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FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Court Indefinitely Suspends Disgraced Strongsville Attorney Tied to Cuyahoga County Corruption FigureCleveland Plain Dealer

Disorganized Attorney Suspended for Two YearsColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Lawmakers Push Bill to Override Supreme Court Cocaine RulingAssociated Press

Beacon Journal Goes to Court to Answer a Fair QuestionAkron Beacon Journal

Exotic Menagerie Runs Afoul of Ohio RegulatorsGreat Lakes Echo

Suspended Lorain County Lawyer Found Dead After Being Charged with OVI AgainLorain Morning Journal

Murderers with Mental Illnesses May Be Spared Execution in OhioDayton Daily News

Four People May Seek Middletown Municipal Court SeatMiddletown Journal-News

Drug Court Findlay Courier Editorial

Housing Court Marks 30th AnniversaryToledo Blade

Federal Court Considers Constitutionality of Ohio Execution ProcessAssociated Press

Federal Judges Reject Ohio Lawsuit over Health Care TaxCanton Repository

Ohio to Nix Bail?Norwalk Reflector

History on TrialMarietta Times

Akron Attorney, Prosecutor Share Views on Death PenaltyAkron Beacon Journal

Akron Defense Attorney Opposes Death Penalty; Has Perfect Record in Capital CasesAkron Beacon Journal

New Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval Plans to Shake Things UpCincinnati WLWT-TV

More Job Cuts, New Hires at Clerk’s OfficeCincinnati Enquirer

Cuyahoga County’s Majestic Showpiece ExploredCleveland Plain Dealer

Dealing with Unsavory Attorneys: Be patient, Let Them Sink ThemselvesAkron Legal News Guest Column

Legal-Ease: Lawyers Showing Farmers Lots of Love over Corn Class Action LawsuitLima News Guest Column

A Jail Where Women Go Willingly to Break Heroin’s GripCincinnati Enquirer

Justice Insider: Pot-Seeking Man Gets Bullet in the NoseColumbus Dispatch


FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Norman Pryor rape case set for MarchMassillon Independent

Ohio sheriffs, county commissioners calling for bail reformCleveland Plain Dealer

E-filing now mandatory in Stow Municipal Court civil division, Summit County criminal divisionAkron Legal News

Middletown Judge Mark Wall remembered for compassion, fairnessMiddletown Journal-News

Grendell Administrator Accused of Improper Communication in Chester Park District CaseGeauga Maple Leaf

Former councilwoman Michelle Mills to plead guilty to ethics misdemeanorColumbus Dispatch

Middletown man wanted in several crimes flees courtMiddletown Journal-News

Lawsuit says Ohio jail officer pepper-sprayed man in restraintsCleveland Plain Dealer

Right to beg: Kentucky court strikes down panhandling lawAssociated Press

Ex-Friend of Robert Durst Testifies Against Him in Advance of Murder TrialNew York Times


FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Barberton Attorney for Two Years - Akron Beacon Journal

New Ohio Law Addresses Court Ruling on Weighing CocaineToledo Blade

The Daily Briefing: Ohio Cocaine Penalties Not Likely to Stay Low for Long - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Bill Restoring Stricter Punishments on Cocaine Dealers Passes House - Lake County News-Herald

Judge Dismisses Case against Man Charged in 1972 Shooting of Officer - Columbus Dispatch

Woman in California-to-Ohio Meth Ring Loses Appeal for Shorter Sentence - Columbus Daily Reporter

2 Await Nov. Vote for Muni Court JudgeMarietta Times

Judge Coss Addresses Proposed Amendment in Ohio House Bill 49 and Its Effect on the Local Level - Highland County Press Guest Column

Judge Wall Was Respected by Peers, Criminals Alike - Middletown Journal-News

Crime Victims Seek More Rights and Protections in Ohio Constitution - Dayton Daily News

Lawmaker Calls for Stiffer Penalties to Crimes that Disfigure Victims - Columbus Dispatch

We Owe Them - Toledo Blade Editorial

Stow Attorney Recertified as an OSBA Specialist - Akron Legal News

Immigration Law Firm Holds ‘Know Your Rights’ Workshop at Painesville Library - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Two Federal Magistrates in Cleveland to Retire, Court Seeks Replacements - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Courts, Let the Cameras in - CNN


FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Powell over Firing Range Project - Columbus Dispatch

