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Volume 3 Issue 11

August 2018 Magazine

Crossroads Contest

Deadline Sept. 7th It Takes A Village... A Dementia Village Volunteering: Weather Observers at the Cambridge Water Dept. Rendville, OH: A Free Space Polka: Cleveland Style!

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It takes a village.. a Dementia Village

Polka: Cleveland Style

Volunteering: Weather Observers at the Cambridge Water Dept.

The Perry County village of Rendville is presently the smallest incorporated village in Ohio. However, Rendville has had an outsized impact on history. It produced many citizens who achieved historic firsts and will be celebrating this special status next month.

In the past two issues of Crossroads, we’ve taken a look at different options for seniors to remain at home as they age. However, for some, staying at home just becomes too difficult. What then? Here are just a few of the innovative approaches being taken to serve individuals experiencing dementia

East-central Ohio is part of the “polka belt,” and the polka we’d be likely to hear is Cleveland-style. To honor the polka prominence of Cleveland, there is a National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, and it is surrounded by great Slovenian sausage shops!

Another volunteer shout out! The Cambridge Water Treatment Plant employees have been volunteering as weather observers for the National Weather Service (NWS) for nearly 78 years! And the NWS is looking for a few more good citizens to join their volunteer brigade.


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I think it's fair to say we've reached the Dog Days of Summer, if you consider that June is late spring; July early summer; and August is high summer, when the heat is on, the humidity turns south central Ohio into a sauna, and the grass goes dormant. I'm happy when the grass turns brown, because I can stop nagging my son about cutting it. But people who care about their lawns have now entered the time of high water bills as they try to keep their grass green. Instead of angsting about your lawn, why not head inside with a glass of lemonade and enjoy this month's copy of Crossroads? Among the other things you'll learn this month is how to use basil to improve your recipes, and your health! Stay cool, and I'll see you at the Crossroads!

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Salutations from “The Crossroads” Magazine, a free publication designed for a broad range of readers in the southeast Ohio region. The magazine can be found in various locations around southeast Ohio. Get Crossroads by mail for a subscription of only $40 a year! For more information, suggestions or questions, you may call 740-732-2341. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Crossroads Magazine Collaborating Staff Jack Cartner .................................................................................................................................................Publisher Anne Chlovechok...........................................................................................................Publication Editor Stacy Hrinko ...............................................................................................................................Office Manager Marcia Hartman..............................................................................................................Publication Writer Christy Penland-McMillan ........................................................... Marketing Director/Sales Jamie Hoover .................................................................................Graphic Designer/Art Director Contributing Writers: Carol Branz Wahler, Kay Flowers, Roger Pickenpaugh and Ed Brickeen. Also from Emens & Wolper Law Firm; Beatrice Wolper, Kelly Jasin, & Heidi Kemp.

Polka: Cleveland Style ........................................... 22 Volunteering: Weather Observers................. 28 Famous Ohioans in Sports ..................................... 34 Riding the Rails PART 1 .......................................... 38 You Auto Know............................................................ 41

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Benefits of Basil By Kay Flowers Basil is a favorite herb in many kitchens. It’s hard to imagine any tomato sauce based dish without its spicy tang. However, research is showing that this delicious herb also provides many benefits that support good health. This is nothing new. The healing properties of basil have been known and utilized for thousands of years in Africa and Asia. It has a long history of being valued as both food and medicine in countries throughout the world. Seed catalogs list many varieties of basil, all with various subtleties of taste and tang, but common sweet basil is the one most familiar to Americans. Wait until the ground warms up before planting seeds or tamp in seedlings about two weeks after the final frost. Grow basil between your tomato plants to intensify their flavor. Pinch off flower heads to prolong leaf harvest, but let one basil plant flower to provide nectar for beneficial insects. All varieties of basil are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium for strong bones and teeth and vitamin K for blood coagulation, which is especially important for people with hemophilia, a clotting disorder. (Note that people on blood thinning prescription drugs should limit their consumption of fresh basil for obvious reasons.) Basil leaves have a high antioxidant level and antiinflammatory properties, which is beneficial to heart health. The medical journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity published the results of a study using basil leaf extract to help regulate cholesterol levels in people with heart disease. Another research study done in China has shown basil assists in lowering high blood

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"Out of Sight - Out of Mind" It all started a few months ago with some envelopes I bought at a garage sale. We really didn’t need them at the time, but they were only 50 cents, so how could I pass up that kind of a bargain? I bought two boxes, brought them home, and stuffed them away somewhere. Fast forward to the present. Last Monday I went to get an envelope and discovered it was my last one. By that time, of course, I had completely forgotten about the ones I had bought at that garage sale and squirreled away somewhere, so I retrieved the Sunday paper’s ads from the recycle cart and started searching for envelopes on sale. “What are you looking for now?” my dearly beloved inquired, no doubt disturbed that I’m dragging all those papers back in the house when he just carried them out a few hours before. “Envelopes,” I said, “We’re getting low on them and I thought maybe someone had them on sale this week.” Now, for some uncanny reason, that man can come up with a seemingly innocent question with such perfect timing that it makes me wonder if he’s psychic. “You mean those two boxes you bought at a garage sale a couple months ago are already all used up?” (Me and my big mouth – I’m always bragging to him about all the bargains I find.) Desperately trying to recall buying those envelopes and what I’d done with them, I quickly responded with a slight exaggeration of the truth. “They’re not all gone already, I just want to make sure we don’t run out and have to pay full price when we need them.” And emphasizing my thriftiness, added virtuously, “Just trying to save us some money.” He didn’t buy it. Glancing knowingly at me over his bifocals with a sly grin, he chided, “You forgot you bought them, didn’t you?” True or not, there was no call for that kind of insolence. So, hands on hips, I threw back my shoulders in outrage, 10


