BROOKFIELD, Ohio - Trumbull County Commissioners have approved a one year lease extension for the Eastern District Court in Brookfield facility at its meeting on Wednesday.
The annual lease will cost the county $48,626.16, with an option to sign on to a second and third year lease if desired.
While the courts could be consolidated to save the county money, Commissioner Frank Fuda says further discussions need to take place with Judge Tom Campbell, the county's Central District Court judge in Cortland, to determine the proper plan.
"We thought combining the courts was a good idea and we wanted to make sure we had all the facts together," Fuda said.
Fuda says the number of judges that would then oversee the courts is one issue they would have to iron out.
"If they want to combine the courts and have one judge, the judges would have to, anybody wanting to run for that position could run and then it would be for a six year period of time," Fuda said.