Supreme Court of Ohio: Legislative Fix Necessary for Cocaine Prosecutions as a Result of Court RulingColumbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutor: Dozens of Child Sex Assault Cases Were ‘Ignored’ - U.S. News & World Report

New Report Shows Board of Professional Conduct Making Headway on Caseload - Columbus Daily Reporter

Appointed Judge Back in Dispute over Septic Business in Warren County - Dayton Daily News

Judge Williams to Serve as Muni Court’s Admin/Presiding Judge - Akron Legal News

Happy to Go to Court? These Valentine Couples AreNewark Advocate

Restaurant Owner Renews Fight to Get Prison Sentence Reduced - Dayton Daily News

New Guide Educates Judges on Debtors’ Prisons - Care2

Bail Reforms - Marietta Times

Prosecution Can’t Become Persecution - Huffington Post Guest Column

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Supreme Court Case Cited in Travel Ban Legal Battle - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Landmark Youngstown Case Returns to Prominence - Youngstown Vindicator

Federal Court Finds No Rights Violations in False Confession Case - Akron Legal News

Municipal Court Digitizes Case Records - Zanesville Times Recorder

Local House Lawmakers Target Caps in Tort Actions Resulting from Violent Crimes - Akron Legal News

Greater Cincinnati Heroin Epidemic Leaves Scores of ‘Silent Victims’ in Its Wake - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Are Local Resources Enough to Combat Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic? - Columbus Dispatch

A Creative Way to Grab Private Property - Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel Editorial

Missouri Doesn’t Have to Reveal Source of Lethal Injection Drugs, Appeals Court Rules - Kansas City Star

Trombetta’s Attorney Wants Prosecutors Held in Contempt - Ellwood (Pa.) City Ledger


FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Speed Camera Inside Orange Barrel Gets Attention, but It’s Legal - Columbus ABC6-TV

Cupp Cracks Down on Cocaine TraffickingLima HometownStations-TV

Speeding Motorists Looking at $3 Million Payback in Ohio - Autoweek

Ohio Traffic Cameras Continue to Drive Confusion, Lawsuits: 7 Things to Know - Dayton Daily News

After Years in Court, Settlement Could Be ‘New Start’ for North College Hill - Cincinnati Enquirer

Justice Insider: Was Juror Snoring During Murder-Trial Testimony? - Columbus Dispatch

Local Judge ArrestedPortsmouth Daily Times

Gov. John Kasich Appoints Two Judges to Akron Municipal Court - Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘He Was Always Fair’: Community Remembers Judge Mark Wall - Middletown Journal-News

Middletown Judge’s Death Ruled Accidental - Cincinnati Enquirer

Your Right to Know: Drug-Death Records Would Be Secret - Columbus Dispatch

Mansfield Attorney Heck Named to Ohio Super Lawyers List - Richland Source

Prosecutors Uncover Dozens of Uncharged Juvenile Cases, Including Rape - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Senators’ Registry Bill Moves Forward - Toledo Blade

Opioid Addiction Means More Ohio Kids in Protective Custody - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judges Do Their Job in Checking the Executive - Akron Beacon Journal Editorial


FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Suspended Lawyer Accused of Taking Thousands from Clients - Cincinnati Enquirer

DeWine Sworn into Supreme CourtXenia Daily Gazette

Ohio Editorials - Palladium-Item

Dayton Business People in the News - Dayton Daily News

Ohio State Bar President Doesn’t Condemn Trump for Judicial Comments - Columbus Daily Reporter

Woman Misses Sentencing Under Goddard’s Law for Killing Puppy - Cleveland Plain Dealer

DuPont to Pay $670 Million to Settle C8 LawsuitsColumbus Dispatch

Somber Day in Courthouse After Middletown Judge’s Death - Middletown Journal-News

Middletown Judge Mark W. Wall Dies at 70 - Hamilton Journal News

DR Judge Katarina Cook Discusses Goals for the Court - Akron Legal News

Beigel Appointed Probate, Juvenile Court Judge - Sidney Daily News

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Program Keeps Kid Felons out of Ohio’s Juvenile System - Cincinnati Enquirer

First Graduate of McCarthy’s Veterans Court Program Expresses Appreciation - Athens Messenger

Franklin County Municipal Court Cancels Some Scheduled Cases for Monday due to Maintenance - Columbus NBC4-TV

BCI’s End to Free Testing of Pot Starts Questions - Toledo Blade

Ohio Crime Victim’s Bill Seeks ‘Equal Footing’ with Defendants - Norwalk Reflector

