McBone is proud of its Akron roots, but today the disappointment we feel in our hometown is profound, as incumbent Akron Municipal Court Judge Stephen Fallis, who has been like a second father to me for all of my 34 years, lost his seat to some no account challenger named McCarty.
A man of unshakable integrity, Steve has held the post since his appointment by Governor Ted Strickland in February. Nowhere will you find a person better suited for a job that demands fairness, honesty and impartiality. Guess those weren't the qualities that Akronites were looking for today.
I regret that I am not a registered Summit County voter. Casting a vote for Steve would have been one of the honors of my life.
Your loss, Akron.