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The Rotary Club of Malvern honored Dr. Andrew Opritza with a Paul Harris Fellow award at the April 10 meeting at Malvern United Methodist Church.
Dr. Opritza, of Lake Mohawk, is the author of three books and is currently working on a fourth. He read several selections from his latest manuscript.
Roger Bartley, a member of the club, presented the Paul Harris Fellow award, which he purchased, to Dr. Opritza to honor him for his insights about life and writing, which he has offered in a writer’s group he attends in Carrollton.
Dr. Opritza began publishing, in part, as an outlet for his grief over his wife’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease 10 years ago. The two have been married 65 years. He visits her several times a week in the care center she resides in.
Dr. Opritza wrote his first book, “Descent into Shadows”, to talk about his experience caring for her during her first five years of the disease. His other books are collections of short stories, “mostly autobiographical”, about his reflections on life.
Dr. Opritza told the club one of his motivations for entering the medical field was his mother’s death. She died a year after his birth when she was refused medical care because of her inability to pay. When he became a doctor he vowed he would never refuse anyone treatment for that reason, he noted.
A Paul Harris Fellow award is a Rotary International award given to donors of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation was started by Arch Klumph in 1917 to support Rotary projects around the world. Donations to the Foundation are held by Rotary International for three years. The interest received pays for all of the Foundation’s administrative expenses. Then the full $1,000 is divided between Rotary International and the local Rotary District to be used for projects.
Numerous Carrollton High School students planning to attend the April 29 high school prom have taken a pledge to have a “Safe, Sober, Fun Night.”
The students signed a prom promise that they will not drink and drive or engage in distracted driving practices such as texting and driving, emailing, or even putting on makeup.
Local emergency personnel, law enforcement, teachers and interested citizens are spearing an event to reward the students for their pledge.
Those who signed the promise will receive a coupon for McDonald’s, Dairy Queen or Wendy’s and have their name entered into a drawing for one of five raffle baskets to be given away during the April 18 mock crash at the high school.
Dr. Mandal Haas, one of the organizers, said this year the group has broadened the scope of the event.
“In the past it normally focused on drinking and driving,” he said. “This year we have expanded it to include all types of distracted driving. We have been fortunate in our community not to have experienced tragic events on prom weekend for many years. We hope to continue that trend.”
A new art teacher was hired and contracts of 29 certified and 10 classified staff were approved by the Brown Local Board of Education at it’s April 17 meeting.
Katie Rowles was hired as the art teacher for the 2017-18 school year effective Aug. 1.
Certified staff contract renewals for the 2017-18 school year included:
Two year – Carly Baudendistel, Matthew Chiurco, Michelle Cunningham, Duane Dungee, Tiffany Fletcher, Lance Graham, Jeneva Ford, Keri Hoffer, Sue Hudson, Susan Johnson, Mindy Long, Shannon Schmidt, Katie Spencer, Jenna Wagner, Jenna Wittwer and Rhonda Zeedrich;
One year – Georganne Bryan, Joshua Eshelman, Vanessa Fawcett, Kristi Hoffman, Michael Kane, Courtney Kuhle, Tiffany Smith, Jeremy Taylor, Robert Doerschuk, Seth Goshorn, Abigail Lowe, Tiffanie Pyles and Robert Wilson.
Classified staff contract renewals for the 2017-18 school year included Nancy Bardine, Melinda Kandel, Kimberly Pearson and Lori Wheeler, all continuing; Chester Ashton, Klint Ferrell and Rebecca Ford, all two year; Jeff Lambert, Jeremiah Maney and Michael Schrickel, all one year.
In other business, the board;
-APPROVED a list of 43 seniors for graduation scheduled for May 28;
-APPROVED Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co. based in Illinois for the voluntary student accident program for the 2017-18 school year;
– HIRED Katlyn Snoddy as a certified substitute;
– APPROVED a donation of $105 to the Brown Local School Athletic department in memory of Florence Richards from the family and friends of Florence Richards;
– APPROVED the following appropriation adjustments of increases and decreases: General fund, $250,000; Classroom facilities, $125,000; Other State grants, $1,500; Agency fund, $8,710, and District Managed activities, $10,276.89, all increases; IDEA fund, $7,004.68; Title IIA, $79.20 and 21st Century, $4,426.53, all decreases;
– APPROVED the transfer of $75,000 from the General fund to the Termination of Benefit fund;
– APPROVED bills totaling $210,364.79
– SET the next tentative meeting for May 15 at 7 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Malvern is sponsoring a Field of Honor flag display July 12-16 on the Malvern United Methodist Church grounds.
The Field of Honor, similar to the Healing Fields in Minerva in 2010, is intended to be a patriotic display of American flags to honor veterans and other military servicemen and women. The Club hopes to post over 800 flags which can be purchased by community members and sponsoring organizations in and around the Malvern area.
Organizations in the Malvern area were contacted in October to begin planning the event. A large number of volunteers are needed to assemble the flags, lay out the field, sell flags, and man the area throughout the five days of the event. Sponsorships are currently being sought from private citizens and area businesses and organizations. Individual flags will be available for $30. Sponsorships can be purchased for up to $2,500 for 50 flags.
At the organizational meeting, the Rotary Club hosted area organizations to dinner and a presentation. The committee of Roger Bartley, who is heading up the Field of Honor, Rev. Wally Anderson, Club President Randy Smith and Gary Pearce got down to the initial planning of the event. The field beside the Malvern United Methodist Church was chosen. The date coincides with the FliteFest 2017 event at the John Furey airstrip. Further information will be posted online or people can contact Roger Bartley at 330-868-4114 concerning sponsorships or volunteerism.
Warrior girls remain perfect in dual meets; prepare to host invitational.
The Carrollton girls track team remains perfect in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference standings.
The Warriors defeated Alliance 85-43 on the road in their only action last week to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Sophomore Micah Donley led the list of multiple event winners for the Warriors, claiming first in the 100, 200 and 400-meter runs. Senior Maddi Dunlap won the mile and two mile runs and sophomore Alivia Bentley won both the shot and discus.
Single event winners included Ali Menarcheck in the 800 meter run and Jaci Pridemore in the high jump.
Carrollton’s 4×8 relay team comprised of Dunlap, Jennie Stine, Grace Bartlow and Allison Davis was a winner as was the 4×200 relay team consisting of Davis, Bartlow, Kody Schandel and Cindy Lewis.
Alliance handed Carrollton its second NBC loss of the season 67-61.
Senior Cole Lovett led the Warriors with wins in the 400-meter run (53.02) and 800 (2:10.97). Daniel Lamp won the 3200 (11:12) and Mason Pasiuk won the discus with a throw of 110-feet, 7-inches. Cole Russell won the 1,600 (5:09) and Quinton Huggett placed second. The 4×8 relay team also won with a time of 8:49.
Placing second for the Warriors were Jace Miles in the discus and shot put, Ryan Shepherd in the high jump and Chase Flanagan in the long jump and 100-meter run.
The Warriors were scheduled to host Louisville April 24 and will host the Larry Cogan Invitational April 28. Both events begin at 4:30 p.m.