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Health Fair attracts hundreds BY WENDY GRUSKIEWICZ Gazette Newspapers

No slacking at PV Primary BY WENDY GRUSKIEWICZ Gazette Newspapers ANDOVER - The last school day for students at Pymatuning Valley Primary School is May 31, with report cards going home the same day, but a busy spring schedule will allow no slacking off for students. According to PV Primary Principal Traci Hostetler one of the biggest milestones of the school year will be passed this week as students sit for the annual Ohio Achievement Assessments. Third grade students have had their reading skills assessed on Tuesday and math skills challenged on Thursday. Fourth grade students will be assessed for reading knowledge on Wednesday and math on Friday.

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Orwell DQ holding benefit Blizzard sale ORWELL - The Orwell Dairy Queen crew in Orwell is holding a benefit on Blizzard sales to customers this Friday, May 4 to aid a 28-year-old Jefferson cancer patient, Jessica Cook with medical expenses, says Lynette Gregory, manager. “For every Blizzard we sell during the day from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., one dollar from each Blizzard will be given to Jessica. She is undergoing treatment now for breast cancer. Her mom, Jennifer is one of our coworkers, but is helping care for Jessica,” Gregory said. The restaurant wanted to help the family in some way they could, she said. Gregory and co-workers from the Orwell DQ are also putting together a relay team for the June 9 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life coming up countywide. The DQ crew and other volunteers this week, Gregory said, have been busy decorating the downtown Orwell area with purple and white ribbons and other art promoting the June 9 Relay for Life event.

ANDOVER - The cold and windy weather on Saturday helped contribute to a record turnout at the St. Joseph’s Emergency Center Health Fair as hundreds left their yard work for a warmer day and flocked to the twelfth annual event. Held in the community room of the Andover Christian Church on Stillman Avenue, visitors were treated to dozens of health related exhibits in addition to many free health screenings. Kathy Alexander, director of nursing for St. Joseph Emergency and Diagnostic Center, said the very first Health Fair was billed as a senior fair. She quickly realized the need to open the fair to all ages as she fielded calls asking how old a person needed to be to attend the fair. Entire families from young to senior citizen enjoyed this years’ fair. Drew Payne of Andover came to investigate the fair with friends and family, including toddlers.

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It won’t hurt one bit. Eric Dugan of Community Care Ambulance pricks the finger of Hartford Township resident Ciera Rodgers in preparation for a free glucose screening at the 12th annual Health Fair.

GV Elementary Walkathon came ODOT road, bridge projects off successful in cool weather on Routes 6 and 85 underway By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ORWELL VILLAGE Scarves, winter coats, knit hats was the typical attire seen last Saturday for the annual Grand Valley Elementary School Walkathon. The big fundraiser


Getting out her fancy winter knit hat and warm clothes to participate in the April 28 Walkathon at GV High School is sixth grader Brooke Poyer of Hartsgrove.

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sponsored by the GVES PTO drew about 180 people who walked and walked and walked around the high school track. “Everything went pretty well. We had some no shows, but that’s pretty usual. My son, DJ raised about $1,200 of which I’m very proud of him,” said PTO president Anita Webb. The whole walkathon idea sprouted years ago at the old Rome Elementary School by elementary teacher Marsha Hunt. She was out again this time joking about it takes her longer these days to get around the track. “I think I have a couple more years to do this before I retire,” Hunt joked as she got her lap card clipped by students. The goal for this year is $13,000, said Ellen Winer, GV Elementary School principal. Winer, school staff and lots of volunteers came forward to help out at the registration tables, work in the concession food stand or help in other areas at the football field track area. Lots of family members including grandparents either got in the walk or stood around supporting their kids and adults, who took pledges for so many laps to go for the event.


Koski Construction Inc. crews are busy tearing out the old underthe-road culvert and rebuilding the bridge on Route 85 east of Andover public square. The road is closed during this portion of the ODOT project and expected to reopen early this month. By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers

ANDOVER-Local residents and commuters are seeing orange barrels and detour signs up on Route 85 east in the village,and will also see construction starting on repaving State Route 6 soon. Ohio Department of Transportation officials awarded a $1.2 million bridge, culvert replacement and See WALK page 15A paving contract to Koski Construc-

tion Inc. of Ashtabula for the highway projects, said ODOT district spokesperson Brant Kovacs. Koski crews began more than a week ago to replace the aging under-the-road culvert east on Route 85 near Stateline Auto dealership. Detour signs are up on both the Ohio and Pennsylvania side of the Pymatuning Reservoir lake roads warning motorists of the road closure on Route 85.

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Hopewell Community Farm and Crafts Store is open By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers MESOPOTAMIA TOWNSHIP - Residents and staff were busy over the winter months crating and turning out lots of handmade items, artwork creations plus even wooden birdhouses to stock the Hopewell Community Farm/Craft Market Store, says Sandy Thomas, store manager. Operated by the staff and residents, the store located on Route 534, just north of state Route 87 in Mesopotamia, is full of gift items, home décor art, even Hopewell produced eggs and fresh maple syrup along with greeting cards and more. “We have a treasure trove of items for visitors to come in and shop for themselves or gifts. Everything is created and handmade. Many of the items are one of a kind, too,” Thomas said. Over the winter, the residents painted the bird houses, made jewelry, molded pottery and other creations for stocking the shelves at the store for the second season. The market store is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through No-

ANDOVER - The village’s utilities department will be flushing hydrants in late evening hours from May 6 to May 11. The dates were changed because of snowy weather predictions forecast for late April, said Joyce Ermansons, village secretary. Residents are advised to check water conditions in evening hours before doing any laundry. For questions call the village hall office.

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Sandy Thomas, manager at the Hopewell Community Farm/Craft Store, talks about the handmade art pieces from quilts to paintings to candles plus more available at the gift store in Mesopotamia Township. vember when the annual therapeutic residential comholiday open house is slated. munity in Mesopotamia In addition to generating a where adults with schizomodest income, the store also phrenia, bipolar disorder and helps residents build self-es- other serious mental health teem, learn vocational and illnesses learn to manage customer service skills. these health issues and reIt is an opportunity, Tho- turn to independent living. mas said, for the residents to The farm community faciluse creative expression as a ity is the only residential menmeans to heal and recover tal health site in Ohio that from mental health related provides this effective combiissues. nation of treatment-based, The store is an outlet for community centered care. reaching the public’s awareFor more information on ness of Hopewell’s treatment the Hopewell Community program within the commu- farm center call (440) 693nity. Hopewell is a working 4074.

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This handmade wood birdhouse is for sale at the Hopewell Community Farm/Craft Store filled with gifts of all sizes and art design. This birdhouse won a blue ribbon at last year’s Geauga County Fair for the resident designer.

Andover woman opens consignment clothing shop for women and men By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers

Boland’s as she is holding down a full time job as case manager with Community ANDOVER VILLAGE - Counseling Center in Tucked away on Station Ashtabula. For five years, Street, just off Andover pub- Boland said she was a deputy lic is the village’s newest busi- clerk at Western County ness-Jennie B’s. The shop Court in Geneva. owner, Jenny Boland is hold“I’m from Geneva origiing her store’s grand opening nally, but now live in Andover on this Saturday, May 5. area and looked around at The store featuring up- starting this business here,” scale and designer label cloth- she said. ing for women and men plus A 1995 graduate of Geneva shoes and other accessories High School, she attended will be open on Saturday from Lakeland Community Col9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening a lege majoring in criminal jusclothing boutique has been on tice studies. Boland said she Boland’s agenda for some few enjoyed her stint working at years. Western County Court with PHOTO BY DORIS COOK “I’ve always wanted to Judge Richard Stevens and Andover’s newest store have my own business. I saw clerk of court Mickey owner, Jenny Boland adjusts an outfit on this model in her an opportunity to lease this Mihalick. space and everything seems “Mickey was the best boss new store, Jennie B’s. It is a to be falling in place. It’s been I believe I ever worked with. consignment store with women and men’s clothing hectic these last few weeks. I I also worked as a corrections am looking for more officer at the former Lake Erie for sale at bargain prices. consigners,” Boland said. Correctional Institution beThis Saturday from 9 a.m. to The boutique consignment fore it was sold,” she said. 4 p.m. is the grand opening. business is a sideline of Working and putting to-

gether the consignment boutique has been a dream come true, Boland said. “I will be accepting new consigned pieces, but they must meet my Three C’s..clean, current and cool. I want to carry high end and name brand clothing, gently used in all sizes, zero to 20. I’m adding even hair accessories and looking for new items. Several people suggest I also put a few home décor items in the store,” Boland said. Hours for Jennie B’s is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. evenings Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. For the present time, she is asking persons to call for appointment if they wish to consign clothing items. Persons can call (440) 983-7371 for an appointment or stop in at the store on Station Street during open hours to chat with Boland.

Radioactive Electronics has new installations manager MIDDLEFIELD - Radioactive Electronics welcomes Daniel MacRaild as its installations manager for their custom audio/video division. MacRaild, a graduate of Malone College in Canton, has been working for a movie studio in Orlando, Florida and relocated back to Geauga County. While here in northeast Ohio again, he worked in the home theater and security installation industries as well as spent some time as an electrical contractor.

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MacRaild previously owned his own company for five years where he continued his installation success of high performance home theaters along with church and worship center audio. He then accepted a position of work for one of the largest sound companies of the world and was with the firm for six years as field manager. One of his club designs in Washington, DC earned Billboard Magazine’s Club of the Year two years in a row. Now desiring to travel less and be

ODOT “The culvert bridge replacement is about a two week closure and should be completed early this month. Weather has hindered some of the work,” Kovacs said. The project also includes new concrete handicap ramps constructed this past week on the Andover public square park street exits and corners at Route 85 and Route 6 around the park. During the reconstruction and resurfacing of Route 6 from the west end of the village at Case Ave. to public square and

closer to home and family, MacRaild decided recently to join forces with Radioactive Electronics. Radioactive’s desire to grow and expand its offerings to custom residential and commercial clients will now be possible with Mr. MacRaild’s much earned expertise, said owner Brice Heinbaugh. “Whether it’s a new home construction or remodel, no job is too big or too small. If your church or worship center is looking to update or

build a top performing audio system, Dan is the project manager for you,” Heinbaugh said. “If seeking to provide customers a first-class entertaining experience is your desire, then businesses such as medical offices, restaurants, sports bars, and clubs are the sweet spot of Dan MacRaild’s expertise, the owner added. MacRaild can be contacted by calling (440) 632-1600 or by email at danmac@

From page 1A east on Route 85 to the PA line there will be one-way traffic maintained, ODOT officials said. Andover Village is just experiencing the beginning of the tourism season with out-of-town campers and summer cottage folks flocking back to the reservoir lake area and Pymatuning State Park on both the Ohio and PA side. The resurfacing portion of the Koski Construction Inc. contract is expected to be completed by early August.

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Senior Conference to be held May 11 BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA - The Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services and its community sponsors are hosting the 5th Annual Ashtabula County Senior Conference entitled “Aging Gracefully: Mind, Body and Spirit”on Friday, May 11. Last year, the event was different from those conferences held in the past because participating senior citizens were able to take a bus tour to four different rehabilitation/long-term care facilities during the event. “This year, it’s back to the way we used to do it,” Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services Program Administrator Martha Gillespie said. The Senior Conference will be held at the Kent State University at Ashtabula Campus. Each Senior Conference has been about educating seniors on an issue they face and the services available to them. Past topics include physical rehabilitation, elder abuse, using or losing the brain and navigating documents, such as living wills. This year’s topic is about aging gracefully, Gillespie said. She said the conference is designed to show seniors there’s still many things for them to do. “They’re just entering another phase of their life,” Gillespie said. Gillespie said the conference will include the airing of the documentary “Age of Champions,” sponsored by The Villa at the Lake. The documentary is about seniors participating in the Senior Olympics. “It’s a wonderful docu-

mentary,” Gillespie said. There also will be a special Wii demonstration available for conference participants to try out, and the Wii will be given out as a door prize at the end of the event. Seniors will be able to compete at Wii bowling against a man who suffered a stroke, lost mobility in the dominant half of his body and still bowls a 300. “People need to come and see if they can give him a run for his money,” Gillespie said. The conference also will include lunch, vendors and speaker presentations. The seniors will learn about what services are available in their community. The conference is not just for senior citizens, but also for their children, friends or care takers. The Senior Conference will open with registration and a continental breakfast at Kent State University at Ashtabula at 7:30-8 am. The program will start at 8 a.m. with a morning session for professionals with mind, Sue Curtis Ducro, PhD; body, Chris Kettunen, PhD; and spirit, Joan Steidl, MA PCC-S. Senior registration and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The vendor room will be open to all, with the Wii demo, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 1-4 p.m. will be the afternoon session for seniors, with mind, Sue Curtis Ducro, PhD; body, Chris Kettunen, PhD; spirit, Joan Steidl, MA PCC-S; and Off Our Rockers Band and the Blue Belles. The three professional guest speakers will present educational information to enlighten the public on “healthy aging.” The focus will be to improve one’s

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lifestyle and overall well being that will assist in a healthy body, mind and spirit. Some issues to be discussed include: —How to keep mentally fit at any age. —Coping skills to deal with aging issues such as: severe illness, death of loved ones, increased medical expenses, depression and loneliness. —Recognizing the appropriate time to seek professional guidance. —Exploring available community services. On the speakers, Sue Curtis Ducro, PhD, M.S., is a licensed psychologist and funeral director with her family firm of Ducro Services. An advocate of lifelong learning and fruitful activity, she views age as a collection of experiences and retirement as merely a change in focus. Chris Kettunen, PhD, MSN, is director of Nursing for the Ashtabula County

Health Department and a faculty member of both the University of Phoenix and Indiana Wesleyan University Cleveland campuses, teaching in the Nursing Department. Joan Steidl, MA PCC-S, is an assistant professor and director of the Human Services Program at Kent State University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, and the Ohio Association of Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling. The Senior Conference is a free event, and the lunch is free as well. The Ashtabula County Senior Levy helps fund the event. Interested participants must register. Registration forms are available at the nearest senior center, or you can request one from the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services, 4332 Main Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio. For further information, phone (440) 994-2027.

