Kasich Announces Appointment to Summit County Court of Common Pleas June 2, 2017 COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Jason T. Wells of Akron (Summit Co.) to serve as a judge on the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. Wells will assume office on June 27, 2017. He must run in November 2018 to retain the seat for the unexpired term ending January 2, 2021. Wells is replacing Judge Lynne S. Callahan who has been elected to the Ninth District Court of Appeals. Wells received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from University of Akron. He is a retired Captain of the Ohio National Guard and currently a private attorney where he helped establish Summit County’s Valor Court for Veterans. Wells is a member of the Akron Bar Association.