News-Journal from Mansfield, Ohio on March 7, 1978 · 8
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News-Journal from Mansfield, Ohio · 8

Mansfield, Ohio
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Tuesday, March 7, 1978
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8 Newt Journal, Mansfield, O. Tuesday, $802,000 program OWd at Crestline CRESTLINE - City council last night approved the city's $802,000 block grant application as outlined by Community Development Director Joseph Zara at a public hearing. Under the plan, the block grant money would be used for: Scott St. improvements including paving, sidewalks, curbs and waterlines at a cost of $163,000. Zara said, however, this would not complete all the improvements needed and it could take an additional $600,000 to complete work. Wiley St. Conrail grade crossing Hearings set on revamping city schools liy MeloHie Ann Gross Dr. James H. Fox, superintendent of the Mansfield City Schools, yesterday announced the dates of four community hearings on the plans for revamping the city school district. the first community meeting is set for Monday, March 20, at Newman Elementary School. The second meeting is set for Tuesday, March 21, at Prospect Elementary School. Woodland Elementary School will be the site of the third community hearing on Tuesday, March 28, and the fourth hearing will be held at Koseland Elementary School on Wednesday, March 29. All meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. Two main committees, made up of citizens as well as school people, are presently finishing up their proposals for reorganization of the city school system. Their plans are to be presented to school administrators this week. The reports and recommendations will be presented to the Mansfield Board of Education and the public next Wednesday, March 15, at the regular monthly school board meeting. The school board will meet in special session the following day at 7:30 p.m. with members of the reorganization and design committees as well as members of the school facilities committee. The purpose of the special meeting will be to prepare the format for presentation of the revamp plans at the public hearings. North Wood St. project Council reauthorizes draft of bridge plans LOUDONVILLE - Village council again authorized drafting of specifications for bids on a new North Wood St. bridge over the Conrail tracks, at its meeting Monday night. Council initially authorized preparing specifications at its Feb. 20 meeting but balked when it learned later the engineering firm of Karl Rohrer and Associates of Akron would charge between $8,500 and $10,000 for the work. Mayor Mel Shilling told the solons last night Rohrer had revised that figure to $5,000. Council authorized the firm to proceed with the preparation. The mayor and Rohrer officials already have met with the state department of transportation regarding obtaining partial funding for the project, but Shilling said the meeting was unproductive. Rohrer gave the preliminary estimate as $102,000 for the project. That would be for a welded-truss-type bridge to replace the existing 1911 structure, which was closed for safety reasons in April 1975. Conrail said it would contribute $15,000 towards the project if the village pays the remainder. Its contribution is conditional and will be put forward if the village closes the little-used North Adams St. rail crossing. Depending on favorable bidding and financing, the project could begin in June. In other action: Council contracted with General Telephone Co. for a new six-line telephone system for the municipal building at a cost of $53.40 per month for equipment, plus $117 per month for regular service. The service charge is $1 less than the village pays now and will in- Michigan man dies in crash SYLVAN I A (UPI) - An Adrian, Mich., man died in a car-bus accident just south of the Sylvania city limits, near Toledo. Officials said the bus was carrying members of the Kalamazoo Wings Inter national Hockey League team. Police said Kichard Sparks, 29, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. 