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Seven Days To Potato Fest Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

The countdown is on -- there’s only one week until Mantua’s Potato Festival. Organizers have been working tirelessly since last fall to pull together a fabulous weekend that will bring back the history in this 44th annual local event. Along with the usual foods, carnival rides, and musical acts, festival-bakers hope to create a world-record, 150-pound pierogi. In addition, they’ll be bringing back some oldfashioned activities, including the crowning of a festival queen, bucket brigade and a tug-of-war contest. Interested potential potato queens, (CHS students between the ages of 15 - 18) may pick up applications at Middlefield Bank, Jake’s, or Mantua Station Drug to compete for scholarship prizes. And on Saturday morning, be sure to check out the 39th annual Potato Stomp 1-mile fun run, 4-mile or 9-mile road race, a time-honored tradition. Registration information is available at But the new and improved festival has some new activities in store, as well. On Friday, September 8th, and at various times throughout the weekend, Duke’s K9 Dash N Splash will be moving their pool over to the festival, giving local water-loving dogs the opportunity to try out dock-diving. No registration is required, but dogs must bring their people with them to give it a try. Friday evening and in between Splashes on Saturday and Sunday, your dog will get 3 minutes at a time on the dock with specially-trained staff to assist them in the sport of dog dock diving for $10 per day. Find more information at Dukesk9dashnsplash. com, by calling 330-485-DOCK or at their tent at the Potato Festival.

If motorcycles are your thing, why not check out the Potato Festival’s 1st Motorcycle Dice Run. The event will be held at Mantua Corners Bar & Grill, with registration beginning at 9:30 am. Coffee and donuts will be available before the ride, with kickstands up by 10:30 am. A light lunch will be provided half way through the ride -- registration is $20 per bike, $10 per rider, and other vehicles are welcome. The Dice Run will end at the festival Main Stage, where Amanda Jones & The Family Band (A.C. Jones) will perform. For further information, visit the Mantua Potato Festival Facebook page. In addition, this year’s festival will introduce a Cornhole Tournament -- registration is $20 per each two-person team for all who would like to participate. In addition to bragging rights, winners will take home

Hiram College’s Tech and Trek Experience Begins Hiram - A $2.1 million gift to Hiram College from alumnus Dean Scarborough ’77 and his wife, Janice Bini, for Tech and Trek sprang into action last week as incoming freshmen picked up their iPad Pro bundles as part of their “Institute Days” orientation. Tech and Trek went campus-wide Sunday, Aug. 27, when Hiram’s entire student body gathered for a daylong celebration that fuses the fanfare with the makings of history. This implementation of an Apple mobile program is the first of its kind to be offered in any four-year college or university in Ohio. “Hiram is better positioned than any other university in the country to be the place where mobile technology meets mindful technology,” says Hiram President Lori Varlotta, Ph.D. “Tech Trek is one of the most exciting components of the New Liberal Arts for which Hiram will now be known.” As part of Tech and Trek, all full-time traditional students will receive new iPad Pros, Apple Pencils and keyboards and Vasque hiking boots. The gear, however, only begins to tell the Tech and Trek story. Tech and Trek promotes “mindful technology,” teaching students how to creatively and critically use the contemporary gadgets as learning tools, and when they should consider putting the devices down in a technology timeout. The spirit of this philosophy underscores the New Liberal Arts, a model that Hiram has introduced and now embodies. Amongst other things, the model structures time for students to get out of their comfort zone and explore the physical and natural world around them. What better way to bring the model to life than by having students join Scarborough and Bini on a 2.3-mile hike near campus at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The official event kickoff followed at 1 p.m. Welcoming remarks were delivered by Varlotta, Scarborough and Bini, and designer/illustrator Aaron Archer, the creative force behind the Hasbro Transformer® toy line, animation and movies, will speak as well. All very fitting, given the transformational nature of the Tech and Trek program. Students then trekked in groups of 50 to learning/ activity stations dotted across campus. There they were able to: bling and personalize their iPads; learn about the Tech and Trek experience at Tech and Trek Central,

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commemorative t-shirts and cash prizes. Find out more at . As usual, the festival high point on Sunday is the parade, which will kick off at 2 pm at Crestwood High School, and conclude at the festival grounds. This year’s Grand Marshall is Dean Stebbins from F & S Automotive, celebrating 50 years in business in Mantua. For more parade information, or to register your vehicle or organization, contact Debbie Benjamin at (330) 618-5156. As always, the festival committee meets every Thursday evening at their building in Buchert Park from 6 - 8 pm. Individuals and organizations looking to help make this year’s festival the best yet are encouraged to stop by or to give Brian Perkins a call at (330) 352-6099.

