Councilman Wendell Young to Remain on Cincinnati City Council


Earlier this month, his fellow council members failed to suspend him and now a special commission appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court is refusing to remove Wendell Young from council.

Indicted for his part in the gang of five texting scandal, the democrat will be allowed to continue to vote on the budget and other matters of city business.

The special commission ruling that the felony charge involved alleged conduct that occurred approximately three years ago and that has been public knowledge for most of that time without any effect on the functioning of his office.

It was actually a republican on council who saved Young's job, Steve Goodin did not vote to suspend in what fellow Republican Betsy Sunderman called a plot to get another G-O-P member appointed to council. A move now that appears to have backfired with Young holding on to his seat.