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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011 Local communities holding Veterans Day programs

VOL. 40 NO. 45


It was donation time for Grand Valley Ruritans By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers

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Andover American Legion holding public square Vets Day salute ANDOVER - The Andover American Legion Post 226 will hold a salute to all veterans on Friday, Nov. 11at 11 a.m. in the Andover Square park. The public is invited to attend the brief service with Rev. Robert Gear, pastor of Andover Church of Christ, giving a special prayer honoring veterans, said Delbert Dreyer, service coordinator. There will be a special firing squad following the brief service. At 6 p.m. Friday night there is a free Veterans Day dinner held at Andover United Methodist Church community room. The event will honor all veterans and hosted by five United Methodist churches in the Pymatuning Valley area. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m. with a short patriotic program. A family style dinner is being served at 6 p.m. A free will love offering will be taken, but all veterans and their families are invited to eat free.

Pymatuning Valley Primary School has Vets Day program ANDOVER TOWNSHIP The PV Primary School third grade classes will present a Salute to Our Veterans at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in the Veterans Performing Arts Center. Primary School music teacher John Hulburt is coordinating the program open to all veterans, area families and the public. Classroom teachers involved are Kathy Snodgrass, Danielle Croston, Paul DeCapua, and Kerri Ruth with their students singing a number of patriotic songs. They will also sing the five Armed Forces music and lead the audience in the flag pledge.

GV Elementary students presenting veterans program Nov. 7 ORWELL VILLAGE - A Veterans Day celebration is planned for today (Thursday) at 2:15 p.m. at the Grand Valley Elementary School. The GV third graders have created a tribute to all veterans. Families of the K-4th graders families with veterans are invited to attend the event. The teachers coordinating the event are Joy Leirer, Marcia Tolar and Cyndi Thomas.The program will include songs, photos and poetry all around a patriotic theme. Orwell Cub Scout Pack 72 will present the colors for the opening ceremony in the elementary school gymnasium. Refreshments for the students, families and all veterans attending will follow the program. For any more information call the elementary school at (440) 437-6260, ext. 1. On Friday evening , Nov. 11 the Orwell American Legion Post is holding a dinner at 6 p.m. Invited as special guests are three GV and Bloomfield High School delegates to the AL auxiliary sponsored Girls State Convention this past summer. All veterans are invited to the event.


Orwell FD Assistant Chief Harold Squibbs accepts a donation check Nov. 7 from GV Ruritans president David Strong. With Squibbs are department members including Denise Albergo, Sam Hamilton, Bill Levis and Shane Gregory.

COLEBROOK TOWNSHIP Grand Valley Ruritans used their dinner meeting of Nov. 7 to invite valley area fire department representatives as their special guests. It was a time to say a “thank you”” to the fire safety forces of Orwell, Windsor, Rome and North Bloomfield, who volunteer to help their neighbors and others in time of fire disasters. GV Ruritans president, David Strong of Orwell also invited the firefighters to join the civic organization and then handed out $75 checks to each of the groups following the dinner. Strong said the Ruritans hold fundraisers through the year and like to help the fire departments.

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GV School District emergency levy dumped by voters By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ORWELL -Grand Valley School District’s 3.9 mills emergency levy got dumped at the polls in Tuesday’s general election. The unofficial vote tally had 1,076 votes for the levy and 1,549 against. This is the second time district voters failed to pass an operating levy even as cuts in programming and staff were made this past school year. If passed the levy would have generated $655,000 a

year over a five-year period. Grand Valley Superintendent Bill said he held out hope that voters would pass the levy even in the face of a poor economy and unemployment still high. “It failed and everybody knows our need. It’s a reflection of our economy and the times. We will have to make cuts and adjustments at some point,” Nye said referring to the community meetings held prior to the election. Nye said he planned to discuss with the GV School Board at the Nov. 21 meeting if they want to

go back to voters again in March 2012 primary. The superintendent said he asked members of the levy committee to attend the Nov. 21 meeting for a general discussion on the issues and the vote results. While not quite sure of the last loss figures for a larger levy amount in November 2010, Nye said Tuesday night there appeared to be a trend with more residents voting for the levy this time. He wanted to look at the precinct by precinct results before the Nov. 21 board meeting.

Nye said Grand Valley board and administration has made cuts over the last two years with less revenue anticipated. “The bottom line is there will be some kind of adjustments or cuts made in 2012,” Nye added. He said that other area school districts are also struggling with less revenues as Grand Valley is facing. Much of the federal stimulus money GV district received ends this current school year of 2011-2012 along with the state government phasing out the tangible personal property taxes.

Orwell Council acts on short agenda By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ORWELL VILLAGE - In one of the shortest meetings of the year, Orwell Village Council members zipped through the short agenda Tuesday night. Mayor Larry Bottoms has only one more month and half in office before the first of the year when the village government structure changes with an appointed village manager and

downsized five-member council. Bottoms said he attended the village’s Board of Public Affairs meeting on Nov. 7 for discussions on the Penniman Road water tower refurbishing project. He said the BPA is using George Hess & Associates, a Newbury based consulting engineers firm, to draw up the specifications to bid the project out. It is estimated to cost close to $400,000 and must be advertised

for bids. Bottoms said the BPA is looking to pay off the contract over five-years and not seek any loan. Revenue from water use customers will be used to pay the cost of the project. Council President David Hartz said council’s choice to offer the first village manager’s job to Gary St. John of Stryker, Ohio is progressing. Hartz advised that a background check on St. John has been cleared.

“I’ve also talked with some of the references he gave us. I’ve included contacting a mayor of a large city near Stryker,” he added. Bottoms after the meeting said the committee is drawing up contract terms for the hiring process and negotiations with St. John. Some of these details must be completed by early December for negotiating the manager’s contract.

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PVHS principal staying at district job By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ANDOVER TOWNSHIP - Pymatuning Valley High School principal Van McWreath contrary to a report in a Marysville, Ohio weekly newspaper and an area media is not a candidate for the Marysville School District superintendent’s job. McWreath this past weekend said, “I’m not

a candidate for the Marysville superintendent’s job. I looked into it yes, but I’m staying at PV High School. My family and I live here in the county in Ashtabula Harbor.” While the job downstate near Columbus pays more than his present position at PV district, McWreath appeared irked that a local daily paper reported he was a candidate and checked no further. “It’s a great school here at Pymatuning Val-

ley and our building. I’m not leaving. I have three daughters in the Ashtabula city schools,” McWreath said. Before coming to PV district, McWreath was a teacher and coach at Berkshire Local School District in Geauga County, then served in the Ashtabula city school system. During this period he obtained his administrative certificates, then took the high school principal’s job at PV several years ago.

PV Farm to School Event bring growers and consumers together BY WENDY GRUSKIEWICZ Gazette Newspapers

The PV kitchen staff and volunteers prepared the samples. Woodard said she found all the ANDOVER - Lea Woodard is recipes on-line and contacted loon a mission to connect Ohio’s cal producers for donation of the children and families with spe- produce and meat. PV FFA, Nacialty crop producers. To that tional Honor Society and Stuend, she planned and imple- dent Council members distribmented last Thursday a success- uted the samples. ful Ohio Farm to School InitiaIn addition to food samples, tive event at Pymatuning Valley many area growers set up tables Schools in Andover. PV Food Ser- and exhibited their products. vice Director Lori Tabor and Also staffing tables were repreGeneva City Council Member sentatives of OSU Extension, Bruce Beckwith assisted her in Ashtabula County Farm Bureau, her efforts. Ashtabula County Convention The event, held in the Sun- and Visitors Bureau and Rural shine Room at the primary Action. school, featured free food Woodard’s vision started to samples made from locally take shape with the receipt of a grown foods. $2,000 grant from the Ohio DeSample size offerings of beef partment of Agriculture. The sostew, pork stir-fry, mixed salad, called farm to school grant was squash and pumpkin cookies applied for by Woodard as part were gobbled up by students, of her Master’s Degree project at parents and teachers who were Indiana University. also attending parent teacher Her high school alma mater conferences. (PV) received one of only five

grants in Ohio about the same time Woodard earned her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science. The grant is to be used to bring locally grown products into the school lunches in addition to planting a garden on school property. Woodard currently works in the garden and nature center at Indiana University in Bloomington and made a quick three-day trip home to coordinate the event. She said she was happy to talk directly with the growers during the event and help the growers connect with consumers. Woodard also asked participants of the event to complete a survey about the event and their knowledge of local foods. PHOTOS BY WENDY GRUSKIEWICZ “I’m hoping this event will spur enough interest from the Got milk? Ashtabula County Dairy community to start something,” Princess Jennifer Hall was onhand to pass out cartons of milk Woodard said. and juice during the PV Farm to See FARM page 4A School initiative event.



New Lyme Cemetery levy loses by 30 BY WENDY GRUSKIEWICZ Gazette Newspapers NEW LYME TOWNSHIP - When the polls closed in New Lyme at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening the unofficial final tally for the 0.5 mill five-year cemetery levy was 151 for and 181 against the levy. Trustees had hoped to use the estimated $8,686 per year generated by the levy to repair, improve and maintain the cemeteries in New Lyme Township. Of particular importance was replacing perimeter fencing and repairing damaged markers.

Trustee Bill Edelman said the trustees try to make the cemeteries self-supporting through fees for selling grave lots, digging graves and setting headstone foundations. For the last several years, however, those self-generated funds have only covered the cost of routine maintenance such as mowing and trimming. Because of complicated funding rules, it is almost impossible to transfer funds from other accounts, Edelman said. New Lyme passed a cemetery levy once in the mid-70’s, Edelman said, to acquire and grade additional prop-

erty at the Brownville Cemetery. The three active New Lyme cemeteries are the Brownville Cemetery, the Dodgeville Cemetery that is fully sold out and the historic Hyde Cemetery. More than 50-percent of those residents registered to vote in New Lyme Township exercised their right to do so, Marrison said. Other unofficial results show Brian Edelman elected as New Lyme Township Trustee and Wendi O’Brien elected as New Lyme Township Fiscal Officer. Both were incumbents who ran unopposed.

Weekly Traffic Advisory ***NEW*** SR 7 in Richmond Township SR 7 just south of SR 167 is NOW OPEN.

SR 46 in Colebrook Township (Monday, November 7 – Sunday, November 13) Beginning Monday, November 7, SR 46 just south of US 322 will be closed for approximately one week for a culvert replacement. The detour will be US 322 to SR 11 to US 6.

