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Text Box: The Ashland County Common Pleas Court utilizes ZOOM video conferencing.  ZOOM allows invited guests to join a video conference meeting or hearing, by simply clicking on a hypertext link sent to the invited guest in an email or Outlook Calendar invitation.  The invited guest simply clicks on the link, allows the web app to install (if not previously installed), then provides a ďrefer to me asĒ name when joining the video conference as a guest.

For a wealth of support information about ZOOM video conferencing, go to the ZOOM Support website using this link: 


Regularly Provided Media Access Without Request:
It is the Courtís policy to notify local media/press organizations, and automatically provide a direct-access link to any ZOOM video hearing scheduled in any criminal case pending before the Court.  Those local media/press organizations are:  Ashland-Times Gazette; Ashland County Pictures; Mansfield News Journal; Ashland/Richland Source; and WMFD TV (if a separate link provided).  However, if the hearing is live-streamed, the Court kindly asks that media take advantage of the Courtís provided live-streaming service and not enter into the remote video hearing as a participant.

Requesting Access via Live-Streaming:
Any non-local media agency, law enforcement agency, related party, or approved individual may, upon application to the Court, request notification of a hearing, and that the hearing at issue be live-streamed on the Courtís website if it is not already scheduled for live-streaming.  The Court believes in open access to court proceedings, and will live stream any criminal or civil proceeding (excluding marriage termination, civil domestic violence, or parental rights allocation hearings).  Simply contact court staff to make such a request.

Further Information:
For further remote video help, see Form 19 for Zoom support information and instructions for participating in a remote video motion hearing or bench trial.