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April 7

“THE ATLANTIC CITY BOYS” - Doo-Wop, Motown & Rock & Roll hits. $129 pp. Bus, Dinner & Show. Pickup: Massillon, Wooster, & Ashland

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April 21-24

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April 26-28

“ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM” Tour of Cincinnati, Riverboat cruise, 2 Nights lodging, 4 meals $499. Pp dbl

May 3

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May 5,6,7

“RENFRO VALLEY, KY” Bus, hotel, 3 meals, 3 shows $399 pp dbl.

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“GREAT TRAINS” - 6 days, roundtrip airfare, hotels, Tour Director, Two Rail Journeys, Grand Canyon Nat’l Park, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Trolley Tour, Jerome, Montezuma Castle, Chapel of the Holy Cross and much more! $2325 pp dbl.

“SOUND OF MUSIC” -Playhouse Square, Cleveland, $125 Bus, dinner & show

August 3

“PHIL DIRT & THE DOZERS” - 50’s, 60’s &70’s Rock & Roll! Bus, dinner & Show. $98.50 Pp

August 11-21

“COLORADO ROCKIES BY RR” Roundtrip airfare, hotel, Tour Director, bus, Colorado Rockies, Two Rail Experiences, Rocky Mountain, Arches, Dead Horse, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde National Parks, Cliff Dwellings, and much more! $3350 pp. dbl.

August 16

“MOTOWN THE MUSICAL” - Bus, dinner & show. Playhouse Square $125 pp

August 17-25

“PACIFIC COAST ADVENTURE” - Inclds. Airfare, Bus, hotels, 11 meals, Tours of Seattle, Pike Place Market, Portland, Oregon Dunes & Buggy Tour, Crater Lake, Redwood Park, San Francisco & Fishermans Wharf. $2749. Pp dbl.

August 27-30

“SMOKY MOUNTAIN ENTERTAINER TN” Bus, 3 nights lodging, 5 shows, Smoky Mountain tour, Gatlinburg, Old Mill Complex, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and much more! $499 pp. dbl.

Sept. 10

“TEXAS TENORS” - Mentor, bus, dinner & show $120 pp.

Sept. 16-25

“CANADA & NEW ENGLAND” - Inclds. Bus, 2 nights hotel, 7 nights onboard Crown Princess, 25 meals, all shore excursions, all admission fees. *Passport Required - New York, Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine, St. John - New Brunswick, Halifax - Nova Scotia, and World Trade Center Memorial. Inside Stateroom: $2,499 Oceanview Stateroom: $2,999 and Balcony Stateroom: $3,399

Sept. 24-30

“CAPE COD” Bus, 6 nights lodging, Escorted tours of Provincetown, Chatham, Boston Market, Plymouth Rock, Historic Sandwich, Kennedy Memorial, and much more! $729 pp. dbl.

Oct. 4-17

“SOUTH AFRICA ADVENTURE” 13 Days *Passport Required - Inclds. Roundtrip Airfare -CLE and Int’l. Air, 19 Meals, Local Guides, 2 Nights Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Botswana, 3 Nights Cape Town, Table Mountain Gondola Ride, Chobe River Sunset Cruise, Five Game Drives/Safaris, Wine Country & Tasting, Cape of Good Hope, Mabula Game Reserve and Kirtenbosch Botanical Gardens. Reg. Rate $6,295 pp double.

May 9

“SOMETHING ROTTEN” - is a hilarious new Broadway smash! With singing, dancing, & most gut-busting laughs on Broadway. $135 pp, Bus, Dinner & show.

May 14-19

“SAVANNAH, GA” Bus, 5 nights lodging, Savannah History Museum, Savannah’s River St District, Cruise, Guided tour of Historic Savannah, Lunch at Paula Deens and much more! $639 pp. dbl.

May 22-26

“NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO” - Bus, lodging, 8 meals, Hornblower Niagara Cruise, Queen Victoria Park & Niagara on the Lake, Casa Loma Castle. $549. Pp dbl.

