April 14, 2024

Zachary Manuel, left, is takes the oath of office as administered by Judge Scott Powell. Photo by Brent Rose.

Manuel Sworn in as Commissioner

POMEROY, Ohio – Zachary Manuel was sworn in Tuesday morning as a Meigs County Commissioner filling the vacant seat left by Tim Ihle.

Manuel was sworn in by Judge Scott Powell at the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Court. Manuel was accompanied by his wife, Katie for the brief ceremony.

Officials attending inlcuded Meigs County Commissioners Shannon Miller and Jimmy Will, Meigs County Auditor Mary T. Byer-Hill, Meigs County Treasurer Tim Ihle, Meigs County EMS Director Ryan Hill, and Meigs County Commissioners Clerk Tonya Edwards.

“Congratulations to Mr. Manuel. We are very busy office and Zach is eager to get to work,” stated Will of his new colleague.

Manuel has served nine years on the Letart Township Board of Trustees. He holds two four-year degrees from the University of Rio Grande and an associate in mathematics from the university as well.

Manuel was appointed to fill the seat created by the vacancy left when Ihle was appointed to fill the treasurer’s position following the death of long time Meigs County Tresurer Peggy Yost. Ihle resigned his position as a member of the Meigs County Board of Commissioners and was recently sworn in as treasurer.

Following the vacancy, the Meigs County Republican Central Committee unanimously chose Manuel to be appointed to the position. The Republican Central Committee was involved because both Yost and Ihle served as Republicans. Ihle will be on the November 8 ballot for the treasurer position. Manuel will also be on the ballot for the Republican ticket as the party’s nominee.