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Friday, November 18, 2016

Pep Rally -- Round Two -- This Thursday Night At Garfield High School

Dramatic Win Moves G-Men Into Regional Play-offs Jason Adkins | Contributing Reporter

Garrettsville - The Garfield G-Men football team is literally saving their best for last, and last week’s dramatic 33-28 come from behind victory over LaBrae Vikings is no different. With 10 seconds remaining and a timeout in his pocket Garfield head coach Mike Moser sent in the play that Garfield has run dozens of times, “wing left power left.” In short terms senior Kyle Borrelli takes the hand off and runs left to an opening. What happens next is not designed in the playbook, while Borrelli was moving left he saw something out of the corner of his right eye, what he saw was nothing, absolutely nothing, no defenders, no white jerseys, no would-be tacklers. Borrelli ran to the open space for 14 yard until he got to the end zone for the game winning touchdown with four

“Acting Can Be Murder”

Dolores Gordon (Clare Workman), who loves the stage, has always dreamed of stardom, but the only role she ever seems to land is that of the lowly understudy. She decides the only way she might receive the lead role in an upcoming theater production is to murder the lead actress, Guinevere Black (Kaitlyn Workman). And that is exactly what she does. To make the murder more fun, Dolores hides Guinevere’s body in a large wooden chest that is used as the centerpiece of the production’s murder mystery set. But Dolores’s thrills soon turn to chills when she begins to observe strange things going on among the production’s suspicious and dysfunctional cast members. They seem to know something she doesn’t. Out of mere nervousness, Dolores decides to open the chest in an effort to make certain her victim hasn’t disappeared. That’s when her worst nightmare is realized: Guinevere’s body is indeed gone. But who took it? Which cast member is in on the horrific crime? And is that Guinevere herself peering through the French doors of the set when no one but Dolores is looking? Find out the answers when you come and see this murder mystery that spoofs both Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock in one keep-you-guessing backstage comedy. Acting Can Be Murder will be presented on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 18 at 7 pm; and Sunday, November 20 at 2 pm in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at the James A. Garfield High School. Ticket prices are $5 at the door.

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Garrettsville - Last Thursday night hundreds of Garfield G-Men fans and family members shut down Main Street in a fantastic show of support for the 2016 football team. You are invited to come support the Garfield Men, Marching Pride and Cheerleaders as they continue their 2016 playoff march this Thursday. We will hold our community pep rally at James A. Garfield High School and it will kick off at 6pm! Those wishing to attend can park at the school then gather outside the main entrance to the High School at 6pm. We will line the decorated halls to cheer on our players as the band marches our kids through the building. Everyone will be asked to fall in behind the team as they pass to let them ALL know that we are BEHIND them! The crowd will move into the gymnasium to be inspired by coach Moser as he will introduce his senior leaders and the crowd will be treated to a season highlight video on two large video screens. Pre sale tickets for Saturday’s game at Uniontown Lake will be available for $8 each. Please plan on showing the same support to our theatre program after the pep rally! The fall play, “Acting Can be Murder” will begin at 7:30! Tickets are $5 at the door.

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seconds remaining. The score was Borrelli’s third of the evening and and propelled The G-Men into the division IV region 17 finals this Saturday at 7pm at Lake high school’s Blue Streak Stadium against Canton Central Catholic Crusaders. The G-Men and CCC are two of the 16 teams remaining in division IV. The night started off terrible for the G-Men, in front of their largest crowd of the season. Their first play of the night, after holding LaBrae to a three and out on their first series, the G-Men promptly turned the ball over to the Vikings, setting up the Vikings first TD of the game. Garfield was forced to a three and out on their next possession and the Vikings started off at the Garfield 49-yard line. Seven plays later, the Vikings had what seemed to be a commanding 13-0 lead with 5:07 remaining in the opening quarter. Garfield’s next possession saw how quickly the G-Men could respond, three plays and 1:05 of game time, pitch left, sweep right and a Dalton Michael 30-yard draw play and the G-Men were back in business. After trailing 13-7 going into the locker room, the G-Men took their first lead of the game following Borrelli’s first TD and Zach Gorby’s PAT with 3:31 remaining in the third quarter. The final quarter is when things got interesting. Midway through the final stanza, Fall scrambled left looking for a receiver. Not finding any, he galloped seven yards to the end zone for a 21-13 lead. Twelve seconds later the Vikings had tied the game with a 65-yard TD pass and two-point conversion.Twenty-five seconds later Borrelli scampered off right tackle and sped 75 yards for a 27-20 lead with 6:04 remaining. That score would hold up until the Vikings found a little bit of luck when a fourth and goal pass bouncing off an intended receiver right into the hands of another receiver; the PAT gave the Vikings the lead with 55 ticks remaining on the clock. That is when Bo Rein stadium turned into the most epic game in Garfield football history. After getting near field goal range, senior signal caller Dalton Fall aimed a shot at classmate Tommy Bissler who got behind the defender, whose only recourse was to reach out and grab Bissler by the jersey, pulling him down and that drawing several flags for pass interference, setting up Borrelli’s run. Beautiful Bo Rein stadium was littered with black and gold former players and alumni from far and wide, some drove from beyond Pittsburgh to be in attendance, and vowed to be back for the next game.

Windham Veterans Day Assembly

Windham - The Windham Junior and Senior High held a Veterans Day Assembly honoring those who have served on Friday, November 11 at 8:30 AM in the high school gymnasium. There were over 30 military men and women who attended the ceremony. The ceremony was led by former Boardman High School Principal, Mr. Lou Rucci. Rucci served in the US Marine Corps Reserve from 1970-1976. He was trained in a Combat Engineer Unit and in a Headquarters Company. Rucci retired in 2002 after working 31 years in education at Boardman High School. The Tri-State Marine Corps 494 provided a color guard team to present and retire the colors during the ceremony. The Windham American Legion Post 674 provided the Fallen Soldier Statue, which demonstrates respect and honor for a fallen soldier since funerals aren’t always possible when fighting. The guest speaker was James Guterba, a Canfield resident, and former administrator in the Boardman Local Schools. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1962-1966. He served in Vietnam as an M-60 machine gunner and squad leader. While in Vietnam, he served in the following areas: Qui Nhon, Chu Lai, Quang Ngai, An Hoa, and Da Nang. Guterba retired in December of 2016 after 45 years in education. Guterba’s speech focused on sacrifice, and the great sacrifices the military men and women have made for the people in the United States. He provided details about his experiences in Vietnam to illustrate the conditions soldiers face in a time of war. He also brought artifacts from his experience for the community to view after the assembly. The Windham Band and Choir, led by teacher Becky Kresen, graciously provided the music for the assembly. The choir sang the National Anthem, and the band played “America the Beautiful”, “A Salute to the Armed Forces”, and “Stars and Strips Forever”. Senior Jordan Prasky and Juniors Sabrina Garl, Talina Cooper, and Deidra Hankins participated in the ceremony.

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Join Today New sessions are beginning for The Real You program with Coach Lillian. Classes will be held on Monday & Wednesday at 7 pm at the Garrettsville YMCA. With The Real You, you get 8 weeks of nutritional coaching, weekly weigh-ins, group support and individual, personal attention. Call today for more information - 330.469-2044.

Families Anonymous Meeting

Mondays Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 pm at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more information call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330760-7670.

Community Center Open!

Tuesdays You are invited to attend the Community Center which meets every Tuesday in the historic Mantua Center School, just north of SR 82 on Mantua Center Road. It’s free, and the cafeteria wing, where we meet, is fully accessible. Free coffee and tea are ready soon after 9. Painting group gathers at 9:30. Potluck lunch is at noon; bring a dish for the buffet. (Tableware provided.) We usually close about two, but could stay open later if there were demand.

