Meeting last week, Boardman Trustees hired three police officers and a fire-fighter, promoted a fireman and recognized two citizens who delivered CPR and saved the life of a neighbor.
It was on Mon., Dec. 17, 2012 that 45-year-old Scott Hadley, of 850 Ewing Rd., suffered an apparent heart attack shortly before 11:00 p.m.
Within three minutes of receiving the call, township fire department EMS crews received another call, this one advising that Hadley may have stopped breathing.
Alerted to the problem, neighbors Jeff and Wendy Thomas began performing CPR on Hadley until the EMS crews arrived. They continued successful life-saving efforts.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were recognized by a proclamation of Trustees last week for “their quick response during the emergency.”
Mr. Thomas was at the meeting, telling the some 125 persons who attended, “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Jeff and Wendy, and the firemen who came to my house. I am extremely grateful.”
Firemen who came to the scene and continued the life-saving efforts of the Thomases were Capt. Brian Barber and Fire-Fighters Jon Lewis, Jeff Gallimore and Scott Hanlin.
Three police officers were hire at an annual rate of $33,280. Trustees had planned to hire a fourth officer, but he was disqualified after completion of background checks.
Under Trustees Thomas Costello, Brad Calhoun and Larry Moliterno, Trustees have added nine officers to the ranks of the police department over the past three years, after manpower at the PD had been decimated under the previous administration.
Added to he PD last week were:
•Richard J. Kridler, 25. He is a 2005 graduate of South Range High School in 2005. He attended Youngstown State and currently has earned 119 credit hours towards his criminal justice degree. Kridler completed the police academy at YSU last June. He has been employed as a full time dispatcher with BPD since Sept., 2007, and is also a part time police officer with the Beaver Township PD. He previously served as an auxiliary officer at Columbiana PD from June, 2007 to July, 2008.
•Shawn L. McClellan, 26, is a graduate of Beaver Local High School. He attended Wright State University from 2005 to 2006 completing 26 credit hours. He then went to YSU from 2006 to 2011 and received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He completed the police academy at YSU in July, 2011. McClellan previously worked for the Windham PD as an auxiliary patrolman from July, 2011 to May, 2012.
•Jacob R. Lape, 24, graduated from Boardman HS in 2007 then went to YSU where received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Lape attended the YSU Police Academy, graduating in Oct., 2010. He has been a full time police officer with McDonald Village PD since July, 2012. Lape previously worked at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center full-time from June, 2011 to June, 12.
Firefighter William Glaser was promoted to the rank of captain.
Glaser, 39, began his career with the Boardman Fire Department in 2001. He is a Canfield High School graduate. In Oct., 2003, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant with the Fire Prevention Bureau. He was instrumental in developing the Fire Safety and Education program within the department. During this time he conducted training, provided lectures and fire safety demonstrations in elementary schools, at tenant association meetings and at community and senior centers to over 15,000 people.
Added to the BFD ranks was Firefighter Nathan Miller, 22. He graduated from Stow Munroe Falls High School. He currently works for the Hiram Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic.
Miller’s starting salary will be $24,000 a year.