By JANIE SOUTHARD
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,”
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.”