Hillsboro AD on leave after OVI charge

By Gary Abernathy - [email protected]



Hillsboro High School’s athletic director has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence, along with child endangerment.

Dave Dietrick, 46, Hillsboro was cited after a traffic stop at 1:28 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 62 near Wendy’s. The child endangerment charge was apparently leveled because his children were in the vehicle.

Municipal court records show that an arraignment is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday. Both charges are first degree misdemeanors.

Jim Smith, superintendent of Hillsboro City Schools, said Wednesday that Dietrick was placed on administrative leave as of Monday pending adjudication of the case. He said Dietrick reported the incident to him on Monday.

Smith said he thinks Dietrick is beginning his ninth year as athletic director. He said assistant A.D. Darci Miles is “in charge right now” of the athletic program.

A previous profile in The Times-Gazette noted that Dietrick was responsible for 21 varsity sports and a total of 36 school teams, including the junior varsity and freshmen teams, along with 17 middle school teams.

Dietrick is a former high school football head coach and track and wrestling coach.

Court records show that the traffic stop was made by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


By Gary Abernathy

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