Gov. Kasich names new municipal judge

YOUNGSTOWN — Former assistant city prosecutor Renee DiSalvo has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich as Youngstown Municipal Court judge, replacing Elizabeth Kobly, who resigned.

DiSalvo’s term begins Monday and runs through Jan. 2, 2020. She will have to run for the full six-year term in November 2019, according to Kasich’s office.

She has a private practice and also is an adjunct criminal justice professor at Youngstown State University. She graduated from YSU with a bachelor’s degree and earned her law degree at the University of Akron School of Law.

DiSalvo was among three finalists chosen in September by an eight-member Mahoning County Republican Party screening committee who made recommendations to Kasich.