Jeff Spangler Receives Patriotic Employer Award


Lancaster, Ohio – Managing Partner Jeff Spangler of Dagger Johnston Miller Ogilvie & Hampson, LLP (Dagger Law) received the Patriotic Employer award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Associate attorney Bryan Everitt nominated Managing Partner Jeff Spangler for his continued support, willingness to be flexible, and respect that he shows all the veterans working for Dagger Law.

“Jeff Spangler and all the partners at Dagger Law have really taken the time to mentor me as a new lawyer and allowed me to execute my military commitments without financial penalty,” said Bryan Everitt, A Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve and attorney at Dagger Law. “The firm employs four veterans out of 34 employees.”

The Patriot Award honors supervisors for their superior support of Guard and Reserve employees. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve nominates the individual for the direct support they’ve provided to the nominee. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families while the employee is away serving their country, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

“I’m truly honored to receive this award,” said Jeff Spangler. “The real heroes are the current and former members of the military we have working for us. We owe them gratitude for their service and commitment to our country. They are the ones who should be recognized.”

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Local Athlete Participated in Mt. Democrat Hike to Raise Funds for Cancer Research


Mitchell Happeney to join the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation “Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma Program” in raising $2 Million for cancer research

 Mount Democrat, Randy L. Happeney partner Dagger LawLancaster, Ohio – For the second time a Lancaster High School graduate is “moving mountains” to bring attention to and raise funds for multiple myeloma research. Mitchell Happeney, son of Marcy and Randy Happeney of Lancaster, is part of the “Moving Mountains” group sponsored by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). The group is climbing Mt. Democrat (14,155 ft) in Colorado to raise funds and bring attention to multiple myeloma treatment and research.

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in blood. It can collect in the marrow and bones and thus is sometimes referred to as a bone cancer. Approximately 100,000 persons in the US have the diagnosis with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. It is a “treatable but not curable” form of cancer.

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