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Sandusky city commissioner sidelined

Andy Ouriel • Dec 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

A Sandusky city commissioner’s leave of absence could continue on for the foreseeable future.

Heart complications forced commissioner Keith Grohe to miss several weeks worth of public meetings.

He also hasn’t reported to his primary job as a Cedar Point maintenance worker. “I just had two stents put into my heart in early December,” Grohe said.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute describes a stent as a “small mesh tube that’s used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to other parts of your body.”

“The doctor doesn’t want me to put any stress on my heart until things get better,” Grohe said. “I can walk, but I’m restricted to 20 minutes for four times a day and only lifting 10 pounds”

Grohe plans on meeting with his doctor in early January to find out when he can return to both work and public service.

“It’s going to be a long road,” Grohe said.

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