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The Beacon Journal Tuesday, November 29, 1994, Page Co cities s: water contract 1 1 Jason Werny says he stopped at Robbery Neighbor in Brimfield says she knew the shooting victim as 'a kind, respectful, average American boy' Continued from Page CI mother. "He was a gentle boy, very polite. He loved animals." Wagner recalled sitting with Foguth on her back porch and talking about rock 'n' roll. She said that when he was younger, she would often watch Foguth ride his skateboard in an adjacent parking lot. "He was a kind, respectful, average American boy," Wagner said. Sally Corbett, Foguth's teacher in Field High School's vocational CSB Increased productivity is goal of the new system Continued from Page CI ing and read it." It is estimated that a caseworker writes the name, address and background information about a family 50 to 75 times on various reports and forms. After the agency becomes automated, that information would be entered into the system only once. The software for this system is called KIDS 2000 Knowledge in Delivering Services in the 21st Century. Agency employees started brainstorming about the project in ,1992. In 1993, LDI, a Cleveland firm, was paid $124,000 to define the system and figure out what hardware, software and equipment would be needed to meet the agency's needs. Parole Continued from Page CI Crucs) was suffering a great deal, and I saw all those emotions come back It's almost as if (the murder) happened yesterday." Victim Assistance sent a letter to parole authorities opposing Edwards' release; members of the program's Homicide Survivors' Support Group mailed a petition. Grateful to those who contacted parole authorities on her brother's behalf, Mrs. Crucs said his murder has had a devastating impact on her and her family. "No one should have to hear their mother say, 'My son, My son, what have they done to you?' " Before you go looking for new wheels . . . turn the pages of The Beacon Journal to the Classified Automotive section. The Beacon Journal ATTENTION TEACHERS! The Beacon Journal Newspaper in Education program offers participants free lesson plans, teachers' guides, and worksheets for all subjects at all levels of instruction. Call the NIE office at 996-3162 for details. -r the gas station about 1:30 a.m. yesterday, about half an hour before clerk program, remembers a fun-loving but hard-working student. Foguth was the onhy boy in her co-operative business education program. He didn't seem to mind. "What I liked about him was that he was always in a good mood," Corbett said. "I never saw him depressed." Corbett said she couldn't imagine that Foguth would fight with his assailant. "He probably would have cooperated fully." Gail Pinsoneault, accounting manager at Kapco in Kent, Adams and Reynolds, an Independence company that works with American Greetings' design-a-card system, was hired to design KIDS 2000. In 1994, $898,000 has been spent on hardware, software and personal computers. In 1995, the agency expects to spend another $857,000. "We would have bought some of this anyway," said Connie Humble, the agency's administrative director. "But this includes maintenance and operating costs for our entire system." KIDS 2000 will be installed in phases. In January, the phone room will be automated, and information from referrals will be entered in the computer instead of being written by hand. Intake workers social workers who investigate abuse and neglect complaints and determine whether a case should be opened will also have access to the information. By the fall of 1995, the system should be installed in protective services, foster care and adoption. "We expect to increase our productivity by 1996," Humble said, Canal Baseball stadium a focal Continued from Page CI engineering contract allocates up to $500,000 for the consultant's design work. The idea that the central business district can be revitalized by sprucing up the canal was behind a $3 million grant from the state's capital budget. The city hopes to create a parklike area along the section of canal that stretches through downtown, including the area mat is located beneath the crumbling parking deck connected to the O'Neil's building. , Lock Three is under the deck, and is said to be in unusually good condition because it has been shel Did you get your paper on time? Our promise to you is that we'll deliver your newspaper in good condition and on time to you every day. If you're not receiving your Beacon Journal by 6:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, please let us know! Just call Circulation Customer Service at 996-3600 or 1-800-777-2442 and help us serve you better. v.' ?,( v.- v ; - ,. r ;,u'v",'W --vi .( - ..a: .f(v.m-i-v: ;.:o;i.iiM-, o; ... . a. - ..A ..i;"'- - .a) .