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Month To Month Evictions In Ohio During COVID-19

5 Apr , 2020  

by: Eric E. Willison, Ohio Capital Journal

During this challenging time, each court in Ohio can determine how it wants to handle evictions. For instance, the Franklin County Municipal Court is allowing the filing of new evictions, but instead of setting the possession hearing dates two to three weeks after filing like usual, now all possession hearing dates are set eight weeks out.

Other courts, like the Eastern and Western Divisions of the Montgomery County Municipal Court, have made no changes to scheduling possession hearings. The only way to be sure of what is going on is to check with the court in your area that handles evictions and either read through their coronavirus guidelines or call the clerk of courts office for more information. More…

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Ohio Attorney General Says Courts May Suspend Jury Trials During Pandemic

19 Mar , 2020  

by David C.DeWitt, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued a formal opinion Wednesday that courts may suspend jury trials to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and that they may do so consistent with state and federal speedy-trial obligations, a press release announced.

“Only the trial court can continue a case,” Yost said. “This opinion is a review of the law under which prosecutors can request such continuance based on the public health emergency.” More…

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Juvenile Court Seeking CASA Volunteers

16 Jul , 2017  

The Richland County Juvenile Court is looking for volunteers with a heart for children who will advocate for what is in the best interest of abused, neglected, and dependent children involved with the Court. More…

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Mental Health Court Graduation Set

27 Apr , 2017  

The Mansfield Municipal Mental Health Court will hold a graduation ceremony on May 3, 2017 at The Rehab Center, 270 Sterkel Blvd., at 12:00 PM, followed by a reception.

Judge Frank Ardis Jr. and Judge Jerry Ault will provide a brief keynote address. More…