Rotary exchange student Ignatio Vitale, know to the students at Malvern High School as Nacho, brought his parents to the Rotary Club of Malvern. Domingo Vitale and his wife, Lilliana Schwindt, arrived from Olavarria, Argentina to visit their son. They are staying at the home of Rick and Carol Lewis.
For the past 12-14 months administrators with Minerva Schools have been working with architects and Ohio School Facilities Commission to design the addition to Minerva High School and complete renovation of the existing building. District officials are preparing to begin construction this summer.
Malvern rotarians honored long-standing community contributors. A posthumous Paul Harris Fellowship was presented to Gregg Palmer, and Margaret Woods was honored as a club volunteer.
The Minerva Senior Center took possession of a new van, courtesy of Minerva Village Council. Council agree last year to purchase a used passenger van for approximately $42,000 for the center. Senior Center Board President Homer Ransdell accepted the keys from Mayor James Waller.
Students of the Month at Malvern Elementary are Douglas Hoffman, Nathan Miller, Donnie Pallaye, Mike DePalmo, Danny Hayes, Sarah Richards, Lisa Kidder, John Fields, Bret Gordon, Amy Sebek, Aaron Geis, Deanna DeGraffinreed, Megan Marshall, Eric Blose, Elizabeth Young, April Anthony, Vey Mitchell, April Schmidt, Keri Martin, Dawn Polen, Mellisha Troyer, Amy Berecek, Allison Kocher, John Porter and Kent Baxter.
Rick Taff was swarm in as acting police chief by Minerva Mayor Dick Mount. Approximately 35 family members, friends, co-workers and village officials attended the ceremony.
"We were ripped off," said Malvern head basketball coach Dan Dennis referring to the recent IVC and District All-Star team selections. Despite finishing fourth in the league with a 6-4 record, Malvern place no one on the first or second team and could only place Jimmy McDermott on the honorable-mention All-IVC list. Brad Strock was placed on the All-District honorable-mention list.
New Franklin Easter Egg Hunt winners are Paul French, Chad Karlan, Brenda Groomes, Jed Grooms, Mindy Miller and Gale Essick. Rev. William Pearch served as chairman for this year's hunt, with assistance from members of the New Franklin Ruritan Club.
Richard Brock, of the Minerva Red Cross Chapter, reports a total of 105 pints of blood was donated at the third Bloodmobile Unit visitation held at the First Christian Church.
Bert Faith, a retired employee of TRW metals, is congratulated by General Manager Nelson Spoth. Faith was presented an engraved silver cigarette case.
Leroy Vandegrift, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vandegrift; and Gene Desmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Desmond; have been chosen to represent Minerva at Buckeye Boys State, to be held at Camp Perry, Port Clinton.
Placing first at the Minerva Local School's spelling bee is eighth-grader Judy Hafner. Janice Snyder, a sixth grader, finished second. Third and fourth place were captured by Richard Moore and James Crawford, both of the New Franklin seventh grade.
Mayor W. Ray Brown's appointment of Dean Draher as day policeman was confirmed by members of the council at their regular meeting. Draher replaces C.H. Crawford, who resigned to accept another position.
Suspect, a three-act drama of mysterious thrills and suspense, will be staged by the senior class at Minerva High School. The intriguing play centers around Mrs. Smith, played by Rose Schrader. Others in the class include William Bush, Barbara Brower, Bonnie Hahn, jack VanFossen, Joe Draper, Melvin Keister and Barbara Walters. The director is Mary Gemmill.