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Nov. 30, 2022

Death sentence upheld for Columbus man who killed ex-girlfriend, 4-year-old daughter: Columbus Dispatch
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a Columbus man who killed his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old daughter by repeatedly stabbing them in January 2018.

Netflix, Hulu don’t owe cable taxes, Ohio Supreme Court says:
The Ohio Supreme Court sided with Netflix and Hulu on Wednesday, ruling the streaming companies don’t owe taxes typically paid by cable companies to local governments.

Kovoor pushes appeal for seat on court: Tribune Chronicle
Republican Sarah Thomas Kovoor, whose attempts to get on the Nov. 8 ballot as a Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judge were rejected, has amended her federal lawsuit to request not only that the state law that disqualified her be ruled unconstitutional but to mandate a 2024 election for that seat.

Franklin County judgeship heads to recount: NBC4
The official results of the 2022 election — pitting Judge Michael Holbrook against Zach Gwin — are headed for a recount, according to the Franklin County Board of Elections. That recount is scheduled to start Friday, Dec. 9.

Suspect in 1991 cold case murder in Columbus due in court: NBC4
The trial of a man accused of murder in a Franklin County cold case dating back more than 30 years began Tuesday morning.

Ohio judge orders men who made fake robocalls to register voters: WDTN/AP
Two men convicted of fraud for targeting Black voters with phony robocalls before the 2020 election must spend 500 hours registering voters in low-income neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., an Ohio judge has ruled.

Cuyahoga County judge’s son accused of murdering his wife will take the stand:
A Cuyahoga County judge’s son, charged with murdering his wife, will testify that he shot and killed the woman as she reached for a pistol that she already had fired inside the house three times, his defense attorney told jurors on Tuesday.

Ex-hospital CEO sues MetroHealth for alleged illegal firing: MedCity News
Dr. Akram Boutros said in a lawsuit filed Monday in Cuyahoga County court that Cleveland-based MetroHealth’s board of directors violated open meeting laws when it “secretly hired” counsel to investigate him and then terminated him without mandatory public notice.


Nov. 29, 2022

Ruling on Danny Lee Hill claim to come without oral arguments: Tribune Chronicle
A visiting judge will not hear oral arguments determining the merits of defense claims that Danny Lee Hill is mentally and intellectually disabled and thus constitutionally prohibited from facing the death penalty.

Akron teen pleads guilty to murder in man's fatal shooting on Metro bus: Akron Beacon Journal
Jake Will and Walter Madison, Jackson’s attorneys, requested that Croce dismiss several of the charges against Jackson because of a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision that pertains to juveniles who are bound over to be tried as adults.

Cuyahoga County judge to declare Ru-El Sailor wrongfully imprisoned: WKYC
Four years after his murder conviction was vacated, a Cuyahoga County judge will officially declare that Ru-El Sailor was wrongfully imprisoned.

Tri-C professors file lawsuit alleging retaliation after 19 News report: Cleveland19
According to a news release, two professors filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Cuyahoga Community College and the former president, deans, and administrators for alleged retaliation.

Hocking County man slams dismissal of his out-of-county police lawsuit: The Logan Daily News
A Hocking County man has blasted a ruling by a Stark County judge dismissing his lawsuit against a police officer there, alleging in a court document that the ruling ignores “overwhelming evidence,” and is keeping the truth about a “heinous, criminal cover up” from reaching the public by preventing the trial of his suit.

Ohio public pension funds sue Warner Bros. Discovery over $25 million in investment losses:
Ohio’s two largest state pension funds are suing Warner Bros. Discovery, claiming they lost more than $25 million because company executives withheld adverse information about a merger earlier this year.


Nov. 28, 2022

Montgomery County’s 3 juvenile specialty dockets recertified by Supreme Court: Dayton Daily News
The Ohio Supreme Court recertified the Montgomery County Juvenile Court’s three specialty dockets that aim to give local children and their families a second chance at a better life together.

Boardman lawyer creates women’s rights mural to hang at Supreme Court: The Vindicator
Artwork commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment is on display at the Davis Family YMCA in Boardman until the end of November. The display gives local residents a chance to see the three-panel mural before it travels to Columbus, where it will grace the walls of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Nearly one year on, 130 school districts’ lawsuit challenging Ohio private school vouchers continues in court:
The state and a coalition over 130 school districts are awaiting a decision by a Franklin County judge on whether a nearly year-old lawsuit challenging Ohio’s private school vouchers will be dismissed or can continue toward trial.

