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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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03/06/2018

March 2018 News Flash: What's happening in your profession?

In this News Flash * 2018 Annual Business Meeting notice and Nominating Committee report * 2018 Annual Conference hotel room block and preregistration deadlines * Invitation to participate in a transcription survey * OCRA submits comments to the U.S. Department of Labor * Cincinnati *Free* Intro to Machine Shorthand Program begins March 22nd * NCRA Board of Directors meeting and Legislative Boot Camp *Details >
03/06/2018

2018 Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon Notice

Nominations and Slate of 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Registration is open! Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available now. You don't want to miss the 2018 Annual Conference - Navigating Your Future - April 13-15, 2018!

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03/04/2018

An invitation to participate in transcription research

A PhD student at Ohio State University is researching the writing habits and practices of speech-to-text and CART providers.

Chad Iwertz, a PhD student at Ohio State University, is researching the writing habits and practices of speech-to-text and CART providers, and he has reached out to the experts - OCRA's reporters and captioners - to ask for your participation in his research study.

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02/14/2018

OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand in Cincinnati

FREE 8-week introductory program to begin March 22nd in Cincinnati

Additional statewide programs to be announced for 2018! 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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02/07/2018

Governor Kasich recognizes Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week

President Douglas Bettis encourages all Ohio reporters and captioners to share the excitement

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has designated February 10-17 as the 2018 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Ohio Governor Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Taylor have declared the same in the state of Ohio! 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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12/29/2017

Your end-of-the-year tax deductions keep growing!

Three options to add to your 2017 tax deductions: (1) Membership dues; (2) 2018 Annual Conference registration; (3) Charitable contribution toward OCRA Cardinal Foundation's A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand Programs.

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12/20/2017

December Update and News. Also, give and receive the best gift this year!

WANTED: Stentura ink cartridges and used steno machines are needed for 2018's A to Z programs

The OCRA Board needs your help in order to accomplish great things in 2018! Renew your OCRA membership or join today. Also, two A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand programs will begin in January (Columbus, January 9th, and Cleveland, January 11th). Help spread the word about these opportunities for a FREE introductory program! AND JUST ANNOUNCED: 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 1ST!

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12/11/2017

The Buckeye Record - December 2017 Edition

For a limited time, the December 2017 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.

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12/05/2017

OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand in Columbus and Cleveland!

FREE 8-week introductory program to begin January 9th in Columbus and January 11th in Cleveland

Additional statewide programs to be announced for 2018! 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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12/04/2017

2018 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 to OCRA member Cindy LaRosa, the winner of a $50 Amazon gift card!

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10/22/2017

A spooktacular time was had by all at OCRA's HallowFest CEU and Social Event!

District B hosted a CEU and Social Event on Saturday, October 21st at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Mason.

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10/15/2017

In Memory of Linda Sturm

2004-2006 Ohio Court Reporters Association President

Linda Sturm passed away October 14, 2017.

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10/06/2017

OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand

FREE 8-week introductory program began in August in the Canton area

Additional statewide programs to be announced for 2018! 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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08/30/2017

August/September 2017 OCRA Update

Latest news around Ohio

District D's Meet-and-Greet scheduled for September 21; Registration is now open for District B's October 21 HallowFest CEU and Social Event; Congratulations to our newly certified OCRA members; and Past President Sue Horak retires

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06/30/2017

Opportunities to "Discover Court Reporting and Captioning" are plenty in Ohio

YOU can help secure your future today!

On July 12th, a half-day FREE Discover Court Reporting event will be held at Clark State College, Springfield. On August 23rd, OCRA's Cardinal Foundation's FREE 8-week A to Z Intro to Steno program begins in Canton.

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06/07/2017

The Buckeye Record - Spring/Summer 2017 Edition

For a limited time, the Spring/Summer 2017 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.

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