Mahoning court filings going high-tech soon

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County is one step closer to moving toward a completely electronic filing court system.

The data board approved the county’s contract with Tybera Development Group.  The $300,000 price tag is paid for completely through court costs, split down the middle by the county’s area courts and Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas.

Officials say this move is a long time coming.

“Going back at least five to six, seven years, we have been researching and trying to get to the point of implementing a system that is electronic on the front end, where everything is filed electronically,” Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino said.

Currently, Mahoning County court records can be searched online, but cases are still filed on paper.

If it is approved by the county commissioners, officials expect to start implementing the system by mid-2015, starting with civil cases.

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