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Friday Fish Dinner

Fridays American Legion Post 674, 9960 E. Center Street in Windham will be hosting Friday Fish Dinners from 4-7 pm. Cost is $8. Carryouts available.

Chevy Equinox Raffle

Through Dec 3 Thanks to Chevy All Stars and Cole Valley Chevrolet, Newton Falls, for donating a 2017 Chevy Equinox to Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools. We will be raffling off the Equinox on Dec 3, at the high school. Tickets are $10.00 each and first draw is the Equinox; second draw is $1,000.00 in cash, and third draw will be a new iPad. Tickets are available at all Newton Falls Schools’ respective offices, including the Board of Education’s office. 2nd

Thursday Storytime

through May 11 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.

Kolache Sale

Order Today! St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking kolache for theChristmas holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10 each. Kolache will be offered in the following

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Making A Pine Cone Wreath

Nov 18 First Congregational UCC located at 4022 SR 44 in Rootstown will be hosting a Swiss steak dinner on Nov 18 . Dinner includes potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls, desserts and a beverage. Cost is $10 adults; $5 kids ages 5-12. Carry out available.

Nov 19 Make a holiday decoration that will turn heads. Your pine cone wreath will look as if it came from a designer shop. You’ll fill a frame with a few basic pine cones before adding your choice of unusual cones, interesting seed pods and patches of unique mosses. Also consider raffia, ribbons, feathers, berries, bark or driftwood. For fragrance add cinnamon or bayberry. All of these wonderful materials will be provided for your creative use. Prepayment required, $35 Class is Saturday, November 19, 9:00 am Noon at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. Call Call 440-834-4656 to register.

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God Provides A Meal

Nov 18 God provides a free Thanksgiving meal Nov. 18 - 4 to 6::00 at Nelson United Methodist church 9367 st. Rt. 305. Turkey and dressing sweet potatoes - green beans - cranberries - roll - dessert.

Swiss Steak Dinner

Nov 18 Portage Park District offers Meteor Shower viewing with our Sky Ranger, Guy Gillespie. Join us to view the annual Leonids Meteor Shower.We will get to see the remnants of the shower’s peak, producing perhaps 10-15 meteors per hour. Bring a blanket or chair to lie back on, get comfortable and watch the show. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 7:00-9:00pm Shaw Woods, 7075 Beery Rd. Ravenna Township

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Nov 18-20 Crestwood High Drama Club presents “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” at Crestwood High School. Tickets are $6 presale; $8 at door. The play will be Nov 18 & 19 at 7 pm; Nov 20 at 2 pm.

Pork Chop Dinner

Nov 19 On the 19th of November there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of SR 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4:00 and we serve until 6:30 or when the food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Takeouts are available.

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Nov 19 Parents of Troop #124 will be holding their 4 th annual Craft/ Vendor show on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 from 10 am - 3 pm at the United Methodist Church, 326 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls, OH. The show will feature homemade wreaths, jewelry, greeting cards, hair bows, knitted/crochet items, alpaca products, corn-hole boards, peppers, kolachi, candy, honey and holiday gifts. Vendors will also be there from Origami Owl, Scentsy, Snap Jewelry, Tastefully Simple. Perfectly Posh, Paparazzi, Pampered Chef, and LaLuRoe clothing. They will also hold a Girl Scout Bake Sale and Basket raffle at the show.

Breakfast With Santa

Nov 19 Burton American Legion Aux Post 459 located on Goodwin St. in Burton will be hosting breakfast with Santa on Nov 19 from 9 am - 3 pm. Admission: $6 Adults; $3 Kids 6-12; Under 5 Free.

Suicide Survivors Event

Nov 19 The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Portage County is holding an event for survivors of suicide loss on Saturday, Nov.19 from 1-3pm. The event will include a screening of the new documentary, “Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss.” The film traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time. The Survivor Day event will be held at

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the Coleman Professional Services Sue Hetrick Building located at 3922 Lovers Lane in Ravenna. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is preferred. Contact Laura at 330.673.1756 x201 or laurab@mental-healthrecovery.org for more information or to pre-register.

Annual Feather Party

Nov 19 The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association announce their Annual Feather Party at the Community House in Parkman next to the fire station on Saturday, November 19th. Doors open at 6pm. Games, Games, Games. Play for turkeys, hams and stuffed animals. Food and drinks available. Hope to see you there. Any questions call 440-548-2515.

16th Annual Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 19 Burton American Legion Aux Post 459 located on Goodwin St. in Burton will be hosting their 16th Annual Santa’s Collection Craft Show on Nov 19 from 9 am - 3 pm. Unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to show.

Mantua Village Food Drive

Nov 19 Please help others to be thankful this holiday season!! Village of Mantua’s 1st Annual National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Food & Toiletry Donation Drive will take place on Saturday Nov. 19 from 10AM-3PM at 4808 E. High St., Buchert Park Lodge. All food donations will be given to the Mantua 4 C’s food cupboard which will benefit the entire Crestwood School District!! Donations will also be accepted at the Mantua Village Hall Mon thru Fri 8AM-4PM

Windham FD Turkey Raffle

Nov 21 Windham Fire Department is holding a turkey raffle on Nov. 21 at 7 pm at the Windham Fire Dept.

Bristol Public Library Holiday Closing

Nov 23 - 25 The Bristol Public Library will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 23rd and will be closed all day Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 28th at 8:00 a.m.

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 24 - 25 All offices and branches of the Portage County District Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23, and will be closed on Thursday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Branch service hours will resume on Friday, November 25. Our branch locations may be closed for the holiday, but the Digital Library is always open- 24/7.

Christmas Treasures

Nov 26 Need to cut back on Christmas shopping? Maybe we can help! Lake Milton Presbyterian Church, 942 Grandview Rd., is holding its Christmas Treasures sale on Saturday, November 26th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. New and like new items will be for sale. Prices range from .50 cents to $5.00. Nothing over $5.00! Great for teacher’s gifts, exchanges etc. Also, have a FREE cup of coffee and soup with us. We will also have available our church cookbook with over 300 recipes.

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Dec 3 The Garrettsville Police Department will be hosting a Fill A Cruiser Event on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 9am to 2pm at the Garrettsville Save A Lot. We will be collecting nonperishable food items that will be donated to the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard. We will also be accepting donations that will go to the Garrettsville Hiram

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Burton Public Library Events Come see our annual Gingerbread House display from Nov. 23 - Dec. 16 throughout the main floor of the library!

For the Kids Country Hearth Christmas Sat., Nov. 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come to the Children’s Room for a Make n’ Take Craft activity. No registration. Special Holiday-themed Storytime with HolidayThemed Craft Tues., Dec. 6, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. For children five and younger with a caregiver. No registration.

Star Wars Lightsaber Training Sat., Dec. 10, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come train in the ways of the force with special guests from a galaxy far, far away! Lightsabers will be provided. Grades K - 5. Registration is required.

For The Adults Tech Petting Zoo Sat., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. Come & try out some of the latest tech devices: BB-8 Sphero Ball, drones, Code-a-pillar, mobile EKG and more! No registration. Author Visit and Booksigning with D.M. Pulley Tues., Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. Local author Pulley won the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for “The Dead Key”, a mystery set in the former Cleveland Trust Bank on East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue. “The Dead Key” and “The Buried Book” will be available for purchase and signing on the night of the event. Refreshments will be served. No registration. Wool-felt Christmas Tree Ornaments Thurs., Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Taught by our friends at The Craft Cupboard. Each participant will make 2 ornaments. Little to no sewing experience is required. Free, but registration is required. For more information & registration call: (440) 8344466, or visit burtonlibrary.org Shop With A Cop Program.

