May 5, 2015

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Ohio Supreme Court suspends Burge’s law license

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge prepares to give his closing statement to the jury during his trial Wednesday at the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the law license of Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge. The court order came a day after Burge sent Gov. John Kasich a letter of resignation, which will take effect Monday. “It’s something that I expected,” Burge said Wednesday after the order was handed down Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court rules against residency rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that city governments may not require employees to live within city limits. The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday that a 2006 state law preventing local government residency requirements overrides the home rule powers of municipalities. Attorneys for Akron, Lima and Cleveland had argued in January Read More…