Incoming auditor learns Sciortino OK'd raises for 13

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March 4, 2015 | photo: Robert K. Yosay
Ralph Meacham was sworn in Tuesday as Mahoning County auditor after learning his predecessor, Michael Sciortino, who was suspended from office, had granted raises to 13 employees, despite commissioners' directive against that. Two who got the hikes already were earning more than the elected auditor’s $89,109 annual salary even before their increases.