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Mialie T. Szymanski | Contributing Reporter Newton Falls - Though the officially designated holiday observance for Thanksgiving is still several days away, the season for celebrating gratitude is already well-represented thanks to a recent event held at the First Congregational Church in Newton Falls. During a weekend that honored those who have fought for our country, the church recognized an additional group of hometown heroes that fight every day to keep the local communities safe. Firefighters, police officers and their families were treated to an early Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, ham and all the fixings prepared by members of the congregation to show their appreciation for the lifesaving work these men and women are willing to do for complete strangers. Open to the public as well, the free event included a question and answer session following the delicious meal, encouraging those in attendance to share stories of experiences in the field, give tips on fire safety such as changing the batteries in smoke detectors when it’s time to change the clock for Daylight Savings, and sling a few light-hearted jokes in an otherwise serious profession. (“Why did God create policemen? Because even firefighters need heroes!”) Some first-responders spoke about how they came to be involved in the force, whether as the newest member of multiple generations of tradition or with several decades of individual service themselves, a common thread connected them all in this calling: they are the ones who, when everyone else is running away from a burning building or other imminent danger, are willingly running toward it. In addition to those from the fire and police departments, representatives from the Teen Challenge in Youngstown also spoke about their programs which help save lives in a different way: aiding youths who are addicted to drugs and are in need of support to break the cycle and look forward to a clean future. With the strength and conviction for this work only gained by the personal experience that comes with being a recovered drug addict, one young man stressed the importance of staying away from drugs to begin with, mentioning how quickly simple curiosity can turn into a dangerous and uncontrollable way of life. To help citizens keep pills out of the hands of children who may be curious, the local police department accepts old prescription drugs, no questions asked, by way of a dropbox in the hallway

Live Nativity in Mantua

Dec 16 - 18 The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus #3766 is presenting a drivethrough Live Nativity on St. Joseph Church grounds, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Come join us in caroling. For a monetary donation of $5.00 per carload, you can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and have a cup of hot chocolate to keep warm. Nonperishable food items are also appreciated. This event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 16, 17 and 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event will help with church repairs.

Quarter Auction

Dec 3 A Quarter Auction will be held, Saturday, December 3 at the Newton Falls High school commons beginning at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The cost of tickets is $5.00. You may also have a chance to get 1 free extra paddle with the purchase of an admission and your first paddle. See you then!!

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Dec 31 Looking for a New Year’s Eve party? The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766 is planning to have a New Year’s Eve/ Reverse Raffle party on Saturday, December 31, 2016. If you’re looking for a fun time, at a good price, come and join us at the KofC Hall, Sentinel Party Center, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets, available through Jay D’Aurelio (330-569-8156), cost $65/couple, $50/single, and include appetizers, raffle, dinner, open bar, DJ, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. All proceeds go towards a new roof for St. Joseph Church.

of the station where the medicine can be deposited for proper disposal. Before the event ended, free-will cash contributions for the meal were divided among the honored associations and organizers gave beautiful plaques to each group which included a prayer to watch over them as they continued to serve the communities. As an unexpected but rather fitting conclusion to the evening, the emergency alert sounded and the Station 43 squad members on duty swiftly boarded the ambulance parked outside, immediately on their way to aid someone in distress. Community members will have another chance to show support for the firefighters and EMTs of Station 43 at the Annual Turkey Raffle/Feather Party, this Friday, November 18th at Station1 (across from McDonald’s). Starting at 7pm, visitors can purchase tickets for a chance to win one of 110 turkeys to be offered that evening. Four half hams will also be given away as door prizes; everyone in attendance will receive a ticket just for showing up! Hosted by the Newton Falls Joint Fire District Firefighters Association, this longstanding tradition helps raise money for necessary equipment that helps them continue to help those in need. Another seasonal tradition in the 44444 is the free dinner sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, held at the American Legion on Thanksgiving Day. According to the church website outreach calendar, volunteers provide the meal from 11:00am-12 noon with take-out dinners available (typically starting at 11:30) after the dining room has been served. For more information, visit www.stnicholaswarren.org. All are welcome.

Hiram College Music Department Hosts November Concerts Hiram – The the Hiram College Chamber singers will present a free program titled “In Good Taste.” Featuring the J.S. Bach Coffee Cantata and P.D.Q. Bach’s The Seasonings, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. (coffee and cake served at 7 p.m.), Friday, Nov. 18. at the Hiram College Kennedy Center ballroom, 11730 Garfield Road, Hiram. “‘In Good Taste’ is a program of delectable choral pieces,” describes its director Dawn Sonntag, associate professor of music and chair of Hiram College’s Music Department. The Hiram College Chamber Orchestra then takes the stage on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at Frohring Music Hall, 11746 Dean Street, Hiram. The free “Mostly Mozart” program will feature work from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart along with that of his father, Leopold, and contemporary adversary, Antonio Salieri. For more information about the concerts, contact Lisa Miller at millerLL@hiram.edu or 330-569-5295.

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Dec 3 Shannan Jursa - State Farm presents the 3rd Annual Pictures with Santa on December 3, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Avenue Garrettsville, OH 44231. Join us for cookies and refreshments. Donate a canned good for the Community Cupboard to receive a FREE Professional digital image of your child or family with our Jolly Elf. For questions please call our

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Dec 3 Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 St. Rt. 422). Bring a camera and take your child’s picture with Santa Claus. You can then enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage & pancakes. Kids eat for only $3.00 each and $5.00 each for accompanying adults. Call to make your reservation – Lucinda @ (440) 221-0577; Patty @ (440) 548-2242; Denise @ (440) 548-2939; or Sandy @ (440) 548-5740

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Dec 3 There will be a craft show held at the high school, Tigers 44444 for the Holidays, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Dec 3. There will be over 100 vendors, student musical selections, photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus and more!! Help us fill a bus that day with non-perishable food items. All will be going to help the children of Newton Falls. For each item you bring, you will receive a ticket to be entered to win door prizes.

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Newton Falls Village Council Report Bill Mazey | Contributing Reporter

Newton Falls - Council met on Monday November 7 with all but one member in attendance. After the call to order and Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Waddell led an open discussion on council’s recent trip to Columbus for the Ohio Municipal League meeting. Council members shared what they learned while attending different sessions and how the meeting impacted them. For example; Councilman Stimpert thought the camaraderie with other mayors and council members was very good and encouraging. He also learned about legislation drones and other business dealings. Councilman Beers thought the number of classes covering the many issues that affect towns and cities was very helpful. He was glad council went to participate and learn. City Manager Haney learned about Ohio Grant opportunities that could be helpful to Newton Falls. Mayor Waddell thought there were many good learning opportunities for council members that would help with issues regarding rental properties. He also felt what they learned could help Newton Falls be safer. The mayor was elected to serve a four year term to represent zone four at the state level. Mayor Waddell thought everyone who sits on council should be prepared to give a thirty second speech about the value of Newton Falls and the opportunities it affords to its citizens. He thought that you never know when you will meet someone who would like to learn something about Newton Falls. Council members should be its best representatives. After this special discussion, the meeting went into its normal business schedule. There was discussion about having a special meeting for the community to learn about choosing a new fire chief. Councilman Baryak made comments showing appreciation for paving work done at the recreation center. He also encouraged continued work on improving the condition of the parks. City Manager Haney commended his staff for their work in getting repairs completed in different locations. The only New Business was discussion and a vote concerning Ordinance 2016-09, the Joint Fire District Agreement. It was amended to make it for one year and that was discussed, voted on and passed. This ordinance affects both the city and township. There will be continued discussion and work on this contract between the city and the township. In closing remarks, positive comments were made about the Road Improvement Levy and encouraging the residents to vote in favor of that. The passing of this levy would be advantageous to Newton Falls residents. The Kiwanis Club was thanked for all their work in putting on the Cake Walk. Members also appreciated the Newton Falls Band and thought they performed well. The next meeting of the Newton Falls City Council is on Monday November 21 at 6pm. All residents are welcome to attend.

