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Friday, June 9, 2017

World Of Wildlife 2017 Bicycle Tour Proceeds To Benefit Western Reserve Greenway

WOW 2017 – World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour – will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The 13th year for this event includes 20-, 40- and 69-mile routes. Except for the first and last miles on public roads - and a three-tenths mile detour due to a bridge closing north of the Oakfield Trailhead rest stop - WOW 2017 uses the Western Reserve Greenway, an asphalt-paved, dedicated bike trail. The outand-back ride is a “rain or shine” ride. Event registration will occur in the Technology Building at the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University in Champion, 7:30-10 a.m. Day-of registrations are welcome. The Greenway passes through large sections of premier wetlands, home to much wildlife and many species of rare and endangered plant life. Riders might see a groundhog, deer, river otter, beaver or, for those especially observant, a native great blue heron or a bald eagle, this year’s mascot. Participants will also pass through the Mosquito Lake Wildlife Area, where an observation deck has been erected by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Food and beverages will be provided at rest stops along the route and at the conclusion of the ride. Western Reserve Greenway Bike Patrol volunteers will assist riders along the route. Ride proceeds benefit the Trumbull County portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Phase Four, the section to be completed between Warren and Niles. Ride organizers are conducting a raffle to raise additional funds, with prizes donated by Bike Nashbar, one of the event sponsors, and other area merchants and organizations. Tickets will be available at registration.

Prizes will be drawn the day of the ride, but winners need not be present. For more information, a registration brochure, and directions, visit our website at WOW, or phone 330-647-3666. Since the first WOW Ride in 2005, more than $76,000 has been raised to benefit the Trumbull County portion of the Western Reserve Greenway. Past rides have funded the pavilion materials at the Oakfield Trailhead, 2012 trail sealing and other projects. WOW 2017 sponsors include Trumbull County MetroParks, Trumbull County Combined Health District, Kent State University Trumbull and Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Support is provided from Bike Nashbar, Thumm’s Bicycle and Clock Shop, Pine Lakes Campground and Seven Seventeen Credit Union. A complete list of WOW donors is available on the Trumbull MetroParks website. Trumbull County’s Western Reserve Greenway is a portion of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, a five-county project that will extend about 100 miles from Lake Erie at Ashtabula to the Ohio River near East Liverpool and the Point of Beginning. More than half of the route is already paved and open in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. The Great Ohio is part of the Industrial Heartland Trails Network, a multi-state shared-use collection of 1,600 miles of connected trails that traverse 53 counties in five states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The network is approximately 53 percent complete,

Roger Angel Named 2017 Summerfest Grand Marshal Roger was born, and raised in Garrettsville, and graduated from Garfield High School in 1965. He briefly attended Kent State University before serving in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed on Nantucket Island. After returning to Garrettsville from the service he worked for his brother Glenn at Angel Construction. It was there that he became interested in bookkeeping. Roger at tended Bohecker’s Business College where he took all the accounting courses that were offered and he did the bookkeeping for the construction company. In 1975 he purchased the Garrettsville Dairy Queen and has added to the small business through several remodels -- adding a solarium and drive-thru and expanding the building to handle the growth. Through the years he has sponsored many baseball and softball

teams, and contributed to countless school and community groups. He has been an active member of the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce and was responsible for initiating the Garrettsville Car Cruises at the Dairy Queen, which have expanded to include the entire village. Angel served on the Garfield Board of Education, as well as Garrettsville Village Council. In addition, he served as Zoning Inspector for a year. In 2000 he built the building next to the Dairy Queen for Domino’s Pizza. In 2015 Roger and his sons, Seth Angel and Eric McClelland purchased the Garfield Plaza. Roger and his wife Connie have six wonderful children (most of whom have worked at the Dairy Queen), including Tanya Angel Rezaei, Lisa Angel Zent, Seth Angel, Carrie McClelland, Greg McClelland and Eric McClelland. They are the proud grandparents of 14 grandchildren.

with additional miles under construction each year. The Western Reserve Greenway in Champion, Bristol and Bloomfield Townships is part of Trumbull County’s MetroParks system. Other parks include Canoe City MetroPark in Leavittsburg, Clarence Darrow MetroPark and Disc Golf Course in Champion Township, Foster MetroPark in Newton Township, Thomas A. Swift MetroPark in Braceville Township, Eastlake MetroPark in Cortland and North Road Nature Preserve along the border of the City of Warren and Howland Township. A 2017 calendar of MetroPark events is available at Trumbull County MetroParks receive financial support from the Trumbull County Commissioners and assistance from the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments.

