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Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 Hall Of Fame Inductees

Jim Pfleger, Robert Carlisle, Lee Kothera, Shirley Miller (accepted by Sheri Johnson), Allyn Vine (accepted by son David Vine), and Matt Kissell.

Iva L. Walker | Columnist

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians Tom Collins and Delores McCumbers stand next to the new sign placed on the Headwaters Trail which will point people utilizing the trail in the direction of the Historic District.

Healing Hands Therapeutic Massage Estelle R. Brown | Contributing Reporter

Garrettsville - For Elena Barnosky, LMT, her vocation is a calling. A licensed massage therapist, she has been operating Healing HandsTherapeutic Massage from the Sky Plaza Professional Building since 2015. She has built up a loyal clientele over the years, but realizes other people in town don’t realize what she has to offer. In order to “let people know I’m here,” she is offering special summer discounts during the months of May and June. Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio, Barnosky offers four different types of massage for various types of relief: relaxation, deep tissue, trigger point and sports massage. As each name signifies, Barnosky’s understanding of physiology, anatomy and the interconnectedness of the body’s internal systems guides her approach to relieving pain, tension and stress. A lifetime resident of Portage County, Barnosky has lived in Garrettsville with her family for 12 years. About 10 years ago, her previous focus on landscaping and gardening became impossible when she became increasingly sensitive to poison ivy, so she knew she needed to take her life in a bold, new direction. She began searching for a vocation that was not simply a career, but a calling. Through a series of events and begging God for THE answer, it soon it became clear that Barnosky should work with her hands. In 2007, she found herself in a stringent two-year certification program at Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in Rocky River. A self-described “private person who didn’t love the idea of touching people,” Barnosky says she pursued massage therapy as an act of obedience. But through her newfound understanding of and appreciation for energy pathways within the human body — and how massage therapy can restore blocked pathways that cause pain — Barnosky says it changed her life. “The power of touch and intentions for my clients’ benefit is a powerful and humbling responsibility.”


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After certification, Barnosky worked in a clinical setting under the Bureau of Workman’s Compensation, and for a luxury spa before working independently in her current position. Through the practice of therapeutic massage in all settings, she has been continually amazed at “how magnificent is the human body in how all its 13 systems are interconnected in unexpected ways, and how massage can bring those systems into homeostasis for life balance.” For those new to massage and curious to try it, Barnosky says that she talks through the process and what to expect, every step of the way, within the confines of the patient’s comfort level. “I educate. You are in control of the limits.” Also, “Confidentiality is key,” says Barnosky. “I am bound by the same ethical laws as medical doctors, so clients do not have to worry about their privacy.” Healing Hands by Elena is open Mondays through Fridays, 10am-8pm; and Saturdays, 9am-12 noon; all by appointment. Standard fees are $65 for a one-hour massage and $95 for a 90-minute massage. During her summer discount special in the months of May and June, clients will be charged only $50 for a one-hour appointment, and $75 for a 90-minute session. Healing Hands by Elena is located in Suite 2 in the lower level of the Sky Plaza Professional Building at 8307 Windham Street. To make an appointment, call or text (330) 647-7663.

Despite some uncertainty about dates of graduation, the James A. Garfield Schools Hall of Fame induction went off by accomplishing its intended purpose, the recognition and honoring of individuals who had made significant contributions, not just to athletics—though these figured prominently—but to the district and the world/society as a whole. Sheri Johnson, following in the footsteps of her late father, Don Moore, was the organizing spirit for the occasion. John Bennett, past honoree, served as the master of ceremonies; he shared wisdom—and bad jokes—of his grandmother. He’s keeping his day job. Robert Carlisle, elected in his first year of eligibility, was introduced by Steve Wylie, an influential coach, who helped start Robert on his path of outstanding achievement in three sports—football, basketball, baseball-- as well as academic and service accomplishments, currently being expressed in his medical residency in orthopedics, after receiving a medical degree from NEOMED. Gratitude and appreciation figured prominently in Robert’s remarks and remembrances; family, teachers, coaches all contributed to the success of a fine young man. John Bennett stood in for former Garfield football head coach, Craig Morgan, to introduce Matt Kissell and both of these coaches spoke warmly of Kissell’s study of, thoughtful competence at, and understanding of the game of football, at the high school level and further, at Mercyhurst College. Matt spoke of the importance of motivation in success at any endeavor, in sport or in life. Like most of the other honorees, Matt was able to describe, in minute detail, the exact situation and events involved in virtually every second, every play on the field. Such attention to detail, family, coaches and teachers have contributed to his career as a CPA. Lee Kothera was introduced by his son, Cody, who was making a “reality check” of the many accomplishments he had heard attributed to his father, who graduated from Garfield in 1967. Another multi-sport athlete, Lee lettered in football, basketball and baseball, being honored in the league (PCL, at the time) in all. He, too, could recount “great moments in sport” which figured in his athletic memories. Having been successful in his high school career, he has gone on to a successful association with Guild International, Inc, and has enjoyed the support of his family throughout. Jim Pfleger, assistant principal and athletic director at James A. Garfield High School, was introduced by his longtime rival and lifelong admirer, his brother, Matt Pfleger, who had served as his technique guinea pig and advertisement. Jim cited the companionship of his brother and the support of his parents as prime reasons for his ability to pursue his focus on track and field, specifically throwing events. Other coaches, John Bennett among them, aided in his having been more than moderately successful in coaching high-level achievers on the Garfield track team. Sheri Johnson spoke on behalf of the selection of Shirley Miller to be a part of the Class of 2017 Garfield Hall of Fame. Shirley was not a graduate of Garfield but the number of Garfield graduates who felt the warmth of her concern for them, the enthusiasm of her support, the rapport which she directed to encouraging their success and accomplishments, stretches across many graduating classes. “Kids come first” was her mantra and she lived by it. The final honoree of the evening was Allyn Vine, who was a team player, but specifically in the field of science; he was the inventor of the “Alvin” the mini submarine which discovered the Titanic. He was introduced by his son, David, who expanded the picture of Allyn Vine as a promoter of science, an asker of questions, one who made discoveries in the field of geophysics, chemosynthesis, submarines in general, an interesting guy who did much of his work in conjunction with the Woods Hole Oceanic Institute and all over the world. David Vine told fascinating tales of the work that his father did and some of the impacts that this work has had on the advancement of scientific exploration. He was accompanied by his uncle, James Vine (Class of ’57), brother of Allyn, and Mike Vine (Class of ’69), nephew of Allyn. Family strong…and recognizable. This tenth annual event was catered handsomely by Special Moments of Streetsboro, OH. The public is advised that nominations for the Hall of Fame are always welcome. Forms may be picked up in the district offices any time.





