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The Art of Living By Eleni Timas, Cardinal High School co-valedictorian (commencement speech)

Cardinal Schools Pages 4 and 6

Middlefield Village Page 10

“Out ‘N’ About” Page 12-13


emember the very first day of school, not this year, but 12 years ago? For me it was first grade and I remember setting out my clothes  along with my new white shoes, and double checking the supplies list to make sure I had it all in my double strap backpack complete with a keychain for every zipper. Yes, I was a list-making dork even at that early age. I am sure on that same morning, Samuel Heredos had flexed in the mirror before walking out to meet the bus, Johnny Kravetz waved goodbye to his favorite guitar, and Grace Hickox had plopped that adorable hat with the flower on her head. The total time we have spent in school can be expressed by the area under the curve

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of an equation between the bounds of that first day of school to precisely this day, May 24 of 2013. Zak Gray and Joey Toth know what I’m talking about, right? It is interesting for me to think how eager I was to start that first day of school 12 years ago, and in these past few months I

have anticipated graduation with the same enthusiasm, as did Tommy Shirkey and Kali Freiberg who were voted to have the worst case of senioritis. To be honest though, 4 years of attending Cardinal High School Continued on page 2

A Thankful Graduate

By Sam Heredos, Cardinal High School salutatorian (commencement speech)

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ood evening of all I would like to personally congratulate the Class of 2013. We have been told our entire lives that individuality is the key to success and now we are all here wearing the exact same caps and gowns. Good work! So in relation to being “individual” I want to pick on our valedictorians here for a minute. Maybe if one of them was a little

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more” individual” there wouldn’t have been a tie. These equally outstanding academic achievements resulted in me having to give a speech. So thanks a lot. Just kidding. They both know I’m just jealous because I’m the third wheel up here. In all honesty though, you both are very deserving and I’m very proud of you. Now that we’ve recognized the gold medalists I thought I’d briefly give an accurate Cardinal 2013 graduating valedictorian, description of myself Rebecca Wolff; salutatorian, Sam Heredos as a student. These and valedictorian, Eleni Timas three key attributes

helped me become salutatorian: incredible organizational skills, perfected study habits and esteemed academic drive. So with all that in mind I’m going start over and introduce the real me because most of my classmates are sitting here, looking up at me thinking “who are you and what have you done with Sam Heredos”. It’s true; all of those perfect scholarly qualities are very unlike me. The most difficult part of high school for me was not completing the assignment, it was finding the assignment in the first place, or remembering to turn it in. This difficulty, no doubt, resulted from the conditions of my locker, which is what I’m most well known for at Cardinal. It’s number 143, the locker that’s always half open with books and Continued on page 4

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{ editorial } The Art of Living Continued from Page 1 has turned into just another 20 minutes before we receive our diplomas much more quickly than I had ever expected. I am sure the other students that have them on their phones were just as shocked as I had been when the Countdown App no longer contained days but only hours, minutes, and seconds. Francis Bacon states, “Let us not hurry so in our pace of living that we lose sight of the art of living.”This is written on a note card taped to my mirror that I have read every morning for the past 2 years. For me it is a healthy reminder that life is more important than the finish line, it is about the path we take to get there and how we choose to move along that path. Especially in high school is it easy to become overwhelmed. A typical day may include hitting snooze a few times, waking up at six, taking a full course load, running to a quick after school meeting before sports practice, coming home to practice an instrument, go to play practice or head to work and then falling asleep with your books trying to finish homework. I know better than anyone your life can become a list of to-do’s and a pile of crumpled post-it notes of all the reminders you finished from yesterday. As Francis Bacon says though, it is the bright sunrise and pink skies you get to witness being awake at 6 a.m., it is the abundance of knowledge we get to experience daily in school, it is the personal relationships built at club meetings, and it is the satisfaction of completing an activity you enjoy, or the later gratification of buying the new thing you had been saving up for with your paychecks.

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In this way, it is no longer the plethora of activities or organizations we belong to, but the lessons we learn, the relationships we cultivate and the experiences that define the people we are to become. In my own life, two of the most influential people have been my parents, Mike and Felicia Timas. They have taught me to love Jesus, to love learning, and to love the life I have been given. I am quite certain that without those three key lessons, a different person would be standing before you tonight. Particularly I would like to thank my mother for always making sure I was fed, for always being available to me when I needed her and for her incredible motivational late night speeches. To my dad I would like to say he has made me a much better person for teaching me all the words to “Misfit Kid” by the Cars, and “I’m so in Love with You” by Rod Stewart. I’m also kind of hoping he will come with me to Virginia to continue editing my papers and fixing all of my computer problems, because we all know I just learned how to use a flash drive last year. I would also like to thank my sister Biz for always making me laugh even when I’m feisty and for letting me borrow her clothes, otherwise I probably would have worn my rain boots everyday to school. My brothers, Michael, for setting the academic bar high for me as he was the valedictorian of his graduating class in 2011, and Luke for being the most adorable, rugrat of a little brother. I am obligated to specifically thank two other people because of the immense impact they have had in my life. Both of these girls have been my closest friends Continued on Page 4

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Continued from Page 1 papers hanging out of the bottom. Teachers would often comment on the condition of my locker, some annoyed but also some impressed that I could find anything in it at all. I was always unsure whether or not to take it as a compliment. Actually now, I have come to accept this unconventional educational life and somewhat enjoy it. I would say, overall as a class, we are very unconventional. It’s amusing to see how each person varies and divides their time to complete their schoolwork. There is one word that justly describes our class as a whole. This term is procrastination. There is a very fine line between having great time management skills and being a procrastinator. Many of us flirted with that line way too often. In a way we became professional procrastinators throughout high school (and yes Mrs. Turon “professional procrastination” is a great example of alliteration.) It has always amazed me how friendly and personable our class has become over the years. Watching everyone grow, mature, and help each other succeed has been truly memorable. This inner-class collaboration results in a better understanding of different personalities throughout the school day, which has helped me become a more rounded individual. I talk about it all the time, but it’s kind of hilarious to think about how the golfer/math nerd (me) is friends with the football stars. This sense of unity that so many of us have in our senior class is why it is so difficult for me to pick who to thank and mention. So now to the best of my ability I want to recognize everyone who made my high school experience unforgettable. First Grace Hickox, thanks for putting up with me as your locker buddy since middle school. Hopefully your roommate in college will be more organized like yourself and won’t hit you in the head with a locker. Ryan, Adam, Mike, Jason, Cory, all you guys, you know who you are, you’re the best. Thanks for everything! To Mary Ribar, I’ve shared the same schedule with you since freshmen year. Thanks for putting up with me every part of me for 5,040 hours in the classroom. You know me better than anyone and are correct in assuming that I calculated the number of hours we’ve spent together

