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Historic G-Men Season Creates LongLasting Memories For All Holiday shopping dominates many people’s free time between the day after Thanksgiving and the final days before Christmas. While many people may shop ‘til they drop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, those days still account for a relatively small amount of the hundreds of billions of dollars that are spent each holiday season. Shoppers now have a bevy of options at their disposal as they embark on holiday shopping season. Traditional in-store retailers are still around, and online shopping continues to grow in popularity with each holiday season. But many holiday shoppers are looking to buy local this Jason Adkins | Contributing Reporter holiday season, and such a decision can pay a host of dividends for both shoppers and the communities they Garrettsville - When the Garfield G-Man call home. football team took the field Saturday at Lake’s Blue • Buying local benefits your local economy. Studies Streak Stadium they had already been dubbed from Civic Economics, an economics and strategics successful. And a chance to go toe to toe with one of the most storied teams in the state was the next step to get the G-Men to the final four. The task ahead Santa And His Elves Arrive In Garrettsville of them was Canton Central Catholic (CCC). Five of their previous 13 playoff appearances resulted in On Saturday final four appearances and two state championships. Don’t look now, but there are Elves coming to town. Also, they are back-to-back state runners-up. Yesiree! The Little People (and some big ones too) will None of that mattered as the G-Men took the be at the Villager Emporium on Main Street, Garrettsville field. The opening kick-off gained a first down on on Saturday, November 26, especially for kids. There will two plays and was in Crusader territory. The drive stalled and Garfield was forced to punt. But the be an elf-themed workshop, a special box for drop-off of offense could barely get to the sideline, because two letters to Santa (He needs to know these things), cookies plays later Seth Morgan stepped in front of a CCC and punch for kids, a FREE make & take opportunity pass for an interception, setting up a first and 10 at for kids’ crafts, AND a Santa Shop where kids can find the Crusader 23-yard line. A pair of Kyle Borrelli gifts for family and friends (starting at $1.00)and find the hand offs put the G-Men at first and goal at the10- fun in being gift-givers. This is all going on from 10:00 yard line when the infamous double handoff from a.m. to 5:00 p.m. While you are on Main Street, please stop in and QB Dalton Fall to Borrelli who hands it to a crossing Morgan who scampers in for an early 7-0 lead just support the local small businesses, many of which will have extended hours for Small Business Saturday. 4:20 into the game. Later on Saturday, Santa will arrive via fire truck Unfortunately, the G-Men wouldn’t score again until late in the final quarter and the Crusaders saw at the Clock Tower to talk with all the good little boys a 40-13 victory, affording the Crusaders a spot in and girls. You will want to arrive early for the annual tree lighting starting at 5:30 pm. Hot chocolate & cookies the final four for the third straight year. Garfield’s most memorable season has come to will be provided by McDonalds. Bring your best singing an end but the trophy case is a little fuller, as for the voice, and join in the festivities. Mrs. Claus is slated to be first time in school history the football team became on-hand for some story-telling fun at Village Bookstore regional runners-up and in the process taking the after the clock tower has been lit. Come for the Fun. Come for the Kids. Come for community on a wild ride of stadiums, pep rallies and some of the greatest memories of their young lives. yoursELF. Great job, G-Men and congratulations, Coach Moser, on being named Division V Coach of the Year!!

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planning firm, found that independent, locally-owned retailers return a far greater percentage of their revenue into their local economies than national chain stores. One such study examined the disparity between revenue recirculation among independent, locally-owned businesses in Raleigh, North Carolina, versus four major national chains in the city. The former recirculated 51.1 percent of revenue into the local economy, while the latter recirculated less than 14 percent. Similar results were discovered in many cities, indicating that buying local not only benefits local business owners, but also the communities those owners and their customers call home. • Buying local creates jobs in your community. One of the biggest ways local business owners recirculate their revenue in the local economy is job creation. While national chains also create jobs, such jobs only benefit your community if the chains are located within your community. If your local mall is a considerable drive away, chances are the chains within that mall are not employing many of your fellow community members. Local businesses in your community are more likely to employ residents of your town. • Shopping local may provide access to more unique gifts. In addition to the economic benefits of buying local, shoppers may find merchandise made by local craftpersons is more unique than mass-produced items found on the shelves of national retailers. Recipients may cherish more unique items that they cannot find on their own, and that appreciation may even spur them to visit more local retailers after the holiday season has come and gone, benefiting their own communities in so doing. • Local business may provide a more personal touch. Buying from national chains has its advantages, but customer service is not always one of them. Buying local not only benefits small business owners, but it also pays dividends for their customers and the communities they call home.

People Tree Bell Ringers Needed! People Tree is a non profit organization that helps out families during Thanksgiving/Christmas and in other times of need from the Garrettsville, Freedom, Nelson, Mantua, Hiram and Windham areas. The majority of the funds raised come from monetary donations collected by the bell ringers. (just like the Salvation Army). People Tree is in need of volunteers to ring bells on on various dates and locations. Please contact Kim Burrows at (330)620-9523 or email at burrows.52@ if you can help.





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CALL TODAY!! Santa will again be making early deliveries to children in the Garrettsville-Hiram area courtesy of the GarrettsvilleHiram Rotary Club. Gifts will delivered the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 23rd. There is no cost for this service, but all donations received are given to the People Tree to help others in our area. Please drop your gifts at either The Business Works or MB Realty on Main Street in Garrettsville by Dec. 21st. Call 330-5274415 for more information.


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Kindergarten Registration Time!

James A. Garfield Elementary School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will be 5 years of age by AUGUST 1, 2017. Registration and full screenings will take place on Friday, March 24th, Monday, March 27th, and Tuesday, March 28th. These are the only dates we will do complete screenings. Please call the Elementary office at 330527-2184 to schedule an appointment.

Preschool Screenings for Fall 2017

Preschool screenings will take place at James A. Garfield elementary on Friday, March 17th for children age 3 through 5 years of age that will not attend Kindergarten. The appointment will take approximately 60 minutes. Please call Kristine at 330527-5524 to schedule an appointment.

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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Trains In The Town Hall

Wednesdays in Dec The 4th Annual Trains in the Town Hall will be held every Wednesday in December from 5pm-8pm. The trains will also be running on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm. Closed Christmas Eve. The display covers 448 square feet of space and features summer and winter layouts. New this year is Area 55 with a flying saucer and alien invaders. New rolling stock and engines will be circling the towns and the countryside. Admission is free. The 1893 Town Hall is on the east side of the Bloomfield square.

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.

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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 fillings: apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order call Barbara at 330-872-1951 or Patti at 330-980-8560. Pick up days will be Dec 13 - 15.

Zucchini Cookbooks For Sale

Are you looking for a nice Christmas Gift for your loved one? Then this is the gift for you. Southington Garden Club has for sale a cookbook of 500 recipes using Zucchini. The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts all using Zucchini. The cookbook is $13.00 which includes postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club @ Evelyn Wibert 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470.

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 Nov 26 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. New and like new items will be for sale. Prices range from .50





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Dec. 1 - Bingo & Doughnuts Dec. 8 - Chili Cook Off Dec. 15 - Christmas Party

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Festival of Trees

Dec 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 Visit an enchanted forest inside Middlefield Historical Society’s Century Inn. Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Free admission! Free ice cream treat at The Depot! 14797 South State Ave. (Rt. 608) in Middlefield Village. For more information, please call Sue at 440-479-4867 or Diana at 440-241-2192.

