Medina Bail Bonds

The Medina Bail Bonds offices covers Medina Court of Common Pleas, the city of Medina Municipal Court, Wadsworth Municipal Court, and all courts in Summit and Cuyahoga county.

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New office location:

445 W Liberty St,

Suite 212

Medina, OH 44256

Medina Court of Common Pleas

93 Public Square,
Medina, Ohio
2nd floor

Court Fax: (330) 764-8791

Judge : Christopher J. Collier— (330) 725-9131
Magistrate : James Leaver — (330) 764-8740 – [email protected]
Bailiff/Court Administrator: Terry George — (330) 725-9731 – [email protected]
Magistrate: Keith Brenstuhl— (330) 725-9729 – [email protected]

Medina Municipal Court

Judge Gary F. Werner

Clerk of Court Joseph F. Salzgeber

Chief Magistrate Linda A. Leggett

Magistrate Charles T. Lawrie

Court Administrator Lori A. Henry

Ryan Nagy – Chief Bailiff, Warrant Officer

Patricia Lavery, Deputy Bailiff – Magistrate’s Bailiff, Driving Privileges

David Ellinger, Deputy Bailiff – Service of Civil Papers, Evictions and Attachments

Ray Bulka, Deputy Bailiff – Driving Privileges

Robert Gabriel, Deputy Bailiff – Driving Privileges

Stephen McBride, Deputy Bailiff – Judge’s Bailiff, Driving Privileges

Nathan Janus, Deputy Bailiff, Judge’s Bailiff, Driving Privileges

Driving Privileges
If the judge or magistrate has approved driving privileges for defendants under a driver’s license suspension, the bailiffs will interview the defendant to get details of the defendant’s employment and work schedule. These interviews are conducted on a first come, first served, basis Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a signup sheet in the lobby. Warrant Enforcement
Warrant bailiffs follow up on cases where a warrant has been issued. If you have any information regarding the location of a defendant, contact a warrant bailiff via email at: [email protected] , call the warrant hotline at 330-722-5870, or call your local police department. Court Security
The bailiffs handle court security. If you have a concern about security in a case, contact the bailiff’s office at 330-723-3287, and press 7.

Probation Department

(330) 723-7313

(330) 225-0217

FAX 330-723-6915

We are a distinctive team of professionals committed to supporting and serving offenders, the court, and our growing community. We provide effective service to meet the needs of those we serve and to achieve the goal of offender rehabilitation. We serve the community and the justice system in a compassionate and responsible manner. GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT
Defendants in criminal and traffic cases who are found guilty of misdemeanors of the 4th up to the 1st degree (M-4 through M-1) are usually referred to the Probation Department for a presentence interview and report. These will be done prior to a sentencing hearing being scheduled. Presentence interviews are routinely scheduled for a separate appointment one to three weeks following the date of the plea or trial.

As a general rule, the probation department does not schedule individual interviews for persons convicted of 1st and 2nd DUI offenses. Persons with these convictions are directed to supply written information to the probation department in advance of their sentencing hearings which are scheduled for a later date. The written information provided by defendants is used to compile an abbreviated version of the Presentence Report for the judge’s benefit prior to imposition of sentence.

NOTE: In addition to providing background information to the probation department, 1st offense DUI defendants are directed to attend a 72- Hour Driver Intervention Program in Medina County prior to their sentencing hearings.

The department provides monitoring of probationers at various levels ranging from non-reporting to intensive supervision. Levels are assigned at the time of sentencing, but can be adjusted as warranted throughout the probation period. The supervision division monitors offender compliance with court ordered counseling, treatment, community service, drug testing, and the like. Supervising probation officers direct probationers to various agencies for these purposes. Officers also track further criminal activity of offenders and initiate show cause or probation violation proceedings as warranted. In some instances bench warrants for probation violations are issued by the judge at the request of a probation officer.


Matt Esterle Chief Probation Officer
Gene Merinar Deputy Chief Probation Officer – Pre-sentence reports
Melanie Stroup (part-time) Probation Officer – General supervision, community service, sealing of records
Molly Kafer Probation Officer – General supervision
Angela Kiss Probation Officer – Intensive supervision
Amy Darr Probation Officer – General supervision, grant coordinator
Noelle Hayes (part-time) Probation Officer – Pre-sentence reports, administrative assistant CLERICAL STAFF
Renee Thomas (part-time) Department Secretary LOCATION
The probation offices are located in the lower level of the Municipal Court building. Questions regarding probation procedures may be directed to Chief Probation Officer Marirose Power.

Posting Bail Bond

If someone has been arrested and a bond must be posted for the arrested person to be allowed to go home until it is time to appear in Court, find out what type of bond must be posted and how much money must be paid.


  1. Surety Bond:  Posted by a professional bonding company which guarantees the defendant’s appearance in Court.
  2. Cash Bond:  The full amount of the bond set by the Court must be paid.  When the case is completed, the entire amount will be refunded.
  3. 10% Bond:  The amount required to pay is 10% of the amount of the bond.  (If the bond amount is set at $5,000, the amount you are required to pay is $500.)  When the case is completed, the Court keeps 10% of the amount posted and refunds the rest. (e.g, Of the $500 bond, the Court keeps $50 and $450 is refunded.)


  1. If you post a bond for someone and you want to make sure you (and you only) can get the money back, make sure you are named on the receipt as the person who posted bond.
  2. If you are not named and the receipt is written in the name of the arrested person, that person will be able to use the money toward his fine and costs and the balance will be refunded to the arrested person.
  3. Your money will not be refunded until the case is completely finished.  This may take several months.

Medina Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts Joe Salzgeber

Legal Division
Medina County Courthouse
93 Public Square
 Medina, OH 44256
Monday-Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

Medina                      330-725-9722
Brunswick/Hinckley 330-225-7100 Ext.9722
Wadsworth              330-336-6657 Ext.9722


MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

MEDINA:      330-723-3641
BRUNSWICK, HINCKLEY:      330-225-7100
WADSWORTH, AKRON:      330-336-6657
TDD:      330-725-9123

Medina County Prosecutor
72 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256

Medina: 330-723-9536

Brunswick/Hinckley: 330-225-7100 Ext. 9536

Wadsworth: 330-336-6657 Ext. 9536

Fax: 330-723-9532

Civil Division: 330-723-9539

Criminal Division: 330-723-9535

Child Support Enforcement: 330-723-9546

 Juvenile Division:     330-764-8399

Victim Assistance: 330-723-9537 

Wadsworth Municipal Court

Municipal Building
120 Maple Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281-1870
Phone: 330-335-1596, FAX: 330-335-2723 Traffic: 330-335-2720; Alternate phone number is: 330-335-2724 Criminal: 330-335-2722 Civil: 330-335-2717; Alternate phone is: 330-335-2719

Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cities and Towns in Medina county:
  • Briarwood Beach
  • Brunswick
  • Chatham
  • Chippewa Lake
  • Chippewa on the Lake
  • Gloria Glens
  • Guilford
  • Hinckley
  • Homerville
  • Litchfield
  • Lodi
  • Medina
  • River Corners
  • Seville
  • Spencer
  • Valley City
  • Wadsworth