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Edison Local Board of Education

Aaron Richardson of Richmond, Ohio was elected to the Edison Local School Board in 2017. A former student of Edison High School, he has a BS in Political Science from the University of Akron and a JD from the University of Akron School of Law. Aaron is currently a partner at Blake, Bednar Blake, and Richardson in Steubenville. He is married to Kimberlie Richardson and enjoys fishing, golf, and working on classic cars.

Ron Smyth of East Springfield, Ohio has been serving on the Edison Local School Board since January of 2018. A graduate of Springfield High School, Ron has a BS in Education from Kent State University.  Over his career he has served as a bus driver, teacher, coach, and athletic director for Edison Local Schools. He had the unique opportunity to coach at each of the district’s three original high schools. Ron currently serves as a member of the OVAC basketball committee. Ron and his wife Nancy have two children: Kim and Mark. He has also been a Freemason for over 25 years and member of the Loyal Order of Moose for 32 years. Now that Ron has retired, he enjoys watching sports.

Scott Lockhart of Empire, Ohio has served on the Edison Local School Board since 2010. A graduate of Beaver Local High School, he has a BS and a MS from Mountain State University. Scott is the Compliance Officer at Hancock County Savings Bank and holds a CRCM certification from the American Bankers Association.  He serves as the Vice Chairperson for Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, the Vice President of Edison Central League Baseball and Softball Association, a board member of East Liverpool Rotary, the President of WVO Basketball Association, and a member of Columbiana County Umpires Association.  He and his wife, Cindy, have a daughter Kelsie and son Tyler. Scott enjoys being a movie extra, golfing, playing softball, officiating basketball, and being a baseball and softball umpire.

Matt Bordash of Richmond, Ohio has been serving on the Edison Local School Board since January of 2020.  A graduate of Edison High School, Matt attended Otterbein College where he earned a BA in Economics and Business Administration.  Matt is currently the President and CEO of Cryogenic Construction, Inc, an industrial fabrication company located in Mingo Junction, OH.  He is married to Amy Bordash, and enjoys sports, camping, and other outdoor activities. 


Josh McConnell of Richmond, Ohio started serving on the Edison Local School Board in January 2020.  A former graduate of Edison High School, he is also a 4-H Club Advisor, Richmond Lions Club member, and a Richmond Festival in the Woods committee member.  Josh is the Petroleum Manager at Jefferson Landmark Inc. in Bloomingdale, Ohio and spends time working with his Dad on their family farm in Richmond. Josh and his wife Natasha have two young sons, Declan and Callen.  His favorite pastimes include: camping, farming, fishing, and volunteering.  

2021 Board Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

  • February 17, 2022                                     Stanton
  • March 17, 2022                                         Edison High School
  • April , 2022                                                John Gregg
  • May 19, 2022                                            Edison High School
  • June 16, 2022                                           Edison High School
  • July 21, 2022                                            Edison High School
  • August 18, 2022                                       Edison High School
  • September 15, 2022                                John Gregg
  • October 2, 2022                                        Stanton
  • November 18, 2021                                 Edison High School
  • December 16, 2021                                 John Gregg