23 when his car collided with the bus. He was dead at the scene. March 7, 1978 $70,000. Zara said the city would set this much aside and added Crestline's share of the project is 10 percent. Downtown urban renewal area street improvements and landscaping at an estimated cost of $102,000. According to Zara, if the city is lucky and bids come in low, remaining money could be used in other areas scheduled for improvements. Housing rehabilitation grants to the tune of $270,000, with low income and elderly residents the target of the grants. Zara said individual grants are Fox emphasized new district lines will not be prepared before the public hearings. Redisricting within the system may be done after the board decides what action to take regarding reorganization. The board will make that decision following the public hearings in order to first hear reactions and ideas from the community on the revamp plans. The school board decision on reorganization will be made at a special meeting, April 6. The reorganization and design committee has been examining the present kindergarten-through-grade-12 structure and looking at what changes might be made to best meet the needs of present and future students. This committee is considering a middle school system which could have kindergartners through fifth graders in the elementary buildings, sixth through eighth graders in the present junior highs and grades nine through 12 in the two high school buildings. This design committee is also looking at the possibility of returning the district to a one-high-school concept, perhaps with grades nine and 10 in one of the high school buildings and grades 11 and 12 in the other high school. The second committee is investigating and making recommendations regarding the use of school facilities to meet the organizational structure suggested by the first committee. elude an additional police department line. The new system also includes a multiline conference feature which could be used during states of emergency such as the January blizzard. Mayor Shilling appointed Mike Paul-lin to the village park board, with council confirming the appointment. Sgt. Robert Curry, village representative in meetings with the federal government to recover blizzard-incurred expenses, reported the village will receive $1,990, which is 75 percent of the cost of hiring outside contractors for snow removal. Councilman James Brewer asked if there is any federal program that could help in recovering overtime expenses incurred during the blizzard. The village paid about $14,000 in overtime during that emergency period but as yet hasn't heard of any program subsidizing wage losses. Councilman James Schrack reported installation of a generator system in the municipal building will be completed this weekend, except for inclusion of a natural gas conversion unit. There was a mix-up in the shipping of the unit, causing a delay in its installation. GOP goes after Brown State Rep. Sherrod Brown could be in for some interesting competition this November if the spirit displayed at yesterday's first meeting of his Republican challengers maintains its fervor. Brown was the target of several barbs tossed by the three hopefuls in the June primary. The winner of the preliminary tussle faces the incumbent for the 61st District seat. "Brown is the A-Number 1 liberal in the House," said John Buker. "He leads the charge in Columbus against everything we stand for." The son of a Mansfield dentist said he is against government controlling everything. The answer to changing things is to develop pride at home. "Here we are, a lot of grownups bickering about things, yet a 13-year-old Boy' Scout comes out and solves a problem. limited to $6,000. Target areas for these residential improvements are Scott, John, North and East Main Sts. and Bauer Ave. People in these areas will receive first priority, but the city is not ruling out grants to persons needing help in other areas. Rehabilitation loans at a maximum of 3 percent. Zara said these would be for people who might be eligible for grants, but where work would cost more than the $6,000. He added city officials still must work out arrangements with financial institutions. The city would set aside $100,000 for loans. Environmental review of the fourth-year plan (the current one) and preparation of a fifth-year plan at an estimated cost of $20,600. Administration and contingencies would take up the remainder of the grant moneys. Zara said the city will also put in