BOWLING GREEN Wood County s longest-serving Clerk of Courts Rebecca Bhaer announced this morning that she plans to retire at the end of her term, which expires Jan. 4, 2009.
Ms. Bhaer, 64, was first appointed to fill the position when former Clerk Betty Haas retired in 1987. Twenty years later, the Republican said she no longer felt she was up to the challenge of doing two jobs: working as clerk of courts and running a re-election campaign.
"I did not think I could do two jobs at once, and I will not shortchange my day job," she said.
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