10/25/16 – 5:03 A.M.
Hancock County Commissioner Phil Riegle is now the county’s prosecutor. The Hancock County Republican Central Committee appointed Riegle to the role Monday. The position came open when Governor John Kasich appointed former prosecutor Mark Miller as a Findlay Municipal Court judge. Riegle will finish Miller’s term, which expires in January.
Riegle filed as a write-in candidate for prosecutor over the summer. He is running unopposed in the race.
The GOP Central Committee now has to appoint a replacement for Riegle as county commissioner. Committee Chairman Jim Baker tells the Courier a seven-person committee will evaluate applicants. The committee will rank the applicants, and the Central Committee will pick a new commissioner to finish Riegle’s term at a November 28 meeting.
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