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April 10 2015

Josh Berkowitz named Hamilton County's newest judge

Cincinnati.com reports:

Josh Berkowitz, an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor, was named Friday as the county's newest Municipal Court judge.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the appointment. Berkowitz takes a seat, that presides over misdemeanor criminal and smaller civil cases, vacated when Judge Megan Shanahan was promoted last month to a Common Pleas judgeship that hear felony criminal and larger civil cases.

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April 10 2015

Joshua Berkowitz Fills Court Vacancy

Court News Ohio reports: "Hamilton County Municipal Court Vacancy Filled"

Gov. John Kasich appointed Joshua A. Berkowitz of Norwood to serve as a Hamilton County Municipal Court judge for District 4. Berkowitz will assume office on April 15.

Berkowitz replaces Judge Megan E. Shanahan, who last month was appointed to the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. He must win in November’s general election to retain the municipal court seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends on Jan. 4, 2020.

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June 24 2014

Judge orders Norwood hotel permanently closed

WLWT.com reported a hotel was closed over "drug and prostitution concerns." WLWT5 reports:

"There's not going to be any drugs sold there and there is not going to be any prostituion activity there. We are pleased with the way the case has progressed and we are going to continue to work to bring that property back up to our standards,” Norwood Law Director Josh Berkowitz said.

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