- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Senate has voted to allow northern Ohio’s acting U.S. attorney to keep her job as the region’s top federal prosecutor.

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman had recommended Carole Rendon and President Barack Obama nominated her to the position in May. She was approved on Tuesday.

Rendon, who lives in the Cleveland suburb of Solon (SOH’-lun), worked for the federal prosecutor in Massachusetts and in private practice before joining the U.S. attorney’s office in northern Ohio in 2009.

She had been the acting U.S. attorney since February, after Steven Dettelbach resigned from the position.

Rendon tells cleveland.com she wants to remain in the job after Obama leaves office to continue working on the Cleveland police settlement and other issues, including Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County’s expanding opioid crisis.

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