I n 1965, a 16-year-old John Siehl went to the Hara Arena in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, and applied for a job as an usher.
He got it.
Still in high school, Siehl worked nights and weekends, moving from that position to being on ice patrol at the building’s ice rink. After high school, he continued at the 5,500-seat arena, but worked full-time, stretching his collegiate career at the University of Dayton over some years.
Those years did count, though, in many ways. ...