NE Ohio sheriff removed from office is reappointed

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff who was removed from office in November because he didn't have the required experience has been reappointed to the job by the Stark County Democratic Central Committee.

Local party leaders had first selected George Maier (MEYE'-er) in February, when the county sheriff's job was vacant because the elected Democrat was sick. The Repository in Canton (http://bit.ly/1kB2axz ) reports Maier was chosen again Wednesday, receiving 101 votes to Lt. Louis Darrow's 65.

Darrow had been runner-up in the first vote. He and interim Sheriff Timothy Swanson had asked the Ohio Supreme Court to compel Darrow's appointment as sheriff in Canton.

The newspaper says Swanson has indicated he will again sue Maier and challenge the appointee's qualifications before the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com

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