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John Glenn, the 'last true national hero,' dead at 95

Local school board candidate dies

Ron Lyons known for service in western Clark County.


A former Bethel Twp. trustee and Tecumseh Local Schools board of education member who was on the November ballot for a school board seat died suddenly Monday.

Ron Lyons, 76, served most recently on the Clark County Zoning Board and the Convention Facilities Authority of Clark County.

Clark County Commissioner John Detrick had recommended Lyons for those appointments and said he had been a close friend for nearly 16 years.

“He was very active in western Clark County,” Detrick said. “He tried to do what was best in the long run.”

Lyons, a Tecumseh High School graduate, was one of six candidates for three seats on the school board, where he had served from 1988-96.

It’s likely too late to remove Lyons from the ballot, Matthew Tlachac, director of the Clark County Board of Elections said. Votes in Lyons’ name will not be counted.

Ohio has rules for how to handle a situation in which a candidate withdraws, but Tlachac was not aware of laws regarding a candidate’s death. He said the board of elections is also checking with its attorney.

Lyons, survived by his wife, Judith, was an Air Force veteran and worked 40 years as an electrician for Mutual Electric. Memberships included the Medlake Lions Club, New Carlisle Rotary Club and Sportsman Club.

He worked 30 years on the Tecumseh football chain gang and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Carlisle.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar and Fraley Funeral Home, New Carlisle. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart. Burial will follow in Medway Cemetery.


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