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Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Founded in 1937, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association is a private, non-profit trade organization that supports the state’s 88 elected county prosecutors.  

Mission Statement:
The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association assists county prosecuting attorneys to pursue truth and justice as well as promote public safety.  The Association advocates for public policies that strengthen prosecuting attorneys’ ability to secure justice for crime victims and serve as legal counsel to county and township authorities.  Further, the Association sponsors continuing legal education programs and facilitates access to best practices in law enforcement and community safety. The Association also offers information to the public about the role of prosecutors in the justice system.



Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
196 East State Street, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone 614-221-1266 * Fax 614-221-0753

Louis Tobin - Executive Director
Steve Hall - Assistant Director

Steven Taylor - Legal Research and Staff Counsel
Diana Morris - Administrative Assistant

2024 Executive Committee
Past Presidents

Kevin S. Talebi
President, Champaign
Keller J. Blackburn
President-Elect, Athens

David P. Fornshell
Vice President, Warren
Gwen Howe-Gebers
Treasurer, Henry
Steven D. Barnett
Secretary, Carroll

Julia R. Bates, Lucas
Kevin J. Baxter, Erie
Paul A. Dobson, Wood
Jane M. Hanlin, Jefferson
Mathias H. Heck, Jr., Montgomery
Morris J. Murray, Defiance
Michael C. O'Malley, Cuyahoga
David W. Phillips, Union
Edwin A. Pierce, Auglaize
Victor V. Vigluicci, Portage
Dennis Watkins, Trumbull

2024 Members-at-Large

Matthew E. Crall, Crawford
Michael T. Gmoser, Butler
Jason D. Holdren, Gallia
Charles T. McConville, Knox
Phillip A. Riegle, Hancock
Melissa A. Schiffel, Delaware
Ryan D. Styer, Tuscarawas
S. Forrest Thompson, Medina

Christopher R. Tunnell, Ashland
Jess C. Weade, Fayette
Ronald L. Welch, Muskingum
R. Kyle Witt, Fairfield County
Judy C. Wolford, Pickaway
Eva J. Yarger, Van Wert
Katherine J. Zartman, Williams

2024 Alternate Executive Committee members

Lindsey K. Angler, Guernsey
Daniel P. Driscoll, Clark
Matthew J. Muzic, Holmes
Shane Tieman, Scioto

2024 Committee Appointments

2024 Executive Committee Meeting Dates

January - Thursday, January 25th, Athletic Club of Columbus 11:00 Legislative, 12:00 lunch, 1:00 Executive
February – Thursday, February 22nd, Athletic Club of Columbus 11:00 Legislative, 12:00 lunch, 1:00 Executive
March – Thursday, March 21st, Brio Italian Grille Polaris 11:00 Legislative, 12:00 lunch, 1:00 Executive
April – Wednesday, April 17th, Hilton Columbus at Polaris (prior to Spring Training)
May – Thursday, May 23rd, Delaware Golf Club. 10:30 legislative, 12:00 lunch, 1:00 Executive
June – Thursday, June 20th, Breakers East Conference Center (prior to Summer Workshop)
July – No Meeting
August – Thursday, August 22nd
September – Wednesday, September 18th, Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square (prior to Fall Training)
October – Thursday, October 24th
November - No Meeting
December – Wednesday, December 11th, Hilton Columbus at Easton (prior Annual Meeting).

Dates are tentative. Times will be posted when determined. Click location for a link to Google maps or the venue's website.

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