BATAVIA, OH — Mark J. Tekulve took office as the newly elected Clermont County Prosecutor on Jan. 4. To implement an office structure dedicated to the effective and thorough pursuit of justice on behalf of the citizens of Clermont County, and to continue to provide excellent legal representation to the Board of County Commissioners, county elected officials and townships, Tekulve announces these new personnel assignments within the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office.
Lara Baron Allen has been named the First Assistant in the Common Pleas Division. Allen will assist with the operation of the felony division, supervise the prosecution of our felony cases, will act as Lead Prosecutor on major felony cases, and will serve as the initial point of contact for law enforcement with any questions on felony crimes, investigations, searches, etc.
David M. Gast has been named the First Assistant in the Municipal Division. Gast will be responsible for the operation of the Municipal Division of the Prosecutor’s Office, will train all new Assistant Prosecutors, and will serve as the initial point of contact for law enforcement with charging questions on misdemeanor cases, vehicular fatalities, K-9 issues, etc.
Carol A. Rowe has been assigned responsibility for the day to day operations of the Grand Jury. Rowe will be responsible for reviewing all cases submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office for indictment consideration, and scheduling and presenting potential felony cases to the Grand Jury.
Brian C. Shrive and Joseph Mooney have joined the Civil Division. Both Shrive and Mooney are talented, experienced and valued attorneys who will assist Ernie Ramos, First Assistant in the Civil Division, in continuing to provide outstanding legal representation to the County Commissioners, county elected officials, townships, etc.
Stephanie Ross has been named the First Assistant in charge of Administrative & Fiscal Operations. Ross will be responsible for the day to day administrative operations for the Prosecutor’s Office, and can be contacted at the felony office. Additionally, she will assist with Grand Jury and will continue her role as Director of the Victim Advocate Program.