Former deputy settles lawsuit

By Cecilia Fox -



MIAMI COUNTY — A federal lawsuit filed against the Miami County Sheriff’s Office by former deputy Tina Waymire has been settled.

The settlement was announced before a jury trial on Monday in the U.S District Court in Dayton and the jury was dismissed by the court.

Waymire, who worked with the county’s K-9 officer, filed the lawsuit in 2015. She claimed that the county violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to court documents, Waymire claimed that she regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per work week and that the county “knowingly and willfully” failed to pay her overtime wages.

Waymire was fired by then-Sheriff Charles Cox in 2015 after nearly 30 years with the department.

The Miami County Commissioners met in closed executive session Tuesday morning with current Sheriff Dave Duchak to discuss the litigation. The executive session was added to the board’s agenda Tuesday morning.

No action was taken after the executive session, Commission Clerk Leigh Williams said. Details of the settlement are not yet available, but according to court records, the settlement should be finalized within 30 days.


By Cecilia Fox

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