Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The News Was Not at the Meeting

So sometimes, the news is happening behind the scenes while a municipal meeting relevant to that news blithely goes along on its merry way.
Who is missing from this picture? The empty chair, 2nd from
the right 
is usually occupied by Supervisor Fred Ziegler,
who has been arrested.

Such was the case Tuesday night in the case of Douglass Township, Montgomery County.

While Supervisor's Chairman John Stasik was saying he did not know where Supervisor and former police chief Fred Ziegler was, and didn't know if he would be at the meeting, sources tell us he was cooling his heels in a Pottstown holding cell, possibly being arraigned on charges of stealing from the township.

So, luckily for us, we caught wind of that and, with some help, got the story in time to make the deadline for today's print edition.

(You can also read the full criminal complaint here.)

In the meantime, here's the other stuff that was going on while Ziegler was making his way through the justice system.

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