Hooper and Collegiate 2017 Awards

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Hooper Category 1: News Coverage Collegiate Category 1: News Coverage Hooper Category 2: Best News Story Collegiate Category 2: In-Depth Reporting Hooper Category 3: In-Depth Reporting Collegiate Category 3: Arts & Entertainment Hooper Category 4: Best Local Feature Collegiate Category 4: Opinion Writing Hooper Category 5: Original Columns Collegiate Category 5: Sports Coverage Hooper Category 6: Best Editorial Collegiate Category 6: Design Hooper Category 7: Sports Coverage Collegiate Category 7: Photojournalism Hooper Category 8: Newspaper Design Collegiate Category 8: Headline Writing Hooper Category 9: Best Page Design Collegiate Category 9: Best Multi-Media Package Hooper Category 10: Advertising Collegiate Category 10: Best Website Hooper Category 11: Best News Photo

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Hooper Category 12: Best Feature Photo Hooper Category 13: Best Sports Photo Hooper Category 14: Best Headline Hooper Category 15: Special Edition or Section Hooper Category 16: Community Awareness Hooper Category 17: Best Website

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When the Ohio Newspaper Association was established in 1933, Osman C. Hooper was already a significant contributor to the organization. For many years, he conducted the annual “Ohio Newspaper Show,” which was held as part of the Buckeye Press Association convention in Columbus. At the turn of the 20th century, the Buckeye Press Association, which represented weekly newspaper publishers, and the Associated Ohio Dailies were conducting separate events. ONA’s founding was the result of their merger into a single state trade association. It was also in 1933 that Hooper published one of several books: The History of Ohio Journalism, which traces the beginnings of Ohio newspapers. At the 1937 ONA Convention, Hooper was presented a resolution citing “his part in the development of increasingly high standards for Ohio community papers,” and his name was added to the annual weekly newspaper contest. Hooper spent 58 years at The Columbus Dispatch, beginning as a telegraph editor in 1880. He was an editorial writer for nearly 20 years and was made literary editor in 1917. Hooper became a journalism professor at Ohio State University in 1918 and was named professor emeritus in 1932. Throughout his teaching career, he continued to edit The Columbus Dispatch book page. In 1925, Hooper established the Ohio Journalism Hall of Fame, which is housed at Ohio State University, and in 1939, he was inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame. He died in 1941 at the age of 83.

Competitions for Weely and Collegiate newspapers presented by the Ohio Newspaper Association Weekly Newspaper Committee and the Ohio Newspapers Foundation. As presented at the 2017 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention February 9, 2017


Competing weekly newspapers were divided into four divisions according to circulation information already on file with the Ohio Newspaper Association. Competing collegiate newspapers were divided into two divisions based on student enrollment.

HOOPER weekly newspapers DIVISION A: Circulation 6,000 and above The Athens News The Budget (Sugarcreek) Chagrin Valley Times Hudson Hub Times Nordonia News Leader Stow Sentry Tallmadge Express Twinsburg Bulletin

DIVISION C: Circulation 1,850 - 3,599 Archbold Buckeye Fulton County Expositor The Gazette (Jefferson) The Lake County Tribune Morgan County Herald Paulding Progress Perry County Tribune Pike County News Watchman Vermilion Photojournal West Life (Westlake)

DIVISION B: Circulation 3,600 - 5,999 Geauga County Maple Leaf Geauga Times Courier Harrison News-Herald Jackson County Times-Journal Journal & Noble County Leader The Press (Avon Lake) Putnam County Sentinel The Register Herald The Telegram (Jackson)

DIVISION D: Circulation below 1,849 Amherst News-Times Clermont Sun The Courier (Conneaut) The News (Pymatuning) North Ridgeville Press Oberlin News-Tribune Solon Times Swanton Enterprise Vinton County Courier Yellow Springs News

COLLEGIATE newspapers DIVISION A: Undergrad enrollment of 10,000 or more The Clarion, Sinclair Community College The Independent Collegian, University of Toledo The Jambar, Youngstown State University The Lantern, The Ohio State University The News Record, University of Cincinnati The Post, Ohio University


DIVISION B: Undergrad enrollment of less than 10,000 The Carroll News, John Carroll University Cedars, Cedarville University The Chimes, Capital University The Collegian, Ashland University The Pulse, University of Findlay T&C Magazine, Otterbein University

Hooper Category 1: News Coverage



DIVISION A Chagrin Valley Times

“The best of this class. Stories are well written and compelling.” Credits: STAFF



DIVISION A The Athens News

Credits: STAFF




Credits: STAFF




DIVISION B The Register Herald

“Good mix of features and issues based reporting, solid writing. Crime news, touching human interest. Good selection of newspapers.” Credits: Leslie Collins, Eddie Mowen Jr.



Putnam County Sentinel


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

“Strong news coverage of crime and environmental issues. Also good coverage of local government. Some good features as well.”


Good Luck AHS Fall Sports Pages – pages 6-7

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110th Year - No. 4

Miller Resigns As Head Football Coach; Dominique Hired

Credits: STAFF

Inappropriate Comments To Players Preceed Resignation by David Pugh Buckeye Staff Writer Bryan Miller, former head football coach at Archbold High School, chose to resign his coaching job after making inappropriate comments to the team. The Blue Streaks played a scrimmage against Edgerton, Tuesday, Aug. 11. Reports say the Streaks did not play well in the scrimmage. Aaron Rex, Archbold superintendent, said during Miller’s post-scrimmage address to the team, Miller made inappropriate comments to the players. “There are various versions of the story, but all (versions indicate the comments Miller made) were inappropriate.” Rex said he and Miller spoke later that day, and Miller decided to resign. Rex said Miller was not asked to resign. Miller, head coach since 2009, opted to resign from the post effective that day. In a prepared statement, Miller said, “Serving as the head football coach at Archbold High School has been a tremendous experience. “That being said, serving as the head coach can be an all-consuming task that can drain you pretty fast. “I very much regret the timing, but at this time, I feel it is best for myself personally and for our players for me to step down.” Rex said Miller was paid $6,660 as head football coach. Replacement After officially accepting Miller’s resignation at the Monday, Aug. 17 school board meeting, the board approved hiring David Dominique for the head coach position. Dominique has been an AHS assistant coach since 2012, working with linebackers and running backs. He is a 2009 AHS graduate, and was a four-year football letterman, playing linebacker and running back. He is the son of Andy and Ann Dominique. He attended Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sports training. He later earned his teaching license for grades 712 integrated science. He did his student teaching at Archbold, Rex said. Dave Schultz, principal at Stryker Local Schools, confirmed that Dominique is starting his first year of teaching. Dominique will teach science in grades 7-12.

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David Dominique

Schultz agreed being a first-year teacher can be difficult; taking over a football program adds to the stress. “If anybody out there can take on both roles and be successful, it’s him,” Schultz said. Rex said Dominique will be paid $4,451 to coach the Blue Streaks. “The difference (between Miller’s coaching pay and Dominique’s) is based on years of experience,” Rex said. Expedited Rex said due to Miller tendering his resignation at the beginning of the season, and the fact that a head coach was needed the next morning, there were “extenuating circumstances,” and the normal hiring process was not followed in selecting Dominique. Rex said he met with Kent Vandock, school district vocal music director and president of the Archbold Education Association. The AEA represents district teachers and certified staff in labor negotiations with the Archbold School Board. Rex and Vandock talked about the hiring procedure. Rex also spoke with Allan Gladieux, AHS athletic director. In addition, Rex said he kept the school board informed about the situation. Rex said the head football coach position will be posted and open for applications at the end of the football season.



After members of the Archbold Fire Department had been through a period of difficult calls and personal tragedies within their own families, a crowd of more than 200 gathered Monday evening, Aug. 17, to show support. Top: The crowd waits in front of the fire station. Below left: Danielle Childs, who sent a text message organizing the event; Paul Reichert, pastor of

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, and Eric Christman, pastor of St. John’s Christian Church, look on as Andy Brodbeck, AFD chief, addresses the crowd. Below right: Andrew Sauder, an AFD firefighter and paramedic, holds his three-year-old daughter, Libey, during a prayer. Watch video of the event at archboldbuckeye.com.–photos by David Pugh and Mary Huber

Miller Remains Miller, who teaches seventh and eighth grade history at the middle school, did not resign from his teaching position, Rex said. Miller has never had a problem in his role as a classroom teacher, the superintendent said. “I have observed his class numerous times, and I’ve done Junior Achievement in his class. He’s never had an issue within the classroom,” Rex said. “He’s an effective teacher in the classroom.”

lift them up, encourage them, pray for them.” She wrote the text message, asking recipients to share it with friends. The text called for people to meet at the fire station at 7:50 pm. Fire department members would return to the station following a work session around 8 pm. “Every time a text came through” from people saying they would be there, “I just got tears in my eyes, knowing how incredible this community is,” Childs said. Among those at the fire station were members of the AHS football and volleyball teams, who came to show their support.

$50 or more, and had made no effort to work with the library to either return the items or pay for replacing them, the matter would be turned over to Archbold police. During the meeting, Joyce Klingelsmith, library director, said she had heard back from Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney about the policy.

Because the conversation would involve potential litigation, the board voted to go into executive session. Following the closed-door session, the board voted to change the policy, raising the point at which the policy comes into play to $100, and substituting the prosecutor office for the police department. The board originally dis-

cussed the policy at its May 13 meeting, then held a special meeting June 18 to officially implement the materials recovery policy. At the May meeting, Klingelsmith said over the course of five years, there was almost $7,000 worth of materials that had been checked out of the library that had never been returned.

Support As members of the department walked over the railroad tracks to the main fire station from the station on the north side of the tracks, the crowd erupted in applause. “I think this just shows a

little bit of what our community thinks and feels of you guys,” said Childs. “This last week has been really tough for a lot of people and it’s hit close, super close, to so many of you, so many of us... “We just wanted to come here and let you know how much we appreciate you. “I don’t think any of us can imagine what it’s like unless you’ve gone through it. To be in your shoes and what it must take every day, every night, to be on alert, to be at the beck and call of those who are hurting or are hurt. “Your skin is only so thick, and we just want you to know how much we love you as a community. “We just wanted to be here to lift you up with our presence, from the bottom of our hearts, (to) let you know how much we support you and how much we appreciate everything that you do.” Childs called for the members of the department and

The Press (Avon Lake)

“Good coverage of local issues.”

Large Crowd Gathers Monday To Pray For Archbold Fire Department A crowd of more than 200 people turned out on short notice on a hot, humid night to lend their support to the Archbold Fire Department with an impromptu prayer service Monday. Earlier, Danielle Childs, Archbold, sent out a cell phone text message encouraging community members to attend the vigil. It had been a particularly difficult week for AFD. In addition to a string of difficult calls, including an infant in full arrest and a two-year-old with a head injury, members were experiencing difficulties in their own lives. The wife of one long-time firefighter had been diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and several members had deaths in their families last week. “My heart has been hurting for the families” of the firefighters, Childs said. “My heart has been heavy for the firemen. I felt like God was prompting me to


their families to gather in an inner circle in front of the fire station on West Mechanic Street, then asked those remaining to encircle them. Three local pastors then offered brief prayers. Andy Brodbeck, fire chief, was choked with emotion as he addressed the crowd, thanking them for coming. “This is so humbling, to have a community like this that comes out and supports the men and women who are serving this community just like a number of you who are serving,” Brodbeck said. “We did have a rough couple of weeks. We have a number on the department who are hurting, families that are hurting. “We thank you for this.” He noted Monday was the birthday of Nathan Sauder, an AFD captain, and asked the crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” to lighten the mood. Afterward, everyone mingled over ice cream, exchanging handshakes and hugs.

Credits: STAFF

Archbold Library Board Alters Materials Recovery Policy Following an executive session that lasted about 20 minutes, the Archbold Community Library board voted to change its materials recovery policy. The action came at its Wednesday, Aug. 12 meeting. The policy, as approved by the board earlier in 2015, said if a library patron had unreturned materials valued at

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or other item is one week overdue, the library contacts the “customer or responsible party” by telephone. If library officials can’t reach the person by phone, an overdue notice is sent by mail. After four weeks, the policy calls for library officials to send an itemized bill for the Timeline Under the policy, if a book (Continued on page 12) When extended to 10 years, the list of unreturned and overdue materials has a value of $17,000. She said at the May meeting that one family had more than $300 worth of library property that had not been returned.


DIVISION C Perry County Tribune



DIVISION C Archbold Buckeye



DIVISION C Paulding Progress

“Lots of good coverage of local news.”

“Some strong coverage of local issues and breaking news. Shows a paper that’s well aware of things going on in its community.”

“A touching tribute to a local hero and strong coverage of local news.”

Credits: STAFF

Credits: STAFF

Credits: STAFF



DIVISION D Clermont Sun

“Lots of local coverage and strong writing on important issues.” Credits: STAFF



DIVISION D Vinton County Courier

“Comprehensive coverage of local issues.” Credits: STAFF



DIVISION D Amherst News-Times

Credits: Jason Hawk


Collegiate Category 1: News Coverage



DIVISION A The Post, Ohio University

“Incredible selection of stories. Each issue offers great insight and solid reporting with good photos.” Credits: STAFF




DIVISION A The Clarion,

Sinclair Community College



DIVISION A The Jambar,

“Great graphics and good marriages of items to stories. Solid.”

Youngstown State University “Good mix of photos and graphics and layout.”

Credits: STAFF

Credits: STAFF





DIVISION B T&C Magazine,

Cedarville University

Otterbein University

“Great collection of pieces that tell many different stories. Good composition balanced with photos.”

“Good selection of articles that each appeal to a different set of people. Great read for parents and students alike.”

Credits: STAFF

Credits: STAFF



DIVISION B The Pulse, University of Findlay

“Solid news coverage that has a little bit of something for everyone.” Credits: STAFF


Hooper Category 2: Best News Story



DIVISION A Chagrin Valley Times

“This story bristled with behindthe-scenes details of the convention that the average person wouldn’t see. The writer also used descriptive language and interesting quotes to provide the reader a glimpse of what it meant for Cleveland to host the Republican National Convention. Normally, I’d be opposed to the “typical” lead, but I think it worked in this case because the convention represented such an extraordinary event.” Credits: Krista S. Kano



DIVISION A The Athens News

“The reporter interjected just enough of his personality to make this story about more than just a run-of-the-mill drug arrest. In addition, he included specific details from the police report and the suspected graffiti artist’s activities to draw readers into the mystery. In addition, the reporter deserves a lot of credit for noticing what many might see as a throw-away line on a report so he could tease out this story. I really wish the paper had gotten a comment from the suspect.”




“The lead really drew me in. I applaud the writer for taking what could have been a boring meeting story and finding compelling details and quotes to turn it into a must-read feature story. The reporter also did a good job of keeping the news peg at the heart of the story to inform readers about the dangers of heroin in their community.” Credits: Bev Keller, Logan Wallick

Credits: Terry Smith

Lead for Chagrin Valley Times’s first place entry: “Chagrin Valley delegation steps to the right as RNC kicks off in Cleveland”



Geauga Times Courier



DIVISION B The Press (Avon Lake)

“Even under tight deadline pressure and a developing situation, the reporter told a complete story that got me interested and answered as many of my questions as possible. The reporter should be commended for digging into public records to find as much about the circumstances of the incident as possible.”

“The reporter did a great covering providing as much detail as possible about a case where a lot of unanswered questions remain. I thought he was sensitive in how he handled the victim of the mailing. I thought it was important that he allowed her to speak and suggest who might have sent the letters. I also think the reporter handled the newspaper’s implication in the mailings deftly. I still had some questions about why the Park was so controversial that people would be smearing supporters.”

“I applaud the reporter for using the news peg of the upcoming parole hearing to tell the story of parents grieving for their murdered daughter. She did an amazing job finding details that elevated this story into a must read. I would have liked to see what the parole hearing really meant higher in the story because it was unclear why the family was asking for letters of support.”

Credits: Jeremiah Shaver

Credits: Joseph Koziol Jr.

Credits: Nicole Hennessy




DIVISION B Jackson County Times-Journal



DIVISION C Pike County News Watchman

“Solid, non-emotional information is provided for a horrifying local murder. The paper provides facts and advances the story.” Credits: Stephanie Stanley



DIVISION C Perry County Tribune



DIVISION C Perry County Tribune

“The lead tells what happened, but beyond the lead is a clear overview of issues at the tile plant and union and management claims. Nicely balanced.”

“This is a clear, yet compelling, piece that could have been a dry lawsuit story. The family’s despair and the history of the baby’s death make it interesting.”

Credits: Bill Rockwell

Credits: Bill Rockwell

Pike County News Watchman entry



DIVISION D The Courier

“Interesting lead, though the reason for the application/acceptance to a new sports league could be higher in story. Useful info on all teams’ participation and driving distances to games/ matches.” Credits: Martha Sorohan



DIVISION D Oberlin NewsTribune

“Good response to federal directive. All local schools/superintendents were apparently contacted. Nice explanation of criticism. Solid info on why students might not want to identify as transgender.” Credits: Evan Goodenow



The Courier entry

DIVISION D Vinton County Courier

“Clever scene-setter for high school math competition based on statistics.” Credits: Tyler Buchanan


Collegiate Category 2: In-Depth Reporting



DIVISION A The Jambar, Youngstown State University

“This entry reflected a level of investigative, in-depth reporting which was unexpectedly refreshing. The four-part series, “Black at YSU” was an honest, realistic look at the sense of alienation on the campus and in the classroom. This well-organized series highlights other issues, including the university’s limited resources and lack of minority representation among paid educators and in student government. The disclaimer following the second article, which clarifies a potential conflict of interest between one of the reporters and a news source, was highly appreciated and should serve as a model for other papers to emulate. Excellent leads, top-notch writing and first-class research all dovetail together to encourage readers to look forward to the next installment of the series.” Credits: Justin Wier, Liam Bouquet, Christina Young




Ohio University “This is a compelling, informative overview of a sexual assault victim’s journey through an OSU program and the overburdened program’s challenges. Excellent lead captures a reader’s attention, the seamless flow of comments, and information keeps it. There is an honest candor here that is a compelling read. Hats off to reporter Julia Fair!” Credits: Julia Fair



DIVISION A The Clarion, Sinclair Community College

“The initial impression - that this was going to be just another boring student cheating story - was quickly dispelled in the very first paragraph. ‘Caught in the act: Academic Infidelity’ is a thought-provoking examination of the high cost of cheating and the consequential impact on the classroom and ethics. The ‘confessions of a college cheater’ segment was particularly enlightening. This was, without question, a level of reporting exceeding what I’ve seen by some of these students’ professional peers. Congratulations, not only to these students, but to their instructors and professors, who are training the next generation of great journalists! Regretfully, there could only be three winners, but justifiable compliments to all the reporters!” Credits: Barton Kleen




DIVISION B T&C Magazine, Otterbein University

“The combination of the different stories by different authors, and yet all tied together on student health issues, was the best of the class. This entry stood out. Not being satisfied to just report on one or two issues shows the dedication of the editor and staff to inform and educate their readership to the different problems and issues we all face. Well done!” Credits: Amanda Ifandietes, Mary Murphy, Kris Crews, Emily Jeffries






Cedarville University

“Wow, when you are talking in-depth reporting this package of stories fits the bill. The depth of the information is amazing. Overall, it is a great piece. Combined with the ‘Born Out of the Fires of Failure’ and ‘Sacrifice: From Service to Citizen,’ the staff and editors have earned this placement. Interesting and informative stories.” Credits: STAFF T&C Magazine


DIVISION B The Pulse, University of Findlay

“Staying on a subject over a long period of time and keeping the stories interesting and informative is hard, but you couldn’t tell that from the entries on the sexual assault and the collection of stories on the transition of policing on the Findlay campus. Great job of staying focused on the subject matter and explaining why it was important to your readership. Excellent example of why newspapers matter!” Credits: Sarah Stubbs, Clay Parlette, and Kevin Schrock


Hooper Category 3: In-Depth Reporting



DIVISION A The Athens News

“The Athens News and reporter Conor Morris examine an issue in great need of accountability journalism: sexual assault on campus. He reports that at Ohio University it’s not even clear what university procedure is for reporting sexual assault. He provides an essential element missing in today’s reporting: context. The reader sees how OU compares to other Ohio campuses. Conor provides a powerful fact that will make both parents and students shake their heads in disbelief and ask ‘WHY?’ Conor confronts a common problem when reporting on a university: the inability to talk to those responsible for making decisions. He does a marvelous job with documentation. Congratulations for solid, substantive reporting on an issue of not only local - but national - importance.” Credits: Conor Morris, David DeWitt





DIVISION A Chagrin Valley Times

“A superb job of personalizing the impact of the Republican National Convention. The lead makes you smile. The reporting did more than inform; it provided opportunity reminders to businesses and citizens. This is a series of reports that demonstrate planning, creativity and a commitment to providing meaningful stories to the reader. Excellent work!” Credits: STAFF



DIVISION B Geauga County Maple Leaf

“There’s nothing more personal than the local school, particularly when there are plans to close/ consolidate it. Emotions run high, and it’s easy for misinformation to displace facts. Ann Wishart has done a superb job of examining both the facts and the emotion. And how refreshing it is to find a community that puts academics ahead of athletics. The charts and graphs help deliver the data effectively. Overall, this is truly a solid piece of work on an important local issue.”


Credits: Ann Wishart, Diane Ryder


DIVISION B The Register Herald

“Digital Dangers is a timely series on our ever-evolving media. And Eddie Mowen Jr. includes a quote with a crucial reminder for teens as well as parents: ‘A lot of times Snapchat images which they think are only existing for a brief second then disappearing are in fact not disappearing. You can capture those.’ Yes, there are Digital Dangers, but there’s also a digital divide. This is a series of reports that helps readers understand the risk we face from digital bombardment. Interesting work. Credits: Eddie Mowen Jr.

Chagrin Valley Times

“Reporter Joan Demirjian of the Chagrin Valley Times demonstrates commitment to a story that is dear to the heart of residents. She examines the politics; not an easy task. She brings stories to life with compassion and detail. This is truly a solid effort.” Credits: Joan Demirjian




DIVISION B The Telegram (Jackson)

“Oh no, another government report. But those government reports examining the issues of our communities can shed light on both problems and solutions. Phillip Buffington examines an incredibly important report, one that affects every community in the state: the Local Report Card data. He goes through that data and finds what is essential for his local readers. Poverty has direct correlation to education. The possibilities for follow-up reports here are important and necessary, but too few news organizations will have the resources necessary to devote to them. Let’s hope Phillip Buffington continues his work. Excellent work. Credits: Phillip Buffington



DIVISION C Pike County News Watchman

“In the digital age, it’s remarkable that the police put up a billboard asking for tips to help solve a brutal murder case, but citizens have called with more than 500 tips. This is a horrible crime. Multiple killings. Victims shot multiple times. Commercial marijuana. It would be easy to sensationalize this case, something Ms. Stanley thankfully resists. Indeed, she reports on how high school students have reacted to coverage by outside media. Ms. Stanley demonstrates the benefit of a reporter understanding the community. She reports the unraveling details of the investigation and its impact on the community with detailed precision. This is excellent work on a difficult subject.”



DIVISION C The Lake County Tribune

“Watch an episode of NCIS and you’ll see lighting in a crime lab that’s pure Hollywood. The still photographs in the Lake County Tribune show the reality, and this series of reports brings the local crime lab to life. Bill Keach details the people, the challenges, and the importance of the work conducted by the crime lab. And his pictures show something NCIS never does: reality. This is an excellent series of reports on a group of people who truly provide an important public service.”




“What a wonderful argument, one that’s making residents angry. This is a touchy subject on all sides. West Life reporter Jeff Gallatin does an excellent job dissecting that argument and making all sides understandable to the reader. Negotiations have been going on for a year, and while everyone keeps arguing, residents continue to be flooded. This is an important local debate that Gallatin handles with care and precision.” Credits: Jeff Gallatin

Credits: Bill Keach



DIVISION D Solon Times

“The Yellow Springs News revisits a subject highly worthwhile of review, thought and reflection: the police shooting of John Crawford. In this small town newspaper, we see what is too often missing from major metropolitan newspapers, network and cable news: context. How many in-depth reports have you seen on network television about how officers are trained? Diane Chiddister and Dylan Taylor-Lehman provide context for what happened in this instance. In four paragraphs, the reporters provide information to any thoughtful reader that will make the reader stop and think about how and why this tragedy happened. Time and again, the Yellow Springs News team reports with precision and detail, details crucial to our understanding of what happened and why. This is the kind of thoughtful reporting that needs to be done and should be done on an event that has the potential to tear a community apart. My congratulations to the Yellow Springs News on excellent work.”

“I looked at the May 10, 2016 edition of the Solon Times, and it made me remember when I was a reporter in a small market, and it made me a little bit tired. There was Sue Reid’s byline on three stories. On March 31, her byline is on three more stories. And so it goes, the life of the local reporter. On one she got help from Krista Kano. But given the workload, this is impressive. The series on the Solon Police Dispatch system examines an issue that can seem far away until the citizen needs an emergency response. This is a crucial decision for the safety of the community, and the Solon Times has done a superb job of examining the multiple issues affecting the decision. This is important local reporting, and it’s well done.”

Credits: Diane Chiddister, Audrey Hackett, Dylan Taylor-Lehman

Credits: Sue Reid

Credits: Stephanie Stanley





DIVISION D Yellow Springs News

DIVISION D Vinton County Courier

“Tyler Buchanan of the Vinton County Courier provides detail and understanding to a hot button topic – prohibiting guns. Did I say prohibiting guns? Now, I’ll probably get hate mail. Mr. Buchanan provides the reader the context of what has happened, and sums up what caused the problem with a single quote from Dave Noice of Ohio Concealed Carry (OCC) who says, ‘They didn’t do a very deep level of research into what they are and aren’t allowed to do.’ No, they didn’t. But Mr. Buchanan does do a solid job of examining the Ohio Supreme Court case that invalidates the ban. This is a solid story on an important subject.” Credits: Tyler Buchanan


Collegiate Category 3: Arts & Entertainment



DIVISION A The Post, Ohio University

“Very well-written pieces with interesting and locally-connected subject matter. Great use of photos and graphics. Also thought the layout was creative and appealing. Awesome job.” Credits: STAFF top 2 entries


DIVISION A The Lantern,

The Ohio State University “Best one of three total submissions from this school. These three topics were university-oriented in subject matter, informative, and intriguing. Good use of photos and stories were wellwritten and thorough. Layout was also appealing.” Credits: Sallee Ann Ruibal, Hannah Herner middle 2 entries



DIVISION A The Clarion,

Sinclair Community College “Very well-written pieces about interesting, local, lesser-known art mediums. Wonderful use of color, great photos and attention-grabbing layout. ” Credits: Gabrielle Sharp bottom 2 entries




DIVISION B Cedars, Cedarville University

“Concise, thorough writing on pertinent local subjects. Good use of photos along with a clean, crisp and appealing layout.” Credits: Emily Day top 2 entries



DIVISION B The Chimes, Capital University

“Solid writing on interesting campus-related material. Nice use of photos. Well done overall.” Credits: Zach Gerhardt middle 3 entries


DIVISION B The Pulse, University of Findlay

“Interesting, easy-to-read articles that were very touching at times. Layout was solid. Judges felt more photos and/ or graphics were needed.” Credits: Jacob King, Kevin Schrock bottom 2 entries


Hooper Category 4: Best Local Feature



DIVISION A The Athens News

“Catchy headline and tightly knit story line. Uses multiple sources and tells a well-documented story making a clear argument for both ‘why’ the story is important now and ‘how’ the events are playing out. This kind of story makes an impact (hopefully) on society.”



DIVISION A Chagrin Valley Times

“I loved reading this and ‘teared up’ much like Ms. Taylor after I finished reading it. Beautifully written story on something that is indeed heart-warming, even if it begins with a tragedy. The headline tells us it’s about a mother’s love. Kudos to the writer for this story!” Credits: Barbara Christian

Credits: Conor Morris



DIVISION A Chagrin Valley Times

“Superb! The lead picture grabbed my attention, and the text didn’t disappoint either. I think this feature’s success is a combination of a well-written text and very relevant and touching photographs to go with it. If this is feature does win an award at the end, it would be a triumph of teamwork - of great photographs and great page design vision backing up a very well written story” Credits: Krista S. Kano




DIVISION B Geauga Times Courier

“Some nice writing touches in this remarkable tale, such as noting the 1852 sale price of each of a local woman’s slave relatives as they were sold. This story grew out of a Friends of the Library tea, showing that great stories can come from unexpected places.”



DIVISION B Geauga Times Courier

“Strong reporting, writing, photography and graphics in this memorable piece, which includes interviews with the local playwright, actors and the Holocaust survivor who inspired the play.” Credits: Krista S. Kano, Maureen Bole



DIVISION B Journal & Noble County Leader

“The author shows, rather than tells, us this heartwarming story of a compassionate high school class by using the voices of the people involved.” Credits: Kreg Robinson

Credits: Krista S. Kano

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Zay Crawford’s parents, Chasilee and Jason, lifted their daughter in the air after her naming ceremony last Thursday at Shawnee Park in Xenia. Family, friends and supporters gathered together to celebrate Zay’s new name — Zay Irene Crawford — and her still-unfolding journey.

Becoming Zay: growing up trans By Audrey Hackett It was an ordinary Thursday. The last Thursday in April, grey, a little chilly. The lobby of the Greene County Courthouse in Xenia was quiet. And then, single �le through the security doorway, a crowd of two dozen surged in. Grandmothers, grandfather, aunt, uncle, parents, friends, suppor ters. Swirling around a girl on the cusp of something big. She consented to pictures, hugs. She looked calm. One foot �dgeted ever so slightly in its taupe high heel. Dressed in �lmy peach, she radiated joy. Twelve thir ty. Time to squeeze into Probate Court, Judge Thomas O’Diam presiding. “You are Isaiah Russell Crawford at this point in time, correct?” A whispered “yes.” The judge recited a new name. “This is what you wish to do?” “Yes.” Strong and clear this time. No questions, no objections. “I grant it.” And just like that, it was over. The same girl sat, with her parents, at the courtroom table. Now she bore the name of Zay. Zay Irene Crawford. Irene after her Oklahoma grandmother, Eleanor Irene Van Buskirk. Zay after ... Zay, the person she knew she was. “This is going to sound cheesy, but when he said my name, there was this wave that came over me — this wave of happiness looking up to the future,” Zay said later that afternoon. Her eyes, magni�ed by glasses, were both serious and shining.

kee on her mother’s side.) Zay’s mother, Chasilee Crawford, said the family had talked about changing Zay’s name for a long time. Zay had experimented with girls’ names like Amber and Candy, but came back around to Zay. Chasilee was pleased. “She’s always been my Zay,” Chasilee said on Saturday. The family has lived in Yellow Springs since 2010, but has ties that go deeper. Zay’s father, Jason Crawford, attended the Antioch School as a child; his mother, Kit Crawford, was a longtime teacher there, retiring nine years ago. Even before moving to the village, Zay and her brother, Jeffrey, had attended the Antioch School. In an article published in the Cincinnati Enquirer last year, Jason, a pilot, and

Chasilee, a nurse, said they chose to live in Yellow Springs because its “progressive vibe” felt comfortable. Zay was about seven when the family moved here. She already had a strong sense of herself as a girl — a sense that didn’t match the biological sex of her birth. She begged to wear girls’ clothes, gravitated to girls’ play, to girls as playmates. The family, Chasilee said on Saturday, sought a safe place to let Zay be Zay. Yellow Springs has been that place, Chasilee said. “She’s been allowed to be herself to grow and �ourish as a young female.” Zay joined the Girl Scouts here — at their invitation. Over the past couple of years, she’s walked in the lead of the Yellow Springs Pride parade. C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 8

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Zay was a nickname at �rst, bestowed at a young age. But it stuck, Zay said on Saturday, two days after her legal name change. And it �t her better than Isaiah, her birth name. At six, Zay recalled, a kid on the playground asked her if she was a boy or a girl. Her reply? “I’m half girl, half boy, half Native American.” (She is Creek, Chippewa and Chero-


Encircled by extended family, friends and supporters, Zay Crawford took part in a formal naming ceremony, officiated by Rev. Aaron Saari of First Presbyterian (right). Included in the inner circle, left to right, are (front) grandmother Eleanor Irene Van Buskirk, (back) grandfather Jeff Crawford, mother Chasilee Crawford, uncle Elijah Nasr and father Jason Crawford.

