Van Wert County Has New Common Pleas Judge

January 30 , 2015-

Former assistant county prosecutor Martin Burchfield was sworn in yesterday as judge of Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.  Burchfield replaced retired Judge Charles D. Steele.  Busrchfield stood in a packed courtroom to take his oath with his mother, Bettye, and wife, Susan nearby.  When he spoke with Ohio Governor John Kasich regarding the position, he stated, "I want to: follow the law, keep the docket moving so that people aren't waiting for justice, and to make good, fair decisions for the people."  He feels the position he holds has a lot of potential positives for the county.


Courtesy of Times Bulletin