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Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities superintendent placed on paid leave

Posted at 8:11 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 20:11:59-04

PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio — The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities superintendent has been placed on paid leave.

Superintendent Gina Brown's leave is effective immediately.

The decision was unanimous.

Board president Michelle Sahr released the following statement:

"Allegations concerning inappropriate work-related activities of the County Board Superintendent have been brought to the attention of Board Members. In response to these allegations, the Board called a special board meeting this evening, during which they held an executive session to discuss confidential personnel matters in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.

After the executive session ended, the board voted to place Superintendent Gina Brown on paid Administrative Leave, effective immediately.

The Board takes these allegations very seriously. An investigation will be conducted in cooperation with the County Prosecutor's office and the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

We ask for your patience during the interim, as Board members are not permitted to speak publicly about the investigation until it has concluded."