Birth certificate gender changes for trans Ohioans are at discretion of judges in each county: News 5 Cleveland
The ability to change the gender marker on a birth certificate in Ohio depends on what county the resident lives in, allowing local judges to decide to approve or deny based on their reading of the law.

Court revives wrongful death claim in Ohio Walmart shooting: AP
A federal appeals court has revived a wrongful death claim against Walmart by the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer inside an Ohio store after picking up a pellet rifle from a shelf.

Man accused of driving into restricted area at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to face judge: WKYC
A 26-year-old man is expected to make his first court appearance today after he allegedly drove into a restricted area at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Thanksgiving Eve, resulting in a brief shutdown of airport operations.


Nov. 23, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court dismisses appeal on Gov. DeWine's ending of extra COVID jobless aid: Akron Beacon Journal/USA Today Network
The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously dismissed an appeal over whether Gov. Mike DeWine had the power to cut off an extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits.

Pandemic unemployment checks case dismissed by Ohio Supreme Court: WOSU
The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a case over whether Gov. Mike DeWine had the power to cut off $300 weekly checks to unemployed Ohioans last summer, three months before the federal program that funded those pandemic assistance checks ended. But the attorney who argued for those payments said the case will continue.

Ohio Supreme Court throws the brakes on state’s attempt to collect more taxes from NASCAR:
The revenue NASCAR makes from selling the rights to broadcast stock car races and merchandise to Ohio fans is not subject to the state’s commercial activities tax, according to an Ohio Supreme Court ruling Tuesday morning.

Ohio Supreme Court puts brakes on taxing NASCAR: The Columbus Dispatch
The Ohio Supreme Court put the brakes on the state's attempts to tax NASCAR for fans watching races and buying licensed merchandise here.

Beacon Journal asks Ohio Supreme Court to order release of Akron police records: Akron Beacon Journal
The Akron Beacon Journal asked the Ohio Supreme Court Monday to force the city of Akron and its police department to release complete personnel records for officers involved in three police shootings.

Snafu discovered in Allen County’s jury selection process: The Lima News
Allen County Common Pleas Court judges Jeffrey Reed and Terri Kohlrieser on Tuesday said algorithms used by an independent third-party contractor employed by the county to create a list of eligible voters may have inadvertently resulted in the names of some ineligible residents being included on jury lists.


Nov. 22, 2022

Chagrin Highlands tax dispute headed back to common pleas court: Cleveland Jewish News
The Ohio Supreme Court has sent a years-long dispute over a tax-sharing agreement regarding the Chagrin Highlands property back to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas for resolution.

MetroParks eminent domain case joined by state panel: The Vindicator
Mill Creek MetroParks Board and a statewide parks organization told the Ohio Supreme Court in new filings that park boards were granted the right to use eminent domain to acquire property for bike trails because these conserve natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion and the demand for oil.

Port votes to pay developer Smyjunas $5.1 million, but he moves to halt payment: Cincinnati Business Courier
The board that oversees the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority voted Monday to pay developer Rob Smyjunas more than $5 million to settle a legal dispute over the deal to acquire the former Millennium Hotel, but he moved to stop the Port from paying.

Ohio man granted new trial for 2006 triple murder after plea agreement: WFIN
An man granted a new trial in the murders of three men in Ohio more than a decade and a half ago has been released after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Ohio man wins record-setting $45M in wrongful imprisonment lawsuit: The Enquirer
An Ohio man won $45 million in a civil lawsuit against a police department and detective whose actions led to his wrongful conviction and more than 20 years behind bars.

Cleveland man approved for $767,000 payout after spending 28 years in prison for wrongful conviction: News 5 Cleveland
State officials have approved a payment in the amount of $767,445 to Charles Jackson after a judge ruled in 2019 that he was wrongfully imprisoned in 1991.

Outside members of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Conviction Integrity Unit resign over years of inactivity:
Five community members resigned Monday from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office’s team that reviews potential wrongful convictions, citing the unit’s prolonged inactivity.


