The Fourth District Court of Appeals will convene Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the Highland County Common Pleas Court at the Highland County Courthouse in Hillsboro to consider appeals from Ross and Washington counties. Cases will be argued before presiding judge Jason Smith, administrative judge Michael D. Hess and judge Kristy S. Wilkin.
The Fourth Appellate District is comprised of Smith of Ironton, Hess of Circleville, judge Peter B. Abele of Vinton and Wilkin of Hillsboro.
The court of appeals directly reviews all cases heard or tried in lower courts in which a decision is being appealed. These cased my have been tried in common pleas, probate, juvenile, municipal or county courts, and may be either civil or criminal cases.
The Fourth District Court of Appeals serves the following 14 counties in Southern Ohio: Adams, Athens, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington.
Submitted by the Fourth District Court of Appeals.