On November 28, 2018, Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley participated in the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s Advocacy Day in Columbus.  Stanley met with State Representative Jay Edwards at the Ohio Statehouse and the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts.  Edwards represents all of Meigs County and parts of Athens, Vinton, and Washington Counties.  Stanley and Edwards discussed proposed, pending, and recently-passed legislation regarding drug addiction and treatment, domestic violence, “stand your ground” and self-defense, the death penalty, wrongful imprisonment compensation, and cost of living adjustments.  Stanley observed a health committee hearing in the William McKinley Hearing Room in which drug addiction treatment and modification of laws pertaining to the regulation of controlled substances, amongst other matters, were discussed.  Stanley also attended a session of the House of Representatives in which various bills were voted upon.
 
 
Former State Senator and State Representative Jimmy Stewart gave Stanley a personal tour of the Statehouse, which included special access to both the Senate floor and the House floor and a discussion of the Statehouse architecture, artwork, and historical significance of specific areas of the Statehouse, including the towering cupola, the portico where Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech, the Speaker of the House’s chair crafted to President Lincoln’s exact height to commemorate a speech he gave from the House floor, and the rotunda where President Lincoln’s body laid in repose two weeks after being assassinated.
 
 
Stanley attended the ceremonial unveiling of the new exhibit in the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center featuring the original copies of the Ohio Constitution of 1802 and the Ohio Constitution of 1851.  Those in attendance at the ceremony included Ohio Governor John Kasich, former governors Bob Taft and Dick Celeste, Senate President Larry Obhof, Speaker of the House Ryan Smith, and Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Patrick Fischer. Stanley also toured the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, which houses the Ohio Supreme Court.
 
 
“I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet with Representative Edwards regarding issues important to the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the criminal justice system as a whole, including victims of crime, defendants suffering from drug addiction and mental health issues, and the local inmate housing dilemma,” Stanley said.  “I enjoy utilizing the role of prosecuting attorney to advocate for or against certain legislation and working with our legislators to ensure laws are passed that benefit all Ohioans and, specifically, all Meigs Countians.”
 
 
Stanley and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Adkins attended the 2018 Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association Annual Meeting on November 29 and 30, 2018 in Columbus.  Topics covered during the meeting included United States Supreme Court updates, firearms prosecutions, digital evidence, and legal professionalism.
On November 28, 2018, Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley participated in the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s Advocacy Day in Columbus.  Stanley met with State Representative Jay Edwards at the Ohio Statehouse and the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts.  Edwards represents all of Meigs County and parts of Athens, Vinton, and Washington Counties.  Stanley and Edwards discussed proposed, pending, and recently-passed legislation regarding drug addiction and treatment, domestic violence, “stand your ground” and self-defense, the death penalty, wrongful imprisonment compensation, and cost of living adjustments.  Stanley observed a health committee hearing in the William McKinley Hearing Room in which drug addiction treatment and modification of laws pertaining to the regulation of controlled substances, amongst other matters, were discussed.  Stanley also attended a session of the House of Representatives in which various bills were voted upon.
 
 
Former State Senator and State Representative Jimmy Stewart gave Stanley a personal tour of the Statehouse, which included special access to both the Senate floor and the House floor and a discussion of the Statehouse architecture, artwork, and historical significance of specific areas of the Statehouse, including the towering cupola, the portico where Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech, the Speaker of the House’s chair crafted to President Lincoln’s exact height to commemorate a speech he gave from the House floor, and the rotunda where President Lincoln’s body laid in repose two weeks after being assassinated.
 
 
Stanley attended the ceremonial unveiling of the new exhibit in the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center featuring the original copies of the Ohio Constitution of 1802 and the Ohio Constitution of 1851.  Those in attendance at the ceremony included Ohio Governor John Kasich, former governors Bob Taft and Dick Celeste, Senate President Larry Obhof, Speaker of the House Ryan Smith, and Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Patrick Fischer. Stanley also toured the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, which houses the Ohio Supreme Court.
 
 
“I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet with Representative Edwards regarding issues important to the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the criminal justice system as a whole, including victims of crime, defendants suffering from drug addiction and mental health issues, and the local inmate housing dilemma,” Stanley said.  “I enjoy utilizing the role of prosecuting attorney to advocate for or against certain legislation and working with our legislators to ensure laws are passed that benefit all Ohioans and, specifically, all Meigs Countians.”
 
 
Stanley and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Adkins attended the 2018 Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association Annual Meeting on November 29 and 30, 2018 in Columbus.  Topics covered during the meeting included United States Supreme Court updates, firearms prosecutions, digital evidence, and legal professionalism.