O'Toole seeking 11th District Court of Appeals seat

Star Beacon - December 23, 2023

The release touted O’Toole’s accomplishments as Ashtabula County Prosecutor, including leading the effort to pay off lodge debt, eliminating court backlog, expediting cases, modernizing the Prosecutor’s Office, holding judges accountable for their lack of proper case management and initiating proactive best practices on victim services and evidence-based solutions. The press release stated that O’Toole made the decision based on the lack of funding for her office from the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners, the failure to secure funding for a new jail, and the commissioners opposition to supporting a special investigator for O’Toole’s office.

Ashtabula man convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting minor over four years

Your Erie - October 25, 2023

Ashtabula Co. Prosecuting Attorney Colleen O’Toole thanked the members of law enforcement and medical professionals who helped make the prosecution possible. She also thanked the victim and their family for their bravery, saying it will set an example for others to come forward and tell their story. O’Toole also said her office is dedicated to supporting the voiceless by building a strong, resilient community for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through greater outreach and making victims feel believed and heard so they don’t become victims again.

Gurto sentenced to 8 years in prison in connection with toddler's 2017 death, totaling 36 years

WKYC- October 3, 2022

Joshua Gurto was sentenced to eight years in prison after accepting a plea deal in Ashtabula County Court on Monday. It comes after Gurto was originally charged with rape and murder in the case involving 13-month-old Sereniti Sutley in 2017. Those charges, however, were reduced to involuntary manslaughter at the request of prosecutors in July. Ashtabula County Prosecutor Colleen O'Toole says forensic reports do show Sereniti was neglected and repeatedly abused.

Jury finds Ashtabula man guilty of felonious assault

Star Beacon- July 16, 2022

"This case is significant as the victim, an intimate partner and clearly a victim of domestic violence, was intimidated by Mr. Hommes into not coming forward to testify," O'Toole said. "I'm dedicated to securing the maximum penalty in cases where the defendant attempts to intimidate the victims."