Architect Warren Howard

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Architect Warren Howard - Akron Beacon Journal J7 Monday. Jan. 18,...
Akron Beacon Journal J7 Monday. Jan. 18, 196ofOURft' A MILLION TO SPEND treetsboFo Schoolmen J .hoppers i V In I III ; Careful THE LATEST THING in schools got the oncc-over oncc-over oncc-over by Streetsboro School officials and members of the Board of Education . Saturday during a trip to Pennsylvania. Two new school buildings will grace J"l ' " ' ? ' iwimnii hi,"iw.i ,jiwtwu ii I r!ir3 , : mwummti in .jmii t iipictiiiwiijimipw BOILER ROOMS, unattractive as they are, didn't miss inspection by the Streetsboro Streetsboro school men. Peeking into furnace' are (left to right) School officials during ' OK Record Budget At Garfield GARRETTSVILLE A record $491,000 appropriation has been approved for the operation operation of Garfield District I I if l Streetsboro's skyline. Pausing in front of a model were (left to right) Merrill Wise, Principal Jay Volio, Vernon R. Weingart and Executive Mead Fred Cover. a visit to two Pennsylvania schools Sat-uday. Sat-uday. Sat-uday. , Here, Principal Jay Volio, architect architect Warren Howard and Executive Head v Fred Cover. By DAN WARNER Ol Our Por(f t oimtjr Burn STREETSBORO It was a housewife's dream. With $1,300,000 to spend, four township township men left here Saturday on a nine-hour, nine-hour, nine-hour, nearly 300-mile 300-mile 300-mile shopping trip. To the dismay of any self-respecting self-respecting self-respecting housewife, housewife, they came back empty handed. Spending more than a million million dollars, as any one of the four can tell you, is not as easy as it sounds. The four were school officials officials and members of the Local Local Board of Education and they were shopping for two schools to provide learning room for Streetsboro's exploding exploding population. AND despite their inexperience,' inexperience,' the men did themselves proud. Every minute of the trip was spent in careful study of the wares offered. They peeked into every corner corner of every room of the two schools inspected, clapped hands to test acoustics, knocked knocked on walls to test strength, searched areas above the ceiling ceiling to study construction, examined examined material samples, discussed discussed room layout, considered considered size and shape, compared prices, took pages of notes and asked at least a thousand questions. ;.;. EXAMINED were two "Modular Schools" In the Butler Butler Valley section of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Involv-ed Involv-ed Involv-ed were schoote with a steel structure and interior and exterior exterior panels offered in a package by the American Bridge Division of the United States Stcl Corp. So well did the four learn their building construction that one board member, as he entered a Turnpike Plaza on the way home, remarked: "This building cost too much." , TAKING the "trip were Board Members Vernon R. Weingart and Merrill Wise, Executive Head Fred Cover and Principal Jay Volio. They were accompanied by , Warren Howard, of the firm of Hunter & Howard, school architects, and guided through the two buildings by Paul S. Powell, assistant construction man ager for American Bridge, and Charles J. Hardt, assistant products manager. In Evans City, Pa., the group toured a 12-room 12-room 12-room public elementary school. In the aft ernoon, the group drove on to Windwood, Pa., where an eight-room eight-room eight-room school was visited. THE packaged steel schools are only being considered by the Board at present, but a decision on which type of school will be built is expected in the near future. Reason for the consideration is the speed in construction and easy maintenance maintenance cited by the American Bridge salesmen. The 12-room 12-room 12-room school visited was built in ., 1 1 ii , , la-UL la-UL la-UL LONG CAREER of Roger Tohams, retired retired Portage County Agriculture Extension Extension Agent, , was recalled by friends Saturday. Saturday. Among gifts presented to Mr. and Thift Kh Your iJtpitoyer Thomas' Veteran By Friends In Portage By ANDY RUCKMAN Of Our l'ortge Count; Bnicno ROOTSTOWN Cheers from hundreds of friends and former associates, and hour-long hour-long hour-long "This Is Your Life" program program and armloads of gifts greeted Roger Thomas, retired Portage County Extension Agent, here Saturday night. Thomas resigned Jan. 1. , HIGHLIGHTS of his 35 -year -year career in agricultural extension four months and the eight-room eight-room eight-room building in five. The trip was just one example example of the time being spent by the Board in the current building program. In planning for the high school and el-mentary el-mentary el-mentary buildings to go up, the Board has visited several nearby high school and spent Ag Agent Feted and her husband Alva, of Ket- Ket- tering. Mason McConnell of Edin - burg, veteran Advisory Coun- Coun- cilman, acted as master of ceremonies. The recognition program was planned by the Portage Heart Unit Maps $10,500 Drive long hours in planning sessions sessions which often did not break up until early morning. NEXT move by the Board is final approval of two sites being considered for the schools. After the sites are purchased, the Board must determine determine the type of school Mrs, Thomas was a film projector by Mason McConhell (right) who emceed the program. A d v i s o r y Committee with Garry lox in charge of ar - jrangements. Thomas will continue to live tin Ravenna at 215 Liberty st., in addition to managing his 120-acre 120-acre 120-acre farm in western Ohio. wanted so architects can begin begin preliminary drawings. : The Board then must approve approve the drawings before working plans can be drafted. With the working plans completed, completed, bids can be sought. Latest estimates schedule the roid advertising for early Spring. Disapprove County Fire Radio Setup No Money Available RAVENNA At least two major projects got the cold shoulder when Portage County County Commissioners made up the 1960 appropriation list. Outside looking in .are firemen firemen who wanted , a county-wide county-wide county-wide radio network and Safety Safety Council officers who wanted wanted to eliminate $6 tuition payments payments charged violators who attend the Driver Improvement Improvement School. ' - Ravenna and Kent City Councils may get one of the problems. Commissioners are reported to consider money for the Driver Improvement School a problem for Portage's Portage's two largest communi- communi- Other Area Aews Pufies 13, 21 ties as well as for the County treasury, and may suggest a three-way three-way three-way support plan. Safety Council Paul Hurd had asked $1,100. Nothing was appropriated. EVEN MORE complex is the status of a round-the-clock, round-the-clock, round-the-clock, round-the-clock, round-the-clock, county-wide county-wide county-wide radio network network linking all Portage fire departments. James Batsch. assistant Ravenna chief and president of the Portaee County Firemen's Association, isaid it would be discussed further at a meeting Tuesday and again Jan. 25. . About half the townships and villages in Portage County County have already acted to chip in their portion of an estimated estimated $30,000 that would be added to available state and federal funds to buy two-way two-way two-way radio equipment for fire trucks. But a base station, which would have cost Portage

Clipped from The Akron Beacon Journal18 Jan 1960, MonOther EditionsPage 6

The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio)18 Jan 1960, MonOther EditionsPage 6
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