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75¢ Security cameras installed Lakeside Intermediate wins $25,000 tech grant at Jefferson playground WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011

Vol. No. 135, No. 48

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BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - Village of Jefferson officials have found a way to deal with vandalism at the playground in downtown Jefferson. “Security cameras are operational at the playground,” Village Administrator Terry Finger told Jefferson Village Council during its meeting last Monday, Nov. 21. Already the cameras have been useful, as Finger recalled that while he was showing Mayor Judy Maloney how to use the cameras, they spotted a group of juvenile boys at the playground checking all of the locked bathroom doors and knocking over trash cans. As they watched the boys using the cameras they had activated only 15 minutes earlier, they contacted the Jefferson Police Department who responded to the call within minutes and talked with the boys. “They work,” Finger said of the cameras. The boys were told that the playground is being monitored from now on, Finger said. “Hopefully, they will get rid of vandalism,” Finger said. In other village news, Finger said the PHOTOS BY STEFANIE WESSELL Street Department has been getting Village of Jefferson officials equipment ready for winter, as well as intend to use the cameras cleaning ditches and catch basins. to curb vandalism at the See VANDALS page 6A park.

Occupy Ashtabula stages its first protest outside city hall

PHOTO BY STEFANIE WESSELL

Thanks to the hard work of the students and the support of the community, Lakeside Intermediate School officials learned this week that the school won a $25,000 award through the Windstream and the SchoolsWIN program thanks to a community project undertaken by the sixth graders. Pictured, from left, are some of the participants in the project: intervention specialist Kimi Hille, sixth-grader Journey Turner, sixth-grader Preston Lopez, sixth-grader Max Upole, sixth-grader Mackenzie Taylor, Principal Cristine Rutz and teacher Mary Petro. BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

school won a $25,000 award through Windstream and the SchoolsWIN program. ASHTABULA - Thanks to the Lakeside Intermediate won the hard work of the students and the award thanks to its entry in the support of the community, Classroom Connections contest ofLakeside Intermediate School of- fered through Windstream. The ficials learned Monday that the school was one of eight finalists in

PHOTO BY SADIE PORTMAN

See GRANT page 5A

Cork Elementary Students collect Dimes for Diabetes Throughout November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, Cork Elementary Student Council members led a fundraising effort that collected more than a thousand dollars that will support research to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Pictured are (front from left) Madison Schweingruber, Rachel Kinney, Andrew Ferritto, Danny Jackam, John Jackam and Jason Corlew. In back: Hannah Dye, Abby Carter, Michael Rogers, Student Council President Natalie Frank, Andi Stevens, Advisor Susan Giannell and Joey Carley.

PHOTO BY JAN PERALA FOR GENEVA SCHOOLS

BY JAN PERALA Geneva Area City Schools

Occupy Ashtabula members protest outside of city hall during the pre-council meeting. meetings put in a more commonly BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers used format. Currently the format requires ASHTABULA Occupy you to download a special player Ashtabula members protested out- to listen to the recordings, and sevside of the City of Ashtabula’s pre- eral people have had issues downcouncil meeting last week. loading the player. “We are protesting pre-council, Clerk of Council LaVette the recall and the sewer tap-in fees Hennigan said that if anyone has to help get more local businesses trouble with the download to conhere,” Mark Leatherman said. tact her or the city and someone The occupiers want to see changes will guide you step by step on how to the government, as well as make to download the player. council meetings and city officials One of the biggest reasons for more accessible to the public. the occupiers’ protest was the right “We want to see change in gov- to recall city officials. The proposal ernment,” Leatherman said. was submitted to the council durOne of the changes they’d like ing last Monday’s pre-council to see in order to make the pre- meeting. council more accessible to the pubSee OCCUPY page 6A lic is to have the recordings of the

the contest, and the only school in Ohio to receive $25,000. “Windstream approached us with this contest,” Lakeside Intermediate Principal Cristine Rutz said.

as three million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes. November is National Diabetes HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP - Awareness Month, and Cork ElEach year in the United States, ementary Student Council memmore than 15,000 children are di- bers and their classmates transagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. formed awareness into action as Forty young lives are changed ev- they led a Dimes for Diabetes fund ery day by the diagnosis. As many raiser collecting more than a thou-

sand dollars to donate to the Cleveland chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to help find a cure for the chronic illness. JDRF International is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide.

See DIMES page 6A

JAHS Student Council organizes food drive BY CAROLYN BEHR-JEROME Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The Manna Food Pantry in Jefferson, a ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 89 E. Jefferson St., had an early delivery from Santa Claus when the Jefferson Area Junior/Senior High School Student Council dropped off more than 2,000 items in food. Items were collected during a food drive held at the school Nov. 7-18. Teachers were asked to collect items from their ninth-period students, the last class of the day. John Patterson’s ninth-period

class collected 318 items and placed third. Michael Barney’s class collected 458 items and Stacy Hinkle’s class collected 721 items, finishing second and first, respectively. For collecting the most items, Hinkle’s class will receive a pizza party. “Mr. Barney’s class and my class challenged each other. The kids even collected money and then went shopping to buy items,” Hinkle said. Junior Melanie March said ramen noodles were the most popular item. “That’s because we are competing for the greatest number of items. You can buy a lot of noodles

for a little amount of money,” March explained. Other teachers whose classes participated were Carolyn BehrJerome, Rebecca Reese, Alex Anderson, Karen Klein, Rosanne Gosslin, and Kelli Olesky. The Junior High Student Council also had a food drive under the direction of advisor Stacey Dixon and donated a total of 572 canned goods. The winning classes were Jeannine Bartlett’s with 572 items and Jen Square’s with 107. “Both classes will receive a pizza party next week,” Dixon said.

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GOTL cracking down on meth labs BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE Geneva-on-the-Lake (GOTL) Village Council is creating stronger ordinances against clandestine drug labs, more commonly known as meth labs, which have become a stronger presence in the United States. “For whatever reason, there appears to be a resurgence in meth usage and production all over the country,” Jim Hockaday, village administrator, said in an email. “Law enforcement agencies are clearly making this a priority, as evidenced by the recent roundup coordinated throughout Lake and Ashtabula counties.” Hockaday said much of the costs to clean up meth labs have now fallen on local government,

and the cost can be a hefty price. “However, part of the quiet crisis is that federal and state dollars to remediate meth lab sites have been exhausted,” Hockaday said. “The cost of the immediate evidence and toxic chemical clean-up has now fallen to localities. In other words, the cost of the clean up is being shifted to local law enforcement agencies and communities.” If meth is produced in a home, the toxic chemicals can harbor in many surfaces, especially if they are soft. “Even when there was ample funding for the initial site clean up, remediation of larger sites, including any soft surfaces (furniture, carpet, items in the area, walls and surfaces) was left up to the owner to remove without further government regulation at the local level,” Hockaday said. Hockaday said the property PHOTOS BY CAROLYN BEHR-JEROME owner will now be in charge of the cost of cleaning up the re- Members of the Jefferson Area High School student council load up boxes of food items for the Manna mains of a clandestine drug lab. Food Pantry. Pictured, back, Nick Kobernic, Caitlin Sukalac, Summer Pacholke, Shelby Fisher, Jackie Piscsalko, Jennifer Hall, Tayler Johnston and Kaydee Devivo and, front, Rachel Burr, Melanie March, See METH page 6A Giulia Giancola and Brittany Gattarello.


