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President Ferrero

On behalf of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association let me welcome you to our web page.  It is my hope the information contained within will help you better understand the role of Ohio’s county prosecutors. An Ohio county prosecutor has a variety of roles and responsibilities other than as the chief criminal prosecutor within each county.   As legal counsel to a variety of County elected officials, offices and agencies your county prosecutor assists in ensuring efficient and responsible county government.  A Prosecutor’s primary role is to assist in promoting the safety and protection of individuals, families and our communities.  Administering justice for victims of crime and the citizens of our State is one responsibility in carrying out this role.  The position of county prosecutor also encompasses the obligation that all parties to the prosecution receive a fair trial based upon the laws and procedures in place at that time. Please take your time and look around.  Hopefully you will find information here that is educational, informative and relevant about your county prosecutor.

John D. Ferrero
Stark County Prosecutor
2015 OPAA President

Ohio's Judicial System: What you should know.

- what do county prosecutors do

- the grand jury

- plea agreements

- DNA testing

- death penalty

- roster of elected prosecutors

Upcoming Events:

Executive and Legislative Committee Meetings
December 2, 2015
Hilton Columbus Downtown

Annual Meeting
December 3rd and 4th, 2015
Hilton Columbus Downtown

Spring Training
April 14th and 15th, 2016
Sheraton at Capitol Square Columbus

Summer Workshop
June 10th and 11th, 2016
Great Wolf Lodge, Mason

Fall training
September 22nd and 23rd, 2016
Wyndham Cleveland Playhouse Square

Annual Meeting
Hilton Columbus Downtown
December 8th and 9th, 2016

Visit the Events page for full schedule of upcoming OPAA activities.




OPAA Member Profile:
Scott Hasselman
Fulton County Prosecutor

Scott A. Haselman has been the Fulton County Prosecutor since 2009.  Haselman graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Finance in 1992.  In 1995, he graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian from the University of Toledo College of Law.  He was also voted the “Outstanding Graduate” by the law school faculty.  Haselman spent the first 13 years of his legal career at the firm of Robison, Curphey & O’Connell.  During his time as the Fulton County Prosecutor, he has successfully prosecuted a wide range of crimes—from crimes of violence to white collar crimes.  He prosecuted a white-collar case that involved multimillion dollar losses by members of the Fulton County agribusiness community and which resulted in the largest aggregate payout in the history of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Grain Indemnity Fund.  Haselman has also made significant efforts to educate the public on the nature and extent of the current opiate crisis and the impact that the illegal drug trade has on the community at large.  He is a member of several service and professional organizations, and he has been active in church, community and local affairs for many years.  Scott spent seven years as a member of the Village Council in the community in which he lives prior to being elected as the County Prosecutor.  Scott and his wife, Tamara, have two children. 

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