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Friday, November 3, 2017

Gelbke Exhibition To Showcase Photographs Redeveloped In Volcanic Environments

Team Depot -- Home Depot Volunteers including District Manager Jeff Miller, Team Depot District Captain Chris Schigel, Merchandise Manager Paul (with wife Hillary) Onuska, and Store Manager Jason Eidam, along with local volunteers Ronnie Kotkowski and Linda Elhert, surround local veteran Bud Foster.

Celebration of Service In Mantua Stacy Turner Contributing Reporter Mantua - Mantua Township resident Bud Foster, a U.S. Army and Korean War veteran, is a two-time Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient. And although his home was in desperate need of repair, he’s also is one of the last people to ask for help. Luckily, his friends and neighbors didn’t wait for him to ask. Noticing the yard was in need of more work than the 84-year-old could complete on his own, his neighbor, Linda Ehlert, decided to see how she could help. She met with Bud and discovered that in addition to the landscaping project, Bud needed help on a number of home improvement projects both inside and outside his home. The home he and his late wife, Rose, had shared since the late nineties, had fallen into disrepair. Improvements were needed to make the historic home safe and accessible. You see, Rose’s childhood home, which had been used as a schoolhouse, was purchased by her family in 1939. And while the couple has spent the majority of their married life in Hermosa Beach, California, caring for Rose’s father brought Rose and Bud both to Mantua in the late 90s. The timing of the return trip was ideal, since both Bud and Rose had recently retired from their previous careers, he as a truck driver, and she in the banking industry. During their visit, the couple decided to stay. “We met some of the nicest, most welcoming people, and that made us want to stay,” explained Bud, the California-native. They eventually purchased the home after his father-in-law passed; settling in and setting up space for Bud’s artistic endeavors as a commercial illustrator. While they no longer had family nearby, they soon became quite involved in their new hometown. Eventually, the couple had begun renovating their home, starting with the kitchen and downstairs bathroom. It was then that the couple received Rose’s cancer diagnosis, and those projects were put on hold as Bud spent time and resources caring for his ailing wife. Five years after his wife lost her battle with the disease, the historic home they once shared was in need of some serious help. As president of the Mantua Historical Society, Linda Elhert has researched grant opportunities, and was pleased to learn of a special grant offered by The Home Depot Foundation, providing assistance to

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veterans. With assistance from Ronnie Kotkowski of the nearby Shalersville Historical Society, plans were set in motion, and the grant request was made. The pair was elated when they learned Bud was chosen as a recipient. Bud was humbled by the efforts. “I thought they were trying to get me to join some military organization,” Bud explained. “When the guys from Home Depot came in, I thought, ‘This is serious.’” Their work helped make Bud Foster’s projects a part of Home Depot’s national Celebration of Service campaign, a program that improves the lives of military veterans across the country. In addition to providing materials, including paint, cabinetry, lighting and flooring, local Home Depot associates from nine stores across the region converged in Mantua last week on their days off to complete the needed projects in the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor projects. “This is unbelievable,” Bud marveled. “There’s an awful lot of guys in a bad way,” he added, “I hope that what’s happening for me can happen to them, too. I feel guilty that it’s me,” he added, as emotion gripped his voice. “I hope I can be a spokesman for them.” Paul Onuska, Merchandise Manager at the Home Depot in Bainbridge, shared, “This is just one way we’re doing more for veterans.” The project was of special interest to Onuska, since he lives in the community as well. In fact, he and his wife, Hillary, gave up an anniversary trip in order to help out with the project. In total, over 60 Home Depot team members volunteered to serve. But giving back to veterans is personal at The Home Depot, since more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military. Interestingly enough, the Corian® countertop installed in the kitchen was one that Rose herself had selected to match the lower cabinets, both from Home Depot all those years ago. “I would never dream in a million years that something like this would happen,” Bud marveled. “And even though she’s not here, this is for Rose.” Bainbridge Store Manager Jason Eidam shared that during the time frame of September 11th through November 11th, thousands of Home Depot associates from across the country volunteer so that every veteran has a safe place to call home. This project is just one of 14 taking place in the Ohio Valley region. Since 2011, local companies pitched in as well, including Lakeside Sand & Gravel, which donated materials, machinery and labor to paint the home’s exterior; Terry Macone at ProFlow, who installed new gutters; Jack Lynch, who poured a sidewalk, Oscar Brugmann who provided concrete, and Nash Landscaping. Local caterers Sam and Trish Eisele provided lunch and dinner for volunteers. Home Depot Foundation has invested approximately $213 million in veteran-related projects, part of the foundation’s quarter of a billion dollar pledge to veteran-related causes by 2020. In partnership with Team Depot, the 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, the organization has positively impacted more than 34,500 veterans’ homes and helped more than 3,700 communities. To learn more, visit