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WEDNESDAY, November 30, 2011

Local shopping encouraged this holiday season

Ashtabula native named OSU coach

BY CASSANDRA NAGY Gazette Newspapers

ASHTABULA Ashtabula native and Saints John and Paul graduate Urban Meyer was announced as the new football coach at The Ohio State University on Monday. David Rozzo, the current Saints John and Paul athletic director and former teammate of Meyer, was excited to hear of the news. “It’s fantastic,” Rozzo said. “I know all of Ashtabula is excited and we’re excited here at the school, too.” Meyer and Rozzo both went to Saint John High School, which is now SUBMITTED PHOTO Saints John and Paul. Urban Meyer Meyer still keeps in Saints John and Paul contact with the school and even came back to officials hope this teaches students that no matter speak with students not where you are from, you too long ago. “He spoke at one of our can dream big and have functions a couple of years great achievements. Saints John and Paul are ago,” Rozzo said. Rozzo has fond memo- proud of their alumni and ries of playing both base- wish Meyer all the best. “Good luck, and go ball and football with Meyers and seeing his Bucks,” Rozzo said. Sadie Portman, regreat leadership skills in porter for the Gazette, may action. “Urban was very in- be reached at sportman@ tense and disciplined even gazettenews.com.

ASHTABULA - Keeping the dollar bill local for your holiday shopping was the word on Ashtabula’s Bridge Street this past Saturday. The Bridge Street shops and boutiques participated in the nationwide event known as Small Business Saturday. The event is an American Express-sponsored program designed to encourage customers to patronize local businesses. The customer must spend at least $25 at participating stores, and in return, American Express would put $25 back into their accounts. Among the participating businesses was Bridge Street’s Marianne’s Chocolates. Owner Nick Dalrymple said that this was the store’s first time participating in the affair. He stressed that being a local business meant that all of the chocolates are made directly in the store. He explained that sales were doing well this season. Nancy Hedrik of Sandpiper Gallery offered the first 20 customers a savings card with discounts for 10 different stores. “This year is a little bigger than last,” said Hedrick. “This shop local philosophy is what America is built on, support the little people.” Heartmade Boutique also was participating in Small Business Saturday for its first time. “We have lots of sales on body scrubs and manicure products. The clothes are buy one get one free and jewelry is also on sale,” owner Melody Shiflet said. She said that the event helps evolve the community and revitalize the street. “It’s not like a mall. If we don’t have customers, we don’t have any business. You really have to work for your paycheck,” Shiflet said.

schedule includes: • Breakfast with Santa Join us for Breakfast with Santa at River’s Edge Diner 1001 Bridge St. from 9-11 a.m. The diner is also a Toys For Tots Collection location. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy to the drive if you can.

• Trail of Cookies From 2-5 p.m., participating businesses will be serving their favorite Christmas cookie. Stop in to sample all of them, and take home the recipe if you wish. PHOTOS BY CASSANDRA NAGY

Jilly the dog greeted shoppers at Carlisle’s during Small Business Saturday on Bridge Street in the Ashtabula Harbor. Other stores on the unique gifts. street such as Beaches This Saturday, Dec. 3, Jewelers and Bridge Street Bridge Street will be hostBoutique were buzzing ing a Holiday Open House with customers with their with a day of interactive doors open wide and their events starting at 9 a.m. signs on the sidewalk, en- and carrying on to 2:30 couraging customers to p.m. The Open House will stop by. Carlisle’s Home in be yet another wonderful the Harbor and Defina’s opportunity to shop local, The Harbor Store had their interact with and support shops appropriately deco- the community. rated for the holiday season with an array of chic The Bridge Street décor for festive entertainHoliday Open House ing, wines, cheeses and

• Christmas Carols Scavenger Hunt Begins at 2 p.m. at Sandpiper Gallery, 1034 Bridge St. All participants who complete the whole scavenger hunt will be entered to win fabulous gift certificates

• Christmas Story Readings Christmas stories will be read at Lift Bridge Landing, 1032 Bridge St. Stories will be read every half hour from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers

back then,” Rozzo said. Rozzo said they had a great coaching staff they could both learn from and feed off of. “A lot of success in high school can be credited to our coaches,” Rozzo said.

Obituary Rosalie L. Dibell November 16, 2011

Shoppers walked up and down Bridge Street in the Ashtabula Harbor on Saturday, visiting local stores in honor of Small Business Saturday.

ASHTABULA — Rosalie L. Dibell, 63, of Jefferson, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Ashtabula Co. Medical Center, following a short illness. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19th, at First Baptist Church, 85 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio, with the Rev. Jerry Bentley, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, at a later date.In lieu of flowers, Childs & Williams Fumemorials may be made to neral Home, 1440 W. Prosthe family. Envelopes will pect, Ashtabula, OH is in be available at the church. charge of arrangements.

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Ashtabula Harbor-Topky Library receives a Christmas makeover BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers to offer carols, chili, cocoa and cookies BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers

the Ashtabula County Choral Music Society, under the direction of Kathleen ASHTABULA - Trinity Milford.” Presbyterian Church of The church is also invitAshtabula is starting its ing all who attend to join Christmas cheer with song. them afterward in fellow“On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 ship and holiday treats. at 4 p.m., families and “A time of holiday cheer friends of Trinity Presbyte- will be celebrated following rian Church in Ashtabula the concert,” Davis said. are cordially invited to “Chili, cocoa, cookies and spend an afternoon at the coffee will be served at no church for a concert of holi- charge to the audience.” day music,” Meghan Davis, The Ashtabula County secretary at Trinity Presby- Choral Music Society terian Church, said. “The started their tradition of program includes a Christ- caroling at the Christmas mas carol sing presented by Tree Lighting ceremony in

Kevin Cornelius Park on Nov. 18 and are continuing to provide the Ashtabula area with carols throughout the holiday season. All are welcomed to the attend the performance. “This event is presented through the Trinity Christian Education program,” Davis said. “Please come and start your holiday season with beautiful music and good cheer.” Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, may be reached at sportman@ gazettenews.com.

ASHTABULA - The Friends of the Harbor-Topky Library have decked the halls at the Harbor-Topky Library, giving the library a Christmas makeover at the beginning of the holiday season. “The Friends of HarborTopky Library started Christmas decorating the library last week,” Friends of the Library member Marie Kane said. The Friends made sure that, although it is the holiday the season, their decorations also reflect the quiet and nurturing environment of the library. “The one tree is decorated with small books that were donated. The board members and guests enjoyed refreshments before the decorating,” Kane said. The Friends of the HarborTopky Library decorate every year and are proud supporters of their local library. The Friends of the Library organization has been around for a number of years and they are known for keeping activities and programs alive for the library. “The Friends of the Library is a organization that supports the library,” Kane said. “Most recent was the children’s story time and ac-

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The volunteers from the Friend of the Harbor Topskey Library put decoration up for the holiday season. (front row on floor, left to right) Barbara Clayman and Jun Lloyd, (back row left to right) Janis Hall, Pat Giaggiano, Marie Kane, Joy Koski, Marie Oxley and Priscilla Folmer. tivities.” The Friends are also extending the Christmas spirit to all those who are cardholders at the library. “The Friends are having a raffle for a Kindle. Tickets can be purchased at the library front desk,” Kane said. Tickets for the Kindle are a dollar each or six tickets for $5 and the drawing will be held in December - just in time to give as gift during the holiday season. The Friends are always welcoming more members to bring ideas and cheer to the Harbor-Topky Library. “Anyone interested in becoming a friend of the library

can sign up and pay the membership fee at the library front desk,” Kane said. The Friends of the Library hope at the very least, people support the library by coming in and checking out their selection. “Stop by and enjoy what the library has to offer - free knowledge,” Kane said. The Friends of the HarborTopky Library, in the end, hope to send cheer to all those who enter the library. The holiday spirit goes beyond the walls of the decorated walls of the library. “Joyous holidays to all from the Friends of the HarborTopky Library,” Kane said.

