JANUARY 9, 2020—On January 8, 2020, Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas was privileged and honored to swear in Richard Woodruff as a commissioner of the Logan County Veterans Service Commission. Mr. Woodruff was chosen for this important role by the unanimous consent of Judge Braig, Judge Kim Kellogg-Martin and Judge Dan W. Bratka.
The Logan County Veterans Service Commission provides direct and indirect assistance to veterans and their dependents who have met with unexpected hardship. The Commission is specifically charged with establishing regularly scheduled transportation for veterans to and from the Veterans Administration medical center affiliated with Logan County. Commissioners and the Commission’s staff led by Shelley Kneece engage in outreach and coordination with other agencies to enhance serves to veterans within Logan County.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the Ohio Revised Code confers a legal duty on the judges of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas to make appointments to the Logan County Veterans Commission.
JANUARY 9, 2020—Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Skyler Stoneburner to four years in prison on January 8, 2021 after Stoneburner violated his probation by engaging in the use of cocaine while undergoing treatment at the West Central Community Based Correctional Facility in Marysville, Ohio. The West Central facility discharged Stoneburner for his violation of the facility’s rule prohibiting use of illegal drugs and his failure to complete his treatment at West Central also was a violation of his probation.
Stoneburner was convicted in January of 2019 of attempted robbery, a felony of third degree, for his participation in a robbery of an employee of Woody’s Diner in Russells Point, Ohio. The robbers stole approximately $1,400 and the victim’s purse and struck the victim with a baseball bat during the commission of the offense. On February 19, 2019, former Judge William T. Goslee placed Stoneburner on probation for 5 years.
On June 17, 2020, while on probation, Stoneburner pled guilty to theft, a felony of the fifth degree. On June 27, 2020, Judge Braig sentenced Stoneburner to another probation term and to complete substance abuse and other programming at West Central.