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VOL. 7 NO. 15

June 19, 2013

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h e   G e a u g a County Airport in Middlefield will celebrate the annual First Fly-in of Summer on June 22 with airplane and classic cars displays, a pancake breakfast and a Young Eagle Rally where youth ages 8 through 17 can enjoy free airplane rides. The event, which is hosted by EAA5, is held the first Saturday after Summer Solstice each year. This event officially marks summer (l to r) Tim Connor, Christina Porter and Dave Rigotti after an evening of for Geauga County. soaring above Geauga County. In flight is Dave Rigotti’s 1976 Cessna 150. The Fly-in is a three-pronged Geauga was the fifth established chapter. the pilots ease fears by explaining what effort to create educational opportunities, The pilots from the group will be giving the plane does and what will be done assist the Geauga County Airport and Young Eagles the rides from 8 to 11 a.m. next, so the passenger can brace for things promote general aviation in Geauga and they find it a joy to do so. Tim Connor, like turns and the flaps being lowered to County. The event could actually be called EAA Chapter 5 Technical Counselor, has prepare for landing. a fly-in/drive-in since classic and show cars given over 200 youth their first ride in a Admission is free. Pancakes, sausage, are also welcome, so look forward to seeing small plane and often allows them to take eggs, coffee and juice will be served from incredible home built model and antique the controls for a while. “Flying is a finesse 7 to 11 a.m. or until they run out of batter. airplanes as well as rare and amazing cars. thing,” he explained. “You fly an airplane Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. The A WWII Aerial Jeep, which seats two, could with your fingertips. Girls ages 13 to 15 Geauga County Airport is located on Route fit stretchers and has the ability to land in often make the best pilots because they 608 south of Route 87. For fly-in or drivesmall fields will also be on display, weather have the finesse and fine motor skills that in information call 440-382-3090 or e-mail permitting. make them gentle with the controls.” He Plan to come EAA is the Experimental Aircraft estimates that every third person who out and help support our County’s airport. Association, a society with over 900 global walks through the airport doors is afraid We’re fortunate to have it. members that promotes the home building of flying. Calm weather always helps, and of airplanes. Chapter 5, based here in

Kaitlyn Sirna, manager of the Middlefield Farmers Market.

he Village of Middlefield is launching a unique Farmers Market that offers Amish produce, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, maple syrup, local produce, leather crafts and other area products beginning 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. Parking will be available on Grove Street during the Sperry Lane construction. Admission is free, and there will be plenty of giveaways, tastings, cooking demonstrations and family activities. Kaitlyn Sirna will manage this entire event. She is a local face, a graduate of Kenston High School, who participated in The Great Geauga County Fair as an active member of the 4-H Community throughout her childhood. Upon graduating, she packed up and attended

school in Chicago. It was not until she was in the city, which was a big difference from the farm she grew up on in Auburn, that she realized how much respect she had for her rural roots. Kaitlyn says, “I changed my reading lists to include Buddhist philosophy and writings about Nature from the Romanticism movement.” Upon reading more, learning more, and continually walking on concrete, she decided to kick off her shoes and get involved with Urban Farmers Organization. Kaitlyn took advantage of Chicago’s great array of green space and parks. Continued on page 2

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Middlefield Farmers Market Continued from Page 1 She enjoyed reading under trees amid the contemporary backdrop of Chicago, while obtaining her Bachelors of Arts from DePaul University in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy. She came home summers to work farmers’ markets and run her Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Combining her Ohio knowledge and classes at DePaul, she began to understand the importance of food justice and activism and it is because of this that she is a stout supporter of all things ‘local’. She encourages friends and strangers to get to know their farmers and buy things on an intimate level, emphasizing the importance of community in a commerce relationship. She’s excited to be back in Geauga County, with her feet on grass rather than concrete, and she hopes to bring a fresh perspective to a much larger environmentally concerned movement. 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 Geauga Medical Center will also offer a different free health screening each week. “Seasonal produce will vary from week to week,” says Ben Garlich, Mayor of Middlefield. “Special events are planned for each Saturday, such as chef

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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.” Some participating vendors are D & S Farm and Garden Supply LLC , Gates East Road, Middlefield, 440-693-4632, Sirna’s Farms,, Urban Growers, For hydroponic organic lettuce, Great Lakes Growers, hydroponics. Nauvoo Family Market, www., will carry bakery, Millers Jams, maple syrup, honey and more. Ron Hodous of Bigg Riggs will have his beef jerky and specialty sauces, 440-635-6206. Ricks Flavored Breads, 440-286-1331, www.; Millers Outlet, West Farmington, 330-718-1675; Terry and Sandie Simmers of Grandma’s Garden, will all offer their wares and gluten-free granola will be available from Wendy Radke. For entertainment, the kiddies can ride the Trumbull County Antique Steam Club’s Barrel Train. There will be cooking demonstrations each week. On July 6, award-winning chef John Selick will kick them off by demonstrating wellness cooking techniques that are as tasty as they are healthy. Continued on page 19

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A Look Back in Time.................................... 03 Cardinal Local Schools................................ 04 Middlefield Village Updates...................... 10 From The Fire House................................... 11 Behind the Badge........................................ 11

Out ‘N’ About.......................................... 12-13 Community Calendar.................................. 14 In Memoriam................................................ 21 Classifieds............................................... 22-23


