Longtime Struthers Judge, Dominic Leone will soon be stepping down from his position of Struthers Municipal Court Judge, losing to Democratic opponent James Melone.

Melone beat Leone by 410 votes with 57% of residents voting for him.

Leone fought hard to remain on the ballot in the days leading up to the primaries with the Mahoning County Board of Elections holding multiple hearings regarding whether or not Leone had enough signatures to be certified.

Melone's will now be moving on to the general election where he will be facing off against Republican opponent, Jennifer Ciccone.