Kasich Announces Appointment to Jefferson County Court March 31, 2015 COLUMBUS - Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Lisa K. Ferguson of Wintersville (Jefferson Co.) to serve as a judge on the Jefferson County Court. Ferguson will assume office on April 13, 2015, and must run in November 2016 to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends January 1, 2019. Ferguson is replacing Judge Joseph M. Corabi, who has been elected to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas, Probate and Juvenile Divisions. Ferguson received her bachelor of arts degree from West Liberty University and her juris doctorate from West Virginia University. Past experience includes private law practice and management work with D&L Ferguson and D&L Unlimited Construction. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Jefferson County Bar Association. Ferguson is also involved in the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Jefferson County.