County commissioners remember Copeland, appoint acting recorder
The Lucas County commissioners opened their January 5 meeting with a moment of silence in remembrance of county recorder Phil Copeland who died on the first day of 2021.
Taking his place temporarily will be Julie East, whom the commissioners appointed as acting recorder until a Lucas County Democratic special committee appoints a successor. “They have 45 days to select Phil’s replacement,” explained Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak.
Of the late recorder, she said, “We’re going to miss him very much. We are all shocked and saddened by his passing.”
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