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The 2010 census determined the population of the Perry County village of Rendville was just 32, making it the smallest in Ohio. However, this smallest village has had an outsized impact on history with many of its citizens achieving historic firsts. Rendville may have had an outsized impact on history because of its unique history and culture. It was one of several southeast Ohio coal towns that are referred to as Little Cities of Black Diamonds. In 1879, the Ohio Central Coal Company established Rendville after an expansion of the railroad along Sunday Creek southeast of New Lexington provided the infrastructure to develop the mining industry in the area. The Ohio Central Railroad bought up 8000 acres that year, and Capt. T.J. Smith and William P. Rend purchased some of that property and began to sell lots for houses and businesses. Rend, for whom the town was named, was a Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. He then became a prominent businessman in Chicago involved in freight hauling and coal mining. Rend had one of the largest soft coal businesses in the Midwest with interests in five mines in western Pennsylvania and five in Ohio. His firm owned 1800 freight cars and employed over 2000 people at one point. Rend leased land from the Ohio Central Coal Company and opened mines including the Number 3 and Number 9 mines on Sunday Creek a mile north of nearby Corning, Ohio. The coal company built houses and a company store in Corning and Rendville, but the two communities were not company towns as they contained a high percentage of privately owned homes and businesses. Rend was a “progressive” in the coal business. He recruited immigrants from Europe and over 100 African Americans, mainly from West Virginia, to work in his mines. The Number 3 mine was the only mine in the region that had all black workers, and most of those workers settled in Rendville. The influx of black workers was not viewed favorably by many white miners. In 1880, whites from nearby communities went to Rendville to confront the African American arrivals with some riding in wagons that had firearms concealed under hay. Governor Charles Foster sent the Ohio National Guard to intervene, and contained the violence to a small skirmish which injured a few of the protes-

tors. This event became known as the Corning War. Rendville was incorporated in 1882, and during the first several decades of its existence, the population was fairly equally divided between blacks and white immigrants from various European counties. Within the town, racial harmony was the rule. Housing was totally integrated. Stores catered to both races. The school was integrated from its opening in the late 1880s. It closed in 1960, but the 110 steps that spanned the hillside from Main St. to the school remain. In 1883, the community held its first Emancipation Day celebration on September 22, an annual event that continued into the 1950s and was resurrected in 2000 by the

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Even at its peak, Rendville was a small town, but its influence was felt well beyond its borders. The following leaders, state and national, came from its “free space:” • Dr. Isaiah Tuppins. Tuppins used his income from barbering to pay his tuition at the Columbus Medical School (now OSU Medical School). He was the first African American in Ohio to receive a medical degree. Rend hired him as the company doctor for the mines. In 1886, Tuppins was elected mayor of Rendville, which gave him another first: the first African American to be elected to the position of mayor in the Northern United States. He was also the Perry County Coroner. Tuppins was well known in Republican politics. In 1888, he averted violence when a mob of whites from Corning prepared to descend on Rendville to avenge the murder of a white Corning man – allegedly by a black citizen of Rendville. Tuppins was able to convince Corning officials to break up the mob and protect the accused from a probable lynching, letting the justice system work as intended. • Adam Clayton Powell Sr. Powell was one of the African American miners recruited to Rendville from West Virginia. At the time he arrived, Rendville was populated largely by young, male miners. Powell later described the town at that time as one of the “most lawless and ungodly places I have ever seen.” In 1884, there was a bar for every 25 residents, and every house on Main Street except the mayor’s office and post office were gambling places. Powell himself once gambled away all of his money plus another $40 he had borrowed and

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as possible in order to stymie the mine owners who would hire them as strikebreakers. He courageously traveled as far south as Alabama to organize, a dangerous part of the country for a black union organizer. He rose to prominence in the UMW serving on its executive council more than once. On 8/22/1894, Davis organized a UMW meeting held in Corning, Ohio. He met visiting delegates at the railroad station, but when they checked into the Mercer Hotel and went to dinner, they were told Davis would have to leave so as not to upset other guests. This resulted in the UMW leaders walking out of the hotel together and the first fine levied under Ohio’s antidiscrimination laws. Unfortunately, Davis soon was blacklisted by the mines, and unable to find work, he died in poverty at age 35. • John L. “Sandy” Jones. Jones was a church leader and manager of the Sunday Creek Cooperative, a coal business organized by black citizens. He served on the school board, was a Republican Party committeeman and then became postmaster. • Joseph T. Williams. Williams was another Rendville

Postmaster who served in that position for several decades despite having disabilities that required his use of a wheelchair. He learned to speak five different languages to communicate with the various nationalities living in Rendville. He was viewed as the town historian and a mentor to many by providing assistance and advice regarding business and personal situations. He also served as mayor during the 1930s. • Roberta Preston. Preston was appointed as Rendville’s postmaster in 1953, which made her the first African-American female postmaster in Ohio. • Sophia Mitchell. Mitchell was appointed mayor of Rendville in 1969 and, therefore, entered the record books as the first African American female mayor in Ohio. • Jerry Jackson. Jackson was a leader on championship basketball teams from Rendville’s K – 8 school and Corning High School. (Rendville produced a number of strong athletes even thought they had no gym. Jackson’s basketball team practiced in the school hallway, which had hoops at either end.) Jackson continued his education at Ohio University where he was a leader on the team that played to the Elite Eight in the

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One of the most interesting villages in the world is Hogeweyk. It’s a gated community inside the small town of Wheesp on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. There are just 23 houses plus a restaurant, bar, theater, a town square, gardens and parks. 152 citizens live in the 23 houses, and all of those individuals have a diagnosis of dementia! There are an additional 240 villagers who come and go and are caregivers. They wear street clothes and may take on roles in the town of shop clerk, restaurant server, movie ticket taker, etc. They also work in the houses to help individuals bathe, dress, cook, eat, and perform the other activities of daily life. The houses provide individuals with a choice of seven lifestyles – hopefully approximating the way they lived before coming ill: • Gooise - upper-class with emphasis on etiquette and classical décor. • Homey - not so formal. Care of family and house work are emphasized. • Christian - religious activities are part of every day. • Artisan - trades such as plumbers or carpenters are important to talk about and remember.