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Mantua Township News Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Mantua Twp. - At a recent township meeting, Trustee Victor Grimm raised the topic of the Capital Grant, through Senator Eklund’s office. He noted that all the required paperwork has been filed, and the application is in Columbus, and “in line� for approval. It was speculated that disbursement of funds would most likely not take place until early 2017, due to State government holiday shutdowns in the month of December. It was noted that former Fiscal Officer Marie Stehli and current Fiscal Officer Jodie Thompson agreed that it would be acceptable to move $20,000 of funds in order to certify the township’s portion of the funding. After some discussion, a motion to move $20,000 into the Center School account was unanimously approved. In addition, Trustee Chairman Jason Carlton and Fiscal Officer Jodie Thompson signed documents certifying funds in the amount of $92,613.40 -- that is $82,613 from the Portage County Commissioners and $10,000 from the trustees. The total grant award is $140,000. After further clarification, five sets of documents were signed, for each government entity responsible for administration of the grant. Next, Mr. Grimm reported that the Boy Scouts have nearly completed the renovation project to repair and refurbish the historic 12-holer outhouse near the Township Hall. The trustees thanked the Scouts for their work on this project. Lastly, in public comment, resident Susan Skrovan, who handles rentals of the township facilities, shared that the group who meet regularly on Tuesdays in the Administration Building annex had approached her. She explained the group’s desire to meet at the Civic Center during the winter months of the construction period of the elevator project. After some discussion, this request was approved by all three trustees. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Township Trustees will be held on Thursday, December 1st at 7 pm; residents are encouraged to attend.

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Hiram – Hiram College may have the toughest terrier in town, its terrier mascot, but the college is looking for five more top dogs. These incoming students each will receive one-time $1,000 Terrier Scholarships if they creatively convey their terrier affection through a photograph or video. To apply, students must submit a picture or 15-second video of themselves with a terrier. Judged on creativity, submissions should show what makes terriers special: their fearless, fun-loving nature, their loyalty, their spunk, their friendship. “The Terrier Scholarship is our way of paying tribute to our beloved Terrier mascot, emphasizing our Hiram College pride and rewarding prospective students for showing their creativity and drive to become Hiram students,� says Lindajean Heller Western, vice president of enrollment at Hiram. Applications will be accepted until midnight EST, Saturday, Dec. 31. Winners, selected by a panel of Hiram media and photography specialists, will be notified and publicly announced in February 2017. Eligible students must have applied, been accepted to and plan to attend Hiram College in fall 2017. While Hiram’s mascot is a bull terrier, the scholarship is open to entrants featuring any breed of terrier. For submission requirements, instructions and scholarship details, visit http://www.hiram.edu/terrierscholarship.

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2016 Graduates of the Crisis Intervention Team Training

Help For The Holidays

Portage County - Seventeen Portage County officers received Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in October to help them handle incidents involving mentally ill persons. CIT is a collaborative effort, between law enforcement and the mental health community, to direct persons with mental illness into treatment and attempt to avoid incarceration. The training is coordinated locally by the Mental Health & Recovery Board and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. The 2016 Crisis Intervention Team training class included: Front row: Dustin Diemert, Sheriff’s Office; Mischma Pierre, Hiram Police; Kyle French, Streetsboro Police; Cynthia Bennett, Sheriff’s Office; Steve Sabulsky, Aurora Police; Chris Reiter, Aurora Police; Mark Croy, Aurora Police; Diane Dudziak, Kent State Police. Back row: Christopher Adkins, Brimfield Police;

Geauga County Job and Family Services coordinates the Sponsor a Family Program to assist low income families with toys, food, and gifts for the holidays. The program is open to Geauga County families with minor children who are receiving assistance such as food stamps. Interested families should contact Sara Shininger at 440285-9141, ext. 1263 for more information. If you would like to make a donation to the program, sponsor a family, volunteer your time, or if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Sara Shininger at the number above. Monetary donations are accepted. Checks must be made payable to Special Services of Geauga County and may be mailed to P.O. Box 309, Chardon, Ohio 44024. Please indicate Sponsor a Family in the memo portion of the check.

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National Program Builds Local Community Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

I bet you didn’t know the NBA sent four young adults to our area to help support community programs. Not the basketball association, the National Benevolent Association (NBA), the health and social services ministry of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church. Through its XPLOR program, the group pairs young adults with local Disciples congregations and community organizations, providing opportunities for community service in exchange for professional development and vocational discernment opportunities for the young adults who participate. This year, twenty-two residents, aged 21 - 30, have been sent to six host sites around the country. Locations include churches in Arizona, two sites in California, Missouri, Dallas, and here in the Hiram/Mantua area. Four Xplorer residents have been sent to the Hiram/Mantua area this year as part of this national program. Claude Goree hails from Selma, California; Diamond Green from Springfield, Missouri; Sarah Smith from Bluefield, West Virginia; and Benton Stull from Pratt, Kansas. Twenty-three-year-old Claude entered the program after earning a degree in culinary arts. He is currently working with Family and Community Services in Ravenna, one of the largest social-service organizations in Northeast Ohio. At FCS, Claude will be helping people of all ages through programs that provide food, clothing, shelter, counseling, and mentoring. Diamond works at the Little Village Early Learning Center in Hiram, where she works with kids ranging from toddlers to school age kids. She shared, “those little daredevils push your limits, but you love them just the same.” The 21-year-old student’s major is currently undeclared, but she enjoys technical writing. As part of her XPLOR experience, Diamond will be honing her writing skills by crafting blog entries for the program. Sarah is a 23-year old chemistry major with a Masters degree in Education. As part of the XPLOR program, she works at Hiram College, where she is involved in events such as Warm Wishes, and Campus clean up,. In her role as service coordinator, Sarah solicits student volunteers to help implement service programs campus-wide and in the local community. Her work for Make a Difference Day paired students and volunteers from Hiram College sports teams with organizations needing assistance with service projects on the national day of service in October. She works with an XPLOR resident from last year that was hired by Hiram College after completing the program. Benton is working with the Mantua Restoration Society, where he works with the community organization to help further renovation and utilization at the historic Center School building. Twenty-eight-year-old Benton studied History and Religion in college, as served in the Army before enrolling in the program. He is enjoying his work with the Restoration Society, and is considering becoming a pastor. “This program is for young adults seeking a year of discernment,” their spiritual companion, Linda Idoine explained. “Each individual is connected to a church, and is seeking spiritual discipline and guidance to find meaningful work for their lives. Linda, a Disciples of Christ church

NBA XPLOR residents (left to right): Claude, Benton, Sarah, and Diamond.

member, meets with them regularly to keep apprised of their progress and help them negotiate through any issues that may arise. Not surprisingly, the program’s four cornerstones of hands-on service, simple living, leadership development, and spiritual discernment on vocation held great appeal for all four XPLOR residents. Benton agreed, sharing that he was intrigued by the opportunity to discern the meaningful work God intends for him. He’s been considering ministry for the past eight years, and hopes the program helps him make a decision on his career path by the end of his residency. Sarah concurred, adding, “My last semester in college I realized that what I thought I wanted was actually what my parents and professors had planned for me.” Diamond agreed, “I’m looking for a plan; the XPLOR program is helpful in helping me determine what to do.” The residents practice simple living by sharing a twobedroom, one bathroom home in Hiram where they share cooking, grocery shopping, and household chores. They established house rules and hold weekly meetings to help them coexist peacefully. Each XLOR resident works with one of the three local Disciples of Christ area churches in Mantua, Mantua Township, and Hiram, where they serve in a variety of capacities. They are each given opportunities to preach, and engage with congregants of all ages. Linda was involved with last year’s participants, keeping track of where each former resident ended up. “Their placements within the community really helped them with discernment,” she added. She’s optimistic that this year’s participants will have a similar experience. The 10-month program ends in mid-June. For more information in the program, visit nbacares.org.

