Welcome to Bucyrus, Ohio!
I was born in Bucyrus in 1954 and attended Holy Trinity and Bucyrus Public Schools graduating in 1972. I attended Ohio State University and graduated with a BS in Business Administration in 1976. My wife is from Bucyrus, the former Gayle Knappenberger and we were married in 1977. As a young Bucyrus resident I worked at our family business in High School and, after college, was hired by F. and R. Lazarus in the buyer training program. I re-entered the family business in 1978 when we purchased a store in Kenton. I returned to Columbus in 1985 when we purchased a store in Dublin. My wife and I finally settled back home in 1993. We purchased and renovated the home of my wife's father, Dr. Robert Knappenberger on Plymouth Street where we reside today.
We have two daughters, Anne and Emily. Anne is a graduated of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia Law School and resides in Virginia. She is Married to Michael Hill. Emily is a graduate of Walsh University and works at FedEx in Green, Ohio and is engaged to be married in 2015. We have two grandchildren, Julianne and Jeff.