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Middlef ieldPOST Volume 8 ~ Issue 20

May 28, 2014

Neighborly News from Middlefield, Parkman, Huntsburg and Surrounding Communities

Inside  ...

Cardinal Schools Pages 6-7

Berkshire Schools Page10

Our New Chapter

By Kayla Reiter, valedictorian

Home ~ Inside and Out Pages 12-13

Plain Country Inside

I was amazed when I stopped and thought about the past four years and the plethora of countdowns that consumed my thoughts. Each of us had a variety of countdowns, many of which were exciting. I’m sure

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Miranda Skitzki kept track of how many days to make that dress she had designed and fabricated for prom. Or how about that game against Berkshire? I’m sure on the day of the Cardinal/Berkshire football game, Jon Court thought about what bandana he was going to wear or who would paint what letters on their stomachs in order to show Huskie Pride. We also faced countdowns with a sense of nervous apprehension - senior projects and papers for Mrs. Turon, a test in Calculus, or hearing back from the college you really wanted to attend. However, it is not the countdowns that we should look forward to most in life, but the Continued On Page 6

Plans Unveiled for a New Cardinal Sports Complex


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he countdown is over. Zero days, zero minutes and zero seconds. Here we are and we’ve finally made it. Today marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. Together, we have arrived at these last and arguably the most memorable moments of our senior year.

Cardinal’s athletic n May 21, the director, Andy Cardinal, Cardinal Huskies’ initially approached Foundation Board Auburn about this President, Gary Cox project. “Cardinal’s unveiled architectural superintendent Dr. Scott drawings for the new Hunt, Andy Cardinal, Gary Cardinal Huskies Sports Cox and other members Complex. The nonof the foundation met profit communitywith Auburn students and directed organization shared what they were formed this past January, looking for. The students naming to the board, Cox took a trip to Cardinal as president, Bill Poole, High School to see the vice president; Mark site and then began Longrich, treasurer and Many business, community, school leaders and students are involved in the success of the new designing the athletic Greg McClain as secretary. Cardinal Huskie Sports Complex. (l-r) Curtis Mullett, The Cleveland Plumbing Supply Company; area,” said Salman Pirzada, “This is a great day Mr. Salman Pirzada, Auburn Career instructor Architecture and Project management; Williams Auburn’s Architecture for the Cardinal School Amya and Chris Koschki, juniors at Auburn Career; Andy Cardinal, Cardinal athletic director, Gary District,” Cox announced. Cox, Huskie Nation Foundation president; Scott Hunt, Cardinal superintendent; Bill Poole, Huskie and Project M­­­­anagement “We have full support Nation Foundation vice president; Staci Poole, Huskie Nation Foundation board member; Ken instructor. Each student from the Village of Klima, Cardinal School Board president; Wendy Anderson, Cardinal School Board vice president worked on a design and presented it to the Huskie Middlefield, substantial and Katie Thomas, Cardinal School Board. (Post Photo/ John’s Photography) Nation Foundation group. donations are coming This support alone will cover the names will be recorded on a wall “Their  team narrowed it from The Cleveland Plumbing costs of the first phase.” Donors’ in the stadium. Supply Co. and Carter Lumber. Continued On Page 2


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Plans Unveiled For New Cardinal Sports Complex Continued From Page 1 down to four projects that were close to their requirements. Another determining factor that was considered in picking a design was cost. Narrowing it down further, the Foundation determined that they wanted features from two designs incorporated into one,” said Pirzada. “This new design features a controlled and gated entranceway with a ticket booth, bleachers, restrooms, concession stand, high jump and shot put area. It also has a water fountain with sponsors names and a flag at the entrance.” The projects of Williams Amaya of Harvey and Chris Koschki of Berkshire are the students whose designs were chosen to be blended into one. The two Auburn Career juniors explained the decision-making processes used to develop size and placement of lights, bleachers, buildings and track. The projected total cost of the two-phase project will be 1.5 million dollars before donated materials. The first phase, field lighting and concessions/restrooms will be completed spring of 2015. Artificial turf and an eight-lane track are slated for spring 2016 and will be in place for fall sports. Amaya said, “I did a lot of online research taking into account the amount of people and making sure there was accessibility for everyone. I had to think of it as just another class presentation so I didn’t get too nervous. It feels great doing all of this and lets me know what the real-world is going to be like.” “This is the first time that I have designed a football and track field area. I looked at the limited amount of space available with the field areas and also the budget for my design,” Koschki said. Drawings of the facility are available at HuskieNationFoundation?ref=hl. All branches of the Middlefield Bank Company are receiving donations or they can be mailed to P.O. Box 382, Middlefield OH, 44062. The Huskie Nation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact Gary Cox at 440-728-8158 or


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Public Relations Geri Watson

Staff Writers Ellie Behman Eileen Epling Jacquie Foote Nancy Huth

Contributing Writers Joe Blasko Jr. Dr. David Fakadej Kendal Gingerich Joe Novak Chief Bill Reed Kayla Reiter Rick Seyer Jon Slaybaugh Sue Sullivan Greg Tessier Chief Joe Tucholski Lori Weber Angela Zivny


A Look Back in Time.............................. 3 Village of Middlefield . ......................... 4 Cardinal Schools................................ 6, 7 Reading Room . ..................................... 8 Berkshire Schools ............................... 10

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Advertiser Index Aquilla Christian Church.................................. 21 B K Salvage............................................................ 11 Best Funeral Home............................................. 21 Birth Right............................................................. 20 Burton Chamber of Commerce..................... 18 Byler Roofing........................................................ 14 C. A. Miller Custom Woodworking............... 12 C&B Recycling...................................................... 18 Caldwell Pools & Tanning................................ 14 Carter Lumber..................................................... 12 Coco Beans........................................................... 04 Cold Nose Companions................................... 03 Country Arts and Jewelry................................ 13 Countryside Furniture....................................... 13 D&L Flooring........................................................ 14 Daniel J. Byler....................................................... 11 Dutch Country Restaurant.............................. 16 Ecowater Servicesoft.................................. 05, 09 El Hombre Barber Shop.................................... 10 El Patron................................................................. 24 Frank Agency....................................................... 19 Garrettsville Summerfest................................. 17

Gavazzi Family Chiropractic............................ 20 Geauga Park District.......................................... 09 Geauga Pawn....................................................... 14 Geauga Septic..................................................... 11 Geauga Vision...................................................... 21 Grandview............................................................. 05 Ian Suzelis, D.O.................................................... 19 JD’s Post House................................................... 08 John’s Photography........................................... 07 Journey Health Care & Chiropractic............ 19 Kleve Insurance Agency................................... 03 Kurtz Salvage....................................................... 06 Lakeside Sand & Gravel.................................... 21 Little Ceasar’s Pizza..................................... 10, 15 Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen........................... 21 Max Herr Well Drilling....................................... 06 Merryfield Electric, Inc...................................... 11 Middlefield Cheese............................................ 11 Middlefield Cheese Co-op.............................. 17 Middlefield Clinic................................................ 20 Miller’s Variety/Hayes Road Greenhouse.. 03 MRLM...................................................................... 13

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P.O. Box 626, Middlefield, OH 44062 Community Calendar.......................... 18 Health..............................................19, 20 Faith....................................................... 21 Classifieds...................................... 22, 23

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These pictures capture some of the merchants that were located near the downtown intersection of Routes 87 and 608 in 1910. In that era, coming to Middlefield was an event for most people. Few people had a car, so horse and buggy was the mode of travel for Yankee and Amish alike. Coming to town sometimes took two hours one way just to get here. Ladies wore their Sunday best and the men were generally dressed in suits. The roads were all dirt and sometimes barely passable. Both of the main routes through Middlefield were not paved until 1915. Stores were open from early in the morning until late into the evening. On Saturday night, when most people came to town, the stores were open until midnight. Middlefield also had wooden sidewalks in the dirt roads because of the rain and mud from the streets. It is my opinion that this era, from 1910-1920, were the years that the dynamics of what Middlefield is today were put into motion. They were truly Middlefield’s golden years.

