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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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28, Nov 2014 - Lake, OH Ohioan gets 5 years for child rape suspect's death
URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Wednesday handed down a five-year prison term to an Ohio man for the jailhouse beating of a child-rape suspect who later died, rejecting the suspect's allegation…
28, Nov 2014 - Parents' standing asserted in Ohio slots challenge
Parents of public school students and recovering gambling addicts are both affected by Gov. John Kasich's decision to legalize slots-like video lottery terminals and use some proceeds for non-educational purposes, and so should be granted legal standing to sue, according to an anti-gambling group's brief to the Ohio Supreme Court.
28, Nov 2014 - Summit, OH Jury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.
28, Nov 2014 - State man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - The accused leader of a northern West Virginia drug ring has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says Brian Schultz, 38, headed a network that distributed prescription painkillers and cocaine in northern West Virginia and Belmont County, Ohio. Schultz pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling to one ...
28, Nov 2014 - Mo. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
U.S. District Court Judge Ortrie Smith has ruled that Missouri’s 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The move follows a series of judgments regarding the issue over the past week, including a decision by the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Currently 32 states […]
28, Nov 2014 - Jackson, OH Exonerated Ohio man leaves prison after 39 years
Ricky Jackson, an Ohio man who spent 39 years in prison for murder, has been released after a judge dropped all charges against him earlier this week. Vanessa Johnston reports.                
28, Nov 2014 - Ohio ex-deputy treasurer set for new sentencing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge has set another sentencing date for the ex-Ohio deputy treasurer who prosecutors say fled to Pakistan to avoid U.S. prison time.
28, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage Update: Kan., Mo., and 6th Circuit
Gay marriage bans in Kansas and Missouri were struck down by federal and state courts, respectively, this week. However, a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld bans on gay marriage in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan.
28, Nov 2014 - Toledo, OH Sheriff: Police departments must drive inmates to Stryker once jail fills up
Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp has announced that once the Lucas County Jail is at capacity, police departments booking inmates at the jail will have to take those inmates to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker, Ohio. That's a 104 mile round trip for officers. 
28, Nov 2014 - Two Sentenced for Distributing Heroin Near Local School
Marcel D. Weaver, 30, of East Liverpool, Ohio,and Holly D. Keyes, 26, of Chester, West Virginia, were sentenced for distributing heroin near a local elementary school, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.
28, Nov 2014 - Man sentenced to nine years in prison for running drug ring
A West Virginia man was sentenced today to nine years in federal prison for running what prosecutors have said was one of the largest prescription pill networks ever uncovered in the Ohio Valley.
28, Nov 2014 - Summit, OH Jury recommends death penalty for Ohio man convicted of couple's sledgehammer slayings
A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.
27, Nov 2014 - US Appeals Court Upholds Gay Marriage Bans, Reversing Trend
A federal appeals court on Thursday bucked a recent trend of pro-gay marriage decisions by upholding state bans or restrictions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, pressuring the US Supreme Cou...
27, Nov 2014 - Michigan football star Frank Clark arrested for domestic violence
Michigan defensive end Frank Clark is in legal trouble again, locked in an Ohio jail on a domestic violence charge.
27, Nov 2014 - Wood, OH Jail Break Updates
Lima Ohio - Its been nearly two months since three men escaped Lima's Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility. The night of the incident, one of the prisoners backed out on the plan, one was arrested immediately, and the other two inmates were captured hours later.
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