Robert Whitney Honored, Richland Academy Workshop


Whitney receives Champion of Public Education award

COLUMBUS – Robert Whitney, Chairman of the Lexington Local School District Board of Directors, recently received the prestigious Central Region Champion of Public Education award from the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) in recognition of his support and advocacy for public education in Ohio.

The Central Region Executive Committee chose Whitney as this year’s recipient because of her professional leadership, commitment and contributions to public education that have impacted the OSBA Central Region and the Ohio State. Whitney is Ohio’s longest-serving board member and has led the Lexington local as board chair for over 30 years.

Adult Art Workshop at Richland Academy

A collage workshop is scheduled at Richland Academy from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 6. This art workshop is aimed at ages 16 and up and will be taught by art therapist and certified instructor Jacy Warrick.

Students in the workshop will walk through the process of creating a collage from start to finish, including preparing and sealing the final piece. Creating a collage involves applying various materials including paints, different types of paper, fabrics, stamps, beads, and other materials to a surface to create an image.

There will be a one hour lunch break during this workshop at noon. This workshop is open to adults of all ages and levels.

For more information on course registration, call Richland Academy at 419-522-8224 or visit

Galion footballers show the importance of literacy

Galion High School football players volunteer their time every Friday during the football season to read to the youngest Tigers in primary and middle schools in Galion.

GALION – The football players at Galion High School volunteered their time every Friday of the 2021 season to spend time reading to the youngest Tigers in Galion’s primary and middle schools.

Players have read to elementary and middle school students for the past six years. While the entire football team participates in the program, only four to six players participate each week.

“It is important for players to come to the buildings to read and interact with young students to emphasize the importance of reading and studying,” said Galion head coach Matt Dick. “Younger students really admire high school football players and hopefully inspire them to be like them. “

The idea started with former Galleon superintendent Jim Grubbs, who challenged Coach Dick to put this program in place on his first day at the Galleon.

“I think the whole administrative team challenged the athletes and coaches, as well as the students who don’t participate in sports, to give more back to Galion,” said coach Dick. “Sixty hours of community service, which is a requirement for graduation, is easily achieved if students get involved in clubs, teams and groups at Galion High School. “

The overwhelming consensus is that students at Galion Primary and Galion Intermediate love that older students enter their buildings.


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