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Vol. No. 137, No. 29


Early America


Kirsten Jones, of Jefferson, washes clothes the hard way Saturday during the Early America “Live” event at the Jefferson Depot Village. For more photos, see inside this week’s Gazette.

Downtown reaDies for Multi-Cultural festival BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA – During the recent Ashtabula Downtown Development Association (ADDA), Jane Haines, chairperson for the Multicultural Festival, told members things are progressing well and that she is confidant that the festival will be a success. “One of our objectives when starting this was to create a positive experience for festival-goers and I think we will have that,” said Haines. “Every year it gets better.” For that reason, the committee has brought in Light of Day for a free concert. Also performing are Acoustic Revolution, Lost Sheep Band, Erie Height Brass Ensemble, Colleen’s School of Dance, Harbor Playhouse Performers, and kicking off the festivities is jazz pianist Bill Dobbins at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 26, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. All performances are free to the public. “People will be dancing in the

street,” she said. Additionally, there will be an ethnic parade, a craft fair, and a Hawaiian wedding ceremony. Interested vendors may still participate by visiting www.downtown In other business, the association; •Discussed looking at hiring the auxiliary police department to patrol the downtown area as they have more power to detain and arrest offenders and exercise foot patrols. The private security firm they are now using is restricted to the properties of those who pay for the service. The security program has been in place since April and will run through August. There are 11 businesses who pay for this added security service. Feedback has been positive so far. •Discussed the Shea Theater feasibility study. So far it has been determined that if the theater is to undergo renovation, it should ultimately be multifunctional in purpose.

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GOTL needs votes in ‘Most Fun Town in America’ contest BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE - The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake once again needs the community’s support in a contest to find the most fun town in America. “You may remember that in 2012, Geneva-on-the-Lake was one of the six finalists in Rand McNally’s ‘The Most Fun Town In the U.S.’ And that is thanks to all of you, who voted for what is truly a fun town, ‘Geneva-on-the-Lake,’” GOTL Visitors Bureau Executive Director Marge Milliken said in an announcement about the contest. Voting for 2013 has officially started, so the visitors bureau once again is seeking votes. Rand McNally, Good Sam and Geocaching are looking for the Best Small Towns in America. Rand McNally kicked off the inaugural search for the Best Small Towns in America in the summer of 2011, sending five teams of two from New York to LA to take photos and videos, write blogs, meet locals and share their

stories with readers. “Their moving videos, eloquent reviews, and breathtaking photos captured the distinct spirit of each community that took them in for a few days. In 2012, Travel Channel came along for the ride and produced a 1-hour TV special highlighting the program,” officials said. This year, they are looking for towns in America with populations under 150,000. “Best of the Road 2013” is a competition to be named the 2013 Best Small Towns in America. Towns are eligible to win in one of six categories: Most Beautiful, Most Fun, Most Patriotic, Friendliest, and Best Food, plus a new category this year – Best for Geocaching. Voting began on July 1 and will end on Sept. 3, 2013. Winners will be announced by mid–October. Voting takes place at Users may vote for a town every 24 hours in any category. They also may upload reviews and photos to help others (and the judges!) see their favorite town through your eyes. After voting, a panel of judges

will name 30 finalist towns (five in each category) in mid–September. Finalist towns will be judged based on a number of criteria, including: • The number of votes received on • Overall fit and suitability of the town in the selected category • The town’s social participation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter • Video tour or photo tour plus written submissions by the 30 finalist towns Winning towns will be announced on Oct. 7 and will receive a feature in the 2015 Rand McNally Road Atlas and a free custom iPhone app and online travel guide promoting the town as a top destination. Plus, the winning Best for Geocaching town will receive a FREE GeoTour, courtesy of GOTL has a population of 1,288, Milliken said. To vote for GOTL, visit http:// geneva-on-the-lake-oh/16319.

University Hospitals Summer Academy helps students interested in health care find their futures BY JAN PERALA Geneva Area City Schools GENEVA - Geneva High School seniors Josh Swanson and Elyse Pitkin are immersed in possibilities for their future careers this summer as result of their participation in the University Hospitals Summer Academy, a paid internship designed for students with an interest in entering the health care field. Swanson and Pitkin will spend eight weeks this summer shadowing physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists and other health care and administrative professionals, gaining a behind the scenes perspective of virtually every department at University Hospitals Geneva and Conneaut Medical Centers. Admission to the UH Summer Academy is selective; only two students are invited to participate in the program each year. Students entering their senior year at all Ashtabula County high schools are eligible to apply. The Academy’s schedule is fast paced and provides a comprehensive, interactive experience as students spend time learning from health care professionals in each department and also observing the PHOTO AND BY JAN PERALA FOR GENEVA SCHOOLS administrative and support func- Geneva High School seniors Josh Swanson and Elyse Pitkin are 2013 tions which keep the hospitals run- delegates to the University Hospitals Summer Academy. They are ning efficiently. pictured with UH Geneva and Conneaut Medical Centers Director of Operations and Geneva Schools Board of Education member See ACADEMY page 4A Richard Trice.

Scribblers Coffee Company open for business — See page 9A

Jefferson advances in All-Star tournament — See page 2A


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GHS grad Daniel Camplese is Andrew Garcia Award Winner

Off to the Zucchini 500 BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

the veggie will be launched down a ramp in an attempt to set new distance records. The longest run and a runner-up in each of six age categories will be awarded Farmers’ Market cash vouchers. The overall longest and shortest runs will also receive special recognition, officials said. The Jefferson Farmers’ Market is held each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. The producers-only market in Jefferson will feature the best of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as maple syrup, fresh flowers and more, throughout the summer. The market will continue until October. WIC and senior coupons are accepted by eligible merchants.

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Farmers’ Market will have a special treat for visitors on Saturday, July 20. The 8th annual Zucchini 500 returns to the Jefferson Farmers’ Market at 11 a.m. July 20. This yearly running of the gourds will take advantage of the smooth surface of the St, Joseph’s Church parking lot. Racers will attempt to break the current distance record of more than 46 feet. Racers may bring an over-sized zucchini with them or buy one at the Market. The Market Committee will supply the wheels as well as decorations to turn the squash into a PHOTO BY JAN PERALA thing of beauty that can FOR GENEVA SCHOOLS race down the ramp. Daniel Camplese is the Mounted on the wheels, recipient of the Andrew the veggie will be launched Garcia Award granted to down a ramp in an attempt Stefanie Wessell, senior PHOTOS BY DORIS COOK an outstanding male to set more new distance editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be reached at Rock Creek is swelled over the banks in Rotary Park at Route 45 in the Village of Rock athlete in the Geneva High records. School graduating class. Mounted on the wheels, Creek from rainstorms last week. Camplese was a three year varsity letterman on the Eagles baseball squad earning All PAC honors and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was a two year Basketball letter winner. Camplese was a Project LOVE group leader, and was active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Key Club. He was Geneva High School’s 2012/13 Homecoming The truck arrives at about 9 King, a delegate to the a.m., giving the volunteers Rotary Youth Leadership By Stefanie Wessell about an hour to set up before Conference and was Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The next opening up the giveaway to honored at Geneva Rotary’s Breakfast of produce giveaway will re- the public at 10 a.m. The giveaway lasts until Champions. Camplese, a turn to St. Paul’s Lutheran 2013 GHS graduate, will Church in Jefferson on noon, but usually the food attend Cleveland State Thursday, July 18, not July is gone before then, Piper said. She said if any produce University where he will 25 as previously reported. St. Paul’s Lutheran remains after everyone goes major in Human Sciences and plans to become a Church, located at 89 E. through the line, people who Physical Therapist. He is the Satin St., will be giving remained can go through son of John and Patricia away free produce to resi- again. Although the produce is dents now on July 18, Aug. Camplese. Rock Creek is swelled over the banks in Rotary Park from rainstorms. free, people will be asked to 15 and Sept. 19. The church is holding the fill out paperwork with their giveaway as part of its part- name, address, phone numnership with the Cleveland ber and number of family Food Bank, Manna Food members. The produce given away Pantry Director Sharon Piper said. Piper said the can range from bags of potafood pantry is open to only toes, various fruits and vegJefferson-area residents, etables and sometimes even but the produce giveaway is bread. Much of the food is open to any low-income fam- grown in Ohio, Piper said. People are encouraged to ily in Ashtabula County. On the produce giveaway bring their own bags to days, the Cleveland Food carry the produce in, but Bank will bring a truck full of bags also will be available food to the church, Piper said. at the site.

