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Attorney: Officer Feared For Life In Deadly 137-Shot Barrage

Timothy Russell (left) and Malissa Williams were killed by Cleveland Police after a chase that ended with 137 shots fired by officers. Police claimed they were fired on first, although a gun was never recovered.
6, 2015

An attorney for a Cleveland police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects says the 13 officers who fired at a beat-up car after a high-speed chase in November 2012 feared for their lives when they fired 137 rounds at the vehicle.

Court Records: Treasure Hunter To Plead Guilty

Fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson was arrested in Florida in January.
April 3, 2015

Court documents indicate a fugitive deep-sea treasure hunter plans to plead guilty to a contempt of court charge related to his refusal to testify in court about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck.

Ohio Supreme Court Sees Quick Switch To Electronic Filing

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12, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court says attorneys are moving quickly to take advantage of a new electronic filing option.

Ohio Supreme Court Weighs Exceptions To Sex Offender Label

Ohio Supreme Court whether the state's sex offender labels are cruel and unusual punishment.
10, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the state’s sex-offender labels amount to cruel and unusual punishment if the classification is a significantly harsher punishment than an offense warrants.

Hearing Reset In Fired Ohio State Band Director Lawsuit

A court decision on Ohio State's request to toss out a lawsuit brought by fired Marching Band Director Jon Waters has been delayed.
6, 2015

A federal judge has rescheduled a hearing to weigh Ohio State University’s request that a civil rights lawsuit by the school’s fired ex-marching band director be tossed.

Fugitive Treasure Hunter To Remain Behind Bars In Florida

Fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson remains in jail after another hearing in a Florida court Wednesday.
February 4, 2015

A treasure hunter accused of cheating investors out of their share of his historic underwater find of gold is remaining behind bars.

Gay Marriage Arguments Flooding Federal Courts

A federal court in southwest Ohio prepares to hear six same-sex marriage cases from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.
5, 2014

Challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states will be argued this week in Cincinnati, the biggest day yet in a slew of upcoming cases going before federal appeals judges covering nearly half the United States.

Libertarian Loses Appeal, Remains Off May Ballot

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The Libertarian Party of Ohio fails in its attempt to get its gubernatorial candidate on the May ballot.
May 1, 2014

A federal appeals court has denied an attempt by the Libertarian Party of Ohio to get its gubernatorial candidate on the May 6 primary ballot.

Columbus Businessman Struggles To Be Citizen Keep Family Together

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Columbus business owner fights to get citizenship, maintain family business.
15, 2014

Ohioans living here without permanent documents wait to see if Congress will pass immigration reform in 2014. It’s estimated about 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States.

Man Who Confessed To DUI Expected To Plead Guilty

Matthew Cordle, 22, (on the right) is expected to plead guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.
18, 2013

An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking is expected to plead guilty.