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Middlef ieldPOST Volume 8 ~ Issue 11

January 22, 2014

Neighborly News From Around the Corner

By Patrick Robinson

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Local School News Pages 13,16

Middlefield Village Page 5

Out ‘N’ About Pages 10-11

n Ohio, as the crimson reds, vibrant yellows and fiery oranges of fall turn to the drab grays and browns of winter, many fishermen hang up their rods and settle in for the cold season ahead. Now I agree, there is nothing like a day on a Lake Erie tributary in late October or early November when the colors are like the most beautiful tapestry you have ever seen! Those days are hard to beat and many consider it the pinnacle, if not the closing of their season. But, don’t be so quick to think that the onset of cold weather is the close of anything, especially fishing for Lake Erie Steelhead. Snow, flow ice, and shale cliffs adorned with magnificent ice formations…that is what “White Hot Steel” is made of. For some, those kinds of things are the call for a fire blazing and crackling in the confines of a natural stone fireplace with a nice elk or moose mount hanging overhead. I am no different except that a winter Steelhead excursion is always a precursor to the fire! A number of years ago when I started to fly fish, I quickly found that fishing in the winter was a great thing, and you didn’t even need an ice shanty to do it. I also figured that many an outdoorsman would settle for a soft chair, a cup of joe, and a nice fire over standing in a river waving a stick, which meant the river would be all mine! There are many things that I like about fishing the winter season. One is the ease at which wildlife stands out when contrasted against a fresh snow. If you think Cardinals are beautiful birds, you should see them when they are all fluffed out in their winter wear contrasted by a white blanket! It’s simply spectacular! How about the beautiful silence that is found on a still winter morning? Everything you hear echoes through the woods, from a lone Canadian goose in the distance to the irate calls of crows scolding a Great Horned Owl as they give chase, every sound resonates the greatness of God’s creation. And what makes all of that so cool and

John Oros, operations director at Geauga Park District. Post Photo/Patrick Robinson brings it all together is the sweet sound of running water. The bubbling, gurgling sound that comes from a nice riffle as it races past your boots or a nearby rock. Mix that with the whistling sound of a fly rod in motion, and you now know the song that is sung in my ear on a day in pursuit of “White Hot Steel.” Not convinced that this opportunity is worth your while? Oh, I understand your hesitation! But, one experience with Steelhead in this winter setting and it will be forever burned into your heart and mind as a great way to get out and with the bonus of getting fish. I had one such day a couple of years ago. A friend of mine, John Oros had expressed interest in experiencing the fun that could be had when you combine Steelhead with a fly rod and that was like saying sick ‘em to a dog. I mean, what kind of fanatical fly fisherman could pass that up? With little

hesitation I put plans in motion for us to hit the river. After some discussion, John and I decided that the nearest tributary would be the target and that we would try to hit it at first light before work for a couple hours. He had never fly fished for Steelhead before, so I took some time to teach him a few important yet basic skills. We only had a few hours due to the fact we would need to head for work sometime in the morning hours, so we moved as quickly as we could. I wasted no time and selected a nice run that I knew typically held fish and went headlong into putting my friend on something he would remember for a lifetime. It would be the perfect spot. No challenging presentations, no tricky casting techniques, it was as easy a presentation as you could get. Did I put him on fish? Absolutely! Did I give him something he would remember for life? You Continued on page 2