June 3-11

“MT. RUSHMORE, BADLANDS & BLACK HILLS” - Bus, motels, 14 meals, see Deadwood, Custer St. Park, Crazy Horse Museum $869 pp. dbl. occ.

June 13

“DANIEL O’DONNELL” - Playhouse Square, Cleveland Bus & show, $135 pp. Pickups: Millersburg, Massillon, Wooster, & Ashland.

Nov. 7-15

“SEX PLEASE, WE’RE SIXTY”- Bus, Lunch, & hysterically funny show! $125 pp. Bus, Pickups: Ashland, Wooster & Massillon.

“CROATIA EXPLORER” - Roundtrip Airfare, 12 meals, Professional Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, featuring Zagreb, Split, & Dubrovnik. $3295 pp dbl occ.

Nov. 12-18

“BRANSON, MO” - Bus, motels, 8 shows, 14 meals, a museum, Fish Hatchery tour of Christmas Lights. $795 pp. Dbl. Occ. $905 Single occ.

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July 19

“MACKINAC ISLAND” Bus, 4 nights lodging, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Carriage Tour, Grand Hotel, Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and much more! $679 pp. dbl.

June 28

“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” - Broadway show, State Theatre, Cleveland, Bus, Dinner & show. $135.00. Pp

July 4

“FIREWORKS ON THE GOODTIME III” - Cleveland, Bus, Dinner, Entertainment, & Fireworks! 3rd Deck $125pp. Pickups: Millersburg, Massillon, Wooster & Ashland.

December 4-6 “MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS” - Lancaster, PA, Bus, motels, 4 meals, plus American Music Theatre Home for the Holidays. $419 pp. dbl. occ. December 17

“SHOJI TABUCHI” - Mentor Performing Arts, Bus, dinner & show $120 pp.

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Health Column

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Looking Back

News From the Past


Protect Your Garden From Hungry Animals

Car Tips

Tire Maintenance


Springtime in the Movies


It's a Love/Hate Relationship


Medicare Tips - Where to Start?

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Looking Back One Man Factory - Back in 1945, Dale Langell

operated a shop at the corner of Pittsburg Avenue and Palmer Street. He used precision equipment, including a surface grinder and milling machine to build materials for the war under a contract from the U.S. government. The photo on the left is what the plant

looked like from the outside in 1945. Dale had been an individualist all his life, having started his business in 1935, inventing a signal system that rang a bell when you drove into a service station. Today, located in the same area where this one-man factory once stood, is the Wooster Pitt Stop.



Local News March 3, 1945: Drug Store Opened FREDERICKSBURG - The Benner drug store is open and a pool table has been set up. Lunches will not be served at present. The Benners have moved their equipment from the Venosdle building. March 2, 1945: Represented Home to U.S. Soldier Overseas NAPLES – Men and women who work with American soldiers say their jobs are strenuous and their living conditions rugged, but they always find life interesting because each day brings a new set of problems and requests. Dorothy Critchfield Dennis of 515 North Bever St., Wooster, American Red Cross worker stationed here, cites the case of the shy soldier who searched all of Naples for an American woman about 47 years old. He finally came to Dorothy with his problem and she told him that she knew a lady with the American Red Cross who appeared to be about that age. The young man was all smiles as he handed a pretty box to the Red Cross girl. “Will you please give this birthday present to her,” he asked, “ and tell her that if my mother had lived she would have been 47 years old.” That evening the gift, a beautiful corsage, was worn by Lavelle Wood of Manhattan, Kansas, who was proud

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because she represented home to an American soldier overseas. March 6, 1945: Orrville Was Once A Lake, Says Doctor Hubbard ORRVILLE – Orrville was once a lake, Dr. Geo. D. Hubbard, former Oberlin College Professor of Geology told Orrville High physical science classes at a special session of the classes on Monday. Dr. Hubbard made a study of former lake beds in Ohio and found that this section of Wayne County, including all of what is now Orrville and extending almost to Smithville, was once under water. It gradually filled up as Fox Lake would be in the distant future. March 7, 1945: Flood Stages Fourth Highest in Century, With Crest Still Ahead PORTSMOUTH – Flood waters from the swollen Ohio River began pouring over Portsmouth's 62-foot floodwall at the Harmon Street ferry landing shortly before 1 p.m. today. CINCINNATI – The raging Ohio River at its fourth highest flood stage in 100 years in some spots, was expected to crest at 70 feet at Cincinnati later today. COLUMBUS - U.S. Army engineers in Columbus, supervising the state's 482 mile Ohio River border, were fighting to hold the stream from overflowing into industrially important Portsmouth.

