Columbus Dispatch [OH]
4 October 2012
By Randy Ludlow
Hocking County Prosecutor Laina Fetherolf [...] did not deposit her intimate apparel before Common Pleas Court Judge John T. Wallace and proclaim, "Problem solved."
In its first-ever complaint involving a politician's underwear, the Ohio Elections Commission was asked today by Fetherolf to get to the bottom of the case of the prosecutor's panties.
The Democrat, who is seeking her second term, asked the state panel to brand her opponent, Republican lawyer Jason Sarver, as a liar for spreading tales about her courtroom conduct that have elicited snickering among the electorate.
The elections commission this morning dismissed Fetherolf's complaint, largely because it was not based on personal knowledge and was neither a public statement nor campaign literature. [...]
Logandaily.com [Logan (OH) Daily News blog]
8 October 2012
From the Editor
[...] Last May, we first caught wind of a rumor from a source who told us that Hocking County Prosecutor Laina Fetherolf had worn questionable clothing into a courtroom and threw her undergarments at Hocking County Common Pleas Court Judge John Wallace. We were skeptical, as we usually are, but as all good journalistic establishments have a duty to do, we contacted our sources inside the courthouse, including Wallace, and asked them very plainly, but matter-of-factly, “Did Laina throw her underwear at the judge?”
The answer that we got in May was the same we received last week when we revisited the matter — it was a resounding “No.” [...]