Nov. 21, 2022

Montgomery County Juvenile Court gets three specialized docket courts certified: WYSO
Three specialized dockets of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court have been certified by the Ohio Supreme Court. Specialized dockets are courts dedicated to specific types of offense or offenders.

Butler County approves funding to address backlog of cases for in-home visit program: Journal-News
A watchdog frozen by court backlogs got a boost in Butler County: Commissioners signed off on $500,000 worth of American Relief Plan Act funding that will allow probate and domestic violence courts to hire staff for “essential functions.”

New Miamisburg Municipal Court judge to succeed late father: Dayton Daily News
A Miamisburg attorney will take the seat formerly held by her father, Robert Rettich III, who died in office in February. Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday appointed K. Alyse Rettich to the Miamisburg Municipal Court bench. She will assume office Dec. 5 and must run for election in 2023 to retain the post.

Gov. DeWine appoints Best to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court: 13abc
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the appointment of Rhonda L. Best to the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on Friday, Nov. 18.

Commissioners voice concerns over juvenile court salaries: Mansfield News Journal
The Richland County Commissioners continue to express concern over administrative salaries as they reviewed the proposed 2023 budget for Juvenile Court on Thursday.

Cold case closed: Accused serial killer tied to 4 murders, 1 failed abduction: The Enquirer
The 44-year-old cold case of Cheryl Thompson, a University of Cincinnati student whose body was found along the bank of the Little Miami River, has been solved thanks to DNA testing, according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office.

Court rejects Ohio’s challenge of federal ban on using coronavirus money to fund tax cuts:
A federal appellate court on Friday ruled for the administration of President Biden and against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost who was hoping to overturn a prohibition against using coronavirus relief dollars to fund tax cuts.


Nov. 18, 2022

New report from Ohio's conviction integrity task force aims to help prevent wrongful convictions: WCPN-Ideastream
As an effort to eliminate wrongful convictions, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor formed a task force to review Ohio's practices on conviction integrity.

Common Pleas Court receives state certification: Wilmington News Journal
The You-Turn Recovery docket of the Clinton County Common Pleas Court has again earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets to continue serving Clinton County for the next three years.

Lorain County Wellness Court earns state certification: The Morning Journal
The Wellness Court of the Lorain County Common Pleas Court has earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets, according to a news release.

NEWS9 Special Assignment: The Forgotten Epidemic: WTOV
Since last June, Mascio has presided over the Jefferson County Steubenville Municipal Mental Health Court -- the 39th court of its kind in the state with its distinction coming from Ohio’s Supreme Court.

Hamilton County votes to pay Smyjunas $5.1 million: Cincinnati Business Courier
Hamilton County commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to pay more than $5 million to the developer who won a legal dispute with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority over the deal to acquire and demolish the Millennium Hotel.

Cuyahoga council helping bail out inmates stuck in jail on low bonds they can’t pay:
Cuyahoga County Council is using some of its one-time federal funding to help bail poor residents accused of low-level crimes out of jail, when the only thing keeping them locked up is a cash bond.

Cleveland State University Board of Trustees votes to change name of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law: WEWS
The decision to remove a slave owner's name from Cleveland State University's campus has been approved. The university's board voted Thursday to change the name of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, named after former chief justice John Marshall, to the Cleveland State University College of Law.


Nov. 17, 2022

Chief justice to consider prosecutor’s claim of bias in Gurpreet Singh quadruple homicide case: WCPO
An affidavit filed by Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser accusing a Butler County Common Pleas judge of bias for the handling of a death penalty trial that ended in a hung jury has been accepted by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Charges dismissed, to be refiled in juvenile court for defendant in Rowan Sweeney case: WKBN
They based their motion on a June opinion by the Ohio Supreme Court which said that an adult court does not have jurisdiction over matters involving a juvenile unless a juvenile court found probable cause to bind those cases over.

Columbia Gas poised to get big rate increase: Ohio Capital Journal
Amid high consumer inflation and spiking energy costs, Columbia Gas of Ohio could start charging each Ohio customer much more in fixed costs. And, while outside advocacy groups are opposing the move, it would be doing so with the support of the state’s official consumer representative.

