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Friday, January 6, 2017

Hiram Village News Stacy Turner Contributing Reporter


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Well, it’s been happening here in “the ‘ville”. Holidays and then some items o local wit : *The new coffee shop, The Cellar Door, in the old mill appears to be attracting a varied clientele and good vibes. There is space available for special events and cool comestibles for consumption. Check it out. *And if you’d like to pick up something to read while you sit there with your coffee, take a run out to the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library; check out the new electronic sign next to the building, result of an Eagle Scout project— more on that later—funds from Friends of the Library, and local donations, as well as the bonanza from last summer’s Queen of Hearts 50/50 drawing. The sign posts hours of operation, upcoming programs (some doozies coming up), all kinds of information you can get without ever leaving your car. Great addition! *If activity is your thing—New Year’s Resolutions and all that—give another look at the Y; it has new programs and new personnel popping up all of the time. Our last issue of The Villager featured a broad overview of what’s cookin’ at the Y and you may have noticed that there’s something for just about everybody. The Silver Sneakers program is a bargain and an opportunity to try out some little thing that might tickle your fancy (“You tickle my fancy and I’ll tickle yours....” Isn’t that a line from an old Marx Brothers film?). There is equipment available, there are instructors, there are friends to participate with. Well, they might not be your friends to start with but a few miles together on the treadmill or the elliptical trainer and it’s a done deal. Membership is your entry fee for most classes, yoga, spinning, adult volleyball, whatever. Come in and pick up information on what’s happening when. Or read your Villager! Having a new operations manager, Kim Curry, on the job at the Garrettsville branch is going to be a big bonus. She knows the community, having grown up and gone to school here. She’s a demon organizer, having been a moving force behind community soccer leagues here (Doesn’t hurt that husband, Jim, just got an award for volunteer coaches at the high school level—statewide!). She knows how to keep a weather eye on the activities on the schedule and in the planning stages. She’s open to suggestions. Pickle ball, anyone? The place has got space for all kinds of people and things going on; if you have an event that would be too big for your living room, check out available rooms. It’s a great resource, c’mon down and use it, everybody out there, COMMUNITY is what it’s all about. If you’re within driving distance, it’s for YOU.

*Two Garfield graduates have also been on the radar lately. Actually, one of them was on the TV, Fox News 8, being interviewed about a project involving a $40,000 grant of some sort won by a company, of which he is the CEO, for developing a “app” meant to help in combating the horrendous scourge of opiate addiction which is afflicting Portage County, Ohio, and the nation. This illustrious 2007 graduate, Jared Sheehan, is the son of Cindy and Jeff Sheehan and the grandson of Ruth Sheehan. Check with them for details. Proud much? Doesn’t hurt that David Arnold, his uncle (and another Garfield alumnus), knows a thing or two about the television business in the Cleveland market. *And then there was an alumna (Do I know my Latin or what?), class of 1975, who came to talk to Matt Massey’s American History classes because of 2016 being the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It seems that the uncle of Lucille Ann Van Alstine (You might remember her as Lou Ann Kubinec in her school days) was on the USS West Virginia on that fateful day, December 7, 1941 and was one of those lost...not the only one from Portage County, a Derthick of Mantua, also perished, according to the Record-Courier. At any rate, “Uncle Willie”, who had just observed his 22nd birthday on December 6, was gone but all kinds of documentation was missing until Lou Ann and her husband returned to the area to be with her father, John Kubinec, in Nelson. In the process of clearing out the homestead, a trove of information and memorabilia surfaced and has now become the focus of a very interesting presentation by the Van Alstines. Look for a possible program to be sponsored by the James A. Garfield Historical Society. Any information on the young William Kubinec or the local events surrounding him or his passing can be brought to the attention of the historical society to be passed on to Lou Ann, who is writing this up. *The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians included caroling to Bob and Darlene Jackson as part of their Yuletide Revels at the Christmas party at the home of Al and Carol Donley on December 19. The annual event featured good eats and the White Elephant gift exchange as well as a Garfield letterman’s jacket for this year’s exchange student, Louis Nonte, who was a soccer star this season. A good time was had by all. *Also on the nineteenth of December was the Christmas party of the James A. Garfield Historical Society, held at Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville. A cheerful gathering, it lasted long enough to hear reindeer on the roof and an exchange of “Ho, Ho, Ho’s”. The next regular meeting will be on January 16 at the historic Mott Building on Main St., Garrettsville.


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Hiram - At the last Hiram Village Council meeting, Frank Hairston and Clayton Popik from the Portage Area Regional Transit Authority (PARTA) shared an overview of their services for Hiram area residents. For those who are not familiar with the organization, PARTA operates fixed-route and countywide public transportation in Atwater, Aurora, Charlestown, Deerfield, Edinburg, Freedom, Hiram, Kent, Mantua, Nelson, Palmyra, Paris, Randolph, Ravenna, Rootstown, Shalersville, Suffield, and Windham. The agency will be conducting surveys to gather feedback on how to increase usage among Hiram Village and township residents in the coming months. For schedule and fare information, visit or call (330) 678-1BUS. In other news, Chris Szell from the Park Board reported that the board is reviewing local contractor bids for completion of components of the new park. Szell also shared that the contract for play structures has been signed, with installation scheduled as soon as weather permits in the spring. In his Police Report, Sergeant Brian Gregory shared that call volume is up from the previous month; a total of 298 offense reports were filed in November. He shared that officers attended several training sessions, including Policing in the 21st Century, and Responding to Domestic Violence. He also congratulated Officer Anthony Yoder on receiving an award from the Portage County Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organization. He also shared that the Hiram and Garrettsville Police Departments held their annual “Shop with a Cop” program on December 17th at Kmart in Streetsboro. This year, the program provided 32 Hiram and Garrettsville area children and their families the opportunity to go holiday shopping for themselves and families. “The program brings about much heartfelt joy to a lot of area children and families,” Sgt. Gregory explained. “We look forward to the Shop with a Cop program every year, and seeing the looks on the children’s faces makes our holiday season,” he beamed. “The program builds a bond that is essential to community policing as well as provides for families that would be unable to bring about the holiday joy with food and gifts. There should be no child that feels the sense of confusion and the feeling of going without during the holiday season due to financial strains,” he concluded. He noted that the event was made possible through charitable contributions from fundraising programs, local businesses and individual community donations. He thanked AVI Food Service, Maggie’s Doughnuts, Hiram Kiwanis and the Hiram Christian Church for providing a luncheon for children and their families after shopping. In his Fire Report, Chief Bill Byers shared that his department helped Santa visit 19 homes by providing the jolly old elf with transportation on a fire truck throughout the village and township in early December. “It’s nice to be out spreading holiday cheer and meeting with families in the community,” Byers marveled. In an unexpected turn of events, that night a family made a donation to the Firefighters Association in recognition of the excellent care their child received from the Hiram squad. “The donation, while unnecessary, was much appreciated,” Byers acknowledged. Lastly, Chief Byers explained that the transition of dispatching services from Mantua Village to the City of Aurora, which began at the beginning of the month, is progressing well. He added, “The increased capabilities have already proven beneficial to us and those who call 911.” Byers also thanked the Hiram Service Department and Troy Manufacturing for crafting a replacement part that had corroded on Engine #3. Due to their assistance, the equipment was back in service within 24 hours. He went on to thank Ronyak Paving and Rod Whiting Trucking Company for their valuable help on completion of the helipad this year, as well. “The department has been fortunate to receive assistance from civic-minded individuals on many projects,” Byers remarked. “It’s humbling that people are willing to donate their time and services; their assistance has been invaluable to us.” Lastly, Mayor Lou Bertrand reported that the newly formed Blighted Home Advisory Committee has been formed. Council is seeking residents to join the Committee; those interested individuals should call the municipal office at 330-569-7677. The next Village Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 7 pm.