General election certified: No changes by MARTHA SOROHAN Gazette Newspapers SUBMITTED PHOTO

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JEFFERSON - The fourmember Ashtabula County Board of Elections certified on Tuesday afternoon results of the Nov. 8 general election. And while a few numbers changed, the outcomes of candidates and levies in Ashtabula County have not changed since the initial counting after the polls closed three weeks ago. Board of Elections Director Duane Feher told board members Myra Brown, Joe Varckette, Luanne Laasko and chair Charlie Frye that no automatic recounts were necessary this time, meaning that

no race was closer than onehalf of one percent to warrant a recount, per the Secretary of State’s office. “I can’t believe it,” Brown said. The final count of 30,931 ballots cast was 49.46 percent of the 62,6534 registered voters in 27 precincts Ashtabula County. Of these, 3,983 were absentee ballots and 474 were provisional ballots. Some 4,900 absentee ballots were cast in the 2010 general election. Feher said that 549 provisional ballots were issued, down slightly from the last election “This turn-out is similar to that of the gubernatorial elec-

tion,” Feher noted, adding the turn-out is high for an “off” year. All mail-in ballots received after Nov. 8, with a postmark of Nov. 8 or earlier, were counted. Deputy Board of Elections director Carol Lovas complimented the staff on its timely completion of post-election forms, some of them new. They must be submitted to the Secretary of State’s office by Dec. 2. Now that the November election is over, the Board of Elections is gearing up for the March 6 primary. Candidates desiring to be on the March 6 ballot must file their petitions by Dec. 6.


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Jefferson Council opposes Jefferson businesses get in the Thanksgiving spirit state control of municipal BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers income-tax collection JEFFERSON - The staff BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

vides in the preparation and filing of individual tax returns, answering questions JEFFERSON - Jefferson and resolutions to delinVillage Council has joined quencies.” other municipalities in opAdditionally, they believe posing the state control of a centralized tax collection municipal income-tax collec- would be contradictory to the tion. idea of smaller government Council passed a resolu- and would circumvent local tion about the matter during control. its meeting on Monday, Nov. “If local governments 21. Council decided to pass have to wait for the State of the resolution as an emer- Ohio to distribute income gency measure, waiving the tax revenues, the lack of third reading of it in order cash flows would result in to send it down to the State severe financial hardships of Ohio in a more timely and (the) potential inability matter. to make payroll and manBack in October, dated payroll taxes,” the Jefferson Mayor Judy resolution reads. “The State Maloney wrote a letter op- of Ohio is infringing on the posing the proposed central home rule rights of municicollection of municipal in- palities to self govern.” With the resolution, come taxes to Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the direction of council declares its strong opposition to any effort by council. Now council is sending its the state to take over collecown document of opposition. tion of municipal income “During recent discussion taxes in Ohio and urges its regarding the State Biennial state legislators to reject and Budget Bill (HB 153), it was oppose any amendment to suggested that the State pending bills or the introducDepartment of Taxation tion of new legislation that take over the collection of proposes to transfer collecmunicipal taxes,” the resolu- tion and/or control of municition states. “Although the pal income tax to the State final version of the bill did of Ohio Department of Taxanot contain any provision for tion. the state to take control of Council is sending the municipal income taxes, resolution to Kasich, Ohio other legislation may be in- Treasurer Kevin Boyce and troduced pertaining to this local representatives of the matter.” Ohio legislature. Village officials believe Stefanie Wessell, senior centralized collection would force the village to halt the editor for Gazette Newspa“excellent personalized ser- pers, may be reached at vice Jefferson Village pro- swessell@gazettenews.com.

Jefferson Depot Village turns back time with ‘Old-fashioned Williamsburg Christmas’ JEFFERSON - Take a step back in time this holiday season by visiting the Jefferson Depot’s “Old-fashioned Williamsburg Christmas Celebration.” The Jefferson Depot Village transports guests back to the 19th century, and the village will be specially decorated for Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the free celebration. The full schedule includes: • 3-5 p.m., Horse-drawn, sleigh-bell wagon rides; ice sculpture; piñata; early games; stories; carols; and ornament making. • 3-5 p.m., Gingerbread house contest in the Depot Agent’s room. Bring entries from 3-5 p.m., with judging at 5 p.m. • 4:30 p.m., Carols and Scripture in the Church in the Wildwood, presented by the Jefferson United Methodist Church Choir. • 5-6 p.m., Candlelight Christmas Walk. The Jefferson Depot consists of a group of volunteers restoring and preserving 12 19th century buildings in Jefferson for educational purposes and the enjoyment of present and future generations. They include the depot, house, caboose, post office, general store, one-room schoolhouse, church, barn, blacksmith shop, pharmacy, tavern, outhouse and bandstand. The Jefferson Depot Village is located at 147 E. Jefferson St. in Jefferson. For more info, call 576-0496.

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and patrons at Harassments Bar and Grill in Jefferson embodied the spirit of Thanksgiving last week, as they made sure 51 families in the Jefferson area were able to serve up a turkey dinner for the holiday. For the 16th year in a row, Harassments’ staff organized a food drive for 51 families whose names they received through the MANNA Project out of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on East Satin Street. Through the drive, they collect funds from area residents and businesses and purchase turkeys and all other food items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, such as bread, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin or apple pies and more. Harassments kicked off the food drive during their kids’ Halloween party in October, and staff raised money through various raffles and other events. “Almost $1,200 was raised in cash,” Harassments Bar and Grill Manager Dawn Ondo said. “MANNA provides us with most of the names, and we take all of their families with five or more in the household.” Thirty-one turkeys also were donated, Ondo said. Harassments and Mugs Restaurant offered special drawings for people who donated to the cause, with Ondo offering a chance in a drawing to win free wings for a year to anyone who donated a turkey or $20 in cash. Danny and Gabby Laxton won the drawing. The couple donated five turkeys - and all before the contest was even announced. Over at Mugs Restaurant,

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The staff and patrons at Harassments Bar and Grill in Jefferson organized a food drive for 51 families. Pictured, from left, are Beverly Childs, Missy Zavada, Melissa Bray, Chuck Crim, Mugs Restaurant owner Kimmy Johnston and Dawn Ondo, holding Hailey Ewing. Jeff ’s Flowers, Cutting Edge Salon, Rippin Construction, Fleming and Billman Funeral Home, Thorne’s Bi-Lo Grocery Store, MANNA Food Project, Hunter of FOX 107.5 and Oldies 102.5, Larson Trucking and many other volunteers. For people who want to help MANNA on their own, the Jefferson Fire Department is looking for residents’ support in “Stuffing the Truck” for MANNA. The Jefferson Fire DeFor the 16th year in a row, Harassments’ staff organized partment will set up at Bia food drive for 51 families whose names they received Lo from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, to collect items through the MANNA Project. for MANNA. whose staff and patrons also ing items to help other famiSupporters are asked to participated in raising funds lies celebrate Thanksgiving. bring a donation or a nonfor the food drive, owner “Times like this, it’s cool perishable food item to help Kimmy Johnston offered up how people open their Stuff the Truck on Satura $100 cash drawing, which hearts,” Zavada said. day. Cutting Edge owner Pam Besides Harassments MANNA is Jefferson’s loHowell won. Bar and Grill and Mugs Res- cal food pantry and has The crew went shopping taurant, other local busi- spent around $2,000 per together for the families, nesses that helped contrib- month on food for local resibuying everything up all in ute to the food drive include: dents, which amounts to one night. Even while they Catherine S. Riedel Law Of- about 6,000 pounds of food a were shopping, more dona- fices, Lenox Equipment, month. tions came in, as Missy Gray’s Auto, Custom Quality Stefanie Wessell, senior Zavada recalled a couple giv- Collision, Capp’s Pizza in editor for Gazette Newspaing her a donation after Austinburg Township, pers, may be reached at learning that they were buy- American Family Insurance, swessell@gazettenews.com.

