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Judge Ralph Winkler and the Hamilton County Probate Court employees are committed to providing excellent service through courtesy, dedication and professionalism while following all laws of the United States of America and State of Ohio. The Court ensures prompt and equal access to all court records and services by using the latest technology to consistently improve accuracy and efficiency in our office, while increasing the times and locations that citizens can access our services. We strive to protect the rights and safety of all people, and those the court have been entrusted to protect, with prompt and just resolution to all legal matters brought before the Court. The Court provides over 80 unique services, some of them include assisting in the distribution of assets from generation to generation, providing guardianship for residents who cannot care for themselves and growing families through marriage and adoptions.

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THE HONORABLE JUDGE RALPH E. WINKLER

Judge Ralph Winkler is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Colerain High School in 1979 and the University of Cincinnati in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He earned his J.D. from Chase Law School at Northern Kentucky University graduating in 1987.  While in law school, Judge Winkler worked full time as a law clerk in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.  After passing the Bar in 1987, he worked in the private practice of law and as an assistant prosecutor until April of 1999 when the Governor appointed him a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge.   In 2004, he was elected to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and was reelected for a second term in 2010.  In 2004, Judge Winkler received his diploma in Judicial Skills from the American Academy of Judicial Education and in 2008 was named Trial Judge of the Year by the Hamilton County Trial Lawyers Association.  He has served as adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College Of Law.  After winning the Election for Hamilton County Probate Court Judge in November 2014, in 2015 Judge Winkler began serving the public by hearing cases involving adoptions, mental health care, guardianships, estates, and other probate cases.  He is married to Teresa Winkler and has three daughters and seven grandchildren.  As a judge since 1999, he has presided over 36,000 + cases, giving him a wide variety of great experience.  He feels blessed to hold a job he loves and looks forward to what each new day brings. 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Effective: January 7, 2019

Ohio Law requires the Hamilton County Probate Court to post a list of cases in which money has been paid and remained in the hands of the Court for one year since the next preceding first Monday of January. The attached is a list of funds, which are being held by the Hamilton County Probate Court. Payees can contact the probate cashier by Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to claim the funds. The cashier is located on the 9th floor of the William Howard Taft Center at 230 East 9th Street and is open for business Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. For additional information contact the cashier at 946-3583.

