Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ellinger resigns as fair manager

Times Bulletin Editor

VAN WERT - Just over five months since he accepted the position, Denis Ellinger has resigned as fair manager for the Van Wert County Agricultural Society. Ellinger tendered his resignation Wednesday night at the monthly Fair Board meeting.
Fair Board President Dave Evans noted, "The effective date is in July, but he is going to stay on and help out through the fair. We will be getting some office help in starting in July. The first of July is when the office opens up full time. The search will start all over again here soon. Our goal is to get somebody in by the time of the fair, so they can go through the fair and see what it's like and be part of it."
According to Evans, Ellinger had some personal and family issues which had brought him back to the Van Wert area after being away for more than 20 years. He told the board that the responsibilities of fair manager were keeping him from taking care of those issues.
"That's the only issue we were told about last night," Evans revealed. "He's done a great job, and we're obviously disappointed. We think he's done a pretty good job."
Ellinger took over in January after long-time Fair Manager Paul Oechsle after more than three decades of association with the Van Wert County Fair.
A Van Wert County native, Ellinger left the area in the 70s to serve in the U.S. Navy. He then earned two business degrees at Ohio State University before moving south. His previous positions included serving as director of procurement for the University of South Carolina in Spartanville, and as an operations manager at Proctor & Gamble in Lima.
Although he will not be officially on the job for the 2012 edition of the fair Aug. 29 through Sept. 3, Ellinger has been in on much of the planning for the event. Evans said that Ellinger will be a great help as the number of weeks before the fair gets smaller.
"At this point in time, he'll be on and able to do things with contracts and things like that," Evans stated. "We'll have him in place, and the rest of the board members and our office help. As of now, things will continue as they are. He has graciously agreed to stay on and help us out, get us through fair. Then we can move and try to get somebody in to experience the fair and move on from there."

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