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Jamestown Fair

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— Find the schedule of events inside this week’s paper

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Jefferson Elementary School opens for first day — See page 5A

THEGAZETTE

Vol. No. 135, No. 35

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011

Presrite Corporation to celebrate groundbreaking BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - Presite Corporation will host a ground-breaking ceremony 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, to commemorate the 80,000-square-feet addition at its facility on 322 S. Cucumber Rd. in Jefferson. Yesterday, the Ashtabula County commissioners approved a tax-abatement request from Presite for the expansion. The request already has received approval from Jefferson Village Council and Jefferson Area Local Schools. Presrite Corporation sought a 75-percent tax exemption for a five-year period after completion of the $2.2 million project. The $2.2 million will be invested solely in the 80,000-square-foot addition. Presrite expects to retain 334 jobs at the project site because of the addition, with an estimated corresponding payroll of $7.8 million, according to the tax-abatement application. (Last year, Presrite employed 229 people at its highest point, and 86 at its lowest. At the time of the application, 308 people were employed at the Jefferson facility.) “Presrite Corporation would

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Wine and Walleye Festival catches big crowds

not make the decision to invest $2.2 million in a building addition during these trying economic times if they did not receive tax abatements worth approximately $159,000 over a five-year period,” the application reads. “This savings makes the investment feasible and will allow Presrite to continue to grow here in Ashtabula County. Presrite has shown what kind of growth they are capable of.” When Presrite applied for a tax abatement in 2005, the company only had 76 employees. Now the workforce at the facility in Jefferson has more than quadrupled. “Along with those jobs comes new payroll, more sales for Presrite and the ability to purchase more property and help increase the tax base for Ashtabula County,” officials said. Presrite Corporation is a forging manufacturer that specializes in industrial forging, working with carbon steel and steel. The company has three plants in Ohio, PHOTOS BY SADIE PORTMAN including the one in Jefferson. Dee Heath and Joe Misinec throw purple balloon “grapes” to the crowd who attended the Chamber’s kick-off meeting on Thursday evening. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be BY SADIE PORTMAN Mayernick said. to promote the festival by taking reached at swessell@gazette Gazette Newspapers This was the first year for the Wanda, a plaster walleye sitting on news.com. ceremony, as Herzog wore the cap top of a fishing boat, around ASHTABULA - Thursday night, and passed it to Warner, who Ashtabula County. with all present and past Fish placed the cap on his head until fi“Joe has been dragging Wanda Commishes present, the Ashtabula nally the cap was firmly placed on all over the county to places I’m not Area Chamber of Commerce Misinec’s head. sure he even knew existed until kicked off the Wine and Walleye “It’s important that we set new just this week,” Mayernick said. Festival. traditions every year, and last year By Friday, Bridge Street was The first Fish Commish, Ellie we had the boat parade and clas- packed with vendors and wine Herzog, and her predecessor, Glen sic car show and we thought we’d tasters as the festival came to life. Warner, handed off the Wine and continue to build on the festival Saturday’s fishing competition Walleye cap to the 2011 Fish this year,” Mayernick said. came back with the following reCommish, Joe Misinec. Misinec was very proud to be sults. “We need to pass the hat, and the Fish Commish and carry on the Manatee, captained by Mark he will be required to wear it as traditions of the festival. Hull, won the amateur division of much of this weekend as physically “I have big shoes to fill,” Misinec the walleye fishing tournament possible,” Ashtabula Area Cham- said. See FESTIVAL page 10A ber of Commerce member Holly As Fish Commish, Misinec was

Geneva High School sophomore Samantha Nousak selected to attend Elite Interlochen Arts Camp

A ‘corny’ day at the Jefferson Historical Society BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

PHOTO BY JAN PERALA FOR GENEVA SCHOOLS

Geneva High School sophomore Samantha Nousak (right) spent three summer weeks at the nation’s most elite training facility for young musicians, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Samantha is pictured with GHS Band Director Alexandria Uhlir. BY JAN PERALA Geneva Area City Schools GENEVA - For fifty years, many of the world’s most talented young musicians have gathered at Interlochen Center for the Arts to create, to compose, to perform and to hone their skills under the tutelage of top instructors in their disciplines. This year they came from fifty countries and every U.S. state. They came from Japan, from France, from Brazil, from Hungary, from Poland and one very talented young flute and piccolo player came from Geneva, Ohio. Samantha Nousak, who begins her sophomore year at Geneva High School this week, was among the nearly 2,500 young musicians, composers, artists, actors, film makers and writers from across the globe who claimed a berth at Interlochen Arts Camp, one of the world’s most elite training facilities for young artists.. “Samantha has a great talent,” said Geneva High School Band Director Alexandria Uhlir. “Being chosen to attend Interlochen for two years in a row is a great honor. Musicians come from all over the world and from all walks of life to study at Interlochen, but they all have one thing in common, extraordinary tal-

ent.” Interlochen is elite in terms of extreme selectivity, and although it is expensive to attend, published statics show that more than 50 percent of students receive financial aid. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes summer camps in the areas of music, dance, theatre, motion picture arts, creative writing and visual arts. The multi-faceted facility also includes Interlochen Arts Academy, a year round college preparatory boarding school, extensive programming for adult learners, a public radio station and headliner concerts and events. Nousak spent three summer weeks at Interlochen studying music theory and playing alto flute and piccolo in the Intermediate Youth Orchestra. This summer marks Nousak’s second stint at Interlochen. Attending Interlochen Arts Camp is not for students with a passing interest in music. Intense study and immersion in a subject area are the hallmarks of the experience. “On a typical day, we would have three classes in the morning and then three more classes after lunch,” explained Nousak. “And then we would have concerts and activities each night. Every day was really busy, but you are there to make the most of it.” Nousak, who also recently learned that she has been selected to play in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s

