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At the lowest level of the Ohio State Court system, Ohio's Mayors Courts hear misdemeanor and traffic cases, while the Ohio Court of Claims hears certain civil cases. Ohio's Municipal and County Courts share jurisdiction over tort, contract, small claims, criminal, traffic, and general civil cases at the trial level. The next highest court is Ohio's Court of Common Pleas, which hears real property claims, probate and estate matters, juvenile, domestic relations, and other civil cases. Ohio's appellate courts include the Court of Appeals, which hears all types of appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court. If you're seeking Ohio court records, begin by visiting the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Judicial System's website, http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/default.asp. Here you'll find a variety of Ohio court information, including the current Ohio Supreme Court docket, Ohio court rules, and links to all Ohio state court websites. To obtain copies of Ohio court documents, you'll have to contact the Clerk of Courts for the county where the case took place. Some counties offer comprehensive online access to Ohio court public records, while in other counties you'll need to visit the courthouse or send a written request for the court records that you're trying to find.
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24, Feb 2015 - Muslim man sues gym he said barred him from praying
A Muslim man has sued an Ohio gym in federal court, alleging its employees violated his civil rights by telling him to stop praying in the locker room and threatening to kick him out if he did it again.
10, Jan 2015 - Summit, OH SIGN HERE: Help keep a serial rapist behind bars
Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh is asking for your help to keep Willie Lagway in prison. The Ohio Parole Board is considering Lagway's release at a parole board hearing in February.
23, Nov 2014 - Lake, OH Clifford Taylor Blames His Victim: Child Rapist Says 5-Year-Old Girl Actually Raped Him
Clifford Taylor, a convicted child rapist, now blames his victim in one of the most bizarre and disturbing attempted defenses likely ever to be heard in child sexual abuse case, now telling a judge that a five-year-old girl actually raped him. Taylor, of Chardon, Ohio, entered a guilty plea on October 15 to two rape Clifford Taylor Blames His Victim: Child Rapist Says 5-Year-Old Girl Actually ...
11, Nov 2014 - Ohio man gets 9 years in credit union collapse
A federal judge has sentenced a northeast Ohio man to nine years in federal prison for illegally receiving $3 million in loans from a failed suburban Cleveland credit union.
12, Oct 2014 - Ohio gay couples await court ruling in marriage cases
While gay marriage supporters in other states were cheering news from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, same sex couples in Ohio are still in limbo until the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issues a ruling on cases from four states, including Ohio.
12, Oct 2014 - Insight - In GM bankruptcy, an ex-con and hedge funds find common ground
Roger Dean Gillispie, a former General Motors security guard, spent 20 years in an Ohio prison for rape until a federal court ordered him released in 2011. Now he wants to sue GM for allegedly helping to frame him, and he’s getting support from an unlikely source: hedge funds. Bankruptcy Court in New York for permission to sue GM. The court, which is overseeing claims against the company in the ...
12, Oct 2014 - Ohio gay marriage ban not impacted by high court
Ohio's ban on gay marriage passed by voters in 2004 remains unaffected by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear the appeals from five states looking to uphold their bans but that could be changing.
12, Oct 2014 - Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.
12, Oct 2014 - Wayne, OH Ohio woman gets 5 years for shot at firefighter
State Ohio woman gets 5 years for shot at firefighter A central Ohio woman convicted of firing a shot at a firefighter who was trying to put out a fire in her back yard has been sentenced to five years in prison Associated Press Marion Sep 30, 2014 The judge in Marion, about 50 miles north of Columbus, sentenced 43-year-old Sheila Markley on Monday to two years for felonious assault and another ...
12, Oct 2014 - Mahoning, OH James Traficant of Ohio, former congressman and felon, is dead
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative James Traficant of Ohio, a brash, eccentric figure known for his bombastic speeches who went to prison for corruption, died on Saturday at age 73, his family attorney said. Traficant had been hospitalized since Wednesday in critical condition after he lost control of his 1948 Ford tractor in the barn at his home in Greenford, Ohio ...
12, Oct 2014 - Cincinnati, OH CFTC Charges Ohio Resident John R. Bullar and his Company, Executive Management Advisors L.L.C., wi
Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Defendants John R. Bullar , who resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Executive Management Advisors L.L.C.
12, Oct 2014 - Jackson, OH Man Sentenced to Prison on Meth-Making Charges
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12, Oct 2014 - Cincinnati, OH Attorney general candidate campaigns in Athens on heroin fight
The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general came to Athens Monday touting his plan to combat the state's heroin crisis while accusing his opponent, incumbent AG Mike DeWine, of failing to act as the problem has exploded in recent years.
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