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  LEGAL NOTICE  
  August 3, 2017 Edition  
     IN THE DISTRICT COURT
      OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS DIVISION 15
      IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF
      DILLON R. HOLMES
      Case No. 17 AD 54
      A Minor Child Under 18 Years of Age
      NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION
      FOR ADOPTION
      ARCHIE L. HOLMES AND
      TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED:
      You are hereby notified that on the 5th day of April, 2017, Petitioner, Randall B. Peterson, filed in this Court a Petition for Adoption of Dillon R. Holmes, a minor, whose date of birth is October 19, 1999, and for change of the name of the minor child to Dillon R. Peterson. This Court, located at 100 N. Kansas Ave., Olathe, KS 66061 3273, will hear the Petition on the 29th day of August, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Failure to respond will result in judgment being rendered as prayed for in the Petition. Govern yourselves accordingly.
      SUBMITTED BY:
      _/s/ Monte L, Miller___________________
      MONTE L. MILLER, K.S.C. #11983
      Miller & Miller, Chtd.
      702 Commercial, Suite II-B
      Emporia, Kansas 66801
      (620) 343-2650
      FAX No. (620) 343-9357
      Counsel for Petitioner
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  July 20, 2017 Edition  
     IN THE DISTRICT COURT
      OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS DIVISION 15
      IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF
      DILLON R. HOLMES
      Case No. 17 AD 54
      A Minor Child Under 18 Years of Age
      NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION
      FOR ADOPTION
      ARCHIE L. HOLMES AND
      TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED:
      You are hereby notified that on the 5th day of April, 2017, Petitioner, Randall B. Peterson, filed in this Court a Petition for Adoption of Dillon R. Holmes, a minor, whose date of birth is October 19, 1999, and for change of the name of the minor child to Dillon R. Peterson. This Court, located at 100 N. Kansas Ave., Olathe, KS 66061 3273, will hear the Petition on the 29th day of August, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Failure to respond will result in judgment being rendered as prayed for in the Petition. Govern yourselves accordingly.
      SUBMITTED BY:
      _/s/ Monte L, Miller___________________
      MONTE L. MILLER, K.S.C. #11983
      Miller & Miller, Chtd.
      702 Commercial, Suite II-B
      Emporia, Kansas 66801
      (620) 343-2650
      FAX No. (620) 343-9357
      Counsel for Petitioner
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  July 20, 2017 Edition  
     Boardman Schools Saves Money
      Through “Retire/Rehire” Program
      As part of the current negotiated agreements between the Boardman Board of Education and its unions (the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Chapter #334 and the Boardman Education Association) an employee may retire from the Boardman Local School District and be immediately rehired for less pay and benefits. There are substantial savings to the Board of Education for each employee who elects to participate in this opportunity. The Boardman Local School District has saved over $4,000,000 since instituting this program ten years ago. At this time, employees wishing to participate in this option can retire and be re-employed for the next calendar year.
      The employees listed below have indicated their intent to take part in this option for the next calendar year. This action will occur at the August 28, 2017 Board of Education Meeting.
      Richard Nelson
      Any citizen interested in hearing more details about this provision in the negotiated agreement or wishing to speak before the Board of Education regarding this matter may do so at the July Board of Education meeting. This public meeting will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 6:30 p.m. at Center Intermediate School.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 22, 2017 Edition  
     ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
      Sealed proposals will be received by the Boards of Austintown, Boardman and Canfield Township Trustees until BID SUBMISSION DATE: 12:00 NOON, (BOARDMAN TIME) Monday June 26, 2017, @ the BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP ROAD DEPARTMENT, 8299 MARKET STREET, BOARDMAN, OHIO 44512, and opened and read aloud at 5:30 PM at the Boardman Township Trustees Board Meeting, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 for:
      2017 RESURFACING OF VARIOUS ROADS
      IN AUSTINTOWN, BOARDMAN AND
      CANFIELD TOWNSHIPS
      A copy of the plans and specifications may be obtained at the Boardman Township Fiscal Office or Boardman Township Road Department, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512.
      For all bids in excess of $50,000.00, a certified check representing TEN percent (10%) of the proposal, drawn on a solvent bank, and payable to Boardman Township, or a bid bond in the sum of TEN percent (10%) of the proposal in lieu thereof must accompany each and every proposal as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into with the Board of Township Trustees, in the manner provided by law.
      A performance bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price will be required after the award of the contract. However, if the item bid is available for immediate delivery and specified as such in the bid, a performance bond will not then be required.
      A payment bond in the amount of 100% of the estimated cost of the work conditioned for the payment by the Contractor and all Subcontractors for labor performed and materials furnished in connection with the project involved.
      Bids of Corporations not chartered in Ohio MUST be accompanied by proper certifications that such Corporation is licensed to do business in Ohio.
      Attention of the Bidder is directed to the requirements that each proposal must be accompanied by a non-collusion affidavit, properly executed by the Bidder. Further, the successful Bidder will be required to execute an affidavit required by Sec. 5719.042 of the Ohio Revised Code. No payment shall be made on any contract for which no such affidavit has been submitted.
      All Contractors and all subcontractors MUST be pre-qualified by ODOT in the specific work item they intend to perform.
      This project is partially funded by the Ohio Public Works Commission. All bidders shall comply with the prevailing wage rates as determined by the State of Ohio, Department of Commerce along with other provisions included within the contract documents that are applicable to Ohio Public Works Commission projects.
      Domestic Steel use requirements as specified in Section 153.011 of the Revised Code apply to this project. Copies of Section 153.011 of the revised Code can be obtained from any of the offices of the Department of Administrative Services. All steel products must meet the requirements of ODOT CMS 106.09.
      The contractor and all subcontractors for this project must be enrolled in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Drug Free Workplace Program or in a similar program approved by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Any contractor that does not meet this requirement will have their bid deemed non-responsive and cannot be awarded the contract.
      The Boards of Township Trustees reserve the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. In addition, the Boards of Township Trustees reserves the right to participate in state contracts which the Department of Administrative Services, Office of State Purchasing has entered into for the purchase of supplies, services, equipment and certain materials pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 125.04. No bids may be withdrawn for at least sixty (60) days after the opening thereof.
      Each bidder must insure that all employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, color, sex or national origin.
      The Engineer’s Estimate is $1,017,000.00
      Clearly indicate the item being bid, as well as the name and address of the person or business submitting the bid, on the outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid.
      PLEASE NOTE:
      Entire Contract Book must be completed and returned intact. Failure to complete all forms contained in Bidding Documents may result in Bid being deemed irregular.
      BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      LAURA L. WOLFE, FISCAL OFFICER
      BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      WILLIAM D. LEICHT, FISCAL OFFICER
      BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF CANFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      CARMEN HEASLEY, FISCAL OFFICER
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 18, 2017 Edition  
     Legal Notice
      Boardman Schools Saves Money
      Through its “Retire/Rehire” Program
      As part of the current negotiated agreements between the Boardman Board of Education and its unions (the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Chapter #334 and the Boardman Education Association) an employee may retire from the Boardman Local School District and be immediately rehired for less pay and benefits. There are substantial savings to the Board of Education for each employee who elects to participate in this opportunity. The Boardman Local School District has saved over $4,000,000 since instituting this program ten years ago. At this time, employees wishing to participate in this option can retire and be re-employed for the next calendar year.
      The employees listed below have indicated their intent to take part in this option for the next calendar year. This action will occur at the July 24, 2017 Board of Education Meeting.
      Maddalena Amero Italian Teacher
      Any citizen interested in hearing more details about this provision in the negotiated agreement or wishing to speak before the Board of Education regarding this matter may do so at the May Board of Education meeting. This public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Center Intermediate School.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 18, 2017 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM, at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendment will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2017-01
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 255 parcels of real property from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      17 Parcels along West Dover Road
      34 Parcels along Arden Boulevard
      29 Parcels along Shelby Road
      29 Parcels along Cascade Road
      43 Parcels along Stratmore Avenue
      44 Parcels along Risher Avenue
      32 Parcels along Sylvia Lane
      8 Parcels along Donmar Lane
      19 Parcels along Hopkins Road
      The vacated portion of roadway between Cascade Road and Shelby Road
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Krista Beniston, AICP,
      Director of Zoning and Development
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 11, 2017 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM, at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendment will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2017-01
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 255 parcels of real property from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      17 Parcels along West Dover Road
      34 Parcels along Arden Boulevard
      29 Parcels along Shelby Road
      29 Parcels along Cascade Road
      43 Parcels along Stratmore Avenue
      44 Parcels along Risher Avenue
      32 Parcels along Sylvia Lane
      8 Parcels along Donmar Lane
      19 Parcels along Hopkins Road
      The vacated portion of roadway between Cascade Road and Shelby Road
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Krista Beniston, AICP,
      Director of Zoning and Development
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 11, 2017 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2017-13
      John Sullivan, 340 Indianola Road, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article V, Residence R-1 Districts, D. Private Garages and other Out-Buildings, in order to build an 884 square foot detached garage seeking relief from the 676 square foot detached garage size limit. The property is further known as GL 19 DIV 4, Parcel Number 29-009-0-244.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-1, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2017-14
      Stephany Sheekey, Planner for AMERCO Real Estate, 2727 N Central Avenue, 5N, Phoenix, AZ 85004, requests a conditional use variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XVI Administration, Section I Conditional Use Regulations to allow for the operation of self-storage and truck and trailer rental at 472 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, Ohio 44512. The property is further known as Lot 1 REPL of G-M Realty Inc PL, Parcel Number 29-067-0-066.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Atty. John F. Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Krista D. Beniston, AICP,
      Director of Zoning and Development
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  April 13, 2017 Edition  
     Boardman Township Civil Service Commission
      Full-Time Entry Level Fire Fighter
      Boardman, OH - $27,750.00 Annual Salary
      Beginning on April 17, 2017, a complete job announcement and application with available bonus points can be viewed on the Boardman Township website: www.boardmantwp.com. (Click on Administration, then on Civil Service)
      Applications will be available electronically via the Boardman Township Website www.boardmantwp.com or by email request to boardmancivilservice@gmail.com, from April 17, 2017 through May 18, 2017. Office hours: by appointment only, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm, except Holidays.
      Completed applications will be accepted beginning April 24, 2017 from 9-12pm and 2-4pm Monday through Thursday until May 18, 2017, except Holidays. The Boardman Civil Service Office is located at the Boardman Township Fire Department, 136 Boardman-Poland Rd, Boardman, Ohio. If you encounter an unforeseeable scheduling conflict, please contact (330) 540-8204 for further assistance.
      Applicants must be a between the ages of 18-36, must be a United States citizen, must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a Certificate of Completion, at the applicant’s expense for physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College to participate in the written examination.
      AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
     
  Choosing The Right Professional To Help You With Your Journey  
  by Jack Wilkins   February 23, 2017 Edition  
      Today, many people have somebody to help them with their health and wellness goals. Mainly they have a personal trainer to help them with their fitness goals and a dietitian or nutritionist to help them with their meal planning and diet. This can be a huge benefit. This professional can help a person stay motivated, stay on track, plan and set their goals, and help them achieve those goals. But the first thing that needs to be done in all of this is choosing the right professional to help you, and that can turn out to be a very big hassle. So many times I hear of people going from personal trainer to personal trainer trying to find the right one to help them reach their goals. There are so many things to look at, but I’m going to give a few tips and things to keep your eyes open for to help you choose the right professional for you.
      One of the main things to check for is credentials. Look for degrees, certifications, and any form of validation that shows they are suited to help you in this field. You want to make sure they are legitimate in being able to help you. If they do have certifications, then check for reviews. Normally, if they are legitimate and have experience, you can find reviews. Ask somebody that also uses them. Look for reviews online. Meet with them and check their office for progress pictures of clients and credentials on the wall. You want to make sure you find somebody who not only has experience, but also has a good reputation of providing a quality service. Also, if it’s somebody newer in the field and they are advertising hard, always check to see if they have the experience and reputation to back up what they claim.
      Next is make sure the person knows how to help you reach your goals. Be positive that they listen to you and what you are saying. So many times a trainer won’t listen to what you tell them, and will use all of the same techniques they use with themselves or with other clients. Nobody is the same so that doesn’t work. You want to make sure that you are being helped and trained in accordance to your goals. If you aren’t, then that is a sign you need to find another professional to help you. You will know you’re not because you will have little or no progress towards your goals.
      Another important thing is if they are helping you to learn or not. One of my biggest focal points when I work with somebody is to hopefully help them to learn as they go. They may want to work with me continuously, but I always try to help them learn and realize why they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it. This way if something happens, if I get sick for example and have to be off for a few days, they are still able to get a workout in and know exactly what to do. This way the client is not clueless, and can still make progress towards their goals. Another main thing is to make sure your trainer knows how to work around injuries, whether they be minor and acute or major and chronic. An experienced trainer with good knowledge will know how to work around mostly all injuries. They will know how to maintain your progress, and many times help you gain progress. They should never make you work through an injury, and even make you do a movement if it hurts or you feel pain. The old “no pain, no gain” theory is not a good one to follow.
      Those are just a few main things out of many to look for and help you out if you are looking for a health professional to guide you to reach your goals and help you progress. Keep these things in mind and hopefully they are useful to you in your decision making process. Just remember when hiring somebody to help you, there are there for just that, to help YOU. Make sure that is what they are doing. Always research and investigate before making any decisions and that will help you obtain the right professional to keep you guided toward your goals.
