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Jan. 28, 2022

Ohio Justices Question Whether They Should Have Taken Speed Camera Case - Dayton Daily News

Ohio Redistricting Commission’s Republicans Ask Supreme Court to Punt Decisions on Gerrymandered Maps Past 2022 Elections -

Legislature on the Clock to Redraw Ohio’s Unconstitutional Congressional District Map - Ohio Capital Journal

Masks? Vaccines? Bar Exam COVID-19 Rules Are All over the Map - Bloomberg Law

Barhorst Attends Swearing-In Ceremonies for Lima, Dayton Mayors - Sidney Daily News

Fourth District Court of Appeals Affirms Adams County Judge’s Sentence on Woman Convicted of Child Endangering - Highland County Press

Lorain County Prosecutor Blasts His Predecessors, Claiming They Withheld Evidence in Sex Abuse Case -

Judge to Rule on Request for New Trial in Head Start Case Next Week - Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Teens Make First Court Appearance for Robbery, Murder Charges - Dayton WKEF-TV

Man Found Guilty of Altering Court Order for Parenting Time - Dayton Daily News

Attorney Indicted on 2 Fraud Charges - Youngstown Vindicator

Prosecutors Want to Include Lesser Offense of Reckless Homicide in Husel Jury Instructions - Columbus WBNS-TV

South Euclid Council Passes Resolution to Study Municipal Court Merger -

County Court Building Plan Developing - Findlay Courier

Man Dies after Cleveland Housing Court Bailiff Shot Him During Eviction, Sources Say -

Former Cleveland City Council President, Mayoral Candidate Kevin Kelley Seeks Common Pleas Judgeship -

University of Akron, Cleveland State University Nix Possible Merger of Law Schools - Akron Beacon Journal


Jan. 27, 2022

Map Redux, Part 2 - Youngstown Vindicator

NASCAR Races to Ohio Supreme Court to Stop Tax Bill -

I-Team Uncovers New Chances for Freedom for Convicted Killer in Murder of Mary Jo Pesho - Cleveland WJW-TV

Ohio Lawmakers Adjust Candidate Filing Requirements with District Maps in Limbo - Statehouse News Bureau

Judge Makes Ruling on DNA Testing for Defendant in Rowan Sweeney Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Two More Recuse Themselves from Gurto Cases - Ashtabula Star Beacon

Couple Again Loses Request for Legal Fees in Fight with Lowellville Schools - Youngstown Vindicator

Valley Attorney Indicted in Medical Fraud Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Defendants in Mayer Lawsuit Seek Dismissal - Delaware Gazette

We Asked People in Cleveland What They Want to Know about Judges - The Marshall Project/Ideastream

Who’s Electing Judges in the Cleveland Area? Not Those Ensnared in the System - The Marshall Project/Ideastream

Meyers Announces Run for Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge - Lorain Morning Journal

Should I Seek an Income Tax Refund for Working from Home Last Year? - Akron Beacon Journal

Liberty HealthShare, Vendors Reach Multimillion-Dollar Settlement with Attorney General - Canton Repository

Attorneys Estimate House Bill 6 Bribery Trial Could Take Six Weeks, Won’t Begin Until at Least Fall -

Federal Judge Delivers Legal Setbacks to Lobbyist Matthew Borges in House Bill 6 Case -


Jan. 26, 2022

Fight over Ohio’s Legislative Maps Goes Right Back to Supreme Court - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Ohio Supreme Court to Rule Again on State Legislative Maps - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Objections Filed to Newly Passed Legislative Maps - Spectrum News

Groups Argue Redrawn State Maps Still Unfairly Favor Ohio Republicans, Court Filings Say -

New Miami Speed Cameras Case Reaches Final Destination Today - Hamilton Journal-News

NASCAR Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Hit Brakes on $550,000 Tax Bill -

Franklin County Prosecutor Forming New Unit to Investigate Wrongful-Conviction Claims - Columbus Dispatch

