Coss sworn in by longtime business partner Greer


Judge Kevin Greer (right) administers the oath of office Wednesday for Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss for what Coss said would be the his final six-year term. Coss is pictured with his wife, Gayle, who is holding her husband’s childhood Bible that was given to him on his 12th birthday by his grandparents. Due to COVID-19, it was a simple and brief ceremony with just the judge’s wife and staff in attendance. “Kevin and I first met in the spring of 1979 when I hired him to work as a legal intern for the summer in the prosecutor’s office and he continued as my assistant prosecutor, as well as my law partner, until 1997 when he became probate-juvenile judge,” Coss said. “Having him administer the oath for what will be my final term as an elected county official is very special to Gayle and I.”

Judge Kevin Greer (right) administers the oath of office Wednesday for Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss for what Coss said would be the his final six-year term. Coss is pictured with his wife, Gayle, who is holding her husband’s childhood Bible that was given to him on his 12th birthday by his grandparents. Due to COVID-19, it was a simple and brief ceremony with just the judge’s wife and staff in attendance. “Kevin and I first met in the spring of 1979 when I hired him to work as a legal intern for the summer in the prosecutor’s office and he continued as my assistant prosecutor, as well as my law partner, until 1997 when he became probate-juvenile judge,” Coss said. “Having him administer the oath for what will be my final term as an elected county official is very special to Gayle and I.”


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Judge Kevin Greer (right) administers the oath of office Wednesday for Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss for what Coss said would be the his final six-year term. Coss is pictured with his wife, Gayle, who is holding her husband’s childhood Bible that was given to him on his 12th birthday by his grandparents. Due to COVID-19, it was a simple and brief ceremony with just the judge’s wife and staff in attendance. “Kevin and I first met in the spring of 1979 when I hired him to work as a legal intern for the summer in the prosecutor’s office and he continued as my assistant prosecutor, as well as my law partner, until 1997 when he became probate-juvenile judge,” Coss said. “Having him administer the oath for what will be my final term as an elected county official is very special to Gayle and I.”

Judge Kevin Greer (right) administers the oath of office Wednesday for Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss for what Coss said would be the his final six-year term. Coss is pictured with his wife, Gayle, who is holding her husband’s childhood Bible that was given to him on his 12th birthday by his grandparents. Due to COVID-19, it was a simple and brief ceremony with just the judge’s wife and staff in attendance. “Kevin and I first met in the spring of 1979 when I hired him to work as a legal intern for the summer in the prosecutor’s office and he continued as my assistant prosecutor, as well as my law partner, until 1997 when he became probate-juvenile judge,” Coss said. “Having him administer the oath for what will be my final term as an elected county official is very special to Gayle and I.”
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2021/01/web1_Coss-swearing.jpgJudge Kevin Greer (right) administers the oath of office Wednesday for Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss for what Coss said would be the his final six-year term. Coss is pictured with his wife, Gayle, who is holding her husband’s childhood Bible that was given to him on his 12th birthday by his grandparents. Due to COVID-19, it was a simple and brief ceremony with just the judge’s wife and staff in attendance. “Kevin and I first met in the spring of 1979 when I hired him to work as a legal intern for the summer in the prosecutor’s office and he continued as my assistant prosecutor, as well as my law partner, until 1997 when he became probate-juvenile judge,” Coss said. “Having him administer the oath for what will be my final term as an elected county official is very special to Gayle and I.” Submitted photo