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August 2014 Archives

Ohio sex crime sentencing battle headed for third appeal

There is a great deal of disagreement in the federal judicial system when it comes to sentencing individuals convicted on child pornography crimes. As evidence, just look at the case of a 71-year-old Ohio man out of Knox County.

Support matters need special attention in Ohio divorce

If there is one thing that is constant in life, it is that there will be change. For a very long time, the standard notion of family in the U.S. had the father as the breadwinner and mom the homemaker. That was the norm in Ohio, West Virginia, and just about everywhere else.

Ohio man among 3 arrested in multi-state drug probe

The battle against drugs in Ohio is taken very seriously. The problem of drug abuse in the state has been described by some as being of pandemic proportions. Because of that, state lawmakers are in the midst of a holding a series of hearings across the state to examine the topic. The first of four, as the Wilmington News Journal reported, was held this week.

What determines who's arrested in Ohio domestic violence cases?

Cases involving alleged domestic violence are among the most complicated and often confusing that can be brought to the courts in Ohio. That can be especially true if the violence erupts out of issues related to a divorce or child custody dispute. The reasons are many.

Ex-Newark band director sent to prison for sex crimes

A former band teacher in Licking County is beginning a jail sentence of at least six months and as long as four years and 10 months. He could have received a maximum of 30 years of incarceration if he'd been convicted of all the allegations against him.

Ohio child custody: Rules 27 and 22 are really guidelines

Family affairs are never easy. There are children to transport, jobs to get to, activities to attend, school years to prepare for. There may be homes you know of where all things run like a well-oiled machine. But it's more likely that the bustle of life has most families feeling as if they're being pulled in different directions.

Ohio, West Virginia, miss the cut for worst divorce states

Divorce is rarely an easy thing. Whether you are a couple dissolving a relationship in West Virginia or Ohio, chances are that the process is going to present legal challenges at times. That's one reason why working with an experienced attorney is always advised.  

Unique housing forms can make for division challenges in divorce

What kind of housing do you live in? Chances are that if you live in Columbus, you live in a single family home. Alternatively, you might live in a condominium or an apartment. If someone mentions they live in a co-operative situation, however, the reaction that likely follows is a cock of the head and the question, "What is a co-op?"

Authorities claim takedown of major Athens Co. drug ring

The prosecutor in Ohio's Athens County says now would be a good time for anyone considering illegal prescription pill use to seek treatment services. He says that's because a major source of such products is now out of the picture.

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