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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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31, Oct 2014 - Lorain, OH Man sentenced for trying to extort nude photos from teens
ELYRIA – A federal judge has sentenced a Columbia Township man with cerebral palsy to 20 years in prison for trying to coerce children into sending him pornographic images of themselves, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio Steven Dettelbach. Among the victims of William T. Koch were cast members of the Read More... The post Man sentenced for trying to extort nude photos ...
31, Oct 2014 - Kent, OH Candidate profiles: Ohio Supreme Court justice, term beginning Jan. 1, 2015
Democrat Tom Letson is challenging Republican Sharon Kennedy for her position as a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, for the term beginning Jan. 1, 2015. This is a nonpartisan general ballot race, but the candidates were nominated in the Democrat and Republican primaries.
31, Oct 2014 - Pickaway, OH Feds Want 15 Years For Ohio Ex-Deputy Treasurer
The government is asking a judge for a 15-year sentence for a former Ohio deputy treasurer who authorities say fled to Pakistan to avoid prison time.
31, Oct 2014 - Preble, OH Ohio 19-year-old sentence to death
Deputies lead Austin Myers into his sentencing hearing in Warren County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. / Rachel Richardson, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI - A teenager who killed a childhood friend will become Ohio's youngest inmate on death row after a judge Thursday sentenced him to death.
31, Oct 2014 - Ohio Politics Now: Supreme Court candidate O'Donnell asked to take ad down by bar association
Here’s the latest in Ohio politics to start your day: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John P. O’Donnell, a Democrat running for Supreme Court, is being asked by an Ohio State Bar Association committee to take down his television ad because "These depictions cross the line and falsely imply that justice is for sale in Ohio," according to the bar's Judicial Election Campaign Advertising ...
31, Oct 2014 - Ohio doctor pleads guilty to drug charges in W.Va.
An Ohio doctor faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in West Virginia to federal drug charges.
31, Oct 2014 - Smithfield, OH Troopers find $25,000 worth of marijuana in Wood County traffic stop
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a Massachusetts man is in the Wood County Jail after they found $25,000 worth of hydroponic marijuana in the truck of his rental car.
31, Oct 2014 - Columbus, OH Ohio lawmaker convicted of campaign violations
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Cleveland state lawmaker has been convicted of two misdemeanor charges related to the purchase and re-sale of season Ohio State football tickets. Democratic state Rep. Sandra Williams, a candidate for state Senate, pleaded no contest Friday in Franklin County court to charges she ...
31, Oct 2014 - Ohio ballot laws challenged in federal court as unconstitutional
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, Columbus Coalition for the Homeless and Ohio Democratic Party are challenging Senate Bill 205, which requires election workers to reject and discard absentee ballots with incomplete information on the absentee ballot envelope, and Senate Bill 216, which requires voters to provide their address and date of birth when casting an absentee ballot.
31, Oct 2014 - Morgan, OH 10 Investigates: Legal Loophole Allows Sex Offenders To Avoid Time Behind Bars
A majority of sex offenders caught trying to meet children online don’t serve time in prison in Ohio.
31, Oct 2014 - State highlights: Ohio Medicaid and senior annuities; Mich. extends Medicaid dental coverage for ki
A war is being waged in Ohio over whether elderly couples with one person in a nursing home can buy an annuity to keep the other from going broke -- and still apply for public assistance. Elder-law attorneys say the state isn't following federal laws regarding Medicaid-compliant annuities, and that's hurting middle-class seniors who worked hard and saved for a rainy day. Several courts seem to ...
31, Oct 2014 - Athens, OH 4 Ohio 'Blood Bucket' Protest Students Face Trial
Four students arrested for disrupting an Ohio University student senate meeting rejected a plea bargain and maintained their pleas of “not guilty.” Click here for the rest of the article...
30, Oct 2014 - Clark, OH Cuyahoga County prosecutors ask for $1 million bond for defendant in child abuse and assault cases
Cuyahoga County prosecutors Thursday asked a judge to increase a bond tenfold -- to $500,000 -- for Darius Clark of Cleveland, whose child abuse conviction and 28-year prison sentence was overturned by the Ohio Supreme Court.
30, Oct 2014 - Allen, OH Ohio school shooter won't face escape charges
A convicted high school shooter who scaled a prison fence and was captured hours later won't face escape charges because the victims' families don't want to give him a chance to mock them again, a prosecutor said Friday.
30, Oct 2014 - Plaintiffs’ Counsel Comments On Verdict In Whirlpool Defective Front-Load Washers Trial
Jonathan D. Selbin, chair of the defective products practice group at the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel, announced that a jury in federal court in Ohio today returned a verdict in favor of Whirlpool Corporation .
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