Investigative News & Resources



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    Useful Investigative Links

How to become a Private Investigator - from PINow Magazine


  Ohio Sunshine Laws / Public Records Act

Downloaded a PDF version from the bottom of this page

  You can also follow this link: Ohio Attorney General WebSite

to download a copy.


Ohio Business Filing Search

Follow this link: Ohio Secretary of State WebSite

to search for an Ohio company.


Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

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for boat and vehicle title searches. 


State of Ohio eLicense Center

Follow this link:

to verify many types of professional licenses.


Ohio Sex Offender Registration & Notification

Follow this link to:

to search for sex offenders statewide.


Ohio Prison Inmate Locator

Follow this link to:

to search for a current inmate in the state prison system.


Ohio General Assembly

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to obtain Ohio legislative information.


Ohio Revised Code 

Follow this link: Ohio Revised Code

to search Ohio laws.


Ohio Attorney General's Concealed Handgun License Information

Follow this link to:

to obtain information, including certified instructors.


WayBack Machine / Internet Archive

Follow this link: Internet Archive

to search for old websites.


Phone Finder

Follow this link: Fone Finder

to search for origins of phone numbers.


The Memory Hole

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for locating obscure/suppressed information.


Babel Fish

Follow this link to: Babel Fish

to translate e-mails / websites etc.


Search Systems

Follow this link to:

to locate public record repositories.


Telephone & Criss-Cross Lookup Site


Locating Military Personnel

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to find military personnel.


Ohio Municipal League

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for connection to Ohio's cities and villages.


County Commissioners Association of Ohio

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for access to Ohio's county government.


Supreme Court of Ohio

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for Ohio judicial and court information, including attorney licensing.


Federal Bankruptcy Court - VCIS

Voice Case Information System

WebSite Info


State Library of Ohio

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for a reference library portal.


Ohio Newspapers

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for Ohio newspapers.


State of Ohio Web Portal

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for the State's site.


U.S. Government Web Portal

Follow this link to:

to obtain federal information.


Directory of World cities


Workplace Violence Information

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The National Institute For The Prevention Of Workplace Violence


Criminal Justice Systems of the World


World Clock Time Zones


Earth Calendar of Holidays and Celebrations'


Freedom of Information around the world





Ohio Licensed Attorneys


PI Magazine


   National Security Archive


The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press


Investigative Reporters & Editors








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