Prosecuting Attorney

Chip McConnville
prosecutor@co.knox.oh.us

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys

David Merrell
davidmerrell@co.knox.oh.us

Vince J. Villio
vincevillio@co.knox.oh.us

Mike Miller (Child Services)
michael.miller17@jfs.ohio.gov

Christine Williams (Juvenile)
christinewilliams@co.knox.oh.us

Victim Advocate

Diana L. Oswalt, Director
dianaoswalt@co.knox.oh.us

Communications Manager/Legal Assistant

Emily Morrison
emilymorrison@co.knox.oh.us

Legal Assistants

Tonya V. Durbin
tonyadurbin@co.knox.oh.us

Liz Ewers
lizewers@co.knox.oh.us

Janine Hebenthal
janinehebenthal@co.knox.oh.us

Office Location

117 East High Street, Suite 234
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone:  740-393-6720
Fax:  740-397-7792

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm

Closed weekends and holidays

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The Prosecutor's Office is critical to county government because the prosecutor is the legal advisor to Knox County government agencies and officeholders. Specifically, the Prosecutor's Office represents all county agencies, county elected officials, library districts, and townships.

The Prosecutor's civil responsibilities include the rendering of opinions and the review and approval as to form of all contracts.

Of major significance, the Knox County Prosecutor is the legal advisor to the Knox County Commissioners. We help the Commissioners negotiate with local authorities on the construction of important public improvement projects.

Also of major significance, the Knox County Prosecutor is responsible for representing all of the township officials in Knox County. Township trustees are the grassroots governmental unit in Ohio and, as such, citizens often contact township trustees on a variety of issues. We make every effort to give the township trustees, fiscal officers and zoning officials timely, well-researched legal opinions on all the issues affecting township government.

Attorneys and support staff in the Civil Division of the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office may be contacted at:

The Office of the Knox County Prosecuting Attorney
117 East High Street, Suite 234
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Phone:  740-393-6720
Fax:  740-397-7792
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