9th District Court Finds No Racial Bias in Prosecution of Summit Sheriff’s Lieutenant - Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio Man Tells Court to Reverse Dismissal of Telework Tax Suit - Law360

New Rules Established for Clerk, Frenchko - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Court Orders Lordstown Motors to Pay $2.5M to Michigan Company; Appeal Likely - Youngstown Business Journal

Jury Selected for Youngstown Triple Murder Trial - Youngstown Vindicator

Trial Date Set in Lawsuit Alleging Corruption Involving Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

House Democrats Propose Moving Primary to June over Drawn-Out Redistricting Process - Columbus Dispatch

AP Sources: Justice Breyer to Retire; Biden to Fill Vacancy - Associated Press


Jan. 25, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear New Miami Speed Camera Case, 8 Years after Camera System Stopped - Cincinnati Enquirer

With a New State Legislative Map Passed and Sent to the Ohio Supreme Court, What’s Next in Ohio’s Redistricting Process? -

Black Caucus Leader: Officials Refuse to Do What Voters Demands, Supreme Court Requires - Columbus Dispatch Guest Column

Cleveland Resident, Convicted of Slaying in 2002, Gets New Trial Based on Withheld Police Reports -

7th District Affirms Juvenile’s Life Sentence for Fatal Robbery - Akron Legal News

Prosecutors Want Jurors to Get Reckless Homicide Option in William Husel Murder Trial - Columbus Dispatch

Mahoning Prosecutor’s Office Opposing Parole in 3 Murder Cases - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Court Denies Mom’s Release Request in Death Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Summit County Has New Online Marriage Application Process - Akron Beacon Journal

Seneca County Public Guardian Program Receives $60,000 in Grant Funding -

Magistrate Damon Alt Files Petition to Run for Judge of Seneca County Common Pleas Court -

Cleveland City Council Urges CSU Law School to Remove Name of John Marshall -

Proposal Seeks to Move Ohio’s Primary Date - Toledo Blade


Jan. 24, 2022

Township Will Petition Ohio Supreme Court over Biodigester Ruling - Dayton Daily News

Oral Argument Preview: Where Does Professional Liability Stop? Cynthia Clawson v. Heights Chiropractic Physicians, LLC, et al. - Legally Speaking Ohio

Opinion: Setting High Bail Terms Violates Constitutions - Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Opinion

New House, Senate Maps Approved by Republicans Only, and Just Hours Before Deadline - Statehouse News Bureau

Republicans Pass Redrawn Ohio State Legislative Plan, Sending Maps to Court for Approval -

11th District Reverses Compelling Prostitution Sentence - Akron Legal News

Mount Carmel Seeks to Stop Own Attorney from Discussing which Husel Patients May Have Improved with Additional Care - Columbus WBNS-TV

Patient’s Family Expresses Anger, Disappointment after Judge Dismisses 11 Murder Counts against Dr. William Husel - Columbus WBNS-TV

Judge OKs Witness to Address ‘Youthfulness’ of Killer in City - Youngstown Vindicator

Niki Frenchko-Clerk Hearing Zooms Today - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Mahoning Judge Rejects Motion to Ban Press in Court - Youngstown Vindicator

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas to Resume Trials Feb. 7 - Cleveland WOIO-TV

Toledo Municipal Court Extends Mask Requirement - Toledo Blade

Court Program Helps Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - Spectrum News

Portage County Juvenile Court Program Helping Youths at Risk of Substance Abuse - Portage County Record-Courier

The Redistricting Fiasco Revealed the Flaws in Ohio’s System. Do Other States Do It Better? -

Franklin County Judge Restores Historic Barber Chair as Symbol of Civil Rights - Columbus Dispatch

Judge Dominic A. Frank - East Liverpool Review Obituary

Judge Braig Files for Re-Election - Bellefontaine Examiner

Supreme Court Scraps Ex-State Justice’s Suit over Juror’s Tweets - Bloomberg Law


Jan. 21, 2022

Bath Township to Appeal Recent Court Decision - Xenia Daily Gazette

Portage County Poison Garden Dispute Partially Reversed - Akron Legal News

Judge to Grant Prosecution’s Motion to Dismiss 11 Murder Charges against Dr. William Husel - Columbus WBNS-TV