Ashtabula County Genealogical Society met Ashtabula County Genealogical Society President Troy Bailey and Jim Gilbert, publications of the ACGS, presented a program on April 25 at the Geneva Public Library to assist researchers in using the 1940 Census. Jim Gilbert explained that this newly-released census can be accessed at at this time without a paid subscription. However, the census is not indexed and a search cannot be done using an individual’s name. If the subject of the search lived in the same place in 1930 and again in 1940, it is possible to find the district and enumerator number from the 1930 census and then check that section of the 1940 report. It is still necessary to then search the entire district report page by page to find the person. When the indexing is completed—projected to be complete in late June—it will once again be possible to sort by name only. Examples from Ashtabula County and other areas were demonstrated. Troy Bailey showed the audience how to sign in as a volunteer indexer. Volunteers are currently at work entering the census information into a data base. More volunteers are needed to complete this important task. Troy showed the screens and easy steps needed to sign in at and selecting Indexing. The instructions are clear and user friendly as is the program itself. There is an opportunity to give credit for the work completed to ACGS which can benefit the Society by providing a seminar on genealogical research. This program was sponsored by and two memberships to that site were awarded as door prizes. The next program will by 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20, and will be the annual Memorial Tea. Donations of books to the Library will be made in memory of deceased friends and members of ACGS. Donald Miller will appear as Ulysses S. Grant. April, 2012 was the 190th anniversary of Grant’s birth. Refreshments will be served after these presentations. The public is invited to attend this event without charge. — Submitted by Judy Wareham

County schools participate in annual Botany Challenge

Geneva High School junior Emily Orris, senior Leah Hassett and senior Katie Beacom identify wildflowers in the Ashtabula Gulf during the 12th annual Botany Challenge. BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP - Despite the chilly weather, groups of students from schools throughout Ashtabula County gathered at the Ashtabula Gulf last week for the 12th annual Botany Competition. Participating schools this year included Pymatuning Valley High School, Geneva High School, Lakeside High School, Edgewood Senior High School, Saints John and Paul, the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus and Grand River Academy. During the competition, the students carefully handled flowers and other plants growing near the Smolen-Gulf Bridge as they tried to identify them based on characteristics such as the number of leaves, the smoothness or roughness of the leaves’ edges and other features. “They’re identifying wildflowers,” co-coordinator Mary Howe said. She said the students look up the features of the plant in “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” to help them identify the plant with both the common and Latin names. Howe helped create the event 12 years ago with Bruce Loomis and Barrie Bottorf. The Planning Commission had conducted a study on green-space, and the idea came about as a way to get people interested in visiting the Gulf. Although the competition took place at the Ashtabula Gulf, a week earlier the students had practiced for it

along the Western Reserve Greenway Trail. The students had to identify 30 plants, Howe said. She said the competition was a bit tough this year, as plants that are normally out, weren’t, and clouds were preventing some of the flowers from blooming. “They learn to look at details,” Howe said. A-Tech senior Amber


Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus seniors Melinda Bailey and Amber Lewis (both of the home school of Jefferson Area High School) identify wildflowers in the Ashtabula Gulf during the 12th annual Botany Challenge. Lewis said her team practiced for the competition by looking at plants in the woods next to the school. Her teammates take a horticulture class at A-Tech. Geneva High School science teacher Eileen Dragon said she asked conscientious students in her class to be on the Botany Competition team. The competition teaches the students to look closely at things, Dragon said. “I think we look at so many things and don’t really see all the details,” Dragon said. The students’ success will come from being able to notice those minute details that others don’t see, Dragon said. Sponsors of the Botany Competition included the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Gazette Newspapers and the Ashtabula County Parks Foundation. Donors included the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Gazette Newspapers and the Holden Arboretum. Winners will be announced during a dinner at the Jefferson First United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 3.

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Sister-to-Sister event empowers young women


Young women at the Sister-to-Sister event at Kent State University at Ashtabula learned about “Transformation through Education.” BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA - “Transformation through Education” was the theme of the annual Sister-to-Sister Celebration on Thursday, April 26, at the Kent State University at Ashtabula Campus. The event for high school girls included motivational speakers and break-out sessions on the college experience, self-image and other topics designed to empower the young women. The students also toured the Ashtabula Campus. Sponsors of the event included the Zonta Club of the Ashtabula Area, Kent State University at Ashtabula and the Ashtabula County Continued Education Support Services (ACCESS) Program. “Sister to Sister is a program that was designed to motivate and inspire young ladies in high school to pursue their interests, to pursue

their dreams and to pursue their education after high school,” ACCESS Executive Director Paula Ghiz said. The program is specifically for those high school girls who aren’t quite sure what they want to do after high school - the girls who need that extra encouragement and guidance. High school sophomores, juniors and a couple of seniors from Ashtabula County schools were invited to attend the event. Prior to the event, ACCESS advisors met with the girls in guidance sessions. The Zonta Club is involved because it’s the club’s mission to support young women, Zonta member Cheryl Edwards said. “We feel this is a great opportunity for us to let them know that they have women in the community who want to give back to them,” Edwards said. About 60 girls attended the event, which featured

Melinda Kapalin as the keynote speaker. Kapalin, a lifelong northeast Ohio resident, has completed extensive research on her advocacy for children with disabilities. She is also a prevention/education specialist with the Lake Area Recovery Center in Ashtabula, where she works to bring alcohol, drug and bully-prevention programs to schools. Other presenters included Arletta Lower of Mary Kay Cosmetics, KSU at Ashtabula Retention Specialist Liz Driscoll and a panel of college students, including Melinda McNutt, Angella Bradley and Krista Ryel. Lower, who has been with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 22 years talked to the students about projecting a positive self-image. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, can be reached at

Unveiling and dedication of Vietnam Veterans War Memorial BY BARBARA J. HAMILTON Gazette Newspapers JEFFERSON - It has been 47 years since the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The war, which actually began in 1955, took the lives of many of American’s young men. Twenty-nine men from Ashtabula County died in that land so far from our shores. A war memorial built to honor those who died while fighting in Vietnam will be unveiled and dedicated on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. immediately following the conclusion of the parade and ceremonies at Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson. The monument will be placed at the Cobra Vietnam Era helicopter on the north side of Route 167 and to the north of Oakdale Cemetery. The idea for the monu-

ment came about after the Vietnam War Exhibit last Veteran’s Day. When the Jefferson Historical Society board learned that there was not a place in the county where all those who died in Vietnam were remembered by name, they set in motion an effort to erect a fitting monument listing the names of those who gave their lives. Through the kind generosity and work of J.R. Hurst of Memorials by Behm, Geneva, and Ron Belding of Belding Monuments, Geneva, a large granite headstone will be in place by Memorial Day. The names of each man and hometown will be etched on the front. There are 29 names etched on the stone listing those men who died from Ashtabula County. The Jefferson Historical Society encourages everyone to attend the ceremonies on Me-

morial Day to give the honor due the men and the families they represent as well as those men who returned home. The ceremony will open with a prayer, the unveiling and dedication by the Jefferson Historical Society, the reading of the names by Vietnam War veterans, followed by the official ringing of a bell for each one and taps. Parking will be closed in the veterans’ memorial parking lot for the ceremony, but will be available in the Oakdale Cemetery and in the drive adjacent to the township garage. Mike Brooks, of Mike’s Bikes, and owner of the land on which the helicopter and memorial stones stand, leases the property to the veterans at no cost. If you have any questions related to the ceremony, please call Barbara Hamilton, 576-9691, or Norma Waters, 576-2681.


The Veterans hospitals are full of heroes. These are men and women who were injured while serving in the U.S. military. They served to keep America free so that you and I can enjoy all the wonderful privileges we have. These are military veterans, many of them so very young, who have given so much and fight now to survive on the home front. They are proud of their service to America, but feel lost and alone and hopeless. They need our help to get them on their way to a full, honorable, productive life. Arletta Lower, who has been with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 22 years, talks to students about self-esteem.

Andover Bank branch robbed in Austinburg Township BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP - The Ashtabula County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Andover Bank branch on Route 45 in Austinburg Township on Saturday. “We had a lone male walk into the bank just before closing,” Det. Brian Cumberledge said. Cumberledge said the suspect approached the teller and produced a handwritten note demanding money in return for no one getting hurt. Cumberledge said he appeared to be wearing a costume wig and wearing black. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, which the suspect

put inside his coat, and the suspect then left the bank on foot, Cumberledge said. He said witnesses then saw him leave in a dark-colored, sedan-type vehicle, heading south on Route 45. “There was no weapon produced,” Cumberledge said. Cumberledge said the suspect appeared very calm and collected according to witnesses, even giving the teller a kind of “Cheshire grin” as he interacted with her. Cumberledge said the Sheriff ’s Department has collected evidence in the crime, including videotape footage, that has given the department some leads on the suspect. Stefanie Wessell, senior editor for Gazette Newspapers, may be reached at

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Elderly driver crashes vehicle into Country Neighbor Center By William A. West Gazette Newspapers ORWELL VILLAGE She was just waiting on a friend when Linda Presutti heard the squealing of tires a week ago on April 25 in the south side parking lot of Save-A-Lot store in Orwell. Parked in the lot near the Country Neighbor Center, Presutti of Orwell had no time to react as the Pontiac Grand Am shot across the parking lot. “The car had jumped the (concrete) curb at Save-A-Lot and when attempting back up, it seemed like she (driver) floored it,” Presutti said. The car driven by Violetta Jeffers, 90, of Bloomfield apparently crossed the parking lot in reverse and struck Presutti’s GMC vehicle before crashing in the Country Neighbor building about 12:35 p.m. at 39 S. Maple Street in the village. “I asked her if she was Ok and she stated she was fine,” Presutti said. “She said her brakes went out.” Orwell Police Department was called to the scene to investigate the crash. Also SCAD paramedic crew assisted at the site. Diane Bradbury and Pat Donham, both of Orwell, also witnessed the accident.

John Schwentker of Schwentker Concrete & Masonry does some temporary repairs to outside walls after a car crashed into the Country Neighbor Center a week ago. “We watched her get caught on the curb,” Bradbury said. “Then she zoomed across the lot.” Dave Locy of CM Construction and John Schwentker of Schwentker Concrete & Masonry had just finished laying concrete block in the very area where Jeffers crashed. “We just got done and moved around the corner when she crashed,” Locy said. “We were lucky.” “Thankfully she wasn’t hurt,” Schwentker said. “Thankfully no one was hurt.” CM Construction Co. of

Rock Creek is doing reconstruction work on the exterior and interior at Country Neighbor Center building. Orwell Police Chief Chad Fernandez said the department after investigating the crash did not charge Jeffers because it happened on private property. “It’s an insurance matter to settle,” the chief said. A spokesperson at Country Neighbor Center on Monday this week said the incident was turned over to the center’s insurance company adjusters to sort out damage claims.

SCAD emergency personnel help driver, Violetta Jeffers, 90, of Bloomfield out of her car after she crashed into a section of Country Neighbor Center on April 25 shortly after noon.


This car driven by Violetta Jeffers, 90, of Bloomfield on April 25 ended up crashing into a north corner of the Country Neighbor Center building in Orwell Village.

Dave Locy with CM Construction of Rock Creek takes photos of the car crash on April 25 in the parking lot area of Save-A-Lot store and damage to the Country Neighbor Center building.

GV School Board seeking quotes for fixing ailing school hot water system equipment By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ORWELL VILLAGE Mounting maintenance costs to the Grand Valley campus school facility’s hot water system to keep it functioning may soon end. Grand Valley School Board members, Superintendent Bill Nye agreed Tuesday to hire Youngstownbased mechanical engineer, Joseph M. Verostko to draw up specifications for replacing portions of the system not working properly. The replacement costs may run as high as $75,000 maximum, Nye said. Verostko, a mechanical engineer consultant for over 25 years met with the board, Nye and Paul Byler, head maintenance supervisor for the buildings to discuss the problems with the system as it was designed. Nye said the system for heating water and distributing it to all three school sections

has not worked right for several years. Costs are mounting to replace pieces and parts of its original design. Verostko and Byler later toured the hot water distribution equipment area to pinpoint defunct and poorly designed areas, which have resulted in problems and rising costs. Nye told the board the work would be done over the summer. Once Verostko gives his recommendations, and writes the specifications as to what is needed, then at least three quotes will be needed from contractors to do the work, he explained. “The elementary school area of the building for example barely get hot water most of the time,” Nye informed the board. One boiler in the school’s heating system is currently down, also. Nye said there is one pump that needs to be replaced. It was apparently omitted in the original design

work done by school architectural firm and engineers hired for to build the $40 million campus facility nearly seven years ago. The school has been open for five years. Other problems with leaky roofs, parking lots construction along with now the water heating system cropped up since the school opened its doors, officials said. Nye said the board is currently in mediation with the school architects, general contractors and the Ohio School Facilities Commission to settle claims on what is claimed as poor workmanship, design, and reportedly lack of oversight by project managers during the construction periods. Verostko is to make his recommendations to Nye within a few days, then the board will go out for quotes on the replacement equipment for the project. Nye said the board does not have to bid the project out as first expected.

Orwell PD Officer Lisa Schauer checks out evidence at the accident on April 25 when this vehicle ended up crashing into a north wall section of Country Neighbor Center on S. Maple Street in the village.

PV PRIMARY Hostetler said the test scores, which will be made available mid-summer, are one part of the total school assessment and rating program. Those students who pass or improve from last year’s scores will be treated to an OAA reward party at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. “We’ve done everything we can do in terms of making sure all the standards are met,” Hostetler said. Pymatuning Valley Primary School is currently rated “Excellent.” The end of the school year is also an exciting time for fourth grade students as they contemplate the move next school year to the Middle School. The fourth grade classes on May 21-22 will pay a visit to the Middle School to become acquainted with the building and staff. May 11 is Kindergarten orientation day, which will include testing. Hostetler said Primary School staff would meet with families of incoming kindergarten students to familiarize them with the school, policies and practices, and supply information about the start of the next school year. Students

From page 1A will cycle through stations that will briefly assess their abilities and present level. On May 14 a Primary School meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the library with all parents invited to attend. Discussion will include topics such as testing, school rating system and the general direction the school is taking. Career Day at the Primary School is scheduled for May 16. Lots of fun for the end of the year is also scheduled to include a carnival and field trips. The PTO has scheduled a magician to visit the school and entertain the students on May 17. The popular PTO carnival will be held all day on the 25th of May. “Our PTO is just spectacular,” said Hostetler. Field trips include traveling to Deer Park in Jamestown on the 18th of May for the third grade. The fourth grade will visit Wagon Trails Animal Park on the 23rd of May. Second graders will watch a Sea Wolves games in Erie on May 24. Pre-school graduation is slated for May 23 and 24.



4-H Camp Whitewood to host open house

AGRICULTURAL AGENT COMMENTS by David Marrison OSU Extension Agent Hello, Ashtabula County! As always, the month of April was a rollercoaster ride. Up, down and all-around. As we ride our weather rollercoaster into May, I would like to recap the Northern Classic Steer & Heifer Show, Timber Selling Workshop, and share information an open house at 4-H Camp Whitewood. I am pleased to report the 15th Annual Northern Classic Steer & Heifer Show held on Saturday, April 21, was a huge success despite the chilly weather. We were very pleased to have 60 exhibitors from three states showing 73 animals at this show. This was an excellent opportunity for our local youth to practice their showmanship skills and to learn tips that will help them raise their 4-H and FFA beef projects. Congratulations to Avery March of

Improving Your Woodland workshop BIG CREEK PARK, CHARDON OH – Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m., foresters from the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program (a program of the Ohio State University Extension) will present IMPROVING YOUR WOODLAND, at BIG CREEK PARK, 9160 Robinson Rd., Chardon, on understanding how your goals and objectives relate to your woods and what a landowner can do to ensure a healthy and productive woodland into the future. This class qualifies for five hours of continuing education credit toward the Ohio Forest Tax Law program. Dress appropriately for a morning (inside) and afternoon session (outside). Deadline to register is April 26, 2012. Cost is $35. Make checks payable to The Ohio State University. Mail to Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, SENR, 2021 Coffey Rd, Columbus OH 43210. To register, visit our website at http://, call 614-688-3421 or email This program is a combined effort with David L. Marrison, Associate Professor, Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Educator for Ashtabula & Trumbull Counties of the Western Reserve E.E.R.A. and County Extension Director for Ashtabula County, 440-5769008 (Ashtabula County), 330638-6783 (Trumbull County), h t t p : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / Marrison.OSU, Erik Draper, Geauga County Extension Director, Ag & Natural Resource Educator, Burton, OH - 440-8344656 and Kathy Smith, Extension Program Director, Forestry and Ohio Woodland Stewards program, Ohio State University Extension, School of Environment & Natural Resources,

Jefferson who won the Overall Champion Steer at the show. This is an impressive accomplishment due to the quality of animals which were shown from Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. I would be remiss if I did not thank the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association Directors for all their hard work on this event. It has been a great educational event for our youth during the past 15 years. Reservations are now being taken for Ashtabula County’s 4-H Camp Week from June 24-30 for youth ages 8-14 years of age. Our 4-H staff and 4-H Camp counselors are already planning for a great week. This year’s theme is “To Whitewood and Beyond.” Lots of great science additions are being planned for this year ’s camp. For those folks who never have been to Camp Whitewood, I am pleased to announce that camp will be hosting an open house in May to allow parents and children to check it out before signing up for camp. This open house will be on Saturday, May 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity for campers to come see the facilities, meet other campers, ask questions, talk with counselors and staff and get really excited for camp. Whether you’re already registered or still wondering if Camp Whitewood is the place for you, join us for free tours, snacks and camp fun. Our Camp Directors and staff will be ready to help answer your questions and even help you register. Participants can also register to win a free campership! For 2021 Coffey Rd, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-688-3421 http://

Community Horticulture Class to be held on May 16 in Jefferson The OSU Extension and the Ashtabula County Master Gardeners are pleased to be offering a Spring Community Class on Wednesday, May 16, from 79 p.m. at the Ashtabula County Extension office located at 39 Wall Street in Jefferson, Ohio. We invite you to join the Ashtabula County Master Gardeners as they offer this special spring class. Two topics will be presented at this workshop. The first presentation is titled, “More than Mums: Fall Color in the Perennial Bed.” During this presentation, the Master Gardeners will discuss in detail more than 20 lateblooming flowers that will keep your perennial beds in enticing color until well into October. Advice will also be offered on preparing a perennial bed for planting as well as special tips for inter planting in an established bed. The second presentation is titled, “Changing Zones: Microclimate Gardening.” During this presentation, the Master Gardeners will teach what, if any, impact the new hardiness zone changes will have in our county and find spots in your garden for plants you thought you couldn’t grow. There is a $3 per person registration fee and registrations are requested by May 10 as seating is limited. Mail registration and check payable to OSU Extension to: OSU Extension, 39 Wall Street, Jefferson, OH 44047. More information about this workshop can be obtained at: or by calling 440-576-9008.


