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Ray Grogran selected as Marion Co. Prosecutor





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   Raymond A. Grogan, Jr., 34, was selected Tuesday evening as Marion County Prosecutor to fill the unexpired term of the late Brent Yager.  
   The Marion County Central and Executive Committee chose from among three attorney candidates during a 2 1/2 hour meeting at GOP headquarters, 114 S. Main St.  The process was necessitated by the untimely death of Yager, who died earlier this month during his third term in office, which began in 2016.
   A city resident, Grogan worked in the prosecutor’s office for three years prior to teaching in the Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law, Ada, for more than a year.  Three weeks before Yager’s passing, he had hired Grogan back as assistant prosecutor, and Tuesday was his first day returning to the office.
   Grogan holds a B.A. degree in political science from the State College of New York and a Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University.  
    During the interview process Tuesday, he empathized that he will continue Yager’s work and aggressively prosecute criminal as well as tax foreclosure cases.
    The other two attorneys who submitted applications for the appointment were Jennifer Croskey, who is assistant chief, executive agencies section in the Ohio Attorney General’s office in Columbus, and W. Tom Edwards, who is assistant prosecuting attorney in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office.
      Matthew Fredrick’s will remain as Marion County’s acting prosecutor until Grogan is sworn in.
     The continuing process is that GOP Chairman Gary Risch, will send notice of the replacement to the chairman of the Marion County Commissioners, the Marion County Prosecutor’s office, the Marion County Board of Elections and the Ohio Secretary of State. Grogan will be seeking a full term in the 2018 election.

            Additional information: Joan Steward 740/387-2794