On appeal from an order made by the board of county commissioners allowing or refusing to allow compensation or damages, the owners interested shall have the right of trial by jury. The issues shall be made by the application or claim filed with the clerk of the board of county commissioners for compensation or damages, and the statements in such applications shall be deemed denied. The claimant for compensation or damages shall have the affirmative and shall have the opening and closing of the trial. The case shall proceed pursuant to the law and the rules governing civil procedure, with the same rights for motions for new trial and the right of appeal as in other civil cases. The jury may view the premises, as in other civil cases. Just compensation or damages shall be awarded, as provided in the Ohio constitution.
Effective Date: 08-23-1957 .