OAM News

February 8, 2024 OAM’s Position on HB 272.

Read the letter that OAM submitted regarding the pending bill and share your opinion with your legislator.


December 1, 2023 Magistrate Robert J Jones Jr.  appointed to Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division.


2024 OAM Membership fees are now Due!

The invoices for 2024 membership dues were emailed in mid November 2023 to all Ohio Magistrates whose 2024 dues are not yet paid. Several magistrates have indicated that they did not receive the email. If you have not yet received your emailed invoice, please contact Pamela A Heringhaus, OAM Administrator, at pheringhaus@ohiomagistrates.org so that an invoice can be provided to you. If you have any questions, please call 419.308.1406.


The Honorable Michael McAllister receives Judicial Award.

President James Lyle presents the Judicial Award to The Honorable Michael McAllister at the 2023 Fall Conference. The Honorable Michael McAllister, Franklin County Municipal Court, previously served as a Magistrate and as Vice President of the Ohio Association of Magistrates. We are all proud of his successful election.

Ann Weatherhead named Chief Magistrate!

February 18, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Ann Weatherhead has been named Chief Magistrate of the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court effective February 5, 2018.  Ann is a former OAM Board Member and past DR Practice Area Chair.  She was awarded the first President’s Award in 2011 for initiating the OAM …

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OAM Raises funds for Girls on the Run of Central Ohio

November 1, 2017

Past President, Dave Jump, and Current Vice President, James Lyle were happy to present to Jessica Sparks, Executive Director, for Girls on the Run of Central Ohio a check for over sixteen hundred dollars. The money was raised at the OAM Fall Conference Volunteer event, which this year was a …

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Several New OAM Board Members

October 9, 2017

As a result of the 2017 OAM Election as well as some retirements and vacancies, a host of new Magistrates have joined the OAM Board.  Deborah Drexler of Allen and Mercer County Common Pleas Courts is the new Third District Representative replacing Erica Gordon (who stays on as Ethics Chair); …

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Mark Huberman Retires and Becomes OAM Administator

July 3, 2017

On June 30, 2017, OAM Past President Mark Huberman retired from his position as Chief Magistrate of the Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court to become the new Administrator of the OAM — succeeding Sandy Clary, who along with her husband Tom Shutt, served the OAM with distinction dating back to …

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