BG councilwoman re-signs, plans to finish law degree at Ohio Northern

Bowling Green City Councilwoman Sarah Tomashefski re-signed last night in a letter read to council members and constituents at the city council meeting.

Tomashefski, who served as a council at large member for more than six years, said in the letter she was forced to resign in order to complete her law degree at Ohio Northern University.

Despite the upcoming November elections, council members will appoint a new council-at-large member within 30 days.

Council president Megan Newlove said she and the rest of the council were surprised by the announcement.

Newlove said she expects the Bowling Green Democratic Party to recommend another candidate since the local party suggested Tomashefski as a potential candidate earlier this year when former council-at-large member John Mura stepped down from the position.

Tomashefski was not present at last night’s meeting and stated in her letter that her resignation was effective immediately.