-::v-'-i X. m agreed. "He was never violent in his life. He was polite and he had a good sense of humor." Pinsoneault hired Foguth in 1989 as part of a business partnership with the high school. Foguth continued working at Kapco after he graduated in 1990, leaving in 1992. Pinsoneault remembered Foguth's reporting to work one morning with cuts all over his forehead. She later found out that he had been in a car accident over the weekend. "He didn't make a "and by that I mean that social workers should be spending more time in the field and less time doing what everybody hates paperwork." Social workers and other staff have also been getting acquainted with personal computers. Each caseworker will have a desktop computer and eventually perhaps a mobile computer to take into the field. "They're being trained on the computers so that when the system is in place, they'll feel comfortable using them," White said. One of the most difficult parts of this move toward automation is that there are no models. Agencies will have to basically make it up as they go. Lucas County (Toledo) is the only county in Ohio that is as far along in the automation process as Summit County, Humble said, although Children Service officials in Cuyahoga County are looking for funding, and agencies in Franklin and Hamilton counties are in the planning stages. Congress is also considering allocating funds to states that create point of city's plans tered so long by the deck. Several other downtown projects are planned along the canal; David Celik of the city's engineering bureau said part of the consultant's job will be to create a plan that fits in with the other projects. Last week council approved plans to build a ballpark which the city hopes to put along the east side of the canal south of Lock Two near Children's Hospital. A block farther south, workers are renovating the Main Exchange building so Advanced Elastomer Systems can make the building its new corporate headquarters in August. The former B.F. Goodrich building lies just east of the canal, and the city is helping pay for portions a.. ....-jm.. - ...... LEW STAMPBeacon Journal Brian Foguth was killed. big deal out of it," she recalled. Pinsoneault still treasures a note that Foguth wrote her to thank her for a graduation gift from his Kapco colleagues. "If I didn't express myself earlier, it was because I was touched beyond words," Foguth wrote. "Sometimes it is easier to write it. I don't feel as stupid that way." "I had hoped he would go to college," Pinsoneault said. "He wrote really well." She paused. "It's really sad this had to happen." statewide child-welfare computer systems. States would compete for the money, which may cover as much as 75 percent of the cost of the system. "Ohio is going to aggressively compete for those dollars," Humble said, "and if we got them, we might be reimbursed for some of our costs." Using the new technology will not only provide a valuable tool for social workers, but also will spot such trends as increasing abuse in a certain area, and will provide information, like how may children are in foster care, that now takes hours or days to find. White recalled a case in which a mother hit her child in the head with a bat because the girl got into her perfume. Two other family members were convicted killers. He said that a pattern of violence might have been noticed sooner if information like family background did not have to be gathered manually. In three to five years, that kind of information will take minutes to compile. of the renovation of public areas along the canal. Last month officials announced plans to extend the popular Tow-path Trail to downtown. The hike and bike path ends at the Indian Mound parking area along Riverview Road; work will start next year to extend the path to the Martin Luther King Parkway (formerly the Innerbelt), near the area the city is to improve. Ultimately, backers hope the entire length of the canal can be improved, from Cleveland to Zoar. Before the end of the year, council hopes to hire a consultant to make very specific plans for the one-block section of canal north of O'Neil's. Developer David Brennan says he wants to build a multi-screen cinema along that section of South Main Street, and he has agreed to pay half the cost of a study that shows how the canal should look after the business is built. Norton and Barberton finally reach agreement on water and sewers. Pact is still nonbinding By Barb Minier Special to the Beacon Journal Norton: After seven months, three resolutions and a pending Wednesday deadline, Norton City Council signed a water and sewer agreement with Barberton yesterday. The resolution, approved 7-0, was carefully written by Law Director Robert Heydorn to clarify Norton's intent to negotiate further details with Barberton on four tax-sharing joint economic development zones. Heydorn took great pains to construct a document that he said is an accurate statement and understanding between the cities but not "in and of itself an enforceable contract." After the meeting, Heydorn confirmed that he had shown the resolution to Barberton officials prior to yesterday's meeting and they were agreeable to the terms. "Barberton has seen it," Heydorn said. "I'm convinced they see it in the same manner." Meter Akron councilman calls change complicated Continued from Page CI would see their bills drop, and about 10,000 customers would see no change. Despite previous comments by William Hartung, the county's ex ecutive director of administration, that the council's move toward' meter conversion was "a hasty, ill-conceived deci sion," county General Coun sel Cindy Pe Hartung ters said last night that