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Chad Bringman submitted his resignation to the Woodmore Board of Education due to time constraints of his responsibilities as director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwester Ohio, not because his wife was appointed to be superintendent of the Woodmore School District as reported in the March 19 issue of The Press.

The current superintendent John Fernbaugh said that although it would be “protocol” for someone to resign from the board if a spouse were named superintendent, state law doesn’t prohibit spouses from serving on boards and the administration.

Linda Bringman’s contract as superintendent goes into effect July 1.

In last week’s article about Academy Games, the company founder’s name was spelled wrong. His name is Uwe Eickert. Volgograd, not Logograd, is formerly known as Stalingrad, the site of one of the most important and famous battles of World War II.  In addition, the Eickert Scissors manufacturing company did not go out of business. It was sold to Jarden Corporation which moved its operations to their McMinnville, Tenn. facilities where the business is still in existence. The Press regrets the errors.

The fate of Walbridge Elementary School and the jobs of more than 20 employees of the Lake Local School District will be decided Wednesday night when the school board votes on a proposed austerity plan aimed at reducing spending by just under $1.2 million.

Treasurer Jeff Carpenter said the loss of revenues from the state and a loss of local property tax revenues due to lower valuations are putting a tight squeeze on the district’s operating funds.

Former Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton said Thursday he accepts full responsibility for not properly accounting for expenditures from the department’s Furtherance of Justice Fund but says he felt blindsided by the press release issued by state auditor David Yost which portrayed Bratton as spending more than $9,000 on personal items.

In May 2011, during the county’s routine financial audit, state examiners reviewing the sheriff’s office use of FOJ fund found purchases for medications and Cedar Point Amusement Park season passes. That triggered an examination by a special audit task force that expanded the scope of audit into all FOJ expenditures.

Helena-area resident Uwe Eickert often has to explain why he develops military strategy board games based on historical battles.

“It’s funny, because I go to a lot of these conventions and a lot of military people come up to me and say, ‘We love your training games. It’s great. How do you do it? What branch of the military were you in?’


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