Youngstown clerk of courts ordered to move to new building over weekend


Work continued Friday getting the city’s municipal court ready for the opening of its new facility Monday, including a court order directing the clerk of courts office to have all its materials moved over the weekend.

Judges Elizabeth Kobly and Carla Baldwin issued the order to Clerk of Courts Sarah Brown-Clark, who was balking at the move because of a change of hours in the court in the new building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. instead of keeping someone in the clerk’s office after regular business hours.

Brown-Clark did not want to comment further Friday because of the court order.

Law Director Jeff Limbian said research he has done shows that Judges Kobly and Baldwin have the authority to set the hours of the court because judges are responsible for the upkeep and security of court buildings, and the judges can set hours as they see necessary for security purposes.

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