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The Cardinal Thinkers After a great deal of background information through Social Studies and Art class, sixth-grade students at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield traveled to University Circle to experience art first hand. From Monet’s “Water Lilies” to Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn”. One hundred students got a glimpse of the many different techniques of both modern and classic artists. Students enjoyed the Collections Wall which is an interactive exhibit using touch screens as well as the Focus Gallery which displays featured artwork. As part of their visit, teachers and students used the ARTLENS app for iPad to learn about the artwork and find their way around. Students shared their favorites, among them the painting of Anne Frank, the renaissance painters, the impressionists and of course the armor room. Students admired the artwork with enthusiasm and respect. It was an exciting opportunity which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Posing with Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” are Cardinal Middle School sixth-grade students on their recent trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Cardinal Club Awards Student Council – Gracie Bayzath, Raina Duris, Kailyn Foutty, Hailey Francis, Hannah Hill, Jonathan Holt, Kaylee Klepper, Adriana Naples, Abbey Peterson, Crossland Robinson, Jordan Weaver, Gavin Wolf, Tom Crawford, Zackery Folk, Cameron Klepper, Taylor Kolat, Parker Kosh, Megan Maddox, Robbie Mulh, Ashley Peterson, Kylie Sirb, Connor Smith, Hanna Traggiai, Stephanie Williamson, Megan Zeigler, Taylor Zeigler, Madison Barlow-Potter, Kasey Linberg, Jaime Loveland, Alex Michener, Shelby Miller, Allissa Nevison, Erin Ross, Dawn Scribben, Jessica Skitzki, Megan Tucker and Max Warner. Math Team – (seventh grade) Anna Avalon, Jordyn Granito, Alex Klomfas, Hanna Traggiai, Alex Hutchinson and Matt Stanziale. (eighth grade) Tori McClain, Erin Ross, Megan Tucker, Julia McIntosh, Christina Pemberton and Megan Baril. Office Workers – Olivia Brown, Destani Cochran, Madison Barlow-Potter, Megan Tucker Yearbook – Jaime Loveland, Stephanie Yeager, Tori McClain, Sara Riebe, Andy Ward and Mitchell Samas. Other clubs/groups that also received recognition were Builder’s Club, STEM Club, CMA Care Team and Chess Club.



Cardinal High Summer Reading Calling all Cardinal High School students. Did you get your required summer reading yet? If you’re in ninth or 10th grade, Honors English or 11th or 12th grade AP English, you have required reading this summer. The Middlefield Library has the books you need! While you’re at it, if you’re going to be reading for school this summer anyway, you might as well sign up for the teen summer reading program, Beneath the Surface, and earn prizes at the library for reading. Stop by the library to check out your required summer reading and pick up a reading log to participate in the summer reading program. Cardinal High School Required Summer Reading is as follows. Ninth-grade Honors English: “A Night to Remember” by Walter Lord, “Behind Rebel Lines” by Seymour Reit and “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer” by James L. Swanson. 10th-grade Honors English: “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom and “Destiny of the Republic” by Candace Millard. 11th-grade AP English: “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” by Thomas C. Foster and “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt. 12th-grade AP English: “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte and “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. Happy reading -- this summer and always.

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How We Talk With Our Children By Gary Lee Cox The way we talk to our kids has a huge impact on their learning and ability to listen to us. More importantly, it is how we talk with our children and what they learn from us. We are constantly modeling to our kids how to act and behave in the way we talk with them. The way we speak to them and those around us is showing them how we want them to speak back to us. Research has found that there are generally three different ways that adults and parents communicate with their kids. The first one is in an aggressive way.  These adults yell a lot, put their kids down and use attacking words. Their children respond in many different ways, mainly by acting out a lot more, feeling fearful, yelling back and ignoring constant orders. The second form of communication commonly seen is a passive form.  These parents mutter soft, cautious words and tones to their kids finding that their children ignore them.  Lastly, the third way that we adults can communicate with our kids is in a mature way. This has been found to be by far the most effective way to communicate with kids at all age levels. A mature way is an assertive way of communicating, it is firm, consistent, clear, positive, warm and confident.  Communicating with kids in an adult mature way is a real skill. Positive and kind words give your child more confidence, makes them feel happier, helps them behave better, encourages them to try hard and achieve success. They learn to imitate you and deliver the same respect and praise to others. When you want your kids to cooperate with you, it is far easier if they can understand why they need them to do something and how it is to their advantage to do so.  Good manners at home or anywhere shouldn’t be optional.  If you model good manners to your children and everyone else, they will see that good manners is

expected and displayed on a consistent level. Start teaching your children to say the basics like “please” and “thank you” before they can talk. When asking your child to do something, you will receive a greater response by explaining what you want in terms of thoughts and feelings by sending “I messages”. This is far more effective than using orders or sending “you messages”. If your child is fully engrossed with something or an activity and it is time to move on or leave.  Give them some advance warning so they get used to the idea.  For example “George, it is nearly time to go. Start picking up your toys please”. Don’t sweat the small stuff.  By all means, enforce your serious rules firmly, but try not to sweat the small stuff.  Often times kids will tune out from listening if they tend to be lectured over little things a lot. When you show your kids that you accept and love them just the way they are despite their differences, they will be more likely to share their feelings and problems with you. They will know that as they grow and change, you will be there for them no matter what. We do not have to accept inappropriate behavior such as violence or teasing.  We can however accept and love our kids as they are by their character, personality and individual interests. Make conversation a priority with your kids. Open and comfortable communication with your kids develops confidence, selfesteem, good relationships with others, cooperation and warm relationships with you. Take the time and effort to foster your relationship and communication skills by talking with your kids as much as you can. Remember that talking with kids is a twoway street.  Talk with them and then hear what they have to say.  Listening is just as important as talking. Great Day Childcare Learning Center is located at 14810 Madison Road (Route 528) in Middlefield (44062). Call 440-632-1832.

