Ohio Veterans'
Courts

The Supreme Court of Ohio supports the implementation of Veterans’ Courts through the certification of Veterans’ Treatment specialized dockets. The emphasis in these Veterans’ Courts is on treatment and diversion rather than punishment. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has established effective working relationships with these Courts in order to provide guidance and assistance on issues like sustainable funding and obtaining certification from the Supreme Court.

County or municipal courts that have not yet implemented a Veterans’ Court, but are interested in doing so, can find more information about the certification process on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s website. Courts can also contact the Supreme Court directly:
Specialized Docket Section
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Fl
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431
Phone: (614) 387-9425
Fax: (614) 387-9409
E-mail: specdocs@sc.ohio.gov

There are currently twenty-four Veterans’ Courts throughout Ohio. Their contact information is below, in the following format1:

Presiding Judge,
Court -  Address  |  Phone

scales of justice
  • Judge Frank Ardis, Jr.,
    Mansfield Municipal Court  - 
    30 N. Diamond St.,
    Mansfield OH 44902  | 
    (419) 755-9615
  • Judge Jerry Ault,
    Mansfield Municipal Court  - 
    30 N. Diamond St.,
    Mansfield OH 44902  | 
    (419) 755-9622
  • Judge Carla J. Baldwin,
    Youngstown Municipal Court  - 
    9 W. Front St.,
    3rd Fl, Ctrm 1,
    Youngstown OH 44503  | 
    (330) 742-8855
  • Judge Teresa Ballinger,
    Marion Municipal Court  - 
    233 W. Center St.,
    Marion OH 43302  | 
    (740) 387-2005
  • Judge Ted Barrows,
    Franklin Cty Municipal Court  - 
    375 S. High St., Ctrm 12B,
    Columbus OH 43215  | 
    (614) 645-7655
  • Judge William Connelly,
    Toledo Municipal Court  - 
    555 N. Erie St.,
    Toledo OH 43604  | 
    (419) 245-1954
  • Judge Ethna Cooper,
    Hamilton Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    1000 Main St., Ctrm 540,
    Cincinnati OH 45202  | 
    (513) 946-5860
  • Judge Amy Corrigall-Jones,
    Summit Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    209 S. High St.,
    Akron OH 44308  | 
    (330) 643-2228
  • Judge Anthony D'Apolito,
    Mahoning Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    120 Market St., Ctrm 1,
    Youngstown OH 44503  | 
    (330) 740-2152
  • Judge Brad Greenberg,
    Hamilton Cty Municipal Court  - 
    1000 Main St., Ctrm 164,
    Cincinnati OH 45202  | 
    (513) 946-5215
  • Judge Taryn Heath,
    Stark Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    115 Central Plaza N., Ste 400,
    Canton OH 44702  | 
    (330) 451-7708
  • Judge Gerald Larson,
    Akron Municipal Court  - 
    217 S. High St.,
    Akron OH 44308  | 
    (330) 375-2009
  • Judge Gary Loxley,
    Warren Cty Court  - 
    822 Memorial Drive,
    Lebanon OH 45036  | 
    (513) 695-1370
  • Judge George McCarthy,
    Athens Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    1 S. Court St., 3rd Fl,
    Athens OH 45701  | 
    (740) 593-3591
  • Judge Timothy N. O'Connell,
    Montgomery Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    41 N. Perry St.,
    Dayton OH 45422  | 
    (937) 225-4416
  • Judge Michael Oster Jr.,
    Butler Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    315 High St., Fl 3,
    Hamilton OH 45011  | 
    (513) 785-6550
  • Judge Charles Patton Jr.,
    Cleveland Municipal Court  - 
    1200 Ontario St., Ctrm 13D,
    Cleveland OH 44113  | 
    (216) 664-4993
  • Judge John Russo,
    Cuyahoga Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    1200 Ontario St., Ctrm 16B,
    Cleveland OH 44113  | 
    (216) 348-8755
  • Judge Timothy Tepe,
    Warren Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    500 Justice Dr.,
    Lebanon OH 45036  | 
    (513) 695-1129
  • Judge James Sherron,
    Middletown Municipal Court  - 
    One Donham Plaza,
    Middletown OH 45042  | 
    (513) 425-7802
  • Judge James Walther,
    Lorain Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    225 Court St., 6th Fl,
    Elyria OH 44035  | 
    (440) 329-5175
  • Judge Stephen Wolaver,
    Greene Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    45 N. Detroit St.,
    Xenia OH 45385  | 
    (937) 562-5218

Initial Review2
  • Judge Marianne T. Hemmeter,
    Delaware Municipal Court  - 
    70 N. Union St., 2nd Fl,
    Delaware OH 43015  | 
    (740) 203-1550
  • Judge Frank Fregiato,
    Belmont Cty
    Court of Common Pleas  - 
    101 W. Main St.,
    St. Clairsville OH 43950  | 
    (740) 695-2121

1 Information taken from “Ohio Specialized Dockets Certification Status Sheet”

2 Initial Review - The court’s certification application was filed with the Supreme Court and is now being reviewed; revisions may be required prior to Initial Certification.