Jury convicts Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen of theft in office for pocketing wedding fees: News 5 Cleveland
The Ohio Ethics Commission announced Wednesday that a Tuscarawas County grand jury has convicted Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen of multiple ethics and public corruption charges for pocketing money from wedding fees the city was supposed to receive.

Rugg will run for Perry County judgeship in 2023: Zanesville Times Recorder
Terry Rugg, a 16-year Perry County attorney who practices with the law offices of Saia & Piatt, will run for Perry County Municipal Court Judge on the November 2023 ballot.

Accused Chinese spy who sought GE Aviation technology sentenced to 20 years in prison: The Enquirer
An accused Chinese spy who committed economic espionage on behalf of the Chinese government and tried to steal trade secrets from Evendale-based GE Aviation and other companies, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison.


Nov. 16, 2022

Family Drug Court re-certified: Star Beacon
The Family Drug Court specialized docket, part of the Ashtabula County Juvenile Court, has been re-certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, according to a press release.

Court is certified as drug recovery docket: The Ironton Tribune
The Second Chance Drug Court Recovery program of the Ironton Municipal Court has earned its final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s commission on specialized dockets.

Butler County approves funding to address backlog of cases for in-home visit program: WCPO
A watchdog frozen by court backlogs got a boost in Butler County. Commissioners signed off on $500,000 worth of American Relief Plan Act funding that will allow probate and domestic violence courts to hire staff for "essential functions."

Judge calls DNA lab in open court after results in Rowan Sweeney case not finished: WKBN
When a judge calls, most people listen. But what happens if he has to leave a voicemail?

Man sentenced in slaying of former Cleveland mayor’s grandson: WJW
An accomplice in the murder of former Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson received a life sentence and won’t be eligible for parole for at least 33 years.

Ohio correctional officer charged with accepting bribes, smuggling contraband: WJW
A correctional officer at a Northeast Ohio Correction Center has been charged for his role in a scheme to smuggle contraband into the NEOCC in return for bribery payments.


Nov. 15, 2022

Kim Kardashian interviews Ted Strickland and Ohio Supreme Court justice for podcast: the Columbus Dispatch
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland commuted Kevin Keith's death sentence to life in prison without parole in 2010. But now, more than a decade later, he told podcaster Kim Kardashian that he wishes he completely commuted the sentence.

Has South Euclid officially elected a judge? Governor may have to decide:
On Election Day, voters saw one name on the ballot -- Timothy Sterkel -- when voting for the next South Euclid Municipal Court judge. Without an opponent, it’s believed Sterkel will become judge on Jan. 1, 2023. The word “believed” is used because some things are a little murky.

Boardman lawyer convicted of fraud released from jail: The Vindicator
Anthony J. Fusco, 34, whose law license is suspended, was ordered released from the Mahoning County jail Monday after serving about 39 days for committing insurance fraud while processing medical bills for clients at the law firm where he formerly worked.

Google will pay $391M to Ohio, other states to settle claims it misled users about tracking their location:
Google has agreed to pay nearly $400 million to Ohio and 39 other states to settle an investigation into the tech giant tracking of users’ locations even when they attempted to turn off the tracking feature in their account settings.

‘It Is an Injustice’: Justice Thomas Slams Sixth Circuit for ‘Profound Disrespect’ to Death Penalty Jurors, Murder Victims and Even Congress: Law & Crime
Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday waged yet another head-on attack on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, penning a furious dissent over the Supreme Court’s refusal to reconsider Shoop v. Cunningham.


Nov. 14, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court grants new hearing for man claiming DNA excludes him: Ohio Capital Journal
A Pickaway County man will get a hearing to decide if he should get a new trial based on DNA evidence he said was kept from him at his original trial.

3News Investigates: Geauga County Judge Tim Grendell accused of misconduct in complaint filed to Supreme Court of Ohio: WKYC
Geauga County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Tim Grendell is facing potential discipline after a state attorney filed a formal complaint against him to the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Eminent domain case gets sent back by the Ohio Supreme Court: Farm and Dairy
A Mahoning County landowner who is fighting an eminent domain case over a bike trial expansion lost his appeal with the state’s highest court.