***ONGOING*** SR 11 in Colebrook and New Lyme Twps SR 11 between the Trumbull County line and US 6 will have various lane restrictions for resurfacing. This work is part of a $7.6 million project to resurface SR 11 from the Trumbull county line to US 6. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid - November, 2011.

SR 11 in Denmark, Dorset, Jefferson & Plymouth SR 11 has various lane restrictions in either or both directions from SR 307 to SR 46 for resurfacing work. This work is part of an $11.2 million project to resurface SR 11 from SR 307 to SR 46. The project also includes miscellaneous bridge work. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid - November 2011.

Burton Village Celebrates the Holidays The Burton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Country Hearth Christmas : A Dickens Of A Christmas, November 25, 26, 27, and December 3 and 4. Picturesque Burton Village will be decked out in its finest holiday wear and welcoming everyone to visit and have a unique and old-fashioned holiday experience. The Log Cabin in the Park will be the hub of activity over the five day event. Come snuggle up to the roaring fire in the fireplace, relax on a rocker and learn all about making pure maple syrup. Enjoy a holiday tradition when you bring the youngsters in with their gifts requests for Santa. Santa will be assembling his list of gifts for kids each day from noon to 4. While in the Log Cabin, be sure to check out the maple products that make excellent and tasty gifts. Friday evening there will be a lighted holiday parade at 6 P.M. Everyone is invited to participate, as a marcher in the parade or by watching throughout town. At the completion of the parade the lights will be turned on in Burton Village Park and then the Burton Congregational Church will open its doors with free cookie

College News Jennifer Beals is a member of the Concert Band at Ashland University ASHLAND, OH - Jennifer Beals of Rome, OH, is a member of the Concert Band at Ashland University. Beals is majoring in early childhood education. Beals is the daughter of David and Sandra Beals of Rome. Beals is a 2007 graduate of Grand Valley High School. The Concert Band performs at public concerts, at the Ohio tour performances and at campus events. Auditions are required for Concert Band membership. The band is directed by Leonard Salvo, associate professor of music as well as director of the Community Concert Band. Ashland University ( is a midsized, 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.

snacks. Carolers will be singing in the Gazebo and around town. The Burton Public Library will be celebrating the holidays in grand style. Be sure to check out the Gingerbread House display through the holidays. On November 26, bring the kids from 10 to 2 for Make & Take Crafts. Contact the library at 440-834-466 for details. On Saturday, November 26, visit Burton Library’s Book Cellar for a fantastic used book sale. From 9 to 4, hunt for the perfect book for a gift or to keep and curl up with when the hectic holiday season is over. This is a great opportunity to build appreciation in kids for books and reading by letting them select low cost books to begin their own library. All money raised through book sales helps with special programs and events at the library. Century Village will have the Hickox Brick and Umberfield Cabin open and decorated for the holidays. Admission is free. Crossroads Store will be stocked with historic gift ideas. The American Legion Hall will have Breakfast With Santa and a craft show November 25 & 26. Breakfast with Santa is from 9 till noon. Food will be served until 1:30 so those checking out the craft show until 3 P.M. will have refreshments.

The shops on Main Street will be hosting various special events and activities along with one of a kind holiday gift ideas. All shops are locally owned and different. Antiques, hand-blown glass items, baby and kid gear, cards, Amish made rugs, and vintage furniture are just a few of the many things waiting to be discovered in Burton Village year round. In keeping with the Dickens theme, Country Hearth Christmas has partnered with Rabbit Run Theater in Madison. Rabbit Run’s 2012 season is dedicated to one author, Charles Dickens. Tickets will be sold for a gift basket of theater goodies highlighting Dickens and Rabbit Run. All proceeds will go to supporting the programs at Rabbit Run. Picturesque and historic Burton Village is a wonderful place to visit in any season. The holiday time brings out the very New England feel of the town and area. Just a peaceful walk through the Village Green relaxes and refreshes. For those who wish to extend their visit, the Red Maple Inn and Goodwin House B&B are ready to welcome you. For more information on Country Hearth Christmas : A Dickens Of a Christmas, contact Amy at the Log Cabin 440-834-4204, Sue at 440-834-0076, or the website

Orwell’s Thrift Store ready for Christmas holiday shoppers By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ORWELL VILLAGE - Jan Lengel, manager of The Thrift Store, and volunteers have been working for past weeks getting the shop ready for holiday shoppers looking for bargains. Donated toys have been washed and cleaned. Toys and books for all ages are on shelves along with lots of nice gently used clothes for kids and adults. “We want to thank all the people who donate items to us. The toys are

priced low and none over gifts for Christmas because $3. There are so many chil- of the economy situation. dren that might not have We want people to come in

and find gift ideas for their families,” Lengel said. Shop hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After Thanksgiving the Thrift Store will be open on Wednesday at the same hours. Lengel said the shop has picked up more business lately. One of the volunteers Janie Greenwall does the display layouts in the store and decorated the Christmas tree as the shop expanded into a rear garage area.

Andover’s Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner Andover ’s Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 12 Noon at the Andover Christian Church’s Family Life Center on Stillman Avenue in Andover, Ohio. This annual Thanksgiving Dinner is sponsored by the following six area churches: • The First Baptist Church of Andover • Andover First Congregational United Church of Christ • Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church • Pymatuning Community Church • Andover Christian Church • Andover First United Methodist Church If you are alone or would like to share a Holiday meal with others, come and enjoy the meal and fellowship. For reservations/information and meals for shut-ins call Carol Baumgardner at 293-7844

Andover UM Church changes dates for food distributions ANDOVER VILLAGE There is a change of dates for the November and December food distributions Andover United Methodist Church. The new dates are as follows: Thursday, Nov.17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Thursday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 180 South Main Street (Route 7) in Andover Village. This distribution is for residents of the Pymatuning Valley School District only. Please bring bags and boxes.


Bortnick Tractor Sales Inc. acquires Cortland Tractor dealership By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers MONROE TOWNSHIP Bortnick Tractor Sales Inc. partners have purchased the Cortland Tractor Co. in Cortland and will officially take over Nov. 21, said Dana Harju of BTS. The owners of both farm equipment businesses completed the sale deal on Monday this week, Harju said. Cortland Tractor Co. owners, Larry Longberry and Fred Shoyhada plan to retire after being partners for many decades. Longberry said he and Shoyhada together have 90 years total full time in the dealership handling New Holland brand farm equipment and other outdoor lawn, farm, and garden supplies. “Fred’s been in the business and I’ve been in it 42 years. We are mailing a letter to our many customers as to the sale. We are happy as the new owners will be keeping our same staff here. It’s these people and our customers who have made us successful,” said Longberry. “It’s the best of both worlds.” Harju said that the Cortland Tractor partners are retiring, but will be assisting him and his partners, David Holdson and

Michael Brewster in the transition. “At Bortnick we will continue to handle both New Holland and the Kubota line equipment. We’ve been working with Larry and Fred to purchase their business. They were very good to work with. The merger will help us in our buying power. We’ve had a great year here at Bortnick Tractor in Monroe. Crop prices are up and milk prices up too for farmers,” Harju said. He said they plan on adding a couple employees, one at Bortnick’s began this week in the service/ maintenance department. Bortnick Tractor Sales Inc. has been at the Monroe Township location since 1985, although the original company started in 1954. “We have 11 employees here at Bortnick Tractor and about the same number in Cortland. I will probably spend part of my time here in Monroe and in our Cortland store now,” Harju said. He did not indicate plans to renaming Cortland Tractor with the acquisition at this time. Bortnick Tractor Sales Inc. also carries several other product lines for the agriculture industry including Kinsey planters.

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Ohio author visits PV school classes to share writing tips By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ANDOVER TOWNSHIP Marcia Schonberg, a children’s book author and freelance writer from Lexington, Ohio, spent two days sharing her career life and writing tips with students at Pymatuning Valley Middle School. Schonberg also visited the PV Primary School talking about her books including “B is for Buckeye” and “I is for Ideas: An Inventions Alphabet”, based on inventions by famous Ohioans. The writer used a Power Point presentation in sharing her tips on writing and art related subjects. While she didn’t start out as a published author after graduating from Ohio State University, Shonberg said, “ It was like taking baby steps. Writing and photography are all connected with art. My goal was to be a writer (some day).” She is a former art teacher and one-time a reporter for the Mansfield Journal, the local daily newspaper where she learned how to combine photography for assignment stories. Schonberg told the students of winning a photography contest and a trip to

England. That later led her to consider later doing travel stories freelance and more feature writing for magazines and daily newspapers. Her tips to the students in grades 5-8 at PVMS were simple. In doing any kind of writing assignment or writing for example a book, a person has to do research, organize the plot, proof read the final works and editing will lead to success, she said. In sharing her background in writing and publishing books, Shonberg used the Power Point slides to help emphasize her talk theme entitled “ROPES.” “I’ve never had writer’s block,” she said smiling referring to what some writers may get. “I try to have more information than I need when I get an assignment or begin to write on a subject for a book.” Schonberg said most fiction writers today have the luxury of hiring people to do some of the background research. She does not. Illustrations used in her published books are not done by her, but chosen by the publishers. Although on occasion she has given ideas and even photos of her three grown children when they were younger. The sketches were used in a poem she wrote for “The Ohio Reader”


Sharing tips on writing skills to PV Middle School fifth and sixth graders last week is visiting author Marcia Schonberg of Lexington, Ohio. Schonberg brought some of her children’s books with her for signing during a twoday visit. book, based somewhat on the 19th century McGuffey Readers used in schools. “When I write a book I do an outline or road map. It keeps me from getting lost,” she said. “Editing what I write to me is the polishing of a book, very important.” She also stressed that the students listening were really “all writers” as they daily write assignments in class or for special projects. Freelance writing is a solitary profession, the author said. “And you have to be nosey to be a writer,” she said jok-

ingly. She took time to take questions from her young audience. Schonberg’s visit to the local Pymatuning Valley district was arranged from a grant Andover Public Library received this year. Schonberg said she spends her time between Ohio and Florida these days coming up with ideas for writing more children’s books. Most of her works so far have been on Ohio and little known facts about the state as well as getting into travel writing.

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This assembly of PV Middle School fifth and sixth graders stand up in giving a thank you and applause to visiting Ohio author Marcia Schonberg. She spent several days a week ago talking with students including the primary grades about writing skills and tips on art, books and photography, her special passions.

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North Bloomfield Fire Department officers David Peterson Rome FD Chief Ed Koziol gets his donation check along and Matt Baker accept their check from GV Ruritans with firefighter Kevin Squibbs looking on. Making the president David Strong at a special dinner on Nov. 7 held presentation is GV Ruritans president David Strong. at Colebrook UM Church.

