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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 six grandchildren.  As a judge for over 17 years, 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 3, 2017

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. Below is a list of funds, which are being held by the Hamilton County Probate Court. Payees can contact the Probate cashier by Wednesday February 8, 2017 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
57404 1/7/2015 $43.50 JAMES E REUTER 2014005135 SHIRLEY R SCHREIBER
57436 1/26/2015 $6.00 TIMOTHY L BARTON 2014002088 RICHARD L BARTON
57450 1/28/2015 $15.00 LOLA A RANDOLPH 2006005203 ARTHUR G MILLER
57608 2/5/2015 $59.28 DAMON C SELLERS 2014001392 BRYAN D SELLERS
57667 2/19/2015 $12.50 RICHARD B DUSTERBERG 2015000031 VERA M RETTIG
57684 2/26/2015 $63.75 TAWN FICHTER 2014002514 GREGORY JAY EVANS
57691 2/26/2015 $29.00 JEFFREY DECK 2014003850 SYLVIA L DECK
57730 3/6/2015 $30.00 RONALD J SANKER SR 2014001908 DONITA SANKER FRANKLIN
57738 3/6/2015 $9.00 BRIAN WELDELE 2014005116
57743 3/6/2015 $57.00 DONALD R EISER 2015000658 ROSEMARY R EISER
57760 3/18/2015 $10.00 MATTHEW CATRON 2013004825 DOLORES CATRON
57762 3/18/2015 $11.00 JAMES R GARVIN 2014000189 HARLAN D GIBSON
57763 3/18/2015 $90.65 ANDREW E MAXWELL 2014000699 MYRON MAXWELL
57767 3/18/2015 $13.44 LEWIS H SEILER 2014002104 ALICE E TONEY
57796 3/18/2015 $17.50 GORDON P SAYLER 2014005144
57807 3/26/2015 $16.95 LINDA C THOMAS 2014001870 MARILYN P SCHOEN
57812 3/26/2015 $52.00 MACKENZIE M FARMER 2014002995 ROBERT T BROCK JR
57815 3/26/2015 $10.95 ROBERT W LEWIS 2014003212 WALTER F LEWIS JR
57856 4/6/2015 $11.85 CAROL BRAUN 2014003211 DOROTHY M BRAUN
57866 4/6/2015 $78.85 KAREN MILLER 2014005154 HAROLD EGGLESTON JR
57871 4/6/2015 $12.00 ANGELINA C BOYLE 2015000615 ANGELINA R BOYLE
57886 4/10/2015 $12.00 GERALDINE THODESEN 2014003213 EDDIE THODESEN
57900 4/16/2015 $6.00 ANGELINA VENTI 2008001776 DOROTHY FAY RICHARDS
57901 4/16/2015 $25.90 BONNIE L ELDRIDGE 2011001433 LEONARD T ELDRIDGE
57918 4/16/2015 $13.50 KENNETH P COYNE 2015001326 S CARROLL KAHN
57931 4/24/2015 $5.00 CAROL ANN WENZEL 2014004794 JUANITA MAE CONLEY
57932 4/24/2015 $5.00 RAYMOND SCOTT CONLEY 2014004794 JUANITA MAE CONLEY
57958 5/5/2015 $10.00 THERESA JENKOFSKY 2014003364 KIMBERLY KELLY MARQUES JENKOFSKY
57964 5/5/2015 $37.95 JEREMY A ANDERSON 2014005406 ALEXIS M ANDERSON
58040 5/21/2015 $22.00 MAYA COURSEY 2015001018 MYSHAUN COURSEY
58091 6/4/2015 $43.27 LEWIS H SEILER 2012002391 IRENE J WINERT
58096 6/4/2015 $11.35 PATRICIA D LAUB 2014000916 BENJAMIN D MALLIN JR
58109 6/4/2015 $7.85 JESSICA A SCULLY 2014005051 JESSICA L SCULLY
58172 6/18/2015 $62.95 TERRENCE M DONNELLON 2015000280 EDWARD J DONNELLON
58180 6/25/2015 $20.00 GEORGE R BUSCHE 1992006084 GEORGE J BUSCHE
58193 6/25/2015 $73.85 LEWIS H SEILER 2014005243 FRANCES REINWALD
58200 6/25/2015 $17.00 MELISSA MATTINGLY 2015001821 KIANA NICOLE MATTINGLY
