Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2000

Warden Appointment Announced

(Columbus)—Reginald Wilkinson, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC), today announced the appointment of Robert E. Beightler as warden of the Orient Correctional Institution.

Beightler has served in several capacities starting as a Correction Officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW) in 1972. He served in various supervisory positions until being promoted to Deputy Warden of Administration at ORW and finally to Deputy Warden of Administration at the Marion Correctional Institution where he has served since 1996.

Beightler graduated from Ohio Dominican College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1972.

The appointment will become effective May 7, 2000, when Beightler will take over the position formerly held by Alan Lazaroff who will become warden of the Madison Correctional Institution at London.

For further information please contact Joe Andrews at 614-752-1150.