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Findlay councilwoman, Hancock commissioner at odds

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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A Findlay city councilwoman told The Findlay Courier she was threatened by a county commissioner.

In March, Hancock County began working with the City of Findlay to purchase a parking lot from the city near the new commissioners' offices. City council debated the issue, worried about losing public parking downtown.

In an article Wednesday, the Courier reported that Councilwoman Anne Spence emailed her fellow councilmen in April, saying a meeting on the parking lot between herself and Commissioner Brian Robertson turned heated.

Spence claims that Robertson said he felt Spence would lose the primary election and that he would have a personal vendetta against any council member who voted against the sale of the parking lot.

Robertson denied Spence's account of the meeting.

Another county commissioner says this disagreement, if true, is an isolated event between the two individuals, and isn't a reflection on either parties.

"There's nothing from our office, and I talked to the city," said Commissioner Phillip Riegle. "We don't have any issues with the city in terms of that. We've been working together fine."

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