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Camp Invention

Register Today! Camp Invention will take place at JAG Elementary School June 26th - 30th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for students entering grades K - 6th grade next school year. If you are interested in having your child attend, contact Mr. Hatcher by emailing him at dhatcher@ or calling the school at 330-527-2184.

Vendors Wanted

Auburn Community Church will host an outdoor flea market Aug 5 from 9 a.m.-4 the church. Persons selling new items as well as used items are encouraged to participate. Spaces are 25 ft. wide and deep enough to park two regular-sized vehicles as well as vendor tables. Cost per space is $25.00. Food will be available. In the event of rain, the event will be held Aug 12. To reserve a space (s), send your check along with your name, address, email and/or phone # and whether selling new or used items to Auburn Community Church, 11076 Washington St. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023. If any questions call Auburn Community Church 440-543-1402

Donations Wanted

The Freedom Township Historical Society will participate in the annual Garrettsville community yard sale on May 5, 6, and 7. We are looking for donations of good quality items like clothing and household wares. Donors can put prices on the items, but it isn’t necessary. To donate or for more information contact Amanda Garrett at 330-8424374 or agarrettsun@yahoo. com or Judy Thornton at 330527-7669 or at threeponys@

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

Men on Mondays

Mondays “Men on Mondays” a men’s Bible study is held every Monday from 6:45 - 8 pm at the Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.


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!

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.

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. is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

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Annual Storewide Sale & Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, May 13 • 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM 10% Savings Storewide




Zucchini Cookbooks

Get Yours Today! Are you looking for a nice Mother’s Day Gift for your loved one? Then this is the gift for you. Southington Garden Club has for sale a cookbook of 500 recipes using zucchini. The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts all using zucchini. The cookbook is $13.00 which includes postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club @ Evelyn Wibert 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470.

Revival In The Country

Third Sat. of Month We wanted to invite ladies who want to be inspired to our group. It is called “Revival in the Country”. It is a ladies group that meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. Women from any walk of life are invited to come and join us. There is no church affliation required. We meet at the Cellar Door Coffee house 9 am to noon. There will be refreshments and, of course, coffee! Music and inspirational messages will be shared by local ladies.

84th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks

Through – May 21 Enjoy spring migrants return on bird walks led by experienced birders. Held Sundays, April 16 through May 21. Meet in parking lot at 7:30am, these locations: James H Barrow Field Station, 11305 Wheeler Rd., Hiram – 330/5272141, Aurora Sanctuary: Audubon Society of Cleveland Sanctuary, E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora – 216/337-2202. Novak Sanctuary: Audubon Society of Cleveland Sanctuary, Town Line Rd, Aurora – 440/5436399

Nature Camp at Hiram College

Register Today! Nature Camps are an exciting and enjoyable way for children ages 3-10 to explore and learn about nature. We get kids crawling, wading and sloshing through habitats in search of critters that live in hidden areas. Camps run June 26-30 or July 31-August 4 for all ages. To register, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

Youth Art at Hiram College

Register Today! Art Camp is an exciting way to


learn interesting and unique techniques while creating wonderful works of art. Join local art teacher Libby Frato-Sweeney for a week of Summer Youth Art July 10-14. Programs for ages 3-14 are included. Register at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

Soup Supper American Legion

May 5 The Mantua American Legion will hold its final Soup Supper of the season on Friday, May 5 at 6pm at the Mantua Center School Gym. A variety of homemade soups, salads, desserts and a hot dog bar will be available for $7, children $3. The Fall Soup Suppers will begin on September 1st.

Vaccines Geauga County Health District

May 5 Beginning May 5, vaccines will be available on Fridays 8:30 – 11am, at no cost, through the Geauga County Health District, 470 Center Street, Bldg #8, Chardon. Adults, ages 19 and above, who are uninsured and underinsured. Underinsured adults are defined as having health insurance, however, the coverage does not include vaccines or covers only selected vaccines. Please call before coming to check vaccine availability. 440/279-1950.

Cinco De Mayo with Eagles Club

May 5 Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St. Garrettsville, on Friday, May 5. Club opens at 1:00 to 9pm. Serving Mexican Food. Open to public. Call 330/527-2330 for info.

Rummage Sale

May 5-7 The Pricetown Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls, is holding A Rummage Sale on Thursday May 5, 9am to 5pm; Friday May 6, 9am to 5pm & 1/2 day Saturday May 7, 2017, 9am to noon.A bake sale and lunch counter will be available on Thursday and Friday.

Church Women United Meeting

May 6 Church Women United of Geauga County are holding their next meeting on Saturday, May 6 from 9 am to noon at the Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg. Laura Christensen


from the Red Tulip Project of Geauga will be the guest speaker. Contact 440-6366262 or 440—321-2476 for information.

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 6 Join us as we are treated to one of the best spring wildflower displays in NE Ohio. May 6th 10am – 12 at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd. No registration is required. More information call Adam 330/527-5118

Pasta Dinner

May 6 Newton Falls United Methodist Church “Misfits for Christ” Youth group is having a pasta dinner on May 6, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. May 6, 2017 at Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd. Newton Falls, OH 44444. Adults: $7.00 Children 5-10 $5.00; Children under 5 FREE

Parents Without Partners Buffet & Cinco De Maio Dance

May 6 The Portage Co Chpt #600 of International Parents Without Partners will host a Sandwich Buffet May 6th, 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave. Tallmadge. Afterwards nonmembers are invited to join PWP in celebrating Cinco de Maio themed dance with DJ Jan, $8 cost, 7:30 – 11pm. Interested in joining PWP call Warrine at 330/322-9559.

Annual Shalersville School Reunion Banquet

May 6 Saturday May 6, 2017 the Annual Shalersville School Reunion Banquet will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall. A roast pork and lasagna dinner will be served by Eisele Catering at 5:30pm. All friends, community members former classmates and teachers can attend. The cost is $15.00 per person and reservations need to be made by April 29th to Judy Richardson, 8945 Cooley Rd Ravenna, OH 44266

Shalersville Historical Society Hours

May 7,14 & 21 New Hours for Shalersville Historical Society May 7, 14 & 21 2pm-5pm.

Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 Meeting

May 8 The Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will meet Monday, May 8th at 1pm. This will be the final







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meeting of the year. Members are asked to make a special effort to attend according to Dorothy Brady, President. “Poppy Days” will be May 18, 19 and 20. It is hoped that everyone will wear a free poppy in honor of our military men and women.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

May 8 The American Red Cross will hold a Streetsboro community blood drive inside the Pierce Streetsboro Library’s meeting room on Monday, May 8 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, which is located at 8990 Kirby Lane in Streetsboro. For more information, contact the American Red Cross at 216308-5541 or call the Pierce Streetsboro Library at 330626-4458.