Pizza With Santa

Dec 3 The Western Reserve Kiwanis invite you and your family to Pizza with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3 10:00am - 12:30pm at the Hiram Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Cost is $ 3.00 per person, kids 3 and under FREE! There will be a Secret Santa Shop, cookie decorating, face painting, elf crafts and of course, Santa, so bring your lists and your cameras!

GPD Fill-A-Cruiser

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 Shop With A Cop Program.

Tigers 44444 For The Holidays

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.

Pictures With Santa

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 office at 330-527-2001.

Breakfast With Santa

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

TCTC Craft Show

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Spaghetti Benefit Dinner For Marvin Perrine Marvin, 49, is a J.A. Garfield Graduate and a lifelong area resident. He Holidays!

has recently been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs, bones and brain. This benefit will help Marvin with his overwhelming medical expenses.

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Adults - $10 Seniors & Children under 6 - $6 Chinese Auction & 50/50 Raffle Camouflage Support Ribbons

Tickets available at the door Pre-sale Tickets At: The Bay Window, 8331 Windham St. Garrettsville Bontrager Grocery, 151 College St. W. Farmington Sweets & Eats, 163 Folsom St. Champion Or Contact Janet Hart (330) 647-2553 Facebook Marvin Perrine Benefit

The Craft Show is scheduled from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. TCTC is located at 528 Educational Highway Warren, Ohio 44483

Dec 3 & 4 Hilltop Christian Church is having their Annual Christmas Decoration Giveaway on Dec 3 from 10 am - 5pm and Dec 4 from 1-4 pm. All Christmas Decorations and other items are FREE. We are located at 4572 Prospect St. in Mantua

Amish Kitchen, 14743 N. State St. Middlefield. $20 a person, space is limited. The Annual Event is sponsored by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by Dec 7th to 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@ If prepaying: checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield 44062 or by pre-pay on line at Doors open at 11:45 a.m. This concert will be canceled if Cardinal Local Schools are canceled that day. Call the Middlefield Chamber with any questions 440-632-5705.

Quarter Auction

Second Winter Event

Hilltop Church Christmas Decoration Giveaway

Dec 3 A Quarter Auction will be held, 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. You may also have a chance to get 1 free extra paddle with the purchase of an admission and your first paddle.

Santa’s Visit To Kinsman

Dec 10 Santa’s Annual Visit To Kinsman will be held Saturday December 10th. Santa will be at the Kinsman Library from 10 am to 12 noon. Then at 6 pm Santa will arrive at the Kinsman Square, escorted by local fire departments. He will be there until 8 pm. There will be free horse drawn wagon rides, music, refreshments and gifts for the children.

Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon

Dec 13 The Annual Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon is December 13 at Noon at Mary Yoder’s

Dec 15 Support local artists during the “Second Winter Event” at the Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Dec. 15th, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.. Start or finish your Christmas shopping with one of a kind products. Local vendors welcome free of charge. Then stay to share a turkey dinner from 5-6:30 pm. Everyone welcome

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 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 December 16, 17 and 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event will help with church repairs.


The MVPs of James A Garfield Middle School, in partnership with Easter Seals Disabilities Services, are hosting a “FILL THE TRUCK” fundraiser on December 3, 2016 from 10:00-4:00 at the Middle School. The MVPs is a parent organization that raises money throughout the year to benefit seventh and eighth grade students and teachers. We will be collecting ANY and ALL CLOTH items such as clothing, bedding, towels, curtains, shoes, purses, scarves, hats, gloves, coats, etc. Additionally we will collect kids’ toys/games, books, DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes, kitchenware (pots, pans, silverware, dishes, etc.), small picture frames, wall hangings, knickknacks, and jewelry. The MVPs will be compensated based on the number of pounds collected. Items donated also help the Easter Seals fund programs such as speech therapy, home care, medical equipment loans, and summer camp opportunities. DONORS WILL RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIPT! Please tell family and friends. Drop off all items at the Easter Seals truck parked at JAG MS on Saturday, December 3rd between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Questions can be emailed to elark@ Thanks!

Twentieth Century Club News Iva Walker | Columnist

The ladies of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville met on November 1 0 at the home of Connie Crate, with Carol Torda serving as co-hostess. Vice president Nasreen Kitko served as presiding officer in the absence of the president, Karen Miller. The roll call was to be answered by giving the name of one’s favorite plant, tree or other sort of flora. Sunflowers and daisies got a number of votes, as did hydrangeas, angel trumpets, American Elms and a yellow ginko tree. The responses were quite varied. No poison ivy was mentioned. Regular business covered contribution to the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard Snack Pack program in the Garfield Elementary School. This will be incorporated into the annual Christmas party, with individual donations being supplemented by the treasury to make up the total commitment to the program. Holiday cards will also be exchanged during the festivities, which will be held at the Elm Street home of member Jan Boehm on December 15. The program was presented by Karen Piwonka, member of the Garrettsville Garden Club and a local Master Gardener. She focused on a selection of herbs— Angelica, Horseradish, Lemon Verbena, Lovage, Salad Burnet, and Sweet Cicely—all of which fell into the broad definition of herbaceous or woody plants with many uses and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). Some herbs are tasty, some are aromatic, some are medicinal, some can be dangerous. Over time they have had various applications, such as an anodyne for pain, a preventive or treatment for the plague (at which they were not effective). The speaker described the habit and properties of the selected herbs, mentioned their pests and how they should be treated in the yard or garden, told of their taste, uses and appearance. She had samples and trimmings from her organic garden for her audience to appreciate, as well as samples of just-trimmed Bay leaves to take home. She also recommended sources for plants to get started in growing herbs at home. The evening closed with Autumn-themed refreshments and conversation.

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Obituaries Viola K, “Vi” McCarty Garrettsville, OH Viola L. “Vi” McCarty, 66, of Garrettsville, loving wife, mother and grandmother, joined her Lord and Saviour on Monday, November 14, 2016 with her beloved family at her side. She was born February 15, 1950 in Ravenna, Ohio to Ralph and Mildred (Moser) McBride. She was a proud member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church where she ran the Bingo program for many years. Vi was a member of the Parish Council and Pro Life Team. She organized the prayer chain and took minutes for the Knights of Columbus. Vi had recently retired from Hiram College where she was well loved for her dedication of 27 years and was a member of the Womens Council. She loved bird watching, puzzles, scrapbooking, games and playing cards. Her biggest joy came from being around her family, who were her world. Vi was a hard-working woman who was generous with her time and talents. The family would like to thank her caretakers for their kindness and love. Vi is survived by her loving husband John McCarty with whom she celebrated 42 years of marriage; her children John (Heidi Criblez) McCarty, Betsy (Eric) Dunn, Justin (Jenne) McCarty and Matt (Tori Bonoan) McCarty; grandchildren Christopher McCarty and Sebastian Dunn; brother Butch (Deb) McBride; motherin-law Genevieve McCarty; in-laws Frank McCarty, Dan (Martha) McCarty, Mary Jo (Tom) Janson, Theresa Hodgson, Paul (Deb) McCarty, Peg Chinchar and Kay (Jim) Kocisko; many nieces and nephews, and, her special “fur grandbabies” Rusty, Grace, Finn, Pharo, Kimber and Kooper. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother Jackie McBride, father-in-law John McCarty, sister-inlaw Ann Powell and brother-in-law Bill Hodgson. Friends and family were welcomed for visitation on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville, OH 44231 with the Very Rev. Richard J. Pentello presiding. Burial followed at Park Cemetery, Garrettsville. Online condolences at

