Jeffrey Misko, an attorney from Erie, has been named chief public defender for Venango County.
Misko replaces Amy Johnston, who resigned last month. He has been an assistant public defender in Crawford County for nearly eight years.
Also joining the public defender’s office is Oil City attorney Jeannine Botta-Guth, and rejoining the office where she served from 2006 until January, 2013 is Franklin attorney Jeri Bolden.
Botta-Guth and Bolden have already begun their new assignments. Misko starts his new job on February 18.