• Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

Councilmember Wendell Young is victorious

By Herald Staff

Wendell Young. Photo provided

The commission appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court determined that Councilmember Wendell Young may remain on City Council to serve out the rest of his term. He will not be suspended.

Young refused to resign and City Council did not suspend him. He said that the charges against him were ridiculous. He was accused of intentionally trying to destroy evidence — text messages sent to other councilmembers. However, Councilmember Young already had turned over his phone to the prosecutor when his phone was requested, and the messages were released to the public. It was later that he was asked to preserve the texts. Many said the charges did not make sense, given that the messages had already been made public.

“The good news is that Councilmember Young will stay on Council and continue the work that he is doing for the people of Cincinnati,” said Councilmember Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney.