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Ft. Wright Gains New Councilman

The City of Fort Wright announced the appointment of a new city councilman.

Jay Weber will fill the unexpired term that resulted from the resignation of Councilman Mike Hoerlein, who left office to take a full-time job with the city.

City council met with eleven potential candidates to fill the seat before selecting Weber.

Weber, a longtime resident of Ft. Wright, is a graduate of Ohio State University where he earned a business degree. He retired as vice president and executive vice president of Batesville Products, an aluminum foundry and manufacturing company.

Weber has also served on community boards and organizations such as the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, Thomas More College/United Appeal Fundraising, the Northern Kentucky Homebuilders Association, and of committees related to planning and zoning.

He served as vice president and treasurer of the Kentucky League of Property Owners, and as president and member of the board at Sanitation District 1.

Weber takes office immediately and will take his seat at the next council meeting on August 7.

His term will run through December 31, 2020.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Weber graduated from Ohio University. The City of Ft. Wright corrected its original news release to reflect that Weber is a graduate of Ohio State University.

-Staff report