CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Ohio County prosecutor has been appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to the 1st Judicial Circuit Court.

Michael J. Olejasz will take over the court following the retirement of Judge James P. Mazzone.

The announcement was made on Wednesday.

Prior to his position as Ohio County prosecutor, Olejasz was a Wheeling City Police Officer and the managing partner of Ferro & Olejasz in Wheeling.

He resides in Ohio County with his wife Roberta, and two children.