Citizens turn in referendum petitions BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - A group of citizens believe they have collected enough signatures to place a referendum on the November 2012 ballot regarding a recent property purchase by Jefferson Village Council. When Jefferson Village Council voted to purchase the building and property at the old Jefferson Elementary School on 104 E. Jefferson St., a group of citizens said they would seek a referendum on the matter and give citizens a chance to vote on it. The group had to collect 100 signatures (which is the necessary 10 percent of the number of voters in the last gubernatorial election) within 30 days of the ordinance’s passage, and they believe they’ve met their total. Jefferson Councilor Ken Fertig, who voted against the purchase, and citizen Jim Donathon presented the petitions to Village Clerk/Treasurer Patty Fisher on Tuesday, Nov. 29. They believe 218 valid signatures

have been collected. The group of citizens circulated the petitions as a way to give citizens a chance to vote on council’s decision to purchase the old elementary school property for $300,000. The deal consists of $150,000 in cash and an additional $150,000 credit package for in-kind labor and improvements spread over an unspecified period of time. The village intends to use the property for the police department, who need the additional room. Donathon said most people who signed the petitions weren’t against moving the police department to the building, or even acquiring it, but rather the price council was paying for the property, as well as their belief that they were paying twice for the same property. “When we went out and asked residents to sign, only a handful of people did not want to sign,” Donathon said. “They’re concerned about the cost.” Beyond the purchase price, Donathon said people were concerned about the renovation costs.

Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com.

Seventh graders undertake community project BY CAROLYN BEHR-JEROME Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The residents at the Jefferson Healthcare Center received some Thanksgiving cheer last week that was hand-made by some seventh graders. The students in Mandy Paulchel’s sixth-period English class at Jefferson Area Junior High School made Thanksgiving cards. Paulchel’s intern, Jessica Dell, organized the venture. Dell is doing an internship for Youngstown State University and needed to come up with a community project for her students. “This project allows students to get involved in the community during the season of giving,” Dell explained. Parents, students and

teachers donated materials for the cards. “Each card is personalized,” said Dell. “Some kids even did more than one card like Madison Priestap. She made four of them and brought in a lot of the supplies.” The students, like Josh Morford who drew a ninja turkey, designed the cards. They also shared things they were most thankful for. Each card included a picture of the student designer. Dell said, “This allows them to brighten up the spirits of the people at the Geriatric Center.” Tyler Moore used previous scrapbooking experience to design his card. “My mom Lisa Murtha taught me how to scrapbook,” he said. “I made a book for

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“There’s a lot of questions unanswered,” Donathon said. After speaking with citizens, Donathon stressed the importance of people coming to the village council meetings and following council’s actions. Not everyone who signed the petition was necessarily against the purchase, Donathon said. He said some people merely wanted a chance to vote on it. Fisher will hold the signatures for 10 days, allowing the public to review them if they wish. After 10 days, she will turn them over to the Ashtabula County Board of Elections, who will determine if the petitions have enough valid signatures to put the matter on the ballot. The matter can still be resolved i n a n o t h e r m a n n e r, t h o u g h . Donathon said council can decide to withdraw the ordinance, thus removing the need for it to go on the ballot.

Becke Schindler x104 Cassie Nagy x102 Stefanie Wessell x107 Byron Wessell x115 Rick Briggs x205 Madison Priestap displays her four hand-made cards.

m y Grandfather’s 90th birthday. My card is for a w o m a n n a m e d Helen. I like everything but the picture of me.” Then entire class was enjoying the project. “It was really fun,” said Taylor White. Other stuPHOTOS BY CAROLYN BEHR-JEROME dents who participated Hollie Dalton, Spring Burlingame and were Molly Autumn Rosipko are busy making their B a r b e r , Thanksgiving cards Brooke Base, Logan Baucum, Spring Burlingame, Kyle Burns, Samuel Chaney, Hollie Dalton, Zoran Fogaras, Mason Gillepsie, Victoria Hathy, Maragret Johnson, Seth King, Julian LaVallee, Danielle McKelvey, Alexis Meaney, Joshua Morford, Miranda Musacchio, Cammella Musgrave, Autum Rosipko, Kirsten Schwotzer, Haydn Simmen, Brandon Stolder, Naomi Vavpetic, Morgan Wetherhold, and Lillian Wolf. After completing her internship, Dell will be doing her student teaching. When she graduates she will have a Bachelor’s of Science in Language Arts and Science, Tyler Moore shows off his grades four though nine. card-making skills.


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First graders share thanks by performing A Thanksgiving Play BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - Jamie Grube’s first-grade students performed a special play for all their family and friends on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Jefferson Elementary School. The play was entitled A Thanksgiving Play, which was fitting as it was the last day before their Thanksgiving break. The students practiced the play, which was put together by Grube and second-grade teacher Mary Ford. The students did not have microphones so they had to learn how to project their voices. “We practiced nice and loud,” Grube said. The audience was packed with only a few vacant seats. Parents were on the sides trying to find the perfect angle for their

cameras. Before the play began, Grube asked for a little encouragement from the audience to show the nervous first graders they could do it. “You know how we usually hold the applause until the of the play to show them they did a good job?” Grube asked the audience. “These guys have earned it, so lets applause ahead of time to show them that they can do it.” The students welcomed all who came and performed a number of songs and short skits all around the themes of turkey, pumpkins, the first Thanksgiving and family. At the end of the show they thanked everyone for coming and received a second round of applause from the audience. At the back of the program, a special message was written for all who at-

Three of Jamie Grube’s students acted as food at the first Thanksgiving.

tended, “A special thank you to our families for your help in making this play possible.” The families of the firstgrade students also played an important role in making the production possible. “We appreciate your time and commitment with the learning of play parts, songs and the making of our costumes,” the program continued. “Your contribution has made our day such a memorable experience. Thank you!” Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, may be reached at sportman@gazettenews.com.

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Jamie Grube’s first-grade class welcomes everyone to A Thanksgiving Play at Jefferson Elementary School.

Tatum Martinez and Samuel Wright perform the skit “A Thanksgiving Dinner,” the first skit of the play.

The first graders act out the first Thanksgiving as a final skit at the end of their play, A Thanksgiving Play.

Trenton Hodge, Nicholas Paradis and Haley Whiting perform as pumpkins waiting to be picked in the skit “Pumpkins All Around.”

Jordan Wheeler, Alec Gramsz, Miles Wessollek, Elaina Dailey, Julie Agnew and Clarke Simon spell out THANKS and each say a sentence about what their letter stands for.

