Leetonia Schools superintendent placed on leave following complaints

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Investigators aren't yet saying what the complaints against Robert Mehno are about

LEETONIA, Ohio (WKBN) – The superintendent of Leetonia Exempted Village School District was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday after the school board received concerns from a school employee.

Robert Mehno will remain on leave until an investigation is complete.

Leetonia Police Chief Allen Haueter said he took two complaints Thursday about Mehno but wouldn’t say what the complaints were about.

School Board President Mike Henderson said the employee concern is being addressed per board policy. A special meeting was held this week in which members went into executive session, but no action was taken.

Sources told WKBN that more than 20 of the district’s teachers took unexpected days off Thursday, but the district reported that no one called off on Thursday.

By the end of the day Thursday, Mehno had been placed on paid leave until the board’s internal review is complete.

Henderson said a person or party independent of the board will conduct the investigation.

Mehno has worked for the district for 10 years.

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