Norwich Township Fire Chief Bob Kaufman introduced five new firefighters at the July 16 meeting of Norwich Township trustees.

Norwich Township Fire Chief Bob Kaufman introduced five new firefighters at the July 16 meeting of Norwich Township trustees.

Nathan Bidwell, Shayne Harvey, Mitch Klosterman, Adam Peck and Josh Warren are the newest members of the Norwich Township Fire Department, filling positions opened through promotions and retirements.

The new hires were made after Hilliard voters approved a 4.12-mill fire levy in May.

Kaufman also recognized other personnel for benchmarks of service to the department.

Firefighter Tom Smith was recognized for 25 years of service to the department, Lt. Tom Bolin and Lt. Jeff Woodward were recognized for 15 years and Jake Bickenheuser, Dusty King and Justin Waples were recognized for 10 years.

-- Kevin Corvo