COLUMBUS – Laddie Marous, Jefferson, Ohio, was elected master of the Ohio State Grange at its 128th annual session, held at the Holiday Inn, Hudson, Ohio. He succeeds Bernard Shoemaker, Louisville, Ohio.
Well qualified. Marous is a member of the Ohio State Grange Agriculture Task Force and has served as a delegate from Ashtabula County to the Ohio State Grange conventions for eight years. He has been active in local government and Farm Bureau.
He farms in Jefferson, Ohio. He has served on the Farmland Preservation Committee in Ashtabula County.
He and his wife Donna are members of Jefferson Grange in Ashtabula County. He has served as master of both Jefferson Grange and Ashtabula County Pomona Grange. Both are Seventh Degree members.
Officers elected. Other state officers elected were: Viola Wayne (Sebring), overseer; Frances White (Bellbrook), lecturer; Gary Brumbaugh (Defiance), steward; Mark Naylor (Sardinia), assistant steward; Joyce Blosser (Lancaster), lady assistant steward; Richard Mahoney (East Sparta), chaplain; Edythe Walter (Woodville), treasurer; David Johnston (Findlay). secretary; Harold Eckert (Mansfield), gatekeeper; Janet Price (Pickerington), ceres; Mary Jo Kubichek (Kingsville), pomona; Melisa Nusbaum (Toledo), flora; and a member of the executive committee for a three-year term, George Rooks (Bethel).
During the convention, delegates from 71 counties discussed resolutions in 12 committees.
The grange is a grass-roots agriculture, family-oriented and community service organization.