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This website was designed to share information with the citizens of Coshocton County about their Court and its functions.  We continue to strive to offer effective services to all Coshocton County citizens and appreciate your continued support of the Court and Court Staff.  Our mission is to provide just and fair decisions in a timely manner to all persons who come before the Court.

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The Judge's Notes - September, 2017

COMMON PLEAS COURTUPDATE: Heather Spinks and TCAP

  As I approach the conclusion of my seventh year on the bench, there are a few things happening at the Court that may be of interest.

  First, the Court hired Heather Spinks to replace Brooke Bookless as the Court’s Presentence Investigation Director in July, 2016. Brooke moved to Columbus, Georgia where she works as a Parental Accountability Court Coordinator.  She married Sgt. Derek Jimenez, 75thRanger Regiment, on June 10, 2017. 

As you may remember from ourprevious article in Due Diligence,the job of PSI Director was designed for the simple purpose of writingpresentence investigations.  However, thejob soon transformed into probation officer duties, and managing a special drugcourt docket that we named Recovery Court. Since Heather assumed control over the Court’s intensive supervision andspecial docket program in July, 2016, more responsibility has been added to hermany job duties. 

While her duties are officially Pre-Sentence Investigation Director, Probation Officer and Recovery Court Administrator, Heather is also called upon to provide impromptu life counseling.  For this mother of three, straight talk is not a problem.  “I can relate...Read More

06-29-2015

The Judge's Notes - June, 2015

As the summer rain dampens our outdoor activities, the courthouse lawn pays no attention.  Some much needed fertilizer and care has provided us with a fuller and thicker lawn.  Judge France and friends are also well into the season of flowers. 

10-21-2014

The Judge's Notes - October, 2014

In an era of constant change and concern, the Courthouse remains an anchor of tradition in our community.  A walk along the courthouse lawn, among the autumn hues, provides a sense of peace and strength. Along the same

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