Lanzo files to succeed father as Struthers judge

Staff report


James E. Lanzo has filed to run for Struthers municipal judge.

If elected this November to the part-time position, he would succeed his father, James R. Lanzo, 72, who cannot run again due to age limits under Ohio law.

The younger Lanzo said he respects his father as a judge, but that he would like to bring a “fresh” perspective to Struthers Municipal Court. The attorney cited plans to modernize the court through video arraignments and an updated computer system to make the court more user-friendly.

If elected, James E. Lanzo would resign from his position as part-time solicitor for the village of Lowellville. Lanzo also has a private practice in Youngstown.

He is so far the only candidate to file for Struthers judge. The filing deadline is next Wednesday for the May 2 primary election.

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