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Port Authority puts Plant Fire levels large garage in Denmark Township C project out to bid BY WILLIAM A. WEST Gazette Newspapers

JEFFERSON – During the January 2013 board meeting of the Ashtabula County Port Authority, board members voted to put the $3.1 million redevelopment project at Plant C out to bid. Board members Ray Gruber, Jim Comp, Jerome Brockway, Nick Iarocci, Ric Selip and Rob Schimmelpfennig voted unanimously to advertise for bids starting Jan. 25. The step to advertise for bids is the latest milestone in a project that began three years previously, when the Port Authority began the application process for a $1.55 million EDA grant that is matched with a $1.55 million OWDA loan to supply funding for the project. “The Port Authority has worked tirelessly to renovate the raw water distribution system at Plant C,” said Sean Ratican, Executive Director of the Ashtabula County Port Authority. “The Port purchased Plant C to ensure that the more than 900 jobs that depend on water in Ashtabula Township are here for generations to come.” Following the meeting, Ratican will work with Michael Baker Jr., Inc. to finalize the bid packet. The bids will then be published next week in a newspaper of public record, and on the Ashtabula County commissioners’ website. The Port expects to hold a mandatory contractor site visit for any parties interested in bidding on the project in the first full week of February and will expect to receive bids by the end of February. “If all goes well during the bidding process, we expect to evaluate the bids we receive at the end of February, and then select a contractor during the first week of March,” Ratican said. “Based on the lead-time when ordering the pipe and electrical equipment, we expect construction to start sometime in the spring.” “The bulk of the project should be completed this year, and at the end of the project we will have a brand new water pumping station to guarantee the availability of raw water to existing local industry and prospective future manufacturers. This is a great step in the economic development of Ashtabula County and an example of how this county is moving in the right direction,” he said. The redevelopment of Plant C will allow for a significant growth in the manufacturing industry within Ashtabula County. The Port holds a permit to withdraw up to 200 million gallons of water a day from Lake Erie, but they currently only pump a small fraction of that. Having a consistent water resource is one aspect that economic development professionals believe will help further Ashtabula County’s growth. “Economic development is a priority at the Port Authority,” said ACPA board president Rob Schimmelpfennig. “This project provides opportunity both now and in the future so we are very pleased to see that the project is gaining steam and will break ground in the near future.” “The renovation of Plant C and the economic development of Ashtabula County has been a collaborative effort of the current Port Authority board members, past board members such as Dennis Eckart and John Palo, the county commissioners, township trustees and dozens of more community leaders that are too numerous to list. Economic development is truly a community wide effort, and projects such as these help us advance our resources,” Ratican said. “The future is bright for Ashtabula County. By renovating Plant C, we are guaranteeing that raw water is available at a very affordable rate for generations to come. Plant C is a cornerstone of the industrial base in this region. Combined with our Brownfield redevelopment efforts at the Port Authority, we believe that we have taken a significant step in our plan to have a valuable natural resource available at a cost that is attractive to several industries. When you combine that with land that is redeveloped, the progress being made in workforce development and our geographic proximity to several major metropolises and our two international ports, Ashtabula County has some very attractive resources.”

Cousins killed in Monroe crash BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

ship. According to OSHP reports, the 1999 Jeep was MONROE TOWNSHIP headed northbound on - Two Pierpont Township Middle Road when it cousins died in a crash drove off the right side of early Thursday morning, Middle Road and into a Jan. 17, in Monroe Town- ditch. The vehicle then struck a driveway emship. The Ashtabula Post of bankment and a tree. Alcohol is believed to the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the be a factor, according to fatal crash, which oc- OSHP reports. The invescurred at about 1 a.m. on tigation is still continuing Middle Road in Monroe to determine if safety belts were in use. Township. The Pierpont Fire and Killed in the crash were 21-year-old Daniel R. Rescue and the Ashtabula Miller, the driver, and pas- County Coroner’s Office senger Katie H. Miller, 20, also responded to the both of Pierpont Town- scene.

DENMARK TOWNSHIP The retiree had just finished tinkering around in his large garage and was scraping the driveway with his tractor. All was good, then he turned around and he saw it. A fire was devouring his garage and everything in it. Jeff Loomis got off his tractor and gave thought to attempting to save items stored in the 32-foot-by-82-foot structure. “I tried to save some of my stuff, but it was too hot,” Loomis said. “I was so nervous I had a hard time dialing 911 to report the fire.” The Pierpont Fire Department responded to the call at 12:18 p.m. and found a structure fully-involved by fire at 4459 Stollaker Road in Denmark Township. They immediately sent out a call for mutual aid to Jefferson, Sheffield, Plymouth and Monroe Fire Departments for


Jefferson Fire District Capt. Dave Locy walks to the east side of a garage last Monday at 4459 Stollaker Road in Denmark Township. tanker trucks and manpower. “We hit it with a deck gun to keep the fire knocked down,” Pierpont Assistant Fire Chief Eugene Carter said. “There was no saving the structure.”

Fire officials are waiting for the site to cool down before they attempt to estimate the monetary loss on Tuesday. Loomis lost a multitude of items in the fire. “I had 55 years worth of

stuff in the garage,” Loomis said. “Stuff like drill presses, band saws, chop saws, refrigerator, four-wheeler, lawn mower, golf cart and other stuff.” Loomis has insurance.

Pairings to establish ‘Windows on Pairings’ store front BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers GENEVA - Pairings, Ohio’s Wine and Culinary Experience Committee, looks to set in motion plans to establish a store front in downtown Geneva to offer a scaled version of the overall Pairings, Ohio’s Wine & Culinary Experience, concept. The vision, called “Windows on Pairings,” came about through a collaboration of the Pairings Committee working along with Vanadis 3, CEO Paul Esterer, committee members said. “The goal is to rehabilitate an existing structure on the former Geneva Area City School property and have it be operational by this fall. Windows on Pairings will give the committee the opportunity to begin to offer wine, culinary and agricultural-related services and programs for entrepreneurs and visitors,” committee members said. These offerings include: —Consumer wine and food education, including wine tastings, food pairings and cooking classes. —Regional wine tours, concierge services. —Retail sales of Ohio wines, wine-related gifts and supplies. —Farmers’ market. —Special events. —Business development assistance. Windows on Pairings’ focus will be on providing a full-service, wine destination day, officials said. Additional services will be phased in over the next year of operation. “Wine programming, education, events and culinary services shall remain the primary objectives of the center. The establishment of Windows on Pairings will begin to develop the brand, create foot traffic and raise capital for the overall Wine & Culinary Center,” officials said. Organizers said that Windows on Pairings’ location in the Lake Erie wine growing region on the western

edge of Ashtabula County, Ohio, provides a central location within driving distance of eight major metropolitan areas. Given the available population, the proximity of Lake Erie, the presence of 20 local wineries and other tourist attractions, Windows on Pairings SUBMITTED PHOTO promises to Pairings, Ohio’s Wine and Culinary Experience Committee, emerge as a siglooks to set in motion plans to establish a store front in nificant regional downtown Geneva to offer a scaled version of the overall tourist magnet in Pairings, Ohio’s Wine & Culinary Experience, concept. the Midwest. As a regional economic develop- to thank the Geneva Area City School ment project, the committee has be- Board and administration for workgun to raise start-up capital and ini- ing with us on this important ecotial operating capital from individual nomic development project. As all benefactors, interested corporations, local governments struggle with cutbacks to their budgets from the State and regional foundations. “We are proud to acknowledge we of Ohio, it has never been more imhave received commitments from portant for us to focus on economic out-of-state and local businesses development opportunities that will with offers to supply needed materi- create that all important four letter als and labor to rehabilitate and to word – jobs! Windows on Pairings outfit the interior of the building. will be able to lease this property Most recently the committee re- from the City in order to begin the ceived a grant from the Ashtabula development that has the potential County Convention and Visitors Bu- for large investment into our downreau Community Promotions pro- town and creating a significant numgram that will cover the cost of the ber of jobs”. permanent signage. The Committee Geneva Area City Schools Superwill continue to seek support to get intendent Mary D. Zappitelli comthe doors open and welcomes all in- mented, “We are pleased that two quiries,” officials said. public entities were able to collabo“We are truly excited about this rate on a property that will provide next phase in the development of the an opportunity to highlight our Pairings complex. Securing this viticulture heritage. This is a wonstructure will not only allow the con- derful opportunity to attract people cept of Windows on Pairings to be re- to the area and to help boost our alized, it will greatly enhance and economy.” complement the vision for the entire The goal is to advance recognition project,” remarked Pairings, Ohio’s of Ohio’s wine industry, energize reWine & Culinary Experience, Com- gional job growth and boost the local mittee President Mark Winchell. economy by attracting wine and food Geneva City Council President tourists and fostering new wine enJeff Piotrowski stated, “I would like trepreneurs, organizers said.

Commissioners approve snow-removal agreement BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

Sheriff ’s Garage and the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds for the 2012-2013 JEFFERSON - The season during their meeting Ashtabula County commis- on Jan. 15. The contract calls for the sioners approved an agreement with the Ashtabula plowing of driveways and County Engineer’s Office for parking areas of those places snowplowing/snow removal upon measurable snowfall services for the Ashtabula and the removal of accumuCounty Courthouse Com- lated snow piles on a weekly plex, Agricultural Center, basis.

The contract lasts from Nov. 1, 2012, through April 2013, with a cost of $2,000. In other weather-related actions, commissioners also reduced the load limits on certain Rome Township roads for 2013 thaw season. Rome Township trustees have requested that the load limits on the roads be reduced by 25 percent from

Feb. 15, 2013, through May 15, 2013. The roads include: Johnson Road, Fillingham Road, Dodge Road, Allen Road, Ketchum Road, Laskey Road, Cook-Crosby Road, Wilderness Trail, Boy Mar Drive, Price Road, Station Road, Callender Road, Bogue Road and Chester Road.

