Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association
Inside Information – Winter 2016
Mar 07, 2019

Austintown Township

  • Congratulations to Bridget Coleman who was hired as a full-time Dispatcher on 10/2/2016.
  • Congratulations to Steve Sinn who was promoted to Dispatch Supervisor / Lead Dispatcher on 9/18/2016.
  • Austintown Township would like to welcome Jackson Township P.D. (Mahoning County) whom they are now Dispatching for as of 9/19/2016. This is the first of many steps in a consolidation project under way with Mahoning County.

Bellevue

  • Todd Trego was promoted to Sergeant on 7/10/2016.

Brecksville

  • Congratulations to Patrolman Kevin Ackerman and his wife Kristin on the birth of their daughter Olive Marie born on 8/4/2016.
  • Congratulations to Patrolman George Vrotsos and wife Mia on the birth of their daughter Layla born on 10/10/2016.
  • Welcome aboard to new hires Paul Pountney and Jeff Todorovich who were sworn in as full time Patrolmen on 8/2/2016. Both are currently enrolled at the Ohio State Highway Patrol basic police academy.

Canfield

  • Sergeant Josh Wells and wife Amy welcomed their youngest daughter Hannah Wells on 6/29/2016.
  • Detective Bill DiFrangia and wife Carmen welcomed their youngest son Dominic DiFrangia on 10/17/2016. Congratulations
  • Detective Bill DiFrangia will be leaving the Canfield Police Department as he has accepted a job with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy as an investigator. Bill has served as an Auxiliary, Dispatcher, Full time Patrolman, SRO, investigator assigned to Mahoning County Drug Task Force and a Detective within Canfield P.D.  We congratulate Bill and wish him luck!  He will be missed by us as he was a valuable asset to Canfield P.D.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department

  • Eugene V. Sharpe was promoted to Lieutenant on 9/9/2016.
  • Nestor Rivera Sr. was promoted to Lieutenant on 9/6/2016.
  • Paul Huseman was promoted to Corporal on 9/5/2016.
  • Leo Keglovic was promoted to Corporal on 9/ 5/2016.
  • Jason Jozwiak was promoted to Corporal on 9/5/2016.
  • Sean Potts was promoted to Corporal on 9/5/2016.
  • Iris Clark was promoted to Corporal on 9/5/2016.

Cuyahoga Falls

  • Todd M. Shafer was promoted to Lieutenant on 1/29/2016.
  • Dominic Perella was promoted to Sergeant on 1/29/2016.

Fairview Park

  • Donald J. Franks was promoted to Sergeant on 8/5/2016.
  • Michael W. Wickes was promoted to Lieutenant on 8/6/2016.
  • Congratulations to Jeffrey B. King on your marriage to Stefani L. Simkovich on 9/17/2016.
  • Congratulations to Patrolman Daniel Levy and wife Alicia on the birth of Camden Levy.
  • Welcome aboard to new hire Patrol Officer Christina Mastronicolas who started on 6/27/2016 and recently completed her field training program. Good Luck Christina and Stay Safe.

Fremont

  • Derek Wensinger was promoted to Sergeant on 7/2/2016.  Congratulations.
  • Ty J. Conger was promoted to Captain on 7/1/2016.  Congratulations.

Holmes County Sheriff’s Office

  • Congratulations to Corrections Officer Cory McVicker and Dispatcher Brian Bernhart who started the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy on 9/22/2016.  Good Luck.

Medina

  • Sara E. Lynn was promoted to Sergeant on 8/25/2016.  Congratulations.

Mentor on the Lake

  • Congratulations to Kevin and Jessi Watts on the birth of their son Jason Scott born on 9/10/2016.
  • Congratulations to new Part-time Officers Kyle Curtner and Clay Braidic.

Middleburg Heights

  • Randy L. Cowie was promoted to Sergeant on 2/26/2016.  Congratulations.

Norton

  • Congratulations to Sergeant Brett McShane and his wife Kristen on the birth of Lola McShane born on 8/3/2016.

Olmsted Falls

  • Bob Swope was promoted to Full-time Officer on 3/15/2016.
  • Bill Traine was sworn in as Police Chief on 6/8/2016.
  • Odis B. Rogers was promoted to Deputy Chief on 10/25/2016.
  • Mike Dunegan was promoted to Full-time Officer on 10/25/2016.
  • Dan Daugherty was promoted to Full-time Officer on 10/25/2016.
  • Jennifer Hochevar was promoted to Police Clerk.

Olmsted Township

  • Congratulations to Anthony and Gina Trovato on the birth of Mia Isabelle born on 8/23/2016.

Parma

  • Kevin V. Riley was promoted to Captain on 10/28/2016.
  • David C. Zarzeczny was promoted to Lieutenant on 10/28/2016.
  • Joseph L. Manning was promoted to Deputy Chief on 10/28/2016.
  • John T. Porec was promoted to Sergeant on 10/28/2016.

Portage County Sheriff’s Office

  • Congratulations to Corrections Officer Jillian Kearns and her husband on the birth of their baby girl born in August.
  • Congratulations to Corrections Officer Derek McCoy and his wife on the birth of their baby girl born in October.

Shaker Heights

  • Michael A. Rowe was promoted to Commander on 6/24/2016.

Tiffin

  • Congratulations to Dispatcher Alexia Feasel and Craig Illig who were married on 5/23/2016.
  • Jacob DeMonte was promoted to Sergeant on 12/17/2015.
  • Congratulations to Officer Rachel Nye and Kris Stafford who were married on 10/22/2016.
  • Congratulations to Officer Molly Coleman and Ty Coleman on the birth of Lincoln Coleman born on 4/26/2016.

Vandalia

  • Congratulations to Damien and Amanda Clemmons on the birth of Wyatt Lee born on 10/3/2016.
  • Welcome aboard to new hires Jeff Stelzer, Public Safety Specialist; Nancy Anderson, Property Clerk and Tim Christian, Police Officer.

Wadsworth

  • Joe C. Rose was promoted to Sergeant on 6/20/2016.
  • Daniel L. Chafin was promoted to Sergeant 5/3/2016.
  • Robert Wyrick retired as a Lieutenant on 10/1/2016 with 27 years of service. Best wishes.
  • Congratulations to Seth and Abby Petit who were married on 8/27/2016.
  • Congratulations to Kyle and Samantha Haas on the birth of Avery Grace born on 6/18/2016.
  • Congratulations to Dan and Beth Chafin on the birth of Allison Marie and Leah Ann born on 6/20/2016.
  • Congratulations to Mike and Amanda Patterson on the birth of Zachary Michael born on 10/12/2016,

Warren

  • Jeffrey M. Orth retired as a Sergeant on 7/13/2016.

Warren Township

  • Chad A. Beran retired as a Sergeant on 7/1/2016.

Wooster

  • Congratulations to Nate Joppeck and Rachel Cook- Joppeck who were married on 9/16/2016.
  • Congratulations to Carl Festa and Michelle Williams-Festa who were married on 7/28/2016.

Youngstown

  • Congratulations to Brian and Tara Ferreri on the birth of Aurora Jayne born on 8/8/2016.

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