In a letter released to the News on Tuesday from Special Prosecutor Kevin Talebi of Champaign County, Talebi stated he has concluded his review of charges against a Yellow Springs police of�cer, and found a lack of evidence to move forward. While Talebi stated he could not cite the name of the accused since he has decided to not �le charges, the case is that of longtime Of�cer Dennis Nipper. The letter brings to a close an almost �ve-month period during which Nipper, a 44-year veteran of the department, was on unpaid administrative leave after being accused in December of misconduct. Police Chief Dave Hale called in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, to investigate the accusation, after which Prosecutor Talebi reviewed the BCI investigation, ultimately �nding a lack of evidence. “Upon review of the investigative materials and evidence collected, I have concluded that there is insuf�cient evidence of any criminal wrongdoing to justify a presentation to a Greene County Grand Jury.” Talebi wrote in a letter to Greene County Prosecutor Stephen Haller, which he released to the News. “I am writing you now to inform you that my investigation into this matter is concluded and that the investigative case will be closed.” In an email Tuesday, Village Manager Patti Bates stated that, “It will be good for the Nippers and the Village to put this behind us and move forward.” Nipper will be released from administrative leave and put back into the police department schedule, she wrote. Chief Dave Hale was out of the of�ce for the week and not available for comment. In an interview Tuesday, Nipper stated

that he will return to working for the department. “I want to go back. That’s what I do,” he said, stating that returning to the department “feels like going home.” Nipper also thanked his family and the many villagers who have supported him during this time, along with the BCI investigators, Prosecutor Talebi and his attorney, Adrian King of Xenia. Nipper had been placed on unpaid administrative leave on Dec. 22 by Chief Hale, who stated that accusations of misconduct had been made against Nipper, but that he could not reveal the nature of the charges.The BCI �nished its investigation in about a month, after which the investigation was reviewed by Talebi, a special prosecutor brought to the case by the Greene County prosecutor, who cited a potential con�ict of interest. In a January interview, spokesperson Dan Tierney of the BCI stated that the agency’s investigation into the charge, which took less than a month, was a relatively short one for that agency, which is part of the of�ce of the Ohio Attorney General. In contrast, Prosecutor Talebi took about three months to review the case. In an interview on Tuesday, he stated that the review took “longer than intended,” and was sidelined because his of�ce was also working on a case involving the murder of a child. “Other parts of my workload were more pressing,” he said. According to the letter from Talebi, Nipper had been accused of sexual assault by an alleged victim, who also accused him of acting inappropriately towards several others. However, “there are serious evidentiary concerns” about the accusation, according to Talebi, including a lack of C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 5

Event teaches that ‘no is no’ By Diane Chiddister Sexual Violence Resource Center. Many women also falsely assume that strangers are those they should fear, but in 8 out of Giving consent in a sexual situation can 10 cases of sexual assault, the victims know be complicated. Sometimes a “yes” or “no” their assailants. And about 90 percent of the can be quick and emphatic. Other times, victims of rape are women. consent, or the lack of it, comes hesitantly, The May 5 event on consent features in roundabout ways. People sometimes presenters from the Cincinnati Radical have no trouble saying just what they mean, Reminist Collective and the Sexual Assault and other times, words get stuck. Girls and Response Network of Central Ohio, or young women, especially, can falter when SARNCO. “In a world seeped in rape cultrying not to offend. ture, consent can take a little extra pracOrganizers of Consent 101, a workshop taking place Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at tice,” organizers wrote in an email. “We’ll the Yellow Springs Arts Council, believe work to understand some ways to give that consent is a critical topic. And these consent, ways to ensure all folks are truly organizers also believe that the issue is giving consent and we’ll practice talking especially timely in Yellow Springs, followabout consent.” ing incidents in which some local women Organizers invite those of all races and felt uncomfortable with behavior they pergenders to take part in the programs, ceived as inappropriate. although they may be more appropriate for those over 13. Childcare will be provided. “We realized that as a communithy and Funding for the events is provided by the a society, we have trouble making good 12, 2016Relations · 75¢ Commission, or HRC. boundaries,” said Lindsay Burke, who with May Human Following the consent event, on SaturRi Molnar is organizing a monthlong series of events, starting with the gathering on May 7, 43 at 6 p.m. a screening of the Volumeday, 37 / May Number 5, aimed at rape prevention. “We want people �lm “Born in Flames” will take place at to feel comfortable with boundaries.” the Antioch Arts and Sciences Building, And while any event addressing sexual room 219. In the futuristic �lm, when “a violence can be fraught with the potential socialist government gains power, a group for anger, stereotyping or misunderstandof women decides to organize and rebel,” ing, the organizers intend to keep these according to the email. On Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., repreworkshops more upbeat. sentatives from Black and Pink SWOhio “Our goal is to make it positive,” Burke said. “We want to focus on educating people, and the Redbird Prison Abolition Collecgiving them tools. We want to talk about tive will address prison abolitions and how to keep ourselves and our community transformative justice and “why they are safe, to make people feel empowered.” important,” organizers wrote. “If we are to And empowerment is critical in a maleenvision and become a world without prisdominated culture, according to organizons, we will have to continue building alterers. For instance, one in �ve women, and natives that center on accountability, trust one in 71 men, will be raped at some point in their lifetime, according to the National C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 5

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The writings of Marcel Proust gave rise to the term “Proustian memory,” a vivid recollection of childhood that arises after sensing something we associate with our youth. Anyone who steps through the doors of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center will be �ooded with memories of this kind: the texture of wooden blocks and the sound of children laughing bring back memories of a time when we played endlessly and were given license to live in our imaginations. The Children’s Center has been creating these memories in Yellow Springs for 70 years. On Thursday, May 12, the center will be throwing a party to celebrate its many decades of care. “Almost everyone in town has some kind of connection to the Children’s Center,” said Mary Stukenberg, the center’s interim director. “It will be a feel-good celebration.” The anniversary party will held from 5–7 p.m. at the center’s longtime location on Corry Street. The Nap Room will turn into a sort of playroom for adults, offering hors d’oeuvres, wine, music and dancing, replete with disco ball. “It will become an anti-nap room,” Stukenberg said. People are encouraged to bring photos and stories to the party, she said. She’d like to tell the history of


the center anecdotally, and wants to create a timeline of the important moments that have shaped the center’s legacy. The Center’s “Big Toy” — the iconic wooden play place — will be rededicated, and there will also be an art auction featuring pieces made by children at the center, with all proceeds bene�tting the school. Everyone who has or wants to have a connection to the Children’s Center is invited, Stukenberg said. The beginnings of the Children’s Center can be traced back to 1926, when Jane Cape, Julia Turner and Lucy Morgan put into action their plans for an interracial daycare, a rarity at the time. While the daycare relocated somewhat frequently in those early years, it strived to maintain its philosophy of letting children “test their powers” by treating them as autonomous individuals interacting with their environment. The �rst established forerunner of today’s center was the Yellow Springs Community Nursery School. It opened on Oct. 14, 1946, with 19 students to start and SUBMITTED PHOTO six more anticipated in November. The Yellow Springs Photo John Reid Kids at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center recently enjoyed themselves outside onby the News reported on Oct. 17, 1946, that the community Kelly Harmody is pursuing her goal of being on the Solon Middle School track team. The 14-year-old who has spina bifida playground, part of the school’s philosophy of letting kids take the initiaitive and turn lessons into “teachpitched in to help, donating everything from money to competes in the 100-meter dash. ing play.” The center is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a party on Thursday, May 12. “Almost sand to the fence around the property, which was built by everyone in town has some kind of connection to the Children’s Center,” said Mary Stukenberg, the By SUE REID a “community of fathers who worked hard during three center’s interim director. “It will be a feel-good celebration.” Pictured are, Braden Derrickson, With fervor, members of thefrom Solonleft, Middle School track team last week barrel and down Danny the lanes on a cool and windy spring night. Evelyn Shotts, Vivian Smith, Hendrix Duncan, Lilly Brown Demmy. C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 5

Though the City of Solon has a detailed process in place to close its dispatch center and join the Chagrin Valley Dispatch in the coming months, personnel are starting to feel the impact now. Morale is mixed, Police Chief Christopher P. Viland said of his dispatchers. “Change is always difficult, even good change.” The target date for the switchover is Aug. 1, he said, which is subject to change due

to “so many moving parts.” City Council voted in favor of joining CVD last month, a regional dispatch center with 13 other communities to handle police, fire and other emergency calls. CVD is housed in the basement of UniversityHospitals Bedford Medial Center. The consolidation is expected to save Solon about $300,000 annually. Turn to CVD on Page 11

Solon looks for answers to why sewers overflow By SUE REID The city is still looking to find out why millions of gallons of water gushes through its sewage system and overwhelms its sewage treatment plant during heavy rains. For the past decade, the city has been trying to track down the problem, which can cause everything from basement flooding to untreated sewage to overflow at the Water Reclamation Plant into the Beaver Meadow Run, a Cuyahoga River tributary.

But while the city has spent $4.2 million to correct many problems over the past six years, it has yet to find the “smoking gun,” Water reclamation Plant Director Paul Solanics told City Council’s Public Works Committee last week. “We haven’t found the culprit, such as one big, major break or cross connection that is causing big increase in flows to our plant,” Mr. Solanics said. Turn to Wet on Page 13


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Among the most commonly used interjections in music is the word “hey.” Regardless of if the song is a bass-heavy, 100 percent certified banger or a brash punk rock anthem, “hey” is found all over the musical spectrum, often used to add a vocal amplification of instrumental intensity. For example, in its 1993 hit “Shine,” Collective Soul used “hey” between bouts of grunge-y, but undeniably catchy, guitar riffs to give the listener a vocal hook to chant with each iteration. It is an example of the word being used in its appropriate foreground context that adds to the song. However, for as many times as “hey” is used to strengthen a track, it is used as a passive, meaningless filler. The biggest culprit of the misuse of “hey” is DJ Mustard, who uses syncopated “heys” between claps in nearly all his songs. Although it might be considered a signature style like his bouncy synths or intro-catchphrase, Mustard’s use of syncopated “heys” in major hits, like Tyga’s “Rack City,” B.o.B.’s “HeadBand” and a variety of YG songs, has become less of a trademark and more of an exhibition of lazy producing. Those “heys” don’t engage the audience but rather act as cushion for the mix, which could easily be filled by a more interesting and unique sound choice. However, despite its shallow function,

Mustard’s practice has been embraced by other artists and producers such as Iggy Azalea in “Fancy,” DJ Snake in “Turn Down For What” and, more recently, Jidenna in “Classic Man.” And although those examples might have been an attempt to replicate some of Mustard’s success, the fact remains that the “heys” still do not work and have continued to gain traction as just another hackneyed hiphop trope. Yet, hip-hop is not the only party guilty for the diminishing effect of “hey.” The early 2010s folk revival, spurred on by the success and popularity of Mumford & Sons, helped to re-incorporate the syllable into chanting rather than actual lyrical content referring to the meaning of the song like in “Hey You,” “Hey Jude” or “Hey Hey What Can I Do?” With hits like The Lumineer’s incredibly sappy “Hey Ho” in 2012 and Of Mice and Men’s “Little Talks” in 2011, modern folk musicians have shouted “hey” so much it has grown as clichéd as their lumberjack clothes or home-brewed beer. And although the “heys” are not quite as passive as the looped samples in hip-hop, they still serve little musical significance because they’re not based around instrumental phrases or progress a lyrical narrative or emotion. They’re just there, not adding anything but another layer of percussive sound. They probably wouldn’t even be listed in the lyrics


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sheet, if those exist anymore. Granted, there have been cases of “hey” being successfully used merely for its sound and desired effect, but most of those songs made an effort to use it in the forefront, rather than the background. OutKast’s 2003 megahit “Hey Ya” uses the syllable ironically, supported by the subsequent lyrics “y’all don’t want to hear me/ you just want to dance.” And in 2006’s “Snow (Hey Oh)” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, the word is featured so prominently that it becomes tied to the emotional meaning of the song and not simply thrown in for good measure. The same goes with the band’s song “Hey,” released the same year, which embraces the term instead of nearly discarding it. It seems that I have a lot to say about “hey,” but when it really comes down to it, it has to do with the growth of lazy songwriting. Listeners should not let musicians get away with throwing useless words in their songs just for their popular appeal. What used to be an energetic interjection of spontaneity and excitement has now become formulaic and commercialized. And, frankly, that’s nothing to shout about.



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I’m a big fan of mobile games. The busier I get with school, the more I rely on the mobile platform to be my de-stressor when I need some gaming. When you don’t have time to commit to a console or PC game, the mobile platform is perfect. It’s also much cheaper. UnSOPHIE KRUSE like a lot of people, I don’t mind is a senior spending money on a mobile majoring in game, whether it’s in the app journalism. store or an in-app purchase, if it’s something reasonable. My thought is that I always pay for non-mobile games, so I don’t mind paying a few bucks if it’s something good. However, one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to mobile games is when they’re seemingly free in the app store Ohio University and claim to be free to play, but come with a number of in-app




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purchases when you actually The times I don’t mind are want to do anything. when the game truly is free, but For example, I had really liked you can spend real money to unthe game Magic Piano by Smule. lock more items or receive more It’s a pretty fun game, where you in-app currency. play pop or classic songs on your I’m embarrassingly still adphone by following along with dicted to Kim Kardashian: Holcues. I had downloaded it on one lywood. It’s a nice break from the of my older phones and played day. You can purchase “money” it to death. Recently, I re-down- or “K-stars” (the most sought afloaded it, but realized that the ter currency in the game that you format had changed. only sparingly receive) for a base Now, there is a very small price or in bundles when surprise handful of songs that are actu- sales happen. With those, you ally free, and others must be can then purchase energy in the purchased with the in-app cur- game, which you need in order rency (which you don’t earn very to do a majority of actions. It’s a frequently). To unlock all of the similar format to Candy Crush songs, you have to pay $2.99 a Saga — you need energy or lives week, $7.99 a month or $39.99 a to actually play. year. Although I understand it These energies or lives do reprobably is necessary to have plenish after time. Essentially, if that fee in order to cover licens- youof don’t want to wait, you can University ing, I find it a bit ridiculous. shell out a buck or two and play




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on. That requires a little bit of self-restraint: It’s incredibly easy to do in-app purchases when your credit card information is saved on your device, and sometimes you can keep clicking and clicking without actually realizing how much you spent. The other model that I oddly enough like is the premium versus free games. The free version is usually chock full of ads, but generally has the same features as the premium version. Although the ads might get annoying after time, it’s a better option than getting a sliver of the content with no option but to spend money.

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iri will tell you that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself. And silent kittens.” Though I guarantee you he was not worried about silent kittens when giving his first inaugural address, President Franklin Roosevelt stepped into the presidency in the height of the Great Depression and addressed the crowd with the famous words, “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” Though more than 80 years have passed since FDR spoke those words, the consequences of fear are no less real. The only thing we have to fear is the result of being fearful – regret, thoughtless assumptions, a lack of understanding, immobility. This election year, fear seems to be in the spotlight. Fear of increased unemployment. Fear of lost industry. Fear of insufficient wages. Fear of terrorism. Fear of injustice. Fear of unrestrained immigration. Fear of fewer opportunities. Fear of the truth. Fear of him

and of her and of them and of those people. Fear of that group, that organization, that religion. Fear of freedom or the lack thereof. Fear of too much government or not enough. Fear of the rich or fear of enabling the poor. We are afraid that the November 2015 attacks in Paris will next be on American soil. We are afraid that the San Bernardino attack will not be confined to San Bernardino. We are afraid that the economy will get worse before it gets better. We are afraid that gender and race equality will never be achieved. We are afraid that religious freedom will cease to be a right. We are afraid that refugees and immigrants will flood the country, claiming our opportunity as theirs and trading our safety for their freedom. We are afraid both of the unknown and of change. But instead of cradling our fear, what if we exchanged it for gratitude? Let’s be grateful for today, for this life, for this place. Let’s be grateful for that breath, that sunshine, that friend. Let’s be grateful for that job, that paycheck, that neighbor. And instead of cradling our fear, let’s figure out how to deal with it. Perhaps in the midst of fear, you learn how to love. Perhaps in the midst of fear, you learn how to trust. Perhaps in the midst of fear, you learn how to comfort. And perhaps in the midst of fear, you see things anew. As I write this, my thoughts drift to life after May 7 – the day on which I will graduate from Cedarville. I fear failing to pursue

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Credits: Carly Cundiff Column 2 Three percent By Carly Cundiff, World News Editor 18 The Iowa Caucus has come and gone. All of the debates, town hall meetings and news coverage have finally reached the moment it has been leading up toward. If you are a political junkie like me, then you probably have noticed several themes that have run through almost all the debates, like gun control, immigration and the Islamic State. Well, I am going to hop up onto my proverbial soap box and take on something that has been badgering me since the very first debate: Planned Parenthood. I do not align myself with any party, mostly because I have noticed that my views are scattered across the political spectrum. But I do believe very passionately that Planned Parenthood should continue to operate. Planned Parenthood, for those who do not know, is a women’s health organization that provides relatively inexpensive and professional care for women. Because it is less expensive and accepts most insurance providers, Planned Parenthood tends to pop up in more impoverished areas simply because there is a need for cheap health care. The controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood comes from the fact that they also happen to provide abortions. Here is where I am going to get a little preachy, so if you don’t want to hear it, I suggest you stop here. Out of all of the people that come into Planned Parenthood, only three percent are getting abortions according to a 2014 study. Three percent. That’s it. Do you know what the other 97 percent of women are getting? STD tests, birth control, pap smears, breast exams and prenatal care, all by a caring, experienced medical professional. The protesters lining up outside of Planned Parenthoods across America are protesting what only one in every 33 women are going in there to do. These people are screaming at more women going in to get checked for breast cancer than they are women getting abortions. And if a woman is choosing to have an abortion (which is her legal right), she is having it done by a professional with a medical background who will provide her with a safe, caring space free of judgment.


my dreams, and I fear that I won’t serve God well. I fear beginning my adult life far away from friends and family, should the circumstances arise. I fear a new routine, a new city, a new me. But what is the purpose of fear if it does not motivate us to do more, to do better? From start to finish, the past 12 months have been ripe with unknowns and changes, and at times I’ve felt close to crumbling. I’m a planner. I’m not (yet) a fan of spontaneity. But in the past year I have also discovered a passion, a motivation, a dream. As a result of being itched by fear, I’ve gained a new perspective. Most notably, when I am weak, then God is strong. I cannot, but God, you can. When I am the most uncomfortable – the most challenged, the most “afraid,” the most out of my element – then I am able to most glorify him. My fears do not paralyze me, nor do they haunt me. Rather, they are a challenge that I can’t wait to face head on. If anything, I may be too eager to squash them (read: 30 job applications in 27 weeks). My reading list sums up my aspirations, fears and introverted hopes pretty well: • “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska” by Heather Lende (Bucket list item: work for a newspaper in Alaska) • “Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power” by Mary Mapes (Watch the movie “Truth” and you’ll understand.) • “All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!” by Paul Angone (Adulting is hard, folks.) • “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain (I want to figure out my super power. Don’t you?)


Student leaders must bust out of the complacent culture on campus

Striving to be elite in OilerNation By Sarah Stubbs Editor “People aren’t committed to being elite today.” These were some of the opening words of Tim Kight, CEO and football coach for The Ohio State University, in his presentation about leadership and what it takes to create and sustain an elite culture. Kight was one of the speakers at the Ohio Newspaper Association conference I attended last week. As a student leader I know first-hand what it’s like to deal with people who aren’t always reliable or who might not always give 100 percent. I also know that I’m not alone in this experience, a handful of my best friends are student leaders, too. It’s frustrating – but it’s life and it’s a part of any leadership role. I constantly have to remind myself that I cannot force people to care or be as excited as I am

about some of the things I’m involved with. So, when Kight opened up with that line – which I initially thought was a little harsh – my ears perked up and I quietly agreed. I don’t think people (the majority of people, at least) are committed to being elite today. Kight went on to say other one-liners that held some truth: “Talent is a gift. Toughness is a choice,” and “We are fragile people, and that won’t work.” Although I would never think to put these concepts so bluntly, I agree 100 percent. I find that a lot of my peers in this millennial generation simply want to do the bare minimum. College students, even the ones that get straight-A’s, aren’t going above and beyond if they don’t have to. Why should we go above and beyond, though? For what? It’s like when you’re in class and your professor is explaining all of the steps in a new assignment or project, you’re thinking: “OK, so



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that’s what I should do. What do I have to do to pass this class?” We live in a culture of complacency. I don’t think this is because no one wants to stand out as the one who works the hardest or the one who cares the most, I think it’s simply because we just don’t want to be bothered. We are afraid of being uncomfortable. Change is hard and as Kight put it, “emotionally uncomfortable.” No one wants to be discomforted or inconvenienced. But, without discomfort we become complacent. If you’re not uncomfortable – ever – you’re not growing. And isn’t college, life, all about growth? Are we truly striving for personal and intellectual growth during our time in OilerNation? Or are we simply trying to add lines to our resumes and walk through the arch with that very expensive piece of paper in our hands? During the presentation, Kight started some discussions about how we could beat this culture of complacency in our news rooms. He brought up mission statements and how most companies or organizations spend more

time deciding which font to put their mission statements in than they do discussing them or living them. At the Pulse, we’ve been talking about coming up with a mission statement for the past year or so. My adviser suggested that we write one so we can put it on our website and Pulse staffers would have something concrete to remind them why they contribute to the Pulse and what the Pulse stands for. I loved this idea as soon as I heard it, and have had it on my agenda to discuss with the Pulse team on several different occasions, but I feel like I can never seem to get enough people to the meetings in the first place. It never seems to be the right time. According to Kight, a mission statement shouldn’t just be on a wall or website, it should be in your heart and something you can discuss freely. When you know your mission, your purpose, you’re going to be more willing to experience discomfort because you know that it’s purposeful. You know that uncomfortable feeling will only grow you and your team. A lot of what Kight said that morning struck a chord with me. I introduced myself to him after his presentation and shared with him a couple concerns I have in my leadership position as editor of the Pulse. He pointed out to me that you can’t build a culture you don’t talk about. He also said organizational change starts with personal change. I realized that I never started that discussion about a mission statement because I knew it would

WLFC top tracks and album reviews By Bobby Beebe WLFC DJ Thumbs Up: Pinegrove – Cardinal Run for Cover Records made a name for itself a few years ago by breaking a string of bands like Tigers Jaw and Modern Baseball

drums, and a banjo, make it impossible to write Pinegrove off as just another carbon copy emo revival band. In fact, it seems clear, through their positivity, that Pinegrove is actively distinguishing themselves from some of the Debbie Downers pervading their current scene, singing on the sing-along friendly album opener “Old Friends,” “there’s noth-

be uncomfortable. It’s easy for me to say, “Well, no one is here or even cares so why should we discuss it?” It’s easy for me, and anyone, to place blame, complain, and defend your tried and true ways. It’s easy to stick with your routine, even when it’s not giving you the results you want. I’ve realized that I’m fortunate to have the leadership positions that I have. I don’t take them for granted, but I will admit that sometimes I am just going through the motions and am putting things off that I think are vital to the success of my team – behavior that I don’t tolerate. I learned last week that you don’t get the culture you proclaim, you get the culture you build. I hope that I can build a passionate, discipline-driven culture with the Pulse and all of the other student groups and organizations I’m in. I don’t want to believe that my generation is complacent and doesn’t strive to be elite. We’re better than that. I’m better than that. Looking forward, I won’t tolerate behavior from others that is resistant, impulsive, or on autopilot. I can only say this because I don’t tolerate that behavior for myself, either. We will never know success or how great we can be if we don’t push the envelope and try to go above and beyond. Why settle for mediocre when we know we can be great?

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Gina Mace Reporter hallway where we could talk privately. Love is not inflated or rude. It wasn’t the first time he’d hit her, but this time was different. This time he did it in front of their 3-yearold son. “I looked at my baby and his eyes were so big,” she said. “I thought, what is he learning from this?” She didn’t want her son to know the kind of violent childhood she had, or to think it was OK to hit a woman because his daddy hit his mom. She didn’t want to give her husband a chance to turn his violence toward their son. Love does not seek its own interests. As I stood listening to her, I watched her body straighten and her eyes brighten with resolve. She was ready to leave, to build a new life for her son. She


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either. She brought Brown to Hocking Coling College Board a telephone or email to gather information lege, resurrecting the president-PR director is somehow unorthodox or unprofessional. of Trustees have relationship they had at Northwest State ComIt’s anything but. Read through any modern kept up a steady munity College in Archbold, Ohio in the midnewspaper – from the Athens Messenger to attack on social t’s very difficult to imagine a public institu2000s. They appeared to have been a successful the Washington Post – and I’ll wager that 90 media and in comments and submissions to tion having as poor a public-relations team at Northwest State. percent of the human-sourced information local newspapers. record as Hocking College has had under In response to Brown’s comments about in that paper came via phone calls or email. Precious little of the good news about first-year President Betty Young. the alleged rape, Young placed him on paid Ever wonder why Jimmy Olson, Superman’s Hocking College found its way to the public And the PR wasn’t all that great before sidekick who first appeared in the comic strip administrative leave, pending an investigation during all of the controversy of the past year. Young, a well-traveled community college into his comments. (It’s hard to imagine what in 1941, constantly had a telephone attached That’s why it seemed like a good move president, got hired as interim president last that investigation will involve, other than him to his ear? October and as actual president on May 1. The when Betty Young brought in Michael M. explaining what he meant.) So no surprise, we didn’t get the informaBrown, as the college’s new director of public tenure of the president who preceded Young, Now without a communications director Ron Erickson, wasn’t exactly an Eden of cher- relations, marketing and community relations tion we sought for the Monday, Aug. 24 issue – if Hocking College has a new one, it’s news of The Athens NEWS. about six weeks ago. Brown, with extensive ubs, balloons and gummy-bears. to us – Young is continuing her roughshod More recently, Brown badly misplayed Granted, spreading the positive word about institutional PR experience elsewhere and a ways. Last Friday, while meeting with student glowing resume, was also named the “Voice of Hocking’ response to queries about a sexualthis college can’t be an easy job when, as is the Hocking Hawks,” the college’s new football assault report at the college, allegedly involving protesters, she demanded they give their the case with President Young, you’ve been four male perpetrators (three of them football cell-phones to her, and when they declined, brought in to make draconian budget and staff team. them not News to record the meeting. players) one female victim. He stated that From the very start, unfortunately, Brown May cuts in the face of B4 sharply declining enrollPage Sunday, 15, and 2016 Theordered Pike County Watchman Her police chief – Al Matthews – earthere had been “no rape” and that an investigahit the wrong note with local news media, ment and revenue. lier had ordered the protesters to move to a tion into the allegations had been “closed.” Young attacked those challenges with gusto, including this newspaper. Uncooperative and so-called “free-speech zone” in a field several A quick call to Athens County Prosecutor at times combative, he seemed indifferent seemingly reveling in crippling the profeshundred yards away from campus buildings. Keller Blackburn set the record straight. The or unaware that he was antagonizing news sional bargaining unit for faculty, and letting They refused that order as well. the human chips fall where they may. Whether reporters. He didn’t buy into the time-honored case was not closed, and an investigation was After the meeting with students, which continuing. role of government publicists who tacitly that effort will be successful in the long run Matthews attended, DeWitt from The Athens Blackburn stated, “A report of a sexual as– striving to increase enrollment in a stripped- recognize that the news media represent the sault was made, and we are handling the inves- NEWS approached the police chief for compublic that pays their salaries and that they’re down, borderline toxic instructional atmotigation. The case is open, and Michael Brown ment. Matthews not only refused to respond legally obliged to provide public information. sphere – is an open question. to questions; he would not acknowledge the does not close it. He has no authority to, and An early hint that Brown was a different Many of the folks who have lost their jobs reporter’s presence. type of publicist came in his response to Athens he doesn’t know what he is talking about.” at the college over the past two years were Matthews is also the college’s assistant As one might expect, this unleashed a NEWS Associate Editor Dave DeWitt’s request long-time faculty members and staff. They athletic director and head football coach, cascade of unwelcome publicity on Hocking on Aug. 21 for comment about ongoing faculty were the human face of an institution that positions created after Young and the Board College. A young woman who said she had terminations and resignations, as well as an experienced ups and downs in recent years, of Trustees approved an intercollegiate sports update on enrollment for the new school year. been raped, and was likely traumatized, was but generally enjoyed a good reputation for Dave emailed Brown on that Friday morn- having her account of what happened outright program for Hocking College earlier this year. preparing graduates for jobs in southeast Ohio That has been a controversial move, with dismissed by the college’s PR director. ing, and didn’t hear back from him till 5:13 and beyond. Yet, the way some of them were In explaining himself later, Brown indicated many critics of the college questioning Young’s that afternoon. let go was crass and inhumane. he had been misunderstood and misinterpret- contention that the sports program will raise This is what Brown wrote: “Come in and If success is still happening at Hocking, it’s thought adifficult protection ample revenue for the college. ed, but that’s a feeble response from someone we’ll catch up ... Sorry to hear that email and to tell with all of the tumult arising The fact that three football players were from President Young’s budget cutting, layoffs phone calls seem to drive media inquiries and who is a professional communicator. In this order would give her case, it’s difficult to imagine how he could have identified in the alleged rape victim’s story responses...” and what seem like blatant efforts to cripple the time the she needed to hasn’t helped matters, nor has the identity of My jaw dropped upon seeing that response, made the situation any worse. faculty union. Continued on page 6 SUBMITTED PHOTO President Young can’t avoid responsibility with its bizarre suggestion that reporters using get away. Meanwhile, critics of Young and the Hock- Janet (nee Moats), wore a I gave her the numFrank Starr Original silk-taffeta dress to Waverly High School’s bers of a domestic vioprom, accompanied by her fuLike all the young women atture husband, David Roberts, lence victim advocate. tending Waverly High School’s in 1954. promalast week, Sydney Kempton And I gave her hug. SUBMITTED PHOTO wore an elegant dress to the event. stored in her mother’s cedar chest For the Waverly High School Love is not quick Unlike the newly-purchased prom for years, to senior prom. Prom in 1983, Lynne (Robert) PHOTO BY NANCY HARRIS dresses worn by Sydney’s classLynne had already purchased a SUBMITTED PHOTO tempered; it does not Kempton wore the dress which mates, the dress Sydney wore to prom dress in Louisville when she was purchased by her mother, Sydney Kempton wore a vin- Sydney Kempton, a senior at brood over injury. senior prom was sewn more than realized she had chosen the wrong Janet Roberts, at Marting’s De- tage silk-taffeta dress to her Waverly High School, makes senior prom this year at Wa- her way through Bristol Park six decades ago. Sydney’s granddress for her senior prom. She released mother, the Janet (nee Moats), had partment Store, in Portsmouth. verly High School. The dress “It was black and white polka Roberts wore the dress to Wa- was purchased by her grand- with her prom date. Kempton worn the dress to Waverly High dot, strapless with a tiered skirt,” tears she had been wore a fitted, silk-taffeta dress verly’s prom in 1954. mother, Janet Roberts, to wear her grandmother, Janet RobSchool’s senior prom, accompaLynne recalls. “My mom and I holding in all morning. to the Waverly High School erts, originally purchased from nied by her future husband, David were going through her cedar Lynne’s mother was diagnosed prom in 1954. Sydney’s mother, Marting’s Department Store, in Roberts, in 1954. chest, and I found her beautiful You are strong, I told with cancer in December 2013. Lynne (Roberts) Kempton, also Portsmouth, in 1954. “Wearing The fitted, floral print, silkdress. I told her I wanted to wear “As her cancer progressed, she wore the dress to her prom at the dress, along with some of her. You are a good taffeta gown “is a Frank Starr it instead. Crossing my fingers and Sydney talked about Sydney Waverly in 1983. In addition to her jewelry, to me was like carOriginal purchased from Marting’s that it would fit, I tried it on, and wearing the dress to prom. My mother. You deserve the heirloom dress, Kempton rying a piece of her with me,” Department Store in Portsmouth, it fit perfectly.” mom made us promise to get the also wore a pair of her grand- said Kempton. Ohio,” says Sydney’s mother, Lynne wore her mother’s dress better. dress out of the cedar chest and Lynne (Roberts) Kempton. “My to her own senior prom at Waverly get it ready for Sydney (to wear to mother’s pearl earrings and a She released mom thebought hug, bracelet, and her great-grand- years ago. Wearing it, along with the dress with her High School in 1983. her senior prom),” Lynne says. mother’s pearl necklace. own money from a part-time job some of her jewelry, to me was Lynne’s daughter knew early on but didn’t pull away. “We were all so excited to see ... She made most of her clothes like carrying a piece of her with that she would wear the heirloom wear it. Unfortunately, my Sydney says. “It was really an “I know,” sheand said. “I a farm family with dress to the 2016 Waverly High her came from me.” mom passed away in December amazing feeling to know that I not much money to spare. I think “After Sydney had her hair and School Prom. (2015) and didn’t see it happen.” can do this. I have to was truly making the wearing of the dress was very special to my makeup done, she slipped on the “Sydney had seen (her grandJanet Roberts’ death “made it because she had worked dress, a pair of my mom’s pearl parents’ and her mother’s senior do this. For mymother son.” all that more important” for Lynne the dress a tradition. The thing that about it that I find very cool hard for the money (to purchase earrings and a bracelet, and my prom) photos years ago and deand Sydney to keep the promise Love bears all is knowing the dress has never thethings, dress), so she kept it.” grandmother’s pearl necklace. cided she also wanted to wear the they had made to the former mabeen altered, and my Nana was Lynne would be the second Then I heard her say, ‘Thank you, dress to her senior prom. Tickled believes all things. triarch of their close-knit family. my size when she wore it over 60 prom attendee to wear the dress, Nana!’,” says Lynne. my mom to pieces,” Lynne says. “I loved wearing the dress,”

A message of hope forI all victims of domestic violence THINK ABOUT IT


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Whenever a woman is murdered during an act of domestic violence, I think of “Mary.” Love is patient, love is kind. I met her during my former life, when I was an arraignment court bailiff. As I did every morning before the judge took the bench, I checked the gallery, taking note of who was there and for what. She was standing near the door, hugging the wall near the entrance, silently exploring the room, eyes darting from the rows of seats to the locked door and heavy plastic pane that separated spectators from the courtroom, like she was looking for a way out. Love is not jealous or pompous. I asked if I could help her. She turned to look at me. I saw the thumbprints, dark against her amber skin, on either side of her throat. Her husband had been arrested the night before on a domestic violence charge, she said, and she was there to get a protection order. I took her into the

