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VOTES ARE IN: Richmond Heights residents determine mayor's fate

Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen. (Source: City of Richmond Heights) Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen. (Source: City of Richmond Heights)
Special election under way to recall Mayor Miesha Headen. (Source: WOIO) Special election under way to recall Mayor Miesha Headen. (Source: WOIO)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

With the help of the Ohio Supreme Court, a special election took place in Richmond Heights on Tuesday to determine the mayor's fate.

Unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections show 9 of 9 precincts reporting with 1,573 to recall Mayor Miesha Headen, and 1,163 to retain her. The votes are considered unofficial until they are certified in 21 days.

On Monday, the court refused to block the election, stating the petitioning process was not tampered with.

Mayor Headen has been in office for nearly nine months and most of those months have been filled with controversy, including battles with City Council, improper firings and questionable hirings.

Last month, Richmond Heights residents got more than 1,000 signatures and filed petitions with the city for the recall election. 

Stay with 19 Action News for more on this developing story.

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