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Local Courts Getting Tech Grants

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Security improvements, website upgrades, and new self-service kiosks are among the local court technology projects selected to receive grants from the Ohio Supreme Court. Courts in Hocking, Meigs, Jackson, and Guernsey Counties are some of the local courts that will receive funding. Nearly $2.5 million will be distributed to 69 courts for 110 projects. “We… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court Taking Steps To Deal With Judicial Emergencies

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The Supreme Court of Ohio is proposing changes to deal with judicial emergencies and temporary relocation of courts. The proposals come after questions arose from emergency-related events, such as the 2012 wind storm that closed the Logan County Courthouse, and whether current Ohio law and court rules adequately address such emergencies. The changes to current… Read More

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Two Ohioans Selected To National Board

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Ohio is now well represented on the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Board of Directors. Henry County Family Court Magistrate Dick Altman was recently elected to lead the AFCC board next July, serving as president-elect until then. Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Section Manager Jacqueline C. Hagerott was re-elected as a board… Read More

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Ohio Apellate Court Rules Criminal Child Enticement Statute “Overbroad”

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The Ninth District Court of Appeals has found a state law prohibiting criminal child enticement unconstitutionally overbroad because it “prohibits a broad range of speech and conduct far beyond its intention to protect children from abductors.” John D. Goode was found guilty of child enticement under Ohio Revised Code section 2905.05 in Akron Municipal Court… Read More

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Dann’s Law License Suspended

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The law license of former Ohio Attorney General Marc E. Dann has been suspended for six months for engaging in conduct that resulted in his conviction on misdemeanor criminal counts of soliciting improper compensation and filing false financial disclosure statements during his tenure as attorney general. In a 7-0 per curiam opinion announced Tuesday, the… Read More