Judges

Judge Mark K. Wiest

Judge Wiest has served the Wayne County Court system for over 30 years. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Judge Wiest began his career as a practicing lawyer. His legal career spanned seven years in general practice with an emphasis in litigation and representation of small businesses. He also served as a part-time prosecutor in Municipal Court from 1972-1974.

He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, and is a member of the Wayne County Ohio Bar Association. Judge Wiest enjoys spending time with his wife, Karin, and their four sons.

Judge Wiest's Judicial Career in Wayne County

Elected Municipal Court Judge from 1980 - 1982

Appointed to fill vacancy on Common Pleas Court in 1983

Has been re-elected and served as a judge on the Common Pleas Court since 1983

Judge Corey E. Spitler

Judge Spitler is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. After college he moved to Wooster, Ohio and was employed by the Walter Jones Construction Company. While working full-time he attended the University of Akron School of Law.

During his last year of law school, he was hired as a bailiff/law clerk for Judge Robert Brown in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court. Upon graduation from Law School, he was hired by Wayne County Prosecutor Keith Shearer as an assistant county prosecutor.

After six years as an assistant prosecutor, Judges William Evans and Stuart Miller hired him as the first magistrate for the Wayne County Municipal Court.

In 2008, Magistrate Spitler resigned from the Wayne County Municipal Court and entered private practice. Judge Spitler also served part-time as a magistrate in the Wayne County Common Pleas court overseeing the foreclosure docket as well as the newly established Drug Court.  Judge Spitler was elected in 2010 to the Common Pleas Court for a six-year term.

Judge Spitler lives in Wooster, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.