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Shane A. Tieman

Shane Tieman is a 1991 Graduate of Clay High School.  In 1995 he graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Social Sciences.  He graduated in 1998 from Ohio Northern College of Law and was sworn in as an attorney before the Ohio Supreme Court in November 1998.

After graduating law school, he returned to Portsmouth and began working as a City Prosecutor.  He was subsequently hired by County Prosecutor Lynn Grimshaw as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  

Mr. Tieman spent some time in private practice, as magistrate of juvenile/probate court and working for private business.

In 2010, Mr. Tieman returned to public service as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn.  Mr. Tieman was appointed Prosecuting Attorney of Scioto County in July 2018 and subsequently was elected to the position in November 2018 to serve out the unexpired term. He was then reelected in 2020 to a full term.


Our mission is to protect the rights, property, and well-being of the citizens of Scioto County, Ohio through the aggressive and efficient prosecution of criminal offenders, and to provide accurate and timely legal counsel to county and township officials.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Prosecuting Attorney represents the State of Ohio by inquiring into and prosecuting felony crimes committed in Scioto County by adults and all offenses committed by juveniles. The Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney is also legal counsel for county officials, county agencies, townships and various boards.

The Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes, on behalf of the state, all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the state is a party, and other suits, matters, and controversies that the prosecuting attorney is required to prosecute within or outside the county, in the probate court, court of common pleas, and court of appeals.

The Prosecuting Attorney prosecutes cases arising in the Prosecuting Attorney’s county in the Supreme Court, and assists the State Attorney General in pursuing death-penalty cases to their conclusions throughout the judicial process. The Prosecuting Attorney also provides written opinions or instructions to the county elected officials, boards and commissions in matters connected with their official duties.

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