New Interim Allen County Coroner

Lima, OH (WIMA) - Allen County has a new coroner for the first time in 13 years.

Doctor Gary Beasley retired, so Doctor John Meyer was sworn in on Wednesday at the county commissioner’s office.

Meyer served as deputy coroner under Doctor Beasley since October of last year.

He talked about the medical field dealing with the opioid crisis.

In addition to his interim coroner duties, Meyer is an emergency room doctor at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s.

He indicated he plans to run for the coroner position later on this year.

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