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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” With seven township residents vying for the Cleveland Township trustee position, James Yeager was declared the winner at Tuesday nightâ€™s caucus.
Although Yeager is the newest trustee, not many changes are on the horizon for the township.
â€śThere isnâ€™t anything I want to change right now,â€ť Yeager said. â€śI need to learn what this position actually does and what I can and canâ€™t do first. I think for the meantime it is going to be business as usual.â€ť
The trustee position became available as former trustee Roland King resigned from the responsibility effective Monday. Kingâ€™s resignation was part of a plea agreement made for three felony official misconduct charges deriving from his trustee job.
â€śItâ€™s unfortunate that these are the circumstances that bring us here,â€ť Yeager said. â€śI am good friends with Ron. I know his family. Itâ€™s a real shame whatâ€™s happened to him, but I guess that is in the past and we are moving forward.â€ť
Yeager, a long-time resident of Cleveland Township, already has his hand in many community activities and sits on several boards.
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