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Kindergarten Registration Time!

James A. Garfield Elementary School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will be 5 years of age by AUGUST 1, 2017. Registration and full screenings will take place on Friday, March 24th, Monday, March 27th, and Tuesday, March 28th. These are the only dates we will do complete screenings. Please call the Elementary office at 330527-2184 to schedule an appointment.

Preschool Screenings for Fall 2017

Preschool screenings will take place at James A. Garfield Elementary on Friday, March 17th for children age 3 through 5 years of age that will not attend Kindergarten. The appointment will take approximately 60 minutes. Please call Kristine at 330527-5524 to schedule an appointment.

Families Anonymous Meeting

Mondays Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 pm at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more information call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330760-7670.

2nd Thursday Storytime

through May 11 2nd Thursday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 - 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd

Thursday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. We will not meet if Ravenna Schools are closed.

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Scottish American Society Meeting

Jan 5 The Shalersville Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan 5 at 7 PM at the Society Museum/ House on Rt 44 just north of Rt 303. 2017 Barns of Shalersville Calendars will be on sale there for $10.00.

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Fridays Fish fry dinners will be held at the American Legion Post 674, 9960 East Center St., Windham from 4-7:30 pm. Cost $8. Choice of fish, chicken, shrimp or a combo dinner. Open to public. Carryout available.

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Jan 6 The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its monthly soup supper on Jan 6 at 6 pm at the Mantua Center School complex. A variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts along with hot dogs or sausage sandwiches are available. Adults $7, $3 for children.

Coffee Talk & A Walk

Jan 7 Saturday, January 7, 9:30-11 a.m. at Orchard Hills Park Lodge. Begin your day with a ½-mile walk followed by a fireside presentation on winter wildlife. Hot drinks and donuts provided. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Sledding & Snowflakes

Jan 7 Try fun outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, bring your sled for a ride, learn about winter wildlife, and enjoy winter crafts and games. We’ll even have a cozy fire and warm drinks! Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required. Saturday, January 7, 1-3 p.m. at Orchard Hills

Jan 8 Windham Lions Club will be hosting their pancake brunch on Jan 8 at the Brick Chapel on North Main St from 8 am - Noon. Presale tickets available for $6 by contacting a Lions Club member. Tickets at door are $7 adult, $4 children.

Hawk Talk: Winter’s Birds of Prey & Live Bird Presentation

Jan 8 Join us on Sunday, January 8, 3:30-4:45 p.m. at The West Woods, Nature Center for an overview of Geauga’s winter hawks, eagles and owls, plus a live Rough-legged Hawk and Short-eared Owl from Lake Metroparks’ Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center. Wheelchair/ stroller accessible.

Travelogue: Magical Butterflies from the Rainforests of South America

Jan 8 The West Woods, Nature Center on Sunday, Jan 8 from 2-3 p.m. Cynthia Druckenbrod of the Cleveland Botanical Garden will showcase amazing plants, butterflies, moths and other fascinating

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Jan 8 The Scottish American Society will gather on Sunday, January 8th 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the meeting room level of the Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system, 60 S. High Street, in Akron. Free parking is immediately adjacent to the building in the parking garage. The program on Genealogy and other research resources in the library will be presented by Mary Plazo of the Akron Library. If you have an interest in Scottish culture or research, you are welcome to join us. For more information call: Jim or Margaret Frost at: 330.882.0342 or 330.9034573 or Dave or Dianne Allison at: 330-923-8331, Cell: 330-571-3947.

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Crescent Chapter to Meet

Jan 9 Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No 7 OES will meet Monday, January 9 at the Masonic Temple. A potluck dinner will be held at 6:30 pm followed by the 7:30 meeting. Members are encouraged to attend

Legion Auxilary Meeting

Jan 9 The Mantua American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Jan 9 at 1 pm at the post home.

Freedom Historical Society Meeting

Jan 10 Tuesday January 10 at 1 PM will be Freedom’s Historical Society first meeting of the new year. We have much to celebrate (we recently became incorporated) & discuss (our plans, projects and programs) for the coming year. Meetings are held at the Freedom Community Center on Rt 700 and are open to anyone interested in Freedom’s history; our location is completely handicapped accessible. Please consider joining us and sharing your memories and photos of Freedom. If you’re connected to the internet, check out Freedom Township Then & Now on Facebook. If you have questions or need a ride, the number to call is 330-527-7669-Judy.

Mantua American Legion Meeting

Jan 12 The Mantua American Legion will meet on Jan 12 at 7 pm at the post home.

