Ashland council member dies in lawnmower accident

A long-time Ashland city council member has died in a freak accident.

Mike Beal was crushed by his riding lawn mower as he was cutting grass on Sunday.

Beal had been on the council for eight years. {}He was looking to unseat current Mayor Larry Fetner in an upcoming election.Beal's funeral is set for Tuesday, July 24th.{} {}