Former News-Messenger sports editor Bob Marker is among this year’s inductees into the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame.
Marker, a Greenville native, started at The News-Messenger on June 4, 1973, and spent 23 years as the sports editor. During that time, he was instrumental in starting the Fremont Ross Hall of Fame and helped start the Camelback, sponsored in part by the News-Messenger. Marker was inducted into the Fremont Elite Runners Club Hall of Fame in 2012.
In addition to his time as sports editor, Marker also served as graphics editor, editorial writer and layout artist. After his retirement from The News-Messenger, Marker was elected to Fremont City Council in 2009, representing the second ward. He opted not to run for re-election this year.
The induction ceremony will be at the boys state basketball tournament in March. The OPSWA Hall of Fame has honored sportswriters in the state since 1983 for their commitment to and achievement in prep sports writing.