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Ashtabula County Fair 2011 August 9 - 14 at the Fairgrounds in Jefferson

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Golden Thimbles Taylor Hodge

Age: 11 Grade: 6 Taylor Hodge, of Jefferson, is the daughter of Jerry and Heather Dodge. Her project is Tops For Tweens - Sewing. Taylor enjoys swimming and softball. Taylor says, “The rides are the best.”

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Age: 17 Grade: 12 Donielle Yendriga, of Conneaut, is the daughter of Karen and Don Yendriga. She shows a steer at the fair. Donielle enjoys hanging with friends, working and driving. She said her favorite things about the fair are showing her project and hanging with friends.

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Age:10 Grade: 5 Katie Eldred, of Age: 6 Grade: 1 Kingsville, is the Andrew Myers, of daughter of Myron Jefferson, is the son of and Rosemarie Eldred. Jennifer and Roger Her Projects are Dairy Taggart. His project is Calf, Dairy Beef Feeder Cloverbuds - Poster and and Pocket Pet Stick Horse. Katie enjoys going Andrew enjoys dancing, animals, swimming, to 4-H Camp Whitewood, basketball, 4-H and soccer, baseball, football, walking, playing with softball. his friends and reading. Her favorite things about the fair are the He says his favorite things about the fair are rides, showing and balloon clown. all the animals. When he grows up he wants to become a veterinarian.

Pierpont Mix N Match PACS Abigail Cole

Age: 10 Grade: 5 Abigail Cole, of Pierpont, is the daughter of Joe and Deana Cole. Her project is Pigs. Abigail enjoys sewing, creating something out of whatever her resources are. Her favorite things about the fair are showing her animal and her friends.

Raeann Eldred

Age: 12 Grade: 8 Raeann Eldred, of Kingsville, is the daughter of Myron and Rosemarie Eldred. Her projects are Dairy Beef Feeder and Dairy Heifer Raeann enjoys 4-H, baton, band and tennis. Her favorite things about the fair are showing her animals and hanging out with friends who are also in 4-H.

Nicole Mann

Age: 13 Grade: 9 Nicole Mann, of Cooper Cole Beef-A-Teers Pierpont, is the daughAge: 7 Grade: 2 Destinie Hill ter of Sharon Millard Cooper Cole, of and Tim Mann. Her Age: 17 Grade:12 Pierpont, is the son of projects are dairy beef Destinie Hill, of Joe and Deana Cole. feeder, two-year and Jefferson, is the His project is three-year-old Holstein daughter of Jimmy Cloverbud/Rabbits. cows, intermediate jerand Melissa Hill. Her Cooper enjoys sey yearling and interproject is Beef Feeder. matchbox cars, sports mediate and senior Destine enjoys voland playing with his Holstein heifers. leyball, softball, 4-H and shopping. cousins. His favorite Her favorite things She said her favorite things about the fair things about the fair are his bunny rabbit and about the fair are are watching to see all the projects that come the rides. showing her 4-H animals and learning new to fair. It’s neat to see what all comes & how skills to help with next year’s projects, meetthey turn out at the fair. Kate Cole ing new friends, renewing old friendships and Age: 10 Grade: 5 getting her free milkshakes from Ros. Kate Cole, of

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Age: 8 Grade: 3 Ava Contenza, of Jefferson, is the daughter of Chris and Dan Contenza. She is participating in the Cloverbud project. Levi Cole Ava enjoys swimming and baton. Age: 12 Grade: 7 “I love going on the rides, like the bumper Levi Cole, of Pierpont, cars,” Ava said about her favorite thing at the is the son of Joe and fair. Deana Cole. His project is Beef Feeder Calf. Zoe Contenza Levi enjoys photograAge: 13 Grade: 9 phy. His favorite thing Zoe Contenza, of about the fair is showing Jefferson, is the daughter of beef feeder calf. Chris and Dan Contenza. Her projects are market chicken, fancy chicken and beekeeping. Zoe enjoys drawing, swimming, 4-H, ballet and hip-hop dancing. “I love showing my animals at the fair and ANDOVER having a blast with friends,” Zoe said. “I also DAIRY QUEEN love celebrating my birthday during fair.” East Main St., Andover, OH

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Age: 13 Grade: 7 Alexis Stein, of Ashtabula, is the daughter of Kimberly and Daniel Stein. Her project is Pack Goat. Alexis enjoys acting, swimming, sports, horseback riding, 4-H and just hanging out with friends. She says, “Being my first year of 4-H, I’m not sure of what my favorite thing is about the fair, but I do enjoy walking around and seeing and learning about all the different animals, and looking at all the things there are to see.”


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Age: 15 Grade: 9 Christopher Stein, of Ashtabula, is the son of Kimberly and Daniel Stein. His project is Dairy Goat. Christopher enjoys playing sports, swimming and taking care of his animals. “This is my first year taking an animal to fair and I am excited.” Christopher said. “Last year when I came to the fair I enjoyed looking at the animals, watching the shows, riding the rides and eating the food.”

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Age: 11 Grade: 6 Dakota Newhart, of Ashtabula, is the son of Dave and Stacie Newhart. He is participating in the breeding rabbit project. Dakota enjoys four wheel riding, riding his bike and building. “My favorite thing about the fair is the rides,” Dakota said.

Mason Taylor

Age: 15 Grade: 10 Mason Taylor, of Jefferson, is the son of Stephanie and Dennis Headley and Matt Taylor. His projects are Creative Writing, Chickens and Rabbits. Mason enjoys tennis and band.

Age: 8 Grade: 3 Emily Millard, of Pierpont, is the daughter of Scott and Lynne Millard. Her Project is Clover Bud. Emily enjoys bowling - Emily has the highest game “177” in Stitch-n-Chatter her age group for the Leah Harding entire State of Ohio Age: 8 Grade: 3 softball and Camp Leah Harding, of Pierpont, Whitewood. Her fais the daughter of Brenda vorite things about the fair are rides, walking around with friends and family and watching Wiser-Harding. Her projects are Clover Bud - Poster and the animal shows. Stick Horse. Sydney Millard Leah enjoys reading, dancing, drawing, playing with friends, playingher DS and playing Age: 12 Grade: 7 with her cat, Snowball. Sydney Millard, Her favorite things about the fair are french of Pierpont, is the fries with vinegar, riding the rides and seeing daughter of Scott her friends. and Lynne Millard. Her Projects are Dairy Beef Feeder, Trail Blazers Steer Carcass, Frugal Fashions, and Sports Wear for Spectators. Sydney Emily Forman Age: 12 Grade: 7 enjoys volleyball, basketball, softball, bowling, Emily Forman, of Austinburg, is the daughgoing on vacation with her family and Camp Whitewood. Her favorite things about the fair ter of Mike and Kelly Forman. are spending time with her friends and family, Her project is Horses. Emily enjoys riding and showing her Dairy Beef Feeder. horses, skiing and tennis. Her favorite thing about the Saybrook Raiders fair is that she has a lot of Faith Blankenship friends in fair/4-H, including Age: 8 her horse. Faith Blankenship, of Jefferson, is the daughter of Dennis Headley and Stephanie Marous. Her projects are Chickens, Rabbits and Goats. Faith enjoys reading, playing with her animals, drawing and crafts. Her favorite things about the fair is walking around and looking at everything. “There is so much to see.” she said.

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Little Rebels Ashley Meaney

Age: 18 Grade: Freshman at YSU Ashley Meaney, of Geneva, is the daughter of Victor and Judith Meaney. Her projects are Hogs and Beef Breeding. She also is a member of the Junior Fair Board and the Beef-a-teers 4-H Club. Ashley enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with her animals, family get togethers, traveling, meeting new people, four-wheeling, and spending time outdoors. Her favorite things about the fair are being able to represent the fair as the 2010 Jr. Fair Queen, showing her projects, fair food, getting to watch the various shows. “What isn’t there to love about fair?” she asked.

Ethan Tramte

Age: 14 Grade: 9 Ethan Tramte, of Geneva, is the son of Michael and Bobbie Tramte. He will take a market hog to the fair and also raised a carcass lamb project. Ethan enjoys hanging out with his Uncle Jay, riding his four-wheeler, playing soccer and jumping on his trampoline with his little sister “Scrub.” “I like making new friends at fair and finishing up the project I’ve been working on for months,” Ethan said. “I love motocross and the demolition derby. I also love the food.”

Eve Tramte

Age: 11 Grade: 6 Eve Tramte is the daughter of Michael and Bobbie Tramte. She is taking a market hog to the fair, and she also raised a carcass hog project. Eve enjoys playing soccer and being with her friends and family. She loves to dance and play on the trampoline. Her favorite things about the fair are meeting new people and seeing old friends. “I love the food at the fair!” she said. “I like watching the harness racing with my mom and dad.”

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Age: 9 Grade: 4 Adam Romanko, of Age: 14 Grade: 10 Richmond Township is Tyler Ellsworth, of the son of Georgia Jefferson, is the son of and Bill Romanke. His Mike and Cari projects are MeasurEllsworth. He is taking ing Up and Magic of a market hog named Electricity. Sassy to the fair. Adam enjoys swimTyler enjoys huntming, playing coming, fishing, training puter and video his Redbone games. Coonhound, camping and riding his four“I like the rides and wheeler. games,” Adam said. “I like to look at the small His favorite things about the Ashtabula animal exhibits.” County Fair are competing with his pig, hanging out with friends and camping at fair for Lilly Luce the week. Age: 5 Grade: Kindergarten City Slickers Lilly Luce is the daughter of Bill and Gabby Wagner Melissa Luce. She is a Age: 12 Grade 6 Cloverbud with a jewGabby Wagner, of elry-making project. Jefferson, is the Lilly enjoys going to daughter of Henr y church, dancing, singand Christine Wagner. ing, swimming, swingHer project is Harleing and playing with her family and friends. quin and Utility RabHer favorite things to do at the fair are seebits. ing the cows, goats, sheep, baby horses and Gabby enjoys basthe elephants, as well as riding the rides. ketball, karate and music. Her favorite things about the fair are showmanship, the rides and Travis Luce fair food. Age: 6 Grade: 2 Country Bumpkins Travis Luce is the son of Bill and Melissa Luce. Hannah Johnson He is a Cloverbud with Age: 7 a bird project. Hannah Johnson, of Travis enjoys campPierpont, is the ing, going to church, daughter of Jason and playing T-ball, playing Rebekah Johnson. soccer, birds, family and friends. Her projects are His favorite things about the fair are the Cloverbud, arts and cows, goats and little horses. crafts and horses. Hannah enjoys swimming, riding her Cutting Edge bike, doing crafts and playing with her animals. She says her favorite things about the fair Brooke Myers Age: 7 Grade: 2 are riding on the ponies and horses, eating Brooke Myers, of cotton candy and riding the rides. Conneaut, is the Jason Johnson daughter of Keith and Cheri Myers. She is a Age: 8 Cloverbud with a pilJason Johnson, of lowcase project. Pierpont, is the son of Brooke enjoys hunting and crafts. Jason and Rebekah Her favorite thing about the fair is riding the Johnson. His projects rides. are Cloverbud and raising a chicken. Jason enjoys swimming, playing video games and riding his bike. His favorite thing about the fair is riding the rides.