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bet! But that took some time. As with many first time flyrodders, especially those in pursuit of Steelhead, fighting the fish can prove challenging. Many are converting from conventional reels (baitcasting, spinning, etc) that will fight a fish on the drag the instant a hookup is encountered. This is not so in the world of fly-fishing. A fly reel is a new monster to many fishermen because you have to learn how to “put the fish on the reel.” In conversational terms this means getting all the line to deliver your presentation (that is laying on the ground or on the surface of the water) on the reel so that the drag system can then begin working to your advantage. Sum it all up, it means that you and your fingers have to be the temporary drag until you can turn it over to the hardware you hold in your hand. The first mistake of many rookies is to hold the line too tight and with light lines and tippets, this can spell disaster. In fact, very few get it right the first time and in turn are disappointed by the flash of silver they see at the end of their lines as it breaks or the fly pulls out. John was no exception. Shortly after showing him the ropes, I left him alone to make quality drifts of his own. He was really starting to get the hang of it when I heard him give the shout, “I got one!” I immediately looked up and started wading his direction when my attention snapped to the end of his rod. It was moving quite violently

up and down as the fish began to roll and run. It all happened in mere seconds. As I began processing the movement his rod tip was translating, I could tell that he had the famous rookie death grip on the line. I tried to holler out “let the line slip through your fingers” before it was too late, but it was! Just then, SNAP… more fish! In the disappointed tone only a fisherman on the water can have, John said “had one.” I was as disappointed as he was! I knew his pain all to well in that moment, but did my best to reassure him that there was another fish in there with his name on it. While I was close by, I took the opportunity to capture the teachable moment and helped him to understand the importance of line tension immediately after hook-up. I told him that too tight was bad and too loose was bad, so find the middle ground. He understood all to well what I was telling him, so again, I distanced myself and let him do his thing. As I moved up river, I took note of how beautiful and crisp a morning it was. The snow on the ground had come over night and brought a freshness to the morning that was exhilarating. The songbirds sang harmonies that added depth to the chorus already in progress and the roar of water was as a tympani rumbling in an orchestra. As I was getting lost in the moment of reflection, I heard my friend fire off again. He hollered out, “I’ve got another one,” with great excitement. I immediately fired Continued on page 17


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Advertiser Index AJ&J Roll-off Containers.....................12 Aunties Antique Mall...........................07 C.A.Miller Custom Woodwrkng.............06 C&B Recycling........................................07 Crossroads Country Café...................15 D&L Flooring..........................................12 Dutch Country Restaurant................16 El Hombre Barber Shop......................14 El Patron...................................................10 End of Commons..................................05 First Quality Power Place...................15 Geauga Credit Union..........................07 Geauga Pawn.........................................14 Grandma’s Garden...............................12 Grandview...............................................06 Grandview (lunch specials)...............05 Great Day Child Care...........................12 Hill Hardware.........................................15 Honest Scales.........................................11 HR Block...................................................16 JD Post House........................................04 John’s Photography.............................04 Kurtz Salvage.........................................12 Lakeside Sand & Gravel......................15 Max Herr Well Drilling.........................17

Mel’s Shoes.............................................06 Merryfield Electric, Inc........................17 Middlefield Bank...................................05 Middlefield Cheese..............................17 Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op......................14 Mullet’s Harness....................................04 Newbury Printing & More.................17 Newbury Sandblasting & Painting............07 Orwell Window & Door.......................14 Pine Valley Bolts....................................14 Pleasant Valley Woodworking...........09 Post House..............................................04 Quest for Health....................................20 Scheid’s Enterprises.............................09 Selinick.....................................................09 Stankus Heating & Cooling...............15 Studio For Hair.......................................04 Stutzman Bros. Lumber......................17 Sweeper Man.........................................14 Tai Pan......................................................17 Triple S Construction...........................12 Turos Law................................................04 Watson’s 87 Furniture..........................03 Windsor Stairs and Millwork.............09 Zeppe’s.....................................................08


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Journey Health Care & Chiropractic ... 04 Kent State University - Geauga .... 06 Kleve Insurance Agency.................. 04 Lake Health Systems........................ 11 MC Studios.......................................... 08 Middlefield Clinic............................... 07 Ravenwood.......................................... 14 Russell Funeral Services.................. 14 Sheffield Monuments...................... 13 Tall Pines............................................... 15 Total Spine........................................... 09 Totally Fit.............................................. 06 Trager .................................................... 02 Trustyz LLC .......................................... 12 UHGMC................................................. 03 United Way........................................... 09 Vista Hearing Instruments.............. 10 YMCA Geauga Family Branch......... 09

