To the Editor: Former Rossford police chief backs Ohanian for judge
Written by Dennis J Foy   
Monday, 29 April 2013 09:58
To the Editor:
There is a very important primary election on Tuesday May 7th that everyone should vote in regardless of party affiliation. The honorable Judge Dwight Osterud is retiring and we will be selecting a new judge for the Perrysburg Municipal Court. I am proud to endorse the most experienced candidate Aram Ohanian to be our next municipal court judge.
I have known Aram for nearly 20 years. I first met him when he was an intern with the Wood County Public Defenders’ office and I was a police sergeant with Rossford Police Department. In some law enforcement circles public defenders are considered the “dark side”, but even back then I noticed Aram’s keen sense of fairness, impartiality and a sincere interest in justice.
Just a couple of years later, Aram was out of law school and working for the Public Defenders’ Office and I was a part time bailiff. It was then that I got a closer look at how Aram carefully studied the police reports and looked at all the evidence, ensuring that evidence was gathered in a proper manner without infringing on the constitutional guarantees and then processed case by case appropriately through the judicial system.
The next time our professional paths crossed was in 2003. Aram had teamed up with the Wood County Prosecutor’s office (the brighter side) as an Assistant Prosecutor. At the time I was Chief of Police in Rossford. At this point I saw a mature, more experienced attorney with the same great judicial qualities. He was splitting time between Perrysburg Municipal Court and Bowling Green Municipal and Common Pleas Courts prosecuting cases at various stages within the judicial system.
Finally, for the past 5 years I have been employed part time at the Wood County Courthouse as a constable. During this time I have learned more about his personal life. I have met his beautiful wife and children and through the campaign have learned just how much Aram is involved in his hometown of Perrysburg.
In closing, I would like to reiterate that Aram Ohanian’s lengthy experience and his total community involvement simply makes him the best choice for the next Perrysburg Municipal Court Judge.
Remember to get out and vote May 87 this does not change your personal options in November.
Dennis J Foy
Former Rossford Chief of Police
Last Updated on Monday, 29 April 2013 10:00

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