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Toledo took back the lead They added another run beating Western Michigan each STAinNDINGS In the top of the ninth, UT in in scored for the Rockets. fifth inning with a solo home the the fifth when Borglin hit game series over the weekend.a threetried to extend the game his run from The Chippewas got things as George, her fourth of the own RBI double. Toledo ball UT won 3-1 on Friday before sophomore Dalton Bollinger Basetaking season. Junior lead ll going in the bottom of the Chandler 3-2 after five innings. Saturday’s double header MAC Overa first Rice brought in Lemieux singled to right field after when sophomore Daniel with foulan RBI single up the middle School 7-4 and 2-1 on Tansel scored the Rockets Saturday. The wins Jipping ing off five put the Rockets at e Sunderland to extend straight hit an pitches. Justic RBI double By down the the lead to 6-4. fourth run of the game on 13-31 (6-1 MAC) on the ION After a walk, junior Cory Tipton a Sports Reporter season. line. Calhoun later hit a ’s EAST DIVIS 14-5 throwing batter 1-0 “I think this weekend sity of Toledo error by the Central came Univer on to The was pinch huge, with to hit Green ” the but Head bases loaded, allowing he flew to ll Michigan 8-13 Bowling Coach Kristen Butler team fell 14-6 pitcher in the top of center field on the second said. “They (WMU)0-0 “We’re another run to score. road at Wopitchbaseba of on the fighting to be the were number oneKent seventh. 9-10 With Dayton the at bat to end the game. in theState west so that was 0-0 They capped off the five on Tuesday. to big. I think right now hit, erner FieldAfter an RBI s fall single 7-10 to make the MAC Head coach Cory Mee picked Ohio in the for our team, it’s do 0-0 able six run inning with two defeat, the Rocket RBI or die so to go in against i the . up his 300th career victory the eighth, at6-9 on the seasonChippewas Miam such singles from sophomore ent...” 0-0 tournam on 3-18-1tempted team, I think that was huge a strong Colton Sunday in were led bythe game in o for our team.” a thriller. The Rockets to tien Riley Bradley and junior Robert basema hit On Friday, seniorBuffal KRISTEN BUTLER an thirdBorglin Junior RHP Sam Shutes got freshmninth. a two- out Jessica Lemieux Greenman. Jipping struck 2-for-3 on the single UT on the board in the firstDIVISIONgot ell, who again start for Toledo. towent put the tying run on Head coach in the bottom of the second He went four Campb with two walks, WEST inning after on 11-10 base. afterno she scored on a Western But McKinstry innings allowing only a single the Michigan error. 0-0 with a solo homerun to straight and a run scored. itgroundRBIs threeed Sophomore Kaitlyn Bergman outhim 6-13 towith a multi-h Ball State second run. Freshman LHP Michael base 0-0 to end away tacked center on Joining gan er field. Gooding the another run for Toledo outfield game n Michi and the Rockets’ 5-12capped off the scoring with a senior Jacob and senior John Martilotta game were Easter in the 0-0 Central Michigan was not who finsacrifice gan five-game inning with a solo home rn second fly to bring in Kim Frank, done appeared in relief losing streak. Marillotta — hits 4-16 run. Michi John Weste yet, makfor three adding the Rockets. 0-0 five with more runs in the ing the score 7-4. game to theand Sophomore Ashley Rauschern Illinois the returns Jacob earned the win and ishedUT — diamond third. Sophomore Zach McK3-18-1 North added some 0-0 In Game Wednesday, insurance in the seventh two runs scored 2, Western Michigan struck and April ya with Martilotta notched the save, S as they off of a Lemieux first instry hit a three- run triple A.J. Monto27 4-16 a Toledo Travelore double to extend the lead sophom to to take on Michigan State. 0-1with an Y OF UT ATHLETIC RBI double to center field. career-first to 3-0. for both. stretch the lead to 11-0. McKinand an RBI. PHOTO COURTES hits al Michigan two Toledo responded with one First Parker pitch is slated The Broncos scored aCentr r Webb for first 3:05 p.m. run in the stry later scored on a sacrifice Freshman righty Freshman Heathe the third and fourth innings run each in seventh to cut the deficit fly. the loss in his loss of the with consecuto 3-1 but with two outs. recorded her fifth Ruffer took UT. The freshUT only fielding errortwo managed third tive sacrifice flies to take the at failed to produce more. base up , four and a Eagles career start lead at 2-1.n the tied things Senior Marla runners SoftballGooding season after through only two innings ead State the first . She allowed Gooding got the win for Moreh with four s Dodso gotllher third man pitched earned runs in the sixth win of MAC Overa By Marcu innings pitchedof the game in the the Rockets, the seinnings but scoredoftheir two up four the bottom ries after pitching 17.3Sports Editor in l with runs allowing no earned runs Schoo first giving two softsingle total innings of Toledo’s run in athe on four hits to only . fifth. bases-c toplearing of the fifthThomp striking out five batters. The University and the process s then needed and a walk over seven innings. on a son bottom of the son led off the -header on by Karly bases-loaded runnerswalk. ION “We’re fighting The Rocket split its double Thomp bullteam with 16, gap. The Karly DIVIS their Rockets ball In game one of the Saturday on EAST on March trailed the right-center 17-7 to be able to make for the Eagles Statethe doublehead- MAC0-0 to rely heavilypitchers coming tied at 2-2 at in extra 12-1 after teams sixth inning her fifth home at Morehead innings. er, Lemieux kicked off the tournament,” With bothfive firstI game 3-2 to just , the game said. 16-7 Butler pen with six g the shot for scoring “So Kent State The again solo seventh scoring a winnin 0-0 the held did of think . not stop forin when she hit a triple and stole the series reinstated a little getting the end on in relief. of the bullpen eighth inning tional run of the season confion the Chippewas innings before 2-0 defeat. thethey on one more dence.0-0 went into as throwing error to make the Ohioa Bronco I think 14-11 r, in game two, led by The first out interna coming inthree theplated MSU tacked single andhits being score able an Luke Schaefe 1-0.i oaded RBI (5-20) were two more runsance 13-12 accord in with Miam to compete the bottom a runner was freshm of one inning. Bergman singled to left field, 0-0 with and The Rockets Western Michigan with a bases-l ker rule where the Maynardof scoring seventh. who lasted all afternoon givDH Ashley who tiebrea inning on second base. way we 0-0 junior Brittany George to Akron did — I11-14 to center field. on in relief for think is ajuniors the the huge confi-n Chandler RiceToledo starts increase the Green runs. He finished added Gooding came one hit in one Celeste Fidge an unearned second basema of UT’s six hits. lead to 2-0. The Rockets scored ng UT dence booster.” 6-19 hits and four Bowli just After junior five ing up three longest out of on a ground two runs in the eighth picked UT giving up innings of work. combined for Gooding run to thirdwhen Toledo0-0 the to make the score 4-0 in will get back to the o advancedinning Lasting the Marla rd drove in Buffal two-thirds diamond the third Tansel scored followMayna freshman Jake from first of the season with a doubleheader againstSenior on a RBI double andToledo is off until next weeking a single from sophomore the pen was al- out to first,run her fifth win innings nce . Shethrow with an two innings up Bowling bad Samantha ad outfield. from who tossed only one go-ahethe Green on Wednesday before it opens confere ION Showalter and a double by Stout , ng all eight on eight hits line. when d DIVIS end throwi Buffalo runs, left-fiel hostingtwo George. WEST On Saturday a runs 25-26 in down thethe giving up two 1-2-3 in the Rockets three-game 0-0series19-7 looked “It definitely helps for me uts. went play on March s against lowed just Il-d three strikeo . will play a The Eagles to North to bounce go outern Illinoi being earned 14-14 Northern linois this 0-0 eighth to close an RBI back but fell short New York. Toledo the Bulls on and recorde there and throw strikes,” weekend. /7» first with bottom of the in a Gooding State much See Falls game against ng more competitive outToledo struck by senior First pitch game. 11-12 Western Michigan answered Ballsaid. teams single at 3 p.m. before returni . the game. field the Huskies 0-0against on game both duel back inal Michi the topLHPout header Friday singleisto left Lemieux inSenior gan Ross afternowas scheduled ’ In theAchter for a double for 9-12 Centr on Friday. 0-03 p.m. on Saturday lves in a pitchers fielder Jessica lead. the loss despitethemse Senior Deion RACHEL NEARHOOF take a 1-0given Tansel prepares his found allowing rn Michigan TING / IC more in only seven hits. swing of second to 9-14 Sports Reporter


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e radio play-byl the longtim Mark Beier, Toledo Rockets footbal the at the play voice of all team retired , conall season and men’s basketb of the basketb action. conclusion of 21 seasons to step Beier chose cluding his could down so he time with more spend years, his wife of 35 time Debra, and less away from home. d said. Beier was honore loyal,” O’Brien ny “She’s very at recruiting in a brief ceremo works hard that can be “She really Nance t athlete before the UT’s finale By Jenna in the Sports Editor the right studen -season MARK BEIER Associate the course but ’s athletic all team regular 4. successful on well.” sity of Toledo men’s basketb Michigan on March Jason The Univer announced om as ns O’Brien classro Eastern t occasio all coaches versus director Mikethat women’s golf head l and basketb presented On three differen , the Rockets Head footbal zyk sworth on March 16 Hollingsworth has Tod Kowalc under Holling athletic departjersey of their Candle and the coach Nicole ar contract extenpersonal game have scored grade point average, Beier with a Toledo signed a four-ye with ments highest record with a 3.714 keep her in ive sports. career will . respect that 21-year sion season of his setting a schoolpast fall. 2018-2019 Over the lengthgames as the Rockets through the l past g to sign a four606 team GPA this sworth’s 12 UT, he called those were footbal s “It’s pretty excitin sworth said. man. 252 of In nine of Holling at the top was Toledo’ on,” Holling I know play-by-play has finished Conferyear extensi recent of which Raton because seasons, UT t Boca merican games, the most of golf “I’m quite moved ion in the Marmo half of the Mid-A ly not a lot 32-17 victory 22, 2015. Toledo a reputat ar deal.” there’s probab have a four-ye season ence, earningmost competitive golf Bowl on Dec. to calling play-by-play coaches that her 13th of the in n is one “UT of the In additio role of the MAC. Hollingsworth s, Beier hosted assuming the programs in for the Rocket for football and men’s rk at Toledo after 2003. In her 13 years Netwo Show” s in Radio Coach’ s to 26 head coach on the Rocket as emcee for lead the Rocketual titles. basketball great here, she has and has served all and Varsity and 13 individ the “...what’s so is that since 1995 tournaments ll, basketb o I’ve built countless footbabanquets. “It is about Toled built it “Toledo is where sworth said. of ToT Hall of Fame as the “Voice success,” Holling ful in Division I I’ve actually success. capped In his first season hard to be success what sport it is. A an 11-0-1 season matter and seen the to stay ledo,” he called in the Las Vegas Bowl. athletics, no I have made my life the duties to call up with a victory great So to be able the This is where earned the great life, with reap year later, he all games as well. t.” and I have a and suppor here great trademark men’s basketb friends and my hard best for his Hollingsworth rewards of Beier is known R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r Uni.” Before Toledo, thing down! own, seasons at Ohio more good a “Touch touchd three UT call, three coached work is after every ORTH 1996-99 and r-r-rockets!” score. HOLLINGSW coach versity from Kansas from NICOLE ll head the Head University of at UT. footba matter the at no five years with arriving Pinkel He has worked s, Hol1999-2002 before ing with Gary Matt the Bobcat with coaches beginn While with d women’s and ending (2015) started the sworth was awarde (1995-2000) lingsworth from scratch and was 15) and Candle In 2014, Hollingof the Year by her m Campbell (2012-. golf progra coach in the countr y Coach course. golf the MAC st this past seasonhis tenure, he has seen h success on the the younge 24. Both programs peers for her her success, she has Also during coaches come throug at the age of gsworth notched at ball “Because of for her prothree basket in Stan Joplin (1996of notoriety under Hollin team finishes. Tod gotten a lot regionally and nations I’ve Savage ArenaCross (2008-10) and least 14 top-10 all of the schoolstayed gram locally, a good thing for UT,” 2008), Gene “I’ve liked is have (2010-16). ally, which “I always get back to and I could h said. Beier got his Kowalczyk coached at to Toledo, for WION O’Brien said. and she’s doing really Hollingswort Toledo g Before coming anywhere,” asting workin there her work ethic our university.” so great aboutit and start in broadc an in 1978. From for “But what’s Michig great things season, the Rockets lk, Ohio actually built able to Ionia, in this is that I’ve be y WLKR in Norwa 4. of four . So to Alread s of he moved to school record with seen the success from 1979-8 reap the reward have tied the where he worked titles for a season stay here and is a good thing.” ment tourna me / 7 » See Longti ments left. my hard work excels on the three tourna has While Toledo ct / 7 » Hollingsworth See Contra golf course, keep academics the to maintained . priority number-one Sports Editor



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Chris Froschauer came into the first Ohio State men’s soccer spring practice prepared to command the defense with his boisterous voice. He kept his composure when his team started the season 1-4-2. His eight straight wins that followed the rough first half of the season proved that his chemistry with the backline is now on point. By the above accounts, one could conclude that Froschauer is a seasoned Buckeye — a veteran that climbed the OSU roster to become a starter his senior year. However, the senior goalie has only been a Buckeye for 16 games.

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Associate Sports Editor name is on it, but it is a team Ruenreong collected just one award and the team’s hard The Toledo women’s golf and Kent State. work. birdie and was just outside team Senior Morgan Salm was ” the Top traveled to Noblesville, Toledo finished with its low10 with a 13th place showing Indiana back and played in her at two- est stroke total ever where they hit the links first over par 74. to com- tournament in the MAC pete in the 2016 Mid American since late FebruChampionships with an eight-over Behind Toledo after day ary after a wrist injury. one Conference Championsh par 872, but fell just sat Western Michigan with ips Salm finished tied for a five- ing nationally rankedshort of defeatover the weekend. over Kent State. par 293 33rd and Kent State place, 15-over The Rockets finished second “It’s hard to swallow because at six-over par 292. in par 231 (75-77-79). WEST DIVISION I the tournament, just four saw it,” Hollingsworth said. strokes “But, Round two is when “I gambled putting behind No. 13 Kent State did they ever quit? ... If the Northern Illinois to the tides changed in the anMorgan in there, but 12-5 complete the most accomplishe 31-13 swer is no, then I can be nothing d three-day tournament there is no one stronWestern Michigan season in program history. but proud of this team.” 9-7 18-23 for the Rockets. ger than her,” HolThis was the third runner-up Kawil finished the tournament Eastern Michigan Toledo shot five-over 8-9 lingsworth said. “I’m 18-26 showing for Toledo in the with a career-low three-under last Central Michigan par 293, dropping them glad she was able to four years, while the Golden 7-9-1 20-22-1 213, snagging a second-place par three strokes behind Kent finish her golf career Flashes notched their 18th Toledo ish, just two strokes behind fin6-11 13-31 State after two rounds. leader with the team.” straight league title. Danielle Nicholson of Akron. Ball State Kawil was the only Senior Manisa 3-11 8-31 “I’m really proud of this Daengpiem was next for Rocket who shot under Isavas was one-over team,” said Head Coach the Rockets finishing in par Nicole par on day two, to finish ninth through 11 holes until she Hollingsworth. “This is place with a score with a great a threethe day in second place sunk four straight birdies group that just continues Baseball over par 219. Rounding to to get close out the out the two-under par 142. better every week.” opening round. Top 10 were Isavas and School RuenreMAC Overall She shot a score of 69, She tied for first with the UT shattered many records ong who tied for 10th place this best round of the making her only the at season, including a school day at four-over par 220. EAST DIVISION record third Rocket to notch three-under par 69. of the most tournament Hollingsworth will be graduatvictories a score under 70 in Following the first round Kent State in a season with five. ing three seniors but is not 11-3 29-10 worried MAC Championships of the tournament, Toledo Senior Sathika Ruenreong about the fate of the team. Miami history. 9-3 sat in first place with a 289 19-18 named first-team All-MAC was “If we’re not better next for Bowling Green year, Isavas was the one-over par. her fourth straight year, 6-9 then I’m not doing my job. 16-24 mak” only other Freshman Rocket ing Natcha to Ohio her the only Rocket to ever The final leaderboard shows 5-9 round out in the Top 17-21 Daengpiem and Pimearn this honor more than Kent State on top with a Buffalo once. four10 after day two with chanok Kawil rounded 5-10 12-22 Senior Manisa Isavas received over par 868, while Toledo a fifth-place showing and out the Top 10 for the second-team All-MAC honors Ohio followed behind with at even par 144. a Rockets with a oneWEST DIVISION for her third consecutive ond and third place showing secyear, The Golden Flashes eight-over at over par 73 to end and is the third ever Rocket par 872 and 18-over Ball State to took the lead after the day tied for 10-5 24-17 named to an all-MAC team be par 882, respectively. on two with a three-over seventh. DaengNorthern Illinois three different “I’m occasions. glad all 9-6 my seniors got 14-25 par 579 with Toledo piem and Kawil Hollingsworth was also honplay and finish their careers to Eastern Michigan and Ohio following on carded one 6-6 14-22 ored as MAC Coach of the top, ” Hollingswor th said. Year behind with six-over Central Michigan birdie and two following the tournament, Ruenreong was one of six 5-7 10-29 markpar 582 and 17-over bogeys, and ing her second time winning individuals to be selected Western Michigan 4-8 to parpar 593. two birdies 11-24 award in the past three years. the ticipate in an NCAA regional Toledo Sunday marked the the at and three “I’m humbled and very happy, 2-70 9-30-1 Shoal Creek Course in Shoal ” start of round three bogeys, Hollingsworth said. “Yeah, Creek, Alabama on May my 5-7. She where UT looked to respectively. is the first Rocket to ever close the gap between themselves compete in an NCAA event. SOFTBALL

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A greater challenge game against Louisville on Iowa fifth -ranked State in with higher rewards awaited him in Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Michigan what is, essential in game Columbus, and the Buckeyes had Memorial Stadium. OSU ly, a playfor the College Playoff. recently lost perhaps the most herwon 1-0. Football alded goalie in program history to The Buck eyes’ loss graduation: Alex Ivanov. State on to Michigan Nov. 21 prov “He’s very loud,” junior forward will keep them from ed to be what Christian Soldat said of Froschauconferen playing in ce er. “He was one of those guys that time since title game for the the its first right away (made) himself known.” It also appe inception in 2013 . ars it will The stars were aligned, but Froout of the COURTESY OF OSU keep OSU four-team GOALIE CONTINUES ON 7 less bedl playoff — am other conf breaks out in the unWOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL three games — erence champion and in a New Year ship bowl as rew Johnson has no shortage of a consolati ’s Six on. There is still footb accomplishments. The junior third before final all to bowl desti be played determin baseman from Mason, Ohio, has nations ed, are success against their Pennsylvania rivals — OSU’s women’s volleyball program in 2008. what is the but as of this MATT WILKES earned many awards, from the G-MAC week, most likel will end winning just 14 of 58 all-time matchups — ju“You can’t make a lot of dumb mistakes and Lantern reporter y game up OSU nior libero Valeria León said OSU can’t worry just give points away,” Carlston said. Freshman of the Year to playing in the Virwilkes.22@osu.edu Most prob in? able The Nittany Lions are one of the most proabout the prestige of the team on the other side After strin ginia Valley League last summer with colging toge After being picked to finish eighth in the Big of the net. lific defensive teams in the nation, ranking ceptiona ther an l perfo exlege players from across the country. OSU Ten, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team “If juni we have a good gameplan and we bring third in the nation with 3.22 blocks per set and rman Michigan or defe , OSU now ce against duri nsivetoend (19-3, 8-2) has proven many doubters wrong ourng ‘A’ agame, going be a good battle,” holding teams to a .140 attack percentage —He led his summer team in nearly evto welcome seems pois gamit’s Joey e aga ed inst way.” thus far, but it has an opportunity to make a León said. “It can go either the fifth best rate in the country. dena, Cali in the new year in Michiga Bosa (97) celebrat major offensive statistical category, infornia, in n ontopNov “Swing Pasaesdon’t OSU’s success this year against other high, to hit the ball ery straight huge statement against the team that has capaftetry the . 28 at Mic Nothing r sac king is official, Rose Bowl. higa tured six of the last eight national championteams gives the team confidence heading into down; it doesn’t typically work out Mic well when cluding batting average, runs, runs batted n Stad higa the Buck n redshirt ium eyes show of course, but in two tough matches, senior setter Emily Ruetter you do that,” Carlston said about combatting ships. 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For the past couple years, Gerrad Rohan and Billy Salem have been roommates. Both were members of the University of Akron baseball team. After the Zips dissolved their baseball program, the pair needed new universities to continue their baseball careers. Luckily, both were able to find a new home with the Youngstown State University baseball team. Before the 2016 season started, Salem had a choice to make. He had offers from other higher profile universities, but Salem toured YSU with head coach Steve Gillispie and decided to commit over the summer. “I talked to UCONN [University of Connecticut], Northwestern a little bit and some smaller schools,” Salem said. “Ultimately, this was the right fit for me, and I’m happy I made the decision I made to come here. “It was a good fit. From the time I talked to coach Gillispie and coach Smallcomb, I just fell in love with the way they handled their business, the way they talked to me and they came at me in the right way. Once I got on campus I fell in love with the school, and I haven’t regretted it since the guys here are awesome and the coaches are good.” Salem took his visit with Rohan and Gillispie. They both decided that if their academics successfully transferred from Akron, they would both

attend YSU for their final season of baseball. “I was in Connecticut. I flew home, and he came on a visit with me,” Rohan said. “Him [Salem], coach G [Gillispie] and I toured campus, toured the field, and we sat down and talked about it. We decided if our schooling and everything transfers over, this would be a good fit for us.” Rohan said the two have developed a connection after playing with each other for the past three seasons. Rohan said the two have spent time training at the Watson and Tressel Training Site, putting in extra time in the batting cages. attends team practices Monday through FriBoth Akron transfers have played off for theday Penguins so far season from 5 this a.m. until the start of classes at 8 and have been some of the more cona.m. school day includes classes, chapel sistent bats in theHis middle of the YSU lineup. Salem isand fifth then on thelunch. team with a falls right in line with what I was looking for. That made it easier. .250 batting average this season “After lunchand I go straight to[Rohan] the library, “I thought ‘G’ and the guys third on the team in stolen bases. are real cool.to They kindacages,” became my after I go the Rohan is first withdinner a .278 batting av- straight erage, third with 14 RBIs and fourth family again. That happened in the said. “The fall, field andeasier thecoming library, so it was out here with .336 Johnson on-base percentage. in the spring and play for the guys Salem said it’s are easiermy to transfer those two homes.” and play baseball at another universi- next to you and the coaching staff.” After rooming together at Akron, ty as opposed to Manes other sports.said Johnson’s dedication to “I’ve been playing the game since Salem is still living with Rohan. Both excellence is what him to the tonext agreed that transferring anothI was 4-years-old. It doesn’t change elevates based on level. your uniform,” Salem said. er university is an easier transition “You still got to play the game the when you have a teammate attending same school. right way. You got to love the all game, “He does thethe extra work that somerespect the game. The coaching staff Salem said the YSU players are “a

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lot like the Akron guys,” and he’s built a connection with them before the season began. “The transition’s easier when that happens. This has probably been our third year rooming together,” Salem said. “There was no buffer there really. We kinda came together, and it worked out that we both liked the school. Obviously we get to live together, and it made the transition much easier when you have someone you’re comfortable with there with you.”

one who wants to be really good does,” Manes said. “This separates the guys who are really good from the guys who are just good.” Johnson said he enjoys the team aspect of baseball more STORY: than getting praise and DAN HINER | DHINERJR@GMAIL.COM awards. Well I didn’t think I’d say this again, but former “scum” nowbond have theyou opportunity molest women ment for the social media debacle, and ESPN told “The buildto with your teampitcher and baseball analyst Curt Schilling put his and children. Schilling to watch what he’s saying while employed mates passes upwith the“What success, because the foot in his mouth. McCarthy replied is stopping any with them. The former World Series champion has been pervert from already going into a bathroom not Legally, it doesn’t matter what he says on social is not everything. I enjoy (baseball) fired from ESPN after he shared a post on Face-success designated for them and doing what they want? media or during postseason interviews, as long as book with a overweight man in a blonde wig with Nothing.” contract doesn’t say otherwise. But when your for more than what it is,” he said. “Ihisjust a T-shirt that read, “LET HIM IN! to the restroom Schilling responded with, “Oh sorry. Just as- employer tells you to watch what you say, maybe with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-mind-want sumed that would take of laws you should toscum staylikehumble andadvantage give everything I listen. ed, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to that gave them easier access to women and chilThis should serve as an example of how to voice die.” got,dren.” on and off the field.” your opinion. Some thoughts should be kept priAs if that wasn’t bad enough, Schilling added, “A Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but the vate, and if you want to discuss a sensitive topic, said hegiving has comman is a man no matter what they call themselves. bigJohnson’s question is whyteammates the hell do people keep you should find a way to have an educated discusI don’t care what they are, who they sleep with. this man an opportunity to make a fool of himself? sion. his desire winhadwith team-first Men’s rooms were designed for the penis, women’sbined Someone outside oftoESPN to saya someSchilling, I hope you learned a valuable lesson not so much. Now you need laws telling us differ-mentality. thing to Schilling. This isn’t a new discussion. The from your firing. Despite the openness of today’s ently? Pathetic.” LGBTQ community has been fighting for respect society in regards to social media, you should learn As you would expect, people were outraged at for“Drew’s years now. a winner,” Bush said. “I don’t the blatant narrow-mindedness of the former MLB The only reason Schilling had the opportunity to the importance of basic respect towards other peolosing, so his attitude ‘I’m star, and then Schilling finally got what was comingthink sharehe thislikes post was due to a North Carolina law thatis,ple. Granted, that should have been a lesson learned to him. requires members of the public to use the batha long time ago. There’s a fine line between having tobased do whatever it takes “ESPN is an inclusive company,” ESPN said whengoing rooms on their biological gender.to get out there they released a statement. “Curt Schilling has been the first time Schilling himself laughed an opinion that you are trying to voice, and coming and This winisn’t and help my team.’” advised that his conduct was unacceptable, and his in the face of political correctness — if it was, this off as an insufferable ass — especially if you are a public figure. employment with ESPN has been terminated.” piece wouldn’t besaid published. Johnson he enjoys a good laugh, My advice to Schilling; delete your social media So in response to his firing, Schilling took to In August, Schilling tweeted a picture of Adolf Twitter to fight for his right to free speech in a dis-butHitler the text said baseball, only 5-10 percent of accounts and ride off into the sunset. The public thatwith once he“It’s plays he changes cussion with Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Bran- Muslims are extremists” and “In 1940, only 7 per- will eventually forget everything you said, but tryhiscent mindset. ing to defend yourself is only making it worse. don McCarthy. of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” It’s amazing that a man who spent his entire life Even in a civilized discussion with another proWell, how did THAT go Curt? Potter and said, soon as he how to throw a nine-inch baseball and learning fessional athlete, he still said transgender bathAgain the agreed public demanded ESPN“As reprimand room laws allowed transgender people to use thesteps Schilling, who was callingit’s the Little League World take control of a baseball game still can’t find a way onto the field, laser focus.” bathroom of their choice and said “perverts” and Series at the time. He was later taken off his assign- of controlling his mouth. Johnson does find time to relax, though. When he’s not practicing or studying, he said he enjoys fishing and playing chess. He owns several chessboards and has participated in chess tournaments in the past, and he goes bass fishing to relieve stress. his ability to hit from both sides of the plate. “For some quiet time I’ll just go out Sophomore left fielder Colton Potter and fish and relax. I like quiet space,” he said. “I’m like the lone wolf, I do things on said Johnson is all about routine. “He’ll do whatever it takes to get where my own a lot. I don’t like to be the center of attention or in the spotlight. I like to stay he wants to be,” Potter said. Johnson’s routine is no easy task. He under the radar.”

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“This is a great editorial, identifying faults with a combined task force and forcefully arguing that the local police department no longer remain associated with it. The concerns raised – such as futility of the war on drugs, targeting of minorities and poor and militarization of the police – indicate the newspaper is willing to take an ethical stand on behalf of the vulnerable. The writing is cogent, forthright and well-researched rather than polemical. Overall, this is a wonderful illustration of public service journalism.” Credits: Diane Chiddister PA G E 4


End Task Force involvement When the News ran a series of articles last spring on local police and the community, we asked readers to take a survey about their preferences for the department. We had run two previous surveys, on different issues, but had a far greater response on the police topic — 477 people took part. Clearly, villagers care about their police department. The survey is relevant because this Monday, Nov. 16, Village Council will continue its discussion regarding whether the local department will remain a member of the ACE Task Force; recently, Council President Karen Wintrow stated that Council may vote on the issue at this meeting. There are several reasons why Yellow Springs should no longer be part of the Task Force. The force spends 65 percent of its time on drugrelated crime, and as many villagers have already pointed out, the War on Drugs is a failed war that targets minorities and the poor, resulting in this country’s dubious honor as having the world’s highest rate of incarceration. The War on Drugs is also linked with the militarization of American police, a trend that far too often escalates nonviolent situations into lifethreatening ones. The village, with its longtime traditions of tolerance, peacekeeping and respect for diversity, has no business supporting this activity. It’s also true that Yellow Springs is a safe place — in last spring’s survey, 93 percent of villagers said they feel safe here — with low crime rates that have remained steady or fallen over the years, and are comparable with other small towns. Aside from Yellow Springs, no other small towns are ACE Task Force members. And if the village in the future requires Task Force attention, the group will respond regardless of whether Yellow Springs is a member. Aside from the ethics of involvement, Task Force membership is expensive, with an annual cost of about $80,500 a year, an unnecessary cost in tight budget times. Task Force supporters say this expense is offset by proceeds from forfeitures of drug-related money and cars, which over the last �ve years has brought the department’s annual Task Force expense down to about $16,000 per year. Yet as several villagers at a recent forum pointed out, there are clearly ethical problems with police reaping �nancial bounty from their drug-related arrests in this way. In last spring’s News sur vey, more villagers (40 percent of those surveyed) favored leaving the Task Force, than remaining involved (35 percent). However, villagers came together regarding what they wanted to see change in the department, with an overwhelming majority, about 78 percent, seeking more engagement between local police and the community. Under Chief Dave Hale, the department is taking steps in this direction, and the Chief deserves our support for this effort. But there seems no good reason to continue local involvement in the Task Force, a style of policing that has little to do with community engagement, and too often targets minorities and the poor. Those who care about local policing — and that appears to include many villagers — would be wise to make their voices heard this Monday. — Diane Chiddister

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“This is an excellent editorial that takes a prinevents exempli�ed Yellow that munity event that showed wh cipled stand on an issueTwoofweekend global proportions affects Springs as a special place. Sunday, I went working together for what we local life in Solon – the influx of Syrian refugees. To make to “Glen Helen Forever,” the celebration of These events have convinc the permanent protection of ouronly Glen Helen more thatfacts Yellow Springs ne its argument, the newspaper relies not on telling Nature Preserve. Mark Roosevelt, Antioch the Greene County Drug Tas and figures about the Syrian civil spoke war ofand refugee College president, the extraorACEcrisis Task Force is not aligne dinary commitment the Antioch College inSprings values. The incarcer but also on more relatable anecdotal evidence the form trustees made in choosing to protect this this country, mostly for drug o of local residents of Syrian originrather and land in perpetuity, thantheir holding contribution open highest in the world, and abou the optionagainst for development. He added that rate ofand most developed countr to life in Solon. It cautions undue alarmism the Yellow Springs community is special by and African Americans are in calls out those who engage it, reflecting the expectingin deviation from the norms of most newspaper’s almost 25 times the rate of th places in valuing preservation rather than developed world. This is not co willingness to stand against authority on behalf of the maximum monetary return. What a gloriYellow Springs values. Let’s qu ous celebration culminating nine years of community.” drugs which has failed us for m

The YS Senior Citizens Center provides a wonderful transportation service for people who need help getting to doctors’ appointments and other important activities. I was peripherally aware of this program for years, but was able to get myself where I needed to go and didn’t think much about it. Guess what? Now I need the help. I have been delighted to see on a very personal level how friendly, resourceful and �exible these volunteer drivers can be, every time I call. Program coordinator Robert Libecap pulls off some true feats of derring-do with a small budget and a generous handful of dedicated folks, all of whom seem to really enjoy being able to make this contribution to our community. My life would be very limited without them. Please think about volunteering. If you like to drive and have any amount of time to donate, give Robert a call. He will put you to good use helping people like me, on your own terms. Thank you to the folks who are already involved. I appreciate you so much. And new recruits are de�nitely needed, and it seems to be a really fun job! —Diane Davis

hard work by so many people to protect for-

ever what is so dear to so many of us. This Credits: Dave Lange is an example of Yellow Springs values.



The previous evening I came together with more than 100 villagers at the Home, Inc. progressive dinner to celebrate and support Home, Inc.’s work to supply affordable housing. It was a wonderful com-

Rather than prison, let’s �nd a help those caught up in addict Let’s �nd a Yellow Springs w Helen, Antioch College and th Land Trust did to protect our G Home, Inc. is doing. I urge o vote to leave the ACE Task Fo —Al


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To me it is abundantly clear that Yellow Yellow Springs Springs News should get out of the ACE Task

The Yellow Springs Community Thanksgiving Dinner is happening Thursday, Nov. 26, 2 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. This fantastic feast is not to be missed. If you are able, bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. Turkey is provided. And not to worr y if cooking doesn’t work out for you — there has always been enough good food to go around, plenty of helping hands and lots of good cheer. Come enjoy community! —Andrée Bognar —Joan Chappelle —Suzanne Patterson

Force, as the “War on Drugs” is a failed

with drug use, especially amo vulnerable. ... People who us criminalized rather than pr assistance.” In the commission’s Sept report entitled “Taking Contr to Drug Policies that Work,” impacts of existing drug policy ated, starting with being a failu terms, threatening public heal undermining human rights a discrimination. Somehow, while the rest o States is trying to move awa the country with the highe incarceration rate in the wo County is planning to add a 120 beds to our county jail. W Springs leaves the ACE Tas county’s behavior will not fu change, but at least they will ductive,” meaning that they w the county jails and the state penitentiaries more slowly tha be able to with our participatio have seen, the in�uence and t Task Force on our local poli often not the kind of training our community wants. I know the Village Coun are committed to a police which protects and ser ves and which garners the respe of all citizens. Voting for a takes Yellow Springs out of th Force will be a powerful �rs direction. —Jud

policy inisreducing the level of drug use “This editorial a good example of journalism in society and the violence surrounding that is balanced as well as principled. While noting that the drug traf�cking. At the same time it has its ownresidents’ horri�c negativeutility impacts bills were village council’s plans added to raise incarcerating and criminalizing hununavoidable and long ofdreds overdue, the newspaper of thousands of people, particularly points out peoplemake of color.the According to Michelle how the measures would village costlier to live Alexander, Author of “The New Jim in, hurting its most vulnerable sections. calls Crow,” this was an intentional It impact of for relathe early to “Drug War” policy makers, and and helptively short-term solutions rising living costs the result has been the intensi�cation of fully offers some suggestions asstrengthening well.” of speci�c racism with the

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racist stereotypes in particular of dangerous black men. Given the current heroin epidemic, which is causing deaths by overdose and debilitating addiction, people might think that there is no alternative to this severe problem other than participation in the “War on Drugs.” However, I am encouraged by the work of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a group of world leaders which includes former UN Secretar yGeneral Kofi Annan, and is supported by former President Jimmy Carter. The commission’s stated purpose is to encourage “an informed, science based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.” They call for a “reorientation of policy priorities and resources, from failed punitive enforcement to proven health and social interventions.” Per the commission, “Punitive drug law enforcement fuels crime and maximizes the health risks associated

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A special thanks to the environmentally responsible and wonderful “stranger” who took my bags of leaves on Spillan Road last week, then returned the empty and carefully folded bags the next day. (Were you the one who also did that last year?) May your own garden grow well next year with all that mulch! —Joan Horn




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Bravo to the entire cast of “Macbeth,” to everyone involved in bringing such a unique, stellar performance to the Mills Lawn stage. Of course, Lady Macbeth, performed by Greta Kremer, was my favorite! —Shirley Mullins former YSHS teacher

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rutus Buckeye kicked off his yearlong 50th birthday celebration Thursday in front an enthusiastic crowd of Ohio State students during the Office of Student Life’s Buckeye Kick-off at the Ohio Stadium. OSU’s favorite anthropomorphic nut spent the evening celebrating with old friends, including Athletic Director Gene Smith and players from the national champion-winning football team. He also spent time making new friends while helping introduce freshmen to some of the university’s most cherished traditions. “Welcome to the ‘Shoe,” Smith said to first-year attendees. “This is your new home, right here — seven days a year.” Students also practiced quick counts with the football team, met Student Life Vice President Javaune Adams-Gaston, sang along to “Hang on Sloopy” and “Carmen Ohio,” and watched the marching band spell Script Ohio and play “Across the Field,” in celebration of the song’s 100th anniversary.


