Class of 1962
Richard graduated from BLHS in 1962. He enrolled at Youngstown State University majoring in business. He was drafted in the Army on May 8, 1968. From there he went to Fort Lewis in Washington. He signed up for Officer’s Candidate School, spending 6 months at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was ordered to Viet Name in October of 1968, where he joined the 25th Division, 12th Battalion. In his own words “the enemy was everywhere. You never knew where you would be. Richard was awarded 3 Bronze Stars and 1 Silver Star for his valor. He was also awarded a Purple Heart, 5 Air Medal (each medal was for 25 trips in a helicopter and 1 Army Commendation Medal. A true American Hero!
Richard has been married to the former Penny Snyder since 1968. They have 3 children Matthew, Heather & Michael.
During life’s journey the couple had a 5acre parcel where they would raise 4 -6 head of beef cattle every year.
Richard & Penny currently live in Leavenworth, Washington.
They are happily retired and enjoy their children and grandchildren.
Class of 1962
Michael Klembara is the son of the late Mike and Anne Klembara of West Point, Ohio. He graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1962. He attended The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1966, and a Master of Science in Mathematics in 1968.
From 1968 to 1970 he served as an officer in the United State Army Corps of Engineers, stationed first at the Pentagon and then in Vietnam. Upon his honorable discharge he was awarded the Bronze Star.
He returned to civilian life to earn a Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati in 1975.
Over the next 35 years he had a two-pronged career at Northern Kentucky University. Serving as a Mathematics Professor, Associate Provost, Director of International Programs and Executive Director of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA). CCSA is a consortium of then 24 universities and colleges with study abroad, internship, and service learning programs in English speaking countries. His work and travels have led him to 31 countries and 6 continents.
He and his wife Linda live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. They share two children and four grandchildren.
Class of 1985
Trooper Craig M. Monte, was awarded Trooper of the Year for 2017. He earned this honor in recognition of outstanding service, leadership abilities, professional
ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public.
Monte, was chosen for the award by fellow officers at the post. Monte joined the patrol in 1997 and has served at the Lisbon Post. He is originally from Negley and is a Beaver Local High School graduate. He served in the Navy from 1985 to1989 and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993.
He has also received the Ohio State Highway Patrol Health and Physical Fitness award,safe driving award, and was also named the Trooper of the Year in 2002.
He and his wife Melissa live in Calcutta with their children, Abigail, 18, Emily, 16, and
James and Joseph, both 14.
Class of 1965
Richard graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1965. Most of his efforts during his school career were placed more into sports than academic, but I all turned out well.
Richard attended Kent State University in Salem, Ohio and was recruited out of school into the automotive industry, working for International Harvester, Motor Truck Engineering in Fort Way, Indiana. He left the auto industry after 7 years and became affiliated Beatrice Foods, in Chicago. It was a good fit and a turning point in his life. This was his first exposure to the “Great American Hot Dog Industry”. He worked there for 7 years, then realizing that it was time for him to step up and take advantage of the opportunity that had presented itself – setting out to be in the “High Speed Automated Hot Dog Production Business.
In the 1980s myself and 3 partners formed a new company. Over the next 9 years the company took off and became a global operation. This is due to 3 US patents being issued to me, 2 being apparatus and 1 being a process patent. This established the company as the “standard” for hot dog production, domestically and globally.
In 1993, my son came into the business, we had bought a small business out of an estate the year before, we determined that Denver was a great land for opportunity and it was. Over the next 25 years, Denver Cutlery, Inc. and now her 5 sister companies, have become one of the major suppliers to the total food service industry throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
Five years ago my son and I entered into a gentleman’s agreement, located in East Cape of South Africa, just off the Indian Ocean. As a hobby, we started raising Cape Buffalo, specifically bulls, just for safari hunting. It has turned out very well, it’s a very exciting business venture, saying that Richard believes that Africa is the last real frontier on earth and it could be his as well.
Class of 1987
Mark Nolan was born in Cleveland and grew up in Calcutta, Ohio. He graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1987.
