Congressman Turner’s divorce finalized

The marriage of U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Lori Turner was dissolved on Wednesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Domestic Relations Judge Timothy D. Wood granted the March 29 petition for dissolution filed by Lori Turner, who is vice president of marketing for the Kettering Health Network. The Turners, married since 1987 and parents of two grown daughters, agreed in advance on division of property and assets, including three Cadillacs and a Toyota Prius.

Rep. Turner will retain a Washington, D.C. residence and Lori Turner will retain their Centerville house. Neither will pay spousal support and they will share responsibility for their daughters’ college educations.

The settlement agreement stipulates that “due to the public nature of this case” neither of them will talk to the press about the case. On Wednesday Rep. Turner declined comment through his spokesman, Tom Crosson, and Lori Turner could not be reached.

Late last year Rep. Turner’s office issued a press release saying the two had separated and that he would be moving to a Performance Place condo in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Rep. Turner, who was mayor of Dayton prior to being elected to Congress in 2002, rents the condo, Crosson said.

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