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Pete’s Pride celebrated their first year last Thursday, shortly after registering their 1,000th volunteer. Jim Tressel, president of YSU, founded Pete’s Pride on July 11, 2014 with the initial goal of creating connections and developing networks between alumni and students. The organization is composed primarily of volunteers. Heather Belgin, the assistant director of alumni engagement, serves as the head of the organization and is the only

one paid for her time. According to Tressel, that is a lot more than what was expected at the beginning of the project, even after employing similar programs at other schools. “I felt that the community and the alums [at YSU] had a deeper passion for their school,” Tressel said. Belgin said it began from tapping into the alumni society and expanding. The project has grown from there into what it is today. “At the beginning of this project, we were just sending our correspondence, reaching out to students and gathering

volunteers. That was the main focus, getting people involved, but now that we have reached that goal we can expand our plans further,” Belgin said The main focus of the organization is to recruit future students, mentor current students and engage with the alumni. Pete’s Pride helps with recruitment initiatives, such as a letter campaign in which 4,000 handwritten letters were sent to prospective students speaking about the YSU experience. They are goodwill ambassadors that are here to help past, present and future students and their parents and make everyone feel welcome and in-

volved. Members of Pete’s Pride are mostly alumni and friends of the University. Their main goal is to create connections with current and future students and get them involved in the YSU community. Belgin said one of their future goals is to work on a new software mentoring program. “Students will be able to log in and work with a Pete’s Pride member in any capacity that they need,” Belgin said. “They can search in the database for anyone in their career field. They would connect online and hopefully meet face-toface, and the students can get

professional mentoring.” At the anniversary party, many members of Pete’s Pride discussed what inspired them to become part of Pete’s Pride. Most said it was the interaction they got to have with students. Catherine Cala, the director of alumni engagement, is one of them. “The most enjoyable part of being part of Pete’s Pride is the interaction with students. Getting to work with them and give them the wisdom that they need in their college career,” Cala said.


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Senior citizens volunteering in the community are beto earn tuition waivers they can give to students or use themselves at Youngstown State University and Eastern Gateway Community College. GIVE Back GO Forward allows those over 60 who volunteer over 100 hours at one of three local charities to earn a three-credit-hour tuition waiver. Students are permitted to use two waivers per year, and they have five years to use them before they expire. The participating charities are Inspiring Minds, which prepares students for college, United Way’s Success Before Six, which prepares students for kindergarten, and Success After Six, which focuses on improving retention and test scores for students in grades K-6. Jeff Robinson, director of communications for the Ohio Department of Higher Education, said that a collaborative effort formed this program. “There’s been some discussion between the chancellor, the Department of Aging director, [YSU] President Jim Tressel and the Youngstown/ Warren Regional Chamber president [Tom Humphries], who is on our board of regents,” Robinson said. “It just came together through some con-

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institutions actually waive the credits,” Molski said. She credits the participating charities with the success of GIVE Back GO Forward. “One of the benefits of this program is that it’s very community driven. The community agencies themselves … they’re the ones who are on the ground, recruiting the volunteers, training the volunteers for hours,” Molski said. “We will be getting monthly reports from them, so we are waiting to see the first month, how things transpire.” Robinson said they are grateful for the participating


groups’ organizations, including Mature Services, who will help keep track of the volunteers’ hours. “It’s not just us. There are a lot of people involved who are making this a reality, so we are thankful they stepped up and agreed to do this, and we hope to see a positive difference in the community,” Robinson said. Senior citizens who have already volunteered can count completed hours towards the 100 hours needed to earn a tuition waiver. Molski and Robinson said they worked with the

Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to find programs that benefit the youth in the community. As the program continues to grow, they hope to sign on more non-profits, and the goal is for other communities in the state to replicate the program. “Hopefully that volunteering and being around kids from a younger generation can give [the volunteer a] physical and mental health boost. Hopefully it’s a win-win for everyone involved,” Robinson said. Laura Weymer, resource development associate at United Way, said she has seen an impact on both students and volunteers within the program. “We have three women that are in our Success After Six program right now,” Weymer said. “The volunteers and the students have gotten to know each other and love being around each other. They have both learned so much from each other and enjoy the program. The volunteers say they look forward to seeing the kids again.” In September, Laura will be contacting the Mahoning County Retired Teachers Association to find out if some of those people would be interested in volunteering. “It’s been a great partnership so far. We definitely enjoy it so far, and we don’t see that changing,” she said. “We look forward to doing it again next year.” GIVE BACK PAGE 3

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Welcome back, fabulous Buckeyes! I’m Harry Xu, a fourthyear in international business, and I absolutely love fashion. I love going shopping and seeing what the new style is for every season, plus I read all the style magazines to see what the celebrities are wearing. I will be around campus all year looking for trendsetters to feature in The Lantern. Another semester of school is upon us, and back-to-school style is in full effect. Thinking of what outfits we are going to wear for the first week of school is something we all plan for weeks. It is still in the point of the season where we cannot go completely into fall wardrobe but still have a summer influence for a little. Asking students around campus, I learned a lot of what each of them planned on wearing for when they go back to school. Nicole Johnson, a third-year in health promotion, nutrition and exercise science, told me that her back to school style is “new clothes that can make a statement for the school year.” She also goes for comfortable but also cute, like patterned shorts with a flowy tank top and sandals. Adina Esser, a third-year in fashion, said, “style is taking fashion and making a twist to it. Plus style is bringing clothes to life.” Her definition of back-toschool style is something that easily transitions from summer to fall, such as a dress with ankle boots. Marina Pashkova, professor of

Slavic and East European languages and cultures, said she likes to wear clothes that are dressy, but sometimes she likes to wear blue jeans. She added that she likes to stay along with the comfortable theme. Marra Kowall, a fourth-year in marketing, described back-toschool style as clothes you will wear multiple times in multiple ways. Pick outfits that you are going to wear more than once so more people will see your fabulous outfit. Kalynn Smith, a second-year in fashion, told me her style is more laid back and modern with a little edge, but still girly. When you see her, you can usually find her in a casual dress or an oversized t-shirt and leggings. Jackie Russell, a fourth-year in public affairs, told me her style is what she feels comfortable and pretty in. “Don’t think style is a certain way, but is instead how you feel in clothes,” Russell said. Finding out this information made me think — especially on the first day of school — you want something to stand out so you have the statement for the new year. First impressions are always important. Also, clothes are just clothes. You need to make the style yours, change it and make it represent you. Good back-to-school fashion is dressing up your clothes a bit because that just makes us feel so fabulous inside by giving us confidence. Rock your own personal style — you should feel gorgeous anyway. Make your own fashion statement. The semester is upon us, and autumn style is here. I cannot wait to see your glamorous outfits on campus!

Wexner Center to elevate “Tron” with 70 mm projection Playing for only two days, the film is a rarity due to its uncommon format SADE TAVAREZ Lantern Reporter tavarez.4@osu.edu Disney took a break from the fairy tales and princesses when it created “Tron,”— a film that is placed in a digital world where a video-game gladiator battles threats from artificial intelligence. As an attempt to improve the presentation of this film, it was upgraded to 70mm. The Wexner Center for the Arts has sought to bring this version to Ohio State’s campus. “Tron” will only be playing for two days, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., at the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater as part of the Center’s The Big Picture:

A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope and 70mm event. What makes the showing a big deal is that the film will be seen on 70mm film instead of the standard 35mm, Chris Stults, associate curator of the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Department, said. It’s a rare feat because the only theaters that show 70mm movies nowadays are older ones, because they have the type of projector that can display the rare film type. Erik Pepple, media and public-relations manager for the Wexner Center, explained the difference between the two formats of 35mm and 70mm film. “70mm film is a much higher resolution format than 35mm, meaning the image will have


Original “Tron” movie poster from the film that will be shown.

greater depth and color,” he said in an email. “A really good 70mm print will actually look better in terms of image clarity and sharpness and color than many digital restorations. We’ve shown 70mm films here in the past — such as ‘The Master,’ ‘2001,’ ‘Vertigo’ — which were absolutely breathtaking.” Pepple also said it is rare to see a film projected in that format, so for film fans, these screenings are very special. “The ‘Tron’ print looks excellent too, and we’re very excited to have it here this weekend and to see such a groundbreaking film in terms of computer animation and special effects — and a film that is entertaining too — like ‘Tron’ is going to be a blast,” he said. Pepple said another reason for the 70mm film method not being TRON CONTINUES ON 6



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DIVISION B T&C Magazine, Otterbein University

“Good use of color, good design throughout and very consistent. Interesting and important topics. Overall, good job with exploration of typographical design elements.”

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Involvement Fair 2015


photos by Jonathan Gallardo When you’re mad, these emojis will show it. These little symbols and faces can show what you’re really feeling deep down, especially if you are a big grudge holder. If you see one of these pop up on your screen, you might need to get ready for an apology!

Sassiness can be portrayed with a simple look. Everyone knows when you get an eye roll or a hair flip that you are dealing with a real life sassy diva. Same with emojis. If you see any of these, know that you might be dealing with a texting diva.



emojis explained: At first glance, it doesn’t look like much. But once you look again you can see that it means something more than just fruit.


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Just like in the old cartoons. When their face is red, that means that someone is not happy.

A sassy girl always bats her hair. It’s the official sign of divaness.

Praise the hallelujah chorus and lift up your hands

An everyday appliance that can be used for much more than just electricity purposes. It can be used when you come to a big realization or an idea.


Cedarville University

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These ones are hard to find. Some people don’t even know they exist. They can be overlooked, but once they are found they can be the perfect addition to your texting conversations.

When someone you know is feeling chipper, maybe after a job promotion or before a big date, expect to see some of these emojis on your screen. These emojis are for when you are so happy you just can’t contain it (or use your words).


“Photos are good and topics were pertinent. The infographics were appealing.”


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CAMPUS NEWS “For this size university we have excellent facilities.” Klimek said the quality of technology for the program has definitely improved throughout the years. “The things we had at the beginning are nothing like we have now as far as resources go,” he said. According to Klimek, the early nursing program had only one mannequin and no room dedicated exclusively for use as a lab. The professors had to rearrange the room and set up class every single day. “(Despite the challenges), we did it,” he said. “We had some of our best graduates come from those classes, which proves technology doesn’t make the program but just assists it.” Today, the School of Nursing has nearly 30 beds in three different labs on campus. Another huge part of the growth of the nursing program was the addition of the

master’s program under the development ministering in their profession. Alumni tional level?” Klimek said. “We’ve been givby of director Jan Conway. There are approx- work in areas ranging from Miami Valley en a lot. Why should we sit just in Ohio?” imately 60 students currently enrolled in Hospital in Dayton and clinics in Africa to Klimek said that by training nursing Cedarville’s hybrid M.S.N. program, with international schools of nursing. leaders throughout the next few years, Ceclasses both online and on campus. The Mickle said, “Knowing that I have a lit- darville can make an even bigger impact. graduate program, which focuses either on tle piece of that (impact) kind of sprinkled “(Cedarville’s program can aim to) inleft: Students Ryan Lamsen Wharton roast marshmallows Resound Radiohetable global public healthTop or on family nurse pracover the and worldChris is exciting.” fluenceat thethe entire profession,” said. during “Not on Aug. 21. program plans to con- just nurses, but nursing.” titioner, strives to Cedarville’s enable nursesInvolvement to impact Fair And the nursing Top care right: for student life and Christian ministries Jon Wood his family attendofthe Involvement communities and take of Vice morepresident people. tinue its impact. And and Cedarville’s School Nursing “We’re takingFair. care of the masses,” “We have sustained 30 years of excel- is continuing the Christ-centered mission Middle A student tries his hand atsaid. rugby. Mickle said. “And that’s theleft: future.” lence,” Mickle “We need to plan that with which it began. Bottom right: A student stops by K9s at the Ville – the org that trains and cares for service dogs from 4 Paws for this will be here for another 30 years.” “We know what the mission is, and The graduations Ability – to get some puppy love during the Involvement Fair. we’re on mission,” Klimek said. “We’ve been Left: Ben Fawcett dries off in direction the sun as two other OPE members look on. Fawcett had just gotten dunked in the The on mission, and God has brought the right Today, the Cedarville Nursing School org’s dunk tank. graduates have impacted thousands of lives. Klimek said that though he doesn’t leaders and the right faculties at just the The school has had over 1,800 graduates in know exactly where the nursing program is right times for it to be where it is.” 30 years. headed, he knows God will lead it in some Rebekah Erway is a sophomore English Callan said, “Even though we’re in the direction to impact the world for Christ. cornfields of Ohio, we reach a lot of people.” “How will we, Cedarville, lead the pro- major and reporter for Cedars. She is a A map in the upstairs of the Health Sci- fession to where the leadership in nursing die-hard Disney, VeggieTales and Lord of ences Center displays the areas of the world uses nursing as a ministry for Christ? How the Rings fan, and she enjoys speaking in a in which Cedarville nursing graduates are can we lead to develop that on an interna- British accent.

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Cedarville’s Athletic Training Student Org hosted a costume 5K and a mile fun-run for kids in late October. For the complete photo gallery by Jesse Roller, check out Cedars online.

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Former CU president William Brown joined the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview in August 2015 as national director of the Colson Fellows Program and the senior fellow for worldview and culture. Full story by Jen Taggart at ReadCedars.com


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DIVISION B The Pulse, University of Findlay

“Judges find the pictures to be good, as well as the overall design and layout.”


October 2015

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016 University of Findlay’s weekly student newspaper Ring before spring? Not for every senior girl, page 5 Oiler Softball defeats Madonna twice, page 8 Lacrosse wins home-opener in Armstrong Stadium, page 8

Browns Edge turns one Oilers gain experiential learning, still accepting applicamake connections tions: a foundation intern-

By Sarah Stubbs Editor

St. Patty’s Day 2016 marked the one year anniversary of the official announcement of the University of Findlay and Cleveland Browns corporate partnership: Browns Edge.

A select group of students interned throughout the 2015 summer and another group interned throughout the fall football season. The application process for the 2016 summer internship positions is over; however, there are two internship positions

ship and a graphic design internship. Interested persons are encouraged to look on OilerNation for the details, according to Phil Gunder, director of UF’s Internship and Placement office. On a recent installment of Phil Talks, a YouTube video series

Oilers find their niches

put on by UFTV and sponsored by PRSSA, Gunder interviewed Scott Grant, assistant professor of business and director of the sport and event management program, as well as four previous Browns Edge interns. “The Browns Edge partnership is something that is really unique,” Grant said. Grant said that the Browns Edge partner-

Now that we have all moved in and settled into our dorms or beatuup, rented houses and the first week of classes is coming to a close, I can’t help but feel excitement of the new semester quickly fade and start to be replaced with the fear, pressure, and stress the academic year can bring. All summer I craved a productive, rewarding routine. School is something I’ve always been good at and when I am at Editor The University of Findlay and in my routine of class, work, and extra curricular commitments I truly feel on-top-of-the-world and like my best self. I spent my entire summer at home in Akron, Ohio waitressing 50 hours a week and writing for a local arts and culture magazine, The Devil Strip, on my days off. The plan was to make as much money as possible, write as much as possible, and prepare myself as much as possible for the responsibilities I will have these next two years as editor of the Pulse. Well, that kind of happened. But it mostly didn’t. With money as my motivator, I worked so many

Sarah Stubbs

hours that my plans of writing and researching all summer were no longer at the forefront. Writing for The Devil Strip was rewarding in two ways: it was an escape from work and it allowed me to fall in love with my hometown for the first time ever. However, it wasn’t necessarily a Pulse-preparing experience, nor was it news-focused. I didn’t read all of the newspaper-y books that I bought and planned on studying, I didn’t keep up with my blog, and I never sat down to plan an entire new layout design like I thought I needed to do. Since I am only entering my junior year, I haven’t had the chance to take certain classes yet in my journalism major that most editors should probably have under their belts, like news editing or newspaper design. So the fear of inadequacy became extremely prevalent. I put a lot of pressure on myself to try to learn everything there is to learn about newspapers this summer when I knew that was not a realistic goal to have. And now as I am sitting in this quiet Pulse office after a full day of lectures and assigned readings and am putting the final touches on the first official issue of the Pulse for the 2015-2016 academic year, I am suddenly overwhelmed with a wave of confidence. With a full plate this semester: 18 credit hours, waitressing at Waldo Pepper’s, tutoring in the Writing Center, editing the Pulse and participating in UFTV, Lambda Pi Eta, and Arisitos Eklektos, I am extremely nervous about how I am going to do it all and when I am going to sleep.

But then my phone buzzes. My best friend and roommate Emily Pfahler texted me and asked if I was hungry and if she could bring me anything while I was working. Abbey Nickel, my predecessor and another one of my best friends, just left after checking in on me after her long day of work at the Courier. Shelby Weems, last year’s design editor, texted me earlier in the day urging me to keep her updated and let her know if I needed her help. Jake Miller and Hannah Dunbar randomly just brought me a cheese quesadilla from Taco Bell. I look around and I am sitting in a clean office – recently upgraded with a TV for watching the news while we work – with ready-togo content thanks to my eager faculty adviser, Amy Rogan. My friends and roommates always ask if I’m doing everything by myself because of the hours I have put into the Welcome Weekend issue and this first issue over the last couple of weeks but I always reply and assure them that I am far from being alone. Do I wish the Pulse and UF’s Communication Department had more manpower? Of course I do. But the presence of my driven classmates and loyal friends reminds me that everything is exactly as it should be. A wise man once said, “Start before you’re ready.” I think he was right.



Welcome Week Festivties

See BROWNS, page 3

A look back at why game three was a historical one By Martyce Kimbrough For the Pulse Rayan Al Ghuraibi UF’s Marketing Club hosted Find Your Niche on Monday, March 14 in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Recent Findlay graduates came back to campus to share their experiences landing their first jobs. The event was set up like a pannel and Oilers were free to ask questions pertaining to their own prospective career paths.

UF appoints new VP of Business Affairs

Wyden is officially an Oiler in May By Jordyn Willis Web Editor, Staff Writer Leon Wyden Jr., CPA, CGMA, will take on the position of Vice President of Business Affairs for the University of Findlay in May. Wyden will have several responsibilities in this position that will ben-

efit the University. One of Wyden’s responsibilities will include the management of all activities related to UF’s financial system. He will also oversee departments such as the business office, print shop, postal services, University bookstore, physical plant, facilities, and the All-Hazards Training Center.

Wyden’s previous experience in these fields made him a perfect candidate for the position. Previously, Wyden was the president for finance and administration, treasurer, and assistant secretary who reported to the president and managed a 45-member team at Tiffin University.

Some of his major responsibilities at Tiffin were auditing and investments, auxiliary services, budget and financial analysis, financial accounting and reporting, facilities, and information technology. According to a UF news release, during his time at Tiffin University, Wyden developed Microsoft Dynamics Forecaster with faculty and staff. Microsoft Dynamics Forecaster is a new budget program which is used to provide more information See NEW VP, page 3

Mark Delas was nothing short of impressive in his first start at pitcher for the University of Findlay Oilers. The right-handed freshman pitcher managed to throw a shut-out and a no-hitter against Gannon University leading the Oilers to a 2-0 victory. The no-hitter by Delas is the first for the Findlay Oilers since the 1996 season when the Oilers played the Tiffin Dragons and Jack Zaborowski held them hitless. On his course to the memorable game, Delas struck out six hitters and walked one as he pitched all seven innings. He retired the first seven hitters he faced and then also

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ship started with a simple email from an alum who is currently working with the Browns. From there, conversations and meetings led to several questions. The most important of which, according to Grant, was “How do we integrate our kids into a sport business environ-

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retired the final ten batters in the game. The only base runners to reach for Gannon came in a third inning error and a fourth inning walk. “It feels great,” said Delas. “I found out that it was the first no-hitter in twenty years a couple of days after the game and I was very excited about it.” It was during the game when Delas realized that he was on pace to throw a no-hitter. “I realized I was throwing one when my friend Nick Niro brought it up to me,” said Delas. “It was around the fourth inning.” Although the thought of that may cause some pitchers to feel nervous, Delas felt good about the situation.

OILERS GET THEIR GRUB ON during the annual Welcome Week picnic on

Sunday, August 16.

See DELAS, page 3

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DIVISION A Chagrin Valley Times

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The Hawken boys were helpless watching the 100-yard backstroke race during the Division II state swim championships on Friday evening at Canton McKinley’s Branin Natatorium. With no one in the race, the Hawks watched their 14-point lead over University School in the hunt for a state runner-up trophy turn B7 Times into a two-point deficit as Prepper junior The March 3, 2016, Scott Bowman took third in 51.16 seconds. Cincinnati Seven Hills already had its second straight team title in the bag with 207 points. The Northeast Ohio spectators eyed the scorekeepers as they slid the University School and Hawken name plates out of position to swap spots on the manual scoreboard, 144142, with only the 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay to go. “We’ve been telling ourselves all year that, come the state meet, we really need to get them,” Hawken senior breaststroker Sami Fares said about the Hawks’ rivalry with US. “And with two events left, my event and the 400 free relay, we were down two points.” Fares swam out of lane two and US senior Roee Perry out of lane three for the breaststroke with the Prepper frog kicker leading by 0.35 second at the second turn. But with his bring-it-home speed, Fares spun his motor into overdrive to take third in 58.46 seconds, while Perry finished fourth in 58.85 seconds. Fares’ jubilee was even greater than event winner Hudson McDaniel, a sophomore from Ashland who clocked 56.78 seconds. The Hawken crowd was roaring so loud that McDaniel must have been wondering what the heck was going on as he was the only swimmer from his entire school competing at the meet. The Hawks pulling within one point of US, 159-158, heading into the final relay of the meet was the culprit. “I mean, I finished, and I actually saw I touched in front (of Perry), and I looked over to the stands back there, and I looked over to (Hawken head coach Jim) Bocci, and everyone was screaming, and I was like, ‘They’re screaming for me,’” Fares said about the final race of his high school career. by Philip Botta

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Hawks and Lady Hawks unite in cheering on Hawken senior Sami Fares during his 100-yard breaststroke race at the Division II state championships on Friday at Canton McKinley’s Branin Natatorium. said. “This is it for me swimming wise. So to go out like this, like, to end my high school career holding a trophy, doing something that the team my sophomore year did, it’s absolutely incredible. It’s unbelievable.” Leading the Hawks as double-podium finishers, juniors Rakovec and Bates shined individually. The pair was seeded one-two in the center lanes for the 500 freestyle, after going 4:33.25 and 4:34.63 in prelims. In the finals, Rakovec finished fourth in 4:35.10 and Bates was fifth in 4:36.39, while freshman Flores took 11th in 4:46.12 for a monstrous 35 points in that event. “It was fun to be right next to each other as teammates and the center of attention before the race,” Bates said. “The whole meet was incredible. We watch our girls lift that trophy year, after year, after year. And it’s always good to get a little hardware ourselves. I mean, we want to be known too. We feel like we’re a really good team and want other people to feel like we’re a really good team. We might not look like the fastest guys, but, when we come out and swim, it all shows in the pool.” Bates grabbed his other podium finish by Hawken junior David Bates (center), freshman Justin Flores (left) and sopho- taking sixth in the 200 freestyle in 1:43.24, more Zeb Hart (right) celebrate beating University School in the 400-yard while Rakovec was sixth in the 200 individual freestyle relay, which was the deciding factor for the state runner-up trophy. medley in 1:54.81. Joining that duo and Fares as a podium split 22.87 seconds, and then Roselli timed 45-year head coach Jerry Holtrey. “I mean, it’s just absolutely incredible,” his anchor start perfectly for a 21.52-second go-getter, sophomore Hart took fifth in the Hawken senior Josh Roselli said. “With this split – had he jumped any sooner, he would 100 butterfly in 51.93 seconds. He was also a group of guys, we set out the goal pretty early have been disqualified, and had he jumped any member of all three Hawken relays, leading off in the year, and not a lot of people looked at later, he would have been chased down by US. the 200 freestyle in 21.88 seconds, followed by The Hawks finished ahead of the Preppers by teammates Rakovec, 22.02 seconds, sophomore us and saw a team that could be in the top three. But we had big swims across the board. 0.01 second in that medley relay, which was a Michael Pioro, 22.32 seconds, and Roselli, And when it came down to the relays, we did four-point swing – the difference in winning the 21.70 seconds. “Considering I didn’t even make it indiwhat we had to do. And it’s really cool to go state runner-up trophy and coming up empty. “I mean, we lost to them by a lot at section- vidually last year, to get fifth this year was a out this way.” While Roselli finished 12th in the 200 als, and districts they beat us pretty handily great feeling,” Hart said. “It’s really exciting. Charles “Wally” too,” Roselli said. “But the state finals is a And then, for the meet to come down to the individual medley in 1:58.15 to grab five points McAuley, Sports Photographer Kreg Robinson, different animal, and I knew I had to get up last relay, we were really psyched about that individually, he also anchored the Hawks’ 200 Editor Sports medley relay that finished third in 1:35.96 and on the blocks to anchor it and bring it home.” being the deciding factor and being able to Phone: (740) Roselli was cradling the team trophy like have the power of the runner-up trophy in our 200 freestyle relay that took fifth in 1:27.92. 732-2341 • Fax (740) 732-7288 a sleeping newborn during his post-meet hands. Our energy was there, and we felt super On the medley relaykregrobinson in particular, backstroker Email: @journal-lea der.com invigorated to just go as fast as we could. We Bates led off in 25.04 seconds, breaststroker interview. Page 9 December 2015speechless, to be honest with you,” he knew we just had to beat US.” Fares split 26.53 seconds, Monday, butterflyer Hart 14,“I’m


Section B • Thursday, January 14, 2016

No Rust for the Redskins

Shenandoah’s Saling Places at Barnesville Invite

Jack Ridenour drives around a Frontier defender Friday during Caldwell’s 67-53 victory over visiting Frontier.

Caldwell Rolls through First Three Games


Berkshire’s 41-37 double overtime win against rival Cardinal came down to the very end. The Badgers used defense, free throw shooting and some clutch shots from Sarah Luoma to steal a victory in a game Cardinal thought they had played well enough to win.

Badgers Outlast Cardinal in Double Overtime saying move on." Joanne Miller said they worked well as a team. "Once we started going it became much better," she said. "I love it to play against these teams with that much intensity." Berkshire's Luoma, a senior who played for three years at Ledgemont before joining Berkshire, sunk five of six 3-pointers. "She's our best outside shooter by far," said Berkshire head coach Dennis Lory. "We all contributed to this win," Luoma said. "It wasn't just one person, it was everybody." Lory said that Drew, also a senior, brings intensity and a desire to win. "It was intense," said Drew. "I knew coming in it wasn't the better team that was going to win, it was the team who brought the most intensity and worked the hardest." Cardinal had their chances. Led by junior Delaney Leichtman, the Huskies were one basket away from the win twice. See Badgers w Page B3


Delany Leichtman, shooting, has become a force offensively for the Huskies. Here, she is guarded by Berkshire’s Madison Chapman in the key.

Berkshire, Cardinal Prepare for Wrestling Postseason

By Kreg Robinson their second league win of Journal Sports Editor the year. One might have suspected “We came out slow, but there would be a little rust started pushing the ball on Caldwell’s legs after an- against their zone,” said other extended playoff run Clark, who nished the limited the team’s preseason game with 14 points. “That and pushed back the start to pushing the ball helped us.” its season. After Frontier got within If the rust is apparent, one point at 5:56 in the secTanner Clark scores inside for two Caldwell is able to quickly ond quarter, Caldwell (2-0 of his 14 points Frishake it off. PVC, 3-0) held the Cougars day as Caldwell faced off with Frontier in Pioneer Valley The Redskins showed that without a eld goal for the Conference action at Caldwell High School. Friday night as they hosted rest of the rst half. Frontier in Pioneer Valley Troy Francis had six while Dalton Ivey added 12 Also for the week, Conference play at Caldwell points in the quarter as points and six rebounds and Caldwell defeated Bellaire High School. Caldwell jumped ahead 33- Francis 10 points, seven re- St. John 69-39 in non-league bounds and ve blocks. Hot shooting allowed the 19 at the half. action Saturday at Bellaire The win came after an- St. John. streaky Cougars to jump Frontier tried to shoot itClark led the team ahead. Nick Camino hit a self back into the game in the other slow start against with 19 points, six assists pair of 3s in the rst 3:11 as third quarter, but Caldwell Buckeye Trail Tuesday in and six rebounds. Heller Frontier looked to quickly wouldn’t let the Cougars get Caldwell’s season opener. added 16 points and Francis The Warriors came out 15 points silence the Caldwell crowd any closer than 10 points the and four rebounds. ready, leading Caldwell by taking a 7-0 lead. entire second half. In reserve action, Caldwell But nearly just as quickly Clark said memories of 14-13 after the rst quarter defeated Frontier 57-17 Frias Frontier jumped ahead, last year’s disappointing before Caldwell could seize day behind 12 points from Caldwell stormed back. tournament loss to Frontier momentum and take a 29-25 Erik Myers. Clark Jennings Seniors Tanner Clark and pushed the team to con- lead into the half. added 11 points and Sheldon In the second half, Archer four Caleb Heller combined for tinue their offensive assault points. 13 points in the rst quarter throughout the second half. Caldwell’s defense put the Caldwell also defeated as Caldwell outscored Fron“That was on our minds, clamps on the Warriors, lim- Bellaire St. John 48-29, tier 19-7 over the quarter’s what they did last year,” iting them to 10 total points with Logan Heller leading nal 4:30. Clark said. “They can shoot in a 56-35 victory. the team with 16 Clark led the team with 24 fell to Buckeye points, but Frontier got within one so well they can beat anyTrail 48-40 point off two Camino lay- body if they want to. We points and seven rebounds. Tuesday. Logan Heller had ins, before the Redskins knew we had to watch out Heller added eight points 11 points in the loss. and two boards and Francis took over and never looked for them.” Caldwell will return to back in a 67-53 victory, Heller ended the game eight points, two assists and action Tuesday with a PVC with a team-high 15 points, four rebounds. game at Monroe Central.

Nichols Continues to Seek for the Right Line-Up for Zeps

BY JAY SCOTT SPORTS@GEAUGAMAPLELEAF.COM Although the Berkshire and Cardinal wrestling squads are struggling to fill weight classes, that doesn’t stop the team from fulfilling their commitment. Last week both the Badgers and Huskies traveled to Hawken for a midseason dual with the Hawks and Beachwood. The action was fierce on the mat. Starting at 106 pounds, Berkshire’s junior John Kumher pinned Cardinal’s Brezo in 19 seconds. “I go in and do what I practice.,” said Kumher afterward. “I have to work hard and do what I dream of.” Kuhmer will see these wrestlers at CVC and the Division III district tournament. I asked him how he stays ahead of the competition. “Every time I wrestle I learn something new,” he said. “I have my parents record my matches and I’ll go home tonight and see where I can get better.” The 138-weight class showed some See Wrestling w Page B2


It took Berkshire’s John Kumher just 19 seconds to get his pin at 106 pounds.

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200-yard individ other in the next to each in 2:00.49. after racing state record Julia Armitage broke her own way Brown seniorBranin Natatorium. Hart ley’s embraces Hatha at Canton McKin Crile Hart (left) Hawken junior championships on Friday state II n Divisio

It took two overtimes and all of Berkshire's strengths to down rival Cardinal last week in a girls varsity basketball game the players won't soon forget. Through the shooting of Sarah Luoma, the toughness and poise of Erin Drew, the defense of Breanna Pennypacker and the free throws of Kylie Scott — not to take anything away from the other Badgers who made impacts, like Kayla White and Madison Chapman — Berkshire won 41-37. "It was amazing," said Chapman, starting in her freshman year. She said after losing to Cardinal once in volleyball, this game was important for the school. "That's all I wanted was to come back and beat them." It was a physical game, especially for Chapman, who plays in the post. "It was hard, but you have to along with it," she said. "You can't change the call once it's made, and that's why you have teammates backing you up, supporting you and

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Hawks erupt on relays, take state runner-up trophy

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Nick Miller ghts through Monroe Central defenders Logan Dimmerling and Cole Craig Tuesday as the Zeps battled the Seminoles in Woodseld. By Kreg Robinson Despite falling behind Journal Sports Editor early, the Zeps continued to At times Shenandoah battle throughout the game. looked really good against Their coach Andrew Monroe Central Tuesday. Nichols saw those moments,

Shenandoah senior Kyle Saling, bottom, looks for an escape against his opponent Saturday during the Barnesville Invitational. Saling nished sixth at 170 in the tournament. Kyle Saling was the lone placer for Shenandoah at the Barnesville Invitational Friday and Saturday at Barnesville High School. Saling nished sixth at 170 at the event. He started his tournament with back-to-back pin fall wins. In the rst round, Saling made quick work of West Muskingum’s Caul Smith, pinning him in 18 seconds. Round 2 saw Saling defeat Tucker Boggs of River in 4:29. The seminal ended with Saling dropping a match to University’s Adam Frisco by pin. The consolation seminal saw Saling drop cision to Buckeye Local’s Jason Binkiewicz a major deand in the fth-place match, Saling was pinned by Mason Fischer of Cabell Midland to nish sixth at the tournament. While Saling was the lone placer, other Shenandoah wrestlers performed well.

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Joseph Laipply nished 1-2 at the tournament at 145. Laipply won his rst match pinning Hubert Baker of Bellaire in 2:59, but was unable to win any more matches in the tournament.

Brice Wiley won his rst match at 182, pinning Josh Stackhouse of West Muskingum in 2:39, but also nished 1-2 for the two-day event. Shenandoah will return to action December 23 as the Zeps host Warren and Waterford.

Joseph Laipply looks for an advantage against his opponent Saturday during the Barnesville Invitational.