Crescent Chapter No. 7

May 8 The Crescent Chapter No.7 of Garrettsville will honor their mothers at its Monday, May 8th meeting. The event will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30pm followed by the regular meeting at 7:30pm.

American Legion Meeting

May 11 The next American Legion Post 193 meeting will be held at the Post Home on Thursday, May 11th at 7pm.

Newton Falls Plant Exchange

May 13 There will be a plant exchange on May 13th at JC Pavilion Newton Falls Park, 9AM until noon. Please bring at least 6 plants to trade with other gardeners. Fancy pots not required, any old box or bag will do. Please label your plants if you can. We are gratefully accepting nonperishable food donations for a program that feeds hungry children. Also, we will have live music and light refreshments, please bring your own coffee cup. Please call Susan at 330-718-3469 for questions or details.

Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show

May 13 Support JAG Elementary PTO at the Spring outdoor craft and vendor show at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley May 13 10am-4pm. Over 40 vendors, hand crafted items and auction items. Call Diane Irwin for info 330/524-0592

Donkey Basketball Game

May 13 James A. Garfield All Sports Boosters presents G-Men Softball’s Donkey Basketball Game on Saturday, May 13, in the High School Gym from 7:00-9:00 pm. $6 in advance; $8 at the door. Make checks payable to: James A Garfield All Sports Boosters. Kids 2 and under get in free! Free donkey rides – Kids 12 and under. For more information contact Coach Downing @ 330-5274341

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

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May 4 – Bingo & Doughnuts May 11 – Pancakes & Sausage

ALL Area Seniors WELCOME! NEED A RIDE? Call PARTA at 330-678-7745 or 330-672-RIDE. For a nominal fee they can pick you up and get you back home! presents and reviews 45 minutes, the first half, of a 90 minute film: “You Can Heal Your Life”. The movie gives penetrating insights into Louise L. Hay’s fascinating personal story and shows how her views on self-esteem, abundance and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 3rd Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Film Review and Discussion Group.

Auditions For “GodSpell”

May 16 & 17 The Curtains up Theatre is holding auditions for their production of “GodSpell” on May 16 and 17 at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a memorized monologue (1 minute minimum) prepared – preferably a comedy or drama one, and a song to be sung a-cappella. The show runs July 21, 22, 23, 28 &29. Rehearsals begin June 5 - please bring any conflict dates to the audition. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913. Please notify the music director during your audition if there is a specific character you are auditioning for. J. A. Garfield High School is located at 10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231 Parts available for age groups 15 years to adults over 60.

First Christian Church Yard Sale

May 18 & 19 The First Christian Church Yard Sale 17 North Center Street Newton Falls has been changed to May 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch available and May 20, 9 a.m. to noon - Bag day only.

River Days Tours

Landmark preserve, normally by permit only, and/or visit Ohio’s first scenic river preserve designated in 1986. Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve tour will meet 11am - Peck Rd and E. High St. The Tummonds Scenic River tour will meet 1:30pm at 4466 Mats Rd. More information call Adam 330/527-5118

Walleye Tournament

May 20 2017 Walleye Tournament hosted by the Pymatuning Lake Association will be held May 20, 2017. First Place is $500.00(three fish total weight) First Place single fish is $200.00 with 10 total prizes. Weigh-in and late registration(6am to 8am) is at the Espyville Boat Launch(south east side of causeway.) Entry Fee per team is $45.00($5.00 late fee.) Forms should be mailed by May 13th. Weigh-in ends at 3:00 pm. Registration forms and rules can found at www.pymatuninglake. com and at area tackle shops e-mail pymalakeassoc@gmail. com phone 724-418-1501 All proceeds benefit the fish habitat fund.

Treasure in the Trunk Fundraiser

May 20 The Appalachian Experience Team of St. Joseph’s in Mantua is hosting a Treasure in the Trunk fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the church parking lot (set-up at 7:00 a.m.). Reserve your spot for $20.00 (2 parking spaces = 1 spot) by May 15. There’ll also be a 50/50 raffle and concessions. All proceeds benefit the Appalachian Experience Team and are greatly appreciated. Questions? Contact Sean Fejes (330-221-6994 or sfejes24@ A flyer and registration form is available at appalachian-experience.

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Military Service Commitment Program

May 21 The Military Service commitment program will be held at Atwood-Mauck Post 459 (Home) on Goodwin St, Burton. Sunday at 2:30pm, CBR: Skip at 440/313-2095 for info.

Foster/Adoptive Parent Meeting

May 22 Consider becoming a foster and/or adoptive family for the Geauga County children who need and deserve your support. The agency will walk you through the process of becoming certified, providing support along the way. Geauga County Job and Family Services will be holding a public information meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Chardon Library, 110 East Park St, Chardon, Ohio. Please contact Jodi Miller to RSVP for the meeting, or to schedule a private information session. Jodi Miller 440-2851125 jodi.miller01@jfs.ohio. gov

Fill The Truck

May 26 & 27 The Shalersville Historical society will partner with Easter Seals NE Ohio to collect donations of clothing, blankets, towels, shoes, stuffed animals, cloth(even stained, ripped and torn items can be recycled) dishes, small kitchenware, picture frames, small kids toys, jewelry, CD’s/DVD’s&VHS tapes. ALL items must be in tied/closed bags ors boxes. Any questions call Kristen (330)990-6591

Shalersville Historical Society Open

May 26-29 The Shalerville Historical Society will be open 1pm-5pm each day. All buildings will be open for viewing.

Where In The Woods Am I?

May 27 Spring is a busy time for hikers. Have you ever wondered what you would do if you got lost


while hiking? Join us May 27th at 1pm – 3 for a basic overview of orienteering with a map and compass at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd. A short classroom session will be followed by a practical exercise. No registration is required. More information call Adam 330/527-5118

Miracle Network Fun Ride

May 28 The 8th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Fun Ride & Poker Run will be May 28. Route maps and rules will be available at registration starting at 10AM at BikeTown HarleyDavidson in Austintown, Ohio. Ride will begin at noon which includes three card stops along a scenic route of approx 75 miles. Route ends at Social 45, Lisbon, OH where there will be food and refreshments, two Live bands, and Chinese Auction. Cost is $15 per bike; $5 per passenger. In case of rain, go to Social 45 at 3:30PM. Motorcycles are not mandatory to participate. Call 330-5029813 for more information.

Memorial Day Service/ Open House

May 29 The American Legion AtwoodMauck Post 459 will present a Memorial Day Service at Burton Square Gazebo on Monday, 11:00am and Open House after at Post 459 (Home) on Goodwin St, Burton. CBR: Larry at 440/479-0502 for info.

