WAUSEON - Brett Kolb was named acting county auditor and Paul MacDonald was appointed acting clerk of courts yesterday by the Fulton County commissioners, in a unanimous decision to fill posts left by retiring officeholders.
Mr. Kolb of Wauseon takes over for Nancy Yackee, who was appointed auditor in 2001. Mr. Kolb also leads the county's emergency medical services department.
Mr. MacDonald of Wauseon fills the post vacated by Mary Gype who retired after 33 years. Mr. MacDonald formerly was employed at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Wauseon.
The appointments are effective today, and the men will remain as acting officials until the Republican Central Committee makes appointments to the positions and the new appointees take office.
Those appointees will remain in the jobs until successors are elected in November to the unexpired terms. Mrs. Yackee's term ends in March, 2011. Mrs. Gype's term ends in three years.