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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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01, Oct 2014 - Geauga, OH Just 100 yards away: Escaped killer of 3 Ohio high school students captured near prison
T.J. Lane speaks to his lawyer Robert Farinacci at his initial hearing Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Geauga County Juvenile Court in Chardon, Ohio.
01, Oct 2014 - Lucas, OH Divittorio indicted after return to scene of crime BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio – It’s a case of a suspect who returned to the scene of a crime an hour after a first break-in attempt. When he tried to flee a second time, he didn't get far. Nicholas James Divittorio, 29, was chased down by a Belmont County Sheriff's Deputy after authorities say he was caught trying to break into the same complex at Lansing Limited Apartments twice on the ...
01, Oct 2014 - Scioto, OH Ohio man accused of raping girl
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- A Portsmouth area man was arrested over the weekend on charges of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and transported to the Scioto County Jail, according to the office of Sheriff Marty V. Donini.
01, Oct 2014 - Lucas, OH Jail officials voice concerns
STRYKER, Ohio — Officials of the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio near Stryker believe a proposed new Lucas Count jail would jeopardize the regional corrections center, but county officials say there’s been no decision yet to pull sentenced inmates from CCNO.
01, Oct 2014 - Detroit man pleads guilty to distributing nearly 700 grams of heroin in Mason County
Bashiri Deon McDaniel, 36, also known as "Chevy", admitted in federal court that he was part of a ring that distributed 400 to 700 grams of heroin brought from Detroit into Mason County and Gallipolis, Ohio.
01, Oct 2014 - Geauga, OH Manhunt: School Shooter T.J. Lane Escapes From Prison
A teenage killer serving life in prison for a deadly shooting spree at his high school escaped from his Ohio prison today and is on the loose.
01, Oct 2014 - Delaware, OH Lewis Center Man Gets 38 Years For Kidnapping, Rape Of 18-Year-Old Man
A Central Ohio man has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for kidnapping, burning and raping an 18-year-old man.
01, Oct 2014 - Geauga, OH Manhunt: Escaped School Shooter T.J. Lane Believed Captured
A teenage killer serving life in prison for a deadly shooting spree at his high school escaped from his Ohio prison today and is on the loose.
01, Oct 2014 - Lucas, OH Appeals court upholds conviction in ’67 slaying
Robert Bowman’s 2011 conviction for a 1967 cold-case murder was upheld Friday by Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals.
01, Oct 2014 - Delaware, OH Youngstown man pleads guilty after wife agrees to testify in murder trial
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in northeast Ohio say they've arrested and charged the third man suspected in a gas station robbery that left two other suspects dead after they were shot by a store clerk.
01, Oct 2014 - Ohio Supreme Court reverses self, clears Powell ballot issue
The Ohio Supreme Court has overruled a decision it made last month that denied Powell voters the right to decide whether a citizens group can review the city’s development policy. The court decided 5-2 on Monday that the Powell City Council should not have stopped residents’ ballot petition. Justices did not give a reason for their reversal. On Sept. 19, the court had voted 6-1 to uphold the ...
01, Oct 2014 - Madison, OH School shooter, others caught after jail escape
Chardon High School shooter TJ Lane , 19, was captured Friday morning after he escaped from a western Ohio prison.
01, Oct 2014 - Warren, OH Man sentenced to death for fatal shooting
A 30-year-old northeast Ohio man who’s already spent most of his adult life in prison has been sentenced to death for a fatal shooting in September 2012.
01, Oct 2014 - Geauga, OH Captured: Escaped School Shooter T.J. Lane in Custody
A teenage killer serving life in prison for a deadly shooting spree at his high school escaped from his Ohio prison today and is on the loose.
01, Oct 2014 - Geauga, OH High School Shooter T.J. Lane Escapes From Prison: Police
A teenage killer serving life in prison for a deadly shooting spree at his high school escaped from his Ohio prison today and is on the loose.
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