Donofrio in Dem primary for Mahoning County Common Pleas Court


YOUNGSTOWN — Anthony Donofrio, a Youngstown deputy law director, has announced he’s running in the Democratic primary for a Mahoning County Common Pleas Court seat.

Donofrio is seeking to replace Judge Lou D’Apolito, who cannot seek re-election this year because of the state’s age-limit law on judges. Dan Dascenzo, a common pleas court magistrate, is also running in the Democrat primary for the seat.

Donofrio has been a practicing attorney for more than 27 years, is a former assistant county prosecutor. His private legal experience includes work at the law firm of Rossi & Rossi, as a sole practitioner and as in-house corporate counsel for B.J. Alan Co., now known as Phantom Fireworks.

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