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Published: Wednesday, 8/29/2007

Columbus Grove mayor resigns following third alcohol-related arrest

Bogart Bogart

COLUMBUS GROVE, Ohio A village mayor has resigned after his third alcohol-related arrest this year.

Columbus Grove Mayor Michael Bogart is stepping down amid pressure from other village leaders.

Mr. Bogart turned in his resignation Tuesday.

Mr. Bogart, who is serving a six-month jail sentence for driving while his driver s license was under suspension.

Council voted 6-0 Monday night to ask for Mr. Bogart s resignation.

Mr. Bogart, who is running for a third term as a write-in candidate in November, was sentenced last week in Putnam County Court to 180 days in jail for driving under suspension and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle. He had been convicted of drunken driving this year. He was arrested again in July for violating his probation.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com.

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