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Summit County:

Summit County Common Pleas Court

Summit County Clerk of Courts

ADMINISTRATION205 S. High StAkron OH  44308-1662
LEGAL DIVISION205 S. High StAkron OH  44308-1662
 
CIVIL DIVISION 330-643-2211 330-643-7737
 
CRIMINAL DIVISION 330-643-2211 330-643-7772
 
DOMESTIC RELATIONS 330-643-2211 330-643-7738
9th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS161 S. High St, #502Akron, OH  44308-1615 330-643-2211 330-643-8307
TITLE DIVISION
MAIN BRANCH – AKRON1030 Tallmadge AveAkron, OH 44310-3516 330-630-7200 330-630-7202
Chief Deputy – Charles D’Andrea 330-630-7203
Title Division Manager – Lisa Lemmon 330-630-7206
NORTH BRANCH – Northfield VillageSummit Plaza10333 Northfield Rd, Suite 152Northfield Village Oh 44067 330-467-7333 330-468-8706
Title Supervisor – Wendy Dicks
SOUTH BRANCH – Green3333 Massillon Rd, Suite 105Akron, OH  44312 330-899-9699 330-899-9694
Title Supervisor – Paul Popovich

Summit County Courthouse
205 S. High, 1st Floor
Akron, OH 44308

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ocasek Building
161 South High Street, 5th Floor
Akron, OH 44308

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Akron Municipal Court :

JUDGES
Judge Katarina Cook 330-375-2053
Judge Jerry Larson 330-375-2009
Judge Kathryn Michael 330-375-2054
Judge Joy Malek Oldfield 330-375-2611
Judge Julie A. Schafer 330-375-2052
Judge Annalisa S. Williams 330-375-2007

ADMINISTRATIVE
Court Administrative Office 330-375-2120
Case Auditor’s Office 330-375-2059
Service Bailiffs’ Office 330-375-2592
Data Processing Office 330-375-2547
Felony Court 330-375-2478
Probation Office 330-375-2760

TRAFFIC COURT
Traffic Magistrate 330-375-2005
Traffic Division, Clerk’s Office 330-375-2572

SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Magistrates 330-375-2285

JIM LARIA – CLERK OF COURTS

CIVIL DIVISION
Civil Division330-375-2920
Civil Account Garnishments330-375-2923
Small Claims330-375-2922

CRIMINAL DIVISION
Criminal Division330-375-2570

TRAFFIC DIVISION
Traffic Division330-375-2572

PARKING DIVISION
Parking Division330-375-2544

FAX NUMBERS
Civil, Small Claims 330-375-2427
Criminal, Traffic & Parking 330-375-2024

COURT LOCATION:
Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center
817 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Mezzanine floors 7, 8, and 9

Hours of Operation

The Criminal and Traffic Division are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.  

Parking and Civil Division are open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Basic Sevices

The subject matter jurisdiction of a court is its ability to hear and decide the specific kinds of cases. Municipal courts have jurisdiction in misdemeanor criminal cases where the maximum sentence is one year in jail and a fine of not more than $2,500.00. Municipal courts also handle the initial stages of felony proceedings prior to trial.

In civil matters this jurisdiction is limited to cases where the monetary claim requested by either party is not more than $15,000.

Jury trials are held upon request in all criminal cases except for minor misdemeanors and in all civil cases.

Felony

More serious criminal matters are handled in the Felony Courtroom on the 7th floor. Individuals charged with felonies are arraigned at the Summit County Jail by television. Special equipment is set up so that the defendant can see and hear the judge in the courtroom by a monitor and the judge can see and hear the defendant.

Misdemeanor / Traffic Violations

Persons who receive a traffic ticket may plead guilty and pay the citation without a court appearance unless a court appearance is mandated by the officer on the ticket. Tickets may be paid by mail or in person at the Traffic Violations Bureau located in the Lobby (1st Floor) of the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center. Persons who wish to plead not guilty to the charge or charges or plead guilty but explain the circumstances, should appear in court on the date of appearance indicated on the citation. If the citation is a minor misdemeanor, persons should call the Minor Misdemeanor Violations Bureau.