58201 6/25/2015 $9.00 THOMAS GLENN BARKER 2015001851
58224 7/7/2015 $15.00 CRYSTAL LYNN HUCKER 2008000614 RAYMOND J SCHMUELLING
58249 7/7/2015 $12.00 ALFRED DUBOSE 2015001662 RYAN JOHNSON
58292 7/9/2015 $48.50 KEVIN A MACK 2015002155 TASHANIA DEAN
58299 7/16/2015 $18.00 GREGORY T SPEARS 2014000835 MICHAEL D SPEARS
58306 7/16/2015 $32.75 J BRADY DICKHAUS 2015000081 VESTA A BURNETT
58319 7/16/2015 $6.00 HANNAH TIBTANI 2015002284 LUCAS ANDREW PICKERING
58328 7/23/2015 $13.95 ROGER A WARD 2009001762 RUSSELL A WARD
58329 7/23/2015 $13.90 ALPHONSO GAINES 2013001752 ALPHONSO JORDAN
58346 7/23/2015 $9.00 DAVID DANA GEIGER 2015002407
58350 7/30/2015 $13.95 PHILIP W THEOBALD 2003001943 W ARTHUR THEOBALD
58389 8/7/2015 $10.00 PAMELA HURLEY 2009003746 F ROBERT HARMON
58442 8/13/2015 $7.85 CAROL J DREYER 2015001314 JEAN H CREEK
58447 8/13/2015 $6.00 JENA AKERS 2015002585 ALESIA MARIE AKERS
58461 8/20/2015 $49.35 LEWIS H SEILER 2011004428 BETTY J KIBLER
58467 8/20/2015 $10.00 NICHOLAS PARSENIOS 2014004842 DORIS I PARSENIOS
58475 8/20/2015 $8.00 ROBIN BRAND 2015000416 ROBERT P WUNDER
58487 8/27/2015 $8.85 ERIC FRENCH 2013005486 VERNON P FRENCH
58493 8/27/2015 $5.85 PAMELA R PEARSON 2014003960 MARY L FERGUSON
58566 9/10/2015 $5.95 JEFFREY L MEFFORD 2014005282 WILODYNE MEFFORD
58717 10/8/2015 $24.95 DAVID G EVELEIGH 2015000349 M PHYLLIS EVELEIGH
58730 10/8/2015 $47.80 DONALD D BOOTH 2015001815 DIANNA J BOOTH
58747 10/15/2015 $12.30 KAY MCDONALD 2014002888 BEVERLY E STANGELAND
58757 10/15/2015 $12.80 DALE A RAINS 2015002043 BETTE J RAINS
58766 10/15/2015 $17.50 RICHARD B DUSTERBERG 2015003612 KEITH PHILLIP HUNSICKER
58767 10/15/2015 $48.50 RALPH J CONRAD 2015003739 MARILYN R AUBERGER
58790 10/22/2015 $10.00 BRENDA STROUP 2015002984 ANGELA R DETRO
58802 10/29/2015 $5.90 RICHARD F DEMERLE 2014003152 AUGUSTA R DEMERLE
58803 10/29/2015 $12.00 WENDY L SPALTER 2014004754 ADAM S SPALTER
58823 10/29/2015 $9.00 VIVIAN L BLANCHARD 2015003319
58855 11/5/2015 $10.00 MICHAEL L SCHAEFFNER 2012004293 ERIN BUCKLEY
58880 11/17/2015 $64.80 JENNIFER R BLAKLEY 2014004080 MARK CLINTON BLAKLEY
58908 11/19/2015 $13.90 DIANA L CORNIST 2015000655 BEATRICE KENNEDY
58910 11/19/2015 $24.00 KIMBERLY JEWETT 2015001443 BARBARA F JEWETT
58945 12/4/2015 $39.00 LISA M BASKIN 2015001453 LAWYER NORTH JR
58960 12/4/2015 $10.00 JOSEPH HUTSON 2015002802 CHRISTOPHER DEREK RICHMOND
58963 12/4/2015 $10.00 AMBER SCHWARTZ 2015003741 CAMERON MORGAN
58978 12/9/2015 $11.85 LISA SANDERS 2014002930 ARLENE BURRELL
58992 12/9/2015 $41.00 BARBARA J BELLAMY 2015001646 JANET C DOWELL
59008 12/21/2015 $5.60 AUSTIN M JOHNSON 2011004837 MILDRED S JOHNSON
59010 12/21/2015 $7.90 ANDREA BARNETT 2014001106 PAMELA JEAN BARNETT
59057 12/30/2015 $10.00 DENNIS V MIRACLE 2015001718 PATRICIA A MIRACLE
59061 12/30/2015 $15.00 DAVID J MICHAELSON 2015002044 I ARTHUR MICHAELSON
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