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A large contingent of Windsor Township Fire Department members with Fire Chief David Turk to accept their check Nov. 7 from GV Ruritans club president David Strong. In the group re Linn Hells, Brian Turk, Cory Blair Kevin Krieg, Jim Wann and the chief.




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Producer Tim Loya of Farm 153 in Dorset brought baskets of freshly harvested vegetable for display. For three years Loya has been servicing both local and Cleveland area residents with his farmer’s market on wheels. He takes orders by Email, and then delivers to designated neighborhoods in the Cleveland area. Showing off a fresh and fragrant turnip, Loya invited everyone to taste the flavors of Ashtabula County. “Why do people drive past local growers to buy old. Shipped-in produce at a big box store,” Loya queried. Also displaying fresh products grown on their farms were Rosemary and John Taipale of Natural Excellence Farm and Gardens in Orwell and Kip Amerin of True Earth Organics in Andover Township. Both farms participate in community support agriculture (CSA) programs and make weekly trips in season to farmers markets in Ashtabula Harbor and Lake Farm Park. Amerin sells produce to

Riverside Schools in Painesville. He moved from Kansas in 2003 and specializes in organically grown produce of heirloom varieties. He said the kids in the Painesville readily devour the cherry tomatoes and fresh produce he delivers. “The problem getting fresh produce into the

schools is not with the kids, it’s with the grownups,” Amerin said. Robert Boggs, former director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, visited the event and offered his congratulations to Woodard, who applied for the grant while Boggs still held the office. Other farms participating by donation were

Backyard Bulls of Geneva, Cherry Valley Slaughtering and Processing, Cold Springs Orchards of Rock Creek, Covered Bridge Gardens of Jefferson, Debonne Vineyards of Madison, Kiraly’s Orchard of Ashtabula, Peters Creek Farm of Dorset, Rainbow Farms of Madison and Red Basket Farm of Kinsman.

Amish Home Crafts/ Bakery Store holding holiday open house

Free food! PV student members of FFA, National Honor Society and Student Council pass out free food samples made from locally produced vegetables and meat during the PV Farm to School Initiative Event.

John and Rosemary Taipale of Natural Excellence Farm and Gardens in Orwell brought fresh leafy greens to exhibit during last Thursday’s Pymatuning Valley farm to school event.

MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP-The Amish Home Craft & Bakery will host its fifth annual Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26. The store is located at 16860 Kinsman Road ( Route 87)and 1.5 miles east of Middlefield. Enjoy free coffee and cookies as you get your holiday shopping off to a great start. Local crafters will be setting up their goods inside the Amish home adjacent to the store location. These visiting crafters will selling a variety of handmade items such as soaps, rugs, gift baskets, jams, jellies, holiday treats, homemade candies and much more. Open year round, the Amish Home Craft and Bakery features an assortment of Amish and Mennonite-made quilts, wall hangers, placemats, Amish dolls, wooden toys, a wide variety of wooden puzzles including Nativity scenes, animals & birds. Larger wooden items are also available such as coat racks, quilt racks, small benches and hickory rockers. Another display showcases hand-woven baskets of all shapes and sizes from pie carriers to pet beds made by the handicapped. The store also features Amish baked goods with several varieties of bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies, a wide variety of pies and fry pies. The bakery is open six days per week (closed on Sundays) with a larger selection on Fridays and Saturdays. Orders will be taken for baked goods for the holidays, or any occasion. Persons can also order ahead for large parties or banquets. Enjoy free coffee and cookies as you get your holiday shopping off to a great start. For more information, please contact Emma Miller at (440) 632-1888 (let ring).

Lea Woodard, farm to school grant coordinator, talks with Robert Boggs, former director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, during Thursday’s Pymatuning Valley farm to school event.


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Freshly grown and harvested vegetables surround Pymatuning Valley vocational agriculture teacher Karen Cooley and grower Tim Loya of Farm 153 from Dorset as they discuss the farm to school program.

COUNCIL In other action, the council was advised that the petition by Orwell resident Jack Scott to annex several acres of land on Route 322 west into the village corporation has been transferred from the Ashtabula County Commissioners. Fiscal Officer

Tim Loya of Farm 153 in Dorset shows off the color and quality of a freshly harvested turnip during the Pymatuning Valley farm to school initiative program.

From page 1A sider the request for annex- Orwell Natural Gas Co. exCindy Pace said she received all the documents on Nov. 4. Village Attorney David McCombs said the Scott annexation request cannot be acted on for 60 days. This would put off any action on the request until January 2012 before council can con-

ation, he explained. The earliest it can be discussed is council’s first regular session in January. Bottoms also reported that the village’s water plant building east of town is converting to a new heating fuelnatural gas. It’s been heated with propane previously.

tended the service line along Route 322 east over the last couple months to hook up the building. The mayor reminded council members of the Veterans Day dedication on this Friday at 11:11 a.m. of the Sgt. Kurt D. SchambergOrwell Veterans Memorial Highway signs ceremony. Two signs are going up to rename this east to west stretch of state Route 322 honoring the late Sgt. Schamberg and all war veterans from this area. Schamberg, a graduate of Grand Valley High School, served in the U.S. Army with the 10th Mountain Corp from Ft. Drum, New York. He was killed May 20, 2005in the Iraq War fighting with his unit near Baghdad.

So many peope shared their appreciation and love of our son, Dan Dunlap, at the calling hours, and it felt so good to hear them speak of our dear son. I would like to thank them all, so I put together the following message. To the Ashtabula County and Pymatuning Valley Area communities and beyond. Family, friends, running companions, co-workers, acquaintances,you were all there contributing to the palpable band of warmth I felt in the church during Dan’s calling hours and during the service. Thank you for sharing with us your love, your thoughts and prayers, and your memories of our son Dan. Your presence wrapped us in a blanket of support and comfort. A special thanks to the minister and members of the Andover Christian Church. You certainly lived up to your name as you assisted us in dealing with our loss. In response to the requests of Dan’s friends, a custodial savings account has been set up for his son, Drew Dunlap, for his post-secondary education. Donations can be sent to the Andover Bank, P.O. Box 1300, Andover OH 44003. Jerry and I can be reached at (440) 293-5585 or (440) 812-2601. Sincerely, Pat and Jerry Dunlap Andover, Ohio

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Andover Library Art Club holding first meeting ANDOVER VILLAGE The Andover Library Art Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 21 in the library meeting room at 6 p.m. Coordinator Carol Zaebst said for everyone to bring their unpainted ornaments or scarf and/or t-shirt for the paint-

ing projects. Paints and brushes will be supplied for those that need them. Any one having acrylic paints and brushes are asked to bring them to the meeting. “We will have no meetings in January and February. The December meeting

will emphasize abstract and non-objective art,” said Zaebst. Remember, there is no fee to join the group. The public is welcome to any meeting. For any questions contact the library at (440) 293-6792 or Zaebst (44) 2936670.

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Andover Public Library announces scarecrow contest winners ANDOVER VILLAGE - The month-long display of creative scarecrows for the Andover Public Library fall contest is over. The scarecrows were on display outdoor for all of October in the library’s Readers Garden. The public and patrons of the library came in to vote on their favorites with the winners recently announced.

The three top winners are: first placeDawn Marr ’s dachshund dog with a sweater; second place-The Scarecrow Seeds entered by Patti Smith; and third place-the big dog on a leash of a red coated scarecrow entered by the Fry family of Andover. Library director Susan Hill said the winners received cash prizes of $75-first place, $50-second place, and $25 for third place.


Nathaniel Pilarczyk, Cody Byler, Joshua Rigg & Anthony Longhitano. ORWELL - This past weekend several Grand Valley High School Interactive Multimedia students traveled to Columbus for the SkillsUSA Ohio Fall Leadership Conference. During that time the students had the opportunity to run for regional officer positions. Those who won their election are:

Cody Byler, President; Joshua Rigg, Parliamentarian; Nathaniel Pilarczyk, Secretary; and Anthony Longhitano, Reporter. This group will join three other regional officers from Northeast Ohio and all other regions at the National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. on Jan. 15-20, 2012.

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BURTON - Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Crossroads Museum Store will host a holiday open house on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20. Shoppers will be able to find locally produced and unique items for holdiay decorating and gift giving. The museum store will offer a selection of handcrafted ornaments, period-inspired seasonal home decor and gift made by area artisans. Christmas-theme textile pieces, pttery, and gift baskets will be available for purchase. Visitors looking for do-it-

yourself gifts will find on the shelves kits to create their own handmade items. The event will also feature tastings of the store’s specialty foods, inclujding Century Village’s own apple butter and maple syrup. Open house hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Crossroads Museum Store will be open throughout the holiday season during its regular hours of operation, including Black Friday. For more information call the museum office at (440) 834-1492.

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By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ORWELL VILLAGE-After 15 months since opening in summer 2010, the Orwell Pantry owners, Emma and Ervin Miller have continued to add items on their shelves. In addition to more bulk food items, the couple have featured homemade soups and sandwiches on a daily basis plus getting ready now for the coming holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. “We opened in August 2010 with our bulk food supplies to serve not only the Amish community here in the area, but our non-Amish customers. Many Amish families had to go to Middlefield to buy bulk food items or for baking supplies. And there is no real deli food place in Orwell, so we draw customers from as far away as Cherry Valley, Windsor and all around Grand Valley,” said Emma Miller. The couple’s two daughters, Linda and Becky Miller are the familiar faces behind the counters at the store in addition to their mother. The Millers’ store is located on N. Maple Street (Route 45 north), right in the village center commercial district. They lease the building, which once was occupied by Orwell Printing Co. Half of the first floor is devoted to the retail store with lots of storage area on the other side of a set of swinging wood doors. “Our store is family operated. I’m teaching our 12year-old daughter, Rachel to help out at the cash register already,” said Mrs. Miller. “Another family friend Marianne Troyer also helps out in the store.” The deli food center is stocked with the Walnut Creek products from Holmes County, cheeses and meats, trail bologna, summer sausage plus more all varieties of cold cuts. Miller said that the deli business at the store is always busy and one of the best draws for customers. “We pride ourselves with having the lowest deli prices on items around the area,” she added. For the coming holiday season, the Millers are taking special baking orders for

both Thanksgiving and Christmas for pies, all kinds of breads, fry pies, cakes, pumpkin and red velvet cake rolls, and more. Stop in to place the orders during the store hours open six days, Monday through Saturday. “We also make up special gift baskets of the bulk foods and other items we carry including locally made maple syrup,” Emma Miller said. “We can do up any size or amount of gift items a customer wants to include. We also do special meat and cheese party trays for customers.” A large supply of paper products are carried, along with candies, cake decorating items and more. The owners give a discount on the paper products if the customer buys by the case, as well. If they don’t have a certain item they will try and see if it can be specially ordered, Mrs. Miller said. Bulk food items range from baking supplies to cereals, soup mixes, flours, sugars, limited canned foods and an array of spices. The special soups and sandwich offerings has been another popular item for Orwell Pantry. The “Soup of the Day” signs are posted in the window to alert customers of what is featured. The menu includes: Monday-chicken noodle; Tuesday-potato with bacon; Wednesday-chicken dumpling; Thursday-chili; Friday-broccoli cheese; and Saturday-chili. Sandwiches are made to a customer’s order. The soup comes in three sizes of carry-out containers. On Saturday fresh made donuts and coffee is another specialty at the Miller family shop. Fresh bakery items are a Friday feature and sometimes on Saturday. They also have a variety of consignment items such as handmade woven rugs, knitted dish cloths, and quilted items for sale. Store hours for the Orwell Pantry store are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday- 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday- 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours may change slightly for the winter season and posted inside and at the door entrance when the change takes effect.

