Greene's the New Sheriff in Town
Credit: Robert K. Yosay, The Vindicator
Jerry Greene, Mahoning County sheriff-elect, left, with
Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti.
From The Vindicator, March 7, 2012
By Denise Dick
Mahoning County Sheriff-elect Jerry Greene’s first priority upon taking office next year is getting the jail fully opened.
"That’s the No. 1 way to reduce crime in this community," Greene said Tuesday night.
Two prisoner housing units within the jail are now closed, and 23 deputies remain on layoff.
Greene won the Democratic nomination for sheriff with 56 percent of the vote, beating Jimmy Hughes, Youngstown’s former police chief, with 24 percent, and Brian Goodin, Poland Township police chief, who garnered 20 percent.
All totals are unofficial until certified by the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
No Republicans or independent candidates filed to seek the office - meaning that Greene takes office in January.
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