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  Boardman Football Stadium History  
  Ode To Boardman Stadium:   by John A. Darnell Jr, Assoc Editor   August 21, 2014 Edition  
     It was on Feb. 12, 1941, the Board of Education of the Boardman Rural School met to discuss the construction of a 2,000-seat football stadium for their Spartan grid team.
      Presiding over the school board was its president, Lloyd Dalby. Other members of the board were W.K. Allsopp, Joseph Miller, Myron Agnew and Fred Green.
      They met with architects Otto Kling and Robert Medicus, who offered several different plans for a stadium.
      Within two months, on Apr. 7, 1941, the school board approved letting bids for the construction of a reinforced, ‘concrete’ stadium, under plans drawn-up by Medicus.
      According to old Boardman Rural School records, the school board wanted to “get underway with building the project as soon as possible.”
      Erected in the summer of 1941 at a cos...Read More >>
  Teacher Who Is Suing Boardman Schools  
  Gets Retire-Rehire Contract:   July 31, 2014 Edition  
     A longtime Boardman Local School teacher, who was injured during an emergency preparedness drill in Apr., 2013, and who is suing Boardman Township and Boardman Local Schools, is among several teachers who have been hired by the school board under the system’s retire-rehire program.
      Meeting on Monday night, the Boardman Local School Board rehired McClain for the 2014-2015 school year at his ‘same’ position, an eighth grade English teacher at Center Middle School.
      According to documents on file in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas, McClain was injured on Apr. 3, 2013 during an active-shooter, emergency training drill held at Boardman High School. During the course of the exercise, McClain entered the school building as an unannounced visitor who failed to heed orders to halt.The lawsuit claims McClain was “willfully, purposely, intentionally, recklessly, wantonly and ...Read More >>
  Lions Club Offers Free Coats For Kids  
  July 31, 2014 Edition  
     For families who are experiencing financial difficulties, and their kids need new coats for the winter, the Boardman Lions want to help.
      Applications for the Lions Club’s annual New Coats for Kids Program are also available on our Lions website: and in the Boardman Library. Applications should be mailed to the address on the application.
      Application deadline is Fri., Sept. 12. Applicants must be a Boardman resident to apply. Qualified applicants will be notified by mail. Families will be invited to a night at Target in the Shops at Boardman Park to select their coats.
      Persons or groups that would like to donate to the program can view the Lions website for a variety of options.
      Questions can be answered by calling Lion Laura at 330-788-5794.
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