After graduating from Kent State University with a BA in Radio/TV Production, Mark continued his education through Mississippi State receiving seals of approval from both The American Meteorological Society and The National Weather Service.
After doing weather for 15 years, Nolan was asked to move to the anchor chair. And, he did for three years before heading back to radio.
Mark can now be heard leading “The Majic Morning Show” on “Majic 105.7” Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
After some lunch and a nap, he heads over to the Cleveland 19 News studios where he sits next to his old friend, Romona Robinson and co-anchors the 4pm and 6pm news Monday through Friday. “Sitting next to Romona is just comfortable”, Nolan says. “It’s like talking over the stories of the day at dinner with friends.”
When Mark has a little free time, he can be found working in his shop on an old car or a Harley of choice.
Mark currently does charity work for Akron Children’s Hospital, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, The Tom Longville Memorial Fund and Camp Ho Mita Koda for kids with juvenile diabetes.
Class of 1974
Candy Fisher Solterbeck is a proud 1974 graduate of Beaver Local High School she grew up in Calcutta enjoying life on her family farm.
While attending Beaver Local, she was a cheerleader, the statistician for the 1st undefeated football team in 1973, she was a member of the first girls basketball team and enjoyed being in Fiddler on the Roof and The Music Man.
Candy attended Kent State University after graduating. She majored in Business & Office Education. After 3 years of school she decided she didn’t want to teach she just wanted to “do it”, she loved office work thanks in part to her high school BOE teacher Mr. Gary Williams.
She worked at Potters Medical Center for 10 years until securing her dream job on November 16, 1987, being the Secretary to the Assistant Dean at Kent State at East Liverpool. In 1995 she became Administrative Secretary to Dean of the East Liverpool Campus.
She has served on numerous committees throughout the years at the East Liverpool Campus as well as the Kent Campus.
She is one of the founding members of the Beaver Local Alumni Association, she held the office of Vice President at one time, and is currently the Secretary. She also is an original member of the Beaver Local Schools Foundation.
Her love for her family, community and alma mater have been her focus for the last 30 years. Some of Candy’s community endeavors include United Way Board member and President, long time board member of the YMCA, chaired a levy committee for East Liverpool City Schools, member and President of the East Liverpool Women’s Club, member and President of The Child Study Club, former Vice President of the East Liverpool City Hospital Lady’s Auxiliary, at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday School, Bible School and was an Elder. She worked on a successful levy campaign for Beaver Local, serving as an alumni member, she helped with and participated in the successful Music, Memories and Milestones – the final musical performance held at Beaver Local High School, she was featured as an Outstanding Valley Education Graduate on WKBN in 2016 and she chaired the committee for the dedication of the Beaver Local K12 Campus.
She is married to Mike Solterbeck, retired - long time teacher at Beaver Local High School. They are the proud parents of Erin Solterbeck Volino.
They enjoy spending time with and traveling with Erin her husband Dr. Louie Volino and their grandsons Michael & Dominick.
Class of 1965
Born March 25, 1947 in East Liverpool, Ohio. 1965 graduate of Beaver Local High School near East Liverpool, Ohio. Class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. Played baseball, basketball and football. In 2005 he was inducted into the Beaver Local School Athletic Hall of Fame.
1969 graduate of Harvard College, cum laude, with a major in American History. Awarded full scholarship to the University of Toledo Law School, but chose not attend.
1970 – 1972 was administrative assistant for the Toledo Council for Business, a private non-profit agency funded through Model Cities that provide management consulting services for inter-city business, TCB was rated the second best such program in the nation at the time.
1972-2009 worked as a sports writer, then sports copy editor/administrator for the Toledo Blade. Covered school sports from 1972-1978, including Toledo City League from 1973-1978. Also covered the Toledo Mud Hens and occasional Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians games. Thereafter worked on the sport copy desk and was the go to guy for high school sports from 1979-2009, for many of those years directing coverage and for the entire time being responsible for the high school portion of the Saturday sports sections. Horger twice won awards for the Best Headline in the State of Ohio. He retired in 2009.
At various times since the mid-1970s, and currently from 2012, have interviewed prospective Harvard students as a part of the school’s admissions process.