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AACS clicking forward with online classes BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP Ashtabula Area City Schools is continuing their online classes for students who learn better in a home environment and are now starting to promote the classes as an alternative teaching method. “We want to make it clear that we feel learning inside a classroom with peers and a classroom teacher is definitely what is best for children,” Superintendent Patrick Colucci said. But Colucci said the school also understands for some students, the in-school environment is not beneficial to them. “If parents are set on registering their child for online learning, we want them to know that ours is well established, academically strong and offers many benefits oth-

ers do not,” Colucci said. The school officials now see many online classes advertised on television and other mediums and said they now feel they need to make the public aware of their own online course options. “We’ve offered online learning for six years but have not ‘pushed’ it because we feel strongly that in-school learning is most beneficial to students,” Colucci said. “The increased number of online schools makes the push necessary.” By enrolling with Lakeside’s online education, a student can still participate in the school’s activities. “Lakeside Online allows students to learn from home but still be enrolled in the school district,” said Mary Kobelt, AACS Online Learning Coordinator. “They are still able to play sports, join clubs,

attend dances and book fairs and be a member of our band.” Tutors are also available through their online programing. “Another big benefit is that we also offer tutoring programs for targeted grades,” Kobelt said. “You aren’t dealing with someone 1,000 miles away. You are working with people in your community.” Kobelt said it is easy to register for the online courses and you can do so in person with Kobelt. “Setting up and registering for Lakeside Online takes about 20 minutes,” says Kobelt, “There is no faxing, no 800 numbers to deal with. My office is right inside Lakeside High School and I complete all paperwork.” Also Kobelt said it is easy to transfer if you are taking online classes through another

school. “If a student is already registered or taking classes through another online school, there is no penalty or cost to leave that service and enroll in ours,” Kobelt said. When it comes to the Ohio Graduation Tests, a student can take the tests right at Lakeside High School. “Last, no matter what online school you’re in, you are required to take state mandated tests, the OAA’s and OGT’s,” Kobelt said. “If you are with our online school, we set up your testing. There is no searching for a place to test. You test within your school system.” Anyone interested in finding out more information about Lakeside Online may call Mary Kobelt at 993-2522 ext. 11034 or log on to and click the ‘online learning’ link.

Still time to register for Profiles of Ashtabula County breakfast

Ashtabula County and Gazette Newspapers are sponsors of the 2012-2013 Profiles of Ashtabula County Breakfast Speaker series. The sixth session of the 2012-2013 season will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, with the topic of the Hospice of the Western Reserve. BY STEFANIE WESSELL Headquartered in CleveGazette Newspapers land, Ohio, Hospice of the ASHTABULA - There is Western Reserve provides still time to register for the hospice services, palliative next session of the Profiles care and bereavement supof Ashtabula County Break- port to patients and families fast Speaker series, which throughout northeast Ohio Ashtabula, involves a session on the including Hospice of the Western Re- Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, serve on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Lorain and Summit counties Profiles of Ashtabula with offices throughout, and County features speakers outreach into Medina, Porfrom various sectors of the tage and Stark counties. Hospice care provides paACDL picked 20 titles of community who share ideas the 30 to hand out this year. and experiences on trying to tients whose life expectancy The titles this year include, make the county a better is measured in months, “Bossypants” by Tina Fey, place to live, work and play. weeks or days, rather than “Moneyball” by Michael The series is held at 8 a.m. years, with the unique expeLewis, “The Worst Hard on the first Wednesday of the rience to celebrate life, to be Time” by Timothy Egan and month at Kent State Univer- comfortable and to enjoy the time they have, however lim“A Connecticut Yankee in sity at Ashtabula. The mission of the series ited. Hospice of the Western King Arthur ’s Court” by is to help raise awareness of Reserve is an important part Mark Twain. Those who sign up for the projects that affect everyone of quality of life and health World Book Night will re- and share strengths of the care in Ashtabula County, ofceive their books a week be- county, according to officials. ficials said. People can RSVP by efore handing them out on The program starts with mailing ashtabulaprofiles breakfast, a brief introducApril 23. “You have until Friday to tion of the speaker and then or by calling get your application in to par- a 25-30 minute address by Mary Collins at (440) 964ticipate in this one-of-a-kind the speaker. Questions from 4312. Reservations will be event to help get books into the audience are welcome at accepted until noon on Monthe hands of ‘light’ or non- the conclusion of the presen- day, Feb. 4. The cost is $8. readers across this country,” tation. Stefanie Wessell, senior Kent State University Laveck said. “Register today.” Ashtabula, LEADERship editor for Gazette NewspaAshtabula County, The pers, may be reached at Growth Partnership for

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ACDL offers several ways to give in 2013 BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA - The Ashtabula County District Library is moving full force into 2013 with many events being held and a full booking of its Kindle and Nook “how to” courses. Now the Friends of the Ashtabula Library are putting forth a special fundraiser for Valentine’s Day. “The Friends of the Ashtabula Library are raffling off a Valentine’s Day geta-way in a basket,” Debbie Laveck, head of community relations, said. The funds received from tickets sold will go to a specific cause, the summer reading program. “All proceeds benefit the Ashtabula Library children’s Summer Reading Program,”

Laveck said. The summer reading program is enjoyed by children throughout Ashtabula every year as they learn through books and hands-on activities even during their summer vacation. “[The basket is] valued at over $60. It is stuffed with mugs, candy, tea, coffee, a $10 Steak ‘n’ Shake gift card, puzzle books, scented soap with a scrubby, two pairs of cuddly socks, and more,” Laveck said. “Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased at the Circulation Desk.” The World Book Night giver registration deadline has also been extended this year. “We just received information that World Book Night registrations have been extended to Jan. 25,” Laveck said.

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World Book Night is a program which is enjoyed nation and worldwide that began in the United Kingdom as a way to promote books to those who would not normally read. Each year 30 books are chosen by a panel. Each person who registers can pick three titles to give to someone who might not normally pick up a book on their own. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers.

Horse killed in car accident BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers MONROE TOWNSHIP The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that involved a horse in Monroe Township on Thursday, Jan. 17. At about 4:30 a.m. Jan. 17, a woman driving north in a compact car on Route 7 to work struck a horse that was standing in the road. The collision happened near Route 84, according to reports. The horse was killed instantly, and the vehicle veered east into a field before crashing into a home on Center Road. No one in the

home was injured. The female driver was transported to University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center by Kingsville Township ambulance, according to reports. The driver had nonlife threatening injuries. Reports also indicate that a tractor arrived at the scene to remove the dead horse from the road. This is the second car accident involving a horse within the past few weeks. On Dec. 23, a 21-year-old pregnant woman was injured when she struck a loose horse with her car in Pierpont Township, according to OSHP reports. That horse also was killed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ASHTABULA COUNTY TAXPAYERS PAYMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES Last Day for Payment of First Half 2012 REAL ESTATE TAX IS FEBRUARY 20, 2013 Notice is hereby given that Real Estate Taxes for the first half of 2012 are due and payable on or before Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Payments that are mailed must be postmarked by midnight of February 20, 2013 by the United States Postal Service. Postmarks from private mailing machines are no longer acceptable under Ohio law. After February 20, 2013 a penalty must be charged in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code. In addition, interest is charged August 1, 2013 and December 1, 2013 on certified unpaid balances. When your mortgage is paid off or if it is sold to another Mortgage Company, it is the property owner’s responsibility under the Ohio Revised Code to see that this office is advised to ensure that the tax bill is sent to the correct address. FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL WILL NOT AVOID A PENALTY. Every effort is made to see that you receive your tax bills; however, Section 323.13 of the Ohio Revised Code provides the property owner is responsible for payments (plus any penalties or interest) even if you did not receive your bill. Please call us at once if you have not received a tax bill unless you have made previous arrangements with a financial institution to pay them.

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Author Theresa M. Souders recently released her second book WINDSOR - Theresa M. Souders, author of her second novel, “Freedom Road,” a young adult, independently published fiction book, was released on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. “Freedom Road” is the story of a young girl, Sam, who uses music as a way to cope with her father’s tyranny and mother’s alcoholism. At eighteen, her only dream is to study classical guitar at Juilliard, but in one careless moment her world is shattered. A horrific accident threatens her ability and hope to ever reach her dreams. Just when she’s about to give up, two unexpected people enter her life and change her world in ways she never thought possible. With her future hanging in the balance, Sam must relearn to play the guitar or be destined to give up her dreams forever. “Freedom Road is certainly a coming of age novel,” Souders said. “It depicts family drama that a lot of Middle America can relate to.” Hoping to someday become a household name, Souders’ main priority is to be an author that readers really enjoy. She hopes to continue in her craft and get

better and better with every book. She noted that ‘Freedom Road’ will appeal to readers from pre-teen through adult. Souders will be doing several local book signings in Ashtabula, Ohio and surrounding areas, as well as in Pittsburgh, in the coming months. She’s also the author of ‘Waiting On Hope,’ a women’s fiction novel that talks about the healing power of hope, love, and second chances. ‘Hope’ is an Amazon Kindle bestseller where it spent a week in the top 100 paid books. It was published just over a year ago. Recently, ‘Freedom Road’ became an award-winning Finalist in the Fiction: Young Adult category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. A wife and mother of two children, the author also volunteers with World Literacy Café in her free time, a site dedicated to authors and readers. For more information or to purchase a copy of ‘Freedom Road,’ go to or Barnes & Noble. The book can be purchased as an e-book or in paperback.