Foul Trouble Costs Caldwell in PVC Battle with Trail

but he also saw a team that Duffy hit a couldn’t maintain them long two minutes third less than into the game. enough to ght out of their While the Seminoles were early decit in a 66-48 Pio- hot to start, Shenandoah neer Valley Conference loss struggled from the eld. The at Monroe Central High Zeps nished the rst quarSchool. ter only making 31 percent “There were spurts where of its shots from the eld (4 we looked pretty good. But of 13). then we went back to our old After the rst quarter, the way of basketball,” Nichols Zeps (0-2 PVC, 0-4) had to said. “We’re trying to get battle to stay within striking away from our bad habits, limit of the Seminoles for but we revert to the old way the rest of the game. and it’s not working.” Nichols tried different The start to the game lineups in the rst half, but nearly mirrored Shenan- couldn’t make much of a doah’s opening game of the dent in Central’s lead, trailseason against Shadyside, ing 40-26 at the half thanks November 27. to 16 rst-half points from Against Shadyside, Duffy and eight from GraShenandoah fell into a 15-0 ham. hole to start the game and The third quarter saw a had to claw its way out over different lineup and a differthe nal three-and-a-half ent spark. quarters. Scrambling to see what Against Central Tuesday, would work Anna Weisend uses a screen from for his strugCloe Siddle to get Shenandoah found itself be- gling squad; Nichols went past a Buckeye Trail defender Thursday as the Lady Redhind 13-2 midway through deep into his bench and skins faced the Lady Warriors at Caldwell. the rst quarter and were found a possible answer in down 20-10 to start the sec- junior By Kreg Robinson varsity sophomores Journal Sports Editor ond. Nick Miller and Clint WiWhat made things dif- kander. Caldwell Coach Jodi Schott knows with her team’s decult for the Zeps was the The two sophomores con- fensive style, they’ll pick up some fouls. hot-shooting But she got a little more foul trouble Seminoles. tributed valuable minutes than her team Monroe Central hit three 3s after playing most of the could handle Thursday as it hosted Buckeye Trail in Pioto start the game, with Dusty night’s junior varsity game. neer Valley Conference action. Graham nailing two three- Wikander With its full lineup, Caldwell took it was solid at guard to Buckeye Trail. pointers to put the Semi- in the But after three Lady Redskins fouled third quarter, while out in the fourth noles up 6-0 before Trey quarter, they were unable to fend off the Lady Warriors (Continued on Page 10) (Continued on Page 10)

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Area athletes give all at competitive Comet Relays

Comet Relays Girls results

Final standings: 1. Berea-Midpark 58; 2. Strongsville 56; 3. Warren G. Harding 56; 4. Magnificat 51; 5. Amherst 50; 6. Medina 45; 7. (tie) Avon, Brunswick 43; 9. Twinsburg 41; 10. Solon 37; 11. Walsh Jesuit 26; 12. Bay 26; 13. Thomas Worthington 24; 14. Orange 21; 15. (tie) Westlake, Keystone 16; 17. Normandy 12; 18. Ashland 11; 19. Sandusky 9; 20. Perkins 7; 21. Avon Lake 6; 22. Clay 5; 23. 3; 24. 1; 23. Kenston 3; 24. Copley 1.

Harper combined for distance of 100-4.75 to place third overall in shot put. Avon's Hannah Sedlak, Mikayla Pierce and Juliann Walker placed fifth in shot put and discus. Westlake's Kirsten Clark and Eliza Stineman finished third overall in pole vault (18-0 combined). A runner from Avon won the boys open 3,200. It wasn't an Eagle, but rather a Wildcat. St. Ignatius senior C.J. Ambrosio won the race with a personal-best time of 9:24.38. Avon Lake sophomore Caleb Burr had an impressive finish in the boys 100 dash, taking seventh with a time of 12.02. The top six finishers featured five seniors and one junior. Westlake duo Mike Sedlak and Matt Akers combined to finish second overall in the pole vault relay with combined vaults of 26-6. Avon's Josh Brown and Max Ambrosio finished fourth (25-0).





Boys results

Final standings: 1. Solon 96; 2. Berea-Midpark 90; 3. St. Ignatius 81; 4. (tie) St. John's Jesuit, Medina 44; 6. Twinsburg 38; 7. Strongsville 35; 8. Kenston 26; 9. Sandusky 25; 10. Thomas Worthington 24; 11. (tie) Westlake, Perkins 22; 13. (tie) St. Edward, Ashland 18; 15. Brunswick 16; 16. Orange 13; 17. Avon 12; 18. Lakewood 10; 19. Amherst 8; 20. Normandy 6; 21. Avon Lake 5; 22. (tie) St. Francis, Clay 3; 24. Walsh Jesuit 2; 25. North Olmsted 1.

The Avon girls 4x1,600 relay team of (L-R) Jules Frombach, Abby King, Haley Parker and Claire Robertson finished first for the Lady Eagles. Photo courtesy of Sam Ulery

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Brookside track teams finish in top five at own invitational Third annual Brookside Invitational

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Avon Lake sophomore Caleb Burr had an impressive showing, competing with upperclassmen in the boys 100 dash. Photo – David Cleveland

WESTSHORE By Joe Ostrica With 49 teams – 25 for boys and 24 for girls – competing at the 61st Comet Relays at Amherst High School last Saturday, there was plenty of talent on display for fans of local high school track and field. Magnificat placed the highest among area schools, finishing fourth overall in girls action. Avon's Lady Eagles tied Brunswick for seventh. Westlake led area boys with an 11th-place finish to tie with Perkins. The Avon girls 4x1,600 relay team of freshman Jules Frombach, sophomore Abby King and juniors Haley Parker and Claire Robertson gave the Lady Eagles their only first-place finish with a time of 22:11.47. Their time not only bested No. 1 seed Thomas Worthington, it set a new school record for Avon, beating the 2015 record of 22:24 set at last year's Avon Relays by more than 12 seconds. Avon sophomore Kamryn Sharer finished third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.71. Sharer also took seventh in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.42, behind Westlake senior Maya Bauer, who took fourth with a time of 47.72. Frombach finished the open 1,600 with a season-best time of 5:21.55 to take sixth. Avon's Erin Laird placed sixth in the open 3,200 with a time of 11:42.50. “I'm incredibly proud of our team and how they competed against the some of the best competition in the state,” Avon girls track and field head coach Sam Ulery said. “We are progressing in the right areas, and are seeing some of the areas we need to focus on in the next couple weeks.” The Magnificat 4x800 relay team – which features Avon Lake resident Annie Ubbing – won with a time of 9:32.58. The effort by senior Lily Kramer, freshman Lindsay Bush, and seniors Bina Frost and Ubbing was an exciting one. “They came just one second off the meet record, pushing the pace by themselves out in front,” Magnificat head coach Kendra Mooney said. Ubbing also helped the Lady Blue Streaks win the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:03.03, beating out runner-up Thomas Worthington by one second. Ubbing was joined by senior Anne Harter, Kramer and senior Kaeley Bush in the event. Bay senior Olivia Bechtel, who recently accepted a scholarship to Miami University, finished second in the long jump with a leap of 17-2 3/4. “Olivia had the highest finish for our team,” Bay girls head coach Claire DeChant said. “The long jump relay of Jillian Dubil and London Phillips landed in fifth place. Olivia was also a part of sixth-place distance medley relay, running the 800 leg of the race. T Amanda Cusimano HURSDAY , JULY 21, was 2016fifth in the 3,200 with her best time of the season and was the final leg of the distance medley relay. Aubrey Crabb and Ellie Frey also ran in the relay for us. “The girls pole vault relay of Mara Kinsey and Kaylie Harden won the meet with a combined jump of 18-6. Our girls high jump of Meredin Oster, Delaney McDonald and Nora Ziebarth placed fourth.” In field events, Avon Lake's Victoria Harper, Arica Schiely and Alexandra


Local top 5 finishers:

HIGH JUMP: 4. (tie) Josh Adkins (Brookside) 5-10. SHOT PUT: 3. Kyle Santoro (Brookside) 41-03.00; 5. Mitchell O’Connor (Brookside) 42-06.00. LONG JUMP: 2. (tie) Jeremiah Edwards (Brookside) 19.03.25; 4. Chris Jones (Brookside) 18-08.50. POLE VAULT:1. Josh Adkins (Brookside) 12-00; 2. Max Wilson (Brookside) 11-00; 4. (tie) Austin Roman (Avon) 9-06. 3,200: 3. Luke Gardner (Avon) 10:59.92; 5. Joel Pospisil (Brookside) 11:07.49. 1,600: 2. Joel Pospisil (Brookside) 5:00.34; 4. Austin Reed (Avon) 5:08.14. 110 HURDLES: 4. Mitchell O’Connor (Brookside) 16.48; 5. Noah Radcliffe (Avon) 17.26. 300 HURDLES: 2. Mitchell O’Connor (Brookside) 42.71.

Girls team standings: 1. Vermilion 124, 2. Firelands 100, 3. Western Reserve 77, 4. Avon 68, 5. Brookside 63, 6. Keystone 62, 7. Valley Forge 61, 8. Clearview 41, 9. Midview 30, 10. Oberlin 22, 11. Open Door 12, 12. Brooklyn 2.

Local top 5 finishers

HIGH JUMP: 3. (tie) Alli Schill (Brookside) 4-06, Caroline Lambrix 4-06. DISCUS: 3. Makayla Tuck (Brookside) 105-04. SHOT PUT: 3. Makayla Tuck (Brookside) 3211.50; 5. Ellexis Tracy (Brookside) 30-08. POLE VAULT:2. Anna Packis (Avon) 706. 100 HURDLES: 3. Molly Ptacek (Avon) 17.62. 1,600: 4. Brooke Lynch (Avon) 6:12.52. 800: 2. Morgan Ferguson (Avon) 2:41.74.


Magnificat's 4x800 relay team of Lily Kramer, Lindsay Bush, Bina Frost and Annie Ubbing took first, just falling one second shy of a meet record. Photo courtesy of Kendra Mooney




TBC Racing (front) finished first in the Men’s U19 8+ Final in the USRowing Club National Championships, held July 13-17, 2016 at Harsha Lake in Bethel.

Congratulations to our Clermont County Athletes of the Week!


Batavia football cleans up community

Josiah Grieve Baldwin Wallace junior and Milford graduate Josiah Grieve is this week’s Clermont Sun Athlete of the Week. The 2015-2016 season was Grieve’s third season as a Yellow Jacket. He played in all 17 games, causing a team high 47 turnovers and picking up 64 ground balls. For his efforts on the field, Grieve earned OAC Defensive Player of the Year honors and his third straight selection to the

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First volleyball sectional title since ’07 By Max Householder

the left side, Williams another ace, and a Panther hitting error gave them a 23-18 lead. The Swanton volleyball team But the Panthers answered dropped a thrilling first set to with five straight points to tie Delta 27-25, but then respondit, beginning with a Bulldog ed by sweeping the next three serving error, back-to-back 25-16, 25-23 and 25-16 to claim kills from the left by McKinsey a Division III sectional chamFinnen, a Swanton error, and pionship in front of their home Finnen’s shot over a Swanton crowd Saturday night. block. “I told them before this match Smith and Claire Leidigh of that we had to play harder than Swanton put an exclamation them (Delta),” said Swanton point on the game with consecmentor Kyle Borer. “Even the utive shots down the middle to first set we lost, I told them put the Dogs ahead two games I can’t fault your guys’ effort to one. right now but we weren’t doing “She was smart. She placed it mentally at that time. But we the ball where there wasn’t picked it up, both parts of the anybody defensively,” said game came through.” Borer of Smith. “All the hitters, The momentum swang in everybody, had a good night the Bulldogs favor in the third swinging.” set when with the set tied at In the fourth game, Smith 18 and the match at one game began a run for Swanton with another shot down the middle, Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise apiece, Swanton’s Julia Smith Williams added consecutive The Bulldogs’ Julia Smith drives a ball down the middle in Wednesday’s sectional scored with a tip at the net, aces, Taylor a two-handed push semifinal against Liberty Center. Swanton swept the Tigers and defeated Delta Heather Williams by way of an in four sets on Saturday to win a sectional title, the school’s first since 2007. ace, Sidney Taylor a shot from and a shot from the left that mhouseholder@civitasmedia.com

By Bill O’Connell For the Enterprise

In the post-game analysis of the matchup between Swanton and Cardinal Stritch for the Division III girls soccer sectional championship it was fairly evident, from a ball control stand point, this was an evenly played contest with perhaps a slight edge given to Stritch. But from the perspective of big plays and taking advantage of created opportunities, this game was a mismatch with the Bulldogs making the most of almost every chance they had as they routed the visiting Cardinals, 5-1, at Krupitzer Field to advance to the district semifinal. Despite being seeded sixth, Cardinal Stritch immediately showed why they were the TAAC and NWOHSSL champions and took the game straight at top-seeded Swanton. They were quick to the ball and out maneuvered the Dogs with excellent foot skills and precision passing and dominated the early part of the game. Fortunately for Swanton, the Cardinals could not capitalize with a score. The Bulldogs recovered from the fast-paced Stritch attack and began to put some pressure of their own on the Cardinal defense. With 13:54 See TITLE | 7

OAC all-conference firstteam. Academically, Grieve earned All-OAC honors as a sophomore and is a dean’s list student.

spot on the NCAA DIII Tournament Regional AllTournament team. In 2015, Fultz totaled 54 assists, 539 digs and 38 aces in the 113 sets she appeared in.

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The Batavia Bulldogs football team gathered bright and early on July 14, 2016 to participate in a community cleanup event organized by coach Matt Lester. It was the second consecutive year the Bulldogs cleaned up the village of Batavia.


In just a few short weeks, the Batavia Bulldogs football team will look to clean up on the gridiron. Before that, however, the team took to the streets of Batavia for a different type of cleaning. The Bulldogs spent the morning of July 14 in the heart of the village of Batavia, sweeping streets, picking up litter and doing their part to keep the community beautiful. Batavia head coach Matt Lester said this was the second year he and the Bulldogs had cleaned up the streets, with the entire team pitching in on the cleanup effort. “This is the second year we’ve done it,” Lester said. “We take three hours and go up and down the village of Batavia, usually up to where the old elementary is,

around the middle school, all around the village. The whole team will divide and conquer.” Lester said the idea came to him because he had done similar things in college. He also noted the importance of the village itself to the community, which was another driving factor in the decision. “I’ve done stuff like this, even back when I was in college,” Lester said. “I’m always trying to look for ways to involve the community in the football program, especially with the village being the heart and soul of Batavia. The more we can give back the better. Hopefully the parents will see that we’re giving back, and the community members will see that and come out to our games and support us a little more.” Lester added that he hoped that the goodwill

generated by the team translates to fans in the seats this upcoming season. Businesses in the area took notice of the team’s outreach last year, which Lester said allowed the team to get involved with the community in ways they hadn’t been able to before. “They were very receptive,” Lester said. “It allowed us to do a few things during the football season. We always have football helmets with the players names on them and we had them in the storefront windows. There were sponsorships and things like that.” The players seem to be buying in to the plan, according to Lester. He noted it can be difficult at times for the younger players to understand why outreach in the community is important, but he hopes they keep the lessons they learn doing the work with them as they get

older. “I think they liked it,” Lester said. “With them being 14 to 17 years old, I don’t think they really understand why they’re doing this stuff a lot. It’s important to give back to where you live and to give back to the community. Hopefully it’s one of those things that when they have kids or when they’re leading something of they’re own they’ll see that they did it as a player and it’s important to continue to do. The Bulldogs begin practice for the 2016 season on Aug. 1. The team will host a Green and White scrimmage, beginning with the middle school team at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6. The high school team will follow at 7 p.m. Batavia opens the regular season with a home match against East Clinton on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.

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Powered by the right leg of Nick Koback and a strong impenetrable defense, the Swanton boys soccer team broke open a close game by scoring four goals in the second half, three by Koback, and went on to defeat Delta, 5-1, in the opening game of the OHSAA Division III sectional soccer tournament last Tuesday at Krupitzer Field. Koback, who also handles the place kicking duties for Swanton’s football team, scored the Dogs’ last three goals and squashed any thoughts the visiting Panthers had of pulling off the upset of the higher seeded Bulldogs. Swanton jumped out to an early lead at the 34:22 mark of the first half when Tanner Callicotte blasted a shot toward the left side of the Delta goal. Panther keeper Logan Albring dove to his right and was able to slow the ball down, but it came off his hands and had enough momentum to trickle over the goal line for a 1-0 Bulldog advantage. Despite the quick score, the game settled into a defensive battle for the rest of the half as both teams went up and down the field, creating opportunities but never being able to put anything on the board as the two goalies took turns See DELTA | 7



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made it 9-4 and forced a timeout by the Panthers. However, Delta would get within five only once more throughout the rest of the set as Swanton went onto take it 25-16, ending the match. The Dogs were on the opposite end of the spectrum in game number one as Delta led 23-18. After a timeout by the Dogs, Smith dug one over for a point, Taylor added an ace, a Panther error, Taylor’s ace and Smith’s kill from left knotted the score. A Swanton infraction put Delta ahead 24-23, however, Leidigh drilled a shot from left to re-tie the score. The two squads alternated the next two points, then a Bulldog miscue made it 26-25, Delta. A Jessi Davis two-handed push for the Panthers closed it out to put Delta up 1-0. Swanton’s Cydney Christensen fired a strike down the middle, then back-to-back Panther hitting errors gave the Dogs a comfortable 18-12 lead See CROWN | 7

Bulldog girls win soccer title


Wittenburg senior and Glen Este graduate Kristina Fultz is this week’s Clermont Sun Athlete of the Week. Fultz spent the last four seasons as a member of the Lady Tigers’ volleyball team. In 2014, she was named team captain and appeared in 117 sets, tallying 233 kills, 81 assists, 28 aces and 366 digs. She also netted seven solo blocks and 30 assisted blocks en route to a

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Brookside junior Makayla Tuck took third in both the discus and shot put events. Photo – David Cleveland

Bethel’s Harsha Lake plays host to Club Rowing Championships - A10

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400: 5. Ashleigh Bublinec (Brookside) 1:09.57. 100: 2. Madissyn Valdez (Brookside) 13.0. 300 HURDLES: 5. Molly Ptacek (Avon) 54.45.


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Avon sophomore Molly Ptacek placed third in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles. Photo – David Cleveland




Bay senior Olivia Bechtel placed second overall in the long jump event. Photo – David Cleveland


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Boys team standings: 1. Firelands 108, 2. Western Reserve 107, 3. Vermilion 91. 4. Brookside 88, 5. Midview 68, 6. Clearview 51, 7. Open Door 45, 8. Keystone 34, 9. Avon 29, 10. Oberlin 23, 11. Valley Forge 9.

Michael Lawniczak bursts through the middle of the Liberty Center defense Friday night.

Dogs rebound with victory Win likely secures playoff berth

yard line off a fake punt on a fourth down and four to go, that will be remembered and talked about for years to come by the more than 1,600 people in attendance. “We were definitely in a punting situation and we had the option of a rugby punt on that side or if he (McComb) could get the four yards The Swanton football team he would take it and Bryce decided appears to be playoff bound. Read to throw it which is an option but the first line again if you must, but it was not one I thought we would believe it. While officials numbers take out there and Robbie Gilsdorf have not been released, the BullIt was a game in which the final made an amazing catch,” said dogs are likely headed to the playoutcome was in doubt until a 19 Swanton head coach Mike Vicars offs for the first time since 1995 yard touchdown pass from Bryce describing the almost unbelievable after a thrilling and often heart McComb to Gunnar Oakes with 23 play. stopping 31-21 victory over Liberty seconds left on the clock sealed the It was a gamble that came with a Center on Friday night in David W. Hansbarger Stadium, the venue victory. But it was another play just high risk but yielded an even higher reward, allowing the Bulldogs that was named in honor of the last two minutes earlier, a short five to run down the clock and walk off man to coach the Bulldogs into the yard pass from McComb to RobSee REBOUND | 9 post season. bie Gilsdorf from the Swanton 37

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NWOAL STANDiNgS Team League Overall Swanton 5-1 8-1 Wauseon 5-1 8-1 Delta 4-2 6-3 Lib. Center4-2 5-4 Pat. Henry 3-3 5-4 Archbold 2-4 4-5 Evergreen 1-5 4-5 Bryan 0-6 0-9

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Bainbridge Township

taking steps to create joint taxing district with Aurora. A6

Orange Council declines to


take stand on refugee issue. A6

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Edgar, an Amur leopard, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo undergoes dental work under the guidance of chief zoo veterinarian Albert Lewandowski. The leopard just came from the Erie Zoo, according to Dr. Lewandowski, a Bainbridge resident.

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the 500-pound bear that had broken bones in his front paw. “We had to drop everything, and spent six hours in surgery putting pins in the bones and putting a splint on it,” said the Bainbridge resident and chief veterinarian at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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By BARBARA CHRISTIAN Chagrin Falls Board of Education members are considering whether to ask voters to approve an operating tax levy to maintain day-to-day operations or a tax issue to build or renovate the Intermediate School. During a Feb. 8 work session, board members discussed the merits of a 3.5 mill bond issue for the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School and an operating levy in the range of 6.5 to 7.9 mills. The issue would be put on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The Intermediate School project could cost as much as $32 million, depending on the plan board members select.

Move-in toil & play

Both work and play much in evidence as students return to campus. See page 8

passion. “You might get frustrated with bureaucracy, but it’s still the best job in the world.” The job has its perks. “I can take a break and go look at the giraffes or bears or walk around the rainforest. There is peace and solitude.” On a typical clinic day, Dr. Lewandowski may be giving vaccinations or testing for certain conditions. Still, getting the animals to the zoo clinic is a process. Animal Turn to Zoo on Page 2

share lessons of black history with students. A7

Russell Judge Grendell

appoints new member to park board. A13

Judges race Four

candidates running for GOP court seat. A14

Features Hands-on learning Hershey Montessori upper school students taking goods to market. B1

Up With People

Pepper Pike man is part of worldwide troupe. B3


School board ponders tax issues for autumn ballot

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Two days after the surgery on Cody, Dr. Lewandowski had to build a case around the bear’s foot to reinforce the splint. “He’s not crazy about having it on his foot,” said the vet who has been working at the Cleveland zoo since 1989. “Every day is different.” That’s understandable since Dr. Lewandowski and his staff care for about 3,000 animals living at the zoo on Cleveland’s West Side. Working with the animals is his

Woodmere Residents

Though board members made no decisions last week, they did come up with questions to consider including: What refinements will the Chagrin Falls Architectural Review Board require to the plan to rebuild or renovate the historic Intermediate School that houses grades fourth through sixth and how much will the changes cost? Can the current operating levy, which pays teachers, administrators and other daily expenses, be August 2015 its extendedTimes, a sixth year27, beyond four-year life span, and is it wise to do this? How does the board explain to


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Heinen’s in Chagrin Falls aims for opening this fall By BARBARA CHRISTIAN CHAGRIN FALLS — Plans for Heinen’s new shopping plaza grocery store won preliminary approval from the village Architectural Review Board Tuesday morning. The board did not set a date for the final review. But store owner Jeffrey Heinen said if everything stays on schedule, renovations should begin in May with a grand opening in the fall. Heinen’s finalized a lease with the plaza owner earlier this year for the 26,000-square-foot space that had housed a Giant Eagle grocery store before it closed in the summer of 2014. The board on Tuesday voiced no

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major problems with the Heinen’s plan presented by architect John Williams of Process Creative Studios. One major addition to the renovation of the plaza store is a shaded outdoor eating area at the south end of the building that faces the parking lot in downtown Chagrin Falls plaza. It is connected to an indoor dining area and could be opened up or closed off depending on the weather, according to the plans. Mr. Williams explained an overhead style garage door will separate the two areas allowing it to be open whenever the weather is nice no matter the season. Alcoholic Turn to Store on Page 12

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Photos are from arious events and news stories covered in our Summer in Review piece starting on page 23. Clockwise from top left: 1) Controversy concerning a major OU donor; 2) Flash flooding turns Richland Avenue into a river; 3) Students and community members protest a pipeline; and 4) International Space University spends most of the summer in Athens. (Photos, respectively, by Terry Smith, Jennifer Halliday, Conor Morris and Dennis E. Powell.)

Gridders mix up foes in new conferences

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tart the buses. No, not just because the high school football season kicks off on Friday, but because the new conference alignments among many Northeast Ohio schools will have those yellow engines burning fuel on different routes this fall. With the breakup of the Northeast Ohio Conference, Solon gridders are now taking part in the re-emergence of the Greater Cleveland Conference, along with Brunswick, Euclid, Mentor, Strongsville, Elyria, Shaker Heights and Medina. Based on enrollment figures for boys in grades nine, 10 and 11 with athletic participation opportunities as of Oct. 31, 2014, Solon is the smallest among the eight schools with 642 male students, Euclid is the second smallest with 719, while Mentor is the largest with 960 male students. All are among the 72 Division I programs in Ohio with 581 or more male students. While Solon will still play border-town rival Twinsburg during the nonconference season, the Comets will no longer size up against Hudson or Mayfield. In joining the GCC, Solon has added Euclid, 24 miles away, Elyria, 42 miles away, and Medina, 35 miles away, to its schedule. Kenston, meanwhile, got the boot from the Chagrin Valley Conference, as did Aurora – the two biggest schools from last year’s makeup. Not only did Kenston join the re-established Western Reserve Conference – mostly made up of Lake County schools like Madison, Eastlake North, Riverside and Willoughby South but also including Brush, Chardon and Mayfield – but the Bombers got bumped up to Division II,

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Art Palette

Hamlet Atrium, 200 Hamlet Hills Drive, Chagrin Falls; Barb Martien’s florals in oil. Opening reception June 22 at 5 p.m. On display through July 31. Show hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 440-247-4676.

A new Ohio University graduate spreads her wings on the Grover Center balcony Saturday after the morning commencement ceremony.

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Because demolition is set to start today on the old OU science building. See page 10

Wayne forest fracking

Draft report says leasing national forest land for drilling no big deal. See page 3

Honoring Bobcats

Many OU student-athletes honored during annual event. See page 18

Photo by Alana Clark

This late 1950s cocktail dress, with sky blue tissue faille and net overlay, was donated by Janet Hodge and is on display at the Geauga Historical Society’s Vintage Summer Fashion Exhibit at the society’s Century Village. The exhibit opens on Sunday in conjunction with Burton Founders Day and will also feature an old-fashioned ice cream social, live music, a display of old scrapbooks and, weather permitting, antique vehicles.

Solon Library, 34125 Portz Parkway: Rosalyn Gaier’s collograph print opening reception. Held 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 26. On display through late July. Information: www.cuyahogalibrary.org.


Solon Library, 34125 Portz Parkway: Bobbi Koplow’s expressionistic paintings on display. On display through June. Information: 440-248-8777.

Powell gets acquainted with local drones, which he finds both fascinating and useful. See page 4

New fashion exhibit looks at trends in summer wear

Gates Mills Library,

1491 Chagrin River Road: Melissa Richmond’s quilts. On display through mid-June. Information: 440-423-4808 or www.cuyahogalibrary.org.

Chagrin Falls Library, 100 E. Orange St.:

Leah Fletcher exhibits paintings. On display through June. Information: 440-247-3556 or www.cuyahogalibrary.org.

Valley Art Center, 155

Bell St., Chagrin Falls: 2016 Annual Student and Faculty Art Exhibit. Opening reception held 6-8 p.m. on June 24. Information: www.valleyartcenter.org or 440-247-7507.

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Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls: “En Plein Air” art exhibit. Submissions due Aug. 21. Opening reception held 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 9. Exhibit dates are Sept. 9 to Oct. 12. Information: www.valleyartcenter. org or 440-247-7507.

Music Notes Triangle Park, Chagrin

Falls: Chance performs. Today (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. Free. Information: cvcc.org.

Triangle Park, Chagrin

Falls: GeezeCats performs. June 23, 7-9 p.m. Free. Information: cvcc.org.


Photos by Alana Clark

Anderson’s Metal Sculpture, based out of Cedar Springs, Mich., was one of 100 participating artists at the Valley Art Center’s 33rd annual Art by the Falls. Nonfigurative painter, Annette Poitau took home Best of Show.

Record sales and sunshine make Art by Falls a rousing success By BARBARA CHRISTIAN Wind and rain had been predicted all week, but by Saturday the threat had passed and a collective sigh of relief went up for 100 artists participating in the Valley Art Center’s 33rd annual Art by the Falls where Oberlin painter Annette Poitau received the Best of Show award. VAC Executive Director Mary Ann Breisch declared the show a smashing success based on feedback from artists and attendees. One artist who is veteran of what she termed “the good, the bad and the ugly” of outdoor art shows through the years agreed that clear skies

was key to the show’s success. “You get high winds and tents become kites,” she said of other fests, relating stories of muddy festival grounds and collapsed tents to regale her shuttle van companions during a Saturday morning run to Riverside Park where this year’s event took place. But last weekend’s two-day festival had none of that. It was wall-to-wall sunshine at the fine art and contemporary craft fair featuring painting, drawing, photography, fiber arts, ceramics, sculpture and mediums difficult to put into genres. Turn to ABF on Page 2

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The band KTNK performs at this past weekend’s Art by the Falls held in Riverside Park in Chagrin Falls. As in past years, the art festival coincided with Chagrin Arts annual Music Crawl, where various acts performed at nine different venues throughout the village.

When she worked at Higbee’s department store in Cleveland in the 1960s, Carmen Kulgoske was forbidden from wearing pants. Even her high-waisted orange cotton pants, worn with a short sleeved orange striped knit top and orange belt with a big silver buckle, all by designer Anne Klein, were out of the question. She could wear her camel-colored ultrasuede dress with a large collar, so long as she wore a sweater underneath, and heels, as flats and sneakers were also a no-no. She purchased the Halston dress because the new material, which was invented in Japan in 1970 and debuted in Paris the same year, was soft and most importantly, washable. Mrs. Kulgoske and her co-chairwoman on the Geauga Historical Society’s Textile and Costume Committee, Ann Thomas, remember how fashion has changed through their lifetimes, and how the meaning of words like “risque” and “work-appropriate” have changed. Mrs. Thomas recalls when she was nearly sent home as a young nurse when she wore pants to work. Now, they’re using their personal knowledge and a great amount of research to present the society’s Vintage Summer Fashions Exhibit, displaying clothes from the 1880s to the 1970s, including three of Mrs. Kulgoske’s outfits. “(Today’s) designers go back and look at these older designs and reproduce them. You can see the trends and see how they have picked out certain designs that work and come up with today’s fashion,” Mrs. Kulgoske said. Held in the Law Building on the grounds of the society’s Century Village in Burton, the exhibit, which was also produced by committee members Pat Hauser and Marilyn Prickett, features formal and sportswear for men and women, and even “Wikie” swim trunks, circa 1930s, worn by G.B. Fox who was the president of the bank in Burton. The group displayed a canary yellow flapper dress worn by his daughter in their last fashion exhibit, “A Night on the Town.” Mr. Fox’s wife, Lottie convinced her friend Frances Payne Bingham Bolton, the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio, to donate money to purchase the Hickox Brick building and 5 acres, effectively starting the Geauga Historical Society and Turn to Fashion on Page 3


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County Map St. Ann’s ga Parish is located le Leaf in the center of t he Tur tle Mount ain Indian Reser vation in Belcourt. The first log church was built in 1884 and the Mission has been ser ving the Page A9 Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Metis Indians in 1885. Father George Anthony Belcourt SUBMITTED NDCL rising junior Jimmy lived among the people Romano does his and he went on part at Wayne County Work the biannual buffalo hunts. Camp. In honor of Fr. George’s presence among the people, the row valley floor with creeks, which primary village on the often Reservatio n was overflow their banks. With the named “Belcourt.” economic challenges of high unemploym For several years, NDCL ent, declining students population and have trekked to the heart low tax revenues, the comof Appalachia munities and residents are faced to provide time, labor with many and friendship to problems. the people in one of the poorest counties Locally, in America. This week, a handful of sophomore 24 rising juniors juniors s and will join with other students and seniors along with faculty participat- schools from sponsored by the Sisters ed in t he annual Wayne of Notre County Work Dame from 17 Page on Camp. across the During Starts country to participate this time, they helped to in the SND Summer make homes war mer, Service Experience. dr ier and safer During the week of June 19, the while sharing in their Christian faith and will students volunteer at various service community with volunteers agencies from across throughout the countr y and the greater Cleveland and families of Wayne each return evening to share their County. experiences at the St. Lawrence Youth Wayne County, located Retreat Center in in the 25 southwestAvon. Start on Page ern tip of West Virginia, is a rural area with The service projects give rugged mountains and life to NDCL’s deep valleys. The mission to “transform the world,” area is typical of much of Appalachia, with doing and in so, provide the students rich natural resources with deeper – primarily timber understandi St. Helen Catholic School and coal. The winding ng and need for creating is a faith-filled community, roads share the nara just promotes which nurtures society. on Page 29



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The obnoxious Rosemary, played by Alyssa Leasure, center, berates her friends and family during her birthday meal as the Caldwell High School drama students practice a scene from “Cafe Murder.” The students will perform the play at 2 p.m. May 15 at the high school auditorium. Joining Leasure in the scene are, seated, from left to right: Liberty Shull, Lauren Fry and Katelyn Reed.

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When James Williams accepted a position as Caldwell High School’s new foreign language teacher in June of last year, he hoped to bring drama courses back to the school as well as foreign language. As it turns out, there were plenty of students hoping that would occur as well, as in its first year back at Caldwell in more than four years, Williams’ drama course has attracted a slew of prospective actors. And, for the first time


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in more than four years, a drama production will be performed by Caldwell High School students, as the CHS drama class will present “Café Murder” at 2 p.m. May 15 at the school’s auditorium. The play offers the case of Rosemary, played by junior Alyssa Leasure, who is out to eat with her sisters celebrating her birthday. After a trip to the restroom, Rosemary doesn’t return. “It appears she’s been done in,” Williams said. Alyssa Leasure, center, gives the business to waitress The rest of the play offers Kendra Kelso, as Tyler Harper and Liberty Shull look (Continued on Page 5) on during a scene from “Cafe Murder.”

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Shenandoah High School Art Students recently painted a sign for the Belle Valley American Legion building. Pictured are, front row, from left to right: Raquel Serdy and Cheyenne Geisey. Back row, Kiley Miley, Miley Tomcho, Derek Hall and SHS Art Instructor Bonnie Flynn.

