STOW: The case of a Stow councilman charged with disorderly conduct in an incident involving the former mayor was officially dismissed by a municipal judge Wednesday morning after neither side objected.

Councilman Bob Adaska was charged with a minor misdemeanor after former Mayor Sara Kline accused him of pushing her during an altercation at the March 22 City Council meeting.

Adaska has denied pushing Kline, who is now working as the superintendent of the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department.

The trial in the case ended abruptly on May 14 when Stow Municipal Court Magistrate John Clark recommended dismissing the case after agreeing with defense attorney George Keith’s argument that the complaint filed against Adaska did not contain language that sufficiently described a criminal offense. Clark issued a written ruling the next day which recommended dismissing the case.

The parties in the case then had 14 days to file an objection to Clark’s recommendation. Neither side took such action, according to the dismissal order issued Wednesday by Stow Municipal Judge Kim Hoover.

With no objections filed, Hoover on Wednesday “adopted and approved” Clark’s recommendation and dismissed the case, according to Hoover’s bailiff.

The parties in the case will now have 30 days to appeal the ruling to the Ninth District Court of Appeals, the bailiff said.