County News Thirty-nine A-Tech Building Trades students earn OSHA 10-Hour Safety Cards


A-Tech Masonry program junior Michael Hussing, Greg Wise, a senior in the Building Maintenance Technology program, and Electricity program junior Brian Smith took the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour certification course provided on site through the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation’s (OBWC) Division of Safety and Hygiene. They are pictured discussing electrical safety issues with Jerry Palfy, OBWC Industrial Safety Consultant, the course instructor. BY JAN PERALA A-Tech

sites,” Michael Hussing, a junior in the Masonry program, said. “I’ll take this Thirty-nine students knowledge with me forenrolled in the Electricity, ever.” Students who comCarpentry, Masonry and Building Maintenance pleted the OSHA 10-Hour Technology programs at training session were isAshtabula County Techni- sued an official card and a cal and Career Campus (A- certificate of completion Tech) have earned Occupa- from the OBWC to add to tional Safety and Health their career passports. A-Tech students who reAdministration (OSHA) Safety Cards through their cently earned 10-H our participation in a 10-hour OSHA certification are: certification course provided on site through the Building Ohio Bureau of Workers Maintenance Compensation’s (OBWC) Division of Safety and HyTechnology: giene. Josh Borzaga Veteran OBWC Industrial Safety Consultant Nick Cadmes Jerry Palfy has been teach- James Church ing the class on the A-Tech Nick Hanck Austin McCune campus for five years. “I cover the required Richard Messenger topics and try to give the Mike Myers students a comprehensive Sean Nagle overview of occupational John Svoboda safety issues,” Palfy said. Aaron Tucker “Students leave the class understanding OSHA Electricity 1: regulations, inspections, Alex Bowers record keeping and appro- Ryan Cevera priate response to acci- Noah Cogar dents on job sites. We cover Aaron Hanna a lot of topics including Luke Howard personal safety protection Nathan Lee equipment, fall protection Brian Smith and safe use of tools and James Soukup equipment.” Aaron Allman Palfy, who recently re- Cody Cantrell tired after fifteen years Mathew Harper with the OBWC, completed Wesley Kaczmarczyk intensive training in OSHA requirements Carpentry 1: through the University of Alice Nagle Cincinnati and West Virginia University as prepa- Jared Natto ration for teaching 10 hour Josh Cruz and 30-hour certification Lance Butler Austin Loomis courses. To earn the OSHA 10- Nick Carlisle Hour Safety Certification, Cory Chapman students must complete Justin Stowers ten hours of class time and Dustin Venable pass a written examina- Adam Wilkinson Caleb Henery tion. “This was a really valu- Garrett Bunnell able class. I learned so Masonry 1: many important details about safety on the job that Stephen Barnhart I had no idea about before Cody Nelson the training. This is so im- Michael Hussing portant because you need Joshua Rose to have an OSHA card to Brandon Littlefield get a job on construction


Julianna Sloan wins Buckeye District Spelling Bee BY MARTHA SOROHAN Gazette Newspapers KINGSVILLE - Spelling “transatlantic,” “authoritative,” “persistent,” and “chastise” correctly proved too challenging for the three female competitors in Buckeye Local Schools’ district spelling bee Jan. 16 at Kingsville Elementary School. But misspelling those words put the three “back on the board,” so to speak, giving each a second chance to represent the district at the Ashtabula County Spelling Bee next month in Jefferson. Fourth-grade school spelling champions Ava Camplese of Ridgeview Elementary School and Julianna Sloan of Kingsville Elementary School went up against Braden Junior High eighth-grader Jordan Novitsky, but age proved no advantage for Novitsky. Misspelling “transatlantic” in Round 1, she was the first to be eliminated just minutes into the competition. Camplese began Round 2 by correctly spelling “congratulations,” and moved closer to winning after Novitsky missed “enterprise.” Per Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee rules, once a competitor is eliminated, the remaining contestants must spell two more words correctly. Camplese missed “cooperate,” inserting an “r” as the third letter, and then Sloan correctly spelled “sufficiently.” But Sloan had to spell correctly one more word to be declared champ. She did, nailing “obituary.” In about ten minutes, the competition in the school gymnasium/auditorium was over. Kingsville Principal Traci Landis stepped forward to congratulate Sloan and present the winner’s plaque. Camplese was declared runner-up to represent the district if Sloan is unable. “It seemed like it went


Julianna Sloan, daughter of Deanna and Frank Sloan of North Kingsville, won the Buckeye Local Schools 2013 spelling bee and will represent Buckeye at the Ashtabula County Spelling Bee Feb. 19. She is a fourth grader at Kingsville Elementary School. fast,” said Buckeye Board of Education member Mary Wisnyai, who judged the competition with fellow BBOE member Jackie Hillyer, Edgewood Senior High School English teacher Cheryl Wickstrom, and Kingsville Public Library Children’s Librarian Bethany Juncker. “I think they were difficult words for fourth graders.” Sloan said she studied with her mother, Deanna Sloan, and her Gifted Program teacher, Chris Lehnert. But her greatest incentive may have been the $100 promised her by her father, Frank Sloan, if she won the competition. He had already awarded her $50 for winning the school spelling

bee on Jan. 7. Nine-year-old Sloan admitted her spirits soared when Novitsky, the third contestant to spell, fell victim to nerves and missed her word, “transatlantic.” “I thought I had a second chance, and I could win,” Sloan said. Sloan said she took her father’s suggestion to make the bee fun. “He told me to smile,” she said. “Some people got so nervous at the school spelling bee that they didn’t even spell the practice word, ‘paper,’ right.” There might have been good reason. Wednesday’s audience of families and friends was far smaller than the crowd of parents and the fourth and fifth-grade classes that filled Kingsville

gymnasium for the school spelling bee. “I knew a lot more people tonight. My parents, grandma, cousins and four siblings were there,” said Sloan, the second-oldest child in her family. “I don’t think it was any harder than the school one but I was more nervous. The school spelling bee gave me practice.” Sloan had no idea how many words were on the official Scripps-Howard word list she began studying several weeks ago. She had no idea what some words meant. And she admitted that studying was sometimes boring. That could make the new list of words she will receive as she advances to the Feb. 19 district-level spelling bee next month more challenging. But one thing is certain. At that bee, she expects to wear in her left shoe the “lucky penny” that Lehnert gave her Wednesday evening. “She told me that she gave her daughter a lucky penny when she was in the spelling bee a long time ago,” Sloan explained. “So she gave it to me.” Sloan said the date on the penny – 1997 – has no particular significance. It was minted about five years before she was born. Though she enjoys spelling, Sloan is unsure whether spelling will play a direct role in her future career choice. “I want to do whatever I like and whatever makes money,” she said. “I have a long time to decide.” Regardless of the county spelling bee outcome, Sloan plans to enter Kingsville Elementary spelling bee again next year. “I’m going to do it all the way to the eighth grade,” she said. Emcee at the Buckeye district spelling bee was Edgewood Senior High School English teacher Michelle Sandella.

Give It A Twirl performs at Edgewood


Fresh from performing during half-time of a Cleveland Cavs game, Give It A Twirl baton twirling troupe performed during half-time of the Jan. 11 Edgewood Warriors basketball game. Pictured (front left) are Kiera Wyman, Becca Thompson, Rayona Potter and Maddy Hogan; (middle, left) Bailey Roberts, Molly Zezzo, Cassie Eggleston; and (back row, left) . Alivia Kister, Taylor Roberts, Maria Zezzo. “They did a great job, and it was a wonderful experience for these kids,” said director Jolene Roberts. Roberts’ “Twist” competitive cheerleading team competed for the first time Jan. 19 in Cleveland Heights. Anyone interested in joining the cheerleading team or baton troupe may call Roberts at Give It A Twirl at 440-319-1248.



Cold snap of winter hits county

AGRICULTURAL AGENT COMMENTS by David Marrison OSU Extension Agent Hello, Ashtabula County! Well, the cold snap of winter hit us this week. Brr...but the bright spot is that we are less than 100 days from farmers getting in the fields to plant our 2013 crops. As we try to stay warm, I would like to share information on a shale gas workshop, give a call for area beekeepers to sign up for our honey bee swarm list and to provide you information on the 2013 Dairy Princess Contest. Area landowners and community leaders interested in shale energy development will want to take time on Saturday, February 23 to travel down Route 11 to Canfield, Ohio to attend OSU Extension’s “Shale and You: A Workshop for Landowners.” This workshop will be held from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road in Canfield. A similar program was held last November in Cambridge, Ohio with great reviews. The workshop will include the following presentations: Update on Ohio Shale Development and Activity; Leasing and Landowners: What if Problems Arise?; Taxation and Wealth Management of Oil and Gas Income; Your Private Water Source: When and Why to Test; Pumping the Product: Pipeline Construction; and One Family’s Experience with Shale. The instructors will also have information booths where participants can have their individual questions answered. Registration is $15 per person. Materials and refreshments will be guaranteed to those whose are reg-


Area beekeepers are encouraged to call OSU Extension to sign up to be included on the County’s Honey Bee Swarm List. It won’t be long before Spring is here and Honey bees will be active. istered with the OSU Extension Ag Law’s office by Monday, Feb. 18. The registration form with the office’s address and other details can be downloaded at or can be received by calling the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440576-9008.

This year’s princess will be crowned at the Annual Ashtabula County Dairy Banquet on Saturday evening, March 16, at the Williamsfield Community Center in Williamsfield. As part of the competition, each contestant will be interviewed by a panel of judges and be required to present a two-minute One of the lists which speech relating to the dairy OSU Extension maintains industry or her involveeach year is the honey bee ment in dairying. The new swarm list. This list is im- princess will be selected portant as when the spring based on her interview hits many of our honey bee score in combination with hives will kick a queen out a vote of the dairy producof the colony. She then will ers in attendance at the leave with a swarm of banquet. worker bees looking for a Contestants must have a new home. These swarms dairy background and reside will stop and rest along the or work on a milk producing way; usually in the land- dairy farm or have specific scapes of unsuspecting interests in dairy, dairy veal, homeowners. By having this or dairy feeder 4-H or FFA list available, we are able to projects. They must be a 15help by providing the phone number of the nearest beekeeper who can come and collect this swarm. We are currently updating this list for 2013 and would request any beekeeper who would like to be a part of this list to call the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008 so we can add you to the list. OSU Extension and the Ashtabula County Dairy Service Unit Board of Directors are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Ashtabula County’s Dairy Princess Program. Jessica Krulic of Cherry Valley is our current Dairy Princess and has done a wonderful job representing our dairy industry.

