Vote NO on Issue 1!

As the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, I strongly urge you to Vote NO on State Issue 1. State Issue 1 is an out-of-state sponsored Ohio constitutional amendment mandating that felony drug possession offenses be only misdemeanors with no possibility of  jail time until a third conviction within a two-year period. Consequently, should State Issue 1 pass, Ohio will have the most lenient drug laws in the nation.

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney

The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney is seeking a full-time assistant prosecuting attorney to prosecute abuse, dependency and neglect cases in Juvenile Court on behalf of the Wayne County Children’s Services Board.

Requirements for the position include: licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, excellent research and writing abilities, good communication and interpersonal skills, strong sense of professional behavior, and impeccable integrity. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Experience is preferred.

The Truth About Marijuana

The Truth About Marijuana

We hear… It' s not addictive. The Truth… 1 in 6 youth &1 in 11 individuals who use marijuana will become addicted to it. 

We hear… It’s medicine. The Truth… Marijuana does not cure anything. We don' t smoke medicine or vote on what is medicine. The American Cancer Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Glaucoma Society &
others do not support marijuana as medicine. A synthetic form of THC called Marinol® is available. More research is being done.

Criminal Felony Convictions in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court for the week of March 31, 2014:

A criminal defendant has to have been sentenced before he or she is considered “convicted” of a criminal offense in the State of Ohio.

Below are the felony convictions that took place in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court for 3/31/2014 to 4/7/2014:


4/2/2014 - Timothy A. Yeigh, 25 year old male from Wooser - Case No. 0314-13-CR

Convicted of Abduction, F3, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2905.02(A)(1). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of

Criminal Misdemeanor Convictions in the Wayne County, Ohio Municipal Court for Week of March 17, 2014:

The Wayne County Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor level offenses. The following are the criminal case convictions
(not including traffic offenses) for 3/17/2014 to 3/24/2014:

3/18/2014 - Desiree C. Scott, 35 year old female from Orrville - Case No. 00361-03-14-CRB
Convicted of Possession of Marihuana, MM, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced to: a fine of $150.00 and a driver's license suspension for 1 year. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.