27, Jan 2015 - Lancaster, OH Second Republican files in race for Fairfield municipal court judge
LANCASTER, Ohio — Local attorney James A. Fields has filed petitions with the county Board of Elections to seek the Republican nomination in May to run for a Fairfield County Municipal Court judgeship. Fields, 52, is the second Republican to seek the nomination, joining former county prosecutor David L. Landefeld, 63.
12, Oct 2014 - Fairfield, OH Ex-Fairfield County court clerk gets 18 months on corruption charges
LANCASTER, Ohio — Emotions ran so high yesterday at the sentencing of former Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah K. Smalley that she sobbed while apologizing and the judge admonished her bitter former employees to address their remarks to him, not to their old boss. Visiting Judge Dale Crawford sentenced Smalley to 18 months in prison for theft in office and 12 months for attempted theft in ...
12, Oct 2014 - Fairfield, OH Husband of ex-Fairfield County court clerk pleads guilty to corruption charges
LANCASTER, Ohio — The husband of the former Fairfield County clerk of courts took a negotiated agreement yesterday and pleaded guilty to theft in office and having an unlawful interest in a public contract. Visiting Judge Dale Crawford convicted David E. Smalley and scheduled sentencing for Oct. 6. He could receive a maximum of 41/2 years in prison if Crawford orders the maximum sentence for ...