• Indonesian - cooking and traditions of Indonesia are emphasized. • Cultural - art, literature, and theater are the basis for many activities. • Urban - social events and outings are frequent. There are different social clubs people can join: the walking club, the baking club, the classical music club, etc. There are no locks within the village, and minimal medications are administered. Residents choose their own schedules and routines. They move freely inside their homes and are encouraged to work along with staff on the day to day activities: washing, cleaning, cooking, getting groceries, etc. They also move freely outside their houses, and people from the surrounding community are invited in to visit. The company that built Hogeweyk is now building a second bigger village in Kent, England. The idea is spreading to the U.S. as well. An article in FORBES described how Scott Tarde, the CEO of Alzheimer’s Family Centers in California, developed the idea of Glenner Town Square in San Diego. His 12 year-old daughter went on a field trip where a huge space




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was converted to seem like a town, and the students took on the roles in that town of mayor, business owner, bank teller, etc. His daughter was enthused about her day, and Tarde had an A-HA moment. Glenner Town Square is 8500 square feet with 24 buildings and 12 store fronts including a diner, post office, barbershop, pet store, library, museum, movie theater, and more. Folks don’t live there 24/7 but come to spend the day in a secure environment with staff operating the businesses. Set designers and builders from the San Diego Opera Scenic Studio helped create the town. The underlying rationale for these towns is to provide an environment and activities that connect the person with dementia to their long-term memories and emotions in order to help them rediscover the world around them and have positive experiences. Rather than living in a setting that appears institutional, folks are more relaxed in typical houses that feel like a home and allow them to come and go with fewer restrictions that may be difficult for them to understand. While there is no cure yet for Alzheimer’s, the people living in Hogeweyk appear to get better because they are happier. The biggest barrier to these innovative treatment centers gaining a wider reach is cost. Hogeweyk cost $25 million to build (prior to its 2009 opening). The Dutch government provided $22 million. Each resident pays about $7000 a month, and there is always a waiting list. So what other possibilities are there when funding is not easy to come by? There is at least one assisted living facility in Ohio that has built an environment with these approaches in mind. The Lantern (5277 Chillicothe Rd., South Russell Ohio 44022) is located in the Chagrin Valley in northeast Ohio and, although totally indoors, brings elements from the outside in. Patients’ rooms are inside what appear to be homes typical of those built in the 1930s with rocking chairs on front porches. There is an indoor stream and waterfall and murals that look like the outdoors. A fiber optic ceiling dims and brightens when it is time for sunrise or sunset. The floor in front of the porches looks like a lawn, and there is a golf course. Different aromas, such as flowers, may be released

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into the air. A similar philosophy without the Main Street appearance infuses the services provided on the memory unit at First Community Village, a National Church Residences facility (1800 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43212). First Community Village provides a continuum of care from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing facility. Roxbury Cottages is the name of the memory unit, which is part of the assisted living services, and the philosophy that inspires Hogeweyk is evident in the Montessori-based approach adopted by Roxbury Cottages. “There are 36 separate apartments in Roxbury Cottages presently serving 36 people,” said Judith Wright, Director of First Community Village. “The apartments provide a large sitting/bedroom area and a


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theater on the larger campus. Residents of Roxbury Cottages can visit these locations with staff assistance. They also go into the broader community with staff on outings – perhaps out to lunch or to any variety of community events.” More important is the approach to activities for the residents of Roxbury Cottages. “We have activities available for residents continuously during the day and even into many evenings,” said Wright. “The activities are short, from 30 to 45 minutes, to accommodate the attention span of our individuals. The activities are purposeful and designed to simulate and engage the five senses. We learn about our residents’ past and what they liked to do before they came to us, and try to key into that. We focus on finding out what they are still able to do. Can they walk? Can they still read? Do they love gardening and perhaps could still prune plants? So then we plan activities with these things in mind. There might be a baking activity, and one individual might be able to measure ingredients. Another person might not be able to measure but can stir. Perhaps someone could knead the dough. Everyone can do something, and the result is something everyone can enjoy eating and not just a make-work or purposeless sort of pastime. People are then proud and feel useful. We also use visual demonstration to remind people how to complete tasks rather than verbally instructing them because the visual cueing is more effective. In fact, we currently are undertaking a project of installing computer monitors throughout the Roxbury Cottage area that will provide these visual cues. For example a picture might come up on the monitors to remind people that it is time to go to dinner.” Although residents of Roxbury Cottages can stay very busy, they can also choose to head off to their apartment for a nap or quiet time – whenever they choose. “Folks can set their own schedule,” said Wright. “They can sleep in until 10 or whenever they want and have breakfast anytime. If they want to get up in the middle of the night, that’s not a problem. We don’t force people to do anything.” The result according to Wright is that there is a lot of laughter, music, and engagement throughout the halls of Roxbury Cottages, so much so that an individual living independently at First Community Village recently told her, “If I ever need assisted living, I hope I go to Roxbury Cottages because everyone there is having so much fun.” So finally one wonders -- what if we worked to keep our communities dementia friendly so the need for individuals to enter “facilities” might be delayed? Many of us in the Crossroads distribution area live in small towns where it is easier to know each other and learn about the needs of fellow citizens. Could we organize ourselves like the town of Bruges, Belgium? Bruges maintains a data base of those with dementia in case someone goes missing or has a need to interact with authorities. They have a choir whose members have dementia, and many stores in Bruges have trained their employees how to interact with dementia patients. The idea is to encourage everyone to listen, show respect, and ofAug~Crossroads