25 year old resident of Ashtabula County. Application forms are now available at the OSU Extension office in Jefferson and can be received by calling 440-5769008 or can be accessed at The application deadline for this contest is March 1, 2013.

Due to the many changes made by the fiscal cliff legislation, OSU Extension will be hosting two “Farm Tax Webinars.” The first will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. and on the second session on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 7-9 p.m. Farmers are encouraged to choose whichever session fits their schedule best and to connect via the internet at their home. This webinar will be a great way to learn the latest on farm taxes and the impacts of the fiscal cliff legislation. The following topics will be discussed during this two-hour webinar: • Fiscal Cliff Legislative Update • Farm Bill Extension-what does it mean? • Acre & SURE Program Updates • New Income Tax Brackets (Income & Capital Rates) • Section 179 Extension & Increase • Special Depreciation Increase • Payroll Tax Increase • Filing Status delay due to Form 4562 • 2012 Weather-Related Sales • Crop Insurance and Disaster Payments • Weather Related Sales of Livestock • Estate Tax Issues • New Federal Income Tax Limitations ($5 million, portability, 40 percent) • Elimination of Ohio Estate Tax- 1/1/2013 • Miscellaneous Farm Issues • CAUV Tax Increase Explanation in Counties Across Ohio • Oil & Gas Lease & Royalty Income • Hunting Lease Income • Conservation Easement Deduction This program is being offered by the OSU Income Tax School Program of OSU Extension. The speakers will include Larry Gearhardt, Dr. Chris Bruynis and David Marrison. No pre-registration is required and producers can attend by logging on to: ohioagmanager/ This will be a great chance to learn more about the changes in agricultural taxes. More information about this program can be obtained by contacting David Marrison or 440576-9008.

Ashtabula County Dairy Banquet to be held on Saturday, March 16

To close, I would like to offer the following quote from Norman Douglas who OSU Extension and the Ashtabula County Dairy Service stated, “The pine stays green in winter….wisdom in Unit are pleased to announce that 63rd Annual Dairy banhardship.” Have a good and quet will be held at the Williamsfield Community Center on Saturday, March 16, and will begin promptly at 8 p.m. safe day. The banquet program will consist of the crowning of the David Marrison is Asso- 2013 Dairy Princess; the presentation of production and 4ciate Professor and Extension H awards; the election of three members to the Dairy SerEducator, Agriculture & vice Unit Board; and the presentation of the Farm Family Natural Resources, Ohio of the Year Award. Tickets are $12 per person ($6 for youth ages 5-12) and State University Extension. Mr. Marrison can be reached can be purchased from Dairy Service Unit Board members, at 440-576-9008 ormarrison. Tom Coltman (Wayne), Dorset; Joel Baldwin, Dorset; Dave Priester, New Lyme; and Matt Springer, Lenox and from David Marrison at the Ashtabula County Extension office at 39 Wall Street in Jefferson. For more information about this program, contact the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008.

Applications are being taken for the 2013 Ashtabula County Dairy Princess contest. Who will replace Jessica Krulic of Cherry Valley as the Ashtabula County Dairy Princess?

Ashtabula County Beef Scholarship applications available OSU Extension and the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association are pleased to announce they will be awarding a beef scholarship to a deserving Ashtabula County Senior Student who will be attending an accredited full four year college or an accredited two year technical institute in 2013-2014. Approximately $1,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year. Applicants must be resident of Ashtabula County. The first preference by the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association is the scholarship be awarded to a deserving student who has been involved in the beef industry as a youth. Examples of this could include: working on a family beef operation; involved

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with a beef project through 4-H or FFA; or works on a local beef farm. The second preference for this scholarship recipient would be awarded to a student who will studying a beef related field in accredited full four year college or an accredited two year technical institute. Applications must be received by the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association by May 1, 2013 for consideration for the scholarship. No late applications will be considered. The application can be obtained at the Ashtabula County Extension web page athttp:// Additional information can be obtained by calling the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008.

Hands-on Intensive Soybean Management School to be held OSU Extension is pleased to be hosting an intensive soybean workshop, titled, “Hands on Learning for Soybean Pest Scouting and Management” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williamsfield Community Center in Williamsfield, Ohio. This workshop will be taught by Dr. Laura Lindsey who is Ohio State’s new Soybean/Wheat Extension Specialist; Dr. Andy Michel, Ohio State University, Field Crop Extension Entomologist and Dr. Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University’s Field Crop Extension Pathologist. The topics which will be discussed during this workshop include: Agronomic factors to maximize yield, Hands on evaluation of soybean yield components, What’s “bugging” soybeans, Identification of key insects, Thresholds and insecticide timing, Stink bugs-The new bug, Key soybean diseases for northeast Ohio, Pathogen biology, Local research results, Genetic disease resistance, Foliar fungicides, See treatments, and Hands-on identification of soybean pests and diseases. This will be a great opportunity to see the major pests and diseases up close and learn how to properly identify them. In addition to the great presentations and hands-on activities, each participant will receive a soybean management notebook. This notebook will include the following publications: Management of white mold, Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Guide, OSU Extension Agronomy Guide, Profitable Soybean Disease Management Guide, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Alfalfa Field Guide, Control of Insect Pests of Field Crops, and the 2013 Ohio Weed Control Guide. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive Certified Crop Advisor and Pesticide Applicator Re-certification credits. The registration fee is $75 per person and includes the resource materials, hearty farmer lunch and refreshments. The class is limited to 40 participants. Registration is requested by Tuesday, January 29, 2013. More details or registration can be made by contacting the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008 or http:/ /





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For the Record ers responded to a Lake Road residence for a reported out-ofAt 9;08 a.m. Jan. 11, a non- control 15-year-old male. injury accident involving a semi- and a sedan occurred on At 11:38 a.m. Jan. 13, theft the east exit ramp of I-90 near was reported at a residence on Route 7. East Main Road.

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At 12:56 p.m. Jan. 13, a male reported a prior night theft at the Golden Anchor Bar on Harbor Street. At 8:14 p.m. Jan. 13, an Old Main Road female reported harassing phone calls.

At 8 a.m. Jan. 12, a male reported a theft at a Furnace At 8:26 p.m. Jan. 13, a Road residence. mother called 911 and advised that her juvenile son and male At 11:33 a.m. Jan. 12, after juvenile friend friend had been stopping a vehicle on W. Main beaten up by unknown subRoad for speeding, officers jects in an unknown place. upon further investigation found drug paraphernalia and At 11:19 p.m. Jan. 13, a marijuana. Both the driver male reported harassing and passenger were cited. phone calls at a Mill Street At 1:53 p.m. Jan. 12, a complaint was made regarding five individuals who were making attempts to solicit money at Conneaut K-Mart. Officers removed them from the premises without incident.

residence. At 9:06 a.m. Jan. 14, an Ashtabula County Children Services worker was threatened at a Mill Street residence by one of the child’s parents.

At 11:16 a.m. Jan. 14, a At 4:24 p.m. Jan. 12, a theft neighbor dispute was reported was reported at a Broad Street at a Buffalo Street residence. residence. At 11:41 a.m. Jan. 14, a At 4:24 p.,m. Jan. 12, a do- theft was reported at a Clark mestic situation was reported Street residence. at a Main Street residence At 2 p.m. Jan. 14, a hit/skip At 6:28 p.m. Jan. 12, a ve- accident without injuries was hicle struck a deer on Gateway reported on West Main Road. Avenue. No one was injured. At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, a At 9:13 p.m. Jan. 12, a Welton Road resident reported Cleveland Court resident re- threats. ported threats At 12:46 p.m. Jan. 15, a At 10:13 p.m. Jan. 12, an Daniels Avenue resident adunwanted male was reported vised he was receiving threatat a Harbor Street residence. ening mail. At 1:18 a.m. Jan. 13, a feAt 4:10 p.m. Jan. 15, a Bufmale reported threats on West falo Street resident reported Main Road. harassing phone calls. At 7:05 a.m. Jan. 13, a doAt 5:39 p.m. Jan. 15, Bufmestic violence incident oc- falo Street residents reported curred at a Poplar Street resi- that their 11-year-old daughdence. ter was missing. At 5:45 p.m., a parent called back to say the At 9:33 a.m. Jan. 13, offic- daughter had been located


