Ray Mortimeyer was seeking his 10th term as mayor Cuba during the annual municipal election, which was held Tuesday after being delayed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters didn’t give it to him, however, as they instead elected Ward 2 Alderman Cody Leathers as Cuba’s newest mayor.
Cuba School District Superintendent Jon Earnhart told board members during their May 21 virtual meeting on Zoom to be prepared to spend money out of the district’s reserve funds during the 2020-21 school year due to an expected decrease in state and local revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lawsuit was filed against the city of Cuba in Crawford County Circuit Court last week by an employee who alleges he was passed over for promotion due to his age. He is demanding a jury trial and seeking actual damages, including back pay, and unspecified punitive damages.
A Cuba man first reported for trespassing on one neighbor’s property then allegedly fired shots at another and has been charged with three felonies as a result.
The woman who allegedly stole a vehicle in Rolla faces felony charges in Crawford County after driving it to Cuba and causing a disturbance that led to her arrest. Sharon Shepard, 35, of Chillicothe, faces charges of class D felony of stealing for taking the rental car from another person without permission on May 6.