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Protect Your Garden From

Hungry Animals


omes full of garden beds with blooming flowers and foliage can seem warm and inviting. Planting flowers is one of the easiest ways to transform the appearance of a home with minimal effort and expense. Too often homeowners plant annuals and perennials only to find their hard work has been damaged by hungry animals, like deer, rabbits and underground pests. There are ways to keep animals away from plants — many of which are humane and environmentally safe. Keeping furry marauders away from the garden is something individuals who live in rural or suburban areas have to consider when planting. Many communities are growing and encroaching on the natural habitats of wild animals. With some of their natural food sources diminishing, animals may decide to partake of the easy pickings that come from residential home gardens. If you understand how these animals feed, you can take precautions to restrict access to planting beds. Rabbits tend to munch on vegetables and ornamental plants. Small in stature and not able to scale fences very easily, rabbits might be deterred by a low fence surrounding plants. Consider digging some chicken wire below the fence a few inches to discourage digging

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under the fence. The fence should be 18 inches high, and you should keep the openings no more than one inch because rabbits can squeeze through small openings. In terms of gophers, moles, voles, and other burrowing animals, the key is preventing underground access. Chicken wire or another abrasive material put under the garden soil can help keep underground animals from burrowing under and then up into the heart of the garden. Deer are another story altogether. They are tall animals capable of rising up on hind legs to stretch out and reach branches of trees and bushes. Therefore, taller fences may be needed to protect the garden. But these can sometimes be unsightly, especially in a front yard. Therefore, look for natural barriers that can keep them out. They may be deterred by thorny bushes or plants. Daisies, papaver (poppies), narcissus, rudbeckia, achillea, agastache, aster, lupine, coreopsis, verbascum, centaurea, and echinacea are available in many varieties and are not attractive to deer or rabbits. Here are some additional strategies that you can try. * Create narrow pathways between raised beds. Rabbits will feel like they are in prime locations for predators to get at them in this type of situation and

may be less likely to venture in. Deer may not be able to navigate narrow paths. * Use mulch. In addition to benefitting the plants, keeping soil moist and fertilizing the areas, mulch also deters many animals. * Interplant different species of plants. Some animals don't want to bother picking tasty plants out among other varieties they don't like. So mix plants with ones that animals find unpleasant. * Use other natural deterrents. Animals may be kept away by scents of their predators. Urine from coyote, foxes, dogs, and cats may help. You can also try human hair, cat litter and soap flakes. * Create an animal-friendly area elsewhere. Feed the deer and rabbits the foods they love somewhere away from your garden. They may fill up with favorites and stay away from your flowers and vegetables. * Traps may work. As a last resort, use humane traps to collect animals and release them elsewhere.


With burrowing animals like groundhogs and chipmunks, the key is preventing underground access

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Car Tips

Tire Maintenance

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hen warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars and trucks also can benefit from more moderate temperatures. Salt, grime and pot holes can take a toll on tires over the course of a typical winter. Drivers will not get far this spring and summer without tires in good repair, which is why tire maintenance should be part of any seasonal repair checklist. Inflation levels Now is the time to use a tire pressure gauge to see if tires are at the ideal inflation levels. Many tires indicate the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch) on their sidewalls. Cold temperatures may cause tires to deflate a little. Esurance states that winter weather can cause tire pressure reduction at about one PSI for every 10 degrees the temperature drops. Driving on improperly inflated tires can be dangerous, potentially affecting handling and braking distances. Check tires when they are cold for the most accurate reading. Properly inflated tires also will improve fuel economy, so drivers may even save a little money by inflating their tires. Tire rotation/realignment Examine the tires for tread wear. Any uneven or abnormal tread wear could indicate that the tires need to be rotated and the wheels realigned at the very least. Take the vehicle to a qualified mechanic