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Age: 9 Grade: 4 Rachel Myers, is the daughter of Keith and Cheri Myers. Her projects are Sew Fun and I Spy in the Kitchen. Rachel enjoys riding horses and painting. Her favorite thing about the fair is looking at the animals.

Happy Hoppers Ben Betteridge

Age: 18 Grade: 12 Ben Betteridge, of Conneaut, is the son of Greg and Glenda Betteridge. His projects are Market Lamb, Carcass Lamb, Dairy Goat, Breeding Rabbit and Commercial Fryer Rabbit. He also is a member of the Junior Fair Board. Ben enjoys hanging out with friends and working at the shows. His favorite things about the fair are being a member of JFB and getting to meet all the kids in all parts of 4-H.

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Age: 13 Grade: 8 Ebony Culton, of Geneva, is the daughter of Dianna and Garr y Culton. She is participating in the Breeding Project (Rabbits). Ebony enjoys hanging with friends, playing with her rabbit, Bentley, and the Wildfire Dance Team. She says her favorite things about the fair are looking at the animals and eating fair food.

Sarah Ritchie

Age: 17 Grade: College Freshman Sarah Ritchie, of Orwell, is the daughter of Wayne and Joyce Ritchie. Her project is a Fancy Turkey. Sarah enjoys baton. She says her favorite thing about the fair is going around to watch all the other shows.

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Stacie Ritchie

Age: 11 Grade: 6 Stacie Ritchie, of Orwell, is the daughter of Wayne and Joyce Ritchie. Her projects are Market and Fancy Turkeys and Carcass Goat. Stacie enjoys Baton, Girl Scouts and animals. Her favorite thing about the fair is being around all the animals.

Wayne Ritchie

Age: 14 Grade: 10 Wayne Ritchie, of Orwell, is the son of Wayne and Joyce Ritchie. His projects are Market Turkey and Carcass Goat. Wayne enjoys soccer. He says his favorite things about the fair are getting milkshakes everyday and hanging out with other 4-H friends.

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Age: 8 Grade: 3 Whitney Groves, of Jefferson, is the daughter of Tishia Campbell and Michael Shreve. Her project is rabbit. She is also a Cloverbud. Whitney enjoys swimming, just playing outside and playing Barbies with the dollhouse. Her favorite things about the fair are looking at the animals and riding the rides.

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Age: 7 Grade: 2 Morgan Burke, of Ashtabula, is the daughter of Scott and Tonya Burke. She is a Cloverbud. Morgan enjoys running, dodge-ball and baseball. Her favorite thing about the fair is seeing and petting all the animals.

Age: 6 Grade:1 Samara Newhart, of Ashtabula, is the daughter of Dave and Stacie Newhart. She is participating in the Cloverbud Project. Samara enjoys art, play with blocks and playing dress up. “My favorite thing about the fair is the rides,” Samara said.

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Age: 11 Grade: 6 Paige Burke, of Ashtabula, is the daughter of Scott and Tonya Burke. Her projects focus on Photography, Volleyball and softball. Paige enjoys dance, volleyball and softball. Her favorite things about the fair are the animals and food.

Abrianna Jones

Age: 10 Grade: 5 Abrianna Jones, of Saybrook, is the daughter of Doug and Sharon Jones. Her projects are Self Determined, Breeding Rabbit, Fancy Poultry, Market and Carcass Hog. She enjoys art, playing with Trixie, her rabbit and climbing trees. “My favorite thing about the fair is the rides,” Abrianna said.

Age: 11 Grade: 6 Natasha Shreve, of Jefferson, is the daughter of Tishia Campbell and Michael Shreve. Her Darron Jones project is a Rabbit. Age: 7 Grade: 2 Natasha enjoys texting, Darron Jones, of video games and watchSaybrook, is the son ing fashion shows with of Doug and Sharon her aunt. Her favorite things about the fair are Jones. He is particiriding the rides and being with her friends. pating in the Cloverbud Project. Darron enjoys playPawsitive Projects ing with his goat Bolt, Cheyanne riding his four-wheeler and playing the Wii. Welsh “My favorite thing Age: 13 about the fair is riding Cheyanne Welsh, of the rides, especially Pierpont, is the daughthe UFO,” Darron said. ter of Kathryn and


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Age: 13 Grade: 8 Austin Myers, of Conneaut, is the son of Keith and Cheri Myers. His project is Junior Rifle. Austin enjoys shooting, hunting, fishing and camping. His favorite thing about the fair is all the stuff that happens at the grandstand.

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Age: 11 Grade: 6 Briana Aveni, of Austinburg, is the daughter of Julie and Benjamin Aveni. Her project is Saddle Horse - Trail & English Pleasure. Briana enjoys soccer, volleyball, swimming, horseback riding and watching TV. Her favorite things about the fair are spending time with her cousins and family and riding the rides.

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Age: 13 Grade: 8 Brittany Aveni, of Austinburg, is the daughter of Julie and Benjamin Aveni. Her project is Saddle Horse - Jumping (Equitation over fences, Hunter over fences, Hunter Hack). She also is involved in dogs, pet rabbits, ATVs, cooking, creative writing and scrapbooking. Brittany enjoys horseback riding, soccer, running, skiing, golfing, swimming and reading. Her favorite thing about the fair is showing her horse.

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Age: 17 Grade: 12 Joe Kalas, of Jefferson, is the son of George and Janet Kalas. His projects are Dair y Cow and Cheese Basket. Joe’s favorite activities are archery, hunting and fishing. His favorite things at the fair are tractor and truck pulls.


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Age: 7 Grade: 2 Elizabeth Hernon, of Jefferson, is the daughter of Elaina Holcomb. Her project is Cloverbud. Elizabeth enjoys swimming and playing with horses. Her favorite things about the fair are the horses.

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Age: 14 Grade: 9 Camryn Zapp, of Geneva, is the daughter of Daniel Lisa Kalas and Lisa Zapp. Her project Silver Stir-Ups are horses. Age: 15 Grade: 10 Dawnelle Camryn’s favorite acLisa Kalas, of tivities are softball, riding Jefferson, is the Corron her horses, giving her horses baths, spending daughter of George Age: 17 Grade: 12 her time with family and cooking. and Janet Kalas. Her Dawnelle Corron, of Her favorite things about the fair would probprojects are Dairy Cow ably be walking around and seeing all the dif- Jefferson, is the and Calf, Cheese Basferent animals, such as horses, goats, cows, pigs, daughter of Chad and ket. Lisa’s favorite acchickens and something new this year, a llama. Mar y Corron. She tivities are golf, swimtakes a saddle horse ming and baking. to the fair. Vaqueros Her favorite things at the fair are the conHer favorite activities include working with certs, tractor pulls and demolition derby. Amy Varckette children, spending time with her family and Age: 12 Grade: 7 horseback riding. Tiny Trotters Amy Varckette, of Her favorite thing about the fair is spendShelby Arnett Harpersf ield, is the ing the week with her horse. Age: 18 Grade: daughter of Steve and Freshman at OSU Jelly Beans and Jumpers Tonia Varckette. Her Shelby Arnett, of project is Saddle Horse. Isabella Hall Kingsville, is the Amy enjoys riding Age: 10 Grade: 5 daughter of Robert horses, playing tennis, Isabella Hall, of and Christine Arnett. softball and batons. Her projects are Min“I love everything. It’s my favorite week of Ashtabula, is the daughter iature Horse and the year. My favorite thing to do at fair is hang- of Ken and Trina Hall. She Saddle Horse. She ing out with my club, camping and taking care completes a “Sew Fun” project for the fair. also is a member of All American Riders. of my horse,” she said. Isabella loves to Shelby enjoys riding horses, showing horses, sew, hang out with Lindsey Varckette shopping and spending time with friends. friends and family and Her favorite things about the fair are showAge: 16 Grade: 11 play with her dog and ing her horses and seeing her friends. Lindsey Varckette, of cats. She is also very Harpersfield, is the daughactive with her Girl Scout troop. ter of Steve and Tonia Arabella Austin She loves to go through the animal barns Varckette. She takes a horse Age:10 Grade: 5 and 4-H building during the fair. She also named Major to the fair. Arabella Austin, of loves the rides. Her favorite activities are Jefferson, is the riding her horse, being a daughter of Valerie "Three generations of caring for our community and its people." Majorette and playing tenand Tim Austin. Her THOMPSON-SMITH nis. Lindsey said her favorite things about the fair project is Mini-Horse Three Ashtabula FUNERAL HOME are spending a whole week with her friends, riding Locations to Serve You Santana. 345 Main Street her horse and sleeping in her vintage camper. Conneaut, OH 44030 1243 W. Prospect • 998-7827 Arabella will also 440-599-8106 842 Lake Ave. • 964-7821 sing the National AnThomas J. Smith, Director 2203 E. Prospect • 992-6330 Eric A. Nesbitt, Director them at the Opening We Cater! Stephanie M. Hall-Nesbitt, Director Ceremony and at the fly over for Veterans’ Orwell Auto Day. ORWELL golden dawn SUPERMARKET Arabella enjoys working with horses, swimBrazier Parts, Inc. (440) 593-5039 281-285 Main St., ming and fun with friends. We Appreciate You Accepted Conneaut, OH Hours: Sun. 8am - 5pm Her favorite things about the fair are the Mon. - Sat. 8am - 9pm animals. Hundreds of Unadvertised

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Age: 15 Grade: 9 Holly Philpott, of Jefferson, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Talcott and Matt Philpott. She will show Wyatt the goat at the fair. She enjoys playing around with Wyatt, swimming and riding her horse, Rosey P90X. “The goat and horse shows are the best! I also love watching the harness racing, and I hope to see our horse be in it this year,” Holly said.