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Arthritis and Joint Pain Seminar at the Garrettsville Library Giving up things you love to do because of pain? If severe hip or knee pain is taking a toll on your lifestyle, join us at the Garrettsville Library for an upcoming seminar on arthritis and joint pain on Tuesday, December 6 beginning at 6:00 pm. Thomas Jones, M.D. will discuss arthritis and treatment options such as medication, therapy, and surgery. Bring your questions. This seminar is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To register, call 1-800-679-3606 (please do not call the library for registration). The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. For additional information about library programs and services, visit the Portage County District Library online at

Shop Like a Local Exclusive Tour! submitted by Lynda Nemeth

Middlefield - Have you commented on something wonderful your friend has only to find out they bought it locally at a store you have never been in? OR worse yet a local store you didn’t even know existed? Maybe as ‘Ms Geauga’ I am overly attuned to all the great places to visit in the county but I am still mystified when I mention a store and someone says “Where’s that?” So….. I have decided to take matters into my own hands in a fun & fruitful way! On Friday, December 9th Destination Geauga is offering its first ever Exclusive ‘Shop like a Local-Holiday Shopping Tour’ with Ms. Geauga as your personal guide! While we will be marketing this outside of the county, when I mentioned it to a couple of local people, I was surprised by the level of interest from those that live in the county. So I decided why not share it with those that may benefit the most, the locals who would return on a regular basis, which brings us full circle. Here is your opportunity to explore Geauga County and make your holiday gift giving unique! We will begin at 10AM at a central pick up point (TBD on west side of county) and work our way around the county with approximately 12 stops. This is going to be a lively excursion, with a good bit of walking to get in all the fun stops on our agenda. The cost will be $57 per person and include your guided tour with transportation for the day, lunch, a ‘goodie bag’ with some special shopping offers from some of the stores we will visit, a map of our day’s route (so you can find everything again!) lots of fun and even a surprise or two along the way. We will have you back to your car at approx 4PM. That’s six full hours of shopping! Here is the perfect opportunity to get a whole lot of your holiday shopping done on one day, and not have to worry about anything except enjoying yourself! Not to mention the added benefit of keeping our money local and helping our local businesses have a successful holiday season. So make your list, grab a friend, and give us a call if you would like to reserve your seat! We would like to thank Crooked River Adventures for their generous donation of their minibus and driver to make this day possible! If you are ready to join the fun, give us a call today to reserve your seat 440-632-1538, space is limited. (Payment must be made at time of reservation.)

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Mantua Center School Meeting Erupts Into Loud Shouting Match

Skip Schweitzer | Columnist Mantua - It started out with superficial politeness, the humdrum decorum intended to gloss over things, just like so many township meeting have in the past. There was the rehashing of the same old, same old for the umpteenth time, the polite listing of where we have been, the where we are going, and the what we need to do now. But it didn’t take long for the audience’s frustrations to well up and spill over into loud shouting, with accusations flying because of the perceived lack of progress and possible stalling by the Township Trustees to move this project forward. This slowing down of issues, stalling it might be referred to, seems to have begun over two years ago, well after the movement took hold. This meeting, called for by the trustees, was officiated by Todd Peetz, Director of Portage County Regional Planning. Peetz had the task of establishing where we were at this point in the process, and getting the program on track again. The overriding objective, of course, --the elephant in the room-- was to get the Mantua Center School building moving forward, up and functioning as a community center by establishing what had to be done next. Historically, this effort has been a contentious issue marked by often loud political squabbling over the past 12 years ever since it was purchased. In the past five years, the MARSI group (Mantua Restoration Society) has spearheaded the effort first to save the school building and now get it up and functioning as a community center. Formal committees were created, some appointed, at the request of the trustees. Along the way many, many civic minded residents and groups have jumped on the bandwagon or been recruited to save and support the school. But the ad hoc group which is against the school/community center is still very much active and it appears that at least one trustee is an open advocate of this group depending on who he is talking to. There are three trustees in a township. In order to move an issue or project forward, two trustees must agree and make a motion to do so. Often this is not an easy process, and local political pressures often play havoc with decisions and time lines. Each politician has his own constituency, must answer to them, and therefore feels pressured by them. Invariably, the process slows down as the politicians grapple with the situation. Vic Grimm was a trustee responsible for the aquisition of the school building years ago. Trustee Jason Carlton, a younger man who, despite the frustrations felt by many, takes his time and very slowly considers any project -- this is actually not a bad strategy for him but certainly can be frustrating for those who want things to proceed quickly. All things considered, Carlton is the front man and is doing a reasonably good job in a difficult position. Being a local politician, even at a trustee level, requires a substantial learning curve. Many people move slowly and cautiously. In the multiple and varied meetings of committees to save the school, it has been pointed out on several occasions that little forward progress has been made seemingly at the hands of the township administration. Whether or not this was true needed to be aired out, examined. This Monday night meeting was attended by 21 key people in this effort. Many attendees who have worked hard to get things rolling including the Rev Jeff Jackson of the Hilltop Church, Rev Chad Delaney of the Mantua Christian Church, various members of the four appointed committees---the Utilization committee, the Building Assessment committee, the Volunteer committee, the Grants and Funding Committee, and, of course, the three township trustees.

The superficial politeness, however, came to a thundering end shortly into the meeting as community members loudly suggested that the hold-ups were at the hands of two of the trustees and a very few ad hoc people decidedly against the whole project in the first place. A prominent member of the committees loudly stated to the trustees, “At your request many committees were formed to tackle this project and you have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees by the donated time of professional committee members. This planning would have cost you, the trustees, many hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the township coffers. You have gotten this planning gratis—free. We expect some answers and cooperation on this project.” This was followed by the further accusations that, “... trustees are deliberately stalling by bringing up trivia, rehashing old issues that have been resolved, asking for another master plan, etc., most of it irrelevant. The building has been certified as usable as it is for the past several years. When will you give it the go ahead and officially open it up?” At this point one of the ad hoc hostile group began rehashing an old issue about ductwork. He was promptly curtailed by shouts of “That’s an old irrelevant issue. You’re beating a dead horse. The professional architects have deemed it otherwise long ago.” Whereupon Carole Pollard, leader of MARSI exhorted to the crowd, “This is a prime example of how the hostile group slows down the progress.” There was universal acknowledgement. Things got very loud; accusations were made. Trustee Carlton felt he needed to calm down the crowd, put his foot down, and did so. He repeatedly and loudly called for members to be respectful of others, and to let them talk. An audience member then asked an all important question, “When will the grant money extensions run out?” Peetz stated it was approximately June, 2017. The retort from the audience was, “That’s how long the trustees will continue to stall, and then they will tear the building down!” Peetz expressed that he did not think that this would be the case. Peetz also stated that after talking with Dan Tillet, a local architect on the building assesment committee, that another master plan was not needed as was called for by some of the trustees. It would be needed only if the trustees decided to market the building as a commercial property instead of the Community Center, countryfied property it is now. Jeff Jackson said that the elevator (a $140,000 expenditure funded largely by grants and donations) was going to be installed soon, is already being built, and he did not believe that anyone would be so foolish as to let that project die. If indeed the trustees did let the project die and lost the grant money, they would be in the impossible position of having to pay it back. In defense of the township trustees it is here noted that they have indeed co-operated and gone beyond expectations by freeing up the monies to get the elevator project started. Carlton has signed the important papers related to the elevator project. The perils of bureaucratic red tape can be blamed for a good portion of the current slowdown, not the trustees. Furthermore, it must be noted that trustee Vic Grim has spent a massive amount of his time trying to unravel the state bureaucratic tangle that is slowing down the release of the elevator funds. The audience asked that Peetz set a hypothetical completion date and opening date for the Community Center -- of course, the trustees would need to fulfill their responsibilities. A June first date was set as an opening date. A January date was set for the next meeting of this group where now-identified issues would be reviewed. Overall, it is felt by the group that the progress is being made, the project is moving forward.