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to get their opinion on how to remedy the situation. Mechanics may recommend rotating tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, or about every six months for the average driver. Wheel realignment may be necessary after a season of driving over potholes and other irregularities in the road. Misaligned wheels can cause handling problems, like the car “pulling” to one side. Tire replacement Drivers may discover extreme tread wear, bulges or even cracks in the sidewall during a tire inspection. These signs indicate that it’s time to replace the tires. Failing to replace old, worn down tires can increase the risk of automobile accidents. Thorough cleaning Once tires are inspected and possibly serviced or replaced, treat the car or truck to a washing and thorough detailing. This will help tires shine and get the vehicle road-ready for spring trips.

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Springtime in the

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s we shrug off the Winter and head into Spring, here are a few films to get you in the mood for warmer weather. Most of the movies are available on DVD for you to enjoy at home. “It Happens Every Spring” (1949) is the story of a college professor who is working on a long term experiment when a baseball comes through the window destroying all his glassware. The resultant fluid causes the baseball to be repelled by wood. Suddenly he realizes the possibilities and takes a leave of absence to go to St. Louis to pitch in the big leagues where he becomes a star and propels the team to a World Series appearance. The film stars Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ray Collins and Alan Hale, Jr. “The Natural” (1984) is the story of an unknown middleaged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past.

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Hobbs appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman. “The Natural” stars Robert Redford as Hobbs, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger and a host of others. “Springtime in the Rockies” (1942) is the tale of two Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy who have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old

tricks again. Betty Grable is Vicky and John Payne is Dan. The film also stars Carmen Miranda, Caesar Romero and Edward Everett Horton. “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to "aspire", or will she get the break she deserves? Gene Kelly is Don, Jean Hagen is Lina, Donald O’Connor is Cosmo and Debbie Reynolds is Kathy. March also plays host to St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s a couple of Irish themed films you might enjoy as a celebration of the green. “My Wild Irish Rose” (1947) is the story of the life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his true love Rose Donovan and stage star Lillian Russell, who wants to make him a star. Dennis Morgan is Olcott, Arlene Dahl is Rose and Andrea King is Russell. “The Irish In Us” (1935) The family consists of Pat, the cop, Mike the fireman, Danny the boxing promoter and Ma. Pat wants Danny to get a real job, because most of his fighters end up in Polookaville and Pat wants to marry Lucille. This means that he will leave the family and Danny needs an income to help support Ma. But Danny believes he has the fighter named Carbarn who will bring him fortune and is going with that. But Lucille meets Danny on the road one day and it means trouble for the family as she does not love Pat, but loves Danny. The film stars James Cagney, Pat O’Brien and Olivia de Havilland. “The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady (1950 ) Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his wife's early demise. Thus he doesn't want his daughters involved in any way with performing arts, so when she falls for a performer, successful Tony Pastor, their love faces a challenge from dad. As might be expected, there are some complications, but there is finally acceptance and reunion as father and daughter reconcile by the end of the movie. Thirteen songs and eight dances surround the dialog in this comedy/musical.

This film is also the first major role for Debbie Reynolds (Maureen O'Grady). The film stars June Haver, Gordon MacRae, Dennis O’Grady and of course Debbie Reynolds. “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” (1959) Darby O'Gill seems to be as full of blarney as any old codger in Ireland, but the stories of leprechauns he tells at the pub are true. In fact, he and the tiny King Brian, ruler of the little people, are friendly adversaries, continually out-foxing each other. Darby needs a bit of magical help from the wily king when Lord Fitzpatrick replaces him as caretaker with the handsome, strapping young Michael from Dublin. Michael falls in love with Darby's beautiful daughter, Katie, which is all right with Darby; but the lad has a rival in a local ruffian, the son of a devious widow who wants her boy to be the caretaker. King Brian's supernatural assistance is necessary to make everything come out all right, but the sneaky leprechaun won't play matchmaker without a fight. Finally, real trouble comes in the form of the Banshee, and Darby will need all his quick wits to save his daughter from the wicked spirit. The film stars Albert Sharpe, Sean Connery, Janet Monroe and Estelle Winwood. It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without “The Quiet Man” (1952) with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent. Our last spring inspiration is “Easter Parade” (1948) On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him. To prove Nadine's not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protegee Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade. Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford and Ann Miller star in this Irving Berlin classic.

