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Woman who stole TV, phone from father-in-law loses appeal

In the 9th District, a panel of three appellate judges recently affirmed the judgment of the Wayne County Municipal Court, which ruled there was enough evidence to convict Juanita Good of petty theft for stealing from her father-in-law.
Case summary states that, on the evening of March 20, 2013, William Shaffer called the police ... (full story)


National


Efforts made to save historic Michigan barns

Efforts made to save historic Michigan barns

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Barns decorate Michigan's landscape, from rural rolling fields to the outskirts of cities, where they're tucked between subdivisions as relics of an earlier time.
They fill grown-up rural kids with misty memories: the smell of hay, their grandfather's horses, 4-H pig and sheep projects.
They fill o ... (full story)


Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.
Beer, who was 17 in October 2012 when the crash occurred, plead ... (full story)


Record drought saps California honey production

Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that bees turn into honey. But the l ... (full story)


State


Man who killed victim over drugs loses appeal

In a recent opinion released by the 2nd District Court of Appeals, the judgment of Ohio’s Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas was affirmed, upholding the conviction of Gudonavon Taylor on several counts of murder and felonious assault.
Taylor had appealed last year but his convictions were affirmed and his 41-year-to-l ... (full story)


Legislation designed to clarify do-not-resuscitate directives

Prompted by a pattern of inconsistent interpretation, Sen. Peggy Lehner has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that would sunset Ohio’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Comfort Care protocol and calls for the use of Medical Order Life Sustaining Treatment or MOLST forms.
“Though DNR protocol was intended to offer a p ... (full story)


Court affirms conviction of Youngstown street gang member

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed multiple convictions for another member of the Youngstown street gang LSP.
Recently, the three-judge appellate panel released an opinion affirming Derrick Johnson’s convictions for his role in gang violence as well as weapons and drug offenses.
The facts of the case state t ... (full story)


Court: Police properly arrested pawn shop owners

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio’s ruling that three Southwest Ohio police officers did indeed conduct a proper search and seizure has been affirmed by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A panel of three judges reviewed a lawsuit brought by Tyler Young and D’Jango Hendrix which a ... (full story)