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Freshmen Stella Stevens of Garrettsville and Elijah Skaggs of Galion open new iPad Pro bundles during their Thursday orientation. stationed at the Hiram College Library; discuss mindfulness; and creatively craft transformations of the Hiram Terrier mascot with Archer’s inspiration. Festivities continued through late afternoon on Sunday when students gathered at Henry Field for a picnic dinner, games and group drone photos to mark this historic event. “I think [Tech and Trek] is super innovative and will help us go forward,” says freshman Stella Stevens of Garrettsville. “It’s really cool and definitely different and creative,” adds new freshman Elijah Skaggs of Galion.

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Auburn Firedevils, auxiliary to the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, is hosting its sixth annual arts, crafts and consultants fair November 18 at Adams Halls, 11455 Washington St, Auburn Township, from 10 am to 4 pm. We are seeking vendors for this fun event. Tables are $25 each. Tables and chairs are provided. There is plenty of parking for vendors and shoppers alike at this facility. For more info and a registration form, call Shelby DeCapite 440-543-7733 or email shelbydecapite@yahoo. com.

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The James A Garfield Historical Society is in search of military uniforms for the Vietnam, Revolutionary and Afghanistan Wars. We are also looking for pictures of veterans in uniform for our new Military Room. Anyone who has served in the military any time throughout history, and has lived in the James A Garfield School District area, who would like

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One of our future programs will discuss Freedom’s 8 oneroom schools that served the township until the building of the Freedom School shortly before the US entered World War I. I would appreciate talking with anyone who has memories, pictures, or other memorabilia pertaining to any of these schools. I’d love to make copies of your pictures and information. Please call Judy at 330-527-7669 or talk to me at the Freedom Community Picnic. Thank you.

Community Garden Produce Stand Weekly Community Garden In The Woods will offer locally grown produce and sweet corn. Located at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley parking lot; Thursday through Sunday, weekly while produce is available. Open Thurs 10-6, Fri 10-7, Sat 10-7, Sun 11-6. For info call Diane Irwin 330-524-0592

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Revival In The Country Third Sat. of Month We want 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


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Mantua American Legion & Auxiliary #193 Sept. 1 It’s Soup Supper time again in Mantua. The American Legion and Auxiliary #193 announce the beginning of its monthly Soup Suppers on Friday, September 1st at 6pm at Mantua Center School gym. Open to the public, the full course meal is only $7 for adults and $3 for children. Mantua Center School is located on Center Road just north of Route 82.

Geauga County Health District Sept 1 2017 Immunization Clinic Changes: To better serve the residents of Geauga County, beginning September 1, 2017, the Geauga County Health District’s clinic schedules will be changing. Chardon Morning Immunization Clinics will no longer be offered n the 1st Wednesday of each month. Middlefield Morning Immunization Clinics will no longer be offered on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. All other children clinic dates and times will remain unchanged. Adult immunizations, TB tests and blood pressure screening will only be offered on the first and third Friday of each month. For more information, call the Geauga County Health District at 440-279-1950.

4th Annual 60 Mile Yard Sale Sept 2 Kinsman, The Tour Route 7 group is announcing its fourth annual yard sale, to be held Saturday September 2th from 9am to 5pm. It will cover all of the towns along Rt. 7 from Hubbard to Conneaut. Maps will be provided at Rt. 7 members and online. To be on the list or for more information email MarketSquare@ymail. com call 330-876-3178(10 am

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Motor Cycle Poker Run Sept. 2 Gun raffle, 50/50, Chinese auction, cost $20 per person and includes steak dinner and the run. Sponsored by 7 Masonic Lodges in the 25th District. ALL monies go to children in the Special Olympics. Run starts at Western Reserve Lodge #507, 216 East Main St. in West Farmington. Registration starts at 8:30am. For more info call Cary 330/883-8176 or George 330/565-3860.

Library Closed Labor Day Sept 4 All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. Service hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5. Although branch libraries will be closed for the holiday, the Digital Library is always open.

