Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Licking
IN THE MATTER OF: A.C. AND E.C.
CHARACTER OF PROCEEDING: Appeals from the Court of Common
Pleas, Juvenile Division, Case Nos. F2016-0094 and F2016-0095
Appellants MARY LOU RANNEY TONIA R. WELKER SUSAN M. HARD
Appellee JAMES CHOI
JUDGES: Hon. William B. Hoffman, P.J. Hon. Craig R. Baldwin,
J. Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr., J.
1} Appellants, B.P. and A.P., paternal grandparents, appeal
the November 21, 2018 judgment entries of the Court of Common
Pleas of Licking County, Ohio, Juvenile Division, denying
their motions for legal custody and terminating the
parents' parental rights and granting permanent custody
of the children to appellee, the Licking County Department of
Job and Family Services.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
2} On February 11, 2016, appellee filed complaints for
temporary legal custody of E.C. born in March 2011 (Case No.
F2016-0094) and A.C. born in October 2015 (Case No.
F2016-0095), claiming the parents were unable and/or
unwilling to provide adequate parental care, supervision, and
support to the children. Parents of the children are mother
T.P. and father J.C. By orders filed same date, temporary
custody of the children was granted to appellee.
3} An adjudicatory hearing was held on April 8, 2016. By
judgment entries filed same date, the trial court found the
children to be dependent and ordered temporary custody of the
children to remain with appellee.
4} On January 11, 2017, appellee filed motions for permanent
custody due to the parents being unable to make any
significant progress on the case plans.
5} On February 8, 2017, the maternal grandparents of the
children filed motions for legal custody.
6} On February 24, 2017, appellants, the paternal
grandparents of the children, filed amended motions to
intervene and motions for legal custody.
7} A hearing was held on July 12, 2017. The parties agreed to
allow the parents more time to work on their case plans. As a
result, by entries filed July 12, 2017, the trial court
granted appellee an extension of temporary custody.
8} On October 30, 2017, appellee filed second motions for
permanent custody due to the parents' ...