Ron Koehler grew up in the Firestone Park area of Akron and what is now New Franklin, and attended Northwest High School, then the University of Akron, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He attended Akron University's School of Law, and received a Juris Doctor degree in 1986. While in law school, Ron worked as law clerk and bailiff in Stark County Common Pleas Court. After graduating, Ron began practicing law in 1987 as an associate attorney for one law firm in Canton, then another law firm in Akron, before starting his own law practice in 1989. Ron also served as a Springfield Township trustee, director of the Summit County Board of Elections, and now serves as a councilman on Summit County Council. Ron participates in the Akron Bar Association, where he has served as chairman of the Probate Law Section, and is a member and former officer of the Summit County Academy of Justice. Ron has three children, Dan, who lives in Doylestown, Cynthia, who lives in Green, and Katrina, who lives in Atlanta, and four grandchildren. Ron is a member of Christ Community Chapel, a trustee of the Ohio Christian Alliance, and member of the Akron South Gideons. He follows the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes, and enjoys gardening, bicycle riding and the beach.