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01/24/2020

SPREAD THE WORD: OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers Intro to Machine Shorthand program in the Cleveland area

FREE 6-week introductory program to begin February 4th in Independence

Additional statewide programs to be announced for 2020! Looking for a new career? Imagine a career with a ringside seat to all the action! We are called court reporters, stenographers, captioners, speed-texters, realtime communication specialists...the possibilities are endless!

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01/22/2020

January 2020 OCRA Highlights

Planning is underway to celebrate Ohio 2020 Court Reporting and Captioning Week

2020 is off to a busy - and fantastic start - for OCRA! Highlights include: Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week ~ Veterans History Project Partnership ~ District C CEU/Educational Event ~ District D Mardi Gras Meet and Greet ~ 2020 Annual Conference ~ A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

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01/10/2020

Registration for the 2020 Annual Conference is OPEN!

Celebrate 100 Years of OCRA in 2020

The OCRA 2020 Annual Conference will be held March 27-29 at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris. Members who register for the full weekend/all-inclusive option prior to February 17th will be entered to win a $100 refund

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01/07/2020

2020 Student and New Reporter Scholarships Available and Membership Award Nominations Open

Up to $2,250 available to be awarded at the 2020 Annual Conference

Deadline to apply for a student/new reporter scholarship and/or to nominate an OCRA member for a membership award is Friday, February 7. Applications are available for the 2020 Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship, 2020 Sue Terry Technology at Your Fingertips Student Scholarship, and 2020 Vernon C. Steele New Reporter ScholarshipDetails >
12/17/2019

Registration is open for District C's CEU and social event being held February 8th!

Celebrate 2020 Court Reporting & Captioning Week by attending District C's CEU (NCRA approved for .3 CEU) and social event hosted by District C Director Susan Coots. After the educational event at Motts Military Museum, continue the celebration with your friends and family and bring out your inner artist at the glass blowing social event being held at Glass Axis. The glass blowing social event is full. You can add your name to the cancellation list in the event an opening becomes available!

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12/01/2019

2020 OCRA Membership Renewal Notice and Membership Drive

What's in it for you? Education! Information! Power! Connections! And so much more!

OCRA values each member and strives to provide benefits and professional resources to help you in each step of your court reporting and captioning career. Congratulations, Jane Proud, winner of a $50 Amazon gift card. All members who joined/renewed on or before November 15th were entered to win.

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11/04/2019

The Buckeye Record - Fall 2019 Edition

The improved quarterly The Buckeye Record is now available! For a limited time, the Fall 2019 edition of The Buckeye Record is available without logging in. Nonmembers: Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity to see what your OCRA is doing for all of Ohio's reporters and captioners.Details >
06/27/2019

OCRA Cardinal Foundation offered Intro to Machine Shorthand program in North Canton

FREE 6-week introductory program was held September - October 2019 in North Canton

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05/14/2019

CALL TO ACTION: OCRA members requested to provide public comments on new Notary Public provisions

The Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act (Ohio Senate Bill 263, 132nd General Assembly) was signed into law by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2018.  The provisions under the Act will become effective on September 20, 2019. Draft Administrative Rules have been released by the Secretary of State and allow for public comments through Wednesday, May 15th.

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03/24/2019

2019 Annual Conference Rocks On Into History

Thank you to our conference sponsors, vendors, speakers, and attendees!

The Ohio Court Reporters Association 2019 Annual Conference was held March 22-24, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside in Independence. Find a recap of the highlights of the conference here.

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02/05/2019

Governor DeWine recognizes Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week

President Terri Sims encourages all Ohio reporters and captioners to share the excitement

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has designated February 9-16 as the 2019 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Ohio Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted have declared Ohio Court Reporting & Captioning Week for February 10-17, 2019. The week-long event will highlight the many aspects of court reporting and captioning that make it a viable profession, including good salaries, flexibility, interesting venues, and the increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the growing number of employment opportunities available in the field.

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04/16/2018

OCRA's 2018 Annual Conference: Navigation Complete

April 13-15, 2018 - Marriott Columbus Northwest, Dublin

The OCRA 2018 Annual Conference was a success! Thank you to all sponsors, speakers, and attendees! Conference recap coming soon

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