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Published: Wednesday, 3/7/2012

School to induct retired judge to its hall of fame


PORT CLINTON -- Retired Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge Paul Moon will be inducted into the Port Clinton Academic Boosters Academic Hall of Fame May 2.

The Port Clinton High School alumni recognize individuals annually for their outstanding academic achievement.

Judge Moon, a 1955 Port Clinton High School graduate, sat on the common pleas bench from 1991 until he retired in 2009.

He graduated cum laude from John Carroll University and Georgetown University's law school.

He started his law career in Port Clinton in 1965 as the assistant city solicitor and police prosecutor.

He became a partner in Moon, Moon, and Noblitt Lawyers in 1965, and was a member and president of the Ottawa County Bar Association.

He served as special counsel for the Ohio Attorney General through 1979.

He edited the Chronicle, a state-wide newsletter for judges and legislators and was a member of the faculty of Ohio Judicial College, a trustee of the Ohio Association of Municipal/County Court Judges, as well as other professional organizations.

Judge Moon is president of the Ottawa County Historical Society, serves on Mercy College's board of trustees, and was president of Port Clinton City Council.

He and his wife, Maria, raised two daughters, Laura and Elisabeth, who are Port Clinton High School graduates.

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