SUMMIT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - PROBATE DIVISION
JUDGE ELINORE MARSH STORMER

Probate Court Congratulates

Probate Court Congratulates

Dec 15, 2017

Probate Court congratulates the Volunteer Guardian Program and Director of Volunteers Jennifer Mesko-Kimmich (J.J.) for their recognition by the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) of Greater Akron on December 11, 2017. The Volunteer Guardian Program formed in 2014, is a joint project of Summit County Probate Court, Summit County Public Health, the ADM Board, and Summit DD Board. This program was formed under the leadership of Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer to address the need for guardians of individuals who have no one to help them when they are unable to make decisions for themselves.  The volunteers are appointed by Probate Court who remains the “superior guardian” of the individual. Ms. Mesko-Kimmich has been with the Volunteer Guardian Program since its inception in 2014.  She has been able to find excellent volunteers and problem-solve issues to help create one of the top Volunteer Guardian Programs in Ohio. For more information about the Volunteer Guardian Program, please go to Volunteer Guardian Program for more...

Probate Court Collects Holiday Mail for Heroes

Probate Court Collects Holiday Mail for Heroes

Dec 5, 2017

Probate Court collected nearly 650 cards to be distributed to veterans and sent to active duty military and their families this season.  The staff joined forces with 97 fourth graders and student council members from Barberton Elementary East to sign or create cards to honor the service and sacrifice of the recipients. This is the fourth year that the staff has kicked off the project with a November luncheon hosted by Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer.   Some of the favorite cards included: “We thank you for all you have done.  You protect the U.S.A.,” said Blake. “Thank you for serving our country,” said Reis. “You are so brave to fight for us,” said Gabby. The project has exceeded expectations with a 62% increase in cards going to our veterans this...

Judge Stormer Honored

Judge Stormer Honored

Nov 22, 2017

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation held their annual Community Impact Awards ceremony where Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer was honored with the Compass Award.  This award is designated to an individual whose long-term contributions have made an impact in mental health.  Judge Stormer was recognized for her efforts providing specialized treatment for offenders and the mentally ill.  While in Municipal Court, she created the first Mental Health Court and Drug Court in Ohio.  In Common Pleas Court, she began a Reentry Court for those transitioning from prison to becoming productive members of society. Most recently, Judge Stormer established New Day Court, the first of its kind in Ohio.  New Day Court provides a path of recovery for the severely mentally ill. View a tribute video of the evening, click...

On the Table Greater Akron and Probate Court

On the Table Greater Akron and Probate Court

Oct 27, 2017

On October 3, 2017, the Akron Community Foundation (ACF) helped set the table for hundreds of community conversations with On the Table Greater Akron.  This event brought together citizens from all walks of life to have conversations about how to strengthen our community. Over 6,000 people participated, area wide. Summit County Probate Court hosted two conversations.  One was held off-site at Artisan Coffee in Ellet hosted by Magistrate Nicole Walker.  The other was co-hosted by Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, and Judge Joy Malek Oldfield at the historic Summit County Court House.  ACF will collect data from this event and use it to influence some of its funding in the future.  This was truly a gathering with purpose. Thanks to all who joined in the...

Ruby Turns 100

Ruby Turns 100

Oct 27, 2017

Ruby Sypher turned 100 on September 22, 2017. Her volunteer guardian Leslie Keppel invited Probate Court to attend. There was a cake, some presents, and birthday cards signed by the court staff. You too can make a difference like Leslie and be a Volunteer Guardian or Senior Visitor. You Can...

Art for All!

Art for All!

Oct 16, 2017

Summit County Probate Court collaborated with Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) and the Akron Art Museum for “Look Beyond: An Art Show for All Abilities.”  After the exciting opening at the Akron Art Museum, the exhibit moved to the Summit County Court House. The artist’s work brightened the halls of the court house for two weeks. Many pieces were sold and the money went directly to the Summit DD...