POMEROY — Although they may not take office until 2017, Meigs County’s public officials who were elected in the November General Election were officially sworn in on Friday in preparation for their terms.
Those sworn in included officials re-elected, along with those who are preparing to take office for the first time.
Many family members, co-workers and supporters packed the courtroom for the ceremony, with Judge L. Scott Powell administering the oath of office for the group.
Taking the oath for the first time as an elected official in Meigs County was Prosecutor-elect James K. Stanley.
Clerk of Courts Sammi Mugrage was also being sworn in for her first term. Mugrage was sworn in for the second time in two days, after taking the oath of office on Thursday to fill the remainder of the term for Diane Lynch who retired at the end of November.
Sworn in for their new terms after being re-elected were Engineer Eugene Triplett, Sheriff Keith Wood, Commissioners Mike Bartrum and Randy Smith, Recorder Kay Hill and Treasurer Peggy Yost.