There was an empty chair at yesterday's regular weekly meeting of the Board of Stark County Commissioners.
And Commissioner Janet Creighton was quick to land on the absentee; namely, Richard Regula who absconded Stark County Tuesday evening with his family from the family abode in Bethlehem Township to metropolitan Cleveland to attend "the really BIG" (an estimated 1.3 million) celebration parade and party.
The SCPR uses the term "abscond" in jest to emphasize had she known, Creighton would likely taken measures to have Regula stopped before he could exit Stark County inSasmuch as she bills herself as being Stark County's ultimate public official fan.
The Report talked with Regula last evening on his return from Cleveland to get his account of his trip to Cleveland.
Here is Regula's eyewitness account which includes his having contact with Stark County Board of Elections members Bill Sherer, II and Sam Ferruccio, Jr. who were in Cleveland on BOE business at an event put on on by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.