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Vol. No. 137, No. 20

Blessing of the vines

75¢ Jefferson Area Junior High students travel historic sites WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

BY KIM PICKARD Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The first weekend in May was an exciting time for over a hundred seventh and eighth graders from Jefferson Area Junior High. On Thursday, May 2, the students, along with their chaperones and tour guides, boarded three buses and began the long drive to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Friday morning their day started with a tour of the U.S. Mint and then Independence National Historic Park where they saw the Liberty Bell. They also viewed Independence Hall where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed. From there they traveled to the National Constitution Center and Museum where they witnessed a live presentation about the Constitution and visited Signers’ Hall, which held 42 lifesize bronze statues of the signers of the Constitution. For dinner that night they enjoyed a family-style Amish dinner at a restaurant called Plain ‘N Fancy in Lancaster, Pa. They ended the day with a trip to a lo-

cal bowling alley. On Saturday the students headed straight to Gettysburg, Pa., to tour the historic battlefield. They had Licensed Battlefield Guides who boarded their buses and gave a descriptions of the various battles that took place throughout the Gettysburg area. The students were instructed on how to load and fire a cannon and got to re-enact Pickett’s Charge, leaping over a rock wall to advance on the Union soldiers. They climbed around the rocks at the top of Little Round Top and imagined the Confederate soldiers advancing through Devil’s Den. The trip is sure to enhance their study of the Civil War, which they begin in May, but the trip offered the students much more than a chance to visit our nation’s historic sites. For many students this was their first time away from home, their first time staying in a hotel, eating at a nice restaurant or participating in a guided tour. They had to be responsible for their own belongings the entire time, take care of their own daily needs and be on their best behavior at all times.

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See HISTORY page 9A Charlie Deary comes face to face with a signer of the Constitution.

Hoopla at the Cupola BY RAE SIDBECK Ashtabula Area City Schools PHOTOS BY WILLIAM A. WEST

Ohio Wine Producers Association ASHTABULA - On Friday, Executive Director Donniella May 10, a crowd of 2,000 gathWinchell speaks during the ered to watch students from the Blessing of the Vines ceremony. Ashtabula Area City School campus place five time capsules inBY WILLIAM A. WEST side the cupola monument loGazette Newspapers cated in the center of their campus. GENEVA - Geneva Assistant “Hoopla at the Cuploa” inCity Manager Jennifer Brown, and cluded a parade, speeches by her son Gabe Brown, 12, arrived former Superintendent Joseph early last Saturday afternoon to set Donatone, Current Superintenup for Blessing of the Vines at the dent Patrick Colucci, Assistant Pairings, Ohio’s Wine and Culinary Superintendent Lori Riley, State Experience, site in Geneva. Representative John Patterson Brown, Pairings trustee and and members from the local Maproject manager, set the table up, son Chapter. and carefully placed the flowers, The Lakeside High School sparkling grape juice and posters marching band and choir prowhile putting together the perfect vided music and entertainment. display. If only the recurrent breezes See CUPOLA page 7A would subside for a minute or two. The Rev. John Munday, of the Park Street Christian Church, blessed the recently planted vines. “We beseech Thee, Almighty God, in Thy goodness, to pour down BY JAN PERALA Thy blessing on these young shoots Geneva Area City Schools and sprouts, which Thou hast perGENEVA - For the second conmitted to grow with due sunshine and rain, and make them grow into secutive year, Katie Peck, a junior mature fruit,” Munday said. “Let at Geneva High School, has claimed these grapevines be a symbol of the top prize in Geneva Rotary’s that sprouting growth in this com- annual 4-Way Speech Contest. The munity and let it be a prosperous competition requires young speechwriters to articulate their sign of things to come.” thoughts regarding the points in


Leading the parade were students from each of the elementary/intermediate buildings.

Geneva High School junior Katie Peck wins Rotary 4 -Way Speech Contest the Rotary 4 -Way Test. “Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?” The 4-Way Test, a widely accepted statement of business eth-

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Katie Peck, a junior at Geneva High School, is the 2013 winner of Geneva Rotary’s 4-Way Speech Contest. She is pictured with Rotary President Evan Jahn (right) and Geneva Schools Superintendent and Rotarian Mary D. Zappitelli at a recent club meeting.





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Falcon Music Fest and Raffle at the Jefferson Gazebo on May 18 BY KIM PICKARD Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - On Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. 2 p.m, the musical talents of the Jefferson Area High School choir and band students will be showcased at the gazebo in the Village of Jefferson. The stage band and show choir will be entertaining anyone who stops by to relax and enjoy some music in the middle of their busy day. There will be chairs set up for guests and the Jefferson Area Music Boosters Association will be having a bake sale for those who need a snack. The music boosters are also raffling off a brand new grill with the winner to be drawn near the end of the festival. Tickets will be sold on site SUBMITTED PHOTO and are $5 each. You do not The Jefferson Area High School band performed a Falcon Music Fest at the gazebo need to be present to win. last year and will return on May 18. All proceeds from the bake sale and the raffle will go to benefit the music students of the Jefferson Area Local Schools. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the music on a beautiful spring afternoon and maybe win a new grill!

Produce giveaway returns to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The produce giveaway will return to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson beginning this month. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 89 E Satin St., will be giving away free produce to residents on the third Thursdays of the month in May, June, July, August and September. The dates will be May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26.

