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Friday, May 19, 2017

EMS Week Kicks Off With Parade On Saturday

Garrettsville - Community EMS District will kick off National EMS Week with their annual parade and open house on Saturday May 20, 2017. The parade is scheduled to start at noon and will go from the James A. Garfield School Complex north on State Route 88 to State Street to the Community EMS District Station at 10804 Forest Street. Members of the community and participants in the parade are invited to share in food and drinks which will be provided at the open house immediately following the parade. There will be a health fair, bouncy houses, a K-9 demonstration by Garrettsville Police Department, a Chinese Auction, and, weather permitting, a helicopter landing. There will be a coloring contest for children in kindergarten through 3rd grades at James A. Garfield Elementary School. We will also have on display our new ambulance which was delivered in November 2016. In 1974, Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to a multitude of medical emergencies.

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Hastings Dairy offers Tours & Milk from Farmstead

Burton - Hastings Dairy & Rowdy Cow Creamery are open for tours and milk tasting for the 2017 May to October season with several open house events open to the public. Buy Fresh Milk at Hastings Dairy - Open daily during daylight hours. Milk is bottled at Rowdy Cow Creamery, one of only a few farmstead creameries in Ohio. Whole, non-homogenized milk is processed in small batches using low temperature vat pasteurization. Available in white, chocolate and a variety of flavors such as strawberry, orange cream, banana, root beer, cookies & cream, peanut butter cup and others. Rowdy Cow Creamery also bottles strawberry cheesecake drinkable yogurt, tropical tea and lemon sweet tea. Check out the flavor schedule on the website for product availability. Cow Tales Adventures (for children 5 & under w/ caregiver) May 31, September 19 and October 4 --10 amNoon at $6/person (12 months & under free) This farm adventure allows young children and caregivers to take a wagon ride around the farm, pet the calves, ride the cow train, play, and have fun! Arrive by 10am and plan to be at the farm until noon to take part in all of the activities. Milk will be available to taste and buy.

Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting - 10 am12:30pm: June 21 and August 2; 1-3:30pm: June 3, June 27, July 3, July 9, July 22, August 13, Sept.10, Sept. 24, Oct. 13. $6/person (12 months & under free) Experience a real working dairy farm and farmstead creamery. This event includes milking parlor tours, wagon rides, petting the calves, the cow train for kids, viewing the creamery, and milk tasting. This is an open house, so visitors can come and go during the event. Milk will be available to taste and buy. Parking is free. Activities are outdoors and indoors. No reservations are necessary. Remember, you’re visiting a farm so dress for the occasion. Milk will be for sale during all tours and events. The farm is located at 13181 Claridon Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021. If you have a group of 20 or more, book a private farm tour. Perfect for groups of all ages! For a unique party experience, check out our party packages which provide private use of our facility. For information about the farm, dairy tours and milk, go to or contact Brenda Hastings at 440-635-0313 or hastings97@

Windham - The fire station will now be staffed 24 hours a day - 7 days a week with 2 firefighter/emt’s this will ensure a timely response to emergencies regardless of the time of day. One of the 2 on duty will be trained at the ALS level provider, meaning they can provide a higher level of care / treatment when you have a emergency. We are also pleased to share that we have been the recipient of 2 grants recently. The first is from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant in the amount of $21,240; with these funds we purchased rescue equipment/tools. The second grant award is from the Ohio Workers Compensation Safety Grant in the amount of $40,000; these funds purchased a power ambulance cot, load system for ambulance and two stair chairs. We have boosted our roster to 30 members with 26 of those trained as Firefighter / EMT / Medics. Members have attended several additional training classes, going above the state requirements, Some of those trainings were a 40-hour hazardous materials technician course, 80-hour certified fire inspector course and 16hour driver instructor course, just to name a few. This was done by the members on their off time to better the service level provided to the residents of and visitors to the district. CPR classes are available through the fire department by our American Heart Association CPR instructors, if you are in need of a certification please contact the fire department at (330) 326-2225.

The Little Manufacturer that Could Diskin Enterprises Bucks Downward Trends Part 2 of a 2-Part Series and Canada. They also Estelle R. Brown | Contributing Reporter supply Pat Catan’s, JoAnn Garrettsville - First, a recap from last week: Fabrics, Dollar Tree, Despite the common narrative assuming only decline Family Dollar, Hartville among American manufacturers — especially for a small Hardware, At Home and business located in a small village along the Rust Belt — Old Time Pottery retail Diskin Enterprises is a bright exception to that dark rule. chains with customized craft product display This small manufacturer on Industrial Drive has products. Even a major retailer developed a global reach — even exporting to Mexico in Mexico has Modern — during a time when similar U.S. businesses are Retail Fixtures supply losing ground, leaving the U.S. or folding altogether. their stores with craft Diversification and expansion through acquisitions has and f loral f ixt u res, been the key to success for holding company Diskin because it’s actually less Enterprises over the past 10 years. A three-in-one expensive for them to manufacturing and sales force now operates under one purchase these made-ingiant roof, with room to grow. The former Four Seasons Industries, acquired 20 years ago by Michael Diskin the-USA products than Sr., is now Four Seasons Manufacturing, an umbrella for Mexican company manufacturer for Durajoint Concrete Accessories and Fantasias Miguel to invest Modern Retail Solutions (Formerly Modern Store in the tooling machines Fixtures) along with its original Four Seasons Industries. themselves. “It’s quite an In an ironic twist, Four Seasons grew out of its original accomplishment in this building and into the former Amweld Building just day and age for us, as a down the road. Amweld was once an anchor steel-based U.S. company, to supply manufacturer in Garrettsville and Niles for 60 years, but product for a Mexican moved to Mexico in 2008. Now Modern Retail Solutions company,” says Vice President and General Manager ships its goods from the former Amweld building to Michael Diskin Jr. With molding capabilities from a 75-ton to a 1000-ton Mexico at a profit. molding press, the company can custom-manufacture a Modern Retail Solutions became the third company large variety of plastic products. Four Seasons Industries, Diskin Sr. acquired. Formerly named Modern Store for instance, makes private label items such as containers Fixtures, this was a marketing company that also owned for blueprints and fishing rods, components for sink the tool machines which make plastic molded fixtures. When Diskin bought the company, Four Seasons also faucets, heat-resistant handle covers for cookware, home became the manufacturer of the fixtures, thus lowering weatherproofing items, water hose spray nozzle tubes and costs. Now the company manufactures silk flower holders, marine accessories, just to name a few. Along with diversification through acquisitions and ribbon trays and plastic shelving, and product end caps customized productions through high-capability tooling, found in every craft aisle of Walmart throughout the U.S.

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Diskin Enterprises credits its success to fast and friendly customer service which rewards the company with loyal repeat customers. Innovation with an eye on efficiency and employee safety can be added to the list. Just this week, Four Seasons installed a new vacuum materials loader which brings automation to a time-consuming and precarious task… and frees employees to be more productive. Now, one person can operate three machines at a time, instead of just one. While the manufacturing landscape changes by the day, Diskin Enterprises proves that new pathways to success can still be navigated, even in a small, midwestern town like Garrettsville.

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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

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.

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.

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.

if you are a woman in need of inspiration and encouragement. The meeting is free but you can give a love offering. There will be snacks and of course... great coffee.

Youth Art at Hiram College

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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.

Garfield Youth Football Signups

Register By May 31 Garfield Youth Football signups for the 2017 season will be held online this year. Please visit our NEW website at garrettsvilleyf for information. The payment fee of $100 plus $20 equipment deposit can be paid online too. If you do not have access to a computer please call Sarah at 216-4049191. The registration deadline is May 31st.

Grassroots Gardeners Plant Sale

May 19, 20 Perennials, Annuals, Herbs & more at the 12th Annual Plant Sale presented by Grassroots Community Gardeners held at the Nelson Community House on the Circle. Starting at $1, all proceeds benefit the beautification of local community gardens. If you need to make room, dig up a few of your plants and bring them along. We’ll be glad to find them good homes.

