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Portage County OVI motion to suppress improperly reversed

A Portage County trial court erred in granting a drunken driving defendant’s motion to suppress based on a claimed “impossibility” defense to the underlying charge - rather than whether the stop was reasonable for Fourth Amendment purposes, according to the 11th District Court of Appeals.
Kenneth L. Batcho, 20, ... (full story)


Court must consider new trial after “newly discovered” evidence disappeared

A Cleveland man convicted of a 1989 murder produced newly discovered crime-scene photos at a series of 2017 hearings seeking a new trial. The trial court ultimately denied his request, but when he appealed, all the evidence from those proceedings disappeared. An appeals court ruled that disappearance of the evidence could mean the o ... (full story)

Floating off into retirement: Many choose to spend Golden Years cruising

Some retirees may prefer to live their retirement years out at sea instead of at an assisted living facility, but the task to live their Golden Years on a cruise ship requires careful planning, according to several online publications.
The cruise industry served more than 28.5 million passengers last year compared with 26.7 milli ... (full story)

Police properly arrested intoxicated man at dog day care; OVI charges reinstated

A Franklin County trial court wrongfully dismissed drunken driving charges against a man found at a dog day care slumped over the wheel of the car with keys in the ignition, half a bottle of liquor on the floor, and a blood alcohol concentration four times over the legal limit, an Ohio appeals court ruled recently.
In September 2 ... (full story)

Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag.
Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which included a Revoluti ... (full story)

Census has been subject of legal wrangling for decades

Census has been subject of legal wrangling for decades

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Legal wrangling has surrounded the U.S. census count for decades, culminating in this year's fight over adding a citizenship question .
Most challenges have centered on correcting mistakes counting underrepresented populations such as minorities in the official census, which determines how many congress ... (full story)