Millersport Mayor Dean Severance, right, gave the oath of officeto Kevin Gentzel, left, during the May 13 village council meeting. Gentzel has a total of seven years experience, serving as a deputy with the Perry County Sheriff’s Officeand an auxiliary officerwith the Thornville Police Department. He and former Reserve OfficerJohn Shirk will be paid part-time officers, working about 20 hours a week each. Shirk retired from the Columbus Division of Police. Police Chief Randall Lewis, center, is full-time. Council members also unanimously approved a resolution increasing Lewis’ salary to $28,000 a year. He has created a department website at www.millersportohio.com/police. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.