BOE Recognizes
Cross-Country Athletes

Two Hancock County athletes were recognized by the Hancock County Board of Education at Monday’s meeting for coming to the aid of a third athlete  during a Cross Country competition.   Weir High’s Cameron Johnson and Oak Glen’s Nathan Lange came to the aid of Oak Glen’s Mason Konchar during the Class AA Regional Championship.  Konchar, who was rated as number 2 runner, was in distress and was unable to finish the race.  Although competitors, Lange and Johnson carried Konchar over the finish line exhibiting true sportsmanship.
         Member of the Hancock County Board of Education heard from a parent of a member of the bowling team who questioned why only one of the individuals who applied to coach the team was being approved to coach.  Bob Babinchak was approved as an unpaid assistant for the Bowling team during the meeting.   The parent said that another applicant had not been approved and the team which she said is slated to grow from 11 to 19 members is in need of  a second coach.
 In other business, the Board:

**Approved Eric Hayden, Leah Crow, Emily Rutz, McClay Moore, Mallory Markowitz and Casey Stone as countywide substitute;
**Approved Bob Babinchak as unpaid volunteer Bowling Assistant;
**Accepted the resignation of Richard Myers as Custodian II, Weirton Elementary School;
**Transferred Patrick Speer from county substitute Custodian to Custodian II, Allison, Elementary;
**Approved a return from leave of absence for Joe Ballato as Supervisory Aide/AM, New Manchester Elementary;