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Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inducts Sandra Ogle

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rockbridge’s Sandra L. Ogle honored for service to her community with induction into Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Columbus, Ohio – Sandra L. Ogle of Rockbridge is among ten remarkable older Ohioans honored for a lifetime of accomplishments with induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a special ceremony in Columbus. She joins more than 450 individuals who have been inducted since 1977.

“Because aging is everybody’s business, the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame recognizes the many ways our elders continue to grow, thrive and contribute throughout their lives,” said Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D., director of the department. “Sandy Ogle and the other inductees understand that we should not be defined by our age, but inspired by it. They set a stellar example for other Ohioans to follow and are a precious resource for our state, nation and the world.”

This year’s honorees have elevated Ohio and their communities to the national and international stage, as well as created and fostered opportunities for their neighbors to live “Well Beyond 60.” The inductees were recognized by the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging and members of the 131st Ohio General Assembly at a ceremony held May 19, 2016, at the Ohio Statehouse.

Sandy Ogle previously served as a township trustee for Laurel Township in Hocking County for 12 years, and presently serves as a county commissioner. As a member of the Hocking Opiate Task Force,she advocates for resources, programs and funding to address drug addiction in her community and nationwide. A local business owner, Sandy provides opportunities for recovering ex-offenders to become contributing members of society again. As a member of the Hocking Hills Tourism Association, she promotes regional tourism that balances economic growth with natural and cultural preservation. She advocates for elders in her community through the Scenic Hills Senior Center in Logan, as an advisor to the Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging 8 and as a member of the regional adult protective services task force.

Also inducted were: Al Abrams (posthumous) of Findlay; Sister Jerome Corcoran of Canfield; John Eicher of Oxford; Annie Glenn of Columbus;Michael E. Jackson of Tipp City; Yung-Chen Lu, Ph.D., of Columbus; Caroline N.Luhta of Concord Township; Gloria J. Renda of Steubenville; and E. J. Thomas of New Albany.

Access detailed bios and photographs of Sandy and the other inductees at http://www.aging.ohio.gov/news/halloffame.

The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors individuals age 60and older who are native-born Ohioans or who have been Ohio residents for at least 10 years. Nominations are evaluated on the impact of current contributions or a continuation of work and accomplishments begun before age60. This year’s nominees range in age from 64 to 100.

 

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