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Muskingum County's juvenile and probate courtroom was filled to capacity Tuesday evening as supporters turned out to watch Eric Martin be sworn in as judge.
Martin was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to replace Judge Joseph Gormley who retired from the bench. With his wife by his side, Martin took the oath. It's a position he says he's excited about and a responsibility he doesn't take lightly.
"It's a lifelong dream to serve as a common pleas court judge in Muskingum County, to especially serve in the probate and juvenile court division where you really can make a difference working with the troubled youth in our community to hopefully change lives and make them law abiding citizens in the future," Martin said. "No one could ask for a better job."
Martin will be on the November ballot, but he is running unopposed.