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News from Hiram Township

Stacy Turner Contributing Reporter Hiram Twp. - At their last meeting, Fiscal Officer Diane Rodhe shared that the Tax Exempt status for the Township property at 6352 State Route 82 has been approved. In addition, a special work day, hosted by the Township’s Park Board was held in late October at the property. This fall cleanup day at the Township’s new public park was part of the national Make a Difference Day program, one of the largest annual single-days of service. That overcast Saturday, Township residents, Hiram





College students and members of the Hiram College basketball team converged at the park to clean up brush, trim branches, and spread mulch along newly cut trails. These new trails border the eastern edge of the property, connecting visitors to the established trails that meander through the back woods of the site. The park is open every day from dawn to dusk for hiking, dog walks, nature viewing, snow shoeing and cross country skiing (weather permitting). Next, Trustee Kathy Schulda presented a letter that was prepared by Attorney Chris Meduri. The letter will be delivered to all residents living on Cherwood Drive and Cheryl Drive, private streets located within the Township. It advises residents of road maintenance work that is required to ensure that emergency vehicles and personnel can access these neighborhoods in the event of an emergency. Trustee Jack Groselle inquired about the Verizon Cell Tower project. Zoning Inspector Rich Gano shared that he contacted Todd Samms from Verizon multiple times with no response. He updated Trustees, noting that Verizon needs to apply for a conditional use permit; Mr. Samms requested holding an informational meeting with residents, requesting that this event take place without cost to his company. Mr. Gano explained that for the company’s proposed cell tower project, a BZA Meeting is required. Holding this

meeting would incur administrative costs to cover the Township’s time and expense. The Zoning Fee Schedule was revisited, after some discussion, Trustees unanimously passed Resolution 2016-39, which includes the addition of a conditional fee at a cost of $350.00. It was noted that the Verizon Cell tower project will need to communicate with all property owners within 500 feet of the proposed tower, as well as all adjoining properties per the tax map. In other news, Trustee Steve Pancost advised the board that 40 MPH signs have been posted on Allyn Road, courtesy of ODOT. He suggested that the Hiram Police patrol the roads more frequently to enforce the posted limit. It was noted that the Police have made 10 traffic stops and issued several citations within the Township during the previous month. Lastly, Trustees shared that the Norton Road bridge is officially open to traffic. It does not have a posted weight limit. In addition, it was noted that the helipad at the new property has been used even more than expected and has become very important to first responders and the community as a whole. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hiram Township Trustees will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm in the Township Hall; residents are encouraged to attend.





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Garrettsville - Hiram Rotary Report Iva Walker | Columnist

The November 14, 2016 meeting of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club became a re-cap of the Event of November 10, the Annual Reverse Raffle, held at SugarBush Golf Club. But first, there was a group-sing of “America”, commemorating the end of the election season and an induction of new members. Membership chairman Jim Irwin served as the installing officer, welcoming Kathy DeYoung and Alisa Lassiter to the club with official pins and certificates marking their inclusion in the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram. It was reported that over 1,300 people toured through the Historic Johnson Home during the Christmas Walk. This included the exchange students from Rotary District 6630, who enjoyed the experience. The Headwaters Trail signs are still in the process; the Mantua-Shalersville Rotary Club is working on a similar project at the other end and are including a student design project. Some consultation may be in order. Middlefield Sign Co. is also in the mix. Trail Boss for the Reverse Raffle, Lisa Muldowney, gave her report on the outcome of the event, which was a great success, resulting in the addition of approximately $11,000 to the club’s coffers, to be used to fund community projects. Discussion and suggestions for program changes came up next, aiming to improve the experience of attendees and to be a part of the planning for next year. Thank you’s and recognition for the donors, sponsors and supporters for the Reverse Raffle will be coming out soon so that these folks can get the credit that they deserve for contributing to Rotary activities in the community. The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club met on November 21, 2016 at Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville, to discuss the following business : The Dictionary Project will be an event of November 23 at the Garfield Elementary School. Third graders will all be given dictionaries of their very own to use to their hearts’ content. Fit-n-Fun winners will also receive their prizes at this time. The Rotary-sponsored Little Free Library is likely to be located at the Garfield Plaza, for better public access. Take a book/Bring a book/Return a book. Read a lot. Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club president, Delores McCumbers, has been chosen to attend an observance of NID January 2017. Congratulations! The annual Christmas party will be held on December 19, probably at In the Woods, at 6:30 p.m. Lisa Muldowney’ treasurer’s report indicated that the financial outlook is healthy; this included an accounting of the recent Reverse Raffle. The thank you list has been drawn up and will be reaching out to contributors. The Santa Project—G-H Rotary’s oldest project—is scheduled for December 23. Any donations received will be given to the People Tree. Anyone who would like to take advantage of this very special gift delivery should take their information and gifts to The Business Works or McCumbersBrady Realty. Santa wannabe’s are being recruited. The Library Walking Loop is still under discussion, with a very generous offer of a corporate donation to assist in defraying the cost and the possibility of service project opportunities for students. Carol Donley then gave a warning of sorts, about a purported “new discovery” being marketed as “The Intelligence Pill” vouched for by world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking, Anderson Cooper, Bill Gates, CNN, a whole host of notables. This discovery, sold as Intelligen and is claimed to raise brain power by 312% ! However, since it is sold as a “supplement” there have been no clinical trials to prove any of the claims. Questions about the drug after-market and the ethical questions that the product raises should be a concern to anyone interested in the product. Alisa Lassiter, in the same vein, spoke up about situations in hospital care and the current opiate abuse epidemic. Caveat emptor.



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Hiram College receives $665,000 gift in support of need-based scholarships Hiram – Hiram College has much to be thankful for this season. Today, the College announces a $665,000 gift. This gift is helping Hiram College keep pace with the $9.3 million record fundraising year it recorded in 2015-16. This recent gift — to support need-based scholarships — adds to a $2 million gift made by the same anonymous benefactor last year. The 2015-16 gift was the largest single cash gift ever received by the college, establishing an endowed scholarship fund that honors the memory of Galen J. Roush. The new gift expands on that good work. Roush was a graduate of the class of 1915. After leaving Hiram, Roush went on to establish Roadway Express, one of the country’s most successful trucking companies. Lori Varlotta, Ph.D., president of the college, says that these gifts help the 166-year-old liberal arts college do what it does best: transform the lives of individual students who go on to change the communities where they work and live. Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Jennifer Schuller, notes that last year’s $2 million gift spurred a “giving contagion” that helped Hiram set a fundraising record. “We are so very thankful for the momentum that gift fueled. We hope this second weighty gift has a similar effect this year.” Having the gift come in right before the Thanksgiving Holiday “is just icing on the cake...or whipped cream on the pumpkin pie as the season would have it,” says Dr. Varlotta.