Barberton Municipal Court

Barberton Municipal Clerk of Court’s office, Diana Stevenson, Clerk. The Clerk’s office is responsible for maintaining the public record on all court cases filed in the Barberton Municipal Court as well as collecting and distributing fines and fees associated with these cases. Our new and improved website will help you find answers to your questions, search court case information, pay fines online, and view a complete docket of the court’s hearings.

Our goal is to help you navigate your way through the municipal court system. We are always looking for ways to expand our services so please let us know your suggestions by sending an email to:[email protected].

The clerk’s office serves the communities of Barberton, Green, Norton, Copley, New Franklin, Coventry and Clinton.

Business Hours

Monday – Friday Saturday
Criminal / Traffic 8AM – 8PM 8AM – 11AM
Judges 9AM – 1PM Closed

Interpreters

Requests for an interpreter must be made to the Court Bailiff 5 days in advance of your court hearing date.

Criminal DivisionYou may visit the Criminal Division during the office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Monday through Friday and from 8:00 A.M. to 12 Noon, Saturday. The Criminal Division is located in Barberton Municipal Building, on the second floor, Room 205. The phone number is (330) 861-7188.

Common Questions

What must I do when I come to the court as specified by my citation, assignment notice, letter, or bond recognizance form?

Report to the Clerk’s office for directions to the courtroom in which your hearing will be held, report to the courtroom and sign in.

When appearing at the Clerk’s office, how should I identify myself?
  • DO NOT use a nickname or alias
  • Use the same spelling as listed on your paperwork
  • If the name or address is incorrect, ADVISE the court so it may be corrected
What must I bring to court?

You must bring any relevant paperwork having to do with your case, such as:

  • Copy of citation
  • Any written communication from the Court
  • Bond papers and receipt
  • Documents of proof for compliance of judicial order or sentence
  • Adequate funds to pay fines and costs
How long should I plan to be in court?

It will depend on the number of cases scheduled for that day. There is a sign-in sheet stationed outside the courtroom. Each Defendant is to sign-in and will be called before the Judge in the order the names appear on the sign-in sheet.

What are the different possible hearings?
  • Arraignment – Reading of your rights, reading of the charges, entering a plea.
  • Pretrial Hearing – A conference between parties (Prosecutor and Defendant or attorney for the Defendant) regarding the issues of the case.
  • Trial – The examination of the evidence and the decisions of the issues of law by a judge or jury to determine guilt or innocence.
  • Status Hearing – Any hearing after sentencing that would require a modification, review or change in the Court’s Order
Do I need to have an attorney represent me?

You may have an attorney represent you at trial, if you wish, but you are not required to have one.

Can I bring in statements from witnesses to present to the Court?

The Court will not consider affidavits or other written statements in lieu of a witness’ appearance at trial. If you want the Court to hear from a witness, they must be present.

How do I get a witness to come to court?

If you want a witness to come to court, and they refuse to come voluntarily, several days prior to trial you must ask the Court to issue a subpoena compelling appearance.

Can I ask the City for certain information that I will need for trial?

If you think that the City of Barberton has certain information in its possession that you will need to use at trial, you must make a discovery request for that information under Rule 16 of the Criminal Rules of Procedure, prior to trial.

What if I cannot come to court on the day scheduled for trial?

If you cannot appear on the day scheduled for trial you must file a Motion for Continuance at least three (3) working days in advance of the trial date. However, you must appear for trial on the day scheduled if the court does not notify you that it has granted your request.

Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court

Mayor’s Court


2310 Second Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Phone: (330) 971-5650
Fax: (330) 971-5653

Court Hours for Payments
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Court Times
Monday 2:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm

For a list of waiverable offenses, please view our Payment Schedule. Payments can can be made in person during payment hours or may be mailed with a check/money order, proof of insurance (if required) and original ticket with defendant’s signature.

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check/Money Order
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover Card

Payment Schedule

Payments can can be made in person during payment hours or may be mailed with a check/money order, proof of insurance (if required) and original ticket with defendant’s signature.Ordinances associated with an accident/crash report require a Court appearance and are not eligible to be paid by waiver.

Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Check/Money Order
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover Card
Moving Violations
Ord Description Fines Costs Total
313.01 Obedience to traffic control devices 30 60 90
331.02 Passing to right when proceeding in opposite directions 30 60 90
331.03 Overtaking, passing to left; driver’s duties. 30 60 90
331.04 Overtaking and passing upon right 30 60 90
331.05 Overtaking, passing to left of center 30 60 90
331.07 Hazardous or no passing zones 30 60 90
331.08 Driving in marked lanes or continuous lines of traffic 30 60 90
331.09 Following too closely 30 60 90
331.10 Turning at intersections 30 60 90
331.12 “U” turns restricted 30 60 90
331.14 Signals before changing course, turning or stopping 30 60 90
331.16 Right of way at  intersections 30 60 90
331.17 Right of way when turning left 30 60 90
331.18 Operation of vehicle at yield signs 30 60 90
331.19 Operation of vehicle at stop signs 30 60 90
331.25 Driver’s view and control to be unobstructed by load or persons 30 60 90
331.26 Driving upon street posted as closed for repair 30 60 90
331.30 One-way streets and rotary traffic islands 30 60 90
331.34 Failure to control; weaving; full time and attention 30 60 90
331.36 Squealing tires, “peeling”, cracking exhaust noises 30 60 90
331.41 Shortcutting; avoiding traffic control devices 30 60 90
333.03(B) Maximum speed limits
Non-School Zone: 1 to 10 mph over 20 60 80
11 to 20 mph over 30 60 90
21 to 30 mph over 40 60 100
31 mph and over Court Appearance
School Zone: 1 to 5 mph over 35 60 95
6 to 10 mph over 45 60 105
11 to 15 mph over 55 60 115
16 mph and over Court Appearance
333.04 Stopping vehicle; slow speed; posted minimum speeds 30 60 90
333.08 Operation in willful or wanton disregard of safety 30 60 90
337.01 Driving unsafe vehicles 30 60 90
Non-Moving Violations
Ord Description Fines Costs Total
335.09 Display of license plates 30 60 90
335.10 Expired or unlawful license plates 30 60 90
337.03 Headlights on motor vehicles and motorcycles 30 60 90
337.04 Tail light; illumination of rear license plate 30 60 90
337.08 Red light or red flag on extended loads 30 60 90
337.10 Lights on slow-moving vehicles; emblem required 30 60 90
337.13 Display of lighted lights 30 60 90
337.14 Use of headlight beams 30 60 90
337.20 Muffler; muffler cutout; excessive smoke, gas or noise 30 60 90
337.24 Motor vehicle stop lights 30 60 90
337.26 Child restraint system usage 25 60 85
337.27(B)1 Drivers required to wear seat belts 30 31 61
337.27(B)2 Passengers required to wear seat belts 20 31 51
337.28 Use of sun screening, nontransparent and reflectorized materials 30 60 90
Minor Misdemeanor Offenses
Ord Description Fines Costs Total
505.02 Dogs and other animals running at large 40 60 100
505.04 Annual registration of dogs; tags required 40 60 100
509.03 Disorderly conduct 75 60 135
509.08 Unlawful congregation on sidewalks and public grounds 75 60 135
529.07 Open container prohibited 75 60 135
Parking Violations
Fines Costs Total
Non-Handicap: Paid within 5 days 10 10
Paid within 6 days to 30days 15 5 20
Subsequent within 60 days 25 5 30
Handicap: Paid within 5 days 50 50
Paid within 6 days to 30days 50 5 55
All below listed ordinance follow parking payment schedule above
Ord Description
351.03
351.04
351.06
351.07
351.08
351.09
351.10
351.11
351.12(B)
351.13
351.14
351.15
351.16
351.17
351.18
351.19
Prohibited standing or parking places.
Parking near curb; handicapped locations on public and private lots and garages.
Parking within marked parking spaces.
Maximum consecutive time limit.
Parking on narrow streets.
Parking on devil strips prohibited.
Parking prohibited in fire lanes.
Parking on private property.
City lot and Natatorium parking.
Utility bill payment parking.
Parking in residential areas.
Unattended vehicle:  duty to stop engine, remove key, set brake and turn wheels.
Opening vehicle door on traffic side.
Emergency parking ban during heavy snow.
Junk motor vehicles.
Regulating unlicensed motor vehicles.

