Howland Community News
A small crowd filled the board room at the township administration office late last month to honor the service of a longtime resident who was always ready to give back to her community.
Members of the township fire department, police department, school board and members of the community all came to thank and honor former trustee and school board member Sally Weimer.
Howland Community News / Joshua Flesher
Sally Weimer, longtime Howland school board member, was honored by her colleagues at the township administration building last month at an event to celebrate her career.
Weimer, who served as a trustee from 2001 to 2011, smiled as she addressed the crowd following the trustee's business meeting.
''This was wonderful. I've never thought of anywhere but Howland as home,'' she said. ''I miss you all. I love you all. I love Howland.''
Weimer recently moved to the Cincinnati area to be closer to her children.
Darlene St. George, township administrator, was excited to see Sally again and to give her the recognition she deserved.
''Sally replaced me when I resigned my position as a trustee,'' St. George recalled. ''You'll never meet anyone with a more caring and loving commitment to our community. Everything she did was from the heart.''
Trustee Matthew Vansuch, who served alongside Weimer for two years, praised her work for the township.
''She represents commitment and dedication to the community,'' he said.
Weimer also served for 17 years on the Howland Local School Board of Education, six of which she served as board president and another three as vice president.
''She cared for children and that showed in how she voted on decisions we had to make in our district,'' said treasurer Tom Krispinsky. ''She was the type of person who made her decisions for the kids.''
Krispinsky said that Weimer was the type of person that once you got to know her, she became a true friend.
Trustees and township officials presented Weimer with a blanket and a memento to honor her years of service to the community.
Weimer, who was surprised by the number of people who attended in her honor, repeated over and over how wonderful the day was and how much she loved and appreciated everyone one of them.