Law community mourns death of retired Mahoning County judge

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The law community, friends and family are mourning the death of a retired Mahoning County Common Pleas judge.

Charles Bannon died Tuesday.

When Bannon retired in 1998, he was replaced by Judge Evans. He then went on to serve as a visiting judge for a short time.

A portrait to honor Bannon was hung in the courthouse in 2009.

Current Judge John Durkin calls Bannon a mentor, saying he frequently talked with him about different cases and issues.

“I’ll never forget the advice that he gave me early on. He said, ‘Jackie, never forget that everyone who appears in front of you is a human being and you start from there,'” Judge Durkin said.

We are still waiting to hear about funeral arrangements.

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