XENIA — Adolfo Tornichio has been appointed to serve as judge in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division. Named by Governor John Kasich Monday, Tornichio will assume office Oct. 1.
“I am humbled and honored by the confidence that Governor Kasich has in me by naming me to be the next Greene County Juvenile Court judge,” Tornichio said. “I’ve had the honor and the privilege to work with most of the juvenile court staff in the early 2000s when I was juvenile prosecutor. I look forward to working with the staff in this new capacity as judge.”
The Beavercreek resident’s appointment comes following the retirement of Judge Robert Hutcheson at the end of May. Tornichio would have to run for the office in the November 2016 general election to retain the seat for the remainder of Hutcheson’s unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2018.
Tornichio said he has “every intention” of running to retain the seat in that election.
Tornichio received his bachelor of science degree from Wright State University and his juris doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law.
His experience includes serving in the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for 19 years – 16 of which have been as an assistant prosecuting attorney – as prosecuting attorney for the village of Waynesville Mayor’s Court, in addition to private practice work.