Champion fiscal officer candidates interviewed

CHAMPION — Township trustees interviewed three applicants Thursday at the township hall as they look to name a new fiscal officer.

Trustee Chairman Rex Fee said applicants Courtney Hatt, Alesia Ritter and Roxanne Vaughn, all of Champion, were interviewed by trustees.

The fiscal officer position will soon be open as Peggy Mercer has said she will retire at the end of February.

Fee said they hope to have someone selected to work with Mercer and begin March 1. The person selected will fill the remaining two years of Mercer’s four-year term. The person would have to run in the 2020 general election to hold the seat.