12:17 pm - Officers rewalking home, and she sponded to a domestic dispute “checked out” all right. in the 100 block of E. Main St. At 6:46 p.m. Jan. 15, a mother and 3-year-old child Jan 15 reported they had been chased 8:09 am - Alarm drop in the by a pit bull on Cleveland 30 block of W Main St Court. Officers responded and 2:15 pm - A theft was refound a dog restrained on the ported on E Main St owner’s property, which was 3:00pm - An information deemed not to be a full pit bull report was taken on Grand breed. The owner was warned Valley Ave W to keep dog restrained. Jan 17 At 5:23 p.m. Jan. 16, Chris 1:30 pm - An information Wintringham, Jr., was stopped report was taken on Noe Ave and cited for speeding on 5:20 pm - An extra patrol Creek Road. He was also cited was requested on S School St for Driving Under Suspension. Charges are pending against Jan 18 the owner of the vehicle who 12:02 am - Officers assisted is alleged to have had knowl- Jefferson PD edge of Wintringham’s driv2:00 am - Officers assisted ing status. The vehicle was State Highway Patrol with a towed and impounded. BAC test At 9:46 p.m. Jan. 16, theft Jan 19 was reported at Clark’s Gas 2:10 am - Officers assisted Station on State Street. State Highway Patrol with a BAC test At 9:52 p.m. Jan. 16, a child 5:00 pm - A criminal trescustody dispute was reported passing complaint was filed on on Blair Street. E Main St 6:00 pm - Officers reAt 11:46 a.m. Jan. 17, a fe- sponded to a traffic complaint male juvenile was arrested on E Main St without incident at her Mill Ashtabula Police Street residence on an active warrant through the Youth January 4 Detention Center. YDC had 09:47 a.m. - block of 9100 notified Conneaut police, who Lake Ave. Found property. went to the residence and ar12:07 p.m. - block of 1100 rested her. She was trans- W. Prospect Rd. Returning ported to the Youth Detention property. facility. 03:24 p.m. - block of 5000 W. 36th St. Report of a disAt 5:17 p.m. Jan. 17, a turbance. Main Street resident reported 10:35 p.m. - block of 6100 vandalism to his vehicle. Joseph Ave. Domestic violence was reported. At 5:24 p.m. Jan. 17, a do11:25 p.m. - block of 3000 mestic situation occurred at a W. 53rd St. A fight was reSandusky Street residence ported. between a boyfriend and girlfriend. Police spoke to both January 5 parties and determined the 12:03 a.m. - block of 1100 argument was verbal in na- Columbus Ave. A caller reture and there were no signs ports domestic violence. Two of violence. The parties sepa- juvenile arrests were made. rated for the night. 02:56 p.m. - block of 3400 Hiawtha Ave. Report of an At 7:12 p.m. Jan. 17, a Lake animal complaint. Road resident reported that 05:08 p.m. - block of 4000 someone attempted to steal Lake Ave. Attempted burhis vehicle the prior night. The glary. shift stick and ignition were 06:09 p.m. - block of 5500 damaged. Officers have no sus- Madison Ave. Report of theft. pects. 06:58 p.m. - E 8th St./Columbus Ave. A domestic asOrwell Police sault was reported. Jan 13 07:55 p.m. - block of 1600 3:42 am - Officers assisted E. 45th St. Childrens services the State Highway Patrol with requested a standby. a BAC test. 08:53 p.m. - W. 58th St. / West Ave. A traffic stop was conducted. 09:12 p.m. - block of 5100 Perry Ave. An assault was reported. 10:18 p.m. - block of 1500 Mariska Ave. A report of shots fired. Investigation revealed that it was fireworks aimed at a house. 11:09 p.m. - block of 3600 Samar Ln. A report of an assault was received.

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09:10 a.m. - block of 1700 W. 8th St. Criminal damage or endangering. 09:36 a.m. - block of 3300 Lake Ave. Caller reported a suspicious person. 01:51 p.m. - block of 9000 Joseph Ave. The caller reported neighbor trouble. 02:06 p.m. - block of 1400 W. 9th St. Report of a disturbance. 03:17 p.m. - block of 2300 W. 9th St. Caller reports a domestic problem. 03:35 p.m. - block of 1200 W. 38th St. Report of a disturbance. 05:36 p.m. - block of 5400 W. 36th St. Report of a disturbance. 06:34 p.m. - block of 1900 E. 42nd St. A disturbance was reported. 07:16 p.m. - block of 5200 Adams Ave. An assault was reported. January 7 01:12 a.m. - block of 1400 Eleanor Dr. Caller reports a suspicious person. 05:47 a.m. - block of 1400 Allen Ave. An animal complaint was reported. 12:23 p.m. - block of 1000 Ohio Ave. Concerned behavior, report forwarded ti juvenile officer for possible follow up. 01:26 p.m. - block of 5300 Reed Ave. Damage to backyard by vehicle, reporting party suspects unnamed neighbors. 03:25 p.m. - block of 1000 Ohio Ave. A runaway juvenile was reported. 03:27 p.m. - block of 1100 W. 44th St. Incident in the jail. 04:57 p.m. - block of 2100 W. 53rd St. Caller advises someone threw something through her plate glass window. 05:45 p.m. - block of 1500 Columbus Ave. A suspicious death was reported by the coroners office. 07:13 p.m. - block of 2400 Lake Ave. A prisoner was taken to ACMC for care. 09:45 p.m. - block of 2200 W. 53rd St. A report of a burglary was received. 10:03 p.m. - block of 2200 W. 53rd St. A report of a disturbance was received. A male was arrested on his warrant through Madison Township. 10:54 p.m. - block of 2100 Michigan Ave. A report of a domestic was received.

vehicle suspected to be driven by a subject wanted on a felony warrant, led officers on pursuit and ultimately crashed. The driven then fled the scene on foot. 11:29 p.m. - block of 2400 Lake Ave. Evidence was collected. January 15 06:17 a.m. - block of 1000 W. 57th St. caller reports a disturbance. 06:54 a.m. - block of 5700 Woodman Ave. Caller reports theft of cell phone. 09:42 a.m. - block of 4200 State Rd. A report of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest was received. 09:55 a.m. - block of 4200 State Rd. An unruly juvenile was reported. 10:47 a.m. - block of 8200 Lake Ave. Caller reports a disturbance. 12:26 p.m. - block of 4600 Main Ave. The caller reports chunks of concrete falling from a building. 12:32 p.m. - block of 6200 Murray Ave. The caller was on station to file a complaint. 02:03 p.m. - block of 6400 Hiram Ave. Victim in lobby reports identity theft. 03:26 p.m. - block of 1500 Gladding Ave. Caller reports a domestic violence incident. 03:46 p.m. - block of 1600 W. 6th St. Caller reports a burglary. 08:47 p.m. - block of 2700 West Ave. Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a stolen vehicle. The vehicle fled a short distance before becoming stuck and two subjects were arrested. 10:17 p.m. - block of 3100 W 54th St. An assault was reported. One arrest was made.

January 16 12:56 a.m. - block of 4200 W. 41st St. Report of suspicious activity. 01:01 a.m. - block of 2900 Glover Dr. A disturbance was reported. 01:47 a.m. - Lake Ave./W. 8th St. While on patrol I initiated a traffic stop with a reckless motorist. One arrest was made. 10:00 a.m. - block of 4200 State Rd. Disorderly conduct report requested. 12:15 p.m. - block of 4200 State Rd. Disorderly conduct. 01:36 p.m. - Lake Ave./ 32nd St. Warrant. 04:28 p.m. - block of 5000 W. 58th St. A report of drug transactions was received. January 14 05:57 p.m. - block of 1100 08:30 a.m. - block of 4200 W. 44th St. Stalking report State Rd. An assault was re- against a minor requested. ported. 08:05 p.m. - block of 1400 09:08 a.m. - block of 1100 Lake Ave. A request to assist W. 44th St. Caller requested CCAN was received. a report. 09:37 a.m. - block of 1700 January 17 Robin Dr. Caller requested a 07:27 a.m. - block of 1400 check on the welfare of his Lake Ave. Online report of daughter. theft. 09:39 a.m. - block of 4100 Main Ave. Caller reported Andover Police theft of utilities. 01-16 11:47 a.m. - block of 5700 7:00 PM - Oak Street Woodman Ave. A theft was re- Unruly Juvenile ported. 11:30 PM - Gates Street 01:30 p.m. - block of 4200 Suspicious Activity State Rd. Officer requested a report. 01-17 06:53 p.m. - block of 4900 11:10 AM - Public Square Osborn Ave. Caller reports a - Arrest on Warrant domestic. 07:24 p.m. - block of 1100 01-18 E. 16th St. Caller reports an 12:28 PM - East Main assault. Street - Found Property 08:16 p.m. - block of 5800 4:25 PM - South Main Main Ave. Caller reports a Street - Arrest on Warrant theft. 08:34 p.m. - block of 5500 01-19 Main Ave. Caller reports a 12:16 PM - Maple Street suspicious person. Four war- - Check on the Welfare rants served. 1:31 PM - South Main 09:49 p.m. - West Ave. A Street - Arrest on Warrant

For the Record Jefferson Police January 20 4:00 p.m. A man stopped to report illegal dumping at the Rotary Can recycling bin at Bilo. He said someone is putting empty, small propane bottles in the bin on two different occasions. The police will watch the bin for anyone dumping these bottles. January 18 8:46 p.m. A domestic situation was reported at Speedway where a woman appeared upset outside of her vehicle. She saw her daughter at the station where she reported she told her that she hopes she dies. There were no verbal threats nor any assault visible on her. January 17 9:23 a.m. Circle K received a counterfeit $10 bill. The man said he believes he received the bill from Speedway as change for a 20.

Geneva Police Monday, January 21 5:26 p.m. ID suspicious female on 100 block of East Main Street 1:51 a.m. Counterfeit bill on 100 block of West Main Street


Asht abula Ashtabula County Cour t News John W. Oakes December 4: The defendant is charged with three counts of non support or contributing to non support of dependents, felonies of the fifth degree. The court finds the defendant indigent. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Bond is set in the amount of $5,000.00.

Tyrice Stackhouse December 7: The defendant is charged with one count of robbery, a felony of the third degree, one count of disrupting public services, a felony of the fourth degree, and one count of petty theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The court finds the defendant indigent. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Bond as previously posted in the amount of $5,000.00 is continued, with the added conditions that the defendant shall have no contact directly or indirectly with the victim.

Matthew Orrenmaa December 7: The defendant is charged with three counts of theft, felonies of the fifth degree. The court finds the defendant indigent. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Bond as previously posted in the amount of $15,000.00 is continued and the defendant may remain at liberty with the added condition that the defendant have no contact directly or indirectly with the victim.

Jonathan C. Gogul December 7: The defendant is charged with one count of complicity to possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree, and one count of possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The court finds the defendant indigent. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Bond is set in the amount of $5,000.00.