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From Grandma Tr’ybl’s Table Barry Vancura | Columnist Growing up, I was lucky enough to have both sets of grandparents nearby. This also meant that for most holidays, two family gatherings. Christmas worked out rather well, Christmas eve with my father’s family, Christmas morning with my immediate family at home, then Christmas day dinner with my mother’s family. Well-fed, well-gifted and well-loved. Thanksgiving was just one day, so Thanksgiving dinner was with my mother’s family and then Thanksgiving supper was with my dad’s parents. This meant well -fed, well-fed and well-fed. I’m sharing recipes from my Mother’s family this time. Thanksgiving for the early part of my youth was at Grandma and Grandpa Cooper’s house on Center Street. Out came the good china and the silver and the gold depression glassware that we only saw twice a year. I still remember the patterns, damask table cloths and the Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers that made their yearly appearance. All of us were around the oak dining room table, a rather tight squeeze until my older cousins started getting married off. When we hit 20+ the dinner was moved to my aunt’s house in their new addition which seemed to have been built in order to hold these family dinners (three eight foot tables ran down the center of the room.) The following Thanksgiving sides were a tradition and I still make these today. Serving and enjoying these bring back those fond memories of my youth, good times, great family and fantastic food and fellowship. It did help that I was the youngest member back then for many years until my older cousins started having children of their own. I was quite spoiled by my grandparents and aunts and uncles, causing me to be locked in the basement by my older, revenge-seeking cousins quite a few times. Next time I will share the recipes of my father’s parents, just ten miles away from my mother’s but the menu was totally different, I though every kid in my class went to a second dinner where the only common dominator was turkey, but this time with kraut and dumplings! Here’s to a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving for all !

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Tale of Two Thanksgivings Cousin Linda’s Green Bean Casserole

Glady’s Corn Casserole

Directions: Mix soup, milk, soy sauce and pepper in a 1 1/2 -qt. baking dish. Stir in beans, Cheese and 2/3 cup Crispy Fried Onions. Put the remaining fried onions on top BAKE at 350°F for 30 min. or until hot. Stir.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped red pepper 1/8 tsp. black pepper 4 cups cooked, cut green beans or 2 cans Green Beans, drained 1 1/3 cups FRENCH’SŽ Crispy Fried Onions

Aunt Cora’s Oyster Dressing

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Cornbread: 1 cup self rising cornmeal 1/2 cup self-rising flour 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Dressing: 7 slices white bread, dried in warm oven Cornbread 1 sleeve saltine crackers 2 cups chopped celery 1 large onion, chopped 8 tablespoons butter 2 cups chicken stock 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried sage 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 5 eggs, beaten 2 pints (1 quart) oysters, drained

8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To make the cornbread, combine all ingredients and pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. To make the dressing, crumble dried white bread slices, cornbread and crackers. Mix together and set aside. Saute chopped celery and onion in butter until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour over corn bread mixture. Add chicken stock, mix well and add salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add oysters and mix. Pour into a greased pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.

Directions: Place potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 2 1/2- to 3-quart casserole dish. Return potatoes to saucepan; add milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese and half of bacon. Spoon mixture into buttered casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, remaining bacon and green onions. Bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. This casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated. Cover with foil and bake at 350° F for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated. Uncover; top with cheese, bacon and green onions; bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Honor Roll (3.5-3.9)

7th Grade: Nadia Ataman, Lenci Blohm, Danielle Brady, Ella Brann, Kodiak Brogan, Sophia Cihan, Catherine Cisney, Elizabeth Cline, Ethan Cmunt, Alexis Conkol, Alyssa Conkol, Addrianna Conway, Carson Covey, Logan Davis, Anthony Demma, Emilea Digrino, Morgan Eskridge, David Evans, Carter Frato-Sweeney, Ketley Fresch, Derek Goff, Morgan Harris, Kaytlin Haylett, Brandon Heron, Jonathon Hundzsa, Emma Huter, Dean Koleszar, Russell Lucas, Emma Lunardi, Caitlin Lutz, Colin Lysiak, Alice Marderwald, Aidan McDougall, Caydence McGranahan, Alison McHenry, Annabelle Moore, Cyrus Morrison, Molly Ohlrich, Skylar Packard, Jordan Perme, Bryce Peska, Jacob Peters, Kaitlyn Popella, Cole Reedy, Cameron Reighard, Austin Roman, Sarah Seaman, Sydney Seaman, Alivia Selander, Jenna Smith, Grace Spreitzer, Roxanne Stefan, Cass Swenson, Brody Swigonski, Emma Thornton, Keeley Varner, Bailey Walstad, Sophia Walz, Kierstin Williams, Hannah Wooten, Olivia Wooten, and Payton Yancey 8th Grade: Gregory Aebischer, Jacob Baczkowski, Michael Baczkowski, Noah Baker, Shawn Barber, Christian Bell, Matthew Berecek, Sarah Bittence, Kaila Bloom, Sommer Bourne, Jake Britton, Tara Brown, Dakota Burkett, Jace Cain, Ashley Carey, Elizabeth Cox, Aaron Craver, Alyssa Criblez, Thomas Denvir, Timothy Digrino, Kyra Eaton, Elizabeth Edic, Samantha Esposito, Emma Evitts, Jacob Fergis, Zachary Frye, Charlotte Garrett, Trystan Gedeon, Isis Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Ryleigh Gough, Kylie Greenberg, Matthew Hale, Evy Harrington, Logan Hoffman, Lilia Hornbeck, Logan Horvath, Payton Ihrig, Lilly Johns, Layla Jordan, Matthew Kane, Alyssa Kleinhen, Kyle Lance, Cody Leasure, Carissa Lininger, Taylor Lohr, Faith Lusher, Austin Lysiak, Paige Marek, Jessica Martin, Olivia McCullough, Joseph McHenry, Samantha Miller, Stephen Miller, Faith Mills, Brooke Myers, Lucas Neikirk, Alyssa Nichols, Hannah Norton, Cole Owens, Samantha Peska, Alex Pignaloso, Mycah Pinson, Luke Porter, Isabelle Puleo, Alexus Rice, Michael Richards, Theo Ridenbaugh, Mari Rogers, Jason Schaefer, Jordyn Scott, Logan Sedivy, Leah Trask, Hayden Troyer, Trinity Williamson, Sydney Woconish, Sydney Woolard, Chad Wright, Elizabeth Wyatt, and Kaitlynn Yukich

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Merit Roll (3.0-3.4)