Reservations are now being taken for Ashtabula County’s 4-H Camp Week from June 24-30 for youth ages 8-14 years of age. Camp Whitewood will be holding an open house on Saturday, May 12, from 1-4 p.m to allow parents and children to check it out before signing up for camp. those who wish to attend Ashtabula County’s week, make sure to register early as our 185 spots sell out quickly. In addition to our camp week, there are also additional 5 weeks of camp directed by other 4-H counties during the summer. More information can be found at: Even with the high winds and the threat of snow in the forecast, we had 54 individuals travel down to Camp Whitewood last Monday, April 23, to participate in our Selling Timber Workshop. This workshop helped participants learn the best management practices when marketing timber from their woodlots. A lot of good information was shared. A reminder that we will be offering another woodland’s program titled “Improving your Woodland” on May 2, 2012 at Big Creek Park in Geauga County. Registration is $35 per person and is due this week. Check out more details

Financial and tax implications of oil and gas leases/ royalties workshops to be held OSU Extension in northeast Ohio is pleased to be offering a workshop to help landowners understand the financial and tax implications of oil and gas leases/royalties. This workshop titled “Financial & Tax Implications of Oil and Gas Leases/Royalties in Northeast Ohio” will feature David Marrison, OSU Extension Associate Professor, who will discuss the financial and tax implications of Marcellus Shale Leases. This meeting will help participants become more aware of the potential tax implications of leases and royalty payments. Don’t get caught blindsided by the taxes which will be due. Learn which payments are subject to ordinary income taxes versus capital gain; about the percentage depletion deduction; and how signing a lease may affect your CAUV status. Learn how the IRS handles oil and gas payments. Learn what questions to ask and receive financial planning tips for managing the potential income from these wells. Four meetings have been scheduled. The available meetings are May 18 or June 6 at the Ashtabula County Extension office from 10 to 11:30 a.m., May 24 at the Trumbull County Extension office from 9:30 to 11 a.m., or July 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Trumbull County Extension office. The registration fee for this program is $5 per person. Registration fee is to help defray the cost of program handouts. Pre-registration is require and space is limited. Complete registration details can be obtained by calling 440-576-9008 or at http://

at http://woodlandstewards. or by calling 614-6883421. To close, I would like to leave you with a quote from Steve Jobs who stated, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Have a good and safe day!

Have questions? County Extension website offers answers JEFFERSON - Ashtabula County residents have questions. And the Ashtabula County office of Ohio State University Extension can provide the answers in a new online “Ask a County Expert” tool on its website, http:// The Ask an Expert tool is quick, easy and confidential, said David Marrison, Ashtabula County director of OSU Extension. Anyone can submit a question related to the educational programs Extension offers directly on the website using the feature. When someone submits a question, it goes first to four “wranglers” — personnel from around the state — who then route questions to an Extension professional with the appropriate subject-matter expertise. The goal is to provide an easy way for people to get unbiased, research-based responses to questions they might have on a broad range of topics, Marrison said. The questions answered will become part of the frequently asked questions on eXtension (pronounced “e-extension,” online at at, a national network of Extension experts from across the country. Nine counties in Ohio helped pilot the Ask an Expert program beginning in 2009, said Jerry Thomas, leader for Innovation and Change for OSU Extension. Thomas has been instrumental in developing the Ask an Expert tool. Ask an Expert offers Ohioans the chance to benefit from the expertise offered by a network of local, state and federal Extension professionals, Thomas said. To use Ask an Expert, just log on to http:// and click on the “Ask a County Expert” icon.

Blessing of the Bikes to be held May 5 Mark your calendars! Coming on May 5 is the annual Blessing of the Bikes. As the riding and vacation season begins, it is an opportunity to take some time to ask God’s blessing and guidance in the coming months on the roads. To offer thanks for blessings extended to us by our God, and prayers for those no longer with us, members of the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church and the public will gather at 11 a.m. that Saturday morning in Bethany’s parking lot, located at 933 Michigan Ave. in Ashtabula. Open to everyone, there is no cost but we are asking folks to bring a food item (or make a donation) for the local food pantry. Bikes of all types, including bicycles, tricycles, and strollers are welcome! Coffee and donuts will be provided.

4th Annual Ashtabula County 4-H Foundation Golf Outing Sat., June 9, 2012 Shotgun Start at 9:00am Hickory Grove Golf Course 1490 Fairway Dr., Jefferson, OH 4-Person Scramble - $60/Golfer

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The Inn crowns Andover Idol winners ANDOVER TOWNSHIP The Inn at West Andover’s 4th annual, 10-week long Andover Idol karaoke contest conclued last week on April 26 with selection of the top four trophy and cash prize winners. First place prize of $500 was presented to Andover resident Whitney Martinez. Second place of $250 was awarded to Renee Blair of Roaming Shores. Third place of $100 went to Kenny Reynolds of Linesville, PA and a fourth place cash award was presented to Brittany Powers of Geneva. The week prior to finals, the scores were so tight that the judges and owner Jason Coder invited all four back to compete in a finals show-down last week with cash prizes for all spots. At the show’s end Coder took the mic and addressed the crowd saying, “There was some great entertainment this year and I’d like to thank all the singers, the supporting patrons, my staff and all the halftime performing acts that helped make Andover IV 2012 one of our best seasons ever.” Coder also presented his judging panel with inscribed

wooden token judge gavels. On finals night last week, the inn also hosted their Facebook Fan Appreciation Night and gave away free T-shirts to anyone who had “Liked” their page. “We appreciate our patrons and simply want to do some fresh and unique promotions” Coder said. Next year will be the 5th anniversary of Andover Idol contests. Coder and his team are already talking about an Idol All-Stars show or something grand to highlight the landmark. Emcee Jonathan Browning said “We’ve got a Facebook business page, which we hope will act as an idea forum for suggestions on this and other entertainment events such as open talents contests and summer concerts.” Additionally, on Saturday, May 19, Andrea Thompsonthe first ever Idol first place winner will be performing a debut gig with her current country band Crossover at the Inn. Details on this and other up-coming events can be found at their Facebook page at andover or by calling (440) 293 5714.

From Left to right: 1st place - Whithey Martinez, 2nd place - Renee Blair, 3rd place - Kenny Reynolds and 4th place - Brittany Powers.

Inn owner Jason Coder prepares the Andover Idol trophies on finals night last Thursday.

1st place AI IV 2012 winner Whitney Martinez of Andover receives the jumbo check from owner Jason Coder.

Idol panel judges Melissa Harvey and Gordie Drnek display their judge gavel awards presented by the Inn.


Patrons enjoy some free T-shirts on Facebook Fan Appreciation Night at the Inn.

Sheila Michael (far right), who was an Idol panel judge for the past three years returned as a warm-welcomed Jen DiBell and Dianna Snodgrass help coordinate the guest judge to assist at the finals. free FB shirt give-away promotion at the Inn.

Andover area churches host National Day of Prayer rally

Century Village Museum adds mobile app for visitors glimpses to past history

BURTON - Geauga County Historical Society has launched a new mobile By DORIS COOK noon today (Thursday) a spe- speaker. Gazette Newspapers cial National Day of Prayer On Saturday, May 5, the application recently to give rally in the Andover Township Andover area churches will visitors the ability to tour ANDOVER The public square park. Special have Prayer Walks beginning the society’s museum and Pymatuning Valley Ministe- speaker is Curt Harvey, a lo- at 10 a.m. as part of a county- other historical sites in rial Association is hosting at cal high school graduate and wide endeavor. Rev. Bob Gears Geauga County for free usnow a PV Board of Education in Andover is in charge of the ing smart phones, tablets, and other digital devices. member. event open to the public. The event is open to the Two-mile segments of Users can download the public and will include special Routes 7 and 322 in the free application on their anmusic. The Ashtabula County- Andover-Pymatuning Valley droid devices or look online wide Concerts of Prayer area are where the walkers at • Transmissions • Clutches Breakfast is set for this Friday, will be.The walk is held rain to find driving tours and • Differentials • Transfer Cases May 4 at 7 a.m. in the Spire or shine. Following the walks museum tours. • Power Takeoffs The free guide applicaInstitute FUEL Restaurant, there will be a prayer rally in Service All Makes & Models tion resulted from a partRoute 534 at I-90 intersection. Jefferson. Over-the-Counter Parts Sales Tickets are $10 per person. For more information call nership with Cleveland Free Towing Available Special speaker for this Andover UM Church at 293- State University’s Center Mon. - Fri. 8-5; Sat. 8-1 prayer breakfast is Joel 6290 or go online to for Public History and DigiFree Estimates Penton, former OSU football c o u n t y p r a y e r w a l k @ tal Humanities. It enables the museum to open its 440-293-6376 player and motivational


grounds to the public every day, a goal the Geauga County Historical Society has been working to for nearly a year. CVM curator Elizabeth Wantz said the application promises to help the museum fulfill its mission to educate and inspire the community to learn more about its history. The use of sound, images and written words, the mobile application presents all the museum tours that previous visitors will find familiar. It also offers historical information for buildings not usually open in the live tours and allows users to see artifacts not always displayed.

The application will be updated continuously to keep the content fresh and provide new experiences for visitors. Also the community will be invited to recommend sites for inclusion in future tours. “This technology allows us to engage the community and share all of the interesting details and stories that may not make it into our bricks and mortar museum,” Wantz said. “It seems ironic that a hightech tool like this would be so valuable to those of us who have such a love for the past.” For more information call the museum office at (440) 834-1492.


FAIR “It was awesome,” Payne said of the fair. “I was able to sign the kids up for head start while I was here. The focus is on the kids,” Payne said. Several of the Payne family and friends children spent some time looking at the fire engines, ambulances and learning about fire safety in the Andover Fire Department fire safety house. Free health screenings included blood glucose and cholesterol tests performed by the staff of Community Care Ambulance. The staff of the Pymatuning Ambulance Service offered free blood pressure checks. Hearing, bone density and body mass index screenings were also available. Rob Vickery of the Andover Fire Department stretched out in a recliner to donate a pint of blood. Donor Technician Rich Watkins of St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown helped run the donor area. Jeanne Onuska of the

From page 1A Geneva Shores Rehabilitation and Therapy Services was treating visitors to soft hands with a warm paraffin wax treatment. Theresa Fisher of Chardon enjoyed the treatment, saying it was warm and soothing. Ben Melnykovich with St. Elizabeth’s Level I Trauma Services was manning a booth that contained information about gun safety and texting while driving dangers. “We have an epidemic of cell phone use and motor vehicle fatalities,” Melnykovich said. A large table at the entrance of the fair was awash with various door prize offerings, which included a fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, baskets of personal care items and children’s books. Food was available as well throughout the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. fair. Sponsors of the food items were Ashtabula Wal Mart, Dean’s Dairy, Herbert’s Pharmacy, Pepsi and Sam’s Club of Niles.

Members of Andover safety forces walk out to greet the pilot and co-pilot of the Bear Care helicopter that landed on the grassy lawn of the Stillman Avenue Andover Christian Church during the St. Joe’s Health Fair.

Happy Mother’s Day Sunday May 13th

Theresa Fisher of Chardon (left) is anticipating soft hands from a paraffin wax treatment given by Jeanne Onuska (right) of Geneva Shores Rehabilitation and Therapy PHOTOS BY WENDY GRUSKIEWICZ Entire families turned out to enjoy the exhibits and Services. interactive exhibits at the 12th annual Health Fair sponsored by St. Joseph’s Emergency Center. Pictured are Drew Payne (right) Jennifer Riley and Erika Holly holding little Lucian Holly. In front are Kendall Lewis and Justice Beckett. Morrell Riley is seated in his stroller.

A visitor to the Health Fair on Saturday checks out the home medical equipment on display from Herbert’s Pharmacy. Drew Dershimer (right), home medical equipment specialist, and pharmacist Michelle Hockran (left) demonstrated products to the several hundred who attended the event.

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St. Elizabeth’s Donor Technician Rich Watkins prepares to draw blood from Andover Fire fighter Rob Vickery. Staff from St. Elizabeth’s of Youngstown was present at the Andover Health Fair to accept blood donations.

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GVHS alumnus performing benefit concert for music department ORWELL VILLAGE - Ian LeRoy, a 2010 alumnus of Grand Valley High School, is bringing his passion for music back to his hometown for a special benefit concert. The Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 13 will benefit the school’s music department, but especially will go towards purchasing a real piano. LeRoy was back recently from his University of Mount Union studies to play piano for the high school spring musical for drama coach, Don Dingman. The music department for some years has used electric keyboards. “I want a piano for the school because it’s very difficult to develop an ear using digital equipment. When you go into the real world of music, a real piano is what you’re going to be using,” said LeRoy.

“I’ve never been to a public school that doesn’t use a real piano. Digital pianos are fine, but they don’t even come close to the caliber of an acoustic piano,” he explained. LeRoy is studying music education at UMU. The concert on Mother’s Day will feature the music talent of several of Orwell’s own with Dingman singing and Joy Leirer at the piano. Alumnus Alex Taipale of Windsor, GV sophomore Katie Paskey of Orwell and LeRoy will also be playing piano. Band director Tim Carlson will play trumpet and junior Abbey Beesler on flute round out the musical group performing. The concert is at 3 p.m. in the GVHS auditoria, Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door. For more information contact LeRoy at

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College News Orwell colege student on Mount Union Concert Choir tour ALLIANCE - Ian LeRoy of Orwell will perform on tour with the University of Mount Union’s Concert Choir from May 6-8 at a number of Methodist churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania. LeRoy is a sophmore music education major and tenor and a graduate of Grand Valley High School. Under the direction of Dr. Grant Cook III, director of choral activities at Mount Union, the choirs will combine choral selections and traditional carols with scriptures and readings of the season in presenting “Sing, Be, Live, See ... Peace.” Kathy Reichenberger, a faculty accompanist, will serve as collaborative artist on tour. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Center United Methodist Church, 1575 Donnellville Road, Natrona Heights, PA; 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7 at Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave. in Mentor (Lake County); and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 60 W. Main St. in Norwalk. The University of Mount Union Concert Choir is among the oldest collegiate choirs in the U.S. tracing its roots to 1896. The Concert Choir comprises musicians from a wide variety of academic disciplines and represents the university’s strong liberal arts foundation. Serving as an ambassador of the university, the Concert Choir performs annually throughout the continental U.S. and undertakes an international tour every four years. The Concert Choir is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the highest quality choral literature from the Renaissance through the 21st century, including spirituals, gospel music, folk songs and music celebrating a global perspective.

Westminster College bands present Senior Celebration Friday NEW WILMINGTON, PA. - The Westminster College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band is presenting A Senior Celebration this Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Orr Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The bands are under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, associate professor and chair of Westminister’s Department of Music. Two area college musicians are participating in the concert. Scott Francis of Roaming Shores, a freshman political science major, plays trombone in the Symphonic Band. He is the son of James and Robin Francis and graduate of Jefferson Area High School. The other area college musician is Martha Hazeltine, a junior early childhood education, special education major, who plays baritone/euphonium in the Symphonic Band. Her parents are Robert and Patricia Hazeltine of Jefferson. Martha is a graduate of Edgewood High School.

