Chapter 2501: COURT OF APPEALS

2501.01 Judicial court of appeals districts.

The state shall be divided into twelve judicial court of appeals districts. The counties constituting the districts are as follows:

(A) First district: Hamilton;

(B) Second district: Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, and Greene;

(C) Third district: Mercer, Van Wert, Paulding, Defiance, Henry, Putnam, Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Union, Seneca, Shelby, Marion, Wyandot, and Crawford;

(D) Fourth district: Adams, Highland, Pickaway, Ross, Pike, Scioto, Lawrence, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton, Hocking, Athens, and Washington;

(E) Fifth district: Morrow, Richland, Ashland, Knox, Licking, Fairfield, Perry, Morgan, Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Delaware;

(F) Sixth district: Williams, Fulton, Wood, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, and Huron;

(G) Seventh district: Mahoning, Columbiana, Carroll, Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont, Noble, and Monroe;

(H) Eighth district: Cuyahoga;

(I) Ninth district: Lorain, Medina, Wayne, and Summit;

(J) Tenth district: Franklin;

(K) Eleventh district: Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, and Portage;

(L) Twelfth district: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, Preble, and Warren.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.01

Effective Date: 07-25-1980

2501.011 Additional judges in fifth through seventh districts.

(A) There shall be three additional judges of the court of appeals of the fifth district, composed of Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Guernsey, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Richland, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties.

One of the additional judges of the fifth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1980 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1981. One of the additional judges of the fifth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1982 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1983. One of the additional judges of the fifth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 2000 for a term of six years beginning February 11, 2001. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the fifth district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(B) There shall be two additional judges of the court of appeals of the sixth district, composed of Erie, Fulton, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood counties.

One of the additional judges of the sixth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1980 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1981. One of the additional judges of the sixth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1990 for a term of six years beginning on February 10, 1991. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the sixth district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(C) There shall be one additional judge of the court of appeals of the seventh district, composed of Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, and Noble counties.

The additional judge shall be elected at the general election in 1996 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1997. The additional judge thereafter shall be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the seventh district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(D) The judges provided for in this section and sections 2501.012 and 2501.013 of the Revised Code shall exercise the same powers and jurisdiction and perform the same duties as the judges of the courts of appeals; and shall receive the same compensation, as provided by law, for the judges of the courts of appeals.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.011

Effective Date: 07-10-2003

2501.012 Additional judges in eighth through twelfth districts.

(A) There shall be nine additional judges of the court of appeals of the eighth district, composed of Cuyahoga county.

Three of the additional judges of the eighth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1962 for a term of six years, their terms to commence on successive days beginning on the first day of January, 1963. Three of the additional judges of the eighth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1976 for a term of six years, their terms to commence on successive days beginning on the first day of January, 1977. Three of the additional judges of the eighth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1990 for a term of six years, their terms to commence on successive days beginning on February 10, 1991. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the eighth district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(B) There shall be two additional judges of the court of appeals of the ninth district, composed of Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Wayne counties.

One of the additional judges of the ninth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1980 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1981. One of the additional judges of the ninth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1986 for a term of six years beginning February 11, 1987. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the ninth district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(C) There shall be five additional judges of the court of appeals of the tenth district, composed of Franklin county.

One of the additional judges of the tenth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1962 for a term of six years beginning January 1, 1963. One of the additional judges of the tenth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1970 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1971. One of the additional judges of the tenth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1980 for a term of six years beginning January 2, 1981. One of the additional judges of the tenth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1986 for a term of six years beginning January 3, 1987. One of the additional judges of the tenth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1990 for a term of six years beginning July 1, 1991. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the tenth district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(D) There shall be two additional judges of the court of appeals of the eleventh district, composed of Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, and Portage counties.

One of the additional judges of the eleventh district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1990 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1991. One of the additional judges of the eleventh district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 2000 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 2001. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the eleventh district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(E) There shall be two additional judges of the court of appeals of the twelfth district, composed of Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, Preble, and Warren counties.

