Kasich Announces Appointment To Knox County Juvenile/Probate Court November 14, 2018 COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Jay W. Nixon of Mount Vernon (Knox Co.) to serve as a judge on the Knox County Juvenile/Probate Court for the unexpired term ending February 8, 2021. Nixon will assume office on November 19, 2018 and must run in the November 2020 election to retain the seat for the full term commencing February 9, 2021. Nixon is replacing Judge Jennifer LeAnn Springer who retired. Nixon received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is currently a Magistrate for the Knox County Juvenile/Probate Court in Mount Vernon, and was previously an associate attorney with Zelkowitz, Barry, & Cullers, Ltd. Nixon is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and Knox County Bar Association. In addition he is the president of the Knox County Community Health Center, The Knox County Public Health Partnership, and the Knox County Law Library.