The first graders give out their final thank you as they conclude “A Thanksgiving Play.”

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Christmas concert to feature Dana School of Music performers BY BARBARA J. HAMILTON Gazette Newspapers

Meloro, will be the featured performer at Sunday’s Christmas Concert hosted by the JEFFERSON A Jefferson Historical SociJefferson native, Neil ety. The 3 p.m. perforNeil Meloro, vocalist and pianist, will be the featured performer at Sunday’s Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. hosted by the Jefferson Historical Society. Meloro will also accompany Natalie Modarelli, mezzosoprano from Austintown. Meloro is also the pianist at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Jefferson. The concert will feature holiday, theatre and classical selections and will be followed by refreshments.

mance will be held at the Jefferson Congregational Church, 41 East Jefferson St., to take advantage of their grand piano and space. Meloro will graduate from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University with a degree in Vocal Performance this December. While at Dana, Meloro has participated in several operatic and musical productions. He is the tenor section leader in the Dana Choir and a member of the Dana Vocal Society. He has received many awards and honors, including winning the G. Tozzi Opera Competition and taking first place in the N.A. T.S. TriState student auditions. As a pianist, Meloro SUBMITTED PHOTO has accompanied the

Dana Vocal Performance Clinic and acts as pianist for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jefferson. Also featured will be Natalie Modarelli, mezzosoprano, of Austintown, Ohio. Natalie will also graduate in December from the Dana School of Music receiving her degree in vocal music education. Modarelli acts as cantor at the Holy Family Church in Poland, Ohio. The Christmas Concert is an annual event sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society and is a gift to the community with no admission charge. The program will be informal in nature and will consist of Christmas, holiday, classical and musical theatre selections. Refreshments will follow the performance.


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Geneva Business Association encourage Carolers to sing throughout Ashtabula businesses to keep longer hours for the holidays County BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers

BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers

sembly of God,” Milford said. “The family and friends of the Ashtabula ASHTABULA COUNTY County Choral Music Soci- The Ashtabula County ety are invited to hear all Choral Music Society the singers perform at Car(ACCMS) is caroling ols and Cocoa, a holiday around the Ashtabula area concert at the First United as of Nov. 18, when mem- Methodist Church, 4506 bers sang for the Christmas Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.” tree lighting in Lance Cpl. ACCMS’s love of music Kevin M. Cornelius Memo- has found their perfect vorial Park. cation during the month of “Carols Around is the December as they share theme of the 2011 music and cheer around Ashtabula County Choral Ashtabula. Music Society holi“The Youth day perforwill bring mance season, carols to with singers Park Haven presenting Home and the Carolprograms of ers will carols and sing with holiday celebrations in a and for the variety of locations residents of for different audiCountry Club ences,” Kathleen Retirement CenMilford, Artistic Director of ter on Dec. 12,” Milford said. ACCMS, said. ACCMS will be in ElizaACCMS will also be going to the Lodge dressed in bethan character for every Elizabethan-themed cos- performance they have scheduled. tumes. “All choirs will perform “The ACCMS Feaste Ensemble will don costumes and lead the audience in and join the performance of old-fashioned carol sing. the Elizabethan Yuletide The choirs will complete Feaste on Dec. 3 and Dec. their performance mara10 at the Lodge at Geneva- thon at the Ashtabula on-the-Lake, sharing the Towne Square Mall at 7 program wit h M a d i s o n p.m.,” Milford said. ACCMS will also share Chorale in a Rabbit Run Community Arts Associa- with the younger generation production,” Milford tion of Ashtabula’s residents and show them a difsaid. The youth choir will also ferent kind of music they be getting into the holiday may not hear on the radio or on their mp3 players. festive spirit. “In addition, ACCMS is “The Feaste Ensemble, Youth Choir and Chorale partnering with the After Carolers will present an School Discovery to prepare hour-long program of carols carolers from Celebrate! and Christmas music on Lakeside Intermediate to Dec. 4 at Trinity Presbyte- perform at Ashtabula Towne rian Church in Ashtabula,” Square Mall on Dec. 6 at 4 Milford said. “Their music p.m. and at Park Haven will represent over 400 Home at 5 p.m.,” Milford years of celebrating Christ- said. ACCMS receives supmas throughout the world and will feature audience port from throughout the community and are proud participation singing.” ACCMS has a wide col- to have sponsors support lection of Christmas carols their venture. “All performances are and songs they are proud to share with the community. provided with the support “The Youth Choir and of business sponsors, paCarolers will entertain the trons and a generous grant Ashtabula Tourist and from the Ohio Arts CounFortnightly Book Clubs cil,” Milford said. The performance at the Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 8 with a special multi-cul- G e n e v a - o n - t h e - L a k e ’ s tural program singing in Lodge is the only appeareight languages and lead- ance where reservations ing an audience sing- are required. To get ticket reservaalong,” Milford said. A variety of churches tions for ACCMS’s perforand venues will be enter- mance at The Lodge, call tained by the chorus 440-466-7100 ext 0. For throughout the Christmas more information visit www.TheLodgeAtGeneva.com. season. “Hope to see you there,” “Chorale Carolers and Feaste Ensemble singers Milford said. will perform at Villa-onSadie Portman, reporter the-Lake and participate in the Conneaut Community for the Gazette, may be Advent Concert on Dec. 11 reached at sportman@ at 4:30 p.m. at the First As- gazettenews.com.

GRANT The contest involved the school submitting a video of students participating in a community project. Since the school already had plans to visit Walnut Beach for Make a Difference Day, the video centered around four sixth-grade classes’ efforts to clean up the beach. Teacher Mary Petro said the students were able to visit Walnut Beach thanks to a grant from the After School Discovery program to pay for bus transportation. During the visit, the students learned from Cleveland Museum of Natural History volunteers about invasive species at the beach. The students picked up trash and helped remove some of the invasive species. They also plan to return to the beach in the future for further clean up and to plant seeds. “At the beach, there was grass on the ground and it was an invasive species,” sixth-grade student Max Upole said. Max said he helped dig up the invasive species plants, then flipped the dirt over so the grass seeds could germinate and grow. “There was a rare silverweed plant that we had to dig around,” sixth-grade student Journey Turner said. After School Discovery also provided Flip video cameras to the students to use, and Kimi Hille, an intervention specialist at the school, also videotaped the students’ activities that day.

GENEVA - The Geneva Business Association (GBA) is getting ready for Christmas, and along with their annual Christmas parade on Friday, they are also offering a special treat with free carriage rides. “To kick off the holiday season, we are having free carriage rides Dec. 2 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., followed by the official Geneva Christmas parade,” David Gale and Andrew White wrote in a letter to local businesses and to Geneva City Council. The GBA is planning events for this Friday’s parade and throughout the holiday season. “We have also made arrangements to have a roving choir the same evening,” Gale and White said. The GBA would like to use the holidays as time people think of Geneva and all the unique shops to experience. “Since we are expecting people

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ing rink but are unsure when. “Even though we would like to have ice-skating during this holiday season, it is not likely since it is contingent upon weather conditions,” Gale and White said. “If we do not have it for Christmas we will have it for Winterfest.” For the first time Jungle Terry is also a part of the festivities. “We have planned other events such as Jungle Terry on Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Geneva Fire House,” Gale and White said. “This will follow the Breakfast with Santa at Luisa’s Mexican Grill which will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.” Gale and White are chairing the Christmas entertainment for the first time this year and hope to see a continued success in the City of Geneva and its surrounding areas as they deck the streets and trim the holly. “Thank you for your support this holiday season,” Gale and White concluded.

