Hieronimus was employed at Star Community Justice Center from February 15, 1999 until December 31, 2004, and retired as the center's first Executive Director. On January 1, 2005, Hieronimus was re-hired as the center's Executive Director.
The charge against the center says Hieronimus was re-hired under contract terms that he would be paid in addition to his regular pay all unused vacation time and unused sick leave when he left the center.
The contract reportedly said Hieronimus would be able to accumulate sick leave and vacation time at the same rate he previously was accruing and all of this would be paid in full on his separation of employment at the center.
STAR Community Justice Center Judicial Corrections Board, STAR Community Justice Center Judicial Advisory Board and the STAR Community Justice Center Facility Governing Board all were named as plaintiffs in the suit.
In the suit, Hieronimus claims he accumulated vacation and sick leave in the amount of $32,013.
Before his final date of employment with the center, there was an additional $9,259 in sick leave and vacation.
Hieronimus left the center on June 26 when Charles "Eddie" Philabaun III of Ironton, was named the executive director on June 27.
Also in the suit, Hieronimus claims STAR Community Justice Center Judicial Advisory Board and its successors,