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Cook and Kline wins Shores Village Council seats By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ROAMING SHORES Incumbent Shores Village Council President Robert Cook Jr. and newcomer Debra R. Kline toppled their opponents Chuck Pirnat and Steve MacIntyre to win two council seats in Tuesday general election. Cook garnered 354 votes, Kline 309, MacIntyre 221, and Pirnat 201 in the unofficial tally. “I want to thank all the people in Roaming Shores who voted for me to win this time. Also all the folks, who listened as I went door to door to hear their concerns,” said Cook. Prior to the election, Cook said he did a survey with residents as to the proposed Vision 2020 study being considered by village officials and plans to release his findings soon. Cook won another fouryear term after serving on village council 16 years. Kline made her first at-

tempt to run for public office a win. Although she and Cook did not run as a team, they have similar traits of listening to the majority of their constituents’ concerns. “I want to thank everyone who voted for me. It’s exciting and I will listen to the majority of people with their concerns about the village,” Kline said. Kline expressed prior to the election concerns that a priority for village officials is to replace aging infrastructure such as the large number of utility sewer lift stations. Kline said her mother was very excited about winning the 4-way race. Her father died earlier this year. “I’m sure my dad was looking down from above and smiling for winning PHOTO BY DORIS COOK this council race,” Kline Signing in to vote Tuesday night before the polls close in Windsor Township is Matt Baldwin of Windsor. Checking the said. She will take office Jan list are poll workers Marty Townsend and Lucy Bean, acting precinct judge. 1, 2012 and replaces Councilman Joseph Palombi, who chose not to run for another term.

Brothag wins Colebrook trustee seat over incumbent By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers COLEBROOK TOWNSHIP - Candidate Joseph Brothag making his first attempt to win public office beat out the incumbent Colebrook Trustee Joseph Yuhasz in Tuesday’s election. Brothag took 58.9 percent of the votes with 165 total with Yuhasz picking up 115 in the unofficial tally. Yuhasz has been a trustee in Colebrook Township for 26 years. Brothag said he talked with lots of residents in campaigning for the job, who live on secondary roads.

“I grew up in Colebrook as a kid. I want to see our trustee meetings to more open and friendly to the residents. I know we have a lot of gravel roads unpaved, but there is much I believe we can do to make improvements. I see what other townships are doing in getting grants and I’d like to see us do the same. I’ll work to represent the residents,” Brothag said Tuesday on his win. A resident of Colebrook with his wife and two teenagers for 11 years, Brothag is looking forward to serving the residents. He will take office Jan. 1, 2012.

Williams reelected to Hartsgrove trustee seat By DORIS COOK Gazette Nwspapers HARTSGROVE TOWNSHIP - Incumbent township Trustee Robert Williams won his reelection bid over newcomer Ryan Beran on Tuesday. Williams received 292 votes or 58.4 percent of the total cast. His opponent Beran garnered 208 votes or 41.6 percent. Williams has served as township trustee 16 years. Beran was making his first run for public office, but is a member of the Hartsgrove Township Board of Zoning Appeals.

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP - Incumbent Trustee Allen Slater won his bid in Tuesday’s election to serve another four year term. Slater won 188 votes against his opponent Marilyn Malz, who received 126 votes. Malz was attempting to make a comeback after serving 24 years as trustee.

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effect Jan. 1, 2012 under Orwell’s charter changes voted on more than a year ORWELL VILLAGE - ago, the present council of In the contested two-way seven members is being race for a single council downsized to five. seat, incumbent Council “I want to thank all the President David Hartz won voters for their confidence another four-year term in in voting for me. I will Tuesday’s general election. work with our new village Hartz garnered198 votes manager and the council to or 55.1 percent over his have a more efficient govopponent and fellow Coun- ernment in our village, “ cilman Donald Herbster, Hartz said upon learning who received 161 votes or of the race results. 44.8 percent of the unoffiHartz has been on councial votes cast. cil 20 years. He retired earWith a new village gov- lier this year from a priernment structure taking vate industrial field job.

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ANDOVER TOWNSHIP In Andover Township voters passed two renewal levies for roads and ambulance services. The 2-mills road and bridge levy passed 318 yes to 189 no votes. The 2-mills ambulance and EMS levy was passed by a vote of 330 to 178.

Harvey and Hunt win seats on PV School Board By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ANDOVER TOWNSHIP Incumbent Pymatuning Valley School Board member Thomas Hunt garnered the most votes along with Curt Harvey to win their race for two school board seats. They beat out a third candidate, Kristin Groff, a retired veteran educator in the PV School District. Hunt came out on top

Slater has served two terms as trustee before this election. He is self-employed as owner of Charlie’s Auto Parts in Andover Village. During his time on the trustee board, Slater said the panel has accomplished much including the renovation of the Richmond Town Hall, continued to upgrade roads and improving cemeteries as revenues per- By DORIS COOK mits. Gazette Newspapers

Chardon Square winning scarecrows picked CHARDON - The Chardon Square Associationhas picked its winners of the 2011 Squarecrow Contest. The Squarecrows put up around the town square is an annual local tradition to celebrate fall and Halloween. The Chardon Square Association organizes this annual contest. The winners of the 2011 contest are: first place, The Boss created by Noce Gourmet Pizzeria; second place, The Birds created by Shaina Klaar; and third place, Story Time at Hogwarts: Mad Eye Moody reads to the Children created by The Geauga County Recorder Sharon Gingrich. A special thank you goes out to the area businesses and people who created a squarecrow art for this year’s contest including Alvord Insurance, Beans, Geauga County Recorder Sharon Gingrich, Holly’s Hearing Aids, Jasmine Dragons, Lawyers Title, Noce Pizzeria, and Shaina Klaar.

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He has headed up the council’s village manager search committee with three other council members. Herbster has served on the council for a total of 31 years and been the finance committee chairman for a number of years. He also retired this year after working 42 years in the grocery retail management industry. Herbster along with Councilor Steve Buchheit will both step down Dec. 31 from council as their terms expire with the charter changes effective Jan. 1.

South County split support for tax issues, zoning and liquor options

Andover Village residents had three money issues on the ballot along with a liquor option in Precinct 2 to vote on Tuesday. All three tax issues passed along with the liquor option allowing Andover Market Express to sell beer and wine. In the unofficial tally, the 0.3 mill fire levy passed 172 to 88; the 1.2 mills levy passed 169 to 92; and the 2-mills renewal ambulance and EMS levy passed 163 to 98. The liquor option issue passed with a vote of 84 to 41.

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with 1,445 votes, Harvey 1,284, and Groff with 1,045 votes. Hunt has served on the school board for over 25 years and won another four-year term. With the decision of board president LeRoy McNeilly to not seek another term it opened up a seat ending in a three-way race. Harvey and Groff were making this their first attempt to run for a public office.

Cherry Valley replacement and increase of a1.5 mills fire and EMS levy squeaked through with a vote of 116 yes to 110 no votes. It is on for a five-year period.

ORWELL TOWNSHIP Orwell Township liquor option issue gained support of voters to pass. The unofficial tally has 278 yes vote to 116 no votes.

PIERPONT TOWNSHIP In Pierpont Township voters by an overwhelming majority passed the renewal of a 2.5 mills fire and EMS levy. The unofficial vote was 289 for the levy and 74 against it.

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP Richmond Township voters once again refused to support a proposed zoning plan defeating the issue by a vote of 207 to 111. Township residents did support a renewal onemill fire and emergency medical service tax levy with a final vote of 190 to 134.

WAYNE TOWNSHIP Wayne Township residents passed their renewal 3-mills levy for fire and emergency services by a 66 percent. The unofficial vote count was 129 for and 65 against the issue.

WILLIAMSFIELD TOWNSHIP In Williamsfield Township a 2-mills replacement levy for ambulance and emergency medical services won by 226 to 191 in the unofficial count.

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP Windsor Township residents passed the renewal 2.5 mills ambulance and emergency medical services levy Tuesday. The final unofficial vote was 298 yes to 162 no.

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respective seats on the board and had to run in the election this month to finish out the ANDOVER TOWNSHIP - unexpired terms. In the unIncumbent Pymatuning Val- official tally Senor received ley School Board members 1,433 votes and Marcy got Eric Senor of Andover and 1,704. Duane Marcy of Pierpont Marcy is filling out the easily won their reelection to term formerly held by State fill out an unexpired two-year Rep. Casey Kozlowski. Senor term in Tuesday’s election. is filling out a term held by Both Senor and Marcy Brad Lane. There terms end had been appointed to their now in 2013.