Friends of the Library News Iva Walker | Columnist

The Friends of the Garrettsville Library met recently in the main room of the library because the book club was in the meeting room. * Many thanks to all of the individuals who made donations for the new LED sign which will be going up on South Street as part of an Eagle Scout project. The Friends will be making an official donation. Thanks too to all of those who purchased 50/50 tickets in conjunction with the Queen contest this summer on the date when half of the pot went to the library—big addition to the community! *A new display board in the lobby for the activities of the Friends is on the agenda—checking out styles and prices now. *The next big book sale will likely be sometime in April; the ongoing book sale by the south windows continues all of the time. *And speaking of that, the meeting room is being booked up for local events pretty regularly, so if you have an interest in using it, get your bid in NOW. *The children’s programs for the holiday season will include crafts & snacks—always a good combination— check into the schedule for the activities. *There will be investigation into the possibility of helping to offer another Red Cross Babysitting Course sometime soon. Details when available. Everyone is invited to join the Friends of the Library... AND participate in the many programs being offered by the library, including the Book Club, the Crafts with Marian, the many speakers on many topics. It’s your library, be there. As they used to say on that TV show...”Come on Down!”


Queen of Hearts Hometown Winner

Stacy Turner Contributing Reporter M antua - While record crowds from across Northeast flooded Garrettsville each Sunday evening for the Queen of Hearts drawing at the SkyLane Bowling Alley, the winning card remained hidden. The jackpot grew larger each week, and as local charity organizations began to reap the benefits of the 50/50 raffle, local Mantua resident Terri Vechery was intrigued by the altruism. “I was jealous,” she admitted, “because of all the good Aaron King (SkyLane’s owner) was doing for the community.” While Terri has always been generous with her time; giving financial support would make such a big difference locally. In fact, by the end of the game, the 50/50 raffle had generated over $496,000 for community organizations. So when Terri headed into Garrettsville with her daughter on an errand, Terri decided to purchase a $5 Queen of Hearts ticket just for fun. She got the surprise of her life the following Sunday night when she received a FaceTime call from Aaron, letting her know she was the big winner. Completely shocked by the news, she asked him, “What does that mean?” He explained, both to Terri and to the large crowd listening in on the call that she had won over $3 million dollars. Her winnings are valued at $3.188 million (of which over $1 million will be paid in taxes). “It’s been so much fun,” she shared. “Some of the people in the crowd recognized my voice, and called to congratulate me, or posted on my Facebook page. Friends, acquaintances, even strangers have told me how happy they are that someone local won the huge jackpot.” Always levelheaded, Terri’s first call on Monday was to her lawyer to figure out her next steps. Since that time, she’s visited her local bank to seek the advice of an investment company, and hired a CPA. Curious about her plans for this unexpected windfall, people have asked whether she’ll buy a new car, a new home, or some other extravagant purchase. Nonplussed, she stated, “my car has 135,000 miles -- it’s fine.” Her first investment was a home-improvement project: turning her 130-square foot porch into a four-season room. (She lives in half of a two-family home with her son Jim, daughter-in-law Anita, and their three children.) She plans to begin formal investing next year, using the dividends to benefit her family and community. Meanwhile, her life is pretty much the same as it was before the drawing. “I handle the breakfast shift,” she joked, noting that her son and grandson are her first “customers” most mornings. She also continues to be active in the community, where she’s involved with the Mantua Restoration Society and the Garden Club. She joked that fellow classmates teased her, saying, “we always knew there would be a millionaire in the group, we just didn’t think it would be you!” Most agree, however, that it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

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This Old Road... What Is My Car Worth?

Skip Schweitzer | Columnist I am often contacted by individuals locally who have somehow inherited or otherwise come by an antique car that they are now responsible for. In many cases, they have little or no knowledge about the car or what it is worth. I am not an appraiser, only a knowledgeable Model “A” person. I am the head of the Northern Ohio Model “A” Club and am listed nationally and locally in any number of Old Car publications. So, people therefore seek me out to get information about these cars. Often they have little interest in, or attachment to these vehicles and would just like to sell them or find out how to divest themselves of them. But more often than not there is an emotional attachment to the car, as in, “That was my Dads pride and joy--My Dad worked on that car for 40 years”, or, “I had my first ride or kiss or another romantic encounter in that car”. A more recent factor that enters the mix is the barrage of nationally televised old car auctions on the Velocity channel for instance. Hundreds of desirable cars are auctioned off usually by a very British accented auctioneer at highly unrealistic prices. As a result, many viewers conclude that their old car is in fact, a “Classic” car and is, of course, worth these inflated prices. When they try to sell the car, however, they are quickly and often angrily jolted back to reality. In fact, their cars are not exactly perfect like the television auction cars that you dare not drive for fear of stone chips on that twenty-thousand-dollar paint job, dirt on the underneath of the car, and normal wear and tear. Oh, you didn’t realize that those Barrett Jackson Auction cars are essentially non-driven show cars, pieces of automotive art that cannot be driven, sometimes not even started for fear of dirt and deterioration? And the buyer’s market in Mantua, or Toledo, or Warren, is not anywhere near the same as in Las Vegas where the ultra rich gather to compete in the auction games for, essentially, artwork. No, our cars are worth much less. Another delusion that many people have is that all old cars are worth big money simply because they’re antique. The “Fix-em-up and/or Customize-em” shows that are run endlessly each evening also give a very false view of the old car and custom car market. My favorite examples of this idiocy are the shows that take a junkyard wreck and make it into a fabulous custom hot rod in 5 days. Talk about real impossibilities and delusions. Any of us that have ever turned a wrench

