Repp to preside over Tiffin, Fostoria
Judge Mark Repp is running uncontested for the position of judge for Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.
He has served on the Tiffin Municipal Court for 12 years and has been handling cases in Tiffin and Fostoria municipal courts for a year and a half.
Repp said combining the courts has benefited both cities by joining court services.
“In the state of Ohio, the average municipal court judge sees about 12,000 cases a year,” he said. “In Tiffin, the lowest it’s been is about 6,000, with the highest at 9,000.”
Repp said Fostoria Court handles about 3,200 to 3,400 cases a year. In 2012, Fostoria handled about 2,700 cases.
Because of these low numbers, Repp said combining the two courts would put the number of cases closer to the Ohio average.
He said that the only downside was that Fostoria and Tiffin would not have a full-time court, but residents still would have access to a full-time clerk to provide information.
Residents also can get information online.
“Both are under utilized to a certain extent,” Repp said. “But could it work? It’s a resounding yes.”
Other uncontested races include:
Richard J. Gosche – Hopewell Township trustee
Lori J. Zoeller – Hopewell Township trustee
Amanda N. Bodart – Hopewell Township fiscal officer (unexpired term)
Jason Painter – Loudon Township trustee
Kevin G. Reinhart – Loudon Township trustee
Gary A. Jordan – Attica Village Council
Jeffrey J. Painter – Attica Village Council
Kirk Stanfield – Attica Village Council
George Yakoubian – Attica Village Council
Greg Bordner – Venice Township trustee (unexpired term)
Kenneth Kochel – Venice Township trustee
Ed Wurm – Venice Township trustee
Stan Poe – Bettsville Village Council
David M. Zartman – Bloomville Board of Trustees of Public Affairs
Mary Brundage – Green Springs Village Council
Adam Greenslade – Green Springs Village Council
Nathan Morrison – Green Springs Village Council
Donald G. Sours – Green Springs Village Council
David T. Carrothers – Adams Township trustee
Bret Cleveland – Adams Township trustee
James W. Bodart – New Riegel Village Council
Richard L. Kessler II – New Riegel Village Council
Dale D. Nye – New Riegel Village Council
Lenny Theis – New Riegel Village Council
Anthony E. Faeth – Big Spring Township trustee
Stephen G. Schalk – Big Spring Township trustee
Debra S. Bogart – Republic Village Council
Jeffrey L. Moyer – Republic Village Council
Michael J. Oberlander – Republic Village Council
Kevin Thompson – Republic Village Council
Devon Gillig – Eden Township trustee
Verne J. Shellhouse – Eden Township trustee
Gerald C. Miller – Reed Township trustee
David N. Wright – Reed Township trustee
Katherine Jett – Reed Township fiscal officer (unexpired term)