Married Susan Jones (East Liverpool High School, Kent State University) in June, 1968. Son Marc, who played baseball and basketball, graduated as Maumee High School’s valedictorian in 1990, then graduated magna cum laude in American History from Harvard College in 1994. Marc received his PhD in American History from Ohio State in 2001 and is a senior lecturer there. Marc’s wife, Julie, a Maumee and Bowling Green State University graduate, teaches English and journalism at Bexley High School near Columbus.
Class of 1985
Steve Hale graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1985 where he participated in Football for four years. He went on to attend Muskingum College where he was also a member of the varsity football team for four years before graduating in 1989 with a degree in Education. Steve has been a teacher and football coach since moving to Columbus Ohio in 1989. He received his Master’s degree in Education in 2003. His coaching career began in the Fall of 1989 as an assistant coach in the Olentangy School district where he worked for 8 years before becoming the Head football coach in Shelby Ohio. While at Shelby he took the Whippets to their first state playoff in school history and complied a record of 17-5 in two years. He then moved back to Columbus to coach at Groveport High school for several years before being named the first ever coach at a newly opened Olentangy Liberty High School in 2003. During Steve’s coaching career, he has received several honors. He has been named conference coach of the year 7 times. He was also named District coach of the year three times. In 2004 Steve was named Division II state coach of the year, and in 2016 was named the Division I state coach of the year. His overall coaching record is 125-72. Steve and his wife Jill have 2 sons (Jake and Matthew) and 2 daughters (Jordan and Samantha).
Class of 1967
Dr. Donald Lyle is a proud 1967 graduate of Beaver Local High School and grew up in Calcutta. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Muskingum College in 1971; his master's degree in education from Miami of Ohio in 1972; and his doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Lyle worked at Grove City College for 43 years retiring in May 2015 as the school’s athletic director.
Lyle joined the college’s athletic department in 1972 as head men’s soccer coach and assistant men’s basketball coach. As head soccer coach, he led the Wolverines to six post-season berths, including a pair of trips to the NCAA Championship Tournament. In his 34 years as head coach, he compiled a 277-206-37 record and was inducted into the college’s Men's Soccer Hall of Fame in October 2006.
In 2005, his final season as head coach, Lyle guided Grove City to its first-ever Presidents’ Athletic Conference title and a trip to the finals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championship Tournament. He earned the PAC's Coach of the Year award that year.
From 1978 to 2005, Lyle hosted the Wolverine Soccer Camp, providing instruction to approximately 5,400 campers. Locally, he helped establish the Grove City Youth Soccer Association, which eventually led to the creation of the Grove City High School varsity soccer program in the 1980s. In 1988, Lyle received the Florence McKenzie Campus-Community Award for his efforts and service to the Grove City area.
Lyle initiated the women's softball program at Grove City College, posting a 91-61 record from 1980-88 as head coach. He remains the program's all-time leader in winning percentage. Grove City won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference title in 1987.
Lyle also spent nine years as baseball coach at the college. In 1992, Grove City won a school-record 15 games. Overall, Grove City won 81 games during his stint as baseball coach.
He worked as an assistant men’s basketball coach and junior varsity men’s basketball coach from 1972 to 1979, helping the 1976 and 1979 teams advance to the NCAA Division III tournament.
Lyle was named chairman of the Department of Physical Education (now Exercise Science) in 1996 and as athletic director in 2003. Under his leadership, Grove City’s athletic facilities underwent extensive improvements that included the Grove City College Arena and upgrades to its football/track facility, tennis courts, pool, baseball field, soccer complex and the softball facility, as well as the Physical Learning Center. Numerous displays that reflect the college’s proud athletic tradition were created, including an exhibit of the century-old history of women’s athletics at Grove City.
In 2001, Lyle spearheaded the creation of the Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame at Grove City College. He also co-authored Tales From the Pitch, a written history of the Grove City College soccer program.
Lyle directed the formation of the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006 and now serves as chairman of its selection committee. In 2008, he reintroduced the college’s classic varsity “G” monogram as the athletic department’s official logo.
