New judge willsit in Morgan
Gina M. Groh, the tri-county's new circuit judge, will begin presiding in Morgan County on February 1, but will visit here with other judges beforehand, said Circuit Clerk Kim Jackson.
Last month, Groh was appointed by Governor Joe Manchin to serve as the fifth judge for the 23rd Judicial District until the 2008 elections. The post was created by the West Virginia Legislature earlier this year. The district includes Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.
Groh previously served as assistant prosecutor in Berkeley County and, most recently, in Jefferson County.
Groh is now scheduled to take over nearly all Morgan County cases on Thursday, February 1.
On Tuesday, January 23, she will be here with Circuit Judge David Sanders, who plans to finish handling the active cases that he already has here.
On Monday morning, January 29, Groh will be with Judge Gray Silver as he arraigns some of the 28 people indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury earlier this month.