Meet and greet

PHOTO BY Zach Gase

Justice Judith French of the Ohio Supreme Court (left) observes an old newspaper clipping about the creation of a pre-law club she and Tiffin Municipal Judge Mark Repp were founding members of. French and Repp attended The Ohio State University and remain friends today.

The Seneca County Bar Association had a meet and greet with French at Phat Cakes Friday afternoon.

She spoke with several members of the association about a variety topics in the community, including the possibility of merging Tiffin and Fostoria’s two municipal courts and the county’s need for a justice center building.

Seneca County is the 50th county she has visited in about 100 days, French said. She was appointed as an Ohio Supreme Court Justice by Gov. John Kasich, and she began serving Jan. 1.