JA Garfield Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies For National Competition Ted Lysiak | J.A. Garfield Superintendent

Garrettsville - This year has been extremely successful for Garfield in many facets. Athletically our students made monumental playoff runs. The JAG Band earned their second consecutive rating of “1” at the OMEA State competition. Finally, this weekend we will celebrate a historic achievement academically. Each year our Quiz Bowl team, lead by advisor Iva Walker, performs extremely well in each showdown of cranium competitiveness. This year however, the team finished in the top 4 at the PTC meet and performed at such a high level they qualified for the national competition! Sponsored by National Academic Championship, the competition will take place in Chicago, Illinois June 10-12, 2017. Garfield’s competition team includes seniors Joe Emrick and Christian Crawford, Juniors Jason Riebe, Haley Kern, Jack Lawrence and Kevin Splinter, Sophomores Hunter Sopher and Zoe Swenson and Freshman Nathan Phillips. The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club has supported the team by donating over $1,500 to help send the entire team to Chicago. The JAG Quiz Bowl Team will leave this Friday to compete against over 125 teams from across the country in Chicago. Best of luck, G-Men!

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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.

Nature Camp at Hiram College

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 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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Mondays Open to public $7.00 breakfast from 8-11:00am at the American Legion Post #674 in Windham. Menu: Eggs ‘any style’, Pancakes, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Hash browns, Bacon, Sausage (patties and links) and White, Wheat or Rye Toast and Coffee, Tea and Juice. Call 330/326-3188 for info.

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.

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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.

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.

Hiram Community Band Seeking Members

Hiram Community Band is seeking members for their annual July 4 (4 PM) concert. Rehearsals will be on June 12, June 21 and June 29 from 7-9PM at Frohring Hall on the Hiram College campus. All music-reading players of band instruments are welcome, but we can particularly use percussionists,French/ alto horn, piccolo and low woodwind players. Contact Jeffrey Quick at or call 330-527-0144 evenings if interested.

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

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

North Coast Men’s Choir

June 10 Richard Cole, Artistic Director of The North Coast Men’s Choir is presents Hot Time In The City Saturday, June 10, 8:00pm and Sunday, June 11, 3:00pm at the Cleveland State University Music & Communications Building, 2001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. Advanced ticket sales $15$35; Door sales $20 - $40. Info at Tickets@ncmchorus. org, visit or call 216/556-0590.

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. 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.

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.

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CASA For Kids Presentation The Garrettsville United Methodist Women extend an open invitation to hear Jeanette Poole, 2016 CASA award recipient, share her knowledge and experience with the juvenile court-based child advocacy program of Geauga County. CASA for KIDS volunteers advocate for the unique needs of abused and neglected children and for a safe, nurturing and permanent home for each of them. The program will be held at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church 8223 Park Avenue on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 pm. Refreshments afterwards. For more information call 330-527-4787. 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 Books Facebook page. To learn more about the author and read reviews of her new book, visit

Freedom Historical Society Meeting

June 13 Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 13, at 7 PM when Jeanette Wilson Marvin Hall will talk about the history and graduating classes of the Freedom High School. The monthly meeting of the Freedom Township Historical Society will be held at the Freedom Community Center which is completely handicapped accessible. Bring your memories, pictures, and questions/comments as we share in this interesting program on Freedom High School. Questions or if you need a ride, call Judy at 330527-7669. Hope to see you there!

Pymatuning Lake 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

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

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale

June 16 & 17 Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road (528 just north of 422), Parkman, OH is holding its Annual Trash & Treasure Sale on Fri. June 16, 9 to 6; Sat. June 17, 9 to noon items ½ price, 12:30 till close at 2:30 p.m. Items free. Donations welcomed June 12 through June 14. Doughnuts, coffee & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions? Call: 440-548-4829

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@

Hiram Village Spring Clean-up & Tire Collection

June 17 The Hiram Village spring clean up is scheduled for Saturday June 17th. Pick up will be 7:00 a.m. to Noon. Guidelines for the curbside collection can be found on the Village website The Hiram tire clean up is also scheduled for Saturday June 17th 8:00 a.m. to Noon. The tire collection will take place at the Rosser Municipal Building public parking lot located at 11617 Garfield Road, Hiram. There will be no curbside collection of tires.

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

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

Schedule of Events

June 15 - Honor Our Flag June 22 – Hawaiian Shirt Day June 29 - Games

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! 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.

Free Community Meal

June 19 Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, will sponsor their Free Community Meal on Monday, June 19, July 17 and August 21. Serving time is 5 - 6:30 pm. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal. It is also a great opportunity to visit with friends and family or make new friends. See you then.

Vacation Bible School

June 19-23 Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will have Vacation Bible School on June 19-23 from 9 a.m.noon, age 3 thru sixth grade. The theme is Hero CentralDiscover Your Strength in God. For any questions call the church at 330-399-7227.

Film Review & Discussion

June 19 Monday, June 19th at 9:30am. Dr. J. Patella presents and reviews 45 minutes of the second 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. Questions - call the YMCA (330)469-2044.

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Dinner By Tommy

June 22 For everyone’s pleasure and delight, “The Renaissance Family Center” proudly presents Dinner by Tommy! Yes folks he’s back. So come join us June 22nd, 5-6:30 pm. Everyone welcome, it is a dinner for the COMMUNITY.

