Hilliard- Brandon Long

Brandon Long Hilliard Congratulations to our October Hometown Hero Officer Brandon Long. Officer Long is a U.S. Air Force Veteran and graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy. He is the first and currently only motorcycle officer for the Hilliard Division of Police....

Westerville- Christina Kulesa

Christina Kulesa Westerville Congratulations to our September Hometown Hero Dr. Christina Kulesa of Westerville. Dr. Kulesa is a true leader when it comes to empowering her team members to be their best professional and personal self. Dr. Kulesa is very passionate and...

Grove City- Kert Lanam

Kert Lanam Grove City Congratulations to our August Hometown Hero Officer Kert Lanam of Grove City. Officer Lanam has been a Grove City police officer for more than 29 years and has also been a school resource officer for Central Crossing High School since their doors...

Columbus- Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy  Columbus Congratulations to our July Hometown Hero, Brian Murphy of Columbus. Brian is a dedicated firefighter and member of the community. He has been at Station 16 for 7 years, where he continues to demonstrate leadership and exemplifies the true...

Grove City- Ron Casto

Ron Casto Grove City Congratulations to our June Hometown Hero, Ron Casto of Grove City. Ron began his career as a city of Columbus Firefighter in 1972 and retired as a House Captain from 14’s. Ron is also a veteran of the Marine Corps and served in the Combined...

West Licking- Dan Alward

Dan Alward West Licking Congratulations to our May Hometown Hero, Dan Alward of Licking County. Dan is not only a dedicated firefighter, husband and father, but he also encompasses the true meaning of a lifesaver. When Dan learned his fellow firefighter, Seth Coakley,...

Columbus- Anthony Johnson

Officer Anthony Johnson Columbus Congratulations to our April Hometown Hero, Officer Anthony Johnson of Columbus. Officer Johnson received a lot of attention back in 2015 when a video went viral of him dancing with local children. Officer Johnson believes in making a...

Pickerington-Betty Jarrell

Betty Jarrell Pickerington Congratulations to our March Hometown Hero, Betty Jarrell of Pickerington. Betty is more than just one of Pickerington’s bus drivers, she’s also a caring “mom” to all the kids on her route. When temperatures started to drop Betty spent her...

Hilliard-Beth Latella

Beth Latella Hilliard Congratulations to our February Hometown Hero, Beth Latella of Hilliard. Beth creates "community" throughout Hilliard including orchestrating the Farmer's Market, a community dinner at her church that feeds over 100 people each week and a...

Newark-Derrick Beach

Derrick Beach Newark Congratulations to our January Hometown Hero, Newark Patrol Officer, Derrick Beach! In December, Officer Beach organized the Newark police's first ever Cram the Cruiser food drive. Officer Beach said many police departments throughout the country...