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Court upholds kidnapping, sexual battery convictions

The judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas was recently affirmed by a three-judge appellate panel in Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals.
Defendant George Woods appealed his convictions for kidnapping and sexual battery.
He presented a rare argument when he claimed the trial court should not have merged ... (full story)


Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub attended services Sunday in his home church in southwest Ohio.
WHIO-TV reported that Jeffrey Fowle attended Sunday School, followed by a church service, at Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon. The 56- ... (full story)


Man who assaulted girlfriend loses appeal

A recently released opinion from the 11th District Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas in a domestic violence case.
Defendant Stacey Long challenged his convictions for kidnapping, felonious assault and domestic violence along with his 10-year prison sentence.
The opinion, authored ... (full story)


Intruder who sexually assaulted sleeping woman loses appeal

A Clark County man’s conviction on one count of gross sexual imposition was recently affirmed by a panel of judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals.
The reviewing court ruled that the Clark County Court of Common Pleas relied on sufficient evidence to convict Tyrone Coran but found that the lower court improperly desig ... (full story)


Man who broke into friend’s home has his appeal denied

After finding that the state presented sufficient evidence, the 5th District Court of Common Pleas recently affirmed a man’s convictions for burglary and aggravated burglary.
Defendant Tracy Hall appealed from a judgment of the Licking County Court of Common Pleas that found him guilty of breaking into a woman’s home ... (full story)