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Hundreds gather at Shell Cove Park candlelight memorial for Sidney Heidrick

Students in the Shenandoah High School art classes pitched in together recently to hand paint the nationally-known American Legion emblem on a large sign which will hang on the outside wall at the Belle Valley American Legion building. The paint for the project was donated by Boyd Precision Painting, LLC. For years, Post 641 of the Belle Valley American Legion has given to the Noble Local and Caldwell school districts. The kids wanted to do something in return, and to serve their community at the same time. “The kids did a really good job,” said Dave Serdy, a Son of the Belle Valley American Legion. “They were eager to do the job. The American Legion gives a special thanks to them and to their teacher, Bonnie Flynn.”

Chance Rucker wraps up West Muskingum’s Brendan Partin during Day 1 of the Division III district championships at Heath High School.

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Caldwell senior Chance Rucker had a look of disgust on his face as he stood on the podium February 20 at Sandy Valley High School. Rucker had entered the Division III sectional tournament at the No. 1 seed, but lost a 6-4 decision to No. 2 seed Francesco Borsellino of Sandy Valley. While his goal of reaching the district tournament was accomplished, Rucker was angry and ready for redemption. Rucker got his chance during Day 2 of the Division III district at Heath High School and when he stood on the podium Saturday, he wore a smile. Caldwell coaches knew Rucker would likely get another crack at Borsellino during the district tournament – as long as he took care of business. That’s exactly what Rucker did at the two-day tournament. He opened against West Muskingum’s Brendan Partin and pinned him quickly in 35 seconds. Up next was Andrew Be-

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Hundreds of residents from Sheffield Lake and several other communities helped search for Sidney Heidrick July 24-25, responding spontaneously to the July 24 news that a 4-year-old boy was missing. They came together again July 28 at Shell Cove Park to show support for the boy’s grieving family. People who’d walked streets and wooded lots all night with flashlights, calling out Sidney’s name and looking into places where a youngster who loved to play hide and seek might hide; people who’d searched the Lake Erie shoreline on personal watercrafts and in boats; people who joined an impressive response by safety and emergency personnel from dozens of towns and three counties − suddenly felt a shared sense of grief when Sidney’s body was recovered from the water about a quarter of a mile east of his grandparents’ lakeshore home next to Shell Cove Park. Many children were involved in setting up the memorial, as were a number of adults; but no one knew who was ultimately responsible. Girl Scouts and martial arts students made hundreds of luminaries that lined the park’s walkways and Lake Road’s bike lane. The Rev. John Hughes of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lorain offered prayers, several people spoke of their sense of loss and sense of community. City law Director David Graves led the crowd in singing “Amazing Grace,” and several children, including Sidney’s sister Summer, sang his favorite song, “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.” They tied balloons to trees and jungle gyms, lit candles, blew soap bubbles into the breeze and shared their sense of community and one another’s grief for the little boy whose all-too-brief life and tragic end had brought them together. Contact John Edwards at news@2presspapers.com

van of Madison Plains. Bevan was a sectional champion at CardingtonLincoln, but he proved to be no match for Rucker, who squashed him with a pin in 1:22. In the semifinal, Rucker met Dom Wallace of Martins Ferry. Wallace finally provided a challenge for Rucker, but ultimately fell in a 4-1 decision. As Rucker kept winning, so did Borsellino. Sandy Valley’s unbeaten junior won his first match in 31 seconds, he second in 38 seconds and rolled into the finals with a pin over a pin over Zane Trace’s Tanner Kunz. So the rematch was set, and Rucker got the match he wanted. In a complete reversal of the week before, Rucker quickly gained the advantage and pinned the formerly unbeaten Borsellino in 1:30 to claim the district title. With the win, Rucker became the third Caldwell senior to qualify for state on the day, joining Kolby Rayner and Clay Poling.

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Chance Rucker celebrates his victory over Sandy Valley’s Francesco Borsellino in the 285 final Saturday during the Division III district championships at Heath High School. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to this week’s Division III state tournament at Ohio State’s Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Rayner earned his spot by finishing second at 132 at the district meet. Rayner knew he would have his work cut out for him after finishing third at the previous week’s sectional. But he was on a mission – get to state for the third time. Rayner opened with a convincing 24-4 tech fall over Westfall’s Jonas Proffit and then faced the chalCaldwell senior Chance Rucker pins Sandy Valley’s Francesco Borsellino in the 285 lenged of the top-seed (Continued on Page 10) final Saturday during the Division III district championships at Heath High School.

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Caldwell’s Jack Ridenour dribbles into a Rosecrans defender as open space was hard to come by for the Redskins in the Division IV sectional final at Union Local. By Kreg Robinson Journal Sports Editor What can you do? Caldwell asked itself that question Saturday as it met Rosecrans in the Division IV sectional final at Union Local High School. The Redskins were down 19 points entering the final quarter and the Bishops were happy to dribble and pass away the final eight minutes.

Traps weren’t working. Rosecrans wasn’t turning the ball over and it certainly wasn’t going to shoot. So what can you do? The answer ended up being fouling and unfortunately, the Bishop made more than enough foul shots to end Caldwell’s season in a 67-47 loss. While the final quarter and a half were frustrating for Caldwell Coach Clint Crane and his team, the

Caldwell Coach Clint Crane consoles Tanner Clark after the senior fouled out of Saturday’s Division IV sectional final against Rosecrans at Union Local High School. Clark finished with a team-high 20 points in his final game for the Redskins. quarter and a half leading up to that were likely more exasperating. Caldwell’s slashing offense worked early, with Tanner Clark scoring seven quick points in the first quarter and Caldwell leading 12-9 after the first quarter.

But come the second quarter, everything went quiet. Caldwell only scored seven points in the second quarter and was limited to two points in the third. Meanwhile, Rosecrans nearly made everything it

attempted. Whether it was “We knew we couldn’t get an open 3 or a challenged behind,” Crane said. “They lay-up, it seemed like ev- (Rosecrans) are a tough erything was falling for the team. We got down, they Bishops. made a little run at us and at The mixture of both the end, and they made their turned into the one thing free throws. We struggled to Crane knew couldn’t hap- get going (offensively). It pen. (Continued on Page 10)

The theme for this year’s Relay for Life in Noble County is “Be a Super Hero, Knock out Cancer!” And the 2016 team leads for Noble County are excited about how the community is digging in and getting involved in this year’s Relay for Life event. The Relay committee, made up of many valuable volunteers, is led this year by Team Lead Pat Darvas, Community Manager and American Cancer Society Staff Partner Tracy Barnhouse and Youth Champion Karrie Walters. Relay is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 4 at the Noble County Fairgrounds, and there is a full slate of fun waiting for everyone who attends. The day kicks off for cancer survivors at 11 a.m. with the Survivor’s Brunch, happening in place of the Survivor Dinner of years past. Call Barnhouse at 740-5090196 to register for the brunch. Following the brunch are opening ceremonies at noon, and then the traditional survivor’s lap around the track, which kicks off the walking for everyone. “We’re really excited about having a huge year with Noble County Relay,” Barnhouse said. “We have a lot of new involvement. We went over our goal last year and are looking to do the same this year.” This year’s goal is $28,000. There are 16 teams already registered to participate in the event, with more expected. “We’re seeing a lot of return teams this year,” Walters said. “A lot of former teams are returning.” Walters attributes some of this to the participation of special speaker Jason Rich, who will address the assembly at the event. “He’s brought such excitement to Relay this year. When he agreed to speak, he also created a new team, Angie’s Army, AKA Angie’s Rack Pack, in honor of his wife who is fighting breast cancer.” Rich will be the featured speaker during the Luminaria Ceremony, which will take place at 9:30 p.m. This very emotional and uplifting part of the day is organized by Luminaria Leads Sharon Craft and Susan Haas. Dozens or even hundreds of luminaria will be set along the inside circumference of the walking track, guiding the walkers in honor of those who have lost their battle with cancer and inspiring those still fighting, or remembering lost loved ones, to continue the battle. The public is invited to keep the flame of hope lit by ordering a luminaria in memory of someone lost to cancer or in honor of someone still fighting, or who has overcome the disease. To do so, find the order form at www. relayforlife.org/noblecounty, or call Craft at 740-5811086 or Haas at 740-581-1244. Each luminaria is only $10. Another much-anticipated part of Relay this year is Noble County Talent Show 2016. Relay for Life asks: Are you ready to show the county your talent and take home the prize? If so, sign up now for the 2016 Noble County Talent Show, benefiting Noble County Relay for Life. The show will take place at 2 p.m. on June 4 at the Noble County Fairgrounds. All ages are welcome to participate. There are five categories: Music for those 16 and under, Music for those 17 and over, Dance for single/duo, Dance for groups and Miscellaneous. Admission is by donation. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society Noble County Relay for Life. The entry fee for each act is $10, and the deadline for entry is May 27. The show is limited to the first 30 acts to register. To register, send the name of your act, and a contact person and phone to Tracy Barnhouse, 22416 Roy Croy Rd., Senecaville, OH 43780. Make checks for entry fee payable to Noble County Steering Committee. Follow Relay for updates on Facebook at Relay for Life of Noble County Ohio. Call 740-509-0196 or 740-5093283 for more information. Other fun things happening that day include a superhero costume contest; an inflatable obstacle course run by Noble County 4-H kids; a dunk tank featuring local celebrities; music by D.J. Bob Daymut; the 4 p.m. purse auction (this is a new time) with auctioneer Ken Turchik (donations are being accepted now. The public is invited to donate purses, and each participating Relay team may donate two purses.); the silent auction, into which teams may donate unlimited items; and much more. Watch for (Continued on Page 5) D&K HEATING & COOLING Limestone Hauling, Backhoe. tf Electrical & Plumbing 732-5157. Oran Way, 581-3663. 24tf A&L ACTION EXHAUST McElroy Audiology, LLC Quick Fix - 740-732-5551 Lori McElroy - Specialize in 49-8 hearing aids and hearing loss SONNY’S GREENHOUSE - 330-807-1515 37 tf Vegetables, plants. Please call 3 Byler’s Greenhouse now 732-5075 or 581-0010. open! 52201 C. Stephens Rd., Atlee Miller - Home ImproveSummerfield. Perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees & fairy ments, Caldwell, 740-584-1052 O garden supplies. 2-3 pd.

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By JOE SHOUSE Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – Come election day on Nov. 3, Paulding County voters will have the opportunity to make a statement and lay claim to the importance of valuable resourced in the county – young people and agriculture. A vote for Issue 12 on election day supports a five-year levy in the amount of .25 mills or 73 cents per month ($8.75 per year) based on $100,000 home value. The levy would generate approximately $112,000 per year and would allow the continued support of the programs overseen by Extension educators Sarah Noggle and Michael Schweinsberg. At stake are the many programs made available through the Ohio State University Extension office here in Paulding County that benefit and develop high-caliber youth. Not only will many of the youth-related programs be eliminated or greatly reduced, but all programs related to agriculture and natural resources would be eliminated, according to Noggle, Extension educator in the areas of agriculture and natural resources. “Many of the programs and learning experiences would come to an end without the passage of the levy. We will no longer be able to continue the agriculture and natural resources programs that many have grown accustomed to over the years,” said Noggle. Ohio law and the fact that farming is becoming more specialized, the requirements today were not in the picture years ago. The requirements for various certifications and recertification concerning pesticide and fertilizer application and

PAYNE – Divine Mercy Catholic Church of Paulding is hosting a wine tasting on Oct. 24 from 7-10 p.m. at the Payne Campus in the Parish Hall. Three local wineries, Majestic Oaks of Grand Rapids, Leisure Time of Napoleon, and Jubilee Winery of Delphos, are bringing their five top wines to taste and purchase. Ten tastings, music, refreshments and snacks included in admission ticket, which is $20 per person. A silent auction will be held and all proceeds to benefit the Divine Mercy School and improvement projects. All are welcome. Presale tickets may be purchased at the parish office 419399-2576 or Rita and Dennis Brinkman of Antwerp 419258-6361, Rita and Tom Diaz of Paulding 419-399-5476, and Carol and Vince Schaefer of Payne 419-263-2081.

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68 Wayne Trace Junior High students recently enjoyed an afternoon of bowling at Olympic Lanes in Van Wert. These students were eligible for the trip for their exemplary performance during the past 9 weeks. Way to go Raiders!!!

THE PAULDING COUNTY PROGRESS GOES TO THE ZOO – This is Panya, an Asian elephant that is 51 years old, at The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. Paulding native Amber Simpson is an elephant keeper there. Amber’s parents, Charles and Sue Simpson, visited her recently and were able to get this photo of Panya with the Progress, thanks to supervisors in the Asian Domain at the zoo. Read more about Amber’s unique career inside on Page 2A.

In honor of the 100th day of school on Friday, Jan. 29, Antwerp Elementary kindergarten students collected canned goods for their local food pantry. The goal was 100 cans, but the three kindergarten classes collected 192 cans! Pictured in their 100-year-old Paulding Elementary’s 21st Century after school program recently enjoyed a career exploration field trip to Marco’s Pizza. Mr. Derek outfits boxing the canned goods are Kinzey Parrish, Cheek gave the students a tour of the facility, explained his job responsibilities and how they relate to math and technology. The program Wyatt Cline, Bryceton Barker, Clara Rohrs, and thanks the staff at Marco’s for their hospitality and generosity! The 21st Century program is in its first year at Paulding Elementary and Aaden Friend. currently has 41 students attending for homework help, tutoring, and mentoring.

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Replacement levy would guarantee senior services By JOE SHOUSE Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – The Paulding County Senior Center will look to the voters come election day as a 0.5-mill, five-year replacement levy will be decided. If passed, the levy will cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 approximately $17.50 each year. Director of the center, Marsha Yeutter, points out that the yearly budget for the senior center is $425,871 and the current levy generates nearly $157,000 of the budget’s total amount. “With the replacement levy we will be able to make up 37 percent of the budget or $228,464 annually. So obviously it vital for us to see this replacement pass on Nov. 3,”

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Yeutter said. The funds generated will be used as operational money for the center as well as updating the building and making necessary repairs. “Upgrades are needed. We have a heating and cooling system that is need of general repairs and upkeep along with large equipment such as refrigerators needing replaced,” commented Yeutter. In years past, there were Community Development Block Grants that could be counted on, but it’s not as easy as it once was to secure such grants. Therefore, having this replacement levy pass is to important to the ongoing programs that benefit the senior adults of Paulding County. The center receives no fund-


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ing from the county’s general fund nor from various grants like it once did and in the near future the staff is expecting a reduction in monies from the Area Office on Aging (AOOA). In the past, the Area Office provided some funding for the use of transportation and meal service at the center. “As a part of our transportation is concerned we also have five vehicles that have more than 100,000 miles on them and a couple with over 150,000 and so we are looking at an aging fleet of vehicles that may need to be replaced sooner than later,” commented Yeutter. With the many cuts being made in transportation funding and meal money, the center will possibly need to be more creative with providing their ser-


vices. “We had a $13,000 decrease in our transportation funds in 2015, but Commissioner Mark Holtsberry convinced the AOOA that although the county population is low, there is a high number of seniors living in their homes. Thankfully we were able to recoup the $13,000, thanks to Mark, but there is no guarantee we will get it next year,” Yeutter said. Not only is there a need to keep the transportation dollars, but money for providing meals is also a vital part of the center’s outreach. The AOOA allocated $48,830.46 in federal funds for transportation and $78,697.33 to provide meals to the center. “We have depleted the federal dollars and have not had


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any since June. There are 150 daily meals that are provided to our seniors who are primarily home-bound. Along with the home-bound meals, an average of 23 meals are served at the senior center dining room each The Antwerp Local School Library completed its book fair January is a busy time for the music department! We are starting music for large group Oakwood elementary students day as well,” said Yeutter. A popular program that adjudicated events and preparing for solo and ensemble. Several students are participating enjoyed the few inches of snow and sold nearly $7,800 worth of merchandise. Because of this many seniors have come to rely in honors groups. Jadyn Flint, Scott Wenninger, Arlyn Cooper and Joel Johnson are WT Band we received on Monday and record-breaking amount, the Antwerp Local School Library was on is having adequate transpor- students with a busy music schedule. Jadyn was selected to play in BGSU’s Honor Band, Scott Tuesday, Jan. 11 and 12. Several able to keep around $4,300 in Scholastic books for its collection. tation. Relief in knowing that a at OSU’s Honor Band and Arlyn and Joel for the District 3 OMEA Honors Band all the weekend of students spent their recess one Mrs. Kayla Bagley and Mrs. Heather Barnhouse would like to thank everyone who contributed to the book fair. Seen here is secway to the grocery store or to a Jan. 16-17. Scott and Arlyn participated in Kent State’s All Star Band on Jan. 23 and Scott played day building a snowman. ond grader Camryn McAlexander, filling out her wish list of books. doctor’s appointment or other in the All State Honors Band at the OMEA Convention in Cincinnati on Jan. 29. necessary travels can be provided through the senior center is always helpful. Currently, the center provides an average of 15 medical trips per week including therapy, dialysis and doctor visits. Each Wednesday, seniors have See SENIORS, page 2A

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Oakwood Elementary held their Spelling Bee on Jan. 8. Vanessa Krueger, a sixth grader, was the champ. Runner-up was Hayden Mullen, a fifth grader. Vanessa represented Oakwood Elementary at the County Bee held in February.

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PAULDING – The men of the First Christian Church are participating in Cookin’ for Missions on Saturday, Oct. 17. They will serve a pancake and sausage breakfast 8-11 a.m. A freewill offering will be collected to help feed hungry children locally and nationally. Half the proceeds will go to the No Child Goes Hungry program in the Paulding schools while the other have will be split among four national missions. Breakfast will be served in the First Christian Church fellowship hall at 1233 Emerald Road, Paulding.



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A Creola woman and her 4-year-old daughter were killed Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Route 93 in Swan Twp.


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Sarah Arnett-McMaster, 29, was pronounced dead on the scene by Vinton County Coroner Rebecca Huston, according to a report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Her daughter, Ashiah Cham-

bers, 4, died later on Monday after being flown via medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Arnett-McMaster had been driving northbound on Route 93 at around 12:37 p.m. when

her 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier reportedly crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck head-on near Bethel Road. The other driver, Tracy SEE CRASH ON PAGE A2

Plants and produce aplenty By JOy DICKERSON For The Courier

Bob Rannells has taken the lead in keeping fresh produce available for local residents. There may not be an official farmer’s market in the county this year, but Rannells and company are offering the next-best thing. He and a few other vendors Vinton County Courier Wednesday, September 23, 2015 have been parking their trucks in front of the courthouse on Saturday mornings. The selection is vast: recently, Rannells and another seller featured potatoes, tomatoes, onions and peppers (bell and hot), among others. The Vinton County Air Show and Candy Drop was heldLinda Donahoe of McArthur on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Vinton County Airport. For more surveyed the stock and said photos, visit www.vintoncourier.com. she was shopping for a family dinner. Charles Napier, 50, “I found more than I thought I would,” she said, of New Plymouth Above: Bob toting home a cloth bag full Rannells Loretta Stewart, 91, of produce. is pictured Rannells, as usual, had a of Belton, South beside his range of plants to sell also. produce Carolina Especially popular were pots stand in front of heavily-budded chrysanJoseph Van Allen, of the Vinton themums, just in time for 90, of Wellston County autumn decorations. Courthouse. Bernice Daugherty, “We’ll be here every Saturday at least through Septem94, of McArthur ber, and maybe longer,” Rannells said. Donna Oney, 70, of The Friends’ Farmer’s Market took the summer off this year. The normal spot for the Columbus Courier phoTos by Joy diCkerson market was in the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Bob Rannells is pictured with Jan FerPage A2 Library parking lot, but the library is undergoing guson, a customer at his produce stand SEE PRODUCE ON PAGE A2 in McArthur.


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given new life by A village legacy is being is, in all senses of a Dayton company that the phrase, on the move. or DMS, which Dayton Mailing Services, mailing and printspecializes in high-tech to purchase 888 ing services, is poised property Dayton St., a 10-acre commercial For 39 Midwest. near Antioch University home to specialty years, that property was Antioch Company, printing business the its scrapbookand later Creative Memories, Creative Memories ing supplies subsidiary. 2013, ending a long left Yellow Springs in that began in the chapter of village industry Arthur MorMorgan, Ernest when 1920s, Antioch Company’s gan’s son, founded the earliest incarnation. building, as But if DMS buys the be back — in a expected, printing will

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WILKESVILLE — The Wilkesville area may get an EMS squad in the coming years, county officials said in a meeting Monday. The Vinton County Commissioners say they hope to turn their attention to increasing public safety in rural areas like Wilkesville once the ongoing Richland Fire Station is completed. “This project has been on my mind since I’ve been in here,” said Commissioner Mike Bledsoe. “I just think it’s something we ought to do.” Currently, it takes at least 30 minutes for emergency vehicles to drive from the EMS building in McArthur down to the rural stretches of Vinton County like Wilkesville and Radcliff. These areas often gets emergency response help from other agencies like Gallia County, but the commissioners want a more permanent, local solution. The issue, predictably, is money. Commissioners say there is no money to pay for a Wilkesville squad to be on duty 24/7 like in McArthur. Instead, the goal could be to have volunteer firefighters in the area sign up for EMS training. The county would then pay for any response calls on an as-needed basis. Commissioner Jerry Zinn said he would reach out to Wilkesville Fire Chief John Wood to see if SEE EMS ON PAGE A2

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A ceremonial wall is being planned to feature engraved bricks of every senior football player at Vinton County High School. The wall How to Donate will be paid for Send donations to: primarily from Vinton County Alumni community c/o Mary E. Hayes donations: each 407 Northview Ave. brick can be McArthur, OH 45651 engraved for $35 please write: “The Wall” apiece. At more in the Memo than 100 feet long and 6 feet high, it will display players’ names dating back



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Courier editor MUSIC, I S S U E : IN & AROUND; Given how hot it was, visitors to Alice’s House on Saturday for the McArthur Bicentennial event were glad the occasion was an ice cream social. . Those who enjoyed the plentiful ice cream toppings and cold lemonade kept adjusting their chairs to stay cool underneath a large tree. “It’s great weather,” McArthur Village Councilman Dave Bolender said in line, eyeing those behind him. “It’ll be even better when I’m over in the shade.” The afternoon was a who’s who of McArthur’s more notable residents and officials, all who bore the heat

Pictured is an artist’s rendering of the planned senior football wall, which will honor all players from the past 50 years as well as the next 15 or 20 years.

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A McArthur man was killed in a two-vehicle crash along Route 50 near Allensville on Saturday. Deceased is Steve Harris, 34. The crash occurred at approximately 4:21 p.m. on Saturday when the vehicle he was driving reportedly traveled left of center. His vehicle struck another SEE CRASH ON PAGE A2


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n the absence of a grocery store, Vinton County will take produce any way it can get it. The latest help came on Wednesday, as the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank hosted a “Mobile Market” at the Cross Creek General Store near Allensville. “The goal is to get rid of it all,” said organizer Deven Berry, as residents stocked up on food by the box load. The haul: 13,431 pounds of food given away to dozens of Vinton County residents, according to the food bank. That is nearly seven tons of free vegetables and fruit, which

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On Aug. 5, 2015, over 200 people gathered in the parking lot of the Beavercreek Walmart to commemorate the life and mourn the death of John Crawford III, who was gunned down inside the store after a shopper called 911 and reported Crawford had a gun. The gun turned out to be a BB gun Crawford picked up from a shelf in the store, and the of�cers, who shot Crawford within seconds of their arrival, were ultimately acquitted of any wrongdoing. The commemoration was held a year to the day after Crawford’s untimely death and featured speeches, singing and a march with a hoisted cof�n leading the procession. “We intend to convey to the world that we will remain vigilant in our demand for justice for John Crawford III and those around the country who have also lost their lives,” said the press release accompanying the event. “We will not allow John Crawford to have been killed in vain.”


education degrees and community outreach and fundraising skills. As a native Virginian, Lowr y began her career as a school psychologist and a special education teacher and served in Botetourt and Bedford counties in Virginia for 19 years before taking on administrative positions with Dayton Public and Cleveland Municipal schools in Ohio and Chichester School District in Boothwyn, Penn. She holds an MS and Ed.S. from Radford University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Lowry had served as the Westmoreland superintendent since 2011, before she resigned in January 2015. According to the Journal Press of northern Virginia, the Westmoreland district had been under investigation at the time by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Virginia ......... 2

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for being in arrears with both federal tax and state teachers retirement system payments. According to Lowry this week, Westmoreland was understaffed in payroll and attempting to address the problem under strict budget constraints, ended up with late payments to the IRS and STRS in October 2014 that were caught up by January 2015. Lowry resigned because she had intended to take a job with a school system closer to home — a situation which for independent reasons did not work out, she said. According to Botkin, the Children’s Center board addressed the issue with Lowry and believe that the Journal Press was “unfair” in its reporting and that Lowry responded quickly and appropriately to CONTINUED ON PAGE 5




The rally was coordinated by Miami Valley Black Lives Matter, one of dozens of actions the group has organized since the beginning of the year, and was designed to bring attention to what they see as a lack of accountability in police departments for ‘rogue police.’ According to Black Lives Matter, the shootings — and consistent acquittal of the of�cers involved — are indicative of racism endemic to the justice system and society as a whole. A list compiled by mappingpoliceviolence.org shows that over 100 unarmed African-Americans were killed by police nationwide in 2014. “It’s not a demonstration,” said Black Lives Matter organizer and Yellow Springs resident Bomani Moyenda, “it’s a commemoration of a young man who tragically lost his life.” Commemorators held signs and banners and wore green armbands as a show of solidarity. Speeches were given, and com-



Last month the Community Children’s Center hired Rebecca Lowry of Beavercreek as the new executive director. She has 37 years experience teaching and leading in public schools and will pursue a master’s in business while serving the Yellow Springs community.



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in 2008 resubmitted a grant proposal, which was funded in 2009. But the situation became more complex with the closing of the college in 2008 — of�cially, the Glen was owned by Antioch University. At a series of meetings of Glen stakeholders, convened by Magaw, it was determined that the best path to conserving the Glen was purchasing the land from the university, placing a conservation easement on it and gifting it to a newly created nonpro�t to operate. The nonpro�t Trust for Public Land was brought in to assist, according to a TLT document. The situation changed again with the successful purchase of the college and Glen by an alumni group. The college board held onto the Glen, but also wished to place a conservation easement on the

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Westmoreland County Public Schools in Virginia, where Lowry served as superintendent before retiring on Aug. 1. But the center’s leadership and �nancial issues are complex and have weighed on the school for at least three years. Since the Children’s Center Board of Trustees announced last fall that enrollment hit an all-time low and the school had just enough assets to last until the spring, the center has been held together by the grace of community donations and a constantly shifting team of board and administrative leaders. Board President Amber Botkin is helping to apprise Lowry of the situation and is con�dent that the school, which lost its Step Up to Quality one-star rating this year, can regain its standing with Ohio’s voluntary early childhood school rating program. “We understand that the Step Up to Quality rating is a re�ection of our programming, and the board has made it a priority,” Botkin said last week. “We’re con�dent that with the [Step Up to Quality] application in the fall we will see an improvement.”

In the Council race, Abraham, in an email this week, identified maintaining village diversity as a priority. While he sees a “multi-faceted approach” as necessary, the issue of affordability is central, he said. Working as the Americorps Vista staff member at Home, Inc. has provided him the opportunity to learn about housing issues, Abraham wrote, and “I think a renewed, emboldened commitment to af fordable housing — both rental and home ownership — would go a long way in providing opportunities in the village.” A vital local economy and attention to wage and job opportunities also �gure into the challenge to maintain diversity, he wrote. Creepingbear is assistant director of admissions and multicultural recruitment and enrollment counselor at Antioch College. In an email this week he said he’s running to represent a group often not involved in local government, which is young people and families. “From that vantage point, I’m interested in addressng the budget, speci�cally as it relates to the ACE Task Force, housing for seniors and lower income residents, and progressive economic building, i.e. work co-ops and living wages.” Maintaining diversity is also a priority for Cruz, a 40-year village resident who ran for Council two years ago. A self-employed baker and member of the Human Relations Commission, Cruz wrote that “I believe attracting new businesses and families to



Dozens of people participated in a rally and die-in at the Beavercreek Walmart on Wednesday, Aug. 5, to commemorate the life of John Crawford III, who was killed by police in the store a year ago. The event was organized by Black Lives Matter Miami Valley and included many local residents.


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Pictured are several crates of produce at the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank “Mobile Market,” held at the Cross Creek General Store on Wednesday. included 10-pound bags of potatoes, lettuce, apples, peppers and many other items. The food bank located in

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Two Hamden residents have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs that led to a Jackson man’s death. David P. Barton, 55, and Teresa A. Johnson, 54, both of Hamden, were arrested Friday on multiple drugrelated charges. The arrests came after Josh Williams, 34, of Jackson, died from a alleged heroin overdose on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Williams had been reportedly brought to the Wellston Fire Department after overdosing and was later pronounced dead at Holzer Medical Center. SEE ARRESTS ON PAGE A2

Ridge Top Music Festival The 2015 Ridge Top Music Festival and Big Boy Toy Show was held at the Vinton County Airport on Saturday, Aug. 15. The Athens band Rag Top opened the music festival and more than 30 cars participated in the annual car show. Plane rides were also offered at the event, which serves as a preview to the September air show. The air show is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20 and the Leaf Peap/Young Eagles Day is slated for Sunday, Oct. 11.


After a nine-year effort, Glen Helen is now officially preserved as forever a green space. A collaboration of federal, state and local agencies assisted in the process of raising funds to purchase conservation easements for the Glen. Shown above are leaders Krista Magaw, executive director of Tecumseh Land Trust, and Glen Director Nick Boutis. member Dave Neuhardt in 2004, after looking over the historic papers. And indeed the Glen has faced signi�cant threats since it was established, including a state plan in the 1950s to locate a highway through the preserve, which Village and Glen of�cials managed to beat back. “That would have destroyed not only the Glen but the fabric of Yellow Springs,” Boutis said. After Neuhardt’s assessment in 2004 that the Glen was vulnerable, TLT Director Magaw made it her mission to protect the nature preserve, according to TLT member Bob Barcus. Magaw’s �rst attempt to preserve the Glen was a 2006 grant request to the Ohio EPA, which just missed being funded. But soon after Boutis, having arrived as the Glen’s new director, also took a major interest in the project. Together, the two

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on how to aimed at educating villagers series, the of the reduce waste. As part free film “REUSE: group will show a the Planet.” The Because You Can’t Recycle By Lauren Heaton Saturday, Jan. 23, screening takes place this 219 at the Antioch from 2 to 4 p.m. in room Last month, nearly a year after the Community Children’s Center lost its director, College Arts/Science Building. Ellen Etienne, Following the �lm, Mary Dayton, willthe local preschool and daycare hired in Rebecca Lowry as its new executive direcCEO of the Reuse Institute of local artists speak, along with a panel in their work.tor. Lowry began her job on July 22. While her 37 years in public school counseling who use recycled materials Young-Basoraand administration around the Midwest will Alice The panel will include inform her approach to the challenges at the Anna Burke and and her daughter, Carina; local school, Lowry said she is looking forward to leading a smaller institution closer Sondy Kai. that accompanies to her long-time home in Beavercreek. The amount of waste is threatening the “I was looking for something not too mass consumption to event high pressure,” she said in an interview planet’s existence, according d week. Waste-sponsorelast organizers. Other Zero a variety of strate-The Children’s Center isn’t as large events have focused on as the Dayton Public School District and

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documena free screening of the this of Yellow Springs presents The Zero Waste group followed by a panel discussion Can’t Recycle the Planet” Building. tary “Reuse! Because You the Antioch College Science 2 p.m. in room 219 at Burke and Saturday, Jan. 23, at Mersky, local artist Anna left, event organizer Liz she created from discarded Shown above are, from with Burke holding a sculpture organizer Vickie Hennessy, plastic spoons.

ates happiness.” scenes that happiness include Some of the images of of a such as Holly Weir’s print of downtown musicians, paintof Tom’s Market, and a boy playing guitar in front on Xenia Avenue by Julian ing of a saxophone player Roberts. music Springs, I think of the matters most “When I think of Yellow Springs. but this downtown,” Roberts said. of a �sherman at Ellis to only look outward, “So many teens want YSHS Anna Mullin created images line, and the Hyde Road experience here,” said on his group is re�ecting on their “I Pond catching the moon because, by a monster, Simon. Art Teacher Elizabeth re�eccovered bridge being attacked people are artists, their Because these young prints her like adding quirky things.” of paintings, drawings, of Ellis Pond re�ects Lowry rose to top tions have taken the form make Grace Wilke’s painting took media. And these pieces as a special place her father The board chose Lowry out of an initial a and photos, among other opens memories of the pond “YS In Color,” which and Olivia Chick created pool of 57 applicants from a national search. up the upcoming exhibit Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at Village her when she was a child, Antioch College campus. on the A committee chaired by board members with a reception this Friday, painting of Main Hall Current Lisa Abel and Maureen Lynch conducted found inspiration at both Artisans. And Madeline Neilson “lots of according to fun,” found and she several rounds of interviews, and according “food where of The opening will include Cuisine and Tom’s Market, section. to Botkin, Lowry “stood out immediately” prints, cards, pins and originals organizers, along with warm yellows” in the produce include more personal due to her high level of early childhood is invited. artwork for sale. Everyone Other artwork on display series of four “spunky, CHIDDISTER out,” Simon said. “They’ve PHOTO BY DIANE Siemer’s “We hope people come to pieces, such as Kyra 75 CENTS IN THIS it means a lot to them.” women who were important AP art classes, opens who worked super hard and and con�dent and kind” photos artists, art ISSUE: Rowe’s advanced participating in the with Meredith’s to right: In an interview last week, advanced art and AP art the work of YSHS students her growing up, along above are, top row left lace and eggs in her mom’s school’s An exhibit of “YS in Color,” Village Artisans. Shown are all members of the of a �eld of Queen Anne’s this Friday, Jan. 22, at Harney; Middle: Elisabeth the speci�cs of their growing with a reception at 6 p.m. Wright, Kyra Siemer, Elesha are classes, agreed that while an kitchen. Nielsen. Not pictured Rowe, Callie Smith, Nicklas a common theme. to organize and mount Anna Mullin, Meredith Chick, Holly Weir, Madeline up differ, their art re�ects The group itself chose place to grow up,” Olivia row left to right: Olivia and with that choice came “Yellow Springs is a good agreement. Simon (teacher). Bottom exhibit, according to Simon, in Gracie Wilke. Chick said, as others nodded on Yellow Springs scenes, artists Julian Roberts and G E 10 ............... 8, 9 C O N T I N U E D O N PA To Grace Wilke, re�ecting CLASSIFIEDS ..................... in a puzzle that cre10 COURT; together come MAYOR’S ................... all SPORTS 4 POLICE REPORT; “The little things SCHOOL; BULLDOG ..................... ........ ..................... ... 7 ..... 2 COMMUNITY FORUM GLEN, LIBRARY EVENTS 6 By TyLER BUCHANAN REMINDERS ..................... SENIOR EVENTS ......... 3 SCHOOL BOARD; ART, I N T H I S CALENDAR, SPIRITUAL EVENTS .......