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Orwell American Legion Auxiliary holds holiday season craft show By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers ORWELL - The Orwell American Legion Post community room was abuzz last Saturday and Sunday , Nov. 5-6 as over a dozen area artisans and crafters displayed and sold a variety of items. Early holiday shoppers had a chance to not only roam the various table displays, but also could come early each morning and enjoy a pancake breakfast as well. The kitchen crew kept busy in the a.m. hours, then at noon switched to serving homemade chili or soup with beverages. Auxiliary member Julie Mordesovich said she keeps busy making special hand quilted potholders and kitchen accessories, which she displayed for sale. Ceramic artisans Sharon Spieth and Diane Gill of S&D Ceramics have a beautiful collections of their art ware for gift buying or for just the home. Christmas and fall seasonal items were featured by the ladies, who teach classes at their Penniman Road studio in Orwell Township. Jennifer Klingaman, owner of The Willow Tea Shop in Pierpont Township, had an array of tea blends from her shop for customers to browse. She also offered free samples of the teas as the crowd moved through the large hall. Conversation Station representative Pat Hunter had several young helpers at her table passing out free samples of special popcorn and promoting the youth center located in Orwell Village. Hunter said in January the CS volunteers on Friday will start up their lunch soup and home made bread sales. Other crafters included Tupperware, home décor items, homemade candies and special design greeting cards plus more.

Mary Shalek is a sales consultant for home parties selling Signature Homestyle Décor items. She was among the artisans and crafters at the Orwell Legion auxiliary craft show held Nov. 5 and 6.


Julie Mordesovich of the legion auxiliary displayed an assortment of hand made pot holders and kitchen accessories at her table.

Holding some of the ceramic art ware they make at S&D Ceramics are friends, Sharon Spieth and Diane Gill of Orwell Township. They were among the area artisans and crafters at the Orwell Legion auxiliary show last weekend.

Tupperware consultant Katrina Motil of East Claridon brought a supply of products to sell to early holiday shoppers at the Orwell American Legion craft show a weekend ago.

This trio of ladies were selling hand stamped designed greeting cards, which they recently collaborated on for a niche business. They are Laura Gruskiewicz, Lori McElroy and Candy McElroy with Cutsie Card Shoppe located in Hartsgrove.

Nancy Dudley of Windsor Township was selling her honey products made at the family residence. Dudley and her family raise the honey bees and sell the pure honey products.

Promoting their flavored popcorn selections are at the Conversation Station table last weekend at the American Legion Post hall were brothers, Michael and Leslie Wildman of Orwell.

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Andover Chamber and library partner for author’s reception By DORIS COOK Gazette Newspapers

ington at a special reception in the library. It was a chance for Schonberg to ANDOVER VILLAGE - unwind a bit after speakAndover Public Library pa- ing earlier in the day with trons, Friends of the Li- students at Pymatuning brary and Andover Area Valley Middle School. Chamber of Commerce Visitors for the program members got a chance Nov. were treated to a table full 3 to meet Ohio author of salads, appetizers, and Marcia Schonberg of Lex- desserts made by Go Big

Catering owner Bunky Jordan and Cranberry Station owner Cherri Brenner. Schonberg delighted the group in the Brenda Merrill Meeting Room with stories of her early years working for the Mansfield Journal, then going into freelance writing and finally becoming a published author. She also does travel writing and for writes for magazines. “I love to talk about non-fiction books. It’s important for children to read books,” said the author of children’s book including

“B is for Buckeye” and “I for Idea: The Invention Alphabet” plus more. She brought along book to purchase and autographed the ones boug ht t hat ev ening . Schonberg said she is never at a loss to come up with plots for a manuscript book . She also said of keeping a notebook by the bedside to jot down ideas at night. The author shared some of her writing tips saying, “I’m a working artist now and I do not illustrate my books. I leave it to who the

Ohio author Marcia Schonberg reads one of her poems written for The Ohio Reader she wrote. It was about apple trees planted at the family home when her three children were young. The illustration in the book is of her three children done by the artist. publisher may hire.” All her published works like books are copyrighted. A few of her books were given away to a couple lucky visitors who won them in a drawing. Library director Susan Hill said the evening had a dual celebration to not

PHOTOS BY DORIS COOK Karen Dewey pulls the name of a winner of a book given Bunky Jordan of Go Big Catering in Andover arranges away Nov. 3 at the special Andover Public Library some his appetizers on a serving tray for Nov. 3 author’s reception party for visiting author, Marcia Schonberg. Holding the basket of names is library staffer Laura York. reception party at Andover Public Library.

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ANDOVER VILLAGE - The Andover Cub Scout Pack 44 is holding a special fundraiser dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Andover United Methodist Church. The spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children 10 years and under $4. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and desserts. There will also be a Chinese Auction. Carry-outs are available. To purchase tickets ahead of Saturday call Kelly McLaughlin at (440) 689-0035.

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ANDOVER - Six area churches are joining resources for the annual Thanksgiving community dinner on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Andover Christian Church Family Life Center. The noon dinner is open especially to persons who are alone and would like to share a holiday meal with others for fellowship. The host church is located on Stillman Avenue in the village, east off state Route 7 and just south of the square. Partnering with the host church for the special event are First Baptist Church, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Pymatuning Community Church, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, and Andover First United Methodist Church. For reservation information and inquiries related about ANDOVER VILLAGE - A free Veterans Day dinner will be held at the Community Room of the Andover United meals for shut-ins call Carol Baumgardner at (440) 2937844. Methodist Church at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. The event to honor all veterans will be hosted by the five United Methodist churches of the Pymatuning Valley, Cherry Valley, Leon, Richmond, Williamsfield, and Andover. “It is a joint event to promote our communities’ appreciation of all that our service men and women have done and are currently doing to protect our country and the freeANDOVER TOWNSHIP - The Pymatuning Community doms that we hold dear,” said Rev. Vernon Palo, pastor of Church’s Tender Mercies Kitchen free hot meal and emerAndover First United Methodist Church. gency food assistance ministry date for this month is on Doors will open at 5 p.m. and music will begin at 5:30 Monday, Nov. 14 at noon. The members will be serving a with a short patriotic program to follow. A family-style din- special Thanksgiving meal. Pastor Steven and Teresa ner will be served at 6 p.m. Mickels and the volunteers invite families to come share All family and community members are invited to at- the meal although it is two weeks earlier because of the tend. A free will love offering will be received, but all veter- holiday. There will also be a free grocery distribution the ans are invited to attend free. same day. The second free grocery distribution is set for Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 6 p.m. Families are requested to choose only one of the days for the emergency food assistance. Household and resident information is required to receive food assistance from the church, the pastor said. Pymatuning Community Church is located two miles The Andover Christian Church at Stillman Ave., th Andover, will be presenting its 14 annual Praise Gather- south of Andover square on state Route 7. For more information call the church office at (440) 293-7878. ing on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at 6 p.m. The program will include musical talent from the Andover Christian Church, including the Bell Ringers and Nov. 19 Andover: Chicken biscuit dinner Sonshine Singers, along with a surprise special guest that will be enjoyed by all. The Andover Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4035 is holdReturning as emcees will be Diane Popovich and Jim ing a chicken biscuit dinner with mashed potatoes, vegHall, adding some fun dialogue for the evening. A roast etable, apple sauce and dessert on 3-7 p.m. Nov. 19. Cost beef dinner is included. Reservation tickets are required. is $7 per person. Open to public. Carry outs available. Your ticket is your commitment to attend and must be pre- Andover Eagles is located at 6210 Rt. 85 East in sented at the door. Andover. Benefits kids’ Christmas party. Tickets can be obtained by calling: 440-293-7284 or 440-

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Send in your holiday events The News is asking local churches, non-profit organizations and other community-minded entities to send in announcements about their holiday-themed events for publication in a special Ashtabula County Country Christmas section. In order to be included in the publication, the News must receive the datebook listings or press releases by the end of the business day on Wednesday, Nov. 16. People can send the items by email to or fax them to 576-2778. They also can be mailed to Gazette, c/o Stefanie Wessell, 46 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047.

Key West Express, park lights fundraiser promoted at Hotel Conneaut CONNEAUT LAKE, PA. - Trying to hang on to the last bit of Summer this weekend Hotel Conneaut is holding a Surf ’s up Clam bake and Seafood Fest at the historic lake hotel. “Come join us this Saturday night, Nov.n 5 for some great seafood and dance the night away with Key West Express,” said owner Greg Sutterlin. Check out the hotel’s website for menu offerings at Maximize the fun and spend the night at the hotel for just $89.The package includes select dinner for two, accommodations and admission to Key West celebration. On Nov. 12, Thunder strikes the Beach Club with the return of Thunderstruck - The best AC/DC Tribute Concert around! The Conneaut Lake Park trustees are also doing a fundraiser to bring back Holiday of Lights for the Christmas season the in amusement park area. Tickets are $15 per person for the fundraiser to help buy the thousands of lights for the project. On Nov. 4 the group is trying to pre-sell 500 tickets to reach their goal. Persons can buy tickets on-line at or stop by the Berry Basket in Conneaut Lake or the hotel or by calling 814-213-0120. If the goal is not reached, the tickets can be converted to a gift certificate that can be used for purchases at the Hotel Conneaut or the Beach Club.

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Mock State Boards prepare A-Tech students for the real thing Seniors in the Cosmetology program at the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School (ACJVS) recently participated in their mock state boards. The event took place on Oct. 17 in the Cosmetology lab and continued throughout the day. Program instructors Judy Divine and Kim Hess arranged for five former students who are currently working in salons in the area to serve as judges for the mock state boards. According to Samantha Addair, former student and judge, “Practicing allows students the opportunity to be in the same atmosphere and intensity level that they will be in when they are evaluated for their State Boards.” The students are evaluated every nine weeks through the mock state boards and this becomes part of the student’s lab grades. Judy Divine, senior cosmetology instructor, said “Students are encouraged to bring in the models they will be using for their actual state boards so that they will be as confident as possible when they take their boards after graduation.” Students are judged on every skill area they will be expected to perform in Columbus during their actual boards. When asked how the mock state boards would

only share Shonberg’s talk, but celebrate the county’s Bicentennial. A special decorated was served to all at the event. The group also played and Ashtabula County/Ohio/ Andover Trivia Contest to see if they could come up with the right answers.

