Thurs. 6:25 pm: Dems choose James as new coroner

WARREN – Members of the Trumbull County Democratic Party’s central committee have chosen interim coroner Dr. Thomas James to fill Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk’s term through December.

Dr. Germaniuk died in April and James was his deputy coroner. James received 64 votes to 31 for Dr. Phillip Malvasi, who is the medical director for the Trumbull County Jail.

The Ohio Ethics Commission ruled Wednesday that Malvasi could serve in both roles, but with stipulations.

James, a registered Republican, will have to run in November to finish out Germaniuk’s term, which ends in 2020.

Read more in Friday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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