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Friends and colleagues honor Judge Durkin

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A surprise was waiting for Mahoning County Judge John Durkin in his courtroom on Wednesday morning.

The judge was greeted by a courtroom full of friends, colleagues and admirers.

They were gathered to honor him for his 15 years presiding over the county drug court.

The drug court is an alternative approach, placing substance abusing offenders into community based treatment programs instead of being sent to state prison.

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