Library director declines Utah jobWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | email@example.com
Library director declines Utah job
The director of the Toledo-Lucas County Library system will not leave his position for a similar jo b in Salt Lake City. Clyde Scoles, the Toledo-Lucas County system’s director since 1985, said in a phone message he decided not to assume the position as head of the Salt Lake City Public Library system, despite reports of him being the lone finalist for the job. Scoles traveled to Utah to meet with library officials there last week. “They’re going to go on with their search,” Scoles said in the message. Scoles said he was not disappointed with the outcome because the decision was a mutual one between him and the Salt Lake City search committee. He said issues that led to his decision to stay in Toledo, to name a few, were the small size of the Salt Lake City system’s budget and the difficulty surrounding relocating his family. “Quite frankly, I’m just glad it’s over with,” Scoles said.
Dancer wins 1st place at fair
Rebecca Gerken, of the Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council, Baja Point Service Unit, Troop 230, won first place in the dance category of the Girl Scout Talent Competition at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. She danced an Irish soft shoe dance called a reel to the music of Kinsha and was awarded a plaque highlighting Ohio history and a monetary prize. Gerken, 14, will be starting her freshman year at Notre Dame Academy.
Daniel J. DeFriece has been ordained as the music pastor at Monclova Road Baptist Church. DeFriece was born and raised in the Toledo area. He and his wife Jennifer live in Whitehouse along with their three children. DeFriece’s father served as pastor of several churches during 32 years in the ministry.