Board names choice for health chief

The Auglaize County Health Department announced the individual who will be named the new Auglaize County Health Commissioner after a regular board meeting Tuesday.

New Health Commissioner Oliver N. Fisher, M.S., R.S., is set to begin in mid-August, as current Health Commissioner Charlotte Parson’s final day is Friday, Aug. 29.

Parsons said Fisher has worked as a registered sanitarian at Allen County Public Health in Lima since 2006. He graduated from Wapakoneta High School and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from Adrian College and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Youngstown State University.

“The Board of Health was impressed with Mr. Fisher’s experience and understanding of local public health activities through his work in Allen County, as well as his strong work ethic, communications skills and leadership capabilities,” Parsons said. “They also appreciate his enthusiasm for the mission of public health and his willingness to work with our employees to effectively bring services to Auglaize County residents.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.