R.C. 2929.12(A) Interpretation

In State v. Oko, Cuyahoga App. No. 87539, 2007 Ohio 538, at P18, this court held that "R.C. 2929.11 does not require a trial court to make findings on the record." In State v. Dawson, Cuyahoga App. No. 86417, 2006 Ohio 1083, at P25, this court held that R.C. 2929.11 "sets forth objectives for sentencing courts to achieve." Under R.C. 2929.12(A), "a court that imposes a sentence under this chapter upon an offender for a felony has discretion to determine the most effective way to comply with the purposes and principles of sentencing set forth in section 2929.11 of the Revised Code. In exercising that discretion, the court shall consider the factors set forth in divisions (B) and (C) of this section relating to the seriousness of the conduct and the factors provided in divisions (D) and (E) of this section relating to the likelihood of the offender's recidivism and, in addition, may consider any other factors that are relevant to achieving those purposes and principles of sentencing."