He and his wife, the former Barbara Lyons (BLHS 1968), live in Pine Township, Pennsylvania. They have three adult children and nine grandchildren.
Class of 1965
Judy grew up on a farm in the Negley, Ohio, area of what is now Lake Tomahawk. She spent many hours listening to stories told by her father and grandfathers. She is the oldest of three children born to Ruth Butler and James Clark of Rogers, Ohio. Her father worked as a house mover and had his own saw mill. She worked at a young age shoveling saw dust and carrying slabs.
Judy is a proud 1965 graduate of Beaver Local High School. She is a mother of one daughter, and two step-children, as well as two nephews whom she loves very much. She has two grandsons and four great grandchildren.
She is never happy sitting in one place very long, so she chose factory work as her career. Judy retired after 38 years of assembly line factory work.
Suddenly finding herself alone every day was a new chapter in her life. She began to write a story for her husband. It was titled, Saving Diana and was the story of a girl coming of age in South Central Pennsylvania during the Civil War, abolishment of slavery, assassination of President Lincoln and the building of the Pennsylvania railroad. Upon completing the book, her wonderful husband encouraged her to publish it, thus the real adventure began. Saving Diana was published in 2011 and Judy has since managed to publish at least two novels a year. Her other novels include Daniel’s Day; Snow; Daffodils; Bluegrass Dynasty; Mud Sock; Twin Mirrors; The Old Brick; The Grey Areas; Pauline and the Prince; and Deb.
Class of 1983
Dale Karmie is a graduate of Beaver Local High School and a proud member of the class of 1983. Following graduation, Dale attended Mount Union College where he had a double major and earned his BS in computer science and his BA in business management. Following college, he entered the work force with IBM. After five years with IBM, he moved on to work with other companies in the computer industry, until he felt it was time to venture out on his own.
He and his brother, Brian, began looking for business opportunities and their search ended in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2002, Dale moved his family across country to begin working in the new industry of artificial turf, specifically for landscape applications. The Albuquerque business thrived, but in 2004, while wanting to control the quality of the product and develop more of a method to market it, Dale and Brian started ForeverLawn.
ForeverLawn was more than a dealership; it was a brand. It was a company based on Christian business principles that guided them to develop the products and create a method of distribution through independent business owners (dealers). Over the past 14 years, ForeverLawn has grown to become a multi-million dollar business, with 50 dealers across North America. ForeverLawn blazed the trail of innovation and quality. In 2015, Dale and Brian released their first book, Grass Without Limits, which focuses on the story of their start in business and how they keep faith and family at the forefront, while building a successful business.
Family has always been at the center of his life. In 1988, Dale married his high school sweetheart, Lorie Adkins Karmie (BLHS 1985). They have been married for 28 years and have five children: Derek (23), Kaylyn (21), Makenna (17), JenniLee (12) and Colton (11). Lorie has been the catalyst for what Dale has been able to accomplish; he refers to her as “the better half of the pair.” The family enjoys outdoor fun (fishing, hunting, shooting), traveling together and just plain goofing around. Upon returning to Ohio in 2007, they set up home in Hartville, where they still live and with Derek in his own home close by. Dale often refers to the “Key F's” in his life: Faith, Family, Freedom, ForeverLawn, Friends, Fun, Football and Food. In his words: “These are what make life great!”
Class of 1994
Brian Karmie is the son of Helen Karmie (Wardeh) and the late Fred T. Karmie. He was born in the American bicentennial year of 1976 and grew up in northeastern Ohio. He attended Beaver Local his entire school career and graduated in 1994. While at BLHS, Brian played football, was president of his senior class and was more than just a little bit ornary.
Brian’s father passed away in 1987, leaving only Brian and Helen at their home in Lake Tomahawk. Her sacrificial love and guiding faith kept Brian on track. Additionally, while they all had started families of their own and lived hours away, Brian’s three adult brothers - Jim, Ken and Dale - stepped in and mentored Brian through his teen years, attending his sporting and school events, and always being present when guidance was needed.
