CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Ohio's largest county has picked a former judge to replace a longtime prosecutor who's leaving the office at the end of the month.
Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Bill Mason says his last day as prosecutor will be Sept. 30. He is resigning to take a job with the Cleveland office of the Columbus law firm of Bricker & Eckler.
County Executive Ed FitzGerald picked former Judge Timothy McGinty, a Democrat, on Tuesday to serve as acting prosecutor after Mason leaves his post.
Mason had earlier said he would not seek re-election but would complete his four-year term before leaving in January. He's served as county prosecutor for nearly 14 years.
McGinty faces Republican Edward Wade Jr. for the prosecutor's job in the Nov. 6 election.