MCBDD meets with no decision on new director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Friday night but did not make a decision about hiring a new director.

Former superintendent Larry Duck officially resigned in mid-March without a reason.

Duck had been on paid leave for six months and was the focus of an ethics investigation.

Friday, the board met in executive session to discuss the top three candidates for the position.

“The reason we have had such a delay right now is because members of the board have work schedules, travel schedules and vacations,” said Board President Jack Gruber. “This was the first date that we were able to convene everybody.”

The top three candidates are Acting Superintendent Kristine Hodge, Mahoning County Workshop Director George Gabriel, and Portage County Workshop Director Bill Whittaker.

Gruber said they hope to have a decision by their next meeting in August.


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