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Lack of notice about court costs insufficient to void judgment

In a per curiam opinion issued by the 1st District Court of Appeals, a three-judge appellate panel recently held that a trial court’s judgment was not void when it failed to inform a defendant of the consequences of not paying court costs.
Jeffrey Hengehold was convicted of murder and arson in 1991 for the killing of Linda ... (full story)

AARP poll of Ohio women shows desire for action on Social Security

Immediate action on Social Security is what nearly three-quarters of Ohio female voters 50 years old and older want from their next president and U.S. Congress, according to the results of a new AARP Ohio poll.
AARP Ohio released results of a poll of likely women voters who believe candidates have not done enough to inform payers ... (full story)

As the number of freestanding ERs grows, so does scrutiny

As the number of freestanding ERs grows, so does scrutiny

DALLAS (AP) — Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.
Five years ago there were a couple dozen stand-alone emergency centers in Texas, and now there are more than 200. Colo ... (full story)

Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?
With 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump's declining standing in the polls has GOP Senate candidates preparing for the worst, and they're maneuvering now to put as big a margin ... (full story)

Death sentence affirmed for killer of mother and 2 children

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death penalty of a man who killed his ex-girlfriend and two children on Thanksgiving Day six years ago.
The Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold the conviction and sentence of Caron Montgomery, who stabbed to death Tia Hendricks; their 2-year-old-son, Tyron; and Hendricks’ 9-year-old dau ... (full story)