Chicken Dinner Sept 6 Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington will be holding a Chicken Dinner, on Sept. 6th, 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price Adults $9.00, Children/Chicken Tenders dinner Children ages 4-10 $4.50, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

Family Fun, Fitness & Fellowship Begins Sept 7 Circulators Square Dance Club of Ravenna, invites you to come join us for Family Fun,Fitness and Fellowship, learn to square dance ,the National Dance. Classes start Thurs. Sept.7th 7-9pm at Brown Middle school corner of St.Rte 59 and S.Scranton St .Ravenna, Ohio 44266 1st class is free then $4.00- $2.00

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Garrettsville Eagles Clam Bake Purchase by Sept 7 Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St., will be hosting a Clam Bake on Sept 23 at 6 pm. TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE ONLY - NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Tickets available at club. Must be purchased by September 7th. Open to the public. One Bake $25. Choice of 1/2 Chicken or 8 oz Strip Steak. Extra Dozen Clams for $9. Carryout Available with PreSale Tickets. 330-527-2330

Join Scouting Today!! Sept 7 Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things! Cub Scout Pack 4062 is having their fall open house on September 7th at the James A. Garfield Elementary School from 7-8pm. Boys in grades K through 5 are invited to come and have some fun and learn what Scouting has to offer. For more information email us at or call Eric Neiheisel at (330) 518-702. Start your adventure today!

Swiss Steak Dinner Sept 9 The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting their Swiss Steak Dinner at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle in Garrettsville, Ohio 44231 on September 9th, 2017. Dinner is served from 4:00- 6:00 PM. The price is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children age 6-12, Children 5 and under free. The dinner consists of: Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy , Green Beans, Corn Casserole, Drinks, and Dessert. Carry-Out is also available.

Chicken BBQ at Hilltop Christian Church Sept 9 Hilltop Christian Church, located on the top of the Hill on West Prospect Street, In Mantua, is hosting its annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday Sept 9 (Potato Festival Weekend). The hours are from noon until


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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #193 Sept 11 The Legion Auxiliary will meet Monday, September 11th at 1:00pm according to Dorothy Brady, Pres. Those marching in the Potato Festival Parade should assemble at the High School at 1:00pm Sunday September 10th.

Community Health & Wellness Fair Sept 14 There will be a Community Health & Wellness Fair on Sept 14, from 9 am - 11 am at Alpine House, 7000 St. Route 88 in Ravenna. Featuring: • Health education and resources, • Free blood pressure checks, • Healthy snacks, • Raffle drawings

Mantua American Legion Meeting Sept 14 The Legion will hold its first meeting of the fiscal year on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm at the Post Home on East High Street according to Ray Corbitt, Commander.

Mantua Country Baptist Church Sept 14 The Mantua Country Baptist Church, 12385 Chamberlin Rd in Mantua, will hold their Outdoor Sale on Thursday, September 14, 9-6. The Outdoor Sale will have handmade craft items, materials, crafting materials, sewing notions, patterns, Amish books and misc. Also a Bake Sale.

Reed Memorial Library Booksale Sept 14-17 Friends of Reed Memorial Library will be holding a booksale on Thursday Sept. 14 from 4pm to 8pm (Members Preview Night); Friday, Sept 15 from 10am to 5pm; Saturday Sept 16 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday Sept 17 from 1pm to 4pm. Hardbacks $1.00 / Paperbacks .50 cents

Rummage and Bake Sale Sept 15 Mark your calendar for the Nelson United Methodist Church’s Rummage and Bake Sale to be held on Friday, September 15th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 16th, 9 a.m. to noon. Address is 9367 SR 305. See you there!

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner Sept 15 Western Reserve Kiwanis & Garrettsville’s Weekend Snack Pack program will be serving up our All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday Sept.15th 4:30-7:00pm at the Hiram Christian Church. Dinner includes spaghetti, choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and dessert. Gluten- free available. Carry-out available. Adults $ 7.00, kids 8 & under FREE!

Bingo and Raffle for Scholarships Sept 16 Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #459, 14052 Goodwin St., Burton, will host a Bingo and Raffle to help fund Scholarship Program and Buckeye Girls State. Doors open at 5pm with raffle at 7pm. Admission: A nonperishable food, bath and personal hygiene items, or cash donations to be donated to local food bank. Raffles $2.00 each. Raffle Prizes: 1st - $200, 2nd $100 and 3rd - $50. No food for consumption to be brought in. Refreshments will be available through the Legion kitchen.

Hiram Firefighters Association Reverse Raffle Sept 16 The Hiram Firefighters Association Reverse Raffle will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11845 State Route 44, Mantua on Sept. 16. Doors Open 6 p.m. Open Bar. Dinner. Dancing. Donation: $100 per couple. GRAND PRIZE: $2,000. Contact Hiram’s Station for more info (330) 5699826. Money raised helps towards additional training for the fire department

Second Annual Quilts in the Village Sept 16 The second annual Quilts in the Village will be held on September 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 the Hilltop Christian Church, 4572 W. Prospect Street, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Questions or want to enter a quilt? Call Joy at 330.701.6992

