Updated: Wills case ends with plea agreement


OVI reduced to moving violation in Clinton County

By Gary Abernathy - gabernathy@civitasmedia.com



The impaired driving and speeding case in Clinton County against Greenfield Village Exempted Schools Supt. Joe Wills was settled this week at a plea hearing in which an OVI charge was reduced to a moving violation and the speeding charge was dismissed.

A spokesperson for Clinton County Municipal Court said Wills was sentenced Thursday to a suspended 30 days in jail and two years of monitored “no alcohol” and non-reporting probation. She said Wills had already completed a required three-day program.

He was ordered to pay $250 plus costs. Online records show Wills paid a total of $445.

Wills said Friday, “Prior to my final court appearance there was an amended charge that was offered that was best at this time to accept so I could move forward.”

Wills was charged with OVI and speeding in Clinton County in February. Court records indicate Wills was charged at 11:28 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Wills has been superintendent at Greenfield since 2013. He came to that post after serving since 2005 as the personnel director for the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center/Adams County Ohio Valley School District. Prior to that, Wills served at Lynchburg-Clay Local School District as a physical education teacher, basketball coach and athletic director before becoming principal of the middle school.

OVI reduced to moving violation in Clinton County

By Gary Abernathy

gabernathy@civitasmedia.com