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Two applications received so far for vacant Lenox Township seat BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers

the recent acquisition of the Lenox Museum located at the site of the former Lenox LENOX TOWNSHIP – Historical Society. They are Only two applicants apply- seeking bids for a metal ing for the vacant trustee roof for the machine shed seat left by Wynn Wessell, that sits on the property. who resigned for personal Bauwin said they will use reasons, attended the most this building for storage. It recent regular meeting is unclear, for now, what purpose the house will Wednesday, July 2. Jim Robinson and Robin serve. The historical society Hayford Fiebig both said deeded the property, minus they would like to be consid- the interior inventory, to ered for the position. The the township. No action was taken durtownship trustees have until the end of July to make a ing the meeting and after an decision and appoint some- hours worth of discussion, one. The deadline for appli- the meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting cation is July 22, said Fiscal is schedule for Monday, July Officer Linda Bauwin. Trustees also discussed 22, at 7:30 p.m.


Cathleen Lilly to perform in Brown Bag Concert Series BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers J E F F E R S O N / ASHTABULA - Cathleen Lilly is the next performer in the Ashtabula Arts Center’s Brown Bag Concert Series. Brown Bag concerts are held at noon and feature a different performer or musical group each week. The series kicked off last week in Ashtabula and Jefferson with a performance by Dennis Ford. Brown Bag Concerts feature a varied group of artists that include folk, pop, oldies, Broadway tunes and more. The second of this year’s featured performers is Lilly. Lilly will be performing in downtown Ashtabula’s North Park Gazebo at noon on Wednesday, July 17. The Ashtabula show is sponsored by Great Lakes Auto Network. Sponsored by Gazette Publications, Lilly’s Jefferson show will be held at noon in Jefferson’s Village Park on July 18.

The alternate performance sites in case of rain are the First Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue, Ashtabula and the United Methodist Church (adjacent to Village Park) in Jefferson. A staff writer for North Coast Voice Magazine, Lilly writes the recurring Bluesville column, and other articles shedding light on the blues and jazz scene around the area. She is also a talented musician in her own right, singing with the Blues Project of Ashtabula, a twelve-piece blues band, for over a decade. These days she fronts her own swing band, Cadillac Lilly, and plays honky-tonk piano with the Juke Joint Junkies. Her earliest influences - the great standards, jazz, swing, and country - are still what she enjoys singing the most. She is dedicated to the preservation of traditional American roots music, in all of its forms. Admission to the concerts is always free, but guests

Dorset Township trustees to hold regular meeting The Dorset Township trustees’ next regular meeting will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Dorset Community Center, 2681 St. Rt. 193. No regular meeting was held on Monday, July 15.

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Dennis Ford played the first Brown Bag concerts on July 11 in the Village of Jefferson. should provide their own lawn chair or blanket and feel free to bring their lunch to enjoy during the show. Future performers of the Ashtabula series include:

Community members gathered to hear Dennis Ford perform.

—Wednesday, July 24, James Fuller, sponsored by Outdoor Army Navy Store. —Wednesday, July 31, Fred Barringer, sponsored by The Ashtabula Star Beacon. —Wednesday, Aug. 7, Emily Kline, sponsored by Wells Fargo. —Wednesday, Aug 14, to be announced. Future performers of the Jefferson series include —Thursday, July 18, Cathleen Lilly. —Thursday, July 25, James Fuller. —Thursday, Aug. 1, Fred Barringer. —Thursday, Aug. 8, Emily Kline. —Thursday, Aug 15, Linda Fundis. All Jefferson series concerts are sponsored by Gazette Publications For more information, contact the Ashtabula Arts Center at (440) 964-3396. The Ashtabula Arts Center is funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

Dixieland The Dixieland Band performed in the 1864 Lenox Cornet Bandwagon on Sunday, July 14, at the Early America “LIVE” 1890 reenactment in the historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village, after the Jonathan Warner Tavern dedication. “It was a huge success - great music, lots SUBMITTED PHOTO of people attended the dedication, and everyone enjoyed stepping back into the 1890s in all the restored buildings, little stops with early skills, the fashion show, and make-and-take projects,” Jean Dutton said.

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Council passes first reading for renewal of roads-and-bridges levy BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

renewal levy that night were delayed because only four council members, Jerry JEFFERSON - Jefferson March, Lon Damon, Brian Village Council passed the Diehl and Kay Ann first reading of a resolution Brabender, were able to atto move forward with the tend the meeting. “We still have time to do renewal of a 2-mills levy for roads and bridges during its it next meeting,” Fisher said. meeting on Monday, July “We’ll have the second reading and suspend and adopt 15. Clerk/Treasurer Patty at the next meeting.” Other actions taken by Fisher said plans to suspend council rules and adopt the council include the third resolution for the five-year reading of the resolution de-

claring a 1992 International Cab and Chassis as surplus no longer needed for municipal purposes and authorizing sale to the highest and best bidder, with a reserve of $12,000. Council also held the first reading of an ordinance to provide for the issuance of a note in anticipation of the issuance of a bond in the aggregate principal amount of $41,000 by the village for the purchase

not exceed $30,000. That of a family of two (adult and child) cannot exceed $20,000. Applications will be taken at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 89 E. Satin Street, on Monday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to noon and on Tuesday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Proof of income and residence (such as a utility bill) must be presented at

this time as well as the original Social Security card for each child. Those eligible to receive assistance will be notified by mail. They will be able to spend a specific amount at the Super K-Mart at the Ashtabula Mall. Shopping is to be done within a certain time frame, dates listed in the letter of notification. For further information, call 576-ARMY.