Noah’s Ark Trip

June 9 “Save the date” for a fantastic bus trip, Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017, that is planned for a visit to NOAH’S ARK in Williamstown,KY. Also, included are several activities in the Renfro Valley. If interested, please call now for more information - MaryLee Herron, #330-398-2126

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Plant and Trash & Treasure Sale

R avenna - Looking to add beauty and color to your landscape or to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Join OSU Extension Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers for their annual Plant and Trash & Treasure Fundraising Sale. The plant sale includes a wide variety of perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, vegetables, culinary herbs, and native plants. Beyond the spectacular collection of plants, Master Gardeners will also be selling Trash & Treasure items. These gently used items for your home and garden will make a great addition to any residence at an affordable price. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and make suggestions based on your unique gardening vision. This fundraising event goes to support the numerous programs of the Master Gardener Volunteers in the community. In 2016 alone, Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers had nearly 3,000 hours of community service, worth roughly $70,000! Put your money to work as you support the Master Gardener Volunteers at this fun and unique sale. Together, we can help our community grow! The Master Gardener Volunteers Plant and Trash & Treasure Sale is May 13th from 9am-2pm at the Soil and Water Conservation District 6970 State Route 88 Ravenna, OH 44266. Get there early for the best selection!

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Ohio Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in June 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick

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Letters To The Editor Well…. Are you all real proud of yourself now? Are you enjoying looking in the mirror in the morning to look into the face of a genuine, low-life vandal, a dirt-bag who disrespects the Constitution (none of that nonsense about freedom of the press or freedom of speech—for anyone but you), an individual who cares not a whit about disabling local business or individuals wishing to make their news, their products and their services available to the public, someone who invades public spaces to pursue a private vendetta? The face that you’re seeing there is that of a person who is, apparently, not able to muster a cogent argument for your point of view and so descends to attempting to physically destroy the presentation of information and opinion contrary to your position. That’s a face of weakness and cowardice reflected back at you. Make you feel good, does it? Charming. Kids doing this sort of stuff are called juvenile delinquents. Does this outbreak of behavior make you a “senile delinquent”? In this case, the kids that this is supposed to be about, have looked ‘way better than many of the so-called adults (Check out the honor rolls, check out the sports stats, check out the arts productions, these are good reasons to give the issues thoughtful consideration, not knee-jerk rejection, sabotage and suppression.). On second thought, maybe “jerk” is the operative word here. The mirror doesn’t lie. - An Avid Villager Reader

Freedom Township Historical Society News and Notes Submitted by Amanda Garrett The Freedom Township Historical Society’s guest speaker for the April meeting was longtime resident Charlotte Pochedly Jewell. Jewell discussed growing up on a farm with six brothers and one sister and attending Freedom School where she graduated in 1940. Pochedly vividly remembered her mother’s homemade baked goods, swimming in Kubo’s Creek, going to dances at Drakesburg and the friendships she made with her classmates. The society will participate in the annual Garrettsville Community Yard Sale on May 6 and 7. We will be set up in the large white building at the Freedom Community Park at the intersection of S.R. 700 and Streeter Road. Everyone is invited to come and browse through our wares and meet some of our friendly members. The final list of sale items isn’t official yet, but there should be children’s clothes and items, households goods, kitchen items, fabric/quilting materials and a lightly-used DVD player. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 S.R. 700. Our guest speaker will be Scott Lawless, who will be sharing his research on the former Beardsley House and dairy farm on Asbury Road. Everyone is invited to attend and dairythemed refreshments will be served.

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Windham, OH Bernard O. McFrederick 80 of Windham died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Burton Health Care Center in Burton, Ohio. He was born July 3, 1936 in Savannah, Ohio to the late Clement O. and Addie (Phillips) McFrederick. Ber nard attended Windham Baptist Church and was a brick maker for HarbisonWalker International. Survivors i nclude h is ch ild ren Kimberly (Bill) Sponaugle of Akron and Andrea McFrederick of Kent, 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, siblings Zane McFrederick, Linda Smith, Connie Smith and Gary McFrederick and stepdaughters Joyce Trippett of Morgantown, WV and Deborah Rose of Clover, SC. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rosalee, son Douglas O., sisters Dorothy, Nannette Blohm and Shirley Smith and brothers Louis and Theodore McFrederick. Memorial calling hours were from 10 AM until time of memorial service at 11 AM Monday, May 1, 2017 at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel with Pastor Kathy Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg Township. Condolences and memories may be shared at

James Benjamin Knowlton Nelson Twp., OH James Benjamin Knowlton, 91, of Nelson, passed away suddenly due to an accident on April 26, 2017. He was born on April 11, 1926 in Warren, Ohio to Robert and Beatrice Knowlton. James married the love of his life, Martha Hahn, on February 8, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Martha; sons, Don Knowlton and Rob (Cheryl) Knowlton both of Champion; daughter, Shirley Hofmeister of Shaker Heights; brother, Dick (Jean) Knowlton of Audubon, Pa. ; sister, Barbara Morgan of Howland; grandchildren, Julie, Kyle, Melissa, Michael, Mark, Cory and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Chuckie, Eliana, Isabella, Patrick, Mackenzie, Cora, Alexis, Ryan, Leah and Andrew. He worked at Morgan Lumber for over 40 years as a carpenter and later as a CKD and architect. Even after his retirement he continued drawing plans in the area. Jim loved being outdoors, especially at his cabin in Jamestown, Pa. He spent many hours sailing with friends and family on Pymatuning Lake. He was widely known for his famous sourdough pancakes and even named his sailboat Sourdough. At home he enjoyed creating things from wood. He turned bowls on his lathe and loved to try new ways to make each piece. He built many treasured items for his family. In his later years he enjoyed attending the Senior Citizen Social Group in Nelson and having breakfast with his friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2-4 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville,

Ohio 44231 and Monday, May 1, 2017 from 10-11 AM at Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231 . Services were held on Monday, May 1, 2017, 11 AM at the church with Rev. Richard Thewlis officiating. Burial followed in Harrington cemetery. Online Condolences at www.

