Monroe County Prosecutor honored for community service

WOODSFIELD, Ohio — The Monroe County Prosecutor was recognized Thursday by the Ohio State Bar Foundation for his dedication to community service.

Prosecutor James L. Peters was honored with the Bar Foundation’s District 15 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under. Peters said on Thursday, “We are not immune to big city crimes and to the pervasive spread of drugs into our community. My job is to address these issues and to find the ways and means to do what is right for all of us.”

Peters first practiced law with his father in Woodsfield before being appointed – and subsequently elected – Monroe County Prosecutor.

Peters is a member of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, past president and member of the Monroe County Bar Association and the Monroe County Law Library Association. He’s also a member of the Monroe Lodge No. 189 F&AM, and volunteers his time with programs in the community supporting individuals with disabilities and St. Sylvester School.

Peters received his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School and his bachelor of arts from Muskingum College. Peters is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.