Plan would allow for open containers at entertainment districts in Ohio cities

Published: 08/21/2014

A pair of Cincinnati House members have joined a Cincinnati senator in pushing for a modification to the state’s open container law.

House Bill 598, jointly sponsored by Reps. Louis Blessing III and Denise Driehaus, would allow municipal corporations with a population of more than 50,000 to create entertainment districts and exempt individuals within such districts from the open container law.

The proposed legislation is a companion measure to Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Sen. Eric Kearney.

Court of appeals upholds conviction of man who stabbed, raped his ex-wife

Published: 08/21/2014

After a review for sufficiency and manifest weight of the evidence, the 10th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed myriad convictions for a man who brutally beat his ex-wife.

Robert Timmons appealed from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas ruling finding him guilty of felonious assault, domestic violence, attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, tampering with evidence, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary based on an attack on his former spouse.

Court: Police properly arrested pawn shop owners

Published: 08/21/2014

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio’s ruling that three Southwest Ohio police officers did indeed conduct a proper search and seizure has been affirmed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

A panel of three judges reviewed a lawsuit brought by Tyler Young and D’Jango Hendrix which alleged that three police officers from Colerain Township subjected them to an illegal search and seizure, interfered with their civil rights and illegally arrested and prosecuted Young.

Delaware County court may add domestic relations division

Published: 08/21/2014

State Reps. Margaret Ann Ruhl, R-Mount Vernon, and Andy Brenner, R-Powell, are jointly sponsoring a bill that would establish a domestic relations division of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and create a judgeship for the new division.

The proposed legislation, House Bill 595, was introduced into the Ohio General Assembly last month and calls for the new judge to be elected in 2016 and take office on Jan. 1, 2017.

Woman who stole TV, phone from father-in-law loses appeal

Published: 08/21/2014

In the Ninth District, a panel of three appellate judges recently affirmed the judgment of the Wayne County Municipal Court, which ruled there was enough evidence to convict Juanita Good of petty theft for stealing from her father-in-law.

Case summary states that, on the evening of March 20, 2013, William Shaffer called the police to report that his TV, phone and Blu-ray player had disappeared while he was sleeping.

Officer Joshua Timko of the Wooster Police Department responded to Shaffer’s residence, which was a room in a boarding house.

No photos allowed: Many parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Published: 08/21/2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, “a little uncomfortable.”

“I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there for anyone to look at,” says Rao. “When you meet a new person and go to their account, you can look them up, look at photos, videos, know that they are traveling.”

Obama won't reveal records on health website security

Published: 08/21/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government’s health care website because doing so could “potentially” allow hackers to break in.

NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS

Published: 08/21/2014

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn’t hesitate to temporarily move TV’s top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.

Already dominating Thursdays in prime time, CBS outbid its competitors when the league offered up games that had aired on NFL Network.

NCAA's strongest argument in O'Bannon case might be cap limit

Published: 08/21/2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA’s best argument against the Ed O’Bannon ruling may be the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken — the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision.

Less than two weeks after the court decision opened the door for college athletes to receive a small portion of the millions of dollars they help generate, several attorneys told The Associated Press they believe the NCAA should now attack that cap.

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