Hiram - From film to digital, photography as an art form has been evolving for more than a century. Some artists prefer digital and the ability to edit and manipulate images with technology. Others enjoy working with film and the hands-on approach of developing photographs in a classic dark room. Artist Jon Verney sees photography from an unconventional perspective. In his ongoing project “Thermophile” he finds new ways to manipulate and develop images. Works from this collection will be on display at the Hiram College’s Gelbke Fine Arts Center in an exhibition, “Mantle: Photographs as Material,” from November 3-December 13, 2017. Verney takes silver-based photographs and redevelops them in volcanic environments, such as, geothermal springs and mud pots. The process, intertwining manufactured chemicals and the forces of nature, leaves a lot to chance. No two redeveloped photographs look the same. “I approach photography as a raw substance that can be mined, dissected, sculpted, and dissolved, revealing through its dissolution processes of transformation that act as microcosmic foils for larger forces of flux and change,” Verney writes in his artist’s statement. The finished prints are haunting and surreal. Their metallic colors are reminiscent of x-rays. They reflect transformations of the self and question the idea of permanence. By approaching his photographs with the haptic sensibilities of a painter, Verney’s experiments dissolve and morph the supposed reliability and integrity produced by photographic processes, creating painterly effects that seem to flow from paint bottles as well as photochemical reactions, says Christopher Ryan, associate professor of art and director of the Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery. Verney earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and his Master of Fine Arts from the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. He was recently a visiting artist at Adrian College in Michigan and is preparing to be an artist in residence at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina in December 2018. The “Mantle: Photographs as Material” exhibition will kick off on November 3 with a reception from 5-7 p.m., including a talk by the artist at 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. The Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery is located on 1200 Winrock Road in Ohio. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. (The gallery will be closed November 21-28 during Hiram College’s term break.)

Bombers Season To Continue

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In the final week of the regular season, the Windham Bombers took the victory home. They won with an incredible 54 to 24 victory over the Pymatuning Valley Lakers. This game was the Bombers Senior Night. The Bomber Seniors (from Left to RIght) Tim Mutron, Terrance Woods, Elijah Martin, Eric Parks, Jacob Quay, Nathan Dyer, and Jordan Wright helped the Bombers finish with an 8-2 Season. The Bombers made playoffs and the seniors have high expectations for their postseason.






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Pation Raffle On Sale Now Get your tickets now for the JAG All Sports Booster PATIO RAFFLE! A 600 sq. ft. decorative concrete patio with fire pit, decorative seating and steps is being donated by Creative Concrete Impressions. Install will take place at the winner’s home in the spring of 2018 and winner will be drawn at the Spring JAG Night at the Races. Proceeds benefit JAG Athletic Facilities Committee. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Please contact Ted Lysiak (216.534.7413) for tickets or stop into the JAG Athletic or Board office (330.527.4336).

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The Windham Lions Club is selling Gun/Cash raffle tickets. Win your choice of: S&W M&P Shield 9mm, Mossberg 500 12Ga 28� VR/24�RS, PSE Fang LT Crossbow, $400 Cash. Anyone interested in supporting the Lions Club can purchase tickets by calling Harry Skiles 330-326-3387.

Monday Breakfast at American Legion 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.

Families Anonymous Meeting Mondays Do you have a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol? Families Anonymous may help restore your serenity. We meet 7pm every Monday at Coleman Behavioral Services, Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/ Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For information call Peggy 330760-7670.

BINGO Every Tuesday St. Ambrose Church 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville-- Early bird at 6:45pm and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45pm. Great refreshments!

Start Talking ! Portage Stop Addiction Tuesday & Saturday Start Talking! Portage has been able to schedule two NEW NA meetings in Portage County on Tuesdays at Christ Episcopal Church at 118 South Mantua St., Kent, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. the second one is on Saturday’s at Mantua Christian church 4118 S. R. 82, Mantua, Ohio 44255

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Nov 9 through May 10 2nd Thursday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 - 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. We will not meet if Ravenna Schools are closed. Email gzimcosky@ or call 330-297-6424 with questions.

Nov 4 The 24th Annual LaBrae Craft Show is on November 4, 2017. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the LaBrae High School Complex at 1001 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. There is free admission and parking. One hundred and twenty vendors will be on hand. Homemade food served all day.

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Inter Urban Railway

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Nov 4 The Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet November4, at the Portage County Historical Society at 10:00 a.m. The society is located at 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, next to the Ravenna High School. The guest speaker, Ralph Pfingsten, a member of the Northern Ohio Railway Museum, will present a program on the Inter Urban Rail System in Northern Ohio. The program is free and open to anyone interested in genealogy or local history. The genealogy chapter meets the first Saturday of the month at the Portage County Historical Society at 10:00 a.m. from September through May, with no meeting in January, For more information call 330-358-2227 or email

Nov 3 Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will hold its monthly Soup Supper on Friday, November 3 at 6pm at the Mantua Center School qymnasium which is located just north of Rt 82 on Center Road. Open to the public a variety of homemade soups, salads, hot dogs and desserts are available for $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Windham Lions Club Sausage Trailer Nov 3 & 4 The Windham Lions Club will be holding their final sausage/steak trailer of the season on Friday, November 3rd from 10:00am – 7pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 2pm at Dee’s parking lot.