Stow Municipal Court

Judge Hoover grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and subsequently graduated from the University of Maryland (Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Akron School of Law. He was in private practice in a family law firm for more than fifteen years before becoming a Judge in 1995.

His prior experience included prosecutor (Twinsburg), legislator (City of Cuyahoga Falls Council President), and various community boards (e.g. AMHA).

Judge Hoover is married, has four children, and lives in Cuyahoga Falls.

Judge Lisa Coates:

She Graduated from Tuscarawas Valley High School, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio in 1986. During college Lisa was on the Cabinet of the Undergraduate Student Government and a member of the Bowling Green Mock Trial Team. In 1989, Lisa completed a legal internship at the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C. In 1990, she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.

Following graduation, Lisa pursued a law degree at Case Western Reserve School of law. While in Law school, Lisa was a member of the Ault Mock Trial Team representing Case Western Reserve in competition. She held office in the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. She was also a member of the Order of the Barristers National Honor Society. During law school, Lisa again interned at the United States Attorney’s Office.

Upon graduation and admission to the Ohio Bar in 1994, Lisa was employed with the Federal Government. She began at the Department of Veteran Affairs writing decisions regarding veteran benefits. She then transferred to the Social Security Administration to work as an attorney advisor for an administrative law judge. After a short time at a civil law firm, she started as an Assistant Summit County Prosecutor in the Criminal Division. As an assistant prosecutor, Lisa had almost thirty jury and bench trials. All of the cases involved felony offenses. In 1999, Lisa became the judicial attorney for Judge Adams doing legal research and writing decisions for both criminal and civil cases.

Lisa is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Akron Bar Association. She is also actively involved in her church. Lisa and her husband, Steve, have been married for twelve years. They have three children, a son and twin daughters. She enjoys swimming, gardening and interior decorating. The Coates family lives in Hudson. Judge Lisa Coates was appointed to Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court in March 2003 and still presides as a judge at the Stow Municpal Court

(330) 564-4200 · Fax (330) 564-4193

4400 Courthouse Drive
Stow, Ohio 44224

COURT PERSONNEL
Bailiff to Judge Hoover    330-564-4164
Bailiff to Judge Coates    330-564-4165
Judges’ Secretary    330-564-4166
Magistrate/Traffic Bailiff  330-564-4187
Outside/Service Bailiffs’ offices  330-564-4179
Fax line 330-564-4114

COURT SERVICES
Community Control Department (Probation)   330-564-4199
Expungement    330-564-4199
Fax line    330-564-4194
Case Scheduling    330-564-4196

CLERK OF COURTS
Criminal / Traffic desk    330-564-4149
Criminal / Traffic fax line    330-564-4114
Civil desk    330-564-4148
Civil fax line    330-564-4130