River Days Tours

May 20 Enjoy a guided tour on May 20th of the National Natural 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

Revival In The Country

May 20 Our ladies group will be meeting on May 20 from 9 am to noon. at the Cellar Door Coffeehouse in Garrettsville. Anyone can come! Come one and come all... the only requirement is

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May 20 Community EMS District will be holding their annual parade and open house on Saturday, May 20th. The parade will kick off at 12:00, ending at the station, where refreshments, bounce house, health fair and helicopter landing as well as a 50/50 raffle and the Chinese auction will be for all to enjoy.

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.) 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 are available at appalachian-experience.

Mantua Farmers Market

May 20 & 27 The Mantua Farmers Market will sponsor a plant and miscellaneous sale on two Saturdays in May - May 20 and May 27. Hours are 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, OH. Check out the variety of plants for sale plus other interesting items. This is the fourth year our church has sponsored this market. Vendors are welcome for $5 per date. Money will be given to the church to help repay the loan for the handicapped entrance to the basement. Call Diane for more information at 330-274-2868.

Bike Blessing & Patriotic Service

May 21 Please join us for this special service for Rolling Thunder followed by a pot luck picnic at Hambden Township Park. Please bring a dish to pass. Burgers, Hot dogs and a

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Post 674 Ladies Aux. Meeting

May 21 Calling all members: Post #674 Windham Legion Post. Ladies Aux. will be having their May monthly meeting the 21st of this month at 1:00. Please try to attend. New members welcome. Get ready for Memorial Day. Hope to see you there.

Bike & Pedestrian Count Project

May 21 Help the Portage Park District count our trail users. Sign up to Volunteer at various trail sites in Portage County on May 21 from 2-4 pm. Contact us at admin@ or 330297-7728 to help out!

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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

Freedom Park Clean-up Day Rescheduled

May 21 The Hiram Historical Society welcomes Julaine Duffield and Laura Turner-Fratus to the Century House on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 3:00 PM. The topic will be “Mid-19th Century Gardens”, appropriate to the era of the house. For those who are interested, there will be a plant exchange. Come learn about historical gardens and bring any plants you may want to share. Hiram is a great place to be on a beautiful May afternoon!

Beekeepers Spring Field Day

May 21 The Portage County Beekeepers will be holding their spring field day event on May 21 at 1 pm. Bring your veil and a lawn chair. We will be looking at an established bee hive and a new bee hive. We will go over items in the new beekeeper’s

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May 21 New Hours for Shalersville Historical Society May 21 2pm-5pm.

May 21 Join us at Towner’s Woods for our second spring bird viewing program. Binoculars and field guides will be available for use. Warblers are out and about this time of year! Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods 7:00-8:30pm.Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent,

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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

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May 23 TheFreedomCommunity&Park Boosters have rescheduled the park clean-up day for Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:00 p.m. at the Freedom Community Park on State Route 700 and Streeter Rd. If you are interested in helping out please show up or give Tom Mesaros a call at 3330-245-6061.

Free Community Dinner

May 23 Free community dinner on May 23, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. while supplies last. Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome!

Geauga Consumer Connection

May 24 On Wednesday, May 24, Geauga Consumer Connection at Sisters of Notre Dame 13000 Auburn Rd, Chardon. Local Businesses Expo, Free, Family-friendly, a chance to meet and talk with businesses, show specials, Raffles, Samples, Great Door Prizes and more. Annual Event Hosted by Burton, Chardon and Middlefield Chambers of Commerce. Contact Info: 440632-5705 Middlefield Chamber of Commerce.

RFC ‘Secret Cook’ Dinner

May 25 If you missed the secret cook last month, so sorry for you. So for the May 25th dinner at the Renaissance Family Center we are looking for a cook. He or she is out there somewhere, I will find them. Come see how we do, I dare you! The RFC dinner May 25, 5-6:30. Come see who we find.




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Schedule of Events

May 18 – Concert May 25 – Memorial Day June 1 – Bingo & Doughnuts

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!

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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 Harley-Davidson in Austintown, Ohio. Ride will begin at noon, 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.

May 25 The Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is rescheduling its regular board meeting on May 18, 2017 to May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm in the boardroom located in the Jr. High School at 907 Milton Blvd. The meeting will include our annual special education presentation.

God Provides A Free Meal

May 26 God provides a free meal at Nelson United Methodist church 9367 st. Rt. 305 May 26 - 4 to 6:00. Macaroni & beef - salad - roll - dessert.

Fill The Truck

Library Closed Memorial Day

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 or boxes. Any questions call Kristen (330)990-6591

May 29 All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Service hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30. Although branch libraries will be closed for the holiday, the Digital Library is always open. Using your Portage County District Library card, visit www. for a great selection of digital content including movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines- all at your fingertips.

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.

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.

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

Historical Society Garage Sale

June 1, 2 & 3 Middlefield Historical Society hosts its annual garage sale from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Century Inn Underloft, 14979 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), Middlefield Village. Bargains galore, low prices, plus penny box treasures. Reduced prices on Saturday: 50% off from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 75% off from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evening Bird Watching Program

May 28 Join us at Towner’s Woods for our third spring bird viewing program. Binoculars and Field Guides will be available for use. Warblers are out and about this time of year! Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods.7-8:30 pm Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

Chicken Dinner

June 3 Lake Milton Presbyterian Church, 942 Grandview Rd.,




Lake Milton, will be having its annual Chicken BBQ Dinner Saturday June 3, 2017 from 12 – 5 PM. Dinner includes half a chicken, 2 sides, roll, dessert and drink. Adult dinners will be $9.00 and child dinners will be $6.00.

exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 1st Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Book Review & Discussion group. Questions - call the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Square Dance

Noah’s Ark Trip

June 3 On June 3. The North Bloomfield Historical Society, will host a Square Dance. This will be held at the Town Hall, at Rt. 45 & Rt. 87. The time is from 7:00pm--9:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is 5.00 per person. No dancing experience is necessary. For more information call (330)5063370

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

Strawberry Delight

Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash

June 10 Strawberry delight fundraiser will be held June 10, 3:00 to 6:00 P. M. Lordstown SCOPE Fundraiser, 1776 Salt Springs Rd., (Back Door of Elementary School). Generous Serving of Strawberry Shortcake with Ice Cream - $4.00; Chinese Auction - 50/50 Raffle

June 3 Ducks Unlimited 100 Gun Bash will be held on June 3,2017 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds 14373 Cheshire St. Burton. Tickets $20 advanced sales / $25 at the door. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The first guns for the main drawing will be drawn at 1:00 PM and the last will be drawn at 5:30 PM Two guns will be given away every 5 minutes. Ticket eligible for food, soft drinks, beer and a chance on all 100 guns. Winner need not be present. Food served from 1 to 4 PM Tickets available at all Great Lakes Outdoor Supply stores or on line Contact Don Paschke 216-3101212 for additional information.

Local Author Signs Books at The Village Book Store

June 10 Kent author Gladys Ashenfelter will be signing copies of her new book 20 Jobs: A Memoir at The Village Bookstore on 8140 Main Street from noon till 3:00 on Saturday, June 10. 20 Jobs is her first book, but she is currently working on a second book of family stories. The author strongly believes in sharing stories in order to make meaning from your life. For more information about the book signing, visit The Village Store Facebook page. To learn more about the author and read reviews of her new book, visit

Freedom Park Boosters Meeting

June 5 The Freedom Community & Park Boosters will be having their monthly meeting on Monday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Hall. If you are interested please come or have questions please contact Tom Mesaros a call at 3330245-6061.