One of the additional judges of the twelfth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1986 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1987. One of the additional judges of the twelfth district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 2008 for a term of six years beginning January 1, 2009. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the twelfth district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(F) Any judge of the court of appeals may be assigned by the chief justice of the supreme court to hold court in another district and shall hold court in the district to which the judge is assigned.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.012

Effective Date: 12-22-1999; 01-02-2007

2501.013 Additional judges in first through fourth districts.

(A) There shall be three additional judges of the court of appeals of the first district, composed of Hamilton county.

The additional three judges shall be elected at the general election in 1976 for terms of six years, their terms to commence on successive days beginning on the tenth day of February, 1977. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the first district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(B) There shall be two additional judges of the court of appeals of the second district, composed of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery counties.

One of the additional judges of the second district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1980 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1981. One of the additional judges of the second district court of appeals shall be elected at the general election in 1986 for a term of six years beginning February 11, 1987. The additional judges shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the second district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(C) There shall be one additional judge of the court of appeals of the third district, composed of Mercer, Van Wert, Paulding, Defiance, Henry, Putnam, Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Union, Seneca, Shelby, Marion, Wyandot, and Crawford counties.

The additional judge shall be elected at the general election in 1986 for a term of six years beginning February 11, 1987. The additional judge shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the third district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

(D) There shall be one additional judge of the court of appeals of the fourth district, composed of Adams, Highland, Pickaway, Ross, Pike, Scioto, Lawrence, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton, Hocking, Athens, and Washington counties.

The additional judge shall be elected at the general election in 1988 for a term of six years beginning February 10, 1989. The additional judge shall thereafter be elected to hold terms of six years.

In the fourth district, any three judges shall comprise the court of appeals in the hearing and disposition of cases in accordance with any local rules of practice and procedure that may be adopted by the judges of the court.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.013

Effective Date: 10-20-1987

2501.02 Qualification, term and jurisdiction of appellate judges.

Each judge of a court of appeals shall have been admitted to practice as an attorney at law in this state and have, for a total of six years preceding the judge's appointment or commencement of the judge's term, engaged in the practice of law in this state or served as a judge of a court of record in any jurisdiction in the United States, or both. One judge shall be chosen in each court of appeals district every two years, and shall hold office for six years, beginning on the ninth day of February next after the judge's election.

In addition to the original jurisdiction conferred by Section 3 of Article IV, Ohio Constitution, the court shall have jurisdiction upon an appeal upon questions of law to review, affirm, modify, set aside, or reverse judgments or final orders of courts of record inferior to the court of appeals within the district, including the finding, order, or judgment of a juvenile court that a child is delinquent, neglected, abused, or dependent, for prejudicial error committed by such lower court.

The court, on good cause shown, may issue writs of supersedeas in any case, and all other writs, not specially provided for or prohibited by statute, necessary to enforce the administration of justice.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.02

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-06-2001

2501.03 Annual organizational meeting.

The judges of the court of appeals shall meet annually at such time and place within the state as may be set by the chief judge of the court of appeals to organize and to choose one of their members as chief judge and one as secretary for the next judicial year, which shall commence on the first day of January. The judges may adopt rules to govern their organization, the purpose of which is the implementation of the goals of the Ohio judicial conference as set forth in section 105.91 of the Revised Code.

The judges of the court of appeals, or committees composed of those judges, may meet at such other times and places within this state as may be designated by the chief judge to carry out the purposes of the organization. Annual dues in a reasonable amount may be assessed each member of the organization. Annual dues and the actual and necessary expenses incurred by each judge in attending meetings of the organization shall be reimbursed by the state in the same manner as provided in section 141.10 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.03

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.169, HB 247, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 01-17-1978

2501.04 No term of court - sessions of court.

There shall be no terms of court for the court of appeals. The court of appeals of each district shall hold sessions in each county of the district as the necessity arises.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.04

Effective Date: 01-17-1978

2501.05 Cause heard in county of origination.

The court of appeals shall hear each cause in the county in which the cause originated, unless, for good cause shown, the court of appeals determines that the cause may be heard in another county of the district. A cause may be decided in any county of the district. When a cause is decided, or heard and decided, in a county other than the county in which the cause originated, the court shall certify its decision to the proper county in the district and make all the necessary orders pertaining to that cause.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.05

Effective Date: 01-17-1978

2501.06 Presiding judge - administrative judge.

(A) The judge of each court of appeals district composed of three judges who has the shortest time to serve, and who does not hold office by appointment or election to fill a vacancy, shall be the presiding judge of that district. If this judge is absent, and no administrative judge has been designated under division (C) of this section, the judge having the next shortest time to serve shall be the presiding judge.

