GIBSONBURG, Ohio - Little more than a year after a one-vote victory returned her to the mayor's office, Lois Larson has stepped down as Gibsonburg's top official, citing health reasons.
Ms. Larson, who resigned last week, has been replaced by council President Edward Herman, who will serve at least until the end of the year. Mr. Herman said yesterday he would run in November to fill the last two years of Ms. Larson's unexpired term.
Ms. Larson, who was mayor from 1991 to 1999, won her job back in November, 2003, by edging then-Mayor Jerry Widmer, 290-289.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.