A new judge takes the seat in Muskingum County Court. Last week, Governor Bob Taft appointed Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jay Vinsel as county court judge. Monday it became official as former County Court Judge, Jeffrey Hooper conducted Vinsel’s swearing in ceremony. Judge Vinsel says his new position will be familiar since he’s presented cases in the county court as an assistant prosecutor. Judge Vinsel replaces Judge Hooper who is now judge in the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations Division.