The church is holding the giveaway as part of its partnership with the Cleveland Food Bank, Manna Food Pantry Director Sharon Piper said. Piper said the food pantry is open to only Jefferson-area residents, but the produce giveaway is open to any low-income family in Ashtabula County. On the produce giveaway days, the Cleveland Food Bank will bring a truck full of food to the church, Piper said. The truck arrives at about 9 a.m., giving the volunteers about an hour to set

up before opening up the giveaway to the public at 10 a.m. The giveaway lasts until noon, but usually the food is gone before then, Piper said. She said if any produce remains after everyone goes through the line, people who remained can go through again. Although the produce is free, people will be asked to fill out paperwork with their name, address, phone number and number of family members. The produce given away

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Ashtabula Area City Schools Early Learning Center announces fees for 2013-14 school year ASHTABULA - The Early Learning Center Preschool of the Ashtabula Area City Schools is announcing its updated fees for the 20132014 school year. The fee for a typically enrolled child (one without special needs) is $100 per month. The preschool also has a “sliding fee scale” based on family income. Should families qualify, tuition could be less than $100 a month. Classes at the Early Learning Center are Monday – Thursday. Morning classes are from 9–11:30 a.m., afternoon classes are from 12:45 – 3:15 p.m. The Early Learning Center follows the Ohio Department of Education content standards that are aligned with the K-3 standards, directly connected to the state mandated, Third-Grade Guarantee. E.L.C.’s four content areas cover a wide range of needs: Physical and Motor Developmental, Social Emotional Development, Cognitive and General Knowledge Standard, Approaches to Learning Standard. These were adopted in October 2013 to align with the K-3 standards. All E.L.C. teachers hold an Ohio Special Education Teaching Cer-

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Garden Club still going strong BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON – After nearly 50 years the Jefferson Garden Club is still making the Village of Jefferson beautiful. From the hanging baskets seen around town, to the landscaping around the gazebo, Jefferson Community Center, the Jefferson Village Hall, Jefferson Area High and Jefferson Elementary schools, the Havens Complex, the Jefferson Area Girls Softball fields, Henderson Memorial Public Library, and the helicopter memorial, garden club members have been hard at work. Just finishing up their annual plant sale they hold every Mother’s Day weekend, club members are gearing up to tackle this year’s project: the new police station, said longstanding member Ida Herman. “Our charter was formed in 1964 and we have only one charter member left – Hannah Smith,” Herman said. “But we’re always looking for new members.” Member Christine Litwiler said if you love to garden, this is a wonderful way to learn about plants. “We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Commu-

Geneva High School National Honor Society inducts new members Newly minted Geneva High School National Honor Society members celebrate with proud families


Joyce Zigmont (left), Janet Graf, Iva Herman, and Beth Cole are members of the Jefferson Garden Club. nity Center,” Litwiler said. Currently the club has roughly 20 active members who participate year around. During each monthly meeting there is someone who gives a talk or some other activity, along with plenty of refreshments. The group routinely takes field trips as they did in

April to Urban Growers in Burton and in March, to the Perambulator Museum. They also have picnics and parties throughout the year, Herman said. The club is also part the The Garden Club of Ohio and the National Garden Club, Herman said. But plants are not the only thing that the gar-

den club keeps itself with. They also make a yearly donation to Manna of several hundred sets of hats, scarves, PHOTOS BY JAN PERALA FOR GENEVA SCHOOLS and gloves. And they also conNewly inducted GHS National Honor Society member tributed to the purchase of the freezer used by Country Alyx Lynham celebrates the moment with her parents Neighbor in Orwell. “We’re Cynthia and Dennis and her grandmother Jessie Purcell. about more than just flowers,” Herman said.

Historical Society visits Sargent Case home BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers

mother, Mrs. Sarah Rankin Sargent, who was one of the first women attorneys in JEFFERSON – Since it Ohio, Judge Sargent was adwas built in 1927, the mitted to the bar in 1908. He Sargent Case house at 74 served as village solicitor, East Jefferson Street has county prosecutor and in been the home of four 1924 was elected to the ComJefferson families, and now mon Pleas bench without the stately residence, foropposition. He was twice remerly known as the Judge elected, with no opposition. C.R. Sargent House, will be At the time of his death, he open to the public. was president of The The Jefferson Historical Jefferson Banking Company Society has selected the Coand active in other civic and lonial Revival designed fraternal affairs,” an article home owned by Bob Archer pertaining to his funeral and Diane Mossler to tour stated. Saturday, June 9, from 2 to Hundreds of people went PHOTO BY MELINDA FRANCIS 4 p.m. The public is welcome The Sargent Case house in Jefferson. to the service as he was very to this annual event sponwell know at the time as a sored by the historical soci- ticular the famous family Jamestown, Pa, July 28, leading jurist throughout ety. Admission is $5, al- who first lived there. 1884. He was graduated the state. He was laid to rest though 12 and under may The judge of the from Jefferson High School in the family mausoleum at tour the home for free, Ashtabula County Common and Oberlin College. Read- Oakdale Cemetery after sucMarlene Laidley, of the his- Pleas Court, Judge C.R. ing law with his father, the cumbing suddenly to a case torical society, said. Sargent, “was born in late C.H. Sargent, and his of pneumonia while travel“There will be light reing in Michigan. freshments after the tour His wife of many years, either in the garden or at the Olive Case Sargent, was a historical society, depending relative of later owners, on the weather,” she said. Stewart and Shirley Case. In addition to viewing the The home is symmetrical house completed by wellin design, with a large pediknown builder, Wallace M ment central doorway, a University Hospitals Ashtabula Health Center, Slabaugh, there will be a dissteep pitched gable roof, located at 2131 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, will hold an play of photographs of sash windows with shutters, after-hours event for the latest on women’s health former Jeffersonians, in para large exposed end chimney, care on 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23. and an enclosed side porch Health screenings include ankle brachial index, making it an excellent excarotid arteries, blood pressure, pulse, bone density ample of Colonial Revival and pulse oximetry. Registration is required. Call In Honor Of The Graduate design. With more than (440) 998-0680 or (440) 593-0364. 2,700 square feet, five bedrooms, and a library, there is certainly much to see and appreciate, said Laidley.

Geneva High School National Honor Society two-year members are pictured. Seated front from left: Shelby Domino, Spencer Huggins, Amy Scott and Alisabeth Cardamon. Middle Row: Anna Forman, Alexandria Clarke, Clare Carlisle, Morgan Nazor, Jacob Groce, Nicole Brunsman, Nicole Grimmett and Paige Huggins. Top Row: Mark Bowling, Joe Roney, Ford Carlisle, Josh Smith and Natalie Thomas.