Frederick R. “Fred” Lange Freedom Twp. - Mantua Frederick R. “Fred” Lange, 73 years of age passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at UH Portage Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. He had bravely battled cancer for eighteen months. Fred was born December 17, 1943 in Freedom Township to Robert A. and Rose (Pinter) Lange. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert G. Lange. Fred grew up on the family farm where he resided until his death. Fred graduated from James A. Garfield High School in 1962 where he was a member of the wrestling team. Fred worked with his family on the family farm and was a member of the National Guard. After brief ly working at the Ravenna Arsenal, he went to work for his lifelong friend at Otto Falkenberg Excavating as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic in the early 70’s. Fred was an exceptional mechanic. He could start the morning with a tractor in pieces and be plowing a field with it by the afternoon. Fred was gifted with an analytical mind. He was an innovator and could fix anything. Fred operated a hydraulic excavator with remarkable precision. He loved work and was dedicated to his job. Despite his grave illness he was still on the job two weeks before his passing. Fred was a farmer at heart and had a great interest in tractors, driving many miles with his dear wife Betty to attend tractor shows. He was an avid reader and very intelligent. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Fred will be remembered for his great laugh. Fred cared deeply for his family and friends and often would seek out and renew old acquaintances. Even in his last days, his thoughts were of others. Fred married his loving wife Betty (Hawkinberry) on August 6, 2004; she survives at their home. He is also survived by his son Thomas Lange of Canton, stepchildren Lisa Wilson of Nevada, Karen Hawkinberry (Donshay) and Orlin Hawkinberry of Ravenna, five step-grandchildren, sisters Elaine (Charles) Duffield of Freedom Township., Louise Styron of Ravenna, Carolyn (Edward) Unaitis of Medina, Barbara (Barry) Crawford of Marshallville, sisters-in-law Beverly Lange of Freedom Township, Barbara (Carl) Shaffer, Connie Graves, mother-in-law Ruth Hawkinberry all of Ravenna and many cousins, nieces and nephews. At Fred’s request cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Freedom Township Hall at the intersection of State Routes 88, 303 and 700. Fred’s advice to everyone is to take care of yourself, enjoy life and eat three salads a day!

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Hiram Township News Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Hiram Twp. - At the last meeting, Fiscal Officer Diane Rodhe shared that she received the official notice from the Portage County Board of Elections regarding the upcoming primary special election on May 2nd. She also noted that Hiram Township will be receiving a new laptop computer from the Auditor of State some time this summer, and noted that trustees need to determine the use for the current laptop, since the state does not want the older model returned. In similar news, it was noted that Hiram Township is scheduled for an Auditor of State audit for the years 2015 & 2016. Lastly, Ms. Rodhe also noted that Dominion East Ohio Gas had incorrectly been charging the township sales tax on one of their accounts; she explained that NOPEC has provided assistance in correcting the error. Next, resident Tierney Bryant was in attendance; she notified the Board of her interest in participating on the Board of Zoning Appeals. In legislation, the trustees voted unanimously to approve Tierney Bryant as alternate to the Board of Zoning Appeals, Eric Hankinson as Secretary to the Zoning and Board of Zoning Appeals, and Judy Zidonis as alternate to the Zoning Board. In addition, the Trustees unanimously approved the solid waste and recycling bid specifications as prepared by the Village of Hiram. Both Hiram Village and Township will work jointly to review bids for trash and recycling





services throughout the greater Hiram area. In other news, Trustee Steve Pancost motioned to spend a maximum of $27,000 to purchase a building that will be erected for cold storage of equipment at the Township’s State Route 82 property as soon as weather allows. In other news, trustees discussed attendance at a countywide meeting with the county auditor and treasurer to decide the disbursement of the State of Ohio’s Local Government Fund. The formula used to establish each locality’s portion was established in 2008, and is set to expire in 2018. Portage County’s portion of this Fund is valued at over $3.7 million this year. The estimated disbursements show local townships, including Hiram, Mantua and Shalersville to receive less than 1% of the Fund per municipality, while villages including Garrettsville, Hiram and Mantua are estimated to receive roughly 1.5% of the Fund. Cities including Aurora, Streetsboro, Ravenna and Kent are estimated to receive percentages ranging from 4.5% to nearly 20% according to preliminary numbers provided by the county. This meeting will begin a dialog to establish the formula to determine disbursements for 2019 to 2028, and will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 6 pm at the Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna. In his road report, Tom Matota mentioned that a culvert will be needed and the cost will be approximately $400. He also estimated that the Township currently has

about 90 tons of unused salt that will be stored until next season. The schedule for 2017 chip and seal work has been posted on the township website. The roads scheduled for chip and seal work include: Asbury, Hankee, Schustrich, Vaughn, Allyn, Washburn, Cadek, Thrasher, and Alpha Roads. The next Hiram Township meeting was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7 pm in the Township Hall.

Attention J.A. Garfield Alumni A-P-B : All Points Bulletin for All Possible James A. Garfield graduates…and that includes Freedom, Nelson and Garrettsville graduates from before the consolidation…remember to mark your calendar NOW for the alumni banquet and program to be held on Saturday, September 16. Some 420 post cards have been sent out but if you did not receive yours, call 330-309- 2734 to get the lowdown on what’s happening and to make your reservation for the gala event. You could even plan to attend the football game the Friday before. Go, G-Men!






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Mantua - St. Joseph Church kicks off it’s 54th Ox Roast Fair July 21, 22 and 23 with the availability of tickets for their Main Raffle. Take a chance on a 2017 Ford F150 truck, $1,500.00 cash, or a 48” flat screen TV. The 4 wheel drive F150 is red with a regular cab and is provided by Kepich Ford of Garrettsville. The TV is donated by Coldwell Banker Real Estate & Right Path Home Inspections. Tickets are $10.00 each or 6 for $50.00 and available from St. Joseph’s parish office or from parishioners, at area events or businesses where you see the truck, or by visiting the parish’s secure online giving site, ws/opportunities. Drawing will be held on Sunday, July 23rd at 9:30 p.m. and winner does not have to be present. There will also be progressive $100.00 hourly drawings each evening of the fair where winners must be present. For a complete look at St. Joseph’s Annual Ox Roast Fair, please visit their website at www.stjosephmantua. com/stjosephox.html or find them on Facebook at St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair.

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Jane Ulmer | Columnist Welcome to Destination Aurora. News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. Let’s get summer started in Aurora. Please check out some of these great community events: Now Playing: “Brigadoon” at The Aurora Community Theatre. Set in a magical Scottish village, Brigadoon tells the delightful tale about a love that transcends time. Playing now through May 20, 2017. Please visit www. for tickets and more info. Freedom Dog Fest, 5k/Mutt Strut and Adoption Fair: This event will be held at The Tails and Trails Dog Park at Sunny Lake Park. This is a dog friendly, fun-filled weekend featuring a 5k run, vendors, adoption fair, contests, raffles, concessions, and more. Events held on both Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st. Please visit and look under events for more info. The Annual Spring Perennial Swap is Saturday May 20th from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Kiwanis Moore Park located at 35 West Pioneer Trail. Give a plant! Take a plant! Call 330-562-4333 for more details. The Memorial Day ceremony starts at 9:30am at The Veterans Memorial Park on May 29th. The parade begins at 10:00am, commencing at the Aurora Memorial Cemetery. The ever popular Summer Concert Series begins on May 31st at the Veterans Memorial Gazebo. The first concert of the year features a Neil Diamond tribute band, The Diamond Project. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. The Gazebo is located at 40 West Garfield Road and best of all, the concerts are FREE. Annual Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets begins on Friday May 26th and runs through Memorial Day on May 29th. Enjoy huge savings from many of the merchants at Aurora Farms. Heinen’s Grocery Store in Aurora will be hosting a Wine Tasting event on May 19th from 6:30pm until 8:00pm. Enjoy sampling wine, cocktails, specialty cheeses, and artisan bread. Please call Heinen’s at 330562-5297 to register. The cost is $10.00 per person and the event is held in the Café of Heinen’s in Aurora. If you have a submission for our Destination Aurora column please send via email to auroranews@ 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 or WaysideWorkshop.


