The committee that was handling the new dog warden search -- led by County Commissioner Ben Konop - voted unanimously to begin negotiations with Ms. Lyle.
Lyle, who beat out more than 40 candidates for the job, was most recently the Humane Society manager from Marquette, MI. According to at least one report, the Marquette County Humane Society was an open admission shelter that held an adoption rate of around 85%.
At the very least, some 'pit bull' type dogs are on their recent adoptions page.
If these numbers are even close to right, things may be looking VERY up for the animals in Lucas County, where under Skeldon's reign all 'pit bulls' were systematically killed and only 13% of the animals that came into the shelter were adopted.
Best of luck ot Ms. Lyle -- at least at initial glance it looks like a good choice for the citizens, and animals, in Lucas County.
More from the Toledo Blade. The contract is not final, but it sounds like they're at least in good negotiations.