One stop searching for Ohio legal records .. finally!
I had a rude awakening after moving to Ohio and naively asking a colleague "Doesn't Ohio have one site where you can search across counties for court cases?" Many of Ohio's counties don't offer online access to their court records and those that do often have what I would term clunky sites that are unbearably slow to boot.
Yes, I had been spoiled rotten by Wisconsin and CCAP.
Today via BRB's Public Records Blog comes news that Ohio is planning a database that will incorporate court records from all of the state's 88 counties. $10.5 billion has been set aside in Ohio's proposed budget for the development of the system and immediate goals are for a contractor to be hired within three months and "to have a pilot program of 15 to 20 courts and several state agencies available by the end of 2007 and the network in place within 2 years."