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Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Mantua Twp. - At a recent meeting, Trustee Jason Carlton read a resolution of commendation for Eagle Scout Frank Fugman, whose project was to rehabilitate the historic 12-holer outhouse behind the Township Hall. After trustees publicly thanked Mr. Fugman, who is a junior at Crestwood High School, Linda Ehlert and Dottie Summerlin, of the Mantua Historical Society also publically thanked him. Ms. Ehlert also acknowledged the participation of township residents Bob Stehli, Dan Cozzens, and Cal Brant. Both women and the trustees expressed regret that was Mr. Brant had passed away before the project’s completion. In other news, Trustee Victor Grimm shared that the township’s annual spring cleanup would take place on May 13th from 7 am until 4 pm (or until the dumpsters are full). Mr. Grimm noted that paint would not be accepted at the township’s event. As an alternative, he suggested residents take unneeded paint to the ReCycle Extravaganza at Habitat for Humanity in Kent on May 18th. For more information, call (330) 677-8881. In other news, the trustees sent a letter to the County Engineer regarding the poor condition of several countyowned roads within the township. The Engineer’s office sent a reply stating that no final decisions have yet been made on Chamberlain, Diagonal, and Infirmary Roads. In similar news, residents on Chamberlain Road collected roughly 90 signatures on a petition; Trustee Grimm confirmed that County Commissioner Maureen Frederick confirmed receipt of the petition. In other news, trustees discussed attendance at a countywide meeting with the County Auditor and Treasurer to determine the disbursement of the State of Ohio’s Local Government Fund. The formula used to establish each locality’s portion was established in 2008, and is set to expire in 2018. Portage County’s portion of this Fund is valued at over $3.7 million this year. The estimated disbursements show local townships including Mantua, Hiram, and Shalersville to receive less than 1% of the Fund per municipality, while Villages including Garrettsville, Hiram and Mantua are estimated to receive roughly 1.5% of the fund. Cities, including Aurora, Streetsboro, Ravenna and Kent, are estimated to receive percentages ranging from 4.5% to nearly 20% according to preliminary numbers provided by the County. This meeting will begin a dialog to establish the formula to determine disbursements for 2019 to 2028, and will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 6 pm at the Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna. In other news, residents from the Robin Mobile Home Park were present at the meeting asking for trustees intervention with issues relating to vacant trailers, flooding and drainage issues, trash and rodent issues. While the trustees expressed compassion for the issues acknowledged by residents, they shared that since the park is a privately owned entity, the township has no jurisdiction. The Park manager was also present at the evening’s meeting; she urged residents to put their issues in writing in order that they may be addressed. She

Trustees recognize Eagle Scout Frank Fugman noted that the park has a limited staff, but was looking into potential hires in the near future. She expressed an intent to hold a public meeting for park residents. trustees offered to wave the rental fee at the Civic Center in order for that meeting to take place. In conclusion, the Trustees provided residents with suggestions of county agencies that may provide assistance with various issues, and urged them to put their requests in writing to park management, recording the anticipated timeline provided by management for each request. Lastly, Ken Parker, a former Mantua resident who resides in Ravenna, and Jay Schabel, a resident of Auburn Township, were present to discuss a proposal on behalf of the Center School Task Force. They noted that, “The mission of the task force is to quickly and efficiently create a self-sustaining environment,” at the Center School, and asked for trustee approval to create a management board to oversee tasks associated with finding tenants for the space and the funding to operate. After some discussion, the trustees agreed unanimously to allow the Task Force to move forward, based on the written presentation the group provided. The next meeting of the Township Trustees will take place on May 4th at 7:30 pm in the Township Hall.

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Whenever you turn over a log you might see a snake, worm, insect, or maybe a salamander. At first glance salamanders appear to be a type of lizard. However, this is not true. Salamanders are their own distinct g r o u p of a n i m a l s Northern Red belonging to the order Salamander Caudata. Salamanders are amphibians, while lizards are reptiles. The main differences between reptiles and amphibians are that reptiles are covered in dry scales, while amphibians have moist skins. This is extremely important because most terrestrial salamanders are lungless. They breathe through their skin! Amphibians also produce eggs that are dependent for the most part on water and moisture, while reptiles have shelled eggs that are terrestrially adapted. Most amphibians undergo a metamorphosis from juvenile water-breathing forms to adult air-breathing forms, reptiles do not. Another unique aspect of salamanders is that they can regenerate body parts. Salamanders f irst appeared on Earth some 160 million years ago. Today, there are over 600 different species of Long Tailed salamanders found across Salamander North and South America, and in the temperate parts of Northern Africa, Asia and Europe. Salamanders are absent from the southern regions of these continents. There are no salamanders in Australia or Antarctica. Salamanders reach their greatest diversity in the Appalachian Mountains region. It is said that there is more total biomass of all salamanders in the Great Smoky mountains than there is biomass of all Black Bears. Think about that for a minute, how big a black bear is and how many small salamanders it would take to equal the body mass of one bear. People are often surprised to learn of the incredible salamander diversity found in Ohio. There are 24 species of salamander in Ohio. We are very fortunate to have many species right in our own back yard. There are around 15 species in Northeast Ohio alone. Many people enjoy the annual salamander migrations of the Spotted and Jefferson’s during rainy nights in the early spring as they make their annual trek to the vernal pools from which they were hatched. One of the truly beautiful



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More women will be able to receive addiction treatment in Portage County as Horizon House added space for two more people. Renovations were recently completed on this 90-day residential treatment facility to increase the number of people who can stay, from 12 people to 14, along with an update of the kitchen and additional office space for staff. Townhall II operates Horizon House, which provides specialized treatment for adult women who are struggling with effectively managing their substance use disorder and who need a more structured treatment. Horizon House has a safe and nurturing home-like environment where women can learn long-term recovery skills. “The goal of our residential program is to equip the women with the skills, strategies, and resources they need to effectively manage the disease of addiction and to maintain healthy and functional relationships with their family, workplace, and community,” said Rob Young, Director of Clinical Services. Participants in the program receive individual and group counseling, case management, life-skill education, involvement in recovery groups such as AA and NA, and transportation assistance. “We also offer specialized counseling for residents with a history of abuse or trauma,” said Young. Horizon House opened in 1990. At least 950 women have graduated the program. The renovations were funded by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County. “The Board also provided funding for additional staff,” said Executive Director of the Mental Health & Recovery Board Joel Mowrey, PhD. A residential treatment facility for men, Root House, is also available for residents of Portage County. It is operated by Family & Community Services, along with recovery housing – the On Track to Recovery House for men and the Portage Area Recovery Center for women. Townhall II is located at 155 N. Water Street in Kent and provides counseling services for youth and adults with substance use disorders, gambling addiction, and adults who have been victims of a crime. They also have a 24hour Helpline and provide alcohol and drug prevention programs, child abuse prevention, and victim outreach and advocacy. For more information call 330-678-3006.