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Historical Society to show Johnson’s Island BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON – The Jefferson Historical Society, 42 East Jefferson Street, will show a video on the Civil War at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 28. The video is about the prison on Johnson’s Island in Sandusky Bay. The showing is free to the public. The Historical Society is handicapped accessible. In 1861, the United States Army leased 40 acres to establish a Prisoner of War Depot on Johnson’s Island from owner, Leonard B. Johnson, for $500 a year. The island offered easy access by ship for supplies to

construct and maintain a prison and its detainees. Sandusky Bay offered more protection from the elements than the other islands, which were all closer to Canada in the event of a prison break. During the life of the prison, access to the island was heavily restricted. The facility was in operation from April, 1862 to September, 1865. During that time, roughly 10,000 men were processed into the stockade, most of them Confederate officer. Twenty-six were either generals or officers who became generals during or after their imprisonment. Others confined

were privates, guerrillas, bushwhackers, or citizens suspected of disloyalty to the Union. The largest number of prisoners at any one time was 3,224 in January, 1864. Of all the men who were held at the prison, only about 200 were lost to disease, harsh Ohio winters, and food and fuel shortages. Many of the prisoners attempted to escape by walking across Lake Erie into Canada while only a handful were successful. In 1990, Johnson’s Island was designated a National Historic Landmark. A causeway was built to connect it to the mainland and the Confederate cemetery is ac-

cessible to the public today. In 1994, Civil War actors worked from prisoners’ diaries to capture what life was like on the island during the Civil War. Two of the actors – Richard and Norma Waters – are Jefferson residents. Norma is president of the Jefferson Historical Society. “I was a doctor taking off a leg in the video. I was honored to participate,” said Richard. “It was a lot of hurry up and wait as the filming crew wanted everything to be just right. I was fascinated to see the technology involved. And the actors put everything in it to make it appear as real as possible,” added Norma.

Amish Quilt Raffle The First Congregational United Church of Christ is holding a raffle for a hand-stitched Dresden plate Amish Quilt. It is 68 inches by 84 inches. The quilt was donated by Shirley (Case) Niles who was given the quilt as a gift from her good friend Hazel Morgan. Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, during the “Make it, Bake it, Sew it Grow it” auction at the church. You do not need to be present to win. You can also contact the church office for more information at (440) 5764531. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the mission and ministry of the church. Pictured are Shirley (Case) Niles and her sister Joanne Martin with the Dresden Plate Quilt. SUBMITTED PHOTO

2013 Lakefront Summer Concert Series Held at Geneva Township Park on 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring a lawn chair. Donations by pass the hat. • July 23, Cadillac Lilly, Little Big Bank • July 30, Erie Heights Brass Ensemble • Aug. 6, Madison Band • Aug. 13, Young and Blue • Aug. 20, Geneva Community Choir

of a 2008 Model 4300 Dump Truck. The village is able to obtain a lower interest rate through Andover Bank by using bonds instead of a City of Geneva Concerts on the Lawn loan, Fisher said. Held at the pavilion next to the Geneva Community In other matters, Fisher said village officials also Center on 7 p.m. Thursdays. Bring a lawn chair. Donations discussed the cutting down by pass the hat. • July 18, Daryl, Daryl and Sheryl of eight trees in the village • July 25, Lost Sheep due to recent storms. Some • Aug. 1, Young and Blue of the trees were brought to • Aug. 8, Madison Community Band the village’s attention by • Aug. 15, Cadillac Lilly residents. • Aug. 22, the Madison Jazz Project

Jefferson Service Unit of the Salvation Army to help with school clothing JEFFERSON - Need help with your children’s school clothing or shoes? The Jefferson Service Unit of the Salvation Army may be able to help if you live in the Jefferson, Rock Creek or Dorset zip code areas. Eligibility will be determined on the basis of annual income. For example, the income of a family of four (two or three children) can-

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Summer Reading Finale! JEFFERSON - The Henderson Memorial Public Library is entering its final week of Summer Reading, beginning Monday, July 15. The last five weeks have been busy and FUN, and informational! We dug up dinosaurs, gardened, dug out of debt, tie-dyed and revisited the ‘70s, painted with coffee, painted rocks, faces and sidewalks, took a ride on the Underground Railroad, played with mud/clay, visited “Cities of the Underworld”, biked the “Western Reserve Greenway Trail,” rubbed gravestones, and during the final week we will learn about genealogy, and encounter ZOMBIES! A final celebration will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 5-6 p.m. for all of our Summer Reading Participants. Certificates, Grand Prizes, and Door Prizes will be awarded at that time, along with a TIME CAPSULE dedication to celebrate the Summer of 2013, and the year of “Dig Into Reading”! We thank and applaud the people and organizations in and outside our community who supported us and volunteered their time and special talents. They helped to make this year’s summer reading program a great success. Thank you so much to the following organizations and people for their time, donations, and collaboration: • Cleveland Natural History Museum & Miss Amy, Science Educator • Ashtabula County Master Gardeners • Jefferson Garden Club • Jefferson Historical Society • Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail • Bruce Loomis • Beth Baker • Elizabeth Cool • Phil Pawlowski • Norma Waters Thanks to our library volunteers for all of their help: • Mary Newman • Helen Ferraro • Lori Jaques • Allison Simon • Lizzie Pelligrino • Bella Austin


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Swanson has his sights set on medical school and is interested in Orthopedic Surgery. He is the son of Mike and Elsie Swanson. Pitkin, the daughter of Michelle Pitkin, wants to become a Registered Nurse. UH Summer Academy alumni include Tyra Miller, a 2011 Lakeside High School graduate who attends Howard University in Washington, DC and is a PreMedical student. Taylor Dufour graduated from Edgewood High School in 2011 and attends the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where he is enrolled in the Pre-Medical program. Allie Van Hoy, a 2012 Geneva High School graduate, is a Pharmacy student at the University of Findlay. 2012 Lakeside High School graduate Paige Upole is enrolled in the Honors College at Kent State University and plans to become a family practice physician. Alyssa Rhodes is a 2013 Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus graduate who will attend Pittsburgh Technical Institute to study Computer Technology. Elizabeth Kovacs a 2013 graduate of St. John School, will attend Case Western Reserve University and has her sights set on a career in medicine.


Jefferson United Methodists Church ‘rounds up’ the fun with VBS BY CAROLYN BEHRJEROME Gazette Newspapers

mended. Nearly 50 children from preschool to sixth grade attended Monday and particiJEFFERSON - Monday pated in crazy science exmarked the first day of periments, music, singing week-long fun at the and dancing, games, Bible Jefferson United Methodist stories, and music. Each day volunteer Church, 125 East Jefferson Street. JUMC is hosting workers and children are Vacation Bible School from encouraged to dress up 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. through Fri- western-style or in a prededay. “Son West Round Up!” termined colored shirt: is the title of the program. Monday - red, Tuesday As the name implies, cow- green, Wednesday - blue, boy and cowgirl hats, boots, Thursday - yellow, and Friand belt buckles are wel- day - white. Also, each day has an come. Caleb Eckel is JUMC’s overall theme complete with children’s coordinator, but Bible Verse and story. The this week he is the acting stories focus on Moses and sheriff. Eckel encourages the Israelites’ Exodus from all children from the com- Egypt and show God’s Ultimunity to come. New mate Plan, Ultimate Power, people are welcomed every Ultimate Rescue, Ultimate day! Parents will need to fill Trust and Ultimate Love. “Son West Round Up!” out emergency medical forms for their child, so runs through Friday at early arrival is recom- JUMC.

