Anthony L. "Tony" Gretick began his legal career with the Gebhard, Hogue and Dwyer law
office in 1964 upon his graduation from the Northwestern University School of Law, after
four years of service in the United States Navy. When he was elected to the Common Pleas
Court in l994, he was a partner in the Gretick, Bish, Lowe and Roth law firm. During the
intervening years, he served in several governmental capacities. He was Executive Assistant
to the Attorney General of Ohio and was elected five times as Williams County Prosecuting
Tony is a past president of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and in 1993 was named
the Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year for his work with crime victims and the establishment
of Sarah’s House. He served as solicitor for the Villages of Montpelier and West Unity for
several years and for the Village of Edgerton from 1974 through 1994. He left the Common
Pleas bench in December of 2006 and has been a visiting judge in several Northwest Ohio
counties during 2007, in addition to conducting private civil and domestic mediations. Since
January 2008, he has been engaged in the full-time practice of law.
In the community, Tony served as president of the Bryan Park and Recreation Board, Swim Team
Association, United Fund, Bryan Music Boosters and Williams County Community Concert
Association. He served on the Board of Trustees for the former Northwest Technical College. He
has also taught criminal law at the undergraduate level at Defiance College and Northwest State
Community College. He is a past president of the Bryan Chamber of
Commerce and received the Bryan Good Citizen Award in 1994. He and his wife, Caroline, reside
in Deerfield and have two grown children, David and Kirsten.
Mary Harvey, a graduate of Defiance College with a degree in Biology and Secondary Education,
received her law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law and began her legal career
in Defiance with the law firm of Brandt, Fisher and Harvey. She served as magistrate in the
Williams County Court of Common Pleas for the Civil, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Divisions
for the last 12 years. She received the Bryan Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Award in 2004.
She is a member of, and currently served as a trustee of, the Bryan Area Foundation. Additionally,
she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Williams County Public Library. Her community involvement
includes serving on the boards of the Williams County YWCA and Bryan City Schools Music Boosters.
She is a past president of the Bryan Academic Booster Club and the Friends of the Bryan Library.
She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and the Ohio State and Williams
County Bar Associations. Harvey resides in rural Bryan with her husband, Dr. W. Dow
Harvey, and are the parents of, Ann, Tiffany and Susan, Diane and John.
Both she and partner Tony Gretick have completed the mediation training as required by the Ohio
Supreme Court for Domestic Mediations at The Center for Dispute Resolution at Capital University
Law School. They conduct both civil and domestic relations mediations.
Ryan Thompson was born in Bryan and graduated from Bryan High School in 1992. In 1996 he received
his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Chemistry from Bowling
Green State University. He was graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Toledo College of
Law in 2004, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif thereafter. He received the H. Ponton
DeArce Merit Scholarship Award, the Dean’s Law Scholarship Award and the Law Scholarship award.
During his law school career he received Highest Ranking Student Awards for Constitutional Law,
Criminal Law, Contracts I, Contracts II, Negotiations and Settlements, Evidence and Literature and
the Law. Additionally, Ryan received recognition for his scholarly achievements by being consistently
named to the Law School’s Dean’s List, an honor reserved for those students achieving a grade point
average of 3.5 or greater in an academic semester.
Ryan is a former Assistant Prosecutor in Williams County. He currently serves as Solicitor for the
Village of West Unity and is the former Solicitor for the Village of Alvordton. He currently serves
on the Board of Trustees for United Way of Williams County as the organization’s Vice-president and
also serves on the Board of Directors of Downtown Bryan, Inc. Ryan and his wife, Elizabeth, a
pharmacist at the Bryan Wal-Mart, are the parents of two young children.