on my TI-84 Plus calculator. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I’m pretty nerdy once you get to know me! To Eleni Timas and Becca Wolff, I think it goes without saying, but without you two, I guarantee I would not be standing up here right now. Thanks for wasting so much time on me. I owe both of you so much. Next, I’d like to thank my AP Calculus Class for learning with me how to solve every problem, life or math related. You guys are the best! I’m going to miss everyone, including the highlight of my day, every day Andrew Jesunas. Andrew is the smartest and funniest person I know and will be extremely successful later in life. Separately, I’d like to thank our calculus teacher Chen, sorry Mr. Chenoweth. You have been the most inspirational teacher to me as well as many others throughout high school. On behalf of our class I thank you. I want to thank Mr. Clutter for being an awesome biology and anatomy teacher. You are the most overall knowledgeable person that I know and thanks for the advice about weightlifting. Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Turon, thanks you so much for your help with college applications, and essays. Both of you are wonderful and go out of your way to help us succeed. I speak for everyone in the class of 2013 when I say thank you! Now to Jonathan and Daniel my younger twin brothers. Thank you for always brightening my day. You are both hilarious individuals and amazing athletes. Don’t forget to come visit me in college. Next, to my older sister Rosemary. It’s safe to say that she received the brains of the family. She is a grammatical genius, and fabulous singer. She has proofread every paper for me throughout high school and has done an amazing job. You have helped me to the best of your ability to follow in your footsteps and now I am also a salutatorian of Cardinal High School. Thanks for all your help Sis!! Now I’d like to acknowledge two very special people. This whole time my parents have been listening to my speech as intently as they have listened and helped with every aspect of my life for the last 17.9 years. I will never be able to thank them enough, but just for the record this should count as a few hundred thank-yous considering there’s a few hundred people here right now as witnesses, so thanks Mom and Dad! To follow up on that, I want

to thank everyone here tonight: parents, family and friends. You prepared all of us for this moment we have all been waiting for. We could not have done it without your continued support. And finally, last but not least Class of 2013. We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to attend such a small school where we have the ability to know every single person in our class. There will be no unfamiliar faces as we receive our diplomas and I hope you realize as I have, how meaningful each and every day has been with one another. There are no words

to describe the gratitude I show towards all of you, so instead I think I’ll give you a tip to get you started down the right path after graduation. In the wise words of Ricky Bobby “If you ain’t first, you’re last. 98 percent of people will die sometime in their lives” so make the most of it! Apply everything you’ve learned, follow your dreams and savor every moment of it. This is the end of one stage in life but also the beginning of another. I wish all of you the best of luck and please remember to stay in touch. Thank you.

The Art of Living Continued from Page 2 since elementary. A time when high school graduation was never going to come and 10 o’clock was late on a school night. Kourtney Kelly has been my best friend since the fourth grade and has been with me through the best and worst of times. She’s made sure I’ve had fun in high school and didn’t just have my nose in a book the entire time. I know she saves her best death stare for me, which makes me feel pretty important. And secondly, is my co-valedictorian Becca Wolff. The most rebellious thing we have done together is beat the system and make sure we both came out at the top of our class and consider participating in the whole senioritis thing, which you all know didn’t really happen. She is my one motivator and probably gives the best hugs of anyone I know. Finally, I would like to thank and congratulate each of you, the 2013 graduating class of Cardinal High School and all of the teachers and faculty that have led us to this point. Without each individual sitting here, especially Jason Farmwald, I am sure the past 4 years would not have been as “interesting” and “entertaining” as it has been. In the coming months as we all go in our separate directions, it is the memories made in this very building that we will look back and remember fondly. Just as these past 4 years have gone by quickly, and time will continually seem to move faster it is my sincerest hope that you will never “lose sight of the art of living” and will never forget the times we shared in our little corner of the world. I wish you all the best of blessings and future successes. Rebecca Wolff’s, Cardinal High School co-valedictorian, speech was not available at time of print.

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Greg Tessier Kelly Thurling Eleni Timas Joseph Tucker Marissa Vidal Tyler Vidal Justin Warren Sarah Weizer Rebecca Wolff Stephanie Wolff Cole Zemelka Jordan Zenisek