Pastor Quincy Wheeler heads the science experiments for the week. PHOTOS BY CAROLYN BEHR-JEROME

Sheriff Caleb Ekel rounds up the cow-folk during Monday’s Vacation Bible School.

Sean Howe works away on his craft for the day.

Tryden Offenberg and Sara Misinec teamed up in the three-legged race.

Hannah Gage (back) with Lillian Gage (on lap) and Elizabeth Burns hang out in the nursery while their moms volunteer for VBS.

Monday’s science experiment had kids tie-dying their handkerchiefs.

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Each class enjoys a healthy snack at Miss Miki (Gage)’s Dusty Larson and Zane Jerome show off their craft skills. Snack Parlor.


Early America ‘Live’ BY WILLIAM A. WEST Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - It was a trip back to a slower, quieter and perhaps a more genteel time during the Early America “Live” event at the Historic Jefferson Depot Village in Jefferson this past weekend. The only sounds heard were pleasant conversation and the occasional neigh of a horse as the visitors walked the grounds in a leisurely manner. The teaching moments were everywhere. This children could experience a class in a one-room school house, circa

1890. Heather Kitchen, of Columbus, was dyeing raw wool, baskets were being weaved by Marlo Campbell, Fran R e c h i d y a n d J a n e Wi l s o n , a l l o f Jefferson. Kirsten Jones, of Jefferson, demonstrated the long-forgotten method of using a washboard to clean clothes. Visitors could participate in a horseshoe pitching contest and pie-eating contest. Hohn’s General Store and the J. Warner Tavern were open for business. “It was great,” Jean Dutton, the driving force behind the Historic Jefferson Depot Village, said. “We had a big turnout, especially for the dedication of the J. Warner Tavern Sunday.”

Jim Dutton, of Jefferson, talks to customers at Hohn’s General Store.

David Wilson, of Jefferson, handles the barPHOTOS BY WILLIAM A. WEST tending duties at the J. Warner Tavern

Gretchen Litwiler, of Jef ferson, puts Saturday during the Early America “Live” Sylvia Loveridge, of Greenville, Pa., makes Marlo Campbell, of Jefferson, makes together a bouquet Saturday. event at the Jefferson Depot Village. four-strand braided rugs Saturday. baskets Saturday.

John Brown and Ashtabula County BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers

R emember W hen

The following, written by Chet Lampson, appeared in The Jefferson Gazette in Strings, guarding the apMarch, 1955 as a series. proaches to the Capt. John Brown home, then the first house of the Lenox center road leading to Dorset, on present route 167. This is a story and a half house. Mr. Beede and Mr. M.F. Dean told me that the upper part of the Captain John Brown house was lined with Chapter Seven sheet iron. There were portMr. Beede told me that he holes permitting views of often stood guard with other anyone approaching and an armed member of the Black opportunity to use guns.

The Civil War Could Have Started in Northeastern Ohio

Information Given by M.F. Dean M.F. Dean told me that, “I was present at the Capt. John Brown house with my sister, Miss. Fannie Dean, of Jefferson, when United States Marshall M. Johnson of Cleveland was brought to the house by S.D. Dann, a pro-slavery democrat from Jefferson. They had received permission to leave a subpoena for Capt. John Brown Jr. to appear before the Senate Investigation Committee at Washington on the Marshal’s promise not to try to arrest the Captain. He was then safely hidden in the Cowles house at Austinburg Center. I was told that he was there hidden and that wall paper had been pasted over the door leading to the attic. My sister, Fannie was at the house that day. She was nursing Brown boy, who had broken one of his legs.” Mr. Dean was one of the four men who on the night of July 22, 1859 took from Alex Fobes farm in Wayne four wagon loads of war material, brought by Johyn Brown from Kansas in the winter of 1858 and first stored in King Brother ’s shop in Cherry Valley. Partial List of War Mate-

rial Found at Kennedy Farm In the evidence given to the Senate Committee by Archibald E. Kitzmiller, is a list of “material” found at the Kennedy farm in Maryland, after the raid. There were 102 Sharp’s carbines, 102 pistols, 58 powder flasks, 10 kegs of gunpowder (about 250 pounds) 23,000 percussion rifle caps, 1500 percussion pistol caps, 1300 ball cartridge for Sharp’s rifles, 160 boxes Sharp’s primers, 14 pounds of lead balls, one major general’s sword, 55 bayonets, 12 artillery swords, 483 handled spears, and many other articles. The above list is only a part of the war material, taken from Ashtabula county where it had been stored in a sugar house on Alex Fobes’ farm (and other places). Citizens of the Harper’s Ferry neighborhood helped themselves to many of the Sharp rifles and revolvers, before the balance were taken over by the authorities. The testimony was given that the Sharp rifles were worth about $25 each, one of the boxes of carbines was marked T.B.Eldridge, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.” These had been shipped to Ashtabula by rail in coffin boxes, then sledded to Cherry Valley passing through Jefferson, en route. To be continued

Miracle Temple Church of God to sponsor luncheon

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Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ Youth Department is sponsoring a Mother/Daughter, Father/ Son, Grandparents Luncheon on Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m., at Lakeview Towers Fellowship Hall, Lake Avenue, Ashtabula. Tickets $5. All proceeds go toward our Pastor, Superintendent Mitchell Jones’ Appreciation Service.

Ashtabula Township trustees to present Concerts in Peleg Sweet Park ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP - The Ashtabula Township Trustees will once again be presenting the Concerts in Peleg Sweet Park this summer on the corner of State Road and U.S. Route 20. The concerts will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and be held through Aug. 13, 2013, which will total eight events. All the concerts will begin promptly at 7 p.m. In the event of poor weather the program will be inside at the East Side Presbyterian Church across from the Gazebo. Refreshments will be available and restrooms will be provided by the church. No chairs will be furnished, so please bring your own chairs if desired. Ashtabula Township officials look forward to another fun-filled concert season and hope to see you there.