Nathaniel Poff

December 7: The defendant is charged with one count of Sunday, January 20 trafficking in marijuana, a felony of the fourth degree, and one 11:35 a.m. Unwanted fe- count of trafficking in marijuana, a felony of the fourth degree. male on East Main Street The court finds the defendant indigent. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Bond is set in the amount of $10,000.00. Saturday, January 19 7:13 p.m. Theft on 100 Corey Thomas block of East Union Street December 7: The defendant is charged with one count of 7:08 p.m. Found debit possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree, one count of card on North Eagle Avenue trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, and one count 2:05 p.m. Suspicious per- of possession of cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree. The court son on 100 block of East Main finds the defendant indigent. The defendant entered a plea of Street not guilty. Bond is set in the amount of $5,000.00. 1:47 p.m. Train jumpers east of North Broadway Jory Rhodes 5:56 a.m. Possible entry of December 7: The defendant is charged with one count of garage on 800 block of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree, one count of Millwood receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and one count of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth Friday, January 18 degree. The court finds the defendant indigent. The defen12:43 p.m. Unwanted per- dant entered a plea of not guilty. Bond is set in the amount of son on East Main Street $5,000.00. 9:26 a.m. Crash with no injuries on 1100 block of Kristen A. Kranauer South Broadway December 7: The defendant is charged with one count of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree, and one Thursday, January 17 count of possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor 3:22 p.m. Accident with of the second degree. The courts finds the defendant indiinjury on Route 53 and West gent. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Bond is set Maple Avenue in the amount of $5,000.00. 3:13 p.m. Large amount of needles found on South Broadway 2:24 p.m. Garage fire on 3100 block of Spencer Drive 3:02 a.m. Intoxicated perChristopher M. Mezerkor and son in Subway Plaza


Rebecca M. Bailey, both of Andover

Wednesday, January 16

Nicholas L. Pinney of Jefferson and Carol A. Chamra of Dorset

5:23 p.m. Suspicious person on 400 block of Blaine Street 4:47 p.m. Harassing phone calls on East Main Street 4:30 p.m. Severed gas line on 4500 block of Austin Road 10:52 a.m. Crash without injury on South Broadway

Jefferson EMS

Tuesday, January 15 4:00 p.m. Vicious dog in yard on 600 block of South Broadway 4:33 p.m. Open burn complain on 200 block of North Broadway 3:02 p.m. Possible sick raccoon on Route 84 12:07 p.m. Loose dog by Circle K 9:25 a.m. Missing Juvenile on Swan Street 9:15 a.m. Weapon brought to school on 700 block of Austin Road

01/13 18:10 Resp. Distress/Difficulty Breathing Treated 01/14 07:58 Fall Victim (NO INJURY) Patient Refused Care 01/14 08:20 Diabetic Problem Treated and Released 01/14 15:43 General Medical Transported 01/16 11:00 Chest Pain Transported 01/16 16:30 Resp. Distress/Difficulty Breathing Transported 01/16 19:55 Headache (Non-Traumatic) Transported 01/16 20:59 Public Assist Standby Only 01/17 00:33 Headache (Non-Traumatic) Transported 01/17 11:24 General Medical Transported 01/18 00:45 Assault (Not Sexual) No Treatment Required 01/18 04:29 Fall (NO INJURY) No Treatment Required 01/18 10:13 GI Problem Transported 01/18 22:02 Public Assist No Treatment Required 01/19 17:36 Public Assist No Treatment Required 01/19 19:48 Pain Transported

Clark honored for services on advisory board BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The Ashtabula County commissioners honored Mary Clark for her dedication of time, effort and commitment to the Senior Services Levy Advisory Board for the past six years during a meeting last week. “Throughout her six years as a member of the Senior Services Levy Advisory Board, she has faithfully and diligently performed her duties as a Board member and volunteered countless hours of valuable time on the many issues that have arisen,” commissioners noted in a proclamation in her honor. “Clark has greatly contributed to the success of the Senior Levy Advisory Board by providing wise counsel, invaluable advice and sincere service, and through this unselfish dedication, she has supported many programs and made great strides towards the care of the senior citizens of


The Ashtabula County commissioners honored Mary Clark for her dedication of time, effort and commitment to the Senior Services Levy Advisory Board for the past six years during a meeting last week. Pictured are Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services Executive Director Patrick Arcaro, Ashtabula County Commissioner Joe Moroski, Mary Clark, Paul Fuller of the Senior Services Levy Advisory Board and Commissioner Dan Claypool. Ashtabula County.” With Clark serving two terms on the board, her limit was up and she had to step down to make room for the next person. “We’re going to miss her,” Commissioner Dan Claypool

a debit card.

Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department Jan. 14 North Ridge Road, Ashtabula Township. A man stole a woman’s purse in the parking lot of Wal-Mart. The woman told deputies that the man leaned out of the window of the minivan he was driving and grabbed her purse from her shopping cart. She said she had her back to her vehicle as she was placing groceries into it. When the cart moved, she looked up and saw her purse being pulled into the vehicle, according to reports. Another witness said the

said. Clark said she enjoyed her experience on the board and helping senior citizens in the county. “It was really a learning experience on how the public sector works,” Clark said.

minivan circled the parking lot a few times before the driver snatched the purse. The vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed, almost hitting parked vehicles. Witnesses described the driver as a thin, white man in his 20s. They thought he may have red hair and facial hair. Also in the vehicle was a female passenger with long, dark hair, also in her 20s. A few hours later, road workers on Sanborn Road in Saybrook Township found the purse. It was missing cash and

Jan. 19 3000 block of Footville-Richmond Road, Dorset Township. A masked man robbed a convenience store at knifepoint. The clerk working at the time reported that a white man wearing a ski mask and yellow sweatshirt brandished a knife and demanded that she hand over the cash in the register, according to sheriff reports. After the clerk complied, the man grabbed the cash and ran away on foot. Deputies believe the suspect, described as thin, also arrived at the store on foot. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the sheriff ’s office at 440576-0055.

ASHTABULA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2013 GRANT PROCEDURE The Board of Trustees of The Ashtabula Foundation will accept Letters of Intent from 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in Ashtabula County seeking funds. In keeping with its mission to “serve the needy,” the Board will once again focus its grant making in the Human Services categories. The remaining category requests will be considered based upon the amount of funds available. The Letter of Intent should include the following information: • A brief description of the reason for your request. • The dollar amount of your request • Are there other sources of funding? If so, list the other sources. • Is this project something that must be done immediately, or can it be postponed? • Rate this project as far as priority to your organization. (On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest priority.) • How many people will be affected by the grant funding?

Daniel A. Hunt and Dorothy M. Warner, both of Conneaut

The deadline to submit Letters of Intent from all categories is Friday, February 1, 2013. Applicants in the Human Services category should be prepared to submit a full application packet by March 4, 2013. Grants will be reviewed according to the following schedule:

Matthew G. Stoffel and Jennifer L. Housel, both of Rock Creek

February 12: Board receives Letters of Intent and determines grants to proceed or deny March 4: Human Services full grant applications due March 12: Board receives application packets April 9: Board reviews Human Services requests May 1: Application packets due from all remaining categories May 14: Board receives application packets June 11: Board reviews remaining applications Another important change to be aware of is that the Board will accept only one application from any organization per year. An organization will not be permitted to request funding for multiple projects. Finally, the Ashtabula Foundation will accept grant applications electronically. Packets can be sent to the Foundation’s email address if the organization has the ability to do so. If the application cannot be sent electronically, one copy should be sent in accordance with the above schedule. You will be notified via email if you should proceed or if your request will not be considered. Please be sure to include your email address in all correspondence. If you have questions, please contact the Ashtabula Foundation office at (440) 992-6818, or Grant applications are available on the website at 4510 Collins Boulevard, Suite 6, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 • 440-992-6818 • Fax: 440-992-0724 •



Hornets sting Dragons

Girard keeps Falcons at bay

Sarah Busch shoots a free PHOTOS BY BYRON C. WESSELL throw for the Jef ferson Deanna Comp, of Jefferson, Falcons during a game defends during a game against Girard. against Girard. BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers


Shelby Smith, Lakeside, shoots a free throw during a game against Kirtland. BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA – The Lakeside Dragons girls varsity basketball team tried their best to hang with the Kirtland Hornets in their recent match-up, but eventually fell 64-37. The Dragons led 7-6, 9-8 and 11-10 in the first quarter and only trailed one heading into the second quarter down 12-11. However, Kirtland was able to turn it on in the second quarter as they outscored the Dragons 14-5 for a 26-16 lead going into halftime. Shelby Smith tried her best to give the Dragons early momentum as she scored eight points in the opening quarter to go with a pair of rebounds. Sara Morehouse added a three pointer to give the Dragons their first lead of the game at 7-6. The Hornets countered with four points apiece from Riley Jernejcic and Alicia Ponzani. Alexa Knezevic

and Karen Some each added two points for Kirtland as they were able to score late in the first quarter to lead 12-11. Alicia Ponzani helped the Hornets add to their lead in the second quarter with seven more points. Riley Jernejcic added four more points and Alexa Knezevic added a three-pointer. The Dragonswere onlyable to manage five points in the second quarter as Alexis Benedict picked up two points and four rebounds. Stephanie Fusco scored the other basket for the Dragons and Shelby Smith added a free throw and four rebounds. Kirtland would get hot in the third quarter as they were able to score 21 points and take a 47-26 lead. Karen Somes paved the way for the Hornets with ten points and four rebounds in the third quarter. Kaley Silders added seven points as the Hornets were able to double up the Dragons in the quarter 21-

Members of the Kirtland Hornets basketball team set up on defense during a game against Lakeside.