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Cleveland Style! You may not be aware of the different styles of polka, or that Cleveland-style, as opposed to Tex-Mex, Polish or Czech, is the most widely known and Americanized form of polka. It’s the style we’ve listened to on popular polka TV and radio shows, and just maybe, it’s the type of polka our parents were dancing to down at the union hall, the local tavern, or the church social. Maybe we are still dancing to its happy beat! Polka came to Cleveland with the Slovenian immigrants who began settling in the city starting in the 1880s. They came looking for a better life – the American dream. The steel mills and factories of Cleveland provided that, and by the early 1900s, Cleveland was the largest Slovene settlement in the United States and the third largest Slovene city in the world. Music came with the immigrants – folk music from the old country that they taught to their children. But when two cultures meet, they create a blend of something different, and many times something better than either had before. So the Slovenian folk dance tunes were Americanized by being played at a faster tempo with some jazz, country, or swing influences. The instruments were expanded. Cleveland-style polka bands always included the traditional accordion – but now the accordions might have a keyboard. A sax, clarinet or occasionally a trumpet provided the melody as well. Drums, bass, guitar and/or banjo supplied the beat. At first polka was confined to the 24


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ethnic halls where folks of eastern European descent gathered. However, polka went commercial thanks initially to Matt Hoyer. Hoyer came to Cleveland in 1904 and formed a trio that played Cleveland-style polka and was the first to make recordings and perform on the radio. A contemporary of Hoyer’s, Dr. William Lausche, updated the polka tunes with sophisticated waltz music. Johnny Pecon, Lou Trebar, and Johnny Vadnal extended the genre by incorporating some jazz-style dynamics. On Sunday mornings during the 1930s, Heinie Martin Antoncic’s radio show played Cleveland-style polka and coached people how to dance to it. Polka’s popularity increased after World War II as returning GIs were glad to find dates at dance halls where polka – “the happy music”-- was played. In the 1940s, one of the popular polka bands, Frank Yankovic’s, topped the charts and became a national sensation with two million-seller albums. Cleveland earned the title “Polka Capitol of the World.” TV shows such as “Polka Varieties” brought polka into homes across the country. Bob Dylan once reported that, as a child in Minnesota, polka was his favorite music “because it was loud.” Another individual not normally associated with polka, Johnny Carson, had his first gig as the emcee of a polka radio show. During the 1960s, air travel increased, and polka tours of U.S. bands went to the European countries from whence polka had sprung. European

polka musicians also traveled to the States. This exchange revitalized the music. People became more interested in their ethnic heritage in the 1970s, so despite the competition from rock music, polka remained popular. Recordings were now cheaper to make. Accordion clubs were formed, and women and children learned to play the instrument, and bands were no longer just Small Enough to Know You . . . white males. In 1972, Father George Balasko, a priest . . . Large Enough to Serve You in a parish in Lowellville near Youngstown, took advantage of the greater freedoms allowed under Vatican All You Need Is II and created a polka mass. Father Frank Perkovich Dresden Feed! from Minnesota made a recording of such a mass that has sold over 100,000 copies. In 1986, the Grammy Awards expanded to include a polka category, and the first polka band to win a Grammy was Frank Yankovic’s. 1986 was also the year when Cleveland decided to create its Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. “With the polka history of Cleveland, we thought, ‘Why not a Polka Hall of Fame?’” said • large variety of feed Valencic. • shavings & bedding At present, 1200 people have joined as members to • feed containers & scoopers support the Polka Hall of Fame and Museum. If you • variety of grooming supplies visit, you’ll find displays and a video about the differ• and more! ent eras of Cleveland Polka and displays for the best known players such as Yankovic whose former PANBe Fair Ready with cordian is carefully preserved. Many other accordions Dresden Feed & Supply! are displayed in the museum’s accordion room, such as 11900 E Pike Rd., Cambridge, OH 43725 (740) 432-3866 Matt Hoyer’s old button box. If you are looking for polka CDs, the gift shop has a large selection of new and 16 East 7th St., • Dresden, OH 43821 (740) 754-2391 vintage recordings available for purchase along with a

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event held in February to chase away winter and usher in spring ( You can reach the Polka Hall of Fame and Museum by calling 1-866-66POLKA. The museum hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. East central Ohio where we live is part of the Polka buckle too. Many eastern European immigrants came here for work. We enjoy the culture they shared, and polka has been part of that. You can go to the website to learn of polka events around Wheeling and the Pittsburgh area. There are regular polka events at the Wheeling Island Casino and an annual Wheeling Polka Festival generally held at the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center each spring. There is a Polish American Citizen Club at 1605 Henry Ave SW in Canton. Their Facebook page may alert you to polka events that are a little different than the Cleveland-style. Polish-style polka generally has more brass instruments and is a little more frenetic than Clevelandstyle. However, the big event that is right in our Crossroads distribution area is the Barton Polka Festival in Belmont County. 2018 is the 25th year of the Barton Festival and to celebrate this milestone, admission is free! The festival hours are on Sunday, August 5 from noon to 8:00 pm, and thousands of pierogies, cabbage rolls, cabbage and noodles and other Slovenian foods

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VOLUNTEERING: Weather Observers at the Cambridge Water Dept.

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From time to time, Crossroads puts a spotlight on a volunteer effort. Our communities constantly benefit from the unpaid labor of folks who step up when needs arise without looking for monetary rewards. Hopefully readers might learn of project they could join or duplicate for their community. If you know of any volunteer efforts worthy of our attention, let us know!

