April 13th, 2012
13: ADAMS CENTRAL-Track at Southwood Invitational, 5 p.m.; BELLMONT-Softball vs. Crestview, 5 p.m.
14: ADAMS CENTRAL-Tennis at East Noble Invitational, 9 a.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Golf at Brookwood Shootout, 9 a.m., Tennis at East Noble Invitational, 9 a.m.; Softball DH vs. Norwell, 11 a.m., Baseball DH at Cambridge City Tourney, 11:30 a.m.
FT. WAYNE— The Braves ran into one of the best pitchers they will see all season against the South Side Archers and were blanked, 8-0 on Thursday night.
Will Coursen-Carr, an IU-bound senior hurler, set down fifteen Braves en route to a complete game shutout of Bellmont.
"Bellmont has hit us better than a lot of teams will this season," stated Matt Harmon, coach at South Side.
CELINA—An impressive showing by Bellmont track teams in a triangular meet Thursday night didn't result in wins but the Squaws shattered the school record book with four new standards while the Braves posted 37 season best efforts.
Changes are coming to the food service programs at North Adams Community Schools — from the removal of salt shakers from student lunch tables to a revamped cafeteria layout at Bellmont High School.
Wanda F. Hurless, 81 of Wren, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the C.H.P. Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert, Ohio.
Wanda retired from General Electric in Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald "Shag" Hurless.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 15, from 1-6 p.m. at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, 616 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held its annual recognition banquet April 10, with four special awards handed out during the evening.
The chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Decatur resident Eric Mann. Recently retired as a reporter with the Decatur Daily Democrat, Mann was recognized for his contributions and support of the Geneva Proud organization and for his efforts with the Habitat for Humanity organization, which has constructed several homes in Geneva.
A contract for roofing projects totaling more than $660,000 was approved Tuesday evening during the regular monthly meeting of the North Adams school board.
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, a four-person panel of experts addressed a crowd of community members on the dangers of underage drinking at a town hall-style meeting of the Substance Abuse Awareness Council (SAAC) Wednesday at Riverside Center.
South Adams Schools is looking into the possibility of offering an alternative education program. Superintendent Scott Litwiller said at this week's school board meeting that such a program "provides an alternative for those students who do not learn well in the public high school classroom."
Four teachers at North Adams Community Schools have signed up for an early-retirement incentive program and will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year.
Earlier this year the school board agreed to offer incentives of up to $15,000 in cash or tax-deferred accounts to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of five North Adams teachers who agree by to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Meeting on Tuesday evening, the board agreed to waive the original minimum requirement and accept the four early retirements.