Money talk was the focus of a Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio meeting held Oct. 24. The Commission was presented with several 2019 account budgets for their approval.
Among those, the board authorized a partnership with Pennsylvania-based Aramark for food services, beginning in November. Other bid items of medical and substance use treatment were put on hold until the proposals could be reviewed further.
“We want to make sure we do this right and recommend the best option,” Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio Executive Director Dennis Sullivan said. Those decisions will be made at a later date.
Mike Temple of Henry County was promoted to the position of commander at CCNO. He has been an employee since 2002.
Sullivan recognized Troy Bentley and Dustin Westhoven as employees of the month for August and September. “They are the kind of employees you want to have on your team,” he said.
In other business, the board was advised that the facility passed all standards of its first Prison Rape Elimination Act audit. And it was informed that a recently-acquired body scanner used to deter drugs from entering the facility, has been installed.