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Vallandingham Awards Presented at ORW

Vallandingham Awards Presented at ORW

ODRC Director Gary Mohr, Operations Managing Director Ed Voorhies and Regional Director David Bobby came to ORW to present the DRC Vallandingham Gold Star Award for Valor to CO Trevor Gardner, Nurse Bethany Ritter, GED Teacher Joshua Longood and ABE Teacher Amber Foltz.   

While in Florida CO Gardner, assisted by Nurse Ritter, was instrumental in saving families who were in trouble in the ocean on two separate occasions.  Here in Ohio, on their way home from a convention in Cleveland, Mr. Longood and a civilian pulled the driver out of the smoking cab of a wrecked semi.  Then he and Ms. Foltz assisted the driver until fire, police and EMS arrived.

Pictured L to R:  Regional Director Bobby, Warden Burkes-Trowsdell, Nurse Ritter, CO Gardner, Teacher Foltz, Teacher Longood and Director Mohr

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