Senior Day: Snowshoeing

Jan 12 Discover the fun of snowshoeing in this seasonal senior program! Snowshoes and instruction provided. Hike if snow conditions aren’t ideal. Not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required. Thursday, January 12, 10:30-11:45 am at The West Woods, Nature Center

Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

Jan 12 On Thursday, January 12,

New NGCC Hours

Effective January 1, 2017 the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard will have new operating hours. Please make note of the new dates and times of service. First & Second Monday of Each Month 2:00pm - 6:00pm First & Second Wednesday of Each Month 9:00am - 1:00pm If you have any questions, please call the NGCC office at 330-527-2011. 6-7:30 p.m. at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center explore the lives of wolves and learn to “speak wolf,� then watch the full Wolf Moon rise over Observatory Park! Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Dark Matter Galaxies

Jan 13 Find out more about the mysterious dark matter and new hints about our universe’s history on Friday, January 13, 7-8 p.m. at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center. Followed by night sky viewing using park telescopes till 11 PM. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Free Clothing

Jan 14 Free clothing give-away on Jan 14 from 9 am to noon at the old Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Rd., Mantua. Everyone welcome. Always free; no questions ever asked.

Learn to Snowshoe

Jan 14 On Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. - Noon at Big Creek Park, Meyer Center come and learn the basics of snowshoeing including clothing, equipment and technique. Indoor presentation followed by outdoor instruction. We provide snowshoes or bring your own! Ages 8+ w/adult. Registration required.

Night Sky Viewing

Jan 14 Take in the wonders of the night sky using park telescopes! Planetarium program if weather won’t allow night sky viewing. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Saturday, January 14, 7-11 PM at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Frozen Fest

Jan 15 Join Geauga Park District for an exciting afternoon of FREE winter fun at the West Woods Nature Center! Activities include live ice carving/ sculptures, guest appearance by a winter snowman and ice princesses, snowshoeing,



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The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

Jan 15 Join us on Sunday, January 15, 2-3 p.m. at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center for a planetarium presentation about what to watch for in the night sky each week. Building open house from 1-4 PM. Wheelchair/ stroller accessible.

Film Discussion

Jan 16 Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us Monday, January 16th, 2017, 10:30am, at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for the following FREE event. Dr. J Patella offers the following film for the group to analyze and evaluate: The video this month is Edgar Cayce on Meditation. If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions please join us at the YMCA the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30am for our Film Review and Discussion Group. Questions - call the YMCA (330)4692044.

Library Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 16 All offices and branch libraries of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Library service will resume on Tuesday, January 17. Although our branch libraries will be closed for the holiday, the Digital Library is always open- 24/7.

Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 17 All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Jan 17 from 4-6 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St., West Farmington. Dinner donation is $7 Adults; $4.50 ages 5-12. Under 5 free. Carryout available.

Geauga Walkers

Jan 17 Join other active seniors on weekly hikes typically 1 ½ miles long on Tuesday, January 17, 1-2:30 p.m. at Beartown Lakes Reservation, North Point Shelter. A naturalist leads hikes in Geauga Park District parks. Call Geauga Senior Center for full schedule, 440-279-2137. If temperature is below 20 degrees, please call 440-2790880 to confirm program will

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Book Discussion Club Meeting at Garrettsville Library

Jan 17 The Book Discussion Club of the Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, will meet on Tuesday January 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. They’ll begin the New Year with a discussion of the title Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris. Norris will join us as a special guest during a potluck dinner, and she’ll share her love of life and grammar with the group. The self-declared Comma Queen’s love of reading and words has led to her career as a copy editor at The New Yorker. Those interested may sign up for the Book Discussion Club and potluck dinner at the Reference desk, where copies of the book are available.

Timbertots: Black Bears

Jan 19 Preschoolers and their adults (Ages 3-5 w/adult) will have a blast discovering the wonders of Ohio’s largest mammal, the Black Bear, with games and outdoor activities. Thursday, January 19, 10-11 AM & 1-2 PM at The Rookery, Great Blue Heron Lodge. Indoors and outdoors. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Timbertots: Black Bears

Jan 22 Preschoolers and their adults (Ages 3-5 w/adult) will have a blast discovering the wonders of Ohio’s largest mammal, the Black Bear, with games and outdoor activities. Sunday, January 22, 2-3 PM at Big Creek Park, Meyer Center. Indoors and outdoors. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.

Ohio’s Comeback Critters: Bobcats

Jan 22 After facing extirpation by 1850, Ohio’s bobcat population is making a slow and steady rebound! Join Jamey Emmert and Laura Graber from the Ohio Division of Wildlife to learn more about this exciting and elusive creature of the forest. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Sunday, January 22, 2-3 p.m. at The West Woods, Nature Center




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Jan 26 Informal performances followed by jam session on Thursday, Jan 26 from 7-10 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center. All genres, instruments and skill levels welcome. Come to play, sing or simply enjoy as audience. Snacks to share welcome. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Woven Wire Fairy Basket Workshop

Jan 27 Artist Joan Rusek instructs on weaving a free-form wire hanging basket with dazzling colors, crystals and gemstone chips. These creations are known to attract fairies and keep them out of mischief! Ages 16+. Fee: $36 includes all materials and refreshments. Wheelchair/ stroller accessible. Registration required. Friday, January 27, 6-9 p.m. at The West Woods, Affelder House

Community House. Time: 4:30-7:30. Tickets are $8.00 advance/$9.00 at door. Kids are $5.00 advance/$6.00 at door. Under 5 free. Carry outs available. Tickets can be purchased at Parkman Church on Tuesdays 7-8 pm or call Monique 216-337-2104. Credit cards accepted at event. 100% proceeds benefit Parkman Pack 4076 BSA. Inviteds are a free service for non-profit organizations and will run as space permits.

Submitted by Ryleigh Gough, Town Trotter’s New Reporter The Town Trotters 4-H club’s annual Christmas party was on December 11, 2016. The party was held at the Nelson Community Center. We shared a holiday dinner, played some games and made snowmen out of socks and rice. Club members each received their very own personalized hay bag and stocking shaped like a western boot.