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Dads and moms can both rest easy her ABCs and animals on flash cards. Her knowing their kids are at Great Day Child 9-year-old brother, Trystin, enjoys building Care. Gary L. Cox bought the business, tunnels with friends, dancing, drawing, and which was previously Bass Lake Child the days when there are special visitors Care, 7 years ago from his son. He was such as Santa, elves and clowns. Tim determined to create Cumblidge, the a home away from children’s father, is home that children employed by Chem could look forward Te c h n o l o g i e s . to visiting and that “I am very over was also safe and protective and I educational. watch to see what Eight years ago, goes on,” he said. Scott and Tammy “Plain and simple Fortenbury were this is a good place.“ looking for childcare Heather adds, “I for 2-year-old have issues with Lorena and 7-yearsomeone watching old Jeffrey. Prior to my kids, but Great their search, they Day treats our kids e m p l o y e d   s o m e (back, l-r) Scott and Tammy Fortenbury (front) like their own. And great baby sitters, their children, Jeffrey and Lorena. I know our kids two of which are would tell us if now employed by Great Day, who would anything was wrong.” Heather is employed come right to their home. But often, it by Dillen Products, Inc. and was attracted to was difficult to find Great Day because someone available of the employee when needed. discount offered After looking at and convenience  of local services, the location. decision to choose Jared Fair is Great Day was easy; 9 years old. His the facility was mother Barb has clean, safe, large and trusted Great Day inviting. They liked with his care since the way everything he was 8 weeks was laid out safely old. “No mother on one floor, and wants to go back the educational to work and leave advantage of a newborn, but I different classrooms never worried about based on ages. him.” Barb added Jeffrey is now 14 and that even during attends Cardinal (l-r) Heather Herst, Trystin, Piper and Tim those early years Middle School, and Cumblidge. Jared did not catch Lorena, age 10, catches and is dropped off many illnesses, perhaps because hand at Great Day by the school bus. She loves washing and cleanliness is always stressed. to play with friends in the afternoon until Employed at Dillen Products, Inc., Barb also Tammy leaves her looked into Great job at Kraft Maid to Day because of the pick her up. Lorena employee discount. explained why Barb recalls liking she enjoys going the learning center to Great Day. ”My immediately during teachers say nice D a n i e l l e ’s   t o u r. things to me and I J a re d   e s p e c i a l l y love playing Barbie enjoys that the with my friends.” On teachers have lots occasion, Lorena of energy and love has left her to take him outside homework or to play. One of his lunch behind at the favorite memories child care center, is when the Bubble and the Great Day Guy came and used staff made special his magic to encase trips to the school the children in huge Jared and Barb Fair to deliver them. bubbles. Barb says, Lorena said she is helped with homework “Danielle and Lucinda are terrific, and so and spelling tests. Scott said, “I knew she are the rest of the teachers. Everyone is was learning. She would carry this little energetic, and the staff turnover is very low. book with her. I could see her work and That says a lot.” She sums up her decision to how the staff marked it so she could write use Great Day in one concise sentence, “If I it again correctly. The Fortenbury family all thought Jared was unhappy, he would not agrees that Great Day is a wonderful place. be here.” Piper Cumblidge, 5, has been attending Great Day Child Care is located at the Great Day Child Care since she was 8 weeks east end of the Village, 14810 Madison old, and her mother, Heather, says, “She has Road (Route 528) in Middlefield (44062). For made her way to every single class room.” information call 440-632-1832 or visit www. Piper recalls that this was where she learned

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“Failure is not an option,” states Dr. Scott Hunt, quoting Michael Fullan from a book authored by Alan M. Blankstein about student success. Dr. Hunt was hired in April with a unanimous vote from the Cardinal Board of Education and will begin to fulfill a three-year contract as superintendent of Cardinal schools this August. Dr. Hunt says, “I look forward to serving the students, teachers and communities of Middlefield Village, Middlefield Township, Huntsburg Township, and Parkman Township.” His official start date is Aug. 1, but he is already familiar with the district. He has attended the teacher professional development day, participated in district safety and security committee meetings and met with a variety of school personnel and community members. Dr. Hunt grew up and was schooled in Youngstown. His mother worked as secretary for the principal and superintendent and he is certain her positions played a role in his aspiration to be an integral part of the educational system. For his undergrad degree, he attended Bethany College in Bethany W.V. and after graduating, he moved to Naples, Fla. where his family was then living. It was in Naples that he began his career teaching fifth-graders. While teaching, he attended the University of South Florida and completed a Masters degree in Education, specializing in guidance and counseling. In 1994, he relocated back to Ohio and spent a year teaching in the Cleveland Municipal School District and then moved to Beachwood to teach eighth-grade science. While he was in Beachwood he initiated an OWA (Occupational Work Adjustment) program at Beachwood High School. This experience solidified his belief, “It is essential that students have opportunities to interact with local businesses.” In 1998, he took a position at Perry High School as guidance counselor. Since moving to Perry, he has served in a variety of roles: counselor for 4 years, high school assistant principal for 5 years, another 5 years as the middle school principal and a year as the director of College and Career Readiness. While in Perry, he completed his principal and superintendent’s license through Cleveland State University. In addition, he

earned his online doctorate in 2010 and graduated with an EdD in education in the Organizational Leadership Program from NOVA Southeastern University. It is with passion that Dr. Hunts states his goals for the Cardinal District. He will draw on his experience at Perry, as middle school principal, when the school fell from its Excellent rating to Effective. After recovering from the shock of not meeting the “grade” he immediately rallied his staff, set goals, a framework to achieve those goals, a plan to implement and measure the successes and worked through the summer to ensure failing would not happen again. The following year the school was back on track with an Excellent rating, and in subsequent years the school acquired its first award, Excellence with Distinction. Dr. Hunts states unequivocally, that he has a very clear plan for the Cardinal School District and believes his willingness to personally get to know each of his students and many in the community will aid in District success. “As superintendent, I believe that I have to play a crucial role in garnering community support for our school system,” Hunt says. “This will require constant communication with all stakeholders so that everyone is aware of the excellence that is taking place in our buildings. Cardinal is the process of building an Excellent school system with quality educational programs for its students. In fact, Cardinal Local Schools was rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education this year. Part of my role will be to connect the dots with our families, local business leaders and staff so we can all work collaboratively to be Excellent every day. As a school community we have to focus on designing and delivering engaging work, motivating students by strengthening our relationships with them, instilling the desire for continued learning throughout their lives and teaching and modeling what responsible behavior looks like so that students are ready to thrive in the world they will inherit.” Dr. Hunt, his wife Denise and their three children will continue to reside in Perry. He will be available throughout the summer by phone 440-632-0261 or e-mail scott.hunt@

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via monitor, as they are thoroughly and securely shredded. Approximately 15 million U.S.residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. Identity theft may be the most frequent, costly and pervasive crime in the United States. Thieves steal wallets and purses, go dumpster diving for discarded mail, bank statements and other personal account information, and steal documents during home break-ins. Think about your old bank statements, tax records, paystubs, etc. Be sure to check with your financial advisor on how long your records should be kept and what should be securely destroyed as you plan to ‘lighten your load’. This event is sponsored by Geauga County Tourism, 440-632-1538.

