Judge Luann Cooperrider
The court through its probation department performed community service at Mt. Aloysius, working on the community garden. The court also sponsored a pool party at the New Lexington pool for youth and their families, which had a large turnout. The court obtained grant money for special projects with youth.
Judge Cooperrider heard 13 Children Services cases during the week. Five children were placed with relatives, and six were placed under protective supervision, in which the judge orders Children Services to check on the children and their families to make sure the children are safe. Two children were placed in the permanent custody of Children Services, and the court ordered mental health and drug and alcohol counseling, and supervised visitation.
• A 17-year-old boy from Thornville was charged with assault. He was ordered to pay court costs; his driver’s license was suspended until he completes counseling for anger management; he was placed in detention for 30 days, with his parents to pay the costs; he was placed on intensive probation; and he was referred for services for the family with the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
• A 17-year-old boy from New Lexington was charged with unruliness by truancy. He was ordered to pay court costs and to attend anger management counseling with Allwell; he was placed at the ALPHA School on probation; and he was ordered to attend summer school for credit recovery.
• A 16-year-old girl from Crooksville was charged with underage possession of alcohol. She was ordered to pay court costs; her driver’s license was suspended for one year; she was ordered to complete the Choices program and pay its costs; she was placed on probation; and she was placed in the Youth & Family Services program.
• A 16-year-old girl from Corning was charged with underage consumption. She was fined $150 plus court costs; she was ordered to complete the Choices program and pay its costs; she was placed on intensive probation; and she was placed in the Youth & Family Services program for counseling.
• A 16-year-old boy from Somerset was charged with disorderly conduct. He was ordered to pay court costs, perform 30 hours of community service at the fair, and attend anger management counseling, and he was placed at the ALPHA School on probation.
• A 17-year-old boy from Somerset was charged with unruliness. He was ordered to pay court costs and to attend family wellness counseling at Allwell; he was placed at the ALPHA School on probation, and he was placed in the Boot Camp for Dads program.
Judge Cooperrider presided over 13 cases during the week in probate court, including three guardianships, four accounting hearings for estates, four inventory hearing, one wrongful death case, and one hearing for failure to pay costs.
Estates filed, June 10-17
• Carolyn J. Woolen, Roseville
• Larry Milton Frash, Roseville
• George J. Post, Sr., Glouster
• Kenneth E. Butcher, Sr., Junction City
• Ellis Hall, Thornville
• Mary Mildred Kendall, Mount Perry
Marriage applications, June 10-17
• Michael Vandawater, New Lexington, and Natalie Lynn Reed, Dublin
• Christopher Joseph Marcum, Somerset, and Tiffany Ann Wesney, Somerset
Judge Cooperrider co-chairs the Ohio Judicial Conference Juvenile Law and Procedure Committee. The committee met on June 8, and is working on the equal parenting law, which seeks to enforce equal parenting time for parents.