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Back to the Old Farmer predicting on May : â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drizzling and far from sizzling. Thunder storms kabooming. Wow! Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blooming!â&#x20AC;? T-storms, then sunny, 1-5. OR the plain old Farmer finishing up April and into May : â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stormy weather arrives by the 27th, continued storms; sunny to partly cloudy, mostly fair.â&#x20AC;? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say that you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been warned. This time of the year is an ulcer-maker for baseball coaches, softball coaches, track coaches, etc., athletic directors and all of their charges because of the uncertainty of the weather. With football and, to a lesser extent, soccer and golf, the weather is what it is and nobody wants to admit to being too much of a wuss to go out and play in whatever it isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;lightning strikes excepted, of course. Heat, cold, snow, rainâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;suck it up and get out there. Your momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the stands with her umbrella/ rainsuit/ toewarmers/Arctic mittens/iced water bottles/whatever it takes to see her little dear dumpling play whatever it is that he or she plays. Get on with it. Spring sports, on the other hand, have to deal with a certain number of weather/temperature issues but safety on those muddy basepaths, low hurdles and high jump approaches, for instance, can sabotage the fittest athlete or the wiliest coaching staff. Slippinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and slidinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are NOT preferred athletic techniques. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the headache of rescheduling. Oy! Doubleheaders are really only possible on Saturdaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they DO have to go to school some time. A postponed track meet is usually an exercise in futility to find a time for. Big meets and league championships start piling up; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fight to the finish and seniors, of course, ARE about finished, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a certain amount of distraction there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;April showers bring May flowersâ&#x20AC;? is no consolation. Ah, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the flowers that bloom in the Spring, TraLa!â&#x20AC;? (As they sing in Gilbert & Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mikadoâ&#x20AC;?.) Speaking of which, my lawn and its accoutrements are looking pretty good. The rhododendrons have put on a grand display, the crabapples burstâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no, really, they burstâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;into bloom and managed to persuade the one lonely little dogwood to come along. At least one trillium survived my neglect and appeared under the front buckeye sapling; it may have some company in the back yard. The red buckeye is in the back yard but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to have any trillium trim. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a full-scale revival going on in front by the porch; the Jack-in-the-pulpits are thriving all over the placeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;front, back, side yardsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be taking up a collection next. Anyone who would like to find these guys a seminary someplace else, stop in, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask and it shall be given to you.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been â&#x20AC;&#x153;off to the racesâ&#x20AC;? with my planting again. Not that I remember what half of them are, once theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the ground. One of these days Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll actually lay out some cash for plant markers but it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happened yet. I do know that the rhubarb roots are struggling; a couple of red-stemmed leaves have poked their heads up but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not exactly a strong showing. A number of other assorted bulbs have, apparently, provided the salad bar for some kind of critter that comes out at night to dine. I got some lilacs which are waiting on the porch to be planted to improve the appearance of the side yard. One of them is Primrose Pink and the other three are, I think, the darkest ones I could find. If I get some white ones, that should about complete the lilac palette. Ferns, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got ferns, and toad


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;When did Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start having balloons in their Thanksgiving Day parade?â&#x20AC;? Though it can be hard to think about November with the spring weather weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been having, the question came up in one of our library book discussions. Brad Ricca, in his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Creators of Superman,â&#x20AC;? mentioned the Superman balloon in the 1939 Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thanksgiving Day Parade. One of our patrons wondered how long the big balloons had been part of the parade. According to Kathleen Curtin and Sandra L. Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie,â&#x20AC;? Eliza Bermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article on, and Kate Hoganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article on People. com, the first giant balloons appeared in 1927 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; most famously, the cartoon character Felix the Cat. The Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parade began in 1924, but the custom of Thanksgiving parades in New York dates back to the 1780s, according to Curtin and Oliver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fantastical companies,â&#x20AC;? as they were called, were groups of workingclass young men dressing in costume and carousing in the streets on Thanksgiving morning. The Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parade itself may have originated with the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employees, immigrants who wanted to celebrate with a Europeanstyle parade including clowns, floats, and zoo animals. In the paradeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early years, officials had no plans for deflating the balloons. They set them free and offered a reward if people could bring them back. This practice ended after a balloon nearly brought down a plane. For more information, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favorite Holidaysâ&#x20AC;? by Bruce David Forbes and â&#x20AC;&#x153;All around the Year: Holidays and Celebrations in American Lifeâ&#x20AC;? by Jack Santino are available for checkout at the Newton Falls Public Library, along with Melissa Sweetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picture book biography of Tony Sarg, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parade.â&#x20AC;? For answers to your questions, visit the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls or phone 330-872-1282.

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Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

It seems that about every 18-24 months the media starts warning wine drinkers about arsenic in their wine. Recently USA Today did a story again about the lawsuits against California wineries that have “allegedly” been adding arsenic to their wine. Before I go on though, let me stop here and let you know that our wine does not contain arsenic and is regularly tested to ensure we are selling a safe and quality product. Okay – back to the lawsuit. For those of you that may have missed it, 28 California wineries (including Sutter Home, Charles Shaw (aka Two Buck Chuck) and Beringer) have been accused in the lawsuit to “produce and market wines that contain dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic, in some cases up to 500 percent or more than what is considered the maximum acceptable safe daily intake limit,”. My initial reaction was “this has to be a joke”. Wineries, especially in California, are highly regulated. With the number of entities we work with, the EPA, Liquor Control, U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, local health departments, etc. I would be shocked if that many wineries were able to get away with allegedly adding that much arsenic to their wines. However, I was intrigued by what this 30-page lawsuit proclaimed. In my opinion the lawsuit is a little far-fetched, citing that the wineries are recklessly adding harmful ingredients to the wine and placing people’s lives in danger. Per the Liquor Control Board in California, their tests have not matched what the lawsuit has claimed and have determined at this time there is no need to pull the wine from the shelves. While the lawsuit goes through the courts I can guarantee that all of the entities responsible for monitoring the wineries will be at each winery on a regular basis. So now the question remains – what damage has this lawsuit done to the wine industry? Are people going to move away from drinking wine? Or will most people not even think about the lawsuit? All I know is, it will be interesting to see if / how this changes wine making in the future. Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www.

