Update II: David Newsome pleaded no contest to the disorderly conduct charged and paid a fine of $100. With all the recent trouble with the Newsomes (detailed below), the other trustees in Sheffield Township were asked about reprimanding Newsome and had this to say at a meeting, according to the Chronicle Telegram.
“It is not this board’s responsibility to address or reprimand personal actions made by any of its members,” Trustee Chad Parsons told residents at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting. “We understand elected officials are held to a higher standard, and we strive to meet our public’s expectations not only in our actions as a board, but also in our daily and personal actions.”
It will be up to the voters to decide whether Newsome wins re-election again, they say. Newsome, it should be noted, is currently running un-opposed.