Former Fairfield superintendent dies at 69

Charles F. ‘Charlie’ Wiedenmann, a longtime superintendent in the region, including eight years at Fairfield, has died. He was 69.

Wiedenmann, of Hamilton, died Friday after a long illness.

He was a superintendent for 25 years in the Greater Cincinnati area and was instrumental in overseeing the growth of the Fairfield school district before he retired from that school system in 2000 having held the job there since 1992.

Wiedenmann, who was a awarded Ohio Superintendent of the Year while at Fairfield, helped campaign for school tax issues in the late 1990s that led to the construction of Fairfield Senior High School and East Elementary schools.

Former Fairfield Schools Superintendent Paul Otten, who is now leader of Beavercreek Schools in Greene County, was hired by Wiedenmann.

Otten described the beloved school leader, to whom he remained close after Wiedenmann retired, as a savvy and knowledgeable superintendent.

“Charlie was truly an outstanding superintendent for the Fairfield school district. I was thankful to be hired in Fairfield by Charlie and honored to later serve as an assistant principal under his leadership.”

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