Our Staff

Marsha Oyer, Office Administrator

Marsha Oyer, Office AdministratorMarsha Oyer graduated from McClain High School and attended Ohio University Chillicothe. She began working at the Highland County Common Pleas Court in 1988. She is the Office Administrator, Assignment Commissioner, Chief Jury Clerk and Administrative Assistant to the Judge.

Her responsibilities include scheduling all civil and criminal cases, sending assignment notices, scheduling mediations, preparing Supreme Court reports and other reports for the Judge, and numerous other administrative duties.

Dan Music, Chief Bailiff

Dan Music, BailiffDan has been employed by the Highland Co. Common Pleas Court since January 2, 2009 as Bailiff. His duties include maintaining court room security, security for court personnel, other building offices and the public. He is also responsible for the court's audio recording system and video arraignment system. He is the liason to the jail administration and assists in the management of the court docket.

He attended Hillsboro High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1976 including a tour in Viet Nam. He is a certified FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanic and FAA Inspector. He worked at ABX for 25 years retiring in 2008 as a Heavy Jet Maintenance/Supervisor.

Dan has been a Special Deputy for the Highland Co. Sheriff Dept. since 1999 and received his Ohio Peace Officer's Certification in 2005. He completed the Ohio Court Bailiffs training course at the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Academy in 2009.

Sandy Behm, Administrative Assistant

Sandy Behm, Administrative AssistantSandy graduated from Whiteoak High School in Mowrystown. She was employed by the Highland County Treasurer as a Deputy Treasurer for 30 years and retired in April of 2008. In July of 2008 she became a temporary part-time employee and was appointed as a permanent part-time Administrative Assistant in January of 2009.

Her duties include serving as Administrative Assistant to the Magistrate, Assistant Clerk to the jury commission, Assistant Court Reporter, Assistant Assignment Commissioner and Civil Bailiff.

Ben Reno, Bailiff

Ben Reno, BailiffBen graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1998.  He graduated from the Southern Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in 1999 and the Highland County Corrections Academy in 2001. He earned his Associate's Degree in Technical studies of Law Enforcement from Southern State Community College in 2001. 

Ben was employed by the Highland County Sheriff's Office as a deputy from 2001 until 2015. He served as a supervisor in the Corrections Division with the rank of Sergeant until he was transferred to the Civil Division in 2013.

Ben assists the Chief Bailiff in performing all the duties of a bailiff.  He is also the Chief Jury Clerk which include drawing of jurors for all courts in the county, and handling all jury matters for the Common Pleas Court.