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GHS senior Nick Lamb celebrates his induction into National Honor Society with his parents Ron and Denise at a reception following the induction ceremony last week.

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Newly inducted National Honor Society member Tyler Hunt is congratulated by proud parents Brad and Julie and his grandmother Charlotte at a reception following the formal ceremony last week.


R emember W hen What would you do with a million? The following article was published in The Gazette on Saturday, May 2, 1908. It was written by the publisher and editor at the time, E.C. Lampson. The Lampson family purchased The Jefferson Gazette in 1883. Do you really want to be a millionaire? Do you think great happiness is to be found in great wealth? What would you do with a million? Suppose some fairy made you suddenly rich what would you do with the money? Do you realize that the first problem to assail you would be to care for the money wisely? After all, the happiest men and women are not the richest. The man of moderate means generally gets the best out of life. The problem for most of us is not to get great wealth but to obtain and conserve moderate means. The easiest way to wealth is the one that lies at every man’s door but is usually overlooked. And what is this you ask? Simply the gospel of small savings and careful investments. If you would be prosperous avoid the lure of sudden wealth. Laugh at the man who thinks you fool enough to buy wild cat mining stocks, or invest in absurd investments like rubber plantations or foreign investments. Whenever any mining claim is a good one the owners never have any trouble getting money to develop it without coming east to find “suckers.” There is always plenty of ready capital for any genuine rubber plantation or foreign land proposition without sending out agents who get from 20 to 100 percent of every dollar people entrust to them. Never allow yourself to believe for a moment you will be any exception. You can not remember a single case in the last twenty years where anyone in Asahtabula County, except the solicitor or agent, has made a dollar out of investment in wild car schemes of this nature. If you would be wealthy save your money. When you get $200 or more invest it in the safest security possible to buy that will net you about our four percent copound interest. Do you realize that $5 a week investted in this manner in twenty years will give you a fortune of about $8,000? The gospel of small savings is the surest road to wealth. The only problem to confront any man and woman who has started out upon this sure road to comfort is where to invest the money that it may not be lost through poor investment and fraud. The only absolutely safe investment where the principal and interest is absolutely sure to be paid you when due is Ohio tax free municipal bonds. Do you realize that such a bond is a first claim upon the public and private property of the municiplaity issueing them? That the payment of the principal and interest is absolutely required to maintain the title of the provate property in the municipality ussuing the bonds? Wouldn’t you like a first mortgagae for a few hundreds or a few thousands on the entire property of Jefferson or Cleveland or some other Ohio City if you knew the mortgage was non-taxable? To prove that I am telling you exactly what the bond is just read the following pledge taken from a Jefferson Water Works bond (We have $2,000 of them unsold out of the $40,000 issue.) The pledge reads, “and the full faith, credit and revenues, and all the real and personal property of said Village of Jefferson, Ohio, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the prompt payment of the principal and interest hereof as the same mature.” You see I have told you just what the bond says. No one can run away with your property. Mismanagement cannot make the town fail. Your money investetd in these bonds is ten times as safe as in the best building and loan company in the world. The town can’t abscond and it will alsways be goofor the $43,000 of bonded indebtedness. The law limits the total debt to 8 percent of the valuation for taxes. The valuation in Jefferson is $621,170, or about one third the actual valuation. The totao debts can never exceed 8 percent.. You can now see how safe a porposition an Ohio, no-taxable municipal bond is. The interest is payable by coupons on March and September 1. Any bank will cash the coupon for you upon presentation without charge. Isn’t that a lot easier than chasing up some Tom, Dick, or Harry who owes you money on a note and mortgage , and possibly having to wait days, weeks or months to get the interest when it’s due? Now we can supply you with various Ohio bonds in denominations of $100, $150, $200, $500, and $1,000 equally as good as the Jefferson bonds. We can sell you $100 or $100,000. Such investments can always be quickly resold if need be, or can be used a collateral for loans. Come in and see us or write just what you want. We are glad to answer questions, wheterh you buy or not. All business is strictly confidential. E.C. & R.D. LAMPSON, Jefferson, O.

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Meet Your Neighbor BY CAROLYN BEHRJEROME Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - Jake Falke may only be a senior at Jefferson Area High School, but he has a motivation and a determination that rivals many adults twice his age. Falke and his band Critical Error are opening for the bands Wednesday 13 and Vampires Everywhere at the legendary Peabody’s Concert Club, 2045 East 21st Street in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, May 17. Tickets are $10 with a $3 charge for those under 21. This could be the beginning of something bigger for Falke, David Bookbinder, and Adam Jamison who have been playing together since 2011. Afterall, the bands U2, Green Day, The Beatles, and Genesis all got started in high school, too. If it’s not the start of something big, the three young men will enjoy the ride as long as it lasts. Falke explained that he formed Critical Error in 2009. “I started because I saw videos on MTV and wanted to imitate them,” he said. Falke, who taught himself to play the guitar, was on the lookout for other members for his band. “I was on the lookout for a drummer,” he explained, “ and Adam was playing drums in a youth band at the Eagleville Bible Church while I played bass.” “I auditioned for Jake, but I wasn’t very good,” Jamison, a senior studying Graphic Design at A-Tech, admitted. “No, he wasn’t,” Falke

confirmed, “but then he picked up the guitar and started to sing. He was pretty good at that.” So Falke, who plays snares for Jefferson’s Marching Band, decided to move to the drums. The band has been through several personnel changes since it’s inception, mainly due to what the young men describe as a “Fourth Man Curse.” Jamison said every time Critical Error had four members, someone got hurt, or dropped out. Even Jamison suffered a broken back and was out of commission for several weeks. The band’s first big performance was at the JAHS Talent show in 2011. At the time, Critical Error was made up of Falke, Jamison, and two other young men. When the “Fourth Man Curse” struck again, Falke asked Bookbinder to join. Bookbinder, only a junior at JAHS, is the youngster of the group and plays the bass guitar. “David played with us in the (JAHS) Stage Band, and he was pretty good,” Falke said. Although Falke and Jamison will be graduating next month, they hope to keep the band together. “David will be the one with the most limitations because he’ll still be in school,” Falke said. Over the last year and a half, Critical Error has performed at two more talent shows at JAHS taking third place, played at Open Mike Night at Erie’s Forward Hall, the West End in Ashtabula, at Paradise Bay in Roaming Shores as well as the Cove in Geneva. Falke explained that he