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Geauga Park District holding holiday programs Entries needed for “ArtTakes A Bough” exhibit CHARDON TOWNSHIP-For the fifth consecutive year, Geauga Council for Arts & Culture is seeking regional artists to showcase in its Art Takes a Bough community art project featuring handmade holiday ornaments.Entries must be submitted Tuesday, Dec. 6, between noon and 7 p.m. or Wednesday, Dec. 7, between 8 a.m. and noon at Big Creek Park’s Donald W. Meyer Center, Robinson Road, Chardon Township. Print your artist application now at or pick one up in person at the Meyer Center.Once all ornaments are submitted, the general public is welcome to see them on display and available for purchase at “Buy It Now” prices on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and attend the open house reception from 6 to 9 p.m., both also at the Meyer Center. Reception guests will also have the opportunity to place silent bids on the ornaments and enjoy holiday refresh-

ments and music. Then, at 7 p.m., guest speaker Bill Hixson, an accomplished floral designer who has helped decorate The White House for the holidays for more than 27 years, will speak about legends and lore surrounding popular, iconic holiday figures, as well as flora and fauna of the season. His ornaments will be available for sale and signing at the event, as well. Proceeds from the ornament auction/sale always benefit participating artists, Geauga Park District and Geauga Council for Arts & Culture. For more information, or to participate as an artisan, contact Teresa Runion at 440-279-0882 or trunion@geauga Park District to hold holiday workshop on live evergreen decor items MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIPDecking your halls always makes the holiday season come alive. Join Geauga Park District for its popular Holiday Greens Workshop to arrange fresh evergreens into one of four holiday creations. The Holiday Greens Workshop is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to

noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at Swine Creek Reservation Park, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Township. Call to register for the workshop at 440-286-9516. Participants will be asked to select one of the following projects: traditional wreath; wrought iron candlestick holder with poinsettia; “Under the Tree” centerpiece with wrought iron tree, votive candle and mini packages; or wooden tree centerpiece with bells and a taper candle. Drawings of all four options can be seen on the Bulletin Board at www.geaugapark A $18 fee will be required upon registration, and $5 more will be due to the instructor at the program. Various evergreens, pine cones and ribbons will be provided, but participants may bring their own accents as well. “This is a tradition for many,” said Special Events Coordinator Teresa Runion, “and the projects are always beautiful.” This wheelchair / stroller accessible program is suitable for ages 12 and up. It’s suggested to bring pruners and a plastic bag to protect your car seat from water.

Young Republicans to be accepting scholarship applications The Ashtabula County Young Republicans are pleased to announce that they have begun accepting applications on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 for their first annual Scholarship Competition. Two scholarships in the amount of $250 each will be awarded to two students in Ashtabula County who are seeking higher education. The competition invites students from Ashtabula County who will be attending an institution of higher learning (two- or four-year college, community college, trade school, business school or equivalent higher education institution) and who show a commitment to education, citizenship and/or community. To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Ashtabula County and

enrolled (or soon-to-be enrolled) in an institution of higher education (as described above.) Applicants will be asked to write an essay of one-thousand words or more and answer the question, “Which of the lesser known U.S. Constitutional amendments do you think is most important and why?” Applications may be obtained at local high schools and vo-tech schools in Ashtabula County or by contacting ACYR Scholarship Chairman Casey Kozlowski at 440-579-2470. You can also contact The Ashtabula County Young Republicans via email at with any questions you may have. Applications must be submitted to The Ashtabula County Young Republicans Scholarship, 2525 South Ridge Road East,

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Praise Gathering 2011 slated for Nov. 12

The Andover Christian Church in the village is holding its 14th annual Praise Gathering on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The church is located on Stillman Ave. ORWELL - The Grand Valley Public Library is extending A roast beef dinner is included in the ticket reservathe deadline for its online fundraiser to buy new Junior non- tions made. To reserve a ticket call (440) 293-7284 or fiction books. The library has raised not quite 10 percent of (440) 293-7884. The program includes musical talent their $2,500 goal, states Andrew Davis, library director. from the Andover Christian Church, the Bell Ringers, The deadline is being extended to Dec. 31. For every Sonshine Singers and surprise special guests. Return$20 donated the library will be able to buy a book, which a ing as co-emcees for the event are Diane Popovich and label can be placed inside to recognize the donation. The Jim Hall. donations will be used to promote literacy in the commuTickets are required and will taken at the door that nity, Davis said. evening. A love offering will be taken during the proDonors can do to to check how gram. Because of the program length it is recommended to donate online. For any questions persons can call the for ages five and up through adults. No nursery is proGVPL director at (440) 437-6545. vided.

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Grand Valley Choir Boosters holding dinner show and raffle event The Grand Valley Sound Review show choir is seen at one of the recent music concert. Director is Corey Fowler with Devon Shriver as choreographer for the group. They will be featured for the Nov. 12 GV Choir Boosters dinner concert/reverse raffle fundraiser.

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Dear PV Residents, It’s hard to believe that we are approaching midNovember and snow showers have already come and reminded us that winter is quickly approaching. The students and staff here at PV are working especially hard to make this the best district in all of Ashtabula County. Thank you to those parents who attended our district’s parent teacher conferences last week and to those scheduled for this evening. The staff was pleased to see all who attended and is looking forward to seeing more of you in the coming months. With your help, our children will reach, and even surpass, their academic potential this school year. We would also like to highlight another special event which went on in the district last Thursday evening. The Farm to School Food Fair took place in our Primary Sunshine Room and “what a wonderful event.” A special thank you goes out to those individuals who assisted in preparation and organization, to those presenters, and to those who attended. It was great to see and hear how local produce assists in not only the development of the Pymatuning Valley area, but how these fine businesses help in feeding our population. A fine event, which we hope will lead to additional participation in other ways throughout our district. Please look for future events happening throughout our district and again come witness the talents of our youngsters – they will truly impress you with their efforts.

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ORWELL - Grand Valley Choir Boosters and GV High School Sound Review show choir are holding their annual reverse raffle and dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will be in the high school auditoria beginning at 6 p.m. featuring the show choir. The tickets are $25 per person and includes dinner, the show and raffle board number. If persons just want to attend the dinner and take in the Sound Review show

entitled “We Will Rock You” the tickets are the same price of $25 each. To purchase a ticket for the event participants must be 18 years or older, said Hilda Storer, Choir Boosters presidents. The catered dinner/reverse raffle concert festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Only 100 raffle board tickets are being sold. Guests have a chance to win $500 cash if their number is pulled last. There are other cash prizes available to win as numbers are drawn on the “big board” and side boards. As part of the fundraiser there is also a

Bingo 50/50 split. Half of the proceeds will benefit the Sound Review’s future national competition trip, said Storer. “Beverly and David Delessandro are catering and overseeing our dinner featuring roasted chicken, pork loin and some 10 side dishes. It is a great menu with boosters group volunteers helping out. This is our major fundraiser for the choir groups,” Storer said. Tickets can be purchased from any Sound Review member or by contacting Storer at (440) 548-2269 or (440) 313-4671.

Selections now go to PASSHE officials Edinboro University Trustees approve slate of three presidential candidates EDINBORO, Pa. – During a public meeting Monday afternoon, the Edinboro University Council of Trustees approved a slate of three highly qualified candidates seeking to become the University’s 17th president. The unranked slate of candidates recommended to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education officials for further review and the ultimate approval of one as Edinboro University’s next president include: · Dr. Ronald J. Ambrosetti, Provost and Dean of the College, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N.Y.; · Dr. Maurice W. Scherrens, Senior Vice President, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.; and · Dr. Julie E. Wollman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wheelock College, Boston, Mass. The three were selected from the seven presidential candidates who visited Edinboro’s campus during the past two weeks, meeting with various campus constituencies, including the President’s Executive Council, the President’s staff, department chairs, students, athletic staff and coaches, union representatives, managers and staff, faculty and local community leaders as well as the Edinboro University Council of Trustees. In addition to the meetings, candidates were taken on campus and community tours. Those attending campus constituency meetings had the opportunity to question the candidates and provide feedback via evaluation forms to the Presidential Search Committee. “On behalf of the Edinboro University Council of Trustees, I would like to thank members of the Presidential Search Committee for their work over the last six months,” said Trustee Chair John Horan. “All of the members and alternates have given their time and talents to identify the best candidates to serve as Edinboro’s 17th president. I would like to extend a special thanks to the Search Committee chair and

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Honor Roll Grade 9: Dakota Adams; Andrew Atkins; Sabrina Baker*; Shaylee Bogun; Alaina Brothag*; Brianna Cleary; Amber Dimitroff*; Jessica Grady*; Bailey Hill*; Brett Martin; Shardonay Miller*; Abigail Paskey*; Tyler Priem; Kortney Squibbs; Colton Stafford; Justine Stagl; Andrew Stanley; Jessica Vormelker; Nicholas Watson; Helena Zaller Grade 10: Melanie Albrecht; Annmarie Armstrong*; Luke Baldwin; Emily Beesler*; Kayla Billings; Jessica Bluhm; Elizabeth Boch*; Mikayla Carlson*; Brittany Cole*; Melina Ellsworth; Bianca Felipe; Johanna Fillinger; Sarah Flacke; Callie Forrest*; Joshua Forristal; Christina Futty; Mindy Hamilton; Tiffany Heath; Rachel Hodge*; Samantha Huffman*; Thommie Jackson; Kurtis Kassay; Gabriel Kovats; James Kunka; Emily Lloyd; Ali Lopez; Ramon Marsch; Leeann Maruna; Erin Medved*; Kelsey Merritt*; Mathew Miller; Jacob Naro*; Holly Nye*; Austin Overberger*; Kathryn Paskey*; Joseph Ray; Cheyenne Rexrode*; Wayne Ritchie*; Jack Scott; Samantha Simpkins; Allison Stanley; David Steen; Chelsea Stehlik; Jason Takacs, Jr.*; Chandler Verhas; Jacob Vormelker; Rachael Weaver; Samantha White*; Tylor Whitely; Warren Zaller*;

Castle; Rachel Crum; Joseph Donaldson; Kathrine Fogarty; Carli Gluvna; Jason Hart; Matthew Huling; Natasha Jones; Kenith Leanza; Bethany Lindemann; Albert Maruna Iv; Morgan Mcclure; Dayaneira Mercado; Zachary Miller; Joseph Oleksiak; Jennifer Phillips; Benjamin Reeve; Dawn Rhoads; Richard Roushey; Tessa Stanek; Gregory Steen; Zachary Utz; Jasmine Whetson Grade 11: Andrew Adams; Abagail Beiter; Alexander Candow; Tyler Castle; Brenna Cox; Jenna Devault; Tyler Drenski; Kristen Ellsworth; Scott Ellsworth; Kathleen Jusko; Brandon King; Joshua Kovats; Meranda Marsch; Heath Martin; Kyle Orgovan; Samantha Palmer; Samuel Pierce; Gina Roberson; Johnathan Squibbs; Timothy Steed; Matthew Storer; Sean Szitas; Nathan Trhlin Grade 12: Mason Berkey; Justin Bish; Danielle Britton; Kevin Cedar; Samantha Friend; Nichole Headley; Jesse Heath; Anthony HensonBarber; Bailey Holmes; Gregory Johnston; Kelsey Kovach; Matthew Lovick; Joseph Miller; John Munro; Madeline Pasek; Nicholas Phillips; Tayler Schimley; Casandra Schwarzer; Joshua Shreve; Patrick Shreve; Brooklynn Smith; Michael Steen; Justin Susman; David Tuscano; Nickolas Wilson; Karissa Wingfield