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957 Rt. 46 North Jefferson, Ohio 44047


Please call to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to meet you and help with your veterinary needs.

more information at (440) 466-4291. The Geneva office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Besides the normal weekday hours, evening and weekend appointments are available. For more informa-

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The Chalk Box: Where every child is a champion ASHTABULA - At the Chalk Box, every child is a champion. The Chalk Box, located at 5521 Main Ave. in Ashtabula, offers gymnastics classes for youth ages two and up and f itness and aerobic classes for adults. The Chalk Box also offers tumbling skills classes, karate, competitive team opportunities, an arthritis class for people with limited mobility and more. With its competitive teams, the Chalk Box has a proven history of success. Just this season alone, owner Cathy Speelman said Chalk Box competitors received more than 450 scores of 9.0 or better in Amateur Athletic Union competitions throughout northeast Ohio. But it’s not just about winning at the Chalk Box. The 30-member staff at the Chalk Box is dedicated to improving self-esteem and coordination in children and adults. “While we don’t believe that a child must become a champion gymnast to benef it from our facility, we are proud that we have trained some excellent gymnasts in our years

PHOTO BY STEFANIE WESSELL Brittany Dean practices on the tumble track at Chalk Box. Brittany, as well as the other girls pictured, participate on a competitive team at the Chalk Box.

here,” Speelman said. With the Chalk Box now in its 32nd year, Speelman estimates that approximately 150,000 children have attended classes at the facility. Beverly Windle founded the Chalk Box as a way to provide a family-oriented fitness/ gymnastics facility for Ashtabula County. Over the years, the Chalk Box has worked with children with disabilities as well. Programs at the Chalk Box begin with children as young as two years old - no “potty training” necessary. The Chalk Box also

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offers classes for children ages three to five. Once the children are in grade school, they are separated by gender because of the different events they must learn. “If an older child does not have an interest in working on the equipment, we offer a class devoted strictly to tumbling,” Speelman said. For youth interested in competitive gymnastics, the Chalk Box offers team opportunities for boys and girls. The

Chalk Box currently has 64 competitive gymnasts who range in age from six to 17. “We maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio so that each child receives personal attention and they don’t have to wait forever for their turn,” Speelman said. “Our teachers have been specifically trained to instruct the sport, including spotting and safety.” The Chalk Box also offers a f itness program open to anyone of junior high age and

up. A variety of times and class formats are offered. The Chalk Box will offer free babysitting on weekday mornings for participants if the need is there. Additionally, the Chalk Box holds karate classes and a medicineball toning class taught by Master Craig Clinton (a f irst-degree Black Belt). Clinton also teaches KickFit classes, a non-impact workout in a Tae Bo style, two nights a week. The Chalk Box offers

a Get Fit “total body” workout, which is a basic aerobic workout that features floor work, as well as cardio work, and works the abs, legs and cardiovascular system. The Chalk Box also offers an arthritis class for those people with limited mobility or people who want to perform some exercise without getting on the floor or jumping around. These classes are also a great social time for the participants, Speelman said. Gift certif icates to the Chalk Box are available for merchandise or classes. Merchandise includes gym apparel, simple gym equipment, ice packs, wraps and more. The Chalk Box also welcomes f ield trips from school groups, church groups and scout troops. During the field trip, the children are exposed to what the Chalk Box is about, as they attend a class for the day. For more information, contact the Chalk Box at (440) 992-9619 or visit the website at www.chalkbox

Austinburg Veterinary Clinic continues to serve pets and their owners AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP - The Austinburg Veterinary Clinic prides itself on the personal touch they give to animals across the county and live by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s motto of, “Veterinarians should first consider the needs of the patient: to relieve disease, suffering or disability while minimizing pain or fear.” The Austinburg Veterinary Clinic has two certified vets on staff. Dr. Becky Salinger is the Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Susan Paulic is the Head of Surgery. Together the two doctors assist each other to give your pets the utmost attention and care. “We know that no two families are alike and there is always more than one solution,” Salinger said. They offer a wide variety of technology and techniques to treat pets

and animals at an affordable price. The clinic is a accredited by The American Animal Hospital Association, a feat only seen by 15 percent of all United States and Canadian veterinarian practices. “Veterinary practices that accept the challenge of accreditation are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of pet care, ranging from patient care and pain management, to team training and medical-record keep-

ing,” Salinger said. The clinic is ver y proud of this accreditation and feels it gives the pets and their owners another extra layer of quality care. Salinger, Paulic and their staff are always on top with of their game by continuing to learn about advances in veterinarian medicine. “We see ourselves as not only your pets’ family doctor but also as your pets’ advocate. It is up to us to make sure you have all the information you need to

make the best decision for you pet,” the clinic officials said. The clinic’s hours are Monday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. They are closed on Sunday. However, the Austinburg Veterinary Clinic understand that, like people, pets do not always get sick during regular business hours, so they also offer an after hours phone consultations. By calling the clinic’s phone number at (440) 275-1071, you can have the doctors paged and then it can be determined how urgent care is needed. The Austinburg Veterinary Clinic is proud of the service they provide for local pets and their owners and they hope their service to the community will continue for a long time to come.

Ashtabula County Fair 2011 Kinetico has been serving northeast Ohio for more than 40 years WEDNESDAY, August 3, 2011

For more than 40 years, Kinetico has been serving the water needs of northeast Ohio and the world. Based in Newbury, Kinetico provides water softeners and purifiers to more than 100 countries around the world. Customers in northeast Ohio can enjoy local customer service at the company’s Newbury showroom, without ever leaving the comfort of their vehicle - a luxury for motorists in the chilly winter months. Jason Foust, Kinetico assistant manager, said customers can pay at the convenient drive-through window, then drive into the warehouse to get their salt or other items loaded into their car. Or, customers can come inside the showroom and refill their water bottles for 25 cents a gallon. Foust said Saturdays are the busiest days for the water filling station. However, customers do not have to stop by the Newbury retail center to get their purified water - they can get it


at home year-round with a Kinetico water purification system. Or improve the quality of home water with softening equipment. “For $28 a month, a customer can have our best drinking water system,” Foust said. The K5 system has earned Consumer Digest’s Best Buy designation. This drinking water station comes with a 10year warranty, and comes with a PreFilter that removes chlorine used in large-scale municipal water treatment, as well as sediment particulates. A Reverse Osmosis Filtration process takes out any inorganic contaminants such as metals or nitrates. Dual FlexFilters allow homeowners to customize this stage of treatment. Mineral filters can be added to supply minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Or filters can be added that treat for perchlorate, arsenic and volatile organic compounds. Or, homeowners can

chose a Purefecta Guard, which removes 99.99999 percent of bacteria and 99.99 percent of viruses. The water filtered through this f ilter is certf ied as biopure. A PostFilter removes any remaining inorganic compounds that can contribute to foul odor or taste. Foust said the K5 system is $1,495 installed, and homeowners will have a $60 per year expense for new filters, which must be replaced once ever year. Not only is the K5 system good for purifying water, but it is fast and powerful. The system can purify about 40 gallons of wa-

ter a day. It also comes with outstanding water pressure - one of the biggest complaints about water purification systems. The K5 uses a separate faucet for the purif ied water and has enough power to f ill glasses and coffee pots quickly. The system also allows for hookup with refrigerators, which are notorious for requiring high pressure to function effectively. Foust said one of the true benefits of using a home water purification system is that people can use the water for cooking, as well as drinking. Often people are

Jefferson Rehab and Wellness Center offers a variety of treatments for all physical ailments JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Rehab and Wellness Center is a place for people to heal and go on with a better life. Dr. Andrew Brown offered therapy services for around 10 years through A. Brown Physical Therapy, but in 2007 he decided to open the Jefferson Rehab and Wellness Center. In these facilities he can offer both a variety of therapies and an outpatient service. The center offers in-home care that is associated with rehab. The center operates efficiently with a staff of five people, including Christine Hoclack, the center’s new part-time assistant. With five people and lots of experience, the Jefferson Rehab and Wellness Center offers physical, speech and occupational therapies to patients recovering at home or who are a part

of their outpatient service. The center treats a variety of ages and ailments, ranging from hips and knees to stroke recovery. They also have special equipment called an iontophoresis machine that reduces inflaming on any place of injury on the body. The clinic has a resistor strength training machine which has been used by the National Football League (NFL) over the years. It’s a physical therapy tool that combines the strength training of

both a treadmill and an elliptical. However, perhaps the one service that lets Jefferson Rehab and Wellness Center stand out from the rest is their manual therapy. While hot packs, ultrasound and instructions on how to complete a series of exercises are necessary for some physical therapy treatment, manual therapy is a different approach. Manual therapy focuses on why a muscle is not functioning properly. Manual physical therapy is a specialized

form of physical therapy delivered with the hands, as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension and joint dysfunction. Manual therapy has been used many times for the lower back - an area that when hurt can be extremely sensitive. The center is proud to offer this ser vice to those who may f ind physical therapy too straining on their body. The Jefferson Rehab and Wellness Center is another example of a specialized family doctor offering pain relief to the whole Ashtabula County area. The Jefferson Rehab and Wellness Center is located at 42. S. Chestnut St. in Jefferson. For more info, call 5760043.

leery of using their purchased water for anything other than drinking. Foust said food cooked with purif ied water tastes so much better, because the true taste of the food is coming through, not the additional chemicals from the water. If a homeowner is unsure about the quality of their water, Kinetico offers free testing at the Newbury retail store. Foust said many people know well water can be a problem but think that city water is safer. So much more than chlorine gets into the water, he said, especially in an older home. The water itself may come in fairly clear of contaminants, but once it hits the old metal pipes

in a home - that’s where the trouble begins. Kinetico can tailor a water cleaning system for any home with any problem. Water softeners take out some contaminants that stain clothes or leave the skin feeling rough or abused. Water purifiers finish the job by removing nearly everything. Kinetico offers those softeners and purifiers for any size home, with prices starting at about $100 for its smallest water purifier. Kinetico also provides affordable water cleaners. Homeowners with questions about Kinetico’s water systems are welcome to stop in the Newbury office or call for more information. Customers can also save some money on supplies with Kinetico’s Supply Sale the last Saturday of every month. Foust said the company also makes commercial-grade filters for businesses and industries. Kinetico is located at 11015 Kinsman Road near Newbury. For more information, call 1-800944-WATER or visit


NURSING & REHAB CENTER 2026 State Rt. 45, Austinburg, OH 44010 PHONE: 440-275-3019

Please join us for our 2nd annual

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August 6th Noon - 4pm

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50/50 • Giveaways Fun • Food Dash Plaques for the 1st 50

Providing quality skilled nursing and assisted living with the professional care and dignity your family deserves. • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Hydro Therapy Pool • Short-Term & Long-Term Skilled Care • Hospice Care • Respite Care • Alzheimers Special Care Unit • Outpatient Therapy Programs • Assisted Living Suites • Wellness Programs Our specially trained staff is dedicated to assuring that the emotional and spiritual needs are met while promoting the utmost independence. We invite you to tour our facility at any time.

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Hoffman’s Pharmacy prides itself on hometown service ASHTABULA - It’s local care from a great location, close to doctors and a hospital. Most folks know that Hoffman’s Pharmacy has consistently given that hometown service we have come to expect in Ashtabula. Since 1941, the business has met prescription and other medical needs. Maria Fowler is continuing that tradition started by Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman those many years ago. Under her guidance, Hoffman’s has grown to include three pharmacists and 16 total employees. They also offer bilingual service for those who speak Spanish better than English. About four years ago, the pharmacy also made the move to Lake Avenue, closer to doctors’ off ices and Ashtabula County Medical Center. Fowler said the move helped her clients greatly, since many of them were already making the trek to that park of town anyway for medical help. “We’re blessed to have picked up so many new families since mov-

FILE PHOTO Hoffman’s Pharmacy staff includes (from left) Joanne Turner, Sheri Leavitt, Danielle Miggo, Amanda Albert-Davis, Beth Adams, Maria Fowler, Caroll McConnell, Jeanette Maldonado, Julie Miller, Barb Karbacka, David Adams and David Hoffman.

ing to our new location,” Fowler said. Even with the recent bridge repairs, Hoffman’s continues to be busy with customers who had to drive completely around the bridge to get to them. The move hasn’t affected any of Hoffman’s service to the Ashtabula area. They still deliver prescriptions free of charge within the Ashtabula city limits. They provide fast, friendly affordable services from their bricksand-mortar building.

