MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Mayfield Heights Mayor Greg Costabile announced Wednesday afternoon that he is stepping down from office on Feb. 1.
Costabile said he will now spend more time with his family and on his law practice, while city council president Anthony DiCicco will fill the unexpired term.
"As rewarding as my service to the city of Mayfield Heights has been, it is time that I refocus my time and energies on other aspects of my life," Costabile said in a news release on Wednesday. "This has been a very difficult decision. My children and growing up quickly and I do not wish to miss out on opportunities with them and my wife that I will not be able to replace."
Costabile has been the mayor and safety director for seven years.
"I am honored to serve the people of Mayfield Heights and eager to start work on programs to make our community even greater," DiCicco said.