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Sept 16 There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction on September 16th, 1:00 to 3:00 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham/Parkman Road, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.Please come and join us as we hope to help families in our fellowship who are in need. Dinner is $5.00 for anyone over the age of 6 and $3.00 for children 6 and younger. Many wonderful baskets have been

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Windham Library Events

Everyone is invited to stop in Windham Library and make a card for Grandparents Day. Ready-made cards will be available to decorate and add a personal touch September 1-8. Windham Library invites parents to bring their children and teddy bears to “My Teddy & Me” storytime held every Monday, starting September 11, at 10:30 a.m. Storytime is an opportunity for both the parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays and movement. A fall door hanger with a straw hat and leaves will be available for everyone to make starting September 18th. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www. donated, plus gift certificates from merchants in the area as well as Middlefield Wal-Mart. Plus a corn hole game just for the kids. Tickets for the auction will be sold at the dinner. We hope to share this time with you and thank you in advance for your kind generosity.

Village Peddler Festival Sept 16-17 The 36th annual Village Peddler Festival will be held on September 16-17, Sat. 10-6 and Sun 10-5 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland, Ohio. The beautiful autumn countryside will be filled with 175 craftsmen and artisans, a Gourmet Market, delicious food, wagon rides, featuring the folk music group The Silver String Band! All of Farmpark is open! This is an outdoor American marketplace! Www. villagepeddlerfestival 440-5038414. Groups and busses welcome. FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Shalersville Annual Community Potluck Dinner Sept 17 September 17, at the Shalersville Town hall the annual Community Potluck Dinner and Chinese auction will be held at 1:00pm. The Shalersville Historical Society will furnish tableware, beverages and chicken. Please bring a dish to share. This dinner is open to all community members and friends of the society. The 2018 calendars will be on sale, local family farms with silos will be featured this year, get them while they last. The Chinese auction will feature items donated by local merchants. Visit us on facebook at Shalersville

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Pricetown Home Cooked Supper Sept 20 The next home-cooked supper at Pricetown Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, homemade desserts and beverage. The supper will be held from 5pm to 6:30pm, Sept 20. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger. Carry-outs available.

National Public Lands Day Bog Tours Sept 30 We invite you to explore three of northeast Ohio’s unique glacially-formed wetlands. Join us for one, two or all three hikes in celebration of National Public Lands Day: Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve, 10-10:45am, 3612 Sandy Lake Rd., Ravenna, Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, 11:15am – 12:30pm, 1028 Meloy Rd., Kent and Herrick Fen State Nature Preserve, 2 – 3:30pm, 8260 Seasons Rd, Streetsboro. Bogs and fens exhibit some of the rarest and most interesting plant and animal communities in Ohio. This one-day tour series will showcase three different areas, each with its own particular vegetative communities and unique attributes. For more info contact Adam Wohlever at (330)527-5118 or adam.

Next “Crafting with Marian” Program at Library Garrettsville Library’s next “Crafting with Marian” will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This meeting will feature a guest crafting enthusiast, Haruhide Osugi. An instructor at Kent State University, Osugi will lead attendees in a program featuring Japanese calligraphy. Learn how to make a lovely, frame-worthy piece of art. All supplies and equipment will be provided. Seats for this program are limited, so call 330-527-4378 for registration- today. The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and closed Thursday and Sunday. For information about library programs and services, visit

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Garfield’s Ryan Brown holds the ball for Zach Gorby as he attempts the extra point for the G-Men, bringing the score to 7-0 against the Cardinal Huskies. The G-Men went on to win the game 49-20. Next Friday the G-Men will host Cuyahoga Heights at 7 p.m.


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The Windham Bombers opened their varsity football season with a staggering 63 to 0 victory over Sebring. The Bombers ran a majority of run plays throughout the game. They made consistent gains with each snap due to their gritty offensive line. Next Friday the Bombers play at Lowellville High School.

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The James A. Garfield Historical Society met on August 21—after the eclipse—for their annual summer picnic, for a brief business meeting and pot-luck supper to launch the year’s programs and aspirations. On display were some possibilities for the Christmas Walk ornaments to be issued with the candlelight prewalk special reservations. Decorating talents will be in demand. Individuals wishing to have their homes on the Christmas Walk in 2018 should contact a member of the JAGHS. A letter from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, the James A. Garfield National Historical Site at Lawnfield , Mentor, OH was read, giving commendation for Sarah Carley, who delivered a dress belonging to Lucretia Garfield to this summer’s special exhibition at Lawnfield. The James A. Garfield Historical Society loaned the dress from its collection and Sarah was thanked for her expertise in assisting in the set-up and staging of this valuable element of the presentation. The eclipse earlier in the day was discussed, the brief rain shower (347 drops) was not a damper on the evening and all in attendance, including the token grandchild, Sonora, had a fine time. The next regular meeting will be in the Mott Building on Main Street at 7:30 on September 18. Members of the public are invited to attend to find out more about the organization’s activities and purpose.