Senior Honors Program student defends thesis project ASHLAND, OH - Senior Honors Program student Todd Frank of Huntsburg, Ohio defended his thesis project, The Analysis, Benefits, and Recommendations in Promoting Future Growth for Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co. on April 20. Frank is majoring in business management. He is the son of Thomas and Carol Frank of Huntsburg in Geauga County and a 2008 graduate of Cardinal High School in Middlefield. “I choose my major and minors because I wanted to take classes that would help me run a company after I graduated,” said Frank. “I decided that I wanted to continue in the family business of waste management, and help them grow in the future.” Frank has been working under the faculty advisement of Dr. Steven Pool. He chose this specific topic for his thesis because Tim Frank Septic Tanks and Cleaning Co. is a family business. In his thesis, Frank explains how he would like to help the family business grow by expanding it through retrenching. “Throughout college, I tried to find a way to apply what I was learning to the family business,” said Frank. “Since I already have a position in the company, I have the ability to talk with my parents about any ideas that I have accumulated over the years, (who) will let me know if the idea is feasible, unfeasible, or just a bad idea based on their experience in the industry.” Frank has been in the Honors Program since he entered Ashland University during the fall of his freshmen year. According to Frank, he first became involved in the Honors Program because it allowed him to move onto the Honor’s floor in Clayton Hall. However, he has since come to appreciate the challenging courses the program has offered, the motivation it has inspired in him, and, of course, the opportunity to write this thesis. Ashland University ( is a mid-sized, private institution conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.



Career Day offers students a chance to explore their future options BY SADIE PORTMAN Gazette Newspapers ASHTABULA - Saints John and Paul Middle School and High School students experienced Career Day on Friday, with students in grades sixth through 12th getting a chance to delve in a variety of career choices. “We have roughly 43 different career enrichment speakers that we’ve brought into the school,” Nicole Chadowski, the school’s ACESS advisor, said. “They are from across the county and across the United States.” For two years, Chadowski has helped organize the day. “It’s an all-day activity, and we are able to do three careers and two enrichments throughout the day,” Chadowski said. Architects and physical therapists were just some of the professionals students could meet with. “We looked at the up-andcoming careers such as special engineering and things like that, and maybe the kids didn’t think of looking into those areas and they might not know a lot about [them],” Chadowski said. Career Day has been held for seven years, and organizers have seen changes in the career world. “The students evaluate the day. They tell us what they liked and what they would like to see in the future,” Nicole Steele said. “That’s how we’ve tweaked the day throughout the years to the science we’ve have

Local students recognized at YSU’s 2012 Honors Convocation YOUNGSTOWN, OH The following local students were recognized at Youngstown State University’s 2012 Honors Convocation: • Adam D. Heavner of Jefferson, OH, received Thomas M. & Evelyn V. Stephens Scholarship • Kayla M. Landis of Williamsfield, OH, received Frances A. Holiday Scholarship • Holly Mate of Orwell, OH, received Bernadine Marinelli Memorial Scholarship Honors Convocation recognizes YSU top academic students.

Video session to share fond memories of Ashtabula High School A video session has been set up for those that would like to share fond memories regarding your school days Ashtabula High School. The video memories will be shared on Channel 19 in mid-May. Taping is scheduled for May 2-3 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The videographer will have questions to help get the conversation started. Please contact Maureen Novak at 813-8568 to schedule an appointment.


Kent State University at Ashtabula Dean Susan Stocker was the keynote speaker at Saints John and Paul School’s Career Day. Stocker spoke of the importance of going to college, something she did not pursue until she had already raised her family.

Saints John and Paul School students look forward to Career Day every year as they get a chance to ask questions about what they might want to do in the future.

tional therapy, and the different rehabilitations like cardiac and physical therapy,” Steele said. Career Day also expands right now.” into everyday life with They are now focusing on stressful jobs. SSJP officials STEM careers. STEM feel their students also need stands for Science, Technol- to know how to relax. ogy, Engineering and Medi“We have an enrichment cal. part of the day where we ex“We used to ask the kids pose them to activities they what careers they wanted might not have wanted to try and now we’re gearing to- like Zumba and yoga, bewards the STEM careers,” cause a lot of people are Steele said. “Those are the working so long that they careers that are up and com- don’t know how to relax,” ing for this group of gradu- Steele said. ates.” Students are required to Steele said they even have an internship before asked to see where there is graduation and Career Day a need for more workers in a offers a way to network and specific area. search their options. “We brought in careers in Students have really the medical field that people taken to the day and see it are saying are needed, like as a chance to experience all speech therapy and occupa- their future options.

Pulitzer Prize-winner to speak at Ashtabula Campus Commencement Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and former Ashtabulan Connie Schultz will deliver the keynote for the Kent State University at Ashtabula spring commencement. Ceremonies are Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Gymnasium and are for ticket-holders only. Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, and a regular essayist for Parade Magazine. She won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for columns that judges praised for providing “a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged.” Also in 2005, Schultz won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Commentary and the National Headliner Award for Commentary. She was a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for her series, “The Burden of Innocence,” which chronicled the ordeal of Michael Green, who was imprisoned for 13 years for a rape he did not commit. The week after her series ran, the real rapist turned himself in after reading her stories. The series won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting, the National Headliner Award’s Best of Show and journalism awards from Harvard and Columbia universities. In 2004, Schultz won the Batten Medal, which

honors “a body of journalistic work that reflects compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog.” Schultz is also a fellow with the Vietnam Reporting Project. Her 2011 series, “Unfinished Business,” explored the longterm impact of Agent Orange in the U.S., and in Vietnam. Recently, the series won the Associated Press Managing Editors Journalism Excellence Award in International Perspective. Schultz is the author of two books published by Random House: “Life Happens – And Other Unavoidable Truths,” a collection of essays, and “….and His Lovely Wife,” a memoir about her husband Sherrod Brown’s successful 2006 race for the U.S. Senate. Schultz is a native of Ashtabula and is an Ashtabula High School graduate. She and her husband have four grown children and one grandson.

Mancan Mancan is accepting applications every Monday through Thursday 10am up to 3pm. Two forms of government issued ID required. Contact Mancan at 440-285-5627. A referral is the greatest compliment!

“I’ve always known what I wanted to go into ever since I was in junior high, but Career Day has always been a way to explore different ideas just in case something would happen where I’d have to change,” SSJP senior Nicole Giangola said.

Giangola is planning to attend college next fall and study graphic design. Giangola said she can take the knowledge she gains from Career Day even when she goes looking at colleges. Giangola looks forward to Career Day and said it has

given her a chance to know what she does and does not want to pursue in a career. “It’s a really great experience for everyone,” Giangola said. Sadie Portman, reporter for the Gazette, may be reached at sportman@


Orwell Cub Scouts pay visit to GV Public Library Geauga Park Distrist slates May programs

By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers

ORWELL - Cub Scouts in Orwell Pack 72 visited Grand Valley Public Library to meet new children’s librarian and programs coordinator, Cheryl Selby. The afterschool visit included a story time with Selby and learning how to pick out books along with signing up for their first library card. Several of the boys said they already visit the library with their families. Selby with help from several den moms, Anne

Warne and Kim Pirnat helped in the craft time activities planned by the new staff member. The boys made special book markers in their own design selections to take home. Selby also showed the scouts around the library and for some it was a first visit. The library will be announcing soon its Summer Reading programs kickoff, according to Selby. She is also planning other special activities for the young library patrons and families in the Grand Valley district.

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Grand Valley Public Library’s newest staff member, Cheryl Selby, children’s librarian and programs coordinator, reads a special book to the Orwell Cub Scouts of Pack 72 as they visit this past week.

Cub Scout Den mom, Kim Pirnat of Orwell helps GV Public This group of Orwell area Cub Scouts from Pack 72 with Library’s children’s librarian Cheryl Selby hand out art mom, Anne Warne get set to make their favorite book material for making special book markers. The Cub markers as they visit the GV Public Library this past week. Scouts visited the library this past week to meet Selby and learn about the library services.

RUSSELL TOWNSHIP The public is invited to join artist RobinAnne Ralls Payne to create chimes from Lake Erie drift wood, seed pods, branches, leaves, shells, copper pipe, bells, mirrors, ribbons, flowers…. all favorite enchanted garden things in a Nature Spirit Chime Workshop on Sunday, May 6. The workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. is at The West Woods Nature Center, Affelder House in Russell Township. A fee of $18 will cover instruction and materials, but feel free to bring your own special treasure – such as a button, pin, feather, stone or crystal – to add to your creation. “Here’s an opportunity for creativity especially wonderful for daughters and mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day,” said Teresa Runion, special events coordinator for the Park District, “It will result in utilizing a plethora of found objects into a whimsical, naturethemed piece of artwork that can be hung indoors or out.” Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict .org or call (440) 286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for those age seven and older; anyone under 10 must bring an adult to assist, and a waiver

will be required for anyone 11 to 17 attending without an adult. Geauga Park District is online at http://, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Learn what edible foods are in the yard CHARDON TOWNSHIP Learn from Chef Kimberly McCune how to harvest, prep and enjoy backyard edibles at a special park district program on Friday, May 8 at Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center. The program is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Chef Kimberly’s roots are planted deeply in the memory of her Geauga County childhood, where her parents established early, lasting and intertwining beliefs on the nature of food and community. Daughter of a beekeeper, she witnessed firsthand the interdependence of the land and its people when she visited the Amish farmers who leased beehives for orchard pollination. As a student at Auburn Career Center, Chef Kimberly was supposed by the community with scholarship awards that allowed her to train in classical European cuisine at the CIA in Hyde Park, New York. Grateful for this and respectful of fresh local products, she has gained a pointed urgency to give something back. She now champions the “Farmer to Restaurant” and “Pasture to Plate” causes and is a strong supporter of independent restaurant operators everywhere. A current contestant on the Food Network’s Fat Chef, Chef Kimberly represents First Lady Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move” Initiative by serving as ambassador for the “Chef ’s Move into Schools” Program for Chagrin Falls Schools. Her Hungry Bee business specializes in catering, cooking classes and personal chef services. A new project, ReHive Ale, has become a passion which links her childhood beekeeping hobby to her growing business. The months ahead will also herald the opening of her first casual eatery in Aurora, to specialize in local contemporary fair. This program is intended for adults, and is wheelchair/ stroller accessible. Registration is not required. Learn more about Kimberly at http:// hungrybeecatering .com. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Area Church Briefs Pentecostal Community Church holds revival service NEW LYME TOWNSHIPThe Pentecostal Community Church at 5348 Peck Road and Route is holding a Spring Revival Service open to the public on May 9 through May 11 at 7 p.m. each evening. Guest speaker is Rev. Doug White of Silsbee, Texas. Jump start your walk with God and let this Revival change your life. Host pastor is Scott C. Ardary. For more information call (440) 293-6182 or visit online at

Andover UM Church holding musical May 6 ANDOVER-The Andover United Methodist Church is holding a special musical of hope, “Lift Up Your Eyes” on Sunday, May 6 for two performances at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. It is open to the public. This musical presentation is written with the desire to mend hurting hearts. A choir of 50 singers representing 10 plus area churches will be performing the special event.



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Webb said the pledges must be turned into the school office by May 11. Winners will be announced at that time as to who got the most in pledges or walked the most laps around the track on a rather cool April 28 morning. The walkathon went from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Working the gas grills cooking up hot dogs and hamburgers were PTO dads including Don Webb, Jim Bogardus and Brad Turner. The smoke whirled around the grill chefs heads as a cold wave passed through Orwell and south county. No raindrops came down fortunately. “We have one variety of burgers for folks, brown and brown,” Bogardus joked. The cloudy skies and cool weather didn’t seem to deter the enthusiasm of the walkers of all ages or moms pushing strollers with toddlers took part. It was all for a good cause to help bring special programs for the elementary students this next school year. The goal for this year’s event is $13,000, officials said.

Helping clip lap tickets for the GVES walkathon participant Emily D’Amico last Saturday is Kiera Callaway. Older students helped out the school PTO as volunteers at this spot.

Kids and adults at the Grand Valley Elementary School’s annual Walkathon were bundled up for cold weather conditions last Saturday. About 178 people showed up, slightly down from last year’s total walkers.

Trying to keep warm as they register folks for the GV Elementary Walkathon are Kim Pirnat and Alyissa Lipps (behind the table). Here they are chatting with Pirnat’s son, Andrew and grandmother, Nancy Montz. Pirnat’s older son, Charlie was among the walkers making their laps.

Adam McElroy of Orwell carried his young daughter, Sophia part of the way around the GVHS track area at last weekend’s annual Walkathon fundraiser. Both were bundled up for cold weather.

GV Elementary School third grader, Madison Schooler and her mom, Leti of Hartsgrove sign in at this table manned by volunteer Jeanette McElroy for the April 28 Walkathon event.

Rural Schools Have Unique Values cause schools often have to cut these programs first due to limited funding. The first things that go are the electives. Rural schools enjoy By Bill Nye those programs on their home campus and to elimiSuperintendent nate them is sad for our ruGrand Valley Mustangs ral schools. On an even sadder note, sumer Science and Voca- our seasoned teaching staff is tional Agriculture. Our state waning. Many of our experiis now requiring a transfor- enced teachers are retiring or mational change to make stepping aside to make room With the push for online those programs career tech for the entry level staff memtesting and societal online prep. This means that these bers. With budget conelectronic communications, programs will have much straints, many of our long our educational systems have more technology and also re- time staff members are incorporated increased tech- quire them to be a pathway choosing to leave. These nology within our modern to some advanced technologi- teachers have tons of experiday curricula. The demands cal program which is en- ence and when they leave our to have skills in technology dorsed by an accredited col- system, they leave a big void are more and more when it lege. Some of the classes that behind. It is sad to see some of the comes to being ready for a require hands on involvement are changing and often changes our districts have career. Even though many rural are heavily missed by the made over the last few years. The majority of it is due for schools like the ones located kids. They are missed in two the need of financial survival. in south Ashtabula County put high stakes in vocational ways: 1. They are missed These teachers are excellent programs, there is a big push because of the program and will be missed. If you to make them more techno- change, but putting technol- know a staff member that is ogy into our programs ends leaving, let them know how logical. Traditionally, rural up being a good thing and you appreciated them when they were here. schools have vocational pro- kids accept change. 2. They are missed beHave a good week! grams like Family and Con-

Notes from the Board Office!

PV High School Junior-Senior Prom a grand success ANDOVER - The Junior Class at Pymatuning Valley High School raised funds and hosted the school’s Junior-Senior Prom on April 28 at Tiffany’s Banquet Center in Brookfield Township, Trumbull County. They held a pre-prom Grand March at the high school to let parents, family and friends see all the couples who were attending the event. This year was the 10th annual Grand March held at the high school before the spring prom. Crowned Prom King and Queen for 2012 were seniors Nicholas Stasiak and Gabrielle Lipinsky. Nicholas is the son of Tom and Denise Stasiak. Gabrielle’s parents are PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLY SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY David and Renae Lipinsky. Students drove Chosen as the 2012 PV High School Prom King and to Tiffany’s for an Queen at the annual Spring event held last weekend evening of fun starting were Nicholas Stasiak and Gabrielle Lipinsky, both with dinner as they ar- seniors at the school. rived. From 7 to 10 p.m. was the dance portion of the prom. Junior Class advisor Andrea Wonderling commented, “The students should be commended for representing our community in a polite and grown up manner. To everyone who helped with any of these activities along with the Board of Education, the administration, faculty and staff of the Pymatuning Valley community, Bloomer’s Florist for the queen’s bouquet and Kelly Summers Photography, the Class of 2013 says thank you for a job well done.”


