That proposal was met with opposition from the general court division. The commission has been working with the two divisions to find a compromise, offering to modify the probate court’s layout or build a new courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse, according to the release.
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In response to court orders last week from both divisions of the common pleas court, Greene County commissioners voted to build a new probate courtroom in the juvenile court building. The cost for the new construction is estimated at $30,000, according to the release.
O’Diam declined to comment, citing Ohio Supreme Court rules prohibiting judges from commenting publicly on pending or impending litigation.
“No reason has been provided to the board as to why this solution will not allow the probate court to operate efficiently and effectively,” Huddleson’s release states.
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