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on our cars knows that these are fairytales, made for TV gloop. Unfortunately, some people believe this stuff. So, why is it that I never have been able to find these people when I want to sell my cars? Let me tell you about the last two encounters. I was recently contacted by a person in the Warren area who asked if I might come look at a Model “A” pickup truck that was his father’s long time hobby truck. He opined that perhaps someone in the club would definitely want to buy it because he had seen on TV that pickup trucks were commanding high prices. There was likewise a pile of parts in the corner of the garage that that went with it. The truck, of course, had sentimental value; it was used on his father’s farm for years and years. It was not ever restored, was never in very good shape to begin with, but was basically just kept running and used for holiday purposes around the farm—Thanksgiving, Halloween and such. Family members rode in it as kids. Now this fellow was faced with what to do with it. He had no interest in restoring it and had no clue about its value or where to sell it. “But it is an antique and therefore worth big money!” Because these visits to people can sometimes turn contentious when you don’t tell them what they want to hear, I have learned to always take another club member with me. So, one of my club officers and I went over to look at the truck. When the fellow first contacted me he sent a picture of the truck in the garage. It was clear by the picture that it was no better than a condition #6 vehicle which, according to the Old Cars Report Price guide is characterized as “An incomplete or greatly deteriorated, rusty vehicle that has value only as a parts donor or another restoration project”. This price guide characterizes vehicles from #1 thru #6. Number 1 is a vehicle that is in showroom condition that is not driven, and number 6 is as stated above. Monetary values are recommended for each condition. Of course, the values are somewhat arbitrary, but generally a good place to start from. Another factor that comes into play is the desirability of said vehicle. For example, a priceless Stutz Bearcat in any condition would have considerable value probably in the millions regardless of being deteriorated or wrecked, number 6 condition, and attempts to restore it would likely take place no matter how bombed out it was, given that there are probably only 5 left in the world. On the other hand Ford made over 4 million Model “A”s and there are good estimates that at least 1 million still exist and many are still roadable. According to the price guide: A good condition #3 1930 Model “A” pickup is characterized as, a completely operable and driven original or restoration showing wear. Most vehicles seen at car shows are #3 condition cars. It is worth about $12,500. The truck we looked at would require total dismantling down to the last nut and bolt and starting from scratch, with major repairs or replacement of ALL the sheet metal. The price guide suggested its value at $1,050. The owner ultimately decided that it was worth much more than the price guide figures and was insulted. To date no one in the club has offered “much more” than what we assessed. I recommended that he put it on Craigslist or Hemmings which he was not inclined to do because of security problems with Craigslist. I don’t really enjoy making people angry so

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CASA for KIDS of Geauga County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) would like to congratulate our 7 new CASA volunteers that have just completed 37 hours of pre-service training who were sworn in by Judge Timothy J. Grendell on November 8, 2016. Every volunteer was selected through a screening, interviewing and training process. Each of the new CASA volunteer guardian ad litems are looking forward to taking their first case. CASA for KIDS of Geauga County is a program of the Juvenile Court. CASAs Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who represent the “best interest” of a child when family problems such as substance abuse, mental health issues and domestic violence result in child abuse and neglect. Sworn in as officers of the Court after completion of training and support by professional staff, CASA volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary work. The CASA volunteer provides advocacy for child victims to ensure they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings. The CASA volunteer will gather information about the family and child, and then apprise the judge of facts and recommendations. Over the last five years the number of children served by the program has increased by 36 percent. The CASA for KIDS program actively recruits community members to be trained as CASA volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in our county. CASA for KIDS is recruiting for the next training class for new volunteers, so call today if you are interested in attending at (440) 279-1699.

Iva Walker | Columnist The Y is a hive of activity nowadays; check it out. Beginning in December there will be a full-time operations director—Kim Curry. The Junior Cavaliers program is up and running, possibly with an intern, possibly from Hiram College, to learn the program with an eye to its continuation(Their new jerseys are cool). This could be a real boost to the basketball program in the Garfield district. Negotiations could be coming up to offer swim lessons through the Hiram College swim team/Water Dogs. New WiFi has been installed in the building. Security cameras are on the docket. Co-ed Volleyball for adults is getting a try-out. New spinning bikes are in. A line dancing class is coming up. Who wants to play Pickle Ball? It’s the latest thing for all ages and levels of athleticism. Watch for more information. A Live Strong program for cancer survivors and their families is on the horizon. New Y community advisory board member : Matt Kissell. Are we ready for summer sports camps? Outreach to our Amish community is going well, with considerable\participation and variety of offerings. We have a local young woman working toward her personal trainer certification; she’ll be ready to whip you into shape soon. Than ks to Phil Britton who was one of the founding personnel for the local branch of the organization; he’s heading Representing 18 Arists onward and upward. 12157 State Route 88

Geauga County – Geauga County Public Library is pleased to announce that Kris Carroll has been promoted to Assistant Director. In her new role, Mrs. Carroll is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of public services. She also ensures system-wide coordination of adult and youth services activities, circulation and shelving departments as well as other teams and task forces. Mrs. Carroll was hired in 2011 as the Building Manager of GCPL’s Bainbridge Branch. In that role, she oversaw all library activities, programs and building functions, managing a staff of about 30 employees. She helped implement a collection development plan for the building, increased community engagement through offsite events, collaborated with various groups to fundraise and selected digital materials for the entire system. Prior to GCPL, Mrs. Carroll was the Assistant Manager and Head of Circulation at Willoughby Eastlake Public Library. She also worked at Cuyahoga Community College as the Learning Center Site Coordinator and as a Reference Librarian. She holds a Master of Library Science degree from Kent State University and undergraduate degrees in business and English from John Carroll University. “Kris assumes the position with a great deal of relevant experience,” says GCPL Director Ed Worso. “Having worked in Geauga County for more than five years, she understands the diversity of the population and how to respond to their needs. She also understands how libraries work, and has demonstrated experience in working with adult and youth services as well as circulation. We are fortunate to have her in this position.” Mrs. Carroll resides in Cleveland with her husGARRETTSVILLE band and three daughters.

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The Villager | Friday, November 25, 2016

September, Socktober, November… Mantua - Every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. For the second year in a row, students at Crestwood Primary School decided to do something to help make a difference in the lives of the struggling families in their community. Introduced to the idea of collecting socks in October -dubbed Socktober by Internet sensation Kid President, they learned that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, help make their community a little brighter. According to Nikki Johansen, CPS School Counselor, the school has collected over 900 pairs of socks. A whopping 139 pairs were collected by Mrs. Marlow’s AM and PM preschool classes. For their incredible sockcollecting efforts, they were awarded the ‘golden sock’ award to proudly display in their classroom. In addition, Ms. Johansen gave each student in the winning classes a pair of silly socks to remember their contributions.











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Ask The | Librarian Mallory Duriak Columnist

“I’m doing research for school and I need to find information on mental health.” The Newton Falls Public Library has a section devoted to mental health, including books on the history of mental illness, memoirs, and books to help people and their families understand, treat, and live with their mental illness. DSM-5 Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis, written by James Morrison, and Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, edited by Amy L. Sutton, provide basic information on a variety of different disorders. We also looked online. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, founded in 1979, has a lot of information on their website, They provide information on symptoms, treatment, and support on everything from anxiety to schizophrenia. Database resources are available as well. The Ohio Web Library (ohioweblibrary. org/sources) provides access to Consumer Health Complete, a database of health information including videos, diagrams, magazine articles, fact sheets, and scholarly reports. Our patron was specifically looking for information on illnesses similar to schizophrenia. We found schizoaffective disorder, which involves a person having some of the symptoms of schizophrenia (including delusions, disorganized thoughts or speech, hallucinations, and reduced emotions or behavior, such as a flat voice and expression or a lack of pleasure in life) for at least a month, along with symptoms of depression of bipolar disorder. Morrison also mentions schizophreniform disorder, which might be diagnosed when a person has only been showing symptoms of schizophrenia for less than six months. 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. or our Facebook page, www.facebook. com/NewtonFallsLibrary.



Making Decisions About Life Insurance

Provided By Chris Perme | Columnist Man is Mortal. That makes life insurance a little unique and interesting, doesn’t it? We purchase things like health insurance, car insurance and home insurance, then hope we never have a need to use them. Life insurance is different because it’s a widely accepted fact that, sooner or later, each one of us will die. So many choices. When it comes to life insurance, there are many options. You may have heard terms like “whole life insurance,” “term insurance,” or “variable insurance,” but what do they all mean? And what are the differences? Well, first let me point out what they have in common: all life insurance policies provide payment to a beneficiary in the event of your death.


