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Police investigate Mahoning County GOP candidate

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STRUTHERS, Ohio -

The Republican candidate for Mahoning County Clerk of Courts is named in a police report, for alleged child endangering while administering corporal punishment.

The complaint against David Shaffer of Struthers alleges that he hit his nine year old son with a belt and wooden spoon causing minor injury.

Struthers police say the information from their investigation is currently under reveiw by the assistant prosecutor for juvenile court. No formal charges have been filed.

Attempts to contact Shaffer at his home and by phone were not successful.

Shaffer is challenging incumbent Clerk of Courts Anthony Vivo.    

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