(B) In each district composed of more than three judges, the court of appeals may adopt local rules to provide a method for selecting the presiding judge different from that provided in division (A) of this section. Unless local rules to the contrary have been adopted, the presiding judge in a district composed of more than three judges shall be determined according to division (A) of this section.

(C) The judges of the court of appeals of any district may, at their discretion, designate an administrative judge in addition to the presiding judge. The administrative judge shall assist the presiding judge in the performance of his duties, and shall perform the duties of the presiding judge during the absence or disability of the presiding judge.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.06

Effective Date: 01-17-1978

2501.07 Quorum - absence of judge.

A majority of the judges of the court of appeals, competent to sit, is necessary to form a quorum, or to make or render any order, judgment, or decree. No judge shall absent himself from a session of the court in his district or a district to which he has been assigned, except for sickness or other good cause.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.07

Effective Date: 01-17-1978

2501.08 Uniform rules of practice.

The judges of the court of appeals, or a majority of such judges, may make and publish such uniform rules of practice, for all the districts, as are not in conflict with statute or the rules of the supreme court.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.08

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

2501.09 Docket order of cases.

Cases in the court of appeals shall be entered on the docket in the order in which they are commenced, received, or filed. They shall be taken up and disposed of in the same order, unless for good cause shown the court otherwise directs. The court may dispose of the following cases in advance of their assignment or order on the docket:

(A) Proceedings in quo warranto, mandamus, habeas corpus, prohibition, or procedendo;

(B) Cases in which the person seeking relief is imprisoned or has been convicted of a felony;

(C) Cases involving the validity of a tax levied or assessment made, or the power to make such levy or assessment;

(D) Cases involving the construction or constitutionality of a statute or a question of practice, in which the questions arising are of general public interest;

(E) Cases in which the relief sought is damages for personal injury, or for death caused by negligence, and in which the person injured makes affidavit that the person's livelihood is dependent upon daily labor, or, in case of death, in which the surviving spouse or any next of kin of the deceased makes an affidavit that such surviving spouse or next of kin was dependent for livelihood upon the person's or the decedent's daily labor.

When a case is dismissed or otherwise disposed of, and again comes into court, it shall be disposed of as if it had retained its original place on the docket.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.09

Effective Date: 10-25-1978

2501.10, 2501.11 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 2501.10, 2501.11

Effective Date: 01-17-1978

2501.12 Motion to certify record in case of conflict.

A motion seeking an order of the court of appeals to certify the record of a case to the supreme court for the reason that the judgment of the court of appeals in the case is in conflict with a judgment pronounced upon the same question by another court of appeals of this state, shall be filed in the court of appeals within thirty days after the journal entry of the judgment in the case sought to be certified has been approved by the court in writing and filed with its clerk for journalization. Such motion shall set forth the title and number of the other case, the county and the appellate district in which the judgment was entered, and the respect in which the judgments are in conflict.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.12

Effective Date: 03-17-1987

2501.13 Filing affidavit of disqualification.

If a judge of the court of appeals allegedly is interested in a proceeding pending before the court in a county of the judge's district, allegedly is related to or has a bias or prejudice for or against a party to a proceeding pending before the court or a party's counsel, allegedly presided in the lower court in the same proceeding, or allegedly otherwise is disqualified to preside in a proceeding pending before the court, any party to the proceeding or the party's counsel may file an affidavit of disqualification with the clerk of the supreme court. The affidavit of disqualification shall be filed and decided in accordance with divisions (B) to (E) of section 2701.03 of the Revised Code, and, upon the filing of the affidavit, the provisions of those divisions apply to the affidavit, the proceeding, the judge, and the parties to the proceeding.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.13

Effective Date: 11-20-1996

2501.14 Assigning judges from another district.

When the presiding judge of a district requests that judges of the court of appeals be assigned to hold court with the judges of such district or to hold an additional court in such district, the chief judge of the court of appeals, upon being satisfied that the business of such district requires it, shall assign such judges, as in the chief judge's opinion can be assigned without impairing the business of the district from which such assigned judges are selected, to hold court in such district.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.14