RULES AND PROCEDURES
Stow Municipal Court Rules
RULE No. 1
CITATIONS OF RULES
   These rules shall be known as the Stow Municipal Court Rules of Practice and may be cited as SMCR No._____.In the event of a conflict with the Rules of Superintendence, the Civil Rules, the Criminal Rules, or the Traffic Rules, these rules shall be subservient.
RULE No. 2
HOURS OF SESSION
   The hours for holding the regular sessions of the Court shall be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday each week, except on those days designated by law as legal holidays, City of Stow holiday or by entry. A judge may extend the hours to include evening, Saturday and holiday sessions when deemed necessary and each judge may establish different hours for his or her Court.The schedule of the Court sessions is set forth in Appendix “A” at the end of these Rules.
RULE No. 3
DECORUM AND CONDUCT
(A) Courtroom Conduct.
   Upon the opening of any Court session, all persons in the courtroom shall stand. All persons in the courtroom shall conduct themselves with decorum and in such a manner so as not to interfere with or obstruct judicial activities or proceedings. All persons appearing before the Court shall, as far as practicable, appear in appropriate dress.
(B) Food and Drink.
   Smoking, eating, or drinking is not permitted in the courtroom, nor shall anyone bring food or drink into the courtroom.
(C) Loitering.
   No person shall loiter or conduct themselves in an unseemly or disorderly manner in the courtroom or in any halls, entryways or stairways leading thereto or otherwise interfere with or obstruct judicial activities or proceedings.
(D) Electronic Devices
   All electronic devices, including but not limited to cellular telephones, pagers, computers, radios and compact disc players shall be turned off before a person enters a courtroom.
(E)Small Children
   Small children are not permitted in the courtroom if their behavior or condition causes a disturbance of proceedings.
(F) Failure to Comply
   Failure to comply with any aspect of this rule may result in sanctions, including continuance or dismissal of the matter before the Court, confiscation of the offending object(s), or a charge of contempt of Court.
(G)Attention to Rule.
   The Court expects that counsel shall call this rule to the attention of clients and witnesses.
RULE No. 4
APPEARANCE OF PERSONS
   Traffic Rule 8(C) is clarified and limited to require a defendant charged with a traffic violation, except for minor misdemeanors, to be present at the arraignment and all subsequent appearances.Defendants in criminal cases shall be present at all stages of the proceedings.All traffic defendants shall be present at all stages of the proceedings, except for an arraignment where the court maypermit a “not guilty” plea in writing.
RULE No. 5
MEDIA
(A)Requests for permission to broadcast, record, photograph or televise in the courtroom shall be in writing on a form prescribed by this Court to the Judge to whom the case is assigned as far in advance as reasonably practical, but in no event later than one-half (1/2) hour prior to the courtroom session to be broadcast or photographed unless otherwise permitted by the Judge. Permission shall be granted in accordance with Rule 12 of Ohio Rules of Superintendence and upon such terms as the Court may dictate.
(B) Media representatives are responsible for pooling without involving the court in any way, except to notify it of pooling arrangements. Television stations and radio stations must decide which of them shall cover the proceedings, and only one of each may then cover any one proceeding. The newsprint media must decide which of them shall cover the proceedings for photographic coverage, and only one photographer may then be allowed in the courtroom at any one time. If a dispute arises among or between the media representatives during any proceeding, the judge shall exclude contesting representatives from the remaining case proceedings.
(C) Media representatives must be in designated areas before court convenes and may leave only during a recess, lunch break, or afternoon adjournment. They are responsible for providing their own equipment, including sufficient equipment leads to ensure they are able to be stationed in the designated location. Only existing lighting within the courtroom may be used.No flash lighting is permitted.Media representatives must wear appropriate attire when on courtroom assignment.
(D)  Limitations:
(1) No media recording of proceedings in a judge’s chambers or access to the same shall be permitted.
(2)  There shall be no audio pickup or broadcast of conferences conducted in court between attorneys and clientsor co-counsel or of conferences conducted at the bench between counsel and the judge.
(3)No media recording shall be permitted in the jury deliberation room at any time during the course of the trial or after the case has been submitted to the jury.No pictures of jurors shall be permitted at any time.
(4)  The judge shall inform victims and witnesses of their right to object to being filmed, videotaped, recorded or photographed.   Recording and/or broadcasting of victims of sexual assaults, informants and undercover police officers shall not be permitted.