Jefferson kicks off holiday season on Saturday BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The Jefferson area will ring in the holidays with a “Snow Angel Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce has organized a variety of festivities on that day, capped by the parade from 6-7 p.m. The theme this year is “Snow Angel Christmas.” Activities during that day include the Christmas Craft Show at the Jefferson Community and Recreation Center, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft show is free to the public and

will feature a varity of crafts and homemade items. Other activities also will be going on the night of the parade, including a window-decorating contest for the merchants, lighting of the square, caroling at the Gazebo and a streetlight sale at about two dozen Jefferson merchants. The grand-prize drawing is for a Christmas basket loaded with gifts and gift certificates from the participating merchants. The display is at Classy Consignments. During the 19th annual Jefferson Holiday Sale-ABration, merchants also will have drawnings for a four-foot, fully decorated Christmas tree.

There is no purchase necessary, but people must stop in at participating merchants to register between 12-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Participating merchants include: Valerie’s Hair Design, Jefferson Rehab and Wellness, Western Reserve Farm Co-op, Subway, Josephine’s Restaurant, Hofstetter’s, Jefferson Diner, Sarna’s Tree Farm, Classy Consignments, Family Dollar, Mugs, Pizza Joe’s, Radio Shack, Rite-Aid, Deli in the Rye, Drug Mart, Jeff’s Flowers, Allstate Insurance, Wild Side Bar and Grill, Domino’s, Thorne’s Bi-Lo, Carpet Store and More and Another Time Around.

The community center also will have a visit from Santa Claus after the parade. Horse-drawn wagon rides will pick up at the corner of East Jefferson and North Chestnut from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nora the live Reindeer will be at the village hall lawn at 3 p.m. Kids’ craftmaking will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at village hall. Santa’s Shopping Shack will be from 124 p.m. at village hall. Henderson Memorial Public Library will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Ice carving will be at the village green from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday auction a success The annual Holiday Auction of the Jefferson Historical Society held on Saturday morning, Nov. 19, was a great success, according to Norma Waters, board president. “We made over $1,400 on homemade and donated holiday crafts and items,” said Waters. Winner of the raffle of a two-story decorated Christmas dollhouse was Betsy Burkholder. Stand up comedian and auctioneer for the day was the effervescent Joanne Martin, who provided entertainment and fun for all who attended. Proceeds from the event go towards the annual payment on the museum building and the upkeep as well as towards future free community events. In this photo, the bidders at the annual Jefferson Historical Society’s Holiday Auction got some good laughs as the humorous “auctioneer” Joanne Martin encouraged folks to increase their bids.

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From page 1A She sent the video into the Windstream Class Connections contest, which led to the school being chosen as one of the 30 finalists. Once 30 schools were chosen, people in the community voted on which video was their favorite nationwide. “Many people in the community helped vote, the students, the staff and the parents,” Rutz said. Thanks to the voters, Lakeside Intermediate qualified to win the $25,000, which must be used toward technology. “This is amazing,” Rutz said. “The kids deserve it.” Rutz said they will host meetings to determine what the school’s needs are and how they should use the money. “It was very exciting because we’ve been voting all the time,” sixth-grader Mackenzie Taylor said. Sixth-grader Preston Lopez said it felt good knowing that they were being recognized for helping the community out. “It felt good to know that we were down there actually helping the beach,” Preston said. People can still watch the video at http:// schoolswin.windstream.com/ post/929. The video is about four minutes long.

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Upcoming Events

FOOD DRIVE

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Dec. 2 Ashtabula: The Public Employee Retirees, Inc. December meeting will be on Friday, Dec. 2, at 11:30 a.m. at the Edgewood Family Restaurant, 3010 State Road, Ashtabula, OH. We will hold our Christmas celebration at this time.

Dec. 4 Jefferson: Bethlehem Inn Join us at the Bethlehem Inn to experience what it was like when Christ was born. Sample a light supper at 5 p.m. and visit the stable. Activities at Bulah U.M. Church, corner of Bulah Road and Route 193.

Dec. 11 Jefferson: Breakfast with Santa Have a breakfast with Santa at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Christmas concert by the Bobby Bowen concert by the Bobby Bowen family during the 11 a.m. worship service. Activities at Bulah U.M. Church, corner of Bulah Road and Route 193.

VANDALS

From page 1A

Members of the senior high Student Council load up boxes for Manna Food Pantry. Of course, the real winners are the over 130 families of Jefferson, Rock Creek and Dorset who are served by the pantry every month. Sharon Piper, one of the directors, was thrilled to see so many boxes of food. “This is when our shelves go down,” she said. “There are so many, many people who are in need.” Just days before the Pantry had distributed Thanksgiving food to needy families in the Jefferson area, so the fresh supply will help replenish the shelves. The Manna Food Pantry is run by a

team of directors: Piper, Beth Baker, Lisa Schaeffer and Sue Green. Baker started volunteering when she retired from teaching in 2007. “I knew so many people when I worked at Rock Creek that were in need. I wanted to help,” she explained. And help she does. Baker weighed each box of food the students carried in. “It’s surprising how it all adds up,” she said. “The donation totaled 1,234 pounds. A large donation would be 100 pounds, so 1,234 pounds is extraordinary.” “Once the boxes are weighed, we do

a quick sort. Items are separated into groups like soups, veggies, and toiletries. Then we’ll go back and do a fine sort,” Baker explained. Piper added that the Manna Food Pantry is in need of food for diabetics and items that can’t be purchased with food stamps. “Like toilet paper, toothpaste, and cleaning supplies,” she said. The Manna Food Pantry is open 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Piper said that the next big distribution will be the Christmas hams next month.

Security cameras have been installed at the playground and park in downtown Jefferson. The crews also have been busy decorating the village for the Christmas holidays, as much of Jefferson’s holiday activities will take place this weekend, including the parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. All listed tree stumps

OCCUPY “We are submitting a recall to the Ashtabula City Council,” Leatherman said. The proposal was signed by council President-elect J.P. Ducro, whose signature was down as a witness. “What we are trying to do is to get city council to vote on it before we get a petition going,” Leatherman said. “Right now we’re submitting it so the city solicitor can read it and understand what it is all about and give the council all a chance to look at the recall legislation.” Leatherman and the occupiers are hoping they can get the amendment passed without further action, but they are prepared to have the public vote on the issue if necessary, a task they are familiar

also have been ground down, Finger said. “The village crews will remove the grindings,” Finger said. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be reached at swessell@gazettenews.com.

From page 1A with since many of the occupiers also participated in the legislation of the traffic cameras. “We are ready to go get petitions and signatures again,” Leatherman said. “We changed the charter once, we can change it again.” The occupiers are still in Cornelius Park and say the are dedicated to creating positive change throughout the City of Ashtabula. “We still are camping out,” Leatherman said. “We’re kind of on a skeleton crew now because everyone has businesses and jobs.” Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, may be reached at sportman@ gazettenews.com.

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METH “This new ordinance places the burden of clean up on the property owner,” Hockaday said. “The cost of the immediate clean up by a state-certified remediation firm of the toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine can be billed to the property owner.” If a meth lab is found within the village, nobody will be allowed on the property until it has been cleaned of all toxins.

