Gov. Ted Strickland has named several Erie County and Ottawa County residents to state boards and commissions.
-- Ottawa County Commissioner Carl Koebel, a Port Clinton resident, has been named to the Terra State Community College board of trustees.
Koebel has been a county commissioner since 1997. He was director of environmental health for the Ottawa County Health Department from 1979-1996. Koebel serves on the Family and Children First Council and the Greater Toledo United Way board of directors.
-- Jasper Lomond of Sandusky, corporate vice president for safety and engineering for Cedar Fair LLP since 2006, has joined the Advisory Board on Amusement Park Safety.
Lomond also has served Cedar Fair as vice president of maintenance and new construction for Cedar Point.
-- Port Clinton's Nancy Osborn, Ottawa County's health commissioner, has joined the Emergency Response Commission, which seeks to improve statewide preparedness and response to emergencies, while also promoting public awareness of potential hazards.
Osborn has been the health commissioner since 1989. She holds three degrees from the University of Toledo -- a bachelor's, master's and nursing degree.
-- Kimberly Redfern of Port Clinton is a new member of the Recycling and Litter Prevention Board, which sets criteria for local governments to receive grants for recycling and litter prevention.
Redfern has worked in government affairs for the RLB Group since 2006 and received a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2001.