Turkey Dinner & Basket Auction Nov 4 The Pricetown Church will hold their annual All-You-Can-Eat Turkey Dinner and Basket Auction on Saturday, November 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls. The cost is $10 for adults, 5$ for

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Nov 4 Community EMS Association is holding a Feather & Oink Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Community EMS District Station, located at 10804 Forest Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. There will be both traditional sit down and instant Bingo games with chances for turkeys, hams and other great prizes. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the traditional Bingo starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.



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Portage Faith Church Annual Bazaar Nov 4 The ladies at Portage Faith United Methodist Church at 9922 State Route 44, Mantua, invite you to their Annual Bazaar and Country Store on Saturday, Nov 4 from 9am to 2pm. In addition to our frozen vegetable beef soup, we will have a wide selection of other fresh homemade soups for only $5.50 per quart. Please come check out our crafts, jewelry, wood products, cookie jar mixes, baked and canned goods, and so much more. Admission is FREE. Continental breakfast and light lunch available.

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Early Bird Breakfast Nov 4 Those Legion and Auxiliary members who have paid their 2018 dues are entitled to a Free Early Bird Breakfast at Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant on Saturday,

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Nov 6 Dr J Patella, with the cooperation of Garrettsville YMCA, presents and reviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS in which every chapter tells its own story. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 1st (non-holiday) Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Book Review & Discussion group. Questions - call the YMCA (330)469-2044

Nov 5 Windham Athletic Boosters 11th Annual Chinese Auction on Nov. 5th, at the Windham High School Gymnasium. Doors open at noon Bidding Tickets: 3/$1.00 Door Prize Tickets: $1.00 EA. or 6/$5.00 Calling Time: 2:00pm â&#x20AC;&#x153;SHARPâ&#x20AC;? Buy your door prize tickets for a chance to win the electronic package, a Google Home, including the Phillips hue Smart LED starter kit or a Smoker/Grill. Concession Stand will be open.Come join us and start your holiday shopping!!

Veterans Day Program Mantua Legion Nov 5 The public is invited to a special Veterans Day program at the Western Reserve Cemetery on Sunday, November 5 at 2pm. The cemetery is on Rowaga Road in Rittman. A group of Legionnaires from Mantua Post 193 regularly serves as Honor Guard at the National Cemetery.

Quail Hollow Herb Society Meeting Nov 5 On Sunday, November 5, from 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm watch and learn the art of salve-making, using common herbs, by Master Gardner, Ruth Davis. Recipes and samples will be given. (Note: Program begins at 3:00pm.) We are looking for new members--everyone welcome. Quail Hollow State

Nov 5 On Sunday November 5 starting at 3 pm, a grief support group will begin at the United Methodist Church of Garrettsville located at 8223 Park Ave. The group will meet for approximately 1 hour. This group will be open to any who have experienced loss. Through this we can start to walk a path of healing together. All are welcome. Tell a friend. For information please call 330527-2055.

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Mantua Village Garden Club Meeting Nov 6 The November 6th meeting of the Mantua Village Garden Club will meet at the home of Linda Schultz, at noon.Following a short business meeting, a light lunch will be provided by Linda Schultz, and Pat South.The program for November will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pesky insect control around the homeâ&#x20AC;?, presented by John Winkler, Service Manager for A-Best Pest Control in Ravenna. Anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend. For further information, and directions, please contact Paula Tubalkain @ 330-274-2890

Annual Turkey DInner Nov 7 On Tuesday, November 7th, get out and vote and then head to Parkman Congregational Church (18265 Madison Road -1/4 mile north of St. Rt. 422 in Parkman) for a delicious turkey

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dinner with all the trimmings from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. We will be serving turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, green beans, slaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverages and pie for dessert. Adult dinners are $12.00; children (ages 5-11) are $6.00; pre-schoolers are free. Take-outs are available (adultsize only). Prepared and served by the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fellowship of Parkman Congregational Church. We look forward to seeing you on Election Day!

Cooking Class for Kids Nov 8 B u r t o n P u b l i c L i b r a r y, 440.834.4466. Ages 5+. Wednesday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. Registration required. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll prepare simple recipes that are hands-on and incorporate fresh and healthy ingredients.

Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Spaghetti Dinner Nov 9 We would like to honor our local Veterans by providing a free spaghetti dinner at the Buchert Park Lodge on Nov 9 from 5-7 pm. Family, friends and military supporters are all welcomed to attend. Dinner, dessert, water and coffee will be provided. Please let us thank you for your service. Buchert Park Lodge is located at 4808 E. High St. in Mantua. To-go containers available if preferred.

JAGHS Conferences Nov 9 & 14 James A. Garfield High School Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 9th and 14th. Parents can call Mrs. Fisher at the high school at 330-527-4341. We look forward to seeing you!

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Meetings Nov 9 & 13 The Legion will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, November 9 at 7pm at the Post on East High Street. The Auxiliary will meet on Monday November 13 at 1pm.

Circus Costumes Exhibit Nov. 10-26 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only, 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Middlefield Historical Society, 14979 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), Middlefield. Authentic circus costumes, circus-theme setting, circustheme raffle. Handicapped accessible. Free admission please make a donation. Info at 440-632-0400 (leave message) or 440-241-2192.

Veterans Day Observance Mantua Legion Nov 10 The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day Observance at the Crestwood schools on Friday, November 10. The flag raising will be at 9am under the supervision of the Elementary School. The program at 9:30am is with the Primary School. All veterans will be honored.

Crestwood HS Drama Club Presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rumorsâ&#x20AC;? Nov 10 - 12 Nov. 10th, Nov. 11th & Nov. 12th The CHDC proudly presents Neil Simonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rumorsâ&#x20AC;?, a hysterically funny play about married couples and how little white lies can get us into big trouble. Shows are Friday November 10th and Saturday November 11th at 7 pm and a Sunday Matinee on November 12th at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door and $6 pre-sale available starting 11/6/17.

PTO Craft Show Nov 11 The James A Garfield Elementary School PTO in Garrettsville will be sponsoring a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, November 11 from 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3pm at the Elementary School. A great opportunity to shop for the holiday season while supporting the school. Over 50 handcrafted and company vendors, bake sale, food, basket and gift auction. Santa from 1:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:30. For info call Diane Irwin 330524-0592

Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast Nov 11 The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, to show our gratitude and appreciation for veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; service. The breakfast will run from 7:30am to 11am at our clubhouse located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. The breakfast is FREE and open to all Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, their spouses and minor children. There will also be free giveaways and

raffles for all of our Service Members. You must be present to register but not to win. For questions call Chris Cummings at (330) 283-5209 or email us info@ eaglecreekconservationclub. com.

4Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Craft Show Nov 11 Mark your calendars for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Craft Show hosted by the Crestwood Lions Club. The event runs from 9:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00 at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of St. Rt. 44 and St. Rt. 303.There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing. Pie and soup donations are needed for resale. Event is free and open to the public. Please help by bringing a nonperishable food donation. For pie and soup donations or to rent a table, please Contact Lynn McDermott at 330-569-8084 or email All proceeds from this event go to support the 4Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Cupboard.

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique Nov 11 St. Anselm Christmas Boutique: Nov 11, 9:00 to 4:00 at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. Admission is $1.00. There will be over 80 craft vendors from the area. There will also be a bake sale, a snack bar, and a prize raffle with many great prizes. Join the Boutique Bounce by also stopping at Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Rd. in Kirtland and St. Mark Lutheran Church at 11900 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland on the same day. Pick up a card at your first stop and have it stamped at each show for a chance to win one of three gift baskets. Drawing will be held on November 12.

Library Closed Nov 11 All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Service hours will resume on Monday, Nov 13 .

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PCDL Book Discussion Club Nov 14 The Book Discussion Club of the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library will meet on Nov 14, in the library meeting room from 5-6 p.m. The monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection is: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein This is a story of family, loyalty, hope, and unconditional love as seen through a dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes. Patrons may sign up for the Book Discussion Club at the Reference desk, where copies of the book are available.

Author Molly McGee to Visit Village Bookstore Nov 18 Author, Molly McGee will be visiting The Village Bookstore located at 8140 Main Street in Garrettsville on Nov 18, from noon to 2:00 pm. She will be available to sign copies of her newest book - Saving Tuma. Molly will read a chapter from her book and talk about the next book in the series coming out soon. Saving Tuma is a great book for children ages 9-14. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t limit yourself, adults have found the book fascinating and are anticipating her next release. Saving Tuma will make a great stocking stuffer for your hard to shop for teenager. Inviteds are a free service for non-profit organizations and will run as space permits. SUBMISSIONS IN WRITING -



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Garrettsville, OH Norma W. McCullough, 85, of Garrettsville, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017. She was born on August 13, 1932 in Waynesboro, Pa to Raymond and Ruth Ann (Hurley) Warren. Norma married the love of her life, William F. McCullough, on January 13, 1951. She is survived by her children, Valorie R. McCullough, Mark A. (Gloria) McCullough and Diane (Paul) Pohto; sister in law, Janis Warren; brother in law, Donald (Virginia) McCullough; grandchildren, Kimberly Glanz, Rachel DeYoung, Kayla McCullough, Matthew McCullough and Robert Pohto; great grandchildren, John Flynn, Jr. and Alicia Glanz. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, William; brothers, Richard and James Warren. Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 2-4 PM at Mallory-DeHavenCarlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Memorial Service to follow at 4 PM with Pastor Rick Hughes officiating. Burial to be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made in Normaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to Nelson United Methodist Church, PO Box 210, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Online condolences at www.

