“Ohio 4-H professionals are incredibly talented and work hard to provide outstanding programs for youth. We are proud their efforts are recognized nationally.” stated Dr. Kirk Bloir, State 4-H Leader and Assistant Director of Ohio State University Extension.
Ryan has been the 4-H Extension Educator in Champaign County for 18 years. She serves on the state-wide Workforce Development Team, Animal Science Team, and is Treasurer of the Ohio Extension Professionals. She has taught at several state and national conferences and chaperoned multiple Ohio youth on national trips.
Champaign County has 66 county 4-H clubs with 1,764 youth participants and 208 volunteers.
The Village is seeking more financial assistance through OPWC program to implement Phase ll of water line replacement program. Phase l Water Line replacement was completed in 2018.
Phase ll of the water line replacement program would replace water mains, service connections, fire hydrants and water meters on Walnut, North Main, West Race, and Sandusky Streets. This will serve approximately 140 residences directly and the remainder of the Village providing better water flow through the system.
"We grateful to have received the grant and thank the State for their investment in our community." says the Village of Mechanicsburg.
Mitchell said, “I am honored to be named the new superintendent of the Madison-Champaign County ESC and to have the honor of leading this exceptional staff at this agency. I am looking forward to continuing the work with the school districts in both of our countries to meet the needs of our students and community.”
The details of Mitchell’s contract have yet to be finalized but this work should be completed before the December 22nd Board meeting. Her contract will officially begin on August 1, 2022. She will be working with Kaffenbarger over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition.
Board President Mary Lee Gecowets stated, “ I am thrilled to have someone of the caliber of Mitchell moving into the superintendent’s position. She has distinguished herself in her current role as the principal of Mac-A-Cheek. The five-member board is confident that Mary will be an excellent match for this position and an asset to the leadership team at the Madison-Champaign ESC. The Board did its due diligence in interviewing seven outstanding candidates but at the end of the day Mitchell proved to be our choice.”
Outgoing Superintendent, Dr. Dan Kaffenbarger stated that “Mary has been an excellent leader at Mac-A-Cheek for the ESC for the past seven years. I have no doubt she will bring the same passion and servant-minded leadership to the superintendent’s position.”