JUDICIAL VACANCY About the candidates
These people submitted applications to fill the judicial vacancy in Mahoning County Court:
Robert S. Bouffard of Poland, a former assistant law director for Youngstown and a former Poland Board of Education member.
Michael Dockry of Austintown, township administrator since 1996.
Ronald E. Knickerbocker of Boardman, New Waterford solicitor and a failed 2000 candidate for county court judge.
Robert R. Melnick of Green Township, a former part-time assistant Mahoning County prosecutor and a finalist for the county juvenile court judge position that went to Theresa Dellick.
Loren Popio of Canfield, owner of a title agency and a mediation firm.
Warren "Bo" Pritchard of Austintown, a township trustee, former county Republican chairman, Dockry's law partner and a failed 2000 candidate for county court judge.
Sources: Mahoning County Republican Party, Vindicator files