Schedule July 23 - Erie Brass Ensemble July 30 - Blues Project - James Fuller Aug. 6 - John Ruman Trio Aug. 13 - Elvis (Sponsored by J.D. Pizza)

Beatitude House invites the community to a celebration Come meet Executive Director Sr. Janet Gardner, OSF ASHTABULA - The community is invited to help Beatitude House celebrate one year of serving homeless women and children in Ashtabula. They will host a 1st Birthday Party on Friday, July 19, 2013, from 3 -6 p.m. at Beatitude House located at 3404 Lake Avenue, behind Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ashtabula. A short program will be held at 3:45 p.m. Sponsors for the event include, Kent State University Ashtabula Branch, Nassief Auto Group, Northwest Savings Bank, Marianne Sezon/Eddie’s Grill, Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ron and Karen Borkes, Andover Bank, Knights of Columbus Council 360, Guerriero Funeral Home and Giant Eagle Ashtabula. Over the course of the last year, Beatitude House has served 20 women and 26 children. They are excited to share the accomplishments of these women and children, which include attending educational programs, securing employment, opening savings accounts, participating in enrichment activities, obtaining driver’s licenses and finding permanent housing. They invite the community to come celebrate with their families and hear first-hand the positive impact Beatitude House has had on the lives of women and children in Ashtabula. In addition to celebrating the achievements of their families, the community will have the opportunity to meet their new Executive Director, Sr. Janet Gardner. Prior to coming to Beatitude House, Sr. Janet served as General Minister for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God where she oversaw and coordinated ministries in 22 locations. She has a Master’s of Social Work from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and belongs to the Association of Certified Social Workers. Additionally, her background in transitional and supportive housing programs, as well as her experience with direct service and administration, will inform her understanding of Beatitude House and the vulnerable population they serve. Beatitude House is committed to serving all disadvantaged women and children. By creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families, they provide women and children with the opportunity to transform their lives. To learn more about how you can help, visit


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Motorized wheelchairs must obey traffic laws BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers

Michael Franklin. “I’m sure it’s not legal and I’m sure it’s not safe.” Ducro added that he is ASHTABULA – Motorized wheelchairs have the approached by citizens on a same mandates as pedestri- regular basis who are conans. This means they must cerned about this issue. Franklin said that mofollow the same laws. But that is not always the case, torized wheel chairs are J.P. Ducro, IV told Council treated exactly the same as during its regular meeting pedestrians under Ohio law and that they must follow Monday night, July 15. “(Could you) expound a the same rules. “Where a sidewalk is little bit on the high degree of motorized wheel chairs available, and it’s reasonacting like a motor vehicle,” able to do so, a person, a peDucro asked City Solicitor destrian, or in this case, a

TOPS OH #2224 meets weekly TOPS OH #2224, of Jefferson, meets weekly at the Jefferson Community Center on Tuesday evenings. WeighIn: 5-6 p.m. Meeting: 6-7 p.m. New members welcome! First meeting is free. For more information, contact Sharon Wehrung-Leader.

Upcoming Saint John class reunions The Saint John Class of 1958 will celebrate their 55year reunion the weekend of July 26 and 27. They will meet at South River Winery on Friday, July 26. On Saturday, July 27, they will meet at Saint John School at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, doughnuts and a tour of the school. Later that evening, they will gather for a dinner celebration. For more details, contact Bonnie Tulino Yost at 440-576-9439 or at The Saint John Class of 1963 will gather for their 50year reunion the weekend of Aug. 9-10. They will be meeting at Saint John School for a fish fry on Friday evening. On Saturday they will hold a dinner at the Elks Club. Contact Regina Tussy Callahan at or 703-5089885 for more information. The Class has established a web page for the reunion: www.SaintJohn63Reunion The Saint John Class of 1971 is planning a 60th birthday celebration for Saturday, Aug. 17, at Laurello Vineyards at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to Janis Iarocci Brown at 440-9642454 or or contact her for more details. The Saint John Class of 1973 will be celebrating their 40th reunion over the weekend of July 20-21. They will gather on Friday, July 19, for an optional meet and greet at 8 pm at the Crow’s Nest. On Saturday, July 20, they will meet at Laurello Vineyards at 5 p.m. On Sunday, July 21, they will meet for brunch and a tour of the new Saint John School. For more information, please contact Sue Richey Viall at 440-813-8088 or

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motorized wheel chair is to use a sidewalk,” Franklin said. In the event of broken sidewalks or exposed tree roots that may interfere with the walk way, then the street may be used, Franklin said. But the perception of inconvenience and safety varies among individuals so that is where the discussion starts, he added. “The city has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars” on the sidewalks so

that everyone can safely use them, said Franklin. Ashtabula City Chief of Police Robert Stell said that he knows of no occasion where a person operating a motorized wheelchair has been cited, but that pedestrians are from time to time issued citations for walking in the street. Stell said he would speak to his officers about issuing warnings to those in motorized wheel chairs who may not be aware of the laws in the State of Ohio.

Pedal for Pets BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP - The Ashtabula County Humane Society will hold its 3rd Annual “Pedal for Pets” on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Western Reserve Greenway Trail. Sign ups are being taken now for the event, as well as sponsorships for the mile markers. Pedal for Pets helps raise funds for the Ashtabula County Humane Society, an organization dedicated to the education of the public for the proper and humane care of all animals, large and small, for the prevention of cruelty to all animals and the punishment of any person or persons violating animal laws of the State of Ohio. The cost to participate is a $20 registration fee or a minimum of $20 in pledges. The first 50 participants will receive an event T-shirt. Riders five and under ride free, but they do not receive a Tshirt. Register for the event by contacting the Ashtabula County Humane Society at (440) 969-6100, extension 4, or by visiting www.achsohio .org. Participants also can register on the day of the event

by coming to the Lampson Road staging area, located on the south side of Lampson Road, a half-mile east of State Route 45. Lampson Road is 1.25 miles south of State Route 307 and from I-90, exit Route 45 and head south 2.3 miles. Event information Event Start/Finish Location: Western Reserve Greenway Trail, Lampson Road Riding Information: • Puppy Trail for families and special populations. It is four miles from Lampson Road to Millcreek (round trip) with a 9 a.m. registration and a 9:30 a.m. start up. • Dog Trail is 10 miles from Lampson Road to Tishe Road (round trip) and a 9 a.m. registration/9:30 a.m. start up. • Big Dog Trail is 35 miles from Lampson Road to the County Line (round trip) for the biking enthusiast. 8:30 a.m. registration/9 a.m. start up. Advertising mile markers are available for $50 each. Company information will be posted on the trail to show who donated. The donation is tax deductible. Contact the Ashtabula County Humane Society for more information.

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ADA, Ohio - Ashton L. Allen, daughter of Kristopher and Dawn Allen, 2667 Maple Rd, Jefferson, has enrolled in the College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University for the 2013-14 school year. She will be a pharmacy major. A graduate of Jefferson Area High School, Allen was active in National Honors Society, DECA, football and basketball.

Municipal Water / Wastewater Operator-in-Training The Village of Roaming Shores seeks a full-time employee to join its utility department. At a minimum, the ideal candidate will be a presentable, non-tobacco using high school graduate who can demonstrate an aptitude in math, science, electronics and mechanics. This career opportunity will provide stable employment, an accelerated pathway to an operator license, advancement, OPERS, generous benefits, excellent starting pay and more. Resumes and transcripts will be accepted at the Village Hall, 2500 Hayford Road, Roaming Shores, Ohio 44084 until Friday, August 2, 2013. A drug test will be required prior to employment. No recruiters please.

Religious Briefs July 21 Jefferson: Worship on the Lawn Worship on the Lawn, weather permitting, followed by ice cream float / social hour at First Congregational UCC, 41 East Jefferson St., Jefferson. Worship service, 10 a.m.

July 25 Austinburg: Picnic in the Park Austinburg First United Church of Christ, located at 2870 Rt. 307, Austinburg, will hold a free community/allchurch picnic in the park with food and games for the kids from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

July 25 Saybrook Township: Free community dinner A free community dinner will be held on Thursday, July 25, from 5-6 p.m. in the Church Social Hall. Come enjoy a free dinner, dessert and drink, served to you by members of Saybrook United Methodist Church, 7900 S. Depot Rd, Saybrook (across from St. John School). All are welcome!