Graf wind fall pinochle games Janet Graf of Jefferson is the winner of the fall pinochle games held at the Jefferson Community Center. The pinochle players play at the Community Center every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. All pinochle players are invited to play and enjoy the game. If you want to learn how to play, call the community center at 5769052 and arrangements will be made to teach you.

points. Jessica Becker hit a free throw for the Falcons as they went into halftime down JEFFERSON – The eight points. Alasjia Dykes and Jefferson Falcons girls basket- Boyle each scored four points ball team hosted the Girard for the Indians in the second Indians on Thursday, Jan. 17 quarter to help them maintain Brianna Kingston and Stephanie Fusco play for the in a AAC match-up. The Indi- the lead. Bree Bishop added ans went up big thanks to two points for the Indians. Lakeside Dragons during a recent game. Girard would get it going three, three-pointers by Miranda Boyle in a span of less again in the third quarter be10. Sydney Kuehn and Alexa Kuehn and Maddie than two minutes and never hind the play of Bree Bishop Knezevic each added two Crawford each added two looked back in their 55-37 win. and Miranda Boyle. Bishop points for Kirtland in the points, while Maggie Reilly Jefferson was never able to scored six of the Indians 12 quarter. The Dragons hit a free throw. The Drag- recover after the three-point- points in the quarter and Boyle started to get back on track ons were able to get points ers by Boyle as they seemed added four points. Lindsay offensively, but couldn’t from their reserves late in to be down at least ten points Durkin chipped in two points match the firepower of the the game as Ashley the whole way after that. Ev- and dished out two assists as Hornets in the third quarter. Stoneman led the Dragons ery time Jefferson started to the Indians outscored the FalSara Morehouse scored six of with four, fourth quarter trim the lead and make a cons 12-8. LeeAnn Farr paced the Dragons ten points in the points. Cydnie Whetro comeback Miranda Boyle and the Falcons with four points in quarter, including a three added three points and Bree Bishop would hit a big the third quarter. Ariann pointer. Shelby Smith was ShyQuesta Pollard came off shot for the Indians to keep the Barile added two points and able to score four points and the bench to add a bucket. Falcons at bay. three rebounds for Jefferson, grab three rebounds after Alexis Benedict was the only Miranda Boyle helped while Jessica Becker hit a free being limited to only one starter to score for the Drag- stake the Indians to a 19-7 first throw and had two assists. The point in the second quarter. ons in the quarter with two quarter lead with her nine Falcons went into the final Kirtland continued to points. Stephanie Fusco was points and Bree Bishop added quarter down 41-29. score in bunches in the final active on the glass with four six points and three rebounds. The Indians kept attacking period as they went on to win rebounds, but the Dragons Lindsay Durkin contributed in the fourth quarter as they 64-37. Olivia Mormino, fell 64-37. the other four first quarter outscored the Falcons 14-8. Samantha Achauer and Karen Somes led all scor- points for Girard and Bree Bishop led the Indians Karen Somes all scored four ers with 16 points for Michaella Angelo dished out with five points in the quarter points for the Hornets in the Kirtland. Shelby Smith led three assists. Ariann Barile as she finished with 19 points. fourth quarter. Sydney the Dragons with 13 points. and LeeAnn Farr each hit a Miranda Boyle added three free throw for the Falcons points as she finished with a early on before Sarah Busch game high 20 points. connected on a three-pointer to Michaella Angelo, Lindsay give the Falcons their only Durkin and Valerie Thomas lead in the game at 5-4. Girard all added a basket for the Inwould close out the quarter on dians in the fourth quarter as a 15-2 run as LeeAnn Farr they won 55-37. Jefferson would fall to rescored the only other basket cover from the early barrage for the Falcons. The Falcons tried to get of three’s by Boyle in the some momentum going in the opening quarter as they mansecond quarter as they played aged only 16 points in the solid defense and outscore the second half. Sarah Brook, Indians 14-10. However, Ariann Barile and LeeAnn Girard would hit shots when Farr each scored a basket for they had to as they took a 29- the Falcons down the stretch. 21 lead into halftime. Sarah Sarah Busch and Jessica Busch had a big quarter for Becker added a point apiece Jefferson with seven points, off a free throw, but the Falincluding a three-pointer to go cons fell 55-37. LeeAnn Farr with two rebounds and a pair led the Falcons with 13 of steals. LeeAnn Farr added points, while Sarah Busch four points and two assists, scored in double digits with while Ariann Barile added two 12 points in the loss.

Alexis Benedict, of Lakeside, plays defense during a game against Kirtland.

2012 Sharon Awards Banquet coming Feb. 2 HARTFORD - The 2012 Sharon Speedway Awards Banquet and dinner will be held on Saturday, February 2 at Yankee Lake Ballroom on Route 7 near Brookfield, Ohio. The ticket deadline is fast approaching on Saturday, January 19. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Driver or car owner needs to attend to receive awards and prize money.

LeeAnn Farr, of Jefferson, looks to pass inside during a recent game.



Hornets swarm Dragons Howland helps itself to two over Geneva and Jefferson BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers


Sarah Gaston, 20, and Keishla Cruz, 15, line-up for an inbounds play as the Dragons took on the Hornets. BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA – The Lakeside Dragons girls junior varsity basketball team hosted the Kirtland Hornets on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The Hornets were able to jump out to a 9-0 lead and went on to win the contest 42-26. Kirtland built an eleven point lead after the first quarter as they led 15-4. Samantha Achauer paced the Hornets with five points in the opening quarter. Kirtland showed plenty of other offensive looks as Claire Neibecker, Maddie Zuberer, Deanna Ponzani, Hallie Ward and Ariana Cubela all scored two points in the quarter. The Dragons started the game slow on offense as Karnisha Patridge and Keishla Cruz scored two points apiece for the Dragons in the first quarter. ShyQuesta Pollard got on the stat sheet for the Dragons with two steals, an assist and a rebound. Kirtland held the Dragons to only eight points in the first half as they took a 25-8 lead into halftime. Maddie Crawford led Kirtland with four points in the second quarter. Gillian Maleski, Claire Neibecker and Samantha Achauer all added two points. Taylor Somodji and Maddie Zuberer helped the Hornets take a 17 point lead with two rebounds apiece. The Dragons managed only four more points in the second quarter as Ashley Stoneman and Sarah Gaston each scored a basket. ShyQuesta Pollard added three more rebounds, while Karnisha Patridge grabbed two rebounds and a steal. Kristin Keasling picked up two assist on the Dragons only baskets in the quarter and Sara Morehouse had a pair of blocks. Lakeside was able to match their first half scoring output in the third quarter, but still trailed by 20 down 36-16. Zoey Campbell, Salisha Holley, Sarah Gaston and Erika Van’t Veer all scored two points for the Dragons in the third quarter. DeAngela Olivarria started the second half for the Dragons and did the most in her time with two assists, a steal and a rebound. Kirtland

Erika Van’t Veer inbounds the ball for the Lakeside Dragons junior varsity basketball team. continued to move the ball around in the third quarter as four players scored for Kirtland in the quarter. Maddie Zuberer paced Kirtland with four points, while Hallie Ward added three. Sarah Steigerwald and Deanna Ponzani also scored for Kirtland in the quarter. The Dragons outscored the Hornets 10-6 in the fourth quarter, but fell 42-26. ShyQuesta Pollard had a big quarter for the Dragons in the loss with four points, five rebounds and two blocks. Zoey Campbell added two points and three rebounds, while Ashley Stoneman scored two points and grabbed two rebounds. Keishla Cruz was active on the glass for the Dragons in the final period with four rebounds. Salisha Holley rounded out the scoring for the Dragons with two points and Jeisha Cruz got on the stat sheet with a rebound in limited playing time. Kirtland was able to cruise to the win in the final period as Maddie Crawford added three points to give her seven in the game. Samantha Achauer added two points as she finished with a game high nine points. Maddie Zuberer added a free throw as she finished the game with seven points for Kirtland as well. Zoey Campbell, Salisha Holley, ShyQuesta Pollard, Ashley Stoneman, and Sarah Gaston all scored four points for the Dragons in the loss.

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Falcons found themselves in an 18-0 hole to start their match against the Howland Tigers. Daniel Martineau started the night for the Tigers at 106lbs with a second round pin over Victor Toth. The Tigers then picked up a pair of forfeits at 113lbs and 120lbs to take an early 18-0 lead. Jefferson tried to counter as they won the next three matches, but Howland went on to win three straight matches of their own and six of the last eight. Joey Baitt picked up the first decision for the Falcons with a 9-5 win over Alex Cornicelli to put the Falcons on the board down 18-3. Jerry Scott then battled his way to the first of the Falcons two pins with a pin over Jimmy Larakis at 132lbs. Ricker Maple picked up the only other Falcon pin at 138 with a pin over Landon Chapman to put the Falcons down three at 18-15. Howland then went on a roll with three straight pins at 145, 152 and 160lbs. Robert Stark pinned Joey Babic, David Whisler pinned Zach Collins and Jordan Radich pinned Troy Stitt with about ten seconds left in the second period. The 170 and 182lb matches were both close battles as Jefferson’s Rocky Tripodi and Blake Perry were able to edge out victories. Rocky Tripodi, Jefferson, held a slim 3-1 lead over Cody Davis before adding two insurance points late in the match to win a 51 decision. Blake Perry, Jefferson, and Josh Grodesky, Howland, wrestled an even match with Perry getting the upper hand in a 1-0 decision. Perry would escape from the bottom position in the third round with about a minute left for the 1-0 win. Howland went on to dominate the upper weight classes as Andrew Rolfe pinned Kevin Orvos at 195, Jack Finch pinned Jacob MacDondald at 220 and Mike Bell pinned Caleb Harris at HW.

