BELOIT- The West Branch Hall of Fame Committee has announced the inductees for 2013. They include Joe Meissner, Jennifer "Sis" Woods, Chuck Campbell, Len and Lynda Slack, and Larry Romigh.
The West Branch Hall of Fame Induction will take place 6:40 p.m. Sept. 20, immediately preceding the varsity football home game against Marlington High School at 7 p.m. at Clinton Heacock Stadium at West Branch High School.
The West Branch Alumni Association will hold a tailgate barbecue prior to the game and will host a reception to honor recipients immediately following the game. Both events are open to the public. The Alumni Association invites all alumni and friends to attend the Hall of Fame events.
The West Branch Alumni Association will host a dinner to honor new inductees on Sept. 21 in the West Branch High School cafeteria. A reception will start at 6 p.m. with the dinner at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 each and can be reserved by calling the Superintendent's Office at 330-938-9324. Immediately following the dinner, a program in the West Branch Community Auditorium will recognize each inductee. The program in the auditorium will begin at 8 p.m. and is open to the public without charge. The West Branch Hall of Fame Committee seeks to recognize West Branch alumni for outstanding athletic accomplishments. The committee also seeks to recognize individuals in the community who have exhibited outstanding service to the West Branch Community.
-?Joe Meissner is a 1961 graduate of West Branch High School and was an outstanding fullback for the Warriors, playing for the first Warrior varsity football team.
-?Jennifer "Sis" Woods is a 1977 graduate of West Branch and is currently an elementary physical education teacher and coach in the district. She was an outstanding athlete and letter winner at both West Branch High School and, later, at Mount Union College. She continues to play softball competitively.
-?Charles "Chuck" Campbell is a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School and Muskingum College, where he excelled as an athlete, especially in basketball. A longtime teacher and coach at West Branch, Campbell retired in 2005 after leading the Lady Warriors to a state basketball title in 2004.
-?Len and Lynda Slack are both Mount Union college graduates. They spent their entire educational careers at West Branch, starting in 1969. Len Slack taught science and coached before becoming an administrator in the district. Lynda Slack taught elementary and middle school art as well as serving as cheer and student council advisor. Both of the Slacks retired from West Branch Schools.
-?Larry Romigh graduated from Louisville High School in 1948. He served on the West Branch school board for 19 years and has been a tireless volunteer on behalf of the district for decades.
Larry Romigh and Len and Lynda Slack are being recognized for their long record of devotion to and support of the students, staff and families of West Branch.