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Leadership Geauga Class of 2013 By Rachel Hunziker Leadership Geauga County is an organization where the purpose is to identify current and future leaders from various backgrounds and walks of life in Geauga County. The program is designed to develop leaders through first-hand educational experiences. The Leadership Geauga Class of 2013 convened in September 2012. Right off the bat, the class members connected and became close friends. It’s been a whirlwind of a year. The class finished up on June 7 with a graduation ceremony where the class reflected and shared their experiences of the previous year. “A sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bob Faehnle and Laura Holcomb for the support and dedication they provided to the Leadership Geauga Class of 2013. Their love and commitment to the Geauga County Community goes above and beyond and provided us with a truly amazing and memorable experience. Thank you for all you do.” ~ Laura Marsic “To two wonderful people who love the people and places of Geauga County, bodacious Dr. Bob Faehnle and lovely Laura Holcomb, a hundred million thanks for getting us together and cheering us on in unique ways so that we, too, have grown to love the good people and places of Geauga County. Leadership Geauga is the Name! Dr. Bob and Laura bring it Fame! I’ll stop right here.” ~ Lisa Novak, SND “My heart is filled with thanksgiving for being part of the graduating class of 2013. Dr. Bob, you definitely are living your purpose that is at hand, because you are a wonderful leader for Leadership! The dedication and love you put into all that this year has become is truly a gift to our class. Thank you! “Laura, your tender heart and love

that you have for Leadership never goes unnoticed. I started the year with you being a stranger, and ended calling you friend. Thank you for all of your support and for keeping Dr. Bob where he needed to be. Your presence will most definitely be missed! I wish you the best of luck with your agency. I am blessed to be working with you. Cheers to you my friend!” ~ Cathi Mezzopera “Thank you for showing me the vastness of potential and possibility in Geauga County. This has been an amazing year of education, growth personally and professionally, friendship and fun!” ~ Lori L. Gorrell, ACC “The 2013 Leadership Geauga class would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Bob Faehnle and Laura Holcomb for a truly informative, enjoyable and enlightening school year. It has been a distinct honor to be members of this year’s class and learning process under your direction and leadership. Thank you for this valuable and worthwhile experience!” ~ Jennell Dahlhausen Laura Christian brought it home and put it into perspective for all involved, this was a great lesson for anyone ending a chapter in life and moving on to the next. “Last night was a wonderful way to summarize (not finalize) a great experience! I hope we will have lovey-dovey reunions! You don’t have to be shopping to stop in the shop to say hello. Company is always welcome. Thank you to each of you.” ~ Love, Laura Although the Leadership Geauga Class of 2013 year has ended, it is clear that this class of 31 dynamic leaders will continue to stay close, stay connected and continue to provide leadership in the community.

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In the game of golf, it is extremely important to keep a level head throughout the round. I’m not talking swing mechanics either. The mental game in golf, or any sport, is a constant challenge from the average Joes to the elite pros. The ability to maintain a high level of focus in the mind is crucial when working to improve one’s score. Hit a bad shot? Oh, well. There’s nothing you can do about it, because guess what, it’s done and over with. The only shot that matters is the next one. It’s natural as a human to become frustrated when things aren’t going well. We don’t all show it the same, but some are more affected by negativity than others. When I first started playing competitive golf at the age of 12, I had a hard time keeping my emotions in check. There were several times when I made a complete fool of myself, whether it was shouting in anger or slamming a club. I would embarrass my own parents, who sacrificed time out of their days to go watch their son play. Bottom line: rarely does throwing a fit help fix your slice. Whenever I’m playing a serious round of golf, I try my best to forget about the shot I just hit. It doesn’t matter if I hooked it, sliced it, crushed it down the middle or stuck it close to the pin. Great, good, bad or ugly, I play with a short memory. You should, too. Ryan Coleman is the director of golf at Grandview Golf Club, 13404 Old State Road in Middlefield (44062)440-834-1824. He has been playing golf for 16 years and enjoys watching and playing sports, listening to music and hanging out with family and friends. He graduated from Berkshire High School in 2006, then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Communications from John Carroll University in 2011.

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to entertain the children while Mom and Dad shop the vendors’ merchandise. July 27, explore the beauty of 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 can be enjoyed as fresh fruits and vegetables are showcased. Local shops will have special sales, events and activities on each Saturday in the Country. Booths will be set up along Main Street as well as 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 more information, please call Sue at Coffee Corners, 440-834-0076.


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By Kathy McClure, president MCC The Cardinal Safety Committee is acting today to put safety measures in place in the four local school buildings. The committee, comprised of Police chief, Arnold Stanko; Fire chief, Bill Reed; James Howard, Matt Galemo, Mayor Ben Garlich, Wendy Anderson, Scott Hunt, Scott Klein, Ben Reed, Kathy McClure, Jim Byler, established a goal: to be responsive to our local community and our personal and professional responsibility by employing protection mechanisms, as feasible, to keep our Cardinal School Children safe while in the school’s care. The committee places a high priority on safety features that can be provided physically to make all school buildings safer. Buses are included in the care umbrella. In 2012, bus monitoring cameras were requested by school administration, funded by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce and placed in Cardinal buses. Members of this safety coalition resolved to research, recommend and act in accordance with what could be done to add security, realizing there is virtually nothing that can be done to PREVENT a tragedy. Emergency Management Plans typically cover 1) Mitigation, 2) Preparedness, 3) Response and 4) Recovery. In public meetings (there were three, averaging attendance of about 40-60 people, including committee and administration) much was discussed including: arm teachers (not lawful within current rules); position the police substation inside a school building; hire retired military or law enforcement to patrol all buildings and be armed – referred to as “SRO” – security resource officer (approx cost $40-$70,000/year for one officer); create a better and more secure mechanism for allowing entry to only authorized and identified individuals to school buildings; more securely limit unauthorized access at sporting events (propped open doors, etc); exercise current and updated evacuation practices, including drills with and without emergency personnel; qualify the engagement of faculty to ensure their full participation and understanding of critical nature of emergency preparedness; employ the practices of NIMS (National Incident Management System); at the urging of the Sherriff’s office, the ALICE program (ALICE stands for Alert-Lockdown-InformCounter-Evacuate) should not ideally be employed; update the Falcon System of locks with Master Key entry system securely available to First Responders in the event of an emergency; not fall prey to the making a perpetrator out to be a hero in the eyes of