Sometimes volunteers are people who are paid – but go above and beyond their duties and perform extra work that benefits others with no extra compensation. An example is the staff at the Cambridge Water Treatment Plant. The plant’s employees are volunteer weather observers for the National Weather Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). And NOAA is looking for a few more volunteers! Bob Coblentz, Observing Program Leader at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pittsburgh, recently sent out a press release describing how volunteers are particularly needed in the Caldwell area of Noble County and the Philo area of Muskingum County to extend the network of Cooperative Weather Observers, people who donate their time to monitor mainly temperature and precipitation. The data collected by the volunteers helps forecast weather and flooding and impacts decisions made by industry, government, and individuals. There are 11,000 of these weather stations across the nation providing the country with one of the “most comprehensive records of temperature and precipitation anywhere in the world.” Denny Unklesbay began working at the Cambridge Water Treatment Plant in 1971. “I retired in 2001 – but they wanted me back. I just can’t get away,” he joked. “In 1973 we started doing the weather observations. 30


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AUG 24 - BIKE NIGHT – The Living Word Outdoor Drama is encouraging ALL owners of motorcycles to attend on this special night. All visitors who drive/ride to the drama will receive a special admission price of $10. Help us fill the lot with bikes! AUG 25 - BLACK HISTORY NIGHT – We are encouraging visitors to come and help us celebrate our Black History here at The Living Word Outdoor Drama. The Living Word’s roots began when Reverend Frank Roughton Harvey presented Behold The Man in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Civil Rights Movement and utilized an African-American male to portray Christ. To this day, it’s called The Miracle That Saved Atlanta. We ask that all African-American Churches come and help us celebrate the night as you will receive a special admission price of $10. AUG 31 - SENIOR CITIZEN NIGHT – All Senior Citizens (60-up) will receive a special admission price of $10.

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Famous Ohioans in sports

Phil Niekro

Hall of Fame Pitcher

By Ed Brickeen

Bridgeport High School has pumped out several famous athletes, but perhaps the two most famous attended the school at the same time: longtime Boston Celtic John Havlicek and Hall of Fame pitcher, Phil Niekro. Niekro was the son of a coal miner and grew up in Lansing. He and his brother Joe went on to learn the knuckleball from their father, who himself learned it in the coal mines of eastern Ohio. It became the pitch that helped Niekro become one of the oldest (at the time of his retirement, the oldest) players in Major League Baseball history. Niekro was signed by the Milwaukee Braves (before they moved to Atlanta) in 1959 for the whopping total of $250. To put that in comparison, a first-round pick in the most recent MLB draft will earn at least $500,000 in their first year. Niekro debuted with the Braves in 1964. He started his career in the bullpen as a relief pitcher, and after an up and down 1966, he led the league in ERA in 1967 with a 1.87. He earned a spot in the starting rotation in the middle of 1967 and became a fixture for the Braves. He split time between the bullpen and the rotation in 1968, the year of the pitcher. In 1969, Niekro earned a spot on the All-Star team, his first of five selections. He finished second in the Cy Young voting that season, behind New York Mets pitcher, Tom Seaver. Seaver and the Mets defeated the Braves in the playoffs that year in route to a World Series victory by the Miracle Mets of ’69. The Braves were a mediocre team over the next few seasons, which led to a move to Atlanta. It was there on August 5, 1973, that Niekro joined an elite fraternity. Against the San Diego Padres, Niekro threw the first no hitter in Atlanta Braves history. Niekro had an impressive record attached to his name as well in Atlanta. He was the last pitcher to win 20 games in a season and lose 20 games in the same season. In 1979, at the age of 40, he 36


accomplished this feat, which lead to a sixth-place finish in the Cy Young balloting. He won his third of three consecutive Gold Gloves that year. Niekro had his best game on the final day of the season in 1982. With a one game lead over the vaunted Los Angeles Dodgers, Niekro once again made the San Diego Padres feel his wrath. He pitched a complete game shutout and helped his cause with a two-run home run, a rare feat for a pitcher, even in “The Launching Pad” (nickname for Fulton County Stadium, home of the Braves at the time). After the 1983 season, Niekro was released by the team he had been affiliated with since 1959. He signed with the New York Yankees and won 16 games in 1984. As a member of the Yankees, he won his 300th game. At 46 years old, he became the oldest pitcher to accomplish the feat. He also became the oldest to throw a shutout, a record that has since been broken. The Yankees released Niekro prior to 1986. The Cleveland Indians became the next team to pick up Niekro. In 32 starts with the Tribe, Niekro went 11-11 before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays released him after going winless in three starts. With only a few weeks left in the season, Niekro signed with the Braves. He would go three innings in his final start, giving up five runs in a 15-6 defeat. He retired at the end of the 1987 season. Niekro holds the dubious distinction of playing the longest of any player (24 seasons) without a World Series appearance. He pitched more innings (5,404.1) than any other pitcher in the live-ball era (1920 onward). Niekro’s longevity can be attributed to his knuckleball. What makes the knuckleball such a good pitch is the lack of strain on the arm and elbow. With minimal effort, the ball can be hurled towards the plate. However, the knuckleball is a very slow, and very unpredictable pitch. When it moves, it is

virtually unhittable. When it doesn’t, it is hit hard and a long way. Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner described Niekro’s pitch as “watching Mario Andretti park a car.” The quick-witted Bob Uecker, who caught Niekro for a time in Atlanta and Milwaukee one said “Niekro struck out a hitter once and I never touched the ball. It hit me in the shin guard, bounced out to Clete Boyer at third base, and he threw out the runner at first. Talk about a weird assist: 2-5-3 on a strikeout.” Niekro finished with a career record of 318-274. In 5404.1 innings, he had an ERA of 3.35. He recorded 245 complete games, 45 of the shutout variety. He gave up 482 home runs, walked 1809, and struck out 3,342. His 226 wild pitches are eye popping, along with his 123 hit batsmen. He and his brother, Joe, have the most combined wins of any brotherly duo in MLB history. Niekro still supports Bridgeport High, with proceeds from his annual golf tournament going towards the Bulldogs. Niekro had the honor of having the ball diamonds named in his and his brother’s honor. Niekro also has a section of US Highway 40 named in his honor near the town of Lansing, just outside of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Niekro was elected as the only member of the Hall of Fame class of 1997. He was elected with 80.34% of votes on his fifth year on the ballot. Niekro was a five time All-Star (1969, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1984), a five-time Gold Glove winner (1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983), a Roberto Clemente Winner (1980), led the National League in wins (1974, 1979), MLB leader in ERA (1967) and National League strikeout leader (1977). His number 35 is retired by the Atlanta Braves. From a small town in Ohio, Niekro rose to prominence thanks to a slow and unpredictable pitch. Niekro went down in history as a man who seemed to play forever throwing a pitch that took forever to get to the plate. Phil Niekro is this month’s Famous Ohioan in Sports.