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Dark Matter Galaxies

Jan 27 On Friday, January 27, 7-8 PM at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center find out more about the mysterious dark matter and new hints about our universe’s history. Followed by night sky viewing using park telescopes till 11 PM. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 27 Please mark your calendars for Parkman Cub Scout Pack 4076 BSA Annual Spaghetti Dinner/Auction. The date is January 27th, 2017 and will be held at Parkman

JAG Student Council is the student government that supports positive changes for the students and those within our school community. They run the blood drives and sponsor the parade and homecoming events for the school and community. When student council sees a need, they get together to help out. Members all vote on the events and projects that they do and support. Recently the group helped out with the NGCC Food Drive and painted windows at McDonald’s for the holiday. They are brain-storming other ways to help the food pantry in the future. In addition, the student council gives aid to other student groups in the school. They supported Interact with funds for the Turkey Give Away this year and support technology in the school. This inspiring group of students is made up from representatives from grades 9 throug 12. These students are the communicators for the J.A. Garfield student body.

Mantua - At their last meeting, Mantua-Shalersville Fire Board, Chief Matt Roosa reported that his department responded to 114 calls in November, putting the Department 130 calls ahead of the same time period in 2015. He shared that the majority were EMS calls. Next, he shared that the contract for full time firefighters had been signed, noting that the new document will be in effect for one year, as opposed to three years, as has been the department’s typical practice. This change is due to healthcare cost considerations in 2017. In related news, the department will be hiring three part-time firefighters soon. In other news, the Streetsboro, Hiram, and Auburn fire departments assisted the MSFD to battle a chemical fire at Karl Industries Inc. on Chamberlain Road in Mantua Township last Friday. Chief Roosa shared that an employee was injured in the blaze, and transported to Akron Children’s Hospital for treatment. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Now that winter has officially begun, the MSFD advises residents to be prepared. They suggest folks prepare an emergency kit for each vehicle to make it easier to handle unexpected situations while on the icy winter roads. In addition to standard items like jumper cables, they advise drivers to bring a cell phone and charger, blankets, a flashlight and batteries, first aid kit, shovel, sand or kitty litter for traction, bottled water and non-perishable food. Have a safe and happy new year! The next regularly scheduled Fire Board meeting will be held on Monday, January 9th at 6 pm at the MSFD; residents are encouraged to attend.

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Dear Editor, We at the Newton Falls Church Mouse and Newton Falls Community Food Pantry need to thank the many local residents that have gone above and beyond to support the Church Mouse and the Community Food Pantry. Would you be willing and able to publish the article below? If you have any questions please feel free to call Sherry Davies, Church Mouse Manager, at 330-872-5574. Questions may also be asked via reply to this message. Thanks, Rick Braun, Treasurer The Newton Falls Community Food Pantry wants to thank the many local organizations and individuals who made very generous donations to the food pantry this holiday season. Of special note was a fantastic donation from the Newton Falls Lions Club. The NF Community Food Pantry normally feeds approximately 200 families with 450 – 500 members monthly. It is only through your generosity that we can do this. Any person or family that meets the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services income guidelines and lives in the 44444 ZIP code is eligible for food assistance through the Community Food Pantry which is located at the Church Mouse Thrift Shoppe in downtown Newton Falls.

No Internet access at home? Would you like the convenience of home Internet access? Try the Internet to go! Portage County District Library is very excited to announce that it is now lending Mobile Hotspots. The hotspots are available to Portage County District Library cardholders 18 and older. They work in any area covered by the Verizon network, and can be used anywhere to create a wireless network. Up to 15 Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices can be connected at once so the whole family can use the same hotspot. Portage County District Library has 40 Mobile Hotspots available to loan. The hotspots have to be checked out and returned to a Portage County District Library branch library. Branches are located in Aurora, Garrettsville, Randolph, Streetsboro and Windham. Mobile Hotspots can be borrowed for two weeks, but cannot be renewed. If a hotspot is not available, patrons can place a hold as they do for other library materials. Checking out a Mobile Hotspot from Portage County District Library is free, but overdue fees are $1.00 per day and service is suspended to overdue units. Haven’t been able to access to our great digital services yet? Well, if you are checking out a Mobile

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The Year Off Right Iva Walker | Columnist

O.K., NOW I’m going to be able to give you the real skinny on just about anything. I have TWO 2017 almanacs, one proclaims itself to be the Old Farmer’s 2017 Almanac, founded in 1792 by Robert Thomas, and the other rejoices in the title of Farmer’s Almanac for 2017 (since 1818), going on to explain that it is “Being the first after bissextile, or leap year, until the Fourth of July, the 241st year of the Independence of the United State. Be honest now, when was the last time that you used the word “bissextile”...or knew what it meant? I looked it up and, as sometimes happens, the explanation was about as confusing as the original word. Wikipedia says that “bissextile = intercalary year, leap year”. Wasn’t that helpful? Right. Another source explained (?) that the “sex” part, which one might be forgiven for assuming was just a teeny bit risque’, actually referred to the fact that in sorting out the necessity for Leap Year in the first place, the mathematicians had to put the extra day someplace, so they stuck it in the 6th day before the Calends of March and counted that twice. All better now? O.K. Both of these esteemed publications claimed to be something special. One—the Old Farmer’s—is a Special Anniversary Issue, Celebrating 225 years! Well, I guess when I get that old, I’ll celebrate too. The just plain Farmer’s Almanac is a Special Collector’s Edition!, though I must say that I really do not know anyone who collects almanacs ...for either fun or profit. I have noticed though, that one frequently sees this sort of exclamation—complete with exclamation point—on all sorts of things, from magazines and kids’ toys (Put ‘em in the original box, put ‘em in a closet, keep ‘em for fifty years and they’re heirlooms, worth a bundle! Yeah, right, good luck with that.) to Bowie knives and chicken- plucker machines. No wonder folks turn into “hoarders”; they’re subconsciously planning to turn all of their junk into big bucks. Not me; I’m just messy. A quick look at a section on animals titled “From Function to Friend” about how other creatures got into our houses, I found a quotation, “Cats were the unheralded workers.... They were looked upon as animals that could take care of themselves and were expected to do so. They were just sort of around.” Well, just try telling that to the clowder of cats that inhabits this house. They do , I think, scare off the vast hordes of rodents that might take up residence in such an old house (Not, alas, bats), but they do not seem to have entertained themselves by actually catching any of said vermin...which is fine, as I’ve never been thrilled by discovering “gifts” of such expired critters on the porch, courtesy of the outside porch kitties. Seems that we’re much closer to the example of Garfield in the funny papers, where, when Jon discovers the big orange cat singing Christmas carols along with the mice, the feline explains, “They needed an alto.” Also in this section were several interesting ads. One was for Doggles—Protective Eyewear worn by America’s finest working dogs. Another was for Grandma’s Pet Soap for Sensitive-skinned Pets. AND the Chicken Swing—the world’s #1 Chicken Toy (Who could argue with that?) “Put Some Fun in your Coop!”...all this from Fowl Play Products. The Barnyard is Not What it Used to Be!.... No kidding. The page ends up with a piece of farmerly wisdom to be found elsewhere in the pages of the almanac : “If the Rooster Crows on Going to Bed, You May Rise with a Watery Head.” So there you go. In both the Farmers’ Almanac and the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the advertising is half, at least, of the fun. One can learn about “the famous Ojibway Healing Remedy”, Cruiser safety boots, Silver Hydrosol, Nature’s Flu and Germ Fighter, Longlight Beeswax Candles (30, 50, 60 and 75 hr types available) and Harvest Right freeze dryer. One of the more disturbing ones is for the squatty potty stool, which I will leave to your imagination—even the very discreet pictures were kind of kinky. Another interesting tidbit under the heading People Are Talking About: beer billboards dispensing samples to passersby, and benches dispensing candy to sitters— presumably not the squatty potty users. One of the favorite tombstones featured the sentiment, “I expected this, but not just yet.” A fairly common thought, I’ll wager. Well, there’ll be more bulletins from the Farmers as the year goes on, on weather, if nothing else. An Alberta Clipper is preliminarily forecast for the middle of the month, interspersed with more wild weather—wet and windy and frigidly cold and Heaven only knows what else. Stay tuned.




