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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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27, Mar 2015 - Crawford, OH Video shows Ohio man recounting 4 killings during drug binge
BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly released video shows an Ohio man confessing to murdering four people during a cocaine binge and telling police that two people knew of the killings before the last one. Forty-one-year-old Donald Hoffman pleaded guilty and is serving life in prison for the slayings that stunned the small city of Bucyrus […]
27, Mar 2015 - Port Clinton, OH Fatal crash suspect deemed competent to stand trail
FREMONT -- A Kent, Ohio man who had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in a fiery crash on the Ohio Turnpike that killed a Toledo couple has been declared competent to stand trial but will remain at a psychiatric hospital for further evaluation.
27, Mar 2015 - Clinton, OH Convicted killer gets $7,500 after dog bit off part of nose
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A convicted killer whose nose was partially bitten off by a dog in a prison program will get $7,500 in damages.
27, Mar 2015 - Noble, OH Former mob boss speaks in Warren about escaping from organized crime
WARREN, Ohio - Former Mob Boss, Michael Franzese, spoke at The Packard Music Hall in Warren, Thursday night, about how he escaped the life of organized crime alive.
27, Mar 2015 - Clinton, OH Convicted killer whose nose was partly bitten off by dog in prison gets $7,500 in damages
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A convicted killer whose nose was partially bitten off by a dog in a prison program will get $7,500 in damages. The settlement in 42-year-old Vincent Doan's lawsuit was approved Wednesday in the Ohio Court of Claims.
27, Mar 2015 - Prosecutor says co-pilot wanted to destroy the Germanwings plane
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - 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. A jury had voted to spare 41-year-old Daniel Tighe from a potential death sentence.
27, Mar 2015 - Trumbull County fights former jail employee's unemployment claim
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) - A former central Ohio elementary school teacher has been indicted on 32 charges involving the sexual assaults of five students. Prosecutors in Delaware County outside Columbus on Thursday announced the indictments against 39-year-old Matthew Rausenberg.
27, Mar 2015 - Clinton, OH Clinton Co. killer bitten by dog in Ohio prison gets $7,500
A convicted killer whose nose was partially bitten off by a dog in a prison program will get $7,500 in damages from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
27, Mar 2015 - Greenford resident arrested in child pornography investigation
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - 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. A jury had voted to spare 41-year-old Daniel Tighe from a potential death sentence.
27, Mar 2015 - Investigation clears Campbell Memorial principal
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - 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. A jury had voted to spare 41-year-old Daniel Tighe from a potential death sentence.
27, Mar 2015 - State to deny permit for Ohio pair's toothless black bear
The state plans to deny a permit for a northeast Ohio couple who want to keep their toothless, 41-year-old black bear and have taken the matter to court.
27, Mar 2015 - EPA looks for source of diesel fuel leak along MetroParks Bikeway
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - 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. A jury had voted to spare 41-year-old Daniel Tighe from a potential death sentence.
27, Mar 2015 - Washington Court House, OH Central Ohio Mother Accused Of Assaulting Her Child After Wrestling Match
A Washington Court House woman is not allowed in her home while she is facing charges for allegedly assaulting her 10-year-old.
27, Mar 2015 - Former Ohio State star Clarett released from probation
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett has been released from probation early. The now 31-year-old Clarett had helped the Buckeyes win the 2002 national championship but later was sent to prison after robbery and weapons and convictions.
27, Mar 2015 - Hocking, OH Ohio court to weigh ex-death row inmate's effort to clear name in slayings he didn't commit
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dale Johnston was sent to death row in 1984 for a double homicide he didn't commit. He's spent the years since his 1990 release trying to get back the life he lost.
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