      Fore more information contact Jack Wilins (JACKed Health), 330-565-0352, www.jackedhealth.com
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 16, 2017 Edition  
     POLICE DISPATCHER
      BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP
      POLICE DEPARTMENT
      The Boardman Township Trustees are seeking to fill the position of full-time Dispatcher (40 hrs. per week), in the Police Department. Applicant must accept all shifts including weekends & holidays. Initial consideration will be given to applicants with previous dispatch experience. Must possess a high school diploma, and undergo a successful background investigation, physical exam, and complete a 1 year probationary period. Responsibilities: answer incoming calls (911 and non-emergency); multi-tasking communication skills; assess critical situations and prioritize; disseminate information accurately; deal with the public in a professional, service-oriented manner. Applications can be obtained at the Boardman Twp. Police Department Records Room or online at the Township website, Boardmantwp.com (click on Employment). Applications should be submitted to: Lt. Albert Kakascik, Boardman Police Department, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. CLOSING DATE 3.4.17 EEO
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 9, 2017 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2017-04
      Danielle Saker, 3527 Hopkins Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44511, agent of Heritage Home for Youth LLC, DBA Heritage Home for Girls, requests a conditional use variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XVI Administration, Section I Conditional Use Regulations to allow for the operation of a group home for youth at 4703 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. The property is further known as Lot 126 Shadyside Pl, Parcel Number 29-001-0-498.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Atty. John F. Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Krista D. Beniston, AICP
      Director of Zoning and Development
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 9, 2017 Edition  
     POLICE DISPATCHER
      BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP
      POLICE DEPARTMENT
      The Boardman Township Trustees are seeking to fill the position of full-time Dispatcher (40 hrs. per week), in the Police Department. Applicant must accept all shifts including weekends & holidays. Initial consideration will be given to applicants with previous dispatch experience. Must possess a high school diploma, and undergo a successful background investigation, physical exam, and complete a 1 year probationary period. Responsibilities: answer incoming calls (911 and non-emergency); multi-tasking communication skills; assess critical situations and prioritize; disseminate information accurately; deal with the public in a professional, service-oriented manner. Applications can be obtained at the Boardman Twp. Police Department Records Room or online at the Township website, Boardmantwp.com (click on Employment). Applications should be submitted to: Lt. Albert Kakascik, Boardman Police Department, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. CLOSING DATE 3.4.17 EEO
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 9, 2017 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      Please be advised that the 2016 Annual Financial Report of Boardman Township is complete and has been sent to the Auditor of Stte. These Statements can be picked up at the Township Government center.
      William D. Leicht
      Boardman Township
      Fiscal Officer.
  JACKED +HEALTH ....  
  Goal Setting For The New Year:   January 19, 2017 Edition  
     by Jack Wilkins, Jacked +Health
      Happy 2017 everyone. It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, isn’t it? Every new year can be a new beginning and a fresh start.
      With the beginning of a new year, comes the planning and setting of new goals and resolutions that everyone will be looking to accomplish. So many times though, we end up falling short. We end up giving up and barely accomplishing anything towards the goal or resolution we set. We then forget about it and don’t think about it again until the next year. It’s not always easy to stay on track, but here are a few pointers and tips that can help keep things in line for you.
      One of the biggest problems with New Year’s resolutions is the size of the resolution or goal being set. So often we set a very large goal and plan on accomplishing it in a very little amount of time, when in reality it’s unreal. When we set goals we have to set them accordingly. It’s much better and goals are much more attainable if we set them according to cycles, specifically microcycles and macrocycles. Macrocycles are for the big goals and microcycles are for smaller goals to accomplish in order to get to the big goal.
      For example, if you want to lose 120 pounds, you can’t just say you will do it in 3 months, and then when it doesn’t happen give up. Give yourself a year. Breaking that down would have you losing 10 pounds a month. Breaking it down even further would have you losing 2-3 pounds a week. That looks and will feel much more attainable, and will have a much higher chance of being accomplished. No matter what, every goal is going to take work and time. You have to have goals to advance, and they have to require work in order to help us attain self-worth and achievement to keep moving on to the next level.
      Another reason that many times we fall short or don’t succeed is because we don’t have a plan. We set a goal but we have no means of getting there. I’ll stick with weight loss for an example. If we set a goal to lose 50 pounds, we don’t set a goal date and we don’t come up with a plan. We might just go to the gym and start working out as hard as we can and do everything without any rhyme or reason.
      Planning is a huge part of goal success. In order to lose 50 pounds, we have to figure out what we are going to do. How are we going to eat? How are we going to pace our workouts so that we aren’t absolutely miserable? Are we going to get enough sleep? When will we workout? For how long? How many days a week. We need to figure all of these things out because they are part of the plan we will need in order to achieve success. Planning helps to keep us organized, focused, and on track. It is a huge part of your path to succeeding.
      One more important thing to reaching your goals is consistency and accountability. There is no easy trick to consistency and accountability though. They are up to you and require you keeping yourself going. There will be days where you don’t want to stay on top of things, and days you feel like it would be easier to quit. But no matter what those days are going to pass and you will be at the next good day again where you will be motivated. Where you know you are doing what you need to be doing and accomplishing everything you need to get done. Just imagine if on the days you feel like quitting would it actually be worth it compared to the days when you’re motivated and excited to accomplish more?
      So as your making your new year goals, or if you already have them, try using and implanting these tips to help you succeed.
      Remember to get better little by little everyday, even if it’s just one percent. Because after so many days, that little one percent will be a very large percent, and that is when it will all be worth it.
     
  On The Bright Side......  
  Good & Evil:   January 19, 2017 Edition  
     By Lisa K. Robinson
      During a turbulent flight between Dallas and Pittsburgh, I pondered the leading news stories in USA Today and clutched my husband’s hand just a little harder. An Iraq war veteran went off the rails and killed 5 people in an airport and wounded another 8. A mother allowed her boyfriend to rape and murder her adopted daughter. My mind and heart hurt. I have been a believer most of my adult life, and yet, when I see senseless violence and suffering, I confess to having doubts. Why doesn’t God stop this stuff in its tracks? If the plane went down, would my questions be answered?
      Years ago, I read The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. Honestly, the book was so heavy and my life was so full that I didn’t finish it. Sorting through a mass of books at Ollie’s, I found it again for just $4. I would try to get through it once again, although my life has not emptied out very much since it was first published 17 years ago. Strobel described an interview he had with Charles Templeton, who died just months after the interview at the age of 84 of Alzheimer’s.
      In the late 40s and early 50s, Charles Templeton ministered all over the country with evangelist Billy Graham. Templeton and Graham were best friends and partners, and thousands were brought to faith through their work. Templeton was an intellectual with a quick, inquisitive, logical mind. His most pressing unanswered question: How a loving God could permit evil and suffering in this world?
      Doubts plagued Billy Graham too. Could he trust Scripture as being inspired by God Himself? If he couldn’t trust the Bible, how could he go on? Templeton urged Graham that modern people wisely didn’t believe everything they read in the Bible. It was intellectual suicide. Faith and intellect could not coexist in the same person.
      Graham took his Bible and went for an evening walk in the San Bernadino Mountains right before his Los Angeles crusade. Graham confessed in prayer that he could not answer the tough questions Templeton posed. Something supernatural stirred in Graham. He came to the realization that he didn’t have to have all the answers to all the questions. The human mind is finite, and even his best friend, Charles Templeton’s, brilliant, probing mind was finite. But God is infinite. The only thing Graham needed was faith that God was real. Faith bridges the finite to the infinite.
      Strobel wrote that this was a pivotal moment for Graham and a disappointing one for Templeton. Templeton, fifty years later, had never accused Graham of being a fraud. In fact, although the two had lost contact for years, Templeton had nothing but respect and affection for Graham as a man of honesty and integrity. The two men simply took divergent paths in answering the same question. Graham went on to have an international ministry and had the opportunity to discuss issues of faith with every sitting president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. Templeton taught and went on to write several books on atheism, his last and most recognized, Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith.
      Strobel asked Templeton what pushed him away from his faith. Templeton described a picture on the cover of Life magazine depicting a grief stricken African mother holding her dead infant and looking up to the sky. North Africa had endured a severe and prolonged drought. He asked how a loving God could allow this terrible suffering when all that woman and baby needed was rain. Who controls the rain? God does, but He didn’t send it. Templeton spent his entire life thinking about why God didn’t send the rain.
      Strobel pressed Templeton, whose Alzheimer’s was strangely at bay for the majority of the interview. Templeton praised Jesus’ simplicity but described him as a moral genius:
      “His ethical sense was unique. He was the intrinsically wisest person that I’ve ever encountered in my life or in my readings. His commitment was total and led to his own death, much to the detriment of the world. What could one say about him except that this was a form of greatness?”
      Templeton went onto say that Jesus was the most important thing in his life and that he adored Him. Later in the interview, Templeton confessed that he missed Jesus. A thin, frail 83 year man, padding around in corduroy slippers in his Toronto penthouse and dying of Alzheimer’s, cried real tears over the loss of his best friend, Jesus.
      There is only one conclusion to Charles Templeton’s question that makes any sense at all but doesn’t address all the rabbit trail questions Billy Graham couldn’t answer. Some things can only be described in relationship to other things. For example, darkness is an absence of light. Evil is simply an absence of God. The Apostle Paul writes in 1 John 1:5: “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.”
      When I was a little girl, I asked my dad the Charles Templeton question. My dad, one of the smartest people I know or know of, advised me to do my part to do good and be kind, even in the smallest of ways. He told me my little light would chase away just a little bit of the world’s darkness.
      This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  November 3, 2016 Edition  
     Boardman Township
      Civil Service Commission
      Full-Time Entry Level Police Officer,
      Boardman, OH $35,221.00 Annual Salary
      The complete job announcement and application with available bonus points can be viewed on the Boardman Township website: www.boardmantwp.com .
      Applications will be available electronically via the Boardman Township Website www.boardmantwp.com or by email request to boardmancivilservice@gmail.com, from November 21, 2016 through December 16, 2016. Office hours: by appointment only, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm.
      Completed applications will be accepted beginning December 5, 2016 from 9-12pm and 2-5pm Monday - Friday until December 16, 2016, except weekends & holidays. The Boardman Civil Service Office is located at the Boardman Township Fire Department, 136 Boardman-Poland Rd, Boardman, Ohio. If you encounter an unforeseeable scheduling conflict, please contact (330) 540-8204 for further assistance.
      Applicants must obtain a Certificate of Completion, at the applicant’s expense, for physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College to participate in the written examination. Certifications dated within two (2) years of the exam date will be accepted. Test dates are November 13, 2016 or December 11, 2016.
      The written examination will be administered on December 21, 2016 in the library of the Boardman Senior High School located at 7777 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, Ohio.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  November 3, 2016 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-30
      Lori Bowser, Account Executive Fast Signs, agent of Beeghly Oaks Realty LLC, 180 Sylvan, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, requests a variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XII, Exceptions and Special Provisions, Section H. Signs and Billboards, Letter D, Number 1, in order to construct a sign seeking relief from the limitation of one sign per parcel at 6505 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512. The property is further known as Lot 2, IRR Beeghly Medical Center, Plat Number 1, Parcel Number 29-004-0-170.00-0. Said property is zoned Article X, Commercial Districts, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-31
      Ronald M. Yarab, Jr. MD, CEO-COO All Points Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, agent of Girls Property Group LLC, 822 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, Ohio 44514, requests a variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XII, Exceptions and Special Provisions, Section H. Signs and Billboards, Letter D, Number 9, in order to construct a sign on E. Western Reserve Road seeking relief from the limitation of one sign on each street frontage at an entrance on a corner lot. The property is further known as BLDG 822, Unit 1, Southwestern Run Professional Park Condo 11th Amendment, Parcel Number 29-048-0-029.01-0. Said property is zoned Article X, Commercial Districts, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Atty. John F. Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Krista D. Beniston, AICP
      Director of Zoning and Development
  Magic Of The Angels Christmas Nov. 19 At Mr. Anthony’s  
  November 3, 2016 Edition  
     Magic of the Angels Christmas 30th annual Christmas event, Silver & Gold Jubilee, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 19 at Mr. Anthony’s famous banquet hall, 7440 South Ave..
      Master of ceremonies is Stan Boney. Chairing this year’s celebration is Geri Kosar and Joan Zarlenga.
      Shelly LaBerto serves as president of the Angels.
      A gourmet dinner will be served, followed by dancing to the music of the Sensations. The evening will include live and silent auctions of decorated trees, designer pieces, gift baskets, collector’s items and more.
      A special live auction items include a Peek’n Peak Resort golf getaway, dinner with Ellen and Jim Tressel at their home, a year of skating at the Skate Zone Fun Center and a fully decorated Christmas tree.
      Angel ornaments will be sold to win a chance for an elegant piece of jewelry from Komara Jewelers.
      Grand raffle tickets will be sold for a $1,500 holiday shopping spree compliments of Eastwood Mall Complex and other wonderful items. Tickets cost six for $5, or $1 each and can be purchased by calling 330-599-5568 or from members of the Angels. The winner does not need to be present to win.
      The celebration will benefit Easter Seals and will feature the Building Tomorrows program of intense therapy for children with disabilities.
      Tickets for the event cost $75/person or for patrons $100. Call 330-599-5500 for tickets or to make a donation.
      During the evening, guests have an opportunity to buy ornaments towards the Children’s Magical Tree which decorates the Center for the Christmas season.
      Corporate sponsors include:
       •Golden Santas: Phyllis and Vincent Bacon, and Joan and Lou Zarlenga.
       •Silver Santas: Boardman Rotary, Candy and Eddie DeBartolo, Carolynn and George Mitchell ,and Susan and Timothy Rupert
       •Bronze Santas: Emily and William DeToro, Kathy and Ron Carroll, Jane J. and Tom Evans, Jones Wealth Management, Geri and Bernie Kosar, Shelly LaBerto, Carol and Doug Lumsden, Joe Mineo Creative Design, Sally and Bill Reedy,
      Stephen Solic, III Auctioneer, The Cafaro Foundation and Frank C. and Norma J. Watson Family Foundation.
       •Pewter Santas: Chick-fil-A of Tiffany Square Plaza, Edison Lighting, John MacIntosh Jr., Lynn and Bob Sahli, Something New, Denise and John York and V & V Appliance Parts Inc.
      The Angels upcoming event is the Holiday Brunch and Sweet Shoppe will be held Dec. 7 at Mr. Anthony’s.
      All proceeds benefit Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  October 27, 2016 Edition  
     Boardman Township
      Civil Service Commission
      Full-Time Entry Level Police Officer,
      Boardman, OH $35,221.00 Annual Salary
      The complete job announcement and application with available bonus points can be viewed on the Boardman Township website: www.boardmantwp.com .
      Applications will be available electronically via the Boardman Township Website www.boardmantwp.com or by email request to boardmancivilservice@gmail.com, from November 21, 2016 through December 16, 2016. Office hours: by appointment only, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm.
