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Ryan leaves gym 36 years

By Jamie Baker-Nantz

“I still love the kids and they still love me, that’s when it’s time to go,” said Dorothy Ryan in her small office tucked in a corner of the Dry Ridge Elementary gym.

The tears that had filled her eyes for the last week of school, appeared again, but she batted them away quickly, as she packed up the last of her belongings from the place that’s been her second home for the last 34 years.

Ryan began her teaching career as a teacher in a summer school program for handicapped students in the Williamstown Schools, where the current city building is located.

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