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This page was updated on March 20th, 2019

Disp. Brian Gettinger, Piqua Communications Center on 
Friday, April 12th at 11:00 AM
at the Piqua District Headquarters 
401 West US36, Piqua,Ohio

MVI Bill Stevenson, Bucyrus LCS on 
Friday, March 29th
No ceremony at the request of the retiree, cards can be sent to;
3953 Hastings-Newville Road, Lucas, Ohio 44843
The next Eastside Retiree's Breakfast is on Thursday, March 28that 9:30AM at Scramblers (1219 Hill Road North) Pickerington, Ohio.

Come join us at the monthly (every first Tuesday) Wooster Retiree/Active breakfast at 09:00 AM at the:

Green Leaf Restaurant
2905 Cleveland Rd,
Wooster, OH 44691


The next Mansfield Post retiree's breakfast will be the second Saturday of the month at:

State Route 97 ( 1/10 mile southeast of U.S. 42 in the village of Lexington,) at 8 A.M. 

Any active or retired member of the OSHP are welcome to attend these events.


 Future Dates: 
The next Walt Liddle Memorial Luncheon will be Thursday, January 10th at 12:30 PM  at the Willow Brook Delaware Run Retirement Village on US 36 in Delaware. 

Reservations should be sent to Harry Schwind at www.Mrputz2u@aol.com. The cost is $12. Meal options are available. RSVP Harry at his home, 614-882-9568  and Cell phone 614-746-4221

Link to the coming events calendar at ohprs.org for all coming events involving our active and retired members.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol 1/2 Units Association is a new support group for retired and active members of the OSHP. Click open the PDF below for more information.
Lt. Walt Liddle, seen here with his wife Carol, and Colonel Robert M. Chiaramonte, was an active member of the OSHPRA and a founding member of TroopertoTrooper.com.  He also coordinated the quarterly gathering of Delaware area retirees. Walt took his place with the Lord on March 28, 2013. 

Dispatcher Shelley Town of the Warren Dispatch Center was diagnosed in February with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. She has been fighting a battle and recently underwent surgery in her fight to conquer this horrific disease. As we all stand behind and support her, many ask; How can I help? What can I do? Click open the PDF below to learn how you can help. 

Learn about the life lessons of Major David D. Sturtz, through the writings of his wife, Pastor and Author, Elaine Clinger Sturtz. Major Sturtz was also Ohio's first Inspector General and a founding member of TroopertoTrooper.com.  His EOW was on September 18, 2018. Link to the Trooper to Trooper coming events page to order through Amazon.
Don’t miss your chance to reserve a copy of Reverend Richard Ellsworth’s autobiography, Rev: Service Above Self. Written in conjunction with retired Captain Mike Crispen, Rev: Service Above Self explores Ellsworth’s amazing life from his service in World War 2 to his work as the Patrol’s chaplain. The book will be available for purchase in January 2019. Only a limited number of copies will be available, so to reserve your own copy go to https://my.cheddarup.com/c/rev. No advanced payment is required to make a reservation. Everyone who reserves a copy will be able to purchase the book two weeks before it is available for sale to the general public. A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to supporting the Ohio State Highway Patrol Chaplaincy Program. 
On August 16, 2018, as part of the Annual OSHPRS Retreat, Senior Actuarial Consultant Mita Drazilov of Gabriel, Roeder, Smith and Company (GRS) presented an overview of the 2017 Actuarial Report for the OSHPRS. An abbreviated overview of the report and an edited video clip of the board discussion is available on the Pension News page.​
The Annual Marion Post Reunion will be on Thursday, April 11th at the historic G&R Tavern in Waldo, Ohio. Contact Lydia Frey for details.

Festivities start at 6:00.  
Bean Day Changes!  In an attempt to improve attendance at our monthly bean day lunches, the Academy will now be hosting Bean Day on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  In order for the Academy staff to plan appropriately, it is necessary for those attending to RSVP, on the Monday prior to each luncheon date, with Lori Pallante via email at lapallante@dps.ohio.gov or by phone at 614.387.6081.
From our friends at the State Highway Patrol Federal Credit Union

Trooper Kyle Baxter, Unit 0727 – Crash Reconstruction Findlay District, was diagnosed with a mass in his brain in early February. Kyle had surgery on February 26th to remove the mass. Due to some complications, doctors were unable to remove the entire mass. Kyle has been making great progress but still has a long road to recovery. He was released to come home on March 3 and will continue to recover at home. The family will have a lot of unexpected expenses due to this procedure and the ongoing care. The family has a bank account at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Federal Credit Union. If you wish to help out, you can make a donation by contacting the credit union and let them know you want to make a donation in Tiffani Baxter’s name. Please continue to keep the Baxter family in your thoughts and prayers. Ohio State Highway Patrol Federal Credit Union 1900 Polaris Pkwy # 400, Columbus, Ohio 43240 (614) 431-0784 or (800) 282-3006.

1st Quarter Business Meeting Notes can be viewed by clicking open the PDF below.
President Booker conducts the 1st Quarter Business Meeting at the 2019 Snowbird Reunion
In the 40 plus years of our existence, the OSP Retiree's Association has charged $1 per month / $12 per year for membership.  How do we spend your dollar? The PDF below provides an overview of our expenses for 2018 from President Bob Booker and Treasurer Brenda Collins.  The Association sponsors a number of events, reducing the cost of these events for our members that wish to attend.  Also, Board members work for free, putting in many hours of volunteer time to reduce administrative cost.  Thanks to all who have served on the board over our long history!