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by the end of the closing to be completed this month. a major hurdle As previously reported, 7 when the Greene was cleared on Jan. approved County Board of Commissioners that Village an enterprise zone agreementunanimously voted Council had previously tax deal, the agreeto accept. Essentially a speci�c workforce, ment commits DMS to levels in payroll and capital expenditure 75 percent abateexchange for a 10-year, company’s planned ment of taxes on the to the property. $1.5 million improvement Director of County Greene to According who oversees Development Pete Williams, for the county, enterprise zone agreements amount of property DMS will pay the full current assesstax based on the building’s On the annually. $20,000 ment, or about will pay only about planned expansion, it $40,000 the Village $10,000 of the roughly — a tax break of would otherwise collect 10 years, after which around $300,000 over full yearly amount. the Village receives the the Village won’t Though that’s money Karen Winsee, Village Council President company’s that the trow said last week to Yellow Springs. presence will be a boon come along “A company this size doesn’t a business “This is every day,” she said. I really didn’t allow of the size and scope the fact that DMS myself to hope for.” And to what it was “takes the building back she re�ected. — that’s profound to me,”

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plans to move its big way. The company of its production to headquarters and most President Christine Yellow Springs, DMS interview. That Soward said in a recent of the company’s means relocating most of thousands 80 employees and hundreds current headits of tons of equipment from on Keowee quarters, a red-brick behemoth to the newer, Street in downtown Dayton, keep its Dayton sleeker site. (DMS will some producand location for warehousing not displace the tion.) The company will Dayton St., but will 888 of tenants existing the building, plus occupy the majority of nearly half, accordexpand its footprint by ing to Soward. and it’s a big “There’s some nervousness, she said. job, but we’re excited,” closed, but DMS The sale has not yet said by email on spokesperson Gery Deer of�cials expect Wednesday that company

attention What grabbed Liz Mersky’s mistaking albatross were the images of an dolphins struggling A family business plastic for food and DMS is a the ever growing while tangled up in Like the Antioch Company, waste that’s been founded in 1984 �oating mass of plastic family business. It was Hale. Just 18 These images, from dumped in the oceans. by Soward’s father, Robert galvanized Mersky Soward, the eldest various documentaries, years old at the time, of sensamount help, the to in reduce to take action to of six children, jumped produces, and learn a business waste that she personally try to educate ing an opportunity to to attended Sinclair beyond that, to take steps from the ground up. She working as her others on the waste issue. Community College while in production, grabs my atten“It’s always wildlife that father’s “right-hand man” service and me,” she said in a tion. That was it for of�ce administration, customer couldn’t just watch recent inter view. “I sales. HACKETT go home and do she said. She’s then shop,” and the in PHOTO BY AUDREY movies these “I started there is to do in the acquisinothing.” done nearly every job of the company’s newest local Zero Waste means “I know Soward showed off one So Mersky joined the per hour. company, she added, which — from the has worked to DMS President Christine 25,000 sheets of paper work group, and as a member how hard people here printer capable of handling this month company is poised to purchase tions, a massive inkjet organize a series of programs Dayton, the 32-year-old and Creative GE 5 Currently located in downtown C O N T I N U E D O N PA of the Antioch Company Springs, former home 888 Dayton St. in Yellow of its production there. headquarters and most Memories, and move its

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By Diane Chiddister A week after the �ling deadline for candidates, this fall’s races for Village Council and Miami Township Trustee look robust, while the school board contest is decidedly calmer, with no challengers for two incumbents. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Seven candidates turned in their petitions by the Aug. 5 deadline for three open Village Council seats, those currently held by Lori Askeland, Marianne MacQueen and Gerry Simms. MacQueen and Simms are running again, while Askeland, after eight years on Council, is not a candidate. Joining the incumbents are challengers Adam Abraham, Shane Creepingbear, Chrissy Cruz, Talis X (Talis Gage) and former Council President Judith Hemp�ing. In the race for Township Trustees, for which two seats are open, incumbents Chris Mucher and Lamar Spracklen have been joined by challengers Steve McQueen, Don Hollister, Dale Amstutz and Zo Van Eaton. Current Township Fiscal Of�cer Margaret Silliman is running unchallenged. Two seats are open on the Yellow Springs Board of Education, and incumbents Sean Creighton and Sylvia Ellison, who are both candidates, face no challengers. Longtime mayor David Foubert is running for his 13th term, with no opposition. All of the candidates are considered unof�cial until approved by the Board of Elections on Aug. 17.



By Diane Chiddister A nine-year ef for t to protect Glen Helen �nally came to a successful conclusion last week, with the Glen now preserved as a wild place into perpetuity. “There is no greater treasure here than Glen Helen,” Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw said in a press release. “It is the ecological and spiritual anchor for our Miami Valley. It’s an honor to do our part to protect it, for today and for our future generations.” The outcome is especially satisfyng because it was a collaborative effort between a variety of federal, state, regional and local entities that joined together to preserve the Glen, according to Magaw. “Thanks to everyone for sticking with the process,” she said. “This is a great outcome and something to celebrate.” A celebration will take place in October, at the Hugh Taylor Birch house in the Glen, on Oct. 25, at a time to be announced. Altogether, the effort to preserve all 973 acres of the Glen, which took place in several stages, cost a little over $3 million, according to Glen Helen Director Nick Boutis this week. The funding included $940,650 from the the Clean Ohio Fund; $567,500 from the federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program; $100,000 from the Village of Yellow Springs; $1.2 million from the Ohio EPA’s Water Restoration Resource Sponsorship Program and $200,000 from the Upper River Fund of the Dayton Foundation. The commitment of Antioch College to the preservation effort was also critical to its success, according to Boutis this week. “The college didn’t have to make preser ving the Glen a priority in its reinvention, but it did,” Boutis said, also thanking the Morgan Family Foundation and Antioch University for their contributions. “Ultimately, this moved for ward because ever yone loves the Glen,” Boutis said. Glen Helen was established in 1929 when college alum Hugh Taylor Birch donated the land to the college in memory of his daughter, Helen Birch Bartlett. At the time College President Arthur Morgan and Birch were concerned about conserving the Glen as green space, according to Boutis, and the deed from Birch included the restriction that the nature preserve be protected. But the restrictions had no “teeth” according to attorney and TLT board

Pictured is Nick Rupert on left piloting the Super Grill Master 172 and Ed Merker piloting the B52 French Fryer during the Ridge Top Music Festival at the Vinton County Airport. Courier photo by tyler buChanan

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Above: The Athens-based Rag Top band is seen opening the Ridge Top Music Festival at the Vinton County Airport on Saturday.




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Despite what was rumored last Saturday night on Yik Yak, the anonymous social app infamous for vulgarity and bullying, sophomore Lindsey Eveland did not die. The night was just like any other night for Eveland, an evening spent at Ohio Thrift with her boyfriend. But while driving back to Bexley, she was bombarded with texts from friends asking if everything was alright. Following a friend’s request to check Yik Yak, she was surprised to find that a female student was rumored to have died. The only names mentioned were “Eveland” and the initials “LE”. Eveland said her boyfriend called public safety around 11:30 p.m. and asked if anyone died on campus. Ten minutes later, Eveland said she received a phone call from her roommate who said that a public safety officer was at their dorm room wanting to speak with Eveland. An officer then went to the boyfriend’s College Avenue home to confirm Eveland’s identity. “He said ‘you’re certainly not dead’ … and I’m certainty not,” Eveland said. Public safety’s police chief, Frank Fernandez, initially said no investigation into Saturday’s incident occurred. But after checking the call log, he confirmed that his department did receive a call from a concerned individual. “It is unfortunate that we have to use our resources on this type of social media rumor, but due to the nature of the complaint, we ended up checking for the wellbeing of the alleged victim,” Fernandez said. No incident report was filed. Most yaks mentioning Eveland have since disappeared. Yaks are typically removed if a user reports a post that violates Yik Yak’s rules or if a yak receives five down votes. “I’m not aware of anyone from Capital removing content from Yik Yak,” said Nichole Johnson, Capital’s executive director of marketing communications. Eveland said she has no idea who started the rumor but believes that she may have angered someone. “Friday morning, people were





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Sophmore Lindsey Eveland was surprised to find rumors about her “death” on the social application Yik Yak this past Saturday evening. commenting my name on random posts … they were insinuating that I was on the ‘walk of shame’ as I was coming home from my boyfriend’s house,” Eveland said. Instructor of criminology and sociology at Capital University, Laura Brennankane said she does not fully understand the motivation behind this “deviant behavior.” Both Eveland and Brennankane believe the hoaxer may have been motivated by boredom. But how exactly did one Yak hold the power to become “the death” of a student? On Yik Yak’s website, the app defines itself as “home to the casual, relatable, heartfelt, and silly things that connect people with their community.” Incidents such as last Saturday’s, however, lead Brennankane into thinking Yik Yak encourages a herd-mentality, or groupthink. She said that when people get into groups, social loafing, or the phenomenon of people exerting less effort to achieve a goal, can occur. Brennankane also referenced a popular social psychology study, the Asch Experiment, which was designed to test

how peer pressure influences a person’s judgment. The experiment showed that one voice can make a difference amongst many. “What is it that you all want?” Brennankane said. “Do you want a social media where anyone is free to say anything, consequences be damned … or do you want to have something that is more student policed?” Last spring, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion attempted to answer Brennankane’s question by hosting an event called “Take Back The Yak.” Prior to this event, last February an African American student from Capital reached out to NBC4, claiming he endured racist comments via Yik Yak almost on a daily basis. Since the weekend, some people have made good-humored jokes about Eveland being the campus “dead girl.” But she is taking the rumor in stride. Eveland said she feels no ill will about what happened but would like to have a conversation with whoever started the rumor to understand his or her motivation. “Nothing bothered me about the yaks besides the fact of why would somebody post that,” Eveland said. “… You have to

look back at it and say, ‘Well, oh it was funny.’ You can’t be hurt by it.”

Approximately 35 students came to ‘Take Back The Yak” to discuss ways to help prevent harmful yaks. The results from the meeting were as follows: t When a comment that is harmful/ offensive in nature is posted, a core group of students should flood that post with positivity. t Capital should host a “silence campaign” that showcases screenshots of some of the harmful/offense language used on the app with the goal of having campus discussion about the comments. t Petition (with signatures) the administration to block the app. t Employ a down voting “tree”. If something very harmful/offensive in nature is posted, several students who are apart of this tree will automatically down vote the comment off.

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premiere tonight (Friday) at the Geauga Lyric Theater for three performances. It then moves to Euclid for three performances. “I always thought it would be great to have my story made into a play,” said Dr. Auerbacher who now lives in Queens, N.Y. “I’ve been dreaming about it a long time. It’s absolutely wonderful. I feel so honored and blessed.” Ms. Miloro-Hansen, a 2010 graduate of Hiram College, has been active Auerbacher in theater since 1999 and in 2013, directed “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a play based on the real-life story of Raja Englanderova, another Terezin survivor. Chris Cipriani, who was the executive director of the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild at the time, connected with Dr. Auerbacher online. That summer, Ms. Cipriani and her family went to Queens to meet Dr. Auerbacher. “She talked about how she would love to have her story turned into a play and we talked about the messages that were important,” Ms. Cipriani said. “Inge’s interest is reaching youth and Angela has worked a lot with teen drama. I mentioned Angela and Inge was in touch with her and it began.” After speaking with Dr. Auerbacher, Ms. Miloro-Hansen began her research by reading Dr. Auerbacher’s six books, including her 1993 autobiography “I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust” and her 2003 autobiography “Beyond the Yellow Star to America.” Ms. Miloro-Hansen memorized each page of the books and got to know Inge through her poetry, phone conversations and the many YouTube videos featuring Dr. Auerbacher. “(The play) started as just during the war, but I knew something was missing and then decided to add in her post-war survival,” Ms. Miloro-Hansen said. “What I think is unique about the way we’ve done her story that others haven’t is that it talks about how to survive and how to rebuild your life after such a horrible event and how to start over in a new country as a child andCenter, overcome.” Over the next two Valley Art years, Ms. Miloro-Hansen went through 10 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls: completely different drafts. Geauga ArtsDr.Network Group’s While Auerbacher says she gave Ms. November program, guidedlicense, Ms. Miloro-Hansen fullacreative Miloro-Hansen the events true to life, tour of the VAC’s kept annual only sacrificing the truth to create amalgams Juried Art Exhibit. Tuesday at of secondary characters. 6:30 p.m. Free to takes place in Though theand bulk open of the play the public. 440Terezin,Information: it does cover Dr. Auerbacher’s life from the Kristallnacht in her hometown 729-6481 or1938 www.facebook. when she was about to turn 4 years old to New com/GeaugaGANG. York when she was 39 years old. While the show is still a work in progress West Woods Nature (Ms. Miloro-Hansen makes cuts and does 9465 rehearsals), Kinsman the director began Center, rewrites during auditions in September. Road, Russell: “Art Takes a In community searching for aart young Inge, the chosen Bough,” project. needed to be able to play Inge from ages Open4actress house and reception on to 10. Ms. Miloro-Hansen found that quality Dec. in10, 6-9 Fernsler, p.m. Information: Milena a sixth grader at Hawken. “Milena isor 11trunion@ years old, but can look much 440-279-0882 younger. She has a really nice natural ability geaugaparkdistrict.org. to understand drama, which is not common in that age range. She understands nuance and

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Photo by Philip Botta

“The Star on My Heart,” written and directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen, above, is based on the life of Inge Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor who was at the Terezin ghetto camp. Dr. Auerbacher will be in Chardon on Sunday.

World premiere at Geauga Lyric Theater

Recounting story of Holocaust survivor



Theresienstadt (Terezin) Concentration Camp Deportations: 1942-44 Warsaw




Death Camps Ghettos

Lodz Sobibor


Majdanek Theresienstadt Auschwitz






Source: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Graphics by Maureen Bole

Thousands of Jews were deported from Terezin to extermination camps as described in the new play “The Star on My Heart,” the story of Inge Auerbacher.

etween Nov. 24, 1941 and May 9, 1945, the garrison city of Terezin, located in what is now the Czech Republic, served as a ghetto camp and transit point for 140,000 Jews, including 15,000 children. During this period, an estimated 90,000 people were sent to almost certain death from Terezin to 4-year-old Inge the worst Eastern concentration camps including Auschwitz Auerbacher and Treblinka. Roughly 33,000 people died in Terezin and only about 100 children survived. One of those young survivors was Inge Auerbacher who was in Terezin from age 7 to 10. Like so many other Holocaust survivors, Dr. Auerbacher, now 80, has used her experience to teach the world about acceptance, respect and love. She changed her narrative from one of tragedy to one of perseverance and triumph. Now, Geauga playwright Angela Miloro-Hansen has turned that narrative into a play, “The Star on My Heart” which is having its world Turn to Play on Page 3

Inge’s journey through history Major events during World War II Events in Inge Auerbacher’s life during the Holocaust

Nov 1938

July 1939

The Allies confirm MASS MURDERS & DEPORTATIONS. Her family stops at a train checkpoint in Czechoslovakia before the camp.

Geauga County Commissioners are questioning a $10,000 bill submitted by Geauga County Probate Court Judge Timothy Grendell, a bill that the judge said is “proper.” “It speaks to best practices and it’s not best practices,” Commissioner Walter “Skip” Claypool said Tuesday

SS Germans deport 50,000 Jews from Terezin to AUSCHWITZ. Inge gets scarlet fever and is moved to the hospital ward at Terezin.

Aug 1942

Probate court bill questioned By JOSEPH KOZIOL JR.

Between Nov. 24, 1941 and May 9, 1945 Terezin, located in what is now the Czech Republic, served as a ghetto camp and transit point for thousands of Jews. During the three and a half years the camp was active, most of the Jews imprisioned there faced a grim fate of deportation or death.

were brought to 140K Jews Terezin during WWII deported to ghettos or 90K Were death camps from Terezin Jews died while impris33K oned at Terezin alive when Soviet 30K Were troops liberated the camp

Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia –food distribution

Deportation to death

Of the Jews deported from Terezin only 8% were sent to other ghettos while were sent to extermination camps.


ARBEIT MACHT FREI (work makes you free) sign at the Terezin concentration camp

Three camps accounted for about half of the total Jewish deaths during the Holocaust. Terezin deported to all three: AUSCHWITZ, MAJDANEK and TREBLINKA.

Most of those who stayed at Terezin, didn’t stay long... 100K

– Alive at liberation – Deported or died Inge and her parents were part of the 3% of German Jews alive at liberation.



0 Protectorate Germany of Bohemia and Moravia and Slovakia Photos courtesy of Inge Auerbacher NOTE: All figures are estimates


the Hungary Netherlands

From death camps

Graphic by Maureen Bole SOURCES: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: ushmm.org and The Holocaust Chronicle: theholocaustchronicle.com

subtleties and she just had it instantly,” Ms. Miloro-Hansen said. Prior to being cast, Milena’s only exposure to the Holocaust was reading in school “The Boy on the Wooden Box,” by Leon Leyson


Ms. Miloro-Hansen hopes that the show, which has raised around $15,000 through an Ohio Arts Council Grant, a highly successful Kickstarter campaign and various private donations, will be published to be used as a teaching tool for students and has been working with a teacher to create lesson plans to accompany the show. “When I was a kid I wanted to learn more about the Holocaust and what was happening in the world and what is still relevant today. When I had teachers willing to push me in that direction,” she said, she really appreciated it. “I want to do the same. I see these kids asking questions you wouldn’t expect from kids and they take it really seriously.” Starting next week, the cast will be doing outreach presentations at local schools including St. Mary School in Chardon, Chardon Middle School and West Geauga, which includes a condensed version of the show. Dr. Auerbacher herself will be in attendance at the presentations at the local schools. “Many people don’t know the whole story. To them it’s just a word, Holocaust. They don’t know what happened. In the Bible, it Solon Library, says to love thy neighbor and I practice that,” 34125 Portz Parkway, Solon: PhotogDr. Auerbacher said. “I live in Queens which is the most diverseraphy place inby theJudy world.Rason, I live Stewart between a Muslim family and a Hindu family Helberg, Chris Bradlee and with a Christian house on the other side, and Robert Brown. On we live happily together. I want to touch theirdisplay hearts, to become through better people.” October. Informa“The Star on My Heart” is showing at 8 p.m. tion: 440-248-8777 or www. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday cuyahogalibrary.org. at the Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., Chardon. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for Chagrin Falls students and seniors, and $10 for children 12 Liand under. Sunday’s performance willE. beOrange fol100 St., brary, lowed by a special talk by Dr. Auerbacher and Chagrin Lori Roach’s is free with a stub from one of theFalls: performances display or $10 without. Dr.photography. Auerbacher will alsoOn speak on Nov. 18 at the Shore Cultural through lateCentre. October. InformaThe following week, the show moves to tion: www.cuyahogalibrary.org the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd 440-247-3556. St., Euclid. Show or times are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20-21 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Advanced Orange Library, 31975 tickets cost the same as the Geauga prices. Tickets purchased Chagrin the day of the performance Blvd., Pepper Pike: will cost $1 extra. Tickets can be purchased Oil and acrylic artist Maureen at www.shoreculturalcentre.com/events/ Lanza. On display through Oct. thestaronmyheart.

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Being deported from Terezin was worse than being there. After being deported, most prisioners were sent to extermination camps.


“There’s a lot of hate in the world and (this show) has really shown me how much there is. I never really thought about it before. Things like this on a smaller scale are happening every day all around us and this show has taught me not to let that happen, not to be a bystander and to try to make a difference,” Casey said.

who told his own story about being one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list. Now to prepare for her role, she began reading “Helga’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Account of Life in a Concentration Camp,” written by


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Chardon High School, 151 Chardon

of the bill for services by the Chardon law firm of Petersen and Ibold. Mr. Claypool said although the invoice was generated by the probate court, Judge Grendell had submitted that the money to pay it should come from the juvenile court’s Family Life Intervention Program or FLIP. Turn to Probate on Page 2

Oct 1942

The Allies land in Normandy, which is known as D-DAY. Her family survives the Bohusovice Ravine as Inge turns 9.

Nov-Dec 1943

NAZI FORCES SURRENDER to the Allies & Soviets after Hitler’s suicide. Soviet troops liberate 30,000 prisoners from Terezin, one of whom was Inge.

May 1945

Village tightens financial belt By JOSEPH KOZIOL JR. BURTON — Village Council used a fine tooth comb last week to review the general fund, seeking ways to cut costs as the village faces dwindling revenues. In a special session, council went through every line item of the general budget looking for

places to nip and tuck. In the end, the village’s contribution to an annual Easter Egg Hunt was cut and officials are looking to bring its annual cleanup and brush pickups in-house. In addition, there was some talk of looking at a single trash hauler for the village, which Turn to Burton on Page 2

Chagrin Boulevard will close and relocate to the nearby High $230 million Pinecrest mixed-use Kenston development in Orange. 9500 Bainbridge School, Developer Fairmount Properties made the Road, Chagrin Falls: “The Cuannouncement about Whole Foods last week. riousConstruction Savage.” began Tonight (Friday) this summer for the center that will include retail and stores, businesses, and Saturday at 7 p.m. restaurants and residences. Sunday at 2 p.m. There is no specific opening date for the new Whole Foods or Pinecrest located at Interstate West Geauga Middle 271 and Harvard Road, but developers indicated 8611 Cedar Road, School, some stores could be open by the end of 2016. Chester: “And Then There Pinecrest plans call for 400,000 square Werefeet None.” Tonight (Friday)90 apartment of retail and restaurants, residences, square at 7 p.m. and150,000 Saturday atfeet 2 of office space, 120-room hotel and a 1,000-space parking p.m. aand 7 p.m. Information:

garage. Whole Foods, at the southernmost end of the development on Harvard Road, joins a list of premium national tenants that have committed to the development including REI, Pinstripes Bistro, Old Town Pour House, The Container Store, West Elm and Firebirds. Described by Fairmount as a “development anchor,” the new grocery store will be 45,000 square feet, roughly 15,000 square feet larger than the current store at Village Square. “Really, the goal of this development is to offer something that is new, exciting and relevant,” said Fairmount Principal Randy Ruttenberg. “We are extraordinarily proud to have the confidence from Whole Foods to open their most up-to-date prototype within this development. It speaks volumes to them wanting to better serve their customers within this marketplace. “This store,” he continued, “will evolve significantly and within many of their core categories, this physical footprint will allow them to simply do more and provide a higher level of selection

and amenities to their customers.” A few of those features include a dining area where customers can purchase and eat prepared foods, a beer and wine section that the current store doesn’t have and an extra-large organic produce section. Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic Regional President Scott Allshouse said in a press release that the new store is an effort to create the best experience possible for shoppers. “We are proud of our history serving the Cleveland community. So in an effort to continue to evolve and improve our commitment, we’re investing in this neighborhood, our customers and team members,” he said in the written release. While Woodmere Mayor Charles Smith said the village will be losing the income tax revenue paid by the 100 or so Whole Foods employees currently working at the Village Square location, he has no hard feelings about the move. “The 10 years we had them here, we’ve had

a great relationship with them and we’re still Annual Juried Show. Opening going to have a relationship with them,” Mayor reception is 6-8 Smith said. “Obviously Orange is right therep.m. and Nov. 6. Free and open toour the public. they’re a part of our community. They’re partners and we’re trying to create a destination,” On display through Dec. 23. he said. Orange andInformation: Woodmere sharevalleyartcenter.org a border. “So we’re not disappointed, we’re looking or 440-247-7507. for the next opportunity for a new business to come in and create another long-lasting relationship similar to what we’ve had with Whole Foods. I think that space will be filled Chagrin Falls Lifast,” Mayor Smith added. 100 E. Orange St., Village Square isbrary, owned by Munsell Realty Inc., located in Beachwood. Mark Jazz. ChagrinPresident Falls: Just Munsell declinedSunday to comment, Orange 2-4butp.m. Registration Mayor Kathy Mulcahy said she spoke to him requested for the free event. recently “and he wasn’t worried at all” about Information: 440-247-3556 or finding a new tenant to replace Whole Foods. “My prediction is www.cuyahogalibrary.org. that the space will be filled before they leave,” Mayor Mulcahy said.


veryone loves spooky stories, the ones told at sleepovers to wide-eyed children hiding under blankets. The ones told around campfires by a shadowed face, illuminated only by a flashlight held under his chin. The ones that send a tingle and a final jolt down your spine. And even when the stories couldn’t possibly be true, we’re willing to suspend logic for a moment, especially around Halloween. As they pass from generation to

1. Squire’s Castle History tells us the home is not haunted by Squire’s wife, so whose ghostly presence roams the grounds?






2. Heather Hill Foul odors appear from nowhere and unseen voices call out people’s names. Could the hospital be harboring spirits?



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“The Star on My Heart.” Tonight (Friday) and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for children 12 and under. Nov. 15 performance is followed by a special talk by the subject of the play, Inge Auerbacher at 8 p.m. Tickets for “I am a Star: A Child Survivor of the Holocaust” is $10 at the door or free with a ticket stub from one of the performances. Information: geaugatheater. org or 440-286-2255.


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Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., Chardon:

“Rhythm and Boooos” a family-friendly Halloween cabaret. Performance starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday and at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 31. Tickets are $5-8. Information: www.geaugatheater. org or 440-286-2255.



3. Punderson Manor

6. The George Ober House Chagrin Falls Historical Society cameras have caught orbs of light flying around the former morgue and at least one employee is convinced the house is haunted.




7.Geauga Lake


Stage Lines River Street Playhouse, 56 River St., Chagrin

Falls: “Scotland Road.” Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31. All tickets are $12. Information: www.cvlt.org or 440-247-8955.

The closed amusement park is split between Bainbridge and Aurora. Could some poor souls be split between our world and the next?


5. Chagrin Valley Athletic Club Did a young student die at the hands of a vindictive school mistress? Has her soul remained?





Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St., Cha-

Solon Center for the

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100 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls: Cleveland Orchestra Preview. Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Registration required. Information: 440-247-3556 or www. cuyahogalibrary.org.

Arts, 6315 SOM Center Road, Solon: “Shrek the Musical Jr.” Showtimes are 7 p.m. Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 2 p.m. Nov. 8. Tickets cost $9 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Information: 440-337-1400 or www.solonarts.org.

A string of strange occurrences have convinced some guests and staff that the resort and its grounds are haunted.


Chagrin Falls Library,

grin Falls: “Ghosts, Goblins and Gobbledygook.” Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Show is for children ages 3-8. Tickets are $8. Information: www.cvlt. org or 440-247-8955.



generation, they get a little bit creepier, a little more modern and a little further from the truth. But every once in a while, something inexplicable happens that reinvigorates the story and makes children and adults alike say, “I told you that place was haunted.” In places as old as the Chagrin Valley, Northeast Ohio and the surrounding communities, there are bound to be a few stories of mysterious deaths that link souls to a particular place, unable to move on to the next world. Here are some of them. Turn to Haunts on Page 3


Valley Art Center, 155 Whole Foods leaving Woodmere for Pinecrest in Orange Bell St., Chagrin Falls: 44th

Avenue, Chardon: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Tonight By RYAN DENTSCHEFF (Friday) Saturday at 7:30 Asand early as next year, Chagrin Valley shoppers p.m. who andseek Sunday at 2 p.m. organic selections at Whole Foods will no longer be able to find them or in Woodmere. Information: 440-285-4057 That’s because the store at Village Square on http://www.chardon.k12.oh.us.

Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., Chardon

The Jews of Germany are alienated by the NUREMBERG LAWS. Inge and her family move in with her grandmother in Jebenhausen, Germany.

An attack on Jews in the German Reich, KRISTALLNACHT. Four-year-old Inge sees the attack at her home in Kippenheim, Germany.

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Helga Weiss, another Terezin survivor. Teenage Inge is being played by Casey Wilcox, 13, an eighth grader at Chardon Middle School, who met Dr. Auerbacher three times and was a cast member in “Butterfly.”



Illustrations by Travis Rock, Map by Maureen Bole

Supporters celebrate historical museum restoration By BARBARA CHRISTIAN CHAGRIN FALLS — There was fringe, feathers and sequins as far as the eye could see last Saturday as everyone in town, or so it seemed, turned out to relive the Roaring Twenties and celebrate the completed restoration of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society’s new home at 87 E. Washington St.

The grand opening party was dubbed “An Evening at the ’87 Club,” to reflect the address of what began as the home of early village industrialist George Ober. The house had many lives after his residency including spending quite some time as a funeral home. Some members insist it is haunted by kindly ghosts. If so, they were not evident Saturday

night, no doubt taking cover from the joyous and raucous crowd determined to live up to the theme of the party as people roared and romped their way through the evening. It was planned for optimum fun by a committee of 33, a group of 36 volunteers and the historical society’s board led by President John Turn to Gala on Page 4

“Love this simply designed but powerful page that includes a main map/infographic of ‘haunted’ sites in the area. The arts calendar that runs in the left rail is easy to read and elegant. Font selection in general is simple but very well implemented, including in the main headline which has a nice dominance but is straight forward and easy to read. The illustrations of the haunted sites are detailed and lovely - wish more newspapers were still effectively using illustration and infographics this well. Visually, a very strong and well-designed page.” Credits: Travis Rock, Maureen Bole, Amanda Petkiewicz





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“This is a great example of how to handle a photo and story layout. There’s a nice simplicity to this layout, but it’s very effective and delivers the content with ease. Nice dominant photo, strong headline with supporting deck and good selection of smaller, more informational photos to support the story. Love that the type with the story is broken up and not a huge block. Good captions, too. Only wish is that there were some more prominent faces in the photos. Good use of a drop cap too to offset the story. One other thought - I would probably run a hairline between the ‘Art Palette’ list and the main feature, just to separate them a bit and make the white space feel less ‘trapped.’ The overall design of the publication sets the stage for this good work, but the designer definitely knows how to make it all come together.” Credits: Amanda Petkiewicz




Chagrin Valley Times

“It’s great to see a page that is designed with strong vertical artwork that uses the shape of the page to such good advantage. Main artwork is a nicely executed illustrated infographic on the 17-year cicada invasion. Great information in a simple-to-follow timeline of a cicada’s life cycle. The base design of this publication helps provide a base for sophisticated and elegant design - it’s so important to have a strong foundation to execute good design work. One can tell there’s an understanding here of type and content hierarchies and an appreciation for limited font choices. Very elegant and satisfying page for the audience.” Credits: Maureen Bole

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Whenever there is a problem at Hershey Montessori School in Huntsburg, the students solve it. So when the chickens needed a new home, students researched designs and helped construct a new coop.

Times, February 18, 2016


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Grendell calls status hearing on Russell park

Federated Church,



76 Bell St., Chagrin Falls: Lisa Eastman is featured artist. On display through Feb. 29. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. Information: www. lisaeastman.com.

Hamlet Hills Atrium,

200 Hamlet Hills Drive, Chagrin Falls: “As I See It” features watercolor paintings by Valley Arts Center instructor Darlene Jackson’s senior students. On display through Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Chagrin Falls Library, 100 E. Orange St.,

Chagrin Falls: “El Chocó Mining Project” Drawings and photographs document the lives of artisanal gold miners. On display through late February. Information: www. cuyahogalibrary.org or 440247-3556.

Music Notes Chagrin Falls

Library, 100 E. Orange St., Chagrin Falls: Babies in Black perform. Sunday 2-4 p.m. Free. Registration requested. Information: www. cuyahogalibrary.org or 440247-3556. Solon Center for the Arts, 6315 SOM Center

Photos by Alana Clark

Hershey Montessori seventh-graders, Leah Frase, Anna DiCello and Anika Muliolis clean out the barns at the school’s working farm at the Huntsburg campus. The 68 students are at the school 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and have rotating shifts to help maintain the farm. Some students live at the farm campus.

Road, Solon: “Magical Music” with Solon Philharmonic Orchestra. Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $8 for Solon seniors, $5 for children 10 and under. Information: solonarts.org or 440-337-1400.

From farm to market

United Methodist Church, 20 S. Franklin St.,


Chagrin Falls: Clarinetist Franklin Cohen performs. March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $21-$28 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. Information and tickets: 440-247-9700 or www. chagrinarts.org.

Hamlet Atrium, 200

Hamlet Hills Drive, Chagrin Falls: Red Hackle Pies and Drums, and the Crooked River Fifes and Drums perform. March 10 at 6 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. Information: 440-247-7715.

Stage Lines River Street Playhouse, 45 River St.,

Chagrin Falls: “End of Days.” Shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays Feb. 19-March 5. Tickets are $12. Tickets and Information: 440-247-8955 or www.cvlt.org.

Hawken School, 12465 County Line Road, Gates Mills: “Into the Woods.” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Information: Hawken.edu or 440-423-2950.


Hershey Montessori expands hands-on learning with new store


n Monday morning, seventh-graders Leah Frase, Anna DiCello and Anika Muliolis aren’t sitting in homeroom. They’re not in science or history or language arts class. They’re in a barn, raking hay into a wheel barrel while singing “Oh what a beautiful morning.” There’s no adult or teacher near by, making sure they’re doing work, but they finish the job anyways and then they move on to setting up lines to tap maple trees. It’s not a typical Monday morning for most seventh-graders, but then Anna, Leah and Anika don’t go to a typical school. The three girls attend Hershey Montessori School Laurie Ewert-Krocker in Huntsburg, which is the director of the last year opened its upper school. Upper School, making it the first in the world to provide a fully immersive curriculum following Maria Montessoi’s vision of education from infancy through high school. Hershey began as a co-educational primary school in 1978 growing over the years and adding it Huntsburg farm campus in 2000 for adolescents. Today, the farm campus has 68 students, 13 of whom are 10th graders representing its first upper level class.

