2016 New Judges

This page tracks judges who take the bench during 2016. The new judges are arranged alphabetically by court name.

The three most recent new judges are:

Judge D. Chris Cook, Lorain Co. Common Pleas Court  12/24/16

Judge Jason A. Yoss, Monroe County Court  12/22/16

Judge Lisa C. Allen, Hamilton Co. Common Court  12/31/16

 Athens Co. Municipal Court
  • Todd L. Grace, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2016. Judge Grace replaces Judge William Allan Grimm who retired.  1/1/16

Bedford Municipal Court
  • Michelle L. Paris, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2016. Judge Paris replaces Judge Jeffrey L. Dean who retired.  1/1/16

Butler Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Gregory S. Stephens, appointed to an unexpired term ending January 2, 2017. Judge Stephens replaces Judge Patrica S. Oney who retired.  3/14/16

Clermont Co. Municipal Court

  • Jason Nagel, elected to a full term beginning January 2, 2016. Judge Nagel replaces Judge George E. Pattison who retired.  1/2/16

Cleveland Municipal Court
  • Janet Rath Colaluca, appointed to an unexpired term ending January 2, 2018. Judge Colaluca replaces Judge Angela R. Stokes who retired. 4/29/16
     

  • Michael R. Sliwinski, appointed to an unexpired term ending January 5, 2018. Judge Sliwinski replaces Judge Ed Wade who was elected to another seat. 4/4/16
     

  • Suzan Marie Sweeney, elected to a full term beginning January 1, 2016. Judge Sweeney replaces Judge James H. Hewitt, III who was defeated.  1/1/16

  • Judge Ed Wade, elected to a full term beginning January 3, 2016. Judge Wade (who ran for Judge Tarver's seat) replaces Judge Pauline H. Tarver who was defeated. 1/3/16

Cuyahoga Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Matthew A. McMonagle, appointed to an unexpired term ending January 4, 2017. Judge McMonagle replaces Judge Lance T. Mason who resigned.  1/4/16

Dayton Municipal Court
  • Mia Wortham Spells, elected to a full term beginning January 3, 2016. Judge Spells replaces Judge John S. Pickrel who retired.  1/3/16

Findlay Municipal Court
  • Mark C. Miller, appointed to an unexpired term ending January 1, 2018. Judge Miller replaces Judge Robert A. Fry who retired.  9/23/16

Franklin Co. Municipal Court
  • Cynthia Ebner was elected to a full term beginning January 5, 2016. Judge Ebner replaces Judge Carrie E. Glaeden who was defeated. 1/5/16
  • Eileen Paley was elected to a full term beginning January 6, 2016. Judge Paley replaces Judge Anne Taylor who retired. 1/6/16
  • Jodi L. Thomas, appointed to an unexpired term ending December 31, 2019. Judge Thomas replaces Judge Scott VanDerKarr who retired.  4/29/16

Hamilton Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Judge Lisa C. Allen, elected to an unexpired term endijng March 31, 2019. Judge Allen replaces Judge Nadine Allen who retired. 12/13/16

  • Thomas D. Heekin, Jr., appointed to an unexpired term ending January 3, 2017. Judge Heekin replaces Judge John Andrew West who retired.  6/6/16

Holmes Co. Municipal Court
  • Andrew G. Hyde, appointed to an unexpired term ending December 31, 2019. Judge Hyde replaces Judge Jane Irving who passed away.  11/18/16

Lima Municipal Court
  • David A. Rodabaugh, appointed to an unexpired term ending January 1, 2018. Judge Rodabaugh replaces Judge RicKard A. Workman who retired.  3/1/16

Lorain Co. Common Pleas Court
  • D. Chris Cook, elected to an unexpired term ending January 4, 2019. Judge Cook replaces Judge Michele Silva Arredondo who was defeated.  12/24/16

Monroe County Court
  • Jason A. Yoss, elected to an unexpired term ending December 31, 2018. Judge Yoss replaces Judge Clifford N. Sickler who was defeated.  12/22/16

Summit Co. Common Pleas Court
  • Judge Joy Malek Oldfield, elected to an unexpired term ending April 30, 2021. Judge Oldfield replaces Judge Scot A. Stevenson who was defeated.  11/30/16

  • Scot A. Stevenson, appointed to an unexpired term ending April 30, 2021. Judge Stevenson replaces Judge Tom Parker who retired.  6/15/16