Judge Patricia J. Smith

Honorable Judge Patricia J. Smith

The responsibilities of the Juvenile Court include hearing all Department of Job and Family Services cases regarding dependent, neglected and abused children, all juvenile traffic cases, delinquency and unruly offenses and adult contributing cases. The Court has jurisdiction over parentage cases, along with custody, visitation and support.

The Portage County Probate Court issues Marriage Licenses, monitors the administration of decedent estates, manages guardianships of minors and incompetent adults and presides over all adoptions, name changes and involuntary mental health and intellectual disability commitments.

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Portage County Juvenile Court

8000 Infirmary Road
Ravenna, OH 44266

Phone: 330-297-0881
Main Fax: 330-297-2227
Probation: 330-298-2112
Probation Fax: 330-298-3010
Detention: 330-297-5233



Portage County Probate Court

203 W. Main St., PO Box 936
Ravenna, OH 44266

Phone: 330-297-3870
Fax: 330-297-3894
Marriage: 330-297-3871
Records: 330-297-4540





Staff Contacts

Patricia J. Smith Judge-Juvenile and Probate Courts 330-297-0881
Aaron Heavner Magistrate 330-297-0881
Heather Gyekenyesi Court Administrator/Magistrate 330-297-3870
Jared Smiley Magistrate 330-297-0881
Greg BartonMagistrate330-297-3870
Lenny Sorboro Director of Youth Rehabilitation 330-298-2112
Judy Sheaffer Juvenile Court Chief Deputy Clerk 330-297-0881
Teresa Ohl Probate Court Chief Deputy Clerk 330-298-3247