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Jr. Picasso Art Show reception at Andover Public Library draws crowd By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers

Lillian, who is president of the Friends of Andover Library. Andover Bank proANDOVER - Budding vided the Best of Show $100 artists from kindergarten cash prize, which was one by through senior high school in Ian Schantz for his pencil the Pymatuning Valley area drawing entitled “New York, showed their artistic talent New York” complete with a with entries in the Jr. huge skyscraper and surPicasso Art Show hosted by rounding buildings. Andover Public Library. A The Laker Ruritans prospecial public reception for vided cash prizes for first, the youth, families and the second and third place winpublic was held last week- ners in all three age groups end. competing in the youth art Library director Susan show. First place winners Hill said a large enthusias- received $75, second place tic crowd began gathering on $50 and third place got $25, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. for the said Hill. awards ceremony. Judges for the show were Helping give out the Carol Zaebst and Joan prizes were Robert Miller, Chapman. president of the Lake The following winners in Ruritans with his wife, each age category included: * Kindergarten to 4th Grade-first place, Reese Eichler; second place, Victoria Day; third place, Jenna Harvey. * Fifth to eighth Gradefirst place, Lyric Greiner; second place, Mackenzie Inman; third place, Daniel Greiner. * Ninth to Twelfth Gradefirst place, Elizabeth Schantz; second place, Kerra Pilson; third place, Tessa LeBaron. Hill said the Peoples Choice award is tallied during the show, which continues today (Thursday) up to 7 p.m. in the library’s Brenda Merrill Meeting Room. The She did not win a special public can come in all day up prize, but this budding artist, to 7 p.m. to cast their votes. Armida Santilli proudly The honorable mention and shows her artistic ability People’s Choice award winwith the entry made for the ners receive cash prizes doAndover Public Library’s Jr. nated by the Friends of Picasso Art Show this Andover Public Library. month.

Laker Ruritans president Robert Miller stands with first place winner in the grades 5-8 category, Lyric Greiner last Saturday at the Jr. Picasso Art Show reception in Andover Public Library.

Reese Eichler holds her artwork and first place certificate won in the Jr. Picasso Art Show held at Andover Public Library’s reception April 28. With her is Lillian Miller, president of the Friends of the Library.

Winners of the Jr. Picasso Art Show for this year held at Andover Public Library are among this group of Andover area youth participants are Tessa LeBaron, Elizabeth Schantz, Ian Schantz, Mackenzie Inman, Reese Eichler, Jenna Harvey, Logan Mason, Victoria Day with Lake Ruritans president, Robert Miller standing in the back row. Miller helped present the cash prizes to the young artists entering their works.


This is the Best of Show art work done by Ian Schantz in the kindergarten to fourth grade category. Ian’s pencil drawing rendering is entitled “New York, New York.”

Edinboro Art & Music Festival scheduled May 17 to 19 Annual event features live bands, artisans’ tent, children’s activities and more EDINBORO, PA — The Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival, one of southern Erie County’s only free public art and music festivals, is scheduled to take place from Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19 in various locations throughout Edinboro, Pa. This three-day event is held each year during the third weekend of May. The festival kicks off on Thursday, May 17 with an opening reception and auction, co-hosted by Parker’s Gallery and Catwater Who Signature Gallery, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 111 Erie Street, Edinboro. The reception will include live music by Alan Freeman and Bob Shank, as well as an art show featuring work inspired by Appalachia, Edinboro or music. Artists will participate in all mediums including paintings, glass sculpture and turned wood. New at this year’s reception will be an auction featuring artwork, wine and spirits. Mark Tanenbaum will serve as auctioneer. Auction items include: artwork by John Alexander and Kathy Travis; a sterling silver bamboo necklace with diamond lotus by Aileen Lampman of Ai Jewelry; a

selection of Napa Valley wine with a gift card from the Edinboro Dinor; a selection of Italian wine with a gift card from Peppino’s Chop House; a Jack Daniel’s Gibson guitar; and a Jack Daniel’s whiskey and golf package with four high-end bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, golf for four at Culbertson Hills Golf Resort and other Jack Daniel’s themed items. The festival includes live music every day. Performances and activities start at 7 p.m. on Thursday; 6 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. on Saturday, and continue into the night. Performers include festival headliners and fan favorites Donna the Buffalo; as well as Big Leg Emma; Jim Avett; Richie Stearns; Jim Donovan; Tiger Maple String Band; One World Tribe; Blue Sky Mission Club; Shotgun Jubilee; Claire Stuczynski; Heliotropes; Ron Yarosz & The Vehicle; Eric Brewer & Friends; Born Old; Alan Freeman; Bob Shank; Well Strung; Salmon Frank; Matt Texter; Upriver; Marcus Masternak; Frank Marzano; Scott & Cathy Pearson; Howard Blumenthal; and The Legendary Stringbusters. The performances will

take place at venues throughout Edinboro including: Culbertson Hills Golf Resort; Goodell Gardens Performance Barn and Performance Tent; Parker’s Gallery and Catwater Who Signature Gallery; Edinboro Hotel; Empty Keg; Fat Willie’s Wing House; Eclectic Etceteras Coffee House; and Edinboro Lake Resort. For additional seating at Goodell Gardens only, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. An Artisans’ Tent will take place at Goodell Gardens on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to displaying and selling their work, several of the artists will perform live demonstrations of their art form. Confirmed artists include: Susan Seybold, painted canvas bags; Laughing Dog Mosaics, jewelry; Aileen Lampman, jewelry; Eliza Wolfe, pottery; Hal Holmstrom, furniture; Amy Hahn, mosaics; John Alexander, oil paintings; Ed Wentling, Bayou Blues Guitars; Woodturned Creations; Herb Thomas, glass; Fresh Little Farm Girl, organic soaps; DK Studio, jewelry; Jack Paluh, oil paintings; David Mosbacher, pottery; Marty Mueller, watercolor; Boro Blacksmith; Cal Robinson, photography; Margaret Snow, fiber arts; and TJ Gallery Glass, jewelry. The Artisans’ Tent will also include locally crafted

food vendors Conneauttee Creamery; Beelzebud’s Salsa; and Honey by Kirk Johnson. The Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival will also hold free, multicultural workshops for children and adults. These workshops will include: mountain dulcimer, songwriting, flat-foot danc-

ing, fiddle, banjo, drumming, yoga, hoop dance and more. Children’s activities will be held in the Children’s Tent at Goodell Gardens on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s workshops will include: painting, mixed media, clay, caricature, juggling, storytelling, sing-a-long and

blacksmithing. For more information and a festival schedule (to be posted when finalized), visit the festival’s website at http://www.edinboroartand and Facebook page at https://www.face

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Ashtabula County Police Reports Conneaut Police • At 11:02 a.m. April 17, a Clark Street resident reported harassing phone calls. • At 4:13 p.m. April 17, a Beaver Street resident reported an unruly juvenile. • At 4:42 p.m. April 17, an East Main Road resident reported a fraud. • At 5:54 p.m. April 17, an unwanted person was reported on Mill Street. • At 8:27 a.m. April 18, a domestic disturbance was reported on Main Street. • At 9;08 a.m. April 18, a Welton Road. resident reported threats. • At 3:30 p.m. April 18, a Harbor Street resident reported harassment. • At 3:54 p.m. April 18, a noninjury traffic accident was reported in the area of Parrish Road and Route 20. • At 8:14 p.m. April 18, a Harbor Street resident reported a problem with a neighbor. • At 7:37 a.m. April 19, a South Parrish Road resident reported that his juvenile step-daughter was unruly. The juvenile was cited into Juvenile Court. • At 11:32 p.m. April 19, an assault was reported at Conneaut High School. The juvenile male aggressor was cited into Juvenile Court for assault. • At 5:03 p.m. April 20, police found a missing 6-year-old male, unharmed, walking on Hayward Avenue and returned him to his parent. • At 8:45 p.m. April 20, an Evergreen Street resident reported that an unknown person threw a glass fish bowl through the rear door of her residence. • At 9:15 p.m. April 20, a State Street resident reported that he accidentally struck his own residence with his vehicle. • At 9:50 p.m. April 20, a Harbor Street resident reported his juvenile son was unruly and left the residence without permission. The juvenile later returned home. He was cited into Juvenile Court for unruly behavior and curfew violation. • At 11:05 a.m. April 21, a noninjury traffic accident was reported on I-90 near the 241 mile marker. • At 2:15 p.m. April 21, a Sandusky Street resident reported harassing phone calls/text messages. • At 9:43 p.m. April 21, a domestic disturbance was reported on Lake Road. • At 12:53 p.m. April 22, an assault was reported on Buffalo Street. • At 1:49 p.m. April 22, a noninjury traffic accident was reported in the area of Liberty and Buffalo Streets. • At 11:47 a.m. April 23, a Grant Street resident reported the theft of jewelry. • At 6:08 p.m. April 23, a domestic disturbance was reported on Main Street. • At 11:30 p.m. April 23, a Liberty Street resident reported a theft of a bicycle. • At 3:27 p.m. April 24, an Orange Street juvenile whose mother reported he was unruly was cited into Juvenile Court. • At 3:35 p.m. April 25, an M & R Food Mart employee reported that the front window of the store had been damaged overnight, by a projectile, possibly a firearm. • At 4:43 p.m. April 25, a Lake Road resident reported harassment. • At 5:57 p.m. April 25, an intoxicated William Warhola was cited for disorderly conduct after neighbors observed him acting suspicious and creeping between houses in the area of Harbor Street. • At 7:51 p.m. April 25, a vehicle reported by a Whitney Road resident to have been taken by her son without her permission was located by police and returned to her.

Geneva Police Monday, April 16 7:00 a.m. Stolen vehicle on 200 block of South Broadway 6:06 a.m. Theft from auto on

90 block of Erie Street 2:41 a.m. Male passed out on 100 block of West Main Street Sunday, April 15 10:50 p.m. Suspicious activity on Lawn Street 9:42 p.m. Hit and run on 300 block of Lawn Street 7:37 p.m. Neighbor trouble on 100 block of North Avenue 5:04 p.m. Threats made on 200 block of East Union 11:14 a.m. Tree fell on wires on East Main Street 2:25 a.m Male in the roadway on Route 534 Saturday, April 14 4:22 p.m. Crash with injuries on Padanarum 2:43 p.m. Crash with an injury on Route 90 1:48 p.m. Fraud on 700 block of Eastwood Street 12:59 p.m. Criminal Mischief on 100 block of Chestnut Street 12:39 p.m. Suspicious activity on South Eagle Street 12:13 p.m. Vehicle in the ditch on North Avenue 11:59 a.m. Criminal Mischief on West Union 10:23 a.m. Homeless person on 200 block of North Broadway 8:45 a.m. Suspicious items found on Sherman Street 5:30 a.m. Suspicious persons on West Union 12:52 a.m. Criminal damage on 200 block of Lawn Street Friday, April 13 11:24 p.m. Unwanted person on 300 block of East Main Street 4:12 p.m. Unattended juvenile on 200 block of Lawn Street 2:33 p.m. Misuse of credit card on 700 block of Red Oak Lane 12:01 p.m. Dog lock in vehicle on North Broadway 2:33 a.m. One vehicle crash on Austin Road Thursday, April 12 6:08 p.m. Being followed b y vehicle on Route 20 5:40 p.m. Kids tossing ball on roof on West Liberty 5:11 p.m. Kids in driveway on 200 block of South Eagle Street 3:38 p.m. Gasoline in roadway on North Broadway 2:59 p.m. Suspicious activity on Cedar Court 2:26 p.m. Lost person on North Broadway 11:29 a.m. Theft of narcotics on 800 block of Sherman Street 9:30 a.m. Theft of narcotics on South Broadway Wednesday, April 11 11:44 p.m. Suspicious persons and vehicle on 200 block of West Liberty 8:44 p.m. Criminal mischief on 100 block of Woodlawn Street 2:38 p.m. Fight and assault on Leslie Street 1:53 p.m. Found bike on West Main Street 1:19 p.m. Drug paraphernalia on 1300 block of South Ridge East 4:03 p.m. Suspicious vehicle on 800 block of Sherman Street Tuesday, April 10 8:12 p.m. Domestic arguing on 200 block of South Broadway 6:51 p.m. Possible ill dog on 700 block of West Main Street 3:07 p.m. Theft on 700 block of South Broadway 1:37 p.m. Theft on 100 block of Leslie Street

Jefferson Police April 29 11:04 p.m. Multiple calls of harassment at the 40 block of North Market Street made to a woman there. Each call was from a different number and using different voices. The police were unable to trace the caller. 4:54 p.m. Possible intoxicated driver at Speedway. Officer reported to the scene and followed a car which fit the description but could not see signs of intoxication. April 28 4:44 p.m. Suspicious vehicle and person on South Chestnut

Street. A pick-up truck was reported swerving across the road. Officer on scene could not find the vehicle. April 15 4:43 p.m. Burglary reported by the complainant, who said someone broke into her horse barn by prying open the lock and hasp off the door. Nothing was reported damaged or missing in the barn.

Orwell Police April 22 4:30 pm - Noise complaint on Penniman Rd April 23 3:23 pm - Suspicious activity on E Main St April 24 6:06 pm - OVI arrest made on S Maple Ave 8:02 pm - Property damage report on E Main St April 25 1:31 am - Welfare check on S Maple Ave 2:25 pm - Theft report taken on E Main St 3:05 pm - Suspicious activity on E Main St 3:40 pm - Assault report taken on Grand Valley Ave West 6:10 pm - OVI arrest on Sunset April 26 12:49 pm - Traffic complaint on E Main St 3:50 am - Traffic complaint on Penniman Rd 11:25 pm - Suspicious activity on Leffingwell 11:59 pm - OVI arrest on S Maple Ave April 27 12:08 am - Suspicious activity on Leffingwell

Andover Police 04-23 12:42 PM - Oak Street - Animal Complaint 04-24 1:56 PM - Gates Street - Unwanted Person 6:45 PM - East Main Street Civil Dispute 11:00 PM - Oak Street - Noise Complaint 04-25 8:45 AM - Rustik Drive - Suspicious Vehicle 4:25 PM - Public Square Theft 04-27 11:15 AM - Gates Street - Animal Complaint 12:20 PM - Public Square Criminal Damaging 4:40 PM - West Main Street Customer Problem 04-29 7:19 AM - South Main Street Assist OSHP at St. Joseph Emergency Room