      Completed applications will be accepted beginning December 5, 2016 from 9-12pm and 2-5pm Monday - Friday until December 16, 2016, except weekends & holidays. The Boardman Civil Service Office is located at the Boardman Township Fire Department, 136 Boardman-Poland Rd, Boardman, Ohio. If you encounter an unforeseeable scheduling conflict, please contact (330) 540-8204 for further assistance.
      Applicants must obtain a Certificate of Completion, at the applicant’s expense, for physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College to participate in the written examination. Certifications dated within two (2) years of the exam date will be accepted. Test dates are November 13, 2016 or December 11, 2016.
      The written examination will be administered on December 21, 2016 in the library of the Boardman Senior High School located at 7777 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, Ohio.
  Walsh College Student Awarded First Smith Scholarship  
  October 13, 2016 Edition  
     Sister Jerome’s Mission, a program of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, and the program’s advisory committee, named a scholarship in honor of Clarence R. ‘Sonny’ Smith Jr. and his wife, Rose Marie, during a dinner celebration Sunday evening, Oct. 9, acknowledging the couple’s long-time support of Sister Jerome and her ministries.
      The event was held at the Maronite Center. Some 150 persons attended.
      Sister Jerome was unable to attend, as she is recuperating from a broken hip suffered two weeks ago.
      The Clarence R. and Rose Marie Smith Scholarship will be presented each year to an outstanding student or students taking part in Sister Jerome’s Mission College Program.
      Sister Jerome’s Mission College program breaks the cycle of generational poverty by helping students from low-income families to succeed in college. In addition to pairing students with knowledgeable mentors who guide them through the higher education experience, Sister Jerome’s Mission College program also provides financial assistance for essentials such as food, clothing and transportation. This makes it possible for students to get to class, focus on their studies, earn good grades and graduate well-prepared for jobs that enable them to support themselves and their families.
      Clarence Smith, formerly of Raupp Ave., and former Mahoning County Republican Party chairman, is a long-time friend and supporter of Sister Jerome and her ministries and serves on the advisory committee of Sister Jerome’s Mission.
      A successful businessman, Smith led Diamond Steel Construction Co., a company founded by his father more than 85 years ago, established Compco Industries, Compco Land Co. and has been instrumental in the start-ups of several other area businesses. Smith’s success enables him to support many philanthropic organizations and causes.
      Providing a solid education to the region’s young people has been and remains at the heart of many of those activities, including Sister Jerome’s Mission College program.
      The first recipient of the Clarence R. and Rose Marie Smith Scholarship, Ramone A. Elkins, is a graduate of Youngstown’s East High School. He earned an associate’s degree in general studies from Erie Community College/North, in Buffalo, N.Y. and is attending Walsh University in North Canton on an athletic scholarship. He expects to graduate in 2017 with a degree in physical education. His long-term goal is to continue his education and eventually work as a physical therapist.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  October 6, 2016 Edition  
     PART-TIME CUSTODIAN
      Boardman Township, Mahoning County Ohio 8299 Market St, Boardman Ohio 44512 is now accepting applications for a Part-Time Custodian. For a list of qualifications and position description please visit www.Boardmantownship.com under Administration – HR Related. This is AFSCME union positon pay in starts at 9.36hr. Applications and position description are also available at Township Government Center. Please mail any applications to the address listed above to the Attn: Jason Loree Township Administrator. To email an application please send them to jloree@boardmantwp.com Deadline for applications are 3:00 pm Wednesday October 12th 2016. Any questions please call Jason Loree at 330-726-4144. Ext. 61817. Boardman Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  October 6, 2016 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-25
      Jeffry J. Taylor, 43 Lake Shore Drive, Youngstown, Ohio, 44512, property owner, requests a variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article V, Residence R-1 Districts, D. Private Garages and Other Out-Buildings, in order to build a 1,200 square foot outbuilding seeking relief from the 225 square foot outbuilding size limit and in order to build a sixteen foot six inch height outbuilding seeking relief from the sixteen foot height limit. The property is further known as Lot 30, IRR Replat of Lot #30 and #32, Herron Heights Plat Number 3, Parcel Number 29-074-0-018.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-1, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-27
      James J. Mahoney, 730 Bev Road, Unit 1, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, agent of John Christopher, requests a conditional use variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XVI Administration, Section I Conditional Use Regulations to allow for the operation of a car sales lot at 8141 South Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44512. The property is further known as Lot 11 (IRR) Replat of Lots 11, 12 and 13 in the Hutter Plat, Parcel Number 29-051-0-076.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-28
      Nick Kropolinsky, 19 Erskine Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a conditional use variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XVI Administration, Section I Conditional Use Regulations to allow for the operation of a home occupation for a plumbing business. Specifically, to park two service trucks in the driveway at the back of the property at 19 Erskine Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44512. The property is further known as Lot 244, The Real Dev Co PL 3, Parcel Number 29-002-0-496.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-2, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-29
      Robert Duda, 5737 Lockwood Boulevard, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article V, Residence R-1 Districts, D. Private Garages and Other Out-Buildings, in order to build a 1,280 square foot detached garage seeking relief from the 676 square foot detached garage size limit at 5745 Lockwood Boulevard, Boardman, Ohio 44512. The property is further known as Lot 3 IRR Chris Pavelko PL 1, Parcel Number 32-081-0-016.00-0. Said property is zoned Agricultural, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Atty. John F. Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Krista D. Beniston, AICP
      Director of Zoning and Development
     
  Alan Weimer, Greg Smith Recipients Of Boardman HS Alumni Awards  
  June 23, 2016 Edition  
     The Officers and Council of the Boardman High School Alumni Association announce the selections for the 7th annual Boardman High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
      They are Alan Weimer and Greg Smith. The awards were handed out a Boardman High School awards assembly in May.
      Alan Weimer, Class of 1981
      Weimer was active at BHS in boys service organizations, chess, German, and science clubs, student senate, class officer, National Honor Society and four years of baseball. He graduated from University of Cincinnati summa cum laude with a BS in chemical engineering and earned his master and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado.
      Weimer has served as an H.T. Sears Memorial professor of chemical engineering at the University of Colorado since 2006. Prior to this, he worked for the Dow Chemical Co. for 16 years.
      Weimer is a world-renowned researcher, inventor and well-respected expert in chemical engineering. His distinguished accolades include 175 published manuscripts, 32 US patents issued and eight patents pending, and 133 invited presentations.
      His is co-founder of ALD Nanosolutions, Inc.
      In addition to his professional duties, Weimer has organized community efforts in his hometown, managed girls softball and boys baseball teams and lead outreach activities in science classes at local schools.
      Greg Smith, Class of 1984
      At BHS, Smith was active in the Spartan Marching Band and orchestra where he served as president, was a rifle team co-captain, member of the National Honor Society and track and field team. After graduation, Greg continued to Miami University and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. In 2009, he received his master’s degree in Strengths Leadership from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing his doctorate of leadership at Regent University.
      Smith is chairman of the board of Compco and CEO of Strength Partnership. As a leadership specialist, he has created a free online leadership education program. He also has created Vital Task Management, soon to be released, which is an integrated system for hiring, managing and evaluating people from a positive psychology perspective.
      Smith often sponsors programs that help mentor others through the Emerging Leaders Club at BHS, YMCA, YWCA and Empowering Women. In addition, he and his family have generously contributed and/or raised funds for the Center for Performing Arts, the new Spartan Stadium, Boardman Band, Special Olympics, United Way, Penguin Club, Boardman Police training, Bruce Lee Foundation.
      A copy of their award plague will be placed on the Alumni Wall outside of the BHS office. Applications for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award will be available in the fall at boardmanalumni.org or email boardmanalumni@gmail.com to request an application.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 16, 2016 Edition  
     NOTICE TO BIDDERS
      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES AT THE OFFICE OF THE FISCAL OFFICER, WILLIAM D. LEICHT, BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT CENTER, 8299 MARKET STREET, BOARDMAN, OHIO, UNTIL 12 O’CLOCK NOON, MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016 AND READ ALOUD THE SAME DAY AT 5:30 PM AT THE BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES MEETING WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT CENTER 8299 MARKET STREET, BOARDMAN, OHIO, FOR RESURFACING WORK ON THE ATTACHED STREETS IN AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP AND CANFIELD TOWNSHIP.
      A CERTIFIED CHECK OR A BID BOND IN THE AMOUNT OF 10% OF THE TOTAL BID MUST ACCCOMPANY EACH BID AND BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE “BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES”, TO BE HELD UNTIL AN AGREEMENT IS ENETERED INTO AND PERFORMANCE BOND IS ACCEPTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
      ALL MATERIALS USED MUST BE THE STANDARDS OF THE STATE OF OHIO, AND SUPPLIERS AND BIDDERS MUST BE PREQUALIFIED BY THE STATE OF OHIO AND MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF SAID LICENSE WITH BID BOND.
      SPECIFICATIONS AND BIDDING REQUIREMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE BOARDMAN TOWNSHIPS FISCAL OFFICERS’ OFFICE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS OF 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. ALL BIDDERS MUST SIGN FOR RECEIPT OF BID PACKAGE AND WILL BE ASSIGNED A BIDDERS NUMBER WHICH MUST BE INDICATED ON THE SUBMITTAL. ALL ENVELOPES MUST BE MARKED “2016 AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP AND CANFIELD TOWNSHIP RESURFACING PROGRAM.
      THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND OR ALL BIDS, TO WAIVE ANY IRREGULARITIES THEREIN, AND TO MAKE THE AWARD IN ANY MANNER DEEMED TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF AUSTINTOWN, BOARDMAN AND CANFIELD TOWNSHIPS.
      AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      LAURA L. WOLFE, FISCAL OFFICER
      BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      WILLIAM D. LEICHT, FISCAL OFFICER
      CANFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      CARMEN HEASLEY, FISCAL OFFICER
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 9, 2016 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
      Custodian
      Boardman Township
      Boardman Township, Mahoning County Ohio 8299 Market St, Boardman Ohio 44512 is now accepting applications for two Part-Time Custodians. For a list of qualifications and position description please visit www.Boardmantownship.com under Administration – HR Related. This is AFSCME union positon pay in starts at 9.36hr. Applications and position description are also available at Township Government Center. Please mail any applications to the address listed above to the Attn: Jason Loree Township Administrator. To email an application please send them to jloree@boardmantwp.com Deadline for applications are 3:00 pm Friday June 10th 2016. Any questions please call Jason Loree at 330-726-4144. Ext. 61817. Boardman Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 9, 2016 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-18
      Thelma McGann, 398 Ewing Road, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article VII, Residence R-2 Districts, C. Private Garages and Other Out-Buildings, in order to place a shed 9.9 feet from side street property line seeking relief from the side street property line setback of 16 feet. The property is further known as Lot 5, Cranberry Village Plat 3, Parcel Number 29-068-0-183.00-0. Said property is zoned Residential R-2, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-19
      Shawn Eddy, 2214 S. Linden Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601, agent for Garrett Pinter, requests a conditional use variance for the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XVI Administration, Section I Conditional Use Regulations to allow for the operation of an adult arcade game room at 1235 Boardman Canfield Road. The property is further knows as Lot 5, Huntington Commons Plat 5, Parcel Number 29-115-0-072.02-0. Said property is zoned Commercial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-20
      Ronald D’Alesandro, dba Mardale Properties LLC, 770 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XII, Special Provisions, in order to construct additional signage proposed to be located at 770 Boardman Poland Road. Specifically, property owner requests a variance form Article XII, Special Provisions, Section H Signs and Billboard, Letter D, Number 3, in order to construct a sign at the Bridgewood Entrance and an additional sign at the Boardman Poland Entrance to his property, seeking relief from the limitation of one sign per parcel. The property is further known as Lot 2 of the D’Alesandro Plat 2, Parcel Number 29-017-0-174.00-0, Lot 1 of the Replat of Lot 1 Master Plan Builder Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-017-0-180.00-0, and Lot 3 of the Replat of Lot 1 Master Plan Builder Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-017-0-178.01-0. Said property is zoned Commercial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-21
      Sudon Bros, Inc., agent for David Price, 1616 E. Liberty Street, Girard, Ohio 44420, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article V, Residence R-1 Districts, B. Yard, Area and Height Provisions, in order to construct a house at the corner of Eagle Trace and Fox Hollow. Specifically, property owner requests a variance to construct a house ten feet two inches from the property line seeking relief from the twenty foot setback from the property line of Fox Hollow. The property is further known as Lot 245, Huntington Woods Plat 11, Parcel Number 29-116-0-145.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request ay be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Atty. John F. Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Marilyn Sferra Kenner, P.E.
      Assistant Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 9, 2016 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
      Maintenance Worker
      Boardman Township
      Boardman Township, Mahoning County Ohio 8299 Market St, Boardman Ohio 44512 is now accepting applications for Full-Time Maintenance Worker. For a list of qualifications and position description please visit www.Boardmantownship.com under Administration – HR Related. This is AFSCME union positon pay in starts at 15.03hr other benefits included. Applications and position description are also available at Township Government Center. Please mail any applications to the address listed above to the Attn: Jason Loree Township Administrator. To email an application please send them to jloree@boardmantwp.com Deadline for applications are 3:00 pm Friday June 10th 2016. Any questions please call Jason Loree at 330-726-4144. Ext. 61817. Boardman Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  Canfield Republican Women Earn Diamond Achievement Award  
  June 9, 2016 Edition  
      The Ohio Federation of Republican Women awarded the Canfield Republican Women’s Club with the Diamond Achievement Award at their Spring Conference on May 21, 2016.
      The CRWC earned the top award from the State by participating in fundraisers that allowed them to contribute funds to Republican candidates in addition to the community.
      The CRWC held a glove and hat drive for Salvation Army, a book drive for Goodwill, a food drive for Canfield Operation Blessing, donated to AMVETS, American Legion, Blue Star Mothers, YSU Veteran’s Center and recently began a YSU ROTC Scholarship for a female cadet.
      Attending the Conference from the CRWC were Holly Deibel and Sharon Henry.
      Guest speakers included Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted who spoke about his experience as Secretary of State in the context of important and decisive elections.