Walkers Hike: Berlin Lake Trail

June 10 Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike into Towner’s Woods on various trails. Meet at 8:30 am at the Towner’s Woods parking lot located at 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240 Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

Book Discussion Group

June 5 On Monday, June 5 at 9:30am. DrJPatellapresentsandreviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS, in which every chapter tells its own story. Author Annie Kagan recounts the fascinating and true on-going communications with her deceased brother Billy in this, her debut book. One of the most detailed after-death communications ever recorded takes you on an unprecedented journey into the mysteries of life beyond death. It is not necessary to bring a book. Please join us for a stimulating



The Magic of David Anthony

June 10 Curtains up Theatre is proud to bring back The Magic of David Anthony June 10, 2017 at 7pm In the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium. Audiences of all ages have been thrilled with The Magic of David Anthony. David Anthony’s show combines exciting music and choreography with familyfriendly humor and mystifying magic that you’ll talk about on the way home. Special VIP experience available (Pre-sale only) Available at Save 4 on State Route 88 in Garrettsville. Or contact Jackie at 216-3750709 prior to June 1, 2017. VIP tickets are only $25.00 - VIP ticket holders invited to a special reception starting at 6:30 pm. Enjoy appetizers, meet David Anthony and experience one on one magic with David Anthony up close. General public tickets are available for $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 9 years of age. This is a special fundraising event for The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.

Alpine House Spa Day

June 14 Let us pamper you with manicures, facials, make up, raffle, light snack, on June 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Must RSVP to Debbie Conway at 440/226-2002 by June 1st. Alpine House is located in Ravenna at 7000 St. Rte 88

Pymatuning Lake Association Habitat Project

June 14 The Pymatuning Lake Association will be constructing 125 cribs which are placed in the lake to provide habitat for small fish. The event will be held Wednesday June 14th, at 8:30 am The location is the Ohio State Campground boat launch off Pymatuning Lake Road. Volunteers are needed; ages from middle school and up are welcome. Pizza and beverages will be provided. For more info visit www.PymatuningLake. com or call 724-418-1501


Gott Fen Showy Lady’s Slipper Hike

June 17 Join ODNR staff on June 17th, from 10am – 12, as we offer a special opportunity to view state threatened Lady’s Slipper orchids at Gott Fen State Nature Preserve, State Rte 303, Streetsboro. Space is limited to the first 15 registrants. To register call Adam 330/5275118 or email adam.wohlever@

Newton Falls Reunion

June 17 The 98th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held on Saturday June 17 at The DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren. Doors open at 9:30am with luncheon at 11:30am; $20 per plate. Class of 1967 will be the ‘honored’ class. Two $1000.00 scholarships awarded to Newton Falls seniors will be announced. Please return you reservation card prior to June 1st to Kathy Hawkins Rapczak, 4917 Fairview Ave., Newton Falls, OH 44444. Call Kathy at 330/872-7891 or Judi Gensburg 330/219-1762 for more info.

Geauga County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

June 21 Wednesday, June 21 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burton Century Village, free admission and parking. Plant Sale, Garden Art, Desserts, Tool Sharpening for a small fee. Gift cards available for purchase at Burton Floral and Garden, 13020 Kinsman Rd. or The OSU Extension Patterson Center (440-8344656). Gift cards are valid on Master Gardener created garden art and plants.

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Stanley S. Savitts Garrettsville, OH Stanley S. Savitts, Jr., 54, of Garrettsville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 10, 2017. He was born on September 11, 1962 to Stanley and Margaret (O’Donnell) Savitts, Sr. in Ravenna, Ohio. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Stanley was a skilled butcher and was known for his annual pig roasts and firework display. He cherished spending time with his beloved family and friends. Stanley is survived by his children, Stanley Savitts, III of Garrettsville, Amanda (Jo’Juan Bradley) Savitts of Girard and Sierra Savitts of Garrettsville; sisters, Molly (Wayne) Stebner of Garrettsville, Esther (Glenn) Martin of Hiram Rapids, Sue Sindledecker of Braceville and Beverly Savitts of Chagrin Falls; half siblings, Stanley Marvin Savitts of Pennsylvania and Shirley of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Levaeh and Xavier; sisters in law, Judy Savitts of Hiram Rapids and Margaret Savitts of Southington; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Debra in 2012; his parents and siblings, Calvin, Leroy, John David, Walt, Margaret “Sis”, Sara and Arlene. Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Funeral Service to be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12 PM at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery, Hiram, Ohio. Online condolences at

Edna “Maxine” Ellison Nelson Twp., OH Edna “Maxine” Ellison, 89, of Nelson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 9, 2017. She was born on March 24, 1928 to Melvin Burdett and Ethel Smith at Alma, Ohio. Maxine married the love of her life, Homer Ellison, on September 1, 1944. In October of 1986, Maxine and Homer were sealed for all time and eternity in the Dallas Texas, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been a member of the Hiram LDS Ward on Pioneer Trail since 1975. Maxine enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, cross stitching and working on word search puzzles. She spent many hours in her kitchen preparing and canning food for her family, that she and Homer grew every year. Many people were welcomed into her home for many years to provide notary of titles. Maxine was an avid reader her entire life and had many interests. As a young wife at her husband Homer’s home in Sutton, West Virginia, she became an instant hit with her younger new “brothers and sisters” as she told them stories and read to them. Always witty, enthusiastic, innocent, angelic in nature, beautiful smile, encouraging and friendly are just a few of the things that described her. She will be dearly missed

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by her family and friends in the neighborhood. Maxine was an only child in her family and after marriage gave birth to nine children of her own. She is survived by her children, Mildred Perrine of Windham, Curtis (Carmalee) Ellison of Hyrum, Utah, Warren (Maria) Ellison of Kent, Homer Ellison, Jr. of Garrettsville, Eva Ellison of Ephrium, Utah, Edward (Stella) Ellison of Mantua, Jesse (Debra) Ellison of Garrettsville, and Barbara Wells of Southington; 21 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Homer; daughter, Celia Joann and grandson, Marvin Perrine. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio and Monday, May 15, 2017 from 11AM-1PM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6208 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, Ohio. Funeral Services followed at 1PM at the chapel with Bishop Tommy Aardema officiating. Burial held in Harrington Cemetery, Hopkins Road, Nelson, Ohio. Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes. com. We are grateful for the many professional and dedicated Doctors, Nurses and others at University Hospital at Ravenna, for their tender care and help for Mother in her last days, we so very much appreciate each and every one of you.

Lori Zerucha Garrettsville, OH Lori Zerucha, 54, of Garrettsville, beloved Wife and Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on May 10, 2017. She entered this world on March 12, 1963 in Cleveland, OH, born to Samuel and Janice Griffith. She is su r v ived by her husband Mark Zerucha; children Jason Lewicki, Mark Zerucha, Jr. and Kristal Zerucha; grandchildren, Robby Griffith, Kaleb Lewicki, Camron Lewicki, Cole Zerucha, Jaydn Zerucha and Skyler Zerucha; mother and father in law Michael and Mary Zerucha; brother and sister in law Michael Zerucha Jr and Michele Noble; brothers Tony Griffith, Ronnie Griffith, Samuel Griffith Jr., and Roger Griffith; sisters Nancy Hobbs and Cathy Sellards. Lori lived her life for her children and grandchildren. Her entire life she loved any and all children. Most of the neighborhood kids called her mom. Lori was an organ donor so that she may help other families in their time of need. Visitation was held on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5-8 at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. In honoring Lori’s wishes cremation will take place. Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes. com.

Wilbur H. Livengood Garrettsville, OH Wilbur H. Livengood, 84, of Garrettsville, passed away May 12, 2017. Born August 23, 1932 in Greensboro, PA, to Vincent and Irena (Ingram) Livengood. He was preceded in death by his brother Earl and his sisters Ruth and Wynona. Wilbur drove truck for Kroger Foods-Solon for 26 years and for General Electric-Ravenna for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling, listening to country music bands, attending local events and working around the house in the yard. Wilbur served in the Army while stationed in Korea.



