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Split court affirms death penalty for man who plotted murder of lover's ex-husband

A split 11th District Court of Appeals recently released two opinions affirming a death sentence imposed by the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas for Nathaniel Jackson, a man who was convicted in 2002 of plotting and executing the murder of his lover’s ex-husband.
Jackson was indicted on Dec. 28, 2001 on various charges ... (full story)


Man who assaulted his girlfriend who ended up hospitalized from injuries loses appeal

A man who brutally beat his girlfriend and left her hospitalized for two days recently lost a challenge to his convictions when the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled there was sufficient evidence against him.
The three-judge appellate panel upheld Hermaine Powell’s convictions for aggravated burglary, felonious assault an ... (full story)


Roetzel & Andress rings in 2015 with four new partners

Four associates at Roetzel & Andress rang in the new year as partners at the full-service law firm.
Akron attorneys Justin Markey and Joseph Ruscak along with Brian Tarian in Columbus and Brian Augustine in Cincinnati were all elevated to partner as of Jan. 1.
“Making partner is not an easy process and is not somethi ... (full story)


Sports


The relationship between sports and social activism

Athletes including LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant have recently participated in pregame warm-ups in T-shirts with text reading “I Can’t Breathe.” The gesture came after a New York City grand jury decided to not indict the police officer most directly involved with the July death of Staten Island residen ... (full story)


Bengals' defense set for overhaul after subpar performance

Bengals' defense set for overhaul after subpar performance

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' defense is headed for a makeover.
A unit that ranked among the league's best the last few years and steadied Cincinnati to four straight playoff appearances is showing some wear and tear. The Bengals kept it generally intact last season, and it slid from third to 22nd overall in yards allowed. ... (full story)


Column: Time to allow Pete Rose back in baseball?

Column: Time to allow Pete Rose back in baseball?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose didn't want it to be about him, not on a day when four new members were elected to baseball's most exclusive club.
Good picks all, Rose said, though he would have liked to see Mike Piazza get in, too. He believes Piazza was the best hitting catcher ever, which says something because Rose played al ... (full story)


State


Appeals court finds no reversible error in man's sentencing

A panel of three judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals agreed with a defendant recently that the Darke County Court of Common Pleas committed error when it failed to incorporate the proper findings in its sentencing entry.
However, the reviewing court did not reverse defendant Chester Black’s convictions. Instead, it ... (full story)