Dayton-Area Businesses Receive Awards - Dayton Daily News

Heringhaus Elected President of State Magistrates - Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

These Lawyers May Have Discovered a Way to Wipe Away Student Debt in Bankruptcy - MarketWatch

Legislative Update: Cupp Works to Restore Cocaine Possession Penalties - Lima News

Are 4 Overdoses a Day the New Normal? - Chillicothe Gazette

Work on Ohio State Penitentiary Museum Nearing Completion - Mansfield News Journal

Primary Elections Could Shift to May - Toledo Blade


FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Ohio Court Weighs Case of Adult Charged with Alleged Rape as Teen - Associated Press

Ohio Highway Patrol to Seek Reimbursement of $600K Tab for Pipeline-Protest DutiesColumbus Dispatch

Roller Remains Free Pending Appeal - Youngstown Vindicator

UD Prof: Speed Camera Ruling a ‘Good Argument’ for Fine Refunds - Springfield News Sun

Huron County Plans to Start Family Drug Court - Norwalk Reflector

Judge Issues Blistering Rebuke of Grendell Orders - Geauga County Maple Leaf

Scramble is on to Succeed Judges Who Can’t Run Again Due to AgeYoungstown Vindicator

Halt Rush to Resume Ohio Executions Before Courts Rule on Death Drug’s Constitutionality - Cleveland Plain Dealer Guest Column

Ohio Governor Delays 8 Executions as Court Fight Continues - Associated Press

Gov. Kasich Pushes Back Eight Executions Because of Ligitation - Columbus Dispatch

‘Missed Opportunities’ Provide Lessons for Better Rape Investigations and Prosecutions - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Trump Backer Disagrees with President’s View on Property Forfeiture - Columbus Dispatch

Parole Board Rejects Clemency Plea from Gary Otte in Parma Murders - Cleveland Plain Dealer

One Bid Opened for Court Project - Findlay Courier

Courthouse Clock to Be Fixed, Dials Will Stay Black - Athens Messenger

Maryland Court of Appeals: Defendants Can’t Be Held in Jail Because They Can’t Afford Bail - Baltimore Sun

Polster Says Government Officials Questioning Federal Judges Undermines Legitimacy - Cleveland Jewish News

Alaska’s New Judges: Walker Appoints Four to Superior Courts and One to Hear Appeals - Alaska Dispatch News

Mississippi House Approves Bill Allowing Firing Squad Executions - Jurist


FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide if 37-Year-Old Should Be Tried for Rape He’s Accused of Committing at 13 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Doctor Takes Wrongful Firing Case to Ohio Supreme CourtColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Lawyer Questioned for Using Justice’s Name on Business - Associated Press

Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Lorain County Board of Revisions - Lorain Morning Journal

Judge Rules New Miami Speeders Owed $3 Million - Dayton Daily News

Court Dismisses Appeal Filed by State Sen. Michael Skindell in Lakewood Hospital Closure Lawsuit - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hoover to Sit on Ohio Supreme CourtPortsmouth Daily Times

Judge Sylvia Hendon Looks Back on 33 Years on the Bench in Hamilton County - Cincinnati WCPO-TV

Cleveland Federal Judge Says Trump’s Comments on Judiciary Calls President’s ‘Legitimacy’ into Question - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to Debut ‘Hot Talks’ Series with Public Forum on Immigration Issues and Policies - Crain’s Cleveland Business

Mayor’s Court Seriously Considered - Bellefontaine Examiner

Lawsuit Seeks to Fell Trees for Ohio Gas Pipeline - Norwalk Reflector

Ohio Prison Plan Calls for Moving 4,300 Inmates to Local Sites - Dayton Daily News

A Local Attorney Is Using Music to Help Couples Mediate Their Differences - Washington City Paper

Gorsuch Would Be 8th Man to Hold ‘Justice Scalia’s Seat’ - Associated Press


FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Donna Roberts Wants Her Death-Penalty Sentence Overturned - Youngstown Vindicator

Ohio Lawyer Questioned for Using Justice’s Name on BusinessAssociated Press

The Latest: Ohio Court Hears Case on Use of Justice’s Name - Dayton WHIO-TV

Supreme Court Considers Controversial Champaign Co. Wind Farm - Dayton Daily News

