Spotlight: Logan County Courthouse


Today’s Logan County Spotlight is on the Logan County Courthouse.

The Logan County Courthouse was built in 1870 at a cost of $105,398.08. Alexander Koehler, of Cleveland, was the architect.

The courthouse is a historic Second Empire building.

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 4, 1973.

A storm with unusually high winds hit the Logan County Courthouse in June 2012 which caused damage to the tower.

The building was unsafe as the tower could potentially crash into the courthouse.

Upon inspection, the roof was also in need of major repairs.

As the offices in the courthouse were moved due to safety, the commissioners decided to renovate the entire building.

The historic and iconic courthouse was re-opened in November 2018.

An important goal of the renovation was to restore the courthouse to its original condition and beauty.

Today, it is very modern and has state-of-the-art technology, although there are many original aspects of the courthouse kept when it was first opened.

The original bench that was restored in the Common Pleas Courtroom

One of the main goals of the renovation was to create departments so that everything related to each judge was in one area.

Now, the layout of the courthouse is much more functional and logical.

The Logan County Courthouse has three floors consisting of the ground floor, the first floor, and the second floor.

On the ground floor, there is a Juvenile Probation Room.

On the first floor, there is an Assignment Commissioner Room, Juvenile Traffic Room, Probate Room, Juvenile Room, and Domestic Relation Room.

On the second floor, there is a Clerk of Courts Room and Common Pleas Courtroom.

Ground floor

The Logan County Court of Common Pleas, General Division Judge is Kevin P. Braig. The Magistrate is Kathryn E.M. Hanson.

The Logan County Court of Common Pleas, Family Court Division Judges are Kim Kellogg-Martin and Natasha R. Kennedy.

The Magistrates are Richard Meyer and Elizabeth M. Mosser.

Barb McDonald is the Logan County Clerk of Courts.

The Clerk of Courts office helps provide public access to court records and receives, distributes, and preserves official court documents.

Common Pleas Courtroom

Logan County Commissioner, Joe Antram, explains why the Logan County Courthouse is a beautiful and iconic staple in the county and how the recent renovation was very beneficial:

One must have a certain business in order to enter and be in the courthouse as security measures are in place.

The courthouse is adjacent to Court Avenue, which is the first concrete street in America.

The Logan County Courthouse is located at 101 South Main Street in Bellefontaine.