Brian attended both Heidelberg College and Kent State University at East Liverpool, but after one full year of college, realized it wasn’t the right fit for him. Brian worked several jobs in the area before landing in the computer software field in the Cleveland area in 1996. In 1999, Brian joined his brother Dale at the small consulting firm Lupine Partners. While this was a good job, the entrepreneurial seeds planted by their father began to sprout.
In 2002, Brian and Dale decided to quit their jobs, sell their homes and move their families to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to start a synthetic grass business. Through many trials and tribulations, the Karmie brothers persevered and kept moving forward. Fueled by their faith and their burn-the-bridges mentality, their business grew into what is now a multi-million dollar international enterprise - ForeverLawn. Several other BLHS alums have since joined Brian and Dale in the ForeverLawn venture, including Jim Karmie (BLHS 1978), Ken Karmie (BLHS 1982), Ty Allen (BLHS 1983), Michael Ross (BLHS 1999) and Corey Adkins (BLHS 2005).
While ForeverLawn continues to lead the synthetic grass industry to new markets and new heights, Brian is most proud of the model that is the basis of ForeverLawn. Still focused on their founding principles of quality, integrity and innovation, ForeverLawn has grown through extending opportunities to other entrepreneurs.
Brian and Dale have helped launch over 50 independent ForeverLawn businesses across North America and provided others with the same opportunities that they searched for earlier in their careers.
In 2015, Brian and Dale published their book, Grass Without Limits, that chronicles the first two years of their entrepreneurial journey.
While ForeverLawn has truly been a blessing and an incredible journey, Brian’s primary focus and joy remains his family. During their senior year at Beaver Local, Brian began dating Angie Linger. Three years later in 1997, they were married. Over the past 19 years, Angie has been an incredible friend and confidant and today they live in Uniontown, Ohio, with their four daughters: Julia (16), Paige (15), Meredith (12) and Ava (10). They are active in their local community and church, The Chapel in Green. Brian and Angie treasure their family time and love sporting events and trips to the beach.
Class of 1961
Born, July 22, 1943 at home in Madison Township, Lisbon, OH to the late Gale and Thelma Biggins Williams. Gary has 4 older brothers and older sister making him the baby of the family. He spent 12 of his first 17 years as a student at Beaver Local School District, seven where spent at West Point Elementary and five years at Beaver Local High School, graduating in 1961. He is married to Patty Lynn Williams, a 1963 graduate of BLHS, for 49 years. They are the proud parents of 15 children, 9 sons and 6 daughters all BLHS graduates.
20 years as a high school teacher
5 years as the Assistant Principal at BLMS
5 years as the Principal of West point Elementary
29 years as a Madison Township Trustee
4 years as a Columbiana County Commissioner
2 years as the County Recorder
“I guess my life has been devoted to serving my fellow man thru teaching, military service, public service and community service. I believe in giving back to the community for the education they gave me, for the opportunities given to me, and for the hope given to all of us. If everybody works together for the common good, and doesn’t worry about who is getting credit or recognition, it will make for a stronger community.
Class of 1972
Born Washington, Pa. Feb. 7, 1954
Parents Jim and Evelyn McKahan
Grew up on a farm in Clarkson south of Rogers
Showed horses competitively for 10 years
Graduated Beaver Local HS 1972
Editor Beaver Tales senior year
Husband: Allan Gilbert
One son: Mike Bobby, BLHS graduate 1990
Three grandsons: All BL students - Kaydon Bobby, 4th grade Calcutta; Casey Bobby, sophomore; Logan Bobby, senior
Started newspaper career 1978 with the Youngstown Vindicator, using only the clips from my stories with the Beaver Tales as examples of my work to get the job since I had no other formal journalism training except high school journalism.
Went from there to Columbiana Ledger, a weekly newspaper, as a reporter then an editor
From there to Farm & Dairy as a proofreader
Then to the Panhandle Press, a weekly newspaper, as a reporter then as its editor
For the last 31 years have been a staff writer for the Morning Journal daily newspaper covering southern Columbiana County, including Beaver Local at times.
Currently, covering the East Liverpool beat.
