State law prohibits intercepting wire, oral, or electronic communications unless the wiretapping falls within an exception of the statute (e.g., obtaining a warrant, the consent of the parties, or in the ordinary course of business). Violation of the statute constitutes a fourth-degree felony (OH Stat. Sec. 2933.52).
Any person whose wire, oral, or electronic communications are intercepted, disclosed, or intentionally used in violation of the law may bring a civil action and receive relief in the form of an injunction, damages (per diem and actual), punitive damages, and attorneys' fees (OH Stat. Sec. 2933.65).