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Garfield Alumni News

AARP Chapter 4527 News

The recent gathering of the James A. Garfield Alumni attracted some 126 alumni and guests for an evening of memories, reconnections and entertainment, with delicious catering by Guido’s of Ravenna and a presentation of social and economic points to ponder by Superintendent Ted Lysiak and board vice president David Vincent (Class of ’70). Jeanette Wilson Hall took the honors for having the most distant graduation date (1947). Recognition for being the most distant in sheer mileage traveled to attend went to Victor Oros, class of ‘57. Youngest alumnus in attendance was Adam Gilmer (’11). All of the honored year alumni (’47, ’57, ’67, ’77, ’87, ’97) were prompted to recall the prices of common purchases such as gasoline, stamps and houses. Those were the days! Kristine Gilmer, Garfield art teacher, and Garfield art students were responsible for the decorative placemats at each diner’s place. The mums in the hall were donated by Debbie Kostrub ‘82, of Art-N-Flowers, Garrettsville. The abundance of food allowed the surplus meals to be donated to Center of Hope in Ravenna. All Garfield alumni are on notice to save the date for next year’s banquet—the third Saturday in September—September 14, 2018. Postcard reminders will be mailed by May 31. Plan ahead.

The Bainbridge/Chagrin AARP Chapter #4527 will meet on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 1pm, (1 week later because of the Elections.) We meet at the Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306) Bainbridge Twp., Ohio. (located behind the Fire Station.) Our program will be on Euclid Beach. How many of us have fond memories of the old Euclid Beach park? This should be a very interesting program bringing us back in time! After our program, we will hold a brief meeting to find out what is happening the rest of the year. Remember, school is in session, be aware of the school busses. We are still collecting food, staples, paper products, etc. for the “Food for Friends” food pantry, this is an extra needy time as the holidays are approaching, and the Geauga Dog Shelter is in need of dog food, blankets, etc. They also have extra needs, as some of the dogs rescued from the hurricane ravaged areas down South, have been sent up, hopefully to find a new and safe home. If you forget to bring in some needed items, we are always collecting monetary donations. After the meeting, we will enjoy a nice, hot cup of coffee, some sweet treats, and visit with friends and neighbors. Hope to see you there! For further information, please call Betty Franek, at 440-543-4767.

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Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market Announces Opening of Winter Market Bainbridge – The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market announces the third year of their winter market, opening Saturday, November 4 inside Lowe’s Greenhouse, Florist and Gift Shop, 16540 Chillicothe Rd. in Bainbridge. The market will run indoors from 9:00-Noon every Saturday. The first phase will go from November 4 - December 16, 2017 and the second phase from January 6 through March 17, 2018. The winter market will offer many fresh, local, quality products and many vendors familiar from our summer and winter markets including Harvest Bell, Shady Hill and BB Farms who will continue to provide eggs, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork, and beef. Coffee will be available from Fig Leaf and Direct Grind. The Good Stuff Soap Co., Little Green Oasis and some new vendors will have soaps, lotions, and aromatherapy products. A new Amish baker will be making amazing breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and fry pies. Come for a weekly outing or to do some holiday shopping. Keep up to date on weekly specials on http://www. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.






MSFD Board News

Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Mantua - At the last meeting, Chief Matt Roosa reported to Fire Board members that his department is in the process of researching health insurance providers. He noted that “the Affordable Care Act is not too affordable.” He noted that several providers almost doubled their plan costs for the same services; they hope to have a decision on viable options by the end of the month. In other news, Chief Roosa noted that the new squad is in process. He noted that a new voice data recorder must be purchased, since the existing system does not work with the new phone system. The Fire Department will split the cost of the data recorder system with the Village Police Department, since both agencies will benefit from the expenditure. The cost to each agency is roughly $8,600. In similar news, The chief asked for Fire Board approval on an expenditure of roughly $10,000 for personal protective equipment. This expenditure is the department’s annual safety gear purchase. In other news, the chief noted that firefighters would be visiting Crestwood Primary School’s preschoolers, first and second-graders during October, which is Fire Safety month. The department previously covered Fire Safety topics with Kindergarten classes in September during CPS’s Safety Town program. During the classroom visits, kids were encouraged to help their parents test smoke alarms at home each month, and to replace smoke alarm batteries twice a year, ideally during each time change. Students were encouraged to talk with their families to come up with ways to get out of their homes in the event of a fire. Also, they learned the importance of establishing a meeting place to convene once every family member has escaped the fire. In the event of a fire at home, kids were encouraged to get out fast. Even though it may be scary, firefighters urged kids that if they hear the loud beep of the smoke alarm, to get out of the house. Never hide or take time to grab your belongings or pets; just follow your escape plan. It was noted that before a person exits during a potential fire, it’s important to feel the door before opening it. If the door is hot, there may be fire on the other side, and you’ll need to find another way out. Since smoke rises, remember to stay low to the floor. Once you’re outside, don’t go back for anything; and call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Students also practiced how to “Stop, Drop, and Roll,” a valuable skill to know if your clothing ever catches fire. Afterward, students went outside for a close up view of some emergency rescue vehicles. The next regularly scheduled Fire Board meeting will be held on Monday, November 13th at 6 pm at the station; residents are encouraged to attend.

