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What is an arraignment?

I have often told clients that our next hearing is an "arraignment". I never really gave too much thought about it, until a new client innocently asked "what is an arraignment, and what happens at an arraignment?" Great question, that many lawyers (myself included),...

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Ohio Postpones Executions

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine postponed three executions set for early 2021. The Governor cited the state's difficulty in convincing drug companies to sell the state new lethal injection drugs. The state is concerned that if pharmaceutical companies find out that they...

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Ohio Governor Issues Statewide Mask Order

Effective at 6 PM on July 23, 2020, Ohio will require people to wear masks. A mask will be required: 1) when in an indoor location that is not a residence (stores, restaurants & bars, offices, just about everywhere); 2) when outdoors and unable to maintain a safe...

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Penalties for Violating Ohio Mask Orders

Presently, there are approximately a dozen counties in Ohio which are under the Governor's mask order. This order is active in "code red" counties - those who are experiencing a high level of COVID-19 cases. The Governor has indicated that obtaining compliance with...

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Ohio Mask Order

On July 8, 2020, the Ohio Governor issued an order requiring masks in seven counties with spiking COVID-19 cases. The order requires a mask to be worn in any indoor location that is not a residence (which means stores, offices, businesses and public buildings);...

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