EMS director Kelbley quits

Seneca County commissioners accepted the resignation of Seneca County EMS Director Don Kelbley Tuesday. In a letter addressed to County Administrator Stacy Wilson, Kelbley said he is resigning to pursue other opportunities. The resignation was effective at the close of the business day Monday.

“I appreciate your guidance, support and the opportunity to serve as an EMS director for the many fine folks that answer the call for emergency medical care to the residents and guests of Seneca County,” Kelbley stated in the letter.

The board approved a resolution Tuesday to hire Ken Majors to replace Kelbley as director. Majors, who previously served as EMS director, will become the full-time director May 6. He will work part-time as the county EMS director until then, due to his employment.

“We thank you for coming back,” Commissioner Jeff Wagner said at the meeting Tuesday. “You’ve been an asset to our county in the past, you’ll be an asset in the future, and we look forward to having you on board.”

Commissioner Fred Zoeller said one challenge facing the new director and the EMS system is revamping and getting a full staff for Seneca County EMS.

Calls placed to Kelbley and Majors were not returned Tuesday night.

Erika Platt-Handru contributed to this article.