Sixth Drug Court Grad ‘Never Gave Up’
November 18, 2021 by Amy Patterson

Jason Fritz overcame a lot on his way to being celebrated as the sixth graduate of Geauga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Paschke’s New Leaf program.

Jason Fritz overcame a lot on his way to being celebrated as the sixth graduate of Geauga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Paschke’s New Leaf program. Maureen Maruna, specialized docket coordinator for the drug court program, said while Fritz was going through the program, two people in his life passed away. However, she said, Fritz got himself through by relying on some of his favorite quotes: “I can’t change yesterday, but I can influence tomorrow.” “I’m on the right side of the dirt.” “I’m not focusing on the past. I am trying to focus on where I’m going.”...