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was hired to take the department to the next level, get people trained, and bring needed policy and organization to the department. Chief Stanko has accomplished and exceeded these goals, setting high standards for our next chief. It was also the understanding, if things progressed as planned at the end of the two-year period Lieutenant Joe Tucholski would assume the position of chief. The lieutenant has completed extensive training in PELK and FBI school and is well prepared to assume his new role in April. We have added two new members to our village planning and zoning board. Edna Davis who has served in many governmental positions but most recently on our Board of Zoning Appeals and Nick Giardina, a longtime resident, who owns a business in our Village. I look forward to working with them this year. I want to thank Dan MacRaild for his past service and wish him the best. The other open position was created by the passing of Dennis Parton. Dennis was a tremendous asset to this Village not only with his service on the Zoning Board but the many other events he volunteered hours of time that benefitted others. I considered Dennis a colleague and a friend and will miss him. Remember to shop local and visit


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For more than two years, the Middlefield Economic Development Committee (EDC) has been aggressively promoting the Village of Middlefield on a state and national level with the goal of attracting business and industry to the Village. As a part of this initiative, the Committee contracted Cleveland State University’s Community Planning Program Manager Kirby Date to develop a retail market analysis for the Village. With more than 30 years experience in community planning, Kirby joined a class of 20-some CSU students and completed this project to satisfy a real estate and economic development requirement for her master’s degree. On Dec. 4, 2013, each student presented their final analysis, was judged, and the top five were chosen to present/ compete before leaders of seven area real estate development companies at CSU. Kirby Date presented the retail assessment for Middlefield, won the competition and was awarded $1,500 of the total donated $3,500. At the January Middlefield Council meeting, Kirby presented the prize-winning market analysis. During the introduction, Mayor Garlich stated, “Kirby Date took on this project at a personal level; we hired CSU for a $1,000 and Kirby gave us a $10,000 value.” He added, “After reviewing the final analysis and hearing Kirby’s presentation, it has changed my mind-set about the direction this Village will take, allowing us to move forward with a refined focus. We now have a better understanding of the demographics and will pursue many of the proposed solutions. It has been our goal to set this Village apart as a place to live and to locate a business. This is another step in that direction.” “The goals for this study,” Date stated, “were to lay groundwork for the Village of Middlefield’s comprehensive plan, to identify opportunities for retail, to fill retail vacancies and to strengthen the businesses already here.” Middlefield Village draws from a Primary Market Area (PMA) of 515 square miles, with boundaries stretching several miles beyond Middlefield in all directions, encompassing a population of 61,000. Thirty percent are under the age of 18; 60 percent are ages 18 to 64; 13 percent are 65 and over, representing 25,000 households and averaging almost three people per household (national average - 2.64). Median household income is $54,000, and the Amish population, at approximately 14,000,

represents 22 percent of the PMA. Serving this Primary Market Area is Middlefield Village, Middlefield Township and the small retail area west of Middlefield in Burton Township. Middlefield has a population of approximately 2,700 people and employs more than 7,000. Of the total 1.09 million square feet of retail space in the Middlefield Market Area, approximately 0.116 million square feet is Amish owned. The local retail vacancy rate is 13 percent (national average - 5 to 10 percent). The former Ames store represents half and the next largest vacancy is the former Middlefield Hardware. Kirby used the Geauga auditor’s website and other resources to log a detailed inventory (size and type) of the 400 area businesses within the Primary Market Area. With help from the EDC, 100 visitors and 27 local merchants were surveyed. Interviews were held with 13 selected Amish and non-Amish retail merchants. Findings showed that area residents shop elsewhere (Bainbridge, Mentor, Chardon, Ashtabula, Garrettsville and Niles) for additional selection and services. Three markets, local non-Amish; local Amish and regional/tourists, were considered for the niche analysis. Area retail needs are: clothing, health/personal care, shoes and jewelry. Other needs to consider (with caution) are: electronics/TV, office supplies, auto parts, and building and garden supplies. The analysis showed this area is adequately supplied with restaurants, hardware, home furnishings and specialty foods. The primary recommended strategy is to attract outside shoppers by: creating a “Great Place” in downtown Middlefield; rebuilding the Main Street charm; accommodating overnight visitors; offering family attractions; growing the farmer’s market; connecting open spaces; promoting Amish businesses; encouraging and supporting local entrepreneurs, addressing local needs for clothing, selection/price and entertainment; through seeking creative, one-of-a-kind solutions. And proactively identify and seek businesses that will complement the area. This project has been a wonderful experience for me,” Kirby shared. “After working with small communities for years, this was an opportunity for me to understand more about how a community really works.” To view the Middlefield Retail Market Analysis visit