Vintage News

James A. Garfield Historical Society

December 26, 1907 the Journal published an article titled “Hanging of McKisson in 1838”. A man by the name of McKisson had been tried for the murder of a woman, found guilty, and sentenced to hang February 9, 1838. Sheriff, George J. Wallace had been notified that a gang was going to take the prisoner. The sheriff requested Gen. Bierce, who commanded then First Brigade, 20th Division, Ohio Militia to call out all of the field and staff officers of his brigade to appear in Ravenna, all armed and equipped for guard duty, and mounted on horseback. February 9, came and was a very cold day. At any rate, the fellows who had to ride from Garrettsville to Ravenna on horseback by way of Charlestown thought so. Promptly at 1pm, all were on parade, the General and staff in their brilliant uniforms, all mounted on horseback, with drawn swords, two wagons, one to carry the Sheriff and prisoner and the other the Garrettsville Band which was to play as the parade proceeded. When they reached the old jail, the road was blockaded with men. General Bierce rode up and ordered Col. Drake, of Freedom, who commanded a regiment of cavalry, to clear the road. After the road was cleared the Sheriff came out arm in arm with the prisoner, and took the place in the wagon assigned to them. They proceeded nearly half a mile to the gallows. The gallows had been guarded by Capt. Andrews’s company of light infantry from Garrettsville all day. The sentence was carried out with several thousand of spectators attending the hanging.




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Nifty Gadgets That Can Help Seniors with Hearing Loss Dear Savvy Senior, What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help. Loud Talker Dear Loud, If your husband feels he’s not ready for a hearing aid but needs some hearing help, there are dozens of “assistive listening devices” on the market today that can make a big difference. Assistive listening devices are over-the-counter electronic products (they are not FDA approved hearing aid devices) that can amplify and improve sound to help your husband in different listening situations. It’s also important to know that these products are best suited for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment, and they usually aren’t covered by insurance or Medicare. Here’s a breakdown of some of the different devices that can help. Personal amplifiers: For better hearing, especially in noisy environments, there are personal sound amplification products that can be worn in the ear like a hearing aid, and are designed to amplify sound while reducing background noise. Two top rated products to consider that were recently recommended by Consumer Reports are the SoundWorld Solutions CS50+ and the Etymotic Bean. The CS50+, which costs $350, looks like a Bluetooth cell phone headset, and has customizable settings that can be programed with a smartphone. The Etymotic Bean, which costs $399 a pair or $214 for one, is ready to use right out of the box and is best suited for those with high-frequency hearing loss. If these are too pricy, there are also a number of small hand-held or body-worn amplifiers – like the Williams Sound Pocketalker ($139) and Bellman & Symfon Mino Personal Amplifier ($188) – that have a microphone and headphones or earbuds that are very effective too. TV amplifiers: To hear the television better, there are TV listening devices that will let your husband increase the volume and adjust the tone to meet his needs, without blasting you out of the room. Some of the best options include wireless infrared, radio frequency or Bluetooth devices that come with standard or stethoscope headphones. Sennheiser makes a variety of quality products with prices running between $130 and $450. Or, for a more affordable solution, consider the Serene Innovations TV Sound Box for $120. This is a wireless amplified TV speaker that would sit near your husband, and provide clear stereo sound from the TV without the need for headsets. Amplified telephones: To have clearer phone

conversations, there are a wide variety of amplified telephones that offer enhanced volume and tone adjustments, and they usually come with extra loud ringers and flashing ring indicators to alert him when a call is coming in. Some top makers of these products are Clarity, ClearSounds and Serene Innovations, and a top seller today is the Clarity XLC2+ Amplified Phone ($144), which is a cordless phone that provides three tone settings and 50 decibels of amplification. Alerting devices: There are also a variety of alerting devices that can help people who have trouble hearing the doorbell, phone, alarm clock, smoke detector or even weather radio. These products use flashing lights, multi-tone ringers or vibrating devices as a means to alert you. Some popular products in this category include: The Bellman & Symfon Care Home Alerting Solution that provides door and phone notification with a flashing alert ($198); the Silent Call Weather Alert Radio with strobe and bed shaker ($165); and the all-in-one Serene Innovations CentralAlert CA-360 Clock/Receiver Notification System, which provides alarm clock, doorbell, phone, motion and storm warning alerts ($180). To locate these and any other hearing loss products visit Harris Communications (, or call 866-476-9579), which offers more than 2,000 assistive devices and provides customer support services to assist you. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.



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PUBLIC NOTICE The Village of Garrettsville Water Department h as c o m p l e t e d t h e Wa t e r Consumer Confidence Report for the year 201. Water customers should receive a copy during the week of May 1st, 2017 along with the current water/sewer bill. The report can also be reviewed on the Village website (www.garrettsville. org) and Village Clerks office 8213 High Street Garrettsville. Office Hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Any questions contact the Clerk at 330-527-4424. By order of the Village of Garrettsville Board of Public Affairs Trustees. Nancy Baldwin Clerk-Treasurer PUBLIC NOTICE The Village of Garrettsville will hold their SPRING CLEAN UP on Thursday, May 18th, 2017. Two large appliances will be permitted. No batteries, tires, hazardous materials, yard waste or partially filled paint cans will be taken. Refrigerators and freezers must have the Freon removed with the proper identification tags attached or they will not be taken. PUBLIC NOTICE Newton Township Trustees will hold the annual Spring Clean-Up Weekend and scrap tire collection on May 6 and 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Township Administration Building, 4410 Newton Falls-Bailey Road, Newton Falls. A maximum of 8 tires will be accepted per household; they must be off rim and no oversize tires are allowed. A maximum of one pickup truck load of unwanted debris will be permitted per household. The following items will not be accepted: hazardous or electronic waste (no paint, oil, antifreeze, propane tanks, TV’s, monitors, etc.), no appliances, garbage, or daily trash. Items may be dropped off during designated hours only. This event is a free service for Newton Township residents. An ID will be required for proof of residency. For more information, contact the Township at (330) 8720003. Let’s work together to keep Newton Township clean and green!


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PUBLIC NOTICE The Garrettsville Water Department will be flushing hydrants May 15th through May 19th, 2017. Hydrants will be flushed randomly throughout the Village. You may notice a drop in your water pressure. The water will be safe to drink although there may be discoloration. Please be sure to check your water for discoloration prior to doing any laundry. Any questions should be directed to the Clerk’s office at 330527-4424.


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