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March 15 Girls' Night Out! When: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where: Pine Tree Barn & Farm RSVP for this special event just for the ladies. See their website for details. 330-264-1014

Clark Wilson, Silent Film Organist When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: Wooster United Methodist Church 243 North Market St., Wooster Harold Lloyd in “Safety Last.” One of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in American today. Contact Info: Music On Market 330-262-5641

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17 Dormant Pruning Workshop

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When: 8 a.m. - Noon Where: Secrest Arboretum Hands-on pruning workshop by preregistration for both the homeowner and commercial landscaper. 740-485-0129

When: 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Where: Shreve Elementary School Rt. 226 Full day of events centering around the annual start of birding in the Killbuck Marsh Area in Shreve. Guest speakers, workshops, vendor hall and special children's educational activities. 330-464-4382

17-19 Anne of Green Gables When: Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Where: Wooster Foursquare Church Presented by the Wayne County Performing Arts Council.

17-28 Exhibit: Wayne County in World War I When: Fri. & Sat. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Wayne County Historical Society 330-264-8856

OABGC Kids' Benefit Auction and Dinner When: 5:30 p.m. Where: The Pines Golf Club & Restaurant A fun evening with auctions, raffles and buffet dinner benefitting the Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club. 330-683-4888

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13-15 Spring Dance Concert

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When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Freedlander Theatre, The College of Wooster A formal and highly popular concert, presenting the works of faculty and advanced choreographers. 330-263-2241 productions

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19 Week of the Young Child Celebration

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When: Noon - 3 p.m. Where: Fisher Auditorium, OARDC A celebration for preschoolers and their families featuring special entertainment and hands-on activities. 330-264-8722

20 Voices from the Past: "Kelley McRae, Songs of Hope"


When: 2 p.m. Where: Wayne County Historical Society Tickets available at the Historical Society or the Wooster Book Company. 330-264-8856

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24-25 Wayne County Arts & Crafts Guild Spring Arts and Crafts Show When: Fri. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre Juried arts and crafts show with over 115 booths of handmade items including jewelry, baskets, floral, wood items, dolls, pet items and more. Free admission and lunch available. Sponsored by the Wayne County Arts and Crafts Guild. 330-345-5962

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hroughout history, innovators have been consistently working to perfect and improve the way people communicate. Today, armed with cellphones of every type, Ashland County residents have their own definitions of “perfect” communication. In 1876, inventor Alexander Graham Bell and business partner, electrician Thomas Watson, had success with their voice-transmitting device. Today, technology allows more options for people to communicate with one another on their phones. A phone that once required an operator to connect a caller has evolved into a handheld computer that can connect callers with the touch of a button or screen, a voice command or a few strokes of the keypad. Cellphones not only allow people to communicate from just about anywhere, but they have combined with

