Fri. 7 pm: Judge Belinky resigns

YOUNGSTOWN – Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Mark Belinky resigned his seat today in a two-sentence letter to Ohio Gov. John Kasich and to Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.

Belinky has been involved in a criminal investigation led by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which searched on Feb. 7 the former judge’s home in Boardman and probate court chambers inside the Mahoning County Courthouse. Among the items taken were campaign finance reports, personal financial documents and computers.

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