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Barberton to hold amnesty program

BARBERTON––The Barberton Municipal Court is holding an Amnesty Program through Sept. 30, Clerk Diana Stevenson announced last week.
The program is focused on citizens who have a registration block or license forfeiture through the Barberton Municipal Court for nonpayment of fines and court costs.
During the pro ... (full story)


Drug charges reversed for driver with suspended license

The judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas was partially affirmed and reversed recently when the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled that a portion of Jerry Cabrera’s convictions for drug possession were supported by the manifest weight of the evidence.
Case summary states that Cabrera was pulled over by Offic ... (full story)


Portage County to host Supreme Court oral arguments

The Ohio Supreme Court will convene in official session in Portage County on Sept. 24 as part of its biannual Off-Site Court Program.
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and justices Paul E. Pfeifer, Terrence O’Donnell, Judith Ann Lanzinger, Sharon L. Kennedy, Judith L. French and William M. O’Neill will hear oral a ... (full story)


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Attorneys protest Ohio prosecutor's surveillance

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Defense attorneys in a southwest Ohio county are upset after learning that the prosecutor can keep an eye and ear on them from his office during their courtroom trials.
The controversy erupted after a defense attorney heard from a Warren County judge during a recent trial about the live feed to Prosecu ... (full story)


Landlords like tweaked domestic violence bill, but still want other changes

After a series of revisions were made to a bill focused on the employment and housing of domestic violence victims, the Ohio Real Estate Investors Association has moved from being opposed to the measure to listing itself as an interested party.
House Bill 297, sponsored by Reps. Anne Gonzales, R-Westerville, and Denise Driehaus, ... (full story)


Court orders resentencing for man who went on a crime spree

The judgment of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas was recently reversed by the 1st District Court of Appeals due to several sentencing errors made by the lower court.
The defendant, Kendall Jay Jones, was convicted of 14 counts of felony breaking and entering and sentenced to prison for each of the offenses with some of ... (full story)


Court denies summary judgment to officer who shot armed suspect

A three-judge appellate panel for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the released an opinion recently affirming the denial of a police officer’s motion for qualified immunity after he shot an armed suspect.
The case stemmed from a violent argument between brothers Jacob Ragsdale and Lloyd Provitt.
The facts of th ... (full story)