Bowling Green Highway Patrol dispatcher named best in the state

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTVG) - An Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher from Bowling Green has been selected as the best in the state!

Dispatcher Tara Barnhart is now the 2018 Dispatcher of the Year. The patrol selected her from nine district dispatchers from across the state.

According to a statement from the OSHP, Barnhart was selected because of her “calm demeanor, positive attitude and commitment to service.”

Barnhart joined the Highway Patrol in 2006. She has served at the Defiance, Findlay and Bowling Green posts. In 2017 she earned the Gold Star Award.