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Published: Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 9:56 PM
Updated: Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 10:45 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
COLUMBUS — A Kettering city prosecutor has been appointed as a Kettering Municipal Court judge.
James Francis Long’s appointment was announced by Gov. John Kasich’s office on Friday afternoon. The Dayton man, who is taking his seat on the bench Feb. 5, is replacing Judge Thomas M. Hanna, who retired.
Long must run again in November to retain his seat for the rest of the term, which ends in December 2017.
His educational background includes having earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Ohio Northern University and a juris doctorate from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.
His resume includes experience as a public defender in Montgomery County.