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For just over a hundred years, the Cleveland & Marietta Railroad served the people of Noble and surrounding counties, eventually linking Marietta and Dover. The line reached Dudley in September 1871 and arrived at Caldwell two months later. At the time, it was still going by its original name, the Marietta & Pittsburgh. The road was completed in 1874, but in June 1873 a group of dignitaries enjoyed an excursion from Marietta to Cambridge. The following account of that trip appeared in the June 26, 1873, Marietta Register: On Tuesday last, on the invitation of Gen. A.J. Warner, President of the Marietta and Pittsburgh Railroad, about one hundred persons, business men and others, of Marietta, made a pleasure excursion to Cambridge, Guernsey County. Leaving Marietta at 8 o’clock, in charge of Conductor Snyder and Engineer Johnson, we were soon bowling along the Duck Creek Valley. At the depot we found everything in a bustle and excitement of business. Many of our people have no conception of the vast amount of business accomplished at the Marietta Depot of this road. Freight Agent Kingsbury was here, there, and everywhere, attending to the wants of passengers and shippers. Cars of freight were all about, ready for delivery in Marietta, or for transfer to the Marietta and Cincinnati road, for shipment to Baltimore and other markets. At the Depot we found an immense pile, many thousand bushels, of coal piled up in stack, awaiting the opening of the demand for winter supply, here and elsewhere. This coal is mined at Macksburg, this county, and at the Cambridge Coal Mines, the latter being a little better article. The first place of interest after leaving the Depot was the car repair shops, a short distance out. Here quite a number of hands are employed, for blacksmith 40


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Dennison Railroad Depot Museum The Dennison Depot Museum is Offering Brand New Fall Train Rides New in 2018! The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum will be having 16 train rides the weekends of October 6-7 and 13 -14. This is the first time since 2012 that the Depot has offered train rides other than Polar Express in December. Each ride lasts approximately one hour and will be traveling east. This will be an opportunity to ride “Rare Mileage” as passenger trains normally do not travel east in Dennison. Coach tickets are $25 for adults (13+), $20 for children ages (1-12). First Class tickets are $40 each for both children and adults. Private First Class Compartments are available that seat up to 5 or 6 people. Tickets for all our Fall Train Rides are on sale now by going to or by calling 740-9226776; tickets will be mailed in September. There are five different rides that you can choose from: • The Storybook Express- October 6 & 13 departing at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.. Come dressed as your favorite Storybook character and meet some famous storybook characters including the Mad Hatter, Little Red Riding Hood, Captain Hook and more! Enjoy a cookie and water on the train • Bing’s Magical Halloween Adventure- October 6 & 13 departing at 3 p.m. It is our famous WWI mascot Private Bulldog Bing’s 100th Birthday! Come celebrate in style by riding his Magical Halloween Adventure Train Ride. Put on your fa-

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The semi in front of you on the interstate throws a tire. There’s a concrete wall to your left, solid traffic to your right. You have no time to stop, and there are people behind you in near bumper-tobumper traffic moving along at 60 mph. You have no choice but to run over the tire.

Your calm decision has kept you from involving other vehicles, but your car is damaged, and you manage to signal right and limp over to the side of the road, where you stop, as other traffic whisks past you. You’re understandably shaken up. What do you do now? Different types of accidents require different responses. You’re never going to get the long-gone driver of that truck to pay for your damages, so your own insurance company will have to cough up, after your deducible. In any minor accident, the first thing to do is get your car out of the line of traffic, over on the side of the road where you’re a bit safer, though it may not feel like it with cars whizzing by at 60-80 mph.

Turn on your flashers. If you have cones or flares, carefully get out of your car and put them up. Call the police. If there is a place entirely off the road, such as on the other side of the guard rail, wait there. It isn’t unheard of for people to rear end a stopped car on the side of the road. If there is another vehicle involved, make sure nobody is hurt. If there are injuries, call 9-1-1 for help. Exchange information with the other driver, including insurance companies, addresses, full names, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers and license plate number, vehicle make and model, even work places. Put that cell phone to good use and take photos of the scene and the vehicles involved, safety permitting.

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Food Commodity Pick-Up Fri., Aug. 17th 10am-3pm

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Book Club Meeting Thurs., Aug. 2nd 12pm

Free Card Making Class Thur., Aug. 23rd 1pm-2:30pm

Pet Day Fri., Aug. 3rd 11am

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Visit with your “fur babies” on the shaded outside patio. Refreshments.

Summer Sunday Buffet Sun., Aug. 5th 11am-1pm Menu: Italian marinated boneless chicken breast, roast beef au jus, roasted red skin potatoes, whole green beans, spring mix salad, dinner roll & butter and assorted desserts. Tickets and reservations required. Cost by donation (recommended $5.50) 60 yrs of age or older, $12 for guests under 60 & $8 for children under 10.

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Travel Expo/Open House Thur., Aug. 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm Diane Wilhelm of Globus Travel presents 2 trips the Sr. Center will be hosting in 2019. The 1st trip (Canada’s Atlantic Coastal Wonders Tour - Thur., June 6 – Fri., June 14, 2019) & 2nd (Britain Sampler Tour - Sun., Aug. 11 – Tues., Aug. 20, 2019. Learn details, travel tips, packing techniques, how to obtain your passport & more. Refreshments served. Q & A.

