ALEXANDER A. ZUMBAR, STARK COUNTY TREASURER, Plaintiff - Appellee
RON EASLEY, Defendant-Appellant
from the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Case No.
Plaintiff-Appellee JOHN D. FERRERO Prosecuting Attorney Stark
County, Ohio By: GERARD T. YOST Assistant Prosecuting
Defendant-Appellant RON EASLEY, Pro Se
John W. Wise, P.J. Hon. Craig R. Baldwin, J. Hon. Earle E.
Defendant-appellant Ron Easley appeals from the May 30, 2019
Judgment Entry of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas
granting the Motion for Summary Judgment filed by
plaintiff-appellee and ordering that a Decree of Foreclosure
be granted against defendant-appellant and from the trial
court's June 7, 2019 Judgment Entry-Decree of Foreclosure
OF THE FACTS AND CASE
Appellant Ron Easley was the titled owner of real property
located in Massillon, Ohio. On November 2, 2018, appellee
Stark County Treasurer filed a complaint in foreclosure
against appellant, alleging that there were unpaid taxes,
assessments, penalties, interest and charges on the property.
Appellant filed an answer to the complaint on December 4,
2018, denying the statements in the complaint for want of
Appellee, on January 24, 2019, filed a Motion for Summary
Judgment supported by the affidavit of Alexander A. Zumbar,
the Stark County Treasurer. Zumbar, in his affidavit, stated,
in relevant part, as follows:
That there is presently due and owing as of January 24, 2019,
as delinquent real estate taxes, assessments, penalties and
interests upon the above identified parcel the sum of $24,
791.22. The penalties and interest will continue to accrue
throughout the case.
That these unpaid real estate taxes, assessments, penalties
and interests constitute a good and valid lien upon all the
parcels as set forth and as a consequence I am entitled to
foreclosure of the real estate and judicial sale in order to
satisfy said delinquent tax obligation.
A true record of the tax duplicate for the above identified
parcel is attached hereto and incorporated herein in further
support of Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment.
Appellee, on February 4, 2019, filed a Motion for Default
Judgment against all non-responding interested parties and
lien holders. Pursuant to a Judgment Entry filed on February
7, 2019, default judgment was granted against all
Appellant filed a notice of bankruptcy case filing and Motion
to Stay. After the bankruptcy case was dismissed on March 8,
2019, appellee, on March 21, 2019, filed a notice of intent
to proceed with the foreclosure action. Appellee filed a
renewed Motion for Summary Judgment on March 27, 2019
supported again by the Treasurer's affidavit. Appellant
filed a memorandum in opposition to the same on May ...