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Portage County Herb Society News submitted by Helena Parry

Congratulations to the James A. Garfield Men’s Cross Country team for placing 6th overall at the Billy Goat Challenge. They were lead by Tyler Klouda who placed 2nd! The Girl’s Cross Country finished 9th at the Billy Goat, lead by sophomore Giana D’Amico who finished 23rd.

The Portage County Herb Society was recently hosted by Sue Kandell at her home on Sunnybrook Rd. Brimfield, Ohio. It was rock painting day for the members who attended. Most members wanted to use their creations for gifts for others and a few wanted to put them onto the All Ohio Northeastern Rock Group to which President, Helena Parry, belongs. The pavilion where the rock painting took place was near a fenced in area for the Kandell’s pet donkeys. The day after the Herb Club’s meeting Sue’s mother donkey gave birth in the early morning. Member Mary Starbuck brought carrots the day before the birth while Marilyn Tyger’s left over spicy salad was fed to the donkeys. We would like to think we helped Mother Donkey before the birth of her newborn. Those interested in joining the Portage County Herb Society may call Helena at

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The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club met on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville for their regular last meeting of the month. Tom Collins brought with him Francisco, the current Rotary Exchange student at James A. Garfield High School, who called up some views of his home country on Tom’s phone—fascinating. Tom also brought up the subject of encouraging club members to include Francisco in family plans and activities to give him a more panoramic view of the community. In that spirit, he mentioned a district canoing activity to be held at Camp Hi in Hiram and the G-H annual district-wide bowling event for exchange students at Sky Lanes. Delores McCumbers reports that she has attained the certification to act as a back-up counselor for exchange students here on Rotary programs. Elder Steve Sorensen began spreading the news that the folks at the Johnson Home on Pioneer Trail in Hiram will again be having their Fall Festival with an array of family activities—bounce house, hayrides, etc.—on October 7. More news will be forthcoming as the date approaches. New catering companies are being investigated for the approaching Reverse Raffle at SugarBush Golf Club. Donations, sponsorships and contributions are being sought. More planning meetings are being held. The new installation of bike rack, bench and repair station at the Headwaters Trail entrance across from Sky Plaza is awaiting a concrete pad and landscaping. Pesicek’s concrete services are being consulted. There was a preview of upcoming programs for September, beginning with a business session on September 11. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome at the Monday lunch meetings.

Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter Hiram Twp. - According to Fiscal Officer Diane Rodhe, the Portage County Board of Elections sent the notice to prepare for the August 8th Special Election. The resolutions and related documents have been sent to the Portage County Board of Elections for Hiram’s Fire Replacement levy and Road & Bridge Replacement Levy on the November ballot. In addition, the Portage County Road Department sent a bulletin to alert all Fire and Emergency Personnel of the bridge replacement and temporary closing of Center Street in Nelson Township. The June Fire Report was submitted. In it, the Department’s average response time was noted as 6 minutes and 41 seconds. In the Police Report, it was noted that Sergeant Brian Gregory, who had been acting Police Chief for slightly more than a year, was named Chief of Police of Hiram Village. He was sworn in at the last village council meeting. Former Police Chief Ed Samec pinning the eagles on the new chief as Chief Gregory’s wife Lisa, and Mayor Bertrand looked on. In addition, Former Chief Samec called in to dispatch one last time to, “sign off - out of service.” Dispatch read an emotional account of Chief Samec’s accomplishments over the air, giving him heartfelt thanks and wishes for a happy, healthy retirement. In Old Business, Kathy Schulda mentioned that there has been some interest in the Kosher property that is for sale. She explained that the sellers are aware that the property currently has no occupancy permit. She also mentioned that another resident is interested in some of the materials within the structure; Zoning I n s p e c t or R ich Gano mentioned that someone may be interested in

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purchasing and renovating the property. In his Zoning Report, Mr. Gano submitted fees for seven zoning applications. He confirmed the property on Cadek Road would be demolished in the near future. He also reported receipt of a variance request for a single driveway to provide access to five different homes on Pioneer Trail. In his Road Report, Tom Matota requested the purchase of a sign reading ‘Road Department Office’ to be installed at the new building. He also requested payment for the foundation work on the new building before the next meeting, and trustees agreed. In addition, Mr. Matota listed expenses related to the new building, which included $6,000 for stone, $200 for pipe, and $200 for gravel. In other news, a resident contacted Tom Matota with questions regarding the cemetery. After a brief discussion, trustees agreed that individuals are allowed to set a headstone; similarly, when the Service Department installs headstone footers, there is a charge of $70.00 per square foot. The next meeting of the Hiram Township Trustees will be held on Tuesday, September 5th at 7 pm in the Township Hall.

