Whistleblower law suit against Geauga County Health District challenged

A whistleblower law suit against Geauga County Health District officials is being challenged. The suit claims the Health Commissioner, health district board members and one of the district’s attorneys were complicit in her 2017 discharge in 2015 after she complained of unethical practices in connection to a no-bid contract being awarded under an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency grant without the required approval by the Prosecutor’s Office. The department denies any wrongdoing and has filed a response asking that the federal suit be dismissed without cost to the county.
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