Ohio Legal Research Blog


Third largest university in Ohio

The governor of Ohio signed HB 478 today, creating the state's third largest university. Effective July 1, 2006, the University of Toledo will merge with the Medical University of Ohio. The Ohio State University remains the largest university, followed by the University of Cincinnati. Brief story in Beacon Journal (3/31/2006).


Gongwer is 100

The Gongwer News Service celebrates its one hundredth birthday this year, established in 1906 by Charles Scott Gongwer. The Centennial story relates the Gongwer company history. It verifies that there is no archive of the first issues of Gongwer's legislative newsletter, the Ohio Report. Some of the earliest copies of the Ohio Report are housed at the Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library, starting with coverage of the 89th General Assembly on Jan. 31, 1931.


New web site for the Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has wanted to revise their web site for many years. Finally, the new site was unveiled in early February 2006 (see press release). The new web site is a beauty, easier to navigate, much more content and plenty of images. There's a fresh web address http://www.supremecourtofohio.gov, but the old one http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/ still works. Other recent innovations added to the court's web site include the ability for the public to search the court's docket and attorney registration information (press release). In the near future oral argument transcripts will be searchable. And for the first time, the Ohio Judicial Center also has a web site (see press release).