Among the results: Voters approved the Stark County sales tax, while school board races in Coventry and Springfield remained too close to call. Green voters rejected a utilities ballot issue.
At the Feb. 8, Green City Council meeting, the council approved the
appointments of Vivianne Duffrin to the Civil Service Commission for a 6-year term and Dave Plum to the Planning & Zoning Commission Alternate position for a 5-year term.
Often when I ask some residents in the community about supporting the Historical Society their response is “I’m not interested in history.” Admittedly, I have to respond that I wasn’t either, and while in school it was one of my worst subjects.
It is the time of year again for student field trips. Teachers look for field trips in which their students will spend their day learning.
I appreciate the opportunity to write this column for The Suburbanite’s profile of the City of Green. As the mayor for 16 months now, I want to continue the dialogue of how to make Green one of the best places to live in the country. This has and continues to be my goal and vision for our community.
Seven years ago when my wife and I first began our search for a new city in which to reside, we
identified a few qualifications the city of our dreams had to meet. As business people our first qualification was the city had to be a place in which we could easily do business.
Fifteen former PTA leaders gathered at Green High School on March 16 as part of a special evening of reminiscing, recognition and “reflections.” The Green Council of PTAs began the evening with a small, private reception for past PTA presidents, creating an opportunity for some past leaders to see old friends again and to share memorable PTA stories.
The best of the best were celebrated during Green High School’s Top 25 banquet. Sponsored by the Park Honda family, the dinner centered around Green’s top 25 students honoring their top educators. Many educators were teachers from all grade levels, youth pastors and family members.
The school district also can boast about Mark Croghan, a three time Olympian and a four-time USA outdoor champion in track and field. He attended Ohio State University where he was a standout runner and went on to compete for the United States mainly in the men's 3.000-meter steeplechase. He competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He is in his second season as the head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Kent State University.