Richard Hartle 1956

Dick was an excellent all-around athlete at Stivers in football, track and baseball. He also found time to play the trumpet in the Stivers band and orchestra for 4 years.

Dick was the highest scoring end in the 1954 Dayton City League. He was an important player in Stivers defeating Chaminade 27 to 13 ending their 49 game winning streak in football against city schools. Dick was also selected and played in the Dayton Senior All Star game in 1955.

Hartle was the number one hurdler on the track team. He tied Stivers records in the high hurdles at 15.5 seconds and broke Stivers record in the low hurdles at 20.6 seconds. In the city track meet he had 4 first places and 2 second place finishes. In the 1955 Southwest district track meet, he qualified in the high hurdles to represent Stivers and competed for the Ohio High School Championship at Ohio State Stadium.

Due to conflicting schedules, Dick could only play Summer baseball for Stivers sponsored by Moraine Products. He had a .292 batting average while playing all outfield positions.

Dick joined the US Navy after graduation and served 3 years aboard the USS Hugh Purvis destroyer. He was active in several sports after high school including tennis, softball, golf, flag football, auto cross racing and down hill ski racing.

Hartle was a police officer for the Dayton Police Department from 1961 to 1966. He changed careers in 1966 and joined the Dayton Daily News Circulation Department. He was elected President of the Ohio Circulation Managers Association in 1984. Dick retired in 2008 after 42 years as safety Director for Cox Ohio Newspapers.

Dick and wife Ellen reside at Pipestone Village Golf Course in Miamisburg with their four dogs. They have 2 daughters. Angela graduated from OSU and teaches in the Upper Arlington School System. Christina is a University of Cincinnati graduate and is a partner of an entertainment production company in Cincinnati. Dick and Ellen have 4 beautiful grandchildren.

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