Former judge wins Ohio Dems' high court primary

JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A former veteran state appeals court judge has won the Democratic nomination for Ohio Supreme Court.

Sixty-four-year-old William O'Neill of Chagrin Falls defeated Hamilton County Municipal Judge Fanon Rucker in the Tuesday primary contest.

O'Neill had resigned from the 11th District Court of Appeals after serving for a decade ending in 2007, and he had made two unsuccessful tries for Ohio's high court.

He will face Justice Robert Cupp in the fall.

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