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THE VILLAGER | FRIDAY, September 1, 2017

Holy Schmoley! Iva Walker | Columnist

Holy Schmoley! Another season gone! Gone! Poof! Just like that. It was Spring then it was Summer and now Summer’s gone. School’s starting. Buses are out on the roads. Games are scheduled. Where did it all go? All of that stuff that I was going to get done‌all of the things to do‌places to go‌people to see. Gone. Reminds me of a song from Meridith Willson’s “Music Manâ€?, where the salesmen are riding on the train, where the guys are all bemoaning the changes they see in the commercial world (and the world in general) and one fellow sings out, “Gone! Gone! Gone with the noggins and the piggins and the firkins. Gone with the hogshead, cask and demijohn. Gone with the sugar barrel, pickle barrel, flypaper. Gone with the tub and the pail and the tierce.â€? The chiming in about the decline in business extended to the demands for, “cash for the merchandise, cash for the buttonhooks, cash for the cotton goods, hard goods, fancy goodsâ€?, crackers and pickles. And all the fault was laid at the feet—or tires-- of the Model T. Well, aside for the fact that hardly anybody knows what a bunch of those things are (They are , many of them, containers that used to be common in general stores across the nation for staples in bulk that we would expect to find nowadays in individual packages—paper or plastic or glass—safe and sanitary.), aren’t those cool words? One of these days I’ll go off on the meanings; they’re interesting, e.g., a tierce is one third of a pipe, about 42 wine gallons. It has other meanings too, seemingly totally unconnected. What has taken the place of the Model T? Betcha we could all name something that’s causing us to be heading for hell in a handbasket. Oh, not US, of course, but the rest of the world. Right. Anyway, time for the latest bulletin from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and the--much younger--Farmer’s Almanac. September is roaring down the pike and we’d better be ready. Right? Over all, slightly above-average, temperature-wise, scattered showers and storms, cooling. Well, after all, it IS September, heading for the next season in line, the “Wâ€? word. Looks like there might be some thunderstorms in our immediate future. Not, let us hope, the likes of what they’ve received in Houston, TX, but maybe making up for the dry spells we had all summer. The Old Farmer’s Almanac sported a quote that I’m still puzzling over, to wit: “When the Moon’s in the full, then wit’s in the wane.â€? How’s that for cryptic? My guess is that it purports to say that a full moon causes mental lapses. Origin of the term “moon struckâ€?? The Old Farmer gets a little “out thereâ€? sometimes. As in a later quote that says “Pigeons wash before rain.â€? No clue on that one. Nor on the astronomical observation that on the 2nd there will be a “Heliacal setting of Spicaâ€?. You don’t say. Came close to rebuilding the cat population here the other day. I was sitting on the front porch reading a



magazine and watching the passing scene, when I looked up to see a fuzzy little orange-blonde head with two perky little ears peering up over the edge of the porch floor from the steps. We looked at each other for a bit, then when I moved, the head ducked down out of sight. By the time I made it to the steps, the little critter had retreated to the flower shelves between the steps and the side of the porch foundation. So I went to sit there quietly, hoping that it would come back. Well, it did, but first an apparent sibling turned up hiding out in the fern riot below the flower shelves. That one was pretty long-haired and a sort of renegade calico coat. They –and their mamma—were persuaded to come out and chow down on some upscale canned cat food; actually, mamma hogged a lot of it but everybody got a taste. So, I’m thinking that if I just do this a couple more times, we can get acquainted and they’ll let me get my hands on them and introduce them to the advantages of domestication. Well, no such luck. It was getting late and dark, so I decided to try again tomorrow. Bad idea! No kittens in evidence anywhere. No sight. No sound. IBM (Irresponsibly Bad Mamma) has done this sort of thing before, sort of a tease. Look! Here are kittens. Aren’t they cute? Ooops! Hiding in another place now. Never mind. That’s how I got the last permanent resident, picked her up before she got whisked away to an undisclosed location. The rest of the litter didn’t fare so well. Not sure why IBM does this all of the time. She used to plunk them in a neighbor’s covered boat. Maybe this latest bunch is there now. Cats are not very good sailors; not sure why she picked that spot. She IS majorly erratic about a lot of things, that’s probably what it’s all about. I’m hoping that they make another appearance so I’m able to get my hands on them. Our CQ—Cat Quotient—is down right now. Arrrgh! My IQ—Irritation Quotient—is right up there, however. Right in the middle of writing this piece of deathless prose, something caused the internet or the computer or some one of the attendant networks and gizmos to go belly up and disappear. This kind of “dark screen episodeâ€? never fails to drive me nuts. Always happens when I’m on a deadline of some sort or right in the middle of a lengthy exposition which I will then have to recreate from memory‌and relying on my memory is a thoroughly unreliable enterprise. Sometimes there’s an abrupt left turn; sometimes it’s a new element altogether appearing right in the middle. Either that, or I have to start all over again. Irritation doesn’t begin to describe it. Luckily, there IS an auto-recovery feature which I have just discovered, so at least part of my electronic output may be saved. This may not, you understand, be always a good thing. If I can teach the machine to produce stuff in the first place, I may be able to retire completely. You’ll never hear another cat story. Never mind.

