Archive - Jan 2011 - Latest News
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio â€” Things donâ€™t always go as planned. That doesnâ€™t mean they donâ€™t turn out pretty good in the end.
That is the odyssey of 1984 Plymouth High School graduate Matt Starr. A standout athlete at Plymouth, he attended Manchester College and received a master's degree from Kent State.
He appeared headed for a long and distinguished career as a sports psychologist, with an appointment to work at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
PLYMOUTH â€” Thereâ€™s a new level of excitement at the Plymouth Country Club as it welcomes a new golf professional to the club: 47-year-old PGA recognized golfer Timothy Burkhart.
Burkhart, originally from Hornell, N.Y., chose Plymouth because he thought it was a great place for him and his family.
Burkhart, who comes to Plymouth from the Boonville Country Club, has even been featured in PGA magazine.
â€śIt was a huge compliment to be honored by PGA,â€ť said Burkhart.
PLYMOUTH â€” This past week, a story debunking the work of a prominent medical researcher, Andrew Wakefield, who claimed that childhood vaccinations caused autism, made the rounds.
In 1988, a publication, The Lancet, a medical journal, claimed that Wakefield and his colleagues had linked measles-mumps-rubella vaccine with autism in most of a dozen children they had studied.
Mika Adams, Zionsville, an autism consultant, is the daughter of Plymouthâ€™s Willie Resler.
Adams said numerous studies have shown that there is no correlation between the vaccines and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Arts Council will enter just its second year of operation with an election of officers on Saturday, but the group has made a significant impact in a very short amount of time.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Board started its first meeting of 2011 attending to the organization of the board. Members Melissa Christiansen and Larry Pinkerton were sworn in as newly elected members after both were re-elected in November.
Immediately following the administration of the oaths, Christiansen was unanimously elected as board president.
Also receiving unanimous votes were Todd Samuelson for vice-president and Larry Holloway as secretary.
NASHVILLE â€” You could really call 1981 Plymouth High School graduate Joe McKesson a renaissance man.
A self admitted â€ścomputer nerd,â€ť he is also an extremely talented singer and performer with a love and skill for opera, singing for opera companies all over the United States. With his background in music and technology, it was kind of a natural fit for him to be involved when iTunes was just an idea on a drawing board.
PLYMOUTH â€” Grocers Jack Greenlee, Bob Gibbons, Bryan Emond, and Jim Strycker have a lot in common.
All but one (Gibbons) graduated from Plymouth High School. Gibbons is from Richland Center, in northern Fulton County.
All have been married to their wives for decades, have multiple children and grandchildren and are members of a Methodist Church.
All worked at the former G&G supermarket for years. Most started at 50 cents an hour.
â€śThat was pretty good pay then,â€ť Gibbons said.
â€śWalt and Chuck (Glaub) were good people to work for,â€ť Greenlee said.
PLYMOUTH â€” One local manufacturer was in a hurry to expand its business â€” literally.
Whitley Products in Plymouth took just a few days to get up and running in its new expanded warehouse facility on Flora Street in Plymouth. It was possible with the help of some other local businesses, according to Rick Green of Whitley.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â As the new year begins, Plymouth High School Band students, staff and parents look back and reflect on a landmark year of student success stories from the passing year.Â
Director Bryan Ames said, â€ś2010 brought many highlights and record achievements for the band program,â€ť including Solo and Ensemble state finals, a winter guard state championship, winter drumline state finals, marching band state finals, and a state and national recognition were some of the highlights of the bandâ€™s record-setting year.
School was back in session for many schools this week, and it was back to a routine for not only the classroom but for extra-curriculars. Here, Lincoln Junior High teacher and athletic director Carol Gilbert finishes making popcorn for a junior high basketball game, as Johnna Antich helps in the concession stand.