N.Baltimore administrator back on job PDF Print E-mail
Written by ALEX ASPACHER Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:52
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NORTH BALTIMORE - An investigation into alleged misconduct by the village administrator determined a citizen complaint against her was unfounded.
Council member Aaron Patterson confirmed Kathy Healy returned to work Monday following the conclusion of the investigation.
Conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, a division of the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the investigation turned up no evidence of any criminal conduct, said Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson.
It resulted from a citizen complaint that Healy improperly had a sewer line installed to service her property as part of a village project.
By contacting the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which funded the project, BCI determined the agency was aware of all aspects of the project and that Healy did not have "improper influence" over the work, Dobson said.
"As far as they were concerned, there was nothing improper done," he said.
"Clearly there was no conduct found that was worthy of further investigation.
"She was exonerated as far as we were concerned."
Patterson said he was happy to have Healy back and expressed pride in the other village employees who kept up operations in her absence.
"I certainly don't believe there was anything done that was wrong, or BCI would have found a reason to move forward with charges," he said.SClBHealy, hired in 2007, was put on paid, indefinite leave Sept. 5 by Mayor Mike Julien, who throughout has declined to comment on the nature of any allegations.
Julien, who could not be reached for comment today, previously indicated he put Healy on leave due to procedures outlined in the village's policy manual.
Patterson said he and other councilors were initially "kept out of the loop" by village policy to avoid future bias in the case, as they would have been involved in any subsequent disciplinary hearings.
 

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