Stories tagged with: BARRY CONNELL

June 1, 2015 - 9:46pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

The City of Newark has a new Police Chief.

Barry Connell, former Interim Chief for Newark was sworn in at Council Chambers of City Hall in front of family, friends and community members Monday evening. Connell is a Licking Valley High School Grad. In the past, Connell has worked as a canine handler and trainer, field training officer, training supervisor, property room supervisor and public information officer. Chief Connell described his feelings to us.

"Its been a long...

December 17, 2013 - 7:15pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

What may look like just an abandoned school on the outside, is turned into a training facility that prepares K-9 units for when scenarios like school shootings and bomb threats, turn into real-life situations.

In order to make sure they're ready for those scenarios, dogs like Ike are trained for a minimum of 16 hours each month. To make that happen, every other Tuesday, Barry Connell of Ohio Working Dogs spends his day training new and veteran K-9's.

Connell explained, "It's...

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