Portage County Prosecutor's Office

Portage County
Prosecutor's Office
Criminal Division

Home About The Portage County Prosecutor Criminal Division Civil Division Appellate Division Victim/Witness Useful Phone Numbers Links Links Public Records Policy

The Criminal Division represents the the citizens of the State of Ohio and Portage County in prosecuting criminal cases in our County's three Municipal Courts, two Common Pleas Courts and the Juvenile Court. The Portage County Prosecutor is responsible for over 30,000 criminal and traffic cases filed each year in these Courts. This Division also renders legal advice and assistance to our County's seventeen different Police Departments. This Division is staffed by ten attorneys, five investigators, and a law clerk along with their support staff.

Common Pleas Courts

Division Chief: Stephen Michniak
Grand Jury: Eric Finnegan
Connie Lewandowski
Sean Scahill
Kimberly Kaplan-Quinn
Kristina Reilly
Raymond Srp
Mary Beth Kiah
Mitchell Rozaieski

Responsible for presenting cases to the Grand Jury, preparing felony cases for trial, interviewing witnesses, continuing ongoing investigation, and prosecuting felony cases in our Portage County's two Common Pleas courts.

Common Pleas Court Investigators
Matt Skilton
Jerry Hargett
Martin Gilliland
Joe Beckwith

Special Victims Unit

Eric Finnegan
Stephen Michniak

This Unit is responsible for ongoing investigations and prosecution of all sexually based offenses, crimes perpetrated against children, crimes perpetrated against the developmentally disabled, and crimes targeting the elderly. The Special Victims Unit also assists the Portage County Sheriff's Office in the tracking and prosecution of registered sex offenders. Cases are heard in Common Pleas, Municipal and Juvenile Courts.

Teena McKamey

Municipal Courts

Samantha Ulrich
Paul Hanus
Andrew Selwa

Responsible for preparing and trying misdemeanor and traffic cases in our county's three municipal courts, and advising police officers in ongoing investigations.

Michael Wisniewski

Juvenile Court

Zachary Skidmore

This Department represents the County in all Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Traffic complaints. The Prosecutor appears before one Judge and two Magistrates in the county's juvenile court. Police Departments rely heavily on the Prosecutor for advice on sensitive issues that are not present in adult cases.

Felony Non-Support of Children

This Department assists the county's Child Support Enforcement Agency in locating and preparing cases for prosecution of "deadbeat" parents who have large child support delinquencies which fit the criteria of the Ohio Revised Code for felony prosecution.

Timothy Moon
James Acklin

Office Administrator

Lori Heiney

Administrative Assistant to the Prosecutor; TAC Officer for L.E.A.D.S.; Recording Secretary for Budget Commission; Grants Administrator for VAWA, VOCA, SVAA, VOCA Expansion, Portage/Trumbull Drug Grant; Payroll, Bills, Requisitions, Statutory Reporting Requirements, Inventory, Personnel, Checking Accounts, Budgetary Matters, Coordinate CLE Compliance.

Support Staff

Krista Keller Groves - Grand Jury Coordinator
Bonnie Richards - Administrative Assistant
Monica Hilliard - Administrative Assistant
Celeste Trammel - Administrative Assistant
Brianna Brown - Receptionist

The The Portage County Prosecutor's Office
241 South Chestnut Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Phone Numbers:
Office: (330) 297-3850
FAX Lines:
Criminal Division: (330) 297-3856
Civil Division: (330) 297-4594

E-mail: prosecutor@portageco.com

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday