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Nelson Township News

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Sweet heARTS Walk Thisquilts Saturday are completely original. Pollard added, “Some of Stacy Turner Contributing Reporter Mantua - Make plans to spend this Saturday, February 11 at the Mantua Restoration Society’s first Valentine’s event. Beginning at noon, you’ll have the chance to tour the historic building while you view the work of local artisans. Several larger pieces will be sold at a live auction at 1:30, while other items on display throughout the building will be available through silent auction, which closes at 2:30. The building is located at 11741 Mantua Center Road and will be open until 5 pm. Work has been collected from a variety of local artists. Artists include Debbie Haylett, painter; Jim Trombo, photographer; Noah Blue Photography; Rene’s Re-loved Furnishings, chalk painting; Darlene Jackson, painter; Skip Schweitzer, turned wooden objects & bandsaw boxes; Stadtlander Wood Studio; Joe Leonard Gallery, Wood Carving; Liz Eustace, pet portraits & paintings; Mary Umbaugh, ceramics; and Helen Hazlett, enamel on metal bowls. According to one of the event organizers, Carole Pollard, “We anticipate having approximately 100 pieces of art and mini art quilts.” She explained that much of the art work is original, and all of the mini

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the pieces, both mini quilts and regular art work, will appeal to children; it’s never too soon to help youngsters develop an appreciation for art,” she beamed. “There is a category called “Whimsies” for pieces that people donated that were outside any category but had particular charm and were too nice or too much fun to turn away,” Pollard added. “Those pieces, like the mini quilts, will be offered as silent auction items,” she concluded. Local photographer Mike Steinberg will be providing prints as well. “I’m involved in the arts community in Chagrin Falls,” Steinberg explained, “I’ve been a photographer all my life. It wasn’t a big deal to donate, I like to support the local community. Besides,” he joked, “my wife is involved with the event, and she’d kill me if I didn’t!” Carrie and Patrick Frost have also donated items. “We are always happy to contribute in any way we can when it comes to helping our community,” they shared. “Of course, we are always interested in the arts, so the Arts Walk was just a great way for us to be involved with the Community Center at Mantua School. It’s a great opportunity to show off how many great artists live in the area,” they marveled. “We know from being involved with DMRC how hard everyone has been working to create a community center that everyone can benefit from,” the Frosts shared. “We have had so much support from the community. It’s great to have this opportunity to give back a little bit.” For more information on the event contact Carole Pollard at lionsong@roadrunner.com.

Nelson Twp. - The February 1 meeting opened with a call to order and the Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by the approval of minutes from the last meeting. Then each department head presented their reports. T he v i l lage h a s a new websit e - w w w. n e l s o n t o w n s h i p . c o m a n d e m a i l nelsontownshipohio@gmail.com. There are plans to develop the website and to use it to communicate with residents and others seeking information about Nelson. Roads are being repaired and there is still a lot of salt available for use, should it be needed. Cleanup in ditches is ongoing and residents can help the road crews by cleaning up sticks and leaves in their ditches. This will help prevent clogging of drain pipes and lessen the chance for flooding. Drainage problems have been looked into with work having been begun. More work is planned to fix problems. The township is responsible for keeping the roads clear of water and residents are responsible for their yards. The maintenance department is doing what it can to keep drainage problems to a minimum. Two-way radios in the tr ucks will be programmed so they are in sync with one another and a new hand-held radio will be purchased. These will help communication within the maintenance department. The village is looking into the purchase of a new welder too. The purchase and financing of a new one ton truck was discussed. No plans were finalized at this time. Two new tires will be purchased for the truck currently in use. The trustees accepted the resignation of the Community House caretakers and will begin a search for replacements (see ad on page 12). During this time anyone interested in renting the Community House should call 330-527-5142 and leave a message; your call will be returned. The trustees passed a motion to give permission to locate the Veterans Memorial on the west side of the Community House. This allows the committee to move forward with their plans. They will be getting advice and help for building process. Fund raisers will be planned and volunteers will be able to help. The memorial will incorporate the logos of the five branches of the military. It will also have room for 1000 names of veterans. The Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard will be celebrating its fifth year with a celebration open house on February 28 from 10am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. At the next trustees meeting a representative from the Portage County Development Board and Ross Development will be on hand to discuss possible tax abatements and economic development. The next trustee meeting will be on Wednesday February 15 at 7pm. All residents are welcome to attend.

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They’re Baaaaaaaack! The Road Apple Roubaix returns to Garrettsville, and environs for its third annual appearance, featuring cyclers from all over Northeast Ohio—and then some! From the Headwaters Trail of the Portage County Park District to quiet country roads through Amish areas (That’s the road apple part), some asphalt, lots of gravel, distances from 15 to 25 to 40 miles, flat straight-a-ways and challenging hills, it’s a day of fun for the visitors and the visited. Mark March 4, 2017 on your calendar—10 A.M. start. Things kick off with registration at Slim & Jumbo’s (High Street is a convenient location to park the bikes and/or warm up before take-off), where the start and finish are both to be found. Course maps and marked directions are available at registration and an aid station is to be set up along the way. Finishers receive the coveted Road Apple Roubaix pint glass and a T-shirt. They also get one complimentary drink, one apple-kickin’ chili, and one ticket for the raffle to be held at 2 P.M. (proceeds to selected charities); additional tickets will be available for purchase. The event is being sponsored by the Cellar Rats Brewery, the bicycle hub, Reed Financial Services and Mountain Road Cycles. Pre-registration is available @$35 until 2/26; $40 after 2/26. This is NOT a closed event. Register, participate, enjoy! A good bike, a spirit of adventure and plenty of Windham - Katherine Thomas Elementary in Windham, participated in “Pennies for Patients” a fundraiser Spandex make this an event for pedalers of all ages and to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society which ran from January 9-27. The goal was to raise $500 and skill levels. Get a group together. Show the kids how to we far surpassed that...raising $928.74. Pictured above is the KT Student Council who headed up this wonderful get out and have a good time. Watch out for them apples! fundraiser. https://roadappleroubaix.wordpress.com

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The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before August 1, 2017. Registration will take place on, Monday, March 27nd , Tuesday, March 28th and Friday March 31st, 2017. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 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.

Newton Fall Kindergarten Registration

Registration for children entering the Newton Falls Exempted Village School District for the 2017-2018 school year will be held: Feb 15, 3:00 - 8:30 p.m. and March 13 through March 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 12:30-2:30 p.m. daily. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times. It is not necessary to bring your child at this time. To be eligible for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years of age by August 1, 2017. Upon registering, you will be given an appointment to bring your child to the school in the spring for screening. Bring the following items with you when registering: Your child’s legal birth certificate;Immunization records; Proof of residency; Child’s Social Security Card and custody papers (if applicable)

Silk Flowers Needed

The James A. Garfield Art Club is in need of silk flowers to sell for their upcoming Valentine’s Day fundraiser. If you have any you’d like to donate to a great cause, please bring them to the high school office during school hours.

Schedule Your JAGHS Parent Teacher Conference Today!

James A. Garfield H.S. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 16th 3:30 to 6:30. To schedule appointments, call Mrs. Fisher at the high school at 330-5274341.

Families Anonymous Meeting

Mondays FamiliesAnonymous 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 info call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

Men on Mondays

beginning March 6 “Men on Mondays” a Men’s Bible Study will be starting on Monday, March 6th. and continuing every Monday thereafter at the “Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. We will meet at 6:45pm and end at 8:00 pm. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.

Society Of The Blind Meetings

4th Monday of Month The Portage County Society of the Blind is looking for new members The Society meets the 4th monday of the month except Jan and Feb at 2 pm at the English Pub in Ravenna 320 East Main St. It takes all of us to achieve our mission, which is to provide support and visual aids when we can. Our membership is made up of seeing , low vision and blind and it takes all of us to carry out our mission. If interested please call Jim Hammar 330-527-2855 or Dorothy Jones 330-296-4060.

BINGO

Every Tuesday ST AMBROSE CHURCH 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville-- “Early bird” at 6:45p and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45p. Great refreshments!

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TOPS Meetings

Thursdays TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna meets Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna with weigh-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and a meeting/ program following at 10:00 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is an affordable, nonprofit, weightloss support and wellness education organization. Members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, motivation and more at weekly meetings. Find out more at http://www.tops.org Please join us as we take off and keep off pounds sensibly!

BINGO At St Michael’s

Every Thursday St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

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.

American Legion Fish Fry

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.

