LIMA Dr. John Meyer, who has been acting as interim coroner since Jan. 1, has been named as the official Allen County coroner, according to the Lima News.

Meyer was named to the position following a unanimous vote of the Allen County Republican Party, according to reports. He has been interim coroner since Dr. Gary Beasley retired from the position at the start of the year after 13 years of service.

Meyer served as deputy coroner under Beasley since November. Previously, Meyer worked as an emergency room physician at Mercy St. Ritas Medical Center for four years.