Category Archives: School

CV student named to state board

A Carroll County teenager is among those named to the Teen Ambassador Board for the upcoming school year.

Dallas Romig, a student at Conotton Valley High School, was one of more than 300 students named to the board by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who said the teens represent 52 Ohio counties and more than 160 schools throughout the state.

“We created this board to give Ohio high school students an opportunity to learn about law and government and to hear their ideas,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We look forward to working with this group of students.”

Cunningham returns to Southern Local as superintendent

Tom Cunningham

SALINEVILLE – A familiar face is returning in a new role at Southern Local Schools after Tom Cunningham was named the newest superintendent.

Cunningham was among 13 candidates for the post and was formally approved during a special school board session July 2, where he received a two-year contract to lead the district.

He will be paid $86.500 for fiscal year 2019 and $89,00 in 2020.

He previously served as principal at Southern Local elementary (SLES) and most recently at Beaver Local High School (BLHS). He will officially take the helm at Southern Local Aug. 1.

Buckeye board to place renewal levy on Nov. 6 ballot

NEW PHILADELPHIA – The Buckeye Board of Education plans to place a renewal of an existing tax levy on the November ballot.

At the June 19 meeting, members approved a resolution to place an existing 1-mill tax levy on the November ballot for an additional five-year period.

According to Treasurer Cheryl Pritts, the current levy yields $2,289,058 annually from the 11 school districts in Carroll, Coshocton, Harrison, Guernsey, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

The annual apportionment of the levy is .75 mills for the tax years of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 and .25 mills for improving school buildings, facilities, together with all necessary appurtenances and providing equipment, furniture, furnishings and site improvements.

Malvern school adds program to educate youth on risks, signs of sexual exploitation

MALVERN – Hannah’s House 119 Ministries, an East Canton based organization for young women, is planning to expand into Brown Local Schools for the 2019 school year.

Patti Hostetler began the organization back in 2013 with the thought that every child is one decision away from becoming a statistic. Since then, they’ve expanded into several Stark county area schools and work closely with family court and the foster care system. The idea to bring Hannah’s House Mentoring programs into Brown Local is being championed by Robyn Mader and has school officials on board.

Best earns $1,000 oil and gas education program

GRANVILLE – Garrett Best of Carrollton is one of more than 60 students awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and Foundation. OOGEEP awarded the scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the oil and gas industry.

Best plans to attend the University of Akron to study mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, he wants to apply his analytical skills to work in a power production facility or become a project engineer in the oil and gas industry. Best is a first-time recipient of an OOGEEP scholarship.

“We were very impressed with the caliber of students who applied for this year’s oil and gas scholarships. We are proud to be able to support these students as they continue their education,” said OOGEEP Scholarship Committee Chair Frank Gonzalez from GonzOil, Inc. (Canton, OH). “Since OOGEEP’s launch 20 years ago, we have seen significant changes within our industry, including the substantial increase in the number of smart, ambitious, and hard-working women and men who are committing themselves to our industry’s success.”

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