      Chris McNulty, Chair of the Republican National Committee’s Committee on Convention Arrangements, gave the group insights into the planning and his role in preparation for the upcoming 2016 Republican National Committee’s Convention to be held in Cleveland.
      Mrs. Jane Portman presented an update on Senator Rob Portman’s campaign and the status of the 2016 election. She spoke about the volunteer opportunities that exist and the super Saturday activities occurring.
      Through its “Caring for America” program, the OFRW donated $900 to Operation Buckeye, a non-profit veteran’s service organization.
      If you are interested in attending a CRWC event or joining, please contact Holly Deibel at crwcmail@gmail.com or call 330-531-0120 or find us on Facebook.
      Pictured: CRWC President Holly Deibel (left) and OFRW President Lyn Bliss display the top award from the State, the Diamond Achievement Award, presented to the CRWC in May.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 2, 2016 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township shall conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      This is the final hearing in determination of this case. The Board shall act either immediately or within twenty (20) days of the hearing date.
      AMENDMENT A-2016-03
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 175 parcels of real property from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      44 Parcels along Ridgewood Drive
      21 Parcels along Gilbert Drive
      18 Parcels along Stillson Place
      23 Parcels along Withers Drive
      21 Parcels along Griswold Drive
      29 Parcels along Brainard Drive
      26 Parcels along Wolcott Drive
      The vacated portion of Shale Drive on Withers Drive
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio
      AMENDMENT A-2016-04
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 85 parcels of real property from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      44 Parcels along South Cadillac Drive
      41 Parcels along North Cadillac Drive
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Larry P. Moliterno, Chair
      Board of Trustees, Boardman Township
      Marilyn Sferra Kenner, P.E.,
      Assistant Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 26, 2016 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
      Maintenance Worker
      Boardman Township
      Boardman Township, Mahoning County Ohio 8299 Market St, Boardman Ohio 44512 is now accepting applications for Full-Time Maintenance Worker. For a list of qualifications and position description please visit www.Boardmantownship.com under Administration – HR Related. This is AFSCME union positon pay in starts at 15.03hr other benefits included. Applications and position description are also available at Township Government Center. Please mail any applications to the address listed above to the Attn: Jason Loree Township Administrator. To email an application please send them to jloree@boardmantwp.com Deadline for applications are 3:00 pm Friday June 10th 2016. Any questions please call Jason Loree at 330-726-4144. Ext. 61817. Boardman Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 26, 2016 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
      Custodian
      Boardman Township
      Boardman Township, Mahoning County Ohio 8299 Market St, Boardman Ohio 44512 is now accepting applications for two Part-Time Custodians. For a list of qualifications and position description please visit www.Boardmantownship.com under Administration – HR Related. This is AFSCME union positon pay in starts at 9.36hr. Applications and position description are also available at Township Government Center. Please mail any applications to the address listed above to the Attn: Jason Loree Township Administrator. To email an application please send them to jloree@boardmantwp.com Deadline for applications are 3:00 pm Friday June 10th 2016. Any questions please call Jason Loree at 330-726-4144. Ext. 61817. Boardman Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  OPEN YOUR BIBLE - Clarity  
  May 26, 2016 Edition  
      True liberty and freedom is living as we should, not as we want. The Bible is clear about how we should live. But not everyone agrees with Biblical instruction. Early last week a “decree” went out from the White House for schools to make restrooms and locker rooms available for transgender students. The LGBT community is pushing forward its agenda with lightning speed. Any student can visit any restroom or locker room at any time, depending on the gender identity they are feeling at any moment.
      When I heard that a “decree” was issued from the White House, my first reaction was “when did we become an empire run by an Emperor like Julius Caesar, wielding supreme power?” Within an hour, the news feeds toned down the word “decree” to “directive” in order to make it more palatable for us common folk. But the blackmail was still in force by holding back federal money to non-compliant schools.
      At Fuller Theological Seminary, a group known as OneTable is advancing the LGBT community. In one of their seminars they led with the phrase, “The word of God is clear…until it’s not.” This leaves a gaping hole for perverting the Word of God.
      Open your Bible to 2 Peter 2:17-19. Scripture reads, “These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them. For uttering bombastic, empty words, they seduce, by fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them.” A companion verse is in Romans 6:16. It reads, “Do you not know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey—either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
      I believe the Bible is clear in its instruction concerning righteousness and sin. When “decrees” are issued against the Word of God, we must decide who we will obey. I always choose God and His Word. I am free to live as I should, and that is in accordance with Biblical instruction, not by an Emperor’s decree. Be fearless Christian and do what is right. Obey the Lord.
      Open Your Bible is written every week by
      Pastor Larry Johnson, who serves as a chaplain
      for the Boardman Police Department.
      Comments can be directed to
      Chaplain 2006-ministry@yahoo.com
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 5, 2016 Edition  
     Boardman Township Trustees
      Mahoning County, Ohio
      Home Rule Resolution No. 16-04-11-08
      Home Rule Resolution Adopting and Codifying Requirements for Holding Special Events
      Second Reading
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio met in Regular Session at the Boardman Township Government Center on the 22nd day of April, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. with the following members present: Thomas P. Costello, Brad Calhoun, Larry Moliterno.
      Moved by Mr. Calhoun, seconded by Mr. Costello to approve and adopt Home Rule Resolution 16-04-11-08, to be effective 30 days from the date of adoption, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 504.10 and publication as follows:
      WHEREAS, the Boardman Township Board of Trustees adopted a Limited Home Rule government in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 504.01 by Resolution duly adopted and approved October 12, 1999;
      WHEREAS, Boardman Township constitutes an Urban Township with Limited Home Rule Authority as provided in the Ohio Revised Code Section 504.01, vested with the powers rights, and immunities granted therein;
      WHEREAS, Boardman Township currently does not have any mechanism for regulating large-scale, outdoor events that attract visitors for special recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial events;
      WHEREAS, Boardman Township desires to create such a mechanism for regulating the dates, times, location, and conditions under which these special events are conducted within the Township and in a manner which is necessary for the general health, safety and welfare of the general public;
      WHEREAS, as a limited home-rule township under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 504, Boardman Township has the power to adopt and enforce within the unincorporated area of the township local police, sanitary, and other similar regulations that are not in conflict with general laws or otherwise prohibited by Section 504.04(B);
      WHEREAS, the Boardman Township Board of Trustees finds that establishing a special events permit is really and substantially related to the public health, safety, morals, or general welfare of the public; and
      WHEREAS, the Boardman Township Board of Trustees finds and determines that all formal actions of this Board concerning and relating to passage of this resolution were taken in an open meeting of this Board and that all deliberations of this Board and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were taken in meetings open to the public and in compliance with all legal requirements, including Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22.
      NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS BE AND HEREBY ARE APPROVED AND ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, TO BE EFFECTIVE 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SECOND READING, PUBLICATION AND CODIFICATION:
      ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Section 1: Purpose
      The purpose of this Resolution is to provide Boardman Township with a mechanism for regulating the dates, times, location, and conditions under which permittees are authorized to conduct special recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial events for individuals to congregate or assemble outdoors for a single purpose within Boardman Township in a manner consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare of its residents and the visitors who are attracted to Boardman Township for such special events. Boardman Township also wants to ensure that adequate and appropriate emergency provisions or other township support is available, if needed. Nothing in this Resolution is intended to prohibit, restrict, or delay any person, group, or organization from any activity otherwise permitted by law.
      Section 2: Scope
      This Resolution does not apply to (A) organized school-related programs, sporting events, and activities; (B) other public programs, activities, parades, or events authorized by the Board of Township Trustees or the Chief of Police or his or her designated representative, whether or not on public property; (C) programs, events, and activities at the Boardman Township Park that are organized or approved by the Boardman Township Park District; or (D) programs, events, and activities that are organized or approved by the Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District on property owned by it. This Resolution does not supersede any other applicable federal, state, or local rules or regulations.
      Section 3: Definitions
       (A) “Special Event” means any outdoor event, sponsored by an individual, business, or other entity or organization intended primarily for recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial purposes to be held within the jurisdiction of Boardman Township which does not block off any street, public sidewalk, alley, or highway area. The Chief of Police must approve any temporary closure of any street, public sidewalk, alley, or highway area separately from the Special Event Permit process. This definition includes that portion of an “indoor event” that contemporaneously occurs at an adjacent outdoor space. A “Special Event” may, but does not have to, include the cordoning off of areas in a parking lot to create a space where people are intended to gather.
       (B) “Applicant” means the individual, corporation, partnership, or other entity or organization sponsoring the proposed Special Event and who is responsible for all aspects of the Special Event.
       (C) “Special Event Permit” means a permit duly issued in accordance with this Resolution for the conduct of a Special Event containing such terms and conditions which the Chief of Police finds necessary to conduct the Special Event in a manner which is consistent with maintaining public health, safety, and welfare of Boardman Township residents and visitors who are attracted to Boardman Township for such special recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial events.
       (D) “Block party” means a party organized by and for the benefit of the residents of a residential block or neighborhood on a temporarily-closed road or street.
       (E) “Holder” means an Applicant who has received a Special Events Permit.
      ARTICLE II. SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT
      Section 1: Special Events Permit Required
      No person, corporation, partnership, or other entity or organization may conduct a Special Event without a Special Events Permit.
      Section 2: Review by the Chief of Police
      The Chief of Police or his or her designee will review all Special Events applications.
      Section 3: Special Events Permit Application
      An Applicant must submit a Special Events Permit Application to the Chief of Police at least 14 days before the date of the Special Event. The application must be on a form provided by the Township that includes, at a minimum, the following information:
       (A) name, address, and telephone number of the Applicant;
       (B) date(s) and times of the Special Event;
       (C) description of the Special Event, including any name that the Applicant will use to advertise the Special Event;
       (D) address or location where the Special Event will take place;
       (E) estimated number of people attending the Special Event;
       (F) plan for dealing with traffic, parking, crowd control, and sanitation and refuse services;
       (G) anticipated need for Township-related services for the Special Event;
       (H) evidence of financial and personnel-related capability to run the Special Event, including, but not limited to, the ability to provide security personnel, age verification, liability insurance, and first aid;
       (I) name, address, telephone number, and cellphone number of the individual who will be present at the Special Event and will be responsible for the overall operation of the Special Event, if not the Applicant.
      Section 4: Fee
      An Applicant must pay a $20 fee when submitting a Special Events Permit Application to cover the costs of reviewing, processing, and enforcing this resolution. There is no fee for a block party or a Special Events sponsored by a house of worship on its premises.
      Section 5: Criteria for Issuing a Special Events Permit
       (A) In considering whether to issue a Special Events Permit, the Chief of Police shall not issue a permit when:
        (1) the proposed Special Event is scheduled to begin earlier than 5:00 pm on a weekday;
        (2) the proposed Special Event is scheduled to end later than 11:00 pm on any day; or
        (3) the proposed Special Event is to take place in property zoned other than Commercial, except this subprovision does not apply to a block party or a Special Event sponsored by a house of worship on its premises.
       (B) In considering whether to issue a Special Events Permit, the Chief of Police may not issue a permit when:
        (1) the Chief of Police determines the proposed Special Event cannot be conducted in the location proposed without endangering the public, disturbing the peace, threatening public health, or damaging private or public property. The Chief of Police may consider the following criteria when making a determination under this section:
        (a) whether the Applicant has provided adequate parking and traffic control for the Special Event, including sufficient parking spaces near the Special Event have been made available to the Applicant by the property owner to accommodate the number of vehicles reasonably expected for the estimated number of people attending the Special Event.
        (b) whether the Applicant has provided adequate crowd control and security for the Special Event.
        (c) whether the Applicant has adequate liability insurance.
        (d) whether the proposed Special Event poses a burden on Township-related services.
        (e) whether the proposed Special Event will have an undue adverse effect on neighboring properties due to noise, litter, or other negative features, and whether the Applicant has a plan to address them. While it may be presumed that a proposed Special Event that otherwise complies with the provisions of this Section will not have an undue adverse effect on neighboring properties, but evidence that prior Special Events conducted by the Applicant or on the same premises as the proposed Special Event has had an undue adverse effect on neighboring properties is sufficient to rebut this presumption.
        (f) whether the Applicant has adequate financial ability and staff to conduct the Special Event satisfactorily.
        (g) whether the application contains any misrepresentation of material facts.
       (2) the Applicant has previously
        (a) violated any provision of this Resolution; or
        (b) failed to comply with the terms of a Special Events Permit issued under this Resolution.
      Section 6: Multiple-Day or Regularly-Occurring Special Event
       (A) A Special Event may take place over the course of one or more consecutive days but not more than four. For any such Special Event, only one Special Events Permit Application will be required.
       (B) (1) For Special Events that are scheduled to be held on a regular or recurring basis at the same location within a six-month window and for which a similar setup is required at each occurrence, only one Special Events Permit Application will be required.
       (2) Upon notice to the Holder, the Chief of Police may review a Special Events Permit that has been issued for a regular or recurring event and revise the terms of the Special Events Permit if the expected circumstances for which the Special Events Permit was granted change during the course of the time in which the Special Event has occurred. The Chief of Police will work with the Holder to agree upon revised terms, but the Chief of Police retains the authority to revoke the Special Events Permit under Article II, Section 9.
      Section 7: Responsibility for Special Event
      (A) A Holder is solely responsible for conducting the Special Event in compliance with the conditions of the Special Events Permit and for maintaining public safety and order during the Special Event. Boardman Township does not assume any liability or responsibility by issuing a Special Events Permit.
      (B) As part of the Application, the Applicant shall agree to assume the defense of and indemnify and save harmless the township, trustees, boards, officers, employees, and agents from all suits, actions, damages, or claims to which the township may be subjected of any kind or nature whatsoever resulting from, caused by, arising out of, or as a consequence of such Special Event and the activities permitted in connection therewith.
      Section 8: Pre-Paid Expenses for Police Protection
      If police protection is deemed necessary for the event, the Chief of Police shall inform the Applicant, and the Applicant must secure the police protection deemed necessary at the Applicant’s sole expense. The Chief of Police may require such an expenses to be paid to the Township before a Special Events Permit is issued or may issue the Special Events Permits and require the expenses within a reasonable period of time before the Special Event, in which case the Chief of Police will revoke the Special Events Permit if the expenses are not paid by that time.
