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Supreme Court of Ohio affirms death sentence for killer of mother and two children

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death penalty of a man who killed his ex-girlfriend and two children on Thanksgiving Day six years ago.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio affirms death sentence for killer of mother and two children "

Date Published: September 7, 2016

Husted announces independent candidates for President and Vice President

Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently announced the qualifying independent candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. The deadline to file an independent presidential candidacy was August 10, 2016, the 90th day before the General Election.Read More of "Husted announces independent candidates for President and Vice President "

Date Published: September 7, 2016

Court rules state trooper justified drug arrest during traffic stop

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The 1st District Court of Appeals recently reversed a lower court’s decision to suppress evidence of illegal drug possession obtained during a traffic stop.Read More of "Court rules state trooper justified drug arrest during traffic stop "

Date Published: September 7, 2016

Bill seeks to eliminate unnecessary special elections

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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In a special election in which the number of certified candidates for nomination does not exceed the number of candidates a political party may run for a particular office, there is no need for the special election.Read More of "Bill seeks to eliminate unnecessary special elections "

Date Published: September 7, 2016

Supreme Court of Ohio affirms man’s second death penalty sentence

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A Trumbull County trial judge’s error prompted the Ohio Supreme Court to vacate a man’s death sentence and order him to be resentenced. The trial judge again sentenced the man to death and while the Supreme Court still faulted the trial judge’s sentencing process, recently it affirmed the death penalty.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio affirms man’s second death penalty sentence "

Date Published: September 6, 2016

Lack of notice about court costs insufficient to void judgment

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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In a per curiam opinion issued by the 1st District Court of Appeals, a three-judge appellate panel recently held that a trial court’s judgment was not void when it failed to inform a defendant of the consequences of not paying court costs.Read More of "Lack of notice about court costs insufficient to void judgment "

Date Published: September 6, 2016

Federal court of appeals rules company can be held liable for intercepting online messages

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A divided federal court of appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that a company that manufactures computer spying software can be held liable under state and federal wiretap acts.Read More of "Federal court of appeals rules company can be held liable for intercepting online messages "

Date Published: September 6, 2016

Farming association seeks new generation to maintain state's agricultural heritages

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Wanted: A few good men and women to farm Ohio’s arable countryside, strengthening the region’s agrarian roots while, at the same time, promoting sustainable and secure food production practices.Read More of "Farming association seeks new generation to maintain state's agricultural heritages "

Date Published: September 6, 2016

Federal court upholds immunity for Wood County officer in excessive force claim

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a judgment granting qualified immunity to a Wood County police officer in an excessive force case.Read More of "Federal court upholds immunity for Wood County officer in excessive force claim "

Date Published: September 5, 2016

Lack of dental care a growing problem for some Ohioans

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Many Ohioans cannot get affordable dental care in their communities, according to a statewide nonprofit health organization.Read More of "Lack of dental care a growing problem for some Ohioans "

Date Published: September 5, 2016

Township trustees illegally replaced member on military leave

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Spencer Township trustees in Lucas County improperly declared that a trustee on military leave vacated his office and the trustees then illegally replaced him with an outgoing trustee who lost his re-election bid, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Township trustees illegally replaced member on military leave "

Date Published: September 5, 2016

Pair sentenced to prison for theft from legendary golfer

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced recently that two Brecksville residents have been sentenced to serve time in prison after being convicted of stealing money from legendary late professional golfer Charles Sifford Sr.Read More of "Pair sentenced to prison for theft from legendary golfer "

Date Published: September 5, 2016

Drug dealers sentenced to prison for selling fatal mix of heroin and fentanyl

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

Two Marion men were sentenced to prison for selling a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that resulted in an overdose death last year, law enforcement officials said.Read More of "Drug dealers sentenced to prison for selling fatal mix of heroin and fentanyl "

Date Published: September 5, 2016

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor reminds parents of young athletes to review insurance for sports injury coverage