technology and other innovations, including cameras and internet accessibility, to become one handheld device. A person can make a phone call to a friend and get directions to that person’s house on the same device. According to Pew Research, nine out of ten Americans have a cellphone, and the share of adults who are “cellphone only” — not keeping a landline — has steadily increased since 2004. Texting, FaceTime and a variety of social media platforms and apps, such as Snapchat and Facebook, allow families and friends to keep in touch and share more information, photos and videos in real time. The way people choose to communicate can depend on the person’s personal preference, and to whom they are talking. A few people enjoying a card game at the Ashland Senior Center also shared their preferences, which were as mixed as the phones they preferred. Charlene Wuthrich has a prepaid wireless TracFone, which she uses for calling, texting and taking pictures. “If I’m home, I use a real phone,” she added. She was the only one of the three who still has a landline. “I hate texting. I’ll never use texting,” said Orrlon Weitzel, pulling out his LG flip phone, which he uses when calling his daughter. “I text more than I call,” chimed in Sue Lai, who has a Kyocera smartphone. She also likes using it for Facebook and Google Street View. When shoppers are checking out phones at GoWireless on Claremont Avenue, employee Chris Stoffer observes that the operating system is the first thing they look for in a Adrea Tennant, Human Resources Development Coordinator phone, with Apple or Android options being for the Adult Education Center at the Ashland County West Holmes Career Center, poses with an iPad and iPhone. Tennant the most popular. He tends to see more is planning a class to help seniors navigate these devices after Ashlanders choose iPhones. the center received several calls about how to use certain “iPhones are definitely more easy to use,” he functions with them. She also consults with various businesses said. on how to use their phones for their business needs.

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She’s happy to be a part of these “lightbulb” moments when someone witnesses the capabilities of these devices. She recalls with a smile when a grandmother learned about FaceTime and how she could see her grandchild over the computer. When asked if she thought these technologies were making life easier, or too complex, Tennant thought the answer was a little bit of both. With all of the options available to people with phones, whether it’s to communicate, to entertain, to play games or to read a book, people are finding more reasons to keep them within arm’s reach. “I think maybe it’s difficult to separate from phones for awhile and have more downtime,” she said.




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Stoffer added that another reason many choose the iPhone is because they like to use FaceTime to communicate with others. To do that, both ends of the conversation need the same operating system, namely Apple’s iPhone system. However, for those who prefer simpler phones for just talking and texting, Stoffer said about 10 models are still available. With so many ways to communicate, so many apps to choose from and technology everchanging, navigating these phones can be overwhelming for some. The Ashland County-West Holmes Adult Education Center plans to have a class in the near future geared toward seniors to help them navigate iPhones and iPads. Adrea Tennant, human resources development coordinator for the Adult Education Center at the Ashland County West Holmes Career Center, said the class came about after the center received several calls from seniors asking how to use their devices. While this is the first time such a class is scheduled for the public, the Adult Education Center does customized iPad/ iPhone training for businesses. According to Tennant, people asking were either going from having no cellphone to having a cellphone, or going from having a flip phone to an iPhone. Depending on participants’ needs, she plans to cover downloading podcasts, how to buy apps, security issues (particularly with respect to online shopping), knowing and understanding the security settings on a phone, how to coordinate phones with Fitbit, using GasBuddy and Google Maps apps, and how to borrow library books. “Each of them is looking for something a little different,” she said.

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re you confused about Medicare options? Is your mailbox overflowing with ads, your phone ringing off the hook with sales people and everyone giving you conflicting advice? Sound familiar? Take a deep breath – it doesn't have to be that way. Here are 5 tips for getting the help you need to get started in Medicare.



Second, do your research early. You will receive a “Medicare and Me” book when you sign up for Medicare. Don't toss it aside. This is one thing you should read over. As you read, write down any questions you may have. Take your time and do your homework. When you wait until the last minute you will fell rushed and no one should make insurance decisions feeling rushed.


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First, use the website. It is a fantastic resource for questions and answers about Medicare. The best thing about this website is Medicare isn't selling you anything. Their job is to inform you what your options are and define the laws in an unbiased way. This is a great place to get answers about when to sign up and how it all works with Social Security.

Third, listen to what others are saying about their Medicare choices, but always fact check. Your friends and family mean well, but they are not professionals. What may be good for your brother, may not be good for you. Where you live now and later, where you may stay in winter vs. summer, your medical history and the prescription drugs you currently take all bear a factor in what Medicare plans will be the best for you.


Next, don't allow yourself to be bullied. In Ohio it is illegal for an insurance carrier to contact you in any way about Medicare except through the mail, unless they already have an established business relationship with you. If they do call and you give them permission, remember they want to sell you something. If they only offer their carrier's plan, keep in mind there are many choices out there that you should explore.


