Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn
Mark E. Kuhn was elected in 2004 and is currently serving his third term as Scioto County Prosecutor.
Our mission is to protect the rights, property, and well-being of the citizens of Scioto County, Ohio through the aggressive and efficient prosecution of criminal offenders, and to provide accurate and timely legal counsel to county and township officials.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Prosecuting Attorney represents the State of Ohio by inquiring into and prosecuting felony crimes committed in Scioto County by adults and all offenses committed by juveniles. The Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney is also legal counsel for county officials, county agencies, townships and various boards.
The Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes, on behalf of the state, all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the state is a party, and other suits, matters, and controversies that the prosecuting attorney is required to prosecute within or outside the county, in the probate court, court of common pleas, and court of appeals.
The Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes cases arising in the Prosecuting Attorney’s county in the Supreme Court, and assists the State Attorney General in pursuing death-penalty cases to their conclusions throughout the judicial process. The Prosecuting Attorney also provides written opinions or instructions to the county elected officials, boards and commissions in matters connected with their official duties.
Scioto County Wall of Convictions
The following is a list of Defendants brought to justice by the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office in recent years:
The Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 612 6th St., Suite E, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Our office is directly across the street from the Scioto County Courthouse on 6th Street in Portsmouth. See the map provided for further details: