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Voyeur’s sex offender classification not unconstitutional

A Stow Municipal Court judge did not violate the Adam Walsh Act by classifying a convicted voyeur as a Tier I sex offender, according to a recent opinion by the 9th District Court of Appeals.
Patrick Conley was accused of secretly recording people who used the bathroom at his workplace in the hopes of catching a 20-year-old co-wo ... (full story)


Kastner Westman & Wilkins hires new workers’ comp attorney

AKRON–Kastner Westman & Wilkins, a boutique labor and employment law firm representing management exclusively, recently added Clint Zollinger to the firm.
Zollinger is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Ohio State Bar Association. In his practice he counsels and advocates for businesses on ... (full story)


Experts weigh in on Title IX transgender students regs

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on Aug. 21 blocking the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies from implementing the May 13 Title IX transgender guidance. As the U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing its options, it’s likel ... (full story)


National


Both sides in marine monument fight invoke Hawaiian culture

Both sides in marine monument fight invoke Hawaiian culture

HONOLULU (AP) — As a Native Hawaiian living in modern Hawaii, one of the times Shad Kane truly felt connected to his ancestors was when he traveled to a remote, 140,000-square-mile area of the Pacific where islands, atolls, islets and coral reefs make up a federally protected marine monument.
There, at Midway Atoll, he pluc ... (full story)


Omaha's answer to pothole complaints: a new dirt road

Omaha's answer to pothole complaints: a new dirt road

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For miles and miles Omaha stretches on, one tidy, suburban-style neighborhood after another filled with modern low-slung houses set on spacious lawns with towering oaks and elms.
It's a model of comfortable mid-American living, with one unusual exception: thanks to a quirk in how Omaha developed, about 30 ... (full story)


State


Ohio sheriff pleads not guilty to drug and theft charges

FREMONT, Ohio (AP)––A sheriff who is up for re-election this fall pleaded not guilty last Wednesday to charges he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes, deceived doctors into giving him painkillers and misused department funds.
Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer faces six felony charges in a ... (full story)


Court affirms man’s second death penalty sentence

A Trumbull County trial judge’s error prompted the Ohio Supreme Court to vacate a man’s death sentence and order him to be resentenced. The trial judge again sentenced the man to death and while the Supreme Court still faulted the trial judge’s sentencing process, it affirmed the death penalty.
The Court voted 6 ... (full story)


Man discharged from post release supervision due to trial court error

In the 6th District Court of Appeals, a three-judge appellate panel recently found that a man could not be placed on postrelease control after serving a prison term if he was not notified of the supervision during sentencing.
The case concerned the drug convictions of William Henry Moore, who pleaded guilty to several offenses in ... (full story)


Court rules state trooper justified drug arrest during traffic stop

The 1st District Court of Appeals recently reversed a lower court’s decision to suppress evidence of illegal drug possession obtained during a traffic stop.
The judgment of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas held that a seven-minute traffic stop was “unreasonably prolonged” by an arresting trooper’s ... (full story)