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SPORTS Lt. Kimpel leaving to take


chief job in West Milton Foulk says he
By BREANNE PARCELS
will amend
Staff Writer
Lt. Garry Kimpel of the Urbana Police Division is saying goodbye to Urbana and hello to West
Milton.
finance report
On April 8, he will take over as chief of the West Milton Police Department, officially retiring By BREANNE PARCELS
from the UPD after 25 years. During his time with the UPD, Kimpel served as a patrol officer and Staff Writer
investigator and served as a Judicial candidate Vincent Foulk now knows
joint drug task force officer for it’s not easy to run for office when stationed
Clark and Champaign coun-
ties. He earned the rank of
“T he hard part, of course, will be overseas in a war zone.
While he was defeated in the primary, Foulk
sergeant in 1991 before being leaving Urbana.” said it was a learning experience.
promoted to the lieutenant Via e-mail this week, Foulk said he will
position in 2002, when he amend his campaign finance
became responsible for the report filed Feb. 19, since he
– UPD Lt. Garry Kimpel
Xavier downs daily operations of the police
division.
incorrectly identified several
expenditures as in-kind contri-
Georgia “He’ll be sorely missed,”
said Urbana Police Chief Pat
butions and did not list the
value of letters sent by free mil-
Xavier rallied to beat Wagner. “He was kind of the center of the police department as the operations manager, the glue itary mail as an in-kind contri-
that held us together. We’re going to have to figure out how to replace him.” bution from his employer, the
Georgia in the opening West Milton Municipal Manager Tony Howard said he was impressed with Kimpel’s “outstand-
round of the NCAA tourna- U.S. State Department.
ing resume” when Kimpel applied for the job in January and during the lengthy interview process. Foulk “As an abundance of cau-
ment on Thursday ... “I like the fact that he came up through the ranks and has seen police work from both the patrol tion, I will amend the report
See Page B-1 side and the administrative side,” Howard said. using the standard bulk rate
Kimpel earned a bachelor’s degree from Urbana University in 1999 and graduated from postage rate as soon as it is possible from here
Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety Police Staff and Command School, as well as in Iraq,” he said via e-mail from Baghdad.
the Police Executive Leadership College and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National
Arts Council Academy. In 2006, he was one of six candidates for the police chief for the city of London, but that
position was filled by a Madison County resident, Peter Tobin.
While Foulk is not the only candidate to
serve overseas during an election season, the
question of free military mail use for campaign
hosts annual Kimpel said he is looking forward to being in charge of a smaller department with six officers
and a sergeant and becoming a resident of West Milton.
purposes has not come up before, said Kurt
Mayhew, campaign finance administrator for
“The hard part, of course, will be leaving Urbana,” Kimpel said. “It’s a great community. Lee and
gala April 10 I have thoroughly enjoyed raising our family in Urbana. At the same time, I’m looking forward to
new challenges and hopefully some extra time to go bass fishing.”
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.
“From our point of view, if the mailing was to
promote this person’s candidacy, his campaign
Special to the Citizen See ‘Chief ’ on Page A-2 has received a benefit and therefore it should
The Champaign County be disclosed as an in-kind contribution,”
Arts Council will hold its 2008 Mayhew said. “A contribution is not just money.
Annual Meeting and It is anything of value. At a minimum, (the fair
Celebration of the Arts at the market value) would be equal to the value of
Urbana Countr y Club on Spring has sprung postage not purchased.”
Thursday, April 10. Arts Foulk said the “free mail” is legal through
Council members and the gen- federal code, namely 39 USC Section 3401.
eral public are invited to “The law in question provides that any ser-
attend. vice member or civilian accompanying them
The event will begin at 6 into a combat zone has the right to send free
p.m. with a social hour, fol- letters that have the character of personal
lowed by dinner at 7 p.m. mail,” Foulk said. “While neither the law nor
A short business meeting regulation defines letters that have the charac-
will be held after dinner to ter of personal mail, it has widely been accept-
elect the officers for the com- ed that such mail is that which is personally
ing year and announce the addressed, signed and covers a subject that
winner of the Eva and Charles deals with a subject matter of interest or touch-
B. English Fine Arts es upon the life of the reader or writer. What
Scholarship. This $750 schol- guidance and accepted practice that has been
arship is awarded annually to a used in the past, for example, has been pay-
Champaign County high ment of bills, correspondence on personal busi-
school senior who wishes to nesses maters, sending unit or office news let-
pursue the study of fine arts in ters, and so on. In general there has been wide
college. latitude in the definition so as not to censor cor-
The event will conclude respondence other than for security purposes.”
