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Jerusalem Township trustees want former Trustee Rodney Graffis to reimburse the township $20,174.04 that an audit in 2007 showed he had improperly received for health insurance coverage.
Trustee Joe Kiss said trustees plan to hire an attorney to seek recovery.
Trustees will begin interviewing candidates for legal counsel, he added.
Jerusalem Township reimburses township trustees for the out-of-pocket cost of health insurance premiums if they are denied or opt out of coverage from their primary employer. But a 2007 state audit showed that Graffis, who was defeated for re-election last November, was already getting health insurance coverage through his union.
Kiss had expected the Lucas County prosecutor’s office, which is the township’s attorney, would seek recovery from Graffis. But just five months after the audit’s finding, the prosecutor’s office said the Legislature had passed a bill that released Graffis, and other officials in Ohio with similar findings, from having to pay back the money.
House Bill 458 prohibited both the attorney general and county prosecutor from enforcing the state auditor’s findings for recovery.
Two injury accidents occurred last Tuesday within a 20 minute period and just a
half mile from each other on I-75.
The Northwood Police and Fire departments responded to the first accident, an injury crash involving seven vehicles at northbound I-75 between Wales Road and Miami Street at 2:12 p.m.
A silver Kia traveling north on the inside lane lost control when its tires got caught up in the snow that was along the center median wall, according to police.
The Kia, driven by 19-year-old Keith Logue, spun out and was facing south in the northbound lane, which caused a chain reaction leading four more northbound vehicles to crash. An additional vehicle lost control but did not sustain any damage. Another vehicle involved was not identified because it fled the scene, said police.
For some insight into how the area’s housing market is faring Jeff Carpenter need look no further than the local property tax receipts for the Lake Local School District.
The Genoa school board has approved a resolution to place a 1 percent income tax request on the May ballot.
Woodmore school officials are banking on a spring levy to wipe away the winter blues.
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