Ashtabula Police April 13 12:10 a.m. - block of 1900 W. Prospect Rd. A theft of beer was received. 02:34 a.m. - block of 5500 Washington Ave. CCAN was assisted. 11:40 a.m. - block of 2200 Park Pl. Caller reported a suspicious male. 01:30 p.m. - block of 5900 Jefferson Ave. Caller reported a theft from his car. 02:40 p.m. - block of 12500 W. 48th St. Caller reported an unruly juvenile. 02:49 p.m. - block of 5900 Jefferson Ave. Caller reported an attempted burglary. 04:12 p.m. - block of 2100 Michigan Ave. An animal complaint was received at Michigan Square Apartments. 05:52 p.m. - block of 3100 Glover Dr. Report of menacing. 07:20 p.m. - Topper Ave./E. 48th St. Traffic offense. 08:18 p.m. - block of 1600 W. 6th St. A theft was reported. 09:20 p.m. - block of 1700 Blue Jay Cir. Disturbance. 09:51 p.m. - block of 1200 W. Prospect Rd. Female pink slipped by Community Counseling. 11:10 p.m. - block of 1000 Alfred Dr. A report of an unwanted

person was received. April 14 06:56 a.m. - block of 5100 W. 29th St. A theft from auto was reported. 08:16 a.m. - block of 1525 E. 46th St. Criminal damage reported. 10:38 a.m. - block of 1000 Bridge St, Subject reported being assaulted. 11:57 a.m. - W. 48th St./Park Ave. Report of a suspicious person. 03:30 p.m. - block of 1100 W. 44th St. warrant served. 05:29 p.m. - block of 1100 Allen Ave. Report of neighbor trouble. 08:28 P.M. - block of 5800 Main Ave. A menacing complaint was received. 09:55 p.m. - W57th St./ McCreery Ave. Two subjects on bicycle were stopped and arrested. 10:21 p.m. - block of 5700 Woodman Ave. A report of an unruly juvenile. April 15 05:18 a.m. - block of 6100 W. 57th St. Two subjects fled from a vehicle driving recklessly. After conducting a track, one suspect was apprehended by police K-9 and stolen property was recovered. 07:45 a.m. - block of 1100 Walnut Blvd. A theft from yard was reported. 12:08 p.m. - block of 5500 Madison Ave. Caller reported a burglary. 04:22 p.m. - block of 1200 Walnut Blvd. A large disturbance was reported. 05:03 p.m. - block of 1000 Lake Ave. A juvenile complaint was reported. 05:08 p.m. - block of 1700 W. 6th St. A caller reported a juvenile assault. 08:05 p.m. - Tannery Hill Rd./ Cedarquest. A deputy requested our assistance. 09:16 p.m. - block of 1000 Bridge St. An assault was reported. 09:34 p.m. - Walnut Blvd./ Point Park. Several vehicles. 11:03 p.m. - block of 1100 Bridge St. A warrant was served. 11:09 p.m. - block of 5700 Woodman Ave. Caller reports a disturbance. April 16 12:56 a.m. - block of 5500 Washington Ave. Caller reports disturbance. 07:24 a.m. - block of 1700 W. 3rd St. Assist other agency. 12:56 a.m. - block of 5500 Washington Ave. Caller reports a disturbance. 07:24 a.m. - block of 1700 W. 3rd St. Arrest warrants were served for trafficking in drugs and conspiracy to trafficking in drugs at this location. 07:40 a.m. - block of 8600 W. 41st St. Arrest warrants for trafficking in drugs and subsequent consent search were conducted at this location. 08:09 a.m. - block of 5100 Adams. Ave. Caller reports a runaway juvenile. 08:55 a.m. - Main Ave. Caller reports fraud. 08:56 a.m. - block of 1100 W. 44th St. Departmental information. 10:07 a.m. - block of 1900 W. 16th St. Caller reports a theft from auto. 10:53 a.m. - block of 9300 E. 6th St. Caller reports a disturbance. 11:34 a.m. - block of 2200 Lake Ave. Theft. 0:45 p.m. - block of 4200 Main Ave. Caller reports a fight. 01:52 p.m. - block of 1600 E. Prospect Rd. Follow up investigation. 02:04 p.m. - block of 1100 W. 44th St. Caller reports an assault. 05:59 p.m. - block of 2400 Lake Ave. Caller reports a disturbance. 03:29 p.m. - block of 3700 Lake Ave. Caller reports a broken window.

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Asht abula Ashtabula County Cour t News April 2, Donald L. Tingley The defendant entered a plea of guilty to and has been convicted of operating a vehicle while under the influence, a felony of the third degree. The defendant shall serve a term of one year in prison for the specification conviction. The defendant shall serve a term of two years in prison for operating a vehicle while under the influence. The offender may be subject to a period of three years, of post release control. The defendant has six days of jail credit. The defendant is ordered to pay a mandatory fine of $1,350. The defendant shall attend a mandatory alcohol and drug program. Bond is terminated.

March 29, Dylan M. Ramkey The defendant is charged with one count of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fourth degree. The court determined the defendant was an indigent person. The defendant waived the twenty-four hour prior service rule and the reading of the indictment. For plea, the defendant says that he is not guilty. The date for trial will be set within the time limits. The defendant has zero days of jail credit. Bond is set in the amount of $5,000.

March 28, Courtney Allen The defendant is charged with two counts of theft, a felonies of the fifth degree; and one count of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree. The court determined the defendant to be an indigent person. The defendant waived the twenty-four hour prior service rule and the reading of the indictment. For plea, the defendant says that she is not guilty. The defendant has zero days of jail credit. Bond is set in the amount of $7,500.

March 27, James M. Boucher The defendant is charged with one count of duty to register, a felony of the fourth degree. The defendant waived the reading of the indictment and entered a plea of not guilty. The defendant has 6 days of jail credit. Bond is set in the amount of $10,000.

March 23, Maurice Moore The defendant entered a plea of no contest to two counts of having weapons while under disability, felonies of the third degree. The defendant is sentenced to 18 months in prison.

March 20, Dale L. Tackett The defendant was previously found guilty of two counts of operating a vehicle while under the influence, felonies of the fourth degree. The defendant shall serve a term two years and 120 days. The defendant’s right to drive a motor vehicle in Ohio is suspended for three years. The defendant shall participate in an alcohol and rug addiction program. The bond is canceled. The defendant has three days of jail credit.

March 29, Delshawn M. Wells The defendant entered a plea of guilty to and has been convicted of burglary, a felony of the third degree. The defendant shall serve a term of 18 months in prison. The subject may subject to a period of three years of post-release control. The defendant has 26 days of jail credit. Bond is hereby terminated.

March 28, Shawndoe Proctor The defendant has entered a plea of guilty to and has been convicted of trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, and the forfeiture specification, trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. The defendant is sentenced to two years of community control, a fine of $200, basic supervised time of two years, and unannounced urinalysis. The defendant’s motor vehicle operating privileges will be suspended for a period of six months. The bond is terminated.

March 23, Gary M. Cowell The defendant has previously entered a plea of guilty to one count of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. The defendant shall serve two years under basic supervision of the probation department. The bond is canceled. The defendant is granted 56 days of jail credit.

March 20, William D. Drass Counsel for the defendant moved to withdraw the former plea of not guilty to possession of cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree. The defendant will be sentenced to two years of community control/intensive supervision. The defendant shall be sentenced to post-conviction drug court. If the defendant fails to complete the requirements of the drug court program, he will be sentenced to a prison term of 12 months. The defendant has 70 days of jail credit. The defendant’s driver’s license shall be suspended for six months. Bond as previously set is canceled.

March 20, Lawrence E. Kirk, Jr. The defendant previously withdrew his former plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty to four counts of endangering children, felonies of the third degree. The defendant’s oral motion to continue the sentencing hearing is overruled. The defendant shall serve three years for each of the four counts. Upon completion of the prison term, the offender shall be subject to a period of post-release control for three years. The bond is canceled. Credit is granted for 45 days.

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Girl Scouts celebrate Earth Day


Animal lovers stage protest BY STEFANIE WESSELL Gazette Newspapers

JEFFERSON - A group of Timothy R. Legg to animal rights advocates Heidi G. Slanina, both protested in front of the of Geneva Eastern County Court on

Anthony T. Girard to Robin L. Evans, both of Williamsfield Thomas W. Sackett to Gayle C. Drought, both of Geneva SUBMITTED PHOTO

Girl Scout Troops #80525 and #80466 of Saybrook Township celebrated “Earth Day” by collecting trash along the Greenway-Rails to Trails on Sunday, April 22. Participating are (left to right) Jessie and Josie Foster, Alyssa Hanna, Lily Simon, Lindsey and Sarah Pallutch, Emily and Abby Kist, Kristen Steed and Megan Pallutch.

POLICE 04:40 p.m. - block of 2000 W. 13th St. Attempted Burglary – forced. 04:41 p.m. - block of 1700 W. 14th St. Caller reports an attempted burglary. 07:23 p.m. - block of 5700 Nathan Ave. Private property crash. 08:25 p.m. - block of 5100 E. 16th St. A report of a disturbance was received. 09:54 p.m. - block of 3800 Lake Ave. a report of suspicious person was received. 10:28 p.m. - block of 1300 W. 47th St. Assist CCAN. April 17 02:10 a.m - block of 1700 Columbus Ave. Criminal mischief. 03:43 a.m. - block of 1900 Bob White Dr. Disturbance. 06:27 a.m. - block of 2200 W. 54th St. A report of a theft from auto was received. 02:10 a.m. - block of 1700 Columbus Ave. Criminal Mischief. 03:43 a.m. - block of 1900 Bob White Dr. Disturbance. 06:27 a.m. - block of 2200 W. 54th St. A report of a theft from auto was received. 06:50 a.m. - block of 9000 E. 16th St. A theft from auto was reported. 10:31 a.m. - block of 4800 Benefit Ave. A fraud was reported. 11:56 a.m. - block of 1100 W. 9th St. Assault. 05:26 p.m. - block of 1100 W. 44th St. Inmate problem. 07:05 p.m. - block of 1500 W. 8th St. An attempted suicide was reported. 08:18 p.m. - block of 1800 W.

From page 18A 6th St. Unruly juvenile. 10:22 p.m. - block of 5700 Madison Ave. A report of vandalism was received. 11:43 p.m. - block of 5700 Jefferson Ave. A report of vandalism was received. 11:47 p.m. - block of 8200 W. 52nd St. A report of vandalism was received. April 18 01:13 a.m. - block of 1000 Bridge St. Domestic violence. 04:31 a.m. - block of 2100 W. 9th St. Report of a domestic. April 19 03:02 a.m. - W. 19th/Michigan Ave. a traffic stop was conducted and the driver was arrested for OVI. 08:43 a.m. - block of 1400 W. 4th St. A caller reports a domestic dispute. 09:06 a.m. - block of 1700 Bluejay Cir. Fel. Assault – non family – weapon. 11:15 a.m. - block of 4000 W. 44th St. officer request a report. 01:44 p.m. - block of 9200 W. 51st St. Call reported a breaking and entering. 04:46 p.m. - block of 2400 Ohio Ave. Caller reported a burglary.

Jefferson Emergency Rescue 04/23 05:18 Medical (General) Treatment / No Transport 04/23 05:44 Hemorrhage/ Laceration Transported 04/23 10:21 Weakness Transported 04/23 15:54 Unknown Problems Standby Only 04/24 01:18 Public Assist Standby Only 04/24 05:08 Fracture/Dislocation Transported 04/24 17:31 Change in Mental Status Transported 04/25 11:53 Weakness Transported 04/25 17:39 Fall Victim (Injury) Transported 04/26 03:29 Medical (General) Transported 04/26 14:12 Fall Victim (Injury) No Treatment Required 04/26 18:35 Unconscious/ Fainting Canceled 04/27 10:36 Respiratory Distress/Difficulty Breathing Transported 04/27 10:55 Public Assist No Patient Found

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things as, “I have dogs and I vote” and “Honk if you love your pets.” Some of the protesters even had their dogs with them. The protestors did not cause any confrontation with Pace, although they said they are angry about the reports that he allegedly shot the two dogs. Pace, through his attorney, Leo Talikka, pled not guilty to the charges on Monday before Eastern County Court Judge Robert Wynn. Wynn set a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

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extra patrols during prom weekends in Ashtabula County. The Ashtabula County Sheriff ’s Department, along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be out with extra patrols on high school prom weekends. The officers will be enforcing Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired (OMVI) laws, seatbelt violations and speeding violations. The extra patrols are being made possible by a Stefanie Wessell, senior $36,711.29 grant through editor for Gazette Newspathe Ohio Department of Pub- pers, may be reached at lic Safety’s Office of Crimi-

Clean up Walnut Beach on May 12 The City of Ashtabula Park Board and the Lift Bridge Community Association are asking for community help with a Walnut Beach Clean Up on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be picking up litter and debris throughout the park to help prepare for the summer season. Rakes, shovels, and gloves are helpful but not necessary. Bags will be provided. Meet in the concession parking area. Rain or shine. Dress for the weather.

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Religious Briefs May 4 - Conneaut: Church Dinner New Leaf United Methodist Church, Main & Buffalo Streets, offers free community dinner 5 to 6 p.m. Fridays. May 4 menu is hamburg stroganoff with bow tie pasta and desserts.

May 11 - Kingsville: Soup Lunch Kingsville Presbyterian Church Soup Lunch is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, with vegetable beef or ham & bean soups and homemade desserts. Donation only. The church is located at 3056 W. Main Road.

May 16: Conneaut - Soup Lunch Amboy United Methodist Church Soup Lunch is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Chili plus one other soup, crackers, homemade desserts, beverage. Donation only.

Ongoing Ashtabula: Bible Study A Bible study will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the Remnant of Israel, non-denominational group. Come join them and have a coffee as they study the Bible from a non-denominational point of view. The group meets at the McDonald’s located at 2424 N. Ridge Road East, just east off Route 11. For more info, visit or call 228-6157.

May 3 Pierpont: National Day of Prayer Service May 6 Jefferson: Hamilton Road Quartet Pierpont Presbyterian Church will hold a National Day of Prayer service at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Speakers for this event: Rev. Earl Vautin, State Rep. Casey Kozlowski; County Commissioner Peggy Carlo; and Township Trustee Gaylord Millard. 2012 National Day of Prayer Theme is One Nation Under God. Based on Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.” The principle described here is true for individuals, families, communities, and even entire nations; those who serve God will benefit from their close relationship with Him. Chairperson - Mrs. Shirley Dobson; Honarary chairperson - Rev. David Jeremiah. Come and join with us in recognizing the power of prayer. Refreshments will follow in the church’s small dining room.

May 4 Ashtabula: Ham Loaf Dinner The Trinity Presbyterian Church will hold a ham loaf dinner from 4:40 – 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Faith in Action Caregivers of Ashtabula County.

May 4-5 Colebrook: Trash and Treasure Sale The Colebrook United Methodist Church will hold a trash and treasure sale on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, $2bag day. Clothes, household items, tools, toys. Lunch available, as well as a bake sale. To make donations, call Debbie at (440) 442-3209 or Mary at (330) 219-1237. Pick up available. Proceeds benefit church and Praise Band.

The Hamilton Road Quartet will be singing at the Jefferson Church of the Nazarene, 55 East Satin St., Jefferson, on May 6 during Sunday morning worship service, which begins at 10:45 a.m. We will be collecting a love offering to help support this ministry. Please come and worship with us!

May 12-13 Austinburg: Plant and Shrub Sale The Austinburg United Church of Christ will hold a plant and shrub sale at its location on Route 307 West on 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

May 13 Ashtabula: Gospel musician Jerry Garcia The Ashtabula Baptist Church, located at 5909 Shepard Rd., will host Southern gospel musician Jerry Garcia and have a free breakfast and free gift for all mothers on May 13.

May 17 Geneva: Salad luncheon The United Church, located at 75 South Broadway, Geneva, will hold its annual Salad Luncheon on noon Thursday, May 17. Over 30 kinds of salads, meat, vegetables fruit and dessert, along with muffins and beverage for $8. Off Our Rockers Band will be the entertainment. Tickets at the office or at the door.

May 18-19 Denmark: Rummage and Bake Sale The Bulah Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 2070 Route 193, will hold a rummage and bake sale Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. –12 p.m.




May is Older Americans Month, and what a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our community by offering them an afternoon dedicated to their health and well-being. Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the annual commemoration of Older Americans Month.

MIND – Sue Curtis Ducro, PhD, M.S., is a Licensed Psychologist, certified as a Grief Management Specialist, and Funeral Director with her family firm of Ducro Services. An advocate of lifelong learning and fruitful activity, she views age as a collection of experiences and retirement as merely a change in focus.

Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services has the privilege of offering the 5th Annual Senior Citizens Conference. You are invited to attend the 2012 “Aging Gracefully – Mind, Body and Spirit,” a conference geared specifically for the senior citizens of Ashtabula County.

BODY – Chris Kettunen, PhD, MSN, Director of Nursing for the Ashtabula County Health Department and a faculty member of both the University of Phoenix and Indiana Wesleyan University Cleveland campuses teaching in the nursing department. SPIRIT – Joan Steidl, MA PCC-S, is an Assistant Professor and Director of Human Services Program at Kent State University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, and the Ohio Association of Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling.

