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Angler loses appeal for assault and abduction of a walleye

A man convicted in the Fremont Municipal Court of snagging a walleye had his conviction affirmed in a recent opinion released by the 6th District Court of Appeals.
Defendant Yiying Fan was found guilty of snagging the fish in violation of R.C. 1531.02 and ordered to pay a $110 fine, plus court costs.
On appeal, Fan challenged ... (full story)

Man who murdered girlfriend denied petition for postconviction relief

The 10th District Court of Appeals released an opinion recently denying postconviction relief for a man found guilty of murdering his girlfriend.
The three-judge appellate panel affirmed the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas decision to deny Kevin Tolliver postconviction relief.
In his latest motion for relief, Tolliver c ... (full story)

Parole properly revoked for woman who tested positive for drugs twice

A woman recently lost her appeal when the 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision to revoke her community control and impose a two-year prison term.
Ebony Waddell appealed from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas decision, arguing that she was denied the effective assistance of counsel. The t ... (full story)

Mandatory immunization for child care children sought

Ohio is the only state that has not adopted immunization requirements for children in licensed child care settings.
The Ohio State Medical Association has backed a bill that would change that.
“Immunization programs are only successful when vaccination rates are high,” said Tim Maglione, OSMA senior director of go ... (full story)

Mahoning Valley lawmakers push for state funding reform for school buildings

A new piece of proposed legislation designed to cut local taxes and reduce the costs of funding school construction has been filed into both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly.
Senate Bill 376, led by Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, and House Bill 650, sponsored by Rep. Ron Gerberry, D-Austintown, would require the state to p ... (full story)