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Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, 12:54 p.m.
 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has rejected a claim from the executive secretary of a Butler County commissioner that she was sexually harassed because commissioners failed to protect her from criticism during public meetings.

Margaret Abersold, 54, of Middlesex, said that commissioners Bill McCarrier and A. Dale Pinkerton, both Republicans, didn't stop two county residents from publicly accusing her in October and November of misusing comp time and incorrectly writing the minutes of commissioners' meetings.

Abersold is the executive secretary for minority commissioner Jim Eckstein, a Democrat.

County commissioners received a letter, dated Dec. 17, from the EEOC saying that it “is unable to conclude that the information obtained establishes violations of the statutes.”

The letter added that closing Abersold's case “does not certify that the (county) is in compliance with (federal) statutes.”

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