Last, don't do it alone. Navigators and independent insurance agents can sit down with you, face to face and explain your options for Medicare all at no cost to you. Find someone who will give you an educational overview of Medicare and will take time to answer questions for you. They should be able to explain the parts of Medicare, Medicare supplements and prescription drug plans. You don't have to become an expert, but you should have someone on your side who is one.


Signing up for Medicare usually comes at a time in your life when big changes are happening all around you. Don't let it overwhelm you. Take one step at a time and you will reach your destination. Jody Titus is an Independent Insurance Insurance Agent for Health Insurance Options, LLC at 963 Lexbrook Tr. in Mansfield, Ohio.


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any of us would consider it a grand adventure to cross the United States just once in our lifetime. Jim Hopson has taken this journey both on foot and by bike, and says he would definitely do it again. Jim retired for the first time in 2007, and it was then that he decided to walk across the country. He set out from the Atlantic Ocean and made it to Kansas City. He was briefly called out of retirement to work in consulting, so the rest of the trip would have to wait. Jim's walk gave Jim time to talk with small newspaper publishers along the way and helped him meet his personal goals of staying fit and active. A resident of Granville, Jim and his wife have spent their summers in Ohio. Currently, he has come out of retirement to serve as an Interim Publisher for GateHouse Media, which recently acquired Dix Communications. “What surprised me most on the walk,” said Jim. “Was when I was going through areas where the economic life of the community had moved on, the people were still there. Rather than moving to larger cities where the jobs were, many people chose to stay because this was where

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Jim Hopson riding in Arizona.

their life and their family were.” During his walk through Ohio, Jim stopped at a local restaurant for breakfast in a small town about an hour south of Columbus. As the locals came and went that morning, drinking coffee and having their eggs and bacon, Jim talked with a man who was looking for work in construction. As crews pulled up in trucks, the man would go out and check to see if they had work for him to do. Jim asked him why he didn't just go to the city, it wasn't that far and someone could easily get an apartment and make a good living with all the jobs available in Columbus, but this man chose to stay where he was because the small town was where his roots were. As he walked, Jim also talked with the smaller, local newspapers that were published in little towns along his route. Larger newspapers had begun to feel the turning tide of consumer behavior, along with economic changes, but the smaller papers hadn't felt it yet. Many smaller cities and towns had remained the place where life truly existed for so many people. Walking gave Jim invaluable perspective and he was soon called back to work, an “un-retirement” he says, but

