By October 13, 2021 12:26 pm

MARION—The inconsistency and drama surrounding Marion City Auditor Robert Landon has now taken important time and attention away from the Marion Police Department.

While Landon was spotted at Marion City Hall on Tuesday, he has been absent from work for weeks while recovering from Covid. Marion City Councilman Josh Daniels seemed to launch Landon’s personal revenge tour when he pointed out to media that an invoice was sent from the Ohio Public Works Commission to the auditor’s office for more than $70,000, had only been partially paid. Apparently, Landon didn’t read the entire invoice (sent by email), leaving the unpaid balance. According to Mayor Scott Shertzer, late and missing payments affect the city’s ability to obtain grants and interest-free loans for city sewer and street projects.

Knowing the city receives its invoices via email and not regular mail, Landon still took it upon himself to file a police report accusing Daniels of stealing physical mail from his office.

Marion City Police Chief Jay McDonald told City Council Monday night that the allegations are unfounded. “Basically, this report says that there was no mail to steal,” McDonald said.

Unable to face his accuser because he hasn’t attended a meeting in over a month, Daniels responded: “Mr. Landon already knows that no one stole his mail because there was no mail to steal. Are…

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