its bid for a slice of the state's pie to the tune of $750,000. If secured from Ohio, this money would be used for eastside community development and more rehabilitation loans and grants. Council learned it might also have to pay out some money to get the municipal swimming pool in running operation this summer. Councilman Richard James questioned a recent statement by a park board member that the pool would not open this year. He said he has had numerous questions about the problem. Mayor Robert Hoffman there is a leak in the pool and that although city officials were aware of it last fall, bad weather set in before the situation could be evaluated. "We have no idea what damage has been done or where the leak is," Hoffman said, adding the extent of the problem won't be known until the weather breaks. The mayor said the cost of repairs may mean the pool will not open. Council authorized the payment of $1,000 each to the Crawford County Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Crawford County Council on Aging. First National Bank of Mansfield is planning an expansion of its drive-in facilities at its Crestline office, and asked council last night to consider vacating two dedicated alleys. E. Dean Wolford, bank vice president, said the bank is planning to spend $100,000 to open more drive-in lanes, and equipment for the expansions will cost in excess of $60,000. The new facilities will be located on the east side of the bank. The matter was referred to the planning commission for study and recommendation to council. Council received a letter from Columbia Gas Co. of Ohio announcing a 12.49 percent per 1,000 cubic feet of gas increase, to be tacked on to the March 31 bill. The company said the increase reflects the higher cost of purchasing natural gas and higher Ohio excise taxes. Council went on record objecting to the increase and will send a letter to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio informing that body of the objection. Council members also went on record officially opposing the closing the Mansfield weather station at Mansfield-Lahm Airport. Copies of the statement will be sent to Ohio's congressional delegation and other officials in Washington D.C. CARROLL MYERS , .' , x , f ? Is there any better example of a strong, positive attitude?" the candidate said. Buker was referring to Boy Scout Doug Doss who volunteered his Lexington troop to build and erect snow fence to alleviate drifting along Ohio 13. The offer was revealed in Sunday's News Journal. Buker, 25, said he is for reduced government controls, less bureaucracy and less government spending. He lives at 182 Poplar St. Another candidate, C. David Robinson, 129 Reba Ave., likened his stance to that of U.S. Rep, John Ashbrook. Robinson said the federal government has too much control of local affairs. As an example, the adult education instructor said a federal judge Is dictating the future of Cleveland schools. The 36-year-old Ohio National Guard "1 :-AMi,l:m 1ffiiii, Trtt I "- Siliyvtiilllfi la y , VIRGIL DOMINIC Club to hear TV newsman Virgil Dominic, news director of Cleveland's WJKW-TV 8, will be guest speaker at the Mansfield University Club's semi-annual meeting at 191 Park Place Thursday night. The meeting Is set for 6 p.m. Three new University Club board members will be elected during a brief business session, according to president William E. Frazier. Dominic is a veteran of the Cleveland broadcasting scene. As news director for Channel 8, he supervises a reporting and photographic staff of 55. His on-air appearances now are limited to station editorials, however, northcentral Ohio viewers recall he was prime anchorman at WKYC from 1965 through 1972. He left Cleveland in 1972 to become news director and prime anchorman in Atlanta and returned to Ohio in February 1977. Dominic is a native of McAlester, Okla., and began his career there at 16 by going to work for his hometown radio station, KNED. His jobs included news reporting, announcing, record spinning and cleaning up. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Tulsa in 1956 and went to work at WKY-TV in Oklahoma City. He was in the U.S. Air Force the next three years. He returned to Oklahoma City and was reporter and anchorman for the next six years. His assignments ranged from covering forest fires to supreme court impeachments. In 1965, NBC offered him the Cleveland chief anchorman assignment. Double cast to give class play LOUDONVILLE - "January Thaw," this year's Loudonville High School junior class play, is in rehearsal and will be performed March 17 and 18 in the Budd School auditorium. Double casting of this threeTact comedy is giving more juniors a chance to be in the play.. Girls in the cast are Sherri Algire, Lynette Atkinson, Jolene Gess, Mar-janna Kasse, Mary Krenrick, Jamie Lifer, Becki Long, Holly Mason, Kelly Miller, Cathy Reynolds and Rhonda Richert. Boys include Kevin Hans, Bob Horner, Ron Schrack, Bryan Sprang, Tom Truax, Bob Watson, Dave Weber and Kyle Ziegler. Mrs. Myers seeks post Carroll Myers, chairman of the Ashland County Republican Executive Committee, has filed petitions for the post of state central committeewoman for the 17th Congressional District. Active in the party since 1960, Mrs. Myers is one of four women in Ohio to head a county executive committee. She has been a member of the Ashland County Board of Elections since 1972 and is vice president of the Ohio Association of Election Officials. Mrs. Myers has been a field representative for Rep. John Ashbrook (R-Johnstown) since 1973 and previously headed the congressman's office in Ashland. She is the wife of Ashland businessman, Phil Myers, and the mother of four children. captain said more creative methods are needed to train people to get them off welfare rolls. The third contender, Robert S. Bush, stated he was the only one of the trio with any experience in government. A worker for officeholders such as gubernatorial candidate Charles Kurfess and State Rep. Harry Turner, Bush said he is familiar with the inner workings of government. - "We in this district don't have a leader at this time that will go out and make the people's voice heard," said the grandson of the late Paul Bush, former Mansfield mayor. He said another duty of a legislator is getting the people he represents to participate in government. Bush Is the only Republican candidate to have filed his petitions with the board of elections. The following records are obtained from lists provided by the two hospitals. Hospital Notes GENERAL HOSPITAL Admissions Bonita L. McFarland, 363 Indiana Ave.; Florence M. Farrow, 1996 Park Avenue West; Joyce M. Washington, 40 West First St.; Billie C. Meyers, 155 North Ford Rd.; Cynthia D. Weaver, 1079 West Longvlew Ave.; Lee M. Craven, 1023 South Trimble Rd. ; Dan Christo, 1204 Boyle Rd.; Carroll E. Fidler, Lexington;. Anna Lorls, 261 Parkway Dr.; Sherry A. Holmes, 415 Wayne St.; Sheri L. Bur-chill, 428 Hammond Ave.; Ladonna M. Hazen, 133 Grover Ave.; Alberta R. Hicks, 100 Stewart Ave.; Isabel G. Cor-ry, 616 Cline Ave.; Timothy W. Owens, 532 Daisy St.; Marvina A. Bond, 311 Newman St.; Howard L. Kenner, 8 South Walker Ave.; Barbara M. Potts, 1054 Straub Rd.; Mary C. Madden, 1113 Wyandotte Ave. ; Wilmer E. Gilbert, 311 West Long-view Ave.; Roy C. Crager, 741 Burger Ave. ; Theresa A. Ison, 1248 Richard Ct. ; Marie K. Schweitzer, 117 Gibson Ave.; i Pamela Eiklor, 221 Whittier Rd.; Tammy S. Matheny, 1104 North Trimble Rd.; Tina L. Matheny, 1104 North Trimble Rd.; Linda R. Lull, Bellville; Thelma I. Ingram, 1067 Woodside Dr.; Julia M. Crider, 1399 Lucas Rd.; Sonya Shepard, Shiloh; Evelyn J. Downing, 141 West Second St.; David Warden, Mt. Gilead; Mary A. Kirsh, 1127 Delwood Rd.; Mary A. Fife, 290 Wayne St.; Jason P. Carpenter, 1967 Lexington-Springmill Rd.; Mary L. Wien, 431 Stewart Lane; Shoundra K. Lawrence, 1400 Rest Haven Dr.; Robert L. Castleberry, 431 McPherson St. Releases Cynthia L. McCleese, Gal-ion; Mark E. Ewing, Dayton; Mozel Norwood, 670 King St.; Turner McCoy Jr., 308 West Sixth St.; Dovie M. Henderson, 1054 Herring Ave.; Bessie M. Macklin, 539 Allison Ave.; Harold V. Bollinger, 75 Sturges Ave.; baby boy Hedges, Lexington; Airsg) Mgp3SaD tort LOUDONVILLE Admissions Lawrence Donaldson, Loudonville; Maureen Woods, Reynolds-burg; Rheva Jones, Loudonville; Larry Kelser, Mansfield. MT. GILEAD Admissions Ruth Cullison, Carding-ton; Mrs. Grant Bentley, Cardington; Trent Garverick, Mt. Gilead; Mrs. George Smith, Mt. Gilead. ASHLAND Admissions Mrs. Delbert Besecker, Ashland; Mrs. Dorothy Hardy, Jeromes-ville; Archie Highman, Ashland; Mrs. Hazel