A man convicted of assault of a peace officer and aggravated robbery did not receive effective counsel, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Joseph M. Antill was convicted of both charges by a Belmont County jury and sentenced to four years in prison.
The incident began on Oct. 15, 2009, at Riverside Restaurant.< ... (full story)
COLUMBUS––Judge Joseph J. Vukovich of the 7th District Court of Appeals served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court last Tuesday and heard oral arguments in a Summit County case.
Judge Vukovich replaced Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor,who recused herself from State v. Wesson (Case No. 2009-0739). The de ... (full story)
Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise recently announced that real estate tax bills for the second half of 2013 would be due July 26, 2013. Though her office began mailing the bills on June 17, she reminded taxpayers that the bill are available online at www.fiscaloffice.summitoh.net under the “property tax & appra ... (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — Laura Radocaj of Vero Beach, Fla., was warned when she was pregnant with twins that motherhood would be harder than she imagined — especially because she planned to go back to work while the twins were still babies. "But this has been the easiest transition," said Radocaj, 28, who works from ho ... (full story)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After decades of near silence, a passive voice is making itself heard in American architecture.
So-called passive houses, which have been around in Europe but never really caught on in the United States, are basically built around the idea of making houses airtight, super-insulated and energy efficient. ... (full story)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to make state college campuses tax-free zones for new businesses is generally praised by college leaders, even as some faculty members worry the lure of profit from big business could tarnish universities' academic reputations.
After announcing the proposal last month, ... (full story)
The 5th District Court of Appeals has affirmed the drug conviction of Ricky Foughty in the Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas.
Foughty was found to be manufacturing methamphetamine in violation of R.C. 2925.04 and was indicted on one count of illegal manufacture of a controlled substance and one count of illegal assembly or ... (full story)
10th District: Affidavits provided sufficient facts to justify court's interference for mentally ill woman
The 10th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a probate court’s decision to commit a woman to the Twin Valley Behavioral Health Hospital.
The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division first issued an order directing a county sheriff to take M.R.M. into custody In June 2012.
The order was in response ... (full story)
A Franklin County appellate panel recently affirmed a woman’s obstruction of official business conviction after finding two police officers gave credible testimony against her.
The 10th District Court of Appeals rejected Priscilla Wheat’s claim that her conviction for obstructing official business was against the suf ... (full story)
MIAMI (AP) — A Pakistan native has been charged with bilking a wealthy Washington businessman out of nearly $10 million, but it's the flashy way prosecutors allege Haider Zafar spent the money that's also getting attention.
There were bodyguards, diamonds, six-figure bills charged partying at swanky South Beach hotels, a b ... (full story)