MCBDD director placed on leave

Larry Duck

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Ohio Ethics Commission is being asked to look into what’s being described as a “personnel matter” involving the director of the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

The board’s attorney confirmed Friday that Director Larry Duck has been placed on paid administrative leave following a meeting Thursday night. Although the lawyer won’t provide any details of the issue, he said it does not involve any of the MCBDD’s clients or employees.

Mahoning County Commissioners were still trying to learn more about the situation themselves during a meeting Friday morning.

“I’m sure we’re going to meet with him shortly and find out what’s all going on and what’s happening, and get some insight as to that. But he reports to their Board of Directors,” said Mahoning County Commissioner David Ditzler.

Duck has been director of the MCBDD for more than a decade. The school’s assistant superintendent will take over as interim director while the ethics investigation is being conducted.

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