Supreme Court hears cases in historic court house
The Ohio Supreme Court's semiannual program of taking its show on the road has given some southern Ohio students an education and meant a makeover for the state's oldest continuously operated courthouse.
Since 1987, the state's highest court has left Columbus twice a year to hear arguments elsewhere around the state. That's so high school students and other Ohioans can learn about the state's judicial system.
The court recently visited the Highland County Courthouse in Hillsboro in southern Ohio. About 240 students listened as the court heard cases including a challenge to the state's smoking ban.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the trip by the justices prompted renovations to the county's historic courthouse. It has been in continuous operation since it was completed in 1834.