August Cookout Fri., Aug. 24th 11:30am Menu: hamburgers and hot dogs, Boston baked beans, broccoli salad, watermelon wedge, a banana split cupcake, lemonade, water & coffee will also be served. Reservations required.

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Jarvis Law Presentation Fri., Aug. 10th 12pm-2pm

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Meet with rep. from Jarvis Law Office, specializing in elder care & estate planning, Discuss legal documents & how they work.

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Byesville Senior Dinner Tues., Aug. 28th 4pm Byesville satellite site, at the Stop Nine Church Senior Activity Building on Southgate Rd. Welcome & announcements w/ dinner. Menu: bruschetta chicken, buttered fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, dinner roll & butter, fresh fruit cup & iced angel food cake, iced tea, water & coffee. Door prize after the meal.

Red Hat Diva Meeting & Luncheon Mon., Aug. 13th 12pm

“Turn Back the Hands of Time” Matinee Thur., Aug. 30th 1pm

Meet at Winterset Kitchen, 16869 Cadiz Rd., Lore City. Lunch is on your own off the menu.

“Turn Back the Hands of Time” sr. appreciation matinee featuring Michael Facciani. A tribute to songs such as Spanish Eyes, Release Me, Return to Me, and many others from the 1960’s. Free, but donations are appreciated. Make reservations by Fri, Aug. 24th.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Tues, Aug. 14th 1:30pm Meet 2nd Tues. of each month.

Seniors on the Go!

Flower Show & Luncheon Wed., Aug. 15th 11am Create a floral arrangement to display. The flowers can either be ones that you have grown yourself, picked w/ consent from a friend or purchased & creatively arranged yourself. Lunch at 11:30am Menu: chicken salad plate with fruit, potato salad & croissant, a rose



There’s no stopping these seniors!

West Chester Day Aug 18th Sponsored by the West Chester Senior Center

Photo contest Saturday Aug. 18 at the Perry Township Community Center Accepting photos: Mon & Tue Aug 13th & 14th from 12pm-6pm • No Entry Fee Photos will be on display Sat. during the West Chester Day Festivities (Adult & Youth up to 18yrs) Categories: People, Animals, Flowers, Scenery, Humor & Pictorial. (Size min & max) 5x7 – 12x16 this includes the mat. No frames or glass. Prizes: 1st $10, 2nd $7, 3rd $5, Best of Show $15, Honorable mention Pickup: Sat. Aug 18 after 4pm, Mon. Aug 20 9am-1pm, Other arrangements for pick up can be made *Bring lawn chairs to set-up under tent to enjoy live entertainment

West Chester Day

Big Tent Entertainment: 10am-11am Kevin Oliver, 11am-12pm Bud Scott, 12pm-1pm Lunch, 1pm-2pm The Forever Young Choir, 2pm-3pm Lyle Snyder, 3pm-4pm Ukulele Group

Kids Activities: 10am-4pm Bounce House, Facepainting 11am-3pm Face Painting, 2pm Kids Auction Other activities: 12pm American Legion Flag Raising Ceremony in front of Community Center 10am-4pm .10 cent ice cream cones, vendor tables, photo/food/vegetable/baked goods/ quilts contests in community center Tuscarawas Co. Prescription Drug take back program & Volunteer Perry Township Emergency Rescue Squad present Food by Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Kids registration & registration for Door Prizes • 50/50 Drawing for kids Auction 2019 Want to be a vendor. Call 740-229-3464 M-F 9-1pm

*Must be present to win unless name & phone # are on the back of ticket then you can be contacted.

Thank You Sponsors: Medi Wise Pharmacy, WJER Radio, Koch Funeral Home, Baker’s IGA Grocery, McDonalds of McCauley Drive, Geib Funeral Home, West Chester General Store, Community Hospice, Newcomerstown Public Library, Tuscarawas County Sheriff ’s Department, Perry Township Emergency Rescue, Mt. Carmel UMC, American Legion of Newcomerstown, Perry township, Uhrichsville trading Post, Claymont Health & Rehabilitation. West Chester Senior Center

Newcomerstown Senior Center

6451 SR 342 S.E. • Tippecanoe, OH 44699 • 740-229-3464 9 am Breakfast 2nd Fri. Ea. Month

222 Bridge St. • Newcomerstown, OH 43832 • 740-498-4523

Aug 2 B-Wear Zanesville Trip 9am Aug 3 Hospice Garage Sale Fairgrounds 9am-6pm Aug 4 Trash & Treasure Sale @ West Union UMC 9am Aug 6 Senior Meeting/ Birthday Party Apr/June 10am Aug 10 Breakfast 9am Aug 13 Bingo & Guest Speaker w/ Snacks 9:30am Aug 17 Set-up Day for West Chester Day w/ Potluck 9am Aug 18 West Chester Day 10am-4pm Aug 20 Board Meeting 9:30am Aug 27 Trinity HospitalHealth Checks w/ Potluck 9am Aug 28 Picinic in the Park Tuscora Park 10am Must have Ticket OFFICERS: Pres.: Martha Parker/ Vice Pres.: Kenneth Gardner/ Manager: Fred E. Dickinson/ Sec.: Phyllis Dickey/ Treas.: Janice Overholt/ Board Mem: Charlie Knight & John Parr



Joyce Murphy, Manager • Call for more activities

Chamber News

Join Us At...The Chamber Hub!