      Section 9: Revocation of Special Events Permit
      (A) Any Special Events Permit may be revoked by the Chief of Police or his or her designee at any time when, by reason of emergency, disaster, calamity, disorder, riot, traffic conditions, violation of this Resolution or any permit conditions, or undue burden on public services, he or she determines that the health, safety, tranquility, or welfare of the public or property requires such revocation.
      (B) The Chief of Police or his or her designee will notify the Holder or other person designated in the Special Events Permit Application in writing by personal service or certified mail, or, if the Special Event has commenced, orally, in writing, by personal contact or service, or by telephone or text message.
      (C) Continuing a Special Event after the Chief of Police has given the notice required by Article II, Section 9(B) has been delivered is unlawful.
      ARTICLE III. PENALTIES, SEVERABILITY, AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESOLUTION
      Section 1: Enforcement
      This Resolution and the terms and conditions of a Special Events Permit shall be enforced by any law enforcement officer or by any other Township official designated by the Township or the Chief of Police to enforce these provisions.
      Section 2: Penalties
      A violation of any provision of this Resolution or the failure to comply with the terms of a Special Events Permit shall constitute an unclassified civil misdemeanor punishable by a civil fine as follows:
      (1) First Offense - $250.00
      (2) Second Offense - $500.00
      (3) Third Offense - $750.00
      (4) Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $1,000.00
      Section 3: Severability
      If any paragraph, provision, or section of this Resolution is held to be invalid by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, then that decision will not affect the validity of the remaining paragraphs, provisions, or sections of this Resolution. The Boardman Township Board of Trustees declares that it would have adopted this Resolution and each paragraph, provision, or section thereof despite the fact that one or more paragraphs, provisions, or sections would be declared invalid.
      Section 4: Effective Date
      This Resolution shall be effective thirty (30) days from the date of adoption.
      ROLL CALL
      Mr. Brad Calhoun, Trustee, aye
      Mr. Thomas Costello, Vice Chair, aye
      Mr. Larry Moliterno, Chair, aye
      BY ORDER OF THE BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES:
      Brad Calhoun, Trustee
      Thomas Costello, Vice Chair
      Larry Moliterno, Chair
      ATTEST:
      William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer
      Approved as to Form:
      Matthew G. Vansuch, Special Legal Counsel
      CERTIFICATION
      I, William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer of Boardman Township, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution is taken from the Minutes of Boardman Township at a meeting duly-held on April 22, 2016 that the same has been compared by me with the original Resolution of said Minutes, and that said Resolution is a true and correct copy thereof.
      William D. Leicht
      Fiscal Officer
      Second reading was Friday, Apr. 22 at 3:30 p.m. when the Boardman Township Board of Trustees meets at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.
  Notice of Public Hearing  
  May 5, 2016 Edition  
      NOICE OF PUBIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-10
      Dr. James Sansone, 6775 Applewood Boulevard, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XII, Special Provisions, in order to construct a sign proposed to be located at 6775 Applewood Boulevard. Specifically, property owner requests a variance form Article XII, Special Provisions, Section H Signs and Billboard, Letter D, Number 3, in order to construct a sign at the Kentwood Entrance to his property, seeking relief from the limitation of one sign per parcel. The property is further known as Lot 565 of the Applewood Boulevard Plat, Parcel Number 29-017-0-038.10-0. Said property is zoned Commercial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-12
      Duane Pitzer Construction, agent for Scott and Cristy Smith, 7534 Indian Trail, Poland, Ohio 44514, property owner, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article V, Residence R-1 Districts, D. Private Garages and Other Out-Buildings, in order to construct a detached garage that is 1040 square feet in area with a covered porch that is 120 square feet in area seeking relief from the limitation that a detached garage shall not exceed 676 square feet in area. The property is further known as Lot 955, Residential Park Re-Plat, Parcel Number 30-057-0-097.00-0. Said property is zoned Residential R-1, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-13
      Matt Wickwire, WC Holdings, LLC, dba Boardman Nissan, 7809 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance from the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution as amended through May 29, 2012, Article XVII, Riparian Setbacks Section E, Establishment of Designated Watercourses and Riparian Setbacks, Subsection 2b requiring a minimum setback of 75 feet requesting a reduction of the riparian setback to 40 feet, Article XV, Part Three Model Design Guidelines and Performance Standards, Section A, Setbacks, Paragraph 2a requiring a 30 foot buffer between parcels of commercial and residential use where fences are utilized, requesting the buffer to be reduced to 10 feet, Article X, Commercial Districts, Section C, Yard and Height Provisions requiring a 35 foot building setback from the property line requesting the setback to be reduced to 19 feet and Article XV, Part Three, Model Design Guidelines and Performance Standards, Section D, Landscaping/Lawn Requirements, Paragraph 2 requiring 10 trees and 25 shrubs per 100 feet of frontage to reduce the landscaping requirement to what has been submitted to Site Plan Committee in order to operate a vehicle storage and preparation lot at 16 Boardman Boulevard, Boardman, Ohio 44512. The property is further known as Lot 6 of the Homestead Replat of Lots 4,5 & 6, Parcel Number 29-033-0-094.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-14
      Mr. Jonathon Marafiote, 1261 Pioneer Drive, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance from the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution as amended through May 29, 2012, Article V, Residence District R-1 E. Fencing, seeking relief from a setback of 16 feet for a fence in excess of three feet in height on a corner lot property line to a setback varying from 5 feet to 16 feet. The property is further known as Lot 72 of the Tippwood Dells Plat, Parcel Number 29-082-0-082.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-15
      Mr. Chuck Whitman, 970 Windham Court, Boardman, Ohio 44512, dba 1301 Tiffany Plaza LLC, 1301 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance as per the terms of Article XVI of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution as amended through May 29, 2012 in order to construct a Planned Unit Development consisting of two (2) units, a drive through restaurant and a multi-tenant plaza. The property is further known as Lot 2 of Replat 2 & 3 of the M Schumer Plat, Parcel Number 30-054-0-009.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-16
      Mr. Matt Taylor, dba Taylor Kia of Boardman, 7870 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner requests conditional use as per the terms of Article XVI of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution as amended through May 29, 2012 in order to construct and operate a vehicle storage lot. The property is further known as Lot 1 of the Taylor Kia Plat No.1, Parcel Number 29-093-0-033.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-17
      Mr. Mark Allen, dba New Hope Recovery Partners, 5600 Market Street, Suite 8, Boardman, Ohio 44512 requests a conditional use as per the terms of Article XVI of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution as amended through May 29, 2012 in order to operate a treatment facility for opiate addiction that includes counseling and medication distribution. The property is further known as Great Lot 5 Division 3, Parcel Number 29-064-0-368.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request ay be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Atty. John F. Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Marilyn Sferra Kenner, P.E.
      Assistant Zoning Inspector
     
  Canfield Republican Women Presents Scholarship  
  May 5, 2016 Edition  
     The Canfield Republican Women’s Club proudly presented a scholarship to YSU ROTC Cadet Brandi Burrows at their April meeting, YSU ROTC Instructor, Pat Billet spoke about the ROTC program at YSU and the rigorous schedule the young cadets are expected to maintain. He spoke about Cadet Burrows being recognized on the Dean’s List, working part time, attending a full time class schedule and still completing all requirements for the ROTC program. A Niles High School graduate, Brandi will graduate from YSU this spring in Military Science and will be commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. Her goal is to work in Intelligence. Pictured: left to right, YSU ROTC Cadet, Brandi Burrows; Holly Deibel, President of CWRC; and YSU ROTC Instructor, Pat Billet. This Scholarship was instituted this year as the part of the Club’s “Caring for America” Program. This will be an ongoing Award to a ROTC female cadet at YSU. Cadet Burrows was chosen by her leaders in the ROTC Program and the CRWC was so proud to have her speak at the meeting and know that the future of our County is in the hands of such a fine young person.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  April 14, 2016 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM, at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, until time of hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendment will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2016-04
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 85 parcels of real property from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      44 Parcels along South Cadillac Drive
      41 Parcels along North Cadillac Drive
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Marilyn Sferra Kenner, P.E.
      Assistant Zoning Inspector
  PUBLIC NOTICE  
  April 14, 2016 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      Boardman Township, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Mahoning County, Ohio 44512 is now accepting applications for Director of Zoning and Development. For a list of qualifications and position description please visit www.Boardmantownship.com under Administration – HR Related. This is a full-time, exempt position. Pay range is $50,000-$70,000 based on qualifications; other benefits offered. Applications and position description are also available at Township Government Center, 8299 Market St. Please mail any applications to the address listed above to the Attn: Jason Loree, Township Administrator. To email an application please send them to jloree@boardmantwp.com Deadline for applications is 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Any questions please call Jason Loree at 330-726-4144. Ext. 61817.
      Boardman Township is an
      Equal Opportunity Employer.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  April 14, 2016 Edition  
     Boardman Township Trustees
      Mahoning County, Ohio
      Home Rule Resolution No. 16-04-11-08
      Home Rule Resolution Adopting and Codifying Requirements for Holding Special Events
      First Reading
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio met in Regular Session at the Boardman Township Government Center on the 11th day of April, 2016, with the following members present: Thomas P. Costello, Brad Calhoun, Larry Moliterno.
      Moved by Mr. Calhoun, seconded by Mr. Costello to approve and adopt Home Rule Resolution 16-04-11-08, to be effective 30 days from the date of adoption, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 504.10 and publication as follows:
      WHEREAS, the Boardman Township Board of Trustees adopted a Limited Home Rule government in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 504.01 by Resolution duly adopted and approved October 12, 1999;
      WHEREAS, Boardman Township constitutes an Urban Township with Limited Home Rule Authority as provided in the Ohio Revised Code Section 504.01, vested with the powers rights, and immunities granted therein;
      WHEREAS, Boardman Township currently does not have any mechanism for regulating large-scale, outdoor events that attract visitors for special recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial events;
      WHEREAS, Boardman Township desires to create such a mechanism for regulating the dates, times, location, and conditions under which these special events are conducted within the Township and in a manner which is necessary for the general health, safety and welfare of the general public;
      WHEREAS, as a limited home-rule township under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 504, Boardman Township has the power to adopt and enforce within the unincorporated area of the township local police, sanitary, and other similar regulations that are not in conflict with general laws or otherwise prohibited by Section 504.04(B);
      WHEREAS, the Boardman Township Board of Trustees finds that establishing a special events permit is really and substantially related to the public health, safety, morals, or general welfare of the public; and
      WHEREAS, the Boardman Township Board of Trustees finds and determines that all formal actions of this Board concerning and relating to passage of this resolution were taken in an open meeting of this Board and that all deliberations of this Board and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were taken in meetings open to the public and in compliance with all legal requirements, including Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22.
      NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS BE AND HEREBY ARE APPROVED AND ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, TO BE EFFECTIVE 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SECOND READING, PUBLICATION AND CODIFICATION:
      ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Section 1: Purpose
      The purpose of this Resolution is to provide Boardman Township with a mechanism for regulating the dates, times, location, and conditions under which permittees are authorized to conduct special recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial events for individuals to congregate or assemble outdoors for a single purpose within Boardman Township in a manner consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare of its residents and the visitors who are attracted to Boardman Township for such special events. Boardman Township also wants to ensure that adequate and appropriate emergency provisions or other township support is available, if needed. Nothing in this Resolution is intended to prohibit, restrict, or delay any person, group, or organization from any activity otherwise permitted by law.
      Section 2: Scope
      This Resolution does not apply to (A) organized school-related programs, sporting events, and activities; (B) other public programs, activities, parades, or events authorized by the Board of Township Trustees or the Chief of Police or his or her designated representative, whether or not on public property; (C) programs, events, and activities at the Boardman Township Park that are organized or approved by the Boardman Township Park District; or (D) programs, events, and activities that are organized or approved by the Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District on property owned by it. This Resolution does not supersede any other applicable federal, state, or local rules or regulations.
      Section 3: Definitions
       (A) “Special Event” means any outdoor event, sponsored by an individual, business, or other entity or organization intended primarily for recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial purposes to be held within the jurisdiction of Boardman Township which does not block off any street, public sidewalk, alley, or highway area. The Chief of Police must approve any temporary closure of any street, public sidewalk, alley, or highway area separately from the Special Event Permit process. This definition includes that portion of an “indoor event” that contemporaneously occurs at an adjacent outdoor space. A “Special Event” may, but does not have to, include the cordoning off of areas in a parking lot to create a space where people are intended to gather.
       (B) “Applicant” means the individual, corporation, partnership, or other entity or organization sponsoring the proposed Special Event and who is responsible for all aspects of the Special Event.
       (C) “Special Event Permit” means a permit duly issued in accordance with this Resolution for the conduct of a Special Event containing such terms and conditions which the Chief of Police finds necessary to conduct the Special Event in a manner which is consistent with maintaining public health, safety, and welfare of Boardman Township residents and visitors who are attracted to Boardman Township for such special recreational, entertainment, charitable, or commercial events.
       (D) “Block party” means a party organized by and for the benefit of the residents of a residential block or neighborhood on a temporarily-closed road or street.
       (E) “Holder” means an Applicant who has received a Special Events Permit.
      ARTICLE II. SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT
      Section 1: Special Events Permit Required
      No person, corporation, partnership, or other entity or organization may conduct a Special Event without a Special Events Permit.
      Section 2: Review by the Chief of Police
      The Chief of Police or his or her designee will review all Special Events applications.
      Section 3: Special Events Permit Application
      An Applicant must submit a Special Events Permit Application to the Chief of Police at least 14 days before the date of the Special Event. The application must be on a form provided by the Township that includes, at a minimum, the following information:
       (A) name, address, and telephone number of the Applicant;
       (B) date(s) and times of the Special Event;
       (C) description of the Special Event, including any name that the Applicant will use to advertise the Special Event;
       (D) address or location where the Special Event will take place;
       (E) estimated number of people attending the Special Event;
       (F) plan for dealing with traffic, parking, crowd control, and sanitation and refuse services;
       (G) anticipated need for Township-related services for the Special Event;
       (H) evidence of financial and personnel-related capability to run the Special Event, including, but not limited to, the ability to provide security personnel, age verification, liability insurance, and first aid;
       (I) name, address, telephone number, and cellphone number of the individual who will be present at the Special Event and will be responsible for the overall operation of the Special Event, if not the Applicant.
