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Split court affirms death penalty for man who plotted murder of lover's ex-husband

A split 11th District Court of Appeals recently released two opinions affirming a death sentence imposed by the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas for Nathaniel Jackson, a man who was convicted in 2002 of plotting and executing the murder of his lover’s ex-husband.
Jackson was indicted on Dec. 28, 2001 on various charges ... (full story)


Man who assaulted his girlfriend who ended up hospitalized from injuries loses appeal

A man who brutally beat his girlfriend and left her hospitalized for two days recently lost a challenge to his convictions when the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled there was sufficient evidence against him.
The three-judge appellate panel upheld Hermaine Powell’s convictions for aggravated burglary, felonious assault an ... (full story)


Roetzel & Andress rings in 2015 with four new partners

Four associates at Roetzel & Andress rang in the new year as partners at the full-service law firm.
Akron attorneys Justin Markey and Joseph Ruscak along with Brian Tarian in Columbus and Brian Augustine in Cincinnati were all elevated to partner as of Jan. 1.
“Making partner is not an easy process and is not somethi ... (full story)


Beloved former probate court magistrate passes away

“He helped to uphold the superior quality of the battalion, showed great initiative and distinct ability in all his undertakings. Sgt. Bayer applied himself completely to his overwhelming responsibilities, always considering the most minute details.” Those are some of the words that appear in the 1953 U.S. Army Citation ... (full story)


Young man who robbed several Youngstown area stores, restaurant has his appeal rejected

A man found guilty of committing a string of robberies in the Youngstown area lost his appeal when the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that his counsel was effective and the trial court properly explained his rights.
Tyrone Freeman appealed his convictions and sentences entered in the Mahoning County Court of Common ... (full story)