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Tecumseh to Induct New Class to Hall of Honor
A former county commissioner and Clark County businessman, a board of education member who dedicated her career to public service, and a project manager in the auto finance field who served as a board of education member are the 2018 honorees who will be inducted into the district’s Hall of Honor.
John Detrick, Jane B. Manemann, and Gary Cochran will be inducted into the Hall of Honor at 2 p.m. on April 14 in the Tecumseh High School auditorium. Community members are invited to the induction ceremony.
Mr. John Detrick, Class of 1960, grew up in Bethel Township, attending Donnelsville Elementary, Olive Branch Junior High School, and Tecumseh High School. He attended Wittenberg University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in education and taught for five years. After his father’s death, John and his brother, Orva, took over the family business, Springfield Tire and Battery.  They expanded the business to five stores before selling in 1997.
Mr. Detrick served his community as a county commissioner for twenty years, where he was an instrumental part of leading Clark County into the 21st century with good management and sound leadership. He also served as a representative on the Farmland Preservation Advisory Board for the State of Ohio and is a member of the New Carlisle and Springfield Rotary clubs, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Western Clark County Business Group. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and as named Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2008 and 2013 by the Clark County Leadership Academy, was nominated by the Dayton Business Journal as one of the 25 most influential people in the Miami Valley, and has been named to the Clark County Fair Hall of Fame.  John is involved in his church as a Sunday School teacher and a council member.  He and his wife of 54 years, Karen, are the parents of two children, Dan and Kim, and grandparents of five. 
Mrs. Jane B. Manemann, of New Carlisle, served her community as a Tecumseh Local Schools Board of Education member for 28 years. A 52-year resident of Clark County, she and her husband, Ron, are antique collectors and owners of the Honeycreek Fire Museum, a collection of firefighting equipment from the 1700 and 1800’s.
Mrs. Manemann retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 1986. After retiring, she trained as as an EMT and worked for the New Carlisle Fire Department from 1987 to 2009.
As a member of the board of education, Mrs. Manemann held numerous positions, including president, vice president, representative to the core committee for the Ohio School Facilities Commission building project, negotiations team member, insurance committee member, and speaker and moderator at several state and national board conventions.  She also served as the TLS representative to the Springfield-Clark CTC, the Southwest OSBA Executive Committee, and was named to the All-Ohio School Board in 1998.
Mrs. Manemann has served the City of New Carlisle and Clark County in several capacities including a member of the New Carlisle City Council, New Carlisle City Planning Board, Board of Elections, Sertoma Club, Better Business Bureau arbitrator, and a CPR and first aid instructor.
The Manemanns enjoy traveling, and have visited 41 countries and most of our United States.
Mr. Gary Cochran, Class of 1970, moved to Medway in 1958 when his father was hired as the principal of Tecumseh High School. He attended Medway Elementary, Oscar T. Hawke, Olive Branch Junior High and Tecumseh High School. Following graduation, Gary attended college at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Administration. As a co-op at GMI, he worked for Frigidaire, Chevrolet Central Office, and Dayton Information Systems Activity (DISA), the data processing agency for all Dayton, OH General Motors divisions.  
In September of 1975, he transferred from DISA to General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) to help develop GMAC’s new online auto financing system. Mr. Cochran worked in support of GMAC at Electronic Data Systems and Hewlett Packard for nearly 40 years. In October of 2014, Mr. Cochran retired from HP and immediately went to work for Ally Financial (formerly GMAC), working for the same projects and team he supported while working for HP. He is currently working as a Senior Project Manager for Ally Financial in charge of major release development of Ally’s online auto finance system. He is an 18-year Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.
Gary married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ruble, in 1972, and their three sons all attended Tecumseh Local Schools. Gary is a former member and president of the Medlake Lions Club and the Muse Machine Parents Association, volunteers for the Victoria Theatre Association and as a reading tutor at a Fairborn elementary school, and coached youth league sports. Mr. Cochran was elected to the Tecumseh Local Board of Education in 1995 and served until December of 2015.  During his tenure, the district’s new school buildings were designed and several new programs were developed. In 2004, he served as the Tecumseh representative to the Springfield-Clark Career Technical Center (SCCTC). 
 
 
 
 
 
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