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State v. Gross 2021-L-042CRIMINAL LAW - arguments of merger of allied offenses and lack of consecutive sentence findings are voidable sentencing errors; should have been raised on direct appeal; barred by the doctrine of res judicata.TrappLake 9/20/2021 9/20/2021 2021-Ohio-3289
State v. Cox 2021-L-056CRIMINAL LAW - motion to withdraw guilty plea; Crim.R. 32.1; trial court failed to notify appellant of appellate rights at sentencing; duty to advise does not arise until sentencing; no effect on guilty plea; postsentence Crim.R. 32.1 motion cannot be used to challenge validity of conviction or sentence; targets withdrawal of plea.TrappLake 9/20/2021 9/20/2021 2021-Ohio-3290
State v. Nixon 2021-P-0075, 2021-P-0076, 2021-P-0082, 2021-P-0083APPELLATE REVIEW: Crim.R. 48; R.C. 2505.02; dismissal of charges in indictment is not a final appealable order.TrappPortage 9/20/2021 9/20/2021 2021-Ohio-3291
State v. Studer 2020-P-0076CRIMINAL - violating a protection order; right to assistance of counsel; waiver of right to counsel; Crim.R. 44; petty offense; vacate sentence of confinement; manifest weight of the evidence; sufficiency of the evidence; reasonable interpretation of protection order; communication with childLynchPortage 9/13/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3177
State ex rel. Ames v. Portage Cty. Bd. of Commrs. 2020-P-0088, 2020-P-0089CIVIL - Open Meetings Act; R.C. 121.22; summary judgment; mandatory duty to examine materials; presumption of regularity; prejudice; insufficient detail; findings of fact; conclusions of law; Civ.R. 52; technical violations; motion for relief from judgment.TrappPortage 9/13/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3178
Kohut v. Christopher 2021-P-0053APPELLATE REVIEW - R.C. 2505.02(B); Civ.R. 54(B) language does not transform a nonfinal order into a final one; in general, a motion to join a party does not constitute a final appealable order.RicePortage 9/13/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3181
State v. Woods 2021-L-044CRIMINAL - Senate Bill 201; The Reagan Tokes Act; ripeness; constiutional challenges; indefinite sentencing.EklundLake 9/13/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3173
In re R.F. 2021-L-048JUVENILE - permanent custody; termination of parental rights; weight of the evidence; R.C. 2151.414(B); best interest; legally secure placement; efforts at reunification; continuanceLynchLake 9/13/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3174
State v. Thomas 2019-L-085CRIMINAL LAW - remand from Ohio Supreme Court; aggravated murder; challenge to sentence; R.C. 2953.08(D)(3) precludes consideration of sentence for aggravated murder under this section; State v. Patrick; statute does not preclude constitutional challenges to aggravated murder sentence; appellant challenged sentence as contrary to law under R.C. 2953.08(A)(4); R.C. 2953.08(D)(3) precludes such challenges.RiceLake 9/13/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3175
State v. Lewis 2021-L-010CRIMINAL LAW - motion to suppress evidence; parking lot; previous day; drug arrest; similar vehicle; officer follows; no license plate displayed; stop; falsification; cocaine; COVID-19; relaxation of vehicle registration requirements; does not contemplate display of plate; no merit.RiceLake 9/13/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3179