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What will 2014 have in store for you? Have you made any resolutions? The Middlefield Library has excellent resources to help make this a successful new year. Seeking a healthier lifestyle in 2014? The library stocks the latest diet cookbooks such as “Super Shred” by Ian K. Smith as well as healthy cookbooks including “Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go” by Diana Rodgers. Those seeking to eliminate cigarettes from their lives may want to check out “Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking” or “Quit Smoking for Life” by Suzanne Schlosberg. The new year is a perfect time to learn something new. Our nonfiction section is filled with craft ideas, cooking instructions, and other tips. With maple season around the corner, “Maple on Tap: Making Your Own Maple Syrup” by Rich Finzer and “How to Make Maple Syrup” by Steve and Alison Anderson will be popular picks. Tackle some unique and adventurous crafts such as “Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers” by Jinks McGrath or “Fabrigami: The Origami Art of Folding Cloth to Create Decorative and Useful Objects” by Jill Stovall. Need help finding a particular topic? Ask at the information desk for expert assistance. How about learning to use computer in 2014? The library holds classes introducing computer and Internet basics. Call to register for a class. If you recently received an iPad, Tablet, Kindle, or other ereader schedule an appointment to learn how to download ebooks and other digital content from the library. Finally, those looking to save money this year should simply use the library more! Why purchase books, music, and movies when you can borrow them? Plus returning items helps reduce clutter in your house. We hope to see you more in 2014! Visit the Middlefield Library at 16167 E. High St., 440-632-1961.

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School is back in session and the feeling of the New Year brings hope for a brighter future at Cardinal S c h o o l s.   I am looking back proudly at all of the work that our staff and students accomplished in the first semester and I am looking ahead to attaining the goals we set at the beginning of the year. The New Year always brings new changes and that includes our Board of Education. I would like to welcome Nancy Ferguson who took the board member oath at the organizational meeting on Jan.13. She joins Ken Klima, Board president, Wendy Anderson, vice president, Katie Thomas, and Andy Sefcik. Our board has engaged in some courageous work over the winter. They spent time working closely with me and Merry Lou Knuckles, treasurer to comb through our budget as we prepare for the future. We know that our five-year forecast is favorable ending this year. We are projected (and it is truly only a projection) to end in the black with $500,000 on the books. However, in 2015 we face a deficit of over $100,000. Our board took some courageous action at the January board meeting and transferred $150,000 to a special budget stabilization cost center. This will allow us to cover the projected deficit, and dependent upon the accuracy of our projections, will allow us to push out the need to ask this community to support a levy for another year. This type of action aligns directly with my vision for our district, that is to transform our current reality and reach greatness. Greatness comes with change. We are also looking at making additional changes in the schools to achieve that greatness. For example, Cardinal High School is investigating all aspects of what we offer students. The staff is currently engaged in looking at modifying the master schedule as well as the “beefing up” the rigor of our