he never lost the notion that he ought to try crossing the Jim the most. “We were trying to get up as much speed as country another way, on his bike. we could going down each hill, and then really having to Jim has always been active and loves the outdoors, hiking, grind it just to get back up the incline on the other side.” camping and kayaking. Primarily he enjoys running. His Another challenging section of the trip was when the favorite running partner is his Hungarian Vizsla named group crossed the Rockies, not so much because of the Penny, but when a pulled muscle stalled Jim's running terrain itself, but because of the altitude. routine he took up cycling as another way to stay fit. The tour support team kept all the riders' gear and In 2013 he decided it was the right time and in doing his arranged the places they would stop and stay along the research, Jim found a company based out of Colorado way. “It was great because there were no logistics to worry called CrossRoads Cycling Adventures that offers about, you could just keep going,” Jim added. supported trips. “I gave myself time to get ready,” added When Jim's family and friends found out about the trip Jim. “But I was only able to do about 45 minutes per day, they had their concerns, but they were supportive, “They most of which was on a stationary bike in the gym because knew that it was what I wanted to do and that if that was at the time I was working in a climate where it was too the case, I was going to do it.” cold to be out on the road.” There were days when the Other riders on the trip group rested and enjoyed free included several from time, stopping to visit or do England, two father and some sightseeing. In Abilene, daughter combos, and a Kansas Jim took some time to husband and wife, and all visit the Dwight D. Eisenhower these riders were in top shape. Presidential Library and The trip was to start out in Los Museum. A history buff, he Angeles and follow a diagonal also made sure to see some of all the way to Boston. “I went the historical sights along the out to L.A. and met the group, Erie Canal and museums up about 25 or so,” said Jim. along Lake Erie. “Every day was like summer “Riding a bike is the perfect camp and I'm still in touch way to see the country,” said with many of them today.” The Jim. “Walking is slow, but on oldest man on the trip was 76 a bike you can go at the right and the oldest woman was 70, Jim Hopson finishing the trip at the Atlantic Ocean pace and really enjoy the view. Jim was 67. Many of the riders just north of Boston. You have the time to stop and were retired, which gave them see things that interest you, the time they needed to do the long trip. but you can also get going again right away, so you keep a “We were riding 85 miles each day, with about 5 days good pace.” off in total, taken at different stops during the trip,” Jim For the cross country trip Jim used a lightweight, carbon added. fiber road bike with a three chainring configuration to Some of Jim's favorite sights in crossing the country allow for easier pedaling, particularly up steep hills. were the spectacular rock formations in New Mexico and The 3,405 mile journey took 7 weeks to complete and Arizona. There were also some beautiful places along thankfully the weather, while hot, was on their side for Lake Erie in Pennsylvania and New York. “The people most of the trip. “We started with our back tire in the in the towns we passed through were very nice,” said Jim. pacific and we ended it with our front tire in the Atlantic.” “Everyone we met was accommodating and friendly.” Reflecting on the trip, Jim says, “I was reminded what a On their way through Ohio, the group stopped for a big, beautiful, diverse, rich country the United States is.” night at the Best Western in Wooster. They had just ended While this last trip may have come to an end, that doesn't one of their more difficult days of riding. It was June and mean the journey is over. As we continue to grow and the heat and humidity had made for a sticky ride from change as a nation, it's safe to say there will always be new Marysville to Wooster, which is roughly 100 miles. things to see and learn about in crossing the country. The The hills in that part of the state were what challenged open road is always there, ready and waiting to show us.

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Recipe Enjoy the flaky crust, savory blue cheese, and the sweet tang of grape tomatoes on this tasty tart.

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together the olive oil and vinegar and drizzle over the 1. Arrange a rack at a center Crust tomatoes, and then sprinkle position and preheat the oven with salt. Place the tart on 1 cup all-purpose flour to 375 F. Have ready a 9-inch a baking sheet to catch any 4 ounces cream cheese, chilled tart pan with a removable drippings and return to the and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces bottom. oven and bake until the 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, 2. For the crust: Place the cheese has melted and the chilled and cut into 1⁄2-inch flour, cream cheese, butter, tomatoes are hot, 10 to 12 pieces salt, and cayenne in a food minutes. processor; pulse until the 4. Cool the tart for 5 to 10 1⁄4 teaspoon salt mixture resembles coarse minutes and then remove the 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper meal. Remove and knead the sides of the tart pan. (The tart mixture into a smooth mass Topping can be made 3 hours ahead. and then press it with your 4 ounces creamy blue cheese, Leave the tart cool at room fingers in an even layer into finely crumbled temperature and reheat in a the bottom (not up the sides) preheated 350 F oven until 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved of the tart pan. Smooth the warmed through, 8 to 10 length-wise (see note) dough with the back of a minutes.) 2 teaspoons olive oil spoon. Freeze the tart shell for 5. Mix together the parsley and 15 minutes to firm, and then 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar green onions, and sprinkle bake the crust until golden Kosher salt over the tart. Cut the tart into brown, 30 minutes. Remove 6 wedges and serve. 11⁄2 tablespoons chopped flatthe tart shell from the oven leaf parsley and cool for about 5 minutes 2 green onions, chopped to NOTE: Small grape tomatoes, which but retain oven temperature. include 2 inches of the green 3. For the topping: Sprinkle the have a sweet flavor, work better parts than larger cherry tomatoes in this cheese evenly over the crust. recipe and can be used year-round. Arrange the tomatoes in a However, in the summer, feel free to circular pattern and in a single try the tart with one of your favorite layer over the cheese, cutvarieties. Sweet ones that are on the sides up. You may not need to small side work best. use all of the tomatoes. Whisk Now & Then • 20

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