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Marysville Post connects to Logan County through new outpost

Troopers from the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol now will have a closer connection to Logan County residents as a result of the start of a new outpost location at the Indian Lake State Park office, 12774 State Route 235, Lakeview.

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Lt. Molly Clemens, Ohio State Highway Patrol Marysville Post commander, left, and Ohio State Parks Officer Chris Mack stand by the entry sign for the Indian Lake State Park office, 12774 N. State Route 235, Lakeview, that is visible from S.R. 235. The park office will serve as an outpost location for Marysville Post troopers. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Post Commander Lt. Molly Clemens announced this week that troopers will have access to the state park office 24 hours a day on an as-needed basis to meet with the public for crash report follow-up and other purposes.

The new arrangement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is offered at no cost to the highway patrol and follows a move across the state to add outpost locations in counties that share a patrol post. The Marysville Post serves both Logan and Union counties, and the post’s main station is located in Union County at the east end of Honda Parkway.

Lt. Clemens recently has been in conversation with Brad Copeland, Ohio State Parks Alum Creek Region law enforcement manager, to secure the location at Indian Lake.

“We’re so thankful to our sister agency for assisting us with this project that will help better serve those who live in Logan County,” the post commander said Tuesday. “I appreciate Brad’s help with making this a reality.

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