Grade 11: Abigail Honor/Merit Roll Beesler*; Matthew Chernesky; Ijada Class; *DENOTE All A’s Amelia Collins-Dent; Chelsea Fernandez; ChrisHonor Roll tina Godfrey; Frances Grade 10: Nathan Lee Harrison*; Brady Nye*; Hannah Pataki; Nathaniel Grade 11 Pilarczyk; Miranda Ritter*; Star Ball; Kyle Brown; Melissa Slusher; Brittany Kristen Cox; Timothy Stafford; Jesslyn Watson; Delisle, Jr.; Devae Diodati*; Melissa Wiles Michaela Elmore; James Fonzi; Douglas Garey*; Arie Grade 12: Tyler Allmon; Haley*; William Petersen*; Grant Armstrong; Katherine Amanda Phillips*; Halley Carlson*; Amanda Cran; Priddy*; Zackery Smith; Susan Dalessandro*; Ashley Bradley Stackhouse; Bridget Dillon*; Jasmine Felipe; Suing*; John Webber, Jr.; Veronica Flacke; Zachary Vickey White Gage; Kyle Hodge*; Nicholas Holbert; Adam Moodt; Emily Grade 12: Kasey Nye*; Chloe Olszak*; Joseph Fogarty; Rebecca Hatfield; Satterfield*; Reed Schulze*; Timothy Janczylik*; Juan Megan Scribben; Rachel Lopez; Leanne Newhouse*; Scribben*; Kayla Sirrine*; Makayla Powell*; Katrina Leanne Stackhouse; Jeremy Suing*; Andrea Wright Steen; Samantha Stehlik*; Sarah Thayer; Alexandra Merit Roll Waitinas*; Sarah Wilcom* Grade 9: Seth Swyers

Merit Roll: Grade 9: Nicholas Burkhammer; Dakota Darrin; Kaytlin Futty; Katherine Hazen; Zoe Isabella; Rachel Mcclintock; Brent Mcdowell; Jaimin Mcgrew; Megan Mullenax; Brittany Roth; Roy Stepp, Jr.; Alexander White

Grade 10: None Grade 11: Trevor Hazen; Cody Nelson; Olivia Shell; Cory Sines; Brian Stackhouse; Jenna Sturm; John Svoboda

Grade 12: Amy Baldwin; Brandon Bluhm; Donald Busch; Angela Cobb; Roger Grade 10: Jacob Brest; Hatfield

Honor Roll - 4.0* 5th grade Allen, Tucker; Baker, Rebecca; Binns, Shannon*; Bogdan, Bryce; Bradfield, Stephanie; Burkhammer, Alexander; Busser, Ryan*; Callaway, Kiera*; Chapman, Amy; Chernesky, Abigail; Clason, Alyssa; Crum, Gabriella; Cunningham, Shane; Czerwinski, Neno; D’Amico, Emily*; Dalin, Tyler; Foltz, Genesis*; Fulner, Faith; George, Chad; Gibbons, Preston*; Glavickas, Jacob; Gorlitz, Aaron*; Hall, Caitlynn*; Hall, Daisy; Harrison, Noel*; Heath JR, Phillip; Jones, Tracey; Kingdom, Katrina*; Lawrence, Brittni; Lewandoski, Tyler*; Martin, Faith*; McDonald, Madyson*; Meintel, Jacob; Morrissey, James; Newell, Logan; Noe, Freeman; Nystrom, Miranda; Perry, Abegail*; Phillips, Tyler; Pipenger, Tyler*; Portzer, Alyssa; Randelson, Scott; Ray, Christopher; Reichek, Nicholas*; Roberts, Austin*; Rogers, Gabrielle; Rosario, Bailey; Russell, Ethan; Russell, Michael; Scott, Maverick; Shea, Ryan*; Soltis, Jonathan; Spremulli JR, Thomas; St.Amand, Tyler*; Stetz, James; Strock, Joseph; Summers, Jonathon; Susman, Dylan*; Waltenbaugh, Jack; Ziegler, Steven 6th grade Albrinck, Taylor*; Anderson, Emily; Austin, Daetin; Battaglia JR, Christopher; Benton, Breanna*; Bierer, Monica*; Bill, Alexandra*; Breedlove, Kayla; Brown, Emma *; Buell, Ryan; Caraway, Taylor; Carlson, Erica*; Crouch, Maggie; Crow, Kaylee; Cunningham, Hallie*; Dowling, Macayla*; Easton, Tyler*; Elliott, James*; Ellsworth, Thomas; Elmore, Brianna*; Eubank, Samantha; Flacke, Sabrina*; Goforth, Breanna*; Griffith, MaKayla; Hamilton, Clare; Hamilton, Kane; Hart, Lindey; Heath, Courtney*; Hidasey, Allie*; Hornung, Allison*; Hostetler, Edwin; Jukes, Grant *; King, Brianna; Lang, Lucas*; Leanza, Destiny; Lipcsey, Erika; Lopez, Stephanie *; Mansfield, Cora; Martin, Zachary; McGinnis, Alec*; McGovern, Michael *; Miller, Robert*; Moodt, Megan *; Morrissey, Cynan*; Mullenax, Emily*Oscar, Josephine; Petersen, Michael; Portman, Liliane*; Pucel, Josie*; Ranski, NicholasSamsa, Sydni*; Self, Lydia; Self, Micah; Shahan, Hannah; Shahan, Sarah; Shinault, Britney*; Shreve, Daniyele; Sieracki, Rebecca*; Smith, Bonnie; Steen, Spencer; Taylor, Clayton; Triskett, Abigaile*; Tropp, Jessica; Weaver, Bryan; White, Trinity; Yoder, Leanna; Zmich-Rader, Katreena 7th grade Adkins, Bobby; Anderson, Corbyn*; Arsulic, Gabriel*; Beukeman, Curtis; Brown, Rachael; Byler, Crystal*; Callahan, Matthew; Candow, Nathan; Chismar, Joel*; Coblentz, Robert; Cole, Timothy*; Cooper, Brittany*; Crosbie, Kaitlyn; Crum, Anthony*; Davis, Kaitlynn; Dillon, Seth*; Dobay JR, Edward; Driscoll, Cayla; Gage, Brianna; Gage, Kathryn; Gallo, Cassandra*; George, Aaron; Glavickas, Noah; Hostetler, Matthew; Jeavons, Samantha; Kelly, Kennedy*; Kepiro, Olivia*; Kingdom, Cassady*; Kocab, Jacob; Lewicki, Callisa*; Lintala, Mary*; Lynch, Leah*; McNeely, Megan; Meeker, Gavin; Mercado, Maria*; Midgett, Robert*; Montgomery,

Sadie-Mae; Naro, Ciera; O’Neal, Jack; Osburn, Cody*; Patterson, Leah*; Petrich, Holly; Phillips, Kaitlyn; Randelson, Daysha*; Rasmussen, Nathan; Reed, Jordan; Reeve, Andrew*; Rexrode, Shawnee; Simpkins, Jared; Smith, Mikaila; Strazinsky, Cassidy; Strock, Seth; Takacs, Abigail; Taylor, Samantha; Thacker, Nicholas; Thomas, Connor; Wengerd, Krystal*; Whitely, Brett*; Wilson, David; Yauger, Brandon; Yoder, Myron* 8th grade Allmon, Ashley*; Anderson, Craig; Byler, Justin; Cassesa, Alexis; Chismar, Aaron; Culbertson, LeeAndra*; Eubank, Austin; Finley, Jessica*; Gage, Hannah*; Grady, Danielle*; Harrison, Lauren*; Hodge, Heather*; Hostetler, Stephen; Huffman, Taylor*; Jenkins, Jenna*; Larned, Matthew; Marsch, Alex; Merlino, Nicole*; Miller, Michael*; Novak, Juliette; Overberger, Maxwell*; Pataki, Jacob; Peck, Riley; Randell, Zachary*; Reno V, William; Ruiter, Jaclyn; Russell JR, Jeffrey*; Russell, Rebecca*; Shea, Emily*; Shinault, Katelyn*; Shreve, Sean; Sieracki, Amber; Stewart, Alexis; Thayer, Katelyn; Warring, Stephanie*; Wright, Makenzie

Merit Roll 5th Grade Accettola, Dante; Adkins, Sonna; Anderson, Alecia; Basnight, Ian; Benson, Justin; Bradbury, Tristan; DeVan, Jocelyn; Dickson, Austin; Elliott, Gabrielle; Ellsworth, Scott; Gage, Thomas; Howley, Brooke; Johnson, Tyler; Julian, Kalel; Lightcap, JulieAnna; Panas JR, Michael; Phillips, Nicole; Ranski, Ashley; Reese, Hunter; Robinson, Derrick; Russell, Sarah; Sallaz, Kyle; Spencer, Alyssa; Takacs, Clayton; Taylor, Rachael; Thomas, Alyssa; Thomas, Cassidy; Wilkes, Destiny 6th grade Buckbee, Taylor; Copeland, Robert; Cunningham, Jude; DeMattia, Jake; Duke, DeAnna; Gallo, Joseph; Hartz, Tyler; Hernandez, Eduardo; Hobbs, Shelby; Howson, Syerra; Jarnigan, Katelyn; Kirk Chapman, Elizabeth; McNeely, Laurynn; Mitchell, Bridget; Mulhauser, Jacob; Panas, Michaela; Phillips, Dylan; Poyer, Brooke; Quiggle, Kevin; Ritchie, Stacie; Rogers, Nicholas; Roth, Breanna; Strazinsky, Isabella; Wells, Kathy 7th grade Armstrong, Sarah; Brunken, Connor; Butcher, Timothy; Butler, Tyler; Coe, Elizabeth; Cunningham, Joshua; Hahn, Drew; Hebrock, Alexis; Jorgenson, Kori; Lightcap, Clara; Limestoll, Austin; Lisy, Sarah; Morris, Merry; Plumley, Scott; Quadros, Lukas; Reichek, Jacob; Rhoads, Cody; Spremulli, Jenna; Spremulli, Summer; Steen, Jesse; Thomas, Brandon 8th grade Barnhart, Kimberly; Beckwith, Jasmine; Bluhm, Logan; Boch, Emily; Bowen, Ashley; DeVan, Braden; Dobay, Dakota; Donaldson, Matthew; Dorhn, Samantha; Eddy, Robert; Enderton, Jacob; Godfrey, Joseph; Heath, Jacob; Howson, Cody; Kulisek, Kyle; Lewis, Connie; Martin, James; Martin, Jonathan; McGinnis, Corey; Moodt, Matthew; Powell, Jeremiah; Rummel, Shayna; Self, Caleb; Shutts, Cedric; Singleton, Jessalynn; Weaver, Beth

