- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Akron’s short-serving mayor has stepped down as planned without turmoil and after getting a fair amount accomplished.

Highlights of Jeff Fusco’s six months in office included a settlement in a fire promotions lawsuit, federal approval of three sewer overhaul projects and a partnership with Ghana’s capital city.

Fusco tells the Akron Beacon Journal (https://bit.ly/1YTMgrt ) he had faith in the city and the people who work for it.

Newly-elected mayor Dan Horrigan took over New Year’s Day.

The 56-year-old Fusco replaced Garry Moneypenny, who resigned after 10 days last summer after acknowledging he got too personal with a city employee when she tried to congratulate him.

Moneypenny had replaced longtime mayor Don Plusquellic (pluhs-KWEHL’-ihk), who abruptly resigned in May citing a dispute with a council member and the newspaper.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com

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