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  Boardman High School Quarterback Mike O'Horo  
  September 7, 2017 Edition  
      BOARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERBACK MIKE O’HORO, 8, set a school record, connecting on his first ten passes of the game last week in a 35-17 victory over Howland High School. O’Horo went 17 of 23 in the first half of play, and finished 19 of 27, good for 238 yards and three touchdowns before 4,000 fans at Spartan Stadium. He also tallied a TD on the ground. Boardman travels to Massillon Jackson this week to take on the 2-0 Polar Bears, a 38-20 winner over Mayfield last week. Last year Jackson beat the Spartans, 21-14.
  School Board Okays Up To $80,000 For One Autistic Child To Attend Class At Neurobehavioral Center In Twinsburg  
  Settlement Agreement Approved Over Issue Of Free Appropriate Public Education:   September 7, 2017 Edition  
     Meeting last week, the Boardman Board of Education approved a ‘settlement agreement’ mandating the system spend no more than $80,000 to provide ‘free appropriate public education’ for a single student with disabilities (autism) to attend the KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center in Twinsburg, Oh.
      The settlement agreement also calls for the Boardman Local Schools to provide the student free transportation to and from the neurobehavioral center.
      According to the agreement, the student’s parents claimed the Boardman Local Schools denied the student a free public education, and “the placement and services identified in the 2017-18 individual education plan for the child were inappropriate.”
      The local school district and the parents “reached the compromise agreement to avoid expense, inconvenience and potential acrimony of a due process he...Read More >>
  Class of 2018 Is 100th In The History Of Boardman High School  
  Became The Spartans In 1935:   August 31, 2017 Edition  
     BY JOHN A. DARNELL JR.
      associate editor
      When the members of the Boardman High School Class of 2018 receive their diplomas next spring, they will be the 100th class at the school to graduate, although the history of the local public school system dates back to 1904.
      Prior to that time, students attended no less than eight, one-room school houses that were scattered throughout Boardman Township. Those included Shady Hollow, on Tippecanoe Rd.; Gault School, at the corner of what is now Rt. 224 and West Blvd.; Kipper’s Corners, near Shields Rd. and Market St.; Pleasant Grove, on South Ave. in the northern part of the township; Rice School. on South Ave. in the southern part of the township (legend has it that President William McKinley once taught there); Chambers School, in Woodworth near North Lima; Heintzelman School, in the southwest portion o...Read More >>
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