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Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Pearl (Burchett) Livengood, whom he married on April 27, 1956; two children, Tim (Valerie) Livengood of Carriere, MS, Mark (Stephanie) Livengood of Smithville, OH, five grandchildren: Abby (Nick) Chatelain, Rissy (Steve) Williams, Cody LIvengood, Tommy (Stacy) Livengood, Eowyn (Kyle) Livengood. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. A private family funeral was on Tuesday, May 16th, Arrangements were made by the MalloryDehaven-Carlson Funeral Home.

Theresa Ann “Dolly” Thompson Brunswick, OH Theresa Ann “Dolly” Thompson passed away at the age of 94 on April 19. 2017 in Brunswick, OH due to natural causes. She was just two days from her 95th birthday. Dolly was born on April 21, 1922, in Windham, OH to Lewis and Anna Justin. She grew up with one sister, Lois, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Windham High School. She owned and managed a beauty salon for several years and later worked at Hiram College, a Rite Aid drug store and a Zeppes pizza shop. She married Earl John “EJ” Thompson in the early days of World War II. She was the proud mother of James age 63. She and her husband enjoyed attending car races and she enjoyed watching sports on TV. She is survived by son James (Karen). A Memorial Service was held at Berea Baptist Church, 250 West St., Berea, OH on May 17, 2017. There will be a graveside service at Park Cemetery in Garrettsville, OH on May 25, 2017 at 2:30PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dolly’s memory to Berea Baptist Church, 250 West St., Berea, OH 44017.

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Join us under the big tent for a trip back in time

History comes alive this summer as Ohio Chautauqua returns to Geauga County June 6 - 10, with big-tent performances each evening in Burton’s Century Village. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. Actor performances at 7:30 p.m. These shows are free and are open to all ages. Building on the 19th-century tradition established on the shores of New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event the entire community will enjoy. This season’s theme is “The Natural World” with historical characters who spent their lives immersed in nature, using it as a source of creativity, discovery and spiritualism, including: • Dian Fossey, zoologist and author of Gorillas in the Mist • Theodore Roosevelt, reformist president and outdoorsman • Mary Shelley, gothic novelist • Chief Cornstalk, Native American leader of the Shawnee nation • French physicist and chemist, Marie Curie In addition to being a sponsor, GCPL is excited to host the daytime workshop presented by Theodore Roosevelt Wed., June 7, 10 a.m. at the Middlefield Branch. “We are thrilled to be a part of Ohio Chautauqua once again, and believe it is an entertaining and informative opportunity for members of Geauga County and the northeast Ohio community to immerse themselves in history and culture,” says GCPL director Ed Worso. “As a library system, we encourage this kind of immersion in our buildings every day, so, naturally, we leap at any opportunities like Ohio Chautauqua. These characters transform their stories from the past to the present, and, then future, as children’s participation is encouraged to help to instill a life-long love of history and learning.” Geauga County last hosted Ohio Chautauqua in 2012.







Garrettsville - Hiram Rotary Report Iva Walker | Columnist

It was “a little traveling music” for the members of the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram, as they took their May 15, 2017 meeting to the Hiram Farm. At the facility, they learned of the connections to the Couch Trust, which was the farmland basis of the operation, and of the continued association with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which mandates the end uses of the land and its reversion to open space/ organic farmland, should the Farm ever close (The buildings are all removable). The group made the acquaintance of the companion/therapy animals—goat, sheep, pot-bellied pig—and several of the farmers. Most of the farmers are from nearby counties—Portage, Summit, Geauga, etc.—as are many of the groups ( schools, churches, service organizations, etc.) who step up to volunteer for projects at the Farm. Progressive Insurance has made significant contributions, financial and project-oriented; Hiram College has an excellent relationship in several areas. Medicaid is a basic source of support for the Farm population, especially as regards basic care and transportation. Since its founding, the Farm has expanded, space-wise as well as in available programs for those on the autism spectrum. The Farm produces vegetables (with the aid of the hoop house and green house and indoor plumbing), both summer and winter—via the hydroponic system, eggs, handicrafts of all sorts, including items from the wood shop. There are presently about 15 acres being used for all activities and about 15% of the income is derived from gifts and donations, which includes the Farm to Table Dinner which was such a success last year. They pay their taxes, they give the farmers a “paycheck” for work performed, the house at the north edge of the frontage is used for crafts/ art and sales of flowers/plants, and offices. The Farm is presently seeking DSP—direct service professionals—to participate in its programs and activities. The Farm is a blessing for the farmers and the wider community. Interested individuals should check them out to make their own contributions. In other business, Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary is still seeking host families for an exchange student next year. At least two families are needed; it’s a great opportunity for families with children of any age to expand their horizons and have a great experience with someone from another culture. Contact any Rotarian. AND…the semi-annual Garrettsville-Hiram roadside trash pick-up was a great success, once again.

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The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school. The deadline for completed applications is July 17, 2017. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024

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Stream Quality Monitoring: Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Wants You!

Would you like to explore streams in Geauga County and learn about their water chemistry and biology this summer? What about investigating water quality by searching for aquatic critters such as crayfish, dragonflies, water pennies, and caddisflies which live in our local streams? Then grab your water shoes and join the Millennium Youth Conservationists (MYC) team! In collaboration with the ODNR Scenic Rivers Program we will use kick seines, sediment sticks, phosphorus test kits, and more to analyze the health of area streams and rivers while providing official stream data to ODNR. All ages are welcome! The adventure begins in June and concludes in August. It is free and only twice a month on Thursdays. You may join us for one outing or for all. Contact Colleen Sharp with the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District by phone 440-834-1122 ext. 6 or email for more information.

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M antua - On Saturday, May 20th, all across Northeast Ohio in the communities through which the Cuyahoga River flows, special events will take place on what has been designated River Day. Locally, an 8.5mile section of the scenic river flows through Mantua, and businesses and residents will work together to help clean up their river. To that end, local outfitter Breakaway Excursions, together with Portage Parks and the Mantua Revitalization Corporation and several local businesses will join forces to clean up in and around the scenic river at Buchert Park and the nearby Headwaters Trail that day. Registration will begin at the Park pavilion at 9 am on Saturday, May 20th. Beginning at 10 am, crews will hit the trails or man canoes and kayaks to help collect trash and clean up the river and surrounding trails until noon. Latex gloves and trash bags will be provided, as well as a limited supply of shovels, rakes and picks. Volunteers may bring their own tools and watercraft if desired; kayak rentals will also be available on a limited basis. Pam Holliday of Breakaway Excursions shared, “ As we ran the river last summer, we recognized the great potential the river has to make Mantua a wonderful scenic attraction like Chagrin Falls or Willoughby. We also noticed the river needs some help to make it safer for paddlers.” She continued, “As we look for an opportunity to make Mantua our home, we wanted to do our part to help clean this wonderful resource,” she concluded. After sharing in the hard work, registered volunteers will be treated to lunch and games, while a DJ spins some tunes, making the day complete. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register online at The first registrants will receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of JL Designs, while supplies last. For more information, to register by phone or to sponsor River Day activities, contact Pam at (440) 773-2465 or Sponsors include: Mantaline Corporation, LL Bean, Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel, Jake’s, Mantua Station Drug Company, Chilling Station, Frost Glass, Stamm Contracting, and the Village of Mantua.


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Newton Falls Public Library’s Free Program and Events The Seed Library is now open! The Newton Falls Public Library is pleased to offer a variety of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds available for check out anytime, while supplies last. Tomatoes and peppers should be planted soon, so stop by and pick up your seeds today. Seeds can be harvested at summer’s end and returned to replenish next year’s seed library. Tech Games & Coding - Students in grades 4-8 can try out tech games and coding on Thursdays at 4:30. Please call or visit the library to register. One-on-One Tech Sessions - Have questions about your email account? Need some refreshing for that presentation? Not sure how to use your new device? OneOn-One sessions with our technology educator can be scheduled on most Monday afternoons and some Monday evenings. Call to reserve a forty-five minute time slot and be sure to tell us what you would like to learn. Bring your own tablet, device or laptop or use one of ours. Upcoming Book Discussions You don’t have to be a teen to enjoy YA books. Are you a middle school or high school teacher or librarian?



