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Our Assistant Prosecutors:


Angela M. Boes
Assistant Prosecutor - Felony Crimes

Mrs. Boes joined the County Prosecutor’s staff in December, 2001, and is originally from St. Stephens in Seneca County.  Mrs. Boes graduated from The Ohio State University in 1997 with a B.A. degree in Humanities and Anthropology.  She graduated from The University of Akron School of Law and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2001.  Mrs. Boes has previous legal experience with the law firm of Goldman & Rosen, Ltd. in Akron.  Her primary area of responsibility with the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office is handling felony crime prosecutions.  Legal Assistant Anne Hart is assigned to assist with Mrs. Boes’ case docket.

Stephanie J. Kiser
Assistant Prosecutor – Felony Crimes

Ms. Kiser joined the County Prosecutor’s staff in August 2013 and is originally from Tiffin, Ohio. Ms. Kiser graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.A. in History in June 2009. She graduated from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2012 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November 2012. Ms. Kiser has previous legal experience as a legal intern with the County Prosecutor’s office, the Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services, and the Moritz College of Law Justice for Children Clinic. Her primary area of responsibility with the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office is handling felony crimes. Legal Assistant Anne Hart and Legal Assistant Charla Walker are assigned to assist with Mrs. Kiser’s case docket.

Rebeka Beresh
Assistant Prosecutor - Felony Crimes

Ms. Beresh joined the County Prosecutor's staff in April 2016 and is originally from North Canton, Ohio.   Ms. Beresh graduated from Walsh Univeristy with a B.A. in International Relations and B.S. in Biology in May 2012.  She graduated from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 2015 with both a J.D. and LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law.  Ms. Beresh was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November of 2015.  As co-counsel, Ms. Beresh's first jury trial resulted in a sentence of life imprisonment without parole for a sexual predator.   Her primary area of responsibility with the Seneca County Prosecutor's Office is handling felony crimes. Legal Assistant Charla Walker is assigned to assist with Ms. Beresh’s case docket.

Joshua D. Clark
Assistant Prosecutor – Juvenile Delinquencies/Civil Representation

Mr. Clark joined the County Prosecutor’s staff in February, 2018, and is originally from Piqua, Ohio.  Mr. Clark graduated from Ashford University with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Government in 2013.  He graduated from the University Of Toledo College Of Law in December 2016 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2017.  Mr. Clark has previous legal experience with The Toledo Public Defender’s Office where he was an intern and later entered practice.  His primary area of responsibility with the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office is handling juvenile delinquency prosecutions filed in the Juvenile Division of the Seneca County Common Pleas Court, and civil litigation as well as general legal counsel involving county and township matters.  Legal Assistant Kelly Cholodewitsch is assigned to assist with Mr. Clark’s juvenile case docket.  Legal Assistant Amy Dunn is assigned to assist Mr. Clark regarding civil matters.

Richard H. Palau
Assistant Prosecutor – Misdemeanor Crimes

 Mr. Palau matriculated from the University of Virginia with a double major of Economics and History.  He graduated from Capital University Law School with a Juris Doctor and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.   During his thirty years of practice he worked for the firm of Calig and Handelman in Columbus, his own firm Palau Law Offices and Legal Aid of Columbus providing legal services for the poor.  After fifteen years as Tiffin City Prosecutor his office was subsumed by the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office in 2018.  He and his wife, Ligaya, were married in St. Mary’s Church in Tiffin. They have two sons and one daughter. His primary area of responsibility with the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office is handling misdemeanor crime prosecutions.  Legal Assistant Anita M. Zoeller is assigned to assist with Mr. Palau’s case docket.

Charles R. Hall, Jr.
Assistant Prosecutor – Misdemeanor Crimes

Mr. Hall joined the County Prosecutor’s staff in January, 2018, and is originally from Leipsic, Ohio.  Mr. Hall graduated from Owens Community College in 1993 with an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement and the University of Findlay in 1996 with Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration.  He also graduated from the University of Findlay with an MBA.  He graduated from the University of Toledo School of Law and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2003.  Mr. Hall has legal experience with the Fostoria City Prosecutor’s Office and private practice. His primary area of responsibility with the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office is handling misdemeanor crime prosecutions. Legal Assistant Anita M. Zoeller is assigned to assist with Mr. Hall’s case docket.


Victim Assistance Program:

Lidia Lee
Director of Victim Assistance

Lidia Lee joined the County Prosecutor’s staff in April 2009 as Coordinator for the Seneca County Victim Assistance Program, but has since been promoted to Director of the program in August of 2015. Ms. Lee is originally from Poland where she graduated in May of 2005 from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Law and Administration with Bachelor degree in arts with a major in Legal Studies. In May of 2008 Mrs. Lee graduated from Brown Mackie College with a Paralegal Associate of Applied Business. Mrs. Lee oversees the staff at the Victim Assistance Program, works with felony crime victims at the Seneca County Common Pleas Court; prepares and monitors the operational annual budget for the program and all the reports related to office funding; maintains collaboration with Tiffin and Heidelberg Universities as well as other local agencies.

Faith McLaughlin
Victim Advocate

Ms. McLaughlin joined the County Prosecutor’s staff as a victim advocate for the Seneca County Victim Assistance Program in October of 2010, and is originally from Tiffin. Before joining the staff as a victim advocate, Ms. McLaughlin worked in the office as office assistance since September of 2008. Ms. McLaughlin has completed the Ohio Attorney General’s Advance Academy Basic Advocacy Skills in Crime Victim Services in 2011. As an advocate she is assigned to work with felony crimes victims at the Seneca County Common Pleas Court and to assist individuals with Civil Protection Orders. Ms. McLaughlin also is responsible for tracking payments towards supervision fees that are ordered by Common Pleas Court to those convicted of felony crimes.