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By Chief Bill Reed

After the recent rash of storms, I am recommending several survival tips. Plenty of flashlights strategically located throughout the home are beneficial. Candles are ok, but present a fire safety problem if knocked over or left unattended, if you leave the home temporarily. Avoid leaving the home in the event of serious storms unless to seek shelter with friends and relatives who have a basement if you do not. Try to prepare in advance with weather alert radios or reports on the TV. Stay away from all downed wires, even if you are certain it is telephone or cable TV. Any type of wire may be in contact with live electrical wires. Avoid walking on roads with downed wires as live wires can energize wet roads and electrocute persons not even contacting the wire. Do not leave vehicles that have wires across them; stay inside the vehicle until help arrives! Not everyone has generators, but if you do get them out prior to the arrival of an impending storm. Cell phones are great tools during storms, keep them handy and remember most 911 centers and dispatch centers have back up generators. Utility companies are extremely busy during a storm or their arrival may be delayed based on priorities, such as serving health care facilities, nursing homes and other essential services. If there is a life-safety issue please contact your local emergency forces immediately. Outages

that are not life-threatening should be reported directly to the Utilities Companies not to 911 centers. Non-essential calls divert attention from more serious life threatening issues. Preparedness is the key to surviving serious thunderstorms and possible tornados. Middlefield Fire and Police and Geauga County Sheriff’s Offices work under the same Tornado Notification Policy. When Public Safety officials deem it necessary (tornado warning), the tornado siren will be sounded once and once only for notification of people outside to seek shelter in a predetermined safe location. We will not sound an All Clear because it can be mistaken for the initial siren confusing the public also All Clears can often not be heard by persons sheltered indoors. All Clears should be obtained from the NWS on weather alert radios (battery powered) or cell phones, tablets or television weather updates providing there has been no loss of power. Use the following link from the Storm Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) for Tornado Safety Tips. http://www.spc.noaa. gov/faq/tornado/safety.html Nice weather is arriving and school will be out shortly. Watch for young ones, pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards and scooters! Remember the detector program for Middlefield Village. Middlefield Township and Huntsburg Township residents may call 440-632-1907 to get on the installation list for smoke and CO detectors. We are happy to serve you. Stay safe!

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By Chief Joe Tucholski Once again we slowly move closer to summer, the days get longer and the temperature creeps higher. The spring and summer months add more chores and tasks that take up the hours of sunlight gained. The month of May is a month of remembrance. The 15th is Police Officers Memorial Day and the 26th is Memorial Day. Each day stands alone to honor the service men and women and safety forces members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our country. During your busy schedule this month or anytime, take that brief second

to thank a Veteran or service member for their service, and your safety forces for theirs. I would like to take a moment to thank the Geauga County Blue Coats for the Officer Appreciation Dinner they hosted for Geauga County Safety Forces. It means a lot, knowing we have someone looking out for our families, if we were not to return home. Geauga County Bluecoats Inc. is a charitable foundation that provides support for the families of Geauga County Safety forces who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty. By helping build morale of our men and women in blue, the work of the Bluecoats benefits our entire community. For more information go to

Cops N’ Kids Fishing Fun Day

In celebration of summer, Middlefield Recreation and the Middlefield Police Department are hosting an exciting, fun-filled day of fishing for kids and their families. Community youngsters are invited to come out to Mineral Lake Park with their fishing poles, tackle boxes and bait to take part in the Middlefield “Cops ‘N’ Kids Fishing Fun Day” on June 14 at 9 a.m. This is a Free event where families in our community can enjoy a fun day of fishing and youth can participate in a variety of different contests for cool prizes. The Cops ‘N’ Kids Fishing Fun Day will be held at Mineral Lake Park, located on Sperry Lane in Middlefield. You can pre-register or arrive early and register the day of the event. *This is a catch and release program only. Contact Middlefield Recreation, 14860 N. State Ave., 440-632-5248.

Middlefield Summer Day Camp Are you looking for something for your kids to do so they can get out of the house and have a safe and enjoyable summer? The Middlefield Recreation Department will hold a youth summer day camp from June 16 through July 25 offering fun-filled weeks to keep kids engaged with Nature Week, Sports Week, Game Show Week, Pirate Week and Water Fun Week. Partial week plans and early drop off or late pick up options are available for busy families. For information contact Mike Dutton or Billie Warren at 440-632-5248.

Middlefield Safety Town is Back The Village of Middlefield is offering the Safety Town program June 9 through 13 at Jordak Elementary School. Children in this program are split into small groups where they will listen and interact with presenters on various safety topics such as; Fire Safety, Stranger Danger, Bike and Bus Safety and a Police Patrol Car Tour, along with much more fun and important topics. Make sure your children are safe for the coming summer and for the future. You can register online at For more information contact Mike Dutton, recreation director or Billie Warren, program director at 440-632-5248.

Princess Coronation Tea The Middlefield Historical Society tea for young ladies ages 3 to 12 will be held June 7 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Century Village Inn, 14979 S. State Ave. (Route 608) in Middlefield. Each girl will be presented with a coronation tiara, a photo of the event and a special treat. Extra photos may be purchased. Middlefield Historical Society’s Fairy godmother, Mirielle, will make an appearance. There will be face painting, nail decals, entertainment, magic and music. A light lunch will be served. Reservations must be made at $10 each. Call 440-6320400 and leave your name and phone number for questions or reservations. Checks may be mailed to Middlefield Historical Society P.O. Box 1100, Middlefield, OH 44062.

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Children can benefit greatly by Smith starred on the 1986 CSU participating in sports. Bill and Kim Domen, basketball team coached by Kevin Mackey. both Cardinal graduates and college sports That year they upset Indiana University and scholarship recipients, advanced to the Sweet 16 see this value and have in the NCAA tournament. invested a great deal of Smith went on to play time and money, so their NBA ball for two seasons children Troy, 8, and Haley, with The Golden State 10, have the opportunity Warriors. Following his to do well in sports during career in the NBA, Smith their formative years. traveled to Europe and Almost everynight of the Canada playing basketball week, this family is traveling for various teams. Today, to practice for basketball or he coaches kids through volleyball for one or both an organization called DG of their children. Weekends Warriors. are spent with traveling “Coach Smith is teams in competition awesome,” said Troy around the state. The kids Domen, a third-grader at are involved in various St. Helens, “He made us local recreation leagues, as (back row l-r) Clinton Smith, and way better this year and well. Bill Domen is a youth Kim Domen. (front row, l-r) Haley has helped improve my director and opens the gym Domen and Troy Domen. defense, my dribbling and in Huntsburg weekly for all has taught me never to be kids who want to practice. afraid to go the hole (the “I do this because I want them to learn basket).” Coach Smith fondly refers to Haley as much as they can so they can become as “The Princess”. “This is what I love doing,” better,” said Kim Domen. “Not only does it Smith says, “My way of giving something help them improve, but when competing back.” When asked about his coaching style, in a larger venue, they are little fish in a big he responded quietly, “I instruct, I don’t pond. It humbles them when they observe destruct, ever!” others with better skills and this makes DG Sports is a premier youth sport them work harder to compete.” Balancing company based in Chagrin Falls. Director schedules is a challenge but doable; Kim Bob Fruchter started the basketball program. also coaches Haley’s fourth-grade travelling “The DG stands for David’s Goliaths,” says team. “This is my life,” she said, “Seven days Fruchter, “We liken ourselves to the Biblical a week and I love it! David, just average guys going after the This past March, the Domen kids Goliath of the well-established arena of had the opportunity to learn from a AAU basketball in Ohio, with a slingshot pro, Cleveland native, retired NBA proand our faith.” For more information about basketball player, Clinton Smith. DG Warriors, go to

