MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Health terminated the employment of Brian Benick, environmental health director at the health department. The action was taken at the board's meeting Monday night.



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7 Responses to “Benick terminated from health dept.”

  1. Kevin W.

    Benick was terminated from Medina County Health Department for similar circumstances. His record is open to the public. Benick should be further investigated as an employee rather than as an acquaintance or friend before Benick can slander the reputation of Murray.

  2. John C. Davidson

    Same thing with the idiot I was involved with. Went as far as to asassinnate my character whenever I attempted to volunteer to help a good cause or get a part time job. Can’t disprove a lie when the elitist stick together including the legal community. They know who helps finance their election campaigns.

  3. John

    I can relate to every negative comment about the dennis murray. My wife is an employee at the health dept. She has called me or come home crying on several occasions. Several past and present employees have been treated in an unprofessional manner behind closed doors. When they are called on to answer to there actions they lie and hide behind their policies and proceedures. They are nothing but a bunch of bullies in suits. The employees know you better not cross them or you will be another Brian Benick. I seriously hope that the board questions present and past employees not only about Mr Murray but other supervisors as well. As a client once said they change the rules daily to whatever suites them not the “people”. Thats why we see so many horrible stories on the news they push until you break.

  4. kathy

    I have heard people in the community state what Benick is accusing Mr. Murray of. He is difficult to work with and spreads gossip. I know someone that works there also and the staff do not feel supported and feel there is no direction at the health department. I hope an investigation happens and they interview employees and maybe put him on administrative leave while they do that.

  5. Kristina Sullivan

    This is very distressing news. I know Brian to be an upright and ethical man, and cannot imagine “insubordination” except for a very good cause, and subject to sharp definitions of the term. It will be a good thing for Knox County if he is reinstated, as I believe he has the best interests of county residents in mind. I should say that I am a personal friend, and a member of the same church as Brian. We cannot know how many illnesses he has helped us all avoid, but he has worked patiently and with appropriate authority with so many people in our community. Surely this is a mistake.

  6. Ed

    Just goes to show..don’t ever disagree with Board members or you’re gone.

  7. John C. Davidson

    I had an occasion to meet Brian at a local veteran’s club and was able to discuss the tenacious position the smoking ban put him in. He understood that the original intent of the law presented to the voters was to permit veteran clubs to continue to allow members to smoke. At hat time, our goverrnor stated he was going to help correct that issue. I asked him to give us a moratorium for two months to see what would come of that inititive. He agreed.

    I do not know what incident prompted his removal, but what I do know is; working in this current political enviroment must be harmful to one’s health.