Grand Valley Elementary Honor, Merit Roll First Nine Weeks – 2011-2012 Grade 2 – Mrs. Hejduk - Honor Roll: Alexander Baumann – 4.0; Alexa Callitsis – 4.0; Kyra Forbes – 4.0; Keegan Friend – 4.0; Courtney Hivick – 4.0; Ethan Jeavons – 4.0; Hunter Kundrat – 4.0; Kailey Perkins – 4.0; Nathan Reho – 4.0; Morgan Rosipko – 4.0; Audrey Ross – 4.0; Hayley Slusher – 4.0; Autumn Vanek – 4.0; Caden Vatty – 4.0; Meara Whitely – 4.0; Jonathan Farmwald; Sullivan Glassburner; Aleshia Plott Merit Roll: Kenneth Crow, Jr.; Logan Harr; Dominick Howard; Hunter Reed; Alyson Wildman Grade 2 – Mrs. Hooser - Honor Roll: Daniel Foltz – 4.0; Hagan Hejduk – 4.0; Cortney Higley – 4.0; Madisyn Millikin – 4.0; Hayley Roberts – 4.0; Anna Steinhagen – 4.0; Alexis Battaglia; Maxwell Bogardus; Haley Brown; James Kriska; David Marciella; Joshua Mullet; Jacob Thomas Merit Roll: Alexia Easton; Brooke Hamilton; Austin Kellogg; Telia Morris Grade 2 – Miss Hunt - Honor Roll: Eric Benton – 4.0; Carly Bogdan – 4.0; Daisy Heath – 4.0; Madison Krieg – 4.0; Charles Pirnat – 4.0; William Seger – 4.0; Donald Webb Ii – 4.0; Izabella Zirzow – 4.0; Hayley Cook; Hannah Dobos; Andrew Hall; Christian Henry; Sophia Mcelroy; Abigail Ricer; Alex Sullivan Merit Roll: Regina Hershberger; Brandon Leanza; Michael Manross; Alexander Radosevic; Jessica Whelchel Grade 2 – Mrs. Hylton - Honor Roll: Emily Eland – 4.0; Vance Fifolt – 4.0; Taylor Hall – 4.0; Hailie Purchase – 4.0; Ethan Spencer – 4.0; Brent Warring – 4.0; Caeser Czerwinski; Karigan Hager; Shantaya Miller; Hunter Perry; Zander Runyeon; Dane Sparks; Payton Swyers; Nathan Tager Merit Roll: Jercei Austin; Cassidy Bogun; Jaxon Lewandoski; Devon Lipps; Jason Miller; Leroy Miller, Jr.; Kairi Smith

Pilarczyk; Jordan Utt Grade 3 – Mrs. Force - Honor Roll: Alexander Bean – 4.0; Kennith Belt – 4.0; Karena Byler – 4.0; Madasen Dowling – 4.0; Lucas Hornung – 4.0; Alexis Mahaffey – 4.0; Douglas Orosz Ii – 4.0; Laura Phillips – 4.0; Remy Isenberg; Nathaniel Lee; April Potter; Mariah Riffett; Kaitlyn Slaubaugh; Daniel Wilkes, Jr. Merit Roll: Bryce Ackerman Byers; Seth Breedlove; Noah Jones Grade 3 – Mrs. Murduck - Honor Roll: Katrina Clason – 4.0; Jessica Crouch – 4.0; Madison Easton – 4.0; Jonathan Hall – 4.0; Derek Jackson – 4.0; Landen Dalin; Connor Kelley; Madison Schooler; Cole Seger; Blade Stout; Jonah Tuscano Merit Roll: Dominick Carragher; Victoria Flacke; Hayden Martin; Jillian Midgett; Madison Moeller; Emily Rowland; Ashley Scarberry; Paul Shaw, Jr.; Madison Takacs; Serenity Tucholski Grade 3 – Mrs. Roberts - Honor Roll: Tristan Hejl – 4.0; Hannah Radosevic – 4.0; Alexis Cooper; Kathleen Duffala; Tyler Herendeen; Erin Phillips; Olivia Prah; Jonathan Self; Lana Wyland Merit Roll: Zachary Brown; Caleb Furr; Trevor Meeker; Braeden O’neal; Mackenna Pal; Joseph Sieracki Grade 4 – Mrs. Degreen - Honor Roll: Samantha Brown – 4.0; Mason Shreve – 4.0; Aviana Church; Megan Copeland; Kyle Darrin; Jacob Fernandez; Orion Klingensmith; Allison Larned; Karlee Lewicki; Rylie Pucel; Ross St. Amand; Jacob Taylor; Sebastian Wilson Merit Roll: Steven Adkins; Howard Kampf; Felecity Knezeak; Dustin Rexrode Grade 4 – Miss Glotzbecker - Honor Roll: Bradley Busser – 4.0; Corey Higley; Brigid Hill; Joshua Huffman; Casey Plant; Katelyn Potsko; Lindsey Scott; Myron Slaubaugh; Brandy Smith Merit Roll: Colin Cromley; Drake Davis; Elora Davis; Melanie George; Amanda Hayes; George Korell Iii; Andrew Mazey; Matthew Scarberry

Grade 2 – Mrs. Rowland - Honor Roll: April Armstrong – 4.0; Kyle Benson – 4.0; Justin Dlugos – 4.0; Noah Fletcher – 4.0; Kylee Floyd – 4.0; Keaton Fouch – 4.0; Zachary Hall – 4.0; Annabell Hlebak – 4.0; Brenton Mihalov – 4.0; Alex Noe – 4.0; Ellie Pipenger – 4.0; Amy Potter – 4.0; Christopher Samsa – 4.0; Emma Sullivan – 4.0; Brooklynne Blair; Ethan Canfield; Aleigha Howser; Alana Nappi; Gavin Turlij; Andrew Wilson Merit Roll: Savannah Hall; Brendon Hamilton; Kerra Mcgrew

Grade 4 – Ms. Massella - Honor Roll: Masyn Anderson – 4.0; Zachary Midgett; Camrynn Snowberger; Jenna Utt; Tagan White Merit Roll: Hunter Elmore; Megan Hopes; Isaac Purchase; Eric Scott; Gordon Seger; Sydney Spencer; Angela Stitt; Joseph Stumpner; Benjamin Todd; Anndria Vanek

Grade 3 – Miss Bryarly - Honor Roll: Tyler Byler – 4.0; Kristina Mullet – 4.0; Summer Poyer – 4.0; Cortney Shinault – 4.0; Jaret Takacs – 4.0; Karissa Breedlove; Asher Cunningham; Drew D’amico; Hannah Graham; Candice Rader; Madison Roskos; Darin Scott Merit Roll: Nathan Jaros; Jeremiah Johnson; Cooper

Grade 4 – Mrs. Mitchell - Honor Roll: Ian Dyke Zachary Finley – 4.0; Zechariah Djoric; Barbara Jackson; Nye; Hallie Soltis; Caitlyn Stafford; Noah Tuscano Merit Roll: Tehya Crawford; Sarah Eubank; Dustin Sydney Kalbfleisch; Hannah-Lu Montgomery; Calvin Makayla Riffett

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THE GRAND VALLEY MUSTANGS FOOTBALL TEAM CONSISTS OF: Cory Sines, Dylan Pentek, Joe Satterfield, Jeromy Rockafellow, A.J. Henson, Travis Pelles, Jake Vormelker, Jim Kunka, Sean Szitas, Mitchell Lake, Mason Berkey, Adam Moodt, Kyle Orgovan, James Lamar, Luke Baldwin, Nathan Pilarczyk, Tyler Drenski, Ian Nagay, Stanley Sirrine, Joe Miller, Greg Steen, Ray Marsch, Darrien Miller, Jake Naro, Tyler Zsigray, Clay Wingfield, Jason Takacs, Josh Shreve, Jack Scott, Wesley Coe, Matt Lovick, Josh Rigg, Seth Swyers, Zach Miller, Scott Ellsworth, Matt Zaller, Jeremy Steen, Will Petersen, Glenn Zaller, Alex Oscar, Tyler Allmon, Dante Gramuglia, Jacob Wilcom, Kyle Hodge, Nathan Trhlin, Ken Leanza, Darion Fedek, Josh Kovats, Nate Wengerd and Gabe Kovats.

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2011 Grand Valley Mustangs

6 - 4 SEASON

A.J. Henson led the Mustangs at the quarterback position for most of the season and finished 80 for 125 passing for 1309 yards and 15 touchdowns. Henson also ran the ball 74 times for 413 yards and four touchdowns. Henson finished with several school records, including 262 completions and 462 attempts. He also threw for a total of 3,707 yards and 44 touchdowns during his career. On the defensive side of the ball Henson finished with 20 solo tackles and 46 assisted tackles.

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Mitchell Lake was one of Henson’s favorite targets as the duo connected 41 times for 674 yards and eight touchdowns. Lake finished his career with 126 receptions, 2,034 yards and 26 touchdowns. Lake also holds the record for most receptions in a season (47) and most yards in one game 188.





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Jeromy Rockafellow caught 14 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Rockafellow had 18 solo tackles and 24 assisted tackles on defense.


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Josh Rigg was a big part of the offense as well finishing with an 88% blocking percentage (380/434). Rigg also had four solo tackles and 46 assisted tackles on defense.



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Matt Zaller was another key contributor on defense with ten solo tackles and 51 assisted tackles. Zaller also reached the quarter back for six sacks and had ten tackles for loss.


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Adam Moodt was also a key part of the offense. Moodt finished with nine receptions for 194 yards and 54 carries for 391 yards. Moodt had five rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns. Moodt also finished with 10 solo tackles and 26 assisted tackles.

Joe Satterfield ran the ball 79 times for 283 yards and six touchdowns. Satterfield also had 13 solo tackles and 54 assisted tackles on defense. Sean Szitas had an impressive defensive season for the Mustangs with 20 solo tackles and 76 assisted tackles. Jeremy Steen picked up six solo tackles and 46 assisted tackles.

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