Ohio high court justice has 2nd term swearing-in

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell is beginning his second full term with a public swearing-in ceremony.

The Republican from Cleveland was the only justice to retain his seat in the three Supreme Court races last fall. His ceremonial swearing-in on Thursday in Columbus was scheduled to include comments by Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor.

O'Donnell has been on the high court since 2003.

Challengers unseated the court's lone Democrat and a Republican justice in November, leaving the court with new faces but the same political makeup.

Two new justices, Republican Sharon Kennedy and Democrat William O'Neill, have been sworn in. The other new face will be Judith French, who was appointed by the governor to serve the final two years of Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton's term when she retired.

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