We invite you to consider our services with your best friend. We look forward to keeping your pet healthy for years to come. We provide preventive care tailored to your pet’s lifestyle for young, senior and in-between, including: • Routine and non-routine surgery • Internal medicine • IV fluid therapy • Dermatology care • Allergy testing • Behavior consulting

• In-house lab • Laser surgery • Dental care • Digital radiology • Stem cell therapy • And much more!

We are proud to uphold the standards set forth by our AAHA accreditation

Dr. Becky Salinger Dr. Susan Paulic 1568 State Route 45, Austinburg, Ohio

440-275-1071 Visit us at: Open Mon. 8am-8pm, Tues.-Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 8am-1pm

They are a UPS shipping location, as well as a place to pay the local water bill. Their convenient drive-through window means customers never have to get out of their cars to pick up prescriptions or make payments.

Hoffman’s accepts all insurance plans, and they stock hard-to-find pharmaceuticals, all nicely packaged and overseen by licensed pharmacists Fowler, Amanda Davis or David Hoffman. They also carry a line

of home health equipment, as well as everyday necessities including snack food and other common household items. They carry several products that are locally or regionally made. Fowler said she is proud to help out other

businesses in the area, and many of her fellow business people return the favor and support to Hoffman’s. “We believe in the idea of supporting local business and groups,” Fowler said. She said it is not just businesses that can get support from Hoffman’s but also community groups and other local groups that go out of their way to help make Ashtabula a better place to live and work. At Hoffman’s, the focus is always on the customer. They communicate with their customers to help them understand the intricacies of medicine, insurance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Hoffman’s Pharmacy is located at 2323 Lake Avenue in Ashtabula. For more information, call (440) 9923000.

River Valley Recycling offers some green for recycling Located at 1919 Cook Road, the River Valley Recycling Center provides a place for Ashtabula residents to drop off their metal scraps and gather some extra cash. The recycling center accepts all different kinds of metals, including aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, batteries, appliances, cars, light sheet iron goods, gold and silver. They will even take unwanted jewelry. Dropping off your unwanted and scrap metal is a fairly easy process. You can literally drive into the facility and drop your metal items on a computerized scale, which will tell you the weight of the metal. After the weight has appeared for all your metal items, you can pick up your check at the window and all that’s left is a trip to the bank. “We offer drive-thru convenient services for customers to drop off aluminum cans, brass, copper and all other different types of meal,” Andrew Lincoln, owner of River Valley Recycling Center, said. “It’s the ease of convenience that we pride ourselves on.” Those with weigh ins under $10 will receive cash on the spot, while any items weighing above the $10 level will receive a check. The center keeps up with the current price of the metals and gives their customers the best value for their metals. The River Valley Recycling Center’s owners have been in the business for over 70 years, with experience at the Lincoln Metal Processing company located in Pennsylvania. Records of everyone who contributes their metals to the center are kept in order to maintain an organized and precise system intact. The River Valley Recycling Center will take individual’s loads as well as corporations’ industrial scrap metal. The center offers a truck scale and other equipment such as the aluminum can crusher, an aluminum siding bailer and a car-crushing machine. The center is not only proud to contribute to the county’s economy, but they are also proud

to say they are helping the environment as well. The River Valley Recycling Center is also a proud supporter of the community and is more than willing to assist with local school and community organizations when they hold any fundraisers. The center is happy to provide a greener place to live while also providing a nice incentive for people of the county to recycle.

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ACMC continues its commitment to meeting the health-care needs of Ashtabula County residents ASHTABULA - The Ashtabula County Medical Center is proud of its long history of meeting the health-care needs of Ashtabula County. Founded in 1904, ACMC began as a small hospital. As the needs of the community grew, so did the ACMC Healthcare System. It has since grown to include the only full-service hospital in Ohio’s largest county, along with other divisions working to provide quality healthcare. Keeping up with the changing technology has been important to ACMC, Public Relations Coordinator John Broom said. ACMC is home to the only maternity suite in the county, as well as home to the only behavioral medicine unit, the Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Catheterization Lab at ACMC and Wound Healing Center. With the Wound Healing Center, patients with non-healing and chronic wounds now have an option for care on the Ashtabula County Medical Center campus. Growing research and evidence shows that if you have a wound for a long time, it can lead to an infection and other health problems, Broom said. The Wound Healing Center focuses on treating chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or infection. The center relies on the technology of two state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Since it opened, the Wound Healing Center has seen over 1,000 patients for over 1,500 visits, Broom said. When the Regional Cancer Center lef t Ashtabula County this past spring, ACMC once again filled a need in the community, stepping in to offer chemotherapy services at its facility through Mohammad Varghai, MD. Renovations were made to the first floor of the hospital to accommodate the patients and physician. Whether people need to see their family physician, visit the emergency room or seek treatment for a serious illness, ACMC has them covered. Whether you have an illness or an injury, The Ashtabula Clinic’s staff of full-time practitioners and specialists offer same-day appointments, with access to the full resources of the hospital. As ACMC’s healthcare experts cover a range of expertise, they also have access to fellow physicians thanks to an affiliation with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. ACMC benef its from the expertise at the Cleveland Clinic, but the hospital also stands on its own, Broom said. Understanding that heart disease is the leading cause of death in Ashtabula County, ACMC opened the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in 2008. Before the lab opened, patients from Ashtabula County traveled to the Cleveland Clinic to have low-risk cardiac catheterizations. ACMC officials realized that it wasn’t right to ask those patients to travel for something that could be performed at ACMC. Staffed by three cardiologists and a team of nursing and diagnostic experts, the cath lab has performed more than 12,000 procedures to detect various heart diseases and conditions just this year, which is up from last year, Broom said. Earlier this year, ACMC was accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. ACMC also received accreditation for Heart Failure by the Society. The designations are a sign of the hospital’s commitment to re-


The Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Catheterization Lab at ACMC opened in 2008. Staff include (from left): Radiologic Technologist Angela Scarano; Director Raymond L. Stroup, RN; Jennifer Turner, RN, BSN; Radiologic Technologist Chris Zepp; John Diemer, RN; and Lead IVCT Scott Hakala.

ducing the time from diagnosis to treatment for patients suffering a heart attack. To further that goal, the hospital’s lab has changed procedures and added new equipment that will reduce testing time for blood samples to show potential health risks for heart-related disease. Additionally, in reporting by The Joint Commission, a not-for-profit accreditation and certif ication organization that monitors health care organizations, ACMC has improved to be one of the top 200 hospitals in the country for treating heart failure. Through reporting data reviewed from 2006 to 2009, ACMC ranks several percentage points better than the national average for patient mortality. The Joint Commission’s report shows that nationally about 11 percent of patients who suffer heart failure die. Patients treated at ACMC have a better chance of survival - with only 7.8 percent of the people treated dying from heart failure. Lew Hutchison, Vice President of Quality for ACMC, said Ashtabula County residents should be reassured by those numbers. “If you suffer heart failure, you are coming to one of the top hospitals in the country,” he said. Hutchison added that The Joint Commission numbers go further to show ACMC is one of the top hospitals in Ohio for heart failure. “Of those 199 hospitals that are better than the U.S. National Rate for mortality, only 16 are in Ohio. Eight of those are in the Cleveland Clinic system,” he said. ACMC also has been recognized for its emergency care. Ashtabula County Medical Center recently received the HealthGrades 2010 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award for its high performance in emergency medical care. That honor was repeated for 2011. ACMC’s emergency medicine care is rated

among the top five percent in the nation, according HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Additionally, the Ashtabula County Medical Center one of only 37 hospitals in Ohio to earn the five-star rating. ACMC also is conscious of providing environmentally friendly healthcare. For the second year in a row, ACMC has earned the Partner for Change award for its efforts to recycle, reuse and make the hospital more energy efficient. It is the third award recognizing the hospital’s efforts to be more sustainable. In another part of the ACMC Healthcare System, Ashtabula Regional Home Health is fulfilling a goal of helping people with their health needs in their homes. Regional Home Health provides skilled and non-skilled nursing care, as well as homemaking, respite care and prescription assistance. But for some area residents, their problems are not physical illnesses or diseases. Their problems are with addictions. Another part of the health-care system, Glenbeigh, which features a main campus in Rock Creek, provides chemical-dependence treatment for adults and their families. The facility offers several specialty focuses, including the impaired professionals program. A new house for women recently was added to provide them with a safe location as they deal with their dependency issues. In yet another part of the health-care system, at Premiere Fitness, people have access to a place to exercise and stay f it, whether through classes or individual use of exercise equipment and free weights. All of the health-care related work through ACMC’s divisions are supported by the philanthropic ACMC Foundation, which is responsible for raising funds throughout the community and has proven its worth through support of the cath lab, a renovation of the labor and delivery rooms in the obstetrics department and more.


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Walberg Family Pharmacies offers continuum of care for customers ANDOVER Herber t’s Pharmacy takes pride in listening to their customers and ser ving them in the very best way possible. When requests started coming in for Home Medical Equipment, they recognized the need and sought how to meet their customers’ wishes. They are proud to report they have a ver y popular new addition to Herbert’s Pharmacy, a large Home Medical Equipment selection, including Lift Chairs, Bathroom Safety Aids, Rollators and much more. They actively bill Medicare, Medicaid and numerous private insurances for the following services: • Ostomy Supplies • Bathroom Safety • Blood Glucose Monitors and/or Supplies • Canes and/or Crutches • Commodes/Urinals/Bedpans • Orthoses: Off-theShelf • Urological Supplies • Incontinence Supplies • Walkers

• Heat and Cold Applications • Hospital Bedsmanual • Hospital BedsElectric • Power operated Vehicles (Scooters) • Seat Lift Mechanisms • Speech Generating Devices • Support Surfaces: Pressure Reducing Beds; Mattresses; Overlays; Pads • Surgical Dressings • Wheelchair Seating; cushions • Wheelchair standard manual • Wheelchair Standard manual related accessories • Wheelchair Standard Power • Wheelchair Standard Power Related Accessories In addition to offering these products, they also provide free weekday delivery of all supplies to customers’ homes. W ith a fulltime, dedicated, knowledgeable staff to educate and assist customers, Walberg Family Pharmacies is a great choice when it comes

Arthritis Foundation & Northeast Ohio Chapter Present

ASHTABULA COUNTY ARTHRITIS EXPO Wednesday, August 31, 2011 • 8:30am - 3pm at the Spire Institute 1822 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio

Attend this FREE Expo and... Learn the latest news about arthritis treatment options, joint replacement and exercise. You are welcome to participate in Arthritis Foundation exercise demonstrations.

SEMINARS INCLUDE: 9:00 11:00 1:00 2:00

Rheumatoid Arthritis Update — Dr. Arminda Lumapas Gout — John Decato, DPM and Lori Herpen, DPM Exercise and Diet to Prevent Arthritis — William Seeds, MD Osteoarthritis and Joint Replacement — Scott Zimmer, MD

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED An optional buf fet lunch will be available for $4 Reservations must be RECEIVED by August 24th To register, call the Arthritis Foundation: 800-245-2275 ext. 193 The Arthritis Foundation is a proud partner agency of the United Way of Ashtabula County.