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By Mayor Ben Garlich

We are in the process of reviewing proposals for a Middlefield V i l l a g e Comprehensive Plan. Utilizing the input of local talented people, we will be able to produce a plan that will set the flavor of our future development as well as create goals for existing areas that need improvement. I look forward to a comprehensive document that will set the stage and give us the footprint we need to set an action plan with goals and completion dates. We felt the timing was appropriate as we’ve recently expanded our Village boundaries, have some new projects in the works and continue to aggressively go after new investment. We will solicit input after the contract is awarded. In the month of June, we are producing a video that touts the attributes of our Village. The focus will be all encompassing, in that it will give illustration to the positives for residing here as well as locating a commercial or industrial business in our

Village. We are fortunate to have local business leaders who will represent each of these aspects and are willing to participate and assist in helping us market this Village. I look forward to the final result and want to personally thank those participating individuals for sacrificing their time to assist us with telling the story of what Middlefield Village has to offer. Free community garden plots are still available at George Knox Park on Woodsong behind the Tractor Supply plaza. Water is available and if you have a desire to grow your own vegetables, fruit or herbs and don’t have the space at your residence, I encourage you to call Village Hall, 440-6325248, to reserve a plot. The Middlefield Farmers Market will begin July 6 at Mineral Lake Park. University Hospitals has joined forces with us along with many quality vendors to create a great family experience with activities for all ages. We hope to draw from a large demographic and I can guarantee the quality of all vendors. You will not be disappointed with the many activities or any product you purchase. I hope you will take advantage of this unique experience. Visit www. Be involved, shop local.

Middlefield Recreation Events In celebration of summer, Middlefield Recreation, Middlefield Police Department & Walmart 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 and take part in the Middlefield “Cops N Kids Fishing Fun Day” on June 29 at 11 a.m. In addition to free fishing, the day will feature pizza donated by Zeppes, fun contests, free goodie bags and free t-shirts. Prizes will be awarded for the “I caught a bass” contest and the “Kids Casting” contest. In addition each child who catches a fish at the derby ... any fish, any size, can enter the “I Caught A Fish” drawing to win a special prize at the end of the derby. July 27 is the Amish Buggy Classic 5K Run at Mineral Lake Park on Grove Street in Middlefield (44062). $15 Pre-register by July 22, $20 on the day of the race. Make checks payable to The Village of Middlefield. Early packet pick up and registration will take place on Friday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Middlefield Municipal Center. Race day registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the Grove Street Pavilion in Mineral Lake Park. Race time is 8 a.m. The timing system is 5K pull tags. There is a new course, which will begin on Lake Street, head right on Edgewood, loop back at the cul-de-sac, go right on Newcomb, left on Georgia, left on 608, and then left on Grove St. to finish. Visit for a copy of our summer coloring contest.

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SCHOOLS OUT! Keep a watchful eye out for our children. Keep a watchful eye out for motorcyclists! Many of the Department’s most frequent calls are what we refer to as MVA’s, aka motor vehicle accidents. Our firefighters train endlessly on removing patients from all manner of twisted steel, metal, plastic and fiberglass thanks to generous citizens and many donated wrecked vehicles and from Middlefield area business Jeff’s Towing. Tow truck operator Darrell Moody of Jeff’s Towing has trained in many specialty rescue trainings alongside Middlefield and other area firefighters. Specifically, the renowned “Big Rig Rescue” training, instructed by well-known rescue instructor Billy Leach. Middlefield Fire has many state of the art hydraulic rescue tools, including, Holmatro and TNT Tools with rams, cutters, spreaders, combination spreader/cutters and a variety of hand tools and accessories. We also have a Rescue Jacks vehicle shoring system. Care is always practiced to protect our patients from glass, flammable liquids and all other hazards. Often a paramedic or EMT are in the vehicle as we attempt to extricate expeditiously, yet carefully from the twisted wreck. A goal used to be to get the patient to definitive care within the “Golden Hour”. As techniques improve and we train ever so intensely, we are raising the bar to have the patient packaged and ready for the advanced patient care expertise of the air medical transport personnel. Middlefield residents are indeed fortunate to have the University MedEvac aircraft at our own Geauga County Airport and Metro Lifeflight within close proximity as an available resource. There are certain protocols that indicate the need to fly a patient. We understand the expense and inconvenience but the benefit always out weighs the inconvenience. It is often the difference between survival and losing a patient. Sometimes, citizens become disgruntled at the delay in opening highways in the event of an MVA. In addition to the task of extricating our patients, we have the responsibility to protect our rescuers, law enforcement officers and tow truck operators. We take our responsibility of protecting our public safety forces and patients and even bystanders very seriously. Attempts to ignore accident scene protective measurements are dealt with often with law enforcement agencies and they also take this responsibility seriously. So please be patient and understanding with us. It may be your friend or loved one we are attempting to save. Thanks for your support; it’s a pleasure to serve you.

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Children age 14 and under are very vulnerable to head injury while riding their bicycles. This remains true regardless of how responsible and careful your children are while riding. Helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of a life-long brain and head injury by 85 percent. Nationally, AAA reports that only a small percent of all kids wear bike helmets. Our police department and community are proud to participate in the Helmet Safety campaign. Through it, we are encouraging all parents to take an active role in their children’s safety by encouraging them to wear bike helmets at all times while riding. Did you know that helmets that meet ASTM shatter-resistant impact standards, helmets that can save your child’s life, can be purchased for as little as $10? This year, officers from our department and other area police departments will issue a Safety Citation when they witness a bicyclist wearing a safety helmet. The citation can be redeemed at the Middlefield Dairy Queen for a free ice cream cone. The bearer of the citation is also enteredinto a drawing where the winner will ride off on a bicycle courtesy of AAA. We have information available on how parents can encourage their children to make it a habit to wear a bicycle helmet every time they ride. The materials include “Parent-Child Contract/Tips for Parents” and information on safety helmet use. Be sure to sign the ParentChild Contract and discuss it thoroughly with your children. If you have any questions, please contact our department at 440-632-5224 or AAA at 800-845-0375. Remember, your child’s bicycle is a vehicle not a toy. Use of helmets can prevent a tragic life-long injury. Only through your active involvement will your children form the helmet habit every time they ride their bicycles. It is very important that you set an example for your children by always properly wearing a helmet whenever you are riding a bike, too. There is no better way to show your love for your children than to protect them from serious injury than by having them wear a helmet every time they ride. For additional information visit

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American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of AtwoodMauck Post 459, president, Jane Koroshes presented (left) Tim Ludlow of Berkshire High School and (below) Ayla King of Cardinal High School with a $1000 scholarship. Burton Middlefield Rotary members (l-r) Len Golding, Jim Croup, Bob Varga and Carl Hofstetter repaired the exterior siding on the Historical Society’s caboose.