Or just an adult with an appreciation for young adult literature? Join us the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm to talk about some excellent young adult books. Join us for book discussion and refreshments at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 25. We’ll be discussing “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson. Copies are available by request in the CLEVNET catalog. It isn’t necessary to finish the book to attend. Seed-to-Table will be from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 1. Don’t miss our annual garden kick off with free plants, garden and soil information, games and crafts for children and more! This year we will feature a special live animal show with Jungle Bob! See real animals first hand, and learn amazing facts that make each animal unique. No registration required. All ages welcome. Visit the library to pick up a schedule of activities and events. More information about free library programs and hours is available at the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, phone 330872-1282, and on the library’s online calendar at www. To get updates and reminders about programs, consider Liking our page at www.facebook. com/NewtonFallsLibrary. Newton Falls Public Library hours are Monday–Thursday 9 am–8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am-5 pm, and closed Sunday.

Library’s Summer Reading Club Registration Has Begun Portage County District Library is excited to announce that 2017’s Summer Reading Club registration has begun at most branch libraries. Summer Reading Club activities begin the week of June 5 and most run through July 12. Contact your branch library for specific dates. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). This is an excellent opportunity to remind parents and caregivers about the many benefits of children attending summer reading club. Includes encouraging reading as a lifelong habit for children, reluctant readers can be drawn in by the activities, reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up, and summer reading can generate interest in the library and books. Also, summer reading clubs are considered a prevention of learning loss. So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend public library reading clubs actually show gains. And, it being summer and all, the reading club can be good fun and provide an opportunity for family time too. For more information about reading club or about other library programs and services, contact your branch library or visit Portage County District Library online at Connect with us on Facebook.






Century Village Museum Celebrating 75 Years

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., the Geauga County Historical Society will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Century Village Museum in Burton, Ohio, its recreation of an early settlement on the Western Reserve of Ohio. The ceremony will take place at the Eleazer Hickox House on the grounds of Century Village. The event will recognize the individuals and families responsible for physically establishing the museum in 1942. Even though the Society predates the creation of Century Village Museum by many years, it was not until Frances Payne Bolton generously purchased the first land and buildings and then donated that same property that the museum became a real place to visit and learn about the history of Geauga County. The instrumental efforts of Mrs. Lottie Fox in the creation of the village will also be highlighted. The museum has since grown to almost two dozen historic buildings, many staged as the homes and the businesses of the early settlers of the area. It is noted that this event will take place at the close of the day’s activities associated with the 2017 Civil War Encampment, also held at the museum that weekend, so you may wish to attend both activities.

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Hiram - Once again, for the 15th consecutive year, the Communications Factory in Hiram awarded an area high school senior a scholarship. This year’s winner, Grace Prorok from Twinsburg High School, earned the $1,000 award from the Factory to help her offset some of the costs associated with her college education. As a student at Twinsburg High School, Ms. Prorok also studied media technology and English at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. In her free time, she worked as a lifeguard at the Solon Community Center and participated in the Boy Scouts of America co-ed Venturing program. Through the Venturing program, Grace also used her photography, multimedia, and journalism know-how to teach merit badge skills as a program instructor at the Bueamont Scout Reservation in Rock Creek. Combining her interests and experiences, Grace completed her Senior Experience project with the Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council, where she further honed her media technology skills for the betterment of the organization. It was there, in Cleveland, that the Communications Factory caught up with Ms. Prorok to share the happy surprise and the cold, hard cash. To see the surprise for yourself, visit: According to Communications Factory “plant manager” Brad Turner, Grace’s excellent academic record, combined with her leadership experience with the BSA Venturing program, helped put her at the top of the pack of this year’s scholarship applicants. Each year since 2002, Turner’s local advertising and marketing firm bestows a scholarship on a deserving Northeast Ohio high school senior. Mr. Turner explained, “Grace demonstrated a great knack for balancing the academic rigors of high school with her extracurricular activities.” According to Ms. Prorok, her immediate future includes attending Kent State University in the fall, where she’ll pursue her Communication & Information degree in

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Friends of Melana 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk/Run to benefit Glioma Childhood Cancer Research G ar r ettsville - The Friends of Melana Foundation is hosting the 7th annual 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk on Sunday morning of the Garrettsville Summerfest, June 25th, 2017. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Garrettsville. All proceeds from this event go towards research for children’s brain cancer, the number one cause of cancer deaths in young people. The race is in memory of Melana Matson who lost her battle with the disease at the age of nine. Register online at or during Summerfest weekend at the Friends of Melana booth on the bridge. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. under the tent at St. Ambrose Church. Limited shirts available for sign up on Summerfest weekend. For more information call Norm Fashing at 330.903.6763. If you can’t participate and wish to donate to the cause, please send donations to Friends of Melana Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Garrettsville, Ohio, 44231.

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Seventy-Something and Single Again… New Puppy

Skip Schweitzer | Columnist Three pounds of terror, racing around the house faster than a speeding bullet, tearing up papers, dragging the pet taxi all over the house. More powerful than a speeding locomotive! How can a three pound bull dozer drag a 6 pound pet taxi around, up and down the halls? Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, no, it’s a plane, no, on the kitchen floor, --ignore the puddle-its SUPER DOG!! Hey, the dog diapers are for peeing on, not eating! How many times are we going to do this before you finally hit the mark? At this rate I’m going to have to rent a carpet cleaner. How can a dog that little pee so much? My eye glasses have dog spit all over them—the result of overly rambunctious dog kisses and licking. My fingers are a bit pricked up—needle sharp puppy teeth, but we’re quickly doing better with that. A very light tap on the nose and a consistent loud NO seems to be working. At least something is working. Trying to get anything done, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. I can’t get near my computer. Heck, I can’t even get up to get a cup of coffee without being reprimanded, reminded that I should not be getting up off the floor. My presence is being demanded, commanded front and center at the steps between the living room and family room where Miss Maisey has taken up residence with her dog dishes and, oh, probably 25 chew toys and rawhides of every conceivable configuration. Gotta get those teeth cut and exercised you know. I used to take naps in my recliner after lunch. These days I’m lying in the hard floor with a pillow under my head and a little black dog up against my face, licking my bald head, and/or perching on my chest. Miss Maisey is an 8 week old Scottish Terrier, my favorite dogs. My long-time companion Gus passed away maybe ten weeks ago—another very rough patch for me. Gus was my sole confidant for ten years through the worst that life could throw at me. I’ve had dogs for 53 plus years continuously ever since I left home. My mother intensely disliked dogs, cats and children—We couldn’t have one but as soon as my sister and I left home neither of us have been without dogs or cats. I haven’t been without a dog since I was 17. It didn’t take me long to find a newborn Brindle Scotty that would be available in about 8 weeks. Needless to say, I made sure that Miss Maisey would be coming my way. Probably an older dog would be easier to handle for me because my old age feet are clumsy. But from experience I know that Scotties bond forever with their first people and are profoundly loyal to them. Believe me, you have a very intimate friend and dog-being( as opposed to human being) beside you for the rest