Howland 54, Jefferson 21 106lbs – Daniel Martineau, Howland, won by pin over Victor Toth, Jefferson 113lbs – NicoLucarelli, Howland won by forfeit 120lbs – Jake Schulman, Howland won by forfeit 126lbs – Joey Baitt, Jefferson, won by decision 9-5 over Alex Cornicelli, Howland 132lbs – Jerry Scott, Jefferson, won by pin over Jimmy Larakis, Howland 138lbs – Ricker Maple, Jefferson, won by pin over Landon Chapman, Howland 145lbs – Robert Stark, Howland, won by pin over Joey Babic, Jefferson 152lbs – David Whisler, Howland, won by pin over Zach Collins, Jefferson


Tyler Cross, of Geneva, wrestles against Joey Babic, of Jefferson, in 145lb match. cit and make it a 14 point lead up 38-24. Geneva would do their best to claw their way back into as they set themselves up for a potential win heading into the final match. Jason Huelscamp , Geneva, came out on top of a 195lb match with a 12-10 win over Andrew Rolfe. James Hawk (220) put the Eagles within striking distance with a pin in the final seconds in the second round over Jack Finch to put Geneva down five The Eagles would do points at 38-33. Mike Bell, slightly better against the Howland, put the match Tigers in their dual match, away with a pin over Drew but fell 44-33. A pair of for- Herman in a heavy weight feits at 170 and 182 would match-up for the 44-33 win. hurt the Eagles in the long Howland 44, Geneva 33 run as they were only down 106lbs – Will Distler, Geneva, 26-24 heading into those won by pin over Daniel Martineau, matches. The two teams Howland 113lbs – Nico Lucarelli, Howland, would trade wins early on as won by pin over Carter Williams, the teams rotated wins in the Geneva first five matches. Will 120lbs – Jack Elliott, Geneva, Distler started the match off won by pin over Jake for the Eagles at 106lbs with Schulman,Howland a pin over Daniel Martineau. 126lbs – Alex Cornicelli, Howland tied things up at 6- Howland, won by Tech Fall 16-0 6 as Nico Lucarelli pinned over Zack Watts, Geneva Carter Williams at 113lbs. 132lbs – Tyrone Brininger, Geneva, won by pin over Jimmy Zack Elliot gave the Eagles Larakis, Howland back the lead with their sec- 138lbs – Anthony Barszezewski, ond pin of the night over Jake Geneva, won by pin over Landon Schulman at 120lbs. The Ti- Chapman, Howland gers would cut the lead once 145lbs – Robert Stark, Howland, again as Alex Cornicelli won by Tech Fall 17-2 over Tyler picked up a 16-0 Tech Fall Cross, Geneva win over Zack Watts to trim 152lbs – David Whisler, Howland, the Eagle lead to 12-11. The won by major decision 17-9 over Geoff Chapman, Geneva Eagles then picked up back 160lbs – Jordan Radich, to back pins to take a 24-11 Howland, won by pin over Steven advantage. Tyrone Brininger Thom, Geneva picked up a first round pin 170lbs – Cody Davis, Howland, over Jimmy Larakis, won by forfeit Howland, at 132lbs. Anthony 182lbs – Josh Grodesky, Barszezewk then gave the Howland won by forfeit Eagles their biggest lead of 195lbs – Jason Huelscamp, the day with a second round Geneva, won by decision 12-10 over Andrew Rolfe, Howland pin over Landon Chapman at 220lbs – James Hawk, Geneva, 138lbs. The Tigers would won by pin over Jack Finch, then strike back after going Howland down 13 points with five HW Mike Bell, Howland, won by straight wins, including a pin over Drew Herman, Geneva pair of forfeits. Robert Stark The Geneva Eagles wresstarted the comeback for the tling team came out on top Tigers with a 17-2 Tech Fall with a 41-34 win over the win over Tyler Cross at Jefferson Falcons. In a tri145lbs. David Whisler added match where both teams suffour more points for Howland fered from giving up a pair of with a 17-9 major win over forfeits against Howland, the Geoff Chapman at 152lbs. two teams would see their The Tigers would take the forfeits even out against each lead on a pin by Jordan other. The Eagles started the Radich at 160lbs over night off the match with Zack Geneva’s Steven Thom. Elliot picking up a forfeit at Howland added to their lead 120lbs. Joey Baitt brought with a pair of forfeits at 170 the Falcons to within a point and 182lbs as they were able down 6-5 with a 16-1 Tech to overcome a 13 point defi- Fall win over Zack Watts at

160lbs – Jordan Radich, Howland, won by pin over Troy Stitt, Jefferson 170lbs – Rocky Tripodi, Jefferson, won by decision 5-1 over Cody Davis, Howland 182lbs – Blake Perry, Jefferson, won by decision 1-0 over Josh Grodesky, Howland 195lbs – Andrew Rolfe, Howland, won by pin over Kevin Orvos, Jefferson 220lbs – Jack Finch, Howland, won by pin over Jacob MacDonald, Jefferson HW- Mike Bell, Howland, won by pin over Caleb Harris, Jefferson

126lbs. The two teams then trades wins for the next three matches as Tyrone Brininger, Geneva, picked up a 7-1 win over Jerry Scott at 132lbs.Ricker Maple, Jefferson, picked up his second pin of the night with about 12 seconds left in the second round over Anthony Barszezewski to give Jefferson an 11-9 lead. Tyler Cross and Geoff Chapman then picked up back-to-back wins for the Eagles to put them back on top 18-11. Tyler Cross won with a pin in the third period over Joey Babic. Geoff Chapman, Geneva, then turned a close match against Zach Collins into a 15-8 win at 152lbs. Troy Stitt, Jefferson, used the take them down and let them back up approach for a 20-4 Tech Fall win over Steven Thom. Jefferson then picked up their two forfeits of the evening to give them a 28-18 lead. Rocky Tripodi picked up a forfeit at 170 and Blake Perry took the forfeit at 182lbs for the Falcons. Jason Huelscamp helped the Eagles cut the deficit to four points down 28-24 with a pin over Kevin Orvos at 195lbs. James Hawk gave the Eagles back the lead with a 16-1 Tech Fall win over Jacob MacDonald at 220lbs. Jefferson gave themselves a chance at heavyweight as Caleb Harris was able to pick up a pin over Geneva’s Drew Herman for a 34-29 Falcon lead. The late lead would be short lived as Will Distler, Geneva, left little doubt with a quick pin over Victor Toth to give the Eagles the 35-34 advantage. The Eagles tacked on six additional points with a forfeit at 113lbs as they won 41-34.

Geneva 41, Jefferson 34 106lbs – Will Distler, Geneva, won by pin over Victor Toth, Jefferson 113lbs – Carter Williams, Geneva, won by forfeit 120lbs – Zack Elliot, Geneva, won by forfeit 126lbs – Joey Baitt, Jefferson, won by Tech Fall 16-1 over Zack Watts, Geneva 132lbs – Tyrone Brininger, Geneva won by decision 7-1 over Jerry Scott, Jefferson 138lbs – Ricker Maple, Jefferson, won by pin over Anthony Barszezwski, Geneva 145lbs – Tyler Cross, Geneva, won by pin over Joey Babic, Jefferson 152lbs – Geoff Chapman, Geneva, won by decision 15-8 over Zach Collins, Jefferson 160lbs – Troy Stitt, Jefferson, won by Tech Fall 20-4 over Steven Thom, Geneva 170lbs – Rocky Tripodi, Jefferson won by forfeit 182lbs – Blake Perry, Jefferson won by forfeit 195lbs – Jason Huelscamp, Geneva, won by pin over Kevin Orvos, Jefferson 220lbs – James Hawk won by Tech Fall 16-1 over Jacob MacDonald, Jefferson HW Caleb Harris, Jefferson, won by pin over Drew Herman, Geneva

Sara Morehouse dribbles the ball for Lakeside, alongside Joey Baitt, of Jefferson, works against Zack Watts, of Troy Stitt, of Jefferson, wrestles against Steven Thom, of teammate Karnisha Patridge. Geneva, in 126lb match. Geneva, at 160lbs.


Opening Friday, January 25


Our location at 677 E. Main Street in Geneva is now part of the Pearl’s High Rollers family

New Owners New Management

NEW PROMOTIONS! Hours of Operation: 9am - Midnight | 365 days a year If 3 or more customers are present, we will be open 24/7

a tiered sweepstakes jackpot system

The Geneva store will sport... a fresh, new layout and design

daily and weekly promotions




Grand Opening


Large Selection of Styles and Sizes By Name-Brand Manufacturers

Friday, February 1

Men’s . Women’s . Children’s

We will host 4 free entry tournaments with a $200 1st place prize each tournament. Tournaments will be at 6, 7, 8 and 9pm.


Dinner will be 7:30pm (minimum 7 customers present), as well as hot dogs, fountain soda & popcorn 11am - closing

Women’s Skechers Hush Puppies Eastland Grasshoppers Totes Tundra Tamarac Kids’ Fila Timberland Hi-Tec Bogs Muck Boots Men’s Wolverine Lacrosse Chippewa Thorogood Keen Utility Danner Irish Setter Georgia Hi-Tec Bogs Propet Lowa Original Muck Boots Caterpillar and Justin

$20 — customers will receive an additional 500 Sweepstakes Points $50 — customers will receive an additional 1,000 Sweepstakes Points

For a customer’s first purchase of the day — every day — all year:

$100 — customers will receive an additional 2,000 Sweepstakes Points

Come join the fun... See you in Geneva! 677 E. Main Street Geneva

425 Water Street Chardon

Original Muck Boot Large Selection: Work Gloves Horse Tack Dac Minerals Hunting Gloves Interstate Batteries Shotgun Slugs Oregon Chains Deer Cane Dolmar Power Products Trophy Rocks

Including Chain Saws, Trimmers, Blowers

Dan’s FrogLegs will keep you dry and warm in the field or on the job site. Made in U.S.A.

No Credit Cards — Cash or Check Only

Grand Valley Footwear & Equipment


8141 Parker Rd. — 1 mile west of Orwell of f Rt. 322 Mon.-Thurs. 8am-5pm • Fri. 8am-6pm • Sat. 8am-3pm

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