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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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24, Feb 2015 - Muslim man sues gym he said barred him from praying
A Muslim man has sued an Ohio gym in federal court, alleging its employees violated his civil rights by telling him to stop praying in the locker room and threatening to kick him out if he did it again.
10, Jan 2015 - Summit, OH SIGN HERE: Help keep a serial rapist behind bars
Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh is asking for your help to keep Willie Lagway in prison. The Ohio Parole Board is considering Lagway's release at a parole board hearing in February.
23, Nov 2014 - Lake, OH Clifford Taylor Blames His Victim: Child Rapist Says 5-Year-Old Girl Actually Raped Him
Clifford Taylor, a convicted child rapist, now blames his victim in one of the most bizarre and disturbing attempted defenses likely ever to be heard in child sexual abuse case, now telling a judge that a five-year-old girl actually raped him. Taylor, of Chardon, Ohio, entered a guilty plea on October 15 to two rape Clifford Taylor Blames His Victim: Child Rapist Says 5-Year-Old Girl Actually ...
11, Nov 2014 - Ohio man gets 9 years in credit union collapse
A federal judge has sentenced a northeast Ohio man to nine years in federal prison for illegally receiving $3 million in loans from a failed suburban Cleveland credit union.
12, Oct 2014 - Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.
12, Oct 2014 - Jefferson, OH Increasingly, Ohio juries choosing life in prison instead of death
Juries will choose death under certain circumstances
12, Oct 2014 - Lorain, OH Replacement judge appointed to take over Burge’s caseload
ELYRIA — Retired Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Pokorny has been named to handle Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge’s docket for the rest of the year. The order by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor was signed Friday, two days after Burge was indicted on misdemeanor and felony charges accusing him Read More... The post Replacement judge appointed to take over ...
12, Oct 2014 - Secret Service director in the hot seat
The intruder who hopped the White House fence and ran through the front door of the executive mansion made it further than was previously known. Today in the Morning Line: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies before congressional committee The intel community pushes back on Obama’s blame Comparing Obama’s intel comments to George W. Bush’s Supreme Court overturns Ohio early voting ...
12, Oct 2014 - Fairfield, OH Ohio court ex-clerk's husband gets 90 days in jail
A former central Ohio court clerk's husband has been ordered to serve 90 days in jail and fined $4,000 after pleading guilty to theft in office.
12, Oct 2014 - Cuyahoga, OH US Supreme Court to decide Ohio child abuse case
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Ohio prosecutors acted constitutionally when they relied on what a child-abuse victim told his teachers to convict a Cleveland man of felonious assault. Acting on an appeal by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and prosecutors from Cuyahoga County, the justices agreed today to hear the case, with oral arguments taking place early next year ...
12, Oct 2014 - Ohio gay marriage ban not impacted by high court
Ohio's ban on gay marriage passed by voters in 2004 remains unaffected by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear the appeals from five states looking to uphold their bans but that could be changing.
12, Oct 2014 - Warren, OH TJ Lane & 2 other escapees have been transferred to Youngstown
On Friday, September 12, the Ohio officials in charge of the state's prison system and highway patrol praised local law enforcement for their quick action with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
12, Oct 2014 - Stark, OH Howard's prison sentence doesn't change
A resentencing Thursday in Stark County Common Pleas Court did not change the 30-year prison term for Erick Howard, the former two-time Mr. Ohio Football and Stark County gridiron star.
12, Oct 2014 - Huron, OH U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting
Politics U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting It's not known when Ohioans can submit ballot before Election Day Andy Ouriel Perkins Twp. Sep 29, 2014 ouriel@sanduskyregister.com Early voting will start a little later than expected. Ohioans — including those living in Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties — originally could've voted early, or submitted an in-person absentee ballot ...
12, Oct 2014 - Mahoning, OH State prison guard arrested in Youngstown for alleged sexual contact with a child
Struthers police and BCI agents arrested Christopher George, 44 at the Ohio State Penitentiary Wednesday afternoon, just seven days after the victim's parents filed a police report.
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