Judge Allows Evidence Based on Unique Tattoos - Youngstown Vindicator

Judge Rules Bribery Lawsuit against Liberty Twp. Trustee Will Proceed - Hamilton Journal-News

No Bond for Man Accused of Dragging Woman into Westerville Road Where She Was Hit by Cars - Columbus WSYX-TV

Former Shelby County Judge to Preside over Third District Court - Crawford County Now

Juvi Court Magistrate Amber Crowe Discusses New Role - Akron Legal News

Lucas County Eyeing Health Department Property as New Jail Site - Toledo WTVG-TV

Negotiation Expert Kwame Christian Is on a Mission to Change the World - Columbus Dispatch

Redistricting Commission Gives Glimpse of Franklin, Hamilton County Maps as Talks Continue - Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio Redistricting Commission Releases Draft Maps for Franklin, Hamilton County Districts. See Them Here - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Settles Emissions Manipulation Lawsuit with Volkswagen for $3.5 Million -

Attorney: Ohio Kids Merely ‘Income Statements on a Balance Sheet’ to School Voucher Opponent - Columbus Dispatch Guest Opinion

Reynoldsburg Eyes ‘Pay-to-Stay’ Law for Renters - Columbus Dispatch

Public Defenders Rarely Make It on the Federal Bench. Not Anymore - Courthouse News Service


Jan. 20, 2022

After 8 Years, Lawsuit over Speed Camera Tickets Could Come to an End - Cincinnati WKRC-TV

Cincinnati Fights New Evidence in Ohio High Court COVID Suit - Law360

‘It’s a Lie. It’s a Fraud,’ Says Ohio Supreme Court Justice of Some Plea Bargains - Cincinnati Enquirer

This Year’s Election Could Affect Next Maps - Toledo Blade

Two Major Felony Appeals Delayed; New Attorney in Third - Logan Daily News

Columbus Man Jailed Nearly 16 Years for Armed Robbery Gets New Trial Based on DNA Evidence - Columbus Dispatch

Prosecutors Mum as Others Close to Case Say Nearly Half of Murder Charges against Dr. William Husel Being Considered for Dismissal - Columbus WBNS-TV

Lawsuit Alleging Corruption against Butler Co Officials Can Proceed, Judge Says - Cincinnati WXIX-TV

Ohio Family Angry that Man Accused of Killing Woman Last May Could Be Free Before Trial - Columbus WSYX-TV

Ex-Prof Logs Insanity Plea in Cruelty Case - Youngstown Vindicator

Sylvania Municipal Launches New Drug Court - Toledo Blade

Youngstown Municipal Court Partners with State to Help Defendants with Disabilities - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Commissioners Discuss Courthouse Renovations Plans with Judge Padden - Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Awaiting Masonic Temple Demolition, Officials Monitor Weather, Building - Zanesville Times Recorder

Term Limits, a Balanced Budget: Ohio Republicans Want to Amend the U.S. Constitution - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Redistricting: Mapmakers Must Draw More Democratic Seats. Where Might They Find Them? - Cincinnati Enquirer

Is Meeting All Criteria While Drawing Fair and Constitutional Maps Impossible? Hardly - Ohio Capital Journal Opinion

Suit against Former Coolville Police Chief Moves Forward - Athens Messenger

Federal Judge Awards Otto Warmbier Parents $240,000 for Torture in North Korea -

Local Delphi Retirees React to SUPCO Letdown - Youngstown WKBN-TV


Jan. 19, 2022

Ohio Speed Camera Issue Continues with Ohio SUPCO Case - Youngstown WKBN-TV

City Income Tax Law in Front of Ohio Supreme Court -

The Panel that Will Redraw Legislative Maps Meets with Ohio Supreme Court Deadline Looming - Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Redistricting Commission Begins Working on New Maps after Ohio Supreme Court Order - Ohio Capital Journal

