(MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS) At a 7:00 a.m. Thursday meeting, Middleburg Heights City Council has fired law director Gary Ebert and his assistant, Jazmyn Stover, who was handling human resources for the city.
"They'd been experiencing, for a year or so, frustration getting information from their law department," says Joe Diemert, an attorney hired by council to get information. "They feel as though the law director, who was supposed to be representing council, was not doing so to their satisfaction."
This is part of an ongoing battle between council and Mayor Gary Starr, the longest serving mayor in Ohio at 38 years. Council complained Ebert didn't provide itemized bills for his service. The city had also recently settled a suit with their former police chief for $380,000.
This comes in the wake of Mayor Starr's former assistant, Patty Oakar, recently claiming the mayor bragged about his anatomy and used a racial slur to describe his then neighbors.
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