News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics

Cuyahoga County Sheriff steps down at county executive's request
No explicit reason given for Reid's ouster

Kevin Niedermier
Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid resigned today at the the request of County Executive Ed FitzGerald.
Courtesy of Cuyahoga County
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

County Executive Ed FitzGerald has asked Sheriff Bob Reid to resign. In a written statement, FitzGerald says his administration is at its mid-point and he is reviewing all of the county’s leadership positions. But as WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, he gave no indication on why he pushed Reid to step down.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:18)

Fellow Democrats appointed Bob Reid in 2009 to replace long-time Sheriff Gerald McFaul who was being investigated for campaign finance violations and later convicted. Reid was one of two elected county officials who kept their jobs when Executive FitzGerald and the new government took over in 2011. Reid and FitzGerald worked together to increase the number of deputies to about 160, including 7 new deputies sworn in this week. They also established so-called impact units, where deputies help suburban police crack-down on burglary rings or drunk driving. Cuyahoga Community College Police Chief Clayton Harris is also head of the county’s police chief’s association. He says Reid helped by taking over prisoner transportation.

“What that did was allow a lot of officers to remain in their cities working while the county transported prisoners back and forth from local jails to the county jail.” 

Harris hopes Reid’s replacement has a law enforcement background and not just administrative experience. Before becoming sheriff, Reid was Bedford’s police chief and city manager. He’ll stay on as sheriff until the end of the month. After that, department Captain Frank Bova will return as interim sheriff while the county searches for a permanent replacement.                                                                                   

Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

New options in Ohio for secular wedding ceremonies
Hello Mike, I support this action. I was not previously aware of the difficulty couples may encounter in locating officials to serve in their non-religious mar...

Northeast Ohio prepares for the next refugees -- whoever they may be
What a better place to place refugees than in the Midwest cities that have a steady population decline. These refugees will bring much to the culture and the ec...

Charter reform bill includes controversial change for some teachers
I work for a former White Hat charter school; it was sold to another (for-profit) company this past summer and we were told that they would not pay into STRS/PE...

Bhutanese resettlement has had a big economic impact
Informative especially for nonmembers of North Hill. I appreciate the fact that you mention that the younger generation has an easier time than the elders but t...

Ottawa County Commissioner sworn in as new house member
Congratulations on your new appointment to the Ohio House. I'm certain you will do an outstanding job in your new role representing our district. When you have...

Holden Arboretum opens a new canopy walk and emergent tower
Visited the Holden Arboretum today to witness the incredible work you did constructing the tower and bridges.WOW! Very impressed. Knew the build had to be great...

Local club works to bring back the once-prevalent American elm
I would love to help! Where would I get some of the new Strain so I could plant them?

Four Geauga school districts consider consolidating on the Kent State campus
Berkshire was smart to merge with Ledgemont because it had shrinking enrollment and excess capacity at its high school. Now that Cardinal is dragging its feet ...

Ohio Rep. John Boccieri sworn into office and hopes to look for 'middle ground' with colleagues
Welcome back to the Statehouse, John. You are a terrific representative in the truest sense always representing the people's voice in teh district you serve. ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University