July 26 Ashtabula: Jazz Festival The Ashtabula County Jazz Festival featuring solo pianist Bill Dobbins playing the music of Bill Evans will occur on Friday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ashtabula. Bassist Dave Morgan, saxophonist Ed Michaels, and pianist Dr. Timothy Kalil will also perform at the Reception. The concert is free and open to the public and a free and open ”Meet-theArtists” Reception follows the recital. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Concert Committee of the Church. FMI phone 440992-8100 or visit Address for GPS/MapQuest: 4901 Main Ave., zip 44004.

July 26-27 Jefferson: Rummage sale The First Congregational United Church of Christ (41 E. Jefferson, Jefferson) is having a Super Rummage Sale on Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. There is a super assortment of clothing, furniture, and household items to purchase from, reasonably priced. Come early for the best selection.

July 27 Geneva: Pancake breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Geneva will hold a pancake breakfast at the Geneva Methodist Church on Saturday, July 27, from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There will be two choices on the menu: all the pancakes you can eat served with two sausage links or a large serving of sausage gravy served with biscuits. Prices are: adults, $6; seniors, $5; elementary children, $3; and children under five, free. There will also be a Chinese Auction including a bicycle, and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds will go directly to the completion of a walkway, bike path, roller blading area, and wheelchair walk to be installed at Kiwanis Park. This walkway will greatly benefit the community.

Aug. 2-3 Kingsville: Rummage Sale Saint Andrew’s Church, located at 3700 St. Rt. 193, will hold a rummage sale in the church hall from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds benefit the St. Andrew’s Church Driveway Fund.

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tional UCC, 41 E. Jefferson St., in Jefferson, A Bible s tudy gr o up on Tuesday nights at 5:30 meets every Thursday in p.m. Ashtabula. Open to the public - not affiliated with Jefferson United or promoting any particu- Methodist Church lar church denomination. invites public to Grab a coffee and join the Christian Cafe The Jefferson United group at McDonald’s, 918 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Methodist Church, 125 E. OH. Bring your Bible and Jefferson St., will be proany questions you might viding a free, family-style, have. View the website at hearty home-cooked meal the first and third Tuesday of each month from 4-6 or call (440) 228-6157. p.m. All persons in the area are welcome to come Bethany Lutheran enjoy good food, and share Church announces convers ations in the summer worship warmth of Christian love. hours Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. for the summer In Honor Of The Graduate months at Bethany Lutheran Church, 933 Mic higan Ave nue , Ashtabula, OH. All are welcome to worship with us.

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Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Jefferson PHOTO BY STEFANIE WESSELL

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 bridge at Lake Shore Park, correctly guessed by Rose Fogus, Alice Allen, Josh Woodward and Vickie Ritter. Guesses for this week can be sent in after 5 p.m. July 17 to (440) 576-9125 ext. 107.

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Natalie Thomas garners coveted D.J Caton Award BY JAN PERALA Geneva Area City Schools

GENEVA - Natalie Thomas, a 2013 Geneva High School graduate, has been named the recipient of the D. J. Caton Award. Thomas’ The next Contacts ‘n’ name has been inscribed on an Coffee for Geneva Area imposing trophy which cataChamber of Commerce and logues a virtual Who’s Who of the Madison Perry ChamGeneva High School women’s ber of Commerce members sports history. Reading down will be held July 24 at 8 the list of previous recipients a.m. The event lasts one of the award constitutes both hour. a trip down memory lane and There is no cost to ata testimonial to the auspicious tend. Enjoy coffee, refreshachievements of some of ments and networking! Geneva’s greatest athletes. The event will be held at Since 1976, Geneva High Classic Ford of Madison, School has recognized the 6251 N. Ridge Rd., Madistars of its courts and playing son (Rt. 20 on north side). fields through the presentaE m a i l tion of the D. J. Caton Award to the outstanding female athor call 466-8694 the lete in each graduating class. Geneva Area Chamber ofThe award is given in fice to attend. There is no memory of D. J. Caton, a long cost, it is a great networktime administrator for Geneva ing event!

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Schools. Caton was a driving force behind the establishment of the girls’ sports program within the Geneva School District and was also instrumental in the formation of a county-wide girls’ sports league. The recipient of the D. J. Caton Award is determined by a vote by the coaches of the girls’ sports teams. Thomas co-captained the Lady Eagles Varsity Volleyball, Basketball and Track Teams and was named a Scholar Athlete in each sport for four years. She was named the Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation Girls Player of the Year and earned All Premier Athletic Conference and All District honors. She was the Star Beacon Ed Batanian Senior Basketball Classic Player of the game, and earned News Herald All Stars Special Mention. At GHS, Natalie was a member of National Honor Society, Envirothon Team, Stu-

1979 – Becci Rocco dent Council, Fellowship of 1980 – Nadine Cox and Anita Christian Athletes and was Sports Editor on the Yearbook Tersigni 1981 – Julie Hocevar Staff. Her activities in the com1982 – Linda Rapp munity include serving as 1983 – Kathy Potter treasurer of Junior Fair 1984 – Tracy Coy Board, 4-H membership and 1985 – Dawn Hopes involvement with her 1986 – Lori Belconis church youth group and 1987 – Kelli Shannon 1988 - Vicki Armstrong leadership team. Thomas 1989 – Dawn Phinney reigned at Austinburg 1990 – Heather Hyslop Country Day as Country 1991 – Kristen Herpy Maiden. She will attend 1992 – Shawn Novak Mount Vernon Nazarene 1993 – Lisa Boomhower University where she plans 1994 – April Kinkade to major in Education with 1995 - Lisa Herpy an emphasis on Middle 1996 – Cherie Csepegi School Education and will 1997 – Courtney Behm 1998 – Christie Hammond play basketball for the Lady 1999 – Marlena Fox Cougars. She is the daugh2000 - Lindsey Stepp ter of William and Angela 2001 - Courtney Brenkus Thomas of Austinburg 2002 – Rhea DeJesus Township. 2003 – Jordan Cuddy Previous recipients of the D. J. Caton Award are: 1976 – Pam Hunt 1977 – Connie Ball 1978 – Lori Korver

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Scribblers Coffee Company open for business BY MELINDA FRANCIS Gazette Newspapers

