That’s how outgoing Mayor Robert Leach got the job, winning a coin toss in 1979. Leach chose not to seek re-election after running unopposed for 9 consecutive terms.
A 1923 Peace silver dollar is believed to have been used to break election ties in Stark County since the early 1940s.
Magnolia’s population is just under 1,000. It’s roughly 73 miles (117 kilometers) south of Cleveland.
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