Former Cleveland Municipal Judge Pinkey Carr remained on bench for an hour after being suspended:
It took officials nearly an hour to inform former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr that she could no longer preside over cases after the Ohio Supreme Court suspended her from office last month.

Columbus' proposed gun-control legislation put on hold by court: WBNS
The green light is still glowing, according to City Attorney Zach Klein, as he continues to advise Columbus City Council to proceed with their proposed gun-control plan despite a judge’s ruling Thursday.

Ohio just voted with unconstitutional maps. What comes next for redistricting?: The Columbus Dispatch
Ohioans just picked representatives using districts drawn to favor Republicans despite voter-approved changes to curb partisan favoritism.


Nov. 10, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court: Republican justices talk goals after sweeping three seats: WCMH
Republicans won all three races for Ohio’s Supreme Court on Tuesday. Justices Pat DeWine and Pat Fischer will serve another term as Justice Sharon Kennedy will step into the chief justice seat in January after defeating Justice Jennifer Brunner.

Court takes back execution date for Ohio killer: WKBN
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the execution date of a man convicted of murdering a 14-year-old girl in Cleveland can be postponed.

George Brinkman pleads guilty again for murders of mom and two daughters: Cleveland19
A confessed killer has now pleaded guilty for the second time to murdering a mother and her two daughters. Five years after their violent deaths, a three-judge panel will decide George Brinkman’s fate. This comes after the Ohio Supreme Court threw out Brinkman’s conviction and death sentence in the case after a mistake by a trial judge.

Cuyahoga judge race may be headed for a recount: WJW
A longtime Cuyahoga County judge may be off the bench following Tuesday’s election. But the poll results were razor-thin, and may be subject to an automatic recount.

Ohio man charged with murder after allegedly shooting neighbor he believed was a Democrat: Law & Crime
An Ohio man is charged with murder after allegedly gunning down a neighbor because he believed he was a Democrat.

Men who spent 15 years in prison for Cleveland shootings they were later acquitted of seek justice from Ohio:
Two men who were acquitted in September for a pair of shootings after they had spent 15 years in prison for the crimes filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking justice from the state.

COTA drivers hope decade-plus sentence for assault of 68-year-old driver sends message: The Columbus Dispatch
A Columbus man who robbed and assaulted a 68-year-old Central Ohio Transit Authority bus driver in fall 2021 – which led drivers to protest over safety concerns – is facing more than a decade behind bars.


Nov. 9, 2022

Republicans sweep 3 Ohio Supreme Court races, unofficial results show
Ohio Republicans won all three state supreme court races on Tuesday, which will extend the GOP's 36-year streak of holding a majority on the court and likely influence future decisions on redistricting, abortion and other key issues.

Republicans poised to keep control of Ohio Supreme Court; Sharon Kennedy elected chief justice
The political balance of the Ohio Supreme Court will remain with Republicans, with incumbent GOP Justices Patrick Fischer and Pat DeWine holding leads late Tuesday night, and voters poised to hand Justice Sharon Kennedy the chief justice’s gavel.

Republicans win Chief Justice, Secretary of State, other Ohio state seats: WCMH
Ohio voted to keep its Republican state officials and, for the first time, elect a chief justice identified as Republican on the ballot.

Incumbent judges Susan Steinhauer, Thomas Teodosio defeated
Voters on Tuesday decided two county common pleas court seats, a seat on the county domestic relations court and three seats on the Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals.

Democrats appear to win all four seats up for grabs on 10th District Court of Appeals
Democrats appear to have won all four seats in Tuesday's election for the Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals by wide margins, according to unofficial results, which would leave one elected Republican on the eight-member court.

Voters approve amendment to change how judges determine bail in Ohio: WBNS
Ohioans have approved amending the state Constitution to require courts to consider public safety, the seriousness of the offense, a person's criminal record and a person's likelihood of returning to court when setting the amount of bail.

Ohio voters pass Issue 1 and Issue 2 by large margins: Ohio Capital Journal
Ohio voters passed statewide Issue 1 on cash bail and Issue 2 on non-citizen voting by sweeping margins Tuesday, with each receiving more than 77% of the vote. Both become effective immediately upon election certification.

