NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — State Rep. Don Manning of New Middletown, Ohio handed away Friday evening at the age of 54.

Manning was a Navy veteran and Republican that represented Ohio’s 59th district which covers most of Mahoning County.

Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Household introduced the passing to state representatives saying, “The Mahoning Valley and the State of Ohio lost one of their biggest fans and advocates yesterday. RIP Don .”

According to the Speaker, Manning skilled chest pains Friday afternoon. He was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place he handed away.

Manning served within the Navy aboard the USS Forrestal CV-59. He additionally labored as a truancy officer, detention officer, probation officer, and case supervisor the place he has dealt instantly with juvenile offenders, intercourse offenders, and people with psychological well being, habits well being, and dependancy points in accordance with his Statehouse bio.

In 2019, Manning was elected to signify Ohio’s 59th district. He beforehand served as a New Middletown Village councilman.

Gov. DeWine mentioned in an announcement that “Don was a tireless advocate for advancing issues important to the Mahoning Valley.”

Lt. Gov. Husted added, “He spent his life serving others in the Navy, as a corrections official, and in the Statehouse.”

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