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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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21, Oct 2014 - Crawford, OH Schuman leaded guilty to having an unlawful interest in a public contract
The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Bedford’s former law director. Kenneth Schuman was sentenced last month to six months in jail and another 18 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to having an unlawful interest in a public contract.
21, Oct 2014 - Cuyahoga, OH Sexual Assault Kit Testing leads to indictment of suspected serial rapist
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine  announced that a Cleveland man scheduled to be released from prison this week will now remain in custody after DNA testing conducted as part of Attorney General DeWine's Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative linked him to the rapes of four adults and one teenager in the 1990s.
21, Oct 2014 - Cuyahoga, OH Ohio inmate charged with rapes days before scheduled release
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio inmate due for release in days has been charged with raping five women in the mid 1990s based on tests performed on a backlog of thousands of rape evidence kits submitted by law enforcement, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Dwayne Wilson, 54, who is serving a five-year sentence on a separate sexual assault, was indicted last week on charges that he raped ...
20, Oct 2014 - Former student wins lawsuit against OUPD over broken thumb
A former Ohio University student who said a campus police officer broke her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest has been awarded $22,554 by the Ohio Court of Claims.
20, Oct 2014 - Lebanon, OH Suspect in I-75 shooting indicted on 5 counts, could face death penalty
A southwest Ohio prosecutor provided an update in the investigation of the slaying of a Kentucky woman on Interstate 75.
20, Oct 2014 - Ohio court asked to dismiss appeal of Adamson family
GEORGETOWN, Ohio | An attorney representing Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau filed on Oct. 17, to have a court appeal by the family of a death victim dismissed.
20, Oct 2014 - Lake, OH Teenager gets life in foster mom's stabbing death
CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.
20, Oct 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to delay start of early Ohio voting
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cut back on early voting in Ohio by preventing people from casting in-person ballots this week in the lead-up to the Nov. 4 midterm elections. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to put on hold a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus earlier in September that required the Ohio secretary of state to ...
20, Oct 2014 - Warren, OH $16M OK'd for Warren prison upgrades
The Lebanon and Warren County correctional institutions have been approved for up to $16 million in financing for new energy efficiency and conservation systems. The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority approved the issuance of Air Quality Development Revenue Bonds to finance the project, which is awaiting State Controlling Board approval. The financing will be used to fund the installation of ...
20, Oct 2014 - Attorneys Corey Hamilton and Theresa Nelson Join Strauss Troy
Strauss Troy, a leading law firm in Ohio and Kentucky, announces that attorneys Corey Hamilton and Theresa Nelson have joined the firm. "These two talented attorneys bring notable expertise to the ...
20, Oct 2014 - Frequently Asked Questions about imminent gay marriage ruling
A ruling from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected any day regarding six cases in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee dealing with gay marriage. Here's what you need to know.
20, Oct 2014 - Crawford, OH Trial set for Ohioan charged in slayings of 4 men
A man charged with killing four men found at their homes in a small, north-central Ohio city is now scheduled for trial Nov. 17.
20, Oct 2014 - Lima, OH Ohio man competent for trial in arson slayings
A man possibly facing the death penalty in an Ohio double slaying has been found mentally competent to stand trial.
20, Oct 2014 - Lake, OH Daughter gets life with chance of parole after pleading guilty in stabbing death of foster mom
CLEVELAND — A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.
20, Oct 2014 - Allen, OH $50,000 contract for post-escape prison review in Ohio
Ohio will pay corrections consultants $50,000 for their review of security following a prison escape earlier this month.
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