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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, 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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14, Apr 2015 - Ohio Supreme Court Sets 2017 Execution Date for Convicted Killer
Records show that Melvin Bonnell was sentenced to die in 1988 after shooting a 23-year-old in his Cleveland apartment.
14, Apr 2015 - Tallmadge, OH Ohioan gets life in prison in killings of ex-girlfriend, son
A northeast Ohio man convicted in the slayings of his ex-girlfriend and their 5-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
14, Apr 2015 - Woman unemployed since 1994 denied disability pay
An Ohio woman injured in a slip-and-fall accident at work three decades ago can’t receive workers compensation benefits for continuing injuries because she voluntarily left the workforce in 1994, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
14, Apr 2015 - Butler County wants federal lawsuit filed by former teacher dismissed
The Ohio attorney general’s office and Butler County have both asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former teacher who was erroneously labeled a child abuser.
14, Apr 2015 - Lancaster, OH Fairfield County couple sentenced for keeping daughter in shed
LANCASTER, Ohio — A Fairfield County couple accused of child abuse last year for locking their 15-year-old adopted daughter out of the house and making her sleep in a back-yard shed have been sentenced to probation. Fairfield County Municipal Court acting Judge James Fais sentenced Douglas and Kim Sherman to 180 days in jail each, suspended for two years on probation.
14, Apr 2015 - Tallmadge, OH Tallmadge man convicted of killing woman, son gets life in prison
AKRON, Ohio- The man convicted of killing his girlfriend and their 5-year-old son received a life sentence on Wednesday. Daniel Tighe was found guilty on several charges, including aggravated murder, in the deaths of Wendy and Peyton Ralston. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne Callahan imposed the jury’s recommendation of life in prison without the […]
14, Apr 2015 - Ex-Marine Apologizes From Prison for Setting Mosque Fire
Ex-Marine apologizes from prison for setting fire that caused $1M in damage at Ohio mosque
14, Apr 2015 - Man apologizes from prison for setting fire at Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
A former Marine from Indiana who's in prison for starting a fire inside an Ohio mosque is asking for forgiveness.
14, Apr 2015 - Dunkin' Donuts customer wins $1,000
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2017 execution date for a death row inmate sentenced to die more than twenty-five years ago.Records show that Melvin Bonnell shot 23-year-old Robert Bunner in his Cleveland apartment on Nov. 28, 1986, in front of Bunner's two roommates.
14, Apr 2015 - Why the execution drug shortage won't go away
In a few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Glossip vs. Gross, which examines the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions. The case comes on the heels of an infamously gruesome 2014, a year that saw botched executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona.
14, Apr 2015 - Ohio Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Former Colorado Rep. Douglas Bruce
Cleveland's Housing Court has issued an arrest warrant for former Colorado state representative Douglas Bruce, accusing him of building and health code violations on property he owns.
14, Apr 2015 - Ohio Politics Now: Justice O'Neill upset with Ohio Democratic Party
A look at what’s happening in Ohio politics and policy today: A little less than 12 months before the primary and some Democrats aren’t happy with the state party’s endorsement of former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in the race for U.S. Senate. And apparently Ohio Supreme Court Justice William M. O’Neill is so unhappy that he’s telling fellow Democrats to leave the party. “Run people. Run. The ...
14, Apr 2015 - Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice has ideas for judicial election reform
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor addresses judicial election reform.
14, Apr 2015 - Tallmadge, OH Jury recommends life in prison for Tallmadge man convicted of killing girlfriend, son
AKRON, Ohio- The jury recommended a sentence for the man convicted of killing his girlfriend and his 5-year-old son. Last month, a Summit County jury found Daniel Tighe guilty of aggravated murder, murder, tampering with evidence, domestic violence and gross abuse of a corpse. On Friday, that same jury recommended Tighe spend life in prison […]
14, Apr 2015 - Ex-Marine apologizes from prison for setting fire that caused $1M in damage at Ohio mosque
A former Marine who was sentenced two years ago for starting a fire that caused over $1 million in damages to an Ohio mosque has sent a letter apologizing and asking forgiveness from its members.
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