The Pomeroy mayor has resigned over gay slurs it seems. According to a report from Saturday (Feb. 9), controversy over some things that the mayor had to say led to her submission of a resignation letter.
The Village of Pomeroy is located due east of Cincinnati, Ohio, and is very close to the border of West Virginia. When 78-year-old Mayor Mary McAngus allegedly called a gay police officer "queer," though, it certainly put the town on the map in a very bad way. Doing it in front of his colleagues made the situation even worse.
According to the report from ABC, McAngus didn't stop there, as she allegedly stated, "I don't like a queer working for the village." That quote was relayed by Police Chief Mark Proffitt when he spoke to the Pomeroy council about the incident. He did so with a warning that McAngus may have opened up the village to a potential lawsuit.
Having Mayor Mary McAngus resign over using gay slurs might not be considered an adequate apology by everyone involved and there has been no word about whether she ever intends to give one to the officer she spoke out about. If the town wants to create some good public relations buzz, the next mayor might want to start off by addressing what took place.