Rusu sworn in as Mahoning County Probate Court judge

YOUNGSTOWN — Robert Rusu was sworn in today as Mahoning County probate judge.

Judge Rusu, who was appointed by Gov. John Kasich, will complete the term of Mark Belinky, which expires Feb. 8, 2015.

He was sworn in during a courthouse rotunda ceremony by visiting Judge R.R. Denny Clunk of Alliance, retired Stark County probate judge, who had been the interim probate judge here for nearly four months.

“I look forward to instilling integrity, efficiency and a common-sense approach to the court,” Judge Rusu said after he was sworn in.

Judge Rusu will be an independent candidate for a six-year term as probate judge in the Nov. 4 election, with Democrat Susan Maruca challenging him.

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