COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting-rights and Democratic groups took their first steps Tuesday afternoon to argue once again that redrawn maps of Ohio legislative districts approved last week remain unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has settled an environmental lawsuit with Volkswagen over the company's 2015 emissions scandal for $3.5 million, state Attorney General Dave Yost announced.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fourth-term state Rep. Emilia Sykes said Tuesday that she’s running for Congress, setting up a likely faceoff in a potentially newly competitive northeast Ohio district against Trump-backed Republican Max Miller.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican-drawn congressional map was rejected by the state's high court Friday, giving hope to national Democrats who had argued it unfairly delivered several potentially competitive seats in this year's critical midterm elections to Republicans.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court declared GOP-drawn legislative maps invalid on Wednesday, agreeing with voting rights advocates that the lines were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
In a 4-3 ruling, the court sent the maps back to the Ohio Redistricting Commission to take another crack at complying with provisions of a 2015 constitutional amendment.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments for and against the constitutionality of caps on pain-and-suffering awards in lawsuits brought by child rape victims.
A case before the court involves a Cuyahoga County judge’s 2020 decision to cut a portion of a $20 million jury verdict to $250,000 for a woman repeatedly raped as a child, based on a 2005 law meant to limit the size of awards in lawsuits.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to decide how long prosecutors have to charge someone for the crime of attempted murder or attempted aggravated murder.
There is no statute of limitations on the prosecution of murder or aggravated murder under Ohio law.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The question of whether Ohio's new congressional map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor the Republicans who controlled the mapmaking process drew strong pushback Tuesday among justices of the Ohio Supreme Court.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legal arguments for and against Ohio's new maps of state legislative districts centered Wednesday on whether it was okay for a powerful new redistricting commission to disregard constitutional language that required at least an attempt at avoiding partisan favoritism.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawsuits are accumulating against Ohio's new congressional map, just as they did for GOP-drawn maps of new legislative districts, as voting and civil-rights groups allege partisan gerrymandering against the state's ruling Republicans.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a case involving the state's attempt to tax NASCAR for broadcasting its races in Ohio.
At issue before the court is whether the state tax commissioner properly subjected those broadcasts to Ohio’s commercial activities tax during an audit from 2005 to 2010.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s newly drawn map of congressional districts was hit with its first constitutional challenge, which alleges the boundaries represent partisan gerrymandering by Republicans.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has successfully challenged her abusive ex-husband's right to possess a gun, under a crime victims’ rights law amended into the state Constitution in 2017.
The state Supreme Court ruling on Thursday agreed with a lower court's decision against a judge's order that had granted the ex-husband relief from a federal gun restriction under an Ohio law that allows for lifting gun limits if someone’s conviction is fully discharged, and other conditions.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts could set their own training requirements for employees they choose to arm under legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Ohio House Wednesday.
The measure aims to undo the effect of an Ohio Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, which held that under current law armed school workers would need hundreds of hours of training.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide whether Gov. Mike DeWine had the legal ability to end the state's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three statewide elected officials told the Ohio Supreme Court on Friday that even their combined 75 years of experience couldn't bridge the gap between legislative Republicans and Democrats to achieve 10-year maps of state legislative districts.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state's utility regulators should not have approved an Akron-based FirstEnergy affiliate to help consumers shop for electricity.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The brutal killing of four people, including an 8-year-old child, justified the death sentence for an Ohio man and outweighed evidence presented on his behalf including a variety of mental health diagnoses, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court denied a request Tuesday by attorneys in two of three lawsuits brought against the state's newly drawn legislative maps to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys in two of three lawsuits brought against Ohio's newly drawn maps of legislative districts asked the state's high court Monday to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine said Thursday that he will not recuse himself from cases involving new state legislative maps approved by his father, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The newly drawn legislative district maps in Ohio were contested for the third time Monday, when state and national civic groups filed suit alleging the Republican-controlled redistricting process violated voters' rights.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s newly drawn legislative district maps were hit Friday with the second lawsuit in two days that alleges Republican gerrymandering that violated the state constitution.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Andy Douglas, a former Ohio Supreme Court justice who was part of the court’s liberal “gang of four” coalition that forced changes in the state’s school-funding system, died early Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A tax levied by the city of Cincinnati on billboard companies in an effort to close a budget shortfall is an unconstitutional of First Amendment rights to free speech, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether the insurance company for a drug distributor should be forced to provide a legal defense in the company’s fight against government lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to delay its ruling that Volkswagen is subject to Ohio anti-tampering laws that carry the potential of hundreds of billions of dollars in damages.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday set a 2025 execution date for a man convicted of killing five people including three children more than three decades ago.
The court's decision in the case of death row inmate Samuel Moreland comes even as an unofficial execution moratorium continues in Ohio, which has been unable to find the needed lethal drugs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will not hear an appeal filed by a former death row inmate seeking to overturn his conviction and sentence for threatening a former assistant prosecutor.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a death penalty conviction and ordered a new trial for a man who pleaded guilty to killing three women in a Cleveland suburb.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court announced on Tuesday it would not consider an appeal over the firing of a white police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland recreation center in 2014.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts that allow employees to be armed must also require police-level training for those workers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a victory for a group of parents who challenged a local district's armed employee policy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner entered the race for chief justice Tuesday, touching off likely bipartisan competition next year for the state judiciary's top job.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl's care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court...
Michael Donnelly and Melody Stewart elected to be justices on Ohio Supreme Court
The all-Republican Ohio Supreme Court will become a little more Democratic with appeals court Judge Melody Stewart and Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Donnelly victories on Tuesday night.
East Cleveland schools have uphill climb to block state takeover
CLEVELAND, Ohio - East Cleveland school officials and lawyers make it sound like they have a clear case to block the state from asserting control over the district after years of poor grades on state report cards.
Ohio Supreme Court to decide if Cleveland has to pay $13.2 million to wrongfully convicted man
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday that it would hear a case and review whether the city of Cleveland has to pay a $13.2 million verdict to a wrongfully convicted man.
Judge overseeing KNR lawsuit recuses herself after firm hired to represent woman suing her family members
Judge overseeing KNR lawsuit recuses herself after firm hired to represent woman suing her family members
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A fourth judge has now stepped aside from overseeing the fraud lawsuit against the KNR law firm in Summit County.
IRONTON — When Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says the check is in the mail, you can take that to the bank — almost.
O'Conner was in Ironton on Wednesday afternoon to announce two technology state grants for $78,090.
Appeals Court Judge Melody Stewart enters race for Ohio Supreme Court
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Melody J. Stewart of Cleveland is running for the Ohio Supreme Court as a Democrat, according to her campaign manager.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism for trivializing sexual harassment and sexual assault...
Ohio Supreme Court chief justice condemns Bill O'Neill's Facebook post on sexual escapades
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor strongly criticized her fellow justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill O'Neill for a Facebook post describing his sexual escapades.
Bill O’Neill must resign as an Ohio Supreme Court justice now that he’s running for governor: Dave Yost (Opinion)
Bill O'Neill must resign as an Ohio Supreme Court justice now that he's running for governor: Dave Yost (Opinion)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Judges wear black robes to symbolize a cloaking of their personal feelings -- that the judge will apply the law to the case, and not the judge's personal policy preferences.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The new county prosecutor in Cleveland appears to have left open the possibility he might not pursue misdemeanor criminal charges against five Cleveland police supervisors for failing to control a high-speed chase in 2012 that ended with two unarmed black people fatally shot in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire...