Crawford County Court of Common Pleas has entered into a new era with the opening of the county's new judicial center in downtown Meadville.
The four-story building, housing the county's court system and many court-related offices, formally was dedicated in a special session of court Tuesday morning with more than 150 people in attendance, including judges from neighboring counties and Justice Debra McCloskey Todd of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
The formal ceremony marked the conclusion of about 20 months construction and years of planning and study to make the new judicial center a reality.
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Brief ceremonies marking a moment in history became the last official action in Crawford County Court of Common Pleas' Motions Court Monday as the the county's court system transitions to the new county judicial center today.
"We want to make sure of some record in the future," President Judge Anthony Vardaro said to the more than 50 lawyers and court staff in attendance in Courtroom No. 1 where Motions Court was held. Motions Court accepts requests for a judge to issue a ruling or order on a legal matter.
Judges Vardaro, John Spataro and Mark Stevens all said they were looking forward to the new judicial center, but they also noted the history of Courtroom No. 1.
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