Fifty Years Later, In re Gault Continues to InspireHuffington Post Guest Column

Another Viewpoint: Judge’s Statements, Opinions on Naloxone Require Closer LookLake County News Herald Guest Column

Bill Would Give Judges Access to Prescription Database in OhioAkron Legal News

Evelyn Lundberg Stratton: Reforms Would Help Kids Turn Lives AroundColumbus Dispatch Guest Column

Panhandler Cited 250 Times in War of Wills with PoliceAkron Legal News

Ohio Senators Looking to Fill Federal Judgeships in Cleveland, ColumbusCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Lawmakers Call for National Confab on Debt, Other IssuesYoungstown Vindicator

US Attorney for Northern Ohio Among Those Asked to ResignAssociated Press

When a Common Sedative Becomes an Execution DrugNew York Times

Impeachment Little Used Against JudgesAkron Legal News


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