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Governor Kasich recognizes Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week

President Marie Fresch encourages all Ohio reporters and captioners to share the excitement

In conjunction with NCRA's fourth annual National Court Reporting & Captioning week, February 14-20, 2016, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor have recognized and declared Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week.  Your OCRA is proud to have achieved this declaration for our profession here in Ohio!

OCRA President Marie Fresch is encouraging all court reporters and captioners to share the excitement of Ohio's Court Reporting & Captioning Week.  In addition to the official Resolution, please view Marie's Letter to the Editor sent to all major newspapers in Ohio and be sure to view, print, and share around Ohio's courthouses, libraries, colleges - everywhere - OCRA's poster/flyer announcing Ohio Court Reporting & Captioning Week.

Click the Resolution shown below to view a full-sized PDF of Ohio's recognition of Court Reporting and Captioning Week

2016 Ohio CR&C Week Resolution

In order to assist in the recognition of the profession of court reporting and captioning around Ohio, each member of our profession is encouraged to spread the word to family, friends, and the public to raise awareness about the growing number of employment opportunities the profession offers.

On February 15, OCRA President-Elect Susan Gee will join NCRA President Steve Zinone, Indiana Court Reporters Association President Tonya Kaiser, and Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association President Kathy McHugh in a panel discussion hosted by the College of Court Reporting, Hobart, Indiana. The discussion will take place online via the college’s Blackboard Collaborate and will be hosted by Jeff Moody, President of the College of Court Reporting. Sue and her fellow panelists will share information about their careers as court reporters, the challenges they faced in court reporting schools, what motivates them to serve as leaders, why association membership is important to students and working professionals, and more. Participation is open to anyone. For more information, contact Natalie Kijurna at or 866-294-3974, ext. 229.

On February 17, NCRA President Steve Zinone, RPR, an official court reporter from Pittsford, New York, plans to visit in person with students and faculty at the court reporting program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio.  President Zinone said he plans to address the importance of being involved in court reporter associations at the state and national levels, as well as share insights from his personal experience as a court reporter. He was invited by the students in the program’s Captioning & Court Reporting Club. NCRA’s communications team is working with Kelly Moranz, CRI, the program’s manager, to secure interviews with President Zinone by local media outlets in the Cleveland area.




2016 Cr C Week Logo

For more information on raising awareness, including press release templates, logos, et cetera, please visit:  Be sure to let OCRA know of any events you plan or recognition you receive in your local area so we can share the great news with your fellow reporters and captioners.

OCRA is dedicated to providing leadership and direction for the court reporting profession - past, present, and future - by offering educational opportunities and promoting technological advancements, quality services, high ethical standards, and fellowship.

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