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Windham Board of Education News


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Denise Bly | Contributing Reporter Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly scheduled meeting in the Hangar at the high school on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Board members Melissa Roubic, Elaine Grant, Maurina Wagner, Mandy Berardinalli, Treasurer Samantha Pochedly and Superintendent Gregg Isler were in attendance. The meeting opened with the pledge of Alegiance, followed by student-of-the-month awards. The meeting was then called to order by President Melissa Roubic. Upcoming events were announced -- Veterans Day Breakfast on November 10th at 7:45 am with a program to follow at 8:30 am., the Athletic Annual Silent Auction will be held on November 5, 2017 with doors opening at noon. Windham will once again hold its annual cheer competition on November 18, 2017, and lastly, it was announced that there would be no school on November 7, 2017, due to the elections being held in the school. There will be an inservice day for the staff. A discussion was held on the new legislature proposal on bullying which brought up questions on how the school deals with it. Isler said “We follow the Ohio Department of Education Protocol on defining bullying and how to handle it.” He also said although they have a few reported each month after investigating them, most are not considered bullying. Last year, they dealt with three actual bullying cases within the district. A discussion on the up-coming Hall of Fame inductees was held. The Hall of Fame board is narrowing down the contenders and will present them to the board at the November meeting. High School / Jr. High School report by Principal Laura Amero was given. The 6th graders just left for Camp Fitch, a blood drive was held recently at the high school with 27 donors. The 5th grade band kicked-off this week and all participants were excited to try the instruments. The elementary school report was given by Principal Sherri Gross. United Way has set up the Big Red Book Shelf at the school. They also come in and do three minute reading to students weekly. The school is also getting ready to do the annual canned food drive for Thanksgiving. In transportation and maintenance, Jake Eye reported that he took his first bus trip. He drove the J-V football team to their game last week. He also reported that Bus #1 was in need of some maintenance. The rest of the fleet is fine. Eye also reported that even though they were down a driver, they have been able to cover routes. He also reported that the stadium lighting issue has been resolved. Treasurer Samantha Pochedly presented to the board, the districts five year forecast. After some discussion, the BOE did approve the figures as presented. In food service, Pochedly reported that the new freezer installed in Katherine Thomas Elementary School has a few aesthetic issues, Pochedly has been in touch with them and the installer will fix the issues. In other BOE news, the board approved the following supplemental contracts pending proper BCI and FBI back ground checks. They also approved the hiring of two sub-bus drivers and a district-wide sub. Lastly, the BOE approved a one year probationary contract for bus driving to John Clark at $16.15 per hour at 4 ½ hours per day. This is pending BCI and FBI back ground checks and proper certification. After an executive session to discuss private issues as defined by law, the meeting was adjourned.

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

Garrettsville - Hiram Rotary Report Iva Walker | Columnist

Down to the wire! The Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram spent much of the October 30, 2017 meeting on last-minute details for the Reverse Raffle approaching on November 1, 2017. This included accounting for tickets, sold and unsold, as well as possible purchasers still to be persuaded. The sound system to be employed, courtesy of Ed Perdian, was discussed, its set-up and operation; suitable music sourcing was also considered. Scheduling set-up times at the venue—Sugar Bush Golf Club—took some arranging, based on everyone’s work schedules. Then work assignments during the big event were determined— who sells tickets, who announces, who does whatever. All hands on deck! Final discussions with the caterer, Eisele’s, are ongoing and promise an excellent repast for the revelers at the Rotary Reverse Raffle (Say that fast three times.). It’s a GO! Members also said a regretful goodbye to Steve Sorensen, of the Historic John Johnson Home, who is being transferred to the Kirtland post of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The new member from the Hiram assignment will be coming soon.

