Visiting judge steps in as wounded judge recovers

Columbus (AP) - The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court has appointed a visiting judge to help out while a judge who was shot and wounded outside his courthouse continues his recovery.

Judge John Solovan will serve in Jefferson County Court through November 21.

He is a retired judge from Belmont County in eastern Ohio.

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor made the appointment this week.

Solovan will sit in for Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr.Bruzzese was shot Monday morning outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, roughtly 30 miles west of Pittsburgh.

The Jefferson County Sheriff says Bruzzese returned fire after Nate Richmond shot him.

A probation officer shot and killed Richmond.

Bruzzese was overseeing a wrongful-death lawsuit Richmond filed against a local housing authority.

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