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Failing Grades

Poor CPS report card includes Taft High’s fall from excellence

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Three years after basking in the national spotlight for transforming from a failing inner-city school to a model of academic excellence, Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School is showing signs of relapsing.   
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Is Ohio's New License Plate the Worst or Just Bad?

Bye, bye “Beautiful Ohio” plate, hello word scramble

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
In case you haven’t noticed, Ohio has gained a new distinction among the 50 states — that with the ugliest license plate. Gone, after just three-and-a-half years, is the “Beautiful Ohio” plate, a bucolic affair that managed to combine green rolling hills, a red barn, a city skyline, trees, a yellow sunburst, the Wright Brothers’ plane and the year of statehood. The Automobile License Pl...  

TTYL, Texters

Local authorities rarely cite drivers for texting, say proof is hard to find

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Drivers in Greater Cincinnati are texting away. Men, women. Young, old. Smart and not so. Texting behind the wheel is an indulgence that people just can’t resist.  

Judge Explains Rape Flier Case Sealing in Deposition

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
If the adverse publicity from pleading guilty to a minor crime — say indecent exposure or public intoxication — is likely to cause you mental anguish, pray that you go before a judge like Robert Lyons in Oxford.    
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Judge Explains Rape Flier Case Sealing in Deposition

Cites concern for defendant's mental health, says sealings are common in "college town"

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 18, 2013
If the adverse publicity from pleading guilty to a minor crime — say indecent exposure or public intoxication — is likely to cause you mental anguish, pray that you go before a judge like Robert Lyons in Oxford. Lyons is the Butler County judge who took the guilty plea from the former Miami University student who posted the “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” flier in a dormitory bat...  

Charges Dropped Against Miami Rape Flier Author

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The case of a former Miami University student who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for posting a “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” flier in a dormitory bathroom just keeps getting more controversial.   
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Charges Dropped Against Miami Rape Flier Author

Judge allows convicted student to withdraw his plea, then seals case again

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The case of a former Miami University student who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for posting a “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” flier in a dormitory bathroom just keeps getting more controversial.
The controversy began Nov. 8, when Butler County Area 1 Court Judge Robert Lyons took the guilty plea and ordered all record of the case — including the defendant’s name — se...  

Judge Who Sealed Miami Rape Flier Case Defends Decision

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Butler County judge who granted the anonymity of a former Miami University student convicted of posting a rape tips list on campus is standing by his decision.    
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Judge Who Sealed Miami Rape Flier Case Defends Decision

Lawyer denies a plea occurred, contradicting previous explanation

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 14, 2012
The Butler County judge who granted the anonymity of a former Miami University student convicted of posting a rape tips list on campus is standing by his decision. Area 1 Court Judge Robert Lyons ordered all case records sealed Nov. 8 after the student pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and agreed to pay an undisclosed fine. Six days later the Cincinnati Enquirer   

Court Might Reveal Identity of Miami Rape Flier Author

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The sealing of a criminal court case involving a former Miami University student who posted a “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” flier in a freshman dormitory now has the presiding judge defending his decision to the Ohio Supreme Court.