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Stow mayor resigns to work for the city of Cuyahoga Falls

Posted at 5:12 PM, Apr 20, 2018

Stow Mayor Sara Kline announced on Friday she will resign from her post to become the Superintendent of Parks for the City of Cuyahoga Falls Parks Board.

“The City of Cuyahoga Falls is experiencing a rebirth and is in the midst of many progressive and creative projects.  I am very excited to become part of their team as the Superintendent of Parks and look forward to working with Mayor Walters and the entire Administration," Kline said in a statement.

Kline recently accused a city councilman of assaulting her. According to a police report, she alleged that Ward 4 Councilman Bob Adaska pushed her after a March 22 council meeting.

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Mayor Kline said in a statement:

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the City of Stow in elected office, first on City Council and then as Mayor.  I treasure my time with Stow and will always look at these 12 1/2 years as among the highlights of my career.  I am so proud to have been associated with the women and men who are employees of the City of Stow.  Any success my Administration has had is directly because of their dedication, commitment and service.” 

She said her resignation will be effective on May 13.

The City of Stow will work to install an interim mayor until a new mayor is elected.