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Kidnapping conviction affirmed by 11th District

The judgment of the Portage County Court of Common Pleas was recently affirmed by the 11th District Court of Appeals.
The reviewing court found that Patricia Stephenson was properly convicted of first-degree felony kidnapping along with a firearm specification.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that took place on Oct. 2 ... (full story)


Man who operated illegal Dayton fundraiser loses appeal

The judgment of the Montgomery County Municipal Court was recently affirmed by a three-judge appellate panel in the 2nd District.
The municipal court found Thomas Boscarino guilty of gambling, activities prohibited without a permit, operating a gambling house and keeping a place where intoxicating liquors are sold in violation o ... (full story)


Harsher penalties for stealing identity of active-duty service members sought

State Reps. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea, and Terry Blair, R-Dayton, are campaigning for the passage of a bill crafted to protect the state’s active-duty service members from identity theft.
The proposed legislation, House Bill 471, would amend the theft, secure writings by deception and identity fraud statutes to enhance the cri ... (full story)


Man wrongly accused of murder wins imprisonment appeal case

The 8th District Court of Appeals recently released an opinion in which it stated that the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas rushed to judgment in a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.
The action was filed by C.K., an engineer, part-time community college professor and U.S. Air Force veteran.
C.K. was indicted for the murder o ... (full story)


Programs like mock trials get students involved in civics at a young age

Through mock trials and simulated congressional hearings, the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is putting a new spin on civics education and getting students as young as the fifth grade interested in the legal profession.
Assistant Ohio Attorney General Caitlyn Nestleroth said she first became interested in the law at a you ... (full story)