American Legion Fish Fry

Through April 14 The Lake Milton American Legion Fish Fry is back! Serving every Friday beginning Feb 3 through April 14 from 3-7 pm at the 737 Legion Post, Milton Avenue Haddock Fish Dinner or enjoy Chicken or Shrimp, french fries, cole slaw & roll $10. Perogies - $4

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Eagles Fish Fry

Feb 10 Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry, Friday, February 10, 8149 Water Street, Garrettsville. Open to Public. Fish Dinner serving Fish, Shrimp, Chicken Tenders from 4 - 7:30pm. To Go Orders Available Call 330-527-2330

Annual Valentines Day Bingo

Feb 12 St. Michael’s Church 9736 East Center Street, Windham, OH is holding their Annual Valentine’s Day Special Bingo. Great Fun! Great Food! Great Games! February 12, 2017. Games start at 1:30pm. Refreshments, Raffles, Baked Goods, Gift Table. Your support is much appreciated!

Experience The Appalachian Trail

Feb 12 Don Havener will be sharing his experience of hiking on the Appalachian Trail on Feb 12 at Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 N Main Street, Mantua. Don’s presentation will follow a light meal served at 6 PM. Please come and enjoy this magnificent presentation with us. For more information please call the Church at 330274-2849. Looking forward to following his adventures unfold.

American Legion Aux Meeting

Feb 13 The American Legion Aux 193 will meet on Feb 13 at 1 pm at the legion hall. .

Crescent Chapter Meeting

Feb 13 The Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No 7 OES will meet on Feb 13 at 6:30 pm for a pot luck supper. The meeting follows at 7:30 pm.

Manure Happens!

Feb 15 Manure Happens! Manure and Facility Management

Nelson-Garrettsville Senior Social Club EVERY THURSDAY - 9am - Noon Nelson Community House on the Circle, SR 305 in Nelson

Schedule of Events

Feb. 9 - Salads Feb. 16 – French Toast Feb. 23 – Seniors Go to School Mar. 1 - Bingo & Doughnuts

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on Horse Properties. This FREE workshop will be held on Feb 15th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Lake Erie College - George M. Humphrey Equestrian Learning Center (8031 Morley Road, Mentor, 44060). Gain knowledge and resources from to help you reduce mud, manage manure, increase chore efficiency, improve horse health and property aesthetics, and conserve money and resources! Though this workshop is free, registration is required by Feb 10. For more info or to reserve your seat, contact Geauga SWCD at 440-8341122 ext. 2 or gprunty@ geaugaswcd.com.

RFC Yard Sale

Feb 18 Calling all “treasurer hunters” far and wide. Renaissance Family Center Yard Sale will be held on February 18th, 9 am-4 pm at 9005 Wilverne Dr.Windham, Ohio. Treasurers of every kind under one roof. You will be “amazed” at what you may find.

MSA Reverse Raffle

Feb 18 Help support Mantua Soccer Association by attending the Reverse Raffle on Feb 18 at 6 pm at the K of C, 11845 SR 44 in Mantua. $75 per ticket provides admission for 2 adults, 1 entry into grand prize drawing ($1,000), dinner, drinks and dancing. Contact MSA at mantuasoccer@ gmail.com.

Sorting Out The Singers

Feb 19 Join music professor/naturalist Dr. Lisa Rainsong on Sunday, February 19, for The Music of Birdsong: Sorting Out the Singers at The West Woods Nature Center. From 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Dr. Rainsong will present on which techniques used in music training and appreciation classes can provide valuable tools for identification of birds and

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Film Group To Meet

Feb 20 On Monday, Feb 20th, at 10:30am, Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us 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 24 minute video this month is “Guided Visualization: Working with the healing power of your immune system.” If you are interested in the video followed by 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.

Free Community Meal

Feb 20 Christ Lutheran, 10827 N. Main Street, Mantua, will be holding their monthly Free Community Meal on Feb 20. We will serve between 5 and 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors. See you there.

New Ladies Group-All welcome!!

Feb 25 Do you want to become part of something bigger than yourself? Do you want to be inspired? If this sounds like you, then come and bring a friend! There is a new group starting at the Cellar Door Coffee shop in Garrettsville called “Revival in the Country”. Ladies from all walks of life are welcome. We will be meeting the 4th Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. The meeting is free. The first meeting is on Feb. 25. There will be music and sharing and of course some coffee!! The speaker’s theme is “Forgiveness- your roadmap to freedom” We will meet on the lower level.

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Eyes To The Sky When Observatory Park unveils its restoration of the historic Nassau Astronomical Observing Station later this year, eyes regionally will turn to the International Dark Sky Park’s gorgeous night skies. Please join us in an early celebration of this event as Geauga Park District unveils its new community art exhibition, Eyes to the Sky: The Art of Astronomy, during a special Meet the Artists event on Sunday, February 12, 2 to 4 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center. Inspiration for public Eyes to the Sky entries was anything astronomy – both realistic interpretations and science fiction! Artwork includes drawing/painting, photography, other media and pieces by children under age 15. After opening night, Eyes to the Sky will remain on display through April 24 daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is always free. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.

NGCC Anniversary Open House

Feb 25 Anniversary Open House. Please join us as we celebrate Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard’s 5-year anniversary at our open house on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00am2:00pm. Come see how it all started and how far we have come in our mission to “Shut The Door On Hunger” in our community. Bring a non-perishable food donation! NGCC, 10661 Highland Avenue (additional parking available at St. Ambrose Church).

Community Dinner at RFC

Feb 23 They’re back. The Baptist are at it again. Beginning February 23rd, 5-6:30 pm the Garrettsville Baptist Church will be cooking the Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center. First comes the Garrettsville Baptist Church followed in March by the Hope Baptist of Windham. Let the games begin. Best cook wins so come and eat both meals, then cast your vote for the winner.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Chuck & Wilma Holka

Feb. 25 Friends of Chuck and Wilma Holka will host a benefit at Freedom Town Hall, 8966 S.R. 700 to help pay for the couple’s medical expenses. The event includes a spaghetti and meatball dinner with sides, desserts, and a drink, a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, and live music. Tickets are $10 or $8 for ages 55 and older. Children under 5 eat free. Call 330-326-6073.

Summer Steak Fry In February

Feb 25 The best way to chase away the Winter blues is with a Summer cookout, right? So come to the St. Ambrose K of C “Summer Steak Fry in February” on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 4:00 pm - (approx.) 7:30 pm. Cost is $15/person or $25/couple ($50/family max.) - cash, check or MC/ Visa. Please call 527-4105 to reserve your dinner. One of the Knights will be taking names after all Masses (so we can purchase the correct # of steaks). 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Feb 26 Windham School Scholarship Spaghetti & Meatball dinner, Hosted by Windham American Legion Women’s Auxiliary #674. Feb 26, 2 pm - 5 pm, 9960 E. Center Street, Windham. Children under 5 free, 6-12 $5.00. Dinnner includes Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad Bread, Dessert & Coffee or Tea. Price $8.00. Call 330-326-3188.

Road Apple Roubaix

March 4 The Road Apple Roubaix is coming back to Garrettsville on March 4 starting at 10am. This is the opportunity to tour some of the quiet, less-travelled back roads out in Amish country, some gravel roads and the gravel Headwater’s Trail…JUST BEWARE OF THE ROAD APPLES on those back country roads! There will be three routes which include a beginner-friendly 14.5 mile trip (mainly on the Headwater’s Trail), and a 25 and 40 mile option which both include “Heckle-Hill” and plenty of gravel segments. All participants will be provided with a free t-shirt, free pint glass, a free drink for that glass, a bowl of chili and a free raffle ticket to our large raffle. For more information and to sign-up, check out- https:// roadappleroubaix.wordpress. com.

Book Review Group

March 6 The Monthly Book Review and Discussion group meets at the YMCA the 1st Monday each month at 10:30am at the Garrettsville Y. A book is not required - it will be presented by Dr J Patella. THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS. One of the most detailed afterdeath communications ever recorded takes you on an unprecedented journey into the mysteries of life beyond death.

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A Matter Of Balance

Are you concerned about falling? Interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength? Falls are preventable, and this class can make a difference! Matter of Balance Classes will be held on Fridays, March 3 until April 28, 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. at the Burton Health Care Center, 14095 E. Center St, Burton, Ohio 44021. By attending A Matter of Balance Class you will learn to manage concerns about falls and you will: • Set realistic goals for staying active • Learn how to stay safe at home • Complete exercises to increase strength and balance • Learn how to identify and control your fear of falling The Matter of Balance Class is brought to you by University Hospitals Geauga Medical Campus, Windsor House at Burton Health Care Center, Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Geauga County Department on Aging. To register please call Dawn Damante 440-214-3180 This class is free for registered seniors! Space is limited

GCRTA Announces Availability of Applications for Annual Grant-in-Aid Program The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association has applications available for their Grant-in-Aid annual Financial Assistance Program to deserving college seniors. Applicants must be enrolled in the college of education, and be student teaching in the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition, interested persons must have resided in Geauga County or be a graduate of a Geauga County high school. Completed applications for the $1500.00 grants must be submitted by May 20, 2017. To obtain an application, please contact Marlene Napalo at 11850 Fowlers Mill Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024, or by phone @ 440-279-0504. Award selections will be announced in July, and the presentations will be made in August at the annual GCRTA picnic.

Benefit dinner for Jeff and Lisa Miller of Windham The Spaghetti Dinner at the Windham United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, February 18 from 4:30-7:00 and will benefit Jeff and Lisa Miller of Windham. Jeff was recently diagnosed with a Grade II Oligoastrocytoma Glioma, a rare but slow growing tumor of the brain. Drs were able to remove 90-95% of the tumor in early January and Jeff anticipates starting chemotherapy and radiation in the next few weeks. He has also consented to participate in a brain tumor research study, a true testament to his amazing character to want to help Drs better understand this type of tumor and be able to lend help to others in the future. Benefits from this dinner will go to offset medical expenses. The spaghetti dinner will include salad, bread, beverage and homemade desserts. Cost of the dinner for adults will be $8.00; children 5-12 yrs will be $5.00; children under age of 5 yrs old will be free. The Windham UM Church is located at 9051 N. Main St. in Windham.

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On Friday, Feb. 10, Kent State University at Trumbull, its Jurisprudence Organization (composed of students with a collective interest in criminal justice), and Rock4Reason are hosting a benefit silent raffle auction and pasta dinner for Celeste Rodgers and her son Jaden. Rodgers, a Kent State Trumbull student and active member of the Jurisprudence Organization, was recently told that her ten-year-old son, Jaden, has terminal Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive type of brain cancer. Jaden is a fourth grade student at John F. Kennedy Catholic School. “We all love Celeste and Jaden is the smartest, sweetest kid,” said Abby Krafcik, Kent State Trumbull student and president of the Jurisprudence Organization. “She gives so much time and energy to this community. We hope that we are able to give back.” Proceeds from this special event will go to medical and living expenses for the family during this difficult time. The benefit will be held 5-8 p.m. in the Student Union and Lower Commons at Kent State University at Trumbull’s Classroom/Administration Building which is located at 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W. in Warren. Tickets for the pasta dinner, prepared by Sam’s Pizza in Newton Falls, can be purchased at the event for $6. Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ, Frank Lindsay. Lindsay is Manager, Information Technology at Kent State University at Trumbull and co-founder of Rock4Reason. Rock4Reason is a local non-profit that is dedicated to provide financial and therapeutic support through the power of music to families impacted by cancer and to community agencies providing care for cancer and/or terminally ill patients. For anyone who cannot attend the event, but wishes to give, visit Jaden’s GoFundMe page, https://www. gofundme.com/jadens-medical-fund.

Mixed Media Notebook Cover Workshop Coming In March

A mixed media artistic notebook cover workshop which will be instructed by Linda Davis will be held at the Portage County Gardeners’ 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Saturday March 4, 2017 at 10 a.m.-noon. Call Leslie Geer 330-678-5022 for pre-payment of $15.00 and registration. Deadline for registration is February 25, 2017. There is only room for 12 people- call now. You will need to bring: a sewing machine (with straight and zigzag ability) or one with built in decorative stitches; 80/12 needle; extension cord; black marker (permanent); 3 spools of thread of your choice of color. Note: Background fabric is light in color- Varigated thread makes a nice contrast. A kit prepared by the instructor will be included in the cost of the class. In this class you will be sewing, embellishing, using new techniques and having fun. Hope to see you there.

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of Garrettsville. In his road report, Tony reported that that were was flooding on several township roads on January 12th due to heavy rains. A portion of the berm on upper Asbury was washed away. The road crew has been patching roads with cold patch. He also reported that a new battery was needed and replaced on the Ford one ton. The battery was purchased from Kepich Ford for $110 after the old battery was prorated. Tony also reported that the igniter on the natural gas heater at the garage had to be replaced and was purchased from Cain Heating. Tony noted that Silco will be coming to do the annual fire extinguisher inspections. The fiscal officer reported a notice of a reception at the Winter Conference that will be held by NOPEC at the Crowne Plaza. Tax exempt forms were issued to the Trustees who will attend the conference. Trustee Martin reviewed the year-end report of the Fire District. He also stated that the Fire Board officers for 2017 will be the same as 2016. The fire Board approved pay raises for the employees and clerk. Trustee Zizka reported the year-end number of calls for the EMS in 2016. Officers for the EMS Board for 2017 are John Zizka, Chairman; Jeff Kaiser, Vice-Chairman. EMS employees received 60 cent per hour raises across the board. The clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salary was increased to $1,400 monthly. The board is working on employee evaluations. Trustee Zizka shared with the board copies of letters he had sent to Mr. Kuntz and Mr. Ballentine, along with lists of Commercial Appraisers regarding Public Square. In new business, a discussion took place on the disposition of the old arm chairs that are stored in the old garage. A motion was made by Trustee Zizka and seconded by Trustee Martin to dispose of the old chairs-motion carried. Mr. Grafton suggested that the Freedom Historical Society might be interested in the chairs if the Township is successful in obtaining the Corpening property on S.R. 303 for their use. During the meeting, warrants & EFTs, #8766-#8777 in the amount of $7,527.59 were presented to the trustees for approval and ordered paid by signature. A motion was made by Trustee Martin and seconded by Trustee Derthick to adjourn the regular township meeting at 9:04 p.m.

Concealed Carry Fashion Show and Documentary Filming The group REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is pleased to announce that their event â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Concealed Carry Fashion Showâ&#x20AC;? has been selected as the topic for an A&E - Viceland Documentary. Suffecool, Director of the not-for-profit group REALIZE firearms awareness coalition was notified that Viceland wanted to feature a show in the United States for season two of their series â&#x20AC;&#x153;States of Undressâ&#x20AC;?, and selected the Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not-for-profit and their concealed-carry fashion show, as it fit the bill. Ohio is not just the heart of it all, but in pro-gun fashion it may be the center of it all, at least as far as February 19th goes, when gun enthusiast will gather in Independence, Ohio for a day of fashion, firearms and film crews. Women have been exercising their purchasing power in firearms for over a decade and on February 19th at 2 pm the Holiday Inn in Independence Ohio will welcome two his-and-hers activities, including the Concealed Carry Fashion Show, and the Greater Cleveland Friends of NRA banquet. Gone are the days when a manufacturer could take a chunky black product, color it pink camo and call it a product for women. Women not only buy guns, they demand products that are functional and fashionable. Both men and women want to store and transport their guns safely but they have different needs in fashion and usability, based on ergonomics and body type. So REALIZE F.A.C. (REALIZEfac.com) has organized the fashion show to expose some fifty unique concealed carry items. The show will go on with the modeling help of Bob Golic- former Cleveland Browns player, Michelle Cerino â&#x20AC;&#x201C; editor of Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outdoor News and Charlie Cook of

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Freedom Twp. - After the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman John Zizka called the regular township meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2016. The meeting was being taped to facilitate the written minutes. Once the minutes are approved the tape will be reused. Meeting minutes from the December 17, 2016 special meeting, December 29 year end meeting and the January 5 organizational and regular meetings were approved as well as the minutes from the January 9 inventory meeting. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Stan Lawrence, Zoning Commission Chairman addressed the trustees concerning the Zoning Amendments from calendar year 2011 to the present. The Commission has requested from the Fiscal Officer any amendments passed by the Board of Trustees during that time period to be able to cross check with the current Zoning Resolution. The Zoning Commission is also concerned that recent amendments have not been sent to the Portage County Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Zoning Inspector Rich Gano reported that he had discussions with Daniel Grafton, Jr. regarding an open basement on Vair Road. Mr. Grafton, Jr. agreed to fill in the basement when the weather improves. Trustee Derthick advised that the matter has been resolved. Ms. Carol Petersen of Nichols Road was concerned with the time constraints for her obtaining a Zoning Certificate as a result of her favorable BZA decision. The Zoning Commission would like to finish reviewing the Zoning Resolution before considering going ahead with a Land Use Plan. Trustee Zizka presented to the Board a letter of resignation received from BZA member Jeff Rinearson stating it was due other personal commitments. The letter of resignation was accepted along with the following motion by Trustee Zizka and seconded by Trustee Martin to appoint John Evans (an alternate BZA member) to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Rinearson due to expire on December 31, 2017. The motion carried. The Fiscal Officer will be asked to advertise the two vacant BZA alternate positions in the Weekly Villager

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#GunGram fame- the guy with a Glock and a Trumpet. Other models include men and women representing a variety of body types. A&Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Channel Viceland will be on scene to film segments for their documentary series titled States of Undress. Having visited Russia, China, and the Congo, host Haile Gates and the documentary crew is now focused on Ohio to cover how fashion empowers women in the distinctly American 2nd Amendment culture. With the help of Amanda Suffecool founder of REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition, Halie met up with local gals Erica Spencer and Gina Spaller to talk concealed carry, learn about firearm safety, and watch Erica shoot a stage of USPSA pistol. Halie and crew set out to examine â&#x20AC;&#x153;global fashion and issues the industry often ignores, showing us what the world wears, and whyâ&#x20AC;? in Ohio by spending some time in the Radio Studio with Amanda and Rob Campbell as they hosted their live weekly Eye On The Target Radio (EyeOnTheTargetRadio.com) that airs from 7-10pm on Sunday evening on WHLO 100.1 FM Akron/Kent and the same time on Monday on KRMA internet radio. Halie took her first shots down range and walked through the firearms purchase process. REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is worked to expose others to the 2nd Amendment lifestyle through pro-gun sports, safety, and community necessary to support the pro-gun, pro-concealed-carry lifestyle. They do it through radio, public seminars and now, through a TV documentary. The live fashion show has space, and we would like to invite you to be part of the audience. Tickets and information are available through the website www. REALIZEfac.com. N.E. Ohio Friends of the N.R.A. banquet tickets can be purchased through their website www.friendsofNRA.org.

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Nelson Twp., OH Donald Crawford, age 90, of Nelson, OH passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Don was born on March 24, 1926 in Cleveland, OH to Harry and Christine Crawford. He g radu ated f rom Clevelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Collinwood High and immediately enlisted in the army. He was sent overseas to Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Po Valley where he served until the end of WWII. In 1953, he was introduced at a party to June Boenig. The two Together Again hit it off immediately and were married October 17 of the same year. They moved to Nelson in 1961 where they raised three children. He worked as the Supervisor of Tool Design at Terex in Hudson until his retirement in 1981. Don loved to travel, touring the US throughout his lifetime, especially trips out West and to visit friends and family in Florida. The entire family took a trip to Washington, DC when he was 80 and he amazed everyone by climbing to the top of the lookout tower at Gettysburg. He was able to walk through the WWII Monument with his two grandchildren and recounted stories of his service for them. Don spent as much time as possible working outdoors and the thousands of daffodils that come up every spring around their pond are testament to his love of gardening. He enjoyed cooking and was always trying new recipes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his stuffed French toast was a favorite. He was an avid Indians fan and never missed watching a game. He was also an OSU football fan and had travelled with friends to games all around the Big 10. The Crawfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Day picnics were legendary and friends loved to visit them in the country. His was a life well-lived. Donald was preceded in death by his wife June in 2014 after 60 years of marriage. He is survived by his children Donald Paul (Linda Hunt) Crawford of Garrettsville, Patricia (James) Maynard of Sunrise, FL and John (Amy) Crawford of Garrettsville; grandchildren Kaitlyn Maynard and Christian Crawford; nephews Leonard, Steven and Mitchell Zimmer and niece June Zimmer. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Ohio Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home in Sandusky for their dedication and care of Don for the past months. A Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors was held Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 12:00 pm at Mallory-DeHavenCarlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, Pastor Daniel Caruso officiating. Calling hours were held Monday, Feb. 6 from 5:00-7:00 pm and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial was at Park Cemetery in Garrettsville.

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Garrettsville - Hiram Rotary Report Iva Walker | Columnist

It being the first meeting of the month of February, the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram met in Calâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville, on 2/6/17 to focus on the following business : Welcome back to president Delores McCumbers, just returned from her trip to India as part of a Rotary program supporting NIDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;National Immunization Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;when some ten thousand persons were immunized. Her impressions of the event were vivid. Discussion concerning prospective projects, the vision required, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;movers & shakersâ&#x20AC;? to be invited to share in and support said projects, identification of the phases involved in development, assessment of public interest, cost estimates, public presentations, establishing a date and time of a meeting to begin working on all of these elements. The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday morning, 2/15/17, at the Cellar Door, for those interested. Tom Collins reported briefly on a meeting with the DMRC and with Mayor Rick Patrick and on the prospective entrance to the Headwaters Trail across from the Sky Plaza. He reminded that the Portage County Park District will be working on resurfacing the Headwaters Trail, probably this summer. The next meeting of the G-H Rotary will be held at the Cellar Door, with a pizza lunch catered by Calâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;noon, 2/13/17

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Freedom Twp - Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with a friend or neighbor at the Freedom Twp Historical Society Meeting February 14 at 1 PM at the Freedom Community Center. We’d LOVE to see you there! Since we became incorporated in December, we’ll hopefully be finalizing our constitution and by-laws. Also on the agenda are plans for our upcoming programs and projects. Feel free to share your ideas by phone if you are unable to attend. What would you like to learn about or share with us? Call Judy at 330-527-7669 to share your thoughts. Our monthly meeting times will change to 7 PM starting with the April 11 meeting. Check us out on Facebook at Freedom Twp Then and Now; lots of interesting pictures, stories and memories are posted.

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After working for other autobody companies he decided to go into business for himself. He started at his home and worked out of his garage. His business continued to grow and he built a bigger garage. Then he outgrew that and purchased the building that has become Protec. He has about 28 years in the autobody business and has plans for developing Protec. His employee Jack has 42 years in the business and years ago Jack’s father started the shop where Protec is located. Protec gets work from the area close to Garrettsville and from as far away as Chardon and Cleveland. They can do all body work and painting for any make of vehicle. The work they do comes with a written lifetime warranty. Rich has kept up with changes in technology as well. Protec has a computerized paint system. They were the first shop in Ohio to get the Touch Mix XI which allows them to color match any car. They have state of the art diagnostic equipment that enables them to scan every vehicle before and after the work. This includes work on seatbelts, air bags, steering components and other computerized parts of a car. Over the years the business has become more high tech and Rich has kept up with the changes. Rich is glad to be a part of Garrettsville. He likes the town and its people. He plans to stay and develop his business. He expects the area and business to grow. He cares about doing quality work for his customers. Protec can do all the work a dealer can do and they can grow and add two more bays. They work on domestic, foreign and classic cars. They can be found on Facebook. If your car or truck is in need of body work or restoration visit them or give them a call at 330-527-4060.

Thorton Tapped For Induction Into Hall of Fame Freedom Twp. - Local Freedom resident Pete Thornton was recently tapped for induction into the National Pinto Horse Association Individual Hall of Fame. The induction will follow a banquet awards dinner Friday March 3 as part of the annual Pinto Convention held March 1-4 in Oklahoma City, OK. Pete and his wife Judy will be motoring to OK and hope to do some birding (weather permitting) en route. For Thornton, love of horses runs in the family and still does. Pete grew up in Aurora where his father Chuckie founded the Aurora Mustangers 4-H Club; Pete’s sister Char is still an active trail rider. Daughter Julie actively shows her miniature horses and pony. Fourth generation granddaughter, 9 year old Kimberly, is also well-known in the show ring where she shows her miniature in driving classes as well as halter, trail-in-hand, and color events. Pete, a rural letter carrier (mailman) in Aurora for 40 years, retired in 1999 when he traded his mailbags for saddlebags. The Thornton family moved to Freedom in 1999 en masse; the Thornton compound was formed when both son Russell & wife Jodi and daughter Julie & husband Dan all bought adjacent land on Nichols Rd. Pete then began a new career as a barn builder, farm manager, foal imprinter, and most importantly grandpapa. Four grandkids keep a family man pretty busy. Granddaughters Mikayla and Emma were the first family leadliners followed shortly by granddaughters Kimberly and Hwong Tao. In his spare time, he works seasonally at a local tree farm and corn maze. His nonhorse hobbies include birding and stamp collecting. Thornton began his Pinto career at 52 years of age when he purchased his first Pinto pony, My Sofisticated Lady, in 1992 and exhibited her at the National Show in Tulsa, OK, just three weeks later. He showed her in jumping-in-hand classes (his favorite event). Their success led to necessity of his providing the jumps for Ohio Pinto shows. Consequently, he created his own line of adjustable jumps, duplicated by other clubs, to meet National Pinto guidelines. To this day, he hauls all the jumps and trail equipment to every Ohio show & Regionals where he and a faithful crew setup, maintain, and tear down the

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Spotlight On Local Small Business - Protec Autobody & Restoration Garrettsville - Protec Autobody and Restoration started in December 2016 by Rich McMillen. Rich was already doing car repairs and autobody work in Mantua and bought the existing business at 10305 Liberty Street in Garrettsville when it became available. Rich has been working on cars and trucks since he was fourteen years old. Over the years his knowledge of the business and appreciation for restoration work has grown. His love of cars and working on them has carried over to his personal life too. He has a collection of classic and restored cars. He especially likes the 1955-57 Chevys. He is currently working on a 1962 Ford Thunderbird convertible and 1937 Ford. Working on cars is more than just a job for him.

