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Judge Beth W. Cappelli of the Fairborn Municipal Court received the Charles Christopher Award for exceptional service for 2017 from the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties (MHRB) at its annual ceremony. The Charles Christopher award is given annually by MHRB to a person who has made outstanding contributions to alcohol and drug recovery services in Greene County, Ohio. MHRB recognized Judge Cappelli as a person of excellence due to her continuing involvement in substance abuse recovery services, which include her management of the Fairborn Municipal Drug Court.

Although recognized individually, Judge Cappelli acknowledged her court staff and the collaborative effort from many local agencies, including MHRB, TCN and the local law enforcement agencies, as they collectively attempt to address the persistent criminal behaviors related to addiction and abuse and provide recovery services to needy individuals.


The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has implemented a six-month driver’s license reinstatement fee debt reduction and waiver program for offenders whose driver’s licenses have been suspended for specific violations. The program only applies to a driver’s license or permit suspension. It does not apply to a commercial driver’s license or permit suspension. To be eligible for a reduction in fees, all court-ordered sanctions except payment of reinstatement fees must be completed, and at least 18 months must have expired since the end period of the suspension. For a complete waiver of fees, proof of indigence must be shown by providing a screen shot of current SNAP case status information from Job and Family Services.

To assist the public, the Fairborn Municipal Court Probation Department and Ohio Means Jobs will be available during the following times at the following locations through July 31, 2019:

  • Monday- Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fairborn Municipal Court, 1148 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn
  • Wednesdays at Ohio Means Jobs, 581 Ledbetter Rd, Xenia, from the hours of 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. (Staff will be available to provide the needed SNAP information for the waiver request)
  • At the following Greene County Library branches
    1. Fairborn Community Library 1 E. Main St, Fairborn on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    2. Xenia Community Library 76 E. Market St, Xenia on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    3. Beavercreek Community Library 3618 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek on Saturday July 13, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

While government officials cannot provide legal advice in the course and scope of their duties, assistance can be provided in accessing public information and direction with this process. Questions may be directed to Fairborn Municipal Court Chief Probation Officer Dan Zwiesler at (937)754-3110 extension 2.


Potential Scam Alert

Judge Beth W. Cappelli is making this public announcement to inform the community of scam calls claiming to be from the Fairborn Municipal Court. Recently, the Court has received phone calls from concerned citizens advising the Court that they were receiving phone calls claiming to be court employees informing the individuals that they were named in a lawsuit or that they owe fines to the Court. Please note Fairborn Municipal Court will not call and ask for you to make a payment over the phone, and will not call an individual to inform them of any pending lawsuits. If you receive these types of telephone calls hang up and do not provide the caller with any of your personal information.


Judge Beth W. Cappelli, of Fairborn Municipal Court announced the 10th anniversary of its Traffic Intervention Program (TIP). The program began in August, 2008, and aims to assist individuals charged with driving under suspension to become valid, insured drivers. As of its 10th anniversary, the program resulted in 2,914 individuals becoming valid and insured with a 74% success rate. The Traffic Intervention Program was a collaborative effort between the court, the city prosecutor’s office, the defense bar, and law enforcement.


The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Greene,and Madison Counties,the Honorable Judge Beth W. Cappelli, of Fairborn Municipal Court and TCN Behavioral Health announced Fairborn Municipal Court has been awarded $100,000 from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services. These funds are for treatment and supportive services to eliminate barriers to recovery that are unique to drug court clients with a dependence on opioids, alcohol or both. Treatment will be provided by TCN Behavioral Health. Judge Beth W. Cappelli, of Fairborn Municipal Court has the only certified drug court in Clark, Greene & Madison Counties.


Judge Beth W. Cappelli, of Fairborn Municipal Court announced her court has been awarded $40,679.06, in Technology Grant Funds from The Supreme Court of Ohio. The Supreme Court has a competitive process and provides grants to assist Ohio courts and justice partners in funding upgrades to operations, innovative justice initiatives and more. Each grant type is targeted to a specific need or use. These funds will be utilized to purchase a new metal detector and x-ray scanner for the Court to improve security operations.

Court Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Court Address
1148 Kauffman Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324
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Phone: (937) 754-3040
Fax: (937) 879-4422

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