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A.D. v. S.P. H-18-007Trial court’s adoption of magistrate’s judgment regarding the modification of child support was not an abuse of discretion. SingerHuron 2/22/2019 2/22/2019 2019-Ohio-653
A.B. v. R.W. F-18-005The trial court did not err when making an initial custody determination under R.C. 3109.04, as custody of three of the parties’ four children to father was in their best interests. Manifest weight; discretion.PietrykowskiFulton 2/22/2019 2/22/2019 2019-Ohio-654
State v. Blackshear L-18-1103Where the trial court failed to engage in a colloquy on the record into whether the defendant’s waiver of his right to counsel was knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily given, his OVI conviction must be vacated and the matter remanded for a new trial.MayleLucas 2/22/2019 2/22/2019 2019-Ohio-655
State v. Bey L-17-1043Appellant was represented by competent counsel and his burglary conviction was supported by sufficient evidence and was not against the weight of the evidence. Identification; corroboration.PietrykowskiLucas 2/22/2019 2/22/2019 2019-Ohio-656
State v. Stults L-18-1036Sufficient and competent, credible evidence supports verdict and conviction for burglary. R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) and (D). Crim.R. 29. Manifest weight of the evidence. Sufficiency. Appellant received effective assistance because no prejudice shown despite introduction, without notice, of 404(B) evidence.SingerLucas 2/22/2019 2/22/2019 2019-Ohio-657
State v. Sabbah E-18-015Appellant's challenges to the prosecutor's alleged misconduct, the sufficiency of the evidence, and the manifest weight of the evidence could have been raised in the direct appeal of his 1994 aggravated-murder conviction. He is barred by the doctrine of res judicata from now raising these purported errors.MayleErie 2/22/2019 2/22/2019 2019-Ohio-658
State ex rel. Rice v. Mandros L-19-1015Petition for writ of procedendo denied because relator failed to comply with R.C. 2969.25.SingerLucas 2/20/2019 2/21/2019 2019-Ohio-626
Ferrell v. Kakika Ent., Ltd. E-18-037Trial court abused discretion in granting motion for relief from judgment. Motion should have been analyzed under Civ.R. 60(B)(1), not (B)(5), and denied as untimely because it was filed more than year after trial court’s judgment. Trial court abused discretion by refusing to strike answer filed 15 months late, without leave of court or showing of excusable neglect. Summary-judgment decision reversed and remanded for consideration of application of res judicata or two-dismissal rule.MayleErie 2/15/2019 2/15/2019 2019-Ohio-575
State v. Gomez L-17-1130Appellant’s convictions for importuning and rape were supported by sufficient evidence and were not against the manifest weight of the evidence, where the victim testified in detail about the rapes and the state introduced messages that were sent by appellant to the victim that referenced the sexual conduct and solicited further sexual activity. MayleLucas 2/15/2019 2/15/2019 2019-Ohio-576
State v. Jackson L-17-1228Appellant’s aggravated burglary, rape, and kidnapping convictions were offenses of dissimilar import because each offense resulted in separate and identifiable harm. Thus, the trial court did not err by failing to merge appellant’s convictions.MayleLucas 2/15/2019 2/15/2019 2019-Ohio-577