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Ohio State Highway Patrol bestows leadership awards

Trooper Shawn D. Cook, of the Van Wert post, was selected from the nine district troopers of the year for the Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year award.

Cook joined the patrol in September 2003 and earned his commission in March the following year. In 2005, he transferred to the Van Wert post, where he earned the criminal patrol award in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012. He also earned the Ace Award for excellence in auto larceny enforcement in 2012.

He was selected as post trooper of the year by his peers in 2007, 2008, 2011 and post and district trooper of the year in 2012. He led the Van Wert post in OVI and seat belt enforcement and was the top case investigator. He also coached three newly graduated troopers, earned the criminal patrol and ace awards, became a certified drug recognition expert and was honored as one of Van Wert County’s best law enforcement officers.

(P) Hornung receives manufacturing honor

Roger Hornung, of Husky Lima Refinery, was presented with a meritorious service award for his work with the West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium.

Hornung is on the board of directors for the consortium, initiating the dialogue and providing direction for topics addressed in the consortium’s supervisor leadership workshops. This series continues to attract a growing number of participants.

The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium at Rhodes State College is dedicated to improving the manufacturing workforce in the West Central Ohio region. The group, whose members are in a six-county region, has worked closely with local educational institutions to develop a manufacturing pathways certification program that prepares workers for the high-tech positions required in today’s modern manufacturing workplace.


ODNR hires agricultural engineer

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources hired Justin McBride, of Dola, to serve as an agricultural engineer for the Western Lake Erie Basin.

McBride works with agricultural producers and landowners on the design, implementation and monitoring of specific best management practices addressing the nutrient challenges in the Western Lake Erin Basin.

He is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in food, agriculture and biological engineering, with a specific focus on soil and water engineering.

McBride will be based out of the division’s field office in Findlay.


Allen Oakwood Correctional receives re-accreditation

The Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution received re-accreditation from the American Correctional Association during hearings in Houston.

The evaluation reviews “quality of life” conditions such as environmental conditions, fire safety, sanitation, food service, medical care, religious services, recreation and offender work programs. The audit offers an impartial third-party review of aspects of institutional operations. During a three-day review, an audit team including corrections practitioners throughout the country conducted a complete tour and extensive review of operations and practices. Institutions are required to undergo an accreditation review every three years.


Celina attorney selected president of Ohio Bar Foundation

Thomas D. Lammers, of Celina, begins his one-year term as president of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. He will lead a group of 20 legal professionals committed to promoting public understanding of the rule of law and improvements in the justice system.

Lammers has served on the board of trustees since 2007, and has been a fellow with the foundation for 17 years.

He is a partner with the firm Purdy, Lammers & Schiavone, in Celina.

Lammers received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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