The Port Clinton Academic Boosters will induct a new member into the Academic Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 2. The Honorable Paul Moon will join an elite group of Port Clinton High School alumni recognized for their outstanding academic achievement.
Moon presided over the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas from 1991 until 2009. After graduating from PCHS, he graduated cum laude from John Carroll University before attending law school at Georgetown University. He was commissioned 2nd Lt. USAR, on June 6, 1959, and 1st Lt. on Jan. 9, 1963, then released from active service in December 1964.
He started his law career in Port Clinton in 1965 as the Assistant City Solicitor and Police Prosecutor. In 1965, he became a partner in Moon, Moon and Noblitt Lawyers, was a member and President of the Ottawa County Bar Association and served as Special Counsel for the Ohio Attorney General through 1979. He was the editor of “The Chronicle,” a state-wide newsletter for judges and legislators, member of the faculty of Ohio Judicial College, Trustee of the Ohio Association of Municipal/County Court Judges, Member of National conference of Special Court Judges, Committee on Bi-Lingual Courts and Municipal Courts and served as a Legal Advisor to the Ohio Mock Trial Program.
Besides being dedicated to his profession, Moon is actively involved in various organizations such as President of the Ottawa County Historical Society, Mercy College Board of Trustees and was President of Port Clinton City Council. Moon and his wife Maria, raised two daughters, Laura and Elisabeth, who are also Port Clinton High School graduates.
Nomination forms for the Academic Hall of Fame can be found on the school district website www.pccsd.net under Port Clinton High School and Academic Hall of Fame.