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Huron Pizza Challenge Celebrity “Taste Off” HURON HOMETOWN NEWS GREAT PRESS FOR A GREAT LAKE PLACE LOCAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS NO GOVERNMENT INVOLVED $ 00 OFF 1 YOUR NEXT $5.00 OR MORE PURCHASE AT HURON ACE HARDWARE CLIP THIS COUPON • CLIP THIS COUPON CLIP THIS COUPON • CLIP THIS COUPON Page 6 March 12, 2009 VOL. 3 NUMBER 28 NEWS ONLINE 24/7... City Council Meeting Activity —————— Around Town Page 2 —————— Milestones Church Chat Page 3 —————— Health & Wellness Page 4 —————— Entertainment Real Estate Page 5 —————— Celebrity Pizza Tasting Page 6 —————— Parks & Rec Page 7 —————— Schools Page 8 —————— Sports Page 9 —————— Gardening Page 10 —————— Classifieds Page11 —————— Pizza Challenge Page12 Carol's Wine of the Week Lindeman's $12.99 1.5L Reg. $14.99 10% off case Just one meeting removed from the ICMA’s presentation of the significant findings of its comprehensive analysis of Public Safety operations in the city, the Council took immediate action Tuesday evening to implement an early retirement agreement for a senior member of the Fire Division. The agreement, established through a collaborative effort of the City Manager, Finance Director, Acting Fire Chief and law department, is projected to save the Fire Division’s budget $75,000 over the next two and a half years through the elimination of a fourth, unnecessary Captain’s salary. The Fire Division is organized into three full time shifts, each with a Captain. The anomaly of a fourth Captain’s salary was created in a 1997 disciplinary appeals process. The establishment of structural balance in both Public Safety Divisions was a key recommendation of the ICMA’s report. Tuesday’s retirement agreement is in addition to the city’s recent layoff of a Fire Lieutenant, for an inability to operate as an EMT, and the appointment of an Acting Chief from existing personnel in favor of the hiring of a new administrative employee. These actions are the first steps in accommodating key recommendations of the report and staff is devising new efficiencies to maintain, and improve, service delivery. The early retirement agreement was endorsed by the city’s Finance Committee, the I.A.F.F. Local 4168 and authorized by the Council in a 5 -1 vote. Despite the endorsements, recommendations of the ICMA and the near unanimous support of Council, Councilmember Julie Dively cast a dissenting vote and read a statement questioning good leadership, demanding efficiency, effectiveness and safety. Mayor Marilyn Shearer referenced Huron’s proactive approach to managing in difficult times as noted during the ICMA presentation. Consultant Tom Wieczorek described his experience in Huron as refreshing and noted in a majority of the communities he presents public safety concepts there is already a dire need to make changes immediately. He described Huron’s opportunity as a proactive approach to seamless improvement. In addition to a proactive public safety vision the city has recently established a progressive wellness health insurance program, greatly improved its financial condition and retained its bond rating, provided for a number of new capital improvements in excess of $1 million for 2009, become the first community in the state of Ohio to establish a biodegradable food scrap program, received several million dollars in grant awards including the ODNR public boat launch and established an economic development effort responsible for the sale of a majority of the corporate park acreage and introduction of approximately 100 new jobs and $4 million in new payroll in a challenging environment. While there is significant progressive development the Council and administration are united in their cautious approach to the unknown economic challenges ahead. The management of a municipal corporation is a work in progress, initial steps have been taken in 2009 and more are certain to follow. Pizza Challenge Feature: Rye Beach Pizza-N-Deli Rye Beach Pizza-N-Deli is about to celebrate their 1st Anniversary. Owners Rod & Kay Brownell fulfilled a life long dream when they opened their doors on April 24, 2008. Rod worked for Pizza Bros. growing up, and credits Jeff Manuella and Frank Corder with inspiring his dream. After 20 years in retail, he decided to make his dream come true. The tropical beach décor and the warmth shown by the staff help to create a welcoming atmosphere. You can enjoy your meal in the dining room, on the patio, or have it delivered to you. You can even have it next door! Knucklehead’s and Rye Beach Pizza-N-Deli have a pass thru that allows your order to be served at the bar if you wish. When asked what sets his pizza shop apart, Rod says “We treat people the way we want to be treated, we operate by The Golden Rule”. Rye Beach Pizza-N-Deli is also the only shop in the area that uses a 4-cheese blend. Quality ingredients, consistency and giving the customers what they want all contribute to their success. Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Try their Reuben Sandwich or Reuben Pizza! Rod & Kay also believe in giving back to the community and are proud sponsors of Huron Safety Town, and a Little League Baseball Team. They have provided pizza to the Huron Football Team and look forward to doing more of that next season. Rod, Kay and their children Rachel, 21 and Sean, 16 months, invite you to stop by and vote for them in the Huron Hometown Pizza Challenge! We wish them the best of luck! The Huron Hometown News Presents a Pizza Challenge! Vote for your favorite pizzaria! Drop off your ballot at The Huron Hometown News office, 304 Williams Street. Inside on page 12 you will find valuable and clippable coupons for some MAJOR pizza savings!! Check out our celebrity “taste off ” on page 6! Compare Cornell's ad to the rest. More choices, better value! Support your local community CORNELL’S Foods MONEY SAVING FACT: THE LESS YOU EAT OUT… THE MORE YOU SHOP CORNELL’S THE MORE MONEY YOU’LL HAVE IN YOUR POCKET!! Curves Food Drive Ace Hardware, Cornell Foods, Katman Graphics, Dairy Queen, Drug Mart and the Huron Chamber of Commerce have joined with Curves of Huron for the 10th Annual Curves Food Drive. The drive will be held for the month of March. Non-perishable food items including baby needs can be dropped O'DONNEL'S CORNED STOUFFERS FRENCH BEEF BRISKET BREAD PIZZA off at the above locations. The goal for the food drive is 5000 lbs this year which will be donated to the Huron Food Pantry located in the Lighthouse Church. This is the time of the year that most food banks are in real need of donations. XTRA 2X LAUNDRY DETERGENT 78 OZ. BOTTLE HUNT'S SPAGHETTI SAUCE 26 OZ. CAN $2.69 LB. 2/$4.00 2/$3.00 $0.69 STRAWBERRIES 1LB. PKG TOFT'S 2% GALLON MILK IDAHO POTATOES 10 LB. BAG BANANAS EVERY FRIDAY 2/$5.00 2/$4.00 $3.99 $0.39 Locally Owned & Operated! A Friendly Place to Shop!! HOURS: 7 AM -9 PM DAILY • 419-433-7733 408 Cleveland Road East Huron, OH 44839 PRICES GOOD MARCH 12-18, 2009

Huron Hometown News - March 12, 2009

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