Charged With Battery, Ohio Mayor Resigns

by | July 10, 2018

By Jennifer Conn

Longtime Mayor Joseph Migliorini resigned on Monday, citing an incident outside a Florida restaurant in April when he was charged with misdemeanor battery.

In a video published Monday, Migliorini stated that he couldn't comment on battery charge, but was leaving office.

"I am addressing you now because I want to personally apologize to each and every one of you for my conduct and the embarrassment that I have brought upon Macedonia," he stated. "I should have never conducted myself in this way and such action should not be condoned."

According to a police report, Migliorini was accused of pulling a woman's hair and slapping her across the face at the Seasons 52 restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens.

Migliorini will not be prosecuted if he completes a pretrial diversion program. He was ordered June 22 to complete 12 hours of anger management courses, have no contact with the woman and not have any firearms or weapons, according to court officials and records.

He said in the video that he is undergoing counseling and had hoped the matter would remain private.

However, the repercussions of his actions are negatively impacting the city, he said, so he opted to resign, effective immediately.

Migliorini first served as Macedonia's mayor from 1988 to 2001. He was re-elected in 2015.

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