Mahoning County’s newest judge was sworn in to take over the courthouse in Sebring.

Molly Johnson took the oath of office inside the Courthouse Rotunda.

Johnson won the November election to become the newest Mahoning County court judge, beating out six other candidates.

She replaces Judge Diane Vettori who was suspended by the Supreme Court and is facing several criminal charges.

Johnson’s first day on the bench will be January 3.

She says she’s honored to soon be serving on the bench where she was born and raised.