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2019 Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon Notice

Nominations and Slate of 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Registration is open! Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available now. You don't want to miss the 2019 Annual Conference - Top of the Charts - March 22-24, 2019!

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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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2019 Student and New Reporter Scholarships: Deadline Approaching

Up to $2,750 available to be awarded at the 2019 Annual Conference

Deadline to apply/nominate is Friday, February 1st. Applications are available for the 2019 Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship, 2019 Sue Terry Technology at Your Fingertips Student Scholarship, and 2019 Vernon C. Steele New Reporter ScholarshipDetails >

2019 Annual Conference


The 2019 OCRA Annual Conference will be heldĀ March 22-24, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside. Preregistration ends March 15. 1.5 CEUs available

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December 2018 News

Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act signed into law

Happy Holidays from OCRA ~ Calling all talent for the 2019 OCRA Annual Conference ~ Congratulations to OCRA member Joanne Cobb on her $50 Amazon gift card win ~ Renew your membership for 2019 or join OCRA today

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2019 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 Joanne Cobb, the winner of a $50 Amazon gift card!

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The Buckeye Record - Fall 2018 Edition

For a limited time, the Fall 2018 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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OCRA holds reception in recognition of


The Ohio Court Reporters Association hosted a reception in honor of Ohio's Sue Terry, NCRA's 2018-2019 President, on Friday, August 3, 2018, in New Orleans.

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OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers Intro to Machine Shorthand program in Canton

FREE 6-week introductory program to begin September 5th in Canton

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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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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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 >

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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