      Section 4: Fee
      An Applicant must pay a $20 fee when submitting a Special Events Permit Application to cover the costs of reviewing, processing, and enforcing this resolution. There is no fee for a block party or a Special Events sponsored by a house of worship on its premises.
      Section 5: Criteria for Issuing a Special Events Permit
       (A) In considering whether to issue a Special Events Permit, the Chief of Police shall not issue a permit when:
        (1) the proposed Special Event is scheduled to begin earlier than 5:00 pm on a weekday;
        (2) the proposed Special Event is scheduled to end later than 11:00 pm on any day; or
        (3) the proposed Special Event is to take place in property zoned other than Commercial, except this subprovision does not apply to a block party or a Special Event sponsored by a house of worship on its premises.
       (B) In considering whether to issue a Special Events Permit, the Chief of Police may not issue a permit when:
        (1) the Chief of Police determines the proposed Special Event cannot be conducted in the location proposed without endangering the public, disturbing the peace, threatening public health, or damaging private or public property. The Chief of Police may consider the following criteria when making a determination under this section:
        (a) whether the Applicant has provided adequate parking and traffic control for the Special Event, including sufficient parking spaces near the Special Event have been made available to the Applicant by the property owner to accommodate the number of vehicles reasonably expected for the estimated number of people attending the Special Event.
        (b) whether the Applicant has provided adequate crowd control and security for the Special Event.
        (c) whether the Applicant has adequate liability insurance.
        (d) whether the proposed Special Event poses a burden on Township-related services.
        (e) whether the proposed Special Event will have an undue adverse effect on neighboring properties due to noise, litter, or other negative features, and whether the Applicant has a plan to address them. While it may be presumed that a proposed Special Event that otherwise complies with the provisions of this Section will not have an undue adverse effect on neighboring properties, but evidence that prior Special Events conducted by the Applicant or on the same premises as the proposed Special Event has had an undue adverse effect on neighboring properties is sufficient to rebut this presumption.
        (f) whether the Applicant has adequate financial ability and staff to conduct the Special Event satisfactorily.
        (g) whether the application contains any misrepresentation of material facts.
       (2) the Applicant has previously
        (a) violated any provision of this Resolution; or
        (b) failed to comply with the terms of a Special Events Permit issued under this Resolution.
      Section 6: Multiple-Day or Regularly-Occurring Special Event
       (A) A Special Event may take place over the course of one or more consecutive days but not more than four. For any such Special Event, only one Special Events Permit Application will be required.
       (B) (1) For Special Events that are scheduled to be held on a regular or recurring basis at the same location within a six-month window and for which a similar setup is required at each occurrence, only one Special Events Permit Application will be required.
       (2) Upon notice to the Holder, the Chief of Police may review a Special Events Permit that has been issued for a regular or recurring event and revise the terms of the Special Events Permit if the expected circumstances for which the Special Events Permit was granted change during the course of the time in which the Special Event has occurred. The Chief of Police will work with the Holder to agree upon revised terms, but the Chief of Police retains the authority to revoke the Special Events Permit under Article II, Section 9.
      Section 7: Responsibility for Special Event
      (A) A Holder is solely responsible for conducting the Special Event in compliance with the conditions of the Special Events Permit and for maintaining public safety and order during the Special Event. Boardman Township does not assume any liability or responsibility by issuing a Special Events Permit.
      (B) As part of the Application, the Applicant shall agree to assume the defense of and indemnify and save harmless the township, trustees, boards, officers, employees, and agents from all suits, actions, damages, or claims to which the township may be subjected of any kind or nature whatsoever resulting from, caused by, arising out of, or as a consequence of such Special Event and the activities permitted in connection therewith.
      Section 8: Pre-Paid Expenses for Police Protection
      If police protection is deemed necessary for the event, the Chief of Police shall inform the Applicant, and the Applicant must secure the police protection deemed necessary at the Applicant’s sole expense. The Chief of Police may require such an expenses to be paid to the Township before a Special Events Permit is issued or may issue the Special Events Permits and require the expenses within a reasonable period of time before the Special Event, in which case the Chief of Police will revoke the Special Events Permit if the expenses are not paid by that time.
      Section 9: Revocation of Special Events Permit
      (A) Any Special Events Permit may be revoked by the Chief of Police or his or her designee at any time when, by reason of emergency, disaster, calamity, disorder, riot, traffic conditions, violation of this Resolution or any permit conditions, or undue burden on public services, he or she determines that the health, safety, tranquility, or welfare of the public or property requires such revocation.
      (B) The Chief of Police or his or her designee will notify the Holder or other person designated in the Special Events Permit Application in writing by personal service or certified mail, or, if the Special Event has commenced, orally, in writing, by personal contact or service, or by telephone or text message.
      (C) Continuing a Special Event after the Chief of Police has given the notice required by Article II, Section 9(B) has been delivered is unlawful.
      ARTICLE III. PENALTIES, SEVERABILITY, AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESOLUTION
      Section 1: Enforcement
      This Resolution and the terms and conditions of a Special Events Permit shall be enforced by any law enforcement officer or by any other Township official designated by the Township or the Chief of Police to enforce these provisions.
      Section 2: Penalties
      A violation of any provision of this Resolution or the failure to comply with the terms of a Special Events Permit shall constitute an unclassified civil misdemeanor punishable by a civil fine as follows:
      (1) First Offense - $250.00
      (2) Second Offense - $500.00
      (3) Third Offense - $750.00
      (4) Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $1,000.00
      Section 3: Severability
      If any paragraph, provision, or section of this Resolution is held to be invalid by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, then that decision will not affect the validity of the remaining paragraphs, provisions, or sections of this Resolution. The Boardman Township Board of Trustees declares that it would have adopted this Resolution and each paragraph, provision, or section thereof despite the fact that one or more paragraphs, provisions, or sections would be declared invalid.
      Section 4: Effective Date
      This Resolution shall be effective thirty (30) days from the date of adoption.
      ROLL CALL
      Mr. Brad Calhoun, Trustee, aye
      Mr. Thomas Costello, Vice Chair, aye
      Mr. Larry Moliterno, Chair, aye
      BY ORDER OF THE BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES:
      Brad Calhoun, Trustee
      Thomas Costello, Vice Chair
      Larry Moliterno, Chair
      ATTEST:
      William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer
      Approved as to Form:
      Matthew G. Vansuch, Special Legal Counsel
      CERTIFICATION
      I, William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer of Boardman Township, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution is taken from the Minutes of Boardman Township at a meeting duly-held on April 11, 2016 that the same has been compared by me with the original Resolution of said Minutes, and that said Resolution is a true and correct copy thereof.
      William D. Leicht
      Fiscal Officer
      Second reading will be Friday, Apr. 22 at 3:30 p.m. when the Boardman Township Board of Trustees meets at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  March 10, 2016 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-06
      Lawrence R Liguore, Anvic LLC, 140 Newport Drive, Boardman Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a conditional use permit under the terms of Article XVI of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, in order to lease space for “The Lost Crate”, a business proposing the sale of used and refurbished furniture, listed as a conditional use in Article XIX Land Use Tables. The request is for property located at 6241 Market Street, the Rosewood Centre, Lot 52 of the Beil and Vogelberger Plat, Parcel Number 29-004-0-047.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-07
      James J. Mahoney, AES Surveying and Land Planning, 730 Bev Road Unit 1, Boardman Ohio 44512, applicant on behalf of the property owner, Lorraine L Bendel, 7737 Amberwood Trail, Boardman, Ohio 44512, requests a variance as per the terms of Article XVI of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution in order to construct a Planned Unit Development consisting of five (5) total units, proposed to be located on Lot 87 and 88 of the Auburn Hills Plat, on the east right-of-way of Walnut Street approximately 220’ north of the Amberwood Trail – Walnut Street intersection. Said property is also known as parcel 29-040-0-400.00-0 and 29-040-387.00-0, and is zoned Residential R-2 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-08
      Edward D. Muransky, EDD Properties, LLC, 7629 Market Street, Suite 200, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a conditional use permit under the terms of Article XVI of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, in order to lease space for an antique store selling secondhand items to be operated by JAK B Inc., dba Mr. Darby’s, listed as a conditional use in Article XIX Land Use Tables. The request is for property located at 8574 Market Street, Unit 1 of the Woodworth Reserve Condominium, Parcel Number 29-096-0-006.08-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-09
      John Salvador, Ohio Shows Inc., 200 Amber Dr S.E., Warren Ohio 44484, applicant on behalf of the property owner Ashvin Yajnik, 3223 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44505, requests a conditional use permit as per the terms of Article XVI of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, in order to operate a Hunting and Outdoor Show which will include the sale of secondhand items, identified as a Conditional Use in Article XIX Land Use Tables, proposed to be held on April 9 and 10, October 1 and 2, November 5 and 6 and December 17 and 18, all dates in 2016. Property is located at 6151 South Avenue, Mathews Square Plaza, also known as Parcel Number 29-020-0-305.01-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  March 10, 2016 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township shall conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:45 A.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      This is the final hearing in determination of this case. The Board shall act either immediately or within twenty (20) days of the hearing date.
      AMENDMENT A-2016-01
      Boardman Township, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, has initiated an amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution for typographical and organizational changes throughout the resolution, and content changes in Articles 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 17.
      AMENDMENT A-2016-03
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 175 parcels of real property from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      44 Parcels along Ridgewood Drive
      13 Parcels along Gilbert Drive
      18 Parcels along Stillson Place
      23 Parcels along Withers Drive
      21 Parcels along Griswold Drive
      29 Parcels along Brainard Drive
      26 Parcels along Wolcott Drive
      The vacated portion of Shale Drive on Withers Drive
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio
      Larry P. Moliterno, Chair
      Board of Trustees, Boardman Township
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  BPJWL Hosts Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea Mar. 19  
  March 10, 2016 Edition  
     The Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will host a “Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea” which will benefit The Dorothy Day House. The Downton Abbey Tea will take place at The Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor Dr., Poland, on Sat., Mar. 19 at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $20/person. The tea includes lunch, special herbal teas, a basket auction, a contest for the best costume from the Downton era and more. Kathy Richert will present ‘Downton Abbey Visits Biltmore Estate.’ For tickets, donations, or more information, contact Sperry Rongone at (330)770-3880 or srongone@gmail.com., or any league member. A limited amount of tickets are available. A portion of the proceeds will be given to PBS. Pictured left to right are Sperry Rongone, “Farewell To Downton Abbey Tea” chairwoman and BPJWL treasurer; Yvonne Ford, GFWC Ohio Director of Junior Clubs and BPJWL second vice-president and program yearbook; Joyce Martin, provisional member; Nina Lowery, BPJWL president; Tina Bellino, home life and international and public affairs; Linda Crish, GFWC second vice-president and BPJWL first vice-president and membership chairwoman; Debbie Weaver, community special needs and president-elect; and Debbie Chop, publicity and recording secretary.
  United Way Annual Meeting April 14  
  March 10, 2016 Edition  
      The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s Annual Meeting will be held on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Rd., Poland, to celebrate their accomplishments in 2015 and honor their donors and volunteers. Sponsored by Talmer Bank & Trust.
      The dinner buffet and Annual Meeting Program cost is $40 per person or $320 for table of 8. Awards are sponsored by National Lease.
      Register online at www.ymvunitedway.org or mail RSVP, to United Way, 255 Watt St., Youngstown, OH 44503. For more inforamtion call 330-746-8494 or email Rsebest@ymvunitedway.org.
  Empowering Women - Women Inspiring Women  
  Thurs., April 21 At Boardman Park:   March 3, 2016 Edition  
      Empowering Women, The Mahoning Valley Chapter, will present a special program of Women Inspiring Women, on Thurs., Apr. 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Boardman Park Rotary Room, 375 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman.
      Special Guests will include: Jill Cox, RN, Executive Director at Paisley House; Maria Stevens, Owner/President at Stevens Coaching & Consulting, LLC; and Constance Pedron, Professional Coach, Speaker & Gifted Mediator.
      Attendees are encouraged to bring gardening tools and gardening gloves to be donated to the Paisley House. For a special treat to beat the summer heat, the residents at Paisley House love their Handels Ice Cream, so Handel’s tokens would be greatly appreciated!
      Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from our very own Lariccia’s Italian Market will be served.
      Cost is $10. Make checks payable to Compco Industries and mailed to 400 West Railroad St., Columbiana, OH 44408 Attn: Tina Orr or go to Eventbrite.com type in the search: “ Empowering Women-Women Inspiring Women” and register on-line.
      Like us on facebook.com/empoweringwomanmahoningvalley. Check out our event page for the link to sign up online!
  PUBLIC NOTICE  
  February 29, 2016 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      To: General Public
      From: Mark A. Pitzer, Fire Chief
      Reference: 2015 Intemational Fire Code
      At a regularly scheduled Boardman Township Trustees meeting held on February 8th, 2016, at 5:30 PM, the Board of Trustees passed the attached resolution regarding the adoption ofthe latest fire code.
      The Board of Trustees approved, based on the recommendation of Fire Chief Mark A. Pitzer, thE adoption of the 2015 International Fire Code.
      This resolution and adoption of code replaces the existing 2003 International Fire Code that has been enforced in Boardman Township.
      This PUBLIC NOTICE serves as a 30 day notice of the enforcement of this code. The 2015 International Fire Code will begin to be enforced on March 10, 2016.
      Copies of the 2015 International Fire Code is on file at the Boardman Township Administrative Building located at 8299 Market Street and at the main fire station located at 136 Boardman-Poland
      Rd.
      Mark A. Pitzer
      Fire Chief
      www.boardmantownship.com
      8299 Market Street· Boardman, Ohio
      Trustees: Brad Calhoun, Thomas P. Costello,
      Larry Moliterno
      At a duly held meeting of the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County,
      Ohio held on February 8, 2016 at 5: 30 p.m. at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Marke Street, the following Resolution to Adopt the 2015 International Fire Code, including all appendices, for Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio was adopted.
