Outstanding Alumni
Mr. K. Ray Mahan

Mr. K. Ray Mahan is a 1958 graduate of Bristol as well as life-long resident of the community. He is the owner/operator of Mahan Packing Company, a meat processing facility. For over 25 years, Ray has served the community as a member of the Board of Directors for Cortland Banks. He was also a member of the Bristol Board of Education. Throughout the years, Ray has been a proud, continuous supporter of the school.
 Mr. Brian Hawkins

Mr. Brian Hawkins graduated from Bristol Local High School in 1993. He was interested in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering so a college education was a must. He was admitted to The Ohio State University Honors Program in Columbus, Ohio. Click here to read more.
 Mr. Dennis Bowers

Mr. Bowers is a Bristol Local School District Alumni from the graduating class of 1972. After his education from United Electronics Institute in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio he traveled the world and worked in positions of increasing responsibility. Click here to read more.
 Dr. Logan Strohm

Dr. Logan Strohm is originally from Bristolville, Ohio. He is a Bristol Local School District Alumni from the graduating class of 1998. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Ohio University in 2003 and went on to attend veterinary school at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2010. Dr. Strohm’s interests include both large and small animal medicine, and he has a specific interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Strohm and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Elliott.
 Mr. Benjamin Brugler

Mr. Ben Brugler was recently inducted in the "Forty under 40" class of 2011 by Crain's Cleveland Business. Mr. Brugler graduated from Bristol in 1995 and from Kent State University in 2000, later joining the Akhia Agency in Hudson. Son of David and Rebecca Brugler, Ben and his wife Theresa have two children, Kendall and Leia.  Click here to read the news release on his award.
 
 Mr. Joseph Thomas

The 2013 Trumbull County Hall of Fame honoree graduated from Bristol in 1939. After starring on the basketball team at Bristol, Mr. Thomas went on to become an assistant football coach with the Baltimore Colts, later coaching the Los Angeles Rams before coaching in the Canadian football league. In 1972, Mr. Thomas became the General Manager of the Baltimore Colts and began rebuilding the team. In 1977, he was hired by Eddie DeBartolo as GM of the San Francisco 49ers where he stayed until the end of the 1978 season. Overall, he helped build four franchises into highly respectable organizations: the Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Colts, and San Francisco 49ers. Since no family could be found in the area, the Trumbull County Commissioners presented the school with a special proclamation and trophy.
 
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Holko
 
Lt Col Andrew Holko is originally from Bristolville, Ohio. He is a Bristol Local School District Alumni from the graduating class of 1954.  While at Bristol, he was active in sports and the band. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in geography at Kent State University in 1958.  While at KSU, he joined the U.S. Air Force ROTC and learned to fly.  Upon graduation he went on to serve his country for twenty-eight (28) years.  With his wife, the former Donna Jean Hluchan, moved and lived throughout the country during his military tours.  A highly decorated pilot, he served his country in southeast Asia and throughout the world flying the Air Force’s KC-135 Tanker/Refueler.  While still in the Air Force, the Holko’s starting planting Christmas trees in 1968. The family would grow and sell Christmas trees, later diversifying into ornamental and shade trees until closing the Thompson Clark business in 2013.  The family relocated back to Bristol for good in 1987 upon Lt Col Holko’s retirement from the PA Air National Guard.  He organized the yearly Memorial Day ceremonies in Bristol Twp’s cemeteries and town square for over two decades, serving as “Officer of the Day.”  Lt Col Holko was an active member of the Bristol Historical Society and Bristolville Church of the Brethern.  Lt Col Holko has three children, Sheryl, Andrew III and Kurt.  Sadly he passed in November 2017.
 
 
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