Randy Bloom is the delivery driver for Walberg Family Pharmacies in Andover.

to Durable Medical Equipment with prices that cannot be beat. Fur thermore, their hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday and Satur-

day and Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. These hours make it convenient for everyone to view their equipment and learn about how to make a home safer and more

manageable for loved ones. They are located at 270 E. Main Street in Andover. Mr. Walberg explained the reason they pursued this new market with the following, “Our customers expressed a sincere need to us, and it is our goal to serve and help our customers manage all their healthcare needs. Currently, we offer prescription pharmacy services and this new service certainly fits our spectrum of what more we can do for our customers. It helps us provide the continuum of

care our customers desire and deserve.” He continued, “From our convenient hours, free weekday delivery and knowledgeable staff, we hope we have begun to meet their needs and will continue to add to our product selection and services. There is no need to drive an hour to get these basic home life aids. For us, it is truly about helping the people in our communities.” For more information, call Herbert’s Pharmacy at (440) 2936358.

Geneva Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation offers caring treatment GENEVA - Geneva Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation has been welcoming residents to the facility since 2006 and will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in September. The facility, formerly known as the Geneva V illage Retirement Community, has a diversified service vision, offering long-term and sub-acute care. An interdisciplinary team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, dietician, activities, MDS, and a nurse practitioner. A full complement of ancillary service providers also visits the facility regularly. For those who find it difficult to go a doctor’s office for treatment, the services of the Podiatrist, Dentist, Ophthalmologist, Audiologist, Physiologist and Psychiatrist are easier to access. This past year, Geneva Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation welcomed a new administrator in Ed Husbands, as well as a new admissions/marketing director in Jeanne Onuska. The therapy department offers excellent services to help residents rehabilitate and return to their previous level of function. Many folks are admitted for short-term stays to recuperate following a hospitalization or sur-


Geneva Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation has been welcoming residents to the facility since 2006. Pictured, from left, are Social Services Director Karyn French, Administrator Ed Husbands, Activities Director Terri Baker, Receptionist Nancy Leonardt and Director of Nursing Melissa Cararo.

gery. The therapy staff strives to establish individualized treatment plans that are geared to return each individual to their previous levels of function. This allows residents to return home in a safe and smooth transition, even offering a home-assessment visit to evaluate the home environments and make suggestions to maximize movement and safety within the home, promoting optimum recovery. Therapy Services include Physical, Occupational and Speech. The therapy team also offers treatment for lymphademia, wound management and pain control. The facility offers warm and inviting de-

cor that is homelike and comfortable. Each individual enjoys privacy in a single room with an attached bathroom and shower. The Activities Department offers a wide variety of events daily. Bingo is always a popular event and entertainers visit often to bring an enjoyable break to the afternoons. Spiritual support is provided by volunteers from many local congregations. Events like movies, exercise, Wii, cooking, crosswords and coffee are all enjoyed by many folks each day. The residents have a newspaper that they enjoy putting out each month, to keep up on all the activity that goes on within the facility. The facility bus may

be seen out and about with a variety of excursions on the agenda. The shopping trips are a must for many, visits to local parks and points of interest also brighten the day. The stops at Eddie’s Grill or out for Ice Cream are always popular. Geneva V illage Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care and is dedicated to preser ving the individuality and dignity of each resident and promoting an environment of safety and comfort. Geneva V illage Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is conveniently located at 1140 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. If you would like to stop for a visit, call 440-466-5809.

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Sanctuary of Geneva ranks high in resident satisfaction Community open house is Sept. 11 GENEVA - The Sanctuary of Geneva will celebrate recent changes at the facility and give thanks to the community during a “Band and Barbecue” event on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Community Days open house will be in celebration of National Assisted Living Week, Administrator Melissa Schroeder said. Residents, their families and community members are invited to the free event, which will take place in the Sanctuary of Geneva’s newly remodeled, outdoor courtyard. “Because it’s on Sept. 11, it will have a patriotic theme,” Schroeder said. The event will take place from 2-4 p.m. Health-care providers will act as food vendors, serving up various fair foods such as popcorn, cotton candy, nachos and cheese and more. The Sanctuar y of Geneva staff will supply

PHOTO BY STEFANIE WESSELL Sanctuary of Geneva Activities Coordinator Theresa Erwin, left, and Administrator Melissa Schroeder are planning for a community open house on Sunday, Sept. 11. Pictured with them is resident Nora Wilson, center.

the hot dogs. “That will all be free to the public,” Schroeder said. During the event, the oldies band Face Value will perform. Band members include Don Perry on vocals and sax; Joey Pyles on drums; and Greg Pudder on guitar. Seventeen vendors also will be participating in a vendor fair. Vendors include Lia Sophia, Fashion Bug, Home Interiors, Mary Kay and more. Balloon-vendor Dave also will be on hand, delighting kids with his balloon art.

“This is our first large, outdoor event,” Schroeder said. “It will be a nice wrap up to the summer.” The Sanctuar y of Geneva has plenty to give thanks about, as their residents have praised the facility for the care they receive. According to the results of a Resident Satisfaction Sur vey for nursing homes and residential care facilities conducted through the Ohio Department of Aging, the Sanctuary of Geneva ranks high in resident satisfaction, receiving the fourth-highest overall satisfaction

score in the State of Ohio, out of 558 participating assisted living facilities. The Sanctuary received a satisfaction score of 98.93. The survey was conducted between August of 2009 and January of 2010. Residents were asked to rate their satisfaction with the facility’s environment, activities, administration, direct care/nursing assistants, laundr y, meals and dining, social services, therapy, laundry and general satisfaction with the facility. Two key questions were asked of the residents: “Overall, do you like this facility?” and “Would you recommend this facility to a family member or friend?” The Sanctuar y of Geneva received a score of 100 percent on both of those questions, Schroeder said. “That was rated by the residents. That’s huge to us. We’re so proud of that,” Schroeder said. The Sanctuary of Geneva, located at 200 Commerce Place in Geneva, is locally owned and operated, with managing general partner Bill Douglass on site daily.

“We are not part of a larger corporation and have a dedication and loyalty to our local communities,” Schroeder said. “There’s a great commitment to the community.” The Sanctuar y of Geneva opened in 2002 and currently houses 37 residents. Twenty-four employees work at the facility. The facility is planning another big summer bash next summer in celebration of its 10th anniversary. At the Sanctuary, their mission is to maintain standards of excellence in the quality of care for their residents, while preserving both their dignity and their privacy. By fostering independence as well as providing for each individual’s needs, they believe this contributes to a positive sense of well-being and self esteem. “Our philosophy is to treat them individually,” Schroeder said. “Our mission and goal is to provide the best care possible.” Some of the assisted living ser vices and amenities at the Sanctuary include: private or

companion suite and use of common areas; basic utilities, except personal telephone service; three well-balanced, nutritious meals served restaurant-style daily and snacks; accommodation of special diets; weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal; flat linen and personal laundry services; 24-hour nursing staff, including medication administration; and assistance with activities of daily living. Other amenities offered include: social, educational and recreational programs; scheduled transportation; private dining room for family and guests; 24-hour emergency call system with voice activation in each suite; fully fire-resistant construction with sprinkler system; individual heating and air conditioning controls; and complete maintenance of building and grounds. For more information about the Sanctuary of Geneva, call (440) 4661770 or visit w w w. s a n c t u a r yof

Premier Transportation is the stop for driving-transport needs GENEVA – JMS/Premier Transportation is a taxi service and medical transport business located out of Geneva. Premier Transportation started in 1997 as a taxi and wheel-chair transport. Premier Transportation is a sister company of Richmond Trailer Sales. Richmond Trailer Sales is co-owned by Jim Scott and Jerry Richmond. Premier Transportation is owned solely by Scott. Premier Transportation has a total fleet of 15 vehicles, including cars, wheel-chair vans and 15-passenger vehicles. Currently there are two vehicles in service for wheel-chair transportation. Premier Transportation has a strong commitment to the quality care of all of their medical patients. Taxi services are of-

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fered in the Geneva and Madison area and their adjoining townships. For any transportation questions, call (440) 466-1515 and ask for Yvonne. The office is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The taxi service runs Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., on Friday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trips can be scheduled outside of these times by appointment. For example, transportation to airports can be made in advance. For larger groups, a trailer can be offered to take along luggage. It can be used as a costsaving method for the customer instead of having to have two vehicles. The drivers all have first aid and CPR training. Several of the drivers have taken the bus driver training class and

meet the transportation requirements for the State of Ohio. Transportation for school-aged children is offered during the school session. Premier Transportation does a lot with their shuttle services and taking people home after wedding receptions. The vans are perfect for group outings, whether a wedding, bar crawl, wine tour or covered bridge tour. See PREMIER page 27

Do you find yourself at home at night wondering, “Did Mom take her medicine today?” Or maybe you try to call and there is no answer, so you run over to her house, only to find her asleep on the couch, unable to hear the phone. You know she has been falling more, but you also know that she doesn’t tell you everytime that she does. And, what exactly did she eat for dinner today? Did she eat dinner? If these questions are making you lose sleep at night, The Sanctuary of Geneva may get you a much deserved night of rest. At The Sanctuary of Geneva, Mom will feel right at home in her beautiful private apartment suite, while receiving supervision and support from nurses and trained assistance staff. Her nutritional needs will be monitored while she dines in the restaurant-style dining room, and she will be stimulated by the daily recreational and social opportunities. YOU will have much needed peace of mind that Mom is safe.

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ORWELL VILLAGE - A 26-room addition is the latest updating project for the Eagle Pointe Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center at 87 Staley Road in Or well. The construction project, overseen by co-owner Jim Bechter, is expected to be completed by early fall, said Marilyn Sommers, administrator for the center. At Eagle Point Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center, the owners Joyce Humphrey and Bechter and staff are committed to delivering the highest quality of care in a home-like environment. “We have expanded and specialized our services to meet the changing health care needs of the community we ser ve,” said Sommers, LNHA, BSN, RN, CRRN. The center is dedicated to assisting individuals in regaining strength and endurance and maximizing their level of wellness within the constraints of their illness, disease or injury. Services available in-

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PHOTO BY DORIS COOK This is a front view of the Eagle Pointe Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center on Staley Road in Orwell Village. A new 26-bed addition is being constructed to the right of the existing facility.

clude physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, restorative nursing services plus more. Eagle Point is currently a 50-bed capacity rehab and extended care facility located in a quiet country setting on Staley Road, just north of Route 322 on a five-acre site. Summer said the center now has 25 private and semi-private rooms. The new addition going up to the north side of the main entrance drive will have 26 private rooms when completed. It is also going to have a new therapy room. The center is built on

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a one-story design. A covered pavilion outside on the lawn is used by residents and staff for activities. The center is staffed for long-term care along with other services offered, including Alzheimer ’s and dementia care patients. The center also provides bariatric care for persons being assisted

in weight loss programs through a combination of diet, exercise and behavior modif ication management. Hospice services, care for residents with mild behaviors and geriatrics/rehab for seniors are also provided. “At Eagle Pointe Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, we cannot always cure, but we can

always care” is part of the center ’s mission statement. The nursing and rehab center management accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurances, and most private insurances. While it is affiliated with Cardinal Woods Center in Madison and Lake Pointe Center in Conneaut,

Sommers said, “At Eagle Pointe we are a stand alone nursing and rehab care center.” Sommers has been in the health care field since 1988 and at Eagle Pointe Center for several years as administrator. Other services offered are respite care, wound care, full recreational activities program, wheel chair accessible bus, non-denominational religious services, profession hair care service, podiatry, optometry and dental services on site, cable television, open visitation 23 hours a day, neurological and post surgical care, stroke and cardiac care. For more information on the center and services, call (440) 4377171.

