9/21/16 – 5:29 A.M.
The Hancock County Republican Party will meet next week to talk about how to fill a couple of vacant elected positions. Chairman Jim Baker tells the Courier that, “logic would dictate” they appoint Commissioner Phil Riegle to be the interim county prosecutor. The position came open when Governor John Kasich appointed current prosecutor Mark Miller to fill the unexpired term of Judge Robert Fry who retired last month. Riegle is running as a write-in candidate for prosecutor and is the only candidate for the office.
That would mean the GOP would have to find a replacement for Riegle as a commissioner. Baker says the party is setting up a screening process for candidates. He added it could take until November for an appointment to be made.
Riegle’s term runs through 2018.
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