After their visit to the West Coast, Ed flew to San Francisco to receive GENEVA – For the last 20 training and to purchase Crammed with activities, this summer’s “Dig into Reading” program will delight all ages of readers with crafts, learning years, longtime Geneva resi- a roaster. And the rest is opportunities, special live programs, a multitude of prizes, and, dents Ed and Judy Fleisher history. “We started roasting have been in the coffee busiof course, books at the Ashtabula County District Library. “Plan Your Own Groundbreaking” approaches the often ness part time, selling via the at our home,” he said. As both Ed and Judy thought of but often overlooked end-of-life planning. Do you internet and to some local rehave specific wishes for your funeral or celebration of life? Find tail establishments. But that’s were English majors, they out how to make them happen with help from the experts. all changed since the opening chose the name Scribblers Trevor Behm of Behm Funeral Homes will be presenting a of their cafe – Scribblers Cof- from the coffee club of program at the Geneva Library on Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. fee Company - at 388 South 18th century writers who A representative from Fleming-Billman Funeral Homes will Broadway more than two met at Wills Coffee House be discussing pre-planning at the Ashtabula Library on Mon- weeks ago, in the former so long ago. Just as they did before, day, July 29, at 6 p.m. Both programs are free. Call the respec- Geneva Hospital building. “My wife and I both retired Scribblers offers a long list tive library to register. There will be a “Dig Into Reading Concert with Conductor and it was a goal of ours that of single origin coffees PHOTO BY MELINDA FRANCIS Jack.” Yes! The one and only Conductor Jack of television fame we would gear up full time,” from Africa, Central America, and South Scribblers Coffee Company located at 388 South Broadway. will be appearing at the Ashtabula and Geneva Libraries on said Ed Fleisher. After reading an article America. They also Tuesday, Aug. 6. He will be at the Ashtabula Library at 2 p.m. “We’ve done no advertising. and the Geneva Library at 6 p.m. There will be lots and music about how Starbucks was tak- mingle the single origin coffees the couple has expanded their ing over the coffee culture in into secret blends such as Cov- offerings to include soups, sal- It’s all been word of mouth so and lots of fun for all ages! far,” he said. ads, and sandwiches. Crafts off all kinds will be offered weekly at both sites, along Seattle two decades ago, the ered Bridge Blend. Even still, Scribblers has “We do a smorgasbord of Until the ribbon cutting with Storytime. Please check the Ashtabula County District pair flew out there to see what flavored coffees. Our most Tuesday morning, they’ve been been relatively busy. Library website at and look for the Library Pro- all the fuss was about. “We’re open from 7 a.m. to “There were espresso carts popular is Rainforest Nut,” he low key as they wanted to make grams link. And while you’re there, check out the Bookmobile sure the staff was performing 7 p.m., seven days a week. Evschedule to see when it will be bringing tales to your neighbor- everywhere. They were selling said. ery day except major holidays.” Now that the cafe is open, as they had intended. it in the gas stations,” he said. hood!


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Jonathan Gears leads the pack in the Pyma-Laker Dan Dunlap Memorial 5k Run. BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ANDOVER - 198 runners participated in the PymaLaker Dan Dunlap Memorial 5k Run and Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run. The race benefits the PV Cross-Country team and is in memory of All-American Pymatuning Valley Alumni Dan Dunlap.

Top finishers (1) Jonathan Gears 15:48, (2) Phillip Scheanon 16:54.3 and (3) Chris Lemay 16:59.7

Top Women (7) Mallory Krieder 17:57.3, (25) Kim Kreider 21:00.2 and (31) Emily McHenry 22.21.1 Top men finishers under 15: (4) Jason Wilson 17:15.3, (13) Eric Riestefer 19:10.2 and (29) Joshua Tracy 22:01.7 Top women finishers under 15: (81) Adele Bogardus 26:27.0, (137) Lauren Bals 32:42.0, (180) Katie Elred 46:48.3 To see full race results from the race visit gopher a Mallory Kreider took first run at: http://gopherarun place in the women’s .com/results/2013-dandivision during the Pymadunlap-memorial-pv-laker- Tom Dunlap, the brother of Dan Dunlap, poses with the Laker Dan Dunlap Memorial 5k.html Pyma-Laker Dan Dunlap Memorial T-Shirt. 5k Run.

Conneaut Post 151 Sweeps Doubleheader BY ALLAN MONONEN Gazette Newspapers CONNEAUT - The Conneaut American Legion team, Post 151, completed its regular season Saturday. They swept a doubleheader versus Strongsville Berea Post 91. Berea wore red jerseys to honor fallen warriors. The backs of the jerseys had the names of the valiant soldiers. The locals won the first game, 8-6 with Joey PHOTOS BY ALLAN MONONEN Borgerding earning the win. Austin DiBell fires home for Conneaut Post 151 during a “Borgerding was lights recent American Legion baseball game. out in the first game,” Post Conneaut won the second contest, 6-5. Joey Borgerding 151 Coach Jim Tupa said. doubled in the first inning and Austin DiBell singled to take a 1-0 lead. Conneaut added two more tallies in the second. Alex Taylor reached on an error and Tyler Cox doubled for one run. A Christian Williams double sent Cox home, making it 3-0. Berea scored three times Tyler Cox rounds first and goes to second after hitting a to knot the score at 3-3 in the double in the first inning for Conneaut Post 151.

third inning. Post 151 tallied thrice in their fifth. DiBell walked, Matt Flanagan and Alex Taylor singled. Danny Sackett hit a hard grounder to short when the throw to second went into the outfield, two runs scored. A balk sent home a third run, 6-3. Berea would battle back in their seventh, scoring two runs. But Conneaut held on for the 6-5 victory. Austin DiBell was the winning pitcher. “We had good hitting today, a lot of two out hits. that was the first time all season,” Coach Tupa said. “We ended the season with five straight wins. We beat a New York team, the Cardinal Redwings in a tournament last weekend, beat Jefferson twice this week and beat Berea twice today.” “When you call on Austin to pitch, he does a great job for us,” Tupa added. The team will begin tournament play next week.

Local Legion baseball teams were finally able to get some games in this past week as Jefferson Post 152 hosted Kingsville Post 743. Kingsville Post 743 took an early lead against Jefferson Post 152 and starting pitcher Thomas Bevins. Andrew Graeb started the game with a single and quickly stole second base. After a pair of pop-ups, Nick Meola came through with a two-out double to plate the first run of the game. Connor McLaughlin also picked up the first of his three singles in the inning, but Bevins got out of the inning with another pop-up. Nick Meola pitched the whole game for Kingsville as he picked up three easy groundouts in the opening inning. Meola worked around a hit batter in the second inning as his team led 1-0. Bevins pitched around walks to Joey Zappitelli and Tyler Wawrowski for a scoreless second inning. He also pitched out of the jam in the third inning as the first three batters reached, but none scored. Jeff Imbrogno started the inning with a single, Nick Meola walked and McLaughlin singled. However, a pop-up and two strikeouts got Bevins out of the inning unharmed. Post 152 was able to tie the game in the third inning as Jared Dean hit the first of his three singles. After an overthrow allowed Dean to move to second base David Smalley moved the runner over to third with a sac bunt. Steven Houser tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI groundout. Post 743 took back the lead in the fourth inning as Andrew Graeb walked, went


Nick Meola pitches for Kingsville Post 743 during a game against Jefferson Post 152. to second on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI single by Jeff Imbrogno. Jefferson tried to answer in the bottom of the inning as Brett Powers singled and Ryan Zindash was safe on a bunt. However, Meola pitched out of the inning with three straight flyouts. Kingsville added to their lead in the fifth inning as McLaughlin reached for the third straight time with a single. Lous Wisnyai walked and both runners moved upon a wild pitch. Post 743 scored two runs after Joey Zappiteli reached on an error, making it 4-1. Ryan Zindash relieved Bevins in the fifth inning with no outs, one runner on and the score at 4-1. Zindash was able to pitch out of the inning with a fielder’s choice and a double play. Jared Dean picked up another hit off of Meola in the fifth inning, but Post 152 was unable to string anything together. Zindash worked around a pair of walks to Dylan Morici and Nick Meola in the sixth inning to keep the score at 41. A single by Travis Kiser in the sixth inning was all Post 152 could muster as they still trailed 4-1 going into the final inning. Kingsville was able to tack on three runs in the final inning to take a 7-1 lead. Dylan Morici had the big hit in the inning with a two-run single. Jefferson tried to start a rally in their half of the inning as Steven Jewell and Jared Dean singled to start the inning. David Smalley drove in a run with an RBI groundout, making it 7-1. Dylan Morici runs to first base Meola went on to get the next for Kingsville Post 743 after two outs on grounders as well ripping a two-run single. to end the game.