7th Grade: Anthony Augaitis, Amy Balzer, Austin Dieringer, Keaton Eberly, Katelyn Fogleman, Jasmyne Geers, Nathan Gibson, Brianna Hite, Sabrina Hite, Matthew Khairallah, Evan Lopez, Hannah Madden, Mia McCumbers, Arianna McGregor, Amy O’Malley, Rebecca Potter, Kenton Romecki, Nicholas Schneider, Blake Sindledecker, Troy Smith, Ryan Stoller, Julie Walls, Kinidi Wheeler, Ethan Wilde, Travis Witchey, and Ava Zicari 8th Grade: Jackson Cain, Halle Carey, Taylor Cressman, Grace Czeciuk, Mya Duderstadt, Gavin Friess, Katie Gregg, Blake Judge, Paul Kolmorgen , Cheyenne Potteiger, Olivia Rios, Dakotah Smith, Catarena Sommers, Jarred Vanderhoeven, and Samantha Williams

Windham Junior and Senior High School Honor Roll 1st 9 Weeks of 2016-17 Grade 6: Sara Barker, Madison Berardinelli, Kendall Blue, Brooke Collins, Chase Eye *, James Hood, Julia Jones, Steven Jones, Collin Madgett, Bryce Moneypenny, Kara-Lei Pendley, Miralica Riffle, Dylan Robeson, Kyla Stanley, William Wright, Madissyn Zembower Grade 7: Kaleb Beckwith, Lyndsie Brown, Spencer Bryant, Myla Christopher, Kaylee Clark, Zahra Cunningham, Shawn Heaton*, Dylan Hessling *, Camdyn Hoskin, Elizabeth Lovett, Colton Maiorca, Zander McLean, Hannah Murton, Alana Myers, Kaylee Nickol, Domanick Oborn, Kaidan Spade, Zoey St. John *, Mason Swearingen Grade 8: Joe Carroll, Jade Coates, Isaiah Consolo, Clay Dean, Colton Freetage, Morgan Lovett, Lilly McWilliams*, Isis Post *, Jared Purdy, Keith Richmond, Mercedes Riffle, Jessica Riley *,Morgan Showalter,Breena Smith, Adam Thomas,Jacob Tucker, Madison Wiley, Kiah Zuponcic Grade 9: Blaze Angle, Mason Angle, Nicole Angus, Jazelle Artman, Aiden Barker, Ty’Shaun Caples, Daniel Chambers, Paige Collins, Darah Fall *, Kayla Ladd, Ashleigh McCune, Alex Meadows, Makayla Richter, Annetta Sanders, Emmy Showalter, Dawson Swearingen,Megan Turk, Cheyenne Wallace, Tyler Wiley, Kayleigh Williams Grade 10: Autumn Barnes,Mia Berardinelli,Eugenia Brown,Jacob Bryant,Nathan Carpenter *, Franklin Egantoff, Zowie Hood, Chason Hoskin,Madison Howes *, Damien Kesling, Nick Lewis, Tre Madgett *, Phillip Maiorca *, Alex McCauley, Mackenzie McLean, Rose McWilliams, Hunter Shackelford, Krista Shearer, Rebekah Stout *, Jason Turner, Isabella Warrick Grade 11: Molli Betters,Talina Cooper *,Daniel DeVenture *, Sabrina Garl,Brittany Grant *,Deidra Hankins *,Miranda Jones, Kelsey Knoll *,Eric Larlham,Tim Murton *,Summer Nadiak *,Eric Park,Isaiah Pemberton *,Robert Rigg,Ashlyn Riggs *,Sam Speicher *,Keith Swearingen,Mariah Walker,Terrance Woods Grade 12: Cali Apthorpe *,Rachel Ewel,Ben Knight,Alexis Knight *,Bria Nix-Wicker,Jordan Prasky, Elizabeth Richmond *, Kathlyn Richmond *,Erik Roche, Caleb Smith,Cassie Snyder Mullett *,Sara Taylor *,Holly Thompson *

Crestwood Intermediate School Students of the Month Natalie Prijatel

Grade: 3 What is your favorite subject at school? Math What activities and hobbies do you participate in? Gymnastics If you could be principal for a day, what would you do? I would meet kids and let every kid have more recess and time with me. If you could give advice to your future self what would it be? Find true love. What do you want to be when you grow up? A movie star.

Nate Lyons

Grade: 4 What is your favorite subject at school? Math What activities and hobbies do you participate in? I participate in snowboarding. If you could be principal for a day, what would you do? Have a football party. If you could give advice to your future self what would it be? Always be kind. What do you want to be when you grow up? A house flipper.

Will Beatty

Grade: 5 What is your favorite subject at school? Reading What is your favorite thing about school? Meeting new people. What types of chores do you do at home? I work with my dad and I do the trash. If you could be principal for a day, what would you do? No work - only play time. If someone were to describe you in three words, what do you think they would say? Funny, kind, smart. What do you want to be when you grow up? A famous You Tuber.

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I am amazed on the changes the Ohio wine industry has seen in the past decade. When we first opened just over 12 years ago a “winery” was considered a “winery” if there were vines, tanks next to the tables and an older gentleman running the bar with wine stained teeth. Well – maybe it wasn’t that dramatic, but we would get numerous comments about XYZ not being a winery because they didn’t have vines or ABC winery wasn’t a winery because it was too upscale and the staff was very uniform. As people tried to make sense of what a winery was changes were occurring daily that improved (and yes, in some cases, took us backwards) the wine industry. I’ll admit, last year a guest of ours said that there was a winery opening in Cleveland Heights, and I was starting to question if you could have a winery in Cleveland Heights or would it just be another wine bar. I knew the area well (near the intersection of Cedar and Lee) and thought “one of two things will happen – one, it will just be a wine bar and bring in wines from around the world or two, they’ll have a couple of kit wines but mainly sell home winemaking equipment. There is no way they are going to be an operating winery.” With a free afternoon, my husband and I ventured out to CLE Urban Winery (2180 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118) to see for ourselves what this so-called winery was all about. We arrived just as they were opening and the owner, Destiny, met us at the door to the winery which is in the center of some shops and restaurants in Lee Rd. We walked into a cool warehouse looking store that had seating for 100 or so people. There were amazing pictures of Cleveland, some fantastic graffiti work and even more amazing, a glassed-in room that showcases all their barrels and tanks. The winemaker, Dave, no stranger to Ohio wines, previously worked at Chalet Debonne and Thorn Creek Winery. His craft of using grapes from Ohio and California has resulted in some amazing wines as CLE Urban Winery. While we had the opportunity to sample a couple of their wines and selected a bottle of the C-Town Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cab was very fruity with a smooth finish and opened up as we let it breathe. A couple next to us purchased a sampler of all their wines and thought the Rust Belt Rose’ was the best – a sweet wine that was perfect for a Fall day. Their wines ranged from $15-$25 and are worth every bit of it. The labels are amazing pictures from around the Cleveland area and would make great holiday presents for anyone that truly understands Cleveland. I am glad to see another positive change to the Ohio wine industry and can’t wait to get back to CLE Urban Winery. If you have chance to go before I do, please tell Destiny I said “Hi!” Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www. candlelightwinery.com.

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Grade: 3 Something I would like others to know about me...I am in cub scouts and I like to play baseball. I enjoy reading, riding my bike and playing with my friends.

Grade: 8 Something I would like others to know about me... I was born in Beijing, China and was adopted when I was 14 months old. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activities are running on the cross country team and playing in the band.

What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity is science. I like science because you can make foamy volcanos.

What is your college or career focus? I want to either be a physical therapist or child psychologist. To be a child psychologist, I would need a Doctoral Degree and to be a physical therapist, I would need a bachelor’s degree and some additional classes such as anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics.

What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? I think the most important core values are teamwork and respect. Teamwork is important because it is important to help others out. Respect is important because if I respect others they will respect me.

GARFIELD EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Maintenance 9 years at Garfield

What are your hobbies or interests? I enjoy woodworking and cooking. I have been making cabinets since I was 17 and have been doing it ever since..

