Thur. 1:09 p.m.: Mecca fiscal officer removed from position

WARREN – Deborah Drawl is out as fiscal officer of Mecca, according to a judge’s ruling today.

Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan wrote Drawl’s removal “is necessary to preserve the financial integrity” of the township.

Drawl was given the option in October by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to resign of the office would seek her removal after trustees and several residents filed a complaint with the state.

The complaint to the Ohio Auditor’s Office accused her of making several unexplained financial entries, failing to reconcile the books and failing to complete an annual financial report for 2016.

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