Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court says a panel of three retired judges will consider whether to suspend Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly, who pleaded not guilty to 25 counts in a corruption case.

SUPCO Rejects Refunds For AEP Customers

Feb 14, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected an appeal seeking 368 million dollars in refunds for customers of Columbus-based American Electric Power.

The Ohio Supreme Court has found that landlords must provide a safe environment to guests of their tenants. 

The Ohio Supreme Court is reminding judges conditions are limited under which they may jail an offender for failure to pay fines.

Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann went before the Ohio Supreme Court this week.

Former Attorney General Marc Dann is preparing to argue his first case before the Ohio Supreme Court since being forced from office amid a sexual harassment scandal, convicted of an ethics violation and temporarily stripped of his law license.

The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a possible rule change that could let students become lawyers after six years of college instead of seven.

Ruling Sets Future For Medicaid Expansion

Dec 23, 2013

Now that the Ohio Supreme Court has made a decision on Medicaid expansion, it appears it’s here to stay - at least for now.

SUPCO Approves North Central Ohio Wind Farm Project

Dec 19, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction to begin soon on a wind farm in Crawford and Richland counties.

Ohio Democrats have added another name to the growing list of candidates making a run for statewide office next year.

Freshwater Asks SUPCO To Reconsider

Nov 29, 2013

The Mount Vernon Middle School science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his dismissal.

State attorneys say an Ohio legislative panel acted consistently with state law and standard practice when it approved funding an expansion of the Medicaid program last month.

The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected a recommended six-month suspension of the law license of former Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale.

As the weather gets colder, there are more than a few Ohioans who are right now planning their annual extended stays in Florida or other warm climates.

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The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over who may file a lawsuit to settle the question of whether the state's job creation entity, JobsOhio, is constitutional.

Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up Child "Enticement" Law

Oct 9, 2013

Ohio law could make it a crime for you to offer money to a child to rake your lawn. And that’s troubling Ohio’s Supreme Court justices. 

An Ohio Supreme Court committee examining capital punishment wants lawmakers to debate whether the death penalty should be off the table for offenders with serious mental illness.

Mayor's Court Cases Decline

Sep 6, 2013

The number of traffic and misdemeanor cases being heard in mayor's courts is at a new low.

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a Chillicothe attorney for a year after he solicited sex from a woman he was representing in a child-custody case.

SUPCO Sets Date To Hear JobsOhio Challenge

Aug 23, 2013

The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court has set a November 6th date to hear oral arguments over whether opponents of JobsOhio have the standing to sue.

Another JobsOhio Legal Challenge

Aug 9, 2013

An attorney who played a leading role in a legal challenge of Governor John Kasich's private job-creation entity has filed her own constitutional challenge against JobsOhio with the state Supreme Court.

SUPCO Death Penalty Panel To Issue Different Reports

Jul 16, 2013

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying changes to the state's death penalty law is almost guaranteed to produce majority and minority reports on their findings when its work is completed later this year. 

SUPCO Panel Issues Death Penalty Recommendations

Jun 28, 2013

An Ohio Supreme Court committee studying the death penalty is recommending many of the added factors that lead to a capital punishment case, such as rape, robbery or burglary, be removed from the state's death penalty law.

Ex Judges Cannot Use That Title Anymore

Jun 25, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline says former Ohio judges should not be using the title of judge when they are not on the bench.

Former Justice Now Opposes Death Penalty

Jun 14, 2013

A former Ohio Supreme Court justice who mostly sided with the majority in death penalty cases says she now opposes capital punishment.

Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale is under fire for alleged judicial misconduct.

State And Landowners Continue Debate Over Flooding Damage

Mar 4, 2013

The state and a group of landowners are sparring over whether Ohio is meeting a deadline to compensate the landowners for losses from flooding near Ohio's largest inland lake.

SUPCO Rejects Widmer's Bid For Fourth Trial

Feb 21, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has refused to hear a Warren County man's bid for a fourth trial in the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife.

SUPCO Declines To Set Execution Date

Feb 21, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a prosecutor's request to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die for slitting a man's throat during a 1985 burglary

State Supreme Court Rules No Appeals For Drilling Permits

Jan 30, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court says  after the state’s division of oil and gas issues a drilling permit, there’s no place for critics to appeal.