with Urbana High School stu- Foulk said he obtained legal counsel before
dents, under the direction of sending the campaign letters through free mili-
Rusty Myers, performing tary mail, but that campaign contribution was
excerpts from the spring musi- also unlisted on his pre-primar y report.
cal “Seven Brides for Seven According to the Ohio Administrative Code,
Brothers.” “in-kind contributions” include the provision of
Reser vations are due goods or services without charge or at a charge
Thursday, April 3 and can be less than the usual and normal charge for such
made by calling the Arts Citizen photo by Alex Howell goods or such services. If goods or services are
Council office, 653-7557. provided at less than the usual and normal
Office hours are Monday charge, the amount of the in-kind contribution
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 Shaelyn Shoemaker rests her head on the Easter Bunny on Thursday afternoon at is the difference between the usual and normal
p.m.; closed from noon to 1 Theresa’s Gingerbread House. The Easter Bunny visited with the children and gave them charge for the goods or services at the time of
p.m. the book "Spring Has Sprung.” the contribution and the amount charged the
Dinner menu options are committee, party or fund.
chicken piccata and trout Champaign County Board of Elections
almondine. Those planning to Director Robin Burden said Foulk has plenty of
attend are asked to indicate time to amend his report, and other candidates
their preference when making
reservations. Both are served Daily Citizen staffers win BPC awards have the same opportunity to correct mistakes.
Burden said board personnel are busy with
with a salad, rolls, roasted red- certification of the primary election results, but
skin potatoes and green Citizen Staff Report the board also reviews campaign finance
beans. Pecan balls will be WILMINGTON – Urbana reports for discrepancies and errors. If the
served for dessert. Vegetarian Daily Citizen news stories from report is flawed, the candidate is sent a letter
meals are available upon 2007 earned two awards during explaining the problem and given a chance to
advance request and at no the 15th Annual Brown correct it by amending the report, Burden said
additional cost. A cash bar will Publishing Company Editorial Monday.
be open throughout the social Excellence Awards dinner held “We may not get that done until April 11 or
and dinner hours. at the Roberts Center on after,” Burden said of the report reviews.
The featured sponsor of Thursday night. Candidates’ post-primary finance reports are
Dunlap Deere Parcels Perry
this event is The Medicine Breanne Parcels, Beth Deere due on that date.
Shoppe. and former intern Sarah Perry Breanne Parcels can be reached at
Additional sponsors include combined to win third place for Parcels and Shaun Dunlap wind turbines in Union bparcels@urbanacitizen.com
Dr. Walter and Georgia stories about the closing of won third place for articles cov- Township in Champaign
Bumgarner, Mar y Lee and Neenah Paper Mill. ering the potential for placing County.
Jerr y Gecowets, Kent and
Diana Hoke, Bob and Diane
McConnell
Buildings.
and Wick Meeting set for
As with all Arts Council
programs, this event is also
Nichols boy in fair condition after accident renewable energy
made possible by the Ohio Citizen Staff Report Oldsmobile eastbound and Nichols walked
An Urbana boy struck by a vehicle near his into the street. As a result of the collision,
Arts Council, which helps
fund this program with state
tax dollars to encourage eco-
West Light Street home was listed in fair con-
dition at Children’s Medical Center in Dayton
Nichols was thrown onto the hood of the vehi-
cle, then landed on the ground, a police report
issues on Monday
nomic growth, educational Thursday afternoon, according to a hospital states.
excellence and cultural enrich- spokeswoman. Hayden was not injured or cited. Special to the Citizen
ment for all Ohioans. Christian Paul Nichols, 8, was initially trans- The Daily Citizen profiled Nichols as a Champaign Advocates for Renewable Energy
ported by the Urbana Fire Division to Mercy Special Wish recipient in 2006 after he (C.A.R.E.) will hold an informational meeting on
Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Dayton received a trip to Disney World. The boy has a renewable energy at 7 p.m. on Monday at
by CareFlight. genetic disorder known as Angelman Community Center.
The accident happened at 9:41 p.m. on Syndrome, which is characterized by develop- Featured speaker is Dale Arnold of Ohio Farm
Wednesday when Francis L. Hayden, 41, of 622 mental delay, speech impediment, sleep distur- Bureau. He will speak on a variety of renewable
W. Light St., Urbana, was driving a 2004 bance and seizures. energy issues, stating the importance and possibili-
ties for Champaign County.
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