- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - In a story Sept. 28 about the appointment of a new lawmaker, The Associated Press erroneously reported who made the decision. It was Republicans in the Ohio House, not the U.S. House.

A corrected version of the story is below:

County commissioner appointed to vacant Ohio House seat

Ottawa County commissioner appointed to seat of former Ohio representative convicted of theft

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - Republicans in the Ohio House have chosen an Ottawa County commissioner to fill a House seat vacated when a former lawmaker was convicted of a felony theft charge.

Ottawa County Commissioner Steven Arndt was chosen from among 14 people who applied to complete the 15 months left in Steve Kraus’ term. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger made the announcement Monday.

Kraus was sentenced to two years of probation last month. The 56-year-old forfeited his seat after a jury convicted him in July. He was accused of stealing antiques and other items from a home while doing work as an auctioneer. He’s appealing his conviction.

Arndt, of Port Clinton, will be sworn in Wednesday. He’ll represent Ottawa and Erie counties in northwest Ohio.

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