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE MORNING SESSION – (Auditorium 8:00 - 12:00) is for professionals who work both directly with and indirectly with senior citizens. The three guest speakers will explore the benefits of living healthy, staying active and gaining insight on how to deal with the different issues that come with aging, grief of losing dear and close friends and family. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will also be available for the morning session. The morning session includes a Continental Breakfast, which will take place in the Kent State University Blue and Gold Room proceeding the morning session. VENDOR EXHIBITION – (Gymnasium 11:00 - 1:00) Businesses, health care facilities, and non-profit organizations will be present to showcase their services offered to Ashtabula County seniors. In addition, a special Wii demonstration will be available for conference participants to try out. A complimentary sack lunch will be available for seniors in the Kent State University Blue and Gold room. While enjoying your lunch, there will also be an opportunity to view the documentary, “Age of Champions” sponsored by The Villa at the Lake. AFTERNOON SESSION – (Auditorium 1:00 - 4:00) This session will be a similar to the morning session except geared toward senior citizens and their adult children. Entertainment, which will be provided by Off Our Rockers and The Blue Belles, will take place at the end of the session. Door Prizes will be drawn at the end of the session.

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Afternoon Session for Seniors • Mind ~ Sue Curtis Ducro, PhD • Body ~ Chris Kettunen, PhD • Spirit ~ Joan Steidl, MA PCC-S • Off Our Rockers Band and The Blue Belles

Wrap-up immediately following with evaluations and Door Prizes.

SPECIAL APPRECIATION TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS Ashtabula County Department of Job & Family Services ACMC Wound Healing Center • Ashtabula County Senior Services Levy Comfort Keepers • Ducro Services • Iarocci Law Firm, LLC Kent State University at Ashtabula Rae-Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Saybrook Landing Health and Rehabilitation • Villa At The Lake




Ohio Offers Free Fishing Days May 5-6 Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of “Free Fishing Days” on May 5-6 and experience the great fishing Ohio has to offer. For these two days only, Ohio anglers may fish in any of the state’s public waters without having to buy a fishing license. During the rest of the year, anglers 16 years and older are required to have a valid fishing license to take fish, frogs or turtles from Ohio waters. An Ohio fishing license is one of the best recreation bargains available, costing only $19 a year for residents. Ohio residents born on or before Dec. 31, 1937, can obtain a free fishing license at any license vendor. Residents age 66 and older who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1938, are eligible to obtain a reduced cost senior fishing license for $10. A one-day fishing license is also available for

$11, an amount that later can be applied toward the cost of an annual fishing license. Fishing licenses are available at bait and tackle stores, outdoor outfitters, major department stores, as well as Ohio’s Free Fishing Days were established in 1993 to promote fishing and allow Ohioans to experience fishing before buying a license. The offer is open to all Ohio residents and extends to all of Ohio’s public waters including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Great fishing exists around the state and throughout the year. An estimated 1.3 million people fish each year in Ohio. In late winter and early spring, anglers reel in excellent catches of steelhead trout and walleye from northern Ohio streams. Spring also means great saugeye and crappie

fishing. During the summer months, the fishing heats up on Lake Erie for yellow perch, walleye and smallmouth bass, while anglers on the Ohio River enjoy excellent striped bass fishing. The “Free Fishing Days” weekend offers Ohioans of all ages the chance to experience the fun of fishing. For anyone taking a young angler, there’s nothing more rewarding than teaching a kid to fish. Here are some helpful tips: Keep it simple. Consider the child’s age and skill level. If this is their first time, shore fishing is recommended. Kids like to catch fish. The size of fish doesn’t matter to kids. But catching a fish— any fish—does. Choose a pond, lake or stream where they will easily be able to catch a few fish. Use simple tackle. A good rod and reel for kids costs be-

tween $15 and $30. A spincast reel is easy to use and, after a few practice casts, kids usually have mastered it. Bring along a camera. Children love to show off pictures of their “big catch.” Keep the trip fun and short. Let the child have a good time, even if it means taking a break. Take time out to enjoy the time together. Be patient. Plan on spending some time untangling lines, baiting hooks, landing fish and taking pictures of big smiles and wiggling fish. When people concentrate all of their attention on their young angler, they will likely be developing a fishing buddy for a lifetime. ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

Lake Erie Adds Three To 2012-13 Recruiting Class PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College head men’s basketball coach Cliff Hunt announced the addition of three players to its 2012 recruiting class today (April 17) bringing the total number of newcomers to four. The group represents a very talented collection of players who were all members of solid high school programs and are unusually prepared for Division II college athletics,” said Hunt. “We are excited to add this group to our roster that graduates only two seniors, and returns our top four scorers from last season.” Forward Roy Alexander (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge) and guards Andy Bosley (Columbus, Ohio/ Olentangy Orange) and AJ Henson (Orwell, Ohio/ Grand Valley) will join the Storm for the 2012-13 season. Center Steve Walczak (Galena, Ohio/Olentangy) signed with LEC during the early signing period in November. Alexander, a 6-5 forward, averaged 13.4 points per game his senior season and was named first-team All-Columbus City League, third-team All-Central District and honorable mention All-Metro. He helped Walnut Ridge High School to 21-2 record and was ranked in the top 50 players in Ohio by Prep Spotlight. “Roy is as talented of a player as any

recruit we have had at Lake Erie,” said Hunt. “His athleticism and skill set at the three spot allow him to play big against post players and step to the perimeter against guards. A very unselfish player, Roy is another athlete who is a perfect fit for our style of play and our approach to the game. We project Roy to have an opportunity to be an immediate impact player for us as a freshman.” Bosley, a 6-3 guard, averaged 17 points and seven rebounds per game at Olentangy Orange High School while earning first-team All-Capital Division, first-team All-District 11, second-team All-Central District and honorable mention All-Ohio. He is Olentangy Orange’s all-time leader in rebounds and field goal percentage and led the squad to an Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division championship. In the classroom, he is a member of the Honor Roll. “Andy is a very athletic guard who we project to play both wing spots,” said Hunt. “A very good shooter, Andy will add shot making ability to our team along with his ability to finish at the rim. We really like his unselfish approach to basketball along with his very good understanding of the game. Andy is a great fit for us and we believe he has a chance to contribute immediately.”

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Henson, a 5-10 guard, is an exceptional student as a member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Society at Grand Valley High School. He was a twosport star at Grand Valley, as Ashtabula County Basketball Player of the Year and the Ashtabula County Football Player of the Year. In basketball, Henson has been named first-team All-Ashtabula County in four seasons, first-team All-Northeastern Athletic Conference for three seasons and first-team All-Northeast Lakes District, special mention All- Ohio, and the Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation Player of the Year twice. He is Ashtabula County’s all-time leading scorer with 1,681 career points. “AJ comes to Lake Erie off of an impressive athletic career in both basketball and football,” said Hunt. “In basketball, AJ is the ultimate tough-minded point guard who does whatever has to be done to make his team better and give them the best chance to win. We are excited to have AJ in the program and we are confident his toughness, smarts, and athletic ability will have a tremendous impact on our team.” Walczak, a 6-10 center, averaged 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks as a senior at Olentangy High School after signing with Lake Erie in November.

PV to hold Mini Relay for Life BY BYRON C. WESSELL Gazette Newspapers ANDOVER The Pymatuning Valley High School Cheerleading Boosters are sponsoring a Mini Relay for Life on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 4 - 9 p.m. at the Pymatuning Valley High School Football Field. Those who want to get involved can make plans to attend the PV Mini Relay on May 11. T-shirts have been made to support the Lakers for Life Relay Team and can be purchased for $10. A Mini Relay for Life Luminary can also be purchased to honor or remember someone affected by cancer. To become even more involved interested parties are asked to join the Relay for Life team and help collect donations or form your own PV Mini Relay for Life team by getting a few friends together and making it facebook official on the PV Mini Relay for Life

event page. If anyone would like to volunteer to be a part of our entertainment that evening or make a donation to our Chinese auction, please contact the Lakers for Life Relay Team right away. Questions can be directed to Andrea Wonderling at or 440-293-6263 during normal school hours. You can also register for our team (this is not for those of you who want to have a mini relay for life team, you can just commit to that on our event page!) by going to this link TR/RelayForLife/ RFLFY12EC/1147348480? pg=team& fr_id=36632& team_id=1067259 & J S e r v S e s s i o n Idr004=4fyoqhpvb1.app315b All money raised through this event will be donated to the American Cancer Society 2012 Relay for Life in Ashtabula County.

Ohio’s Young Hunters Productive During Special Two-Day Turkey Hunt COLUMBUS, OH - Young hunters across Ohio again experienced success during the annual youth spring turkey season, held Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Hunters age 17 and under harvested 1,632 wild turkeys during the special two-day season, compared to 1,490 wild turkeys last year. Counties reporting the greatest number of wild turkeys checked were Ashtabula-73, Muskingum60, Tuscarawas-53, Carroll and Monroe-49, Highland48, Washington-46, Jackson42, Harrison-41 and Knox and Trumbull-39. All participants were required to possess a valid Ohio youth hunting license and youth spring turkey permit,

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• SHOT PUT — 1. Reiahard (C) 25-4; 2. Allgood (L) 24-7; 3. Glasere (C) 23-8. • DISCUS — 1. Glaser (C) 8810; 2. Cyvase (C) 80-2; 3. Reighard (C) 78-11. • HIGH JUMP — 1. Glaser (C) 4-6; 2. Benedict (L) 4-6; 3. Allgood (L) 4-4. • LONG JUMP — 1. Pratt (L) 16-9; 2. Kalis (C) 14-10; 3. McFarland (C) 12-4. • POLE VAULT — 1. Tetonetti (C) 8-0; 2. Allan (L) 7-6; 3. Lemon (C) 7-6. • 3200M RELAY — 1. Lakeside (Kristen Berus, Lorna Sand, Karen Barrientos, Gaby Mollick) 10:43; 2. Chardon 10:47. • 100M HURDLES — 1. Whitney (C) 18.28; 2. Cox (L) 18.65; 3. Whetro (L) 20.12. • 100M DASH — 1. Grippe (C) 12.96; 2. Tatonetti (C) 13.09; 3. Surine (C) 13.46. • 800M RELAY — 1. Chardon 1:56.14; 2. Lakeside 1:58.46. • 1600M RUN — 1. Stanzberry (C) 5:35; 2. Tehel (C) 5:40; 3. Fuersd (C) 6:00. • 400M RELAY — 1. Chardon 52:62.2; 2. Lakeside 56:17. • 400M DASH — 1. Ferrante (C) 1:02; 2. Berus (L) 1:06; 3. Benedict (L) 1:08. • 300M HURDLES — 1. Lotez (C) 53.12; 2. Whitney (C) 54.30; 3. Wolfe (C) 57.81. • 800M RUN — 1. Watt (L) 2:39; 2. Bailo (C) 2:42; 3. King (C) 2:48. • 200M DASH — 1. Cyvas (C) 28.18; 2. Johnston (L) 28.68; 3. Bailey (L) 29.20. • 3200M RUN — 1. Kyle (C)

12:15; 2. Garleck (C) 12:16; 3. Dehl (C) 12:46. • 1600M RELAY — 1. Lakeside (Kristen Berus, Courtney Bailey, Sierra Pratt, Alexis Benedict) 4:36; 2. Chardon 4:40.

Boys Track Chardon 96, Lakeside 41 • SHOT PUT — 1. Wells (L) 41-8 ; 2. Ritt (C) 41-4 ; 3. McHenry (L) 36-7. • DISCUS — 1. McHenry (L) 126 ; 2. Farr (L) 104-11 ; 3. Ritt (C) 104-9. • HIGH JUMP — 1. Farr (L) 6-0; 2. Bannon (C) 5-8; 3. Readdy (C) 5-6. • 3200M RELAY — 1. Chardon 8:31; 2. Lakeside 8:44. • 110M HURDLES — 1. Mack (C) 16.28; 2. Hunt (L) 16.58; 3. Urchuck (C) 17.31. • 800M RELAY — 1. Lakeside 1:39; 2. Chardon 1:40. • 1600M RUN — 1. Kawalwc (C) 4:29; 2. Luinbory (C) 4:35; 3. Krees (C) 4:42. • 400M RELAY — 1. Chardon 46.58; 2. Lakeside 47.06. • 400M DASH — 1. Mlack (C) 54.96; 2. Ackley (L) 55.18; 3. Morgan (C) 1:05. • 300M HURDLES — 1. Hunt (L) 44.05; 2. Urkeck (C) 44,15; 3. Practzel (C) 46.77. • 800M RUN — 1. Jordan (C) 2:04; 2. Hall (C) 2:13; 3. Henry (L) 2:14. • 200M DASH — 1. Laubenthal (C) 25.40; 2. Guerra (C) 25,56; 3. Jackson (C) 26.24. • 3200M RUN — 1. Elswick (C) 9:34; 2. Kawarc (C) 9:51; 3. Lopez (L) 10:02. • 1600M RELAY — 1. Chardon 3:41; 2. Lakeside 3:49.

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Sierra Pratt, of Lakeside, hands the baton of f to teammate Courtney Bailey in the 1600 meter relay.

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tively. The only other base runners in the game were due to an error and a lone single by Brett Powers in the seventh BY BYRON C. WESSELL the game, but Bobby Dragon lead in their final at bat. Gazette Newspapers would shut their offense down The Falcons put three runs inning. Santiago pitched out of a for the rest of the game. Andy on the board quickly in the ASHTABULA – The Santiago would start on the first inning as Joey Piscsalko jam in the third inning as the Edgewood Warriors baseball mound for the Falcons as both singled up the middle with one Warriors had three base runteam showed their resilience pitchers went the distance. out. Andy Santiago drew a ners but failed to score. Jimmy in coming back to defeat the Meanwhile, the Warriors walk and both runners ad- Wilson reached after being hit Jefferson Falcons 4-3 in a re- would inch closer and closer to vanced on a passed ball. Ryan by a pitch, Andrew Graeb cent county match-up. The the Falcons as the game went Hayes followed with a two-run walked and Kevin Joslin Falcons went up 3-0 to start on and eventually took the double down the right field singled for the Warriors to no line. Johnny Knight added to avail. Edgewood put their first the lead with an RBI single, run on the board in the fourth making it 3-0. The Warriors tried to an- inning as Tyler Wawrowski swer in the bottom of the first singled and went to second on inning as Zach Popely reached an error. Graeb drew his secon an error and Bobby Dragon ond of three walks as singled. Scott Davidson made Wawrowski went to third on a up for his previous error at wild pitch. Wawrowski later third by stepping on third base scored on a throw down to secfor the force out and then ond base, to cut the lead to 3throwing to first to complete 1. The Warriors cut into the an inning ending double play. Jefferson had few base run- lead again in the fifth inning ners after the first inning as as Jeff Imbrogno started Andy Santiago and Kyle things off with a deep double Ryan Hayes bats for the Jefferson Falcons during a game Ashburn drew walks in the to center field. Jimmy Wilson against the Edgewood Warriors. third and fourth inning respec- put the Warriors down 3-2 af-

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Andy Santiago looks for the sign for the Jefferson Falcons during a game against the Edgewood Warriors. ter an RBI single. Popely reached for the Warriors to start the seventh inning on a tough play to third base. Bobby Dragon followed with a double to make it second and third with no outs. The Falcons elected to put Imbrogno on with an intentional walk to load the bases. Jimmy Knight picked up his second RBI single of the game to tie the game at 3-3. Jefferson looked to get out of the inning as they had a force out at home plate and Santiago picked up a strikeout. However, Graeb came through with his third walk of the game this time on a bases loaded walk to bring in the winning run.

Bobby Dragon fires home for the Edgewood Warriors in a win over the Jefferson Falcons.



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Tyler Gruskiewicz runs in the Jared Smith follows through 1600m run for the on his shot put attempt for Pymatuning Valley Lakers. the Pymatuning Valley Lakers.

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Shauna Soderstrom starts the 400m relay for the Rebecca Dillon, of PV, runs Pymatuning Valley Lakers. in the 1600 meter run during a recent track meet.

12.02; 3, Nick Stasiak (P) 12.41; 4, Amenh (P) 12.73.

