Dr. David Kennedy
Mahoning County Coroner
"The Mahoning County Coroner's Office serves as the protector and guardian of the rights of the decedent by determining the circumstances, manner, and cause of death. Our employees are obligated to observe the highest standards of ethics and to discharge their duties in a professional, efficient, and compassionate manner recognizing that the best interest of the public that we serve must be our primary concern."
What we do:
The Mahoning County Coroner is an important part of the criminal and civil justice system. The Coroner has the responsibility to investigate the cause of any death resulting from criminal or violent means, accident, or other situations where someone in good health dies, or where a death is suspicious or unusual, pursuant to ORC Chapter 313.
The Coroner works with law enforcement agencies, attorneys, insurance companies, and the public in preparing cases for criminal or civil trial. The assistance provided by the Coroner may include conducting investigation of deaths by using records, x-rays, toxicology tests, and autopsies; helping with the recovery and identification of dead persons; determining date, time, and place of death; and being available for fact and expert testimony for trials.