Thank you for voting no on state issue
Thank you to all of those who voted “no” on State Issue 1, which failed in Geauga County 69 percent to 31 percent.
While seeking effective treatment for drug-addicted individuals is a worthy goal shared by judges and law enforcement, the harmful impact of the passage of the flawed proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution would have had a harmful impact on both addicts and our community.
A heartfelt thank you to Probate/Juvenile Court Magistrate Abbey King, the County Prosecutor, Sheriff Hildenbrand, Chester Township Police Chief Mark Purchase, City of Chardon Police Chief Scott Niehus, Bainbridge Township Police Chief Jon Bokovitz, Burton Village Police Chief Rick Smigelski and Middlefield Village Police Lt. Brandon Savage as well as troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Geauga County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Judge Terri Stupica, Judge Carolyn Paschke, and Judge Forrest Burt, for their efforts in helping protect the integrity of our State Constitution and our community.
Ohio judges will continue to address the challenges in guiding drug addicts into successful treatment and recovery outcomes, while maintaining public safety.
Again, thank you for protecting the safety of our county.
Timothy J. Grendell Judge, Geauga County Probate/
Juvenile Court President, Ohio Association of
Juvenile Court Judges