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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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29, Jan 2015 - Fight with employer bars worker from disability benefits
An Ohio worker who quit his job on his first day of light-duty work is entitled to workers compensation benefits but not temporary total disability benefits, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled.
29, Jan 2015 - Indiana appeals court upholds $5M liability cap in Ohio girl's state fair stage collapse case
The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the state's $5 million cap on liability damages Wednesday in a case brought by a 13-year-old Ohio girl who was hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair.
29, Jan 2015 - Appeals court: Ohio school can deny student's medical degree
A federal appeals court has ruled that a university in Cleveland can deny a medical degree for a student if the school decides the student lacks professionalism.
29, Jan 2015 - Union wants Ohio Supreme Court’s Judith French off case, alleging bias
Ohio’s largest state-worker union accuses state Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French of showing potential bias in favor of fellow Republican officeholders in remarks she made at a campaign rally last fall. The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association filed a motion on Tuesday asking French to step aside from participating in the appeal of its case against Gov. John Kasich and other state GOP ...
29, Jan 2015 - Court weighs Ohio's taxation of out-of-town athletes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about laws that tax professional athletes and entertainers who work for short periods of time in the state.
29, Jan 2015 - Exotic animals seized from farm, thent ranquilized
Judge later orders the lion, tigers, bear and other animals to be returned to the northern Ohio property from where state officials took them.
29, Jan 2015 - Animals seized; judge orders them back
STONY RIDGE, Ohio — Hours after state officials swooped in to remove exotic animals from a Wood County farm, then tranquilized them for a several-hour drive, a judge ruled they must be returned to the same spot.
29, Jan 2015 - Court upholds $5 million cap in Indiana stage collapse case
The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the state's $5 million cap on liability damages Wednesday in a case brought by a 13-year-old Ohio girl who was hurt when a stage collapsed at ...
29, Jan 2015 - Man held in US Capitol terror plot moved to Kentucky jail
CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man charged with plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol has been moved to a Kentucky jail while awaiting another court hearing.
29, Jan 2015 - Court Upholds Contract Ruling Against Ex-Kent State Coach
Ohio court upholds $1.2 million judgment against former Kent State basketball coach
29, Jan 2015 - Fugitive treasure hunter wants to stay in Florida
After years on the lam, a treasure hunter wanted in Ohio over accusations of cheating investors after recovering a fortune in gold from a shipwreck told a federal court hearing on Thursday that he has health problems and should stay in Florida, the Palm Beach Post reported.
29, Jan 2015 - Ohio agency fights judge's order to return tigers to owner
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Returning six tigers and five other exotic animals to the sanctuary where they were seized near Toledo would threaten the creatures' health and the safety of people nearby, the state argued Thursday as it responded to a judge's order.
29, Jan 2015 - Northeast Ohio telemarketer reports to federal prison
CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire has reported to a federal prison to begin serving a 15-month sentence for witness tampering.
29, Jan 2015 - Prosecutor: Ohioan killed 4 on cocaine binge, seeking money - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) - A man on a cocaine binge fatally beat or strangled four others at their homes - in one case, using his own shoestrings - then walked into the police station to confess after recognizing one victim's relatives in a newspaper photo, a prosecutor said Wednesday after the defendant was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
29, Jan 2015 - Business, labor groups file brief in support gaming industry
A group of business, labor and education officials have filed a brief in support of Ohio casinos and racinos. The brief was submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court this week by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce ...
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