Kasich Announces Appointment to Canton Municipal Court January 30, 2015 COLUMBUS - Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of J. Curtis Werren of Canton (Stark Co.) to serve as a judge on the Canton Municipal Court. Werren will assume office on February 6, 2015, and must run in November 2015 to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends January 1, 2018. Werren is replacing Judge Stephen F. Belden, who resigned. Werren received his bachelor of arts in business administration from Grove City College and his juris doctorate from The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. Past experience includes service as a judge on the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, executive director and CEO of the American Red Cross, Stark County Chapter and associate at Day, Ketterer, Ltd., Attorneys at Law. He has served on the Stark County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and as the past president of the Rotary Club of Canton. He is a board member for the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.