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Post-release control vacated for convicted rapist

The 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas improperly placed a man convicted of first-degree felony rape on post-release control and it vacated that portion of the lower court’s sentence.
The defendant, Brian Keyes, pleaded guilty to one count of rape in 2002 and was senten ... (full story)

Longtime Akron attorney to take reins as OSBA president-elect

As a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Board of Governors, Roetzel & Andress Administrative Partner Ronald Kopp has participated in the search and selection of a new executive director. He also chairs the board’s budget & headquarters committee, where he oversees and manages a multi-million dollar budget and rea ... (full story)


Court rules pre-interview forms do not need to include all possible charges

The 2nd District Court of Appeals recently considered whether a pre-interview form that a defendant signed prior to a police interview was required to include all possible charges that could potentially be pursued.
The case out of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas concerned the conviction of defendant Joseph Fricke, who ... (full story)

Court: Private college police subject to open records law

COLUMBUS (AP) — Private colleges' police departments are subject to the state open records law, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving a lawsuit brought by a student journalist.
The court's 4-3 decision said the police department at Otterbein University in suburban Columbus is a public office becaus ... (full story)

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says there was inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was found in some of its ice cream pints.
The ice cream company recalled all of its products last month. There are no illnesses connected to the recall, a ... (full story)

Child-proof packages for e-cigarettes sought

Rep. Steve Huffman has joined Sen. Shannon Jones in stumping for a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarette products that are not in child-resistant packaging.
“The scope of the legislation aims to make sure the liquid nicotine bottle caps are designed so a child 5 years of age and younger is not able open the p ... (full story)

Appeal denied for man who attacked his ex-wife

A Montgomery County man who was found guilty on several charges relating to a domestic violence incident had his convictions affirmed recently when the 2nd District Court of Appeals considered the case out of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
The defendant, Rodney Perander, appealed to the 2nd District court challengin ... (full story)