Yesterday, the News-Herald published an article about Mayor Andy Gardner’s supporter’s lawsuit against Nancy Fellows, which contained no response from the mayor. Gardner’s supporters, Tony Miller, Vicki Miller, Jeffrey Fruscella, Steve Crone, and Jack Hay, filed their second suit in Lake County Probate Court against Fellows in less than a year. Gardner’s supporter’s filed their first probate suit against Fellows in August of last year, just days after Gardner announced his campaign to run against Fellows for mayor. The judge dismissed the first suit and the Willoughby Hills Law Director ruled Gardner’s supporter’s claims in it to be frivolous.
The current suit filed by Tony Miller and company makes the same claims that former Mayor Robert Weger used as justification for his illegal attempt to remove almost the entire City Council, including Fellows, in the fall of 2018. Miller also led an unsuccessful attempt to recall Fellows in 2018 shortly before Weger attempted to illegally remove her.