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Geauga SWCD Stormwater Education GMS Girls Are Tournament Champions Project Recognized!

Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was recognized for their “Outstanding Project” by the Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). Over 50 completed grant projects between the years of 2011 - 2015 were reviewed and eleven were selected as outstanding projects. Geauga SWCD’s project was a collaborative effort with the Northeast Ohio Public Involvement and Public Education (NEO PIPE) work group and awarded $21,900. Titled “From the Upper Reaches to Lake Erie’s Beaches: A Banner Year for Nonpoint Source Pollution Solutions”, this regional stormwater initiative promotes watershed awareness and household habits to improve water quality for residents and homeowners in the Lake Erie Basin. Sets of collapsible banners were created with five unique themes, along with an accompanying brochure with stormwater pollution solutions. These displays have been replicated by several other organizations and continue to reach thousands of residents annually throughout seven northeast Ohio counties. NEOPIPE collaborators included Cuyahoga, Lake, Medina, Portage and Summit Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the City of Avon Lake, and the Black River Remedial Action Plan.

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Champions! The seventh and eighth grade Garfield girls basketball teams brought home first place trophies for winning the Rootstown Holiday Classic Tournament. Congratulations girls and Coach Tabor, Coach Ward, and Coach Brahler!

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In 1924 the Journal published an ar t icle describing the work of the Garrettsville Study Club which was formerly the Saturday Club organized in 1896. The object of the club was to promote the social and intellectual advancement of its members. The Study Club succeeded in the following projects: Increased the school library very materially for several years; gave pictures to the school; materially aided in placing town clock in Opera House tower; placed larger dressing rooms and two flights of stairs, and canvas covering on floor of stage in the Opera House; aided State Association of the Blind by generous purchase of articles placed here on sale; placed street signs at every corner and welcome signs at seven village entrances; every winter sold Christmas seals under supervision of Red Cross, to aid in payment of treatment of tubercular patients. During the Great War all the social funds were donated to the Red Cross and considerable money was also given to the Belgian Fund. To the Detention Home in Ravenna and to the Eagle School in Cleveland, boxes and barrels of supplies were sent as needed. Provided breakfasts for needy children for two years, in public schools in Cleveland. Always donated more than their quota to the Scholarship Fund of the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs, which provided college training for worthy and needy girls. The committee concluded in the article that looking back upon the history of Garrettsville they were most grateful for the means and ability to do these and many other things, and that Garrettsville had not been visited by flood, fire, storm, or pestilence, but had been blessed by the Giver of all Good with a home-loving, law-abiding, peaceful, educated and cultured community. They also expressed their thanks to everyone who helped make the civic work attempted by the club, a success.

You won’t want to miss a great show that is designed for the whole family! “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is coming to Garrettsville January 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7pm and January 22, 2017 at 2pm. Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this comedy written by Sharon A. Cole will take center stage in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium.(10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, OH 44231.) Tickets are available at the door for Adults-$10.00, children 12 years of age and under and seniors over 65, $7.00, group of 15 or more are $5.00 each. This production is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Ohio Health Benefits, LLC. In addition, Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is proud to announce a special pre-show presentation The Magic of David Anthony - prior to The Emperor’s New Clothes on January 21, 22, 27 and 28. (Please note David Anthony will not perform on January 20, 2017.) Audiences of all ages have been thrilled with The Magic of David Anthony. In this special show, you will experience cutting-edge illusions, and audience participation, that brings the magic up close to you. The winner of national magic performance awards, David Anthony’s show combines exciting music and choreography with family-friendly humor and mystifying magic that you’ll talk about on the way home.

