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Regionalism has reached new heights for employees of Chagrin Valley Dispatch.

Last week, a group of seven dispatchers departed for the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix, both of which have been ravaged by the pandemic and have effectively lost their ability to dispatch their emergency services.

“They are in a state of emergency,” CVD Director and Founder Nick DiCicco, a resident of Solon, explained.

As a result, the state of Ohio reached out to the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, or APCO, describing the need for assistance, “and we answered the call,” Mr. DiCicco said…