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I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I do all the cooking in the family and have for 29 years. Cooking is an adventure for me but not so much for my wife. I once said, “When my wife cooks, even the mice eat out.” It was amazingly quiet around the house for the next week and then it dawned on me that I was getting the silent treatment. A kitchen spat early in our marriage guaranteed me the job for life and I am not complaining. I love to cook! I can get into a cooking slump and repeat recipes more often then I should; my wife calls all my chicken recipes “Chicken Again” and that is when I try to add some variety. Recently I discovered ramps, also known as wild leeks. They grow wild in forests from Ontario Canada to South Carolina, but not west of the Mississippi. Most people think they are a weed and are very surprised to hear they are edible and most enjoyable in egg dishes, casseroles, salads and even on sandwiches. Ramp has a very garlicky, peppery flavor and you can use the leaves as well as the bulb. I use them on sandwiches in place of lettuce, add them to scrambled eggs and cut them thin into my salads. The season will be over soon and I will be looking forward to this spring delicacy again next year. Put some spice into your cooking with these delicious wild leeks!

Gardens Galore, Art and More The Geauga County Master Gardeners invite the public to their plant sale and a day of free fun activities and demonstrations in the name of community education and scholarships. Come to Burton Century Village on the Burton Circle at Route 87 and Claridon Troy Road for Gardens Galore, Art and More on Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick out your plants from the large selection of perennials, annuals, houseplants, herbs, trees, shrubs, vegetables and tropicals and put them on hold while you peruse the Garden Art and Attic Treasures for special one-of-a-kind pieces. Sample the free decadent desserts and visit the mini-gardening classes and demonstrations. Enjoy craft demonstrations from local artisans on quilting, rug weaving, willow furniture, origami and dyeing with plant colors. Bring your tools for sharpening at a small fee. This day will be packed full of gardening tips and advice. Profits support the Geauga County Master Gardener Scholarship Fund. For information call 440-834-4656 or visit

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The last Saturday of each month through September, beautiful Burton Square will be filled with crafters, artisans, antiques, collectables, farmers’ market and Amish bake sales. This is not a flea market, it is an upscale event with no yard sale items. Each Saturday will have a special theme and special items will be on sale. Explore vendors’ wares and discover hidden treasures. June 29, celebrate children of all ages. Games, jump houses, and movies will be available to entertain the children while Mom and Dad shop the vendors’ merchandise. July 27, enjoy Burton in bloom. Garden and landscape vendors will be on hand to help with your home and garden needs. Aug. 24, Burton will become “uncorked”; please note, this is the fourth Saturday, not the last due to Labor Day Weekend. Sample local wines and purchase bottles from local wineries. Sept. 28, the bounty of the garden will showcase fresh fruits and vegetables. Local shops will have sales, events and activities each Saturday in the Country. Booths will be set up along Main Street and in the Square. Spend the day and dine in one of four restaurants. If you hate to leave, two lovely inns will have comfy accommodations for you. For details or information, call Sue at Coffee Corners, 440-834-0076.

Park Paving Planned Visitors to Beartown Lakes Reservation in Auburn and Bainbridge will encounter a repaving project at the park from now through June 4. Because asphalt is weather dependent, that schedule is subject to change. The paving will look similar to a paving project on a township or county road and although there will be some closures to entrances or areas of the park as needed, the contractor will work to maintain traffic flow. Due to minimal noise and the smell of asphalt, neighbors are also being notified by postcard. Call 440-286-9516.

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Middlefield Farmers Market The Village of Middlefield, Ohio is launching a unique Farmers Market that offers Amish produce, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, maple syrup, leather crafts and other goods alongside other local producers beginning on Saturday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and continuing each Saturday through Sept. 28 at Mineral Lake Park, on Sperry Lane, in Middlefield. Additional products available at the farmers market will include seasonal vegetables and berries, fresh eggs, honey, fresh baked goods, cheese, organic lettuce, maple cotton candy, beef jerky and more. University Hospital’s Geauga Medical Center will also offer a different free health screening each week. Admission is free. There will be plenty of giveaways and taste testing! “Seasonal produce will vary from week to week,” says Ben Garlich, Mayor of Middlefield. “Special events are planned for each Saturday, such as chef demonstrations, bake offs, a magician and other fun competitions. It is more than a farmers market; it is a family friendly event for all ages that you won’t want to miss.” Keep up to date on special market events at



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I would Rogers, who, if you are not old enough l i k e   t o remember his movies and weekly show, express my was King of the Cowboys in the 40s, 50s and appreciation 60s. t o   t h e Roy Rogers knew the White Brothers business who owned and operated the largest community grocery store in Geauga County. The for becoming brothers built a new facility in Middlefield more and in the late 60s, which is now the building more involved occupied by Great Lakes Outdoor Supply. in our Village. Roy Jr. came to the Grand Opening and The communication has been great and while he was here began dating a local through this communication we can better girl, Linda Yoder and ending up marrying shape our actions and move forward. I see her. They stayed in the area a few years but a growing involvement then returned to Apple in projects with the Valley, Calif. where his h i s to r i c a l   s o c i e t y, parents Roy and Dale community events, (Evans) Rogers resided. and keen interest and He is very involved in higher participation in running his father’s the Village’s calendar of business and museum events. and also has a cowboy The responses to band. Linda Rogers is date for the Middlefield my wife’s (Karen) sister, Summer Fest Parade so we look forward to have been outstanding. having them here both Last year the event to participate in the was planned on short parade and to reunite notice, while this year with family.   we have the luxury of Shred Day is more planning time. Friday, June 7 from The parade will be held Middlefield Summer Fest Parade Grand 4 to 7p.m. Residents and businesses of Saturday, July 27 at 1p.m. Marshall Roy Rogers Jr. Middlefield Village may and I encourage every bring their materials to be shredded behind business in the area to participate. This is a the Village Hall. great way to be part of the community and Community gardens are now available to promote your local business. and ready for planting. Reserve your The Grand Marshall for the parade last free10X10 plot now by calling 440-632year was Jean McNish, a long time resident 5248. who was selected for providing the name Be involved. Shop local. Visit us at for this annual event. This year the Grand Marshall will be Roy Rogers Jr., who has roots in this area. Roy Jr. is the son of Roy

