GREENVILLE — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy was in Darke County last Wednesday to swear-in local elected officials. The event took place at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve just outside of Greenville.
Kennedy recently won reelection to her second full term this past November, having served on the court since 2012. This event marks the first time an Ohio Supreme Court Justice has visited Darke County to administrate oaths of office.
The elected officials sworn in by Justice Kennedy include: County Commissioner Matt Aultman, County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas Cindy Pike, Sheriff Toby Spencer, County Recorder Linda Stachler, County Treasurer Scott Zumbrink, County Engineer Jim Surber, and County Coroner Timothy Kathman.
Newly elected County Commissioner Larry Holmes was not present at the event, having opted to be sworn in by Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan P. Hein two days prior.
The event was properly social distanced and COVID-19 precautions were in place. Each elected official took turns approaching the stand to take their oath of office.