Mrs. Geralyn White (1962-2019)







Geralyn White "was a wonderful and loving teacher, co-worker, wife, mother, and grandmother, and she was a friend to so many.  She touched the lives of hundreds of students over her career at Clay and will always be in their hearts. Geralyn will be greatly missed, but her wonderful smile, laugh, and memories will be with us forever."

ROSEMOUNT — Geralyn F. White, 56, of Rosemount, died April 10, 2019. OBITUARY

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm on Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth while the funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 10:00 am, at St. Mary's Catholic Church (Market Street).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Geralyn White Memorial Scholarship. Donations will be accepted at any Atomic Credit Union location.


Open Enrollment Application, 2019-20

Clay Local School District - Open Enrollment Application and Procedures 2019-20 School Year. 

Clay Community Loses Former Administrator


ROSEMOUNT —John Robert Estepp, Jr. (Bob), 94, of Rosemount passed October 5, 2018. He was born in South Webster on April 5, 1924. He was the youngest of eleven children of John Robert Estepp and Francis Combs Estepp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Berlyn Carole Estepp (Hartz) of 60 years. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Estepp (Euan Reavie) of Duluth, MN, and Brian Estepp (Meliea) of Reynoldsburg, OH. Bob graduated from Bloom Township High School in 1942. He attended Rio Grande College in 1942 when he joined the Navy and served in World War World II as a Naval officer. Bob then graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1947 and taught school at different local high schools (e.g., McDermott and Green Township) until he was called back to duty as a Naval officer in the Korean War. Bob returned to Clay High School in 1953 and obtained his Master's degree from Marshall University while he served as principal and superintendent for 24 years before retiring in 1977. He also co-owned the Portsmouth Monument Company.


Bob enjoyed reading and gardening and traveling and antiquing with his wife and best friend Carole. He was a volunteer for SOMC and loved spending time with his family, neighbors, and many friends.


Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Arrangements are under the direction of F. C Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth.


Blackburn/CLSD Receive Auditor's Award 2019

Brandi Blackburn, CLSD Treasurer, and the Clay Local School District received the Auditor of State Award for excellent record keeping and a clean audit report.

The Auditor of the State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon completion of a financial audit.

Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a "clean" audit report: timely filing of financial reports; does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, etc.; & entities management letter contains no comments related to ethics references, questioned costs, lack of timely submissions, reconciliation, public meetings records, etc. ARTICLE

Moore Inducted into SSU Hall of Fame

Tiffany Shanks-Moore

A member of the 1996 NAIA National Runner-Up Softball team, Tiffany Shanks-Moore was an instrumental part of SSU's rise during the mid-1990s to a NAIA title contender. Shanks-Moore owns two of the top 15 hitting seasons in SSU history, hitting .444 in 1993 and .441 in 1996 after missing the 1995 season. Her 1996 season was arguably her best: she hit .441 with an on-base percentage of .461 and a slugging percentage of .655 with 64 hits, 13 doubles, 3 triples and 4 home runs while scoring 43 runs and driving in 41 RBIs. Shanks-Moore is third in career batting average at .443, fourth in on-base percentage at .469 and third in slugging percentage at .638.

Shanks-Moore was a Second Team NAIA All-American in 1996, was she named first team All-Mid-Ohio Conference twice and honorable mention All-MOC once. She won MOC Player of the Week on May 7, 1996, and was a Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete in 1996.

Moore was inducted into the Poland HS Hall of Fame in 2016.

Shawnee State University Hall of Fame link.

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