{ community interest } Celebrate 50 years of GCPL The Middlefield, Chardon, and Geauga West Libraries joined to form the Geauga County Public Library system in 1963. This year marks 50 years of serving Geauga County. Over the years GCPL has grown to include Bainbridge (1963), Thompson Library Station (1979), Bookmobile (1986), and Newbury Library Station (1993). Commemorate 50 years by attending some exciting upcoming programs at the Middlefield Library. For adults, visit on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. for “Music of the 1960s: The British Invasion!” Step back in time to the 1960s, the decade that Geauga County Public Library was founded. The British Invasion encompassed several musical groups and distinct stylistic elements. At the center of it all was the spectacular career of The Beatles. This presentation will include their music and relationship to other important Invasion and American artists. Presented by Gary Scott, Assistant Professor at Cuyahoga Community College. Attendees will also be treated to cake. Families won’t want to miss Banjo the Clown on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. when everyone’s favorite funny guy returns to Middlefield to celebrate 50 years of GCPL. All ages will be amazed by mystifying magic and thrilled by daring juggling. This program will kick off the Summer Reading Program. Both programs are supported by the Friends of the Library and proceeds from their Book Sale Room (open weekdays, noon to 3 p.m). Geauga County Public Library is pleased to be a part of the Middlefield community for the past 50 years and eager to serve the community for many years to come.

New Library Website Up and Running Geauga County Public Library is introducing its new Web site at www. The site features a rotating showcase of library images, links to news stories and press releases of library news. Patrons are now able to search the catalog directly from any page to find materials and programs easily and quickly. The site navigation remains similar to the previous site with the following exceptions: 1. Events Calendar – This new page is still under construction, but in late summer 2013, will feature an interactive, searchable calendar of upcoming events and programs. 2. DVDs Set Free – No longer nested inside another tab, this popular page is now accessible directly from the top navigation and is visible from any page. 3. Digital media – Find eBooks, audio books

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The East Geauga Kiwanis spent the day at the North Pole on Bundysburg Road, east of Middlefield, assisting Santa with the construction of a platform that will hold a very large teepee. This teepee will house a reading area for visiting families.(l-r) Tom McCauley, Manny Lopez, Tom Robinson, Dave Hottenstein, Terry Robinson, Nick Frank, Bill Dieterle and Claire Zurbuch.

Village of Middlefield residents can apply for a free garden plot in the Middlefield Community Garden, which is located at George Knox Park, 14900 Woodsong Dr. behind Tractor Supply. Call 440-632-5248 or visit www. (l-r) Resident, Chris Hippely; Village Council member, Carl Hornung and resident Dave Hippely. The Hippely’s are the gardeners.

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The Sears Hometown Store of Middlefield has been named a 2013 recipient of the honor of “Sears Hometown Premier Store”. This award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offer the highest levels of customer service, outstanding store performance and standards. The Middlefield store was one of only 463 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recognition. (l-r) Keri Durkin, vice president Sears Home Town Stores; Jerry Foringer, district sales manager; Ed Wolski, owner and operator of the Sears Hometown Store in Middlefield; Julia Quinn regional sales director.

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May 29: Low Cost Pet Spays and Neuters Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village and PetFix Northeast Ohio team up to help stop pet overpopulation with low cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Fees vary by gender and weight. Range is $30 to $70, available to qualifying low-income families and individuals from any county. May 29 at Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road in Russell (44072). Call 440-3384819 extension 14, or e-mail programs@

Geauga County Hunger Task Force. For a ride from Geauga Transit, call 440-285-2222 or 440-564-7131 extension 5160 a week ahead.

June 1: Girl Scout Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 to 7 p.m. Presale tickets $6 adults, $4 ages 3 to 10. Cost at door $7 adults, $5 ages 3-10. Free ages 2 and under. Send check or money order payable to:  Troop 1324 c/o Dolly Stone, P.O. Box 95, E. Claridon, OH 44033. Funds raised will be used for a Girl Scout Gold award project to refresh the children’s play area at  the Claridon Recreation Park. Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Rd., Claridon, corner of Claridon-Troy Road and Route 322. Dolly, 440-635-1173.

June 7: American Legion Golf Outing 10:30 a.m. Pleasant Hills Gold Course, 13461 Aquilla Road, Chardon. Call Bruce, 440-5485155.

June 2: Scholarship Awards Program 3 p.m. Atwood Mauck Post 452 at14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. Call Bo, 440-8348764.

June 29: Don’t Squish That Bug! 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Discover how and why plants use shape, color, scent, and other means  for fertilization, and about the  advantageous  relationships between plants and insects. $15 includes light refreshments.  OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Call 440-834-4656 to preregister. Walk-ins welcome.  Make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021-0387. www.geauga.osu. edu. 

June 4: GCRTA Luncheon The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the St. Denis Golf Club, 16660 Chardon Road (Route 6) in Chardon. Gathering time 11:15 a.m. Business meeting 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. A speaker from STRS will discuss retirement system. $18 includes a $1 donation to the Grant-in-Aid Fund. Mail reservations by May 27 to Ruth Holm, 15920 Arbor Trail, Newbury, OH 44065. Check payable to GCRTA. Jean Paine, 440-286-4992. Bring paper products or canned goods for the

June 7: Bainbridge Swing Dance Sponsored by KCE. Lesson 8p.m. Dance and music by Blue Lunch 9 to 11:30 p.m. Adult $10, student $8, family $25 Bainbridge Township Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls (44023) 216-316-0068.

June 9: Posting the Colors 8 a.m. American Legion, Westwood Park in Burton. Call Bo, 440-834-8764. June 14: Flag Ceremony Retirement of the Flag Ceremony. 1 p.m. behind the Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. Call Bo 440-834-8764.

Aug. 5 Hungarian Dinner 4 to 8 p.m. Presale tickets, $12. At the VFW 9678 in Middlefield, just east of the Post Office.