      Motion was made by Brad Calhoun to adopt the following Resolution:
      WHEREAS, in order to properly protect the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of Boardman Township, this Board finds it necessary and advisable to adopt a standard code pertaining to fire, fire hazards and fire prevention; and
      WHEREAS, it is the intent of this Board to adopt, pursuant to R.C. 505.373, the 2015
      International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices;
      THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, that:
      SECTION 1. That pursuant to R.C. 505.373, the Board hereby adopts the 2015 International Fire
      Code in its entirety, including all appendices, as the standard code peltaining to fire, fue hazards and fire prevention in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio. A complete copy of the code,
      including all appendices, is attached to and incorporated by reference in this resolution.
      SECTION 2. That all other Resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
      SECTION 3. That Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio is not making any amendments or deletions to the 2015 International Fire Code.
      SECTION 4. That nothing in this Resolution or in the 2015 International Fire Code, including all appendices, hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or preceding pending in any court, or any rights acquired or liability incurred, or any cause of action acquired or existing, prior to the
      enactment of this Resolution. However, all such prior actions are expressly subject to codes in effect at the time the cause of action arose.
      SECTION 5. That the Fiscal Officer is directed to:
      a. Maintain a complete copy of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, on file in the Office of the Boardman Township Fiscal Officer, for inspection by the public;
      b. Keep copies of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, available for distribution to the public at cost;
      c. Certify a copy of this resolution, together with a complete copy of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, to the Mahoning County Law Library, 120 Market Street, Youngstown Ohio, 44503, to be kept on file there; and
      d. Post notice of adoption of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, in five conspicuous places in the Township for at least 30 days, and also cause such notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township once a week for three consecutive weeks. The notice shall clearly identify the code and state its purpose, and state that complete copies of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, are on file with the Boardman Township Fiscal Officer and the
      Mahoning County Law Library for inspection by the public, and that the Fiscal Officer has copies available for distribution to the public at cost.
      SECTION 6. The 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, shall become effective and apply throughout the Township on the 31st day following the day the above notice is first posted in the Township.
      Motion to adopt the Resolution was seconded by Mr. Thomas P. Costello.
      Mr. Costello- aye
      Mr. Calhoun-aye
      Mr. Moliterno-aye
      RESOLUTION ADOPTED This 8th day of February, 2016 by Boardman Township Trustees, mahoning County, Ohio.
      ATTEST:
      William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer
      CERTIFICATION
      I, William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer of Boardman Township, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution is taken from the Minutes of Boardman Township at a meeting duly held February 8, 2016 and that the same has been compared by me with the original Resolution of said minutes, and that said resolution is a true and correct copy thereof.
  Rare Disease Day Feb. 29, Theme And Slogan: Patient Voice Raising Awareness for ON /AVN aka Avascular Necrosis  
  February 25, 2016 Edition  
     2016 marks the ninth year that the international rare disease community celebrates Rare Disease Day. On Feb. 29, people living with or affected by a rare disease, patient organizations, politicians, carers, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together in solidarity to raise awareness of rare diseases.
      The Rare Disease Day 2016 theme ‘Patient Voice’ recognizes the crucial role that patients play in voicing their needs and in instigating change that improves their lives and the lives of their families and carers.
      The Rare Disease Day 2016 slogan ‘Join us in making the voice of rare diseases heard’ appeals to a wider audience, those that are not living with or directly affected by a rare disease, to join the rare disease community in making known the impact of rare diseases. People living with a rare disease and their families are often isolated. The wider community can help to bring them out of this isolation.
      Following is a ‘Patient’s Voice’ from Poland, Oh., about her journey with AVN (Avascular Necrosis):
      Hello, my name is Debbie. I have AVN in my knee I found out in Dec. of 2014. I am not sure exactly how I got AVN or really how long I had it the Doctors do not either.
      They feel I may have developed AVN when I was exercising and tore my meniscus and hurt my patellar. I went to my Dr. after doing some exercise and experienced a lightening bolt hit my knee,that did not go away, he did some tests, and wanted to send me for MRI to confirm the meniscus tear which it did, but to my surprise I also that day was diagnosed with Avascular necrosis.
      I was told my knee looked like butter. Dr. felt TKR (Total knee Replacement) not an option at this time, as he said TKR may last 10 yrs., so we should wait,the only problem with waiting is it can lead to the bone collapsing, so I was told told limit my weight bearing. No one wanted to even repair my torn meniscus as they said it can lead to even more complications.
      Words cannot really describe the pain I have most days,it can be unbearable,draining,simple things are now so very hard like walking up stairs or down stairs,There are days I force myself to move and cry later in the day from pain and frustration. Most days it feels like there is a tourniquet above and below my knee , the pressure is intense and pain is always there ,plus its very cold to the touch while inside it feels like its on fire.
      I had a few opinions and basically was told the same thing. The feeling of frustration set in,the more help I tried to find the more I found out many don’t know about this rare disease nor the cause,or really how to treat it.
      In todays age of Rejuvenation Medicine and saving your joints why can I like so many others worldwide can not find anyone to help .
      You see today we have Stem cell therapy, Prolotherapy, PRP(Platelet-Rich Plasma) to help the joints from further damage, however finding someone to do it in NE Ohio is a chore all its own, and in my research not many treat it in the USA, they are few and very far between. Plus its rarely if ever covered by any insurance and can range from 1800.00 to 10.000 depending on what you have done. So my quest began, if I was feeling this frustrated what were others feeling, as when you have ON/AVN you have constant pain, It is second only in pain to bone cancer, the death of the bones/joints are the same.
      Treatments for it are mostly surgically interventive, with no way to predict or guarantee outcomes or results.
      ON/AVN does not respect age, gender, or ethnic background; it can strike anyone at any time. Of the 20,000 joint replacements in the USA every year, at least 20 percent of them are due to ON/AVN.
      ON/AVN is still considered a rare condition with not all orthopedic doctors being equally experienced in diagnosing and/or treating it.
      So Valuable time is lost in trying to treat the patient,sometimes leading to a collapsed or otherwise destroyed joint.
      Very little research is on-going for ON/AVN, as expected with any ‘orphan disease’, or a disease that has a growing number of patients but has not yet reached the numbers of more wide-spread conditions, such as heart disease or cancer.
      There is no known cure for ON/AVN. We desperately need to turn this around.
      ON/AVN is caused by a blockage or loss of blood flow to a joint or bone, causing the joint/bone to die. Usually, but not always, the hips are first affected, then, other joints may follow. However It can strike any bone or joint in the body. The bone tissue/joints actually die, just like heart muscle tissue dies from a heart attack.
      Since 2014 I have been on my own mission, to raise awareness, I started a support group on FB called Avascular Necrosis Lets spread The word to get more and better research: and I have been doing what I can to help others learn about AVN.
      In our FB group we talk about our pain, the frustration of not finding Doctors that are experienced in treating ON/AVN. New Treatments like stem cell, prolotherapy and prp. Stem cell being the gold standard. But again finding someone to administer this type of treatment is very hard.
      I started a quest: I started calling Doctor after Doctor (orthos) state wide to see who was experienced in ON/AVN; I have compiled a list for people looking for Doctors with experience in treating this rare disease.
      Now I am working on a list worldwide. Osteonecrosis aka Avascular Necrosis its also known as aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis, and in young children its known as Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease (LCPD).
      There are many ways to get ON/AVN here is a list :
      What Causes Osteonecrosis?: Osteonecrosis is caused by impaired blood supply to the bone, but it is not always clear what causes that impairment. Osteonecrosis often occurs in people with certain medical conditions or risk factors (such as high-dose corticosteroid use or excessive alcohol intake). However, it also affects people with no health problems and for no known reason. Following are some potential causes of osteonecrosis and other health conditions associated with its development.
      Steroid Medications: Aside from injury, one of the most common causes of osteonecrosis is the use of corticosteroid medications such as prednisone. Corticosteroids are commonly used to treat inflammatory diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, severe asthma, and vasculitis. Studies suggest that long-term use of oral or intravenous corticosteroids is associated with nontraumatic osteonecrosis. Patients should discuss concerns about steroid use with their doctor.
      Doctors are not sure exactly why the use of corticosteroids sometimes leads to osteonecrosis. They speculate that the drugs may interfere with the body’s ability to break down fatty substances called lipids. These substances then build up in and clog the blood vessels, causing them to narrow and to reduce the amount of blood that gets to the bone. Some studies suggest that corticosteroid-related osteonecrosis is more severe and more likely to affect both hips (when occurring in the hip) than osteonecrosis resulting from other causes.
      Alcohol Use: Excessive alcohol use is another common cause of osteonecrosis. People who drink alcohol in excess can develop fatty substances that may block blood vessels, causing a decreased blood supply to the bones.
      Injury
      When a fracture, a dislocation, or some other trauma to joint injury occurs, the blood vessels may be damaged. This can interfere with the blood circulation to the bone and lead to trauma-related osteonecrosis. In fact, studies suggest that hip dislocation and hip fractures are major risk factors for osteonecrosis.
      Increased pressure within the bone may be another cause of osteonecrosis. When there is too much pressure within the bone, the blood vessels narrow, making it hard for them to deliver enough blood to the bone cells. The cause of increased pressure is not fully understood.
      Other risk factors for osteonecrosis include bloodclots,any damage to arteries,radiation therapy, chemotherapy,radiation, and organ transplantation (particularly kidney transplantation). Osteonecrosis is also associated with a number of medical conditions, including cancer,Pancreatitis, SLE, blood disorders such as sickle cell disease,blood clotting disorders HIV infection, Gaucher’s disease, and Caisson disease,Individuals with the C677T gene mutation suffer from methylenetetrahydrofolate deficiency. This mutation is associated with heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high blood pressure during pregnancy (preeclampsia) and hyperhomocysteinemia.
      Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis) is classified in stages referring to how far the disease has progressed. There are the Ficat and the Steinberg Classification systems. Most orthopedic doctors use the Ficat classification system to determine at what stage your disease is. The stages are as follows:
       Stage 0: Patient is asymptomatic; Radiography findings are normal; Histology findings demonstrate osteonecrosis.
       Stage I: Patient may or may not be symptomatic; Radiography and CT scan findings are unremarkable; AVN is considered likely based on MRI and bone scan results (may be subclassified by extent of involvement [see below]); Histology findings are abnormal.
       Stage II: Patient is symptomatic; Plain radiography findings are abnormal and include osteopenia, osteosclerosis, or cysts; Subchondral radiolucency is absent; MRI findings are diagnostic.
       Stage III: Patient is symptomatic; Radiographic findings include subchondral lucency (crescent sign) and subchondral collapse; Shape of the femoral head is generally preserved on radiographs and CT scans; Subclassification depends on the extent of crescent, as follows: Stage IIIa: Crescent is less than 15% of the articular surface; Stage IIIb: Crescent is 15-30% of the articular surface; Stage IIIc: Crescent is more than 30% of the articular surface;
       Stage IV: Flattening or collapse of femoral head is present; Joint space may be irregular; CT scanning is more sensitive than radiography; Subclassification depends on the extent of collapsed surface, as follows: Stage IVa: Less than 15% of surface is collapsed; Stage IVb: Approximately 15-30% of surface is collapsed; Stage IVc: More than 30% of surface is collapsed.
       Stage V: Radiography findings include narrowing of the joint space, osteoarthritis with sclerosis of acetabulum, and marginal osteophytes.
       Stage VI: Findings include extensive destruction of the femoral head and joint.
      Treatment of ON/AVN: Medications and therapy: In the early stages of avascular necrosis, symptoms can be reduced with medication and therapy. Your doctor might recommend:
       Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Osteoporosis drugs, Cholesterol lowering drugs, blood thinners, rest, reducing the weight and stress on your affected bone, or electrical stimulation.
      Because most people don’t start having symptoms until avascular necrosis is fairly advanced, your doctor may recommend surgery. The options include:
       Core decompression; bone transplant (graft); bone reshaping (osteotomy); joint replacement; and regenerative medicine treatment Stem cell injections, Prolotherapy, PRP. Bone marrow aspirate and concentration is a novel procedure that in the future might be appropriate for early stage avascular necrosis of the hip. Stem cells are harvested from your bone marrow.
      In children Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease (LCPD) is a childhood hip disorder initiated by a disruption of blood flow to the ball of the femur called the femoral head. Due to the lack of blood flow, the bone dies (osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis) and stops growing.
      The disease is most commonly found in children between the ages of 4 to 8 but it can occur in children between the ages of 2 to 15.
      Since this is a Rare Disease: My goal is to spread awareness so maybe we can someday have better research, better treatment options, affordable options,and hopefully a cure.
      In closing Rare Disease Day is Feb 29th , celebrated on the 28 during non leap year. Please help me Raise awareness for Avascular Necrosis Lets Spread the word to get more and better research.
      If you have AVN or a family member you’re welcome to join our group in FB, https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeadBoneDiseaseAVN/. Also, visit www.rarediseaseday.org for more information.
     
  PUBLIC NOTICE  
  February 18, 2016 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      To: General Public
      From: Mark A. Pitzer, Fire Chief
      Reference: 2015 Intemational Fire Code
      At a regularly scheduled Boardman Township Trustees meeting held on February 8th, 2016, at 5:30 PM, the Board of Trustees passed the attached resolution regarding the adoption ofthe latest fire code.
      The Board of Trustees approved, based on the recommendation of Fire Chief Mark A. Pitzer, thE adoption of the 2015 International Fire Code.
      This resolution and adoption of code replaces the existing 2003 International Fire Code that has been enforced in Boardman Township.
      This PUBLIC NOTICE serves as a 30 day notice of the enforcement of this code. The 2015 International Fire Code will begin to be enforced on March 10, 2016.
      Copies of the 2015 International Fire Code is on file at the Boardman Township Administrative Building located at 8299 Market Street and at the main fire station located at 136 Boardman-Poland
      Rd.
      Mark A. Pitzer
      Fire Chief
      www.boardmantownship.com
      8299 Market Street· Boardman, Ohio
      Trustees: Brad Calhoun, Thomas P. Costello,
      Larry Moliterno
      At a duly held meeting of the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County,
      Ohio held on February 8, 2016 at 5: 30 p.m. at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Marke Street, the following Resolution to Adopt the 2015 International Fire Code, including all appendices, for Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio was adopted.
