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Home Relief Grant

Starting November, 2020, the state of Ohio, working with local Community Action Agencies, will help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020 and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020.

Ohioans will be able to apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency starting November 2, 2020.

Please see the attached Home Relief Fact Sheet.

Home Relief Fact Sheet


Municipal Court Receives State Certification

The Fairborn Municipal Court has earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Specialized Dockets.

A specialized docket must be recertified every 3 years. In order to receive the certification, Fairborn Municipal Court had to submit an application, undergo a site visit, and provide specific program materials in response to certification standards that went into effect in January 2014.

Specialized dockets are courts that are dedicated to specific types of offenses or offenders. These courts use a combination of different techniques for holding offenders accountable while also addressing the underlying causes of their behavior. There are more than 210 specialized dockets in Ohio courts that deal with issues ranging from drugs and alcohol to mental health, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

The Fairborn Municipal Drug Court began in 2015, with the goal of providing a court-managed and medically assisted pathway to living a sober life. According to its website, the court assists people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction with housing, employment, and mental health treatment, as well as reducing their jail time by 50 percent.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor congratulated Fairborn Municipal Court and Judge Beth Cappelli for receiving final certification.

"Specialized dockets divert offenders toward criminal justice initiatives that employ tools and tailored services to treat and rehabilitate the offender so they can become productive members of society." said O'Connor. "Studies have shown this approach works by reducing recidivism while saving tax dollars."

The standards provide a minimum level of uniform practices for specialized dockets throughout Ohio, and allow local courts to innovate and tailor their programs to meet their community's needs.

Cappelli stated, "Our program's aim is to help those at high risk. It is structured and intensive. The real reward is to have a person who has struggled with addiction issues living a life in recovery. It is a collaborative approach and would not be possible without the support of community partners."

The certification requirements include establishing eligibility requirements, evaluating effectiveness of the specialized docket, and assembling a treatment program for implementing daily operations of the specialized docket. The team can include licensed treatment providers, law enforcement, and is headed by the specialized docket judge.


Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

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Judge Beth W. Cappelli of Fairborn Municipal Court, in conjunction with Greene County Public Health, announces Fairborn Municipal Court is in full compliance with all Ohio workplace safety standards designed to curb the spread and exposure of COVID-19. This determination was based upon a site visit conducted on May 13, 2020. At this visit, representatives from the Greene County Combined Health District personally observed the Court’s enforcement of social distancing, notable sanitation measures, and face covering requirements. No additional recommendations were made. Judge Cappelli recognizes that individuals may be wary of having to appear in Court during this time. The Court has taken every effort to hold hearings virtually; however, when necessary to physically appear, every precaution is being taken to protect the public.


Judge Beth W. Cappelli of the Fairborn Municipal Court announces that Deputy Clerk Beth Gambill is one of 30 individuals selected by The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College to participate in the Court Management Program Class of 2021. The Court Management program is a certification program designed to help court leaders improve court operations and support the administration of justice. Ms. Gambill will begin the program in March of 2020.


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.


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.

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