Adam Jamison, David Bookbinder, and Jake Falke are Critical Error. The band will be performing at Peabody’s in Cleveland Friday. contacted Peabody’s about opening for some of their bands. “Vampires Everywhere and Wednesday 13 are Heavy Metal bands and we are punk rock, but it’s good exposure for us,” he said. On June 15, Critical Error will open for Mustard Plug, a band that Falke says is more their style. “We are a fast, energetic, grunge-type of band with melodic vocals,” Jamison said. Bands that have inspired the men include Green Day, Blink 182, Reliant K, Psalm 41 and NOFX. With eleven original songs, Falke, Jamison, and Bookbinder will perform plenty of original material. Falke, who does most of the writing, says the themes of their songs are girls, politics, and people they don’t like. The inspiration for the song “War” came after a Government class with JAHS teacher Bruce A. Thompson.

Before Critical Error, Jamison wrote mostly love songs, but has added his touch on the original music. Critical Error will have their first professionally produced recording by the end of the month. “We went to a professional studio in Akron to record our songs. It was a great home studio with great equipment, “ Falke said. Although the vocals were recorded in a very small room, Jamison smiled. (Good thing he isn’t claustrophobic.) Purchase tickets to Friday’s performance at Peabody’s by calling Falke at 440-969-8743, Jamison at 440-969-4677, or Bookbinder at 330-631-2186. “We’ll deliver (the tickets),” Bookbinder added. Critical Error will also take part in the Jefferson Band and Choir performances in the Jefferson Gazebo on Saturday, May 18.

Critical Error (David Bookbinder, on Bass, Jake Falke on Drums, and Adam Jamison on guitar and lead vocals) pause during a practice in Falke’s garage.


Lunch with a Professional Career Expo held at Geneva High School BY JAN PERALA Geneva Area City Schools

portunity to ask questions about career possibilities and to gather information about which colleges offer programs in specific areas of interest. “I’m interested in becoming a nurse and this was great way to talk directly with people who are already working in the profession,” GHS junior Elyse Pitkin said. The Lunch with a Professional event is just one many programs and seminars provided by Ashtabula County Continued Education Support Services (ACCESS) geared to elucidate the college admission process and ease the transition from high school to college. GHS ACCESS Executive Director Paula Ghiz explained that the organization provides

advisement, resources and disseminates information for college bound students at schools throughout the GENEVA - Deciding county and the Lunch with what career path to follow a Professional concept is a can be an agonizing decivital rung in the ladder. sion for students, but seekGiving students direct ing information by talking access to professionals in directly with career profestheir careers of interest, in sionals about their work the comfort zone of the stuexperience can help bring dents’ own turf, creates an the possibilities into optimal forum for the exsharper focus. At the anchange of information, nual Lunch with a ProfesGhiz explained. sional event, sponsored by Visiting Geneva High Ashtabula County ContinSchool to share career inued Education Support formation at Lunch with a Services (ACCESS) in colProfessional were the follaboration with University lowing University HospiHospitals Geneva and tals health professionals: Conneaut Medical CenRespiratory Therapist ters, twelve UH health proKathy Hruktay, Physical fessionals visited Geneva Therapist Ed Wasner, RegHigh School to talk with istered Nurses Stacy students about their jobs. Tucker, Paula Covell, and GHS students had the opLori Slimmer, Laboratory Technician Becky Bowers, Diagnostic Imaging Technician Cindy Rice, Alison Mole from Human Resources, Resheal Parsh from Cardiology, Ultrasound Technician Marti Ankrom and Patient Liaison Cindy Stec all from UH Geneva or Conneaut Medical Centers. University Hospitals Executive Chef Lynnet Savanick was also on hand to explain GHS junior Elyse Pitkin, who has her sights set on becoming a her career with traveling nurse, had the opportunity to seek information about the hospital her career choice by talking with University Hospitals Registered system’s Food Nurses Paula Covell (left), Stacy Tucker and Lori Slimmer at the Services Departrecent Lunch with a Professional event. ment.

Primerica opens local office ASHTABULA - Earline Stiltner, regional vice president with Primerica, Inc., announces that the company has opened an office in Ashtabula located at 1829 East 51st Street Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Primerica is the largest independent financial services marketing company in North America. People interested in learning more about Primerica are encouraged to contact: Earline Stiltner at 440-997-0184 office 440-346-0031 direct line. Join Primerica and the Ashtabula County Chamber of Commerce for an Open House on noon May 20. Primerica, headquartered in Duluth, GA, is a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America with approximately 95,000 licensed representatives. The company and its representatives offer clients: term life insurance, mutual funds, variable annuities and other financial products. Primerica insures 4.3 million lives, and more than two million clients maintain investment accounts with the company. Primerica’s mission is to serve middle income families by helping them make informed financial decisions and providing them with the strategies and means to gain financial independence.


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Geneva High School sophomores Kayla Nieset (third from left) and Danielle Nicholson talked with University Hospitals Physical Therapist Ed Wasner (right) and Lori Slimmer, RN (second from left) about career possibilities at the recent Lunch with a Professional event hosted by Ashtabula County Continued Education Support Services (ACCESS) in collaboration with University Hospitals Geneva and Conneaut Medical Centers. The event provided an opportunity for students to talk directly with career professionals about their jobs, to ask questions and to gather information about colleges offering programs tailored to their areas of interest. The career expo brought a dozen UH employees to Geneva High School to talk with students. ACCESS Executive Director Paula Ghiz (left) was instrumental in organzing the annual event.

Seniors Marie Camplese and Dacota Craft had an opportunity to discuss their interest in careers in the health care field with University Hospitals Physical Therapist Ed Wasner at the recent Lunch with a Professional event at Geneva High School.

School News 11:45 a.m. and dismissal at BY DOUG HLADEK Rock Creek and Jefferson Elementary at 12:45 p.m. Superintendent This week is Health and Jefferson Area Wellness Week in the district with activities planned to proLocal Schools mote healthy lifestyles for our The Board of Education, students and staff. Elemenstaff, and Falcon Pride Levy tary students will enjoy a Committee thank the voters of friendship walk with their the Jefferson Area Local teachers around the campus. Many other end of the year Schools for approving the 4.5activities are taking place in mills renewal levy on May 7. Renewing the levy prevents a the district. The Jr/Sr High loss of $595,477 per year of band and chorus have both currently collected tax revenue presented end of year concerts that the levy has provided while sports teams are finishing their seasons and particisince 1993. The district continues to pating in state tournament struggle with future finances competition. The elementary because of the loss of state, schools are enjoying spring federal, and local revenue. field trips paid by PTO and The Board and administra- student fund raising efforts. Seniors will graduate Suntors are studying future cost day, June 2, with the cerreductions based upon the new five-year forecast for the emony held in the high school gymnasium. They are ending district. A reminder to parents that their school careers with varithe last day of school for stu- ous field trips, awards assemdents has been changed from blies, and preparation for fiJune 5 to June 6. Also, the day nal exams. Our staff is working hard will be a half-day of school with to provide the students of the dismissal for the Jr/Sr High at Jefferson Area Local Schools the best education possible in a safe, caring environment. We thank our community for their past support and invite everyone to attend our end of year events. Check our website calendar or watch for announcements about our activities. For more information about your schools contact me at the Board of Education office (576-9180) or visit the district website www.jefferson.

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Bridge repair project began May 13 ASHTABULA - A bridge repair project began in the City of Ashtabula on West Avenue on Monday, May 13. Traffic patterns will be changing. The lanes will be pushed to one side with only one lane of traffic in each direction. Crews will work Sunday night to begin marking the lanes. Crews will work Monday morning installing barrier wall to completely close the work area to through traffic. Traffic will remain in this pattern until Phase 1 of construction is complete. Once Phase 1 is complete, the traffic will be relocated to the other side of West Avenue until the project is complete. This is not a road closing. It is a change in traffic patterns. Please note: There will be only one lane of traffic in each direction! This work will occur between Benefit Avenue and Griswold Road. Completing the work is Union Industrial Contractors.

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Have you seen this Site Solver? It’s a photo from some place and/or thing in the three school districts of Jefferson, Geneva and Ashtabula. The first few people to guess where the photo is from will have their names printed in the next issue. Last week’s photo was the giant hullet at Point Park in Ashtabula. Sue Nelson and Anne Frisbie correctly guessed the location. Guesses for this week can be sent in after 5 p.m. May 15 to (440) 576-9125 ext. 107.



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Also part of the festivities were Ashtabula City Manager James Timonere, Councilman J.P. Ducro, AACS School Board President Christine Seuffert, Clerk of Council LaVette Hennigan, AACS Operations Manager Dave Boyer, Chamber of Commerce Representative Lori Johnston, ACMC President/CEO Michael Habowski and ACMC Vice President of Business Development Tina Stasiewski. “Be proud to be Dragons,” said Superintendent Colucci. “Be proud to be on this beautiful campus and be thankful to the people who made it possible.” Placed inside the time capsules were “remembrance items” the students Speakers and honored guests gather with the time capsules. felt would be significant for future generations. These included: class pictures, staff pictures, yearbooks, name tags with inspiring messages to future students, Elk’s Lodge newsletter, pin and Draft Token, Masonic pins, commemorative, uncirculated coins, Kiwanis Club memorabilia and even an Ashtabula High School wrestling uniform.

RIGHT: Third-graders Isabelle Isco, Hannah McKee, Madalyn Hogan, Madison Cinciarelli and Hannah Galindo gather for the celebration.

Council hears COPS grant update BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers

munities that will use the grant for school resource officers or military veterans, GENEVA – During the he said. The final decision on Geneva City Council meet- which the city will apply for ing Monday night, Chief of has not yet been made, he Police Dan Dudik requested added. and received approval to apply for a Community OriIn other business ented Policing Services Council heard and unani(COPS) Grant. mously passed: Dudik said the award A third reading of an orwould be a 75-25 split for dinance modifying certain three years, with the city sections of the rental houspaying 25 percent of the al- ing code and the zoning code lowed wages. The COPS Hir- to expressly allow for shorting Program (CHP) is an term vacation rentals in the open solicitation allowing for city. all local, state, and tribal law --An ordinance to create enforcement agencies that a Clean Ohio Assistance have primary law enforce- Fund Grant Fund IV ment authority to apply. --An ordinance to create According to the COPS an unclaimed funds fund. website, “All awards are sub--A resolution declaring it ject to the availability of ap- necessary to improve the propriated funds and any streets in the City of Geneva modifications or additional by supplying electric lightrequirements that may be ing. imposed by the law.” --A resolution authorizDudik said that in previ- ing the Vice president of ous years, the city received Council to enter into a lease as much as $150,000 to hire agreement with Pairings, new officers, but because of Ohio’s Wine and Culinary limited funding, it has not Experience for the establishreceived any monies during ment of Windows on Pairthe last two rounds of ings. awards. --A resolution declaring The CHP will give addi- that brine will not be applied tional consideration to com- to roads.

Rock Creek looking for Memorial Day parade participants The Rock Creek Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4953 would like to invite any past and present service members to march in the Memorial Day parade in Rock Creek at 8 a.m. May 27. All others who wish to participate in the parade are welcome. Line up will be on High Street beginning at 7:45 a.m. in front of the log cabin. The Jefferson Area High School band will march as well. Sign up, judging and prizes are omitted this year.

