May 11th, 2011
Ryan Biegel will not return as South Adams High School's head boys basketball coach next school year, but will remain in his position as an elementary school physical education teacher.
During last night's school board meeting, board members voted unanimously to not renew his coaching contract for the 2011-12 school year.
Nate Andrews traveled nearly 90 minutes to Decatur on Tuesday evening, along with his wife and young daughter, to meet his prospective new employers and to witness his official hiring as Bellmont High School's new head football coach.
He left Decatur some two hours later, visibly upset after the North Adams school board — in a deeply divided 3-2 vote — barely approved his employment.
A non-violent incident at Adams Central High School on Monday brought about the suspension of a student.
A sophomore made a remark to another student in regards to "Columbine at Adams Central Schools," Superintendent Mike Pettibone said Tuesday. School officials reacted immediately upon hearing of the comment, "but found no evidence that this was not more than a very inappropriate statement," according to Pettibone.
Guidelines have been set for a random drug testing policy at South Adams Schools that will be implemented beginning next school year.
Superintendent Scott Litwiller said at Tuesday's board meeting that a committee met several times and "the guidelines are probably as complete as they can be until we get into it [the practice of random drug testing] a little bit and then we can tweak them."
Stuart A. Braun, 46, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on May 26, 1964, to Richard E. and Catherine “Ann” (Gass) Braun.
Linda L. Chrisman, 62, of Berne, died on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 9, 1948, in Adams County to Charles and Eileen (Krick) Garwood, who are deceased.
On November 28, 1970, she married Jeffery L. Chrisman.
Sharon E. Dague, 68, of Berne, died at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday in Berne.
She was born to Raymond and Pauline Bollenbacher Miller.
She married Donald W. Dague; he passed away in 1992.
Gerald E. Hobbs, 67, of Decatur, died at 6:36 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He married Wilma L. Carter on December 28, 1968; she survives.
He was formerly a maintenance worker at O&R Precision in Geneva and had been attending Cornerstone Missionary Church in Decatur.
L. Irene Hoverman, 91, who lived her entire life in Willshire, Ohio, died there at 12:50 p.m. Monday.
She was born to Floyd L. and Nellie Stetler Strickler.
She married Merl F. Hoverman on July 17, 1938, in Cridersville, Ohio; he passed away on February 20, 1957.
She was a member of the auxiliary at Homer Pierson American Legion Post in Willshire and the Willshire Senior Citizens.
Alice Journay, 90, of Berne, died on Monday at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.