(5)  No media recording shall be made of any document or exhibit before or after it is admitted into evidence, except those which are clearly visible to spectators (e.g. maps, charts, blackboards, etc.)
(E)Revocation of permission:
Upon the failure of any media representative to comply with the conditions prescribed by this rule, or the judge, or of Rule 12 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio, or these Local Rules, the judge may revoke the permission to record and/or broadcast the proceedings.
RULE No. 6
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
   The Akron Legal News is the official daily journal of the Stow Municipal Court as authorized by O.R.C. 2701.09. Publication in The Akron Legal News shall be deemed official and complete notification to all local counsel of any assignment of any case for any purpose whatever and it shall be the duty of such counsel to ascertain such notice from The Akron Legal News. Non-local counsel and parties representing themselves shall be notified by mail. Notwithstanding provisions of any rule to the contrary, any mail notification provided shall be sufficient.The Court also has a website located at www.stowmunicourt.com containing a docket of the proceedings before the Court. Any party or counsel receiving a notice of hearing or trial while at the Court will receive no further notice.
RULE No. 7
FACSIMILE FILINGS
(A)The provisions of this local rule are adopted under Civ.R. 5(E), Civ.R. 73(J), and Crim.R.12(B).Pleadings and other papers may be filed with the clerk by facsimile transmission as provided in this rule.
(B) DEFINITIONS
As used in these rules:
(1) “Facsimile transmission” means the transmission of a source document by a facsimile machine that encodes a document into optical or electrical signals, transmits and reconstructs the signals to print a duplicate of the source document at the receiving end. “Facsimile transmission” does not include transmission by electronic mail (e-mail).
(2) “Facsimile machine” means a machine that can send and receive a facsimile transmission.
(3) “Fax” is an abbreviation for “facsimile” and refers, as indicated by the context, to facsimile transmission or to a document so transmitted.
(4)A “facsimile transmission” does not include a document attached to or included in an e-mail communication.
(C)APPLICABILITY
(1) This rule applies to civil, criminal, small claims, and traffic proceedings in this Court.
(2) The following documents will not be accepted for fax filing:
(a)any pleading of filing requiring a filing fee;
(b)any document in whole or part under seal;
(c) any document in excess of ten (10) pages (including attachments, but excluding cover sheet).No document shall contain print less that that 12 point print;
(d)pleas in criminal cases;
(e)pleas in traffic cases that do not comply with Traffic Rule 8( C) or have the prosecutor’s approval.
(D) ORIGINAL FILING
(1) A document filed by fax at (330)564-4114 shall be accepted as the effective original filing. The person filing a document by fax is not required to file any source document with the clerk. The person filing the document shall maintain in his or her records and have available for production on request by the Court the source document filed by fax, with original signatures as otherwise required under the applicable rules, and the source copy of the facsimile cover sheet used for the subject filing.
(2) The source document filed by fax shall be maintained by the person making the filing until the case is closed and all opportunities for post judgment relief are exhausted.
(E)COVER PAGE
(1) The person filing a document by fax shall also include a cover page containing all of the following information:
(a) the name of the Court;
(b) the title of the case;
(c) the case number;
(d) the assigned judge;
(e) title of the document being filed;
(f) the date of transmission;
(g) the transmitting fax number;
(h) an indication of the number of pages included in the transmission, including the cover page;
(i) if a judge or case number has not been assigned, state that fact on the cover page;
(j) the name, address, telephone number, fax number, Supreme Court registration number, if applicable, and e-mail address of the person filing the fax document if available;
(k) if applicable, a statement explaining how costs are being submitted. [See Appendix “F” for Sample Facsimile Filing Cover Page].
(F) FAILURE TO INCLUDE COVER SHEET
If a document is sent by fax to the clerk without the cover page information listed above, the clerk shall deposit the document in a file of failed faxed documents with a notation of the reason for the failure.In this instance, the document shall not be considered filed with the clerk.
(G) All responsibility for assuring and confirming that a facsimile filing has been received and accepted shall fall on the party submitting the filing.
(H) The clerk may inform the sending party of a failed fax filing.
(I) SIGNATURE
(1) A party who wishes to file a signed source document by fax shall do either of the following:
(a) fax a copy of the signed source document;
(b) fax a copy of the document without the signature but with the notation “/s/” followed by the name of the signing person where the signature appears in the signed source document.
(2) A party who files a signed document by fax represents that the physically signed source document is in his or her possession or control.
(J) EXHIBITS
