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Allen County Prosecutor's Office

Meet the Team

Juergen A. Waldick - Allen County Prosecutor

Juergen Waldick

Juergen Waldick has over twenty-five years of prosecuting experience. He was elected as the Allen County Prosecutor in 2004, and is now serving his fourth term in that position.

Mr. Waldick holds college degrees in Criminal Justice and Judicial Administration from Montgomery College and American University in Washington D.C. Mr. Waldick graduated from the Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1985. He worked in the Lima City Prosecutor's Office and in the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office prior to being appointed an assistant county prosecutor in Allen County in 1998. Mr. Waldick served as Delphos City Law Director from 1991 to 1996 and was engaged in the private practice of law from 1985 to 2005. He has been an adjunct professor of law at Ohio Northern University since 1988. Mr. Waldick has served as a faculty member for the National District Attorneys Association's National Advocacy Center and is a certified instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Academy.

During the course of his career, Mr. Waldick has tried numerous high profile cases, including several death penalty cases, and his trial work has been featured on CBS 48 Hours and NBC Dateline. He has also presented numerous presentations on trial advocacy to various organizations, including the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute. Mr. Waldick also lectures frequently on Internet safety, cyber-bullying, and the implications of social media in felony trial work.

Mr. Waldick has long been active in community and church related affairs, and is a member of several service and professional organizations. Mr. Waldick is a board member of Crime Victims Services in Lima and an Executive Committee Member of the Allen County Republican Party. He has served as a church trustee, was the charter president of the Delphos Optimist Club, and was a coach and co-founder of the Delphos Soccer Association.

Mr. Waldick is a long-time area resident. He and his wife, Kathy, currently reside in Marion Township near Delphos. The Waldicks are the parents of five children and have five grandchildren.

Jana E. Emerick - Assistant Prosecutor, Criminal Division

Jana Emerick

Jana Emerick is a graduate of Ohio Northern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1988 and a Juris Doctorate in 1992, both degrees having been awarded with distinction. Following law school graduation, Ms. Emerick was employed as a judicial clerk at the Third District Court of Appeals of Ohio from August of 1992 through March of 1994. Since joining the Allen County Prosecutor's Office in April of 1994, Ms. Emerick's experience has included all aspects of adult felony prosecution, including numerous jury trials. Since 1995, Ms. Emerick has also been primarily responsible for handling all criminal appellate work for the prosecutor's office. In that capacity, she has briefed and argued over three hundred cases in the court of appeals, and has several times had the privilege of appearing before the Supreme Court of Ohio on behalf of the State of Ohio. In addition to her prosecutorial duties, Ms. Emerick has worked as a magistrate in the Village of Fort Shawnee Mayor's Court and, from 2004 through 2010, she served two terms on the Board of Commissioners and Grievances for the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Anthony J. Miller - Assistant Prosecutor, Criminal Division

Anthony Miller

Tony Miller was raised in Bath Township in Allen County, where he graduated from high school in 1990. He then graduated from The Ohio State University in 1994 and from Capital University Law School in Columbus in 2000. After graduating from law school, Mr. Miller worked as a litigation attorney in the law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, and subsequently with the law firm of Hahn, Loeser & Parks. In August of 2006, Mr. Miller and his wife decided to return home to Allen County to raise their family. Upon his return, he worked as an attorney with Cory, Meredith, Witter, Anderson & Smith, prior to joining the Allen County Prosecutor's Office full-time in October of 2007. Mr. Miller has experience in all the practice areas of the prosecutor's office, including the Civil Division, the Juvenile Division, the Allen County Children Services Board, and the Criminal Division. Mr. Miller has spent the majority of his time prosecuting adult crimes, including many highly publicized cases. Mr. Miller served on the Board of Directors for Crime Victim Services and is a member of the Allen County Republican Central and Executive Committee.

Mariah M. Cunningham - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Mariah Cunningham

Mariah Cunningham is a life long resident of Allen County who graduated from Bath High School. Ms. Cunningham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2000 from Bowling Green State University, where she was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society and graduated magna cum laude. In 2003, Ms. Cunningham received her Juris Doctorate degree from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. From November 2003 until May 2007, she practiced family law at the law firm of Scherner, Hanson and Cornwell in Lima. Ms. Cunningham joined the Allen County Prosecutor's Office in May of 2007, and since that time she has been assigned to Allen County Children Services Board representing the agency in cases involving dependent, neglected and/or abused children.  

Rebecca King-Newman - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Rebecca King Newman

Rebecca King-Newman is a graduate of Ohio University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. She attended law school at Ohio Northern University and graduated with distinction in 2009. During her second and third years of law school, Ms. King-Newman served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Joseph H. Niemeyer (Ret.) of the Common Pleas Court of Hancock County, Ohio. Ms. King-Newman was also a member of the Ohio Northern University Law Review Editorial Board. After graduating law school, Ms. King-Newman worked in private practice as a general practitioner before joining Hancock County as an assistant prosecuting attorney in 2012. In 2016, Ms. King-Newman was employed by Crime Victim Services as the staff attorney and served as director of the court advocacy program for Allen County. In addition to being an attorney, Ms. King-Newman is also a registered victim advocate.

Kyle Thines - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Criminal Division

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Kyle Thines is a lifelong resident of Allen County, Ohio who graduated from Lima Senior High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and graduated cum laude, from The Ohio State University at Lima in 2010. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, and graduated cum laude, from Ohio Northern University in 2016.  While in law school, he interned in the civil and juvenile departments of the Allen County Prosecutor’s office.  He is currently assigned to the Criminal Division.  

Randall Basinger - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney


Basinger graduated cum laude from Bowling Green State University.  He then served as a Congressional Intern in the U.S. House of Representatives before attending law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  He served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Lake County Common Pleas Court before becoming an Assistant Prosecutor in Lake County, where he also briefed and successfully argued two cases before the Ohio Supreme Court.  He then served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Putnam County, which included a capital case ultimately reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.  He was elected to the Common Pleas bench in 1986 and served in the general jurisdiction Court until 2016, with both civil and criminal cases.  He served as a visiting Judge in twenty counties throughout Ohio and sat as an appellate Judge on two hundred cases in the 8th and 11th District Courts of Appeal.

Basinger has taught and continues to teach at several Universities, including Constitutional Law at Bluffton University and Trial Advocacy at Ohio Northern University Law School.  He has authored numerous appellate decisions, ‘Capital cases’ for the Ohio Judges Resource Manual, and numerous legal articles.

Basinger has been a board member or chaired numerous Boards and has created pro bono and pro se systems for Putnam County.  He was a past member of the Common Pleas Judges Association Board of Trustees and the Ohio Supreme Court Rules of Superintendence Commission.  He organized and chaired the Steering Committee for the creation of a Putnam County Habitat affiliate and has written numerous local history publications including the bound volume of the Putnam County Courthouse.

Kayla Campbell - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney - Civil Division

Kayla Campbell

Kayla Campbell is a graduate of Heidelberg University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2016. She then attended law school at Ohio Northern University, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree and graduated Manga Cum Laude in 2019. While in Law School, she served as the Articles Research Editor for the Ohio Northern Law Review Editorial Board. She also interned at the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office in the Civil Department as a law student. She is currently assigned to the Civil Division.

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