Judge Frederick (“Fritz”) C. Hany II of the Ottawa County Municipal Court recently had the opportunity to speak to the Port Clinton High School government classes.
Hany was welcomed by Mr. Greg Scalf, Port Clinton High School educator, who relayed to the students that “Judge Hany is a long serving and respected Judge who is known as a ‘fair’ judge, treating everyone who comes in to the courtroom with respect.”
Judge Hany spoke about the types of cases heard by the Municipal Court that run from the typical to the unusual and from the sad and unfortunate to the sometimes enlightening or humorous.
The students were given information about the Ottawa County Municipal Court as well as Ohio’s system of justice. Many laws were discussed as well as the penalties which could result from breaking those laws. The students asked many insightful questions and left with a deeper appreciation and knowledge of the judicial system.
The Court’s Chief Probation Officer and Port Clinton High School graduate Trevor Johnson was a guest speaker as well. “It is also an opportunity that we have to not only answer students’ questions about their justice system, but to engage with them in a meaningful exchange of ideas,” Johnson stated.
“I thank Mr. Scalf and all of our teachers for the jobs they do. They deserve a lot of credit for truly making a difference in our kids’ lives,” stated Hany.
In addition to his daily judicial responsibilities, Judge Hany also serves as a faculty instructor for the Ohio Judicial College, “judges teaching judges” to fulfill continuing educational requirements.