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JEFFERSON - The aroma of sweet corn filled the air at the Jefferson Historical Society on Saturday, Aug. 27, as visitors gathered for the annual Cornfest. The Jefferson Historical Society has hosted the festival for the past five years, Jefferson Historical Society President Norma Waters said. The festival celebrates the king of summer vegetables, corn. Like other Historical Society events, the Cornfest was held on the grounds of the Historical Society, located at 42 East Jefferson St. in the former Trinity Episcopal Church. Guests had plenty of corn-filled food to choose from, including sweet corn cooked over an open fire, creamed chicken on corn bread, corn dogs and corn fritters. “It’s good,” Raymond Shore said of the creamed chicken. “But sometimes I’ll eat anything!” Besides the food, the Historical Society offered activities for people of all ages, including a quilt show for the adults and games and crafts for children. The Cornfest is used as a fundraiser for the Historical Society, Waters said. “It showcases what we do and what we’re all PHOTOS BY STEFANIE WESSELL about,” Waters said. Fred Martin cooked up ears of corn for visitors to the Cornfest, hosted by the See CORN page 2A Jefferson Historical Society.


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WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2011

Rededication of 100-year-old pilothouse from steamer Thomas Walters to be held Sept. 4

2011 GHS graduate Emily Drought receives Harpersfield Ruritan Club Roger Sibell Memorial Scholarship BY JAN PERALA Geneva Area City Schools

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The officers of the Ashtabula Maritime and Surface Transportation Museum will rededicate the 100-year-old original pilothouse off the Steamer Thomas Walters this Sunday. ASHTABULA - The officers of the Ashtabula Maritime and Surface Transportation Museum will rededicate the 100-year-old original pilothouse off the Steamer Thomas Walters this Sunday. The pilothouse is located outside and behind the museum at 1071 Walnut Blvd. in the Ashtabula Harbor. The rededication will be on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the garden area in front of the pilothouse. Museum Director Bob Frisbie will give a brief history of this “lake boat,” which was launched on March 25, 1911, in Lorain, Ohio for the Interstate Steamship Company. It was reported in the press of the day that the Thomas Walters was built in 50 days, a record speed at that time. The records show that it carried its first load on May 12, 1911 with coal from Sandusky to Duluth, MN. Duff Brace and Paul Petros, founders of the museum acquired the donated pilothouse in 1984 from Triad Salvage, local scrappers in Ashtabula Harbor. It was trans-

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ported by crews of Ashtabula Harbor businessman David Marshall to the museum and erected in the back of the museum facing the lake. The pilothouse is outfitted as it was when it was active, with the pilothouse wheel, the compass, the spotlight, the cabinet for maps, the ornate wood railing, the steam whistle and the Chadburn (a ship’s telegraph). The ship was renamedFrank R. Denton on May 24, 1952. After the pilothouse installation was completed at the museum, 1950-style radar equipment was donated by Kent State and installed by their retired instructor Bill Ryan of Conneaut, Ohio. Also of interest, Mr. Frisbie will also remind those in attendance that in the summer of 1901, exactly 110 years ago, the “Great Steamboat Race” from Cleveland to Erie passed in front of Ashtabula Harbor about the mid-way point of the race. The Cleveland boat, the City of Erie beat the Detroit boat, the Tashmoo, by 45 seconds. The public is welcome to attend the short re-dedication.

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GENEVA Emily Drought, a 2011 Geneva High School graduate, is the recipient of the i n a u g u r a l Harpersfield Ruritan Club Roger Sibell Memorial Scholarship. The award was presented by Mr. Sibell’s widow, Janie Sibell, a member of the Ruritan Club. Sibell was a Maple Heights native who, with his Emily Drought wife, moved to Harpersfield in 2001, quickly becoming part of the community. Mr. Sibell loved animals, especially the family’s rescued greyhounds, sports, travel and visiting the local wineries. Debonne Vineyards and Laurello Winery have planted trees in his memory. E m i l y Drought was a top student at Geneva High School, where she was a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Spanish Club and served as Co-Editor of the GHS Yearbook, the Aquila. She will be a freshman at Kent State University this fall where she plans to major in Business Administration. Emily is the daughter of Roger Sibell Dr. Daniel and Cindy Drought.

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Lynn Vallance and Beverly Hayfield said they attend the Cornfest every year. “We want to support the Historical Society. They do all this great work, and we want to ensure they keep doing it,” The Saybrook Township Park Commission will start Hayfield said. holding its regular “off season” meetings at the Other events also were going on at the same time as the Saybrook Township Administrative Offices, 7247 Cen- Cornfest, including the Farmers’ Market. The First Conter Rd., Ashtabula, on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. gregational United Church of Christ hosted a rummage All regular meetings are held on the third Monday sale, and the Jefferson Rotary sold wheels of cheese. of each month at 7 p.m., and all meetings are open to the public. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, In the spring, the meetings will be moved back to may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com. the Saybrook Township Park location. The change will be announced to the public when it occurs.

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Jefferson Historical Society members Shirley Howley and Marlene Laidley kept busy in the kitchen during the Cornfest.

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Elaine Marlowe and Laura Svenson enjoyed their ears of corn during the Cornfest.

Julie Rice and Mary Ann Shull, members of the First Congregational United Church, helped with a yard sale for the church during the Cornfest. Joyce and Raymond Shore enjoy bowls of chicken and cornbread during the Jef ferson Historical Society’s Cornfest.

Handmade quilts decorated the inside of the Jefferson Historical Society, located at 42 East Jefferson St. in the former Trinity Episcopal Church, during the Cornfest.


