Indiana County Coroner Michael Baker is the new operations manager for the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office. Baker says he is in the process of retiring from Indiana County, where he spent more than two decades as chief deputy coroner and eight years as coroner.
He began his new duties in Allegheny County earlier this month, replace Steve Pilarski, who was named Allegheny County Deputy Manager. Baker has submitted retirement papers here in Indiana County but remains coroner while he works out the use of sick and vacation days.
Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry Overman will serve as coroner through the November election. The Republican Party will likely need to choose a candidate to replace Baker.