Hany elected VP of judges’ association
The Northwest Ohio Municipal/County Judges’ Association recently held its organizational meeting and elected officers: Judge Michael R. Goulding, Toledo Municipal Court, is president and Judge Frederick C. Hany, II, Ottawa County Municipal Court, is vice president.
Secretary/treasurer is Judge Michelle A. Wagner, Toledo Municipal Court
NWOMCJA membership is offered to the elected judges of the various municipal and county courts of Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, and Wood counties. Retired judges from these jurisdictions are invited to participate as well.
Muni court report
Ottawa County Municipal Court Administrator and Clerk, Rebecca Szilagyi, has completed the 2011 year-end court report, which shows gross receipts surpassed $1.4 million and the court administered more than 7,500 cases.
Of the funds collected, more than $550,000 were paid to the county general fund. An additional $469,000.00 was disbursed locally and to state, including $40,000 to the Ohio Victim(s) of Crimes Fund.
“Of the newly filed cases, 4,074 were traffic, 2,296 were criminal, 805 were civil and small claims matters, 316 were garnishments and bank aids and 318 were mediation requests.” Szilagyi added. “As in the past, the municipal court has collected and disbursed more monies than the actual cost of its operation.”
Lake commission moves to Sandusky
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) is moving its office from the current location at One Maritime Plaza in Toledo to a new location in Sandusky.
The new contact information for the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, effective Feb. 1, will be: 111 E. Shoreline Drive, Suite C, Sandusky, O. 44870.
The phone number is 419-621-2040; the fax number is 419-621-2042.
The commission has suspended the winter quarter Lake Erie Protection Fund grant cycle. As a result, the next opportunity for Lake Erie Protection Fund grants will be in the spring of 2012, which has an application deadline of May 3.