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Salon helps raise funds for Jefferson Senior Center BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

cational School graduate and Valerie’s Hair Design employee Charlene Cole and A-Tech (formerly the ACJVS) student and intern Rob Bates. This is the second time Valerie’s Hair Design has held a day dedicated to raising funds for the senior center, and the event seems to grow each time. The event started at 10 a.m., and already five to six people had stopped in for a hair cut by 11:15 a.m. “It’s such a great turn out,” Fisher said. Pamela Rakowski, along with her daughter, Michala Fusco, were two of the people visiting the salon. Rakowski PHOTOS BY STEFANIE WESSELL hadn’t had a hair cut in a Valerie’s Hair Design owner Valerie Fisher gives Pamela year and a half because of a Rakowski her first haircut in over a year and a half. bad experience at another salon, but she decided to face her fears and have her hair cut after learning about the special event from Bates. Jefferson Community Center Recreation Director Allison Brown and Senior Coordinator Christina Blair are both very thankful for Fisher’s donations, noting that she has been very supportive of the center in the past.

JEFFERSON - Students wanting a new look for the start of school took advantage of a special deal at Valerie’s Hair Design on Friday, Aug. 26, and helped a good cause while they were at it. But it wasn’t just students who sat in the salon chairs on Friday. Their parents joined them, as well as other customers of all ages, to help raise funds for local senior citizens. On Friday, the three stylists at Valerie’s Hair Design, located at 14 E. Jefferson St. in Jefferson, washed and cut hair for donations that will be given to the Jefferson Senior Center. “One-hundred percent of the donations will go to the senior center,” owner Valerie Fisher said. Fisher said she chose to raise funds for the Jefferson Senior Center because of the time she’s spent getting to know the seniors there. The senior center has faced some budget cuts in the past, so Fisher wants to do her part Stylists Robby Bates helps give Michala Fusco, a freshman, to help keep programs active a new look as she prepares to head back to school. at the center. Stefanie Wessell, senior Besides Fisher, other stylists volunteering their time editor for Gazette Newspa- On Friday, the three stylists at Valerie’s Hair Design in to cut hair that day were pers, may be reached at Jefferson washed and cut hair for donations that will be Ashtabula County Joint Vo- swessell@gazettenews.com. given to the Jefferson Senior Center.

Fifth-graders Blake Burns and Brady Burns stopped in at Valerie’s Hair Design on Friday, Aug. 26.

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Stylist Charlene Cole prepares to cut Jef ferson Elementary School third-grader Shannon Burns’ hair on Friday, Aug. 26.

Exercise room to open at Rock Creek Area Community Center BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

Community Projects Board member Joann Dzurenko recently announced. ROCK CREEK - ResiThe Rock Creek Area dents in Rock Creek and the Community Center is losurrounding communities cated inside the old Rock will have a new place to work Creek Elementary School on out starting later this week. 2987 High St. in Rock Creek. The exercise room at the The center opened when a Rock Creek Area Commu- group of volunteers called nity Center will open on the Rock Creek Area ComSept. 1, Rock Creek Area munity Projects Board

banded together to save the old school from demolition, as the school district opened new schools. The exercise room is the latest project taken on by the board. The hours at the exercise room will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Every weekday, the room will be

open from 9 to 11 a.m. The fee will be $25 a month, with unlimited use during open hours, Dzurenko said. Separate sessions will be $3. Call the Center at 5635545 for more information. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com.

Jefferson Area Local Schools continue to improve on state report cards BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

As for the individual schools, Rock Creek Elementary School earned the highest rating in the district with “excellent with distinction.” The school earned nine out of 10 indicators, had an index score of 101.3, met its adequate yearly progress and ranked above its valueadded measure. The only indicator the school failed to meet was fifth-grade reading. “We’re so very proud,” Hladek said. Rock Creek Elementary School Principal Larry Meloro and his staff have traditionally earned “excellent” ratings, Hladek said. Over at Jefferson Elementary School, the school dropped in rating from “excellent” to “effective,” even though it actually earned more indicators this year than last, going from six to seven. The school dropped in its rating because it failed to improve on its value-added measure and did not meet its adequate yearly progress goal, Hladek said. Last year, the school ranked above its value-added measure. This year, the school only met it. The Jefferson Area Senior High School maintained its “excellent” rating from last year, earning 12 out of 12 indicators with a performance index score of 101.3. The Jefferson Area Junior High School improved on its rating, receiving a “continuous improvement” rating and earning five out of six indicators. Last year, the school received an “academic watch” rating. Part of the improvement in rating can be attributed to physically splitting the junior and senior high school in the new buildings, Hladek said. This has allowed for a more separate learning space for the junior high students, as they have their own principal, guidance counselor and classrooms, Hladek said. “They’re doing a remarkable job,” Hladek said of the staff. Overall, school officials are pleased with the scores throughout the district and will continue to work toward improving them, Hladek said.

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Area Local School District officials are pleased with their state report card results for the 2010-2011 school year. The Ohio Department of Education released the results last week, and the school district earned a rating of “effective,” which is higher than last year’s rating of “continuous improvement.” As a whole, the district earned 23 out of 26 indicators and earned a performance index score of 97.6 out of a possible 120. Additionally, the district met its valueadded measure but failed to achieve its adequate yearly progress goal. To earn an indicator, a district or school needs to have a certain percentage of students reach proficient or higher on a given assessment. Usually the requirement is that 75 percent of students must meet the proficient or above standard. Students earned these indicators by taking a statewide test. Students in third through eighth grade took the Ohio Achievement Tests, with students in tenth grade taking the Ohio Graduation Test, which students must pass to graduate. “We’re pleased to know that we improved in several areas,” Superintendent Doug Hladek said. As a district, Jefferson Area Local Schools earned the following indicators for the 2010-2011 school year: —Third-grade reading and math. —Fourth-grade reading and math. —Fifth-grade science. —Sixth-grade reading and math. —Seventh-grade reading and math. —Eighth-grade reading and math. —Tenth-grade reading, math, writing, science and social studies. —Eleventh-grade reading, math, writing, science and social studies. The district also earned indicators for meeting the Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, required attendance and graduation rates. may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com.