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June 22: WomenSafe Fourth Annual Wine Tasting 6 to 9 p.m. Appetizers, chocolate fountain, chocolate tastings and assortment of wines. Live music, 50/50 raffle and a Chinese Auction. $35 adults, $25 without wine. At Berkshire Hills Country Club. 9670 Mayfield Road, Chesterland (44026). Call 440-2853741 for reservations. June 23: Joe Rich Golf Outing Registration 9 a.m. Tee Off 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit ‘Kids Kicking Cancer’. Four Man Scramble, 18 holes with cart. Lunch, dinner and drinks provided $65. Raffles, contests, prizes. Free T-shirt to the first 100, first, second and third place prizes. Hickory Grove Golf Course, 1490 Fairway Dr., Jefferson. Contact Joe Rich, 440-789-8256.

June 28: The Good, the Bad and the Hungry: Dealing with Wildlife Conflict in your Landscape 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join Marne Titchenell and Stan Gehrt from OSU Extension as they discuss wildlife species and the best strategies and techniques to lessen damage such as eaten plants, dug up bulbs, and holes in the lawn. Lunch and materials included. $35 at the Geauga County Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton. To register visit: http://woodlandstewards.osu. edu/classes/events/good-bad-and-hungry.  June 28: GGP Entrepreneur
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at 9 a.m. at Geauga Park District West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell 44072. This is a complimentary event hosted by the Geauga Growth Partnership Entrepreneur Task Force. Register at http:// 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.  July 5, 6, 7: Mesopotamia Ox Roast Pancake breakfast 7 to 11 a.m., events begin 10 a.m. each day. Antique and Flea Market with over 160 dealers, live entertainment, famous roast beef sandwiches, fries and drinks. Held in the center of Mesopotamia at the intersection of Routes 538 and 87. Visit for more information. July 13: Mantua’s Annual Art on the Hill On East Prospect Street. Over 70 artisans display works of art amid live entertainment. Locally and regionally advertised to draw crowds. Application downloaded at www. or call Christine Pitsinger at 330-414-6486.

Middlefield Summer Fest July 27: (Saturday) Schedule of events 8 a.m. – Registration for the 5K race (location TBD) 11 a.m. – Musical entertainment by The Pop Tarts, food vendors and bounce houses open for the day. 1 p.m. – Parade (beginning at Third Dimension to the Middlefield Municipal Building) 2 - 3 p.m. – Musical entertainment by Raelynn Debevits. She will then emcee for the performances of the five finalists of the Middlefield Has Talent contest. 3 p.m. - Cornhole Tournament 3 – 4 p.m. – Mark’s Magic Show 3 – 5 p.m. – Rocket Car Rides 4 p.m. – BMX Show by Dialed Action Sports Team, Balloon animals 5 – 7 p.m. – Classic rock music by the band

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The first red ripe strawberries have appeared in their sweet splendor, a sure sign that summer has officially arrived in northeast Ohio. It’s been a few years since the Grovers started picking strawberries by June 10. Last year they were 2 weeks early; this year they are right on target. The week of June 17 will be a prime week for picking and the berries should peak around June 22. The Grovers had a rough start this spring. The middle of May brought frosts and if a patch experiences a hard frost it could burn up to 35 percent of the crop. Ridgeview Farm uses overhead water irrigation so the frost will not “settle in” on the berries and burn the flowers. “Steve was up several nights to protect the strawberry flowers,” Sharon Grover stated. “But the sleepless nights were worth it.” Fields are open Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon until the fields are picked out. Farmer Steve encourages customers to call ahead to get the picking forecast. Customers can also buy pre-picked berries at the farm market Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We pick our strawberries at the peak of sweetness and get them to customers the same day,” explained Steve Grover. The Grovers encourage people to bring their children along to help pick since children are the farm’s future customers. For information, visit Ridgeview Farm’s Web site, or call 440693-4000. The farm is located on top of “Mespo Hill” on Route 87 in Mesopotamia, 3.5 miles east of Middlefield.

Troy Homecoming is a free community festival held at the Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market Road in Burton ( 44021) on August 9 to 11. A team of community-oriented folks has joined forces to rekindle a century old tradition. 2013 will be Troy Homecoming’s third year of revival, bringing back nostalgic games, living history through Civil War encampment, live entertainment and other wholesome activities. Vendors, sponsors and volunteers are needed. To participate or for more information contact Donna Matzek at donnamatzek@, 440-227-1168 or visit Presale raffle tickets are available. First prize is a side of beef, second prize is a Weber gas grill, third prize is “Best of Geauga County Basket” that includes donations from various establishments.

