New health commissioner named

Beth Schweitzer is to take over as health commissioner of the Seneca County General Health District starting next week, she said at the Board of Health meeting Thursday.

Current Health Commissioner Marjorie Broadhead served for almost 15 years and announced her retirement in November.

Broadhead said serving the county has been a wonderful experience and working with the district’s staff and the county’s residents was her favorite part of the job.

In retirement, Broadhead said she is to spend time with her family.

Schweitzer, who is to start Thursday, served for 22 years at the Williams County Health Department as the community help director.

After receiving her master’s degree in public health, she said becoming a health commissioner was the next step in her career.

Schweitzer said she hoped she could do as well as Broadhead during her time in the position.

Schweitzer said she would like to get the health district accredited and would like to get to know the staff and community.

President Eric Griffin also read a resolution expressing appreciation to Broadhead and the many hours of work she put in as health commissioner.

The board unanimously approved the resolution.

In other business, the board approved:

A condemnation of 205 Sandusky St., Fostoria.

A condemnation of 16 Scott St., Bloomville.

A condemnation of 306 E. Clark St., Fostoria.

A condemnation of 7903 W. CR 592, Fostoria.

A contract with Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. for insurance services, effective May 1.

A contract with HealthSmart for insurance provider services, effective to be determined.