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WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2011

Farmers’ market is in its final month BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

JEFFERSON - With the summer winding down, Village of Jefferson residents and visitors have only a few more weeks to enjoy their fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ market. In its seventh season, the Jefferson Farmers’ Market is held in the parking lot of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 32 E. Jefferson St. This location, new this year, provides ample, close-in parking for market-goers. The farmers’ market is held Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., allowing eager shoppers to begin their weekend errands at the market. Some familiar vendors participated in the farmers’

market this year, allowing visitors to find ample produce for sale, including sweet corn, different varieties of tomatoes, flowers, eggplant, potatoes and more. One vendor even sells maple syrup and other maple products. Visitors to the market this Saturday had a special treat, as the Jefferson Historical Society was holding its Cornfest at the same time. The market will continue until Saturday, Oct. 8. WIC and senior coupons are accepted by eligible merchants. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com.

Alyssa Nolin holds a bouquet of flowers for sale from Grandma’s Grainery at the Jefferson Farmers’ Market.

Zack Pallant helped customers at the Grandma’s Grainery at the Jefferson Farmers’ Market.

Musician Ron Cramer entertains the visitors at the Jefferson Farmers’ Market.

Mark Meyer, owner of the Bird Feeder, bags up a purchase for a customer at his booth at the Jefferson Farmers’ Market.

Gabi Evans eyes some of the produce on sale at the Jefferson Farmers’ Market.

Judy Pallant, of Grandma’s Grainery, helps bag some vegetables.

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Sebastian Evans, of Ashtabula, samples the melons for sale at the Jefferson Farmers’ Market.

Reminder: Annual Lenox Homecoming is this Saturday BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

tossed salad, coleslaw, assorted fruit cobblers and ice cream, cheese and crackers and fruit juice. This year, the theme is an “Old Time HomecomLENOX TOWNSHIP - Lenox Township residents - ing.” Visitors are welcome to dress in 1920’s style and Lenox School alumni - are reminded that the an- clothing, and there will be a special 1920’s-themed nual Lenox Homecoming is this Saturday, Sept. 3. entertainment from some of the alumni, including a Even though it has been years since the Lenox dance performance to the Charleston. School welcomed its last student, the alumni still preAdditionally, there will be a Chinese auction, with serve its legacy with an annual Homecoming. the proceeds to benefit the Homecoming committee. Every year on the Saturday before Labor Day, A special presentation naming Lenox Township’s alumni gather at what is now the Lenox Community “Citizen of the Year” also will be held. Center on Lenox-New Lyme Road to recall their years Guests are asked to remember their donation at at the school. the table for “Names in Remembrance.” On Saturday, Sept. 3, the Lenox Homecoming ComIf you have any questions, call Lenox Homecommittee will host the 87th annual Lenox Homecoming. ing Committee member Connie Wessell at 294-3806. Doors open at 10 a.m., with a dinner at noon. The menu this year is Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and Stefanie Wessell, senior editor of Gazette Newspagravy, Harvard beets, green beans, roll and butter, pers, may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com.


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Jefferson Elementary School opens for first day BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - Jefferson Elementary School was filled with parents and students as some walked through the halls for the first time with packed book bags and full lunch boxes. After three months of summer, the school was humming again with buses and cafeteria food on Tuesday. Kelly Burns stood at the end of the hallway equipped with pencils, paper, erasers and other basic school supply needs for those who might have forgotten a few vital items. “It’s the school shop and it’s run by the Jefferson PTO. Anyone in the school is welcome to come and get supplies they need,” Burns said. The school’s supply shop is open year round. “It feels awesome to be back in school. I’m really excited,” Burns said. Two Title I teachers Shauna Tucker and Heather Eaton are new to the school system. “I just spent two years teaching in Cleveland before I came here,” Eaton said. Both are excited for the new school year and the students it will bring.

PHOTOS BY SADIE PORTMAN

Kelly Burns is ready for students with last-minute school supplies needs to stop by the school supply shop that she runs.

Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, may be reached at sportman@ gazettenews.com. Students rush into the Jefferson Elementary School hallway as the first bell rings.

Title I teachers Shauna Tucker and Heather Eaton are both new this year and were happy to welcome students and parents into the school, offering them directions to classrooms.

ABOVE: The halls are packed as students prepare to say goodbye to their parents and hello to a new classroom. RIGHT: Jaxyn Simmen puts her things into her assigned cubbie after giving her father a hug goodbye. LEFT: Second-grade teacher Mary Ford signs students into her classroom.

MammoVan to roll into Jefferson UMC BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The MammoVan is pulling back into Jefferson United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. “We’ve done this for a number of years,” Jefferson United Methodist Church Administrative Assistant Pat Cramer said. For women between the ages of 35 to 40, national guidelines suggest to get at least one mammogram, especially for those with a family history of breast cancer. “According to national guidelines, after the age of 40, you should get one annually,” Adele Pangilinan, director of the MammoVan, located in Boardman, said. Pangilinan said they conduct mammograms across the state for churches, corporations and even for the Amish who might not otherwise have one conducted. “I’ve been on the van many many times and there have been so many women who have said to me that they would not be getting a mammogram if we weren’t here,” Pangilinan said. Pangilinan said people are intimidated by mammograms and by having to go to a hospital where they

might have to wait up to four hours before seeing a doctor. The MammoVan can make having a mammogram easier and more comfortable. The MammoVan has come to be known as the Lady’s Bug, as it is red and is decorated on the front to resemble a lady bug, complete with eyes and eye lashes. “They roll up and just do mammograms all day long,” Cramer said. There is some preparation and documents that need to be complete before an onsite mammogram is conducted. “Those getting a mammogram must now have a prescription from

their doctor in order to have the procedure done,” Cramer said. Breast cancer has affected many people and can be contained if caught early enough by a mammogram. “My mom is a breast cancer victim, so I want the community to know the importance of getting a mammogram,” Cramer said. Cramer encourages those who might be intimidated by mammograms to make an appointment with the MammoVan. “It’s very important for you to take advantage of keeping yourself healthy. Any opportunity like this should be taken,” Cramer said. Pangilinan said walk-ins will be accepted, but only if there is enough time available in between those who do have appointments scheduled. “Everyone in the community’s invited to participate and there still are openings,” Cramer said. “There is limited space. They can only fit in about 25 to 30 mammograms throughout the day.” To make an appointment, call the Jefferson United Methodist Church at (440) 576-4561. Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, may be reached at sportman@gazettenews.com.

