Troopers team up with school staffs for good health


Sgt. Brittany Noah with the Wilmington post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol gives bananas to a girl on Tuesday, in a project where patrol troopers and dispatchers are assisting Wilmington City Schools (WCS) with meal distribution for students who are learning remotely at home during the COVID-19 health emergency. Please note that student lunches are available for <em>every</em> Wilmington City Schools student, regardless of income or age. WCS has six pickup locations for the meals within the school district. In the photo behind Sgt. Noah is Wilmington High School theater teacher Ken Lydy.

Sgt. Brittany Noah with the Wilmington post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol gives bananas to a girl on Tuesday, in a project where patrol troopers and dispatchers are assisting Wilmington City Schools (WCS) with meal distribution for students who are learning remotely at home during the COVID-19 health emergency. Please note that student lunches are available for every Wilmington City Schools student, regardless of income or age. WCS has six pickup locations for the meals within the school district. In the photo behind Sgt. Noah is Wilmington High School theater teacher Ken Lydy.


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Justin Goodman, Wilmington Middle School Counselor, hands out lunches.


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Trooper Chad Duzan lends a hand along with bus driver Yvette Lykins and WMS Counselor Justin Goodman.


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Ohio State Highway Patrol Wilmington Post trooper Chad Duzan lends a hand giving out lunches at the Martinsville United Methodist Church.


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WILMINGTON – The Ohio State Highway Patrol Wilmington Post has used this pandemic and the subsequent Stay at Home order to help engage with and support their community as it finds a way to feed students.

Troopers and dispatchers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Wilmington Post have been assisting at Wilmington City Schools’ meal distribution sites at the parking lots of Clinton County Job and Family Services in Wilmington and of the Martinsville United Methodist Church.

These troopers and dispatchers help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and help distribute meals. Please note that student lunches are available for every Wilmington City Schools student, regardless of income or age.

Wilmington Patrol Post personnel assist with the meal distribution and traffic control as needed.

Troopers will also be assisting in the same role at the Clinton-Massie Middle School on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

While assisting the community, the Wilmington Post is reminding motorists and families of the importance of following Center of Disease Control and Prevention and Ohio Department of Heath guidelines to help slow and potentially stop the spread of COVID-19.

Troopers punctuate their willingness to help their communities by reminding them that they are still out responding to calls for service.

“We want the motorists in Clinton, Fayette, and Highland Counties to know that we’re still out here helping people like we always have,” said Lt. Stan Jordan, Wilmington Post Commander. “We’re still handling crashes, slowing drivers down, apprehending impaired drivers, and helping people change tires.”

Sgt. Brittany Noah with the Wilmington post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol gives bananas to a girl on Tuesday, in a project where patrol troopers and dispatchers are assisting Wilmington City Schools (WCS) with meal distribution for students who are learning remotely at home during the COVID-19 health emergency. Please note that student lunches are available for every Wilmington City Schools student, regardless of income or age. WCS has six pickup locations for the meals within the school district. In the photo behind Sgt. Noah is Wilmington High School theater teacher Ken Lydy.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/web1_noah_p-1.jpgSgt. Brittany Noah with the Wilmington post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol gives bananas to a girl on Tuesday, in a project where patrol troopers and dispatchers are assisting Wilmington City Schools (WCS) with meal distribution for students who are learning remotely at home during the COVID-19 health emergency. Please note that student lunches are available for every Wilmington City Schools student, regardless of income or age. WCS has six pickup locations for the meals within the school district. In the photo behind Sgt. Noah is Wilmington High School theater teacher Ken Lydy. Gary Huffenberger| News Journal

Justin Goodman, Wilmington Middle School Counselor, hands out lunches.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/web1_DSC_0077-1.jpgJustin Goodman, Wilmington Middle School Counselor, hands out lunches. John Hamilton | News Journal

Trooper Chad Duzan lends a hand along with bus driver Yvette Lykins and WMS Counselor Justin Goodman.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/web1_DSC_0106-1.jpgTrooper Chad Duzan lends a hand along with bus driver Yvette Lykins and WMS Counselor Justin Goodman. John Hamilton | News Journal

Ohio State Highway Patrol Wilmington Post trooper Chad Duzan lends a hand giving out lunches at the Martinsville United Methodist Church.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/web1_DSC_0116-1.jpgOhio State Highway Patrol Wilmington Post trooper Chad Duzan lends a hand giving out lunches at the Martinsville United Methodist Church. John Hamilton | News Journal