Officers

Mark Hall, President

MarkHallEDUCATION:  Associate Electrical  Engineer degree from Owens Technical College, BA  in Technology University of Toledo- graduated with honors.

OCCUPATION:  ENGINEER

BACKGROUND:  Moved to Mantua Township in February of 1985 due to job opportunity with Rockwell Automation.

PUBLIC SERVICE:  Served on Zoning Commission for 9-10 years, Mantua Township Trustee for 6 years, and Boy Scouts as Assistant Cub Scout Master, Cub Scout Master and Boy Scout Master.

INTERESTS:  Fishing and woodworking

REASON FOR JOINING MaRSI:  Likes historical buildings and loves to see things saved for the benefit of the community, hates to see old structures being allowed to disappear and lose the historical significance associated with them.

 

Susan Buckles, Vice President

Susan BucklesEDUCATION:  BA in Education Bowling Green State University in 1977, MA from Slippery Rock University

OCCUPATION:  Elementary Physical Education teacher for 35 years in the Beaver Area School District located in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Retired in June of 2012.

BACKGROUND:  Grew up on township farm from birth until 1977.  Moved to Pennsylvania due to job opportunity.  After retirement moved back to Mantua Township in summer of 2012.

CIVIC ACTIVITY:  Coached and/or played recreational softball for 40 plus years, church elder, Sunday School teacher,  Vacation Bible School Director, Director of Church Camp, mission trips to Indianapolis, Indiana and Butler, Pa., and vice president of BAEA(Beaver Area Education Association)

INTERESTS:  Crocheting, gardening, History Channel offerings, avid fan of Browns, Indians, Ohio State football and basketball, and reading.

REASON FOR JOINING MaRSI:  I attended Mantua Center School and value the uniqueness of the building as well as its historic significance.  I know first hand about losing a part of your past.  The farm where I was raised is gone and taken over by the Akron Water Works.  It is not easy riding down Derthick's Hill and seeing overgrown trees where a beautiful farm once existed.

 

Lynn Harvey, Treasurer

Lynn HarveyEDUCATION:  Miami University, BA in Zoology, Kent State University MA Biology

OCCUPATION:  37 years as a high school science teacher, 27 of them spent at Crestwood High School as a chemistry and biology teacher.

BACKGROUND:  Resident of Mantua Township since 1986.  Born in Portage County with roots on my Dad's side of the family dating back to 1840 in both Kent and Ravenna.  Three generations of Harveys  before me actively participated in public service by holding both elected and appointed offices in both Portage and Medina counties.

PUBLIC SERVICE:  Member of Mantua  Twp. Zoning Commission since 1996 and current chairman.  During this time the commission helped to develop a  Land Use Plan for Mantua Township

INTERESTS:  Natural history and environmental conservation, reading, knitting, hiking, gardening, genealogy, Cleveland Indians baseball, fly fishing, and restoring my 1870"s farmhouse.

REASON FOR JOINING MaRSI:  I feel it is vitally important to properly restore and preserve all of our Western Reserve buildings and the former Mantua Center School so they can be used and enjoyed by all township residents and employees.  With community support these goals cam be affordably achieved.

 

Carole Pollard, Secretary

Carole PollardEDUCATION:  BA from Kent State University in Liberal Arts and English,  MA. AND PHD. from Kent State in English

OCCUPATION:  Junior and Senior High English teacher.  Taught  25 years at Stark State College of Technology , 14 years as Head of Communications Department.

BACKGROUND:  Born in Cleveland and moved  to Mantua Township in 1945 with her parents and younger brother Dave.

CIVIC ACTIVITY:  Too busy during teaching career grading papers to have room for any other activity.  Since retiring, member of Rotary, MaRSI, Artists of Rubber City; appointed to Mantua Village Landmark Commission in 2013.

INTERESTS:  Avoiding speeding tickets as once was a competition race car driver for 11 years; designing and making artist quilts. In 2011, started writing blog focusing on trustee meetings(may be added to blog contact list by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and putting your name on subject line)

REASON FOR JOINING MaRSI:  2004 started attending trustee meeting with encouragement from her brother.  When the trustees purchased the school building and it became politicized hot issue in the 2009 election, she realized the beauty, quality, and nobility of our historic buildings are a treasure worth fighting to preserve.