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WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2011

Music fills the Harpersfield air at the Music on the River Festival

PHOTOS BY SADIE PORTMAN

Ed Amann sets up at a park bench facing the river as he prepares to perform songs he has written.

Rick Campbell plays with some of his students at Sunday’s Music on the River.

BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers

Bill Chilling jams with fellow musicians, some of whom he had just met.

were comfortable putting a guitar in front of him and not a microphone. “New guys always get booked, so I was getting hired at clubs all across town and then promptly fired,” Amann said. “So I found myself a vocal coach and he kind of sorted of me out.” Amann now tours as a soloist folk singer. “All kinds of different things inspire my songs. I carry the old paper planner because I’m constantly writing lines and words and then I’ll put it together at some time,” Amann said. Amann said his favorite songs mostly start out with just music. “Usually something good will start with the music and then I’ll go back and dig into the words I’ve written,” Amann said. Harpersfield Township was filled with vocalists and the sounds of banjos, guitars, violins and other various instruments. Tammy James plays an American-made instrument called the resonator guitar, or dobro. “They were looking for a guitar that would sound louder so they put in this resonator,” James said. The resonator guitar was created by John Dopyera during the World War II era. “You can get folk music, hard blue grass [out of a guitar resonator],” James said. “I can even get a little Johnny Cash out of it if I want to.” James said many groups are starting to once again experiment with the resonator guitar’s twangy sound.

Emily Kerr hugs her father as Ed Amann sings an original song.

Tammy James plays the resonator guitar, one of her favorite instruments.

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP – The Grand River rolling underneath the Harpersfield Covered Bridge was filled with music Sunday afternoon as the Friends of the Harpersfield Park put on their annual Music by the River event. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Friends of the Park invited any and all musicians to come down to the park and play music with whoever and wherever they felt fit. Some people gathered together in groups, meeting fellow musicians for the first time and having a jam

session. Others, like Ed Amann, found solitude with a park bench and their guitar. “I started playing guitar late in life. I was about 15 or 16,” Amann said. Amann said his mother bought him guitar lessons. “She was doing that mother thing where she would tell me to play what the teacher told me to,” Amann said. Amann said he wanted to try other instruments out, and as a young man he saw the ladies always seemed to follow the drummers. “I tried drumming for a few years and found that I didn’t have the four limbs’ multitasking that a drum-

mer needs,” Amann said. Amann said as he was making his final attempts at the drums, the guitar came back into his life. “While I was taking lessons for drums, someone sold me a guitar under the table and I never looked back,” Amann said. Amann found himself in many bands over the years as a guitarist. “For most of my life I played commercial country in private clubs where the money was real good but there wasn’t much exposure,” Amann said. After years of playing with the band, Amann went solo and learned why the bands he had played with

“It’s becoming more and more common. I like it because I can slide the bars and I don’t have to worry about fretting,” James said. Many who ventured to Harpersfield were coming for seconds and even thirds after participating in the event in year’s past. “This is just a chance to get together and enjoy music collectively,” Bob Poling said. Poling plays guitar and

sings and his friend Dorthy Diederich joins him every year as they jam with other musicians with the sounds of the river and nature surrounding them. “We both have been going for a few years now and I just love it,” Diederich said. Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, may be reached at sportman@ gazettenews.com.

Opal Roberts and couple Ken and Bonnie Skinner play together while the Grand River flows in the background.

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WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2011

Community to host 39th annual Austinburg Country Days

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Celtic spirit abounds at GOTL

FILE PHOTOS BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

This year, the festival will celebrate its 39th year. The festival is held for two A U S T I N B U R G fun-filled days of food, enTOWNSHIP - Austinburg tertainment, yard games Township residents will and contests. Young and old celebrate the community’s alike have created and belief in old-fashioned tra- shared many memories ditions with the throughout the years. Austinburg Country Days The festival kicks off next weekend, Sept. 10-11. with a parade sponsored by Always celebrated the Andover Bank and RTS on first weekend after Labor noon Saturday, Sept. 10, Day at the township park and a flag-raising cerlocated behind the United emony at 1 p.m. The 2011 Church of Christ, Country Country Days Maiden and Days has been enjoyed an- Elders also will be intronually for over 30 years by duced at 1 p.m. generations of Austinburg The schedule for this Township families, orga- year’s festival is listed benizers said. low.

Saturday, Sept. 10 10-11:45 a.m. - Registration for vegetable contest. 12 p.m. - Parade, sponsored by the Andover Bank and RTS. 1 p.m. - Flag raising. Introduction of Country Days Maiden and Elders. Introduction of Visiting Festival Royalty. Parade awards. Class B Horseshoes Pitching, sponsored by Tree Tyme Nursery. 1-6 p.m. - Car Show, sponsored by Dalin Mold and Machine Co, Inc., Great Lakes Chevrolet Buick Inc., Preferred Automotive, Richmond Trailer Sales and Spots Carpet Cleaning. 1:30 p.m. - Registration for Pet Show and Sunflower Contest. 1:30 p.m. - Pizza-Eating Contest, sponsored by Capp’s Pizza - Austinburg. 2 p.m. - Pet Show, sponsored by Geneva Dog and Pony, Austinburg Nursing and Rehab and Austinburg Veterinary Clinic. 2 p.m. - Corn Hole Contest, sponsored by Shannon’s Mini Mart. 3:45 p.m. - Sunflower and Vegetable Contest, sponsored by Ryan Heating and Cooling, Inc. 4 p.m. - Tug of War, sponsored by Jerry Burke and Spring Team. 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Randy Trask N the Buds 5 p.m. - Bed Races, sponsored by Mr. C’s Ice Cream. 7-11 p.m. - Wyld Ryde Band, sponsored by Hampton Inn - Ashtabula.

