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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, 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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21, Aug 2014 - Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A freeze on capital punishment in Ohio will continue into 2015 after a federal judge extended a months-long moratorium on executions as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.
21, Aug 2014 - Appeals court scheduled to hear arguments in six gay marriage cases
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states -- Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee -- in the biggest such session on the issue so far.
21, Aug 2014 - Jefferson, OH Bridgeport bank robber pleads guilty BRIDGEPORT, Ohio â Raylandâs James Oberman will face his sentencing in October after a guilty plea for robbing the Bridgeport Citizens Bank in May. Oberman had just gotten out of prison for robbing a bank in Jefferson County when he robbed the one in Bridgeport and was caught by police a very short time later. ...
21, Aug 2014 - Cuyahoga, OH To kill or not to kill?
Moratorium on Ohio's executions extended until January. All three Ohio executions scheduled this year have been postponed by a federal judge because of the continuing controversy over lethal injection drugs.
21, Aug 2014 - Wood, OH Judge extends Ohio execution moratorium
Frances Burns COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A federal judge has barred Ohio from putting anyone to death for five more months, delaying four scheduled executions.
21, Aug 2014 - Sandusky, OH Lake Erie island was prison for Confederates
Johnson's Island, a small piece of Ohio surrounded by Lake Erie, was once site of a prison camp for 9,000 Confederate soldiers captured by Union troops during America's Civil War.
21, Aug 2014 - Judge extends halt on Ohio executions
COLUMBUS — A federal judge today extended his moratorium on the carrying out of executions in Ohio through Jan. 15, putting four executions scheduled before then on hold.
21, Aug 2014 - U.S. appeals court conflicted over gay marriage cases
By Lawrence Hurley CINCINNATI Ohio (Reuters) - In a sign that gay-marriage rights could lose momentum in U.S. courts, the three judges on a federal appeals court in Cincinnati appeared divided on Wednesday when they weighed cases from four states. Since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June 2013, more than 20 courts in succession have ruled in favor of gay marriage. Based on the oral arguments ...
21, Aug 2014 - Wood, OH How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:
21, Aug 2014 - Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states
A federal appeals court began to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — in the biggest such session on the issue so far, and hundreds of supporters rallied near the courthouse.
21, Aug 2014 - Disbarred ‘Prince of Torts’ Could be on the Hook for at Least $25 Million
A Kentucky judge has ruled that Ohio trial lawyer Stanley Chesley must help pay $42 million to plaintiffs over a disputed diet-drug settlement from 2001.
21, Aug 2014 - Union, OH Ohio man gets 40 years for child porn
A convicted sex offender in Ohio has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for coaxing a 12-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos and videos on her cellphone.
21, Aug 2014 - Kasich urges legal community to help women get elected to the bench
Gov. John Kasich pleaded with hundreds of Republican-leaning lawyers and judges today to help five women he appointed to various judgeships win their races this fall, including Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French.
21, Aug 2014 - Warren, OH Ohio man gets prison for fatal beating of teen boy
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old boy last year has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. The Warren County prosecutor says 37-year-old Michael Geldrich of Franklin was sentenced Wednesday on aggravated murder and other charges.
21, Aug 2014 - Warren, OH Champion man sent to prison for knife attack on wife
WARREN, Ohio - In spite of begging a judge to keep him out of prison, a Champion man has been sentenced to six years for violently attacking his wife with a knife.
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