Judge Luann Cooperrider
Week of May 17
The Perry Multi-County Juvenile Facility held a graduation for an 18-year-old male who worked very hard on his treatment, his mental health, and his education while committed to the facility. This youth came to the facility with one high school credit. The facility opened in 2001 and serves 20 juvenile males who are placed there by the juvenile court. Lea Wells is the director and Judge Cooperrider serves as the lead judge.
Judge Cooperrider heard eight Children Services cases during the week. All eight children were placed with relatives, with Children Services retaining custody of five of the chidren. All parents were ordered into drug and alcohol treatment, drug screening and mental health counseling. Supervised visitation and counseling was ordered for the children.
• A 15-year-old boy from Corning was charged with theft. He was ordered to pay court costs; perform 20 hours of community service; attend counseling at Allwel; and complete the theft program and pay its costs. He was placed on probation.
• A 15-year-old from Shawnee was charged with driving a four-wheeler on the highway with no operator’s license. The teen was ordered pay court costs; complete a remedial driving program; attend the Carteens program; wait until age 16-1/2 to get a driver’s license; and perform 20 hours of community service.
• A 16-year-old girl from Somerset was charged by her parents with unruliness. She was ordered to pay court costs; attend counseling with the Youth and Family Services program; and complete the Choices program and pay its costs. She was placed at the Alpha school starting in August, and placed on probation.
• A 15-year-old boy from Somerset was charged with theft. He was ordered to pay restitution of $40 plus court costs; to work off the restitution through the court’s restitution recovery program; send a letter of apology with a copy to the court within three days; and complete the theft program and pay its costs.
• A17-year-old boy from Corning was charged with contempt for failing to pay the fine for a seat belt fine as a passenger. His driver’s license was suspended until all fines and costs are paid.
• A 17-year-old girl from Crooksville was charged with possession of alcohol. She was fined $150 plus court costs; her driver’s license was suspended until age 18; and she was ordered to attend family and individual counseling and to complete the Choices program and pay its costs.
The court held two appointment hearings for estates and one hearing for a contested guardianship.
• Rosalie M. Murphy, Crooksville
• Kelli M. Mason, Rushville
• Linda Ellen Toppins, Mount Perry
• Clyde Wyer, Roseville
• Shirley M. Smith, Roseville
Judge Cooperrider participated in the Ohio Judicial Conference executive committee conference call on May 14. She sits on the executive committee and o-chairs the juvenile law and procedure committee.