Check Number Check Date Amount Payee Case Number Case Caption
60678 01/12/2017 24.50 MICHELLE SINCLAIR 2016003503 PAMELA NEWSOME
60680 01/12/2017 11.00 KRISTOFER RICHARDSON 2016004578 KRISTOFER TREVAN RICHARDSON
60730 01/25/2017 22.70 DONALD A BIEHL JR 2016004110 LINDA S BIEHL
60798 02/09/2017 35.60 AARON D HAUCKE 2016003992 CAROL SUE HAUCKE
60820 02/17/2017 11.35 PATRICIA D LAUB 2014000916 BENJAMIN D MALLIN JR
60822 02/23/2017 10.00 MICHAEL EUGENE NEIHEISEL 1978005963 ALICE P PFEFFERLE
60836 02/23/2017 8.70 TONYA DENISE MCGEE PHILLIPS 2016003954 DOLPHINE F ROBINSON
60867 03/02/2017 23.70 CAROLE S BROWN 2016003351 ROBERT H BROWN
60868 03/02/2017 6.50 LINDA G MUELLER 2016003606 THOMAS J MUELLER
60904 03/16/2017 23.85 MARY E KROENKER VANDRUTEN 2016004709 MARIA KROENKER
60916 03/23/2017 33.85 KATHERINE DREW DANNEMILLER 2015004441 ELAINE M DREW
60918 03/23/2017 10.00 SYLVIA BROWNLEE 2016000281 SYLVESTER BROWNLEE
60929 03/23/2017 58.70 ROBERT F BARTLOWE 2016004354 ORLETA T BARTLOWE
60932 03/23/2017 50.70 ROBERT BARTLOWE 2016004545 FREDERICK J TRESTER
60945 03/30/2017 44.00 CHRIS LINNEMAN 2013001087 MARILYN LINNEMAN
60953 03/30/2017 23.00 PAUL G SITTENFELD 2016003373 MICHAEL I WILGER
60986 04/06/2017 12.00 PNC BANK NA 1974003780 HENRY S IRVING
61040 04/19/2017 25.35 LINDA YELTON 2016001685 WILBUR M EVANS
61041 04/19/2017 25.35 BETH A WERNERY 2016001685 WILBUR M EVANS
61061 04/27/2017 8.00 JOE BURDINE 2015004668 JASON CODY BRIGHTPATH CARPENTER
61072 04/27/2017 72.00 THOMAS HEMMING 2017000562 SUSAN M HEMMING
61098 05/04/2017 8.00 ANTHONY CAFEO 2004001155 DORIS ANN CAFEO
61099 05/04/2017 7.80 BRIAN K DUDIS 2013002018 JAMES C DUDIS
61139 05/11/2017 6.00 CASARIA PEREZ MORALES 2017000434 JOZETH ROMEO MORALES PEREZ
61174 05/25/2017 11.40 PAUL E SPARKE 2016004028 GREGORY M SPARKE
61181 05/25/2017 78.60 SONDRA F POWELL 2016004605 HAZEL BOYD POWELL
61183 05/25/2017 38.50 NELSON W BAUER 2016004636 LISABETH S BAUER
61230 06/08/2017 6.70 STEVEN J WELLEN 2014005241 JOAN R WELLEN
61247 06/08/2017 41.70 LISA MCLAUGHLIN 2017000059 JOHN CHARLES MCLAUGHLIN
61287 06/21/2017 130.95 TAWN FICHTER 2014001066 RUTH HOUSEN
61291 06/21/2017 6.50 HELEN JUANITA JETT 2016001465 YUELTA MAE KINGERY
61390 07/13/2017 9.00 VINCE LOMBOY 2016004760 NELDA F LOMBOY
61402 07/20/2017 22.80 DELORES C ERNST 2008004083 JAMES H ERNST SR
61430 07/27/2017 71.00 CHERYLE SOUTHERN 2015002763 INGERBORG D SOUTHERN
61493 08/03/2017 84.00 WANETTA COLLIER 2017002616 WENDELL JOINER JR
61503 08/10/2017 18.90 CHRISTINE GORSKI 2014001432 JAMES JOSHUA GENTRY
61539 08/17/2017 37.80 CHEVELLE CHAPMAN 2016003216 LUVLEE CHAPMAN
61540 08/17/2017 22.60 CRYSTAL L WARBURTON 2016003338 JAMES H SHELTON
61541 08/17/2017 53.70 CAMERON G BROWN 2016004117 GARRY BROWN
61564 08/24/2017 6.00 KEVIN HUGHES 2016004990 HANNAH KATHERINE HUGHES
61573 08/24/2017 9.00 CHRISTOPHER YOUNG 2017002459
61583 08/30/2017 7.00 ELAINE COOPER 2014003354 WILLIAM M COOPER
61584 08/30/2017 7.00 NIETHSA MYLES 2015002601 KENNETH MYLES
61626 09/08/2017 15.70 MICHAEL EARLS 2016003994 FLORENCE LORETTA EARLS
61642 09/08/2017 19.60 DALE G GUTMAN 2017001455 ANN D GUTMAN
61644 09/08/2017 10.00 REBECCA J ALLF 2017001949 WILLIAM C HINES
61661 09/13/2017 18.00 JARED C MORRIS 2014004946 DAVID E LOUDY
61710 09/28/2017 9.50 KENNETH D PRICE 2015001679 LOUVENIA PRICE
61759 10/05/2017 28.70 STEVEN D KELLER 2016002835 VIRGINIA ANN KELLER
61761 10/05/2017 11.00 GARY MOECKEL 2016003285 CLARENCE RICHARD MOECKEL
61765 10/05/2017 10.00 BRIAN MICHAEL ALBERT 2016004377
61781 10/05/2017 8.70 MARK SCHREIBEIS 2017001112 JOY E CRAVER
61798 10/05/2017 22.00 GREGORY MILLER 2017004112 SUSAN MILLER
61811 10/11/2017 32.90 WILLIAM ALAN ROBERTS 2016001283 JANET SMITH
61814 10/11/2017 35.00 ERIC W GOERING 2016003659 WAITE, SCHNEIDER,BAYLESS & CHESLEY CO
61843 10/19/2017 38.00 MAX BLOOM 2016003284 MARC STECHENBERG
61853 10/19/2017 26.70 PAULA EVANSHINE 2017001333 GLORIA N BIZZARRI
61856 10/19/2017 32.70 LENETT REID HINDS 2017001660 VIRGINIA D REID
61860 10/19/2017 17.00 ASHLEY JULIUS 2017003387 CORNELIUS DEAN
61930 11/02/2017 17.00 SHELLEY SULLIVAN 2017003676 CHAZITY WALTERS
61938 11/08/2017 88.95 SHEILA CROSSTY 2015004175 CHUCKISHA KEMPER
61983 11/16/2017 250.00 MARK STENGER 2016002555 JAMES MILLER
62017 11/29/2017 17.00 BRETT A BEARD 2017002337 JERRY A SHARP
62040 12/07/2017 17.60 SHIRLEY JEAN LIDDINGTON 2016004278 BERTHA A BAKER
62042 12/07/2017 26.60 RONALD YORK 2017000937 CHARLES T YORK
62054 12/07/2017 16.70 DESTINY FORDHAM 2017002827 BRIANNA MARIA SCOTT
62055 12/07/2017 44.00 SARIA L GWIN-MAYE 2017002840 MARY LOUISE GWIN
62057 12/07/2017 28.80 STEVEN P BEGLEY 2017003745 HERBERT S BEGLEY
62067 12/14/2017 6.00 LASONYA M HARPER 2013003585 VADA D CULBERSON
62082 12/14/2017 22.60 WALTER T WILLIS 2017001517 WALTER WILLIS
62102 12/21/2017 39.90 LISA JONES 2014004323 BRANDI FIELDS
62107 12/21/2017 18.80 BRITTANY FISHER 2017000507 OBIE IRENE MARTIN
62141 12/27/2017 9.90 JASMINE ELLIOTT 2017004307 DOMINIQUE ELLIOTT

 

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