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10-25-03: Three newcomers and three incumbents compete for spots on board


Staying the course but perhaps with a different point of view reflects the goals of the six candidates vying for three spots on the Fort Recovery Local Schools board of education.
Incumbents Cy Brunswick, Steven E. Wendel and Richard F. Willman will be challenged by Kim Day, Susan Homan and Steven F. Wendel.
Following are the candidates’ replies to a bank of identical questions focusing on personal information, whether they’ve ever held elected office and what they hope to accomplish should they be elected to the board.
Cyril Brunswick, 50, 1437 Philothea Road, is a facilities supervisor with Crown Equipment, New Bremen.
He is completing his fourth term on the board of education and has one son in the Fort Recovery system.
“I want to stay on course in terms of continuous improvement,” he said.
Kim Day, 41, 1720 Union City Road, is the owner of Fort Recovery NAPA and has worked there for 24 years.
Two of his three children are students at Fort Recovery, and he has never held elected office.
“My experience in working with the public and in business will help lead the board in the direction it needs to go in finance and whatever else may come. I can offer a different point of view on the various issues,” he said.
Susan Homan, 36, 746 Watkins Road, is a pharmacist at Kaup Pharmacy.
Three of her five children are students in the local school system. She has never held elected office.
“I want to continue the success our school system has and continue to make improvements. I’m interested in getting more involved in our education program,” she said.
Steven E. Wendel, 39, 302 Wiggs St., is a professor of engineering and industrial technology at Sinclair Community College, Dayton.
He is completing his first term on the board and four of his five children are enrolled in the district.
“In a nutshell, I want to maintain continuously improving education in Fort Recovery,” he said.
Steven F. Wendel, 47, 514 Union City Rd., is a farmer and co-owner of 3W Construction, Inc.
Two of his three children are students in the district. He has never held elected office.
“My main goal is to make sure the whole public is heard on school issues and not just a few. The biggest problems coming up are in finance,” he said.
Richard Willman, 46, 3606 Ohio 49, works in the parts department at North Star Hardware and Implements.
He has served a little over eight years on the school board and four of his five children attend the local school.
“The board has several goals and issues before it. There are several key employees ready to retire in the district, and we have issues to consider with the No Child Left Behind federal mandates,” he said. “I don’t have individual goals; the board’s goals are mine.”


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