Judge Miller to preside over appellate court

LIMA — Judge Mark Miller will serve as the presiding judge of the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals for 2023, according to a media release.

Miller will call and preside over oral arguments, decide procedural motions, conduct meetings of the judges and handle daily administration and docket and case management, according to the release.

The Third District Court of Appeals is made up of 17 northwest Ohio counties, including Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Marion, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Shelby, Union, Van Wert and Wyandot. The other judges serving on the Third District Court include John Willamowski of Lima, William Zimmerman of Sidney and Juergen Waldick of Lima, who replaces the recently retired Stephen Shaw.

Miller was elected to the Third District Court of Appeals in 2020. He previously served as a judge on the Findlay Municipal Court. Miller served as an assistant county prosecutor, then elected prosecutor in the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office for 22 years.

The judge was recognized by the Ohio State Bar Foundation with the Community Service Award for Lawyers 40 and Under. The Hancock Leadership Alumni Association also awarded Miller the Distinguished Leadership Award.

Miller chairs the Commmunity Awareness Committe of the Hancock County Coalition on Addiction, and previously president of the Black Swamp Area Boy Scout Council. He is involved in his church and other community organizations.