|A writer of multiple historical articles, Rich is an attorney who
is a partner in the law firm of Elsass, Wallace, Evans, Schnelle & Company, L.P.A. in Sidney. He received his Juris Doctorate
from Ohio Northern University, and while there, served as Associate Editor of the
publication, Law Review.
Rich is currently a member of the Ohio Academy of Trial
Lawyers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Ohio and Shelby County State Bar
Associations. In his sixteenth year as President of the Society, Rich has always taken an
active leadership role within the community. He has been involved with volunteer work for
over thirty years. He received the Chamber of Commerce Zenith award for community service in 2000.
Rich is the author of a historical column entitled, "The Way We Were", published in the local newspaper, The Sidney Daily News. This column focuses on people, places and events of historical significance in Shelby County. In 1997, Rich received an excellence award from the Ohio Historical Society for these articles. In 1997/98, Rich authored three of eight Society's teacher's guides covering the topics ofIndustry, Civil War and Canals.
Rich was selected by the Shelby County Council of International Reading Association for a "Celebrate Literacy" award which recognized an individual that has made significant contributions to the promotion of reading. In 1999, Rich authored all 10 segments of 20th Century Diary, a special publication by the local newspaper documenting the century in review. These publications can be reviewed on the computerized Intranet at the William A. Ross, Jr., Historical Center
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