LIMA -- The Lima school board began interviewing candidates Tuesday for the soon-to-be vacant seat on the board. Additional interviews are scheduled for Thursday.
Nine applied for the seat: Dan Bowersock, Vickie Beining, Sheila Custer, Bruce Hodges, John Kindle, Catherine Kouns Born, Thomas Tallman, Todochi Wells and Dennis Williams. The board is not releasing who is being interviewed.
The open seat is for two years because it is an appointment. By state law, the board must wait at least l0 days after the new board is in place to appoint someone, but it must be done within 30 days of convening the new board. An organizational meeting is set for Jan. 14.