Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Data released by the Ohio Supreme Court shows that the number of new foreclosure cases filed in county courts set a record in 2009.
Common pleas courts in Ohio reported 89,053 new foreclosure case filings, a 3.8 percent increase over 2008 and the 14th consecutive annual increase.
Numbers reflect both residential and commercial properties.
About three-fourths of the state's 88 counties reported an increase.
Morgan County in southeast ohio had the highest percentage increase, 129.7 percent, seeing 85 new cases compared to 37 in 2008.
Allen County in northwest Ohio showed the highest percentage decrease, 30.7 percent, with 690 cases compared to 996 in 2008.
Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland, had the highest number of new case filings, with 14,171.
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