NE Ohio businessman Tom Ganley has died

NE Ohio businessman Tom Ganley has died

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Northeast Ohio businessman Thomas D. Ganley died Wednesday night.

He owned Ganley Automotive Group which includes 32 dealerships and employs more than 1,000 people.

The Ohio native was very involved in Crime Stoppers. He was a huge supporter of the initiative and along with private donations offered cash rewards for crime tipsters.

Ganley also made noise in politics. He made a run for the U.S. Senate in 2009 but ended his campaign in 2010 to run for congress in his home state of Ohio. Ganley eventually lost to Betty Sutton in the November election of 2010.

Ganley was recognized earlier this year as the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce Gala Ball Business of the Year recipient.

Ganley died at the Cleveland Clinic. He was 73 years old. He is survived by his wife, four children and eight grandchildren.

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