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Craven Bail Bond Agency has been serving Athens, Athens County, and all of Ohio in the bail bond business for 40 years. Our team of professional bail agents provides fast, confidential service, and we serve all local, state, and nationwide courts.
Craven Bail Bonds was established in 1978, and our fundamental philosophy that has guided us over the last 40 years can be summed up in our slogan. Compassion, Honesty & Respect. Every member of the Craven Bail Bonds team that you may encounter has agreed to these principles, and excersize them on a daily basis.
Financing Bail in Athens, OH
For over 40 years Craven Bail Bonds has been working with our client budgets to ensure that together we come up with a fair and affordable payment plan as needed. Incarceration by itself is a financial strain for those involved, and we understand that.
Craven Bail Bonds offers the easiest payment plans available with low down payments. We promise all of our clients that we will always practice Compassion, Honesty & Respect.
Here at Craven Bail Bonds we offer free AND confidential bail bond consultations. We are experts in the Athens and Athens County court systems because that’s our job, so we can ensure our clients know their rights and responsibilities. Our clients know that we exercise Compassion, Honesty & Respect at all times.
Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail
16677 Riverside Drive
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Athens County Common Pleas Court
1 S Court Street
Athens, OH 45701
Athens County was founded in 1804. The Athens County government was created in 1805. It is believed that business was first conducted from rooms rented in the local tavern. In 1806, rented rooms in a log building served as the courthouse. Finally, land was cleared at what later became Court and Washington Streets for a new courthouse. A two story log structure was built and served as the courthouse from 1807 to 1817. In 1817 the log building was destroyed by fire. In 1817 a two-story brick courthouse was built to replace the log building.
By 1874 the courthouse was deemed to be be “beyond repair at anything like a reasonable expense.” The old structure was abandoned and ultimately destroyed. As taxpayers refused to pass a new levy for a new building, the county government again operated from rented space in the newly constructed City Hall. It was only by a special act of the legislature and the passage of a new bond issue in 1878 that triggered the construction of the new courthouse which was dedicated in the evening hours of September 10, 1880.
The 1880 two story building of red brick has tall windows capped by an ornamental arch of limestone. On the south side of the building is a columned portico through which stone steps lead into the main corridor. In 1935 the building was remodeled and the old “town clock” was transferred to the courthouse steeple from the old city hall building where it had been marking time since 1875.
A public drinking fountain adorned with the Goddess Hebe statue at the top graced the corner of Court Street and Washington Street in the 1900’s.
In August 1908, President William Howard Taft also made a stop at the courthouse steps during his Presidency.
In 1912, Presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt campaigned from the courthouse steps.
The Victorian-era building has been remodeled often although the architectural character of the building has been maintained. The courthouse was extensively renovated in 2004, including replacement of windows, re-pointing of the brickwork, and restoration of the “Lady Justice” statue that can be seen on the roof in the photo, above.
Today, the Athens County Courthouse houses the Clerk of Courts, the Fourth District Court of Appeals, the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Court, Juvenile Court, Probate Court, the County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Victim’s Assistance Office.
The heating and cooling system is a closed system with high insulation windows being added for energy efficiency. The lighting has been upgraded to high intensity LED lighting for energy efficiency as well. The common pleas courtrooms have added large screen monitors and speakers for multimedia presentations during trials. New recording systems have been installed in common pleas courtroom, domestic relations court, and and in probate/juvenile court. Computers have been upgraded throughout the offices.
In November 2017 renovations were completed to the Law Library located on the fourth floor of the court house. Through the Athens County Law Library Board (Mendy Bradford (President), Rob Driscoll, Zach Saunders, Alan Goldsberry, Librarian Eddie Kruse and George McCarthy with the help of the Athens County Commissioners (Lenny Eliason, Charlie Adkins, and Chris Chimel), three conference rooms were added. These rooms provide private space where attorneys can speak to their clients and victim advocates can conference with victims. The rooms can be used for mediation as well.
In 2017, the courthouse elevator was out of service for about 30 days for replacement. It was dissembled, carted out and a new one built in its place.
The entryway of the Courthouse has changed over the years. The main steps that lead to the second floor are permanently closed. Today, entrance and exiting can be made through the street level underneath the steps where folks are greeted by constables. Those with special needs can access the building through the Washington Street side entrance underneath a second set of stairs. An intercom system can be used to contact courthouse security to allow access through this entrance.
We do not waste our clients time when it comes to getting themselves or someone they care about, out of jail in Athens Ohio. EVERY time you call Craven Bail Bonds, one of our Bail Agents will be answering the phone, and they will give you the help you need.
Craven Bail Bonds has been writing criminal bail bonds in Athens County Ohio for over 40 years now. We also handle DUI and Traffic Bail Bonds. We assure all of our clients, we exercise Compassion, Honesty & Respect.
Craven Bail Bonds has been writing DUI and Traffic Bail Bonds in Athens Ohio for over 40 years now. We also provide Criminal Bail Bonds as well. We assure all of our clients, we exercise Compassion, Honesty & Respect.
We Serve All 88 Ohio Counties
Craven Bail Bonds serves all 88 counties in Ohio. No matter your location we can serve your bail bond needs and we’re open 24 / 7! Call anytime, and you call will be answered by one of our certified Bail Bond Agents. We don’t waste your time.
We also provide Nationwide Bail Bond Service.
John Craven Bail Bond Agency has been serving all of Ohio in the bail bond business for 35 years. Our team of professional bail agents provides fast, confidential service, and we serve all local, state, and nationwide courts.
We have Affordable Payment Plans!
Collect Calls Accepted.
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109 N. Fountain Ave.,
Springfield, OH 45502
Established in 1978.