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Marysville patrol post gets new commander



A change in leadership will take place at the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which serves Logan and Union counties, officials announced.

Sgt. Molly J.Clemens was promoted to lieutenant by Patrol Superintendent Col. John Born at a Tuesday ceremony.

She will replace Lt. Ronald Raines, who is assigned to the personnel office of the General Headquarters after leading the Marysville Post for slightly less than two years.

Lt. Clemens began her career with the patrol as a dispatcher at the Ravenna Post before graduating from the 132nd Academy Class in October 1998 and was later assigned to the Medina Post.

In 2001, she transferred to the Ashland Post, where she received the Robert E. Chiaramonte Humanitarian Award, which recognizes officers who are dedicated to humanitarian causes, both on the highway and in their communities.

After transferring in 2005 to the Training Academy’s personnel office, where she worked five years, she was promoted to sergeant and transferred to the Administrative Investigation Unit and later to the Office of Special Operations, Capitol Operations at the Statehouse.

Lt. Clemens began her assignment at the Marysville Post in 2012.

Lt. Raines, who transferred to Marysville from the Training Academy, replaced Lt. Rick Zwayer in November 2011.

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