Friday, July 31, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 1/11/2011

Sylvania Twp. police department, union resolve promotions issue

A union grievance contesting promotions in the Sylvania Township Police Department last summer has been resolved after one of the promoted officers retired.

Under a settlement agreement township trustees approved last week with the Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association and officer Sarah Toth, Ms. Toth will be promoted to sergeant in place of Sgt. Ron Dicus, who retired in December just four months after his own promotion.

Officer Toth had protested that the August promotions of officers Dicus and David Jankowski were improperly based on the results of examinations administered more than two years earlier.

The union said it would be fairer to conduct a new promotional exam, as did Mr. Dicus himself.

Ms. Toth's promotion took effect Sunday. Under the settlement, she waives any claim to higher pay she might have received had she been promoted sooner.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.