School hires according to who is related to who and not on merit. They flagrantly flaunt the Ohio Ethics Commission rules regarding illegal hiring practices. Eighty percent of the school staff is related to one another in one form or another: Ohio Ethics Commission Rule: On NepotismWho is a “family member”? A public official’s family members include, but are not limited to, the official’s:1.Husband or wife;2.Child or grandchild of any age, regardless of whether dependent;3.Parent or grandparent;4.Brother or sister; and5.Step-child or step-parent.Also included is any other person who is related to the official by blood or by marriage (e.g., uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws) and who lives in the same household with the official. Can a public official hire a family member who doesn’t live in the same household? No. The official can’t hire the family members in the numbered list (above) no matter where they live.Nepotism breeds corruption and corruption takes many forms...in the case of this school, looking the other way is the norm for Lowellville K-12. College Graduate with a degree in teaching? Were you the best and brightest in your class? Don't even bother applying at L.H.S. It would be a waste of time and effort.