Sunday, Sept. 11 11 a.m. - Church in the Park. 12-4 p.m. - Country Dinner at Austinburg United Church of Christ. 12 p.m. - Registration for yard games, greased pole, frog jump, water battles and others. 12:30 p.m. - Frisbee Competition/Exhibition, sponsored by Austinburg Veterinary Clinic. 12:30 p.m. - Frog jump, sponsored by Quinn’s Family Restaurant. 1 p.m. - Horsehoe Pitching, sponsored by Tree Tyme Nursery. 1:30 p.m. - Greased pole. 2 p.m. - Scott Joplin concert inside Austinburg Church by Frank Behne and Miriam Thayer. 2 p.m. - Yard games sponsored by Girl Scout Troops #305 and #515. 3 p.m. - Geneva Image, sponsored by the Andover Bank. 3 p.m. - Jungle Terry, sponsored by Rapid Photo. 4 p.m. - Kids Water Battles, sponsored by Austinburg Fire Department. 3:30 p.m. - Slow Bike Race. 4-5 p.m. - Ray Coy and the Last Ride Blue Grass and a Little Country Band. 4:30 p.m. - Pedal Tractor Race, sponsored by Jerry Burke. 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Blues Project, sponsored by Andover Bank. 7:30 p.m. - Raffle drawing, flag lowering and Taps. A Chinese raffle will be held all day, both days, as well as the Antique Tractors and Engine Show that is sponsored by Cope Farm Equipment. Crafts and kids’ games also will be going on both days. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com.

PHOTOS BY CASSANDRA NAGY

The Gleann Mor Pipe Band prepares to enter the stage before their performance. BY CASSANDRA NAGY Gazette Newspapers G E N E VA - O N - T H E LAKE - Bagpipes, drums, dance and the smells of corned beef and cabbage filled the weekend at Geneva on the Lake’s Old Firehouse Winery. The 23rd annual Celtic Feis, one of the largest Celtic festivals in northeast Ohio, was held Aug. 26-28. For $7, the public could experience three days of Celtic folklore and entertainment. One could begin their Celtic journey by wandering through the path of tents that housed a variety of vendors and their wares. Merchandise consisted of handmade jewelry, metal works and engraved stones. On the dining patio, a Celtic menu provided guests with an array of traditional dishes. Among these dishes were Scotch eggs, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, meat pies and a variety of malt beverages. Live entertainment was the cornerstone of the event. Individual performers, bands and dancing groups

The dance group Burke School of Irish Dance, from Youngstown, performed during the Celtic Feis. filled the stage throughout the day. Donal O’Shaughnessy, a Celtic Balladeer from New York, and John Hoyle of Ashtabula, also a Celtic Balladeer, were a few among the individual artists.

The Jenny May School of Highland Dance, Royal Scottish Country Dancers and Burke School of Irish Dance were three of the many talented dancing groups performing. Arriving in traditional kilts, The Gleann Mor

Pipe Band marched in to perform upbeat, crowdpleasing pieces with their bagpipes and drums. Beautiful weather, exciting entertainment and a taste of Celtic tradition made for a successful Feis!

Harpersfield Ruritan Club grants scholarships to Geneva High School grads Seven Geneva High School graduates are recipients of scholarships granted by the Harpersfield Ruritan Club. Pictured (back from left) are Stephanie Bowling, Ashley Meaney, Yvette Morrow, Rebecca Retallick and Ruritan Club member Ron Gilbert. In front are Rhett Clark, Lindsey Drugovich, Emily Drought and Ruritans Janie Sibell and Jim Pristov.

ARTS From page 1A Youth Wind Symphony, is not one to toot her own horn. “I know I am really lucky to get the opportunity to go to Interlochen for two years in a row,” said Nousak. “The musicians there are all amazing and I still can’t believe I had the chance to be there.” Nousak takes private lessons at the Ashtabula Arts Center with instructor Nan Case and plays in Marching Geneva, Concert and Jazz Bands at Geneva High School. “If Sam chooses to pursue the study of music in college, she has a bright future,” commented Uhlir. “Music will always be part of who I am,” said Nousak. “But I also want to study physics.” She is the daughter of Valerie and Matthew Nousak of Geneva.

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FESTIVAL

WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2011 with a five fish length of 143

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Holly Mayernick stands in front of Wanda as she addresses the Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce to kick off the start of the Wine and Walleye Festival.

The professional division winners came from the boat DB#1, captained by John Gribble, with a five fish length of 145.125 inches. Saturday night was illuminated with the boat parade. The boats were decorated with pirate themes as they crossed by the Harbor’s shores. Judges sat on the dock making their notes as the boats crossed. “The criteria is lighting, music and special effects. So we’re looking for the whole package,” Denise Piovarchy, a judge from Giant Eagle, said. The crowds for the festival were record breaking with an estimated 7,000 people on Saturday alone, with another 1,000 to 2,000 people estimated to have come to see Saturday night’s boat parade. “Just on the first day of the festival, we put just as many people through the wine area as we did on both days last year so it’s a huge success,” Comme President/CEO Jim Timonere said. Timonere was proud to see the success and growth in just the third year of the Wine and Walleye Festival. “We want to thank everyone for coming out. I truly appreciate the support you’ve given to the vendors and merchants on Bridge Street,” Timonere said. Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, can be reached at sportman@gazette news.com.