Plank, Ashland; Mollie Sloan, West Salem; Mrs. Harold Walton, Ashland. Birth A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Quast, West Salem. WILLARD Admissions Mrs. Loretta Oney, Wil-lard; Ray Caudill, Plymouth; Tommie Waddels, Willard; Mrs. Linda Bevier, Willard; Mrs. Helen Ream, Plymouth. SHELBY Admissions Daniel Rabold, Shelby; Mrs. James Stine, Shelby; Mrs. Curtis Douglas, Shelby; Grace Holtz, Shelby; Mrs. Edward Philips, Shiloh; Philip Weaver, Shelby. Births A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barker, Mansfield; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Britt, Shelby. GALION : Admissions Miss Lisa Siconolfi, Galion; Roy Barter, Crestline; Patrick Bennett, Galion; R.C. Teynor, Galion; Mrs. Gary Gray, Galion; Mrs. C.R. Knowlton, Bucyrus; Mrs. Vesta Lambert, Galion; Mrs. Eugene Teets, Bucyrus; James Colwell, Bucyrus; David Holt, Tiro; Timothy Kuhn, Galion; Raymond Palmer, Bucyrus; Mrs. Kenneth Stoner, Galion. rwnry w. oiocw reason to with your taxes. At H&R Block, we understand these new forms, we know the laws. We'll do everything we can to save you money. And that's Reason No. 1 why you should let H&R Block do your taxes. H&R BLOCK- THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 201 S. MAIN 495 INDIANA AVE. WEST PARK SHOPPING CENTER Open M Wtakdoyt, M Sat. and Sun. 526-4720 No Appolntmtirt Ntctmry Sears Alto in most major lAAi, RUUUCK AND CU Ruth A. Hardman, 11 South Mulberry St.; MaryLou Booker, 1948 Middle-Bell-ville Rd.; Brenda K. Gordon, 481 Luther St. ; Pamela S. Hartge and baby boy, 210 East Third St.; Marilyn D. Cline and baby girl, West Lafayette; Amy Milum, 337 Brenda Dr.; Rosana M. Remy and baby boy, Butler; Kimberly A. Wetzel, 2018 Tulipwood Dr.; Patty C. Conn, 1119 Caldwell St.; Dianna K. Crawford, Bellville. PEOPLE'S HOSPITAL Admissions Mrs. Earl J. Doolittle, 161 Ridgewood Rd.; Mrs. Virgil Baker, Bellville; Lewis Schroeder, Bellville; Manuel Gillum, Ohio 39; Jay C. Eckert, . Lexington; Mrs. Ruth Harris, 360 Detroit Ave. ; Valorie McGathey, 97 Oxford Ave.; Roger E. Marquardt, 1626 Lor-Kay Dr.; William M. Nolan, 226 West Third St.; Glenda R. Tackett, 394 Lincoln Ave.; Mrs. John R. Boreman, 1000 Lenox Ave.; Mrs. Gus Pinkston, 187 Buckingham Ave. ; Mrs Donald E. Berry, 393 Seventh Ave.; Sidney L. Wallace, 209 North Mulberry St.; Mrs. Paul E. Pettry, 151 West Third St.; David A. Brown, 432 Lee Lane; Mrs. Linda Stephenson, 192 Gerke Ave. Releases Lloyd M. Koenig, 373 Wil-lowwood Dr. ; Rosa Yoder, Ashland; Ry-mond Rinehart, 423 Burn St.; Timothy A. Dunham, Lucas; Mrs. James E. Fields, Amoy Rd.; Danny L. Miller, 668 Darbydale Rd.; Darlene I. Heater, 138 Grasmere Ave.; Richard R. Gerhart, 150 North Ridge Rd.; Tracey H. Mark-well, 1105 Wade Dr.; Mrs. Erwin Del-bert, Mansfield, RD 7. Births GENERAL HOSPITAL Monday Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver, 1079 West Longview Ave. Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Darr, Lexington. Son to Mr. and Mrs. George Bogner, 2719 Lutz Ave. CRESTLINE Admissions James Estep, Galion; Mrs. Wallace Taylor, Crestline; Mrs. Lloyd Walker, Mansfield; William Russell, Crestline; Angelo Caporini, Mansfield; Linda Eldridge, Crestline; Myrtle Pfahler, Crestline; Quinci Chatman, Crestline; Geneva Williams, Bucyrus; Leo Anatra, Crestline; Ben Flaherty, Crestline; Paul Harvey Jr., Crestline. BUCYRUS Admissions Mrs. Donald Cook, Bucyrus; William Watkins Sr., Bucyrus; Donavon Hamilton, Bucyrus; Melvin Al-spach, Bucyrus; Mrs. Bessie Cook, Bucyrus; Shelly Alban, Nevada; Mrs. Robert Chance, Nevada; Mrs. Corliss Rutter, Bucyrus; Mrs. Charles Bamett, Galion; Mrs. Alfred Martin, Bucyrus; Rodney Shambaugh, Bucyrus. Births A son to Mr. and Mrs. William Moore, Bucyrus; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Sid Leavans, Bloomville. Bloodmobile Schedule I Richland County Red Cross I 39 North Park St. 1 Thursday, March 9 ; 9:30 a.m. to 3: 15 p.m. Free parking in downtown city '- garage only. Tickets stamped at Red Cross, courtesy Hallmark : Cafeteria. j Transportation available. y I Baby sitter on duty. Call in advance for appointment. -I 1 524-0311. The blood you give will save a life, possibly your own. I ? "The new tax forms. A good let us help stores during regular store hours

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