Hershey Montessori students make handmade candles that will be sold at the school’s new market on Chardon Square that opened last Friday. The market will offer products and produce grown at the school’s Huntsburg campus and farm, as well as products from local vendors and crafters. This kind of educational system was developed by Dr. Montessori, an Italian physician and educator in the early 1900s and is characterized by mixed-age classrooms, student choice of activity, uninterrupted blocks of work time, learning with materials rather than by direct instruction and

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freedom of movement. On Feb. 12, the school further expanded its curriculum by opening a market on Chardon Square. The new market store will be operated by upper school students and will offer products Turn to Farm on Page 2

Geauga County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Grendell is calling for a status hearing at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the probate court in regards to the Russell Park Board. He has issued subpoenas to former park commissioners Roy Podojil and Sandy Siegler, current park commissioners Linda O’Brien and Charlie Butters, landowner Mary Modroo and Western Reserve Land Conservancy Director Richard Cochran to appear in his court. The Modroo farm has been the subject of discussion between park commissioners and Russell residents who want levy funds to be used to purchase the farm for a future park. The estimated cost of the 52 acres is $1.5 million. Those subpoenaed have been instructed to bring copies of contracts of sale purchase agreements and written appraisals of the Modroo property from Jan. 1, 2013 to the present. Judge Grendell, responsible for making appointments to the Russell Park District, recently named Ms. O’Brien and Mr. Butters to the commission. They replaced Terry Ries and Mr. Siegler, who recently resigned. The third longtime member Mr. Podojil


They’re coming



Females lay rice-shape eggs in tree limbs.



Moreland Hills Re-

Adult cicadas are only alive for a few months to mate and begin the life cycle over again.

zoning would allow condos, townhouses. A5

Chagrin parking

Panel looking to better use spaces for cars of downtown patrons. A6 What is that noise?! Cicadas are infamous for their loud chirping which is really the sound of their mating call. But how loud can swarms of cicadas really get? LOUD. Birds chirping Talking Freeway traffic Freight train

Geauga water Commissioners to vote on well monitoring contract. A7


When the soil reaches 64°F, cicadas emerge from the ground and shed their exoskeleton.

RNC housing Zoning tweaks could limit owners who want to rent out houses for GOP event. A12

Cicadas Airplane 0

(in decibels)


Hunting Valley

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Catch Meaning fund to honor legacy of sons

Council may impose 3-mill property tax on residents. A14


Once the egg hatches, the cicada falls from the limb and digs a burrow into the ground.

Chagrin Falls Arts commission looking to the future. A14


By TONY LANGE There must have been 8,000 to 9,000 people between their funerals last year, but those in attendance weren’t drawn in by flag-draped coffins or 21-gun salutes. Alex Doody and Josh Weil didn’t die heroes, but the 18-year-olds nearing graduation last spring from Hawken School certainly had an impact on those surrounding them. One of the reasons they were so popular was because they had meaning in their lives. “They were young and still trying to figure out life, but in some ways they were very mature, both of them, Alex and Josh, in trying to understand more about human nature and what their place was going to be in the world,” said Michael Weil, who, along with Meredith Weil, survive their son Josh. Alex and Josh lived full lives until they died tragically as passengers in a speeding automobile driven by a classmate who veered off County Line Road in Gates Mills and struck a tree on May 14, 2015. One year later, the Doody family of Hunting Valley, and the Weil family of Cleveland Heights, have established the Catch Meaning fund, in

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Those pesky periodical insects are making their way to the surface as we speak. Brood V cicadas only make an appearance every 17 years, but the noisy bugs definitely make their presence known. The cicada is a fascinating insect, living most of its life in underground tunnels, just to start the circle of life again in several weeks time.

Blast from the past The last time these cicadas emerged, a gallon of gas was $1.26, the first International Space Station docking was completed, Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace topped box offices, Charismatic won the 125th Kentucky Derby and 124th Preakness Stakes and you couldn’t post or tweet about any of it.


Cicadas live underground for the majority of their lifetime. They feed on tree roots.

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Brood V cicada invasion to start around Memorial Day


By JOAN DEMIRJIAN rood V was last seen here in 1999. For the past 17 years, cicadas have been living underground, building tunnels and living off roots, patiently waiting for the right time and temperature to emerge. Once conditions are right, they will climb out and shed their exoskeletons. Their red eyes will open, their orange and black body will harden and they will fly off to quench their appetite. From the tops of trees, they will sing for all to hear.

Selby Majewski, a naturalist with the North Chagrin Nature Center of the Cleveland Metroparks, isn’t worried about the coming invasion. In fact, she’s actually looking forward to it. “We are so excited,” Ms. Majewski said. “It’s an awesome natural phenomenon.” The creepy and crunchy but harmless cicadas are back. Ms. Majewski led a discussion about the periodical cicada emergence at the monthly meeting of the Cleveland Natural Science Club at Look About Lodge Turn to Bug on Page 2

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Tennis US brothers capture sectional title. C4

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Harvue Windhammer Franki took home the Grand Champion and Intermediate Champion honors in the open show at the District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show held last month at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover. Franki, the winning Senior Three Year Old, was shown by Plainfield Farms, Don Simpson and Family, Belmont. Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion honors went to Sanor Valley Dam Fantasy, shown by Sanor Valley Holsteins, Bryce Sanor and Family, North Georgetown. Fantasy was the second place Senior Three-Year-Old. Senior Champion of the open show was Steel-Lane Luann Joelle, the winning 150,000 Pound Cow shown by Steel-Lane Holsteins, Nathan Steel and family, Dover. Reserve Senior Champion was HardRazor Willow White, the first place Four-Year-Old shown by Hardingdale Holsteins, Larry Harding and family, New Philadelphia. Junior Champion of the open show was Erbacres Brokaw DaylneET the winning Fall Yearling shown by Plainfield Holsteins, Don Simpson and Family, Belmont. Reserve Junior Champion of the open show was Trealayne Atwood Garland, the Winter Yearling shown by Trealayne Holsteins, Wayne and Steve Specht and Family, Dover. The Premier Breeder Banner went to Hardingdale Holsteins, Larry Harding and family and Premier Exhibitor was Plainfield Farms, Don Simpson and Family. The Best Bred and Owned banner in the open show went to Sanor Valley Farms with Sanor Valley Dam Fantasy. In the junior show the Grand Champion trophy went to HardRazor Willow White, the Four-YearOld and Senior Champion shown by Kari Harding, New Philadelphia. Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Champion of the junior show was J J Beaver Big Time Sara, the Five-Year-Old shown by Hannah Dye, Beloit. Intermediate Champion in the junior show was the Junior Two-YearOld, Hardingdale ABS Viv-Red shown by Ryan Harding, New Philadelphia. Reserve Intermediate Champion was the Junior Three-YearOld, Quality-Quest DP Sugarbaby, shown by Hannah Dye, Beloit. Junior Champion in the junior show was the Spring Yearling, Springhill-OH Attic Trisha, shown by Emily Deam, Sugarcreek. Reserve Junior Champion was the Winter

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down some dif andand muddy hills. in theatUnited States spent $19 While 91 percent of gifts purchased are for a sigThe commissioners are returnedconsumers to the meeting convenient for guests traveling bycult car their thoughts tend to linger on food and billionmade on Valentine’s Day gifts and other nificant other, family members, friends, classadvertising for sealed Hornets bids 11:15 a.m. The Kirtland have a for providing lawn care serNoblesurprises. County The Engineer Retail Council of Canada says mates, and even pets get their share of gifts, too. public transportation. Have a contingency fun. Spend time planning the menu and testliving running thesites. football and chewing vices at various county Mark Eicher and Highway Canadians tend to spend much less than • Surprisingly, mixed flower arrangements The the bids will be received Superintendent Tim Boyd up clock. That atstrategy guided the planas the if top the venue and weather ing foods that will be served, and hire enterGeauga County Mapleedge Leafout red roses Thursday, February 11, 2016 their neighbors to the south. The average flower shop pick.is outdoors the commissioners’ ofce, state met with the commissionteam to four straight championship Canadian • Valentine’s is certainly the one for mayDay interrupt festivities. Remember, the tainment that suits the mood you are aiming Room 210, Court House, ers to offer plans tohousehold purchase spends roughly $37 on toasting. Nearly 174,000 gallons of chamgiftsin for the special someone in their lives. game appearances. Caldwell, until 10 a.m. on equipment 2016. venue is the foundation upon which the rest to create. Here’s a look at some additional interestpagne and sparkling wines are sold throughMarch 14 at which time the A conference call was held But, the Hornets can throw it if they bids will be opened and read with the County ing Morgan Valentine’s figures, courtesy of Forbes, out the holiday week. need to. Planning a party is a significant underof the party will be situated, so take extra aloud. Commissioners CNN andconcerning History.com. • In the United States, an estimated That’s happened in Friday’s 44Paul Keithwhat met with the the Workforce Investment • Sixty-two percent of adults say they $4.8 billion will be spent jewelry. taking. Employ some helpful tips to lessen time to onfind the right party spot. to inquire Board. 0commissioners win over Richmond Heights when the celebrate • While many are buying cards, about 30 about re-paving Olive and In a  nal matterValentine’s of busi- Day. Recipe Collection Spartans sold run. text message. Roses are popular gifts, with 51 percent percent will opt for a romantic Noble TR 3301, Dutchout Con- to ness,stop the •the commissioners “Practical Recipes for Practical People” Kirtland quarterback Lewis nel Road. The commission- Owen agreed to transferthrew $8,623 in ers explained the township General Fund two touchdown passesthe to County Evan Madden 3 in the trustees will need to apply from contingencies tonews denand onefunds to to David Allchin to give theThe for grant pave the tal and vision insurance. road. Dental and Vision Insurance Hornets a 22-0 lead at halftime. 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Santa “As usual spectators (can enter) free �������������������������������������� is proud to introduce Jeffrey Hershey, will be there handing out goodies to the and if you wish to enter a car, truck, ������������������������������������ kids and there will be a Christmas tree, motorcycle the donation charge is $10 MD, FACC. 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Times-Journal wrestled in close to 200 matches last Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The busy weekend began early, on Jan. 7, when the Cougars traveled to Jefferson to wrestle before the Ashtabula County High Schools Dual Meet, held Jan. 9 at Lakeside High School. Also competing were teams from Ashtabula, Jefferson, Geneva, Pymatuning Valley and Grand Valley school districts. As a team, the Cougars went 5-and-0 and were crowned this year’s team champions. “All the kids have been working really hard and it’s nice to see it paying off,” said Cougars head coach

“Again, the kids looked great,” Stutzman said. “With a strong varsity lineup and tough new wrestlers, the coaches are confident the Cougars will remain a solid team for years to come.” That afternoon, the Cougars made their weekly trip to Madison to compete Gazette Newspapers against Berkshire. “This was a great weekend of wrestling for the BY ALLAN MONONEN Cougars,” Stutzman said. Gazette Newspapers At Bike practice on Jan. City 11, police patrol WARREN - The annual banquet of the Mahoning Valley Track OfBY BYRON C. WESSELL the Cougars proud coaches as taking to two-wheelers ficials Association was held ThursGazette Newspapers day, June 9 at Enzo’s in Warren. handedweather out 68warms pins to up.the A2 CLEVELAND - Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Championship Finals was This association is composed of young wrestlers. close for the entire first quarter - close enough for everyone rooting for officials from Ashtabula and Mahoning counties. The orgaCleveland to completely buy into the All In and the Believeland hysteria nization sponsors awards to cross“That represented one sweeping across the city of Cleveland and all of Ohio. The second quarter, the Warriors started to pull away behind the country and track senior athletes. Chess Victories for Sopin for every match they After an invocation by Hobart Shihome crowd. The Cavs were down 7 going into halftime. Still we had to believe. It was an “Elf” movie moment for me - where everyone had to flet, attendees enjoyed a fine dinner. lon pin Highthis team week,” are all in the won by Awards began with cross-counbelieve in that Christmas Spirit, except this time it was the Cleveland In Ashtabula County, Brittany Spirit that needed towrestlers be All In. And I was a witness to that. With Cleve- try. family. A4 Conneaut Cougar pose for a picture after winning the A Stutzman said. Aveni of Geneva, and Tim Bowling,

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land cheers being started almost every ten minutes at least. The Cavs trimmed the lead quickly in the third quarter, before the Warriors had a couple more streaks in them. JR Smith brought us back with a pair of threes after the Warriors built the lead up to 8 points. Kyrie made his plays and then LeBron took over, scoring or assisting on over 50 percent of the Cavs’ points, including 13 of the 18 in the fourth quarter. The Cavs were only down one going into the fourth quarter and it was anyone’s game. With LeBron and Kyrie as two of the best finishers in the game, the odds were finally in our favor. LeBron made one of the biggest blocks in NBA history and Kyrie Irving made the shot that will now be remembered as The Shot for Cleveland. I don’t know what was more amazing in this 2016 NBA finals - coming back after being down 3-1 to win the championship? The first team ever to do so. Handing Golden State three losses in a row for the first time in almost two years. Beating Golden State four out of the last five games. Winning at the Oracle in back-to-back games there. Winning a game 7 Finals road game for the first time since the Washington Bullets did in 1978. LeBron James becoming the third player to have a triple double in a Finals game 7, joining James Worthy in 1988 and Jerry West in 1969. LeBron James leading every player on both teams in points (208), rebounds (79), assists (62), steals (18) and blocks (16) - the first time any player has done so in any post-season series. Or that the championship drought was finally over for Cleveland. “I came back for a reason,” LeBron James told reporters after the game. “I came back to bring a championship to our city. I knew what I was capable of doing. I knew what I learned in the last couple years that I was gone, and I knew if I had to — when I came back — I knew I had the right ingredients and the right blueprint to help this franchise get back to a place that we’ve never been. That’s what it was all about.” If Cleveland was to ever break the curse, beat the odds and end the 52-year drought, this would be the time to do so, against seemingly insurmountable odds in the greatest and most poetic justice way of doing it. In fact, former Cleveland Cavs Craig Ehlo, who was defending Michael Jordan during the famous “The Shot,” called it “poetic justice.” Fans have suffered through the Fumble, The Drive, The Move, The Mesa blown save, the grounder Fernandez couldn’t field, the Decision of our beloved LeBron James taking his talents to dreaded South Beach. None of that matters now because of the Miracle in game 7. Now instead of hearing Shaq’s unfulfilled words of, “Win a ring for the king,” I will sit back and laugh every time I hear, “It don’t mean a thing if you don’t win the ring,” a sentiment echoed by most of the Golden State Warriors players after winning 73 games, but not the last one that mattered. The Golden State Warriors, who had the best regular season win total in NBA history with a 73-9 record, will now go down in sports lore with the New England Patriots’ 16-0 perfect regular season record and then winning its first two post-season games only to lose in the Super Bowl, the 116-win Seattle Mariners, who didn’t even make the World Series. The Golden State Warriors - who came up one win short in their quest to 16 more wins finished 15-9 in the post season, matching their regular season loss total in only 24 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers pieced those 16 victories together, fittingly like the movie Major League, a hometown favorite, where the team

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Grubb was cited At 5:32 a.m. Jan. 4, an injury motor vehicle accident was Main R Driver’s were spotted for disorderly conductThursday by public afternoon intoxication pumping on B Drive reported after a male lost control of his vehicle and slid that he Toxicunder blobMurExpertsinto a tree in the front yard at 447 W. Main Road. newand unleaded the gas tanks towed. he wasgasoline released into to a sober relative. Charges were MVTOA Cross-Country and Track consider if tainted sediment phy USA in Jackson following withconsumption. diesel fuel Honorees, left to right: At Heidi 12: At 10:41 a.m. Jan. 4, a female reported being threatened referred to the Law Director a formixup underage Hoffman, of McDonald, Allie couldajeopardize drinkingby a male while at Sichko’s Pub on State Street. situati At 11:02 gas company day.a.m. Jan. 1, a units assisted Thompson, of Geneva, Brittany See Gas, Page A2 the prior of Geneva, Seth Calhoun, At 1:5 At 1:59 p.m. jan. 4, Alisha Farkas was cited Aveni, after she employee in the area of State and Bartlett Street. water. A12 of Geneva, Tim Bowling, of Collin Harden of Girard, Photo John Reid of check of area At 1:14 p.m. Jan. 1, by spray-painted graffiti was reported was stopped on Lake Road for speeding, and aGeneva, Justice Richardson, of Warren Kelly Harmody is pursuing her goal of being on the Solon Middle School track team. The 14-year-old who at has spina bifida Hardin, and Tristan Dahmen, of her license it was suspended. warran on buildings Conneaut Plaza. Maplewood. RNC Two area businesscompetes in the 100-meter dash. At 2:30 p.m. Jan. 1, suspicious activity was reported on At 6:59 p.m. Jan. 4, a suspicious vehicle was reported at At 2:3 selected as vendors to an abandoned Salisbury Road residence. area of Cleveland Court, and at 2:48 p.m. es Jan. 1, a suspicious GOP convention. A14 At 9:46 p.m. Jan. 4, occupants of a Buffalo Street resi- active By SUE REID person was checked on Harbor Street. 6:41School p.m. track Jan.team 1, alast water With fervor, members of the Solon At Middle weekmain break was reported in dents were warned to quiet down after a loud disturbance At 3:27 Features State S the area of Clark was reported. barrel down the lanes on a cool and windy spring night. and Parker Street. At 11:47 Jan. 2,Jackson after her vehicle went intoAttora ditch At 10:52 p.m. Jan. 4, an attempted break-in to a motor At 5;09 County Prosecuting One source of their inspiration follows close a.m. behind. MVTOA Honorees, Justice Magic night Kenston vehicle and became disabled on Gateway Avenue, Tatianna Kenvehicle was reported at a Lakeview Avenue residence. ney JustinofLovett recently announced Richardson, of Warren Harding, With knees tucked beneath her and arms gripping the side wheels the Paul Gore Award operat nedy was found to be driving suspension. She At 12:30 a.m. Jan. 5, an assault was reportedreceived on Park kingwas returns that Bobby and Collin Harden, of Girard, a specially equipped track chair, Kelly Harmody, who has spina bifida,under homecoming received the Bogan Reed AtAward. 1p from Scotland to take hisAvenue. makes her way down the inside trackcited. lane. Ewing, an aba At 6:27 a.m. Jan. 3, Dontavius Tramel was arrested for At 1:06 a.m. Jan. 5, Jamie Braden was arrested after poqueen to prom. B1 The 14-year-old seventh-grader, whose determination and focus led formerly of violence after striking his girlfriend during an lice spotted her walking on State Street and she was found At 1:07 her to join the team this year, moves domestic with her peers. She competes in the “Why I Relay,” is a question posed by Catherine Pattonsville See CAVS on page 4 to have a warrant through the Conneaut Municipal Court. Street argument Street residence. 100-meter dash, taking part in all home meets. at their Harbor Glass of the Hope Floats Relay for Life team. Her Road inopen doorFilm fest Donation to 1:26 a.m. Jan. 6, a combative patient was reportedly Carl D p.m. and Jan. 3,just anabou was reported at an At She is a source of inspiration forAt her2:14 teammates forJackson, t response to the question follows. has allow event to award cash At 4:0 everyone around her. Why do I really? Well, there are many reasons, but been sent to prizes this year. B1 reporte Her mother, Anne, who helps maneuver her chair if it veers off the two always stick out in my mind: My Nannie, Nina prison for At 10:3 lane, runs alongside her all the while offering words of encouragement. Glass, and her friend’s daughter, Sarah Huffman. Sports Center violating Turn to Kelly on Page 5two children, advising that It was determined that and transported her to Jef- home. by MARTHA SOROHAN Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer when I conditions of they had lost another childdomithey lied about losing a child ferson. Gazette Newspapers At 12:5 Tennis Comets was in junior high school. She dealt with her diagcommunityin a recent house fire. Phillip was advised of his West M nate during conference to a fire, and were attemptnosis by deciding to have her breasts completely control. TheyBobby allegedly showed ing to defraud the church. warrants, and released. CONNEAUT - The story Ewing 17-yea C1 removed because she said she didn’t need them any Ewing’s churchtourney. members pictures of McKnight was found to Officers found and con- learned of a local couple who preyed PHOTO BY BYRON C. WESSELL more! So, she underwent the mastectomy surgery placement Cleveland Cavaliers fans flood the streets fiscated $165 on his person, out per on Christian charity of mem- a burned-out house as proof. have active warrants from of Cleveland after the Cavs ended a 52and began her survivorship journey. Because of communityThey control resulted Baseball Sluggers rally the Ashtabula County Sherreturning some congreasked for from money, bers of Amboy UnitedonMethyear championship drought with 93-89 to Ashtabula County Honorees at the At 2:4 win over Golden State. Aveni, Seth Calhoun and Tim Bow her battle plan, she was able to see four grandkids iff’s church odist Church was found prior by felonyand drugsympathetic convictions. late to defeatInWalsh Jesuit in Office for drug use, and gation members who had State S graduate high school, the birth of two great-grandfrom the state of Iowa for donated it. gladly donated. police to be fraudulent. Septembermembers 2010, the Jackson County close game. C1 gun in The remaining money and he caller felt some- fraud. According to police re-CrimesBut children and lived a full life after cancer. She has Major Taskthe Force secured Phillip, too, had warrants was placed into evidence At 3:5 thing was informants not right, and ports, a female from aAmboy been a survivor for nearly 20 years and I couldn’t be tip from confi dential Track Lady Comets win By SUE REID But while the city has spent $4.2 By SUE REID to “so many moving parts.” for drug use through the until the other donors could that a notified police. United Methodist Church, more proud of her! thatproblems drugs could be purchased from million correctRoad, many 22nd Miele Invitational. City Councilofvoted Ashtabula County Sheriff’s be identified. Police went to the church, C5 W. toMain conThe city is still looking to find 554 Coin L Though the City ofis Solon a old Sarah Huffman the has 9 year daughter my in favor Bobby Ewing. With Ewing now over the past six years, it has of joining CVD last month, a The matter was referred not loc Conneaut police at yetand spoke with the couple, Office. out why millions of gallons of tacted detailed place toand close college process friendsinRenee Aaron Huffman. Sarah is to find the “smoking gun,” WaterPaul Phillip and Roxanne regional dispatch center with 13 The Ashtabula County to the Law Director for 2:17 p.m. Jan. 10, saying water gushes through its sewage its dispatchfighting center and currently herjoin 2ndthe battleother with cancer. Atofew See Drug Dealer, Page A2 reclamation Plant Director communities handle police, Sheriff’s Office was contact- charges of criminal simulaMcKnight, who gave contraa man and woman hadPaul system and overwhelms its sewage that Chagrin the com- some monthsValley ago,Dispatch she wasin having difficulty breathSolanics City Council’s Publicdicting stories. ed and arrested McKnight, tion/deception. intotold the church, with treatment plant during heavy rains. come ing months, personnel are starting fire and other emergency calls. ing and it was discovered she had a new massininthe basement CVD is housed CLASSIFIEDS, C9-19 For the past decade, the city has Works Committee last week. to feel the impact now. “We haven’t found the culprit, her lung. After another round of chemotherapy and of UniversityHospitals Bedford by MA been trying to track down the problem, EDITORIAL, A8 Morale is mixed, Police Chief several long theofhospital, theyCenter. headed into Gazett which can cause everything from such as one big, major break or Christopher P. stays Vilandin said his Medial EDUCATION, B4 cross connection that is causing The consolidation is expected surgery to“Change removeisher tumor 6. basement flooding to untreated sewage by dispatchers. always dif- on July they found Loudermilk in by MARTHA SOROHAN proached Bigley, and quickMARTHA SOROHAN OBITUARIES, B10 big increase in fl ows to our plant,” to save Solon about $300,000 CON to overflow at the Water Reclamation Gazette Newspapers Sarah through ficult, even came good change.” Thesurgery target quite well and the his living room. ly escorted her through a Gazette Newspapers RELIGION, B-11 Plant into the Beaver Meadow Run, Mr. Solanics said. tumor wasswitchover not in her lung, but annually. on the diaphragm, date for the is Aug. 1, he They conducted a search Swan w door leading to the pizza SUBMITTED PHOTOS 8. a Cuyahoga River tributary. SPORTS, said, which is subject to change due any of her so they did not have to remove Turnlung. to CVD on Page 11 Turn to Wet on Page 13shop next CONNEAUT - A local and found several clandesdoor C1-8 to the bar. CONNEAUT - Deannya Nina Glass is shown here with granddaughAcc Units approached the man was arrested Jan. 5 tine methamphetamine There is talk of radiation and possible chemo in the Anthony was arrested for ter Catherine Glass and great-granddaughter ports, obstructing official busi- now-closed door, and found after Conneaut police dis- laboratories, chemicals to coming weeks. You can follow Sarah’s story on the at 1:42 Kyra Glass. ness and disorderly conduct that someone was holding it covered multiple meth labs manufacture methamphetCaring Bridge sight https://www.caringbridge.org/ in his Mill Street residence. amines, a large amount of during a Jan. 3 incident at closed on the inside. visit/sarahhuffman. speech delays as well as gastrointestinalthe andBottomline Bar on Park Douglas Loudermilk, drug paraphernalia, money, The door was opened, Sarah also has Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome which and officers spoke with Big- 823 Mill Streeet, was ar- scales, individual packagAvenue. causes her to be developmentally delayed, including See Relay, Page A2 to police re- ley and the other female, rested after Conneaut po- ing materials, and finished by MA According lice received a tip about methamphetamine product. Gazett ports, officers at 1:48 a.m. Anthony. Loudermilk was arrestBecoming belligerent active meth labs inside received a report that Misty Bigley was in the Bottom with officers, Anthony was the home, and secured a ed, and transported to the CO Line Bar, in violation of a arrested for obstructing offi- warrant from Conneaut jail facility. neaut SHAVER A C o n n e a u t P o l i c e were ca cial business, and disorderly Municipal Court. previous court order not BY to JEREMIAH According to police re- Methamphetamine Dis- pump i ASSISTANT EDITOR conduct. be in bars. Bigley was directed to ports, officers with the posal Technician arrived True N Units responded to the the bar, and the mat- search warrant went to the at the scene and secured Multipleleave fire departments responded bar, and upon entry, spotAcc the hazardous materials for ports, t ter was referred to on the Law home at 3:07 a.m. ted Bigley talking to to a male OSCO Industries in Jackson Forcing their way in, disposal. Director charges. patron. 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“dust” fire. At approximately 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, firefighters were dispatched to OSCO Industries, located at 165 Athens Street in Jackson. The firefighters were asked to standby in case the fire got out of hand. “We didn’t go inside the building, the dust fire burnt itself out,” explained Jackson Fire Chief David Channell. “It was a dust fire. It has happened before in the same spot.” Channell continued, “They (plant personnel) didn’t want us to go inside and spray water and stir the dust up because that creates more of a chance for an explosion. If you stir that dust

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“The headline does an excellent “The play words in this The memories of twoon individuals, who dedicated time toheadjob of grabbing reader interest by PHOTO BY JEREMIAH SHAVER theline youth 4-H Programs in Jackson County, were honored late Ivan Potter and Jim give readers a laugh and The families of the playing on ‘Cleveland’ in all caps posthumously at the Jackson County Fair. Brown were presented plaques in recognition During the Jackson Countyinto Fair Junior Livestock Sale held brings them the story won(CLE) using the Cavs colors. of each of the men’s years and of dedication to the on Friday, July 22, the Jackson County Fair Livestock Comyouth 4-H Programs in Jackson County. Pictured dering meant by this. Very appropriate mittee and others what honored theis memories of 62-year-old Ivan from the left are Jackson County Fair Queen headline for Neal Potter and 54-year-old James Elba “Jim” Brown. match The headline is a perfect Faith Miller, 4th/5th Grade Attendant Jenna Lewthis story.” “We are going to honor some special people who were near is, Jackson County Fair 1st Attendant Allison story content. Veryandcatchy andto dearthe to our hearts,” stated 4-H Extension Educator Moore, Little Miss Grace Callahan, 8th/9th/10th Byron County Extension Director Erin Dailey. “We have the Potter Grade AttendantCredits: Taylor Ross, Jackson CountyWessell headline.” and Brown families here with us and we want to bring them up and honor Ivan and Jim.” Potter passed away after a short illness at the Ohio State James Hospital on Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was a farmer and a retired coal miner from Southern Ohio Coal.

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hen you live in a community you love, you want to give back. That is what Jimmy and Kimberly Gibson are doing with their business Hungry Bee Gourmet Catery. “I grew up here in the Chagrin Valley and feeling the community support, we wanted to be here and to give back. It’s overwhelming,” Mrs. Gibson said of that support. “It’s the simple things that matter,” Mr. Gibson added. “We see ourselves as culinary ambassadors,” Mrs. Gibson said. “The community

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am,” Mr. Oyler said. Mr. Oyler even likes driving in the snow, which is convenient because he’s a truck driver with a five-state area. While he’s away, his wife measures it, “to her dismay,” he said. Mr. Oyler also makes bets with his friends in Buffalo about who will get more snow “I was trained in Buffalo. I can handle anything,” he said. ■


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Every morning and every night, Mr. Oyler takes his 18-inch Styrofoam pad and measures the snow to 1/10 of an inch. He does the same in the evening and every day, he sends an email to the Cleveland National Weather Service. “A bunch of us around the state and the U.S. do this. It’s not all measured at the airport for example. It’s a volunteer position and I believe that other people are dedicated like I


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actually gets more snow than Chardon. Mr. Oyler moved to the area in 2001, specifically because of the snow. He had always been a snow buff and had also lived in Buffalo, N.Y. for 17 years because of the snow. A neighbor moved in a few weeks after Mr. Oyler and started volunteering with the National Weather Service, measuring the snow. When the neighbor moved to Indiana, Mr. Oyler took over the job.

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Michelle Swiniarski owns 2 acres on Cannon Road where she keeps a horse, three sheep, five chickens, two dogs and four cats.


Cooped up in their stalls all morning, horses tear out of the barn for a romp in the pasture at the Rising River Farm, a stretch of 40 acres on Chagrin River Road in Solon. John Halberg purchased the land in 1986, and keeps horses, goats, chickens and other animals. eggs fill a basket in her country-style kitchen. “It’s like a dream,” she said of her home and property. Shakey and the sheep, which she purchased in 2007, graze the pasture 10 months out of the year. She pulls their wool on an annual basis, sells off what she doesn’t need and uses the rest to felt soap which she makes as part of a home-based business. Her perfect day includes taking care of the livestock, working in her vegetable and herb garden and tending to her horse, which she has owned for 25 years. “She is my whole world,” Ms. Swiniarski said of Shakey, patting her gently. “She loves to go out and trail ride and gets excited when we see other horses.” She also loves her sheep buddies. “She is laid back and easy,” Ms. Swiniar-

ski added. Ms. Swiniarski enjoys cleaning Shakey’s stall as much as she enjoys riding her, noting that “you have to enjoy the less glamorous parts of farming.” The couple converted an old garage on the property to a horse stall and decided to eventually rescue sheep. “I needed friends for my horse,” she said with a laugh. The sheep are similar to dogs in a way, she said, and sometimes can be found walking underneath the horse on any given day. Benefits of country living in the city include being close to shopping and having just a 20 minute commute to work for Mr. Swiniarski. “Sure, I’d like 50 acres, but the fact that I’m right near the bridle trail and minutes from anything else I might need is perfect,” she said. “This is everything I’ve ever wanted.”

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“I’ve wanted to live on a farm since I was able to say the word,” Ms. Swiniarski said, gazing out the back kitchen window to keep a close eye on 28-year-old Shakey, a registered Paint horse that weighs in at 1,000 pounds. Shakey walks alongside her sheep companions Liesl, Hilda and Matilda on a crisp winter afternoon. “This was just a golden opportunity,” Ms. Swiniarski reflected on finding the land on Cannon in 2004. She and her husband Steven wanted to find their very own farm, as they had boarded Shakey elsewhere and wanted to keep her close. The Cannon Road property was simply a perfect fit, especially because it was in such close proximity to the Cleveland Metroparks Bridle Trail. “I realized I could ride just one quarter of a mile down the road and I was on the Bridle Trail,” Ms. Swiniarski, an avid trail rider, said. The couple added to their farm inhabitants, when in 2008, they purchased their hen chickens. In the summer, “they have the run of the place,” she said with a laugh. Colorful


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per came a mly to t unbeollided Other top causes include “following too closely,” left k, who of center driving, failure to control and failure to yield. Thompson noted speed can play a factor in some of these monly other crash designations. mes, Allison West is one person who has been personally ured affected by these tragedies. Her grandmother was killed into at the Route 160/32 intersection in 2008 while returning home from church. That particular area, located in Vinton Twp., has been described as one of Vinton County’s crash hot spots. West says there should be additional safety work


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Hamlet Village chef Frank E. Staton is expected to be charged this week with first degree felony murder in the March 24 shooting deaths of two women in a secluded area of the Chagrin Falls retirement community where all three were employed. On March 25, Mr. Staton, 56, of

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Skywatchers around the world gathered with telescopes Monday BY DIANE RYDER to witness a tiny black dot move Orange Village raisScan this code to go in a straight line across a portion EDITOR@GEAUGAMAPLELEAF.COM ing ground for ofcommunity to our mobile site the sun. Viewers at Observatory Park garden. Take a gravel country road inA11 a in Montville Township appreciatprimarily Amish neighborhood, An ed Mother Nature’s cooperation add ruts and potholes, swirling INDEPENDEN T Geauga Expert saysthis rare celestial in capturing dust clouds whenever a vehicle J U R N A L of NEWS O event. goes by, and sprinklewetlands it with speed-critical to saving “I am so thrilled,” said Chris ing vans, large trucks, pedestrians, and O P I N I O N the earth. A12 Mentrek, Geauga Park District Amish buggies and pony carts. S I NC E 18 8 0 naturalist and program organizer. According to Parkman resi“I was terrified we weren’t going dents Alan and KathyPepper Preston, that Pike Senior to be able to see anything. It’s a all adds up to a recipe for disaster. M A Y 5 , 2 01center 6 V O L . 13 7, N O. 18 , 14 P A G E S P R I C E : $1.5 0 greatbuilding dress rehearsal for the solar “We fear for pedestrians to andexpand programs.eclipse A13 next August.” buggy traffic,” Nash and Road resident The park district hosted an Alan Preston told Parkman eight-hour “Transit of Mercury” Township Trustees at their May 2 Stink bugsrareSqueeze mini-eclipse program with meeting. sun-viewing He told them hethem had recently and they’ll leave aequipment last- and educaROSE NEMUNAITIS/KMG Starts on Page 17 models open to the public. witnessed a near-miss when a ing impression.tional A15 Young skywatcher Joel Heist, of Auburn Township, takes a look at the Astronomy-enthusiasts hailing speeding vehicle kicked up so

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