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Marianne “Birdie� Rzeszotarski Troy Township, OH Marianne “Birdie� Rzeszotarski, 86, of Troy Township, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016. She was born June 1, 1930 in Cleveland to the late Stephen W. and Irene R. (Fedor) Petrik and was a graduate of Windsor High School. Marianne married Bernard “Bud� Rzeszotarski Oct. 30, 1948. She was a co-owner of Burton Lumber and Fuel Company. Marianne was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, the Troy Ladies Club, the Tuesday Club, 55+ Club, and the Lake County Button Society. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Susan (Frank) Blair of Parkman, three sons, Richard (Joanne) of Weaverville, NC, Mark (Jodi) of Chesterland, Paul (Oggie) of Troy, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, two sisters, Loretta Rzeszotarski of Troy and Kathy Charles of Midland, MI., and her brother, Stephen J. Petrik of Beaverton, MI. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard “Bud� Rzeszotarski who died in 1999. Calling hours were held Friday, December 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., at St. Edward Catholic Church, 16150 Center St, Parkman, OH 44080, with Father John Burkley officiating. Burial followed the Mass at Mumford Road Cemetery in Troy Township. Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home assisted the family with her arrangements and memories and condolences can be shared with the family at

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Maudella “Dale� Waddell Franks Garrettsville, OH Maudella “Dale� Waddell Franks, age 86, of Garrettsville went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday December 24th after a 3 month courageous battle with cancer, while her family sang her favorite Christmas Carols and Hymns to her. She was born on February 6, 1930 in English, WV to W. Eugene and Mattie F.E. (Wright) Waddell and resided in Ohio for the past 47 years. She enjoyed working in her yard, tending to her f lowers and vegetable garden, taking long walks; working crossword puzzles with Moe was her favorite pastime. She loved baseball, especially the Cleveland Indians, she was noted for nicknaming all of her favorite players. Dale was a member of First Congregational Church of Freedom and a devoted child of God. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Ewing “Moe� D. Franks and daughters Katherine E. Gapas (Dale) of NC and Brenda Y. Mesaros (Tom) of Freedom. Her memory is cherished by her 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other beloved family members and friends. Dale was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Joella Waddell and Hazel V. Gadd; brothers, James C. Waddell Sr., Robert Waddell, W.E. Pierce Waddell, and a grandson Patrick D. Brown. Cremation has taken place and there were no calling hours at her request. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Thursday December 29 at the First Congregational Church of Freedom 8961 St. Rt. 88, Windham, Ohio 44288. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Brenda Mesaros c/o Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services 8382 Center St. Garrettsville, OH 44231 to help defray medical costs. Online condolences at

Jean K. Marvin Garrettsville, OH Jean K. Marvin, 65, of Garrettsville, passed away surrounded by her loving family on December 27, 2016. She was born on May 15, 1951 in Warren, Ohio to Larry and Helen (Schnauber) Klouzal. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from Kent State University. Jean was a former music director for 32 years at St. Ambrose Catholic Church and currently served as music director for the past 2 years at St. Patrick’s in Kent.

She was very proud to be a nurse educator. Jean was a talented musician who shared her passion with others. She was a member of the American Nurses Association. Jean loved her dogs and her family was everything! Jean is survived by her sons, Darin (Ann Marie) Marvin of California, Greg (Christine) Marvin of Warren and Eric Marvin of Garrettsville; brothers, Thomas (Lynn) Klouzal of Alabama and Ted (Janet) Klouzal of California; sister, Cheryl (Dr. Michael) Schmidt of Arizona; grandchildren, Lynn, Andrew, Charles, Carrie and Corri and dogs, Phoebe and Toby. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Beth Cooper. Family received friends for visitation on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 2-7 PM at Mallory-DeHavenCarlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 31, 2016, 10:30 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville, Ohio, with V. Rev. Richard J. Pentello VF officiating. Online condolences at

Scott A. Vanhorn Garrettsville, OH Scott A. Vanhorn, 36, of Garrettsville, passed away Friday December 30th 2016, with his loving family at his side. He was born June 13, 1980 in Ravenna, Ohio to Edward and Donella (Woofter) Vanhorn. Scott felt blessed to marry the love of his life, Tara, on May 27th 2000 and they were blessed with two beautiful children. He was a beloved youth softball coach, 5th and 6th grade girls and boys basketball coach, OGSO umpire/referee and Vice President of Garrettsville Youth Softball. Scott loved hunting, fishing and camping. His true joy came from spending time with his family and friends. Scott is survived by his loving wife Tara and children Scott Jr. and Angela all of Garrettsville; parents Edward and Donella Vanhorn; sisters Jennifer Enzman of Nelson and Tara (Jeff) Illinik of Ashtabula; and in-laws Glenn and Esther Martin of Hiram. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Family and friends will be welcomed for a visitation on Wednesday January 4th, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursday January 5th, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services 8382 Center St. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Funeral Service will be on Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 12:00 PM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery Garrettsville, Ohio. Online condolences at

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What Expenses Could Change When You Retire?

Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist Your retirement may seem near at hand or far away, but one thing is certain: your future will differ from your present. Financially, that fact is worth remembering. Some of the costs you have paid regularly all these years may suddenly decrease or fade away. Others may increase. Will your insurance costs rise with age? Maybe not. You may find that your overall insurance expenses decline. Yes, health insurance becomes more expensive the older you get – but those premiums are merely part of the bigger insurance coverage picture. If you stop working in retirement, you have no need for disability insurance. You might have little need for life insurance, for that matter. You may have paid off your home and other major debts, and rather than drawing income from work, you will be drawing it from investments and Social Security. You can expect your medical expenses to increase. By how much, exactly? That will vary per household, but perhaps you have read some of the latest estimates. This summer, Fidelity Investments said that a 65-yearold couple retiring today will need around $260,000 to cover future health care costs. This estimate assumes they live 20-22 years after they retire. Long-term care coverage was not included in that projection; Fidelity

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“What does it mean that Mercury is in retrograde?” One of our patrons heard someone blame their bad luck on Mercury being retrograde. They’d heard the expression before, but had never stopped to think about what it meant. We found our answer in “The Total Skywatcher’s Manual” by Linda Shore, David Prosper, and Vivian White, “Wonders of the Solar System” by Brian Cox, and “The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy” by Michael E. Bakich. Retrograde motion is when a planet appears to move backward in the sky, going from east to west. (The opposite – the normal, west-to-east movement -- is called prograde motion.) When a planet is retrograde, it isn’t actually moving backwards. It has to do with that planet’s orbit around the sun relative to Earth’s. When Earth catches up to a planet and overtakes it, the other planet appears to move in the opposite direction, like when a fast car passes a slower one on the highway. Susan Miller, writing for, explains what astrologists think about Mercury retrograde. Mercury is said to rule communication as well as formal contracts and agreements, and when it is in retrograde, it is in a “resting” state, so problems might arise in those areas. This is why some people don’t like making big decisions or signing contracts during Mercury retrograde periods. However, it’s also said to be a very intuitive period, and a good time to reflect on the past. According to the 2017 edition of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” Mercury will be retrograde from January 1-9, April 9-May 3, August 13-September 5, and December 3-23 in 2017. For answers to your questions, visit the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls or phone 330-872-1282. For information about all the free library programs or hours, visit our website at www. or our Facebook page, www.facebook. com/NewtonFallsLibrary.