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Our New Chapter Continued From Page 1 memories that are made within those days. So how can we sum up the past 12 years we’ve spent in school? Would we consider it a success based on the amount of knowledge each of us has accumulated, the number of vocabulary words we learned in French or Spanish, the myriad of math equations that were so easily confused, or maybe the chemical compounds we concocted in chemistry? It is so easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information we’ve been presented with when we step back and look at our school careers. I along with my classmates at some point or another wondered when we would ever use the things we were learning in class. Mr. Chenoweth, thank you for enduring the countless questions and the moments of us wondering why on God’s green earth we needed to learn trig functions.”I’ll never use this in regular life” was the usual excuse for setting our pencils down and slouching a bit more in our seats. But what I’ve come to realize as this day has drawn closer and closer, is this: it may not be the complicated math concepts or remembering the exact pieces of literature we read that will matter in five, 10, or even 50 years. Our 12 years here, especially these last four at Cardinal High School, can be summed up by the experiences that have shaped us into the young adults sitting here today. The information we learned was by no means irrelevant or useless, and it would be a waste to wish that we had spent 12 years doing something else besides obtaining an education. But when we got to the things we won’t use in everyday life, learning and paying attention was difficult. Perseverance became key. It was so hard to sit down and do a few hours of homework


By Gregory Tessier, salutatorian Salutations Cardinal Class of 2014, staff, teachers, school board, parents, friends and appreciated guests. I would like to briefly mention those who deserve thanks while I am up here at the beginning rather than at the end of my speech so that the tone is not abruptly thrown off. Thank you staff, maintenance and janitors for receiving the least praise from the students for what you do while still doing what is needed to be done to keep this school from completely falling apart. Teachers, thank you for endeavoring to teach students who may or may not want to learn, for following up on promises and providing feedback, even when we did not want to hear it. To my many friends I’ve met at work or over the web, I know most of you are not attending this, but please (330) 562-8850 (440) 632-0641

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after spending 6 hours in school, a few hours at a sports practice or part time job, or an extracurricular activity. But the perseverance we learned from those situations will hopefully carry on and last our whole lives. Likewise, motivation is not easily worked up, especially when the end result isn’t something you are willing to work for or holds little personal value. However, it seems to me that the jobs we least desire to do present the greatest rewards. As Albert Einstein once said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Most of the time when we see successful people, they have taken a risk, or more likely, started at the bottom rung of the “ladder” and worked their way up. We can’t go into the world feeling entitled, expecting to start off in the same position as someone who started at the bottom and spent years working to achieve what they have now. It is not going to be easy, and it surely isn’t always going to be fun. What matters though, is that we leave remembering that things are not handed to us. We receive what we work for and reap the consequences of our actions, both good and bad. Throughout high school, lessons come in a variety of forms. Previously I said that it won’t be remembering the exact pieces of literature and recalling a summary of each that will constitute as knowledge. However, it is the lessons we learned from these novels and from the class discussion that ensued after reading something that truly made us think. We were challenged to explain why we thought the way we did or why we believed what we believed. It is the discussions in the English classes of Mrs. Campbell (or to us seniors, Miss Mehl), Mrs, Petrarca and Mrs. Turon that for me will be the most memorable part of high school. I believe that debates and discussions are one of the best forms of learning and we

have been so lucky to have these fabulous English teachers who encouraged us, taught us, and challenged us beyond what we thought we could handle. We discovered we are stronger than we thought and that itself is an invaluable lesson. Interaction with our peers has also played an integral part in who we have become. High school was not only a time for academic learning but for social learning as well. We learned what we are made of and what we believe as individuals; we learned what friends we enjoy keeping, what makes us happy, sad, annoyed, angry, etc. One vital lesson that I have learned in high school is in the form of a quote from Theodore Roosevelt. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Throughout high school, and really, throughout life, it is so easy to compare ourselves to others, to want to fit in, and to be seen as successful, smart, funny or popular. We are willing to criticize and compare ourselves to others, but what we don’t see is the consequences of comparison and self-critiquing. Again, Mr. Einstein said it best when he said, “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Everyone here is going to go on and do something different. Some of us will go to school, some will go straight into the work force and some will spend time figuring out exactly where they belong. Sitting in these seats today, we have doctors, lawyers, fashion designers, teachers and politicians of the future. Wherever you find yourself, be all there. Be content. Lessons like these take a lifetime of practice and the support of some amazing people. For me, my family has been the epitome of what a support system should be. I can tell you that I would be a very different person today if it weren’t for my parents, Willy and Brenda. They have taught me so many invaluable lessons. They taught

me to love and serve Jesus first, and that from there, life wouldn’t always be easy, but it would be possible to carry on each and every day. From my dad, I learned that hard work is not easy and that it takes sacrifice, but it’s an act of love. Most importantly, he taught me the value of keeping your word and the benefits of having a good name. My mom is also my friend and because she has held me when I cried and shared in my joys and triumphs, I am who I am today. Will, thank you for your never-ending support. You’ve always believed in me and because of you I have pushed myself further and further academically, further than even I thought possible. And to Amber, thank you for helping me escape for a few hours with a Harry Potter movie or a conversation about Pride and Prejudice or the latest book we’ve both read. You don’t know how vital that was to keeping my sanity when I thought I couldn’t do one more homework assignment. Stefan, thank you for the never ending encouragement, support and love you’ve shown me over the past year. My thankfulness for you stretches beyond what I can say. And to my lab partner, my comrade, my friend, Emma, it is safe to say I probably would not have made it through all four years without you. Simply put, thank you. A mi maestra de espanol, Senora Korenke - muchas gracias por tu amistad. Eres mi maestra y una amiga. Espero que nuestra amistad se prolonga durante muchos anos. Finally, thank you to my classmates, the graduating senior class of 2014. Together we’ve made it so far, and as we part ways today, I will never forget the memories, the laughter, the tears, the not-so-good times and the really good times. May you find success and most importantly love and joy in the next chapter of your lives. Thank you and God bless.

know that I’ve shared bonds with you under pressures and stress of employed life that I will hold far stronger than most I’ve obtained elsewhere. Thank you to my family attending and to my family and friends who may not be here right now. And, while I apologize for mentioning no one else by name, you will understand who I reserved it for. With that in mind I give one final thank you for the person who was with me from the start and never left or gave up on what they were doing because it was difficult. You’ve sacrificed so much of your youth and your life to ensure I didn’t go through those same troubles. This honor is as much yours as it is mine and everyone here deserves to know that. Thank you Laurie Ann Hoyt, Mom. If I may, I will commence the rest of my speech. When I was in sixth grade, I applied to Hawken Junior High School. Yearly tuition is

around $25,000. But my mother and stepfather were supportive enough to empty their coin jars if it meant two things. The first being that I could be more challenged in my education, the second being that I would be less alone while attending school. I made my applications look like I cared more about the first reason, but I didn’t. It was sometimes hard to carry on from day to day with memories of certain people and certain comments made towards myself. I thought that the way I looked, the way I spoke, the way I behaved, what people thought I was, could be celebrated or even overlooked in a different environment. I was rejected acceptance in sixth grade, and again in eighth grade. With rejection came the realization that sometimes in life, one has to stop running from their challenges. And even though we have all lost most of our disrespective tendencies, the efforts have been set in stone. I received academic

honors of the highest standard available. I was the first student from Cardinal to be accepted to the Cleveland Clinic Summer Internship in almost a decade. Those achievements I have received I earned in spite of what those few people said about me. I do not mean to degrade and belittle those here who appreciated me, or did nothing wrong to me, but it is important that I make this known to all of you. Despite this, there is a lesson that we can all take away from my specific high school experience. We as living beings need adversity to thrive. I grew stronger, more reserved and patient as a result of those comments made in the past. Tolerance was vital to becoming a better person. I learned to appreciate my classes because the teachers were enthusiastic despite their own struggles. I


