|Did not graduate with Class of 1993 in June. |
Not listed in Alumni directory
|HS: Hereby Do Will|
|I, Dean Horba, hereby do will my truck, my smelly dog and my bad gas to all the people at the back of the vo-ed bus.|
|HS: In Ten Years|
|In ten years all the VO-ED students will be running this country that way it should be.|
|HS: Senior Superlatives|
|Nominated for Most Involved in Vo-Ed|
|News Items 2|
|NHS May 2 1996 - "Fatal accident earns maximum sentence" One year and six days after Stanley Baughman, 20, was killed on Olde Eight Road, the drunken driver who hit him was sentenced to spend the next several years in jail.|
Donald Murton, 62, of North Plaza Drive, Northfield, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter for the April 21, 1995, crash that claimed the life of Baughman.
Murton was also convicted of DUI and driving left of center.
Murton's blood-alcohol level was .189 at the time of the accident at the corner of Olde Eight and Aurora roads, police said.
Ohio law states the legal alcohol limit at .10.
Murton received the maximum sentence of five to 10 years in prison by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Spicer.
Murton's driver's licence also was revoked and he was ordered to pay a $100 fine.
At the time of the accident, Murton was reportedly taking prescription drigs for a fatal illness.
Murton will be eligible for parole in 3.5 years.
Summit County deputies have been credited with a solid investigation.
Baughman was riding his new Harley Davidson, a cycle he saved for years to buy. It was the reason he was able to coax his pal, Dean Horba, out to ride with him in spite of the unseasonably chilly temperatures.
Baughman was killed, but he hasn't been forgotten. The telephone pole near the intersection is proof of that. It's usually decorated with trinkets, flowers and wreaths of his memory.
|NHS Apr 27 1995 - "Man riding on new motorcycle killed in crash" Friday night carried special excitement for Stanley Baughman -- he was riding on his new Harley Davidson motorcycle, one he'd saved for years to buy and just days before had finally managed to buy.|
The unseasonable cold weather couldn't even chill Baughman's eagerness to ride, and his excitement spread to his best friend, Dean Horba, who brought his cycle out to ride with him.
About 11:30pm the excitement was over. Summit County Sheriff's deputies said Baughman, 20, was struck by a van that veered left of center near Olde Eight Road and Route 82. Upon impact, the van smashed Baughman into oncoming traffic and sandwiched him between two cars, deputies said.
"There were pieces of the motorcycle everywhere," said Lt. Frank Risko, the public relations spokesman of the Northfield Center rescue squad. "He was killed instantly."
Risko said Horba was hysterical with grief.
The two cyclists had been side by side as they slowed to approach the intersection, Risko said, and the crash occurred with no warning.
Baughman had been attending night school working toward his General Education Development diploma degree. A few years earlier, he quit high school to help ease the family out of medical bills, his mother Cora said. During the day, he worked as a welder.
"He wasn't a rich kid but he had a lot of dreams," she said. "He was the most caring person."
Baughman was the kind of son that parents dream of, she said. He was responsible, he didn't drink or smoke and he always called her if he was late.
"Even if he was staying late at a friend's house, he would always call. He'd never do anything to hurt me," she said.
It was well after midnight when Risko arrived at the Baughman house. Cora Baughman was taken to the Suburban Ambulatory Center, where she learned of her son's fate.
Choking through tears, she explained her son was loved and will be missed.
He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Campbell, 23, his father, Delmas and his mother, Cora.
"My son was the most caring person. He loved life and he always had a smile," she said.
No decision has been reached as of press time on Baughman's final resting place.
Sheriff deputies said charges against the 61-year-old driver of the van were pending as of press time. According to the deputies, the man may have been legally impaired and DUI. Police are awaiting the results of a blood test.