In a recent edition of his online newsletter, Dick Eastman talks about a searchable database of Ohio birth and death records that will be available to the public in county office presumably by the end of the year.
That doesn't mean you can gain access from your computer at home, unfortunately. In fact there are no plans to make the database available to the public in that way. It will be available at state and county offices only. But the fact that the data is being digitally organized and available even in a limited way is a great step forward for those doing Ohio vital records research.
You can read Dick's article and find a link to the original article in the Dayton Daily News at: http://tinyurl.com/yjdtfus