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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 second 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.


Terri L. Kohlrieser - Assistant Prosecutor, Criminal Division

Terri Kohlrieser

Terri Kohlrieser is a graduate of the University of Toledo, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 1998, graduating magna cum laude. She attended law school at Ohio Northern University and received her Juris Doctorate degree with high distinction in 2001. During her second and third years of law school, Ms. Kohlrieser served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Joseph H. Niemeyer of the Common Pleas Court of Hancock County, Ohio, where her work focused largely on civil matters including complex litigation. While attending law school, Ms. Kohlrieser also had the privilege of performing an externship at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio in Dayton, Ohio. Since graduating from law school, Ms. Kohlrieser was employed as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Stephen R. Shaw at the Third District Court of Appeals of Ohio for over five years. During much of that time, Ms. Kohlrieser also taught legal research and writing at Ohio Northern University's College of Law as an adjunct professor. She also engaged in the general private practice of law, primarily focusing on family law, while working at the law firm of Rakestraw & Rakestraw, LLC, in Findlay, Ohio. Ms. Kohlrieser has been an Assistant Allen County Prosecutor for seven years and has experience in both the juvenile and adult felony divisions. While her responsibilities include prosecuting all manner of adult felony cases, her specialization is the prosecution of sexual crimes against children.


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.


Kenneth Sturgill - Assistant Prosecutor, Criminal Division

Kenneth Sturgill

Kenneth Sturgill is a graduate from Ohio Northern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2009. He attended the Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2012. During undergraduate school and law school, Mr. Sturgill worked for the Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office as both an investigative intern and legal intern. During his third year of law school, Mr. Sturgill interned in the Hardin County Municipal Prosecutor’s Office as well as the Juvenile Division of the Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office.


Gregory M. Antalis - Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Civil Division

Gregory Antalis

Gregory M. Antalis is a 1974 cum laude graduate of Wabash College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, and a cum laude graduate of Indiana University Law School in 1978. From 1979 to 1986, he was a felony trial deputy prosecutor with the Allen County, Indiana prosecuting attorney's office. In 1986, he entered private practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the law firm of Grotrian & Boxberger and later by merger with the law firm of Miller, Carson & Boxberger. He joined the Allen County, Ohio, Prosecuting Attorney's Office in 2005, where he currently serves as Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Civil Division. He also maintains an active civil practice as a sole practitioner in Delphos, Ohio.


John M. Leahy - Assistant Prosecutor, Civil Division

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John Leahy is a graduate of Miami University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, cum laude, in 1995. He then graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1998. Mr. Leahy has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1998 in areas of real estate, civil litigation, business law, estate planning and probate. Mr. Leahy has been an assistant Allen County Prosecutor since 2005. Mr. Leahy is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Allen County Bar Association. Mr. Leahy also serves on the Board of the Lima – Allen County Crime Stoppers, was a member of the Lima Charter Review Commission from 2008 to 2012, and serves as the chairperson of the St. Rita's Medical Center Annual Support Committee.


Mariah M. Cunningham - Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Children Services Board

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.


Sarah N. Newland - Assistant Prosecutor, Allen County Children Services Board

Sarah Newland

Sarah Newland earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in business in 2005 from John Carroll University. In 2008, Ms. Newland received her law degree from Ohio Northern University, where she was a member of the Law Review. Prior to joining the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2012, Ms. Newland was in private practice in the Allen County, Ohio area, where her main areas of practice were family law, criminal law and bankruptcy. Ms. Newland is a member of the Allen County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Inns of Court. Ms. Newland currently serves as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney on behalf of the Allen County Children Services Board.


Destiny Caldwell - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

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Destiny Caldwell is a graduate of Ohio University, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in political science in 2004.  She attended Law School at Ohio Northern University and received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2008.  Prior to joining the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office in July of 2014, Ms. Caldwell was employed as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Lima and then later as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Hardin County.  She is currently assigned to the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, where her focus is on the prosecution of drug offenses. 


Holly Urbanick - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Juvenile Division

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Holly Urbanick is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and graduated magna cum laude. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Ohio Northern University in 2014.  While in law school, Ms. Urbanick was a member of the Moot Court program, serving as the Administrative Justice and participating on the Criminal Procedure and American Bar Association teams. During her second and third years of law school, Ms. Urbanick interned with the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office in both the civil and juvenile divisions. Ms. Urbanick is currently assigned to the Juvenile Division.  

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