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An investigation into two Neosho City Councilmen has led the head of the city's ethics board to resign. Tim Lewis stepped down Thursday. He tells News Talk KZRG an investigation into Councilmen Steve Hart and David Ruth is political and he's through with it.

"From the very beginning, I thought that this could be a political witch hunt. I tried to look at this in a manner that would be fair and objective to all parties.  Now that I've been privy to it and sat on the board and the way the board's organized, to me, it's just not an effective board.  This board will always be used for political gain and that's exactly, I think, what's happening here."

One allegation is that Hart shoved Neosho city manager Troy Royer.  "There was an assault that took place and I think as a civil board that anybody that testifies in front of us is not sworn in their testimony.  There's no fear of perjury and here we are going to decide something like that.  That's something that needs to be decided by the local law enforcement.  Then come back to the board."

Lewis also points out the allegations are being made by someone who no longer lives in Neosho. The ethics board has to decide if the allegations against Ruth and Hart are true, then recommend to the Neosho City Council what action, if any, to take.

Theo and Opal now have a new place to call home thanks to Rebuild Joplin, but it was a long road to get there. Client Service Coordinator Sharon Lindsey tells News Talk KZRG it was like real life detective work sorting through all of the legal issues.

"They purchased it just before the tornado came through and the paperwork didn't do through until six months after the tornado. Our job
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