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.169, HB 247, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

2501.15 Expenses of assigned judge.

A judge assigned under section 2501.14 of the Revised Code shall be paid the judge's actual expenses for each day the judge performs judicial duties, including the time necessarily devoted to going to, and returning from, such assignment, and to the examination and decision of cases heard by the judge while engaged outside the district for which the judge was elected. Such expenses shall be paid from appropriations made for this purpose pursuant to the certificate of the chief judge of the court of appeals, or the judge making the assignment.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.15

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.169, HB 247, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 07-01-1985

2501.16 Clerks - employees - special projects of court.

(A) Each court of appeals may appoint one or more official reporters, law clerks, secretaries, and any other employees that the court considers necessary for its efficient operation.

The clerk of the court of common pleas, acting as the clerk of the court of appeals for the county, shall perform the duties otherwise performed and collect the fees otherwise collected by the clerk of the court of common pleas, as set forth in section 2303.03 of the Revised Code, and shall maintain the files and records of the court. The clerk of the court of common pleas, acting as the clerk of the court of appeals for the county, may refuse to accept for filing any pleading or paper submitted for filing by a person who has been found to be a vexatious litigator under section 2323.52 of the Revised Code and who has failed to obtain leave from the court of appeals to proceed under that section. The overhead expenses pertaining to the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas that result from the clerk's acting as clerk of the court of appeals for the county, other than wages and salaries, shall be paid from the funds provided under sections 2501.18 and 2501.181 of the Revised Code.

Each officer and employee appointed pursuant to this section shall take an oath of office, serve at the pleasure of the court, and perform any duties that the court directs. Each reporter shall have the powers that are vested in official reporters of the court of common pleas under sections 2301.18 to 2301.26 of the Revised Code. Whenever an opinion, per curiam, or report of a case has been prepared in accordance with section 2503.20 of the Revised Code, the official reporter immediately shall forward one copy of the opinion, per curiam, or report to the reporter of the supreme court, without expense to the reporter.

(B) The court of appeals may determine that, for the efficient operation of the court, additional funds are necessary to acquire and pay for special projects of the court, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of additional facilities or the rehabilitation of existing facilities, the acquisition of equipment, the hiring and training of staff, the employment of magistrates, the training and education of judges, acting judges, and magistrates, community service programs, and other related services. Upon that determination, the court by rule may charge a fee, in addition to all other court costs, on the filing of each case or cause over which the court has jurisdiction.

If the court of appeals offers a special program or service in cases of a specific type, the court by rule may assess an additional charge in a case of that type, over and above court costs, to cover the special program or service. The court shall adjust the special assessment periodically, but not retroactively, so that the amount assessed in those cases does not exceed the actual cost of providing the service or program.

All moneys collected under division (B) of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer of the county selected as the principal seat of that court of appeals for deposit into either a general special projects fund or a fund established for a specific special project. Moneys from a fund of that nature shall be disbursed upon an order of the court in an amount no greater than the actual cost to the court of a project. If a specific fund is terminated because of the discontinuance of a program or service established under division (B) of this section, the court may order that moneys remaining in the fund be transferred to an account established under this division for a similar purpose.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.16

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 06-28-2002

2501.161 Cancellation of uncollectible debts.

If at any time the court finds that an amount owing to the court is due and uncollectible, in whole or in part, the court may direct the clerk of the court to cancel all or part of the claim. The clerk shall then effect the cancellation.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.161

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.169, HB 247, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

2501.17 Compensation of clerks and employees.

Each officer and employee of a court of appeals appointed under section 2501.16 of the Revised Code shall receive the compensation that is fixed by the court of appeals and payable from the state treasury upon the certificate of the presiding or administrative judge of the district in which the officer or employee serves. The additional amount of compensation that the clerk of the court of common pleas receives for acting as the clerk of the court of appeals in the clerk's county and assuming the duties of that office and that is equal to one-eighth of the annual compensation that the clerk receives pursuant to sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code for being the clerk of the court of common pleas is payable from the state treasury upon the certificate of the presiding or administrative judge of the district in which the clerk serves.

