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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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22, Dec 2014 - Allen, OH Summary Report of Allen Oakwood Correctional Escape Released
New video and information released by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections partially explains how three inmates escaped the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in September and what's being done to prevent future prison breaks.
22, Dec 2014 - Jefferson, OH Man accused of prostitution involvement sentenced on unrelated charges
A man who has been accused of running prostitution businesses on both sides of the Ohio was sentenced Friday in federal court on unrelated charges.
22, Dec 2014 - First same-sex divorce in Athens County approved in local court
An Athens County common pleas judge Tuesday approved a magistrate's decision to grant what's likely the first divorce for a same-sex couple in Athens County, and one of very few same-sex divorces to be granted in the state of Ohio. At the time, however, he says he didn't realize it was a same-sex female couple.
22, Dec 2014 - Feds indict sex offender living in Youngstown
CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man who prosecutors say robbed a bank and then posed with the stolen cash for an Instagram photo has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. A judge in Cleveland sentenced 22-year-old Rodney Johnson Jr. on Monday.
22, Dec 2014 - Not guilty plea for Kentucky man in Ohio slaying
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - An attorney has entered a not-guilty plea for a Kentucky man accused of killing a great-grandmother found in the trunk of her car in 2012 in southwestern Ohio.
22, Dec 2014 - Lawmaker from Cleveland gets suspended jail term, fines
A lawmaker from Cleveland was fined and given a suspended six-month jail sentence Friday for two misdemeanor charges related to the purchase and resale of Ohio State football season tickets.
22, Dec 2014 - Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail
A 24-year-old Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio jail after Cuyahoga County corrections officers allegedly ordered her to attend Christian prayer services or face solitary confinement, according to court filings made public Thursday.
22, Dec 2014 - Greene, OH Lafrage allowed to keep Lordstown landfill open, expansion denied
CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man who prosecutors say robbed a bank and then posed with the stolen cash for an Instagram photo has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. A judge in Cleveland sentenced 22-year-old Rodney Johnson Jr. on Monday.
22, Dec 2014 - 1 of 2 Escaped Inmates Found
An inmate who escaped from a prison in central Kentucky has been arrested in Ohio.
22, Dec 2014 - Ashland, OH Ohio man gets nearly 39 years in ex-girlfriend's death
MANTEO, N.C. A tearful Raymond Johnson lunged toward the man who killed his stepdaughter Monday while he berated him in a Dare County courtroom. "You killed my daughter," he said. "Your time is coming." Sitting a few feet away, Nathan Summerfield stared straight ahead while deputies restrained Johnson and eased the sobbing father back into his chair.
22, Dec 2014 - Jefferson, OH Ohio doctor sent to prison on drug charges
A 43-year-old doctor of osteopathy has been sent to prison for two years on felony drug charges. He was arrested in August.
22, Dec 2014 - Column: Father struggled with role in Japanese internment
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:02:19 GMT By Leah Beth Ward Yakima Herald-Republic Photo courtesy Leah Beth Ward Ginny and Tom Ward celebrate in Columbus, Ohio, after Ward returned from serving in the Army during World War II. Thomas C. Ward was a World War II veteran, but his service is not the kind typically commemorated at parades or ceremonies, or with special flights back to the beaches of Normandy. As ...
22, Dec 2014 - Allen, OH Ohio man gets 30 months for threats against Lee deputies
ABINGDON -- A Crooksville, Ohio man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon for threatening to shoot Lee County deputies.According to a release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 31-year old Jeffrey Allen Hinkle Jr. previously entered a guilty plea to one count of transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure another person.At his prior plea ...
22, Dec 2014 - Ohio lawmaker to be sentenced in campaign probe
A Cleveland state lawmaker is ready to be sentenced for two misdemeanor election law violations related to the purchase and re-sale of season Ohio State football tickets.
22, Dec 2014 - Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's former expert witness on lethal injection should have known that a condemned inmate would suffer because of a two-drug combo that had never been used before, the inmate's family said in a lawsuit.
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