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Tiffin City Schools superintendent found guilty of OVI again Staff




Gary Barber

Tiffin City Schools superintendent Gary Barber has been found guilty of OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) this week after previously being convicted of the same charge in 2017.

Barber was charged in November 2019 with OVI, a felony, and traffic lanes/line violation, a misdemeanor, according to Marion Municipal Court records.

Barber pleaded no contest to the charge of OVI and was found guilty, according to court records. The traffic lanes/line violation charge was dismissed.

Barber was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, with $450 suspended.

Barber’s driver’s license has been suspended until Nov. 29, 2020, and he will be required to attend a driver intervention program as well as any court-ordered counseling, according to court records.

Barber previously resigned from the district, effective July 31.

Barber will remain on paid medical leave through July 31 and will receive a $20,000 payment for longevity, according to a settlement agreement reached by the district and Barber.

SEE ALSO: Dashcam footage shows moment Barber is charged

Barber was previously found guilty of OVI in 2017, shortly after being hired by Tiffin City Schools. He previously served as superintendent of Marion City Schools.

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