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Notes from the vineyard We have been watching a new trend take over in the wine industry – the trend of convenience. From screw top bottles to stemless glasses, we are hearing that people don’t want to fuss over their wine. While I personally am not a fan of either trend, we have received a number of questions around each item. As the summer in northeast Ohio actually becomes summer, many winery guests are packing up picnics and heading to the beaches or local parks to enjoy the warmer weather. Unfortunately wine drinkers have always had an issue with packing wine glasses. The glass stems are fragile so packing the glasses in a cooler or wine carrier allows for the stem to possibly snap. This causes a problem when you arrive on your picnic and don’t have a glass to drink from. So a couple of years ago the concept of “O” glasses hit the wine market. These glasses are completely stemless with a flat bottom to allow wine drinkers to set their wine down without worrying about the glass breaking. This sturdier glass allows for picnickers to easily wrap their glasses and gives them more room in their picnic baskets. At home, O glasses don’t take up as much room on a shelf, easily fit into a dishwasher and are more versatile. But with new trends new problems come up. Since you are no longer holding your wine glass by the stem, any time you hold the glass you are warming up your wine at a faster rate. In order to enjoy the wine to the fullest wine makers recommend limiting the contact you have with the bowl of the glass so if you are using an O glass, you will be picking it up, setting it down more frequently. Also, the O glasses tend to reduce the ability to swirl your wine (or at least swirl your wine without spilling it too much). Wine drinkers swirl their wine to allow the wine to breathe and aerate it. However this has led to an increase in sales for wine aerating gadgets like the Vinturi where the wine drinker pours the wine into the aerator before the wine hits the glass. So as with each trend there are some positives and negatives to the new market, it’s up to each wine drinker to decide if they want to try it.


From the obituary of James Norton July 27, 1905 in the Garrettsville Journal are the highlights of the biographical sketch read by Prof. Dean at his funeral. James Norton’s parents first Hiram home was a log house two miles west of the village of Hiram. There, September 9, 1833, James Norton was born. The more permanent home was made farther to the south, on the Freedom line. James Norton was the sixth of ten children. When a boy of thirteen he was accidently thrown from a horse, causing an injury which cost him his limb compelling him to walk with crutch and cane for life. Mr. Norton required the rudiments of education in the Freedom district schools. His name also appears in the first annual of the Western Reserve Electric Institute, now Hiram College, and for several following years. This was the period of Garfield’s student life in Hiram. For a time he taught school in Freedom on the Ravenna road. He afterward took a course at the Speucerian Commercial College in Cleveland. In 1861 he taught school in Garrettsville which he resigned to enter the County Recorder’s office at Ravenna, to which the people had elected him by a large majority. He served two terms. Being a fine penman, his records were said to be a mode; of neatness and accuracy. He refused to accept a third term, preferring that the office should go to old soldiers. In 1868 he assisted in organizing the Garrettsville

Savings and Loan Association, and was for a time its cashier. At that time a vacancy occurred in the Garrettsville schools, and he was elected superintendent, and occupied the position for four years. He served two terms as Mayor of Garrettsville and several years as Justice of the Justice of the Peace. He served twenty-one years as a member of the Board of Education, twenty years as its clerk. His parents were charter members of the Church of the Disciples in Hiram in 1835; and in 1848 he also united with the same congregation. As there was no church of his choice in Garrettsville at the time that he settled there he attended the Baptist Church, where he was active as Sunday School superintendent and Bible class teacher, and as earnest supporter of its work. After the Church of the Disciples was reorganized at Garrettsville he became active and liberal in the support as long as health permitted. He was a ready writer and for many years he was a correspondent of the county papers and of the old Cleveland Herald. He transacted as a notary, executor, administrator, guardian and assignee in the management and settlement of estates, in all of which duties he gave eminent satisfaction. He assisted in the organization of the First National Bank of Garrettsville of which he was, for a time, cashier. He also assisted in organizing banks at Kent and Mantua Station. On the 17th of December, 1838, he was married to Miss Ann Eliza Taber of Garrettsville who had been his faithful and efficient yokefellow in all the labors of his long life. Three sons were born to them. The eldest died in infancy. The youngest graduated from Hiram College in 1892, and resides in Cleveland. In 1887 the accidental death of second son, James Edgar, cast a shadow over Mr. Norton’s life which was never entirely lifted.

