The court of common pleas shall receive the verdict referred to in section 6131.33 of the Revised Code, and if no motion for new trial thereof is filed within three days, which motion may be filed as in other civil cases and for like causes, or if such motion for a new trial is overruled, it shall render judgment according to said verdict, and for or against the owners, separately, if there is more than one. The court shall tax the costs of appeal, including jury fees, in favor of the prevailing party, and where two or more appeals are tried together the court shall divide the costs as is equitable. If the appellants, on claims for compensation or damages, do not recover a judgment for more than the amount of compensation or damages awarded by the board of county commissioners, the costs on the hearing as to compensation or damages on appeal shall be taxed against the appellants. If the amount recovered is greater than the amount awarded by the board, the costs shall be taxed against the county.
The prosecuting attorney shall represent the county in all appeals on questions of compensation or damages. On appeals of other matters which are tried to the court sitting as a court of equity, the court shall adjudge the costs as it deems just and equitable except as otherwise provided in sections 6131.01 to 6131.64, inclusive, of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-16-1957