Painesville Dental Group meets all dental needs JEFFERSON - Dentistry these days means more than having teeth cleaned, cavities filled, and teeth extracted. Cosmetic dentistry is growing by leaps and bounds. All dental needs may be met by the Painesville Dental Group, whose slogan is, “gentle and confident touch.” The Painesville Dental Group prides itself on cutting edge practices, technology, and — most important — friendly, home-town, one-on-one care. The 40-year-old practice has a staff of 26, including six dentists, with locations in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. In Jefferson, Painesville Dental Group is located at 78 N. Ches tnut Street (Route 46 N). The Jefferson staff includes Christopher R.E. Phillips, DDS from Case Western Reserve University; and Casey Hammond, DDS from The Ohio State University. Both are affiliated with the Nor theast Ohio Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Painesville Dental serves the entire fam-

ily. Ser vices include crowns, or caps that are put on teeth that have lost part of their structure; teeth whitening, including the use of veneers and laminates to restore natural tooth color after a lifetime of drinking coffee, tea, colas, spicy foods, etc.; dental implants, the newest alternative to replacing missing teeth; and root canal treatment and re-treatment, when an initial root canal fails. Root canal is treatment of the third, and deepes t, layer of a

tooth, underneath the enamel and dentin layers. In terms of teeth whitening, a newer, popular treatment involves the use of veneers or laminates, a thin shell of porcelain or resin bonded to the surface of the teeth to change their shape, shade and position. This improves the cosmetics of your teeth and smile, and/or replaces and restores the lost tooth structure where indicated. Painesville Dental also works on inlays and onlays, which are

lab-made restorations placed on teeth when a cavity or lost tooth structure is too large to be restored by a simple filling. The process of making an inlay is similar to that of a crown. Another area of exper tise is problems caused by “ TMJ,” or temporo-mandibular joint. This joint, which connects the lower and upper jaw of the skull, is one of the mos t complicated in the body, and when out of alignment, can cause painful problems. See DENTAL page 17

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Petros Design is new specialty art etching business in Jefferson JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - Petros Design is an art etching business started about three years ago by owner Kathy Housel. It is located in the Housel Construction Co. building at 942 state Route 46, north of Jefferson Village. “I decided to get into laser etching of stone, wood, glass and other materials as a sideline business to our main construction company. We

bought this machine three years ago, then my son Michael and I went to Boston to learn how to do the designs on most any material. We can either take a photograph of the design a customer wants or they can bring the digital photo in for us to use,” Kathy Housel said. The designs can be etched primarily on stone, wood, glass, acrylic or even metals like knives, which are oxi-

dized. The owner and her two sons, Michael and Tom, help out with the design work on a parttime basis. The trio come up with a lot of unique etched gift items for customers, which is a new field they are now offering. “We can do pens, cutting boards, plates, and other items by personalizing a design for our customers. We do have a display next to our mini-storage building in the Petros Design store part. We’ve been able to specially design pieces as large as 36 inches and 24 inches, like for a half glass in a window or door,” she said. Housel said they also can do special home flooring designs, plaques and easels for a customer. The store is open Monday-Friday from 9

a.m. to noon, and most afternoons. Housel suggests calling ahead for an appointment to (440) 576-7625 or (440) 4870527. Her email address is: petrosdesign@ embarqmail .com. “I work a lot from home on the designs. That is why I suggest people call ahead to be sure we are in the store,” House said. Petros Design will have a booth this year at the Ashtabula County Fair. “I’ll have samples of work we do and the personalized gifts. If people do an order through our fair booth we will give a 20-percent discount on the cost. We also have samples of our art design etchings at the Village Coffee House on Main Street in Jefferson Village,” Housel said.

Conneaut Foot & Ankle Center diagnoses, treats foot problems CONNEAUT - The Foot & Ankle Center, 167-B West Main Road in Conneaut, is one of three subsidiaries of Podiatry Associates of Erie, Inc., dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle injuries. Founded in Erie, Pa., in 1970 by Dr. Richard D. DiBacco, D.P.M., Podiatry Associates of Erie., Inc., at 4402 Peach St., offers optimum podiatric treatment, incorporating state-of-the-art medical technology while delivering oldfashioned patient concern and care in cooperation with medical centers in communities it serves. Podiatry Associates of Erie, Inc., opened the Conneaut facility in 1990 and a Meadville, Pa., off ice in 1992. DiBacco visits the Conneaut Diagnostic Center on Tuesday and the Meadville facility on Fridays. Because the Foot and Ankle Center boasts a variety of diagnostic equipment, including Xray machines, which are unmatched by other area facilities, the majority of Foot and Ankle Center patients are able to be diagnosed in the Conneaut, using: • Ultrasound to identify tendon tears, neuro-

mas or stress fractures • Nerve conduction to evaluate numbness and spasms • Vascular assessment to record blood flow From basic care to the most advanced rehabilitative foot surger y, The Foot and Ankle Center offers programs to help patients deal with foot and ankle pain, foot and toe deformities such as bunions and hammertoes; arch disorders; fractures and sprains; infections, sports-related injuries, and walking imbalances. It also helps patients with diabetic-related conditions or illnesses as well as problems with children’s growing feet, since many adult foot problems could have been prevented if corrected during childhood. Non-invasive treatment for heel pain (plantar fascitis) is avail-

able at the center’s surgical facility. It includes laser, arthroscopic and endoscopic options. Key to the success of the Foot and Ankle Center is its founder. Dr. DiBacco’s focus is his patients. He began practicing medicine in 1969 and continues because of a love of medicine and his patients. Certif ied by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Academy of Sports Medicine, DiBacco serves on the Pennsylvania State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners among other professional roles. A graduate of Gannon University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. DiBacco is affiliated with UH-Conneaut Medical Center and Ashtabula County Medical Center. The Erie native is an adjunct instructor at Gannon University in the Podiatric Medical Accelerated Program and adjunct clinical instructor at Ohio, Pennsylvania, Des Moines and California Podiatric Medical Colleges. “I want to see a positive outcome for my

patients,” said DiBacco, who entered the medical field in 1969 from a love of medicine and patients. For information, call 440-593-6476, toll-free at 1-800-333-FOOT, or visit www.footand Dr. Richard DiBacco is committed to continuing medical education, allowing the Foot and Ankle Center to offer optimum technology and specialty care and treatment for foot problems. They constantly strive to provide the patients with good outcomes in an efficient manner. Appointments: • Pennsylvania State Board of Podiatric Medicine • Board of Trustees Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Professional Affiliations: • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery • Diplomate, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons • Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery See FEET page 21

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DENTAL The Painesville Dental Group also applies teeth sealants. Sealants are thin layers of resin that are applied to the pits, fissures and grooves of molars to prevent decay on these surfaces. Sealants are considered important because the majority of tooth decay begins on the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces on the back teeth, especially the first few years after teeth erupt. Sealing the surfaces with composite resins helps prevent these kinds of decay. Sealants will not necessarily prevent all tooth decay, however, because decay may also happen on surfaces between the teeth. The importance of regular brushing and flossing cannot be over-

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looked. Painesville Dental Group believes that educating patients is as important as treating them. Answers to questions about treatment and other dental concerns are available on Painesville Dental Group’s web site, www.painesvilledental group. com. “One thing that has separated us from the others is our emphasis on educating our patients about their treatment options and oral health issues,” the web site states. Painesville Dental Group’s Jefferson office hours are 8:40 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. New patients are being accepted. Call for an appointment at (440) 576-7040.

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Andover Village Retirement Community offers many convenient health related services ANDOVER TOWNSHIP - The Andover V illage Retirement Community has been in the Andover area for over 30 years, offering care for a number of residents with health-related or aging issues. It is a 181bed skilled care nursing home facility, according to Sheila Wasser, director of marketing/admissions. The complex is located at 486 South Main St. in Andover and is all about convenience. Wasser said the center accep ts vent, tracheotomy, and dialysis patients along with short-term rehabilitation residents. There is also a locked geriatric and mental psych unit in addition to a 24-hour respirator y therapist on staff. The AVRC facility is conveniently located near an emergency center, but also has a dialysis center on site. There is an excellent wound care program and wound nurse on

staff. A nurse practitioner comes in once a week to check on residents. The facility has the recently renovated Carrie Peska Memorial Rehab Unit open. The retirement community also features an excellent therapy department. “We are your onestop facility. Ever ything is right here for residents, short and long term care,” Wasser said. The AV RC has a homelike atmosphere where ever yone is friendly. The goal of the staff is to give residents and patients the bes t quality of life while in the facility, she added. The residents have a full monthly schedule to go by. Church services are provided and different churc h groups from the area come into the retirement community center. Residents are really active and participate in ar ts and craf ts, bingo, and various

Nursing & Rehab Center Geneva Village Retirement Community, a comprehensive provider of quality long-term, subacute and diversified health care services, is committed to providing compassionate care while providing individuality and dignity of our residents. Our nursing rehabilitation programs include short and longterm skilled services in a building designed to offer comfort with private rooms which include an attached spacious walkin shower, satellite TV and private telephones. Our 24-hour professional, skilled nursing care includes: • Medication Management • IV Therapy • Pain Management • Wound Care • Ostomy Care • Restorative Nursing • Hospice Services Geneva Village’s Rehabilitation Center integrates individual therapy progress with the residents personal physicians to achieve maximum independence and results. Family involvement is encouraged as we strive to: • Identify the specific challenges facing each resident • Set achievable goals • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan • Provide weekly evaluations and adjustments • Work toward discharge planning beginning on the day of admission To arrange a tour, contact Jean Onuska

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Pictured are some of the staff who have been working at the Andover Village Retirement Community for over 17 years: Carol London, Rose Leviege, Lynn Miller, Sandy Mincer, Bonnie Shannon, Veronica Boleratz, Sheila Wasser, Dick Middendorf, Heather Betts, Mary Weese, Gladys Melton, Kim Bish, Rachel Clark, Karen Swann and Darlene Bean.

other activities. Some outings are planned, including trips to see Ashtabula County’s many covered bridges and other tourism sites or trips to the mall. In addition, the residents are

able to participate in local and area events as well. The majority of the staff at the retirement community have been working there for over 15 years. “I think with our longevity of staff, it

has given a great continuity to the residents,” Wasser said. “I’m most proud of the communication we have between s taff, residents and their families, which is very important.”

Future plans at the facility is to add and house a cardiac rehab center. For more information on Andover V illage Retirement Community, contact Wasser at (440) 2935416.

