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DOLA — The Hardin Northern Board of Education twice turned down the hiring of its former high school head coach as a junior high football coach and is searching for a new board member following a special meeting Thursday.
The board rejected the hiring of longtime head coach Pete Brunow to the junior high coaching position.
The board opened the meeting by voting down a motion to approve Brunow by a 3-2 vote. Dave Bame and Jenna Walter voted for the motion, with Michelle Obenour, Mike Purdy and Charles Amweg voting no.
After unanimously approving several other supplemental contracts, a motion was brought up and approved by a 3-2 vote to reconsider the motion to hire Brunow. Obenour, Purdy and Bame voted yes to reconsider the motion with Amweg and Walter voting no.
The motion to hire Brunow then failed by a 3-2 vote once again with Obenour and Bame voting yes this time and Purdy, Amweg and Walter voting no.
The meeting then adjourned.
After the meeting, Bame turned in his resignation from the board to Superintendent Doug Roberts, the school leader confirmed Friday.
Bame could not be reached for comment.
Although the board has not formally voted to accept the resignation, Roberts said it is going forward in the process to replace him.
Anyone that lives in the district who is interested in becoming a board member may submit an application to board president Michelle Obenour, 9817 CR14, Dunkirk, OH 45836. The deadline to submit applications is Aug. 9.
In other action, the board:
– Approved the hiring of Tony Blair as junior high football coach for the 2012-13 school year.
– Approved Courtney Morris and Cory Ruhlen as assistant varsity football coaches for the 2012-13 school year.
By KENDRICK JESIONOWSKI
Times sports editor