Mahoning County Probate Court Receives $200,000 Technology Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Probate Court has been awarded a $200,000 technology grant, one of the largest such grants in the state, according to a press release.

Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Robert Rusu Jr. announced the grant Monday, which was awarded by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor June 2. The monies will be used to upgrade the court’s management system, according to the release.

The probate court is one of 143 courts in the state to receive a portion of the $8.6 million Ohio Courts Technology Initiative. Over the last seven years, the initiative has provided just over $27 million for technical improvements in Ohio courts, according to the release.

Ohio appeals, common pleas, municipal and county courts are encouraged to apply annually for grants to upgrade systems, hardware or equipment or purchase new ones. Projects are selected by a 36-member panel of judges, court administrators, clerks, information technology professionals, security experts and other personnel.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.