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New SUPCO Justice Sworn In

William O'Neill was sworn in yesterday, becoming the latest Democrat to serve on the Republican dominated Ohio Supreme Court.O'Neill is a former 11th District Court of Appeals judge and a registered nurse. He defeated incumbent Republican Bob Cupp in November. The race turned negative when the Ohio Republican Party ran ads saying O'Neill "expressed sympathy for rapists" in a 12-year-old appellate court decision reversing a rape conviction. Cupp and the state Bar Association called for the GOP to pull the ad, but the party

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.