Garrettsville SummerFest Garrettsville SummerFest is June 28 to 30 at the intersection of State Routes 88 and 82 in Garrettsville. This year the theme is “We are Family” and it will be celebrated with a photo scavenger hunt, canoe races, corn hole, ice cream eating contests, hamburger eating contest, pie baking contest, a scavenger hunt, live entertainment, a grand and tractor parade, rides, food, a live animal show and more. Opening ceremonies begin 6 p.m. Friday. Saturday is the Silver Creek Steeplechase Canoe Race, amateur and professional cornhole contests and Lion’s Club pass punt and kick contest. See Jungle Terry’s Live Animal Show, Aaron Bonk juggling knives and swords, and ride the train. St. Ambrose Church will host a chicken dinner. Check out the classic cars cruise, and see “Disco Inferno” on the main stage. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Sunday is the 5K /1 mile cancer run/ walk, the grand parade, family canoe races, competitions such as Deal or No Deal, So You Think You Can Dance, and Garrettsville Idol emceed by Big Chuck and Lil’John. The festival will raffle off a 2013 red Ford F-150 pickup truck, or $20,000 cash. Call Skylanes Bowling

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Fireworks on the Fairgrounds Join the Burton-Middlefield American Legion Post 459 for their annual July 4 fireworks display on the Burton Fairgrounds. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and goes through the conclusion of the fireworks. There will be music provided by the Geauga County Band and food concessions. Admission is $4 per car or $1 per person walk-in. This year the Post will be collecting items for veterans in local hospitals. The most needed items are men’s toiletries, white socks, underwear sizes large, 1X and 2X. Word search, crossword and other puzzle books as well as racing, sports, fishing, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Newsweek and other magazines are always appreciated. You may also bring Tootsie Rolls and other candy and gum, both sweetened and sugar free. Cash contributions are always welcome. The items can be placed in the military vehicles at the south end of the grandstand. Let get those vehicles filled to their roofs!

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{ health } Anything Can Cause Anything By Dr. Dave Fakadej Occasionally a patient will ask me what I think about vaccinations. Medical doctors tend to have an opinion about a chiropractor’s opinion without asking first. I know what the patient is asking, I know what the doctor is thinking, and I know nobody will enjoy my response. As to my food sensitivity symptoms compared to several patients’ symptoms, I conclude: one single food may cause 10 different symptoms in 10 different people, and one single symptom in 10 different people may come from 10 different sources. This applies globally. A broken bone can result from a baseball bat, car accident, osteoporosis, cancer, overexertion, slipping and falling on ice, and more. Does this mean cancer causes bone fractures? No. Cancer can cause several types of systemic or organ problems that may or may not involve bone fractures. Indeed, anything can cause anything. For every bit of research ‘proving’ something, other research will show the opposite. The confounding nature of what causes what and the difficulty interpreting research results from the fact that the human body is the most complicated chemical processing system in the universe. The expression of DNA evades research and prophecy. There is a debate on a link between vaccination and autism. My experience brings me to ponder another cause, or ten. The British Medical Journal (April 19, 2013) printed a study finding inutero exposure to anti-depressant drugs associated with an increased risk of autism. The research does not clearly indicate if the association is from the drug itself or from maternal depression itself. JAMA (April 24, 2013) printed a study that women taking valproate (used to treat epilepsy, anorexia, panic attack, anxiety, PTSD, migraine, bipolar disorder, mania, and acute stress reactions) during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of autism. Another study looked at antibiotic use during pregnancy (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2009). Conclusion: “Reassuringly,” penicillins, erythromycins, and cephalosporins did not associate with birth defects. However, sulfonamides and nitrofurantoins associated with several

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CASA for KIDS of Geauga County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is recruiting volunteers to advocate for the “best Interest” of abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile court. No particular background is required, but you must be at least 25 years of age and have no criminal record. Diversity of age, gender, ethnicity, etc. is welcomed. Professional CASA staff provides 32 hours of pre-service training. Supervision and continuing education is also provided after appointment by the Juvenile Court to serve as the Guardian ad Litem. An application and interview must be completed prior to training. The next training sessions will be in August. Call Chris Steigerwald, 440-279-1696 for information and to begin the application process. To learn more about CASA for KIDS, visit www.

birth anomalies, including heart defects, vascular defects, throat deformity, limb deficiency, stomach hernias, lack of or maldevelopment of the eyes, and cleft lip or palate. It is not uncommon for some infants to have bad reactions to mother’s breast milk. Rather than evaluating what mother is eating and drinking or drugging, which passes into breast milk, parents use milk ‘substitutes’ to help the infant. I wonder how the substitutes incorporate mother’s antibodies. Perhaps that is why the newest recommendations state mother’s milk is best and there is no appropriate substitute. Agent Orange, DDT, pharmaceutical (known side effects), bromine fire retardant, asbestos, mercury, lead, and more, how many chemicals are in the food sold at the grocer? There is a “formula” for strawberry flavoring that includes 38 chemicals, none with the word strawberry. What is my opinion on vaccinations? I don’t have kids. I don’t have reason to care. Perhaps my lack of concern allows an objectivity others don’t maintain. Perhaps one can cause autism, perhaps drugs, perhaps other chemicals, perhaps DNA, perhaps poor research causes autism. It is unlikely that only one thing causes any disease? 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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Thanks for your Support! The Trumbull County Antique Tractor Club will provide barrel train rides at the Middlefield Farmers Market.

Middlefield Farmers Market Continued from Page 2 As a part of its ongoing “healthy county” initiative, University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center will be a community supporter of the Middlefield Farmers Market. From 9 a.m. to noon, UH Geauga Medical Center will offer free health screenings and interactive health education and information. “Our mission is to support wellness initiatives throughout our region and support our community partners in the process,” said M. Steven Jones, President, UH Geauga Medical Center. “The Middlefield Farmers Market will enable area residents to join together and have access to healthy food and valuable resources that can help them optimize their quality of life. We are pleased to support the Village of Middlefield by being a part of this community event.” UH Geauga Medical Center will offer these health and wellness resources at the Farmers Market: July 6: Bike Safety July 20: The Risks of Smoking July 27: Avoiding Dehydration Aug. 3: Health Risk Assessments: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Aug. 10: Rethink Your Drink: Energy Drinks

Aug. 17: Rethink Your Drink: Drink This, Not That! Aug. 24: Cancer Prevention Aug. 31: Hypertension Screening: Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index Sept. 7: Stress Reduction Sept. 14: Asthma Screening Sept. 21: A Healthy Mind: Memory Screening Sept. 28: Healthy Nutrition “I’m excited that Middlefield is partnering with University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center to bring this Farmers Market to the residents of our village and the surrounding communities,” says Ben Garlich, Mayor of the Village of Middlefield. “The events will offer something for all ages. I encourage families to come and enjoy the fun.” Admission is free. For information about health screenings and education topics, contact UH Geauga Medical Center at 440-285-7757. For general information contact Kim Breyley at 330-389-0094. Keep up to date on all the special market events at