Former Fish Commishes Glen Warner and Ellie Herzog pass the ceremonial Wine and Walleye cap to the new Fish Commish, Joe Misinec.

Jim Pearson serves wine for the Spring Hill Winery to those who participated in Saturday’s wine tasting.

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in her life. She said she will remember her time at the library fondly. JEFFERSON - Patrons Jozwiak was one of 19 of the Henderson Memorial applicants for the director’s Public Library soon will position at the Orrville Pubhave to bid farewell to to lic Library. their local librarian. OPL’s search committee HMPL Director Kathleen was impressed with L. Jozwiak recently ac- Jozwiak’s sense of profescepted the position of li- sionalism, her passion for brary director at the library work and her energy Orrville Public Library in and enthusiasm, OPL Orrville, Ohio, which is lo- Board President Amberly cated in Wayne County. Wolf told the Daily Record. “This is my eighth year Jozwiak’s final day at at Henderson Memorial Henderson Memorial Public Public Library, and I have Library is Sept. 9, as she will enjoyed getting to know so begin working at Orrville many wonderful people in Public Library on Sept. 12. the community,” Jozwiak Her replacement has not said in a newsletter to li- yet been named. brary patrons. “It has been In other library matters, a rewarding and enriching patrons can meet new experience serving as your children’s librarian “Miss library director and striving Dee” on 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, to bring top notch library Sept. 13. Cookies and punch services to the Jefferson will be served, and a story area. I’d also like to take a time will follow the meetmoment to thank the dedi- and-greet session at 11 a.m. cated library staff and board for their support.” Stefanie Wessell, senior Jozwiak said the time editor for Gazette Newspahas now come for her to pers, may be reached at move on to the next chapter swessell@gazettenews.com.


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Saints John & Paul School begins school year with new technology ASHTABULA - Monday, Aug. 29, was the first day of classes for students in grades K-12 at Saints John & Paul School. They began the school year with new academic initiatives and new technology. Students in grades 7-9 embarked on a pilot program, the One:One Computer Program, which allowed all students in grades 7-9 to receive a new school issued netbook computer for school and home use throughout the school year. The computers will be used in classroom instruction as a tool to empower students to use technology as 21st century learners and will be taken home each day to complete research and homework assignments. Sister Maureen Burke, president of Saints John & Paul, indicated that “today’s students grew up with technology and expect to use it to get information, solve problems and communicate. These are the very skills they need now and in the future. When classrooms are equipped with the right combination of technology tools, students can learn all the skills they need in today’s society. Today’s students are connected: they use communications, media, and digital technologies easily and thus their worldview is different from that of previous generations. As learners, they need both new and traditional skills.” Saints John & Paul’s mission is to provide these skills in a setting that combines cutting edge curriculum with SUBMITTED PHOTO an environment that nurtures a family and faith filled Eighth-grade students at Saints John and Paul School are shown on the first day of classes using their wireless atmosphere. netbooks during English class with teacher Mrs. Jennifer Allan.

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Crashes involving teens triple during back-to-school

COLUMBUS – Teens driving to school are nearly three times more likely to get involved in a crash according to a new five-year safety analysis by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). In fact, seven o’clock in the morning is the most dangerous time for teens driving to school. From 2006 to The following students from Syracuse University have 2010, the study found early morning crashes involving been named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List. To qualify for teens (ages 15-18) nearly tripled from 42 in the first the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade week of August to 118 the last week in August – which point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester. is attributed to the start of the new school year. Furthermore, early morning crashes involving teens • Jessica Laurello of Austinburg (S.I. Newhouse School more than double from 296 in August to 617 in Septemof Public Communications) ber and 615 in October. “Nationally, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers,’ said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “It’s important for teens to take their time, remain focused and obey all traffic laws to make sure they arrive safely to school.” The ODOT safety study shows that driver inattenhad a beloved animal that Sept. 5 Jefferson: filled your life with uncon- tion - including following too close, failure to control, Church in the ditional love and happiness? Then we have the Wildwood at service for you and your pet! Jefferson Depot On 10 a.m. Sunday, The free Labor Day program at the Jefferson Depot Sept. 25, the First Congre“Church in the Wildwood” is gational United Church of entitled, Never Too Late. It Christ in Jefferson will starts at 8 p.m. at 147 E. hold our annual Blessing of Jefferson St., Jefferson, the Animals in which we Creating a more enter- that’s one of the things Ohio. Free parking on East will honor our faithful comWalnut Street or at panions, both present and taining way to read to chil- StoryTime Karaoke is all dren will become a great about: supporting literacy Jefferson’s Central Park on past. Weather permitting, we way of raising money to and providing an entertainEast Jefferson Street. will hold an outdoor wor- fi ght i l l i t er ac y. T he ing way to read aloud to service on our front Ashtabula County Literacy children, which has proven Sept. 11 Ashtabula: ship lawn which will conclude Coalition will be the first to help in the fight against Chicken dinner with the Blessing of the to benefit from this fun illiteracy.” Mother of Sorrows, lo- Animals liturgy. In the new product. The gift is also meant to cated at 1464 W. 6th St., will event of rain or cold StoryTime Karaoke, show support for others lohold its famous chicken din- weather, we will meet in Ltd. has pledged $.25 of cally who helped in the ner from noon to 4 p.m. Sun- the sanctuary. This event every book/CD, Karaoke product’s development. day, Sept. 11. Adults, $8; se- is open to the greater com- Machine CD and DVD pur“Kathy Pape, now the niors, $7; and children, $5. munity so be sure to invite chase to this literacy orga- director of the Conneaut Carry out is available. Din- your friends and neigh- nization through 2012. A Library, and Lori Smith, ner includes chicken bors. set annual donation will be children’s librarian of the All animals are welcome established in 2013. (roasted or BBQ), mashed Kingsville Library, were potatoes, vegetable, salad, but please be sure your pets According to STK co- important in giving us the roll and butter, coffee and are under your control to founder and Ashtabula opportunity to test our punch. There also will be a ensure that our compan- resident Frank Vaccariello, idea over the last couple of ions get along peaceably. the gift is just a start in years,” Vaccariello said. fantastic dessert table. We would also ask that you supporting the fight Both libraries participrepared to clean up af- against illiteracy and the pate in literacy coalition Sept. 18 Jefferson: be ter your pet so that we can encouragement of reading events. Fundraiser for First keep our property clean and to children. “The kids loved it,” he sanitary. “This is a product we said. Congregational hope will take off across StoryTime Karaoke is UCC the country eventually, but the treatment (patent Oct. 1 Ashtabula: Bob and June Lloyd have we know it will be a while pending) performed on a graciously opened their Columbus Day before we can make any children’s story that uses home for a Wine and Cheese Banquet significant financial im- the reader’s voice timed to Party. This will be held on The Knights of Columbus pact at the national level,” sound effects and music. Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2-5 District #67 Annual Colum- Vaccariello said. “This way There are several verp.m. at their home at 60 East bus Day Banquet will be we support organizations sions depending on the Walnut Street, Jefferson. held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at starting in our own back- level of technology used. Wine and cheese will be the Mother of Sorrows Par- yard and the support can The concept is the same for provided with door prizes ish Center, Ashtabula, Ohio. then grow from there.” all versions – the child throughout the afternoon. Tickets are $15 each. Continued Vaccariello, hears a familiar voice Suggested donation for entry Cocktail hour at 6 p.m., “The Ashtabula Literacy reading a story while to this event is $10 per per- dinner at 7 p.m. with pro- Coalition hosts a great an- sound effects are timed to son with larger amounts gram to follow. For tickets, nual event at the Ashtabula what is happening within gladly welcomed. Proceeds contact Laddie Marous or Towne Center that my now the story. For example, from this event will benefit Byron Landolfi. five-year old has enjoyed when the dish runs away First Congregational United for the last three years. And with the spoon, that is Church of Christ’s mission work throughout the world and local community. Invite a friend and come join the fun, and at the same time help our church! Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call the church at 576-4531. Sept. 18 also is Rally Day, with a worship service at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

