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Longtime Mahoning County assistant prosecutor to resign

Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor Mike McBride recently handled the domestic violence case against Cardinal Mooney coach Carl Pelini, which was ultimately dismissed.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor Mike McBride tendered his resignation from the county prosecutor's office Tuesday.

County Prosecutor Paul Gains confirmed he received McBride's one-line resignation letter, which did not provide a reasoning for the departure. McBride's resignation takes effect Friday.

McBride was not immediately available for comment by phone Tuesday.

Ohio Supreme Court records show McBride was admitted to the state bar in 2002. He doesn't have a history of discipline under the court but did face a $150 administrative sanction in 2008.

The Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office hired McBride in 2006, according to OpenPayroll.com. In 2019, his salary was reported at $70,364.

McBride was the assistant prosecutor assigned to Boardman's area court. He handled the domestic violence case against Cardinal Mooney coach Carl Pelini, which was ultimately dismissed.

"Voluminous" exculpatory evidence produced by Pelini's defense attorney, Lynn Maro of Youngstown, suggested the prosecutor’s office would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pelini was guilty of the charge, said Gina DeGenova, the office’s public information officer.

“Based on all that information, we could not meet our burden [of proof] and elected to dismiss,” she told Mahoning Matters earlier this month.

Though McBride viewed that evidence, the prosecutor’s office did not retain copies, DeGenova said.