The Twizted Cone and Grill The Twizted Cone and Grill now has an Espresso shop open. The express window will be opening soon for regular coffee and pastries, but we ask you come on in for the espresso. We have coffee, espresso, lattes, and iced coffee by Phoenix Coffee. Phoenix is based in Cleveland and they roast the coffee the day we order it and ship it to us within 24 hours so you get it as fresh as it gets. We also have smoothies. We serve pastries from Diblasi’s Bakery in Chesterland, baked fresh everyday and delivered to us by 5 a.m. each morning. Our grill is open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Our meat is not frozen, it’s fresh from Byler’s meats in Middlefield and ground fresh daily with no additives and fillers, just real beef. Our bacon, smoked ham, and smoked turkey also comes from Byler’s. Our cheese is ordered from Middlefield Cheese and our produce is purchased locally. We made a pledge before we opened to offer only the best and freshest food, vegetables, fruit, ice cream and coffee that we can. It is important to us to support local businesses in our area to keep our fragile economy going. You can help support the local suppliers of our tri-county area, by coming out any time of

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{ community interest } Book Signings at Sparrow Christian Three prominent local authors will sign their popular books on June 15 at Middlefield’s Sparrow Christian Bookshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Amanda Flower’s debut mystery, “Maid of Murder”, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. She writes the “Appleseed Creek Mystery Series” and the Andi Boggs Series, mysteries for children. Amanda, who began writing in elementary school, is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as “Isabella Alan”. Visit her at Kathleen Fuller is the author of over 25 books, including the best-selling series The Hearts of Middlefield. Kathleen, her husband James and their three children live in Geneva. For information about Kathleen, visit A Plain Scandal is now available and A Plain Disappearance and Unexpected will be out this September. Mary Ellis grew up near the Amish and fell in love with them. She has written nine bestselling novels set in Amish communities. Before “retiring” to write full-time, Mary taught school and worked as a sales representative for Hershey Chocolate. Living in Harmony, book one of her current series won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction. Her debut Christian book, A Widow’s Hope, was a finalist for the 2010 ACFW Carol Awards. Her current release, Love Comes to Paradise has been nominated for a 2013 Lime Award from The Christian Manifesto. Visit Sparrow Christian Bookshop is located at 14962 S. State Ave. (44062). Call 440-632-0011 for information.

EcoWater/Servisoft Open House Visit EcoWater/Servisoft of Middlefield from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 1 for their 9th Annual Open House and Customer Appreciation Day and the best sale of the season. There will be great prices on salt, filters, chemicals and everything you need for your system as well as food, games and prizes. Established in 1965 and still family owned and operated, EcoWater/Servisoft of Middlefield, Inc. is a residential and commercial water treatment specialist celebrating 48 years of experience improving water quality with great service that exceeds customer expectations. The complete line of products, including salt, bottled water delivery, filters, and water treatment chemicals enables EcoWater/ Servisoft of Middlefield to effectively treat and maintain a home’s well water supply, and their Performance Guarantee backs up every application. Certified Water Specialists are on staff to diagnose water problems and suggest the right equipment for your needs. No job is too big or too small. Stop in on the first Saturday of each month for the Monthly Salt Sale and enjoy big savings on salt, filters and water treatment

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UHGMC Surgery for Arthritis Patients The Orthopaedic Center at University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center has long offered advanced treatment options for people suffering from arthritis, sports injuries and other conditions of the bones and joints. As of 2013, those options now feature orthopaedic foot and ankle care including Total Ankle Joint Replacement surgery. Patricia Gainey of Jefferson was one of the first Total Ankle Replacement patients at UH Geauga Medical Center. After living with osteoarthritis in her right ankle for years, she had the procedure on Jan. 2, 2013 and it changed her life. “Without warning I would get charley horse pain in my ankle which shot into my foot, so I was restricted in my ability to drive because it was my brake and gas pedal foot,” said Gainey, 60. “I had no improvement for 4 years, but since my replacement surgery the improvement has been amazing. I can walk on uneven ground now. I can drive. The charley horses are gone. I even rode a bike for the first time in years.” John E. Feighan, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist, joined UH Geauga Medical Center in December to expand the orthopaedic team’s range of expertise. “In degenerative joint disease cases, Total Ankle Replacement is an option for many

Burton Health Care, Remodeled Burton Health Care now has a newly remodeled home with a unit dedicated solely to therapy. Many patients require care and short term rehabilitation after leaving the hospital but before returning home, and their goal is to return patients to their normal living environment as soon as possible. Come in and see during an Open House, Wednesday, June 12 from 3-6 p.m. Burton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is located at 14095 E. Center St. in Burton, 440-834-1084. Visit www.

patients,” says Feighan. “The procedure is similar to the hip and knee replacements we offer at UH Geauga Medical Center. It enables a patient to regain mobility in the foot and reduce or eliminate chronic pain.” To learn more about these new services, or to find out if Total Ankle Joint Replacement is an option for you, call 440285-7757.

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{ health } Run or Walk For Fun and Health The Geauga County Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Campus invite you to participate in the 2013 Shake, Rattle & Run 5/K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Friday June 28. Registration is $10 per person, tables open at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. There are many race categories for individuals and for teams made up of five runners, with the top four scores counting. Teams range from businesses, schools, safety forces, health care, local families and more. The event will be held at West Geauga Senior Center, 11414 Caves Road in Chesterland. Post Race Awards Reception in pavilion immediately following with prizes, food and tee shirts. Call the West Geauga Senior Center, at 440-729-2782 for information or for an early registration form.

Home Delivered Meal Drivers Needed The Geauga County Department on Aging needs Home Delivered Meal Drivers to deliver meals as little as once a month or as often as they like. Companies and groups send individuals from their organizations on a scheduled rotation with a different driver each week and the group determining the driving schedule. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday and take 1 ½ to 2 hours, so just a couple hours of your time provides a nutritious lunch for 10 to 15 homebound seniors. If you are age 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance, the Department on Aging needs you. To help or learn more about our volunteer opportunities, call the Geauga County Department on Aging, 440-279-2130, 440-564-7133 extension 2130, or 440-834-1586 extension 2130.