GARFIELD STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Grade: 12 - SENIOR! Something I would like others to know about me... I enjoy reading and spending time with my cat. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity is the crossroads club because I get to spend time with my friends and Dr. Howell.

The most interesting thing about me is...my woodworking skills. I have always enjoyed building cabinets and have even worked for Kraftmaid Cabinets.

What makes J.A. Garfield a great place? James A. Garfield is a great school district because the teachers actually care about us and try to make us better people. What is your college or career focus? When I graduate I want to be a zoologist, social worker, dog groomer or park ranger. There are so many options….I just don’t know…I am only 17!

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The Many Benefits of a Roth IRA

Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist The Roth IRA changed the whole retirement savings perspective. Since its introduction, it has become a fixture in many retirement planning strategies. The key argument for going Roth can be summed up in a sentence: Paying taxes on retirement contributions today is better than paying taxes on retirement savings tomorrow. Here is a closer look at the trade-off you make when you open and contribute to a Roth IRA – a trade-off many savers are happy to make. You contribute after-tax dollars. You have already paid federal income tax on the dollars going into the account. But, in exchange for paying taxes on your retirement savings contributions today, you could potentially realize great benefits tomorrow.1 You position the money for tax-deferred growth. Roth IRA earnings aren’t taxed as they grow and compound. If, say, your account grows 6% a year, that growth will be even greater when you factor in compounding. The earlier in life that you open a Roth IRA, the greater compounding potential you have.2 You can arrange tax-free retirement income. Roth IRA earnings can be withdrawn tax-free as long as you are age 59½ or older and have owned the IRA for at least five tax years. The IRS calls such tax-free withdrawals qualified distributions. They may be made to you during your lifetime or to a beneficiary after you die. (If you happen to die before your Roth IRA meets the 5-year rule, your beneficiary will see the Roth IRA earnings taxed until it is met.)2,3 If you withdraw money from a Roth IRA before you reach age 59½ or have owned the IRA for five tax years, that is a nonqualified distribution. In this circumstance, you can still withdraw an amount equivalent to your total IRA contributions to that point, tax-free and penalty-free. If you withdraw more than that amount, though, the rest of the withdrawal may be fully taxable and subject to a 10% IRS early withdrawal penalty as well.2,3 Withdrawals don’t affect taxation of Social Security benefits. If your total taxable income exceeds a certain threshold – $25,000 for single filers, $32,000 for joint filers – then your Social Security benefits may be taxed. An RMD from a traditional IRA represents taxable income, which may push retirees over the threshold – but

2. WHOOPS – On the day of the 11/08/16 election, the political website “FiveThirtyEight” was projecting a 71.4% chance that Hillary Clinton (D) would win the presidential election with 302 Electoral College votes, 70 more than she actually won (source: fivethirtyeight.com).

a qualified distribution from a Roth IRA isn’t taxable income, and doesn’t count toward it.4 How much can you contribute to a Roth IRA annually? The 2016 contribution limit is $5,500, with an additional $1,000 “catch-up” contribution allowed for those 50 and older. (The annual contribution limit is adjusted periodically for inflation.)5 You can keep making annual Roth IRA contributions all your life. You can’t make annual contributions to a traditional IRA once you reach age 70½.2 Does a Roth IRA have any drawbacks? Actually, yes. One, you will generally be hit with a 10% penalty by the IRS if you withdraw Roth IRA funds before age 59½ or you haven’t owned the IRA for at least five years. (This is in addition to the regular income tax you will pay on funds withdrawn prior to age 59 1/2, of course.) Two, you can’t deduct Roth IRA contributions on your 1040 form as you can do with contributions to a traditional IRA or the typical workplace retirement plan. Three, you might not be able to contribute to a Roth IRA as a consequence of your filing status and income; if you earn a great deal of money, you may be able to make only a partial contribution or none at all.3,5 A chat with the financial professional you know and trust will help you evaluate whether or not a Roth IRA is right for you given your particular tax situation and retirement horizon. Chris Perme may be reached at 330-527-9301 or cperme@financialguide.com www.permefinancialgroup. com. Christopher Perme is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. (www.SIPC.org) Supervisory Office: 2012 West 25th Street, Suite 900 Cleveland, OH 44113. 216-621-5680. Perme Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies. Citations 1 - forbes.com/sites/gurufocus/2016/07/12/dividend-investing-in-a-roth-ira/#15a5276e320b [7/12/16] 2 - fool.com/retirement/2016/07/03/5-huge-roth-ira-advantages-you-need-to-know.aspx [7/3/16] 3 – hrblock.com/free-tax-tips-calculators/tax-help-articles/Retirement-Plans/EarlyWithdrawal-Penalties-Traditional-and-Roth-IRAs.html?action=ga&aid=27104&out=vm [8/8/16] 4 - investopedia.com/ask/answers/013015/how-can-i-avoid-paying-taxes-my-social-securityincome.asp [7/6/16] 5 - fool.com/retirement/general/2016/01/02/ira-contribution-limits-in-2015-and-2016-andhow-t.aspx [1/2/16]

3. GOT MORE, BUT LOST - Hillary Clinton (D) won the 2016 popular vote vs. Donald Trump (R). Clinton received 60.5 million votes, +395,050 more than Trump’s 60.1 million votes (source: Washington Examiner). 4. MANY STAYED HOME – 126.1 million Americans voted in the 11/08/16 presidential election, 3 million less than the number of voters in the 2012 election. The 126.1 million voters represent 56.8% of Americans that were eligible to vote, indicating that 96 million Americans that could have voted choose not to do so. The highest voter participation in the last 100 years was the 62.8% that voted in the 1960 election (source: BTN Research). 5. HOUSE - Using voting results through Friday 11/11/16, the House is now controlled by the Republicans 239-193 with 3 races still to be determined. The Republicans controlled the House 246-186 (with 3 vacancies) prior to the 11/08/16 elections (source: House of Representatives). 6. SENATE - Using voting results through Friday 11/11/16, the Senate is now controlled by the Republicans 51-46-2 with 1 race still to be determined (Louisiana). The Republicans controlled the Senate 54-44-2 prior to the 11/08/16 elections (source: Senate). 7. GOVERNOR RACES - Using voting results through Friday 11/11/16, the governorships across the country are now controlled by the Republicans 3315-1 with 1 race still to be determined (North Carolina). The Republicans controlled the governorships 31-18-1 prior to the 11/08/16 elections (source: Washington Examiner).