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1. FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR – The S&P 500 was positive on a total return basis during 9 of 12 months in calendar year 2016, gaining +12.0% for the year (including a +5.0% gain following the 11/08/16 presidential election). The raw index rose +9.5% and the impact of reinvested dividends made up the difference. The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research). 2. THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE - The S&P 500 stock index has gained an average of +10.2% per year (total return) over the last 50 years (i.e., the years 1967-2016). The index has been positive for the last 8 years (9 consecutive “up” years is the all-time record for the S&P 500) and 13 of the last 14 calendar years. The S&P 500 has been up during 40 of the last 50 years, i.e., 80% of the time (source: BTN Research). 3. UP vs. DOWN - The split between “up” and “down” trading days for the S&P 500 over the last 50 years (i.e., 1967-2016, a total of 12,586 trading days) is 53% “up” and 47% “down.” The split during calendar year 2016 (over a total of 252 trading days) was 52/48 (source: BTN Research). 4. INSIDE THE INDEX – 160 of the 500 individual stocks (i.e., 32% of the stocks) in the S&P 500 gained at least +20% in 2016. 39 stocks (i.e., 8% of the stocks) gained at least +40%. 140 stocks (i.e., 28% of the stocks) finished the year with a stock price lower than where it started the year (source: BTN Research). 5. BACK-TO-BACK - The top-performing individual stock in the S&P 500 in 2016 (based upon a +224% gain for the year) was ranked # 4 (out of 500 stocks) in 2015 while gaining +64%. The 2nd-best performing individual stock in the S&P 500 in 2016 (based upon a +133% gain for the year) was ranked # 485 (out of 500 stocks) in 2015 while losing 50%. The 3rd-best performing individual stock in the S&P 500 in 2016 (based upon a +95% gain for the year) was ranked # 494 (out of 500 stocks) in 2015 while losing 71% (source: BTN Research). 6. ONLY ONE DIRECTION TO GO - The top-performing stock in the S&P 500 in 2015 (based upon a +134% gain last year) was ranked # 278 (out of 500 stocks) in 2016 while gaining +8% (source: BTN Research).

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projects that a policy providing three years of care at $8,000 a month would cost the same couple an extra $130,000.1 How about your income taxes? If you live on 7080% of your end salary in retirement – which is not unusual – then you may find yourself in a lower income tax bracket. Yes, your Social Security income may be taxed – but, even in the worst-case scenario, no more than 85% of it will be.2 If you have invested using a Roth IRA, you will be looking at some tax-free retirement income – provided, of course, you have owned the IRA for at least five years and are older than 59½ when you start making withdrawals. While a Roth account held in a workplace retirement plan requires withdrawals beginning at age 70½, the withdrawals will still be tax-free if you follow IRS rules.3 Will your housing costs fall? Over the long term, they may. Some retirees own their homes free and clear and others nearly do. Homeowner association fees and property taxes must still be paid, so, while that mortgage balance may be gone or nearly gone, other recurring costs will remain. Homes inevitably need repairs, so, in some random year, you may find your housing costs jumping. Downsizing and moving into a smaller home can also mean a short-term rise in your housing expenses. If you do downsize and move, you will hopefully relocate to an area where housing costs are lower. Will you face education costs? You may have retired your own college debt, but if you have children forty or fifty years younger than you are, you could risk retiring with some of their student loan debt on your hands. That expense could linger into your retirement – a valid reason to reject assuming it in the first place. One “cost” may disappear, leaving you with a little more money each month. Once retired, your constant per-paycheck need to save for retirement vanishes. So if you are assigning 10% or 20% of your paychecks to your retirement accounts, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that money back in your wallet (so to speak) after you transition into your “second act.”

Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

Welcome, 2017 – it’s so great to meet you! We have big plans for you – new recipes to taste, new wines to try and new places to visit. With so many great trends in store for 2017, here are some wine trends that you’ll want to check out this year. First, after many years of predicting that millennials would out-drink the baby boomer generation, it finally happened in 2016. An estimated 37% of millennials have a glass of wine a day. While some millennials have a favorite bottle most say they just pick up the bottle with the neatest label or an intriguing name. Experts are predicting that many wineries that use plain labels will start to introduce new wines with fancier labels this year. A trend that picked up towards the end of summer last year is going to be a bigger hit this summer – wine slushies. Not only is Pinterest overwhelmed with “make at home” wine slushies but some of the major restaurants in New York City are planning to offer wine slushy tastings and food pairings this summer. One other trend that I am excited to try is Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines. Many wineries are buying barrels that once held bourbon or whiskey are refurbishing them to age wine. The oak barrels are charred for aroma and flavor which will greatly enhance the flavors of the wine. The popularity of bourbon barrel wine is continuing to increase, and will definitely be a topic to talk about in 2017. As soon as I find some great wines to try I’ll be sure to let you know about them in upcoming articles. So, as 2017 gets underway, I’m already excited about all of the new wines, foods and places to visit. I’m so glad you’re here, 2017! Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www.

