New Boston Village Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, in the council meeting room of the Vern Riffe Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave., in New Boston, Ohio.

Dan was appointed to New Boston Village Council in October 2009 and  now chairs the Economic and Business Development Committee. He was born in North Moreland and has been part of the New Boston Community through his participation in youth baseball, summers at Sun & Funland Pool and is attending the New Boston First Church of the Nazarene. He is also known for his many years of officiating experience in soccer, basketball, baseball and softball.  Dan was treasurer of the New Boston Beautification Committee where, with his wife Janet, donates time maintaining flowerbeds in and around Millbrook Park. Following his retirement from Sunoco Chemicals after 36 years service in the accounting department, Dan worked in the payroll/HR department at Shawnee State University for two years. With the desire to travel more in his retirement years, Dan acquired a position with AAA as a motorcoach tour manager. The “Fetty’s” live on Oak Street and have two children, Rodney and Rachel (graduates of Glenwood High School) — and six grandchildren.

Jon has been on New Boston Village Council since 2008, and now  chairs  the Finance and Wage  Committee. He is employed by  Sciotoville Community Schools and Sciotoville Elementary Academy as the Vocal Music Instructor.

He has lived in New Boston for 11 years and now resides on Spruce  Street, in New Boston, with his wife Kristy, daughter Tory and son Alec.

Mr. Raike was previously appointed to fill the position left vacant when Junior Williams became Mayor. He has returned to fill the position that became available upon the loss of councilman Johnnie Steele. Donald also served on the New Boston Fire Department for many years.

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Johnny is a lifelong resident of the village and graduated from Glenwood High School.  He worked for the village for twenty years as a laborer and recently retired.  He also served on the New Boston School Board for twenty years.  Johnny was voted in to council during the  November, 2017 election.  He and his wife Karen reside on Rhodes Avenue and enjoy spending time with the grandkids.


Ryan Ottney is a lifelong resident of the village of New Boston. He graduated New Boston School in 1996, previously covered New Boston news as writer and editor for the Portsmouth Daily Times newspaper, and now works at the South Central Ohio ESC in New Boston. He was elected to join council beginning January 2018. He is the chair of the Lands, Parks and Recreation Committee, and also sits on the Streets and Alleys, and the Laws and Claims committees.

Ryan is the son of Marylin Ottney and the late James Ottney (a former New Boston Fireman), and the grandson of former New Boston Mayor the late Charles “Burr” Ottney, who served 1971-1993.   He and his wife Katie live on Cedar Street with their 7-year-old son, Charles (“Chase”), who attends New Boston School.
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