Adam Eis

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HOLGATE — The Holgate Local Schools Board of Education Monday accepted the resignation of a board member.

The board accepted the resignation of Adam Eis, who was elected to the board in November 2019 and started in January 2020. The resignation is effective Oct. 24.

“It is with much regret that I have to submit my resignation from my position on the board as of Oct. 24, 2021, due to moving out of the district,” reads Eis’ letter of resignation. “I want to thank the board, administration, staff and students for all they do for the district. Best of luck in the years to come to everyone and thank you for the opportunity to serve this great district.”

Board President Greg Thomas thanked Eis for his service. Applications for the vacant board seat will be posted today on the district’s website and can be submitted to Treasurer Kent Seemann through Nov. 3. The unexpired term on the board is through Dec. 31, 2023. The board plans to schedule candidate interviews Nov. 15.

Eis also faces potential legal trouble.

In February, Eis was indicted by a Henry County grand jury on one count of theft, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of money laundering, a third-degree felony. Henry County Prosecutor Gwen Howe-Gebers previously said the charges are not related to the Holgate Local Schools District and stem from an organization Eis and a co-defendant, Jason Schwartz, 46, of North Baltimore started called NETS that would find locations to host basketball games, such as during a tournament. According to the indictment, the allegations occurred from January 2018 through December 2020, and the value of money involved in the theft charge was $7,500 or more.

Eis pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment. He is scheduled to appear for a plea hearing Oct. 25 in Henry County Common Pleas Court, according to the Henry County Clerk of Courts schedule. Schwartz is also scheduled for a plea hearing Nov. 15 in Henry County Common Pleas Court.

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