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By Kendal Gingerich, class president Good morning board members, Dr. Hunt, faculty, family, friends, but most importantly the graduating class of 2014. My name is Kendal Gingerich and I have had the extraordinary honor of representing the Class of 2014 for the past two years as their class president. Senior year may have been our sprint, but we must be prepared for our next race as we step through those doors and into our futures; no matter where that may be, it will be a new race and a new day. So, Carpe Diem, seize it. Seize the day; seize the race. Graduates, seize each and every opportunity with poise and humbleness, as I know you can. It is not just in the halls of Cardinal High School in which we are great, we will be so in whichever university, branch of the armed forces, trade, or profession we pursue. We are great and will remain so because we always challenge ourselves to be better and to do better. Last night, I had an epiphany. It finally hit me – wow, I’m going to be graduating high school tomorrow. Then suddenly, I had another epiphany – wow, I should probably start my graduation speech. Anyone who knows Mrs. Turon knows my last statement was a lie. Even if it meant she had to lock me in the computer lab all day, she was going to make sure I had a speech prepared for today. As many of you can attest, Mrs. Turon has pushed us all this year. In the words of Pat Conroy, “The greatest teachers fill you with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life.” I can speak for the entire senior class as I thank Mrs. Turon for pushing us to make it here today, to our graduation day. I would like to take this time to thank several people, I owe a special thank you to Mrs. Miller and Ms. Kokal for helping me learn that in order to find happiness in life, I first had to first find it in myself. Mrs. Campbell, or to us seniors, Miss. Mehl, as freshmen, you taught us to strive for

Tolerance Continued From Page 6 have grown wiser because of this particular adversity. I know there are others sitting here today who have felt what I have felt. Sometimes no matter how many times you are told it will get better, that they will grow up, that you are tormented by those who will be meaningless later on, you can’t see the end. Gaining something from a tragedy does not lessen that tragedy; the good goes with the bad. With this comes the realization that we can all learn before we move on in the world. Life is, unfortunately, fantastically complex. It is unfortunate because I, like many people, wish I could reject everything I disagree with. I can think that every abusive person willingly harms others, that those who disrespect or abhor any group of people did so out of pure ignorance, that every scammer, murderer and rapist is just an evil person with no one who loves them. It would be easier if we could distinguish the good from the bad people. But we can’t. These flaws, that we see in people we’ve known all our lives or just met once on the street, exist unseparated from their best traits. It requires us to observe instead of react. I tell you this because you should not feel that your time spent here has prepared you for your future content. It’s done its best to prepare you for your educational, physical and professional future; take that as you will. Yet, one can only interact and ignore so many people in this small environment.

greatness; that we can be whatever we set our minds to; so thank you. Mrs. Russell, thank for putting up with me on a daily basis. If my fifth period Astronomy class learned anything this year, it’s that we never went to the moon. But seriously, from our long talks about astronomy, to life matters, you’ve helped me grow tremendously. Mr. Chenoweth, thank you for helping me through some of the hardest math problems I have yet to be faced with. I know Amie King and Seth Armfelt will know how frustrated I am next year when I have to call Chen and ask him how one finds P(x). Seth Armfelt, we have a once in a lifetime kind of friendship. Five years from now, I won’t remember the details of our conversations, but I will remember the first time I called you my best friend, our back road drives, spending way too much money on our Carmel Iced Lattes in the mornings, the memory of Pearl, and of course spending every day of my senior year with you by my side. Christine Morris, where do I begin? From our schoolyard fight in fifth grade to now, we have both made great strides in our lives. I am honored to call you one of my best friends. I know you’re going to accomplish amazing things; I can’t wait to be there to witness what life has in store for you. Scott and Pamela Gingerich, or Mom and Dad, thank you for the past 12 years of my academic career. Without you I wouldn’t be half the person I am today. You’ve been my biggest fans and strongest supporters throughout my entire life. I owe today to you two, thank you for pushing me to excel in athletics, academics, and always being there for me. I hope I have made you half as proud to call me your daughter as you’ve made me to call you my parents. Chelsea and Alyssa Gingerich, as Linda Sunshine said, “If you don’t understand how



It has become easy to shrug off people you consider weird and annoying, and to cling to those who share your mind-set. But the people among us who are the most content in their lives have not achieved happiness by shutting out noises they don’t want to hear; they learned how to live with them. There may come a point in your life when you disagree with everything someone thinks and feels and you are assigned to work closely with such person 40 hours a week for months. If you fail to attempt to reconcile these differences, you will be miserable or just fail at what you should be accomplishing. However, you can choose to communicate with this person, learn about their thoughts and behaviors, and accept their side without having to agree with it. It is no simple task, but it is vital, and we backtrack into grunting about who is rightfully the best if we don’t treat it as a complex situation. So the next time you see someone talking fervently about something alien to you, find a flaw in some stranger, or consider thinking anything is simply binary red pill blue pill, yes or no, right or wrong, please imagine it complexly. It is something many of us have not had the chance to practice while we were her in school. I would have benefitted from this advice if my peers had followed it while I was younger. But now that we have grown, and old wounds have healed into scars, I may benefit if I follow it myself. Thank you.

a woman can both love her sister dearly, and want to wring her neck at the same time, you were probably an only child.” My best memories have you both in them because you are and forever will be my best friends. Finally, thank you to the Senior Class of 2014. After five speeches, a sea of yawns, and the likely interruption from a crying child, we have finally made it. As I can see some of you wiping tears from your eyes, I regret to inform you that if you need a tissue, you’re going to have to wait until next year when tissues are back in the budget. No grading system could ever be able to measure four years worth of memories, an entire closet of Cardinal Husky fan gear, and the happiness we all felt when we marched into the cafeteria this past October. The point I am trying to make is that to outsiders we may appear to be a very ordinary class; a group of 109 children thrown together from different towns with all the same goal – to get to graduation, to walk up and down this stage, receive our diploma, and Instagram a semi-artsy picture later with some corny caption along the lines of “Started from the bottom, now we’re here #2014”. Now, Class of 2014, let’s talk about the question we’ve been asked a thousand times. What do we want to be when we grow up? I want to find meaning. I don’t know what that will look like. I don’t know if it means sipping coffee at Apple headquarters or putting on scrubs for a life-changing operation. It might even mean going back to high school to teach students like us. All I know, is I want it to mean something. So this is my advice to you, seniors. Get into your car and drive without a destination. Dedicate your life to serving your country, or master singing with cups

as your only instrument. Hit 40,000 tweets even if no one is listening. Change your mind, and change it again because nothing is ever permanent. Tear apart your SAT prep books and judge your Instagram pictures not by how many likes they get but on the moment you captured them with. Discover that a choice can be neither good nor bad because they all made you into the person you are today - the person who will change the world. Don’t cry because the year is ending; celebrate because your life is just beginning. Recognize that every day won’t be the brightest day of your life and when you feel like you’re drowning in darkness, remember that it is only on the darkest nights that you can see the most stars. Most of all don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall, because the best things in life come from doing what scares you the most. In fact, make so many mistakes that some day, when someone asks us what we want to be, we won’t have to guess anymore. We’ll know. At this time, I would like to invite the Graduating Class of 2014 to please rise. Join with me, as we move our tassels from right to left. It’s my honor to now announce you as 2014 Cardinal High School Graduates. Be proud of what you leave behind as you move forward, continue to reach out and lend a helping hand and offer a kind word to someone in need. Demonstrate perseverance through the tough times and let your integrity guide you through every decision you make. Finish the race whether it is in school or in any career. Cross your finish line, achieve your dream, accomplish your goal. Extend your greatness to your next race and to the rest of your lives. Thank you Class of 2014 for allowing me the honor of addressing you—my classmates, who are my friends and will forever be my family. Congratulations Class of 2014.