Middlefield Senior Center in June June 19: 10 a.m. Family Treasures…Pass Them On. Speaker Terri Worthington, Geauga County Extension Educator. June 24: 9 a.m. Monthly Breakfast. Fruit and veggie breakfast pizzas and more. $3/ person RSVP by June 17. June 26: 9 a.m. Ceramics open to anyone to make unique gifts. All supplies provided. Call for project and cost. June 26: 10:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Checks by Burton Healthcare. June 26: 11 a.m. UH Geauga Medical Center presents happiness and aging through yoga, tai chi and balance.

July 3: Middlefield Senior Center Annual Summer Picnic, call for information. July 24: Blueberry Jamboree. Music and Magic with the Riverboat Show $12/person RSVP by July 12. Chair Volleyball: Wednesday and Friday 1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. Chair Exercises: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m. Arthritis based exercises open to anyone. The Middlefield Senior Center is located at 15820 Ridgewood Dr. Call 440-632-0611 with questions and to register for programs.

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The fifth annual Family Health & Safety Day will be held at University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center, 13207 Ravenna Road in Chardon, on Saturday, July 13, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event promotes healthy living by providing wellness screenings and education in collaboration with the hospital’s many community partners and will present the widest range of screenings and interactive demonstrations to date. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend this summer’s event. “It’s part of our mission at UH Geauga Medical Center to ensure that the people we serve have access to information regarding healthy lifestyles, care and prevention,” says event and screenings coordinator, Lou Ann Marx, RN, BSN. “Our partner organizations and the hospital’s clinicians, physicians and staff are volunteering their time to make this free event educational, empowering and fun for all ages.” The Family Health & Safety Day wellness screenings include: sports physicals (child must be accompanied by parent or guardian), vascular/stroke risk, dental (provided by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile), skin cancer, pain, orthopaedic, hearing, memory, depression, foot assessments and sleep. Safety and wellness education stations include: CPR instruction, car seat fitting (provided by UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital), drug takeback program (Geauga County Sheriff’s Department to accept pills and empty syringes), Medicare consultations, health care power of attorney/living will consultation and job search assistance (at Job and Family Services Building).


Family health & Safety Day Saturday, July 13 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. University hospitals Geauga Medical Center invites you to attend the 5th annual Family health & Safety Day! A FREE event for our community that promotes healthy living. Free health screenings and interactive educational demonstrations: • Dental screenings provided by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile • Skin cancer screenings • Sports physicals (child must be accompanied by parent or guardian) • Stroke risk assessments • hearing, memory and depression screenings • Foot assessments • Family & Friends® CPR instruction • health care power of attorney, living will consultations and job search information • Car seat fitting station provided by experts at Uh Rainbow Babies & Children’s hospital • Safety classes (bike, water and smoke/fire) and fire extinguisher demo • Vascular screenings • Farmers’ market • Drug take Back Initiative, in partnership with Geauga County Sheriff’s Department – accepting your pills and empty syringes Preregistration is required for health screenings. For more information or to register, call 440-285-7757, option 1.

Safety and wellness demonstrations include: bike, water and boating, fire safety/ fire extinguisher, yoga, and Zumba® “Family Health & Safety Day is about wellness in every sense of the word – physical, mental, social, even economic,” said Marx. “Nonprofit organizations from Job and Family Services, United Way and the YMCA to Geauga County partners like the Park District, the Health District, the Public Library, the Sheriff’s Department and the Department on Aging  will be here to offer resources and assistance to residents.” At its core, Family Health & Safety Day empowers residents to help identify health and safety risk factors. “Awareness, early detection and early intervention are key factors to achieving better outcomes and leading healthy lives,” said M. Steven Jones, president, UH Geauga Medical Center. “While Geauga County was named the healthiest county in Ohio this year, there are still many public health issues in our community. This event is a great opportunity for UH Geauga Medical Center and its partners to immediately provide free services and information to everyone in the region – including those who are underserved because of economic factors – and to help them minimize their risks and maximize their overall wellness.”  The hospital’s team of experts and Call Center coordinators will be available on site to assist attendees in scheduling a full range of health services appointments and answer health-related questions. Preregistration is required for all health screenings. For information or to register, call UH Geauga Medical Center, 440-2857757, extension1.

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at an early stage. Time is of the essence, the earlier the disease is caught, the more effective the treatment. The American Urological Association recommends that men begin screening at age 40. Most insurance companies cover these screening tests. Don’t become a statistic. Talk to your doctor about prostate screening. Early detection can be the difference between life and death. Dr. Jon Floriano, Family Medicine, 15561 W. High St. in Middlefield is accepting new patients. Call 440-632-1118 today to schedule your prostate screening.

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I remember well my departure for India in May of 1980. As a single man of 28, I was launching into a new chapter of life. My first 6 months there were very challenging: extreme heat, spicy food, learning the Tamil language, along with the in- yourface contrast of Indian life and culture. But I always sensed that I was where I was supposed to be. Little did I know that God’s plan would include a meeting with a young woman from New Zealand, named Glenda Keats. It was a lesson I have never forgotten. Pursue God’s will obediently, and He will weave His loving plan and purpose into your life. My desire for a wife came to fruition when I simply walked down the path that God was guiding me to take. He had prepared the way. Often we are tempted to try to make things happen according to what we think we need, just when we want it. The Bible, however, teaches us that when we “take delight in the Lord, he will give us the desires of our heart”. Jesus added, that we should “seek first the kingdom of God” (his reign in our hearts) and the everyday concerns of life will be met. Have you learned that lesson for yourself? What are you striving to do or realize in your own journey? Why not invite God to sovereignly direct your path as you fully trust in him. In February/March of this year Glenda joined me for yet another ministry adventure to India. Each day was an opportunity for divine discovery. One day we visited a couple, Anil & Sunita, who had taken a bank loan to build a second story room that would be used by a “house church” that meets weekly in their home. They were convinced that any financial

