What's going on with courtroom renovation?
Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger Binette is remodeling his courtroom primarily to provide better security for him and his staff.
For instance, the judge's and magistrate's back is to an open window. That window is not a bulletproof window.
The renovations total about $118,000 from money. About half the money is coming from the judge's savings account generated through surpluses. The other half derives from a bond taken out with the county's treasurer's office.
The upgrades began earlier this month and should be completed by early July.