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Early Childhood Literacy Boxes By Lori Weber

Parents, toddlers and preschool children have a new, fun and interactive collection choice at Geauga County Public Libraries. Reading, playing and learning are packaged together in GCPL’s early childhood literacy boxes. Each box contains a book, toy and activity card with suggestions for parents to employ as they read to and interact with their young children. The Geauga County Library system owns an extensive collection of children’s books that stimulate language patterns and a love of reading and learning. GCPL Youth Services librarians raised the bar by pairing about 60 popular board books and emerging-reader books with an ageappropriate corresponding toy and wrote suggestions on how to encourage children to learn colors, numbers and letters while developing skills that build reading readiness. GCPL librarians realized that many books and stories pair nicely with various toys, but children quickly outgrow some materials. “Toddlers grow so quickly,” said Middlefield Library’s Head of Youth Services and Assistant Manager Kara Fennell Walker. “The toys and books parents buy in one season may be completely irrelevant to their youngsters a month or two later. We


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My editor reminds me when an article is due and this edition’s theme is about summer. However, this does not always fall into my mind set and after writing 60 plus articles, this aging brain is finding it more challenging to write something that will inform, inspire or just plain entertain my readers; both of them. I like a challenge and so here I am sitting at my computer hoping for divine inspiration. At my age everything has become a challenge but I am not giving up without a good fight. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stopped playing,” said Mark Twain. I do look forward to summer; the picnics, parties and family gatherings. I no longer enjoy the rigors of maintaining 155 acres when most of the work is done in the spring and summer. I have always enjoyed manual labor and the sense of accomplishment that comes with a job well done. I have friends who are confused as why I would sell this “Gorgeous Property”. It is only “gorgeous” because I work 10 hours a day maintaining it. There is also the maintenance and repair on the equipment



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For many years now I have been writing little tidbits about my husband, some silly, others a tad exaggerated but all of them true. While I’m sure some people may think I am a great nominee for “The Cruella Deville Award” (a well known movie villainous), I never sent out an article without Ron reading it first and giving his okay. He absolutely enjoys being the focus of my writing and knows it’s all in fun. Actually, without him, I would not have much to write about. That being said, it’s funny how life can change in a heartbeat and show us another side to a situation. Recently, I found myself in the emergency room seeking help when my arthritis flared up, completely taking away my ability to walk without intense pain. Since that time Ron has become my caregiver, cook and housekeeper. I have always appreciated what he does every day but now additional duties far exceed his own and I have yet to hear a complaint. Does he still make noises in the kitchen that could wake the dead? Absolutely. “Hey Ellie, what pan do I use?” Pans crash to floor. Does he need to take Laundry 101? Uh huh. “How do I turn on the washing machine?” Does he buy the wrong products at the grocery store? “Hi honey, I think I bought the wrong chicken.” Yes he is guilty of all of the above, but it doesn’t matter. The difference is that he is doing it all for me and has been by my side 24/7.

He recently told me he felt like a fish out of water and had a difficult time putting together meals, finding things in the pantry, doing laundry or shopping in a store that was as alien to him as a turkey blind is to me. He didn’t realize the multiple jobs that I do every day and he admitted they looked easy until he took them on. Perhaps we both had an education over the last few weeks. Although I love writing about him and the funny things he does, I thought it was time to let him know just how much I appreciate him and also come up with a way to make sure I chew on some “crow.” I shared my thoughts for a new article as I always do and he laughed and said, “How about a recipe for eating crow? The idea that took on a life of its own and I jumped on board and ran with it. Here ‘s what I came up with. Recipe For Eating Crow 1 Cup Of Humility 2 Cups Of Embarrassment 3 Cups Of Kindness 4 Cups Of “I’m Sorry” 5 Cups Of Hugs & Kisses An Ample Supply Of Kindness Sprinkle All With Smiles 6 Heaping Cups Of Love Mix Well And Serve Daily Final thought: You did it again Ron. You’re the focus of my article but this time you came out looking good and I’ve learned that “eating crow” is essential to my diet. Ellie has been a freelance writer for more than 40 years and has written over 400 articles and stories for various publications. She and her husband spend as much time as possible at a cabin where they enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. This is where the majority of her writing is done as it is the perfect quiet setting for a writer.

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Besides cleaning closets and planting flowers and cool-weather vegetables, spring should involve scrutinizing the condition of a house following the rough winter. Repairs and replacements won’t just help owners enjoy their properties more; they’ll also keep energy costs down as hot weather rolls in and attract more buyers, many of whom have become meticulous about inspecting roofs, appliances, and HVAC bills. While most homeowners need to prioritize costs, these 10 improvements are at the top of many contractors’ lists. Some of them are even more affordable than ever before, thanks to rebates from local communities, utility companies, and the federal government. 1. If your home felt drafty this past winter and you have single-pane windows, there’s a good chance they were one of the culprits. Replacing them all can be costly, $400 to $500 per window, plus $100 to $150 for installation. A less costly alternative can be to add storm windows, caulk, weather strip, or rim joists in a basement. 2. If your furnace and boiler are on their last legs, it may be time to install new ones. Any new equipment should carry an EnergyStar label for best results. Existing systems still in good condition should have filters checked monthly and replaced when dark and clogged. For great energy efficiency, install more heat exchanges that provide both heat and air conditioning and can be less costly than a new central air system with new ducting and a new furnace. 3. Before summer temperatures rise and HVAC pros are swamped, clean your air conditioner’s coils and change filters so your AC system doesn’t have to work as hard. Have your rain lines cleaned, so moisture is eliminated. If you don’t have air conditioning, now’s the time to weigh choices of a central system, heat exchange, or room units. 4. Insulation is a home’s first line of defense to stop cold or hot air. An energy audit can determine how much more is needed, if you already have some. Installing electric or hydronic radiant heat under bathroom and kitchen floors will provide comfort next winter.

5. Sometimes appliances are no longer smart to repair. The determining factors should be their age and the cost of repair versus replacement. Here, too, top choices carry an EnergyStar label. 6. Repair or replace roofs, gutters, and downspouts. If you need needing new roofs consider architectural asphalt shingles because of their long warranties (often 50 years), affordable prices and attractive appearances that work with many house styles. Have your gutters and downspouts cleaned so water can flow through them; gutters should be angled away from a house to stop water pooling around a foundation and seeping into the basement. Gutter covers can be helpful but often don’t eliminate all debris. 7. Paint. Damage often shows up in the spring. Reassess your color choice for better curb appeal. Even changing the front door’s color can make a big difference. 8. Prune trees. Cutting limbs that may have been damaged during winter and that might fall on a roof or allow squirrels and/ or raccoons to enter the house is smart, and it can be a cost savings later on. Called “thinning out,” this method gets excess foliage trimmed to allow more natural light into a house and cut down on artificial illumination It opens the tree so you don’t have dead spots in the interior and lets the tree take advantage of air flow. A certified arborist will know the best ways to do this without removing too much of a canopy, which is useful for privacy and shade. 9. Mulch plantings. Along with fall, spring is a key mulch time. Mulch helps plants thrive by holding back weeds, retaining moisture so soil doesn’t dry out, and adding a tidy look. Use bark, shredded fir, leaves, straw, or grass clippings. 10. Replace light bulbs. When it comes to artificial light, most contractors recommend switching burned-out bulbs to LEDs, which last longer than incandescents, consume less energy, and have come down in price, now often just $10. Quality has improved, too, and they’re dimmable and available in colors. Before you hire anybody to take on work, get a written estimate. It’s better to be safe than sorry. (info from www.realtormag.

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Hello Middlefield Post readers, My name is Doug Lory, I am the Golf Shop manager at Grandview Golf Club. I have been Golf Professional for about twenty years. I would like to offer a few early season tips that can help you make this summer an enjoyable one on the golf course.

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2. Footgear Check Up – Shoes and Spikes. There is nothing worse than losing strokes because you slipped on a shot, or worse yet, lost your footing and got hurt, so be sure to check the bottoms of your shoes to make sure you are not missing a cleat and that they are not significantly worn. Depending on how much I play I usually change my spikes at least once or twice during the season.

4. Get weighty. Loosen up before a round by swinging a weighted club. It will wake up creaky joints and build some strength in those golf-specific muscles. You can purchase a heavy club at any golf store. If you’re looking for a less expensive option, a weighted doughnut or a weight that clips to your club shaft will do the trick. Don’t have either? Take two irons out of your bag and start small gradually building to full swings.

