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State v. Fletcher CA2016-08-016Trial court did not err in denying appellant's motion to suppress where the officer's action of pushing open the door to visually scan for firearms to ensure his and his fellow officer's safety was reasonable and the minimal intrusion was limited to the exigency that existed. Appellant's convictions for aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, aggravated possession of methamphetamine, and possession of the drug Clonazepam were supported by sufficient evidence and the manifest weight of the evidence. Trial court committed plain error when it failed to merge appellant's convictions for aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine and aggravated possession of methamphetamine as allied offenses as the offenses are similar in import, were committed with the same animus, and were not committed separately.HendricksonBrown 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1006
State v. Kirkpatrick CA2016-11-223Anders no error.Per CuriamButler 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1007
State v. Honaker CA2016-06-046Appellant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel where his guilty pleas were made knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily, and where the trial court had proper subject matter jurisdiction over the case.PiperClermont 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1008
Ganaway v. Ganaway CA2016-05-039Notwithstanding its caption as a magistrate's decision, magistrate's discovery ruling was a magistrate's order under Civ.R. 53(D)(2)(a)(i); by failing to file a motion to set aside the magistrate's order as required under Civ.R. 53(D)(2)(b), father waived a challenge to the order on appeal. Father's appeal of trial court's contempt decision was moot where father complied with the trial court's purge conditions, thereby purging himself of the civil contempt charge.M. PowellWarren 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1009
Cox v. Cox CA2016-05-040The trial court properly determined that appellant's motion to modify spousal support should be denied because no change had occurred that was not considered at the time the divorce decree went into effect.PiperWarren 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1010
Nolan v. Ernst CA2016-06-045The trial court properly granted summary judgment where appellee was entitled to judgment as a matter of law where appellee had no expert testimony to support her malpractice claim.PiperWarren 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1011
Fairfield v. Spradlin CA2016-05-102, CA2016-06-110, CA2016-06-111Trial court did not err by denying a motion for a new trial where the alleged inconsistencies in their testimony did not constitute misconduct.RinglandButler 3/13/2017 3/13/2017 2017-Ohio-876
State v. Gibson CA2016-06-107Trial court did not err by permitting testimony regarding defendant's statements before and after two polygraph exams so long as there was no mention of the exams or the results therefrom.PiperButler 3/13/2017 3/13/2017 2017-Ohio-877
State v. Bradbury CA2016-10-195Anders no error.Per CuriamButler 3/13/2017 3/13/2017 2017-Ohio-878
State v. Hall CA2015-11-022Children perished in fire of unknown cause after defendant mother left them home alone overnight. State charged mother with child endangering and involuntary manslaughter. No abuse of discretion in admission of Facebook conversation where mother admitted leaving her children on an earlier occasion. The evidence was marginally relevant to mother's reckless mind state. Mother did not demonstrate that state violated her rights by allowing the crime scene to be destroyed before her expert viewed it. Fire scene was only potentially useful and mother failed to demonstrate bad faith. Court was not required to make any specific findings concerning mother's culpable mental state in a bench trial. No error or prejudice in trial court's post-trial review of presentation slides used in the state's closing argument. Manifest weight of the evidence supported conclusion that mother's act of leaving children home alone was a proximate cause of their deaths in the fire. Court erred in failing to merge child endangering counts with involuntary manslaughter counts.M. PowellPreble 3/13/2017 3/13/2017 2017-Ohio-879