Ashtabula County Arthritis Expo slated for Aug. 31 in Geneva

GENEVA - The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region and Nor theastern Ohio chapter is hosting with several local hospitals a free program on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to help people with all types of arthritis related health issues. It will be held at the SPIRE Institute (formerly the GaREAT Complex), 1822 Broadway St., Geneva, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Maribeth Doran Curry, vice president for programs with the Northeastern Ohio chapter. The local special program by the NEO chapter is co-sponsored with University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center and UH Geneva Medical Center. There

will be speakers on rheumatoid arthritis, exercise, diet, osteoarthritis, joint replacement, fibromyalgia, lupus and gout, with community exhibits, free education information and lots of door prizes available for the public attending. There is an optional buffet lunch available for $4 per person. When it comes to aches and pains of life, it is nice to know someone is there to help you along. While some think it is just an inconvenience, the Arthritis Foundation’s Northeast Ohio Chapter knows it is not. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, and about a million NEO residents from one or another.

Ar thritis can take many forms and is a common form of disability for many people in the country. The Arthritis Foundation is very active in Ashtabula County and supported by United Way of Ashtabula County, Curry said. Arthritis costs the U.S. economy more than $128 billion annually in lost wages, productivity and medical costs. It affects nearly 300,000 children, and today more people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are being diagnosed with arthritis. The foundation conducts regular educational program at both UH Medical centers in Ashtabula County. There are exercise classes and programs, as well as aquatic (water) classes persons can participate in. Early diagnosis is one of the keys to controlling progression of the disease. People need to take

an active role in managing their arthritis related health issues. The Arthritis Foundation offers up to date information through Arthritis Answers help-line, free educational brochures and forums like the Expo coming up Aug. 31. Last year nearly 51,000 people in the 22-county Northeastern Ohio Chapter service area participated in AF programs or utilized the services. Pre-registration is requested by Aug. 24 for the Geneva special Expo by calling 800245-2275, ext. 193. Early diagnosis and treatment are two keys to controlling the disease progression. Call early to register for the free public information program on Aug. 31. The Nor theastern Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation is located at 4630 Richmond Rd., Suite 240, Cleveland, OH 44128.

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PHOTO BY CRAIG L. HOFIUS Brooke Walker (left) is Ashtabula Regional Home Health¹s Alzheimers Respite Program coordinator and Karen Chech is the agency¹s private duty supervisor.

ASHTABULA COUNTY - Ashtabula Regional Home Health’s goal is to provide the very best care it can to residents of Ashtabula County. "We’re trying to help keep people in their homes as long as possible," said Kerry Gerken, Ashtabula Regional Home Health chief executive off icer (CEO). Gerken said the Karen Chech is the new private duty supervisor, overseeing the longterm care services Ashtabula Regional Home Health provides. "The fastest growing population is those over 85 years old. More and more elderly people are living longer and the need for long-term care continues to grow," Gerken said. The agency’s CEO said that Medicare is going to be a short-term benef it in relation to long-term care. Gerken outlined several other possible long-term care solutions when Medicare is no longer an option. "There are long-term care insurance plans,

Dominion East Ohio offers gas choice Dominion East Ohio provides safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in 400 eastern and western Ohio communities. Dominion East Ohio, based in Cleveland, is the largest natural gas distribution subsidiary of Dominion Resources, headquartered in Richmond, Va. Since its 1898 founding as East Ohio Gas, part of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Co., the company has grown to serve the Ashtabula, Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Lima, Marietta, New Philadelphia, Warren, Wooster and Youngstown areas. In 1943, Standard Oil of New Jersey spun off its natural gas properties into Pittsburgh-based Consolidated Natural Gas (CNG). In February 2000, the company joined Dominion Resources of Richmond, Va., the nation’s largest fully integrated natural gas and electric power company, with the completion of Dominion’s merger with CNG. On Sept. 3, 2000, the company retired the East Ohio Gas name, exchanging it for Dominion East Ohio, reflecting its new corporate identity as Dominion’s largest natural gas distribution company. That same month, the company expanded its Energy Choice program systemwide to allow customers to buy natural gas commodities from the participating mar-

keter of their choice, while allowing Dominion East Ohio to transport the gas to their homes or businesses. Dominion East Ohio operates 19,000 miles of natural gas transmission, distribution and gathering lines in a service territory covering more than 4,700 square miles. About 70 percent of the company’s 1.2 million customers have opted to purchase natural gas supplies from a different supplier. Dominion operates one of the nation’s largest customer choice programs. Dominion East Ohio purchases natural gas from a diverse source of suppliers, including local Ohio producers and several interstate pipelines. This diverse supply base enables Dominion East Ohio to provide customers highly reliable natural gas supplies at competitive prices year-round. The company also operates one of the largest natural gas storage systems in the United States, enabling Dominion East Ohio to buy gas during warm weather months, when prices historically are lower. The company stores this gas until it is needed in the winter, passing along savings to customers. Dominion East Ohio also works to strengthen the economic climate of the communities it serves by working with government, community and business groups to help attract new industry and jobs. Dominion East Ohio’s local office is at 7001 Center Road, Saybrook Township. The telephone number is 1-800-362-7557.

self pay, the Veterans Administraton has a long-term care component, Title XX sevices, Area Agency on Aging ser vices and the (Ashtabula County) Senior Levy. We also get some support from the United Way for those services," she said. Information is just a phone call away. "People can call Ashtabula Regional Home Health to see what they qualify for. It is amazing to me that I run into people who had no idea there is help out there. They can talk to the people here. They are very knowledgeable," Gerken said. The telephone number at Ashtabula Regional Home Health is (440) 992-4663. The agency receives many calls and visits many homes throughout the year. "A nurse will go out to the home and assess the situation there. We will give them information on other services if it looks like the person would not quaify for our services. We will refer them to other agencies that may be able to help. Not everyone can stay at home," Gerken said. Ashtabula Regional Home Health is a Medicare/Medicaid certif ied home health agency aff iliated with ACMC Health Systems. Seventy-f ive people are employed at the agency. It began in 1974 as a community based agency with United Way support and has been in the ACMC family since 1985. Ashtabula Regional Home Health is located at 3949 Jefferson Road and the telephone number again is (440) 992-4663.

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Country Doctor Vet Cold Springs Orchards offers locally grown apples in its full stocked farm market store Clinic expands to Geneva AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP - The fall apple harvest will be in by mid-August at the Cold Spring Orchards LLC farm market store at 878 Mechanicsville Road in Aus tinburg Township, operated by Donald and Lynn Frank. The Frank family is the second generation to grow, tend and harves t the many varietiesof apples from trees planted and established in by Charles Frank, Donald’s father, in 1928. The locally grown 20-plus varieties of apples today availabe at harvest time include Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Yellow and Red Delicious, Melrose, Cor tland, McIntosh and Ida Red. The Franks and their two sons, David and Daniel, operate the orchards and farm market store, which features all types of cheeses, jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, s pices, candy and other products. During


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the week they also have home-baked goodies plus other food-related items for customers. “We make our own pies, which you can purchase frozen to take home and bake. And we also make our own cookies, including many old fashioned favorites,” said Donald Frank. The orchard is on a 35-acre site behind the farm s tore and down the road to the north. Frank said they had a few early spring apple varieties, which are now sold out.

The Franks will begin picking their fall harvest apple crop by in mid-August and put in cold s torage for customers. The apples, depending on the seaon’s yields, are available through the first part of next year. The family also sells its own created custom-design fruit baskets around the holidays in many price ranges for shipping or pick up at the store. In the fall the owners also offer a variety of pumpkins, squash

and gourds for sale. The second generation of Franks took over the orchard/farm operation in 1988 as Donald’s dad decided to retire. “We have been in Aus tinburg for 83 years and enjoy serving our customers. We are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” Frank said. For more information or to call about gift baskets or other items or when the apple crop will be in, call the Franks at (440) 466-0474.

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GENEVA - The Country Doctor Veterinary Clinic of Jefferson is expanding its professional services to Geneva, beginning mid August of 2011. The new clinic is located at 254 South Broadway. This is the previous site of the Geneva Medical Clinic, which is a widely known Geneva landmark. The new facility will be known as the Geneva Veterinary Clinic LLC. We are not closing the Jefferson clinic, Dr. Charles Curie emphasized. “We are simply expanding,” Curie said. The Country Doctor Veterinary Clinic has received national recognition for their achievements in patient compliance, client communication and practice management. Staff will be duplicating this successful model in Geneva. Initially, Drs. Charles Curie and Diane Veale will be sharing the duties at both practices. Additional veterinarians will soon be added to share in the responsibilities as the practice grows. New staff members have been recently hired and are currently being trained by the Jefferson staff, which is the best staff on the planet, Curie said. “I credit the staff with the success and national recognition we have received. They are unparalleled in the profession,” Curie said. Curie said they currently have quite a large clientele from Geneva and are looking forward to meeting many new clients and pets from that part of the county.

They also expect to draw many clients from Lake County. Dr Curie says that animals enrich everyone’s lives, and that their purpose is to enhance the quality of animals’ lives. We know that in order to do this, we must first connect with the pet owners and gain their trust, Curie said. Only then can we truly help the pet, he said. “This is what we excel at,” Dr. Curie said. Added Curie: This is what we do better than anyone else. Our welltrained staff and doctors communicate with people in easy conversation. We lay out all the options, answer questions and help clients understand the situation so that they can make the right choice for themselves and their pets. This puts the owners in the center of their pets’ health-care team. This is what we mean when we say that our clinics are “where science and soul blend!” Dr. Curie explained that the two clinics are general practices. They are the “Other Family Doctors,” if you will. Just like your primary family doctor, the Country Doctor Veterinary Clinic can address most of your pets’ health needs. When special problems arise, they will quickly refer patients to the appropriate specialist. We have been working on this Geneva project for almost two years now, and it is finally becoming a reality, Curie said. The Geneva Veterinary Clinic will be See VET CLINIC page 21

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Several of the 10 employees of Kingsville Towing & Repair show off part of its fleet. Located at I-90 and Route 193 in Kingsville, Kingsville Towing is Ashtabula County’s largest full-service road and wrecker service.

KINGSVILLE - When David Horton started Kingsville Towing & Repair from scratch in 1983, he did not envision that it would grow to become Ashtabula County’s largest full-service road and wrecker service provider in less than 30 years. “I was working in a dealership then, and due to the economic times, decided maybe I’d go into business for myself. And I’m still here,” said Horton. Today’s economy is not

much better than it was when Kingsville Towing got off the ground, but Horton credits diversification as the key to his survival. “I think some of the wrecker business’ sectors are tighter, because of the economy, but the key is to find your niche. I think there’s room for everyone,” he said. One sector served by Kingsville Towing, at I-90 and Route 193, is emergency road service.

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Dr. DiBacco, a native of Erie, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gannon University and obtained his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Foot and Ankle Clinic of Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital. Currently, Dr. DiBacco is an adjunct instructor at Gannon University in the Podiatric Medical Accelerated Program and adjunct clinical instructor at the following Podiatric Medical Colleges: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Des Moines and California. “I want to see a positive outcome for my patients,” he said.

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Everyone is invited to stop by during the grand-opening event, which will be the weekend of the Grape JAMboree! The clinic will be open for tours, and the staff will be on hand to answer questions anyone may have.