Redistricting Commission Races against the Clock to Redraw Electoral Map after Court Order - Toledo WTOL-TV

Ohio Redistricting Commission Reconvenes, Eyes Saturday Court Deadline to Redraw State Legislative Maps -

Icebreaker Federal Grant Extended, Giving Advocates for Cleveland Offshore Wind Project More Time to Arrange Financing -

Judge Likely to Approve Prosecution’s Plan to Dismiss Some Murder Counts against William Husel - Columbus Dispatch

Schedule Conflict Delays Hearing on Restraining Order against Niki Frenchko - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Victim in Murder Case: Dead or Alive? - Youngstown Vindicator

Wise Selected as Presiding Judge for Appeals Court - Alliance Review

Ex-Ohio Judge Loses Appeal in Suit Saying Politics Led to Charge - Bloomberg Law

My Wrongful Conviction Shows Why Ohio Should Abolish the Death Penalty: Joe D’Ambrosio - Guest Column

Ohio’s Cash Bail Rules Create Imbalance in Equity and Justice - Ohio Capital Journal Guest Column

Attorney: Bail Reform Bills Would Put Domestic Violence Victims in Danger - Columbus Dispatch Guest Column

Cuyahoga County Expected to Pay $3 Million to Estate of Ta’Naejah McCloud, 5-Year-Old Girl Killed in Abuse Case -

US Supreme Court Declines to Take up Delphi Retirees’ Case - Youngstown Business Journal

Robe & Gavel: SCOTUS Begins Second Week of January Sitting - Ballotpedia News


Jan. 18, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court Asked to Review Taxing At:Home Workers During Pandemic - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Convicted Killer Who Sought to Withdraw Guilty Plea -

‘Incomprehensible’ Bias: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects GOP Attempt to Rig Electoral Map - Rolling Stone

Republicans Splitting Cuyahoga and Summit Counties Led to Overturning of Ohio Congressional Maps -

Ohio Democrats in Congress Are Glad Ohio’s Supreme Court Rejected the State’s Congressional Map -

Ohio Redistricting Commission Offers Few Details on How It Will Draw Constitutional Maps - Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Congressional, State House Maps - Columbus WOSU Public Radio

Map Ruling Leaves 9th District Boundaries Uncertain; Kaptur Still Confident - Toledo Blade

Now that They’ve Been Slapped Silly by Judges, How Will Ohio Elected Leaders End Gerrymandering? - Today in Ohio Podcast

Ohio Voters Asked for Fairness in Redistricting. They Didn’t Get It. - Washington Post

How Two Republican Judges Saved Their States from Plunging into a Democratic Crisis - Slate Opinion

Opinion: Public Safety Should Be First Priority in Setting Bail - Guest Opinion

Local Court Receives State Certification and Announces New Staff Member - Portsmouth Daily Times

Prosecutors Seek to Dismiss Some Murder Counts against Former Dr. William Husel - Columbus Dispatch

Jan. 20 Hearing Set for Prosecutors to Discuss Dismissing Some of the Murder Counts against William Husel - Columbus WBNS-TV

Port Clinton Attorney Fights to Have Stalking Charges Dismissed - Toledo Blade

Judge Won’t Throw Out Protection Order against Commissioner Niki Frenchko - Youngstown WKBN-TV

Convicted at 17, Ohio Man Has Spent 27 Years Arguing He’s Innocent. Can a DNA Test Help Him? - Columbus Dispatch

Building off Wins in 2021, Ohio’s Wrongful Conviction Project Plans to Take on More Cases - Columbus Dispatch

Attorney Zachary Simonoff Makes Judicial Run Campaign Official - Lorain Morning Journal

Ohio Fails Human Trafficking Evaluation, Organizations Coordinate in Attacking Problem - IdeaStream

Amid the Pandemic, Federal Prosecutors in Northern Ohio Filed Record Number of Criminal Cases -

Advocates: Complaint against Immigration Judge Points to Flawed Accountability System - Columbus Dispatch