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Crossword Puzzle: January 6th



WANTED - Older gentleman to drive me to and from work. Prefer a mini-van. Call Ruben (440)313-5075 1/6



1. Isodor __, American Nobel physicist 5. One a day keeps the doctor away 10. Extents 12. Noticing 14. Scriptural 16. Star Trek character Laren 18. “The Crow” actress __ Ling 19. Not good 20. Measures gold 22. TV network 23. Wasting 25. Money in Ghana 26. Young girls’ association 27. Title of respect 28. High schoolers take this test 30. Crunches federal numbers 31. Wild or sweet cherry 33. Celestial bodies 35. Fruit of the oak tree 37. Royal Navy ship during WWII 38. Of cherished symbols 40. Satisfy 41. 5th. day (abbr.) 42. Swiss river 44. Royal Albert Hall (abbr.) 45. Cool! 48. Flat metal shelves 50. Enclosed 52. A way to pass 53. City in Iraq 55. Printing speed measurement 56. Twitch 57. Indicates position 58. Made lawful 63. Took down 65. A way to travel on skis 66. North winds 67. Tunisian metropolis

1. Seafood 2. Incan god of mountains 3. Ritzy LA neighborhood __ Air 4. Line that connect points of equal pressure 5. Audience-only remarks 6. Chest muscle (slang) 7. Pointed top 8. Lavender 9. Linear unit 10. Knifes 11. 2016 World Series champs 13. A way to arrange 15. Talk 17. Serving no purpose 18. Container 21. Breathes new life into 23. Beloved dog Rin Tin __ 24. A bag-like structure in a plant or animal 27. Yemen capital 29. Sacred book of Judaism 32. Make a mistake 34. Wrestlers wrestle here 35. Respiratory issue 36. In league 39. Resinous insect secretion 40. Unhappy 43. Turbulent area of a river 44. Neglectful 46. Sours 47. Calendar month (abbr.) 49. Grooves 51. Sony Pictures Television 54. Monetary units 59. Command right 60. 1,000 cubic feet 61. Expression of triumph 62. Dinner jacket 64. The first two


What is the largest prime number that when multiplied 2. by itself has a product less than 50?

answer many hours will it take Andrea to mow her grandma’s 3. How square lot if she mows 10 square yards every minute? Express your answer as a fraction in lowest terms.

Grade/Math teacher

SHARPENING & GRINDING SERVICE Eastwood Sharp Shop Knives • Blades • Chains Scissors and More (330) 527-7103 8060 Elm St, Garrettsville

PIANO TUNING & REPAIR All makes & models. E. James (330) 296-8545

FIREWOOD LOGS 8 months old. 12”-24” diameter. Approx 75 cords. 234-600-7769 2/10

1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom & Furnished Efficiencies Starting at $360 Newton Falls & Lake Milton. Call For Details 330-872-7100 G’VILLE - upstairs, very nice 3 BR w/large balcony porch. $675/mo + SD. Water paid, prefer no sec 8 or dogs. 330296-2131 1/13 GARRETTSVILLE - 1 bedroom apartment. Stove, refrigerator, $500/month & security deposit. Water & heat included. No pets, no section 8. (330) 274-8861 1/13

GARRETTSVILLE Upstairs apartment for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath. 814-8609499 1/6




SEWING MACHINES Repaired. 40-years experience. Pick-up and delivery. Hundreds for sale, electric & treadle. $60-$270 new. Rich (330) 527-5195. 2/3 KEARNEY ELECTRIC We can... Provide full home electrical service and Restoration/Repair of Antique and Collectible Lamps and Lighting Fixtures 330-360-0672

HOMES FOR SALE McCumbers Brady Realty Group LLC (330) 527-3000

WE SHIP UPS VILLAGER 8088 Main Street Garrettsville

NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Village of Hiram Ohio will accept sealed bids for a leaf machine and attached wagon that has been deemed as surplus. Items can be viewed weekdays during the hours of 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. Sealed bids are due by 12 P.M. January 13, 2017 and must be marked “Leaf Machine “. Winning bid must take both leaf machine and wagon. Bids may be dropped off in person or mailed to the Village of Hiram, Office of the Fiscal Officer, 11617 Garfield Rd., P.O. Box 65, Hiram, OH 44234. Bids will be opened January 16, 2017. Questions can be directed to 330-569-7802. The Village reserves the right to reject any and all bids. By order of Susan J. Skrovan, Fiscal Officer J a m e s M c G e e , Vi l l a g e Administrator PUBLIC NOTICE 2 0 1 7 H i r a m To w n s h i p Trustee Meetings will be held in the Hiram Township Townhall, 11616 Garfield Rd, Hiram, OH 44234 at 7 PM on January 17, 2017 followed by monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Please refer to the website for a meeting calendar.


Fun By The Numbers

Rescued Kittens in need of TLC T hese lit tle kittens are in need of some loving. They are about 14-weeks old and we’re rescued along with their Mom from the outdoors after having been abandoned. They are sweet, but definitely on the shy side. All of them are females, spayed and vaccinated. I am looking for someone to adopt any of them that would be willing to continue loving them and building up their confidence. Please call Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue 440 862 0610 or


8088 Main Street Garrettsville, OH 44231


Your name


Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box.

HEY KIDS! Here’s how the Math Corner works: Work the questions below and fill in the answers. Then clip and send before the deadline to: MATH CORNER, c/o The Weekly Villager, 8088 Main Street, Garrettsville OH 44231. Three winners will be drawn from all correct entries received. Prizes are courtesy of Garrettsville McDonald’s. Good luck. 1. Is the number 1524 divisible by 4?

Grandma’s house 30 ft x 30 ft


Leaf Guards • Clean-outs & repairs • Friendly Service FREE Estimates

answer to last week’s puzzle

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Math Corner

Professional Installation

Seamless Gutters, Ltd.

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Over 40 years in the building trades in Portage County. Very reasonable rates for seniors. 330-606-1216 or 330-2975749 2/24

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BLUE MOON KENNEL: Modern, clean pet boarding & grooming facility. Heated/airconditioned. Indoor/Outdoor runs. We are on premises 24 hrs a day. Veterinarian recommended. (330) 8982208. RUFN


Classifieds $10 for up to 20 words .20 ea additional word Deadlines are Friday by 5 pm


PUBLIC NOTICE 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL & REGULAR MEETING NOTICE OF THE JAMES A. GARFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION The 2017 Organizational Meeting & January 2017 Regular Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary Professional Development Center



VILLAGER CLASSIFIED AD FORM Send information and payment to The Villager, 8088 Main St., Garrettsville, OH 44231 Deadlines are Friday by 5 p.m. Name: ____________________________________

Phone: _____________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________ AD WILL APPEAR EXACTLY AS SUBMITTED ~ PRINT CLEARLY ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

20 yd.


Your school Ph one number

q $10 first 20 words 20c each additional word

q Boxed ad $10 per column inch





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