If you are interested in publishing your senior or chamber news in The Crossroads please call the Journal Leader at 740-732-2341 or email us at

Barnesville Chamber of Commerce

Morgan Chamber of Commerce

130 W. Main Street, Barnesville 740-425-4300

155 Main Street • Room 147 • McConnelsville

Super Sidewalk Sale August 9th from 10am-3pm Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Sept. 27 at 8am - Sept. 30 at 5 pm Christmas Craft Fair & Parade Dec. 1 at 8am - 10pm

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

Emerald Pointe, 100 Michelli St. • Barnesville, OH 43713 Please RSVP to the Chamber Office by calling 740-425-4300 or by email at

143 South Main Street, Cadiz Janeen Scott Executive Director

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce 137 W Main St., Newcomerstown •

Noble Chamber of Commerce

Fall Festival will be Aug. 18th this year Christmas Parade is going to be Dec. 8th at 1pm

508 Main Street • P.O. Box 41 Caldwell

Buckeye Tours, Inc.

Cambridge, OH 439-1977 or 1-800-433-2039



FALL WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT – CHECK OUT THESE GREAT TOURS! THUNDER BAY RESORT & MACKINAC ISLAND – Sept. 4-7: Great memories will be made on this lovely trip to Michigan! Enjoy one night on beautiful Mackinac Island featuring a bountiful lunch at the Grand Hotel, experience a fabulous overnight at the Thunder Bay Resort and partake in a horse drawn carriage ride to dinner, wine tasting and elk viewing, and enjoy a cruise of Lake Michigan seeing five beautiful lighthouses to top off your visit. Price Per Person: $799 NASHVILLE – Sept. 14-17: Enjoy three nights at the beautiful Opryland Hotel, a fabulous General Jackson luncheon cruise, an evening at the Grand Old Opry, a tour of the RCA Studio B tour, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and much more on this fantastic tour! Price Per Person: $769

AUTUMN MYSTERY– Sept. 27-29: How about a fun two night tour to a place only we know! Join us for a fun-filled Mystery Tour this autumn; you’ll be glad you did! Price Per Person: $595 Price Includes: Transportation, 2 nights accommodations, 5 meals, evening of entertainment, attractions, guided sight-seeing and more! NEW ENGLAND FALL EXTRAVAGANZA – Sept. 27–Oct. 5: Join us for a nine day tour to capture the beauty of fall in VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS and RHODE ISLAND. Come and see some amazing attractions that make this area such a wonderful autumn destination! Price Per Person: $1598 Price Includes: Transportation, 8 nights accommodations, 16 meals, guided touring and plenty of included attractions. Great fun…Give us a call for the full itinerary or to reserve your space today! AUG. 27 (SCIOTO DOWNS) – $30/ Receive $20 free play and $5 food voucher SEPT. 9 (BROWNS -VS- STEELERS /BROWNS SEASON OPENER) $145/ OCT. 7 (BROWNS -VS- RAVENS) $129 Call to receive our complete listing of tours or to receive more details.



A Fruitful Word Search

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Answers on page 48

Fill in the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9.

Enjoy Crossroads with a bowl of fruit!

CHEFFY DRUGS Your Health is Our Main Concern Patrick A. Kovacs, RPh, owner 149 East Main St. • Barnesville, OH 43713 Helping with the prevention and care of summer sun burns, bug bites and bee stings

FREE Delivery FREE Mail Service

p: 740-425-1582 • f: 740-425-1795 toll free: 1-800-522-7988 M-F 8:30-6 Aug~Crossroads

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Affordable Living For Seniors Age 62+ or Disabled

Answers to Crossword


Barnesville Manor *Under New Management

*Accepting Applications* Spacious Floor Plans • Controlled Access Building • Utilities Included In Rent (except phone & cable) • Emergency Call System • Service Coordinator • Picnic Area • Community/Game Room • Elevator • On Site Laundry Facility • Small Pets Welcome • Van Service Available • Library • Fitness Area In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Housing and Urban Development policy, this community is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color religion gender disability, family status, or national origin. This institutionis an equal opportunity provider and employer.

You’ll love the feeling of community & independence in your worry-free, maintenance-free Barnesville Manor apartments home! TDD Voice: 800-925-8689

Guess Who? Answer: Billy Bob Thornton


485 North Street, Barnesville, OH 43714


Submission Deadline: Sept.7th

Contest Take part in our third annual Crossroads photo contest. We invite our readers to share their favorite photos for the chance to win a prize and have their photo published in our October issue.

Win a prize & get published!

How to Enter To Win

You are permitted to enter one photo taken any time in 2018 of anything appropriate to our general readership. Photos will be judged on lighting, composition, creativity and impact. All photos must be the original work of the photographer submitting them. There will be first, second and third-place winners, with the first prize being $50 cash; second prize being $25 cash; and third prize being $10 cash; and three honorable mentions. All photos submitted must be identified as to place taken, date taken and people in them. Submit photos to: Include name, address, phone number and a short description of the photo. Deadline September 7th. * By submitting your photo to Southeast Publications you are agreeing to allow use in future publications with photo credits being given to you as photographer. While photo release of people in the photo is not needed to enter a photo - it must be available if requested and is the responsibility of the photographer. Only name of photographer and photo description will be printed in the magazine (not phone and address).



OPEN EVERYDAY as of Memorial Day at 11am

2 Miles East of I-77 on RT 22 East

11201 Cadiz Road Cambridge, OH 43725 High quality and friendly service! Come enjoy another delicious concept by Chef Steve Wagner!


Local, home-grown beef & produce, straight from the farm to your table. All natural antibiotic & hormone free served at both restaurants.

Voted #1 Restaurant in the Area! Farm To Table Dining We serve only locally produced beef. Come try our hand-cut steaks, burgers, ribs, chicken, seafood & pasta.

Tues.-Thurs. 11am-9pm Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm • Sun-Mon CLOSED

13320 East Pike Rd. Cambridge, OH 43725 Aug~Crossroads




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The Crossroads embrace the journay  

by Southeast publications a journalistic journey through southeasern Ohio.