Except for that basic tenet, the differences between policies can be major. Whole life insurance. This type of insurance covers your entire life (not just a portion or a “term” of it). Insurance companies tend to be cautious when selecting their investments, so the benefits could be, potentially, lower than if you invested on your own. Whole life policies also tend to cost more than “term” policies. This is both because they grow what is known as “cash value,” and, after a certain period of time, you will be able to borrow against or withdraw from your whole life benefits. Term insurance. Rather than covering your whole life, “term” insurance covers a pre-determined portion of your life. If you die within that term, your beneficiaries receive a death benefit. If not, generally, you get nothing. To put it simply, term insurance allows you to purchase more coverage for less money. Basically, you are betting on the probability of your death occurring within that specified “term.” Variable life insurance. Variable life insurance is a permanent insurance. Unlike whole life insurance, however, variable insurance allows you to invest the cash value of your policy into “subaccounts” (which can include money market funds, bonds or stocks). Variable insurance offers a bit of control, as the value and benefit depend upon the performance of the subaccounts you select. That means there could be significant risk involved, though, since the performance of your subaccounts cannot be guaranteed. Universal life insurance. With universal insurance, it all comes down to flexibility. It is permanent life insurance that provides access to cash values, which, over time, build up tax-deferred. You can choose the amount of coverage you feel is appropriate, and you retain the ability to increase or decrease that amount as your needs change (subject to minimums and requirements). You also have some flexibility in determining how much of your premium goes toward insurance, and how much is used within the policy’s investment element. So, which is right for you? Many factors come into play when deciding what type of life insurance will best suit your needs. The best thing to do is speak with a trusted and qualified financial professional who can assist you in looking at all the factors and help you to choose the policy that will work best for you. Chris Perme may be reached at 330-527-9301 or www.permefinancialgroup. com. Christopher Perme is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. ( Supervisory Office: 2012 West 25th Street, Suite 900 Cleveland, OH 44113. 216-621-5680. Perme Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.

Newton Falls Post Office Hosting Passport Fair Newton Falls – No matter how far away a traveler’s destination is, the Post Office is the most convenient place to apply for a passport to get started on the journey. To help travelers with their applications, the Newton Falls Post Office located at 112 Ridge Road is hosting a Passport Fair, Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. “Get your passport now and avoid the rush,” advises Postmaster Sharon Jarvis. “Nearly 49 million passports are set to expire within the next three years as we approach the 10th anniversary of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. This law requires citizens to have a passport for travel to all countries, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. State Department officials are warning there will be a flood of renewal requests through 2018.” To help the Passport Fair application process go smoothly and efficiently, the Postal Service recommends the following: Bring proper proof of American citizenship. This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state; a previous U.S. passport; a certificate of citizenship; or a naturalization certificate. (Please note: a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable.) Bring proof of identity. This must be either: a recently issued U.S. passport; a recently issued naturalization certificate; a recently issued certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver’s license, government ID or military photo ID. Bring a photocopy of proof of identity. Each applicant must bring a photocopy of the front and back of the ID that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance. The passport application requires recent color passport photograph of you (2” x 2” in size). The Post Office will offer passport photo service for $15. To save time, customers should download the passport application at and complete beforehand. However, do not sign the application. All applicants must appear in person (including minors). Minors under the age of 14 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required. Adult passports are valid for 10 years; however travelers should know many countries now require your passport have as much as six months’ validity remaining for entry. All information on passport applications, procedures and fees can be attained online at passport, and at english.html/.

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Grade: 2 Something I would like others to know about that I like riding four wheelers.

Grade: 8 Something I would like others to know about me... I enjoy sleeping, eating, and repeating this process.

What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? I think the most important core value is respect. It is important because you should always treat people nicely. What is your college or career focus? When I graduate I want to become a cop. To be a good policeman I will have to get along well with others.

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What are your hobbies or interests? I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. The most interesting thing about me is...I love to buy old things and restore/ make them into something new. I help make Garfield the best place for kids by... thinking about my teacher practices and reflecting on how I can make it better then next time and engaging for the students.

What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity is physical education or running in general. What is your college or career focus? When I graduate I want to become a neurosurgeon in the medical field. Biomed would most likely help me on this path. What Garfield Core Value means the most to you? I think the most important core value is Responsibility. This core value is important because it teaches me to act more mature.


Grade: 12 - SENIOR! Something I would like others to know about me... I would like people to know that I try my hardest to apply myself everyday. What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity going to sporting events and supporting our school.. What makes J.A. Garfield a great place? James A. Garfield is a great school district because we are close knit. Everyone comes together in a time of need. Not only that, but students and staff make everyone feel welcome.

What is your college or career focus? When I graduate I want to become an ultrasound technician. Going to nursing school and really applying myself will help me with where I want to go in life.

Frightful Weather Iva Walker | Columnist

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful....” Well, yeah. “Old Blue Eyes” hit it right on the head as regards our current situation, but it’s certainly been worse. Like at the football game on last Saturday night. Yowzah! It was plenty cold (which probably had an effect on the outcome), plenty windy, plenty snowy...all at once! From up in the Blue Streaks’ press/announcer’s/coaches’/broadcast/ observers’ booth(which, for some reason was open to the elements and totally unheated—except for the well-padded bodies inside and the rapidly-cooling pizza on a shelf at the back. At least there was no wind) sometimes it was really difficult to even see the yard lines or sidelines. The snow was swirling around in the air, it was settling on the artificial turf, it was falling down into collars and coating the bells of the tubas—it was really coming down. Then it would stop for a bit, giving the crowd in the stands a better look—but not for long. Toes were rattling around inside boots and shoes. Noses were dripping. Fingers were tingling. The drive home was interesting...but warmer, once the car heaters were cranked up. More swirling, more blowing, more snow bands. The Garfield Fall Adventure came to an end in an adventurous style, not quite what we had hoped but spreading credit all around as we trekked begin basketball season. However, we must take all of this with a grain of salt, if we are tempted to bemoan the situation. It has been a good run and, for the most part, with good conditions (except for the Rootstown game which was over-the-top soaking wet) for playing football. I have it on good authority— Jack Schultz—that the last football game of the season, in October, 1951—there were no play-offs in that ancient time, nor were there as many games to play, since it was a league consisting of only Portage County teams—was played in a SNOWSTORM. Jack knows this because he was there, probably shivering. We’ve had great luck so far, sports-wise. Global warming is on the rise and ,with it, outrageous weather events—100-year floods every five years, for instance, so don’t bet that it’s all over now, the extremes, that is; lots of weather gurus are peering into their crystal balls and saying that this could be a cold & snowy one for us. We could sure use more moisture. Have you noticed the water levels in the local large bodies of water? There are birds perched out in the middle of LaDue Reservoir and lotsa uncovered creek bottoms in West Branch.; it’s dry out there. We’ll be peering down into Lake Erie and actually seeing the bottom soon. Not a good thing. Another not-so-good thing : The Oxford Dictionary has made their annual proclamation of the Word of the Year for 2016. ( Does anyone but me pay attention to such Garrettsville Summerfest presents

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JA Garfield Spotlights What is your favorite school activity? My favorite school activity is recess because I get to play with my friends outside.


