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In re J.S.

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth District, Summit

January 11, 2017

IN RE: J.S.

         APPEAL FROM JUDGMENT ENTERED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF SUMMIT, OHIO CASE No. DN 14-09-589

          DANIEL R. BACHE, Attorney at Law, for Appellant.

          MADELINE LEPIDI-CARINO, Attorney at Law, for Appellant.

          SHERRI BEVAN WALSH, Prosecuting Attorney, and RICHARD S. KASAY, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for Appellee.

          ANGELA GRINGO, Guardian ad Litem.

          DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY

          JULIE A. SCHAFER, JUDGE

         {¶1} Appellants, Danielle S. ("Mother") and Curtis S. ("Father"), appeal from a judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, that terminated their parental rights to their minor child and placed him in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services Board ("CSB"). This Court affirms.

         I.

         {¶2} Mother and Father are the natural parents of J.S., born December 31, 2013. Although Mother has one other child and Father has three other children, none of those children are parties to this appeal. Mother's older child is relevant to this appeal because she was the reason that CSB became involved with this family.

         {¶3} On May 1, 2014, Mother's then five-year-old child, V.S., arrived at school with visible marks on her face. She disclosed to school personnel that Mother had repeatedly hit her that morning because she forgot something that she needed for school. The school contacted the police about the alleged abuse and also reported that V.S. often came to school unclean and was frequently absent or tardy. V.S. was removed from Mother's custody and was later placed with her father.

         {¶4} At the age of four months old, J.S. was also removed from the custody of Mother and Father pursuant to Juv.R. 6 and placed in the home of a non-relative kinship provider. CSB implemented a voluntary case plan with Mother and Father, but neither parent complied with the requirements of the reunification plan during the next several months. Consequently, on September 17, 2014, CSB filed a complaint to allege that J.S. was a dependent child. The trial court later adjudicated him a dependent child and placed him in the temporary custody of CSB.

         {¶5} During the following year, the parents continued to struggle with illegal drug use and related criminal problems and failed to maintain consistent contact with J.S. or CSB. Each parent visited J.S. only a few times and lost contact with CSB for months at a time.

         {¶6} On February 12, 2016, CSB moved for permanent custody of J.S. Following a hearing on the motion, the trial court terminated parental rights and placed J.S. in the permanent custody of CSB. Mother and Father separately appealed and their appeals were later consolidated. Each parent raises three similar assignments of error. For ease of review, their assigned errors will be consolidated and rearranged.

         II.

         Mother's ...


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