Abbe Family Foundation and Trust (T.A.F.), et al., Plaintiffs, v. Portage County Sheriff’s Dept., et al., Defendants. Daniel C. Cadle, et al., Defendants-Appellees. Mark Steven Colucci, et al., New Party Defendants. Lowell Abbe, New Party Defendant-Appellant.

Case No. 2004-P-0019.Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh District, Portage County.
May 14, 2004.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This case is unpublished as indicated by the issuing court.]

Civil appeal from the Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 01 CV 0777.

Appeal Dismissed.

Terry J. Walrath, 100 North Center Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444, for Defendants-Appellees.

Lowell Abbe, pro se, 4261 Americana Drive, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44224, for New Party Defendant-Appellant.


{¶ 1} On March 4, 2004, appellant, Lowell Abbe, filed a notice of appeal from a February 2, 2004 judgment of the Portage County Court of Common Pleas. Thus appellant’s notice of appeal was filed thirty-one days after the judgment had been issued by the trial court.

{¶ 2} App.R. 4(A) states:

{¶ 3} “A party shall file the notice of appeal required by App.R. 3 within thirty days of the later of entry of the judgment or order appealed or, in a civil case, service of the notice of judgment and its entry if service is not made on the party within the three day period in Rule 58(B) of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure.”

{¶ 4} Loc.R. 5(C) of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals provides:

{¶ 5} “In the filing of a Notice of Appeal in civil cases in which the trial court clerk has not complied with Ohio Civ.R. 58(B), and the Notice of Appeal is deemed to be filed out of rule, appellant shall attach an affidavit from the trial court clerk stating that service was not perfected pursuant to Ohio App.R. 4(A). The clerk shall then perfect service and furnish this Court with a copy of the appearance docket in which date of service has been noted. Lack of compliance shall result in th sua sponte dismissal of the appeal under Ohio App.R. 4(A).” (Emphasis sic.)

{¶ 6} In the present case, appellant has not complied with the thirty-day rule set forth in App.R. 4(A) nor has appellant alleged that there was a failure by the trial court clerk to comply with Civ.R. 58(B). The time requirement is jurisdictional in nature, and may not be enlarged by an appellate court. State ex rel. Pendell v. Adams Cty. Bd of Elections (1988), 40 Ohio St.3d 58, 60; App.R. 14(B).

{¶ 7} Accordingly, this appeal is hereby dismissed sua sponte pursuant to App.R. 4(A).

{¶ 8} The appeal is dismissed.

Appeal dismissed.

Ford, P.J., and Christley, J., concur.