On the record


WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday

PRESENT: David Mahan, Roger Samuelson, Kelly Boyle, John Pitts and Jim Scher

The board:

l Announced Champion Central principal Alexandra Nannicola was recognized in Washington, D.C. as being named ”Ohio Principal of the Year'” for 2016 by the Ohio Association of School Principals and announced Director of Facilities Mark Harper was named ”Director of Transportation of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Business Officials. The two will be recognized at the November board meeting. A slide show was shown showcasing Nannicola’s trip in the nation’s capitol with more than 55 other principals nationwide;

l Approved high school secretary Lynda Norton as the superintendent’s secretary effective Jan. 1, replacing Carolyn Stear who is retiring Dec. 31;

l Re-employed Beverly DiBell as treasurer’s assistant effective Nov. 1 on a one-year contract;

l Received an $1,800 donation from United Auto Workers 1112 for the Champion deaf education program with a presentation made by Glen Johnson and Russ Pinkard;

l Announced Champion Pride Council will be collecting gently used and new winter clothing for children and teens 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Champion Central Elementary gym;

l Announced a Veterans Day community assembly will be held 10 a.m.  Nov. 11 at Champion Central Elementary School;

l Met in executive session on Central Elementary’s ADA compliance, but took no action. The district has made adjustments such as an incline platform lift and pedestrian handrail to the 100-year old building.

— Bob Coupland


WHAT: City Council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Dennis Linville, Deidre Petrosky, James Edwards, Patti Keller, Don Moore, Kevin Piros and Mayor Jim Woofter

ABSENT: Scott Rowley


l Accepted a proposal of $4,500 from the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association in Worthington to perform testing services to aid in the filling of its vacant fire captain position that became open with the retirement of fire captain AC McMillion in August. Officials said the hiring process will include a written test and oral interview;

l Passed a resolution recognizing Trumbull County Recorder Diana Marchese of Johnston on her years of service to the county. She will be retiring at end of November. She has served as recorder since 1992.

— Bob Coupland