County Judges Announce Their Retirements
Two judges – one from Logan County and one from Pike County – will retire at the end of the month.
Logan County Family Court Judge C. Douglas Chamberlain and Pike County Court Judge Cassandra S. Bolt-Meredith notified the Ohio Supreme Court of their plans this week.
On the family court, Judge Chamberlain hears domestic relations, juvenile and probate matters. In his letter informing Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of his intention to retire, Judge Chamberlain wrote that he has “enjoyed the opportunity to serve the citizens of my community and the State of Ohio as a member of the Ohio Judiciary dedicated to justice under your guidance and leadership.”
Judge Bolt-Meredith has served on the bench in Pike County for 17 years, first as a common pleas judge and then on the county court beginning in February 2005. In her letter to Chief Justice O’Connor, Judge Bolt-Meredith wrote that: “It has been my honor to serve in the Judiciary in the State of Ohio since 1996.”
Judge Chamberlain’s term expires on January 1, 2017. Judge Bolt-Meredith’s term expires on December 31.
According to Article IV, Section 13 of the Ohio Constitution, the governor has sole authority to fill all judicial vacancies in the state.