of their life. There is definitely something to raising a Scotty puppy from puppyhood. We went and picked her up in Oak Harbor—near Port Clinton—last week. After only a few moments I quickly saw that this would work out well. She immediately mouthed my beard and licked my face and glasses—a good sign that a puppy is going to bond with you and is establishing ownership. Still a bit wobbly in the legs, she was fresh out of the litter bed, not yet feeling her oats. The ride home was uneventful and quiet, she being held all the while by my partner Kathy but the dog not taking her eyes off me. We stopped for a picnic lunch at a roadside park. Every time I raised the sandwich to my mouth, a little black mouth was also reaching up and grabbing a bite of tuna sandwich. I’ve had several Scottys over the years. This quiet, docile phase doesn’t last. It didn’t. Within four hours Miss Maisey was out in the yard with my daughter Carrie, walking the whole perimeter countless times, dragging the leash behind. “You can’t wear this dog out”, I hear. And, “Well, she’s not a loud dog, hasn’t barked yet.” Famous last words. Next morning yap, yap, yap, yap, piercing loud, high pitched barks whines and screams and screeches. “What are you doing”, yells my neighbor John, “torturing that dog?” Actually it is the other way around. Two hours of whining, barking, yapping while I’m working on a shed. The whole time she is in the shade, with water and puppy chow and toys, tied to her pet taxi by a long shoe lace, all of 20 feet away from me, but loudly protesting that I’m not right there with her. Her barking is saying, “Say, hey, get down here with me, I want to play, be near you, eat with you and I don’t want that puppy chow. I want some peanut butter toast, and chew sticks, NOW! Get a move on it!” Then a minute later, rolling on her back, “I’m yours, scratch my belly, I need some lovin’ ”. Yes, I am a dog whisperer, of sorts, I guess, in reverse. Actually, they talk to me and I decipher their barks whines, yips and groans. Five days into this we are making some progress here, not so much there. For the first three days, no accidents in the house. The next two days, little presents here and there. Next day, presents everywhere. But internally everything seems to be working, processing everything from puppy chow to Sophie’s (our other dog) canned dog food, dog treats, ham and cheese, tuna, ice cream, dandelions, dog chews. The puppy mill menu was never like this. New dog, new epoch in life. Suddenly everything revolves around Maisey. Maisey has to go everywhere with me, always on a leash (for my sanity). How do

you get a rambunctious puppy to sit in a front car seat? I have to know where she is at all times—small dog, quick dog, doesn’t yet know to keep away from (clumsy) feet. Maisey has to be down in my woodshop where she can see me. Somehow, I have to carve out some ME time. This is how new mothers must feel! Then I have to stick to a rigorous behavior modification schedule. Pee on the dog diaper or outside—give much praise and a delicious dog treat like Barkin’ Bacon. Miss the mark, hit the rug—totally ignore, do not reward. Too rough playing and nipping: banish to cave for a bit—time out. Encourage soft play with “good dog”—“Good Maisey”. Give much praise. Same paragraph from a dog’s point of view: Oh boy, new family. “Good food!! Suddenly everything revolves around old bald Skip. I have to go everywhere with Skip. I’m like a one year old who must be on their best behavior in a car seat. Now I’m sitting on the floor in the woodshop—wood shavings and sawdust all over me—what in the heck is he doing up there? These wood shavings don’t exactly taste good. And what’s with this “pee on the blue thing, don’t pee on the rug”, I mean a dogs gotta pee when a dogs gotta pee. Oh, but that Barkin’ Bacon is good; how do I get more of that again? OK so I get a little bit excited when we are playing; I didn’t mean to scratch his arm/head/leg. I’ll be good, Good Skip, good human. Now I’ll roll over, look cute, give much lovin!” This ongoing column is dedicated to those of us post 60’ers single again, not by choice. If you identify, please step into the lifeboat and take a seat. We’re going to make it! I am open to ideas, feedback, and information that maybe helpful to all of us. You can reach me at tel: 330-562-9801 or e-mail me at

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Hiram College professor James Thompson releases death row inmates to Mars in his first novel “The Prince of Mars”

Hiram - Imagine Mars is slated for colonization. The first colonists? Five death row inmates who have no idea they’ve been selected as the planet’s first citizens. Led to an execution chamber and given injections, the inmates black out. When they awaken, they assume they’re in hell, but they’re wrong, technically. This is the premise of “The Prince of Mars,” penned by James Thompson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Hiram College. While not his first book, which was “Making North America: Trade, Security, and Integration,” this is Thompson’s first novel. Thompson says inspiration for his piece came from the lack of discussion about the political implications of humans colonizing Mars. While the American founding fathers noted the inevitable destructive tendencies from factional competition, even in a democracy, what would a Mars colony of five look like politically?” Thompson asks.


If it’s not a democracy, he says, it’s a principality. Think: Niccolò Machiavelli’s famous and disturbing analysis from “The Prince.” “My novel is about a person who is sent up to Mars and then trained to be the ‘prince’ of that planet in Machiavellian style, with all the harrowing implications that entails,” Thompson says. As with his readers, Thompson also provokes his students to examine the political ramifications of planet colonization in his current 3-week course The Political Implications of Space Exploration. Reviews of the book describe how it punctuates the impact of Machiavellianism and utilizes it to tell a story that stays with readers and provokes them think about how far one will go to survive. A copy of the book can be purchased for $14 paperback or $2.99 on Kindle at Amazon, the Hiram Bookstore, The Learned Owl in Hudson, Fireside Bookstore in Chagrin Falls, and at Last Exit Books and the KSU bookstore, in Kent.

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Portage County Literacy Coalition Hosts 2017 Spelling Bee

JA Garfield Spotlights GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Grade: 3 Something I would like others to know about me... I am good at drawing. I like to try new things when it comes to drawing. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite activity is to silently read. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? I think it’s a great school district because there is good staff here. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Respect is the most important core value to me. I respect people’s things even if they aren’t respected by other people. What is your college or career focus? I want to be a teacher when I grow up.

GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Grade: 8 Something I would like others to know about me... Something I want others to know about me is that I’m very competitive and have a strong drive to improve my ability to throw discus and shot-put in track. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity is playing sports. What is your college or career focus? When I grow up I would like to be a Pharmacist. For this career I need to graduate from high school and then go to college to get my pharmacy degree. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? I think the teachers, staff, and coaches personal connection with students makes James A. Garfield a great school district.


Grade: 12 - SENIOR! Something I would like others to know about me... I want to travel the world in my lifetime.

What is your favorite school activity? Mrs. Rossi’s Health and Wellness class for females is by far my favorite school activity.

The staff at Windham Junior/Senior High School has chosen seven students to be recognized as the Bomber Students of the Month for May. Pictured above are - Row one (sitting- left to right): Danniel Kolaczek (grade 6), Lyndsie Brown (grade 7), and Morgan Showalter (grade 8). Row two (standing- left to right): Paige Collins (Grade 9), Rebekah Stout (grade 10), Deidra Hankins (grade 11), and Jordan Prasky (grade 12). These students represent their respective grade level and have what it takes to be a true Bomber. This award is based on specific criteria such as: displaying good character and mature behavior, having a positive attitude towards learning, demonstrating responsibility, and being respectful to peers and teachers. We are proud of our students for all of their accomplishments to help make our schools GREAT places to be!

Bristol Public Library’s Summer Reading Program The Bristol Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 1st and continues through July 13th. “Build a Better Reader” is this year’s theme for children from birth through twelfth grade. Participants will earn prize drawing tickets for the Lego My Prize Drawing by reading and attending library programs. Each time participants check out, read, and return books from the library’s collection they pick a Lego to tell you how many prize drawing tickets they’ve earned. Four library programs are offered and bonus prize drawing tickets will be awarded for attending. Story Times for birth to age 5 will be offered this summer. The Weekly Prize Drawing is being held this summer. Earn 1 weekly prize drawing ticket each time you visit the library Monday through Friday (one ticket per person, per day). This year’s Grand Prize is 4 tickets to Kings Island donated by the KI Cares Foundation. Each time a registered participant visits the library the can guess how many Legos there are for a chance to win. Registration required for all programs. For more information or to register, please contact the Bristol Public Library’s Circulation Desk at 330-889-3651.

