North Ridgeville is a city in Lorain County, Ohio. The population is approximately 28,000. North Ridgeville is home to the North Ridgeville Corn Festival, which was voted the best festival in Northeast Ohio by Cleveland Magazine’s June 2002 issue.
In February 2010, 16-year-old North Ridgeville resident Daniel Kovarbasich was charged as an adult for murder and felonious assault. Kovarbasich allegedly stabbed to death a family acquaintance, 55-year-old Duane Hurley, at Hurley’s residence prior to Hurley taking Kovarbasich to school. His trial date is still pending.
Trying a juvenile as an adult is mandatory in the state of Ohio when the charge is murder and the juvenile is 16 or 17 years old. Felony charges are brought before the Lorain County Common Pleas Court, located in Elyria. The Common Pleas Court also adjudicates civil suits over $15,000, and is further subdivided into a probate court and a domestic relations court. If a juvenile is not tried as an adult, his case would be brought before the domestic relations court, which has jurisdiction over all juvenile cases. In addition to the Court of Common Pleas, there is the Elyria Municipal Court that presides over North Ridgeville misdemeanors, traffic violations, and civil claims under $15,000.
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