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1. Check Your Grips. One of the very first things you should do is check your grips. Are they hard, slick or worn? If they haven’t been changed in a while it may be time to replace them. A tacky grip can make the difference between too much grip pressure and just the right amount. If they are fairly new but not as tacky, here’s a trick to tack them back up. Put a little Ajax powder on your grip, add a little warm water and use a nylon brush to scrub them up. Rinse and dry.

3. Stretch and Warm Up. If you haven’t swung a club or hit a ball since last fall, you are bound to be a little rusty. I can’t stress this enough: warm up and stretch before every round - even if it’s only for a few minutes to help loosen up. Focus on your hips, shoulders, back (upper and lower) and the hamstrings.

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I hope these tips help. If you have any questions about this or anything else, don’t hesitate to call Grandview and we can talk about any golf issues you may be having. Have a great summer of golf. Grandview Golf Club is located at 13404 Old State Road in Middlefield (44062). Call 440-834-1824

Effects of Pool Water on Hair and Skin

By Angela Zivny

Many frequent swimmers in pools experience physical and visible effects to their hair and skin. Hair can become dry and brittle, and pool water can change the coloring of dyed hair. Trying to brush out tangled hair can also be painful. The effects of chlorine on skin can leave it feeling tight and itchy because chlorine strips the skin of its natural oils. People with sensitive skin might even get irritation or a rash from the pool’s drying effects. Applying lotions and oils to hair and skin can affect the pool chemistry and cause a pool to eat up the chemicals purchased to keep the water balanced. The best tip to help with the effects of swimming is to wet hair before going into the pool; doing this impregnates the hair shafts and keeps them from absorbing chlorine. For skin, use a waterproof lotion before entering the water, or rinse the chlorine from skin immediately when exiting the pool. It’s also possible to purchase products that will counter the effects of chlorine in a pool. North Coast Sales & Maintenance has a product called Silky Swim Goodbye Dry! This water treatment product is good for both chlorine and salt pools. It makes pool water silky smooth, eliminates tangled hair, and prevents dry itchy skin. Come see us at 15200 Madison Road, Suite 101C in

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We all have goals. You can call them aspirations, dreams, hopes or ambitions, but all those words represent the same thing - a place we want to get to. Many of the most successful people in the history of this world have attributed their achievements to persistent, raw determination and an unshakable belief in their ability to reach that ultimate destination. My goal is to be a successful novelist. I am already published but my agent had his own goals, and they didn’t include my success, so I had to move on and am presently looking for a new agent. Today major publishers don’t work directly with writers to acquire books; they work only through literary agents. The publishing industry was hit as hard as any other by the recession, so fewer books are being published and agents are being extremely selective about the clients they take on. I have been on the agent search for about two years, which sounds like a long time, but it isn’t when you consider that an agent can take months to respond to a query and even longer to review a full or partial manuscript. Agents can get hundreds of queries a day and it’s anyone’s guess how huge their reading piles are. Good agents attend workshops, conferences and book fairs, and their first responsibility is to their existing clients, so patience is a must. I once read a blog where a writer said that in the submission process, three months feels like three years to a writer and three days to an agent. Recently I have advanced a bit in the process - from receiving just rejections to receiving rave rejections. My latest novel is getting personal comments from big agents in the industry about how lyrical my writing is, how good my plotting and character development is, how exciting the story is and even how marketable it is. Then comes the “but” - the reason they chose not to accept the book. This is the cryptic part, as the reasons can range from “It wasn’t what I expected,” to “It doesn’t fit my list” or “I didn’t connect with it as I had hoped to.” These rejections can’t be taken personally. All art, including telling stories, is very subjective. Think of the best sellers you’ve read that you didn’t finish or wondered how they got such terrific reviews. How many times has your favorite television show been cancelled while the one you couldn’t sit through even one episode of went on for six or eight

seasons? Consider that Herman Melville, Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe were all considered failures in their lifetimes. Great artists such as Van Gogh, El Greco, Cezanne, Manet, Gauguin and Vermeer suffered the same fate. So was the difference between them and those who knew success in their lifetimes simply how they directed their determination and the way they felt about themselves? My goal is to get those “buts” I am receiving eliminated and find the perfect agent to represent my books. I feel I have been doing everything I can to accomplish that, but we all sometimes need outside help. Timing and luck are also factors so a writer needs every advantage they can get. I have turned to Chief Growth Officer Lori Gorrell, who owns Upward Solutions Coaching and Consulting, to coach me so I can achieve clarity, focus, ease and grace. Lori is a Personal and Professional Development Coach who helps people grow beyond their normal stopping points and navigate the obstacles that might be in the way. She will give me the tools to achieve my goal, but I’m the one who will have to put the energy and time into using them. She will keep me and my mind focused so I keep my eye on the end result and don’t drive myself crazy with those self-limiting conversations that filter so easily into my head. She will give me support when I need it and make sure I think and act in a positive manner. She will help me see things differently and, most importantly, she will show me how to fully believe in myself and my work. In my first meeting with her, she already made me realize I must appreciate the achievements I have already made and that writing a novel, in itself, is a great achievement. You are invited to come along on this journey with me. I will be writing a series of articles here in the Middlefield Post to record my progress. Lori and I hope, that through these articles, we can inspire others to not only define their loftiest dreams, but to reach out and act toward achieving them. We all deserve to be the best we can be and to feel great about our lives and ourselves. We already have the power to do so within us, but the trick is to learn how to release and utilize that power. Lori Gorrell can be reached at Lori@ or at 440-5482079. Her website is UpwardSolutionsCC. com. Christina Grand Porter is a published Random House novelist who works as a copy editor and journalist on The Middlefield Post. She lives in Huntsburg with her husband, two dogs and one cat.


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Business Tip #15 You need to understand Your Business and what your customers are getting from you! For example, there is a famous company that lost it’s way – the historic leader in photographic products. They had a 90 percent plus market share in photographic products in the USA in the 1970s. While they basically invented the technology used today in digital photography, their focus was on film. They did not seriously address digital photography until much too late and fell into chapter 11 bankruptcy. While they were focusing on photographic film, their customers were really buying the ability to have lasting memories-pictures! And customers were happy to get this in instant, digital images. What do your customers really get from your company? It is probably not just the “product”, but is the value the product creates. Then ask ‘How else might I deliver that same Value?’ Differentiation: To make unlike or different. So how are you going to set yourself apart from competition? You need unique features and functions in your products, unique reliability in products, and/or offering unique customer service in your business, to make you different than your competitors. Your Unique offerings need to be things that solve real customer problems and meet perceived customers needs.If you are not differentiated from competitors, you are left with only price to win. You need to fulfill the needs and the underlying wants of customers: their

Perceived Needs. Does anyone need a BMW for transportation? Of course not. There are many other lower priced choices in automobiles. They want one for the features, their personal feeling of well being, status or whatever reason drives them. Does BMW need to have the low price? The answer is no, and they don’t sell based on price. They sell based on meeting customers’ Perceived Needs. In fact, BMW states that what they are selling is ... “the joy of driving!” Structure your product to fulfill not only the basic customer needs, but the underlying wants of customers: their Perceived Needs. You will have differentiated your company competitively! I know a small business owner in the contracting trades that once wrote a $250 check to each new customer, and told them …”If you are ever dissatisfied with me or my company’s service, cash the $250 check and take your significant other to dinner. The only thing I ask is that you tell me ... when you cash it ... and why.” Think maybe these customers saw a uniquely differentiated supplier? Think his employees and subcontractors knew customer service was important? Guess how often he had a check cashed? Once in several years. All hard work brings profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. ~ Proverbs 14:23 Next time we will continue the focus on Your Product or Service Definition.


know you’re By Joe Blasko Jr.