Friends of Melana 5k & 1mi Fun Run

June 25 The 7th Annual Friends of Melana Fun Run/Walk will be held in downtown Garrettsville Sunday morning of the Garrettsville Summerfest, June 25, starting at 9:00am. All proceeds go towards children’s brain cancer research; the number one cause of cancer death in young people. The race is in memory of Melana Matson who lost her battle with the disease at age 9. Register on line at www.gopherarun. com or during Summerfest weekend at the Friends of Melana booth on the bridge. Race day registration opens at 7:30am under the tent at St Ambrose Church. Limited shirts available for sign up on Summerfest weekend. If you can’t participate and wish to donate to the cause, please send donations to Friends of Melana Foundation, PO Box 204, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. For more info, call Norm Fashing at 330/903-6763.

American Legion Reception & Scholarship Awards

June 25 American Legion AtwoodMauck Post 459 Commanders Reception & Scholarship Awards 3pm Sunday, June 25th at Legion Home on Goodwin St., Burton. (Family members & Guests ONLY.) Contact Skip 440/313-2095 for further info.




Freedom Township Historical Society News and Notes The Freedom Township Historical Society had a wonderful turnout on May 9 for our special program on the Beardsley house and dairy farm. Around 40 people came out to hear local historian Scott Lawless give a fascinating program on the Asbury Road farm’s history; his inspiration was a milk bottle he found in Garrettsville when he was a boy. Lawless traced the history of the farm from its establishment in the 1830s to the present with a special focus on Jessie Sykes Beardsley and her second husband, Mandeville Barker, who operated a dairy on the property in the 1920s. Beardsley and Barker also built a large farmhouse on the property designed by famed Chicago architect Robert Seyfarth. We also have a wonderful program on hand for our next meeting at 7 p.m. June 13 atthe Freedom Community Center, 8940 S.R. 700. Jeannette Wilson Marvin-Hall, who is a Freedom High School graduate and longtime alumni member, will give a presentation on the history of Freedom School. Based on the comments on our Facebook page, Freedom Township: Then and Now, many cherish the memories of their days spent at Freedom school. This will be a wonderful opportunity to share memories of school days, chat with former schoolmates and maybe even make new friends. There will also be photographs and yearbooks on hand and light refreshments will be served. Contact FTHS at (330) 527-7669 or at agarrettsun@

Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market Sponsors Three Free Farm Tours This summer the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will again sponsor three free farm tours. Tours will take place on June 17, August 12 and September 9. Free transportation is available on an air-conditioned Mini-bus which leaves the farmers’ market parking lot in South Russell at 1 pm. The tour is free and approximately 1.5 hours plus transportation time. You must pre-register for this tour. Call Cheryl Hammon at 440 474 9885, cheryl@ or register at Geauga Fresh Farmers Market, 5205 Chillicothe Road, South Russell. This tour has been made possible by a grant from USDA. Children must be accompanied by an adult and sensible walking shoes are recommended. Harvest Bell Farm in Newbury will be hosting the first farm tour on Saturday, June 17th. Talk to Tiffany the farmer, visit with chickens, turkeys and hogs as well as their mini horse, Sam, and Pippin, the donkey. Walk an acre of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Children may be able to collect eggs. Pork or sausage samples at the end of the tour! On August 12 the Farm Tour will head to Hershberger Organic Produce in Middlefield and on September 9 the tour will be hosted by Maplestar Farm in Auburn. The Geauga Fresh Farmers Market is open Saturdays, rain or shine, from 9:00am to Noon in the parking lot of the South Russell Village Hall, the corner of Chillicothe/ Rt. 306 and Bell St. until October. Find more information on market products and our producers on our Facebook page or our web site at


Mark Magnus Johnson

Mark Magnus Johnson passed away June 2, 2017, peacefully, with his 4 dogs around him. Niece Jessica (Johnson) Lentz,her husband John Lentz, and brother Nicholas Johnson, were with him and will miss him a lot. Mark was predeceased by father Floyd R. Johnson, mother Eve Autere Johnson, and brother, Joseph Luther Johnson. Mark’s sister Jacqueline (Johnson) Schoder, husband Burton, brother Nathan Johnson, sister Rachel (Johnson) Ware, husband Donnie, sister in law Barbara Johnson and Aunt Hazel (Johnson)Dickens, mourn his passing also, as well as nieces and nephews, Carrie, Sarah, Laura (Rachel’s daughters) Joey Johnson and Robyn (Joe’s son and daughter),Julia Schoder Graham, Burton K. Schoder III, wife Elizabeth,(Burt and Jackie’s son and daughter). Mark graduated from Petoskey High School in 1968, entered the army and was sent to Viet Nam in 1969, got out in 1971 and attended Rhett’s Electricians school. He worked at Robatron, in Detroit until 1997 when he took the job at Chrysler in Twinsburg Ohio. As a welder, electrician, and handyman of all sorts, Mark could fix anything, to which family and neighbors can attest! Please send any memorial contributions to your local animal shelter.

