The CarTeens program took place in July. Ten young people and their parents participated in this interactive program for traffic tickets for minors for the first time. Parents accompany their child. The program is taught by the juvenile court, the OSU extension office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Justice Cooperrider and probation officer Gary Martin announced that 10 young people did community service at the Perry County Fair. They worked daily from around 7:00 am to 11:00 am cleaning the fairgrounds and keeping them clean. This is the 30th year that the juvenile court has supported the fair.
Eleven cases of children’s services were retained. Three children were placed in the permanent care of Children’s Services. Eight children were placed in foster care or foster care. All parents were ordered to undergo drug and alcohol treatment, mental health counseling, parenting classes and supervised visitation. Advice has also been ordered for children and caregivers.
• A 16-year-old boy from Somerset has been charged with a probation violation. He and his family were ordered to take counseling and the boy was placed in residential drug treatment for six months.
• A 16-year-old girl from Crooksville has been charged with indiscipline. She and her family were ordered to take counseling and she was placed in Alpha School on probation.
• A 17-year-old mountain. Perry Boy has been charged with possession of alcohol. He was fined $ 150 plus fees, ordered to attend drug and alcohol counseling with his family as part of the Youth Family program, and complete the Choices program. .
• A 16-year-old Shawnee has been charged with disorderly conduct. She was ordered to pay legal costs; her driver’s license has been suspended until she completes all assigned programs and pays all fines and fees; she was ordered to follow anger management advice; and she was placed in Alpha School on probation.
• A youth from Thornville has been charged with theft. They were fined $ 50 plus court costs; ordered to pay $ 35 in restitution to Walmart; his driver’s license has been suspended until all fines, costs and damages are paid in full; ordered to write a letter of apology and send it to the victim with a copy to the court within three days; ordered to terminate a flight program and pay the cost; and placed on probation.
• A 15-year-old boy from Junction City has been charged with a probation violation. He was ordered to do 30 hours of community service and anger management counseling, and was placed in Alpha School on probation.
• A 17 year old boy from New Lexington has been charged with possession of marijuana. He was fined $ 150 plus court costs; his driver’s license was suspended until the age of 18; he was ordered to complete the Choices program; and he was placed on probation and in an intensive outpatient program.
• A 14-year-old girl from Crooksville has been charged with indiscipline. She was ordered to pay court costs and placed in the bereavement program.
• A 16 year old boy in Thornville was accused of consuming minors. He was fined $ 150 plus court costs; his driver’s license was suspended until the age of 18; he and his family were ordered to take drug / alcohol counseling; he was ordered to complete the Choices program; and he was placed on probation.
• A 13-year-old Somerset girl has been charged with disorderly conduct. She was ordered to pay court costs, perform 25 hours of community service at the Perry County Fairground, and participate in an anger program.
• Somerset youth has been charged with a probation violation for failing a drug test. They were held in detention until they were placed in residential drug treatment.
• A 14-year-old girl from Junction City has been charged with theft. She was fined $ 50 plus court costs and paid Walmart $ 20 in restitution.
Juvenile Court Statistics for June: A total of 88 new cases were filed with the court during the month. These included four cases of delinquency; eight cases of trafficking in minors; four unruly cases; and no case of permanent custody. There were 15 cases of abuse, neglect and addiction; and no adult contributor case. In the paternity-childcare division, 57 files were new or reactivated.
Justice Cooperrider handled two name changes for adults, seven appointment hearings and two adoptions for children’s services. She performed two wedding ceremonies.
Estates court statistics for June: During the month, 16 estates, one guardianship, one adoption and three name changes were filed with the court, and 21 marriage licenses were issued.
• Sue E. Anderson, Crooksville
• Mary E. Almashy, Corning
• Donald E. Talbot, New Lexington
• Glenn A. Yeagley, Somerset
• Carolyn Sue Anderson, New Straitsville
• Keith Marcus Meier, New Albany, and Samantha Jane Smith, Thornville
• Kyle Bradley Dyer, Shawnee, and Jalyn Lee Ann Hanson, Shawnee
• Paul Eugene Kunkler, Junction City, and Cathy Elaine Adams, New Lexington
• Tim Andrew Alberry, New Lexington, and Cassie Elizabeth Stapleton, New Lexington
• Joseph Michael Reed, Shawnee, and Meranda Sue Osborn, Shawnee
• James Alton Church, Junction City, and Tonja Janelle Thimmes, Junction City
• Masyn Alan Schriner, Junction City, and Echo Marie Shaffer, Junction City
Justice Cooperrider attended the Community Improvement Corporation meeting. The discussion at the 40-person meeting focused on how Perry County can grow and attract businesses and tourists and expand its location.
Justice Cooperrider attended the Perry Multi-County Juvenile Facility board meeting. The facility is a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility that focuses on treatment, mental health and family counseling. All residents are educated within the establishment.