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Icove departs after 28 years as longest serving South Euclid councilman

South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove, left, visits the Ohio Governor’s Mansion in the Columbus suburb of Bexley with his wife, Mary, and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in 2008.

SOUTH EUCLID — “In 28 years as a South Euclid councilman, Ed Icove never lost an election.

‘The reason for that is I treated everybody with kindness, dignity, love and respect,’ he said. ‘I’m very proud of that. It’s a major accomplishment.’

When Icove’s seventh four-year term on South Euclid City Council ends Dec. 31, he will step down as the longest-serving councilman in the city’s history. He will be recognized during his final council meeting at 8 p.m. Dec. 27 at South Euclid City Hall.

…Icove also served as president of the Hillcrest Council of Councils from 2003 to 2006 and as chair of the South Euclid charter review commission in 2004 and 2005. He has been general counsel for Ohio Citizen Action since 1997.”

— Ed Wittenberg, Cleveland Jewish News

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