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trail and jump classes. Pete has served as an Ohio Pinto director for 25 yea r s where he also IS the nominating and t rophy com m it tee; i n addition he secures sponsors for the Ohio Pinto shows. With w i fe Ju d y’s help, he was instrumental in planning and hosting the Pinto National Convention when it was held in Cleveland. At the local level, he has hosted informal trail and jump clinics for 4-H groups and teaches Brownies and preschoolers proper and basic horse care . He has spent time working with special needs children, an autistic 4-H club and all the neighborhood kids.

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It was “Hearts and Flowers” nearly all the way at the recent (February 2, 2017) meeting of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville. The meeting was held in the Professional Development Room in the James A. Garfield Elementary School, with Karen Ziarko and Lucy Galayde serving as hostesses for the evening. The roll call was answered by recollections of “puppy love” and included crushes on movie stars and kindergarten heartthrobs, passing fancies and enduring friendships, adolescent attractions and canine cuties. Fascinating tales were included. A reminder was announced that the next meeting—February 16—will be held at the Garrettsville community Family Y and will feature an introduction to chair yoga as the program. Gayle Gergely and Pat Fisher will be the hostesses. A nominating committee for the selection of officers to be voted on to serve in the club year 2017-2018 will consist of Leah Schultz, Carol Torda and Jan Chalker. There was a brief discussion concerning reimbursement for program presenters; this was tabled until the next meeting. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, the segue into the program presented by talented member, Maureen See, was an easy transition. Tables were arrayed with a variety of materials for making cards of every description, from brown corrugated squares with matching envelopes to glitter hearts in all sizes. There were stamps and ribbons, glue and stamp pads, colored floral swatches and scissors...a treasure trove for the creative , and even the adventure-challenged. A selection of fruits, nuts, candies and cookies, as well as coffee fueled the activities, and the resulting handiworks were admired by all. Clean-up went quickly too. Love that.

Family First Night Coming In March

Ted Lysiak | J.A. Garfield Superintendent On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Garfield Schools will celebrate something very dear to us…our families. This first annual “Family First Night” will be held in our community. Throughout the school year our lives become extremely hectic, which often causes us to sacrifice our family time in order to accomplish everything in our busy schedules. We know that strong families make the Garfield community, schools and, most importantly, our students more successful. For this reason we want to set aside the time to honor our families. Please join me in celebrating the family by taking time to clear your schedules and spend an evening together as a family. We have instructed our staff to take advantage of this time and gather with their families as well. To help, there will be no homework given on this evening, no projects or tests due the next day and our coaches will cancel practices, unless they are competing in state tournaments. There will be no evening activities at the school on March 8th. We also ask that our local youth organizations join us and cancel their activities this evening. Plan to eat dinner together, play a board game or take a walk as a family. Family is something to be treasured and celebrated. Thank you for your continued support of the James A. Garfield Schools. Take advantage of this evening and celebrate your family.

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Garrettsville Library’s February Programs Reed Memorial Library Programs The Garrettsville Library has a number of great Genealogy Research Workshop library programming during the month of February, beginning with the next Crafting with Marian program on Saturday, February 18 from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Learn how to made decorative glass coasters using ceramic tiles and Sharpie markers. This program is free and open to all adults. There is a $5 deposit fee that will be returned the day of the program. On Tuesday, February 21 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm, the Book Discussion Club will meet to discuss Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. This is the true story of nine working-class boys who brought hope and teamwork to the global stage during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Author uses personal journals and photographs to tell their story. Copies of this title are available at the Reference Desk. And on Monday, February 27 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm, local organic farmer, Matt Herbruck of Birdsong Farm in Garrettsville, will discuss farming, the meaning and benefits of organic farming, and will share tips on healthy eating while sourcing food locally. Herbruck studied sustainable agriculture in college, and operated his own organic farm in Maine for 14 years before relocating to Ohio in 2009 to purchase the old Rand dairy farm on Wheeler Road in 2009. Call 330-527-4378 to register for all or any of these programs or for any additional information.

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R avenna—On Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m., adults and teens interested in researching their family history is invited to Reed Memorial Library for a special genealogy workshop. Bring your genealogy questions and research and we will help you get on the path to finding your family history suing resources available at the library. This workshop is open to seasoned genealogists along with the complete novice. Registration is required for this program. To register, please call (330) 296-2827 (ext. 200).

R avenna - Kids in grades K-5 are invited to join us at Reed Memorial Library on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. to construct a LEGO creation. This club meets on the first Tuesday of every month. The library will provide the tools to build, participants will provide the imagination! No registration is required for this free event. For more information, please call the Children’s Department (330) 296-2827 (ext. 300).

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R avenna - Reed Memorial Library’s adult coloring program will return on Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and classical music to help de-stress from your daily life. All materials will be provided. No registration is required for this event. For more information, please call (330) 296-2827 (ext. 200). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266.

R avenna - National bestselling author and Agatha Award winner, Amanda Flower, will be at Reed Memorial Library on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss her latest release, Prose and Cons. Amanda will share a behind-the-scenes look at her writing process along with anecdotal stories. Copies of her book will also be available to purchase. Amanda Flower is the author of over 15 different titles including the Appleseed Creek mysteries, which are set in Ohio’s Amish Country. Amanda Flower also writes the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery series under the pseudonym Isabella Alan. No register is required for this free author visit.

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“Southern Soul” Comes to Garrettsville

Mary Hannah | Contributing Reporter Garrettsville - One of the perks of being a contributing reporter for this paper, is being privy to new businesses coming to Garrettsville. I had the opportunity to interview Kayla McGinnis, the proprietor of Southern Soul, a shop opening soon in The Farley Building, 8052 State Street. Growing up in Mantua, Kayla appreciates Garrettsville’s small town atmosphere and the friendliness of the folks who live and shop here. The excitement in her voice was overwhelming as she was finally realizing her dream of owning a business. Providing repurposed items and handmade gifts will be a welcome addition to rebuilding Garrettsville. Some of the items you’ll find in Southern Soul include homemade signs, candles, baby onesies, pillows, and furniture. Jamie Harper of Old Harper Hill LLC will be providing a display of organic body creams, deodorants and shaving needs. Emily’s Soaps will also be available. Kayla will also be offering “Sip & Sign” classes. These classes allow each participant to make a custom sign with mud paint, milk paint or vinyl lettering. Coffee and snacks are provided or you can bring your own wine to “Sip & Sign” the night away. Private classes will be available for 5 or more. She will also offer the classes to the general public with no attendee limit. (Be sure to keep your eyes open for when these classes start!) Southern Soul will open on March 2nd, with the Grand Opening on March 3rd. Normal business hours will be Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 – 5:00. For more information, please contact Kayla at kayhurdbb@gmail. com. Please join us in welcoming this new venture to Garrettsville!

Hiram College Tax Volunteers Provide Free Tax Filing for Those Eligible Hiram – To help save taxpayers a little extra money this year, a group of Hiram College accounting students called the Hiram College Tax Volunteers is again partnering with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to offer free tax filing assistance through the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB). Free tax filing assistance will be available to most families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $95,000 or less and without having Schedule C, D, E and F items. Single or head of household filers will have to have an Adjusted Gross Income of $65,000 or less. The schedule restrictions for married families also applies. “The Hiram College Tax Volunteers is not only a worthwhile way for our accounting and financial management students to gain practical experience in putting their course learning to work, but also gives them an opportunity to use their talents to give back to the community,” says Richard Mole, CPA, visiting assistant professor of accounting and financial management at Hiram College and the Volunteers’ mentor. Mole points out that the Hiram College Tax Volunteers work under the supervision of a professor from the Accounting and Financial Management Department. All Hiram College Tax Volunteers receive training and exam certification in income tax preparation by the OBB before they are named program counselors. Hiram College has partnered with the OBB to bring this program to the public for the past five years. To make an appointment with Hiram College Tax Volunteers, contact Dana Lyon at www.lyonda@ hiram.edu. Appointments for tax filing are available on Saturdays through April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hiram College’s Kennedy Center.

