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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 - Stark, OH Howard's prison sentence doesn't change
A resentencing Thursday in Stark County Common Pleas Court did not change the 30-year prison term for Erick Howard, the former two-time Mr. Ohio Football and Stark County gridiron star.
12, Oct 2014 - Wayne, OH James Traficant's Best Quotes: From 'Beam Me Up' To A Riot In Prison [VIDEO]
Even for a politician who served prison time for corruption, James Traficant was unusually eccentric. The former U.S. representative, an Ohio Democrat, died Saturday at age 73 but will certainly survive online for years to come thanks to his endless quotability and a series of videos that left everyone wondering, “Did he really just say that?”
12, Oct 2014 - Allen, OH T.J. Lane Had Pitchfork When He Was Captured: Patrol
The convicted killer of three students who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said.
12, Oct 2014 - Union, OH Union: Guards gave warning before Ohio escape
One day before convicted school shooter T.J. Lane jumped a fence and fled an Ohio prison, staff at that prison segregated an inmate and warned officials about an escape plot there, the head of the prison guards' union said Friday. Christopher Mabe, th...
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 - Fairfield, OH Ohio court clerk gets prison for theft in office
A former central Ohio court clerk who pleaded guilty to theft in office has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
12, Oct 2014 - Cuyahoga, OH Convicted robber asks for early release from prison to see LeBron James play
CLEVELAND, Ohio — An Ohio inmate is petitioning for an early release from prison, in part, because he wants to watch LeBron James play basketball. Jason Goudlock, 39, is a former Clevelander who has served nearly 21 years for aggravated robbery. He’s approaching his fifth time before the Ohio Parole Board and is currently incarcerated […]
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 - Clermont, OH Former Ohio Rep. Traficant injured in accident
Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr., 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 - Cuyahoga, OH High court won't hear Ohio politician's appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a former northeast Ohio politician now serving 28 years in federal prison for corruption.
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 ...
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