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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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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 - Allen, OH T.J. Lane's new home is the state's most guarded prison, a place filled with violent predat
T.J. Lane is in the Ohio State Penitentiary, a prison filled with the state's most violent and deviant inmates. He was moved there after his escape from the Allen Correctional Institution.
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 - Cuyahoga, OH US Supreme Court to decide Ohio child abuse case
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Ohio prosecutors acted constitutionally when they relied on what a child-abuse victim told his teachers to convict a Cleveland man of felonious assault. Acting on an appeal by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and prosecutors from Cuyahoga County, the justices agreed today to hear the case, with oral arguments taking place early next year ...
12, Oct 2014 - Fairfield, OH Husband of ex-Fairfield County court clerk pleads guilty to corruption charges
LANCASTER, Ohio — The husband of the former Fairfield County clerk of courts took a negotiated agreement yesterday and pleaded guilty to theft in office and having an unlawful interest in a public contract. Visiting Judge Dale Crawford convicted David E. Smalley and scheduled sentencing for Oct. 6. He could receive a maximum of 41/2 years in prison if Crawford orders the maximum sentence for ...
12, Oct 2014 - Cleveland serial killer of 11 seeks new trial
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home deserves a new trial because a judge wrongly closed a portion of jury selection and a hearing where attorneys argued about his police interrogation, the serial killer's lawyers told the Ohio Supreme Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Mahoning, OH Traficant family holds private memorial service
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The family of former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. held a private funeral Monday for the 17-year northeast Ohio congressman, who died over the weekend, a spokeswoman said. Traficant spent seven years in prison after being convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks. The Democrat's expulsion in 2002 came three months after a federal jury in Cleveland convicted him.
12, Oct 2014 - Allen, OH Ohio prison break brings back painful memories for victim's family
Police officials were on high alert after three prisoners escaped from the Allen Correctional Facility, near Lima, Ohio. One of the prisoners, T.J. Lane, is serving three consecutive life sentences for killing three students, including Dina Parmertor's son, Daniel. Michelle Miller reports.
12, Oct 2014 - Prospect, OH Democratic official: Traficant, ex-Ohio congressman expelled after corruption conviction, dies
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. Traficant, who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has been critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home.
12, Oct 2014 - Local boards of elections ready for early voters
Even as the date of early voting remains in limbo - pending a possible weigh-in by the U.S. Supreme Court - election officials in Southwest Ohio say they’re prepped and ready for early voting to begin Tuesday.
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 - 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.
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