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News from the Portage County Local Emergency Planning Committee Ravenna - For the Portage County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the safety of residents requires a strong partnership with communities and businesses to handle emergencies involving the release of hazardous chemicals. Carrying out state and federal responsibilities, the LEPC receives annual chemical inventory reports from local businesses and industries that utilize hazardous chemicals or store them on site, according to Ryan Shackelford, director of the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. PCOHS/EM, a department of Portage County Commissioners, is the county administrative agency for the LEPC. “We have roughly 95 chemical facilities in Portage County and 43 use or store Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS). Even with reportable quantities, not all facilities create a significant hazard to the community. What is important is that we partner with companies and know the hazards at their sites in order to be prepared,” said Shackelford. “The level of risk depends on many factors included in the hazard analysis for each facility. Some facilities have a significant hazard while others would not cause a concern in the event of a release,” Shackelford added. Some examples of reportable chemicals found in Portage County are ammonia, chlorine and herbicides. The LEPC members include elected officials and representatives from local governments, PCOHS/ EM, police and fire departments, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, the Portage County Combined General Health District, Ohio EPA, as well as company representatives. The committee meets 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of alternating months at the Portage County Emergency Operations Center, 8240 Infirmary Rd., Ravenna. The meetings are public. The most recent meeting was Feb. 1. The LEPC works year-round on activities to stay prepared for emergencies, Shackelford outlined. The committee sponsors educational forums for local companies, updates safety plans with local safety forces and initiates training exercises. The committee works closely with the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Team, an expert group of local firefighters trained to respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials. The team is led by Kent Fire Department Lt. Craig Peeps. Following the Bhopal, India, Union Carbide plant explosion, the Emergency Planning and Community

St. Joseph Parish in Mantua Invites Men to their 1st Renewal Mantua - St. Joseph’s parish in Mantua is holding their first Men’s Renewal February 18 and February 19 on their parish grounds at 11045 St. Joseph Boulevard, Mantua, Ohio 44255. The Men’s Renewal is a two-day gathering of Christian Men (Catholic and Non- Catholic) coming together in faith to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and other Christian men. The weekend will begin at 8:00 a.m. On Saturday, February 18 and conclude with Mass on Sunday afternoon, February 19. During the weekend, participants can expect time for prayer, reflection, many laughs, fellowship, and good food. For more information, interested men may call Doug Englehart at 330-958-2489 or Bill Custer at 440-3434579. You may also email the Men’s Renewal Team at MenOfStJosephMantua@gmail.com. The men on the renewal team have participated in a previous men’s renewal from another parish. They have been meeting since September to make the weekend lifechanging and memorable for all participants. An online registration form is available at https://goo. gl/5sUQ4m or a link is available on their parish website http://www.StJosephMantua.com

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This November 2015 tanker accident on State Route 5 in Paris Township involved hazardous materials. The Portage County Local Emergency Planning Committee works year round with the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, local first responders including the Portage County Hazardous Materials Team (Hazmat Team), local governments and businesses to prepare for these types of emergencies.

Right to Know Act (EPCRA) was passed as Title III of the Superfund and Reauthorizations Act of 1986. The EPCRA Program was established with two main goals in mind for local and state officials: to facilitate and promote planning for chemical emergencies and to provide information to the public about the chemicals used, stored and released into their communities. Shortly after that, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3750 was enacted. It provides guidance and authority to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) to reduce the chance of hazardous chemical releases and to minimize any harmful impact they may have on the local community. The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) establishes thirteen exercise objectives the LEPC must meet within a four-year exercise cycle to test the validity of the county’s Chemical Response Plan. Portage County has met these requirements for over twenty years and is looking to enhance planning with newer technology such as Geographic Information Systems or GIS. Beyond facilities, the LEPC also takes into account transportation routes, including highways and rail lines within the county, Shackelford pointed out. The amount of hazardous chemicals present on transportation routes is not taken lightly. Both train and truck traffic may present a significant risk to the county that can be extremely difficult to plan for due to the wide variety of hazardous materials being transported across the county at any given time. The LEPC and PCOHS/EM encourage residents to take advantage of EPCRA to understand the hazards within your community or facilities nearby. Information about local facilities can be requested through the LEPC Information Coordinator at 330-297-3609. The time to prepare for a chemical incident, as well as all other hazards present in your community, is now. To build a plan for your family or business, please visit www.Ready.gov or the Portage Prepares web page, www.co.portage.oh.us/portageprep/. Follow the Portage Prepares social media on Facebook or Twitter.

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Welcome to Destination Aurora. News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. This time of year, things are a little quiet in Aurora. There are not a lot of community events and happenings going on. So, over the next couple of months, I’m going to introduce you some wonderful businesses that call Aurora home. I’m mainly going to focus on businesses that are unique to Aurora and the area in general. Hopefully, this will help you discover some of the hidden gems that can be found in Aurora, Ohio. Need a hotel for an overnight guest? Looking for a venue to host a wedding reception or corporate event? Or, perhaps you just need a weekend of pampering? Aurora has several establishments that can accommodate all your needs. The Aurora Inn is located in the heart of Aurora. The Aurora Inn has recently undergone extensive restoration and remodeling. Featuring 66 guest rooms, it is also home to the Six Horses Tavern and the Cutting Board Restaurant. Visit www.AuroraInn.com for more info. The Bertram Inn and Conference Center boasts all the amenities of an acclaimed resort. Guests enjoy spacious rooms that are nicely appointed. The property also features two award winning restaurants-the elegant Leopard Restaurant and the more casual Paws. The Bertram is located just a little north of town on Route 43. Please visit www.BertramInn.com. Both of these properties can accommodate corporate events, wedding receptions, family reunions, and other events. If you are looking for something on a smaller scale with a more B&B experience, Walden and Mario’s will be able to accommodate you. The highly rated Inn Walden is your personal sanctuary and romantic retreat. The property includes the renowned Spa Walden, OM Yoga Studio and the very popular Walden Golf Club. The Barn, Blue Ribbon Café, and The Club round out the dining options. Inn Walden is located at 1119 Aurora-Hudson Road. Their website is www.YourWalden.com. Mario’s is an upscale spa hotel offering a rustic chic restaurant and bar. Mario’s is across from the Aurora Inn on Route 82. Please visit www.Marios-spa.com for more info. Are you up for a day of shopping? Aurora boasts some fabulous shopping opportunities. Of course, the largest shopping area in Aurora is Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. In addition to many name brand stores like The Gap, Nike, Carter’s, Calvin Klein, Levis, North Face, Eddie Bauer, and Skechers, Aurora Farms is also home to some very unique specialty stores. Shop Harry and David for tasty gourmet treats. Yankee Candle will delight your olfactory senses with their wonderful candles. Malley’s Chocolates has the cure for your sweet tooth with their decadent chocolate

The Bristol Public Library, in collaboration with The Baltimore Life Companies, is offering free safety smart cards for children ages 2 months to 18 years. On Thursday, February 9th and Monday, February 13th, a representative of Baltimore Life will be at the library from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. As a public service, Baltimore Life is providing your child’s photograph and fingerprint on an ID card. Parents or legal guardians will need to fill out a permission form for each child. Forms may be picked up in advance at the library’s circulation desk and returned on the chosen night. On Monday, February 27th, a parent or guardian will need to return to the Bristol Public Library between the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 am or 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm to pick up the completed card. The Bristol Public Library is located at 1855 Greenville Road in Bristolville. Contact the circulation desk at 330-889-3651 for more information.

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delights. Bose will appeal to your auditory senses with their audio electronics. And, of course, (shameless plug) The Wayside Workshop is the destination for all your home furnishing needs. So, I know I’m a little biased, but if you are looking for quality real wood furniture, you have to come visit us. We have furniture and home decor for every room in your home and for every décor. In addition to Aurora Farms, you’ll find many other small retail businesses in Aurora that are worth checking out. The Secret Garden Antique Mall is a 3000 square foot shop overflowing with antiques and collectibles. You never know what you might find at The Secret Garden. Please visit facebook.com/ SecretGardenAntiqueMall for more info. Another great store to check out is Abigail’s. Abigail’s is a fun ladies jewelry, clothing, and accessories store located at 178 S. Chillicothe Road in the Red Barn. They carry many fine products including Trollbeads, Vera Bradley, Brighton, Hobo Handbags, and more. Abigail’s is off the beaten path, but definitely worth an extra look. Their website is www.shopabigails.com. If you are looking for a premium consignment store, you’ll need to visit Divine Consign. Their shop carries high end designer clothing plus everyday wear for women. They also sell jewelry, shoes, handbags, and scarves. And, they dabble in some consignment home décor and furniture as well. They are located at 14 New Hudson Road and their phone number is 330-562-8208. Next month, we’ll discover some more interesting and unique businesses in Aurora, all in an effort to make your “Destination Aurora” more enjoyable. Stay tuned…. If you have a submission for our Destination Aurora column please send via email to barryv@weeklyvillager. com Jane is the co-owner of The Wayside Workshop at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. For more info on The Wayside Workshop, please call 330-562-4800 or visit www.WaysideWorkshop.com or facebook.com/ WaysideWorkshop.

