Olmsted Falls mayor accused of domestic violence gets son back

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OLMSTED FALLS – The mayor just won her first battle to fight charges of domestic violence filed against her.

Mayor Ann Marie Donegan was back in a Berea Municipal Courtroom Thursday hoping to get her son returned to her custody.

And she got her wish.

The judge dismissed a temporary protection order and ordered that Donegan’s 11-year-old son be returned to her custody.

The boy was removed from her home earlier this month after police were called to Donegan’s house by a relative, who said the mayor’s 11-year-old son called her crying. The aunt told 911 that the boy’s mother could be heard in the background screaming.

Police say there was no physical altercation.

The mayor still faces several charges, including domestic violence.

A trial is scheduled for Sept. 9.