Judge Luann Cooperrider
Judge Cooperrider and the probation staff met with Perry Behavioral Health Choices staff to go over services needed for the Alpha students and youth on probation and working with the juvenile court. Perry Behavioral Health works closely with the juvenile court and Judge Cooperrider to provide programming for youth and families. Two new programs will be held in June; one for youth who have lost a parent or caregiver to a death, and also a new group for girls ages 12-17 who are experiencing anger issues. For more information call 740-342-1991.
Judge Cooperrider heard five Children Services cases, two on an emergency basis. She granted emergency custody of two children to Children Services, due to the home situation. All parents were ordered into drug and alcohol treatment and mental health counseling, and counseling was ordered for all the children. Two children were placed with a relative and one in a kinship care agreement.
April statistics: A total of 85 new cases were filed, including six delinquency cases; seven juvenile traffic cases; two unruly cases; no permanent custody cases; 11 cases of abuse, neglect or dependency; and three cases of adult contributing. In the paternity-custody division, there were 56 cases that were new or reactivated.
• A 17-year-old girl from Somerset was charged with a probation violation for missing school. A probation officer picked her up and brought her to school and court. She was placed at the Alpha school and on probation, and placed in an intensive outpatient program.
• A 17-year-old boy from Roseville was charged with theft of drugs. He was ordered to pay court costs; his driver’s license was suspended until age 18; he was ordered to perform 30 hours of community service and to attend counseling with Perry Behavioral Health Choices; he was placed in detention for 10 days with the costs to be charged to his parents; and he was placed on probation.
• A 17-year-old boy from New Lexington was charged with underage consumption. He was ordered to pay court costs; his driver’s license was suspended until age 18; he was ordered to attend counseling with the Youth Family Services program; he was ordered to complete the theft program; and he was placed on probation with random drug testing.
• A 17-year-old boy was charged with unruliness by truancy. He was ordered to pay court costs; he was ordered to work to pay restitution through the restitution recovery program; his driver’s license was suspended until he shows an acceptable grade card to Judge Cooperrider; he was ordered to attend counseling with Allwell; he was placed at the Alpha school on probation; and he was placed in summer school to make sure he graduates.
• A 16-year-old boy from New Lexington was charged with a probation violation for failing to attend school online. He was ordered to pay court costs; ordered to continue counseling with Allwell; he was placed at the Alpha school on intensive probation with random drug testing, and he was ordered to attend summer school.
• A 17-year-old girl from Somerset was charged with possession of marijuana. She was fined $150 plus costs; her driver’s license was suspended until age 18; she was ordered to attend counseling with Perry Behavioral Health Choices and complete the Choices program, and she was placed on intensive probation with random drug testing.
Judge Cooperrider heard a contested hearing for an appointment of an estate. Two individuals applied to administer the estate, no will naming an executor. Judge Cooperrider also heard three appointments and final account hearings for estates.
April statistics: During April 14 estates were filed in probate court, four guardianships, one civil case, one trust, three name changes, one sale of a structured settlement and three minor settlements. Twelve marriage licenses were issued and Judge Cooperrider performed one wedding ceremony.
• Irene M. Miller, Somerset
• Judy Barerra, Thornville
• Jerry L. Spohn, Junction City
• Valorey Roxanne Dennis, New Lexington
• Joseph Frank Tucker and Savannah Evelynia Byram
• Dale Irvine Todd and Vicki Lynn Simmons
• Timothy Jordan Thompson and Brenda Lee Mackan
• Matthew Jeffery Ruyf and Angela Marie Adamson
• Sierra Elizabeth Dawson and Adrian Gabriel Balser
• Brian Robert Barringer and Chelsea Marie Post
• Thomas Robert Nagy and Samantha Dawn Callahan
Judge Cooperrider attended the Buckeye Lake Museum Board meeting. The museum has announced that the season begins May 15 for the Queen of the Lake sternwheeler. For more information visit buckeyehistory.org or call 740-929-1998.