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The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 is pleased to announce that Tommie Jo (Marsilio) Brode has been approved as a Plan Attorney to provide legal services to members of the Fraternal Order of Police. With the closest plan attorneys in Akron and Cleveland, she is the only law office on the list that is located in Portage County. Brode, whose office is in Ravenna, is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Associate Lodge 9 (also in Ravenna) and a long-time supporter of law enforcement. The FOP Legal Plan is available to Lodge members and provides a legal defense when necessary. Plan attorneys are pre-approved so they can be immediately available to the member officers. “This is a big step for law enforcement professionals in our area,” said Lodge 70 President, Mike Stankiewicz. He added that “I am so happy to see one of our own added to the list. Tommie Jo has supported local law enforcement for years and there is peace of mind knowing she can now represent them if necessary.” Brode is enthusiastic about the selection and believes it is a way to make the community better. “I don’t like the constant criticism of law enforcement. In Portage County, we have great men and women wearing the badge. They protect us and it is time that someone protects them, too. That is what I intend to do.” Brode sees unnecessary challenges for local law enforcement, but believes this is an important first step. She intends to devote time in the coming year to removing barriers for Portage County law enforcement.

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From Grandma Tr’ybl’s Table

Barry Vancura | Columnist Valentines during my youth would always bring a large heart shaped satin-covered box of chocolates to my mother from my dad, and couple of new comic books for my brother and myself (only the best from Pelsues Drug store!) For my brother, cousins and me, our candy came to us from our grandmothers and was actually homemade. Both recipes I have cut in half, there was always plenty and the white bakery boxes that held the treats seemed to have no bottoms. Thinking back: How one could consume 6000 calories in a few minutes and still leave room for dinner? My favorite was to piggyback one of Grandma Cooper’s peanut butter fudge on top of one of Grandma Vancura’s caramels. My parents didn’t mind, this would keep me from talking for many minutes until I could get my jaw apart again. My brother always had a stash hidden somewhere and could make his portions last till the end of the month. Mine, well, let’s say I didn’t want to take a chance on them spoiling………enjoy! Grandma Vancura’s Caramels 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 cups sugar 1 cup corn syrup 1 cup evaporated milk 1 pint heavy whipping cream 1 cup butter 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract Grease a 12x15 inch pan. In a medium-size pot, combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, whipping cream, and butter. Monitor the heat of the mixture with a candy thermometer while stirring. When the thermometer reaches 250 degrees, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and let the mixture cool completely. When cooled cut the Carmel into small squares and wrap them in wax paper for storage. Grandma Cooper’s Peanut Butter Fudge 2 cups granulated white sugar ½ cup milk 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky) 1 tsp vanilla extract Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil. Allow to boil for about 2½ minutes, stirring regularly, and then remove from heat. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until smooth. Pour the mixture into the pan and allow to cool until set. Slice into 1-inch squares.

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Home, Sweet Home Iva Walker | Columnist

Home, Sweet Home...or several of them, actually. That’s what’s on at the Great Big Home and Garden Show(February 3-12) at the I-X Center. I saw it, all 16 aisles of it, the food courts, the re-located watering holes with alcoholic pick-me-ups for the faint of heart, the plant sales—Petitti’s had a leg-up on that, the metal palm trees that looked good enough to grace the Mar-ALago in Florida where the current President hangs out (They’d have to be gold-plated first, of course.), just a whole bunch of stuff under a great big roof. The landscaping people—they’re all landscape designers now, no more just digging holes an throwing in Arbor vitae—doing the Garden Showcase (notice capitalization—so important) had a movie theme again, referencing “Mary Poppins,” “The Hobbit”, “Lady and the Tramp”, “Jurassic Park” among others. I love the Brothers Grimm because they are not at all like fairy tales. There were quite a number of items that will probably never be found in my yard, garden, or patio: a porpoise fountain, a fireplace, champagne, a kitchen, oh, and the dinosaur. Cats and the occasional woodchuck (Not Buckeye Chuck or such notable personalities; we’ve just got the poor groundhog relatives) are about the extent of the wildlife at my place. I went pretty fast through there but did wonder what happened to the plants in the displays when the whole fandango came to an end. Do all of the yews and hemlocks, primroses and cacti or whatever go to some plant rehab center where they can reminisce about the hordes of visitors who passed by them over the course of the ten days of the exhibition? “Whoa, Lilac, didja get a gander at the wideload with all of the fake foliage?” “Sure did, but the dude that called me a Ginko tree was a real hoot.” “ My twigs can’t take another transplanting this season, my rootlets are sprained already.” “Right, my sap just don’t rise like it used to, especially with this artificial sunshine and ersatz moonlight.” “Pity Lily over there, she’s showing signs of crotch-rot, poor thing.” “Yeah. Well, at least we haven’t been turned into hot dog roasting sticks or mulch yet.” “Maybe we can make it to a commercial landscape site where nobody will notice if we droop a little for a while.” All of the plants there seemed to be trying really hard to keep people going by from thinking about the fact that the temperature outside was in the mid-20’s. They were doing their best to look like blooming in the beginning of February was something that they did all of the time. The water features (I have one of those but my gallons/ per minute rate is surely lower) were everywhere, from fountains (the green moss dolphins)to waterfalls (with or without ponds) to flowing streams of various lengths, over gravel, rocks, marbles, whatever—made it noisier than one might think. The movie music contributed as well; I’m pretty sure that I heard “Supercalifragilistic” coming out of a bunch of crocuses (Croci?). Anyway, there were more model homes this time, I thought. Skipped most of them. I know that the McMansion folks are into all of the bells and whistles but most of them do not appeal to me, at least partly because there is not a chance in this world that I could ever own such an extravagance, and partly because many of them seem to me to be more like a terminal (airport?, bus?) or barn than a place to live. Some of the kitchen appliances were amazing and the bathrooms about the size of my living room but in the grand scheme of things, I’m much more a “reading lamp and cozy chair” sort of decorator. A “great room” that makes me think of the hayloft at home is not likely to be among my preferred choices. A “smart home” that knows more than I do wouldn’t be one either, unless it could teach me to figure out my computer and/or cell phone. If I could just speak to it—“Raise/lower the temperature,” “Start the oven at 350 degrees,” “Turn on the lights in the garage.”—then we might talk; if I have to program anything, forget it.

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The specialty merchants are always interesting, simply because they are so frequently focused on selling you something that you didn’t even know that you needed, let alone wanted. THEY know that you NEED this stuff and THEY, by gosh, are going to give you SUCH a DEAL. You can get several different sorts of grasses—not the garden-variety actual green stuff with chlorophyll, with dirt and all—no, no, you can get playground grass for the kiddies(probably anti-bacterial) or you can get K-9 grass for, well, canines. That was enough for me, I didn’t investigate any further. The cats will just have to pony up (Is there pony grass?) the cash, if they desire any such amenities...AND clean up after themselves. There was a woman demonstrating a very nice iron—lightweight, slippery, steamy, what’s not to like? But no more than I iron...maybe not. I love the Vitamix guy, he’s always there tossing assorted foods(lime, kale, pineapple, honey, ice, etc.) into his machine and having amazingly tasty stuff come out to be sampled by the bystanders. He can do hot stuff too—IN the machine! If I had the shelf space in the kitchen, I’d definitely consider getting one of those. Something else I’d consider would be a massage chair, although it’s not something that one plunks down in the middle of the family room. If furniture comes in a “Sherman Tank” style, this is it. The student model homes are always interesting and I must say that Westlake schools must have one heck of a vocational program, judging from their winners. Auburn Career Center did well also. I’m always struck by the number of Amish businesses represented. My favorite was Creative Homes Easy Roll Shades out of Millersburg, a pair of Amish ladies who were touting their custom window shades, and very nicely too. The advertising slogans are always of interest : check out Ohio State Waterproofing and Campbell Plumbing—“Know Your Sewer”—couldn’t have said it better myself. Coming home was the biggest adventure of the day. An icon on the dash popped up as I was cruising the freeway, telling me that I had a tire with “issues”. That’s something you don’t want to see amid the “going home” traffic on Friday. It was resolved without incident and I will return next year, for sure.