From page 1A “The site would be declared ‘off-limits’ until the property owner retains a certified industrial hygienist tests the site to ensure it is safe for human occupation,” Hockaday said. The village will require the clean up and can take further action if the sight remains unsafe. “Should the property owner not comply, it details the procedural due process for the village to intervene and

DIMES As the dimes rolled in, the level of contributions was tracked with colorful sneakers posted on a wall in the gym. As each grade level collected $5.00 another sneaker was added to the wall. Every student who contributed a dime for the cure for diabetes was allowed to wear pajamas to school on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and on that day the school was a virtual sea of colorful flannel. “The students and staff at Cork Elementary are amazing,” said parent volunteer Nancy Frank who helped organize the Dimes for Diabetes event. “Our daughter Allison (a Cork third grader) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 4 years old. The initial shock, grief, and fear were overwhelming. There is presently no cure for diabetes, but the disease can be managed with diet, insulin dosage, and exercise. To stay alive, people with type 1 diabetes must monitor their blood sugar frequently, so that means pricking her fingers approximately 6 times a day and changing her insulin injection site every 3 days. This is what she and millions of others need to do until a cure is found.” Frank explained that every dime of the $1,051.00 col-

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search, [this was] the strongest model we could find to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the community,” Hockaday said. Hockaday said in the end it will save the village and, therefore the taxpayers, money. “Furthermore, it appropriately removes the financial responsibility from the taxpayer to those that create or enable the problem of methamphetamine use,” Hockaday said.

From page 1A lected at Cork will be donated to research for a cure for diabetes. “The generosity of the families and the kids has just been great,” said Frank. “Some of the kids brought in their own money from allowances or money they had saved. With the economy the way it is and the holidays approaching, people will still pitch in for a good cause. If kids at our little school can work together for an important cause and achieve a result like this, then anything is possible.”

Dec. 3 Jefferson: Square Dance The Jefferson Grange of Ashtabula County will be hosting a Christmas Round and Square Dance with the Encounters Band on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will include cakewalks and refreshments. There is no admission fee. The event is open to the public and fun for the whole family. The Jefferson Grange is located behind Jeff ’s Flowers, beside Auto Zone, 50 S. Chestnut St. in Jefferson.

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Christmas Wonderland display opens at the Jefferson Historical Society on Saturday BY BARBARA J. HAMILTON Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The Jefferson division of Santa’s elves is busy decorating 42 East Jefferson Street (the former Trinity Church) as the Jefferson Historical Society prepares for its annual Christmas Wonderland walk through display. This year the display will feature vintage books, toys, games and trains under, around and by many decorated Christmas trees. Society President Norma Waters and the

executive board invite all to the holiday-decorated museum on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The display amid the Christmas atmosphere will include something to delight everyone from angels, to nutcrackers to moose, snow scenes, trains and dolls. Shirley Howley, Society secretary, said, “Old trains chugging around the tracks just seem so nostalgic. They bring back memories of my children watching the trains go around the family tree.”

President Waters added, “In addition to the joys of the toys will be free crafts for children to make and take home as well as free candy bags. This is such a special time of the year. We hope that many come to the museum to experience the beauty of the season and recall childhood.” The kitchen will be open. Featured on the luncheon menu will be turkey sandwiches and soups for purchase. The exhibit is open to the public with free admission and free parking.

G.O. Ministries moves to new home

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On Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, those attending the Chapel at G.O. Ministries marched from the Cleveland Avenue site (near old Brunner’s building) to their new home for the church and various ministries at their newly obtained Thurgood Marshall School site in Ashtabula. Leading in prayer along the way and at the front door of the school was Pastor John Salters (pictured in the tan raincoat). Events held for the first time at this loPHOTO BY BARBARA J. HAMILTON cation were Sunday School (9:30 a.m.) and Big and little girls will delight at the doll collection at the Christmas Wonderland display.

Treasure the Christmas season By Pastor Bill McMinn Eagleville Bible Church I treasure the Christmas season. It’s a time of love, joy and peace, plus it’s a season for unrivaled generosity! There are so many loveable things about our favorite holiday. But I fear we are focused on different things during this present Christmas season than what they were at the original Christmas. For instance, the wise men walked for miles to find a Savior whereas we walk for miles to find savings. The shepherds rejoiced to see the person of Jesus in a rustic manger whereas we’re happy to find some technologically savvy gadget beneath the Christmas tree! Our focus can easily shift from the people to products in this possession clingy culture! And in fact, Christmas may get spoiled if the special person in our life doesn’t get the special product they were longing for! And that my friends, is how spoiled we’ve become! Let’s admit it; most of us are going to do some heavy duty shopping in this next month and we’re going to see a lot of things. We’re going to make choices on styles and colors, games and gadgets, as well as toys for young and old. We’re going to hunt high and low for just the right things at just the right price! We’re going to circle parking lots looking for a spot closer to the

door, brave the crowds, and endure the lines! We’re going shoulder to shoulder with vast mobs so we can find just the right thing for the ones we love. It is part of the season. I’m not much of a shopper throughout the year, but I’m a Christmas shopping warrior when it comes to buying gifts for my family! I’m into it like many of you are. But at times, it gets crazy. Black Friday was made all the blacker with stories of pepper spray, shootings, and fist fights! People wanted the deal and were willing to fight to get it or to keep it! Is it really that important? I am trying to keep it all in perspective and especially because I know how alluring it is! That’s why I’m one of the ultimate budget busters when it comes to Christmas shopping for my wife and children! We were walking around Legacy Village and I went into some stores that I typically would never enter. For instance, we walked into the Bose store. Bose is known for their world class speakers and they sell at prices you can scarcely wrap your mind around. I was shown a simple system with a one bar speaker and a wireless subwoofer that produces sound that might rival the richness of an angelic choir! It was only $2,500! I didn’t even know I needed better sound until I walked into that store and now I’m starting to wonder! We went into the Apple store next where

they had a dazzling array of iPads, Macbooks, computers, iPods, and all sorts of technological wizardry! My wife suggested that maybe I needed one of those iPads and I reminded her that I already had a smart phone and a laptop and certainly didn’t need one! The surround sound may be a different story! I say that tongue in cheek, but going into these places makes us feel like we need things that we were happy without two minutes before we stumbled into the store! Let’s remind ourselves of what’s truly important in our lives! The people in our lives are the true treasures! Knowing God better and having a connection with Him through faith in Jesus is truly indispensable. Technologies and styles constantly change but the love of God stays the same! We’ll barely get a nickel for an old Beanie Baby, but the value of family and friends is immeasurable, so let’s keep it in perspective and find contentment! Hebrews 13:5 - Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” The Bible encourages contentment while the advertising this time of year encourages discontentment! Please remember how much we already have! Contentment is up to us. Will our joy be in people or products?

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Jefferson Area Junior High Student Council members Emily Sukalac, Katelyn Celetti, Carley Truckey and Mikey Roberts proudly wear their hats for the Manna Audra Puzio looks a little “Goofy” in her hat. Food Pantry. BY CAROLYN BEHR-JEROME Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - The day before a break is filled with energy, but this past Wednesday was especially electric at Jefferson Area Junior High School.

To raise money for the Manna Food Pantry in Jefferson, the Junior High Student Council sponsored a hat day. Advisor Stacey Dixon said, “We wanted to do a little extra to help. Manna actually contacted our principal and asked for help. Students

and staff donated $2 to wear a hat to school on Wednesday. We raised $152.50 for Manna.” The Manna Food Pantry, 89 E. Jefferson St., is a ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 am.

