Stories tagged with: Zanesville Municipal Court

September 18, 2014 - 6:27pm
31 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville Municipal Court Judge William Joseph met with County Commissioners Thursday.

The idea of consolidating the Zanesville Municipal Court with the Muskingum County Court has been an ongoing discussion for several months now. Judge Joseph says while many other counties consolidate courts, he feels that two court systems are needed to keep up with the flow of cases.

"There are counties that have a single court for the whole county, there are many counties that have both...

October 28, 2013 - 9:11pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

On Monday, Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance that allows the city to now turn over delinquent fines to Pioneer Credit Recovery. Municipal Judge Bill Joseph said collecting fines is time consuming and the switch will allow city employees to work on other things. The new agreement won't cost the city a dime, but the delinquent payer will have an extra $30 tacked onto their fine.

"The city gets 100% of what they owe the city. There's an additional collection fee that's...

July 10, 2012 - 11:24am
2 years 41 weeks ago

A Zanesville man who authorities said cut the throat of his girlfriend's dog entered a plea in municipal court, Tuesday.

32-year-old Justin Smith pled "no contest" to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Municipal Court Judge Bill Joseph then sentenced Smith to 240 days in jail, 180 on the animal cruelty and 60 days for resisting arrest. He was also ordered to pay a fine.

During his hearing, Smith, told...

May 27, 2010 - 3:41pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is celebrating a ruling in its favor by the Ohio Supreme Court.

In a unanimous decision Wednesday, the court ruled that a document is considered filed with the clerk of courts when it is deposited properly for filing and it does not require a time or date stamp.

Ronald Rouse Jr. raised the complaint against the city after he was convicted of a domestic violence charge.

"He pled not-guilty, and then changed his plea, and then got an attorney and...

May 26, 2010 - 3:05pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

A Zanesville mother accused of accidentally running over her two-year-old daughter appeared in court Wednesday.

27-year-old Kayla Jordan pled not guilty to one count of child endangering and one count of having an expired license plate in Zanesville Municipal Court.

Zanesville Police say on Saturday Jordan's daughter was not in a child safety seat and got out of the back of Jordan's car in their Cliffwood Avenue driveway. Officers say Jordan was unaware of this and ran the girl...

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