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Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

We sure are experiencing Fall a little earlier than usual this week so it’s no surprise that people are asking for our Caramel Apple Sangrias already. I loved our Summer Sangria with pineapples, peaches, strawberries and blueberries but I am so excited to release our Fall Sangria again! First - I highly recommend a stop out to Monroe’s Orchard in Hiram as their apples make the best Sangria! We usually make a pitcher (about 1 liter – 6 glasses) at a time to enjoy so adapt this recipe to your party size. Ingredients 1 cup of apples, cubed with skin on 1/2 cup apple juice 1/2 cup cranberry juice 1 can Sprite 1 bottle of Candlelight Winery’s Chardonnay 1 ounce Caramel vodka (or Torani’s Caramel beverage flavoring) A pinch of cinnamon Preparation: Place apples in a large chilled glass pitcher. Add all items except for the cinnamon and stir. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Remove from fridge. Fill 6 glasses with Sangria and add ice cubes; top with a pinch of cinnamon. For a twist on a cold night – do not add the ice cubes and heat in a microwave safe mug and enjoy! Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www.


THE VILLAGER | FRIDAY, September 1, 2017

From Grandma Tr’ybl’s Table An Evening with Good Friends

Barry Vancura | Columnist I just recently had dinner with 2 very great friends -- known them both for a long time -- and coming from Czech and Italian and German descents we also had great food, great drink and great conversations in common. Their wedding and reception many years ago now reminds me of one of the scenes from the “Godfather”, just the dinner and dancing part and the fact that the groom still looks like a young Al Pacino, (both he and his wife have aged very well.) On a recent doctor’s visit that my friend accompanied me to, I had commented on the “Al Pacino look alike” as we were in a mirrored elevator that, even though we are the same age, he now looks 10 years younger than me. Without hesitation he replied “so you’re saying, “I look 70 now?” Coming from the family I was raised in, I’m happy that we all have acquired an appreciation for a quick-witted response. This evening they both had cooked and I enjoyed the meal so much I asked for Edda to forward me their recipes. The Cucumber Salad reminded me of the one my mother would make. This one was very refreshing and worked very well with the well-seasoned ribs. The potatoes had just the right amount of seasoning and were very nicely browned with just the right amount of “crunch” the cheese added an excellent, but not overpowering flavor. The ribs were just perfect and the meat fell off the bones they were finished off on the grill. He said they taste the same if you finish them off under the broiler too. They also had fresh corn on the cob and a rice pilaf dish which added so much to this delicious meal. Many years ago at my Senior year talent show I sang “I get by with a little help from my friends” a very good friend of mine said after that performance



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Edda’s Potatoes 4 medium Russet Potatoes, wash skin and dice into cubes 1 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese 2 tsp. dried parsley 1 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper Preheat oven 450 degrees. Spray sheet pan with cooking spray. Slice potatoes in half then cut into half inch cubes. Place potatoes in a medium bowl and toss with oil. Combine parmesan, parsley, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Add Parmesan mixture to potatoes. Toss to coat evenly. Arrange Potatoes on baking sheet. Bake, turning once until potatoes are lightly browned and easily pierced with a knife, about 25 min

