Last updated 10:13AM ET
October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Attorney General Resigns
(2008-05-14)
(WOUB) - Facing possible impeachment, Ohio Attorney
General Marc Dann resigned this afternoon amid the scandal of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.

The 46-year-old Dann, a Democrat, led the state on a 10-day odyssey -- at first refusing to resign despite demands by Governor Strickland and others within his party.

Appearing beside Strickland, Dann said it was necessary to leave to preserve the ability of the office to carry out the priorities he established.

He spoke for less than three minutes and left Strickland's ceremonial Statehouse room without taking questions.

Strickland says Dann did the honorable thing by stepping down.

Under law, first assistant attorney general Tom Winters will assume the responsibilities of attorney general until Strickland names a permanent replacement.
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