Ohio Department of Insurance

Another school year has arrived and Ohio’s youth are also returning to athletic competition. News headlines remind parents of concussion risks and appropriate protective gear. But parents, are you financially protected if your child is injured requiring medical treatment?Read More of "Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor reminds parents of young athletes to review insurance for sports injury coverage "

Date Published: September 5, 2016

Five indicted for selling heroin or fentanyl that caused overdoses

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

Five Lorain County men were indicted in federal court for selling heroin and/or fentanyl that resulted in overdoses.Read More of "Five indicted for selling heroin or fentanyl that caused overdoses "

Date Published: September 2, 2016

Bill would make electronic records official records

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A pair of Ohio lawmakers recently took up one of the causes of the Uniform Law Commission by introducing legislation that would authenticate electronic legal material, preserve it and make it permanently available to the public.Read More of "Bill would make electronic records official records "

Date Published: September 2, 2016

Man convicted of murder as a juvenile loses appeal

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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In a per curiam opinion issued by the 11th District Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel held that a man convicted of murder as a juvenile in 1987 was properly bound over to a common pleas court and that he was not entitled to a writ of habeas corpus.Read More of "Man convicted of murder as a juvenile loses appeal "

Date Published: September 2, 2016

ODRC becomes first to receive national Lucy Webb Hayes Award for commitment to prison safety standards

Ohio Department of Rehabiliatation and Correction

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) has become the first prison system in the United States to receive the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) Lucy Webb Hayes Award. This award is presented to an agency that demonstrates a strong commitment to public safety by ensuring all areas of operations meet highly regarded and nationally recognized industry standards.Read More of "ODRC becomes first to receive national Lucy Webb Hayes Award for commitment to prison safety standards "

Date Published: September 2, 2016

Supreme Court of Ohio reviewed when synthetic drugs were made illegal this week

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Two state appeals courts disagree about whether the legislature made “analog,” or synthetic, drugs illegal in 2011 or 2012. The conflict involves two legislative bills that address controlled substance analogs, which have a similar effect to regulated drugs but are manufactured with a slightly different chemical makeup to evade drug laws. The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments on the issue on earlier this week.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio reviewed when synthetic drugs were made illegal this week "

Date Published: September 1, 2016

BCI, OPOTA, and BCI Crime Laboratories receive re-accreditation

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), BCI's crime laboratories, and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) all recently received re-accreditation.Read More of "BCI, OPOTA, and BCI Crime Laboratories receive re-accreditation "

Date Published: September 1, 2016

Filing error costs sex offender his appeal

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A man who was convicted of various sex offenses 15 years ago lost his appeal recently because he filed a motion to vacate his life sentence under the wrong case number.Read More of "Filing error costs sex offender his appeal "

Date Published: September 1, 2016

AARP poll of Ohio women shows desire for action on Social Security

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Immediate action on Social Security is what nearly three-quarters of Ohio female voters 50 years old and older want from their next president and U.S. Congress, according to the results of a new AARP Ohio poll.Read More of "AARP poll of Ohio women shows desire for action on Social Security "

Date Published: September 1, 2016

Convicted murderer's five-year delay costs him opportunity for an appeal

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Charles Shorter, a North Central Correctional Institution inmate, was unable to adequately explain a five-year gap between his sentencing and his motion for a delayed appeal.Read More of "Convicted murderer's five-year delay costs him opportunity for an appeal "

Date Published: August 31, 2016

Accused murderer granted new trial

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The 8th District Court of Appeals recently reversed a murder conviction based on an error during jury selection.Read More of "Accused murderer granted new trial "

Date Published: August 31, 2016

Grants available to help pay for field trips to Statehouse

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Just as some Ohio school students return to the classroom for the new academic year, a pair of organizations associated with the Ohio Statehouse are readying a grant program that helps some students pay a visit to the seat of state government.Read More of "Grants available to help pay for field trips to Statehouse "

Date Published: August 31, 2016

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