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Week of 8/10/20 Criminal Felony Convictions:

A criminal defendant has to have been sentenced before he or she is considered “convicted” of a criminal offense in the State of Ohio.  Below are the felony convictions that took place in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court for 8/10/2020 to 8/17/2020:

8/12/2020 - Jason Daniels, 43-year-old male from Orrville - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000338    

Week of 10/16/17 Criminal Felony Convictions:

A criminal defendant has to have been sentenced before he or she is considered “convicted” of a criminal offense in the State of Ohio.  Below are the felony convictions that took place in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court for 10/16/2017 to 10/23/2017:

 

10/17/2017 - Joshua Boggs, 31 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000292

Week of 3/13/17 Misdemeanor Convictions:

The Wayne County Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor level offenses. The following are the criminal case convictions (not including traffic offenses) for 3/13/2017 to 3/20/2017:

 

3/13/2017 - Nathan Roper, 18 year old male from ORRVILLE - Case No. 2016 CR-B 001739

Convicted of Criminal Mischief, M3, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2909.07(A)(1)(a). Sentenced by Judge Carol Millhoan to: a fine of $200.00. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.

 

Criminal Misdemeanor Convictions in the Wayne County, Ohio Municipal Court for Week of October 7, 2013

The Wayne County Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor level offenses. The following are the criminal case convictions (not including traffic offenses) for 10/7/2013 to 10/14/2013:

10/7/2013 - Cody Klintworth, 21 year old male from Apple Creek - Case No. 01277-07-13-CRB

Convicted of Criminal Trespass, M4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2911.21(A)(1). Sentenced by Judge Timothy R.

VanSickle to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 6 months and a fine of $200.00. The judge ordered: NO ALCOHOL.

New Ohio Law to Fight Scrap Metal Thieves

In recent years, theft of metals has been on the rise in Ohio.  For example, thieves have been stealing communication wire, removing catalytic converters off of cars, and scavenging the copper piping out of vacant houses.  The thieves will then attempt to sell these stolen items to scrap metal dealers.To combat these thefts, Senate Bill 193 was passed by the Ohio Legislature in June.  Beginning January 1, 2013, the law requires scrap metal dealers to register their businesses with an online database to which law enforcement will have exclusive access for investigation purposes.  Beginning J

Thankful for the Rule of Law

On this Thanksgiving Day, we should give thanks that our nation’s founding fathers established the rule of law through our country’s founding documents, such as Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.  The rule of law requires government to exercise its power only in accordance with well-established and clearly written rules, regulations, and legal principles, as opposed to mere power, will, and force.  When a government official acts pursuant to an express provision of a written law, he acts within the rule of law.