Montgomery County Domestic Relations Judge Denise Cross scheduled 14 weeks of vacation last year, more than twice the amount taken by fellow Domestic Relations Judge Timothy Wood, a Dayton Daily News investigation found.
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By the Numbers
Days Montgomery County Domestic Relations Judge Denise Cross marked down as “vacation” or “out” in 2012
Days Montgomery County Domestic Relations Judge Timothy Wood days marked as “vacation” or “out” in 2012
Days Montgomery County Common Pleas Administrative Judge Dennis Langer marked as “vacation” or “out” in 2012
Holidays taken by county workers in 2012, bringing Cross’ total time off to 80 days, or 16 weeks
Tracking elected officials
For this story, reporters used Ohio’s open records laws to obtain copies of calendars for Montgomery County’s domestic relations and general division judges. Reporters, who began working on this story in 2012, questioned judges about their time off and researched what guidelines exist about how much time judges have to spend in the office.