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Village Day returns June 29

Ashtabula Township Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

For the third year, the different groups will come together on one day to show JEFFERSON - Jefferson off their wares with food, acVillage Day will return this tivities, book and rummage year Saturday, June 29. sales and more. A group of citizens “The Jefferson Historical started up the one-day, vil- Society is serving as the lage-wide event two years clearing house for organizaago, as a way to replace the tions so that information now-defunct Jefferson can be centralized in one Days. The day consisted of spot. Letters were sent to a variety of different non- those who participated last profit organizations holding year. If your organization their own activities. did not receive a letter and

would like to participate in this year ’s Village Day, please contact the Jefferson Historical Society at 5765333 or at P. O. Box 574 Jefferson with information about your activity, its location for the day, and the name of a contact person,” Marlene Laidley said. Most of the activity occupies East Jefferson Street from the Jefferson Community Recreation Center east to the railroad tracks.



Pictured, from left to right, Fire Chief Mike Fitchet, Fiscal Officer Robert Dille, Trustee Steve McClure, Trustee Bambi Pairings Board of Trustees President and Ashtabula Paulchel, Trustee Joe Pete and and Assistant Fire Chief County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Mark Tom Steele. Winchell, James Pearson, Geneva City manager and Pairings trustee / business plan committee chair, and Donniella ASHTABULA TOWN- is $111,618 SHIP - Ashtabula Township The second project is the Winchell, Pairings trustee / special events subcommittee Fire Department received purchase of 22 sets of turn- chair and Ohio Wine Producers Association executive dithe 2012 Assistance to out firefighting gear (hel- rector, attended the event. “This is the start. It has been three years since the start Firefighters Grant Award met, boots, turnout coat, on April 19, 2013, for pants, gloves, and nomex to get to this point,” Mark Winchell said. “A huge, huge $169,258. hood). This equipment will thank you to the City of Geneva. They have been instruThe fire department’s replace current gear worn mental in making this happen. This will be a one-of- theshare or match is $8,462. by firefighters. The cost is kind destination for the region and the state.” “From the City’s perspective, Pairings is an economic The award is for two $57,640. separate projects. The grants are adminis- development project,” Pearson said. “It will bring a huge The first project involves tered by FEMA (Federal economic boost to our region, in lodging, restaurants, shops the purchase of three new Management Agency) and and tourism. The whole concept of Pairings is to build on heart monitor/defibrillators provides an opportunity for these assets.” “These vines are the first step in a many year project, with Automatic External local government to receive Defibrillator capabilities. federal tax dollars back to which will culminate in a 38,000 square-foot complex that These units will be placed their communities for spe- will employ up to 70 people,” D. Winchell said. “This is a on the paramedic ambu- cific projects relating to Fire long-term committment to the future of Geneva, the grape industry in the region and certainly to the grape and wine lances and engine. The cost and EMS. community all across the state.” The variety of wine grape vines planted include Pinot From page 1A Noir, Riesling, Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay and Catawba. Concord vines were also planted. Double A Vineics, was created by a Rotarian and adopted by Rotary Inter- yards of Fredonia, N.Y., donated the vines planted at Pairnational in 1943 as a creed for vocational and professional ings. The Pairings, Ohio’s Wine & Culinary Experience, comstandards and everyday living. Peck’s thoughtfully composed and eloquently delivered mittee is converting a small barn on their site into a smaller speech focused on the practice of discouraging individuality scale, multi-use facility called “Windows on Pairings.” It among young beauty contest contestants and its negative will be open and operational later in 2013. Visitors will be effects as revealed on a popular reality TV show. Peck and able to observe the construction of the project from this her parents, Jim and Jackie, were the guests of honor at a location. This new direction allows Pairings to develop its recent Geneva Rotary meeting where Peck presented her brand, gauge sales, build foot traffic and perfect the concierge. special event offerings and educational and cooking speech before the club membership. “I was really surprised and thrilled to win the Rotary experiences according to a hand- out. KeyBank has purchased the naming rights for the eduSpeech Contest again this year,” Peck said. “But I really enjoy competing in the contest. Writing a speech that includes cation and culinary space for $45,000. “The vines are the first step and we are on a roll,” D. the points of the Rotary 4-Way Test makes you think about how important it is to follow the points in your everyday Winchell said. life. It is a good lesson in doing what is right.”

“The day is an opportunity for families from the Jefferson area and surrounding communities to come together to search a flea market, to see what the safety services are doing, to admire classic cars, to play games, to taste different foods, to meet friends, and to have fun at family-friendly prices,” Laidley said. Any local group is invited to participate in Village Day.

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Morgan Township, Rock Creek hold clean-up day

Students gather to view the Liberty Bell. The students’ families covered the cost of the trip and are sure to believe that it was well worth the cost. The trip was organized by Mrs. Stacey Dixon, seventh-grade Social Studies teacher, and was guided by Scholastic Travel with tour guides who traveled with the students at all times.

Volunteers pull scrap and trash from a truck and sort for disposal. BY SUE LUTZ Gazette Newspapers

event. Thanks to outstanding volunteer efforts and excelROCK CREEK - Morgan lent weather, Morgan TownTownship Trustees and Rock ship Board of Trustees PresiCreek Village Board mem- dent Brett Bellas said four bers worked together last 40-yard dumpsters were Saturday with a half-dozen filled with bagged garbage as area volunteers to help resi- well as typical cast-offs like dents rid their homes of un- old mattresses and broken wanted trash, scrap and re- toys. jected household items durA fifth dumpster was ing the annual clean-up day piled high with scrap metal