the administration is committed to moving forward with the changes. Councilman Michael D. Grimm, D-Tallmadge, argued that the council hasn't yet told the administration how to proceed on the conversion. Moreover, Grimm said, there are other issues like fairness among all county sewer customers that must be addressed before the changes are made. "We need to level the playing field from where it is now," said Grimm, chairman of the committee. "Now it's people in Tallmadge and Stow, whose rates are sky-high, who subsidize those on the flat rate." Once flat-rate customers are converted to meters, those subsidies won't be necessary, and the Summit Grinham, Elizabeth G.H., 80, of Cuyahoga Falls. Saturday. Billow funeral home, Cuyahoga Falls. Lautzenhiser, Freda M. (Reed), 88, of Cuyahoga Falls. Sunday. McGow-an-Reid funeral home. Leiby, Sally Virginia, of Akron. Sunday. Billow funeral home, Fairlawn. Lyon, Myrtle of Akron. Monday. Schlientz & Moore funeral home. Wagner, Bernita M., 73, of Barberton. Monday. Hahn funeral home. White, Julia, 88, of Akron. Thursday. Billow funeral home, Cuyahoga Falls. Willis, Elenore, 79, of Akron. Sunday. Schermesser funeral home. Stark Bettis, Anna, 101, of Massil-lon. Sunday. Paquelet funeral home. Elliott, Frederick W., 60, of Mineral City. Sunday. Gordon funeral home. Hershberger, Henry J., 83, of Hartville. Sunday. Arnold funeral home. Johnson, Dorothy, 80, of Se-bring. Sunday. Reed funeral home, Canton. McVann, Roberta B., 91, of East Sparta. Monday. Gordon funeral home. Monter, Raymond E., 82, of Alliance. Saturday. Shar-er-Stirling-Skivolocke funeral home. Rose, Jeanette R., 90, of Canton. Monday. Fine-frock-Gordon funeral home, Magnolia. Schworm, Anna, 86, of Alli Barberton's council rejected two previous resolutions that deleted the JEDD zone that includes the $1.7 billion Summit Energy Storage hydroelectric project. At issue is $4.8 million of income tax generated over seven years from a $326 million payroll of 1,000 SES construction jobs. Wnrfnn rffisialc nnnfonH nrnJ struction jobs have not been included on any JEDD zone in : Summit County and that taxes are once businesses are operating. Barberton, however, says construction jobs constitute growth and should be included in the tax-- snaring agreement. Before the vote, Norton council president Jane Sedmack told council that Congress did not pass btijj request tor tnree two-year extensions of its license. However, she said Congress may pass the extensions in early 1995 or could pass them once the construction deadline passes. SES' license calls for construction to begin in April. However, the company now says start-up will be later in 1995. Norton Council also named councilman Edmund Bell as a representative to negotiations with Barberton. higher rates should be reduced, Grimm said. Who will do billings, how often billings will be done and how to treat customers who use wells are other issues to be considered. Councilman Pete Crossland, D-Akron, was among those who took exception with Gallagher's characterization of the delay as capitula- uon. "This is a recognition of a complicated situation," he said. "I don't think this resolution is a capitulation to anything except that this is going to take time." Council President Kimberly A. Zurz, D-Green, said community meetings probably will be scheduled to make sure all residents understand the implications of the conversion. Three levies to be on February ballot CANTON: Three Lake School District replacement levies will be the only issues on the Feb. 7 special election ballot in Stark County. All three taxes permanent 4.3- and 4.8-mill levies and a four-year, 9.9-mill levy first passed in 1991 were rejected in this month's election by wide margins. The school board voted last week to try again in the special election. Replacing the three levies at current property values would add about $1.2 million to the $2.5 million they are generating. Together, the levies would cost the owner of a $75,000 home about $162 in additional taxes. School officials said the district would face a deficit by June if all three levies fail again. ance. Sunday. Cassa-day-Turkle-Christian funeral home, Alliance. Shide, Donald L., 75, formerly of Canton. Saturday. Reed funeral home. Sloat, Lena E., 110, of North Canton. Sunday. Schneeber-ger & Son funeral home. Smith, Mark Edwin, 34,, of Canton. Monday. Karlo ' & Sons funeral home, North Canton. Thomas, Robert, 82, of Alliance. Sunday. Sharer-Stir-ling-Skivolocke funeral home. Yokum, Etta, 89, of Canton. Saturday. Kreighbaum-Sand-ers funeral home, Canton Township. Young, Gordon, 73, of Mas-sillon. Sunday. Heitger funeral home. Portage Foguth, Brian M., 23, of Brimfield. Monday. Wood-Kortright funeral home, Ravenna. Madrin, Thomas Clifford, of Suffield. Saturday. Eck-ard-Baldwin funeral home. Wayne Good, Elverta M., 61, of Orr-ville. Saturday. Auble funeral home. Murphy, Carolyn M., 54, of Wooster. Saturday. Custer funeral home. Schlabach, Raymond J., 58, of Holmesville. Murray funeral home, Fredericksburg. Other Christmas, Irene H., 70, of Oakmont, Pa. Friday. Billow funeral home, Fairlawn. Freeman, Grady Nelson, 71, of Jasper, Tenn. Sunday. Rogers funeral home.

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