Recordings of the Proceedings
[Sup. R. 11]
LOCAL RULE 11.1. Recordings of Proceedings
The Court shall make an audio recording of proceedings before the Court that shall serve as the record of the Court, unless the Court authorized the stenographic transcription of the proceedings instead or unless said recording or stenographic transcription is waived by all interested parties present at the proceeding. Parties or other interested persons who desire to have the recording of the proceeding transcribed shall make a written request with the Court. The party requesting the transcript of the audio proceeding shall, upon making the request, provide a nonrefundable deposit of $25.00 to the Court for the cost and expenses of transferring the audio recording to a compact disc for transcription. If the party is requesting the disc to effectuate objections or an appeal, the Court shall thereupon deliver the compact disc to the Official Court Reporters of the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, General Division for the transcription. The party requesting the transcript shall be solely responsible to pay the full cost of the transcript charged by the Official Court Reporters upon completion. A transcript that was transcribed by a stenographer other than the Offical Court Reporters and offered to record shall be subject to Court approval.
LOCAL RULE 11.2. Stenographic Transcription
Parties who desire to have a contemporaneous stenographic record of the proceedings must make their own arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled hearing, for a court reporter to appear at the hearing. The requesting party shall pay the costs associated with the stenographic record unless otherwise ordered by the Court. A transcript filed with the Court shall supersede the audio recording as the official record of the Court.
LOCAL RULE 11.3. Use of Contents of Recordings
An interested party shall not be allowed to use the contents of a recording in subsequent pleadings or in argument before the Court unless a transcript of the entire hearing is filed with the Court.