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Dr. Rebecca Davis Ball, Class of 1994, completed her service with the US Army as Captain in the Veterinary Corps at Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND, and Ft. Gordon, Ga. She is completing an internship in small animal medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Jennifer Davis Akins ,Class of 1991, was promoted to the rank of Major in the USAF. She is a board-certified pediatrician at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.

Kevin Krabill, Class of 1986, graduated from Kent State University in 1990 and is the owner of We're Rolling Pretzel Co. He has been recognized as one of the Top 500 Entrepreneurs the past two years.

Robert Armstrong, Class of 1980, is the CFO of the Hedge Fund Family in Denver, Colorado. He and his family love to ski and enjoy the wilderness of the west.

Jeff Battershell, Class of 1980, is a business owner and the father of triplets.

Debra Chain, Class of 1980, has lived on a sailboat for 3 years. She and her husband, Dave, are now converting a tugboat to a live-aboard.

Mark Myers, M.D., Class of 1980, is a spine surgeon who has run with the bulls in Spain, driven to the Arctic Circle and ridden his Harley to Sturgis, SD.

Christopher Riley, Class of 1980, is a teacher in Japan. In his spare time he is an underwater diver assisting in the recovery of WWII Japanese remains for proper burial.

Bob Dixon, Class of 1973, is the owner of the RWJ Corporation in Sebring and also loves motorcycles and the fun things in life. (Why change now?)

Douglas Prather, Class of 1972, has retired from the Marlington Board of Education after serving eight years. He continues to work at the family business, Custom Poly Bag, as Sales Manager and part owner.

F.Carl Walter, Class of 1969, Owner of Chess Financial Corp. worked closely with Bernie Kosar in his efforts to acquire the new Cleveland Browns.

Mike Pauli, Class of 1968, owner of Pauli Electric is current Chairman of the Alliance Chamber of Commerce.

Clyde Lepley, Class of 1968, after working at Marlington for 14 years later became Superintendent of Louisville Schools where he has served for 13 years.

Gregory P. Miller, Class of 1968, is a founding shareholder of Miller, Alfano & Raspanti after entering private practice in 1984. In 2004 and 2005 Miller was selected one of Pennsylvania's Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for fiver percent of that state's attorneys. He has written a recently-published fiction novel entitled "Becoming His Father's Son,"

Douglas Cunningham, Class of 1965, is the owner of the West Side Animal Hospital in Alliance and employees several Marlington grads - Sue Farmer Yarian, Class of 1976, Amy Aufrance Guill, Class of 1979, and Hylene Blasiman, Class of 2003.

Dave Traphagen, Class of 1965, Has owned Traps Sports Center, providing athletic apparel for 27 years.

Don McAlister, Class of 1944, served 32 years as a member of the Marlington Board of Education. He continues to work as president of Clem Lumber.

In the News....

Nick Evanich, Class of 1996, is completing his first season as Marlington High School's varsity boys' basketball coach. He is also a math teacher at the high school.

Amy Slater, Class of 1986, has been named as Funeral Director Intern at local Sharer Sterling-Skivolocke Funeral Home and as Trustee of the Beech Creek Botanical Garden Association.

Dana Bauer, Class of 1983, retired from the US Navy as Chief Petty Officer Aviation Structural Mechanic effective Oct., 2005. His service record includes many commendations and medals. He is currently residing in Hawaii.

Tana Carli Dimino, Class of 1974, was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame of Ohio; currently lives and works in New Hope, Pa.

Mayor Toni Middleton, Class of 1967, was named Alliance Area Republican of the Year in 2005 and was considered for gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Blackwell's team.

Brett A Summers, Class of 1983, received his Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting degree and graduated cum laude from the University of the Incarnate Word in December, 2006. He and his family live in San Antonio, TX. Brett is currently employed by the State of Texas Department of Insurance in the Accounting department.

Debbie Yarrow, Class of 1985, completed the Washington, DC marathon in October, 2006. Her time was 4 hours and 47 minutes. She had previously participated in several 10-mile races. Debbie has a bachelor's degree in music from The Ohio State University and master's degree in performance and education from North Texas State. She and her family live in Warm Springs, VA.

Roger C Mayer, Class of 1977, Professor of Management at The University of Akron has the "Best of the Second Decade Award for Frame-Breaking Innovative Theory" from the Academy of Management Review. Roger graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 1982 and earned a doctorate in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in 1989 from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. He has served on faculties of the University of Notre Dame, Purdue, and Baylor Universities.




Updated Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:11 AM