About the Prosecutor

There shall be elected quadrennially in each county, a Prosecuting Attorney, who shall hold his office for four years, beginning on the first Monday of January next after his election. (ORC 309.01)
Current Term Expires 1/1/2021

Prosecutor Paul J. Gains

Attorney Paul J. Gains was first elected to the position of Mahoning County Prosecutor in 1996, taking office in January, 1997. He has held office continuously since then. Prior to assuming the office of Mahoning County Prosecutor, Attorney Gains was engaged in the private practice of law, served as a patrolman with the City of Youngstown Police Department, and worked as a steelworker with U.S. Steel Corp. A graduate of Ursuline High School, Youngstown State University and the Akron University College of Law, Attorney Gains is committed to protecting the rights, property and well-being of the citizens of Mahoning County and to providing effective legal representation to county and township officials.