Make an Emergency Kit

If you’ve watched much TV in the past few years, you probably know how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. But have you put together a nonzombie emergencypreparedness kit for your family? Instead of scrambling for supplies after an emergency occurs, prepare now so that each member of your family has food, water and medicine to last three days. Here is a list of essentials: bottled water (1 gallon a day per person), bottled juices, can opener and canned food, peanut butter, crackers, trail mix, nuts, dried fruits, beef jerky, paper plates, cups, bowls, utensils, paper towels, flashlight, battery-

operated radio or weather radio, extra batteries, cell phone chargers, matches and candles, fire extinguisher, basic tools (utility knife, hammer, screwdriver, wrench, pliers), duct tape, garbage bags and plastic sheeting, first-aid kit, hand sanitizer, extra eyeglasses, diapers and personal products, change of shoes and/or boots, waterrepellent clothes, bedding and blankets, list of important phone numbers, insurance information and other important papers, extra house keys and car keys, cash and credit cards. (Sources: weathersafety.) Most of these items can be kept packed up and ready to grab so you have time to attend to other matters when an emergency arises. Be ready and be safe.


Little Caesars pizza chain eyes expansion in Middlefield MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — Little Caesars, the largest carry-out pizza chain in America and the fastest growing pizza chain in the world,* is actively targeting Middlefield as part of an initiative to expand its presence in smaller markets. The Detroit-based company, best known for its popular Pizza!Pizza! slogan and HOT-N-READY® products, is looking to expand with new franchise locations in attractive smaller cities such as Middlefield, selecting several markets nationwide that are poised for growth. This is an excellent opportunity for franchisee candidates who wish to associate with a leading national brand in an appealing, yet smaller market. “As we implement our strategic plan focused on adding new franchise units into previously untapped markets, we anticipate that consumers and franchise investors alike will be eager to connect with Little Caesars globally recognized brand name,” said Bob Mazziotti, Vice President of Franchise Development for Little Caesars. The Little Caesars franchise development team and real estate department work hand in hand with local operators to locate the most ideal settings. The new franchising initiative also includes opportunities for franchise locations in non-traditional venues, which include convenience stores, college campuses and other locales. Named “Best Value in America”** for seven straight years, the Little Caesars brand appeals to consumers on several levels. “Little Caesars takes pride in its ability to connect with consumers on what matters most to them,” added Mazziotti. “Whether it’s our HOTN-READY® pizza or famed Crazy Bread®, our loyal and growing fan base is looking for quality products at a great value, and we consistently deliver on our promise to do just that.” For more information about Little Caesars and available franchise opportunities, visit, email or call 1-800-553-5776. *“Fastest growing pizza chain in the world” based on the net number of stores added 2008-2012

** “Highest-Rated Chain – Value for the Money” based on a nationwide survey of quickservice restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates, 2007-2013.”

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Garrettsville Idol Finalists Announced Sunday, May 18, the Garrettsville Idol contestant field was whittled down from 51 to 24 contestants vying to become the next Garrettsville Idol. The judges had a tough job deciding who would perform at this year’s Summerfest. The 24 finalists will perform on the stage June 29 at 7 p.m. Those competing to be the next Garrettsville Idol are: Youth Division: Olivia Sheer and Alee Blohm. Teens: Anna Brown, Taylor Brown, Emilee Clites, Lexy Dall, Jay Davenport, Taylor Shuman, Kyle Stern, Cody Tetting, Kiley Weis and Jasmine Nevarez. Adults- Jason Stachowski, Sara Apthorpe, Raelynn DeBevits, Aimee Beelen, Tiffany Bolton, Christy Brown, Ryan Hecky, Devin Maze, Jackson Ramsey, Selina Slaughter, Kristina Rossi and Russ Martin. Garrettsville Idol is brought to you by The Middlefield Banking Company. Garrettsville Summerfest is held at the intersections of Route 82 and Route 88 in downtown Garrettsville. Visit

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Faith, Hope,Charity 5K Race/Walk May 17 was the date of the successful Faith, Hope, Charity Race in Middlefield. It was hoped that this event would raise $3,000; the final count was $4,055! The race was in memory of Pat Raynor and Tommy Sly. For more information/photos on this event: and


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community interest Rotary Ride Benefits Geauga Veterans The Burton-Middlefield Rotary is sponsoring an escorted Motorcycle Run June 29 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. sharp. It will end approximately 2 hours later with a picnic lunch. Registration the day of the ride will begin at 8 a.m. The Rotary Ride is a 55-mile ride through Geauga County’s beautiful countryside lead by Sheriff Dan McClelland and the world’s smallest drug sniffing dog Midge. The cost is $25 per motorcycle, which includes a rider for free. The Ride benefits the Burton-Middlefield Rotary Veterans Housing and Assistance Fund. To date the Rotary Club has raised over $100,000 for Geauga County Veteran’s through various projects including the Geauga County Veteran’s Memorial, Veteran’s Giant Eagle Gift Cards, Veteran’s Housing along with providing Veteran’s assistance with heating oil this past winter. Information, registration forms and online payments at

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May 31 through June 28: Saturdays in the Country 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every last Saturday of the month on the village green. Crafters, artisans, collectables, farmer’s market, Amish bake sale. This will not be a flea market. On Burton Square www. June at West Farmington Senior Center June 13: Annual Strawberry Festival, 4 to 6 p.m. Strawberry shortcake, fun, food, friends. Every Thursday, chair exercises 10:30 a.m. Stay for lunch and 1 p.m. Bingo. Hot $1.50 lunches served Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at noon. Over 60, call with two-day advance notice. June 5: UHHS Geauga speaker discussing Parkinson’s disease and balance issues at noon.

June 3: The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association June Meeting Arrive 11:15 a.m., business meeting 11:30 a.m., luncheon noon. Roast pork, potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, pie, beverage. $18 includes $1 donation for Grant-in Aid Fund. Reservations by May 30, checks made out to GCRTA to Judy Miller, 17130 Kinsman Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062. Call 440-4874324. Bring canned food item or paper products for the Geauga County Hunger Task Force. At Mary Yoder’s Restaurant, 14743 North St., Middlefield. June 6: Bainbridge Swing Dance and Cadillac Lilly Lesson 8 p.m. Dance and live music 9 to11:30 p.m. Adult $10, student $8, family $25. Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chagrin Falls (44023). Sponsored by KCE. Call 216-316-0068. June 7: Fairy Gardens 10 a.m. to noon. Get tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps. One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home. Light refreshments, $15

fee. Call 440-834-4656 to register. At OSU Extension Office, Patterson Building, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome. Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021. June 7: Garden Committee Tea The Garden Committee will serve an afternoon “Tea in the Garden” from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets $30. At the, Department on Aging Chardon Senior Center Pavilion, 12555 Ravenwood Dr. Pre-registration 440279-2130.

June 8: Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run 7 to 11 a.m. 5K run over hilly-wooded terrain. Prizes for winning runners and best costumes. Caveman garb optional. Walkers welcome! Fees apply. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www. June 14: Burton Antiques Market 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 400 Dealers - all antiques and old collectibles - 53rd year - something for everyone - inside and out - rain or shine - dealers from all over the US and Canada. Special early bird admission at 8 a.m. $20 Geauga County Fairgrounds, www. June18: Speaker on “How to Choose an Energy Supplier” Borrow a good book from new lending library. Donations of current, hard back books accepted. The Farmington Senior Center is located at 150 College St., 330-889-2733. June 21: Benefit for Kim Largen Doors open 1 p.m. Food, entertainment, Chinese auction. Tickets $10. All proceeds go to the family to help pay Kim’s medical bills as she battles cancer. To donate money, auction items or food call Shawna, 440-6356033 or Laura, 330-979-4213. At the Melody Inn, 4361 Greenville Road, West Farmington.

