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Death sentence upheld for man who bludgeoned ex-girlfriend to death

A convicted killer recently lost his appeal when the 5th District Court of Appeals rejected his allegation that his trial counsel talked him out of a plea deal that could have saved his life.
The Licking County Court of Common Pleas found Phillip Elmore guilty of aggravated murder for the June 2002 slaying of his ex-girlfriend.< ... (full story)


Judges reject appeal from man who used 92-year-old woman's credit cards in spending spree

The 12th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed several convictions for a man who stole an elderly woman’s credit cards and used them to purchase $1,600 worth of merchandise from a Fayette County Walmart.
Jason Calhoun was arrested and charged after police found him leaving a Walmart store with a 92-year-old woman&rsq ... (full story)


Delaware County court may add domestic relations division

State Reps. Margaret Ann Ruhl, R-Mount Vernon, and Andy Brenner, R-Powell, are jointly sponsoring a bill that would establish a domestic relations division of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and create a judgeship for the new division.
The proposed legislation, House Bill 595, was introduced into the Ohio General Assem ... (full story)


Man who recorded children at Kings Island loses appeal of weapons, drugs convictions

A man reported for suspicious activity at the Kings Island amusement park was properly convicted for drugs and weapons offenses, according to a recent ruling from the 12th District Court of Appeals.
Rodney Grisham first came to the attention of Kings Island security when the parent of a young boy reported that Grisham made &ldqu ... (full story)


Recent drop in legal aids impacts attorneys' pro bono work

In the face of funding challenges, officials from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation have said the state’s legal aids have continued to provide essential, life-changing legal help to those in need through volunteer pro bono attorneys.
Data from the Supreme Court of Ohio’s voluntary reporting of pro bono activities ... (full story)