What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Respect is the core value that means the most to me because essentially if you respect others then others will respect you in return. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? I personally think all the great educators and staff we have here at James A. Garfield make this district #1!

From left to right: Laure Gauntner, PCLC President/ ABLE Coordinator; Reed Memorial Library Spelling Bee Team: Joanna Pratt, Cathryn Humes, and Jonathan Keller; David Shea, PCLC Board Member; and Barb Elam, PCLC Secretary. Rootstown - It was a stinging event on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the NEOMED conference facility in Rootstown, Ohio. The Portage County Literacy Coalition held its 26th annual “Jeopardy-Style” Spelling Bee. The Bee started with six teams: Community Action Council; Delta Systems, Inc. of Streetsboro; Deluxe Corporation of Streetsboro; NEOMED; Family & Community Services with Team “Go Girls;” and Reed Memorial Library. Pronouncer of Words, Amy McCoy led the Bee with words such as “yahoo” and “proxy”. She then gave spellers words such as “cabal”, “codswallop”, and “troth.” It was a buzzin’ battle to the bitter end with teams Deluxe Corporation of Streetsboro and Reed Memorial Library . The word “flamboyant” was given, but the winning word was “arrogate,” which means to seize unjustly. Reed Memorial Library perfectly seized the trophy and took it home! We want to thank all of our community partners that helped make the Bee happen. Along with our judges: Brad Cromes, Portage County Treasurer; Sandy Haskell, University Hospitals Manager of Volunteer Services/ Community Relations; and Sabrina Christian-Bennett, Portage County Commissioner. The Portage County Literacy Coalition, a non-profit, supports the Adult Basic & Literacy Education Program at Maplewood Career Center with the Bee by raising money for scholarships for adults that have received their GED and pursuing post-secondary education, trade, or training. This fun, yearly event will return next year so make sure you mark your calendar for next year’s Bee on Friday, May 11, 2018. If you have questions regarding the Spelling Bee or the PCLC, please call (330) 235-0020.

What is your college or career focus? I will be attending Kent State in the fall for early childhood education. I have a passion for children and can’t wait to make a difference in a child’s life.

GARFIELD EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT School Nurse 9 Years at Garfield

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Make Way For The Ducklings! Iva Walker | Columnist

Make Way for Ducklings! Wait. Wait. That title is already taken. How about Downtown Ducklings? Rite Aid’s Favorite Fowl? More Time for Mallards? Nope. Hasn’t got that ring. Just in case you missed it, the mamma duck who has been sitting on her nest of fourteen eggs in the mulch around the little shrub in front of Garrettsville’s Rite Aid store has finally ended her twenty-eight-day –give or take--tour of duty and hatched out a batch of cute little fuzzy ducklings. I am just a tad put out with her, however, since every day for a month on my early morning walks around town I’d stop by to talk to her— “Hey, how’re you doing?” “Hang in there, Mamma.” “Not long now , Babes.”—and I was anticipating being able to see little ducky bills poking out from under her definitely widespread figure at some point when I came by. Well, then, we were getting right down to the wire and I was stopping by in the afternoons too. No visible change. Thursday morning I woke up to find that it was definitely raining and I was in no mood to go out sloshing around in that cold wet stuff; I chose to visit later in the day, since it was such a good day for ducks anyway. Mistake! Turns out that was exactly when she—or they—decided that the time was up. Ducks Unlimited! Wait, that’s another title (a group that’s about preserving wildfowl so that they can be shot; the website offers a recipe for duck sausage, not what we’re looking for). Anyway, twelve of the fourteen eggs hatched out. Mamma and ducklings were swooped up and removed to a safer location with their own water feature, minus the steady traffic of the Rite Aid parking lot. I had been worrying about that traffic for the month while she was sitting there. In the original Make Way for Ducklings, the Mamma Mallard got a police escort through the wilds of Boston’s Public Garden and surrounding areas to reach an island in the Charles River to live their lives in just ducky fashion. I didn’t think that Garrettsville’s finest would be opposed to this, necessarily, but they DO have other things to do. At least some of the clerks in the Rite Aid store have pictures of the little cuties. Maybe they ought to produce a photo montage to put up on a wall somewhere or on their website to give everybody a look. We did not write about this here at The Villager while Ms. Duck was setting on those eggs because we were concerned about the possibility of either enticing some bad people( They are out there) to show up in the night to do bad things. Nor did we wish to create traffic jams and parking problems as people showed up to come see the fairly uncommon sight and take pictures or… God forbid…mess with the Mamma Duck as she was sitting there. I did see one person pull up close, lean out the car door and get a few snaps with a phone. No harm, no foul, I guess. Throughout the month, the Rite Aid staff was more than protective and even made sure that there was food and water available; they kept an eye on the situation—which turned out just fine, thank you very much. I’m still ticked that I didn’t get to see the hatching but you can’t win ‘em all. The book, Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, was published in 1941, won the Caldecott Prize for children’s illustrated books in 1942 (That was a good year all ‘round) and was the inspiration for a sculpture by Nancy Schon (with 8 ducklings and their mamma) in Boston, with a duplicate in Moscow, given by Barbara Bush to Raisa Gorbachev in 1991 commemorating the signing of a treaty between the U.S.


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It’s All About The Home Time For A New Mattress?

Jane Ulmer | Columnist Is it time for a new mattress????? Are you waking up with more neck or back pain? Are you noticing ridges, creaks, and other noises in your mattress? Is your mattress sagging, lumpy or stained? Do you need a ladder to climb out of the black hole indented in the center of your mattress? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time for a new mattress. Need more proof? There’s the whole hygiene aspect. If your mattress is over ten years old, you’ve accumulated millions of dust mites, gallons of sweat, and pounds of dead skin. ‘Nuff saidyou need a new mattress. According to statistics, if you live to the ripe old age of 75, you’ll spend at least 25 of those years sleeping. That’s one third of your life and who wants to spend that amount of time on a crappy mattress? Sleep is the foundation of good health, so your mattress should be the foundation of good sleep. So, why do most people dislike shopping for a new mattress? Here’s why: No offense to the mattress industry, but the process is completely overwhelming and confusing! If you’ve ever shopped for a mattress, then you know what I am talking about. In an effort to simplify the process, I have some suggestions and tips that you might find helpful. First, know your mattress types. There are basically 3 types of mattresses on the market today: Memory Foam: made from polyurethane or latex, memory foam is a favorite of people who suffer from back and joint pain. Molding itself to the shape of your body, this mattress will offer even support all over your body. Innerspring: these are traditional mattresses composed of steel coils. These are often the least expensive and the most widely sold. Adjustable Air: you control the firmness using an electric pump. Most allow you to inflate individual halves to suit each sleep partner. Insider tip: You may find some mattresses marked “orthopedic” or “medically approved”. There is no medical organization that officially approves mattresses. Some mattresses may have orthopedic friendly features, but no medical group has officially endorsed this. Second, you need to determine which is better for you-a soft or firm mattress? This is a very personal decision and there isn’t a lot of scientific evidence to

and the Soviet Union. It is the official children’s book of the state of Massachusetts (The official children’s book author, however, is Dr. Seuss—Theodore Geisel). Mr. McCloskey, the author, had six duckling models in his studio while he worked on the story and illustrations. So I did not get to see the hatching but there are other sights to see involving waterfowl. The creek behind my house (Is it Silver Creek, Eagle Creek or Camp Creek? I’m never sure.) is home to some goslings and their parents who go paddling around the lily pads and green scum. The other day I looked through the bridge members and saw what I, for a moment, thought was a patch of the aforementioned scum, but it was going against the current—scum doesn’t often do that—and , upon closer scrutiny, it turned out to be a mamma duck with her flotilla of ducklings, keeping close as possible without paddling up onto her back, heading for some new territory…or maybe just to escape the possibility of going over the dam. Speaking of which, occasionally, down below the dam, where the stream flattens out a little and ripples along in dappled sunlight, there’s a blue heron who stands there on one leg then takes off with a great flapping of wings. To survey the luncheon possibilities, perhaps? There are also some good-sized snapping turtles hanging around. At least one old tough guy basically challenged me to try to run him over as he crossed the road by the bridge. I let him cross. He probably would have eaten my tires. They do eat ducklings once in a while. Paddle fast, little guys. News flash : According to The Week magazine, a New York strip club made an attempt to avoid a state tax bill of $3.1 million (a pole tax?) by claiming that its exotic dancers were sex therapists, and so, not subject to taxes for their services. This claim was rejected by a tax tribunal; now the Penthouse Executive Club must pay up. Or be judged in arrears? Lord, love a duck!

