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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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16, Apr 2014 - GM Recall: Attorney to explore victim compensation
WARREN, Ohio - A Warren boy tells police, he was beaten and robbed of the clothes off his back, while walking on a bike trail in the city. Heather Long says her 14-year-old son was walking with friends More >>
16, Apr 2014 - Geauga, OH Teen's age at issue in Ohio school shooting appeal
A teen who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing three students in a high school cafeteria is challenging an Ohio law that allowed him to be tried as an adult, hoping to persuade an appeals court to throw out his sentence of life without parole.
16, Apr 2014 - Fairfield, OH Man gets 2 1/2 years for beating disabled brother to ‘push the gay out’
LANCASTER, Ohio – A man who was caring for his disabled younger brother was sentenced today to 2-1/2 years in prison for punching him and threatening to slice off his genitals to “push the gay out of him.”
16, Apr 2014 - W.Va. coal miner charged with falsifying records
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia coal miner has been charged with falsifying safety records at an Ohio County mine. The U.S. attorney's office in Wheeling announced Monday 31-year-old Sean A. Chase of Spencer was indicted by a grand jury on 29 counts of making false representations ...
16, Apr 2014 - Summit, OH Summit Co. Prosecutor: Prade should be in jail
Summit County Prosecutor filed a response to the Ohio Supreme Court about their case against Douglas Prade.
16, Apr 2014 - Cable, OH Unique skill set helps save man from death row
(CNN) -- Neil Kookoothe watched quietly as the state of Ohio killed James Filiaggi. Kookoothe, a witness during Filiaggi's 2007 execution, saw the condemned man's face turn beet red as lethal fluid ran through his veins. Beads of sweat glistened on his forehead.
16, Apr 2014 - Union, OH Ohio Defends Policy Banning Inmate Interviews About 1993 Prison Riot
The state is defending its practice of banning media interviews by prison inmates convicted for their role in Ohio's deadly 1993 prison riot.
16, Apr 2014 - Coal Miner Charged With Falsifying Safety Records at Ohio County Mine
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia coal miner has been charged with falsifying safety records at an Ohio County mine. The U.S. attorney's office in Wheeling announced Monday 31-year-old Sean A. Chase
16, Apr 2014 - Sebring, OH Lewis out as Sebring school superintendent
A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states that allow same-sex...
16, Apr 2014 - Ohio will recognize gay couples, federal judge says
A federal judge announced Friday he plans to strike down Ohio's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside of the state. U.S District Court Judge Timothy Black called the state's current ban unconstitutional and said he plans to issue a statement nullifying it later this month.  The Columbus Dispatch reports Black's ruling will not, however, affect Ohio's 2004 constitutional ...
16, Apr 2014 - Henry, OH Ohio Out-of-State Gay Union Recognition Gets Judge’s Nod
Gay marriage is now legal in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Close Gay marriage is now legal in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Gay marriage is now legal in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
16, Apr 2014 - Chardon, OH Bond set for man in fatal Ohio Amish buggy crash
BURTON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio man was in court to face an aggravated vehicular homicide charge following a crash with an Amish buggy that killed one person and injured three others.
16, Apr 2014 - Judge grants Ohio a stay of his order on recognizing same-sex marriage
Frances Burns COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 16 (UPI) -- A judge granted Ohio's request Wednesday to stay his order on same-sex marriages contracted in other states except for the eight plaintiffs in the case.
16, Apr 2014 - Budget bill aims to keep Ohio college athletes out of unions
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16, Apr 2014 - US supreme court to decide if campaign lies are legal
Court will consider challenge to Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during campaigns Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the US supreme court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars ...
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