Ohio stops printing appeals, trial court decisions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court plans to discontinue printed volumes of appeals and trial court decisions this summer because the information also is available electronically and demand for the bound books has declined.

A court official says decisions from the 12 state appeals courts and the Court of Claims of Ohio have been available online for at least a decade. The end of the printed editions takes effect July 1.

The change won't affect opinions from the Ohio Supreme Court, which will continue to be printed and available on the court website.

The court announced Monday that proposed amendments to judicial opinion reporting rules would incorporate the publication change. The court is accepting public comments on the proposals.