John Krejci Kent, OH John Krejci, 81, of Kent, formerly of Garrettsville, passed away on Saturday June 3, 2017. He was born October 1, 1935 to John Krejci Sr., and Frieda (Wisniewski) Krejci in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a lover of adventure and was known widely with his ability to fix anything from the smallest of watches to the biggest machine. John was a member of Garrettsville Historical Society and maintained the clock tower for many years. He loved to farm and was a collector of antiques. John will be missed by his children Paul (Gail) of Michigan, Cheryl Krejci of Cuyahoga Falls; stepchildren Edward Kaminski of California, Chris Kaminski of Florida and Monica DeFriese of Tennesee; 9 grandchildren; previous wives Edith and Jane and his special 91 year old Aunt Flo Wisniewski of Chagrin Falls. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lenore, children Johnny, Jerry and Peggy. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Park Cemetery, Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio with Dr. Michael E. Carlson officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to MalloryDeHaven-Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Online Condolences at





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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








Geauga SWCD Fall Fish Sale Begins The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner! We are currently taking orders for fingerlingsize largemouth bass, redear “shellcracker” sunfish, yellow perch, bluegill/sunfish mix, channel catfish, white amurs, and fathead minnows. We also sell pond safety kits and Farm Pond Management books. The Fish Sale will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Order deadline is Friday, September 15th. Please visit the district website at or call 440-834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information. To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 15th. Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office. All proceeds support the District’s education programs.

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Crestwood School Board News Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Mantua - The Board of Education recently sought applicants to fill the Board of Education vacancy that was created due to Debbie Soltisz resignation in May. The board received six letters of interest and conducted interviews with those parties, after which Mitch Wilson was selected to fill Ms. Soltisz remaining term. Mr. Wilson recently served as treasurer for Citizens for Crestwood, the political action group that supported the Crestwood School bond issue in May. In similar news, the Board announced that the bond issue, which did not pass during the May election by a mere 21 votes, will be placed on a special election that takes place on Tuesday, August 8th. A major factor in the decision to hold a special election in August is that the State has agreed to pay 29% of the cost if the community can pass the bond issue in August. If the District chose to wait until the November election, the State money would not be available. As with the May bond issue, passage of the August bond would replace the aging High School and Middle School with a new High School that would house grades 7 through 12. The students would be divided, with a 7-8 grade wing and a separate 9-12 grade wing. The construction project would include two gymnasiums and an auditorium for school and community use. As in the

May bond issue, the new high school will be built using local construction service companies when possible; a portion of the existing middle school will be repurposed for board offices and will be available to students for gym practice space and to our residents for community uses. Visit or call 330297-3511 for more information or to register to vote or obtain an absentee ballot. Please note that individuals must register or update voter registration by July 10th in order to be eligible to vote in the August 8th election. Lastly, the Ohio Department of Education announced that it is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program to provide low income children in the community with free, healthy meals. Through the special program, children ages 18 and under will continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break, since they will not have access to school breakfasts or lunches. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Ohio Department of Education. They noted that in 2016, more than 3.95 million meals were served to Ohio children through the Summer Food Service Program. To participate locally, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479), visit The next Crestwood School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 pm in the High School library. Residents are encouraged to attend.









Garrettsville - Hiram Rotary Report Iva Walker | Columnist

Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department at the Memorial Day parade in Shalersville. (Photo courtesy of Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department)

News from MSFD

Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Mantua - At their last meeting, Fire Chief Matt Roosa held a swearing in ceremony for Kenneth Justus and Charles Kollman. As the Fire Board, fellow firefighters, and their families looked on, Justus was promoted to Captain while Kollman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Moving ahead, Chief Roosa announced the resignation of Brooke Stamm, effective July 1st. He noted that the department had received five applications for the position, and that they were moving forward with the process of vetting individuals to fill the fulltime position after Ms. Stamm’s departure. In addition, the chief shared with the board that the department will be looking to purchase a new ambulance in the near future. They have been testing demo models, and look to make a decision in mid-July or early August. In similar news, the phone system upgrade, which the board approved in February of this year, is currently being installed. In other news, the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department Fire Association is holding a raffle, giving individuals the opportunity to win one of 15 guns. Tickets are $10 each, and only 1,200 tickets will be sold. Winners must pass the Federal background verification. Winners may choose to receive a predetermined cash value in lieu of a gun. The winning tickets will be drawn at the Mantua Potato Festival on Sunday, September 10th at 3 pm; winners need not be present to win. Stop by the Fire Station, Janson Brothers Hardware or K & K Meat Shoppe to purchase tickets. The next Fire Board meeting will be held on Monday, June 12th at 6 pm at the station.