Pymatuning Valley 131, 800M RELAY — 1, PV-A Mathews 28, Southington 13 (Stasiak, Nick Holt, Nugent, Silvers) 144.06 ; 2, SHOT PUT — 1, Siefert Southington 1:46.87. (M) 39-9; 2, Feydo (P) 35-1; 1600M RUN — 1, 3, J. Smith (P) 34-10; 4, Hilt Gruskiewicz (P) 4:53.5; 2, (P) 34-25. Bell (P) 5:13.7; 3, DISCUS — 1, Siefert (M) Mientkiewicz (P) 5:21.1; 4, 131-1; 2, Feydo (P) 101-6; 3, Ford (M) 5:29.7. J. Smith (P) 98-2; 4, D. Smith 400M RELAY — 1, PV (P) 95-7. (Stasiak, Comanescu, SilHIGH JUMP — 1, vers, Ratliff) 49.00; 2, PV Cumanescu (P) 5-8; 2, Ford 52.34; 3, Southington 52.63; (M) 5-8; 3, Hogan (P) 5-4; 4, 4, PV 54.03. Link (P) 5. 400M DASH — 1, Ratliff LONG JUMP — 1, Ratliff (P) 53.24; 2, Comanescu (P) (P) 21-2; 2, Comanescu (P) 56.00; 3, Holt (P) 57.52; 4, 18; 3, Link (P) 17-11.5; 4, Davis (M) 58.53. Fordeley (M) 17-10. 300M HURDLES — 1, 3200M RELAY — 1, PV-A Hogan (P) 48.05; 2, Link (P) (Nick Mezinger, Chet 49.96; 3, Bell (P) 50.13; 4, Mientkiewics, Tyler Gallatin (P) 54.17. Gruskiewicz, Rodney Bell) 800M RUN — 1, Mezinger 10:42.6; 2, PV-B 10:57.3. (P) 2:17; 2, Cummins (S) 110M HURDLES — 1, 2:19.5; 3, Roman (M) 2:20.3; Link (P) 19.85; 2, Madane 4, Kovalak (P) 2:36. Nugent (P) 20.82; 3, Hogan 200M DASH — 1, Silvers (P) 21.3; 4, Wonderling (P) (P) 24.14; 2, Davis (M) 24.7; 24.18. 3, Zulna (S) 25.38; Fordeley 100M DASH — 1, Matt (M) 26.30. Silvers (P) 11.58; 2, Davis (M) 3200M RUN — 1,


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Kyle Comanescu participates in the high jump for the Pymatuning Valley Lakers.

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Spartans split double-header BY ALLAN MONONEN Gazette Newspapers CONNEAUT - The Spartan baseball team dropped their first contest to Lakeside, 7-1 but recoved to win the second game. Austin Dibell pitched extremely well today. He pounded the strike zone for six strong innings, the defense made plays and we hit enough to win,” Lakeside Coach Andy Kiphart said. “Their pitcher did a fine job, he kept us off balance and we couldn’t get going on offense. CJ pitched a good game, we gave them four unearned runs,” Conneaut Coach Walker Graher commented on the game. Lakeside scored twice in their second at-bat. Alex DiCamillo walked, Khalil Chatman singled and Frank Clayman doubled them home. The Dragons added another run in the third as Dwight Thompson singled, Jereme Smith singled and DiCamillo hit a sac fly. Lakeside tallied twice more in the fifth, Thompson walked, Nick Meola doubled and Smith singled. Lakeside added two more runs in their seventh which made the final score 7-1. Meola walked, Smith singled and Chatman doubled them home. DiBell took the win while CJ Rice suffered the loss. Conneaut bounced back in the second game. After scoring one run on a wild pitch in the first inning, the Spartans broke the game open in the second. Catcher Cody Martin started the two out rally with a single. Michael Mirando singled and Troy Colucci banged out an RBI double. Pitcher Dylan Morici then doubled and Jared Walker reached on an error. Joey Borgerding walked and then singles by Christian Williams and Justin Blood ended the uprising at 7-0. “In the second game we had some back to back hits and made something happen on the base paths,” Coach Graher added. The Dragons fired back in

their third as hits by Austin Beal and Jared Zeman sent home baserunners, 7-2. Conneaut countered in their fourth as Martin connected on a two run double, making it 9-2. Lakeside threatened further in their fifth as Nick Meola doubled and singles by Beal and Shawn Gilbert drove in a run. The Dragons added one more run in the sixth, but Spartan hurler Dylan Morici stiffened and retired the remainder of the Dragons for the win. “We didn’t field the ball in the first two innings in the second game, gave them extra outs and they made us pay for them,” Coach Kiphart commented. “We’re a solid team but defense has to be steady, we can’t give them extra outs,” Graher added. Morici took the victory in game two, Beal was the losing pitcher. Conneaut improves to 66, Lakeside slips to 8-10, 26, PAC. In Friday’s home contest, the Conneaut Spartans baseball team defeated a strong team from Kennedy Catholic, 7-0. Joey Borgerding fired an outstanding game, striking out eleven batters while walking only one. “We had three complete games pitched this weekend. This was Joey’s best pitching performance, he pitched ahead of every hitter. Kennedy was a good team,” Graher said. Spartan hitters put seven runs across the plate. Christain Williams doubled and scored on an error in the second. In the fourth Williams singled and advanced on a passed ball. Justin Blood singled and later scored on an error. Conneaut added two runs in the fifth as CJ Rice struck out but reached first on a passed ball. Morici singled and scored on a fielder’s choice, 5-0. In the sixth Mike Mirando doubled, Rice reached on an error and Jared Walker singled him home.

Local Scoreboard Softball Lake Catholic 11, Edgewood 4 Perry 27, Chagrin Falls 0 Geneva 5, Lakeside 1 Chardon 5, Madison 4 Andrews 5, SSJP 4 Aurora 7, Perry 3 Conneaut 8, Lakeside 4 PV 10, Badger 0 PV 3, Lordstown 2 Geneva 10, Riverside 1 Jefferson 22, Lakeside 0 Jefferson 17, Lakeside 6 Conneaut 10, North 4 Conneaut 9, North 3 Perry 9, Madison 6

Baseball Lakeside 7, Conneaut 1 Conneaut 9, Lakeside 4 Gv 9, Cardinal 1 GV 12, Cardinal 3 Perry 9, VASJ 5 North 15, Riverside 3 Kenston 8, Perry 0 SSJP 15, Horizon Science 10 PV 11, Badger 1 GV 14, Lordstown 2 University 4, Riverside 1 Chardon 12, Madison 1 Lakeside 8, Geneva 7 Edgewood 4, Jefferson 3 South 10, Geneva 9 Lake Catholic 7, Riveside 2 GV 11, Bristol 1 PV 10, Lordstown 1 GV 10, Edgewood 4

Lakeside 15, University 7 Riverside 11, Geneva 0 Jefferson 10, Newton Falls 6

Boys Track Jefferson 81, Hubbard 75, Memorial 7 Unversity 84, Geneva 53 Chardon 96, Lakeside 41 Riverside 80, South 57 Orange 61, Perry 61 PV 131, Mathews 28, Southington 13

Girls Track PV 88, Mathews 36, Chalker 22 Orange 72, Perry 65 Geneva 115, Hathaway Brown 22 Chardon 95, Lakeside 42 Riverside 76, South 61

Tennis Geneva 5, North 0 Gilmour Academy 5, Perry 0 Conneaut 4, GRA 1 South 3, Lakeside 2 Geneva 4, CVCA 1 Wickliffe 3, Edgewood 2 Geneva 5, Madison 0 Lakeside 3, Chardon 2 Aurora 4, Perry 1 Lakeside 5, GRA 0 Madison 3, Euclid 2 Geneva 3, Kenston 2 Edgewood 3, Madison 2 Howland 4, Lakeside 1

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helped the Mustangs start a two out rally in the first inning with a double to left cenASHTABULA – The ter. Adam Moodt helped himGrand Valley Mustangs faced self with an RBI single, maktheir first real test of the sea- ing it 1-0 in favor of the Musson as they visited the tangs. Edgewood Warriors in a Moodt started on the county baseball game. mound for the Mustangs and Jeromy Rockafellow worked around an error and a walk to Jimmy Wilson in the first inning. Tony Magda who started for the Warriors also worked around a walk in his half of the second inning to Stanley Sirrine. The Warriors tied the game in the second inning as Lou Wisnyai hit a one-out triple and scored on a wild pitch. The Warriors put two more runners on, but Moodt was able to finish the inning with a pair of strikeouts. Edgewood threatened to score more in the bottom of the second inning as Andrew Graeb walked and Kevin Joslin doubled. Mitchell Lake gave the Mustangs back the lead in the third inning with a leadoff homerun. A.J. Henson followed with a single, but was Mitchell Lake crosses the erased when Rockafellow plate for the Grand Valley reached on a fielder’s choice. Mustangs after hitting a Rockafellow made it to second solo homerun. on an overthrow and then

went to third on a wild pitch. Adam Moodt gave the Mustangs a two-run lead with a sac-fly to score Rockafellow. Jeff Imbrogno hit his own leadoff home run to start the bottom of the second inning. After a pair of walks to Jimmy Wilson and Tyler Wawrowski the Warriors received a big RBI single from Dominic Saturday to once again tie the game. Magda struck out the side in the fourth inning as the game was knotted at 3-3. Moodt pitched around a double to Bobby Dragon in the bottom of the fourth inning as the game remained tied. The Mustangs took the lead back in the fifth inning as Lake singled. Henson made it first and second after reaching on an error. Jeromy Rockafellow put Grand Valley ahead with an RBI double. Moodt loaded the bases with a walk, but the Warriors were able to get out of the inning when Jimmy Wilson made a grab on a line drive and touched first for the double play. Edgewood tied the game once more in the fifth inning. Tyler Wawrowski and Saturday hit back-to-back singles to start the inning. Andrew Graeb then tied the game with an RBI single, making it 4-4. The Mustangs took advantage of a pair of bloop hits by Kyle Hodge and Joe Satterfield in the sixth inning. Sirrine loaded the bases on an error and Lake followed with a two run single. Grand Valley went on to score four more runs in the inning. The Mustangs made it 7-4 on an error, before Rockafellow hit an RBI single. The Mustangs scored again on an overthrow, making it 9-4. Adam Moodt brought in the final run of the Jeromy Rockafellow scores a run for the Mustangs, as game on an RBI groundout. The Mustangs would rally Jeff Imbrogno catches for Edgewood.

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Ohio’s Spring Turkey Season Underway Ashtabula County leads harvest on opening day COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio hunters harvested a preliminary total of 2,227 bearded wild turkeys on the first day of the spring turkey-hunting season, which is open statewide through May 20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. In 2011, a preliminary total of 2,646 wild turkeys were killed on opening day. Top counties for wild turkeys killed on Monday were: Ashtabula-93, Coshocton-79, Tuscarawas-78, Muskingum74, Guernsey-69, Adams-62, Highland-57, Knox-56, Brown55 and Clermont-54.


Adam Moodt pitches for the Grand Valley Mustangs during a game against Edgewood. with six runs in the inning and went on to win 10-4. A.J. Henson pitched the final two innings for the Mustangs. Wisnyai had his second extra base hit of the game in the seventh, but The Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 Henson was able to pitch out people will hunt turkeys during the four-week season. Leof the inning without giving gal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until up any runs. noon from April 23 to May 6. Hunting hours May 7-20 will be a half hour before sunrise to sunset. Ohio’s wild turkey population was estimated at 180,000 prior to the start of the spring season. Only bearded wild turkeys may be taken during the spring hunting season. A hunter is required to check in their turkey by 11:30 p.m. on the day of harvest. Hunters with the proper permits may take a limit of two bearded gobblers during the four-week season, but not more than one wild turkey per day. Hunters must report their turkey harvest, but they are no longer required to take their turkey to a check station for physical inspection. Instead, hunters have three options to complete the new automated game check: Online at or; By telephone at 877-TAG-ITOH (877-824-4864). This option is only available to those who are required to have a turkey permit to hunt turkeys; and At all license agents. A list of these agents can be found at Game-check transactions will be available online and by telephone seven days a week including holidays. License A.J. Henson pitches for the agents’ locations will be available for turkey check-in durGrand Valley Mustangs in ing normal business hours. Hunters can call the license relief against the agent for specific hours of operation. All turkeys must be Edgewood Warriors. checked in by 11:30 p.m. the day of kill.

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Studio for Hair owner/stylist Mary Gingerich (center) is with part of her staff, Laura Vacik-salon manager, and Brenda Osborne. The salon’s owner began expanding the business 18 years ago to include Day Spa services at the Harrington Square Mall in Middlefield Village.

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By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers MIDDLEFIELD-Studio For Hair at Harrington Square Mall in Middlefield has added many special services over the last two decades. Owner Mary Gingerich bought the original styling salon 21 years ago from Cindy McDivitt and began adding specialty services after acquiring the salon. “We began to outgrow our original space here in the mall. Cindy and I had worked together at another Middlefield hair salon for several years before she opened here. She was the first one to lease space in the mall for a salon,” Gingerich said. Prior to taking cosmetology classes in the early 1980s at Lake Erie Cosmetology School in Painesville, Gingerich worked in accounting services at Geauga Community Hospital (now UH Geauga Medical Center) and American Society for Metals in Newbury Township. “I liked all the various office work I did, but always wanted to own a business. So I went back to school to take the cosmetology classes. Then I got my manager’s certification to own a shop. It worked out for me when Cindy wanted to sell the salon. I love my job and having this business here with a great staff of employees,” Gingerich said. She and husband, Amos have lived in Middlefield for many years, raised their family of three grown sons. Today a few grandchildren even work in the salon in between college studies. The Day Spa services were expanded to include facials, pedicures for men and women, nail services, massage and Reiki plus more, says Gingerich. Customers can choose their four services in the Day Spa area for special pricing. The shop caters to women, men and children. “My staff employees are pretty well trained to multi-task in the services we offer at Studio for Hair. Our manicure section for customers has grown, so I have several nail specialists. I have an awesome staff of six people and can use more. I am looking for several more hair stylists, so if anyone is interested they can stop in for an interview,” Gingerich said. Gingerich said over the years she’s been attuned in doing interviews to get the right staff employees as it takes team work to keep a business successful. “I think we all have to have the same values and give our customers the best services we can. It’s all about team work. I like to have breakfast meetings early in the month with my staff. We decide together on what we want to offer our customers and clients such as either

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weekly or monthly specials. Many of our customers at Studio for Hair are repeat customers. Now I see second generations of families coming back for our special services in the salon,” Gingerich said. As Gingerich began to add the Day Spa services the need to expand was primary. So she worked with mall owners to remodel and add on to the original salon. The space now includes private areas for pedicure services with special chairs that even include minimassage treatment while getting feet healthy and nails trimmed. There are also separate areas for relaxation messages and Reiki treatment sessions. The salon also offers several tanning beds for customers to use. “With school proms around the corner our tanning salon area is very busy. So we urge customers to call for appointments. Appointments are also suggested for the Day Spa services as well as any hairstyling, perm and hair color services we offer,” Gingerich said. Gingerich said she also added a reward system for all customers, who may also add points if they refer a friend to come for any of the Studio for Hair services. She has two certified persons for the relaxation message services Salon receptionists include Donna Sanislo and Gingerich’s granddaughter, Kendall Gingerich. The staff includes salon manager Laura Vacik, Brenda Osborne, Leona Graham, Paige Macek, all who are hair stylists with Gingerich. They also are trained to do other spa services as well. Christine Hale is the nail and spa specialist. “Some people have asked if I’m ready to retire. I say no,” she said smiling. “I love what I do and have no trouble getting up in the morning and coming to work. Many of my customers who come to our salon have been coming for years. That’s what it is all aboutservice and doing a good job,” Gingerich said. The Studio for Hair also carries beauty supply products, Opi shellac for nails, Matrix and Aveda hair products for customers to purchase Hours for the Studio for Hair are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 9 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The salon is closed on Sunday and Mondays. Watch for monthly specials at the salon, Gingerich said. To call for appointments or questions relating to the special Day Spa or other services call (440) 632-5937. The Studio for Hair is located at Harrington Square Mall, 15561 West. High St. (Route 87) in Middlefield Village.



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