Court fills vacancy on Central Greene School Board

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WAYNESBURG – Greene County Court issued an order Wednesday appointing Kevin W. Barnhart to fill the unexpired term of Samuel Watson on the Central Greene School Board.


Watson, who represented Waynesburg Borough and whose term expires in December, resigned from the board in March.


The board solicited applicants and interviewed the two candidates who expressed interest in the post at a special meeting prior to its April 16 board meeting. Neither candidate was able to receive the five votes needed for an appointment.


The candidates were Barnhart and Nancy A. Wrick, both of Waynesburg. Board member Joe Ayersman was absent from the meeting.


The board first considered a motion to appoint Barnhart to the seat. Three board members, Eleanor Chapman, Mike Ames and John Bristor, voted in favor of the motion, and four members, Sharon Bennett, Roberta Boyd, Joanne Brookover and Andrew Corfont, voted against it.


A motion was then presented to appoint Wrick. Four members, Bennett, Boyd, Brookover and Corfont, voted for the motion, and three members, Chapman, Ames and Bristor, voted against it.


The board had 30 days to make the appointment after the vacancy, which was effective March 30. After that, the court can made an appointment after receiving a petition signed by 10 or more residents.


The petition was filed Tuesday with the court and Judge William Nalitz issued the order appointing Barnhart Wednesday afternoon. He will sevre until December.


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