course offerings making sure that what we provide our students guarantees that they are prepared to leave us for college or career. Also, Cardinal Middle School will engage in a similar discussion and align with what students need as the leave for the high school. The concept of greatness doesn’t apply just to our schools but to the community as a whole. We will be instituting a Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and Athletic Hall of Fame program to recognize our alumni who have contributed to the school and wider community. In addition, through the efforts of the athletic department, we are looking to enhance our track and football field complex by investigating the feasibility of an all-weather track and turf field. Our plan is to raise money for this project. I am currently investigating how we can build our fine arts programming back into our system for next year so that our students have the opportunity to showcase their talents. Those examples are just the tip of the iceberg. As you can see we are working on many things to provide our students with the best opportunities available. One thing, that I recognize clearly, is that all of this work can’t be done in isolation. We do need the community to support us now and in the future. As I shared in December, we conducted a satisfaction survey and asked for input and feedback in some specific areas. I have collected the data and had it analyzed. I plan to share that information at the next board work session and then with our community. The most important action step from the survey process will be the forming of the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee. This committee will serve as a sounding board, input provider and communication mechanism for the schools as we continue on the path of transformation. I plan to institute this group sometime this spring. It is my hope that our community will be able to engage with our schools to bring about the necessary changes we need to make and to support us for doing the right things for our students. Please feel free to contact me via email or in the office at 440-632-0261.

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On Thursday December 19, 2013, students of Cardinal High School gathered in the gymnasium for the annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony. NHS is a prestigious organization that is made up of chapters in schools around the nation and recognizes exceptional students. Acceptance into NHS is based on four criteria: scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

Cardinal Hall Of Fame The Cardinal Board of Education has approved a proposal to create a Cardinal High School Hall of Fame. This Hall of Fame will consist of two parts, one recognizing Cardinal athletes and the other recognizing distinguished alumni. Cardinal High School Athletic Hall Of Fame The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Cardinal Athletic Program as athletes, coaches, administrators or community members. Selection Criteria: Graduated from Cardinal High School at least 10 years ago (coaches, teachers, administrators must be retired). For athletes -Superior accomplishment as a student-athlete (as indicated by awards, etc) -Clearly exemplified characteristics of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. -Continued athletic excellence after graduation from high school, academic and postgraduation accomplishments. For coaches, administrators, supporters -Significant contributions made to the overall athletic program, including longevity, overall record and championships. -Significant contributions to the community or to professional organizations at state and/or national levels that promote the ideals of extracurricular athletics. -Any individual who made outstanding contributions to the athletic program other than playing or coaching. Cardinal High School Distinguished Alumni Hall Of Fame The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes alumni for their achievement and contribution and is designed to offer role models to our students. Selection Criteria: -Graduated from Cardinal High School at least 10 years ago. -Has been recognized for a high level of achievement in his or her field and has made significant contributions to that field at the local, state, national, and/or international level. -Has demonstrated character, leadership and service in a variety of venues, from his or her field of expertise to the local, state, or national community.

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Often, an interest we developed as a child becomes the guiding force in our lives. Born in 1942, Claire Zurbuch grew up “playing” in his father’s hardware store in Loyal Oak, Ohio, near Barberton. There he developed a knack for building things and went on to study science at Kent State University. After graduating in 1964, he taught at Medina Schools, then returned to Kent for a Masters Degree in biology and in 1974 received an Education Specialist Degree. In 1973, Claire and his wife Kay, whom he had met at Kent State, moved to Huntsburg. At that time, he began working for the Lake County Board of Education as the director of the media center for their schools. During this time he produced four 16 mm films that were shown in local classrooms. The films dealt with science, American history and patriotism. In 1991, the Lake County administrators started the Porter Science Center where all third, fourth and fifth graders in Lake and Geauga public schools came to do science experiments. It was housed at the Auburn Career Center and Claire became its first director. Claire’s curiosity and love of children were a perfect match. Claire’s interest in helping others, especially children, found an outlet 25 years ago in the Kiwanis Club. He was president of the East Geauga Kiwanis in 1991 and has been chairman of the youth services committee since 1992. Besides chairing the club’s scholarship committee, you will find Claire each year at the Geauga County Fairgrounds where he co-chairs the Kiwanis booth and hands out those tasty pulled-pork sandwiches. Today Claire