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excessive speed and failure to yield - is the leading cause of these crashes. To help teens arrive safely to school, ODOT offers these safety tips: 1. Always wear your seatbelt 2. Slow down - obey all traffic laws and speed limits 3. Don’t text and drive - your focus needs to be on the road 4. Don’t pass other vehicles or change lanes in school zones The study also revealed that in the months of August, September and October more than 22,000 teens were involved in crashes on Ohio’s roadways. For more safety tips and information on roadway safety, visit www.everymove.ohio.gov. All traffic crash data was derived from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. For more information contact: Melissa Ayers, Central Office Communications, at 614-644-8640 or your local ODOT District Communications Office.

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Emily Klco, a 2011 Geneva High School graduate, is the recipient of the Gordon Polkow Award presented by Mrs. Dawn Beidle. Klco will be a freshman at the University of Toledo this fall where she plans to major in Physical Therapy.

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Jefferson Area Local Schools announces food-service policy age the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds. Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws. Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits. Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information. Under the provision of the policy, Mary K. Richards, Food Service Supervisor will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision on the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed with the determining official on an informal basis. If a formal appeal is desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be requested either orally or in writing from: Douglas J. Hladek, Superintendent, 45 East Satin Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047, (440) 576-9180. The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure. Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for free or reducedprice benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above. Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Area Local School District recently announced its 2011-2012 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program. Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. A complete application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households which do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member, (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member. If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the application. FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/OHP/consumers/ familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. To discour-

Jefferson Boy Scout Troop 41 remembers veterans On Tuesday, Aug. 23, several Boy Scouts and adult leaders from Jefferson Boy Scout Troop 41 worked on the helicopter memorial monument on Route 307. Hours were spent weeding, pruning rose bushes, laying plastic tarps and shoveling truck loads of mulch. The mulch was donated by the Village of Jefferson. Take a visit to see the boys hard work! Pictured here are: Johnnie Eckart, Robbie Eckart, JJ Henson, Dalton Reese and Trent Mathews.

Falcons Menus Jefferson & Rock Creek Elementary schools Breakfast 9/1 9/2 9/5 9/6 9/7

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Taco salad with lettuce, meat and cheese, tortilla chips, carrots, strawberries Tony’s cheese pizza, garden salad, apricot slices No School Chicken patty sandwich, curly fries, peach cup Pizza picket, carrot and celery with dip, diced pears

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Hot dog on bun, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, mixed fruit Sausage pizza, fried rice, peas and carrots, diced pears No School Chicken tenders with dip, crispy tater tots, baby carrots, pretzel, diced peaches Taco salad with lettuce, meat and cheese, refried beans, S’mores, Mandarin oranges

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Ebooks are at Henderson Memorial Public Library Through a special partnership with the State Library of Ohio, Henderson Memorial Public Library has ebooks and other digital content like audiobooks, music and videos through the Ohio eBook Project. Visit ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com with your library card to get started. Listen to titles on your PC, transfer to supported devices or burn some titles to CD. Browse, check out, download and enjoy!

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Jefferson Elementary PTO progress es on Outprogresses door Learning Classroom The Jefferson Elementary School PTO has completed “phase 1” of the new Outdoor Learning Classroom. Viewed here is the excavated site where the pavilion will be constructed. Look for additional progress in this project! SUBMITTED PHOTO

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