White to Receive Prestigious Award - Portsmouth Daily Times

Judge Ponders Trial for Man Never Prosecuted in ‘72 Shooting - Associated Press

Prosecutors Want Option to Retry 3 Ohio Men Freed After 20 YearsCorrections One

Attorneys Paint Starkly Different Portraits of Ex-Summit Councilwoman Tamela Lee in Bribery Trial - Akron Beacon Journal

Federal Judge Refuses to Lift Order Delaying Ohio Executions - Associated Press

Zimmerman Trades One Judicial Robe for Another - Sidney Daily News

Nine Years After Death Row, Scotsman Kenneth Richey Wants to Go Home - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State Bar Association Objects to Trump Attack on Judiciary - Columbus Dispatch

Years After Terry Stop-and-Frisk Case in Cleveland, Nephews Apply Ruling as Columbus Police Officers - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland State University to Commemorate Supreme Court Case on Search and Seizure - Cleveland Plain Dealer

OSBA Document Assembly Program Moving to the Cloud - Akron Legal News

No Reason to Rush into Death - Akron Beacon Journal Editorial

Repairs Progressing at Historic Stark County Courthouse - Canton Repository

Should Police Be Allowed to Keep Property Without A Criminal Conviction? - The Huffington Post

A New Role: The Retired Justice - Chicago Tribune


FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Hearing Appeal in Howland Murder Case - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Lawyer’s Insurance Dealings Lead to Possible DisciplineColumbus Daily Reporter

Ohio Supreme Court Will Reconsider Disability Benefits Case - Legal NewsLine

Ohio Supreme Court May Hear Ex-Athens Sheriff’s Appeal - Athens Post

Former Justice Unveils Portrait for High Court - Toledo Blade

Court Says Prison Appeal Was a Bunch of Bunk - Columbus Daily Reporter

Prosecutor-Parolee Facebook Exchange Ends Badly for Athens ManAthens Messenger

Motorist Who Killed Man Called Bizarre - Toledo Blade

Jury Seated in Former Summit County Councilwoman’s Federal Trial - Akron Beacon Journal

Zmuda Appointed to High Court Position - Toledo Blade

Judges Moore and Whitmore Retiring from 9th District - Akron Legal News

Retired Juvenile Court Judge David Grossmann Dies - Cincinnati Business Courier

Architect of National Juvenile Court Reform, Grossmann, Remembered - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Called Ground Zero in Dangerous Opioid Fight - Toledo Blade

Letter Referencing Anthrax Mailed to Cleveland Federal Courthouse, Officials Say It’s a Hoax - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sununu Establishes Judicial Selection Commission, Names Douglas Chairman - Manchester (NH) WMUR-TV


FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Oral Arguments to Begin with Ohio’s Only Female Inmate on Death Row - Columbus Daily Reporter

Supreme Court to Hear Latest Argument in Champaign Co. Wind Farm FightSpringfield News-Sun

Wayne County Men Seek Court’s Help in Public Records Dispute - Massillon Independent

Kelly Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Review Racketeering, Perjury Convictions - Athens News

National Panel Advises Judges on People Who Can’t Pay Court Fees - NPR

Judge’s Convictions Undermine Court - Columbus Dispatch Editorial

Editorials from Around OhioThe News & Observer

Four of Five Applicants to State Appeals Court Would Be Rookie Judges - Cincinnati City Beat

Family of Ohio Officer Shot Seeks Trial of Suspect 44 Years Later - Toledo Blade

Local Attorney Appointed to Open Butler County Judicial Seat - Hamilton Journal-News

Lives Remembered: Judge David Grossmann - Cincinnati Enquirer

How Bail Fills Our County Jails - Akron Beacon Journal Editorial

Victims’ Rights Amendment in Ohio Clears Initial Hurdle - Associated Press

Opioid Prescriptions, Number of Pills Dispensed Declining in Ohio - Lake County News-Herald

14 Die in Cuyahoga County This Weekend from Heroin and Fentanyl, 70 for 2017 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Talk it Out: What Can Be done About Heroin, Fentanyl Wreaking Havoc on Cuyahoga County? - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Schools Reach Beyond ‘Just Say No’ on Opioid Dangers - Associated Press

Hackers Seizing Ohio Government Systems - Port Clinton News Herald

How ‘Collateral Consequences’ Can Still Hurt After Prison - The Crime Report

Ohio Judge’s Ruling Places Execution Drug Back in Headlines - The Oklahoman


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