Cridersville councilman resigns; vacancy to be filled Wednesday

Vacancy to be filled Wednesday

By J Swygart -

CRIDERSVILLE — A new member of Cridersville Village Council will be appointed during a special meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, according to minutes of the legislative body’s Dec. 10 council meeting.

Council President Eric West, who ran the meeting in the absence of Mayor Rick Walls, reported that council member Paul Lynch submitted a letter of resignation effective Nov. 30.

Lynch was cited June 11 by troopers from the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. On Nov. 2 Lynch pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of physical control and was sentenced to 10 days in jail. He was also fined $600 and court costs and placed on community control. It was his second OVI violation in two years.

Lynch was cited for OVI in 2017 by the state patrol. He pleaded no contest on May 5 and was found guilty by the court. Lynch was sentenced to five days in jail, with all five suspended. He was also fined $500.

A motion to accept the resignation was approved by a 5-0 vote, according to official minutes of the meeting.

Council accepted applications from individuals interested in filling the vacant council seat. The deadline for submitting those applications expired at noon on Dec. 14.
Vacancy to be filled Wednesday

By J Swygart

Reach J Swygart at 567-242-0464.

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