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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 - 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.  Please feel free to come by and stroll through the court square.  I think that you will find a walk through the shade trees and the summer bloom to be a rather peaceful and enjoyable experience.  That is, of course, if you can find a dry sunny day.

Indoors, the court docket plows forward with the exception of an annual summer lull.  This brief vacation interval usually means less court news, but I grin as the Supreme Court's recent decisions come to mind.  I eagerly defer local headlines and social media focus to the US Supreme Court.  Interestingly, I have already received requests to perform marriage ceremonies.  Regretfully, I cannot perform marriages.  I am flattered that anyone would want me to perform such a task, but the bottom line is that Ohio law does not allow Common Pleas Court General Division Judges to perform marriages.  No one has ever explained why,...Read More


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