Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 3/19/2013

Henry Co. commissioner trial set


NAPOLEON — A jury trial date of July 9 was set Monday in Henry County Common Pleas court for a former county commissioner charged with having an unlawful interest in a contract.

Visiting Judge Randall Basinger set the date for Richard Myers, 63, of Liberty Center. Mr. Myers, a Democrat who lost his bid for re-election in November, is accused of loaning $25,000 of his own money to a specialty-car company interested in moving to Henry County from Decatur, Ind., in 2009.

Mr. Myers allegedly convinced his fellow commissioners to award a $300,000 grant to the company but didn’t disclose his investment in the company. The company did not move to Henry County, and the county did not recoup the $300,000.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.