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to watch the game, and the winning team played the faculty. According to advisor Stacey Dixon, all money raised will Rock Creek Elementary Christmas Program be donated to “Knots for Love.” 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Dixon explained that Carley Truckey is working with Jefferson Area Senior High Auditorium/Junior High Emily Forristal to make blankets for kids and families in Cafeteria our community in need. Junior High Student Council Holiday Dance 1:20-2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Jefferson Area Senior High Auditorium/Junior High Cafeteria

Educar campaign is going strong Campaign aims to raise $100k for Ashtabula County schools BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP Chances are that no matter what school district you live in, you’ve probably been or will be approached about buying raffle tickets for the Educar campaign, a unique fundraising campaign for Ashtabula County schools. Just about every school district in Ashtabula County is participating in the fundraising campaign that kicked off on Monday, Aug. 22, through the Great Lakes Auto Group. “It’s our goal is to raise $100,000,” MACS Integrated Marketing Communications President Stuart Moss said. As a non-profit initiative, Educar is a collaborative effort between the Great Lakes Auto Group and Ashtabula County school systems created by MACS. The fundraiser is a simple idea: during the 2011-2012 academic year, students and staff will sell raffle tickets for a $5 donation. Similar to a traditional raffle, tickets will be collected for a grand drawing to be held in June 2012. The selected winner will have the choice of a 2012 GMC Sierra, a 2012 Chevy Cruze, $25,000 toward the pur-

High School Choir Holiday Concert 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Jefferson Area Senior High Auditorium/Junior High Cafeteria

chase of another vehicle or $15,000 in cash. Unlike other fundraisers, all of the money raised will be given to the school districts, and the schools will have control over the money they collect during the campaign. The idea for the fundraiser began when Joey Huang, co-owner of the Great Lakes Auto Group, read the fine print of his child’s fundraiser campaign and noticed that the school was only receiving about 50 percent of the funds collected. Through the Educar campaign, the school district will receive all of the funds, with the Great Lakes Auto Group donating the vehicle and materials, including the raffle tickets. No money will be retained by the dealership. “The program can be used for anything. Other fundraisers collect for just one program, like athletics. Every kid will benefit [from Educar],” Raymond Beckwith, of Ashtabula Area Schools, siad. Moss said the schools have been busy selling the tickets, and places like Assumption School in Geneva are relying on the funds that are being collected. “[The EduCar fundraiser is] doing well. No negative feedback. We’ve be-

gun to advertise it. I think our families are encouraged that Great Lakes Auto Group are supporting this effort and joining to support our community schools and supporting good education in Ashtabula County,” Sister Maureen Burke of Saints John and Paul School, said. In June, a select number of people from each school district will be chosen at random and invited to a car show at a Great Lakes dealership. Each person will then be given a key, and one key will open the car. The winning person can pick their choice of the four options. “This is just a great opportunity. We were thrilled to be offered to be a part of it. [We’re] very grateful to GLAG, just very glad to be a part of it,” Laurie Inman of Pymatuning Local Schools said. Moss said the campaign now has a campaign page where people can find more information, located at https://www.facebook.com/pages/ EduCAR/266855350024185. People interested in buying a ticket can also contact their local school district.

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Amanda Grant and Kaitlyn Hawkin prepare to drop an egg as part of a class project while A-Tech Integrated Science instructor Mrs. Bornino looks on. Senior Integrated Science students at the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (A-Tech) were challenged to build a device to safely catch a raw egg from increasingly greater heights using only ten sheets of copy paper and one meter of masking tape. Designs varied, but the goal of each device was to minimize impact force by increasing impact time through the use of cushioning, multiple layers or device shape thereby protecting the egg from injury (cracking). Senior Cosmetology student Amanda Grant said, “The exercise was really fun, I got to make a device out of ten sheets of paper that kept the egg from cracking all the up to 3.5 meters and it was a great way to put what we were learning in the classroom to practical use.” Mrs. Bornino, A-Tech Integrated Science instructor commented afterwards that “enthusiasm for this competition was so great that an additional competition will be held allowing students to use the knowledge they gained to redesign and build a second device in hopes of improving their egg’s chance at survival.”

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some scholarships. For instance, the Lloyd A . Chacey, PE, Memorial Scholarship provides $2,000 annual grants to college juniors and seniors who must apply in their sophomore years. EFO, a nonprofit charitable organization established in 1964 by members of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), also sponsors educational programs including MATHCOUNTS for junior high school students and Tests of Engineering Aptitude Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) for high school students. All EFOsupported programs and scholarships exist to elevate interest in math, science, and engineering. EFO’s scholarship application and brochure, which details the specific criteria for the scholarships offered this year, may be obtained from our website at w w w. o h i o e n g i n e e r. c o m (click on “Students & Educators”, then on “Programs for Students”, then on “Scholarships” and print from PDF files) or in high school guidance and career offices throughout Ohio or by calling EFO at (614) 223-1177. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15.

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Cosmetology teacher Judy Divine visited Valerie’s Hair Design with her class of students at the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (A-Tech) last Monday. BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

the year for the Jefferson Senior Center. Fisher had organized an event at the salon where she and her employees cut hair for donations, ultimately raising $300 that was later matched by a $300 donation from AllPro Transportation in Ashtabula, where Fisher’s husband, Richard, works. “People were very generous,” Fisher said. “You feel so good when you’re doing stuff like this.” Fisher also gave them other tips to further their education, such as checking out the free websites online that have instructional videos and information for the students about hair styling. “The info is out there for you,” Fisher said. Even though the students are learning about cosmetology in their classes, the true education will begin once they graduate. “Your education actually starts when you get in the salon,” Divine said.

JEFFERSON - Valerie’s Hair Design owner Valerie Fisher went back to her “roots” last Monday, Nov. 21, when her former cosmetology teacher Judy Divine visited her salon with her current class of students at the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (ATech). When Fisher was under Divine’s tutelage, the school was called the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School, but even though the name has changed, the spirit of the cosmetology class hasn’t, as the students learn all of the skills needed to run their own salon some day. The students visited Valerie’s Hair Design to learn how to use clippers, but they also received some lessons about life, as Fisher discussed why she loves running her own salon. “I always wanted to help Stefanie Wessell, senior people out,” Fisher said. By owning her salon, editor for Gazette NewspaFisher has been able to do pers, may be reached at fun stuff in the community, swessell@gazettenews.com. like raising funds earlier in

A-Tech (and Lakeside High School) student Kristen Hommes visited Valerie’s Hair Design with her teacher Judy Divine.

BOE Meetings meeting of the Board of Education of the Ashtabula Area City Schools on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. at Lakeside High School. The meeting will consist of possible Board action and other business which the Board considers necessary to transact.

Dec. 1 Ashtabula: Meeting There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education of the Ashtabula Area City School District of Ashtabula County on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeside High School Large Group Instruction Room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the levy and other business the Board considers necessary to transact. Dec. 14 Ashtabula: Meeting There will be a meeting of the Board of Education of the Ashtabula Area City School District of Ashtabula County on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at Lakeside High School. At 6 p.m. an Executive Session will take place, discussing employment of personnel, legal matters and purchase/sale of property. At 7 p.m. an open work session and possible board action and other business that the Board considers necessary to transact will take place. Dec. 21 Ashtabula: Meeting There will be a regular

Cosmetology students learn how to use clippers from Valerie’s Hair Design owner Valerie Fisher.

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