Have won eight Associated Press awards, including twice first place for investigative reporting in Ohio and twice for third place investigative reporting in Ohio, several awards for best breaking news stories, community service writing and columns.
In what spare time I have I attend my grandsons' athletic events, ride my own Harley and enjoy my three German shepherd dogs.
Class of 1959
Beaver Locals 1st Valedictorian
Received Full 4 Year Academic Scholarship to Harvard College
Ohio State University -Medical School
Interned at St. Elizabeth Hospital-Youngstown, Ohio
Residencies in Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic
Joined Staff at Cleveland Clinic-Plastic Surgery Department
Washington County Hospital-Maryland-Plastic Surgery Team
Married to former Susan Croft from Wellsville, Ohio
Father of 3 Children~Retired from practice in 2003
He and Susan wintering Leesburg, Florida and spend their summers on their farm near the Antietam Battlefield
Favorite past times tennis, gardening, traveling and babysitting the grandchildren
Class of 1982
Vice President for Health Sciences and Research Development Vice
As vice president for health sciences and research development and vice dean for medical external affairs at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Carol provides the leadership for a comprehensive and global development and strategic initiatives program with the goal of increasing philanthropy and government support for the CWRU Health Sciences. Within this role, she provides leadership and oversight of CWRU’s health sciences campaign and all aspects of external affairs including philanthropy, communications, government relations, foundation and corporate relations, and alumni relations. Under Carol’s leadership, the School of Medicine has achieved philanthropic records for six consecutive years and surpassed $600M in private support in the current campaign.
In addition, Carol serves as the chief development officer for CWRU’s global research enterprise. Working in partnership with the vice president for research, she is leading an institution-wide initiative to increase philanthropic research funding from foundations, corporations, and individuals.
She serves as a member of the university president’s senior management team, the senior leadership team for the School of Medicine and the senior management team for the division of university relations and development. Carol will lead CWRU through the post-campaign period working closely with the university president and a blue ribbon commission.
Carol brings an outstanding philanthropic track record to CWRU’s health sciences and research development. In her previous role, she served as vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she was responsible for the institution’s alumni relations and philanthropic support, encompassing the UCSF Medical Center, the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and service as vice president of the UCSF Foundation. During her tenure, she positioned UCSF to achieve record-breaking results in philanthropy reaching more than $400 million in annual private support during her second year.
Carol's past leadership includes positions at Cleveland Clinic where she was chairman and vice chairman of the division of institutional relations and development. During her tenure, she directed philanthropic programs to support capital projects, medical education, patient care and research activities for the main campus, regional operations, and national and international outreach programs. Under her leadership, Cleveland Clinic surpassed the campaign goal of $1.25B and private support reached a new record of $183 million in 2008.
Prior to Cleveland Clinic, Carol was assistant vice president for university development at The Ohio State University.
Carol earned her bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and her master’s degree from Ohio University.
Class of 1962
Ohio State University-Bachelor's Degree-1966
Ohio State University-Doctorate of Medicine -1970
Joined Army after graduation-Internship at Madigan General Hospital at Fort Lewis, Washington
3 years Residency program for Radiology and achieved the rank of Major
January 1977 joined the Manhattan Radiology group in Manhattan, Kansas
President of the Medical Staff-2 terms
President of Riley County Medical Society
Member of the Manhattan Medical Center Board-Past President
Works with his wife Jan on their ranch raising Angus Cattle
Class of 1974
Emmy Award Winning Writer, Producer and Director
First American granted permission by the Soviet Government to film at their top secret submarine base in Murmansk-Submarines, Sharks of Steel
National Emmy Award-The Discovery Channel-The Hidden Threat
2 Golden CINE Awards-Broadway or Bust
1 Silver CINE Award-Broadway for Bust
Silver Award, Houston Film Festival-The Discovery Channel-The Hunters and the Hunted
Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas-Creator, Writer & Executive Producer-The Three Sleuths
Lance often works in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles
Signed options with author John J. Nance for aviation thriller Headwind
Class of 1982
Lifetime Spirit Award Winner
Most Dedicated Beaver Local Fan in All Sports
Honorary Alumni Cheerleader