A loss for Defiance is a gain for Liberty Center schools. Ritchie Peters has been named the new superintendent for Liberty Center school district, and was hired at the special board of education meeting Tuesday night. Peters is currently the middle school principal at Defiance City Schools. He was awarded a 2 and a half year contract, that begins January 1st, 2019. Ritchie Peters also served as assistant athletic director for Defiance Schools. He will replace Todd Hug at Liberty Center, with Hug leaving in January to be executive director of NWOCA and the Northern Buckeye Education Council. Todd Hug has served as Liberty Center superintendent for about 3 and a half years, leading them through a huge construction project.