Law firm Dentons strikes out in Ohio appeal of $32 mln malpractice verdict: Reuters
The U.S. branch of global law firm Dentons lost another bid to reverse a $32 million malpractice verdict on Tuesday when the Ohio Supreme Court declined to reconsider an earlier decision in the case.

West Chester quadruple homicide suspect returns to court Wednesday: WCPO
Gurpreet Singh, who is accused of the 2019 killings of his wife and three family members at their West Chester Twp. home, is scheduled to be back in court Wednesday with his new court-appointed attorneys.


Nov. 8, 2022

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson publishes first Supreme Court opinion in Ohio death row case: CBS News
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Monday published her first written opinion since joining the Supreme Court, dissenting from the court's refusal to hear a case involving an Ohio man on death row.

Appeals court sides with prosecutors in 2020 Lorain drug case: The Chronicle-Telegram
An appeals court has sided with the Lorain County Prosecutor's Office in the case of a convicted drug trafficker who argued he wasn't brought to trial quickly enough after Lorain police found drugs in his residence two years ago.

Case returned to Common Pleas Court: Star Beacon
The 11th District Court of Appeals has remanded Phil Garcia’s case to Common Pleas Court, to determine what the next steps should be after the defense accused prosecutors of violating Garcia’s plea agreement at sentencing.

Man sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for torching van during 2020 downtown Cleveland protest:
A Cleveland man will spend more than three years in federal prison for helping to torch a van owned by Cuyahoga County during the May 30, 2020, protests that turned into riots in downtown Cleveland.

Summit County man sentenced to 3 years in prison for trying to abduct a 16-year-old girl: Cleveland19
A 30-year-old man pleaded guilty to abduction for trying to kidnap a 16-year-old girl from a Metro RTA bus stop in Akron this past April. Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty then sentenced DaAron Jackson to three years in prison.

Suspended Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen rejects final plea deal, trial to start Tuesday: The Times-Reporter
Suspended Dover Mayor Richard P. Homrighausen rejected a final plea offer Monday by a special prosecutor, clearing the way for jury selection to start Tuesday morning for his criminal trial.

Cleveland City Council changes mind, approves clerk of courts contract:
After its initial rejection of an IT contract requested by Cleveland Municipal Court Clerk of Courts Earle Turner, City Council on Monday reversed course and approved it.


Nov. 7, 2022

Railroad crossing issues continue: Star Beacon
Blocked railroad crossings continue to cause trouble in the wake of an Ohio Supreme Court decision gutting law enforcement’s ability to fine companies for extended blockages.

Group asks Ohio Supreme Court to hear its case for blocking Menards store near Montrose: Akron Beacon Journal
A citizen's group has filed an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court in connection to a proposed Menards retail store near the Montrose border in Granger Township.

Death-row appeal hearing brings in expert: Tribune Chronicle
Stephen Greenspan, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut appeared in Judge W. Wyatt McKay’s court Thursday morning as an expert on intellectual disability in an evidential hearing in the case of Andre Williams, who is convicted in the 1988 beating death of a man and blinding of a woman.

Ohio man could get death penalty after allegedly stabbing neighbor in the neck and head: WTRF
An Ohio man could face the death penalty after he is accused of stabbing his neighbor in the neck and head. Officials say 33-year-old Corey J Harshey allegedly threw a large rock through the window of his neighbor, Nathan Green. The two eventually got into a physical argument and Harshey allegedly stabbed Green several times with a pocket knife.

Remembering lost veterans through a Witness Tree: 'There are stories behind the numbers.': The Repository
In addition to criminal cases, Heath oversees the Stark County Honor Court, a specialized docket that deals specifically with veterans, offering them an alternative to criminal charges and incarceration through mentoring and diversion programming, which in turn reduces criminal-justice costs for taxpayers.

Kia and Hyundai now face a lawsuit over stolen cars from Columbus: NBC4
Kia and Hyundai-modeled vehicles have accounted for nearly two-thirds of all vehicle theft attempts in Columbus so far this year, and City Attorney Zach Klein has had enough.

Whitehall man who wore painting business jacket to Capitol Jan. 6 gets 5 months in prison: The Columbus Dispatch
A Whitehall man who wore a jacket advertising his painting business while participating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is facing five months behind bars, and he must pay more than $10,000 for the window he broke.