After a Memorial Day pause to honor those who gave their ultimate service to the country, the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary met on June 5, 2017 for their regularly-scheduled business meeting. That business included : A round-robin discussion of the graduations recently taking place, with mention of scholarships and honors, pictures of the Rite-Aid ducklings now getting feathers and enthusiastically paddling around in their private pool, the wreath presentation on Memorial Day and the associated ceremonies, possibility of making handrails for the H.S. auditorium stairs to the stage so that they might be more accessible. Then it was on to completion of the bike welcoming facilities; the bike racks are in, the bike repair stations are to be ordered. The park/Headwaters Trail entrance on Windham St. is still “hanging fire”, so to speak; the ball is in the village’s court. More discussion on the desired playground equipment for the South St. Park and how to get the most “bang for the buck” as well as how to best get the bucks; dealing with suppliers, offering tax benefits to donors, enlarging contacts to the best advantage. The G-H Rotary continues to have a community focus for local projects and wishes to continue promoting fitness as well as specific sponsorship recognition, with matching fund opportunities and possible co-operation with initiatives at the Y. President Delores McCumbers will be presenting prospects at the coming Grants Committee meeting. Host families for the Rotary Student Exchange this year are still being sought; it’s a great opportunity. The response to the suggestion of inviting outside “movers & shakers” to assist in developing a vision for future projects was enthusiastically positive; names were bandied about. This year’s nominees to the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Activity) will be doing their registration on-line. Members in attendance were largely in favor of obtaining a dedicated computer to be used for club business at all levels, which has increased at an amazing pace— action at a later date. The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary meets in Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville, on Mondays at noon. They welcome visitors to see “Service Above Self” in action…and to join.


Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

Summer vacation is officially here! The grills have been fired up, the pools are open and everyone seems to be having a party each weekend. With all the graduation parties, weddings, barbecues or reunions, a lot of our guests at the winery ask what else they can serve besides the basic red, white and blush wines. That’s the great thing about summer, there are so many options when it comes to wine. There are thousands of recipes for Sangria on the internet; you can find some for red wine, some for white wine and some for blush wine. However, this recipe for Champagne Sangria has become one of my favorites to serve: 1 bottle of your favorite Champagne ½ cup of orange juice 1 lemon, thinly sliced 1 lime, thinly sliced ½ cup strawberries cut into small chunks 5 fresh mint sprigs Crushed ice In a large pitcher, combine the ingredients minus the ice. Fill wine glass about ¼ full with the crushed ice and pour sangria over it. Another fun recipe for the summer is a Red Wine Punch. I love dry red wine, however, during the summer there are times that I want something cold to drink. I came across this recipe a couple of years ago and found it was the perfect red wine summer drink. 2 – 2 liters of 7up 2 bottles of your favorite dry red wine ½ galloon of orange sherbet In a punch bowl alternate adding ½ bottle of 7up and ½ bottle of wine until both beverages are gone. Add sherbet and serve! Of course, if you are looking for something even easier, there are some great new rosé wines out there. Or stop by your local wine shop and pick up a rosé champagne – it’s a great twist to your regular drinks. 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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Spring Song... Tra-La-La

Iva Walker | Columnist In Gilbert & Sullivan’s iconic light opera, The Mikado, a character named Nanki-Poo (The song is directed at Katisha and Ko-Ko. I am not making this up) sings a little ditty that goes, “The flowers that bloom in the Spring, Tra la. Breathe promise of merry sunshine. As we merrily dance and we sing, Tra la. We welcome the hope that they bring, Tra la. Of a summer of roses and wine. Of a summer of roses and wine. And that’s what we mean when we say that a thing, Is welcome as flowers that bloom in the Spring, Tra la. “ I think that the tune was also used as part of a Bugs Bunny cartoon that I saw sometime in my misspent youth. Anyway, I have a local variation to propose, to wit “This season I know where I’m at, Tra la. I’ve spotted my very first sign. There’s no mistaking of that, Tra la. When I find my summer’s first bat, Tra la. Why do they always choose mine? Why do they always choose mine? You’d think they’d avoid a house that shouts “catâ€?. But, I get the fearless, the intrepid bat. Tra la.â€? A little on the lame side, metrically speaking, but you get the idea. I went down in the morning to feed the cats—their dining area is in the basement, slightly removed from “the facilitiesâ€?—and as soon as I flicked on the light, I saw a dark something on the floor, sort of squarish with foot-looking corners and ears on the top edge. Didn’t take rocket science to figure out that the chiroptera had arrived; they always do when the weather warms, even in winter. So I dropped my handy net over it and went on to feed the cats, who were pretty much ignoring the little guy. Next I cleaned the litter boxes and totally forgot about my prisoner until later in the day. When I finally remembered and went down to check, it was still under the netting, so I got a piece of light sheet aluminum—flashing or something—and slid it under the little creature, who protested some but did not get loose. Then we headed for the back door and I shook it loose under the porch. The bat was not real pleased to be out in the daylight but I hadn’t been real pleased to find him inside in the dark either, so I reckon we were even. No returns‌ yet. Other tales of wildlife (No, Mom, it wasn’t that kind of party) include my chagrin when I found out that the swan I had been spotting down in the creek below the dam under the bridge on Liberty St. was not the real thing but a decoy. Actually, I had been wondering what was so fascinating about that particular location that the bird was almost always in the same spot, but who knows what a bird’s idea of “home sweet homeâ€? might be? The blue heron is real, however, unless somebody has come up with a really great drone that does imitations. Turns out that apparently I’ve been providing a lovely salad bar or root veggie buffet for some sort of wildlife

