Judge Welbaum to retire
Troy, Ohio: Judge Jeffrey M. Welbaum, of the Miami County Court of Common Pleas has announced that he will retire from the bench, effective August 31, 2010, after 17 years. He had served in this position since the mid-1990s, and, although he says he enjoyed the job, he simply decided "It is time for a change." His term does not expire until December 31, 2012, so voters will elect a new judge in the November 2010 general election. In the meantime, the Governor could appoint a temporary judge, or let a visiting judge sit on the court.