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Karen Romano Melone
Magistrate Melone graduated from Youngstown State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School. As a Magistrate for the delinquency docket, she hears cases from arraignment to disposition.
Magistrate Melone also oversees the Treatment Court and Re-Entry Court dockets, two of six specialized dockets at the Court. Additionally, she oversees the Drug and Alcohol Diversion docket.
Magistrate Melone was an Assistant County Prosecutor, assigned to the Juvenile Division, for five years prior to being appointed as a Magistrate in 2007 and Chief Magistrate in 2018 .
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