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Conneaut pitcher Ryan Oatman throws to Steven Perkio, of Edgewood. BY ALLAN MONONEN Gazette Newspapers CONNEAUT - Conneaut Josh Sanchez plays third base for the Geneva Eagles and Edgewood faced off in the Steve Jewel leads off second base for the Geneva Eagles. during a game against Lakeside. second game of the home and home series. The Warriors BY BYRON C. WESSELL ond base. Eric Juncker gave Pae worked around a scored early and often and Gazette Newspapers the Eagles their first lead of single to Nick Senita in the went home with an 18-6 trithe game with an RBI fourth inning. umph. ASHTABULA – The double, making it 2-1. Jared Zeman relieved It was a big day for WarGeneva Eagles were able to reThe Dragons retook the DiBell in the fifth inning for rior senior Lou Wisnyai. He cover with a win over the lead in third inning as Caleb the Dragons and worked drove in eight runs with two Lakeside Dragons after suffer- Garcia walked, Matt Rocco around a walk to David home runs and a bases loaded ing a tough loss to Riverside singled and the Dragons Smalley. double, a ground ball and an the day before. The Eagles loaded the bases with anThe Eagles threatened in intentional walk with the came out on top of a 5-3 win other walk. the sixth inning as both bases loaded. behind the arm of Nick Pae. Geneva took back the Brandon Kovach and Josh “I saw the ball well, it was The Dragons scored the lead in the fourth inning as Sanchez walked, but neither a good birthday present for (sefirst run of the game on an Steve Jewel reached on an came around to score. nior) Alex Vencil,” Wisnyai RBI single by Nick Meola. infield single. Eric Juncker Austin DiBell tried to give said. The Eagles took the lead blooped a single to make it first the Dragons some life in the Edgewood scored first with for the first time in the sec- and second with no outs. Bran- bottom of the sixth inning single by Connor McLaughlin ond inning as Ryan Nappi don Kovach hit an RBI single with a one-out double. Howand Wisnyai’s first homer. A reached on an error and to tie the game at 3-3. Josh ever, Pae would get out of the walk to Nick Johnson, a double David Smalley put down a Sanchez reached on an error inning unscathed. by Matt DiDonato and a sac-bunt. Nappi went to third to load the bases. Connor Ryan Nappi picked up a single, by Al Graeb plated two on a passed ball and scored DiGiacomo hit a sac-fly to lone hit in the seventh for the more. 4-0. on an RBI groundout by Pae give the Eagles another lead. Eagles as the score remained Conneaut battled back in to tie the game at 1-1. Steve Dan Camplese added an in- 5-3 in favor of Geneva. Pae was their first. CJ Rice singled, Jewel kept the inning going surance run with an RBI able to go the distance as he with a single and stole sec- single, making it 5-3. shut out the Dragons in the Austin DiBell pitches for Dylan Morici doubled, ChrisLakeside during a game tian Williams drove in one seventh inning. against Geneva. with a grounder and a sac fly by Joey Borgerding sent home the second run. Edgewood was just warming up. In their second inning, McLaughlin again started the rally with a single, Anthonie Magda reached on an infield hit, Johnson doubled home two runs, DiDonato beat out an infield hit and Devon Maurer singled home two more, making it 8-2. Mike Mirando sent home one run for Conneaut with a ground out in the second 8-3. Wisnyai singled home another run in the third, upping the lead to 9-3. The Spartans tried to keep PHOTOS BY BYRON C. WESSELL Nick Pae pitches for the Geneva Eagles during a game up, adding three scores in their Jared Parsons plays third base for the Lakeside Dragons. third. Morici singled, Williams against Lakeside. doubled, Borgerding doubled, Mikey Teed and Chandler Stitt singled to cut the lead to 9-6. Edgewood broke it open in

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their fourth. Al Graeb and Steven Perkio singled, Andrew Graeb walked, Wisnyai socked his bases loaded double, and Magda singled. The Warriors were quickly back up big with a score of 13-6. The Warriors added five more in the sixth taking advantage of several l walks and Wisnyais solo shot. “It is always good to play a lot of baseball. It was nice to get consistent hits. The last several days we were able to play games and get in the batter’s box and see pitches. It was Vencil’s birthday,” Edgewood Coach Bill Lipps said. The weather has disrupted the schedule. The Warriors were able to play some games in a row to warm the bats up. Walker Graher, Spartans coach said, “I was happy with the way we swung the bats, being down, it would have been easy to just free swing and lose focus. We put together some good at-bats, Edgewood just hit the ball well. They were the better team today. Now we have to get rested and get ready for Perry Monday,” Spartan Coach Walker Graher. Vencill, 4-0, takes the win for Edgewood. Danny Sackett (0-1) took the loss for Conneaut. Offensively, Wisnyai was 4/ 5 with 8 RBI. Anthonie Magda added five hits. McLaughlin, DiDonato and Al Graeb had two hits each. CJ RIce, Morici, and Teed contributed two hits apiece for Conneaut. Edgewood improves to 124, while Conneaut slips to 9-8. Despite the cool April weather, the Ohio tournament trail begins this week. Edgewood, seeded fifth, will host Geneva, tenth, Monday. Conneaut, the seventh seed, will visit Perry, sixth, Monday, weather permitting.

BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON – The Jefferson Falcons hosted the Edgewood Warriors in a county match-up baseball game on Thursday, May 9th. The Warriors attempted a comeback as they tied the game at 7-7, but fell 9-7. Ryan Zindash started on the mound for the Falcons, while Steve Perkio pitched for the Warriors. Zindash recorded a onetwo-three inning to start the game and the Falcons took an early lead in the bottom of the first. Scott Davidson hit a one-out double for the Falcons. Kyle Ashburn put the Falcons up 1-0 with a two-out double. Zindash worked out of a jam in the top of the second inning as he put three baserunners on. Anthonie Magda walked and Matt DiDonato singled to start the inning for the Warriors.


Edgewood pitcher Alex Vencil fires home to Christian Williams, of Conneaut.


Matt Barber plays first base for Jefferson as Connor McLaughlin takes his lead for Edgewood. Zindash then recorded a strike out and a pop-up for the first two outs. Al Graeb drew a walk to load the bases, but another pop-up got the Falcons out of the inning.