Joyce Randell
Victim Advocate

Mrs. Randell joined the County Prosecutor’s staff as a victim advocate for the Seneca County Victim Assistance Program in August of 2014 and is originally from Tiffin. Prior, she worked in the office as office assistance since April of 2006. Mrs. Randell has completed the Ohio Attorney General’s Advance Academy Basic Advocacy Skills in Crime Victim Services in 2016. Mrs. Randell primary are of responsibilities is to work with the victims of felony crimes, assist with tracking payments towards supervision fees and assist with Civil Protection Orders.               

Crystal Costilla
Part-time Victim Advocate

Mrs. Costilla joined the County Prosecutor’s staff as a victim advocate for the Seneca County Victim Assistance Program in February of 2016, and is originally from Fostoria. Mrs. Costilla has completed the Ohio Attorney General’s Advance Academy Basic Advocacy Skills in Crime Victim Services in 2017. As an advocate she is assigned to work with victims of the misdemeanor crimes in the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court as well as to assist individuals with filing for Civil Protection Orders.

Brooke Noftz
Victim Advocate

Miss Noftz joined the County Prosecutor’s staff as a victim advocate for the Seneca County Victim Assistance Program in February of 2018, and is originally from New Riegel. As an advocate she is assigned to work with victims of juvenile delinquency cases in the Juvenile Court of Seneca County, and to assist individuals with filing for Civil Protection Orders.

 

Support
Staff:

Sharon M. Skeel
Office Administrator

Mrs. Skeel joined the County Prosecutor’s staff in August, 1980, and is originally from Tiffin. Mrs. Skeel received certification in June, 1985 through Findlay College – The American Institute for Paralegal Studies – as a paralegal/legal assistant. Mrs. Skeel has been employed by five different elected County Prosecutors. Besides legal secretarial duties related to administrative and civil litigation issues, her primary areas of responsibility with the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office include training and supervision of legal secretaries, overseeing all technology systems, maintaining all financial and inventory records, along with specifically developing and monitoring the annual office budget. You can contact Sharon Skeel at sskeel@senecapros.org.

Charla J. Walker
Legal Assistant – Criminal Division

Mrs. Walker joined the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office in January 2010, and is originally from Tiffin.  She previously worked for the Seneca County Engineer’s Office as a draftsman in the Tax Map Department from November 2006 until joining the Prosecutor’s staff in 2010.  She is the legal assistant to Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie J. Kiser and Assistant Prosecutor Rebeka Beresh.  You can contact Charla Walker at cwalker@senecapros.org.

Anne E. Hart
Legal Assistant-Criminal Division

A Tiffin native, Ms. Hart began her employment with the Prosecutor’s Office in 1988.  After serving short terms as secretary in the Juvenile and Civil divisions, Ms. Hart has been a mainstay in the felony crimes division for most of her 25-year tenure.  You can contact Ms. Hart at ahart@senecapros.org

Amy J. Dunn
Legal Assistant-Civil Division

Mrs. Dunn joined the Prosecutor’s Office in June 1999, initially working in the Juvenile Division and transitioning to the Civil Division in February 2000. She currently assists Assistant Prosecutor Joshua D. Clark in the civil division.  Mrs. Dunn earned an Associates Degree in 1985 from the University of Toledo and studied Business at Tiffin University.  A resident of Wyandot County, she is married with 4 children.  You can contact Amy Dunn at adunn@senecapros.org

Kelly Cholodewitsch
Legal Assistant – Juvenile Division

Mrs. Cholodewitsch joined the Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2018, and is originally from Republic. She assists Joshua D. Clark with the juvenile case docket. She previously worked for the Seneca County General Health District as a Registrar and Administrative Assistant from April 2006 until joining the Prosecutor’s staff in 2018. Mrs. Cholodewitsch is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. You can contact Kelly Cholodewitsch at kcholodewitsch@senecapros.org.

 Anita M. Zoeller
Legal Assistant – Criminal Division - Misdemeanor Crimes

Mrs. Zoeller joined the Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2018, initially working as the legal assistant in the Tiffin City Prosecutor’s Office.  She currently assists Assistant County Prosecutors Richard J. Palau and Charles R. Hall, Jr. with the prosecution of municipal court cases.  In 1988 Anita earned an Associate’s Degree from Terra Technical College.  A native of Seneca County, Anita resides in Tiffin, with her husband Dennis.  Together they have two children and a granddaughter. You can contact Anita Zoeller at azoeller@senecapros.org

Matthew C. Noftz
Secret Service Officer/Investigator

Mr. Noftz joined the County Prosecutor’s Office in February 2009 and is originally from New Riegel.  Mr. Noftz is a graduate of the Tiffin University Police Academy.  He has served as a deputy at the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department and as a patrol officer with the Fostoria Police Department, retiring at the rank of Sergeant.  He has received numerous commendations related to excellence of job performance, including Officer of the Year and an Award of Valor.  Mr. Noftz has also served as a K-9 handler, SWAT team commander, and D.A.R.E. instructor.  He has completed extensive hours of continuing education and law enforcement training certifications.

 

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