(6-30-21) Lima will have two candidates for Mayor on the November ballot thanks to court case coming out of the Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Before the May primary opponents of candidate Elizabeth Hardesty claimed she was not a permanent resident of the City of Lima. The case was heard and ruled on by Judge James Brogan, a retired judge of the Second District Court of Appeals who was appointed by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.
Judge Brogan ruled that the complainants failed to demonstrate that the Board of Elections abused its discretion in placing Hardesty’s name on the ballot.
The decision can be appealed in a higher court.