It was hello, goodbye, and nice to see you again as the Vermilion Board of Education welcomed a new member, Vermilion City Council selected a former member as council president, and council also bid adieu to a long-time member. The board of education welcomed Ratiba Stillman, a school psychologist in the Norwalk City Schools to replace Eric Johnston, who resigned following his promotion as principal in the Sandusky City Schools. Across town, Vermilion City Council voted hello again to former councilman and council president John Gabriel to serve in his former role, and at the same meeting, said goodbye to Council President Monica Sweinhagen.

                If Stillman’s name is familiar, it’s because her husband is Vermilion Athletic Director Andrew Stillman. She has been a member of the community for eight years, and the couple have two daughters, Ada and Lena, who are students in the district. Ratiba is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She attended Kent State University and earned a master’s in education as well. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, working out, doing DIY projects, and spending time with her family. Stillman was voted in unanimously by the board.