Convictions upheld for man who assaulted mentally disabled neighbor

Published: 08/03/2015

In the 1st District Court of Appeals, a panel of three judges recently affirmed the burglary, felonious assault and robbery convictions of Harry Bailey, a Cincinnati man who attacked his mentally disabled neighbor.

Bailey’s appeal from the judgment of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas contained five assignments of error which were all overruled by the appellate panel.

Case summary states that the victim, Shawntelle Miller, was brutally attacked in her apartment during the early morning hours of May 25, 2013.

Man accused of stabbing woman wins appeal but will return to court

Published: 08/03/2015

A man found guilty of stabbing a woman in the neck and abdomen recently won his argument in part before the 5th District Court of Appeals.

The three-judge appellate panel ruled that the Stark County Court of Common Pleas improperly convicted Michael Bishop of a repeat violent offender specification without submitting the issue of serious physical harm to the jury.

Bishop’s case arose when Sherry Griffith called 911 to report that she had been stabbed multiple times in downtown Canton.

Bill would expand Healthier Buckeye program

Published: 08/03/2015

The sponsors of the Healthier Buckeye initiative have said the measure is rooted in working with local communities to help struggling Ohioans move into self-sufficiency in the workforce.

“It is a critical part of the emerging work to refresh the reforms to our welfare system 20 years ago in the mid-90’s,” said Rep. Ron Amstutz.

Appeals court rules felony theft conviction will remain on man’s record

Published: 08/03/2015

In the 9th District Court of Appeals, a panel of three judges recently ruled that a Lorain County man was not eligible to have a felony theft conviction expunged from his record.

The ruling affirmed the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas where, in 1996, Ronald Shelton was convicted on one count of fourth-degree felony theft.

The trial court imposed a suspended jail term of six months combined with a two-year period of probation.

Shelton was discharged from his probation in 2000.

Drunk driver who pleaded guilty to vehicular assault won’t get shorter sentence

Published: 08/03/2015

A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle while intoxicated recently lost his argument before the 10th District Court of Appeals.

Jeremy Chapin argued on appeal that the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas improperly denied his motion for resentencing because it did not make the required findings to support consecutive terms of incarceration.

The three-judge appellate panel, however, disagreed.

Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

Published: 08/03/2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas’ Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.

Sin City already has banned people from drinking alcohol out of glass bottles and aluminum cans on the downtown street.

Now, officials have proposed an ordinance that would set aside specific areas for performers to use between 3 p.m. and 2 a.m., requiring registration with the city.

Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick

Published: 08/03/2015

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.

HSR, short for “human support robot,” comes with a single mechanical arm that can grasp objects of various shapes and sizes and also pick up smaller items with a tiny suction cup. 

It doesn’t have other tricks in its repertoire, except for a computer panel on its head for surfing the Internet.

A person can also access the robot from another computer and use it like a camera-phone.

Can housing industry's comeback endure? The outlook dims

Published: 08/03/2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.

Or will it?

Signs are emerging that housing’s momentum may be destined to falter in coming months. Analysts note that some of the key foundations needed to sustain a brisk pace of homebuying in the long run appear to be missing.

Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 with medicare turns 50 photo

Published: 08/03/2015

WASHINGTON — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.

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