Local Republicans have nominated a Hoopeston man to become the new chairman of the Vermilion County Board. At a Monday party caucus, Republican board members selected Larry Baughn. He will be officially nominated at the September meeting when current Chairman Mike Marron leaves. Marron is to be sworn-in as State Representative to fill the remainder of Chad Hays’ term. Democrats could also nominate someone to become the next County Board chairman, but the Republicans currently hold a 17-10 advantage on the board.