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State v. Phillips 1-15-43Appellant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel when trial counsel did not object to certain statements made at trial identifying Appellant as the person who shot and killed the victim. Trial counsel's handling of voir dire and allegations of juror misconduct did not prejudice Appellant or fall below an objective standard of reasonableness.ShawAllen 5/23/2016 5/23/2016 2016-Ohio-3105
State v. Cunningham 1-15-61The trial court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing defendant-appellant's second petition for postconviction relief. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant-appellant's motion for leave to file a delayed motion for a new trial. The trial court did not err in denying defendant-appellant's motion for funds to employ an investigator.PrestonAllen 5/23/2016 5/23/2016 2016-Ohio-3106
In re B.L. 1-15-65; 1-15-66; 1-15-67; 1-15-68The trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying appellant's motions to intervene and amended motions to intervene.PrestonAllen 5/16/2016 5/16/2016 2016-Ohio-2982
State v. Kegley 3-15-20The trial court erred by imposing consecutive sentences without making the statutorily required findings.WillamowskiCrawford 5/16/2016 5/16/2016 2016-Ohio-2983
State v. Kramer 4-15-14The trial court did not abuse its discretion by refusing defendant-appellant's self-representation request because it was not clear and unequivocal. The defendant's involuntary-manslaughter conviction was not against the manifest weight of the evidence. Defendant-appellant did not establish that he received ineffective assistance of counsel.PrestonDefiance 5/16/2016 5/16/2016 2016-Ohio-2984
State v. Nolan 9-15-48R.C. 955.22(C). The trial court did not err in imposing a thirty-day jail term suspended upon Appellant's compliance with community control sanctions which bore a relationship to the offense at issue (failure to confine her dog), were related to the rehabilitation of Appellant, and were created to prevent future offenses. The trial court erred in ordering Appellant to pay restitution to Appellee for building a rear perimeter fence. The neighbor's subsequent decision to build a fence did not constitute an economic loss suffered as a direct and proximate result of Appellant's failure to confine her dog.ShawMarion 5/16/2016 5/16/2016 2016-Ohio-2985
State v. Cunningham 13-15-31Convictions supported by sufficient evidence and are not against the manifest weight of the evidence.ShawSeneca 5/16/2016 5/16/2016 2016-Ohio-2986
State v. Hari 14-15-25Trial court's decision not to take judicial notice of radar utilizing Doppler effect in stationary mode reversed; however, acquittal of defendant not impacted.ShawUnion 5/16/2016 5/16/2016 2016-Ohio-2987
State v. Ritchey 1-15-80Defendant-Appellant, Tyler Ritchey, appeals the judgment of the Court of Common Pleas of Allen County convicting him of one count of sexual battery and sentencing him to 30 months in prison. On appeal, Ritchey argues that the trial court erred by declaring Ohio's sex offender registration statute constitutional as applied to the crime of sexual battery, specifically R.C. 2907.03(A)(2). For the reasons that follow, we affirm the trial court's judgment.RogersAllen 5/9/2016 5/9/2016 2016-Ohio-2878
U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. v. Allen 11-15-09The trial court did not abuse its discretion in granting Appellees' motion to stay the foreclosure proceeding and compel arbitration and by ordering Appellant's counterclaims to be bifurcated and arbitrated. However, the trial court erred in setting the foreclosure action for trial and in failing to stay the proceeding pending arbitration. The trial court also erred in modifying the parties' written agreement to arbitrate by creating new terms for the arbitration to proceed not contained the arbitration provisions of the parties' written agreements.ShawPaulding 5/2/2016 5/2/2016 2016-Ohio-2766