prove that one mattress will be better than the other. However, most studies show that a firmer mattress is better. According to Craig Andrews, retail veteran and former strategy officer for Mattress Firm, the firmer your mattress, the more your bones are forced to support your body during sleep. This allows your muscles to relax, improving circulation. This also allows your lower back to not sink in and collapse into the mattress. The main factors when considering a mattress are support and comfort. Insider tip: At a quick glance, you can tell if a mattress is soft or firm by its quilt pattern. A tight quilt pattern often indicates a firmer mattress. Third, you need to shop and test out the mattresses. It is essential that you spend at least 20 minutes lying on a mattress. Couples should always test the mattress together. And, don’t feel pressured by the salesperson. A good salesperson will give you the space and time you need to properly test out as many mattresses as you would like. Bring along your pillow and make yourself comfortable. Insider tip: You’ll find it very difficult to compare prices between different retailers. Mattress manufacturers assign different model and collection names and SKU’s to each retailer. This makes it impossible to price shop between stores. When shopping, pay attention to quality and features. Here are some other helpful hints: Try to shop a store that specializes in mattresses. You’ll find that the salespersons usually have more training on sleep in general. These types of stores are usually more specialized. Also try to shop a store that has been in business for a while. This way, if you have a problem, they will hopefully be around to help you. Always check the store return policy. Some retailers will even allow you to “test drive” the mattress in your own home. But, you’ll want to fully understand the return policy. Most stores will only offer store credit to be applied to another mattress if you need to make a return. Some stores also charge a restocking fee for a return. And, check to see if you have to haul the mattress back to the store(which may not be feasible) or will the store pick it up. Most mattresses come with a warranty. However, you’ll want to read and understand the small print as most warranties do not cover normal wear and tear. Many warranties are prorated, meaning that the warranty will decrease over time. A good mattress should have a minimum 10 year warranty, however, does this really matter when the average life span of a mattress is only 7 to 10 years? Again, read the small print to make sure that you completely understand the warranty. You’re going to spend the next 7 to 10 years with your new mattress. Be sure to do your homework and try out your options. A mattress is a sizable financial investment. But, more than that, it is an investment in your health. Never underestimate the power of a good nights sleep. Make a wise decision and you’ll reap the benefits for the life your mattress. 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.

Observatory Open This Saturday

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open for public observing Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 to 11:00 PM; that will be the first scheduled Open Night of the 2017 season. The “star” of the night will be planet Jupiter, brilliant in our southeast evening sky. Observers should also see the M3 star cluster and later, the Hercules Cluster, and (with some luck) Comet C/2015 V2. Other objects of interest may also be viewed. Of course, all of the night’s observing depends upon clear skies and those have been in short supply this spring! Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

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Should Women Strive to Work Past 62?

Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist Every now and then, you read an article about a woman past the age of 65 who says she loves her job and will â&#x20AC;&#x153;never retire.â&#x20AC;? In addition to keeping herself engaged and active, she may be doing herself a great financial favor as well. More women are working after 65, and some are even in the office full time. How long should a woman plan to work? Should she prepare for a 40-hour workweek until age 65 or age 70? Should she try to work part time after that? If a woman invests and plans sufficiently for retirement, that may not be necessary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but there are some strong reasons why a woman might want to retire later than age 62. Ideally, Social Security would count years spent raising children and caring for elderly relatives as working years. The world is not ideal, however, and Social Security does not. It bases your Social Security income on three key factors; the age at which you claim your benefits is only one of them. First of all, you must earn wages or have selfemployment income for at least ten years to receive any Social Security benefits based on your work record. You get one Social Security credit for every $1,300 you earn in 2017, and you can receive a maximum of four credits annually. After accumulating 40 credits, you are eligible for benefits.1 Social Security checks your AIME to calculate your lifetime benefits. AIME stands for average indexed monthly earnings. The AIME formula averages your income over the 35 highest-earning years of your career.2 What if you work less than 35 years? The AIME formula fills in the missing years with zeros, dragging your average down and your Social Security income with it. Spend several years out of the workforce, and you may effectively reduce your monthly Social Security income.2 Claiming your Social Security benefits well after 62

Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obvious that I love wine, I love to talk about it, I love to read about it, I love to write about and, of course, I love to drink it. Whenever I have some free time I usually spend it doing some extra research on the internet. There is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming, so here is my list of my favorite wine websites for you to check out. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you are looking for an event around wine, this site has so many options. Sign up for their email and based on your location, they will send you updates to events in your area. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We are constantly receiving revisions to state laws about which states can send and receive wine from other states. This website has put that information together so if you are not sure if you can receive wine, check out this page. One note â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some wineries may have an internal policy not to ship so please keep that in mind when looking up the laws. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Want to know the history of the corkscrew? Want to know what the latest wine slang term is? This is a great informational site that has so much information. Sign up for the email and receive the tip directly to your email. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I used to rely on this site quite a bit when we started to get into wine. From learning how to taste wine, how to store it to how to serve it, this site has everything. With so many websites and so much information it may be hard to determine what to believe. Everyone has different opinions about wine so I expect people to have some discrepancies. In the wine industry, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to have an open mind so be sure to take the time to learn something new and see if you agree. Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www.

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also has its merits. You probably know that if you claim benefits at 62, your monthly Social Security income will be smaller than if you wait until Full Retirement Age (66 or 67) to collect them. Additionally, your monthly benefits will increase about 8% for each year after Full Retirement Age if you delay claiming them, up until age 70. So, working longer could be a definite plus, especially if you have never married and have no option to receive spousal or widow benefits.2 The longer you work, the shorter the retirement you have to fund. If you work until age 66 and live until age 90 (which, who knows, may be the case), you have 24 years of retirement to pay for instead of 28 (i.e., if you retire at age 62). Make no mistake, women are working longer these days. A 2016 National Bureau of Economic Research study directed by two Harvard economists, Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz, found that almost three in ten women aged 65-69 were working last year versus 15% roughly three decades ago. In fact, 18% of women aged 70-74 had jobs in 2016, which is up from 8% in the late 1980s.3,4 While Goldin and Katz determined that women with higher savings and education levels are more likely to work well into their sixties, the difference education makes appears to be slight. Sixty percent of college-educated women born between 1945-49 told the economists they were working at age 64, but so did 50% of all women Goldin and Katz polled in that age group.3 Workplace enjoyment may exert a bigger influence. Almost 90% of the working women aged 59-63 that the researchers talked with said that they had enjoyed performing their jobs 6-8 years earlier.3 So, if you are an educated woman who likes her job, you may end up working past 65 and becoming part of the trend. More years at work means fewer years of retirement to fund and more years for your retirement plan assets to potentially grow and compound (and those last few years of compounding are significant indeed). Should you try to work past 62? As this article indicates, there are some very good reasons to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? to that question. If your health and life situation permit you to work longer, there may be more upside than downside to staying in the office. Chris Perme may be reached at 330-527-9301 or www.permefinancialgroup. com. Christopher Perme is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. ( Supervisory Office: 2012 West 25th Street, Suite 900 Cleveland, OH 44113. 216621-5680. Perme Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.


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