Letters To The Editor

Nelson Residents, On May 6 and May 7th, Nelson Township held their annual Township Clean-up. It was a rainy Saturday but Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day. We were able to fill up 5 trash, 3 metal and 2 tire dumpsters. This consisted of 28 tons of trash and 22,380 pounds of metal. I would like to thank the Trustees for their help, and the Nelson Township road crew, Chuck, Rich and Baron. Nelson residents, Kathy Tylicki and Sam VanDer Hoeven also assisted this year. The donation of pickles from Hermann Pickles was very much appreciated and enjoyed. It seemed like everybody worked together and it was a job well done. Anna Mae VanDer Hoeven

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because several spots that I’m pretty sure that I planted things in have remained devoid of greenery. I do have two rhubarb plants that seem to have survived against all odds. The sassafras bush seems to be thriving and is being encouraged by a neighboring black chokeberry bush. I’m hoping the birds appreciate the fruits later on through the winter. Time to start anticipating the arrival of strawberry season. This is assuming, of course, that our local purveyors of the fraises (Do they sound any better in French?) were able to survive the vagaries of the strange and different winter and early spring that we had. A year short on maple syrup AND strawberries would be just too much to bear, never mind cherries and apples and peaches compromised by freezing and heating at odd times. The current cat residents are still missing Bob; nobody to go out and scout the territory then report back. They can’t keep track of the neighbors or the wild creatures—whatever bit the heck out of Bob’s back end, for example—without the news from Bob. As far as Fuego is concerned, he’s missing his favorite adversary and chasemadly-through-the-house partner. I’ve noticed that he doesn’t jump to the top of the kitchen cabinets any more, at least not when I’ve seen him. That was his favorite thing because Bob could only get to within a foot or so of the top of the cupboards and was stuck on the countertop, cursing while Fuego sneered from up above. Great fun! Butterscotch, the reigning cutie-pie didn’t really know Bob that well but sometimes she acts like she’s looking for him in places where he used to hang out. I’m looking for a stone to put over his last resting place out back. The

one that’s there now is too squarish. Bob was no square. The right rock has got to strike my fancy, maybe one with a piece missing, like Bob’s missing half-tail. Graduation was uplifting. It had a set of some of the best valedictory speeches that I’ve heard in some time(And I’ve heard a lot of them.) Among other things, the speakers actually spoke clearly, so as to be understood; they were not too fast, not too slow. They were, at times, humorous but not straining at being funny. They were thoughtful, hopeful, thankful in proper proportion. It was “Goldilocksâ€? time, not too much, not too little. “Just right.â€? A new wrinkle this year was the “live streamingâ€? of the whole affair for the overflow crowd which was able to follow the events in air-conditioned comfort in the auditorium (Named for some local). Next thing you know, we’ll have guest stars in to intro the superintendent and the supporting cast. Even the weather was fine, allowing whole lots of picture-taking outside, until time for the open houses, when it began to pour like crazy. Then things dried off somewhat as the festivities were well and truly under way. In any case, anyone who left hungry had only themselves to blame. Ditto for attendees at events the evening before; that weather was optimum plus. The open houses will continue through the summer, no doubt, as that is the way of things nowadays. Not everybody, not the whole family lives within twenty miles of the school which was, at one time pretty much the case. Getting everybody together for a celebration takes a whole lot more in the way of logistics than it once did. Ah, well, the real world awaits‌. But not for long.

The Fiduciary Standard

Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist This year, the Department of Labor intends to introduce a new rule regarding retirement plan accounts, with full implementation envisioned by 2018. Under this new rule, financial professionals who consult retirement savers will be held to a fiduciary standard of care. In other words, they will have an ethical and legal obligation to always act in a client’s best interest.1,2 Many financial professionals already abide by a fiduciary standard. If the new fiduciary rule is implemented, even more will. In fact, the fiduciary standard may soon become the “new normalâ€? within the financial services industry. This rule has not always been so. Historically, investment professionals have been asked to uphold a suitability standard when making recommendations to their clients. Under the suitability standard, financial products are recommended considering a client’s age, income, net worth, and savings goals. Many in the brokerage industry believe this standard works well.2 The Department of Labor disagrees. In its view, the suitability standard leaves an open door for conflicts of interest to affect client-advisor relationships. In theory, many investments or products could be found suitable for an investor, and the one most recommended could be the one that results in the largest commission for the financial professional offering the advice.2,3 So, which financial services professionals uphold a fiduciary standard and emphasize fee-based or fee-only planning? Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) work by a fiduciary standard. They are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or state securities authorities, and they charge their clients fees for many or all of the services they provide. Both individuals and firms can be RIAs.3 CERT I F I ED F I NA NCI A L PL A N N ER™ practitioners also uphold a fiduciary standard. These individuals abide by the code of ethics and rules of conduct articulated by the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Board of Standards in Washington, D.C. They are directed to provide their financial planning