Brett Powers leads off first base for Post 152 as Nick Johnson plays first base for Kingsville Post 743.

Thomas Bevins pitches for Post 152 during a game against Post 743.



Grand Valley advances to state BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ORWELL – The Grand Valley Mustangs junior league All-Star team hosted Jefferson All-Stars in a Championship game on Thursday, July 11. The Mustangs had to win one game, while Jefferson had to win two to advance to the state tournament. Grand Valley was able to stay undefeated in the tournament with a 6-3 win over Jefferson. Jefferson held the lead early on as Daniel Sartor, of Jefferson, and Tyler Butler, of Grand Valley, battled it out on the mound. Tony Gattarello started the game with a double for Jefferson. Mason Gillespie followed with an RBI single to plate the first run of the game. Gillespie stole second and went to third on a passed ball. Mason Swiney kept the inning going with a two-out walk and Jefferson added a run on an

ond base, went to third on a groundout by Mason Gillespie and scored on an overthrow. Sartor picked up another one-two-three inning in the third inning, including a pair of strikeouts. Butler picked up two quick outs in the fourth inning and then worked out of a jam to keep the score at 31. Josh Fink walked in the inning and Austin Norris doubled him over to third, but Jefferson was unable to put another hit together. Grand Valley managed to PHOTOS BY BYRON C. WESSELL manufacture a run with two Jon Jackson bunts for the Jefferson Junior League All- outs in their half of the fourth inning. Josh Star team during a game against Grand Valley. Cunningham walked, stole overthrow to first base on a tom of the second inning. two more bases and went on Josh Cunningham got to score an error. pick-off attempt. Butler breezed through Sartor picked up a one- things started with a single two-three inning in the first and stole two bases. Josh the fifth inning with three Weaver made it 2-1 with an quick groundouts. inning for Jefferson. Grand Valley’s big hit of Tyler Bulter worked RBI groundout. A lead off walk to Tony the day came after back-toaround a single to Daniel allowed back walks by Austin Sator in the second inning Gattarello and Blake Jefferson to increase their Mathis to keep the game at 2-0. Grand Valley was able to lead to 3-1 in the third in- Hershberger. Tyler Butler cut the lead to 2-1 in the bot- ning. Gattarello stole sec- helped himself with a two-

Garrett Osborne bats for Jefferson during a recent Junior League All-Star game.

Tony Gattarrello bats for Jefferson during a Junior League All-Star game against Grand Valley.

run single, giving Grand Valley a 4-3 lead. Butler walked the leadoff hitter Robert Niemi in the sixth inning, but recovered to get the next two outs. Logan Sines then relived Butler and recorded the last out of the inning on a groundout. Cunningham sparked the Mustangs again in the sixth inning as he singled and scored for the third time

in the game on an overthrow. Dylan Wilson also singled in the inning, stole a pair of bases. Bradley Turner kept the inning going with a two out walk. Austin Mathis upped the lead to 6-3 with an RBI single. Sines was able to close out the game in the seventh inning after working around a walk to Daniel Sartor for the 6-3 win.

Austin Norris plays third base for the Jefferson Junior League All-Star team.

Mason Gillespie leads off at third base for Jefferson as Dylan Wilson plays third base for Grand Valley.

Jefferson advances in All-Star tournament

Nathan Jacobs pitches for the Jefferson All-Stars during a win over Perry. BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON – The Jefferson major league All-Stars picked up a 10-4 win over the Perry All Stars on Tuesday, July 2. Jefferson was able to take an early lead in the top of the first inning as Brandon Park started the game with a walk. Jefferson then had a pair of fielder’s choices by Mike Hamski and Owen Blanchette. Blanchette would make it to third after a pair of passed balls and scored on an RBI single by Jacob Johnson. Nathan Jacobs pitched a one-two-three inning on the mound for Jefferson in the bottom half of the first inning. Jefferson added to their lead in


Garrett Boczar stands on second base after hitting a double for the Jefferson All-Stars. the second inning as Jason Mayes walked and Nathan Jacobs singled. Patrick Sartor followed with an RIB double. Jacobs and Sartor both went on to score on passed balls, making it 4-0. Perry was able to cut into the lead in the second inning as David Stewart singled. Sampson Augustine made it 4-1 with an RBI single. Tyler Sylvis also reached on an error in the inning as Augustine scored to cut the lead in half at 42. Jefferson answered with a run in the third inning as Garrett Boczar started the inning with a double. Boczar went to third on a passed ball and scored on an overthrow. Jason Mayes singled and

Jacob Johnson pitches for the Jefferson All-Stars during a game against Perry. Nathan Jacobs doubled, but Sampson Augustine pitched out of the inning for Perry with the score 5-2. Jacobs was able to pitch another quick inning in the third as he retired the side in order once again. David Stewart entered to pitch for Perry in the fourth inning as Jefferson had a big four-run inning. Mike Hamski, Owen Blanchette and Jacob Johnson all walked in the inning. Hamksi scored on a passed ball, making it 6-2. Jaret Hall was hit by a pitch to load the bases once again. Stewart was able to get the next two outs on a strikeout and a pop-

Jacob Reid plays third base for Jefferson during an All-Star game against Perry. up. However, Jefferson was able to score three runs as Nathan Jacobs reached on an error to centerfield. Tyler Sylvis relieved Stewart with two outs in the fourth inning. Sylvis got out of the inning with a pop-up as Jefferson led 9-2. David Stewart singled to start the fourth inning for Perry and scored on an RBI groundout by Sampson Augustine. Jacob Johnson relieved Jacobs on the mound for Jefferson in the fifth inning. Perry cut the lead to 9-4 in the fifth inning as Tyler Sylvis walked and scored on an RBI

Michael Hamski bats for Jef ferson during an All-Star game against Perry. single by Kyle Davanough. Jacob Reid got the run right back for Jefferson in the top of the sixth inning with a solo homerun, making it 10-4. Tyler Alexander walked in the inning and Nathan Jacobs collected his third hit of the game, but Sylvis limited Jefferson to only one run. Perry had a pair of base runners in the final inning as Augustine singled and Ben Petrezi walked. Mike Hamski would enter to pitch for Jefferson late in the inning as the game ended on a strikeout and a groundout.


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