Kingsville Towing assists drivers in the event of a breakdown or an accident. Service includes changing flat tires of small vehicles and tractors. “We alleviate the problem and help the driver get back to his normal life,” Horton said. While Kingsville Towing does not offer AAA service, Horton says that auto insurance and road services may pick up the tab. “We promote on-road insurance so that if you need assistance, the closest person can take care of the problem. That in-

cludes repair,” he said. “We have a large parts inventory for truck maintenance.” An expanding niche for Kingsville Towing is the commercial end of the towing business, serving fleets and trucking companies, and offering product transport. Kingsville Towing’s versatile fleet of tractor trailers, all sizes of wreckers, tilt beds, dump trucks, landoll with tilt bed, and equipment haul trailer is equipped to handle most commercial needs. Kingsville Towing services autos, trucks, trailers,

RVs, tractor/trailers and farm and equipment transportation. In addition to a full-service garage at I-90 and Route 193, Kingsville Towing operates an auto and truck parts recycling and salvage facility under the name Advantage Towing and Salvage, 409 Bliss Ave., Conneaut. Kingsville Towing also offers self-storage, propane refills and hydraulic hose-making. It is committed to expanding services as customers’ needs increase. “We consistently search for ways to solve

our customers’ problems,” Horton said. Kingsville Towing accepts calls 24-hours a day at (440) 224-1233. “That’s part of the business. Being available 24 hours a day separates the men from the boys,” Horton said. Kingsville Towing invites fair visitors to stop in at its display booth at the Ashtabula County Fair. The office of Kingsville Towing, I-90 and Route 193 in Kingsville, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call them at (440) 224-1233.

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JEFFERSON - Dr. Kendra Hanneman, owner of Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, will take care of your pet as if it were her own. Doctor Hanneman, who purchased the practice from Dr. William Lake several months ago upon his retirement, is a small animal veterinarian dedicated to providing the best care of pets throughout Ashtabula County and beyond. “I have clients from counties outside Ashtabula County. They are much more than clients. My clients become friends,” Doctor Hanneman said. Since becoming the owner of Jefferson Veterinary Clinic earlier this year, Doctor Hanneman has made some changes that help her in treating small animals brought to her. “I am getting modern equipment. I have an autoclave to sterilize the instruments. I’ve got a surgical suite now with stateof-the-art monitor. The monitor does the EKG and measures the oxygen concentration during surgery of the animal. It also monitors the animal under anesthesia, its blood

pressure, heart rate and respiration (breathing). I also have state-of-the art dental equipment,” Doctor Hanneman said. A brand new stainless steel surgical table is in the suite. Another benefit to clients is the office is totally electronic. “It’s paperless. All the records are on the computer. We back it up everyday so we don’t lose any records,” she said. Another new piece of equipment is the anesthetic machine, which delivers anesthetic to the animal. “The granddaddy of my new equipment is a fully digital X-ray machine. There is no film and no cassettes. You put the animal on the table. The camera is under the table. The X-ray comes down from the top. The camera captures the image, digitizes it and sends it electronically to the computer. I have the image in two seconds,” she said. The Jefferson Veterinary Clinic is fully staffed. Doctor Hanneman employs six people, not counting herself. “We have two young women who volunteer. One wants to get into vet-

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Kayla Hanneman (left), holding Gustuv, Dr. Kendra Hanneman (center) and Dawn Hartman, holding Dimples, are three of the people you will see when you visit the Jefferson Veterinary Clinic on Route 46 North in Jefferson.

erinary medicine. The other woman is from India and is trying to get her vet license,” Hanneman said. The doctor said she is typically booked two weeks in advance. “Exams are appointment, preferably. I still do walk-ins,” she said. Most of the blood work done at Jefferson Veterinary Clinic is sent out to a lab.

“We do perform heartworm testing and feline leukemia and AIDS testing here. These are small blood tests,” Hanneman said. With the way the weather has been of late, she has been selling a lot of flea and tick products. “We’re a friendly group here. I do operations in the morning so patients can go home at night,” she said.

Doctor Hanneman has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1993. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she met her husband, Marc. They have two children, Kayla and David. The Jefferson Veterinary Clinic is located at 957 Route 46 North, Jefferson. The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to

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Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides a variety of services KINGSVILLE - The Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a place were those in need of long-term or shor tterm care can receive a gentle hand. The philosophy of the establishment is, “We are committed to setting the standards for excellence in providing healthcare services to our customers.” They believe it is this commitment that delivers “the highest quality care in the surroundings that support and nurture the individual that has al-

lowed our center to grow with the times.” Located at 5740 Dibble Road in Kingsville, the center provides a variety of ser vices and treatments. Twenty-fourhour nur sing care, Alzheimer ’s and Dementia care, comprehensive care planning, family sup por t services, IV and infusion therapy, out-patient physical and occupational therapy, orthopedic care, post surgical care and ventilator and tracheotomy care are just a few of the services the center is proud to provide.

The facilities and staff of the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center strive to offer the best treatment and services for their residents.

Whether it’s longter m or shor t-term care, the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center adds a special touch to make the individual feel at home. “We get great feedback from our families and patients,” Director of Admissions Marie Turner said. To add a touch of comfort, the patient is offered special treatments such as a beauty shop, whirl-

pool baths, chapel, in house bank and an anytime menu. Room and board rates vary to the kind of room you choose. A semi-private room is $162 a day, while a private room is $175 a day. This rate includes the room meals, snacks, laundry housekeeping and maintenance. Those interested in cable can pay an extra $5.50 a month. A telephone service is also provided for all

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ranged. The center also allows for pets to make a visit, but they mus t remain on a leash at all times. The Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is proud to serve the county and its residents. Those interes ted in receiving more information can contact the center by phone at (440) 2242161 or can check out the center’s website at

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been dead,” he said. The top heart surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic told Heinbaugh that he had never operated before on someone with such a large hole in his heart who was still alive. “Needless to say, after open hear t surgery, I found out what it was to be uninsurable,” Heinbaugh said. Heinbaugh’s condition was hereditary. An echocardiogram in his teens could have detected the problem

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Austinburg Nursing & Rehabilitation offers excellent services in a natural setting AUSTINBURG - The sheer beauty of Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center ’s set ting among nature’s beauty is a sight to behold for residents, their families and staff. “We are beautifully landscaped in a natural woodland setting. Our property is currently home for a fawn and its mother, who can be seen in the morning and evening grazing on the grounds,” said Cindy Donatone, administrator. This year, folks visiting their loved ones and friends will see the hustle and bustle of crews as they go about their work in the center. “We are in the process of renovating our interior, utilizing a Tuscan theme to go along with the fact that we are located in the hear t of wine country. The updated colors offer a more contemporary look to our center,” she said. The therapy department at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is top notch. “We care for residents with a variety of problems, including but not limited to stroke, orthopedic sur-

gery and injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents with excellent results,” she said. The center has added lymphedema therapy to its available services. Speech, occupational and physical therapy are also offered on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Along with the renovation, Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is planning to reopen the therapy pool within the next few weeks.

“It has been closed for several year s. When we reopen, we will have the only therapy pool in Ashtabula County,” Donatone said. Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 24-hour skilled nursing center with around the clock registered nurse (RN) coverage. Residents can choose a private or semi-private room, either of which have a lovely view of the surroundings. “In addition to our

competent s taff of medical doctors, we offer podiatr y, dentistry, ophthalmology and audiology (hearing) ser vices. Our skilled driver is available to transport residents to appointments outside of the center if necessary in our brand new air conditioned van,” she said. Tasty and nutritious meals and snacks are prepared by our registered dietician daily. Residents may choose to dine in one of two dining rooms or in the

privacy of their own room. “Many residents take advantage of our full service beauty salon five days a week,” Donatone said. Activities and outings are planned weekly. “If skilled nursing is not what is needed, we offer Royal Meadows Assisted Living adjacent to the skilled nursing facility. All the same amenities are offered as in the skilled nursing facility, including dining, assistance

with medication, assistance with personal care, transpor tation and laundry. We have several floor plans and each suite has its own private patio from which the residents enjoy our beautiful wooded surroundings,” she said. Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2026 State Route 45 Nor th, is managed by Atrium Living Centers. For a tour, call Stacey Penhollow at (440) 275-3019.

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ASHTABULA - Everyone expects a business that caters to eye care to have great service and reasonable prices for glasses and accessories. So Kimberly Jepson is taking Glasses to You to the next level. As business has increased, she has worked to provide more personal service for her clients. Kim brings a personal touch to the experience of buying glasses, whether it is the first time or the tenth time. Kim will help any of her clients match the frames to their needs as she works to help clients improve their image. “Our glasses are the first thing people see and remember about us. And for something like a job interview, it is all about first impressions,” Kim said. The cost of single vision lenses at Glasses to You is $25. For a pair of

line bifocals, it is $50. Progressive lenses are $75 a pair. Frames start at $25 and there is a wide selection at the store. Glasses to You welcomes outside prescriptions and urges people to come to the store and get pricing there first. “I want to be able to help people to see,” she said. Area residents can make Glasses to You their only stop for a complete package, an exam and then lenses and that perfect frame. “Dr. Burt Carlson, O.D., a licensed optometrist, is here for appointments, so call me and we can make an appointment for you,” Kim said. Over the past several years, Kim has expanded her Main Avenue business three times. She attributes the growth of Glasses to You to a resurgence in a


Kimberly Jepson (left), owner of Glasses to You on Main Avenue in Ashtabula and a licensed optician, is fitting a pair of glasses for her customer, Theresa DeMichele.

demand for personal service. “It’s gone full-circle. Businesses started off as Mom and Pop type places, then Big Box

type stores wooed customers away with cheap prices,” she said Now, people don’t want the automated checkouts and no one

ues, and they will be in the draft horse barn across from the west gate of the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds during fair week. “This is the fourth year that we have been in the draft horse barn, so stop by and say hi,” she said. Glasses to You is located at 4423 Main Avenue in Ashtabula. Parking out back makes it convenient to visit the store. For more information or to learn about what insurance Glasses to You accepts, call (440) 998-4720.

around to offer assistance. Kim said people like a personal touch. They enjoy getting to know the person who is working with their eyeglasses, and know that a friendly smile is waiting when they come back. People want to know they will be remembered. She said other businesses should take that lesson to heart and set up shop on Main Avenue. Kim said that in the past they were big 4-Hers with saddle horses. That interest in horses contin-


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Premier Transportation has shuttled people for parking at the Mount Carmel Fest. “Just to keep going and provide good service. You never know what’s around the corner,” Scott said on future plans. “The transportation aspect on both ends. You’re always meeting new people. It’s not always the same thing all the time, it’s always something new,” Scott said on what he likes most about the transportation business. Richmond Trailer Sales has a retail store for trailer parts, tires and accessories. They also sell truck ac-

cessories and do trailer repair to go along with the sale of trailers. “Our inventory is what sets us apart in the trailer business. We have all the parts you need. You don’t have to order much. We probably have $30,000 in inventory here,” Scott said. A large inventory for trucks and SUV accessories is also available at the store. Premier Transportation/Richmond Trailer Sales is located at 6710 North Ridge Road West in Geneva. For more information, call (440) 4661515.

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