Ask The | Librarian Mallory Duriak Columnist

“I saw a documentary where an army made an arched bridge out of notched logs, like big Lincoln Logs. They were able to take it apart and move it when they were finished. Who invented it? Could you find more information about it?” We were unable to find the documentary that our patron was referring to, but searching “Lincoln log military bridge” in an online search engine brought up images of a small-scale model matching our patron’s description. The image was from a blog called Dick ‘n Debbie’s Travels. [http://www.dickndebbietravels. com/?p=17628] It was a picture the writers had taken on their visit to a museum exhibit on DaVinci machines. Now that we knew DaVinci was the inventor, and that the bridge was quite a bit older than we originally thought, it was easier to find more information. DaVinci designed a number of bridges, including several that could be easily built “so as to escape or follow the enemy” (according to Leslie Geddes’ translation of his notes in their essay at http://faculty.virginia.edu/Fiorani/NEHInstitute/essays/geddes). The bridge that looks like it’s made from Lincoln Logs is particularly special because it’s self-supporting and does not require rope or nails to hold it together. The bridge was likely designed for Cesare Borgia (an Italian nobleman who inspired Machiavelli’s The Prince) while DaVinci was employed by him in 1502 and 1503. For more information, World of Invention, edited by Kimberly A. McGrath, and two books titled simply Leonardo DaVinci, one by Ludwig Goldscheider and one by Jack Wasserman, are available at the Newton Falls Public Library.

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Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

Fruity, dry, full bodied, fruit forwardâ&#x20AC;Ś I could go on and on with terms to describe wine. There are so many wine terms but what do they mean? And do they really match the wine? Well that depends on the taster. Many times we will share a bottle of wine with friends and one of us thinks itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dry, one suggests that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fruity, or someone says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chewy. Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right? We all are! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the great thing about wine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taste buds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; everyone tastes something different. So when you are at your next wine tasting hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a quick guide to some of the most popular terms to describe wine: Dry - opposite of sweet. A taste sensation often attributed to tannins and causing puckering sensations in the mouth. Earthy - an odor or flavor reminiscent of damp soil. Foxy - a term that notes the musty odor and flavor of wines made. Fruity - a tasting term signifying wines that exhibit strong smells and flavors of fresh fruit. Can also describe aromas of cooked fruit, as in â&#x20AC;&#x153;jammyâ&#x20AC;?. Full-bodied - a wine high in alcohol and flavors, often described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;bigâ&#x20AC;?. Hot - wine high in alcohol is often described as producing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hotâ&#x20AC;? burning sensation in the mouth. Spicy - a tasting term used to note odors and flavors reminiscent of various aromatic spices that are found in certain wines. Sweet - wines with perceptible sugar contents on the nose and in the mouth. Sweet, as a tasting sensation, is perceived on the tip of the tongue. Vegetal - tasting term describing characteristics of fresh or cooked vegetables detected on the nose and in the flavors of the wine. Bell peppers, grass, and asparagus are common â&#x20AC;&#x153;vegetalâ&#x20AC;? descriptors. So next time you are out at a wine tasting think of ways you would describe the wine and then how would your friends describe it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you just might come up with some new terms. Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www. candlelightwinery.com.

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Will There Be Fewer Retirement Planners in the Future?

Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist Today, many people claim to offer retirement planning. In the near future, their ranks may thin because of new regulations on qualified retirement plans being phased in by the Department of Labor. Things are changing quickly. By the start of 2018, any person or firm providing advice to IRA owners and participants in workplace retirement plans will be asked to assume a fiduciary responsibility. In taking on that responsibility, that person or firm will have an ethical and legal duty to act in a clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interest.1 Retirement planning professionals routinely act in their clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interest, every day. If they do not, red flags will soon be thrown and regulators will make them pay for their ethical lapses. Not all retirement planners, however, serve their clients as fiduciaries. The Department of Labor wants to set the retirement planning bar higher so that they do. Why might this new rule leave consumers with fewer retirement planning choices? The answer to that question is a bit lengthy, but worth reading and understanding. For decades, the financial services industry was synonymous with brokerage. Stock brokers received most or all of their income through sales or trading commissions. The stock broker era is long gone, and today many retirement planning professionals prefer to earn income from annual fees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but commissions are still around. In fact, some of the retirement accounts savers invest in are traditional brokerage accounts in which the buying and selling of shares produces commissions.1 So, while the retirement planning profession has evolved, its basic compensation model has not. This disconnect has put some retirement planners into an awkward place. Another holdover warrants discussion here. The suitability standard has been the norm in the financial services industry for many years, rather than a fiduciary standard. Under the suitability standard, financial

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professionals recommend products they believe are â&#x20AC;&#x153;suitableâ&#x20AC;? for a client. To be suitable, an investment (or other financial product) must be judged appropriate given the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals, age, net worth, and income.1 The Department of Labor sees a flaw in this. A very broad range of investments or products may meet the suitability standard, with the one that results in the largest commission for the retirement planner being â&#x20AC;&#x153;pushedâ&#x20AC;? on the client. The DoL is asking: is this kind of thing really in a clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interest? It feels that the suitability standard does not do enough to weed out potential conflicts of interest, and it sees the fiduciary standard as a remedy.1 The new rule is pushing retirement planners toward fees & away from commissions. As it stands now, retirement planners have two choices come 2018. They can abide by a fiduciary standard and forgo commissions or payments from retirement accounts that will constitute a potential conflict of interest for the client relationship. Or they can have their client sign a Best Interest Contract Exemption provided by their broker-dealer, informing the client that they will continue to accept commissions, while vowing to act in his or her best interest.1,2 Some of the major investment firms, such as Merrill Lynch, are moving to prohibit the sale of investments that would generate commissions in retirement accounts. (Others have decided to keep commissions in their retirement accounts for the moment.)3 The writing is on the wall: basically, if you want to provide retirement planning in the near future, you can either a) provide it for a fee, or b) continue to accept some commissions, while admitting a potential for conflicts of interest. Instead of nestling uncomfortably between a proverbial rock and a hard place, some financial services professionals whose â&#x20AC;&#x153;retirement planningâ&#x20AC;? largely amounts to product sales may exit the fold as they are left with more paperwork and fewer investment choices to offer clients.

GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Grade: 1 Something I would like others to know about me... Something I would love others to know about me is that I love ice-cream. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity is science because I get to do a lot of cool stuff! What makes James A. Garfield a great place? I think what makes James A. Garfield a great school is that we have the best teachers! What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Teamwork is the most important core value to me. It is important because that is how you get stuff done!

GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Grade: 8 Something I would like others to know about me... I like to go hunting with my dad, and I do 4-h. I am taking lambs, turkeys, and rabbits at this years Portage County Randolph Fair. Last year with a life skills project called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Safe Use of Gunsâ&#x20AC;? I placed first for Portage and went to State. Although I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t place at state I had a lot of fun. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity would have to be French. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still learning and it gets confusing, I manage to have small conversations with my classmates. What is your college or career focus? When I grow up I would like to be a cop. To be a cop I would have to go to the academy, it depends on which academy I go to.

GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Grade: 12 - SENIOR! Something I would like others to know about me... I am a very hard worker and enjoy working with and helping others when they are in need.

Chris Perme may be reached at 330-527-9301 or cperme@financialguide.com www.permefinancialgroup. com.

What is your favorite school activity? My favorite activity is an after-school activity. I love playing basketball.

Christopher Perme is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. (www.SIPC.org) Supervisory Office: 2012 West 25th Street, Suite 900 Cleveland, OH 44113. 216-621-5680. Perme Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.

What is your college or career focus? I want to become an Athletic Director. I plan on going to college, majoring in education, start as a teacher and work my way up to become an athletic director. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Teamwork is the most important core value to me. It is important because things go best when the whole district and students all work together.

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GARFIELD EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

1 - nytimes.com/2016/04/07/your-money/new-rules-for-retirement-accounts-financialadvisers.html [4/7/16] 2 - knowledge.theamericancollege.edu/blog/understanding-the-dol-rule-bice [8/12/16] 3 - cbsnews.com/news/merrill-lynchs-landmark-move-to-end-broker-commissions/ [10/17/16]

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What are your hobbies or interests? I really enjoy crafts, gardening, photography and style.

Garrettsville Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beekeeping Program Do you have an interest in beekeeping? Join us at the Garrettsville Library on Monday, February 20 at 6:00 pm for a presentation by Trish Harness, a member of the Portage County Beekeepers. Harness will discuss such topics as purchasing bees, housing them, safety equipment, and will share resources for assistance when you get started with beekeeping. Typical equipment such as bee boxes and a top bar hive will be shown. This program is free and open to the public. Call 330527-4378 for registration or for additional information. The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville.

The most interesting thing about me is...my confidence to be different in our society. I help make Garfield the best place for kids by... truly caring for the children I work with each day. Garfield is the best place to work becauseâ&#x20AC;Ś we have such a great community behind us in all of our endeavors.

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Crossword Puzzle: February 10th

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