Jefferson put up four runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 5-0 lead. The Falcons loaded the bases as Chris Wittenmyer, Zindash and Jesse Skvarek all singled. Ethan Pawlowski

hit an RBI fielder’s choice. Scott Davidson followed with a big two-run triple. Joey Piscsalko made it 5-0 with an RBI double. Alex Vencil, of Edgewood, tries to pick off runner Joey

See FALCONS page 11A Borgerding, of Conneaut.



Madison streaks past Lakeside BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA – The Lakeside Dragons hosted the Madison Blue Streaks in PAC baseball game on Monday, May 6. The Blue Streaks were able to pick up a five inning win with a final score of 11-1. Alex DeCamillo started on the mound for the Dragons, while Mike Brainard-Liddy had a short outing for the Blue Streaks. Alex DeCamillo pitched out of a jam in the first inning as he hit Mike BrainardLiddy with a pitch and then walked Ryan St. John with no outs. DeCamillo would get a fielder’s choice out and then induced two groundouts to end the inning. The Dragons scored their only run of the game in the opening inning as Matt Rocco reached on an error. Nick Meola followed with an RBI single to give the Dragons a brief 1-0 lead. The Blue Streaks opened things up in the top of the second inning as Brett Monty walked and stole a pair of bases. Lucas Ingalls reached after being hit by a pitch and Joey Sines walked to load the bases. Mike Brainard-Liddy was then hit by a pitch for the second time of the game to bring in a run to tie the game. Brainard-Liddy would be taken out and replaced on the mound by Mikey Morgan. The Blue Streaks added two runs when Ryan Ashby reached on an error. The Blue Streaks scored two more runs in the inning due to balks to make it 5-1. Morgan worked around a one out single to Shawn Gil-

bert and a walk to Caleb Garcia to keep the score at 5-1 in the bottom of the second. Victor Tuttle relieved DeCamillo in the third inning and picked up three strikeouts. Morgan was able to pitch out of another jam in the third as Matt Rocco hit a lead-off double and Jared Parsons picked up a walk with one out. However, Morgan was able to strike out the side to escape without giving up any runs. Madison added to their lead in the fourth inning to go up 10-1. The Blue Streaks loaded the bases as Ryan St. John and Ryan Ashby hit back-to-back singles and Kurt Smith drew a walk. Ross McHenry made it 6-1 with a sac-fly. Brett Monty, Lucas Ingalls and Mikey Morgan all picked up RBI singles in the inning and the Blue Streaks tacked on an extra run on an overthrow. Caleb Garcia was the only runner to reach in the fourth inning for the Dragons with his second walk of the game. The Blue Streaks went up by ten runs in the top of the fifth inning as Ryan St. John singled and eventually scored on a sac-fly by Ryan Ashby. The Dragons tried to stay in the game in the bottom of the fifth as they loaded the base, but were unable to score. Matt Rocco reached for the third time in the game with a walk and Jared parsons reached on an error. Seth Bryant loaded the bases with a walk, but Morgan ended the game with a groundout.

FALCONS Edgewood rallied in the third inning as Connor McLaughlin walked, Lou Wisnyai followed with a single and Anthonie Magda cut the lead to 5-2 with a two-run double. A sac fly by Nick Johnson made it 5-3. Perkio was able to pitch around a pair of singles by

PHOTOS BY BYRON C. WESSELL Victor Tuttle pitches for the Lakeside Dragons during a Mikey Morgan pitches for Madison during a game game against Madison. against Lakeside.

Brett Monty plays shortstop for the Madison Blue Streaks druing a recent game.

Shawn Gilbert plays second base for Lakeside during a recent game.

Jared Zeman, of Lakeside, pitched in relief during a game against Madison.

Ross McHenry plays third base for the Madison Blue Streaks.

From page 10A Matt Barber and Ryan Zindash for a scoreless third inning. Edgewood put the first three runners on in the fourth inning as Al Grab and Eric Hodges walked. Coltin Wilber relieved Zindash in the top of the fourth with no outs and two runners on. Andrew Graeb

cut the lead to 5-4 with an RBI single. McLaughlin walked to load the bases, once more but the Falcons got out of the inning with a double play. On a grounder to first baseman Matt Barber the Falcons were able to get the force out at home and then catcher Jesse Skvarek threw to third base as Zindash applied the tag on Graeb who was too far off the base. Jefferson struck back in the bottom of the fourth as Ethan Pawlowski reached after being hit by a pitch. Scott Davidson reached on an error and Joey Piscsalko picked up a bunt single. Kyle Ashburn made it 6-4 with a sac-fly. Matt Barber upped the lead to three runs with an RBI single. Edgewood looked to comeback in the fifth inning as Matt DiDonato hit a lead-off single. Wilber picked up the next two outs, but Al Graeb singled to extend the inning. Alex Chris Wittenmyer picked up the game winning hit for the Newsome loaded the bases Falcons over Edgewood.

Steve Perkio pitches for Scott Davidson bats for the Edgewood during a game Jefferson Falcons during a against the Jefferson Falcons. game against Edgewood.

Ryan Zindash pitches for the Jefferson Falcons during a game against Edgewood.

after reaching on a dropped third strike, but Wilber got out of the inning with a fielder’s choice. Perkio worked around a walk to Skvarek in the fifth inning to keep the game at 7-4. Edgewood tied the game up in the sixth inning as Ethan Pawlowski entered to pitch for the Falcons.

Joey Piscsalko and Kyle Ashburn both singled and advanced on passed ball. Chris Wittenmyer gave the Falcons back the lead with a two-run double, making it 9-7. Pawlowski was able to work around a single to McLaughlin in the final inning to close out the win 97.

The Warriors started the inning with four straight hits. Connor McLauhglin, Lou Wisnyai, Anthonie Magda and Matt DiDonato all singled and by the time the inning was over the Warriors knotted things up at 7-7. Alex Kisha relieved Perkio in the sixth inning with one out and one on.


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