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Some years ago, when traveling out West we stayed at a Lake Powell lodge in Arizona. At cocktail hour in the lounge, we met a British couple and commiserated with each other over the traffic tickets we had acquired driving through the Navaho Indian Reservation. When the waiter came to take our drink order, all four of us added, “Go easy on the ice.” Soon afterward the maître d’ approached, a white cloth draped formally over his arm. He bowed and inquired, “Is something wrong with our ice?” Europeans believe freezing temperatures destroy the flavor and taste of a drink. Americans fill the glass with ice first, and then add the drink. If you are traveling outside the USA this summer, it’s wise to keep the following motto in mind: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Pizza won’t taste the same as it does here, you won’t get a coffee refill (the second cup will cost the same as the first), water is not free and iced tea is not on all European menus. Be open to the culture and flair of other places and don’t demand what you have at home. Remember, it is a vacation and you will return. Some years ago I bought a tea towel (that’s British for dish towel) as a souvenir. It had the following advice printed on it, and since there was no author listed I feel free to repeat it here. A Prayer for Tourists Heavenly Father, look down on your humble, obedient tourist servants, who are doomed to travel this earth taking photographs, mailing postcards, buying souvenirs and walking around in drip-dry underwear. Give us this day divine guidance in the selection of our hotels that we may

find our reservations honored, our rooms made up and hot water running from the faucets. We pray that the telephones work, and the operators speak our tongue. Lead us, dear Lord, to good, inexpensive restaurants where the food is superb, the waiters friendly and the wine included in the price. Give us the wisdom to tip correctly in currencies we do not understand. Forgive us for over-tipping out of ignorance and over-tipping out of fear. Make the natives love us for what we are, and not for what we can contribute to their worldly goods. Grant us the strength to visit the museums, the cathedrals, the places and castles listed as ‘musts’ in the guidebooks. And if per chance we skip a historic monument to take a nap after lunch, have mercy on us, for our flesh is weak. For husbands only: Dear God, keep our wives from shopping sprees and protect them from ‘bargains’ they don’t need or can’t afford. Lead them not into temptation for they know not what they do. For wives only: Almighty Father, keep our husbands from looking at foreign women and comparing them to us. Save them from making fools of themselves in cafes and nightclubs. Above all do not forgive them their trespasses for they know exactly what they do. “Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” Nancy Huth grew up in Cleveland, graduated from Notre Dame (B.A.) and from Cleveland State (M.Ed.). She taught English for a few years, married and lived in Germany for 30 years, where she taught English as a second language. She moved to Middlefield in 2005 and has written for the Middlefield Post since 2007. She enjoys reading, writing and traveling.

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I occasionally see patients with food allergies to rabbit, goose, duck, and deer. When asked how often they eat these foods invariably they answer, “Never!” What is interesting and most perplexing is the specific peoples in whom these allergies show up. How does a person develop an allergy reaction to meat, in particular when they never ate the food in the first place? I came across a surprising answer that stated food allergies, namely meat, developed after a tick bite. Dr. Thomas A.E. Platts-Mills of the UVA Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology is studying the association between tick bites and the onset of food allergies to beef, pork, or lamb. This particular allergy is medically unusual in that individuals experience a delayed reaction after eating meat - up to six hours later. Another characteristic medically unique of this meat allergy is that the diagnosis comes by blood test only; skin prick tests don’t reveal the allergy. This was no surprise to me. I had many patients following a skin prick test (for immunoglubulin E) that found absolutely no allergy. When I performed the blood test (for immunoglobulin G), the patients showed reactions that they full well knew (or quickly learned) was an issue, which was why they went in for medical testing. According to the report, blood levels of antibodies for red meat, lamb, and pork, rise after a single bite from the lone-star tick. ‘Experts’ say the six-hour lag between eating meat and the allergic reaction complicates things. The complication stems from the belief that it is very unusual, as food allergies go, to develop a reaction six hours later because, according to belief,

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most food allergies occur quickly. Beliefs are often stronger than facts for most people, including scientists and doctors. My personal experience and over 300 of my patient’s experiences, show allergy reactions most commonly start to occur as much as 12 to 24 hours after exposure. The delay of up to 24 hours makes sense when considering that people evacuate undigested food up to 24 hours after eating it. As much time as an allergen is in the body is equal to the time it takes, at minimum, for a reaction to start. This is not a belief; it is the common experience for anyone who is aware enough to look for it. Most people have food reactions. Most people never make the connection because nobody told them reactions commonly show up the next day. Lack of awareness does not change facts. In my experience and observation, it is actually extremely rare that food reactions occur quickly. But what if a person develops a new symptom never before experienced; how did the new reaction develop? The tick bite theory may explain the sudden onset of new allergies. However, other common food allergens include yeast, milk, wheat, eggs, soy, peanuts, and shellfish. Unlike the medically recognized food allergies (quick-onset), these allergy symptoms typically start three to six hours after eating beef, pork, or lamb – often in the middle of the night. And from my personal experience, crawling on hands and knees, nauseated and praying to vomit, headachy with joint and muscle pain lasting a couple hours; middle of the night symptoms were scary and disrupted my lifestyle. The tick bite may occur weeks or months before the first reactions show, often making it difficult to link them to a tick bite. Here is what I found most interesting and perplexing. Most of the meat allergies I see on the blood tests are in the Amish population. But then, most Amish commonly enjoy the outdoors barefoot in the yard farther out in the country than most Yanks. I am always willing to abandon my beliefs. I realized a long time ago that beliefs limit people. Why stop with ticks? Could a mosquito or fly or any insect bite confer allergies? It does help to make more obvious our ‘connection’ to the planet on a much grander, tiny scale. Dr. David Fakadej, DC, LMT, is the proprietor at Journey Health Care & Chiropractic, 17652 Munn Road, Auburn Township. Call him at 440-543-2771, or email drfakadej@hotmail. com.




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Preparing Your Heart for Church By Pastor Thad Bergmeier

My kids love baseball. Inevitably, every summer, I find myself consumed with baseball (and softball) and often find myself coaching their teams. Over the past few weeks, I have found myself getting to the game about two hours early to get the field ready for play. Along with some others, we drag the field. We pick up rocks. We put bases on the field. We measure the pitching mound to make sure it is accurate. We chalk the lines and batters box. We mow our fields to make the outfield look great. We spend lots of time cultivating the soil to prepare to play baseball. I wonder what our times at church would be like if we spent that much time preparing our hearts to be with God’s people? I wonder how we might view the sermon the preacher preaches if we spent time cultivating our heart before God? I wonder . . . Several years ago I wrote a book on how to listen to preaching. In one of the chapters, I share several practical steps a person can take to prepare their hearts for church. Let me share just one of those practical steps with you: Come to Church Rested. Have you ever been tired while in church? Of course you have. Have you ever struggled to stay awake as the preacher preached? Of course you have. And do you think that if you came to church more rested it would help you listen more effectively? I hope you do. There is an account in the book of Acts where a man named Eutychus falls asleep during a sermon and dies (Acts 20:7-9).

Seriously. We are told the Apostle Paul preached late into the night and Eutychus was sitting on the windowsill. He falls asleep, then falls out the window, and then dies as he lands on the ground. Thankfully the Apostle Paul walks outside and raises him from the dead. What a crazy story. Thankfully, our struggle to stay awake during the sermon usually doesn’t come with the risk of death. If it did, I’m sure more people would take it more seriously. But it does come with the risk of missing God’s Word. And so it would do us well to come rested for church. When I was in high school, our youth pastor would remind us that Sunday morning begins Saturday night. If we want to have an effective Sunday morning, we must begin with preparations on Saturday night. And getting a good night sleep on Saturday night will greatly help our ability to be alert and ready to listen on Sunday mornings. It is just one of many ways we can simply cultivate our hearts to be ready for God’s Word. I wish we would all take this cultivation as seriously as we did preparing a baseball field. If so, I believe our times listening to preacher would be dramatically different. Friends, let us come to church, rested. Thad Bergmeier is senior pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church, a growing community of believers in Middlefield. Visit or call 440834-1925. Follow Thad’s blog at www.

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Drink Special Thursdays Only

Small Margaritas only

$ .99


Choose from Original, Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango and Piña Colada


¢ Taco



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Not valid with any other offer or discount. Middlefield location only. el Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina 15585 West High Street Middlefield • 440-632-0040

Patio Dining available



Any food purchase




of or more

Not valid with any other offer or discount. Middlefield location only. el Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina 15585 West High Street Middlefield • 440-632-0040