City firefighters given promotions

WARREN — Four members of the Warren Fire Department received promotions , according to fire Chief Ken Nussle.

Capt. Joe Deuble replaced assistant Chief Rick Yauger, who retired on Nov. 21, 2020. Deuble has worked with the city’s fire department since April 2002.

Lt. Mike Loftus was promoted to replace Deuble. Loftus also has worked for the fire department since 2002. Firefighter Dave VanDevender, also a 2002 hire, was promoted to Loftus’ position.

Firefighter Les Hathaway was promoted to replace Lt. Don Beauchene, who died on Nov. 17, 2020, from complications from coronavirus. Hathaway was hired in 2002.


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