trivia? Probably not.) Anyway, the word (It’s a hyphenated one) is “post-truth”, something that has popped up more than once this campaign season, as it went interminably long. And the word is defined as “circumstance in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Ain’t that the truth! Reminds me of a scene in Alice Through the Looking Glass or Alice in Wonderland or something of that sort, where one of the Queens—Red or White—declares that a particular word means whatever she says it does, never mind the actual definition. A lot of that going on lately, don’t you think? It also harks back to a quote collected by the once-well-known columnist, Bennett Cerf, and alleged to be coming from a Congressman—wouldn’t you know, to wit: “Don’t confuse me with the facts—my mind’s made up.” This seems to be the current political situation in a nutshell. Lots more nuts where that came from. And the kitten.... She is still here and liable to remain so. Having a good time, apparently. We’re in the process of transitioning from the hot lunch program to brown bagging it like the “big guys”. I think that she did not like the new brand of KMR (kitten milk replacer) and so is electing to go with dry cat/kitten food (Is there any sort of animal that Purina does NOT make “chow” for ? I know that they make dog and cat, puppy and kitten chows, but they also do chows for rabbits, pigs & piglets and monkeys, not to mention poultry, crickets and earthworms(Who knew?)...and one of my favorites, Cow Chow. What’s next? Elephants? Giraffes? Alligators? Who knows?) Anyway, she’s discovered a new toy. Since I get two papers, I frequently have two of those long-ish plastic bags that they often come in...per day. So I stick them inside one another , resulting in a sort of transparent plastic sausage that is apparently barrels of fun to tackle, wrestle and roll around the floor with. Hey, it’s cheap and available and better than the furniture. The earlier regular boarders have already had their way with the sofa and chairs, they’re probably no fun any more. We don’t need any experimentation with new fields to conquer. I’ve already surrendered.


Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

I have lived in Cleveland all my life and am still amazed to see the temperatures change from 75 degrees and gorgeous sun to 30 degrees and a couple of inches of snow overnight. While I am going to miss the warmer temps, I am very happy to see the snow! It’s my reminder that the holidays are almost here and so many great events at the winery are coming up! It’s not too late to get tickets to our Frozen Turkey Bowling Tournament on Saturday, November 26th from 6-9pm! Enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday twist by striking up some fun for your chance to win raffle prizes. Each person will bowl 2 frames so the more pins you knock down, the more raffle tickets you will win for your chance at some incredible prizes. Tickets are $9.99/person (plus tax) and includes 2 frames of bowling and you can purchase additional frames at $5 each. Reservations and pre-payment required, by calling the winery at 330.527.4118 or visiting our website at (This event will be held outdoors so dress accordingly). For those of you that are looking for something more low-key or are looking for a unique holiday gift – be sure to join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 7:30 – 9:30 as we paint a set of holiday mugs. Local acoustic musician Douglas Smith will be entertaining us with Christmas songs while you sip on your favorite holiday beverage and paint a holiday design on two coffee mugs. Tickets are $9.99/person (plus tax) and reservations are recommended. On December 10th, we invite you and family to lunch with Santa! Jolly ol’ Saint Nick will be making a quick stop through Garrettsville to check on all of the good boys and girls and to pick up a couple of gifts for Mrs. Claus. Lunch will be served from 1-3pm and Santa will be available for pictures throughout the event. After lunch Santa will be reading a story to all of the boys and girls before he loads up his sleigh to head back to the North Pole. Tickets are $11.99 / person ages 9+ (plus tax and gratuity) or $7.99 for kids under age 9 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations and pre-payment required, by calling the winery at 330.527.4118 or visiting our website at Finally, the adults will get the chance to spend a couple more hours with Santa during our Holiday Party Murder Mystery dinner from 6-9pm on December 10th. Santa will be keeping a close eye out for who’s been bad and who is just a victim! Each guest will be given a role for the evening and clues will be distributed throughout the evening for you to determine who did it! Tickets are $24.99/person (plus tax and gratuity) and will include a three-course dinner while you work to solve the murder. Reservations and pre-payment required, by calling the winery at 330.527.4118 or visiting our website at So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow – we have plenty of events to keep us warm this winter! Check out our website at for all the details and more fantastic events! Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www.

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1. LATE IN THE YEAR - The S&P 500 index has closed at its calendar year high during the month of December in 17 of the last 31 years, i.e., 19852015. The index’s high close (so far) during 2016 (2190.15) was achieved on Thursday 8/15/16. The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research). 2. FOUR – 2016 is the 4th year of Barack Obama’s 2nd 4-year presidential term. The S&P 500 has been positive on a total return basis during 17 of the last 20 “presidential 4th years.” The S&P 500 is up +8.9% YTD (total return) through the close of trading on Friday 11/18/16 (source: BTN Research).

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3. ELECTION RESULTS - Hillary Clinton (D) won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election by 1.11 million votes over Donald Trump (R). Secretary Clinton won the state of California by 3.23 million votes and President elect Trump won by 2.12 million votes in all states but California (source: Washington Examiner). 4. ONE HUNDRED VOTE SWING - The 6 states that President Obama won in the 2012 presidential election but Hillary Clinton lost in the 2016 race were Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa (worth 99 Electoral College votes). Clinton also lost the 2nd congressional district in Maine (1 Electoral College vote), a district that President Obama carried in 2012. Maine splits its 4 votes by district (source: BTN Research). 5. LESS THAN HALF THE AVERAGE - The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage over the last 45 years is 8.26%. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage as of 11/17/16 was 3.94% (source: Freddie Mac). 6. WE TEACH THE WORLD – 59% of the 1,043,839 foreign students studying at American colleges during last year’s school year (2015-16) are natives of China, India, Saudi Arabia or South Korea. New York University (NYU) and the University of Southern California (USC) have the most foreign students in the United States (source: Institute of International Education). 7. WE SELL, THEY BUY - US exports of goods and services to China have increased tenfold since 1999, rising from $17 billion in 1999 to $165 billion in 2015 (source: Commerce Department).

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Little Patsy Patsy showed up as a stray at a friend’s home. She kept crying and meowing, wanting to come inside. My friend’s Mom is severely allergic and would end up in the hospital if they had brought her inside. There was a coyote hanging around which was also another reason that Patsy’s situation was so desperate. She was also pretty malnourished and would scarf down her food. Patsy is now safe in my home and is looking for a forever home. She is about a year old and loves my dog, but doesn’t seem too crazy about cats. Patsy loves to have her chin rubbed. She is spayed, vaccinated and has tested negative for leukemia/FIV. To meet Patsy, please contact Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue 440 862 0610, kdanimalrescue@

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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. A set of ten consecutive whole numbers has a 1. product of 0. Determine the sum of the least and greatest numbers in this set.



What is two-fifths of 35 dollars and 10 cents?

answer is locked our of her house and can only remember 3. Susie a few numbers of the combination to the hidden lockbox containing a key. She knows that it follows a certain mathematical pattern. There are 7 numbers in the code, and she knows that the first 4 numbers are 2,5,11 and 23. She can also remember the last number, which is 191. What is the sum of x and y? 2, 5, 11, 23, X, Y, 191

Your name Grade/Math teacher

answer Your school Ph one number

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Puzzle #17-5 1. 247 2. 24 3. 995 Winners

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