WomenSafe Wish List WomenSafe is accepting spring and summer clothing: dresses, shorts, pajamas, and shoes. The greatest needs are women sizes 16/18 through 4X, girls, toddler and youth sizes 3T through 14/16 and shoes and sandals. Boys sizes 2T through 14/16 are much appreciated. There is a need for twin mattresses, frames and box springs and kitchen tables with chairs. Household items include lamps, electric can openers, microwaves, toasters, bathroom accessories, bath towels and washcloths. The shelter can use art supplies for kids, chalk, bubbles, plastic wrap for food, dishwasher soap, garbage bags, cardstock and yard work items.To donate contact Emily Wallens to set up an appointment at 440-286-715 extension 230 or

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{ health } General Health Checks-ups. Is Ignorance Bliss? By Dr. David Fakadej

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Whenever people hear of a professional athlete who dropped dead on the field with a massive coronary event, the question “How is this possible?” arises. With certainty, all athletes have at least one routine physical exam every 2 years. How is this sudden unexplained death possible? The answer, not to sound trite: because it is! MedPage Today Oct. 16, 2012: An analysis of 16 clinical trials totaling 183,000 patients with an average 9-year follow-up evaluating the risk of death for people with regular general health checkups versus those who had no checkup. The incidence of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer was essentially equal. Some studies showed an increase of diagnoses of hypertension, high cholesterol and certain chronic diseases. However, general health checks did not reduce morbidity or mortality, nor for cardiovascular or cancer cases, although the number of new diagnoses increased. In my words, general check-ups find more illness rather than improve the odds of better health, which increases drug use and yet people died the same with or without drugs, with or without checkups. Of course, this depends on how you define health care (see my last Middlefield Post article, May 8). They stated, “With the large number of participants and deaths included, the long follow-up periods used, and considering that cardiovascular and cancer mortality were not reduced, general health checks are unlikely to be beneficial” (emphasis added). General health checkups, touted as a component of routine health care, includes increasingly scrutinized tests such as mammography and PSA tests, which the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends against. Especially when considering the potential harms of broadly applied screening tests that expose patients to unnecessary procedures and treatments with potentially harmful effects and substantially increasing the cost of healthcare with no change in outcome. ‘Routine preventative health care is a conundrum of cognitive dissonance requiring drugs to keep one from thinking about the confusion. To me preventative care means finding ways to prevent illness. The actual practice of preventative care is actually to find illness; it is detective ‘care’ that has nothing to do with preventing

anything, except perhaps for death, which will happen anyway. The conclusion of a new study finds that despite spending more on healthcare, Americans die sooner and experience more illness than people in other high-income countries. If you want preventative health care, improve the diet, exercise more, improve sanitation, improve the environment and improve psychology - mental/emotional and spiritual relationships. Going to a doctor for a ‘checkup’ to see if you have a disease yet is not preventive. Detective illness care is more harmful and more expensive. As I understand, health care is the number one cause of bankruptcy. Another study (Spine: 4/15/13 - Volume 38 - Issue 8 - p 627–634) suggests that Chiropractic in conjunction with Standard Medical Care offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with standard care alone (for men and women age 18 to 35 with acute low back pain (LBP). LBP is common, costly and a significant cause of long-term sick leave and work loss. Yet research shows that chiropractic in the healthcare still does not exist. How is this possible? Chiropractic was around for over 100 years. Drugs and surgery are standard care and research shows that chiropractic offers significant advantage. I hear people say that they don’t believe in chiropractic. Believe? I don’t believe in drugs or surgery, but I will use them if necessary without hesitation. Belief and health do not mix. Belief is the reason that after 100 years, preventive health care resists chiropractors and insists upon regular health checks to get drugs for blood pressure, cholesterol, and depression though it will do nothing for morbidly or mortality. Don’t believe me; read the research. 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 e-mail drfakadej@hotmail. com.

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By Thad Bergmeier It has been several months since I returned from a trip to Thailand and Cambodia. There are several memories of that trip that I will never forget. One of them was meeting a new friend, named Sareth Duong. He is the national leader in Cambodia for Cadence International, which means it is his job to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Cambodian Armed Forces. He is a ve r y   u n i q u e l y gifted man. Let me tell you a little about him. When he was a child, his family was taken prisoner and separated from each other by the K hmer R ouge. If you want to be humbled, read about this movement of communism led by Pol Pot. He spent days, weeks, and m o nt h s   l i v i n g out in the rice Sareth Duong, a national fields. Eventually, Cadence International, he survived, along with most of his family. Not long after, he started school. It was in college as a 23-year -old that someone told him about Jesus Christ being a savior. Meeting Jesus would change his life forever. My friend is very kind and gracious. And he is also bold with the gospel. He stands for the truth of Jesus and will not fold under the pressure of persecution. At the end of 2012, he was arrested on charges of conspiracy, which would later prove to be false. The men who made the accusations against him did not like the fact that he preached Jesus to their village. After 30 days in a 12 foot x 12 feet room, with 24 other prisoners, he was released. It was during this imprisonment that

his story was made known by one of the leading Senators in Cambodia. After being released, Sareth was invited by this Senator to meet with him in the capital. This leading Senator, who is in charge of religion in the nation, asked Sareth to be his personal assistant. With this new role, Sareth was put in charge of all protestant ministries in the nation of Cambodia. He went from prison to national leader in days. This is nothing short of God’s hand being on his life. It seems unlikely that an American man would meet a Cambodian m a n   a n d immediately be friends. Yet there is something that connects us. Better yet, Someone that connects us. We can immediately be friends because we leader in Cambodia for w o r s h i p   t h e same Savior. The same Spirit is in us. We are both Christians. Since returning, I have had the opportunity to email and chat with him a few times. I pray for him and his leadership in the nation of Cambodia. Maybe you would as well. If you ever want to find out more information about him or his ministry, do not hesitate to contact me at our church. I would love to tell more stories about my new friend. Thad Bergmeier is senior pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church, a growing community of believers in Middlefield. Visit or call 440-8341925.

Church Events June 1: Community Yard Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up time 7 a.m. South Madison Bible Baptist Church, 5441 Madison Road (44057) Reserve space at, or call Willie Chapin 440-4284761.