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Windham - The WVFD Joint Fire District met for their regularly scheduled meeting on October 12, 2017 with one member unavailable for the meeting. The board members are as follows Ron Kilgore, Cheryl Taylor and Brian Miller. Cheryl Taylor represents the village’s interest while Brian Miller represents the township’s interest. Ron Kilgore is the at-large member, and Jayme Neikirk is the fiscal officer for the board. The September meeting was called to order. The minutes could not be approved due to absenteeism and will be presented at the November meeting. The expenditures and bank reconciliation were approved as presented. In the chief’s report, Rich Gano reported that he has been working on trying to simplify the schedule to make it more user-friendly. The iPads the board approved last month are in use and have improved communications with the hospital and have simplified doing patient reports that they are required to do. The $30,000 grant the department received was applied to the purchase of a life pak aka defibulator. The department now has two, one bought with grant and the other donated by University Hospital. Gano reported that discipline letters have gone out to those who are in violation of standard operating procedures. Violations are mostly not fulfilling their obligatory hour requirements each month. The board voted to terminate a firefighter for actions unbecoming of a firefighter, dereliction of duty and unfulfilled hours requirement. The termination will need to be approved by the board’s legal counsel. The new digital community sign has been ordered and will be installed by local contractors. The sign will be placed in front of the fire station. The chief said they struggle to get local folks to volunteer for the district and many of their medics come from other communities. When they are on duty, they need to stay at the station. He would like to raise the sleeping pay they give to those who are on call and sleeping when they get no calls. Once they go out on a call, they get paid their regular wage for working the run. The chief believes by raising the overnight sleeping pay, it would attract more volunteers. After some discussion, it was determined that they would need to increase revenue before this could be considered. (Note: although it is technically a volunteer fire district, EMT’s and medics receive a small hourly stipend when out on a run.) That brought them to the next item of business, what to do about placing an additional levy on the ballot. The board will hold a financial workshop to determine if they need a levy and how much. The information will be presented at the next meeting. Calls to date are 440, with 27 EMS calls and three were fire. There were also two false alarms, and one vehicle accident. Two overdoses were reported, eight treatments /non transports, one lift assistance, three mutual aids given, and zero received. The district had a 7 minute 17 second average response time and it was noted that in September, Saturday had the highest number of incidents reported. Currently there are 22 members on the roster. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The fire board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the fire station.

Newton Falls - As the 2017-2018 School is well underway the Newton Falls Community Backpack program will begin its 7th year serving the needs of our children at the Newton Falls Elementary and Middle School. The program was organized by local businesses on Make a Difference Day in 2010 to help bridge the gap over the weekend for those students on our free and reduced lunch program. We supply them with kid-friendly foods and snacks such as cereal, oatmeal packets, hot chocolate packets, cereal bars, raisins, cheese crackers, canned tuna, vegetables and soup, applesauce, fruit and pudding cups, fruit snacks, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese and etc. Each bag is packed with 10-15 items per week and delivered to around 40 students on a rotating basis. During the 2016-2017 school year we had 275 student who qualified for the program, selected by the school nurse We are asking the community for your help in sustaining the program by either making a donation of the items mentioned previously in the article at the following locations ( Healthy Treasures Broad St NFO), Newton falls United Methodist Church (Ridge Rd NFO) or Associated School Employees Credit Union (Canal St NFO). Monetary donations can also be made at the ASECU in the account named NF Community Backpack Program. Volunteers are also needed, so please contact our Backpack Coordinator Kathy Wujcik through the Kiwanis club website http://newtonfallskiwanisclub. Please watch your local paper for updates and news about our program and thank you for your consideration of making a donation. It takes a community to raise a child Program Co-founders David Forgacs and Cyndi Hogue Project Coordinator Kathy Wujick

R avenna - Portage APL invites you to attend PAWS TO TASTE 2017 on November 18, 2017! We are excited to announce a new location and date. The event will be held at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center from 6-9. This annual wine and beer tasting to benefit Portage Animal Protective League promises to be the best yet. The evening will include wine pairings with select wines and delicious hors d’ oeuvres, as well as some Great Lakes beer. A silent auction, live music, wine pull, lottery tree raffle and 50/50 raffle will add to the fun. Some wonderful APL animals will also be in attendance to say hello. “We are excited about the event this year” says, Chalan Lowry APL Executive Director. “The date is earlier so as not to interfere with holiday happenings and the space is quite large, so we’ll have room for more people! The more people who attend, the more money we raise to help our animals. We hope this is our largest year yet, so please come and enjoy.” Reservations are $55 per person. For more information or to make reservations please call the Portage APL at 330-296-4022 by November 10th. You can also register online at Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every time you went out for drinks or food, it made a positive impact on your community? Well, rest assured, Paws to Taste will meet that requirement! Portage APL is also looking for donated auction items like gift baskets, sports items, jewelry, spa items, gift certificates and more. Event sponsorships are also available. The Portage APL is a private, nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity and kindness of individuals and businesses to make our community a safer place for thousands of animals, who have no voice. We continue to rescue animals every day and the need is constant.

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American Legion Post 236, Newton Falls held a Past Commanders and Presidents dinner Saturday Oct. 21, 2017. Pictured above (L-R) Past President Kim Shaulis Ball, Current President Kathy Christy, Past Commander Arden Baillie, Current Commander Joe Ball, Past Commanders Bob James and Robert Closs.


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