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Ryan R. Black

Hocking County Seal


(740) 385-5343

What We Do

The Hocking County Prosecutor's Office prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes within the county but also provides a variety of other services, including:

  • Advise law enforcement on what is needed to successfully prosecute a case under Ohio law.
  • Counsel county officials and township trustees on contracts, laws, etc.
  • Assist the Hocking County Treasurer in the prosecution and collection of real estate tax foreclosures and bankruptcies.
  • Assist local businesses pursue criminal charges against those who pass bad checks.
  • Represent South Central Job and Family Services with child support enforcement, abuse, neglect and dependency cases.
  • Assist in the collection of lodging tax.