sacrifice was simply a necessary part of doing God’s will. The joy written across their faces told me that they really viewed this construction project as a privilege to invest in God’s outreach of love. Worship services will begin in this “upper room” next month. Another person we met was Ujjwal. His story left us feeling a sense of wonder at God’s marvelous ways. He was a poor farmer tending his field one typical hot afternoon when he met our co-worker named Patra. He challenged Ujjwal to trust Jesus to help meet the needs of his extended family of eight. The seed of faith was planted deeply into Ujjwal’s heart. He began a journey of trusting God by inviting Christ to demonstrate his Lordship over every concern. Eventually, Ujjwal found himself sharing with others the story of his new life. One day a man, who opposed Ujjwal set fire to his home. In desperation, Ujjwal’s son called his father who was away sharing his faith in another village. Ujjwal immediately prayed to his heavenly Father. Later his son told him that a sudden rainstorm had effectively doused the flames, and saved the house. Since then, the perpetrator has acknowledged his guilt, asked forgiveness, and joined the house church now meeting in that village! What steps is the Lord asking you to take as you journey with Jesus? Why not dare to obey and discover for yourself the joy of a life guided by God. Roger Kruse serves with One Mission Society as an International Shepherd/Trainer to South East Asia. He, his wife Glenda and family love the rural lifestyle of the Middlefield area.



June 21: Celebrate the Summer Solstice 6:30 to 9 p.m. Walk the Labyrinth by the waterfall at the Solstice Labyrinth Festival. A Dance of Universal Peace will be held at 7:30 p.m. Singing Bowls at 8 p.m. for meditation. The evening will end with a prayerful burning bowl ceremony. A Vegan food stand will be available all evening. At the Federated Church Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge. For directions and information call 440-247-6490 or visit

In Memoriam

Elizabeth B. McArthur, 82 of Middlefield died June 8, 2013 at her residence. She was born Oct. 6, 1930 in East Cleveland, daughter of Melvin H. and Blanche Faye (O’Connel) Earley. She graduated from Shaw High School in 1948. She married Archibald McArthur on Oct.10, 1953, and was married to him 48 years until he died in 2001. Elizabeth was a homemaker and resident of this area since 1963. She was a member of Geauga Senior Harps and loved playing the harmonica. She and her husband enjoyed riding motorcycles and rode all over the United States and Canada. She was a fine seamstress and enjoyed sewing and needlework. She will be sorely missed by her friends and family; sons, Bob McArthur of New York and Douglas (Lisa) McArthur of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter Barbara McArthur of Indian Head, Md.; grandchildren, Betty Pimm, Mary Pimm, Kaitlyn McArthur, and Conor McArthur. She is preceded in death by her husband, Archibald; her parents; her sister Barbara Ann Boone and brother Dr. William C. Earley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Middlefield Senior Center, 15820 Ridgewood Dr., Middlefield, Ohio 44062. Online condolences

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

14430 Main Market Rd.(Rt. 422) • Burton Phone (440) 834-1293 Toll-Free (888) 601-8380 Fax# (440) 834-1112

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

ken zwolinski

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


call call today to schedule appointment





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 Workmanship

*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.

14698 Bundysburg Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062 440-632-1505 • Levi & Fannie Yoder

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


M-F 8-5; Sat 8–noon; Sun. closed

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

{ Music lessons }

providing advertising, printing and publishing ser vices

Guitar Lessons Geauga

• stationary • printed forms PUBLISHERS OF: Country Savings Magazine and Middlefield Post Fairmount Center for the Arts Class Brochure Chagrin Falls, West Geauga, Hudson and South Euclid Lyndhurst Community Education Brochures

13199 longwood ave • burton, OH 44021 • 440-834-8900

Learning how to play guitar/bass does not have to be hard... Let me show you how!


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Scale hrs: M-F 7:30-4:15; Sat 7:30-2:45 • 13862 Old State Rd., Middlefield

Addit Instr ional Dru uctors: Band ms • Vio lin Instr ume nts



Bay & Bow Windows n Glass Block Windows n Garages n Decks

Free estimates

John miller n 440-321-2474

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 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

{ Dog services }


• brochures • flyers • posters

440-548-5872 (let ring)

Pine Valley Bolts & Industrial Surplus

Over 30 years of catering to animals and their people!

• graphic design • copywriting

18960 Nelson Road, Garrettsville 44231

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

• media buying and ad placement

Solid Surface Countertops • Laminate Tops and will also do with Undermount Sinks

{ industrial supplies }

Everything for your working and pleasure animals plus more.

Sales & Service

Specializing in Countertops



Miller’s Engine


Dog Training Classes (Obedience/Agility)

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

ADVERTISE your company here! Call Today to Reserve Your Space at 440.632.0782 Deadline for the July 10, 2013 issue is Friday, June 28.

June 19, 2013 { Middlefield Post}


The Quest for Health is a Lifelong Journey ... We’re here to help you every step of the way!

Early Childhood


Gluten Free Products Teas / Bulk Herbs First Aid / Cough & Cold Air Casts & Braces Specialty Gauze & Bandages

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Young Adulthood



Nursing Bras & Pumps Compression & Support Stockings Ostomy / Colostomy / Catheters Incontinence Products Products for Visual Impairment

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Mature Adulthood

Independent Living Aids Wheelchairs (Buy or Rent) Mobility Aids Writing & Eating Aids 50% OFF Greeting Cards!

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School Age


“The Foundation of Health and Wellness”

Licensed by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

Medication Review and Disease Consulting Available By Appointment Assisting you to optimal wellness and disease prevention 8635 Mayfield Rd., Office 11A • Chesterland • 440-636-2316 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