2015 Inductees

The Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame was created to recognize the athletes, coaches, community members and officials who made outstanding contributions to the athletic programs of Columbia Local Schools. These individuals have also distinguished themselves as successful adults.
Clark Ashley ‘72 played four years of basketball and baseball at CHS. In basketball, his team won the Inland Conference Championship. He scored over 1,000 points in his high school career, including a game high 38 points. He led his team to a regional championship game and was selected 1st Team Inland Conference.
As a pitcher, Clark’s ERA was under 2.0 and he pitched several no-hitters and one-hit games.
Ken Broz ‘76 played four years of football, baseball and basketball at CHS. In football, he was selected All Conference and 1st Team All Ohio. 
Ken was awarded 11 varsity letters while at CHS. He also played football and baseball at Muskingum University and was awarded 8 varsity letters. 
Gregg Eichenberg ‘87 played basketball and baseball at CHS. In basketball, he was selected CHS MVP, 2nd Team Inland Conference, 1st Team Inland Conference MVP, 1st Team Lorain County, Mr. Basketball Lorain County, 1st Team All District and Special Mention All Ohio. As a senior, he averaged 23 points per game and is the 2nd all time leading scorer in CHS history.
In baseball, his pitching record was 8-1 and 9-2 and his batting average was over 500. He was selected CHS MVP, 1st Team Inland Conference, 1st Team Lorain County and All Ohio High School Coaches Association. 
Gregg played in the North-South All Ohio game for basketball and baseball and played both sports at John Carroll University.
Bill Heidinger coached softball from 1983-1992 and ended with a 137-45 record. His teams won 3 Inland Conference Championships, 3 MAC-8 Conference Championships, 8 Sectional Championships and 2 District Championships. They were District Runners-up twice and had 2 Regional appearances. Bill was selected Conference Coach of the Year an impressive 6 times.
Jamie Krivak Schulke ‘97 played basketball and volleyball for four years and softball for three years at CHS. In basketball, she is the career scoring leader with 1,619 points, including a game high 37 points and season high 532 points. She had 56 3-point shots in a season, including a game high of 6 shots. Other career stats include 794 rebounds, 450 steals and playing in 92 consecutive games. In 1997, she was Lorain County’s scoring leader.
She was selected 1st Team MAC-8 Conference, MAC-8 MVP, Lorain County Division III MVP, 1st Team Northeast District and 1st Team All Ohio. She played in the North-South All Star Game.
Jamie was awarded a 4-year Division I Women’s Basketball Scholarship to the University of Akron and was selected team MVP her senior year.
Kim Novotny Schwartz ‘89 played four years of volleyball, basketball and softball at CHS. In volleyball, her team won 3 Inland Conference Championships. She was selected 2nd Team Inland Conference, 2nd Team All District, 1st Team Inland Conference and Inland Conference MVP.
In basketball, her team won 2 Sectional Championships, 1 District Championship and she led her team to a Regional appearance. She was selected 2nd Team Lorain County, 2nd Team District, 1st Team District and 1st Team Inland Conference.
In softball, her team won 4 Inland Conference Championships. She was selected 1st Team Inland Conference, 1st Team Lorain County, 1st Team All District, Conference MVP and 1st Team All Ohio.
Kim played volleyball and softball at Tiffin University and earned many awards including softball MVP. She was inducted into the Tiffin University Hall of Fame in 2007.
Jim Waldecker coached girls basketball from 1983-1997 and again from 2004-2006. He ended with a 248-125 record. His teams won 4 Conference Championships, 8 Sectional Championships and 3 District Championships. They were also District Runner-up once and had 3 Regional appearances. He was selected MAC-8 Coach of the Year 4 times and Lorain County Division III or IV Coach of the Year 5 times.
Wally also coached JV girls and Freshman boys basketball, middle school and high school track, and 8th grade, Freshman and Varsity football. 
In 1998, he was inducted into the Keystone Hall of Fame. In 2000, he was inducted into the Lorain County Girls Basketball Hall of Fame.
 Congratulations to the Class of 2015!


Notice to Parents from Federal Court about the Opportunity to Object to the Release of Educational Data



A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school-year records from the Ohio Department of Education's Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on your district website and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice - which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release - can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.
Students' names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state's Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.
The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.


2014/15 School Year


Children need healthy meals to learn. The Columbia Local School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.00 for grades K-4, and $1.50 for grades 5-12.  Lunch costs $3.50 for grades K-12. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.


All meals served must meet nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If a child has been determined by a doctor to be disabled and the disability would prevent the child from eating the regular school meal, this school will make any substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If a substitution is needed, there will be no extra charge for the meal. If you believe your child needs substitutions because of a disability, please contact your child’s school office for further information.


All children in households receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Ohio Works First (OWF) benefits can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free meals if your household’s gross income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.


Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless of income.


Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant qualify for free meals. If you have not been told your children will get free meals, please call or email Liz Wenzel, Homeless Liaison, at 440/236-1236, wenzell@columbia.k12.oh.us to see if they qualify.


Children can get low cost meals if your household income is within the reduced price limits on the Federal Eligibility Income Chart. 



Household SizeYearlyMonthlyWeekly
Each additional person:7,511626145


If you have any questions or feel that your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals, please call or email Pat Cieslak, Secretary to the Superintendent, at 440/236-1213, cieslakp@columbia.k12.oh.us for more information and an application.


The Columbia Local School District has partnered with K&K Insurance for student insurance.  This is a VOLUNTARY program which allows parents to purchase low cost accident insurance for their child.


You can  enroll online at  www.kandkinsurance.com



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Graig Bansek, Superintendent
Patricia Eddy, Treasurer
Administration Center
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station OH 44028
Phone - (440) 236-5008
FAX - (440) 236-8817
Office Hours 7:00- 4:00


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