services as fiduciaries.4 The Accredited Investment FiduciaryŽ designation is a gold standard within the industry. An AIF receives this designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies only after thorough classroom study and an examination. The AIF curriculum emphasizes 22 “prudent investment practices� developed to help AIFs meet real-world fiduciary responsibilities. Some AIFs go a step further in their professional study and earn the AIFAŽ (Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst) designation, an even higher standard of excellence, which qualifies them to act as fiduciaries and provide financial consulting for large businesses and non-profits.5 Sometimes, the decades-old compensation structure of the financial services industry can impact even those financial professionals serving as fiduciaries. For example, a CFPŽ practitioner may sell financial products that provide commissions.6 In short, the financial services industry is not perfect. If the new rule demanding a fiduciary standard from professionals advising retirement accountholders is implemented, some of its imperfections could soon be remedied. 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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Windham High School crowned their prom king and queen on Friday, May 12. Seniors Holly Thompson and Benjamin Knight were voted as the 2017 recipients. Congratulations to them!

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Windham Junior and Senior High School 4th 9 Weeks Honor Roll for 2016-17 Grade Six: Sara Barker *, Madison Berardinelli, Chase Eye, Kylie Gorby, Za’nya Henderson, Julia Jones, Steven Jones, Kyla Stanley, Billy Wright, Madissyn Zembower

Grade Eight: Joey Carroll *, Jade Coates *, Isaiah Consolo *, Clay Dean, Morgan Lovett, Lilly McWilliams, Isis Post, Jared Purdy, Keith Richmond, Mercedes Riffle, Jessica Riley *, Morgan Showalter, Breena Smith, Justin Stewart, Seth Strausbaugh, Adam Thomas, Madison Wiley, Ashley Wright, Kiah Zuponcic

What is your favorite thing about school? All of it If you could be an animal what would you be? I would be a robin because it is my favorite bird. Who is your favorite musical artist? Taylor Swift

Grade Nine: Blaze Angle, Mason Angle, Nicole Angus, Jazelle Artman, Aiden Barker, Ty’Shaun Caples, Daniel Chambers *, Paige Collins *, Darah Fall, Kayla Ladd, Makayla Richter, Annetta Sanders, Megan Turk

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What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Play with my toys and with my pets. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Africa

Grade Eleven: Molli Betters *, Talina Cooper, Nathan Dyer, Sabrina Garl, Brittany Grant, Deidra Hankins *, Kelsey Knoll, Jillena Moore, Tim Murton *,Summer Nadiak, Isaiah Pemberton, Ashlyn Riggs, Sam Speicher, Mariah Walker, Terrance Woods

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1. JUST ONCE BEFORE - The ongoing bull market for the S&P 500 stock index will reach 99 months in length (i.e., 8 years and 3 months) as of the close of trading this Friday 6/09/17. The stock market advance is just the 2nd bull out of 11 total bulls since 1950 to reach 99 months in length. The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research). 2. YEAR-TO-DATE – The S&P 500 was up +8.7% YTD (total return) as of the close of trading on Wednesday 5/31/17 (the index was up +3.6% at the same point in 2016). The split between “up” days and “down” days YTD through 5/31/17 is 55/45, i.e., more “up” days than “down” days so far this year (source: BTN Research). 3. HOT AND COLD - The best performing individual stock in the S&P 500 index during the first 5 months of 2017 (i.e., January-May) gained +68%. The worst performing individual stock in the S&P 500 during the first 5 months of 2017 lost 61% (source: BTN Research).


JA Garfield Spotlights GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Grade: 2 Something I would like others to know about me... I want people to know that I love gymnastics What is your favorite school activity? My favorite activity is gym. I like gym because it is fun. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? I think it’s a great school district because of all the great teachers. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Kindness is the most important core value to me. If you are kind you can make friends. What is your college or career focus? I want to be a dentist when I grow up. I will need to go to college.

GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Grade: 8 Something I would like others to know about me... I enjoy playing the guitar, reading, and learning about history. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity would have to be track. I’ve always enjoyed running. What is your college or career focus? I’ve always wanted to be a musician. Having patience, great hand-eye coordination, and a positive mindset are some of the main forms of training needed. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? I feel that it’s the teachers that make the school district great. They’re understanding and always have time to help.

GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Grade: 12 - SENIOR! Something I would like others to know about me... I love meeting new people and my favorite song is September by Earth Wind and Fire. What is your favorite school activity? Playing sports and attending sporting events with my friends. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Respect is important because it makes you responsible for your actions. It also influences others to treat their peers right. With respect people will take you seriously and trust you. What is your college or career focus? I would like to become a sports broadcaster or a radio talkshow host. I would have to go to a four year college and earn my Bachelors degree in athletic communication.


Something I would like others to know about me... Something I would like others to know about me is that going to this school and growing up around the people I’ve grown up with have shaped me to who I am today. What is your favorite school activity? Sports are my favorite school activity. Going out and competing with teammates has made school easier and more enjoyable. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? Respect because I feel that is a big thing with our school and it shows in how everyone treats each other. What makes James A. Garfield a great place? I think James A. Garfield is a great school district because of how well everyone knows one another and gets along. What is your college or career focus? I would like to be a personal trainer when I grow up and going to college for this career is what will help prepare me.


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HOMES FOR SALE McCumbers Brady Realty Group LLC (330) 527-3000 FOR SALE BY OWNER 11538 Wheeler Rd, Garrettsville 5 bed, 3 bath, 2060 sqft on 3.5 wooded acres. Addl 1420 sqft finished basement & 576 sqft available as office or apartment. New furnace, AC, woosdtove, paint, carpet, windows & doors. Call 216.202.9262 schedule appt or get open house schedules. Photos on Zillow.

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AUXILIARY/DEBURR FT position for deburring/ finishing department. Applications accepted at: 10400 Industrial Dr. Garrettsville or Email: Drug Free Workplace



YARD / GARAGE SALE 10926 Ambler Lane, Mantua Friday, Saturday,Sunday June 16,17,18. Friday and Saturday 9am - 4pm. Sunday 10am-1pm. From the estate of Clyde Bailey - Many yard working tools John Deere Garden Tractor, mower / trailer / hoses / rakes shovels / pressure washer blowers / etc. Many Hand Tools. Personal and household items. Everything will be sold! No reasonable offers refused. Some items maybe by highest bid. Southington Community Garage Sales June 9, 10 & 11 9 am - 5 pm 30+ homes Household, clothing, furniture, antiques Addresses listed on Facebook - Southington Community Garage Sale

PUBLIC NOTICE The Crestwood Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Crestwood Intermediate Building, 11260 Bowen Rd., Mantua. The purpose of this meeting will be for approval of matters relating to fiscal year end and fiscal year beginning data, FREEDOM TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAYS Trash Drop-Off will be held: Thurs, June 8, Noon – 8 pm Friday, June 9, Noon – 6 pm Sat, June 10, 9 am – 3 pm Location:Township Garage, S.R. 700 north side of the Turnpike. Batteries, motor oil, refrigerators and freezers will be accepted. No paint, garbage, yard waste, barbed wire, building materials, shingles or fencing materials will be accepted. The Portage County Solid Waste District will have a tire dumpster at the same location you are welcome to bring 10 tires per household, EXCEPT NO Tractor OR Semi Tires. A loader will be available to assist in the drop-off. Proof of residency required. For more information, call 330.527.7414 or 330-620-3555 Freedom Township has free wood chips to offer to Residents.

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330-274-5520 SHARPENING & GRINDING SERVICE Eastwood Sharp Shop Knives • Blades • Chains Scissors and More (330) 527-7103 8060 Elm St, Garrettsville

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Over 40 years in the building trades in Portage County. Very reasonable rates for seniors. 330-606-1216 or 330-2975749 6/30 PIANO TUNING & REPAIR All makes & models. E. James (330) 296-8545 RUFN

SEWING MACHINES Repaired. 40-years experience. Pick-up and delivery. Hundreds for sale, electric & treadle. $60-$270 new. Rich (330) 527-5195. 6/23 BUCKEYE HOME CONSTRUCTION Roofing, Siding & Painting Certified for E.I.F.S. | stucco and decorative stone. Insured, Bonded & Licensed Call (330) 766-5090 6/16


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


Hours: Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. 8:30-1:00 Closed Wed. & Sun.

The Law Office of Tommie Jo (Marsilio) Brode Call today for a consultation on: • Divorces • Dissolutions • Custody • Wills • Small businesses • Or other matters



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330-298-5551 Chris Cavalier Owner

(330) 569-4196

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Complete junk cars picked up call for special pricing. Sheet Steel $175/ton. Complete junk cars $175/ton. Add junk to the trunk for extra weight (steels, applcs, etc...) #2 unprepared $200/ton. #2 prepared 2x3 $220/ton. P&S prepared 2x3 $240/ton. Call today for Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metal. Motor Blocks $260/ton. Aluminum rims $12.50 a piece. Roll off containers available.

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115 W. Broad Street Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 Dr. Ron Wallie Optometrist


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Weekly Villager - June 9, 2017  
Weekly Villager - June 9, 2017