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Another week-and-a-half crammed into just seven days! I’ve got to start scheduling my overloads. Vee gots der pies fer de lunch at the G’Ville United Methodist—vee gots apple, vee gots pecan, vee gots “English” pie ( two of dem), vee gots der far-out new one mit black raspberry and pineapple, vee gots der valnut. Once the oven is hot and the kitchen is a mess anyway, I say just keep rollin’ until you run out of flour(unbleached, whole wheat, healthy, healthy, healthy) or sugar. So I made pies, Not half the work that Jack and Leah Schultz, who organized the operation, put in. The events of D-Day were comparable, I’d guess. So… pies…over two weekends. Candlelight Tour. Calling hours for Gordon Kalina— he’s singing once again. Meeting at the Y. Things are going well there. More people ought to check it out; lots of programs, reasonable cost, good company. Volleyball is rising. Junior Cavaliers has a lot on the schedule. A new full-time person is on staff to co-ordinate programs and activities. It’s all good. Ohio Academic Challenge Tour nament on Saturday—not bad for a first outing. Got to see a new school and some new teams. Come home to get ready for a football game; half of the team is in the band. Football game. Good show. Who would have guessed that the just-barely-slid-into-the competition-numbereight-seed team would take out the macho number one crowd? Bravo! The scoreless first quarter was a tip-off that things were going to be interesting; it just got more interesting from there on. Good show. Regular league competition began on Monday at Waterloo for Quiz Bowl. Normal introductory snarls didn’t take too long to straighten out. Hey, I’ve read the

Ask The | Librarian Mallory Duriak Columnist

“When should I prune my roses?” No one here at the Newton Falls Public Library grows roses, but we do have access to a lot of gardening books. We checked Lewis Hill’s Pruning Made Easy, Rayford Clayton Reddell’s The Rose Bible, and www.heirloomroses.com to find answers for our patron. As it turned out, the subject was more contentious than we expected. Some gardeners like to prune in the fall so that the rosebushes don’t need to carry the extra wood through the winter. Cutting off spindly canes will prevent them from whipping against their neighbors, and shortening long canes will reduce the likelihood of them being loosened by the winter weather. However, other gardeners believe that fall pruning makes it more difficult for the rose to survive the winter, because they’re losing food stored in their branches. Also, pruning also tends to jumpstart new growth, which is then killed by the cold. They prefer to prune in spring, clearing away dead and damaged wood from the winter and previous season. Julie Washington, a writer for the Plain Dealer, interviewed a few of Northeastern Ohio’s rose experts in October 2013, and they were very firm: don’t prune until the spring in Ohio [http://bit.ly/2fnnLQu]. They also recommend that gardeners clear dead leaves from around their roses, and perhaps treat them with a commercially available dormant oil or spray. For answers to your questions, visit the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls or phone 330-872-1282. For information about all the free library programs or hours, visit our website at www. newtonfalls.org or our Facebook page, www.facebook. com/NewtonFallsLibrary.

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wrong set of questions before myself—probably will again sometime. Election Day! A loooong day—(5:45)6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.(8:15) but an important one. I am always proud to see how many former students come in to do their civic duty, stepping up to responsibility. Quite a few recent grads came by too, before or after school, aware of the importance of expressing their opinions and desires. On the whole, it’s an uplifting experience. The Board of Elections is always looking for volunteers; sign up for the next time—there will be a next time. They pay you, they train you, you do your bit for the country—a classic “win-win” situation. Our turn-out was pretty steady all day, not many folks waiting in line at any given moment and it lasted the whole time; never a dull moment. The calls to the Board of Elections alone keep things from getting boring—who moved, to where, what precinct, how to write that up? More exercise for the body politic. Keeps us strong. Garfield Hall of Fame meeting. New names are appearing on the list all of the time. Old ones move up the ranks as they become eligible. Searches for contact information for some still out in the darkness, looking for new nominations…anyone know where Brian Phelps(class of ’71) is? If anyone has a suggestion for the Hall, get it in to the district office or Sheri Johnson; the recognition is NOT only for athletes, it includes post-graduate, career accomplishments and contributions to the district over an extended period. Athletes get the ink—mentions in the media, records, etc.—but contributions to society come in all flavors and deserve to be acknowledged. We’re trying. Appointment for medical tests. Drive in, get stuck, drive home, get a call—oops—they missed one test, come back(This is at 5:00, mind you). Return next day. Same day as the NEXT football game. Trek off to Niles McKinley in the cold to watch the G-Men pull off another one. John Crawford and I are standing in front of the band shell (Somebody had put two bobble-head plastic owls in there to keep the pigeons from setting up housekeeping; the band enjoyed their company.) when LaBrae got their last score, with 55 seconds left. John said, “It’s not over!” I said, “Not ‘til the fat lady sings.” Then the G-Men proceeded to march down the field to score and pull ahead by five points…with 4 second left. Whoooeee! It was a soprano moment! On to the regional finals! Don’t bet against us. AND…for three days so far ,beginning in October, the furnace man has been supposed to show up to check out that piece of equipment as the cold closes in. So far, no sign of him. The last re-schedule was because of some little old lady whose furnace went out and they needed a part to keep her from turning into an antique popsicle. So what am I, a spring chicken? The Bloodmobile comes on Thursday. An appointment with the rheumatologist on Friday. Another QB tournament on Saturday. Church choir. Hiram Community Chorus. And I’m attempting to put this all down while a kitten is on the keys(Does that sound musical?) about half of the time. Terminal cuteness may not save her forever.

“Crafting with Marian” Program at the Garrettsville Library Crafters are invited attend Garrettsville Library’s next “Crafting with Marian” program on Monday, November 21 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Using old sweaters, we’ll make a wonderful winter warm infinity scarf, and we’ll do some hand sewing for a beautiful hand-made detail. This adult program will be fun and it’s free. There is $5.00 deposit fee to register for the class, which is refunded the day of the program. Call 330-527-4378 to register or for more information. Seats for this program are limited, so sign up early. The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville.

Jane Ulmer | Columnist

Happy Thanksgiving

For many of us, Thanksgiving means food, family, traditions, shopping, football, parades, and more food. We also find ourselves reflecting on our blessings and being thankful for what we have. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings” - William Arthur Ward. Tradition is also a big part of Thanksgiving. I thought it would be fun to share some ideas that you may want to incorporate into your Thanksgiving traditions. 1. Stay connected with friends and family far away. In this day of technology, you can still be together. Do a video call or FaceTime-say grace together and share in thankfulness. 2. Remember loved ones who have passed by forming a circle of love. Hold hands in a circle and say a prayer remembering family and friends who are no longer with you. 3. Let everyone toast. Raise a glass to the year, to your family and friends, and to your blessings. 4. Help others. Volunteer to serve Thanksgiving meal at a homeless shelter or food bank. Include your entire family for a very rewarding experience. 5. Take a long walk after dinner. Enjoy the cool crisp autumn weather. Walk off that dinner and get the blood flowing again after all that food. When you return, have hot cider and dessert waiting. 6. Give thanks to friends and neighbors by baking extra pie, bread or cookies. Better yet, make these treats together as a family and then hand them out to your friends and neighbors. 7. Develop a family trivia game. Do you know all the details about your family? This game will get everyone involved, start conversations, and everyone will be telling their best stories. Some questions to ask: What’s your favorite movie, job, or vacation? Who is the most important person in your life? Do you have any disappointments or regrets? What are your hobbies? Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? How are you like your parents and how are you different? Come up with some good questions that will get everyone talking. And remember-“If the only prayer you say in your life is Thank You, that would suffice”-Meister Eckhart. I wish you all a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude, happiness, blessings, and love. Be. Thankful. Always. Jane is the co-owner of The Wayside Workshop at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. For more info on The Wayside Workshop, please call 330-562-4800 or visit www.WaysideWorkshop.com or facebook.com/ WaysideWorkshop.

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HEY KIDS! Here’s how the Math Corner works: Work the questions below and fill in the answers. Then clip and send before the deadline to: MATH CORNER, c/o The Weekly Villager, 8088 Main Street, Garrettsville OH 44231. Three winners will be drawn from all correct entries received. Prizes are courtesy of Garrettsville McDonald’s. Good luck. 1. What is 123 and 5 tenths divided by 5 tenths?

answer records the 2. Nick weight of his puppy

Puppy’s Age Puppy’s Weight 1 month 10 pounds every month in a 2 months 15 pounds chart like the one 3 months 19 pounds shown. 4 months 22 pounds ?? If the pattern of the 5 months ?? puppy’s weight gain 6 months continues, how many pounds will the puppy answer weigh at 6 months?

What is the largest three-digit number with the property 3. that the sum of its digits is a prime number?

answer

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