Reunion Organizer: Charis (Stewart) Murray
Tracy E. Barnhart is a Marine combat veteran of Desert Storm/Desert Shield and upon leaving the Marines in 1992 he became a police officer with the City of Galion, Ohio Police Department. Barnhart was the youngest officer to attain the rank of Staff Lieutenant and established a productive community-oriented policing program. Barnhart then left Galion to become the Chief of Police for the Village of Edison, Ohio where he continued his effective community education programs. Barnhart attained his Ohio Peace Officer's Training Commission as a Unit Instructor teaching several law enforcement and correctional courses at the state academy.
In 2000, Barnhart left law enforcement to start a career with the Ohio Department of Youth Services in juvenile corrections at the Marion, Ohio Juvenile Corrections Facility. The Marion Juvenile Correctional Facility is a maximum security male correction facility housing over 320 with over forty beds being super maximum security lockdown capable. Barnhart deals with male felony offender's ages 16 to 21with violent criminal convictions and aggressive natures.
He has a wonderful wife of over ten years, Nikki and three children Bailey, Aaron and Elise, whom take up all his spare time. He spends as much time as he can training in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu at Shawn Chitwood's in Lexington, Ohio and continues to advance so that he can train others in current officer survival techniques. Tracy can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org<7/14/2007>
Lorraine "Lori" Betz (formerly Long):
Newly divorced in 2011 and after a brief move for 5 years to Tucson, AZ; I am now living back in Marion. While rebuilding my life, I am now considering either a career as a college professor of Accounting or possibly semi-truck driver. I am currently in college, with one semester left until I obtain my Associate's of Accounting; after which I will decide whether to continue or pursue other adventures. I am proud to announce I am a new Grandma as of 2 years ago (2013), and just recently found out I have a wedding to help plan for my daughter, Faithe to be scheduled sometime in 2017. I look forward to seeing everyone for our 30th reunion coming soon. I can be reached at email@example.com
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Tommie C. B. (Blackledge) De Assis attended OSU and finished a 6 year commitment with the Ohio Army National Guard. She was discharged as Sergeant (E-5) in 1993, the same year she graduated from OSU. She got a BA in East Asian Literature and Language and Linguistics (English). She landed a job as Sales Manager at the OSU Computer Store. She worked there until Unie 1995 and went on her way to her birthplace (Hiroshima, Japan) on the JET Programme (Japan Exchange for Teaching). She taught in this program for 3 years and decided to stay. She's now working for a private boys school teaching grades 7-12.
During her tenure with JET, she had a chance to travel to many different countries: Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam and Brazil. During her time in Japan, she's met people from many different cultures, including what may be considered a bizarre chance to learn about Brazilian culture. Many Brazilian-Japanese have repatriated to Japan, so there is a large community there. She met her husband Luis, who is Brazilian-Japanese. They recently got married in Hawaii on March 21, 2000. They still reside in Hiroshima and are not glowing from radiation, but from happiness!
They speak their own creole mixture of English-Japanese-Portuguese. Tommie and her husband enjoy camping and driving in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. They will be moving in the summer of 2003 from Japan to Sao Paulo, Brazil where Tommie's husband will join his brother in running their family's auto-body repair business. They have a new addition to the family, a baby boy -- Stephen Robert, was born on August 28, 2002. Tommie can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Veronica (Gritt) Hasty
went to Nursing School after graduation. She is an L.P.N. In 1995 she moved to Indiana where she met her husband, Chad. They have 2 boys, Nathaniel (4 years old) and Zachary (11months old). She works in a hospital and is currently looking into options to obtain her ASN. Veronica can be reached at: email@example.com
graduated from MTC's school of Nursing and is currently employed with Marion General Hospital as a Clinical Informatics RN. She married Rich Wallace (RV Class of '88) and they have two boys, Ethan (6) and Hayden (2). Rich graduated from OSU with a BA in Business Administration and is a general manager for Fastenal Co. in Marion. They currently reside outside of Waldo. They can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly James McCray continued his education after high school at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He was employed at the New Albany County Club in New Albany. He enjoyed gardening and his daily visits with the "Caledonia Liars' Club." Kelly was a member of the Martel United Methodist Church and attended the Caledonia Memorial Methodist Church. Kelly passed away at The Ohio State University Hospital after complications from a brain aneurysm on March 15, 2000, at the age of 31. <3/17/2000>
Tina (Ruth) Braun
attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA right after graduation. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1991. She immediately went to graduate school at Eastern Illinois University where she received her degree in Student Personnel Work in Higher Education in 1992. In the fall of 1992, Tina and her fiancé, Matthew attended Tentmaker Youth Ministry Training in Minneapolis, Mn. They were married in October 1992 and then served as Co-Directors of youth at a Lutheran Church in Hastings, MN for 2 1/2 years. They then moved to Van Wert, Ohio where Matthew served as Youth Pastor for 4 years at a Methodist Church. He is now Senior Pastor at Ohio City Church of God. Tina is a stay at home mom with three children, Jacob (5), Joshua (3) and Megan (1). Life is full and they have been truly blessed. They would love to hear from other alumni! Tina's email address is: email@example.com
Kelli (Slack) Heiser
has been married to Jim Heiser (Harding, Class of '88) for 17 years! Their son, Justin, is now 5 and ready to start Kindergarten in the fall. They have added another boy to their brood, Brendan, who is 16 months old. Kelli started a contingent position at the Long-term Care Facility she's been employed with to spend time with the kids. They continue to live in Logan County and work in Marysville. (Jim works at Honda.) Kelli's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa (Stephens) Lectka
attended Ashland University following graduation from R.V. and then assisted Kristy (Bender) Zurbrick in creating Waldo's first (and only) newspaper, "The Hometowner". She turned her Hometowner experience into a career in graphic design. She has worked in commercial printing, corporate communications and is currently employed in the Graphics Department at The Delaware Gazette. She married Rob Lectka (Ferndale, MI, Class of '84) in 1997. Rob is employed by the Delaware County Recorders Office. They live in Delaware, Ohio and are the proud parents of twins, Lily and Lukas, born 11/11/02! She can be reached at: email@example.com
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Michelle R. Walter
graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene College with a Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Communications and continued her education in the Master of Science program at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is currently employed by Nortel Networks in Rochester, NY. For the more personal details of Michelle's life, visit her web page at http://home.rochester.rr.com/mwalter/ firstname.lastname@example.org