(1) Each exhibit to a facsimile produced document that cannot be accurately transmitted via facsimile transmission for any reason shall be replaced by an insert page describing the exhibit and why it is missing. Unless the court otherwise orders, the missing exhibit shall be filed with the court, as a separate document, not later than five (5) court days following the filing of the facsimile document. The Court may strike any document or exhibit, or both, if missing exhibits are not filed as required by this section.
(2)Any exhibit filed pursuant to Section 6.01 shall include a cover sheet containing the caption of the case that sets forth the name of the court, title of the case, the case number, name of the judge and the title of the exhibit being filed (e.g., Plaintiff’s Notice of Filing Exhibit “X” to Plaintiff’s Response to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss). The exhibit and cover sheet shall be signed and served in conformance with the rules governing the signing and service of pleadings in this Court. [See Appendix “G” for Sample Notice of Filing an Exhibit].
(K)TIME OF FILING
(1) Subject to the provisions of these rules, all documents sent by fax and accepted by the clerk shall be considered filed with the clerk as of the date and time the clerk time-stamps the document received, as opposed to the date and time of the fax transmission. The office of the clerk will be open to receive facsimile transmission of documents on the same days and at the same time the court is regularly open for business.If a fax is transmitted and received after the close of the Clerk’s office, it will be filed the next day the Clerk’s office is open.
(2) Fax filings may not be sent directly to the court for filing but may only be transmitted only through the facsimile equipment operated by the clerk of courts.
(3) The clerk may, but is not required to, acknowledge receipt of a facsimile transmission.
(4) The risks of transmitting a document by fax to the clerk of courts shall be borne entirely by the sending party.The sending party is urged to verify receipt by the clerk of a fax filing through whatever technological means are available.
RULE No. 8
ASSIGNMENT OF CASES TO JUDGES
   Where an answer or a motion is filed in a civil case, other than a motion for default judgment, or in a criminal or trafficcase a motion or “not guilty” plea is entered, the same shall be assigned immediately, by Case Management, by lot, to a judge, which judge shall be responsible for the determination of every issue and proceeding in the case until its termination or reassignment.
RULE No. 9
CASES THAT HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED
   The judge assigned to a case shall be responsible for the determination of every issue and proceeding in that case until its termination. Emergency orders and orders as of right, including requests for continuance, shall be submitted to the judge to whom the case is assigned. If the assigned judge is unavailable, the matter may be submitted to and determined by the Presiding Judge, if in the opinion of the Presiding Judge undue prejudice would be caused by not considering the matter.
RULE No. 10
REASSIGNMENT OF CASES
(A) Related Case.
   If a case assigned under SMCR No. 8.1 is found to be related to another case(s), or if there is a companion case(s) which presents substantially the same issues for determination, such fact shall be called to the attention of the Presiding Judge by submitting a related case transfer entry, signed by the transferring judge and the transferee judge. If the related case transfer entry has been approved by the transferor and the transferee judge, the Presiding Judge shall approve the same and reassign such case(s) to the transferee judge. The Presiding Judge may transfer the case without the approval of the transferee judge when he finds such transfer appropriate.
B) Disqualification.
   If, for any reason, a judge is disqualified to hear an assigned case, that judge shall sign and submit a case transfer entry to the Presiding Judge. If approved by the Presiding Judge, a new lot shall be drawn and that case(s) shall be assigned to another judge. The transferring judge shall then receive the next case that would have been assigned by lot to the transferee judge.
(C) Illness or Absence.
   In the event of the protracted illness of a judge, or the unduly prolonged time for trial of a case(s) assigned to a judge, the Presiding Judge may order the reassignment of cases assigned to that judge to another judge or to a visiting judge, as the Presiding Judge may determine.
(D) General.
   The Presiding Judge may reassign any case in the furtherance of justice. A judge appointed or elected to succeed another shall have the cases assigned to his predecessor. When there is a transfer of a case, the case file and the other records shall be changed to reflect the reassignment to the transferee judge.

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Medina County

Medina County Common Pleas Court

Medina Municipal Court

Wadsworth Municipal Court

Portage County

Portage County Common Pleas Court
Ravenna Mucicipal Court
Kent Municipal Court

Wayne County

Wayne County Common Pleas Court
Wayne County Municipal Court
Orrville Municipal Court Branch

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