Seven Hills Mayor David Bentkowski Resigns, Takes Job at Ohio Lottery Commission; We Weep


Seven Hills Mayor David Bentkowski, the Bizarre Boy Mayor who has held the highest post in the tiny suburb since 2003, resigned to take a position with the Ohio Lottery Commission. He wouldn't have been able to run for a third term anyway, but according to the PD, he still plans on running for one of Seven Hills' three at-large council seats.

Bentkowski was Scene's favorite mayor in all the land, but not for positive reasons — we once said he had the political IQ of a piece of lettuce. The Bizarre Boy Mayor has published the size of his penis, proudly proclaimed a superlove for Superman, spent more time collecting photos with celebrities than attending to his town's business, and had an almost maniacal and definitely misguided (and at times scary) obsession with looking hip and cool.

Bentkowski sued Scene for defamation, unsuccessfully, for some of those articles.

Needless to say, our trust and faith in the Ohio Lottery Commission has been shattered by this hire, as we continue to bemoan the fact that Bentkowski and not someone else — anyone else, really — has a job.

After the jump, a full retrospective of Scene's coverage of The Bizarre Boy Mayor. Enjoy.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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