Out-going Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Shawn Logan today reinstated to their positions the five felony-indicted Ohio Division of Wildlife officials.
These officials are the agency’s chief, David Graham; assistant chief, Randy Miller; law enforcement administrator, James Lehman; Todd Haines, director of the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s District 5 (southwest Ohio) office; and Michelle Ward-Tackett, the agency’s human resources manager.
The five have been on paid administrative since April 8. The department has paid out more than $250,000 in salaries to these five officials during this administrative leave period. These officials have a combined total service of more than 138 years.
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Jeffrey L. Frischkorn