CLARION — Clarion businessman Theron Miles was the unanimous choice Tuesday night to fill a vacancy on the Clarion Area School Board.
Miles will complete the remaining term of Sara Robertson, who recently stepped down.
“I’m interested in positive change in our community, and any chance I get to donate, volunteer, or provide an experience, I take,” Miles said. “I think it’s a good fit.”
A graduate of Clarion Area High School and Clarion University, Miles is a member of the Clarion Blueprint communities.
Theron, along with brothers Ryan and Curtis, own and operate Miles Brothers LLC and Terra Works Inc.
The companies are heavily involved in the environmental reclamation of brownfields such as the former Owens-Illinois glass plant at Clarion. Miles Brothers purchased the land to form Glassworks Business Park, The Glassworks project, along Grand Avenue, consisting of a 28.5 acre brownfield site. The project will lead to seven construction platforms ready for development. These sites will be used for office, warehouse or light industrial purposes, and work has already begun on utilities, lighting and water and sewer infrastructure.
Theron entered the industry as a laborer for his father’s company in the late 1990s. He worked through high school and college as a laborer, where he acquired a mine of knowledge in the classroom and in the field.
Hugh Henry, Braxton White, Shane Kriebel, Todd Bauer, Dave Estadt, Todd MacBeth, Julie McCormick and Zachary Shekell voted for Miles’ nomination.
• Council approved the hiring of Ashley Burdic as a full-time janitor.
• The following resignations were approved: Juliet Chivavaro, Preston Shumaker and Kathleen Trout from paraprofessional positions; Diane Dubensky from the cafeteria; and Addison Hockins as an advisor to the Science Olympiad.
• Authorization was given to dispose of surplus items, including music elevators and baseball uniforms. The jerseys were last worn in 2017 for the PIAA State Championship.
Clarion was the runner-up in the competition.