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spends a good portion of his time assisting Cardinal Elementary School teachers with educational science experiments. We’ve all benefited from Claire’s hobbies of photography and traveling. Claire said, “I usually enter a few photographs at Fair time and have won first prize several times. About 20 years ago, my photograph of a garter snake capturing a toad won best of the show.” He has presented programs on amateur photography at the Middlefield Library and even donated the photograph above the entrance to the meeting room. It is of all four seasons at Camp Whitewood. Last year, Claire’s wife Kay retired after 25 years of teaching biology at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin (NDCL). For their 40th anniversary they toured Italy, and then shared experiences and photos with us during a program at the Middlefield Library. Claire has always retained his childlike wonder for our universe and shares that sense of awe through his art. He’s an active member in the Samaritan’s Society at St. Lucy’s Church and a caring and sharing resident of our community.

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back with, “let him have line if he wants it!” After all, I didn’t want to see John be disappointed twice in a row, so I erred on the side of caution. What an awesome morning this was turning out to be! Only on the water for a little while and already two hook-ups for my rookie friend. Again, I waded his direction in hopes of coaching him to his first fly rod Steelhead. I hadn’t taken more than a couple of steps when this fish did something that worked great in his favor… the fish made a blistering run for the lake. Oh yeah, it was good for getting the fish on the reel, but no sooner was the fish on the reel then it decided it didn’t like that direction. Yeah, you guessed it! He turned on a dime and charged up stream. In an instant, we went from lesson number one to lesson number two - reel, and reel fast! As the fish began to power its way up stream I urged John to reel as fast as possible and do anything and everything including changing his position in order to maintain a tight line. Now you must understand, not all guys I have spent time with on the water are the best at listening to my suggestions. Fortunately for me, a bright individual accompanied me on this day. One who listened and listened well. After the fish’s powerful charge back up stream he said, “Wow, fighting these fish on a fly rod sure is different than using a spinning rod!” All I could do was smile, grin, chuckle and agree with his newfound

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Patrick “Flybum” Robinson hails from Middlefield, Ohio in the heart of “Steelhead Alley.” His fly-fishing experience has taken him coast-to-coast and from the Caribbean to the Bering Sea in pursuit of various warm water, cold water, and saltwater species. He is an accomplished writer, photographer, flytier, and public speaker. He currently serves as Head Guide for Steelhead Alley Outfitters.

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A HIDDEN TREASURE IN MUNSON! Tucked in the woods on 11.5 acres is this prestigious log home with a full guest suite added on. Enjoy the beauty of the woods from either one of the covered porches or cozy up to a fire in the living room. Fabulous floor plan for entertaining with a wide open first floor. Upstairs you have a master wing with a wall of closets, vanity area & master bath. Also upstairs are 3 more bedrooms and a 2nd full bath. Off the drive side porch is a large entry room with a 1st fl laundry, plus a half bath and a charming office. Don’t forget the extra bonus of a large one bedroom suite with a separate entrance and a full kitchen with dinnette, laundry, large living room, full bath with walk thru double closets and huge master with Florida room off of it. Plenty of room for your cars and toys in the 3 bay garage with storage or future bonus room above. The house has a full basement with a 14x26 vault room for treasures to be locked up. Other bonus features include generator, appliances, 2 paved drives, 2 streams and much more! Great location in Munson We have Homes for sale, Land for sale, Commercial and Industrial buildings for sale and Income Producers for sale! We also manage over 100 Residential and Commercial Rentals. CALL TODAY! Pho: 440-632-1904 Fax: 440-632-1003 16394 Kinsman Road Email: Middlefield, OH 44062 Web:

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