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Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist Financially, Generation Y is often criticized for being risk averse & unaware. Is this truth, or is it fiction? In some instances, pure fiction. Here are some good financial habits common to millennials – habits their parents and grandparents might do well to emulate. Millennials are good savers. Last year, Bankrate found that about 60% of American adults younger than 30 were saving 5% or more of their paychecks. Only around half of the adults older than 30 were doing so. This difference is even more interesting when you think about the overhanging college debt faced by many millennials and the comparatively greater incomes of older workers. Twenty-nine percent of millennials were saving 10% of their incomes last year, right in line with the average for other generations (28%).1 Millennials value experiences more than possessions. Data affirms this view – in a Harris Poll of millennials, 78% of those surveyed said that they would rather spend their money on an experience or an event rather than some pricy material item. In contrast, some members of Gen X and the baby boom generation have spent too much money on depreciating consumer goods, with too little to show for it.2 Relatively speaking, Gen Y is less prone to drawing down its retirement funds. In the 2016 Transamerica Retirement Survey, just 22% of Gen Y workplace retirement plan participants said that they had tapped into a plan for a loan or a withdrawal. That compares with 28% of boomers and 30% of those in Generation X.3 Millennials are directing money into equity investments at a relatively early age. As Investors Business Daily reported in May, the median age at which millennials begin investing in these vehicles is 23. For Generation X, it was 26. Younger baby boomers made their first such investments at a median age of 32, and older baby boomers did so at a median age of 35. While roughly one-third of millennials are invested in equities, their comparative head start may help them compensate.4 They also embrace technology in a way that some boomers do not. The Internet is filled with financial information, and millennials may go out and learn on their own about investment types, tax laws, and saving and investing resources rather than waiting for a tax, financial, or human resources professional to explain things to them. While a little knowledge can be dangerous, having some information is better than none. In short, the members of Generation Y are doing some things that may really pay off for their financial futures. Other generations might want to take notice. Chris Perme may be reached at 330-527-9301 or www.permefinancialgroup. com.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs. Mix together the sugar and spices to make the rub. Apply rub to ribs on all sides. Lay ribs on two layers of foil, shiny side out and meaty side down. Lay two layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up to seal. Place on baking sheet and bake for 2-2 1/2 hours or until meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone. Remove from oven. Turn on broiler. Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2 or 3 ribs. Arrange on broiler pan, bony side up. Brush on sauce. Broil for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly. Turn ribs over. Repeat on other side. Alternatively, you can grill the ribs on your grill to cook on the sauce.

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1. DAILY STOCK MOVEMENT - The S&P 500 has had as much daily volatility in its last 12 trading days as it did in its first 152 trading days of 2017 (note there have been 164 trading days YTD). Both the last 12 trading days and first 152 trading days each produced 4 trading days that closed with at least a 1% total return gain or loss. 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 proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research). 2. LAST QUARTER - The 3 months of October-November-December rank 2-3-5 in terms of average monthly performance for the S&P 500 index (i.e., October is 2nd best, November is 3rd best and December is 5th best). The 3 months have jointly gained + 4.9% per year (total return) over the last 25 years (1992-2016) or 54% of the index’s total return over the entire 25-year period (source: BTN Research).

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3. FALLS - In the last 50 years (i.e., September 1967 through August 2017), the S&P 500 has suffered 25 tumbles of at least 10% (i.e., the total of 19 separate 10% corrections and 6 separate 20% bears), or 1 every 24 months. The last of the 25 drops ended on 2/11/16 or 18 ½ months ago (source: BTN Research). 4. IN THE YEAR 2047 - Our national debt, $19.8 trillion today, is projected to reach $25.2 trillion as of the end of fiscal year 2027 and $92.0 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2047, i.e., 30 years from now. The $92.0 trillion is estimated to be 150% of our economy in the year 2047 (source: Congressional Budget Office). 5. HARD WORK - Productivity of the average American worker (output per worker per hour) over 10-year stretches of time increased the greatest (+34%) from 1957-1966. Productivity had its weakest 10-year growth (+11%) from 1973-1982. Productivity grew just +13% from 2007-2016 (source: Department of Labor). 6. GREAT FOR BUYERS - The national average interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.86% last week, the lowest average recorded so far during calendar year 2017 (source: Freddie Mac).


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Meet Lily, an adorable and sweet, 6 month old kitten. Lily has the coolest markings along with a great personality. She was dumped in the Chardon area and was taken in by a Good Samaritan that got in contact with me. Lily has been spayed, has tested negative for leukemia and FIV and has her first vaccine. She gets along with other cats and is a Little Love Bug. To meet Lily, please contact Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue 440 862 0610 or kdanimalrescue@

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409 Newton, Newton Falls MLS 3858791

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3bd/2ba * Manufactured home * Open floor plan * Huge living room * Kitchen has all appliances * Garden tub in master bath * large shed MLS 3916497 $35,000

Qualifies for USDA 0% down. 3bd/1ba Ranch * Fenced-in Yard * 15x10 deck Stone patio * Storage shed * Move-in ready MLS 3884759 $54,900

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