Reporters may receive additional compensation for transcripts of evidence, the fee for the transcripts to be fixed by the judges of the court of appeals and paid and collected in the same manner as the fees for transcripts furnished by official reporters of the court of common pleas under section 2301.24 of the Revised Code. Reporters appointed for a term of less than one year shall receive a per diem compensation of not less than thirty dollars per day. All reporters shall receive their actual expenses for traveling when attending court in any county other than that in which they reside, to be paid as provided by section 2301.22 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.17

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 07-14-1989

2501.18 Furnishing supplies and courtrooms.

Upon the written requisition of the courts of appeals, the clerks of the courts of appeals shall provide such courts with necessary stationery, and furnish for their use reports of the decisions of the courts of this state, with the latest edition of the Revised Code, digests, and such other lawbooks as such courts require, which books shall be the property of the county. The expense incurred by such clerks shall be paid from the county treasury on the warrant of the county auditor.

The board of county commissioners must provide a room for holding court and a consultation room for the judges, cause such rooms to be properly furnished, heated, ventilated, lighted, and kept clean and in good order, and provide such other conveniences as the court deems necessary.

The performance of the duties required of the clerk and the board by this section may be enforced by such courts.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.18

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

2501.181 Principal seat - county responsibility.

(A) A court of appeals may select one of the counties in its district as its principal seat.

(B) The board of county commissioners of the county selected as the principal seat of a court of appeals shall provide and maintain the books, supplies, and facilities required to be provided under section 2501.18 of the Revised Code. The expenses of operating the court, including the cost of providing and maintaining books, supplies, and facilities, and including the compensation of one or more constables appointed pursuant to section 2701.07 of the Revised Code, shall be borne by all counties in the district. The share of such expenses required to be paid by each county shall be proportionate to the population of each such county compared with the total population of the district, according to the latest federal decennial census. The auditor of the county selected as the principal seat of a court of appeals shall, annually, calculate the share of the court's expenses owed by each of the other counties in the district, and shall issue his warrant for the proper amount to the treasurer of each such county. The share of each county shall be paid on such warrant into the treasury of the county selected as the principal seat of the court.

(C) If a court of appeals selects a county as its principal seat as provided in this section the other counties in the district shall not be required to provide separate books, supplies, and facilities for the court under section 2501.18 of the Revised Code. When the court in the interests of justice temporarily conducts business in the county other than the county constituting its principal seat, such other county shall provide the court with such facilities as it needs at the time for the proper conduct of its business.

(D) If a court of appeals does not select a county as its principal seat, the expenses of operating the court specified in section 2501.18 of the Revised Code shall be borne by all counties in the district. Each county shall pay a share of the expenses in an amount proportionate to the population of each county compared with the total population of the district, according to the latest federal decennial census. The auditor of each county shall annually submit a statement of expenses incurred pursuant to section 2501.18 of the Revised Code, or a statement that no such expenses were incurred, to the auditor of the most populous county in the district, who shall calculate, based on the total expenses incurred by the district, the proportionate share owed by each county in the district. For each county whose proportionate share of district expenses exceeds the expenses that county incurred, the auditor of the most populous county shall then issue an order for payment by the county of an amount equal to the difference between that county's proportionate share and the expenses that county incurred. The payments so ordered shall be paid to the credit of a special fund created for the purpose of this division in the treasury of the most populous county. From that fund, the auditor of the most populous county shall draw a warrant, payable to each county in the district that incurred expenses in excess of the county's proportionate share of the district expenses, in the amount by which those expenses exceed that proportionate share.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.181

Effective Date: 09-29-1995

2501.19 Process.

Process issuing from the court of appeals shall be directed to the sheriff or other proper officer of the county where it is to be executed, who shall serve and return it according to its command. Such sheriff or other officer shall receive the same fees as such officers are entitled to receive for like services in the court of common pleas under section 311.17 of the Revised Code. Such officer shall attend upon the court during any session in his county.

The performance of such duties by the sheriff or other officer may be enforced by the court.

Cite as R.C. § 2501.19

Effective Date: 01-17-1978

2501.20 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 2501.20

Effective Date: 06-13-1996