Kim Trenary, the lead petitioner in the recall effort against Barberton Mayor William Judge, claims to have been threatened during signature gathering efforts. The lead petitioner is former city council candidate Kim Trenary. The recall effort started over the loss of an industrial manufacturer.
If the recall would succeed, the City Council President becomes Mayor until the next election. This stories doesn't make it clear how many signatures are needed, though petitioner claims it is about 800. There is also a requirement that signers voted in the previous election.