Biography

JUDGE NOAH POWERS, EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS


    Noah Powers was born in 1953 in Middletown, Ohio. From age 11 until graduation from Middletown High School, he passed papers for the Middletown Journal, mowed lawns in the summer, shoveled snow-covered driveways in the winter, and saved money for his education.


    Later in life, Noah was a tough, committed, crime-fighting prosecutor in the Felony Division of the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. Later still, he was elected a City Councilman in Middletown, later serving as its Mayor. He is now a long-serving, well respected Judge of the Butler County Common Pleas Court, presiding over 12 Judges in the Four Divisions of the Court: Trial or General, Domestic Relations, Juvenile, and Probate.


    Every day, Noah makes serious, and lasting, decisions, impacting, in a very real way, peoples’ life, liberty, and property. During his stint as a Judge, he was appointed by Governor Kasich and Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor as Team Captain of the Butler County Drug Task Force. In addition to his regular duties as a trial judge, he also managed two specialized dockets, certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, designed to address criminal behavior, treat drug addiction, and assist criminal defendants in becoming productive members of society. In 2008, he was recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the most efficient and capable trial judges in the Cincinnati area. Later in 2017, the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association presented him with the prestigious George J. Gounaris Award for “Excellence on the Bench”.

 

    As a volunteer, Noah served on the Board of Trustees of the Middletown Public Library, now known as Midpoint Library System, for six years, during five of which he was its President. During that time, the library ranked ninth in the nation for libraries of its size. He also coached youth soccer for 14 years, served on numerous government, civic, and charitable committees, including the Middletown Charter Review Committee, was a past Master of Jefferson Lodge #90, F&AM, and

presided over several other Masonic bodies. In recognition of those, and many other activities, he was, in 2015, presented the 9 th Annual Sonny Hill Humanitarian Award by Middletown City Council and, in 2018, presented the William C. Verity Award by Post 218, American Legion, for his “Outstanding and Devoted Service to the Community of Middletown”. This August, he will be in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, to receive Freemasonry’s highest honor, his 33 rd Degree, for his service to community and the Fraternity.


    Noah was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He is, in his spare time, a dedicated model railroader and both indoor and outdoor gardener.

    Noah and his lovely wife, Peggy, have been happily married for 37 years, have two children, and two grandchildren. For them, and all of us, he is committed to making a better, and more innovative judicial system, dedicated to justice, tempered by compassion and mercy.


    Experience demonstrates that he is always prepared, something he learned as a Boy Scout in Troop 74, sponsored by his church, the Clayton Street Church of God. He listens patiently to all sides, asks questions, does his homework, and then makes a considered, and well-deliberated, decision. His independent, down-to-earth common sense is coupled with a deep love for public service garnered from his father, a long-tenured Mail Carrier and Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Chaplain.


    Noah Powers has the experience and leadership we need on the Court of Appeals. For more on my experience consult my resume.


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