Condolences for the Breedloves The East Geauga Kiwanis Club offers its deepest condolences on the recent passing of Eugene “Gene” Breedlove of Chardon, husband of Judy Breedlove. Judy has been instrumental in the operation of the Kiwanis Club in Middlefield, hosting most meetings in her restaurant,the Crossroads Country Cafe. She has also provided food service and hospitality items for most of the club’s external events. Kiwanis members enjoyed interacting with Gene at many meetings and events, and hearing about his love of fishing. He will be missed and the members of East Geauga Kiwanis offer their sincere sympathy to Judy and her family.

In Memoriam William “Bill” J. Kurtz, 81, of Mesopotamia, entered eternal rest May 7, 2013 at home surrounded by his friends. He was born Jan. 26, 1932 to the late John J. and Mary (Detweiler) Kurtz. Bill was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He will be missed by brothers, John (Martha) Kurtz of Orwell, Gideon (Elmina) Kurtz of Burton, Jacob (Katie) Kurtz of Kentucky; sisters--in-law, Emma Kurtz and Ada Kurtz; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill is preceded in death by: his parents, three brothers and three sisters. Bill’s final resting place is in Clark Road Cemetery in Mesopotamia. Online condolences may be sent to

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Don’t miss these, they won’t last long… NEW LISTING…6000 square ft. warehouse building at the end of street. Great structure with much potential. Property is beside large parcel owned by City of Akron and backs up to the Geauga County Park District trail. Bring your dreams and lets see what you can do! Burton Twp…$150,000 OWNER WANTS SOLD… Move-in condition Manufactured home in Troy Oaks. Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, open floor plan with eatin kitchen, dining area and large living room plus formal dining room. Includes all the appliances including washer and dryer! Newer roof and replacement windows. BRING THE OWNER AN OFFER! MIDDLEFIELD TWP…Allied steel building with 6” concrete heated floors and over 12,500 sq.ft. of useable space. Office ~ 2,000; Retail ~ 3,000; Manufacturing/ w a r e h o u s e ~7,500. bathroom, lunchroom. Commercial property on 3.23 acres in Middlefield Twp., 200 Amp service. NEW PRICE…$325,000



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APARTMENTS FOR RENT Large 2 Bedroom Apartments No Pets South Wood ApArtmentS 8140 South Wood Dr. • Garrettsville • 330 527-4150

Ken’s Auto Body, Inc. 14430 Main Market Rd.(Rt. 422) • Burton Phone (440) 834-1293 Toll-Free (888) 601-8380 Fax# (440) 834-1112

complete automotive care atv, motorcycle, motorcycle, car car & small truck repair atv, OIL Change • Brakes• exhaust• shOCks • tIres OIL

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T. brooks repair Terry Brooks, Brooks, Proprietor Proprietor Since 1992 Terry


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330-718-6873 440-537-3929 ROOFING & SIDING Bonded & Insured 4 WindoWs $0 down 4 Vinyl siding 12 Months 4 METAl RooFing same As Cash* 4 TEAR-oFF RooFing Over 25 Years 4 PosT FRAME BUildings Quality Amish

MILLER’S TOP SHOP Specializing in Countertops

Solid Surface Countertops • Laminate Tops and will also do with Undermount Sinks 18960 Nelson Road, Garrettsville 44231


440-548-5872 (let ring)

*Loans provided by EnerBank USA (1245 E. Brickyard Rd., Suite 640, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) on approved credit for a limited time. Repayment terms vary from 24 to 132 months. Interest waived if repaid in 365 days. 16.85% fixed APR, effective as of 08/08/12, subject to change.


Miller’s Engine Sales & Service


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Pine Valley Bolts & Industrial Surplus

Everything for your working and pleasure animals plus more.

• Handmade, professionally fitted – tack, harnesses and saddles • Feeds, medicines, barn and stable supplies • Dog supplies, pet ID tags and dog licenses

Our Surplus Inventory Changes Daily ! All types: Screws, Lags, Stainless Screws & Bolts, Cabinets, Carts & Shelving, Misc. Hardware, Swing Supplies, Flammable Cabinets, Bolt Bins, Many Hose & Sheet Rubber Cut-Offs, ★ Plexiglass, Bar & Chain Oil, Mop Buckets, Bookcases

Over 30 years of catering to animals and their people!

Eli J. Miller • 440-632-0891 7842 Bundysburg Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062


14698 Bundysburg Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062 440-632-1505 • Levi & Fannie Yoder M-F 8-5; Sat 8–noon; Sun. closed

M-T-W-F: 8–5; Sat: 8–2; Closed Thurs. & Sun

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We Carry INTERSTATE BATTERIES 5195 Kinsman Rd. (Rt. 87) Bottom of Mespo Hill • 440-693-4232 • Daniel Miller, Owner Monday-Friday 7 am-5 pm • Saturday 7 am-4 pm

Addit Instr ional Drum uctors: Band s • Vio lin Instr ume nts


Dog Training Classes (Obedience/Agility)

15 Years of Professional Pet Grooming

All Breed Dogs and Cats Your pets come first.

Classes in all levels Of ObedienCe and aGility all classes will be held at tall Pines dog training. limited class size, pre-registration is required.

Gail Jaite, Owner 440-632-1099 Scale hrs: M-F 7:30-4:15; Sat 7:30-2:45 • 13862 Old State Rd., Middlefield

“Now is the time for spring cleanup.”

13769 Old state Rd.(Rt.608) Middlefield 44062

Darci Dodge 216-308-3783 16656 Peters Rd. Middlefield, OH 44062



ANY SERVICE OFF New & Existing Customers Welcome Offer expires 7/9/13 MP

ADVERTISE your company here! Call Today to Reserve Your Space at 440.632.0782 Deadline for the June 19, 2013 issue is Friday, June 7.

May 29, 2013 { Middlefield Post}


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Ron & Diana Witlicki, Owners ~ Neighbors you know. Neighbors you can trust.

2 Convenient Locations 16074 EAST HIGH ST. MIDDLEFIELD Mon & Thurs 8am-6pm • Tues & Wed 8am-5pm Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 8am-2pm • Closed Sun

(440) 632-1231

HARRINGTON SQUARE (Next to Save-a-Lot)



Mon & Tues 10am-6pm • Thurs 9am - 7pm Fri 8am - 8pm • Sat 8am-2pm • Closed Wed & Sun

(440) 632-9793