      Motion was made by Brad Calhoun to adopt the following Resolution:
      WHEREAS, in order to properly protect the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of Boardman Township, this Board finds it necessary and advisable to adopt a standard code pertaining to fire, fire hazards and fire prevention; and
      WHEREAS, it is the intent of this Board to adopt, pursuant to R.C. 505.373, the 2015
      International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices;
      THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, that:
      SECTION 1. That pursuant to R.C. 505.373, the Board hereby adopts the 2015 International Fire
      Code in its entirety, including all appendices, as the standard code peltaining to fire, fue hazards and fire prevention in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio. A complete copy of the code,
      including all appendices, is attached to and incorporated by reference in this resolution.
      SECTION 2. That all other Resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
      SECTION 3. That Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio is not making any amendments or deletions to the 2015 International Fire Code.
      SECTION 4. That nothing in this Resolution or in the 2015 International Fire Code, including all appendices, hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or preceding pending in any court, or any rights acquired or liability incurred, or any cause of action acquired or existing, prior to the
      enactment of this Resolution. However, all such prior actions are expressly subject to codes in effect at the time the cause of action arose.
      SECTION 5. That the Fiscal Officer is directed to:
      a. Maintain a complete copy of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, on file in the Office of the Boardman Township Fiscal Officer, for inspection by the public;
      b. Keep copies of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, available for distribution to the public at cost;
      c. Certify a copy of this resolution, together with a complete copy of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, to the Mahoning County Law Library, 120 Market Street, Youngstown Ohio, 44503, to be kept on file there; and
      d. Post notice of adoption of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, in five conspicuous places in the Township for at least 30 days, and also cause such notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township once a week for three consecutive weeks. The notice shall clearly identify the code and state its purpose, and state that complete copies of the 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, are on file with the Boardman Township Fiscal Officer and the
      Mahoning County Law Library for inspection by the public, and that the Fiscal Officer has copies available for distribution to the public at cost.
      SECTION 6. The 2015 International Fire Code in its entirety, including all appendices, shall become effective and apply throughout the Township on the 31st day following the day the above notice is first posted in the Township.
      Motion to adopt the Resolution was seconded by Mr. Thomas P. Costello.
      Mr. Costello- aye
      Mr. Calhoun-aye
      Mr. Moliterno-aye
      RESOLUTION ADOPTED This 8th day of February, 2016 by Boardman Township Trustees, mahoning County, Ohio.
      ATTEST:
      William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer
      CERTIFICATION
      I, William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer of Boardman Township, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution is taken from the Minutes of Boardman Township at a meeting duly held February 8, 2016 and that the same has been compared by me with the original Resolution of said minutes, and that said resolution is a true and correct copy thereof.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 18, 2016 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
      The annual financial reports for fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, of the Board of Park Commissioners of Boardman Township Park District has been completed and approved by the Board. The Reports are available at the office of the Board of Park Commissioners, located in the Georgeanna Parker Activity Center, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, Ohio, during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.
      BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
      OF BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT
      Daniel N. Slagle, Jr.,
      Clerk of the Board of Park Commissioners
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 18, 2016 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR
      PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES
      The Board of Boardman Township Trustees intends to contract for professional design services for various capital projects throughout the township including a fire station. Firms interested in being considered to provide design services should reply with a statement in qualifications no later than 4PM on Feb 19th, 2016. Statements received after this deadline will not be considered.
      Statements of qualifications should include information regarding the firm’s history, education and experience of owners and key technical personnel, the technical expertise of the firm’s current staff, the firm’s experience in performing similar work specifically fire station design, availability of staff, the firm’s equipment and facilities, references; and any previous work performed for the Board of Boardman Township Trustees or other Mahoning County Governmental Agencies. Firms may submit one (1) copy of the Statement of Qualifications.
      Statements of qualifications should be transmitted to:
      THE BOARD OF BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      8299 MARKET STREET
      BOARDMAN, OHIO 44512
      ATTN: JASON LOREE
      TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR
      As required by Ohio Revised Code Section(s) 153.65-71, responding firms will be evaluated and ranked in order of qualifications. Following this evaluation, the Board of Boardman Township Trustees will enter into contract negotiations with the most highly qualified firm.
     
  Evening with The Easter Bunny  
  at Boardman Park Mar 8-9 2016:   February 11, 2016 Edition  
     Put a little spring in your step and hop on over to Boardman Park on Tues., Mar. 8 or Wed., Mar. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and enjoy an evening with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are available by calling the park office
      at 330-726-8105 to pay by credit card, or online at www.boardmanpark.com. Tickets are $7/each for Boardman residents and $9/each for non-residents. Children ages 2 and under are free. The evening includes dinner, arts and crafts, and a family photo with the Easter Bunny. For more information about Boardman Park events visit our website at www.boardmanpark.com
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 11, 2016 Edition  
     STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR
      PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES
      The Board of Boardman Township Trustees intends to contract for professional design services for various capital projects throughout the township including a fire station. Firms interested in being considered to provide design services should reply with a statement in qualifications no later than 4PM on Feb 19th, 2016. Statements received after this deadline will not be considered.
      Statements of qualifications should include information regarding the firm’s history, education and experience of owners and key technical personnel, the technical expertise of the firm’s current staff, the firm’s experience in performing similar work specifically fire station design, availability of staff, the firm’s equipment and facilities, references; and any previous work performed for the Board of Boardman Township Trustees or other Mahoning County Governmental Agencies. Firms may submit one (1) copy of the Statement of Qualifications.
      Statements of qualifications should be transmitted to:
      THE BOARD OF BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      8299 MARKET STREET
      BOARDMAN, OHIO 44512
      ATTN: JASON LOREE
      TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR
      As required by Ohio Revised Code Section(s) 153.65-71, responding firms will be evaluated and ranked in order of qualifications. Following this evaluation, the Board of Boardman Township Trustees will enter into contract negotiations with the most highly qualified firm.
     
  PUBLIC HEARING  
  February 11, 2016 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-03
      John Straub, Straub Property Management LLC, 1240 Boardman-Poland Road, Poland, Ohio 44514, property owner, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article X, in order to construct a new facility proposed to be located at 6201 South Avenue. Specifically, property owner requests a variance from Article X, Commercial Districts, Section C, Yard Area, seeking a 5’ reduction in the required 10’ side yard setback for a total setback of 5’. Also, seeking a variance from Article X, Commercial Districts, Section D, Parking Area, seeking a reduction of 22 parking spaces from the required 42 for a total parking stall count of 20, with provisions for 18 banked spaces. The property is further known as Parcel Number 29-019-0-018.00-0, Lot 4 of the Lucille S Lyon Plat 1. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2016-04
      RCJR Inc., 7811 South Avenue, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XII, Special Provisions, in order to construct a sign proposed to be located at 7811 South Avenue. Specifically, property owner requests a variance from Article XII, Special Provisions, Section H Signs and Billboards, Letter D, Number 1, seeking a variance from the limitation of one sign on the premises in order to construct a second sign. Also, a variance is sought from Article XII Special Provisions, Section H Signs and Billboards, Letter D, Number 3, in order to construct a sign which is 25’ 9” in height, seeking a 9” variance from the height restriction of 25’. The property is further known as Parcel Number 29-052-0-004.00-0, Lot 8 of the Williams and Carrier Replat. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the requests may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 11, 2016 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendments will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2016-01
      Boardman Township, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, has initiated an amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution for typographical and organizational changes throughout the resolution, and content changes in Articles 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 17.
      AMENDMENT A-2016-03
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 175 parcels of real property from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      44 Parcels along Ridgewood Drive
      13 Parcels along Gilbert Drive
      18 Parcels along Stillson Place
      23 Parcels along Withers Drive
      21 Parcels along Griswold Drive
      29 Parcels along Brainard Drive
      26 Parcels along Wolcott Drive
      The vacated portion of Shale Drive on Withers Drive
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 11, 2016 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Trustees shall conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 5:15 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      This is the final public hearing on this matter. The decision may be issued at the close of the hearing or within twenty (20) days subsequent to the hearing.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-12
      Bernard R. and Donna Marie Tunno, 5922 South Avenue, Boardman Ohio, 44512, property owner, and Maureen Lalama, 5930 South Avenue, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, property owner, requests the rezoning of two parcels of property from a Residential R-2 Zoning District to a Commercial Zoning District in their entirety. The request is for 5938 South Avenue, Lot 8 of the Garden Village Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-015-0-006.00-0, located on the northeast corner of the Larkridge Avenue – South Avenue intersection and 5930 South Avenue, Lot 9 in the Garden Village Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-015-0-007.00-0, 85’ north of the Larkridge Avenue – South Avenue Intersection. The request is for a total area of 0.986 acres, is regular in shape, and currently zoned Residential in their entirety. The requested parcels are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      AMENDMENT A-2016-02
      Boardman Township, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Ohio, 44512, property owner, requests the rezoning of a portion of four (4) parcels of property from a Residential R-1 Zoning District to a Commercial Zoning District in their entirety. The request is for the following properties:
      Lot 3 North Newton Farm Plat 29-005-0-020.00-0 Rear 85’ x 65’
      Lot 4 North Newton Farm Plat
      126 Boardman Poland Rd
      29-005-0-021.00-0 Rear 85’ x 75’
      Lot 5 North Newton Farm Plat 29-005—022.00-0 Rear 60’ x 85’ irregular
      Lot 6 North Newton Farm Plat
      7248 Southern Blvd. 29-005-0-027.00-0
      Rear 97’ x 162’ irregular
      All properties are located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio
      Larry Moliterno, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Trustees
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  February 4, 2016 Edition  
     STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR
      PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES
      The Board of Boardman Township Trustees intends to contract for professional design services for various capital projects throughout the township including a fire station. Firms interested in being considered to provide design services should reply with a statement in qualifications no later than 4PM on Feb 19th, 2016. Statements received after this deadline will not be considered.
      Statements of qualifications should include information regarding the firm’s history, education and experience of owners and key technical personnel, the technical expertise of the firm’s current staff, the firm’s experience in performing similar work specifically fire station design, availability of staff, the firm’s equipment and facilities, references; and any previous work performed for the Board of Boardman Township Trustees or other Mahoning County Governmental Agencies. Firms may submit one (1) copy of the Statement of Qualifications.
      Statements of qualifications should be transmitted to:
      THE BOARD OF BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      8299 MARKET STREET
      BOARDMAN, OHIO 44512
      ATTN: JASON LOREE
      TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR
      As required by Ohio Revised Code Section(s) 153.65-71, responding firms will be evaluated and ranked in order of qualifications. Following this evaluation, the Board of Boardman Township Trustees will enter into contract negotiations with the most highly qualified firm.
     
  YMCA Hosts 3rd Annual Five-Squared Art Show  
  February 4, 2016 Edition  
     The Davis Family YMCA will host its 3rd annual FIVE-Squared benefit art show and sale Feb. 7-Mar. 7 at the McClurg Road facility.
      An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Sun., Feb. 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      This year more than 200 local, national, and international artists have donated 610 five-inch by five-inch pieces of art. Among the donations are pieces from disabled children at a Russian orphanage. All of the art, both amateur and professional, is offered for sale for $25 (adult) or $10 (youth) each.
      In addition, seven larger works will be presented at a silent auction, featuring pieces by local artists Al Bright, Nancy Hawkins, Jim O’Malley, Paula Smith, Gary Taneri and Don Wright,
      All proceeds from the event fund the Art Outreach project, which makes it possible for under-served children in Youngstown to receive art lessons.
      All of the art can be viewed online at ymcaart.blogspot.com. For more information, call (330)-480-5656.
      Suzanne Gray is the Davis YMCA Arts & Humanities coordinator.
  Orchid Exhibit  
  February 4, 2016 Edition  
     Mill Creek MetroParks will exhibit Jewels of Winter: Orchids at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center through Mar. 13.
      Orchids are a jewel of the plant world, full of color. During the heart of winter, find the spirit of the tropics at the Davis Visitor Center and observe many exotic beauties on display. Classes on orchid care are available.
      Hours to visit the exhibit and the Davis Visitor Center are Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For questions and more information, call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116.
  Ms. Guidos, Mr. Mastramico Mooney Distinguished Alumni Honorees  
  February 4, 2016 Edition  
     The Cardinal Mooney Alumni Association presented its 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards at a prayer service at 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 27.
      This year’s recipients are Ms. Patricia Guidos, a 1959 graduate; and Thomas Mastramico, who graduated in 1972. The awards are presented annually to graduates who, “demonstrate a continuing concern and dedication for others by embracing the Cardinal Mooney motto of Sanctity, Scholarship, and Discipline.
      Ms. Guidos graduated from Youngstown State University and has completed graduate work at The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. Her career spanned 30 years in the telecommunication industry at Sprint. She traveled extensively across the United States and Europe, holding positions of increasing seniority in management. Upon returning to the Valley in 2001, she began volunteering for many years at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital (Mercy Health) and its cancer center. Currently, she volunteers as a Certified Hospice Champion, also giving time to the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, the Poland Pantry, and the Dorothy Day House.
      Mr. Mastramico graduated in 1977 from Youngstown State University, with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He has been instrumental in directing all of the bands in the elementary schools in the Diocese of Youngstown. He plays the trumpet for many churches on special occasions and holidays. He has also played in concert bands, musicals, and the band The Executive Collection.
      Mr. Mastramico resides in Boardman with his wife Jolene. He is a member of St. Luke Parish and is involved with the music ministry program, Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Name Society. He and his wife have two children, Nicholas and Christa.
      Cardinal Mooney President Rev. Gerald DeLucia notes, “Both honorees reflect the ideals of Cardinal Mooney in all that they do. Ms. Guidos and Mr. Mastramico have been positive role models to those that they have touched in their communities. We are proud to name them as our Distinguished Alumni for 2016.”
      Prepared by Cardinal Mooney student Gwen Sieman, under the direction of Mike Latessa,
      school vice president.
  Boardman Schools Fund For Educational Excellence  
  Reverse Raffle Mar. 11 :   February 4, 2016 Edition  
     The Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence will host their First Annual Reverse Raffle Dinner on Mar. 11 at Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman starting at 6:00 p.m.
      Reverse Raffle, Basket Raffle (Baskets donated by students and faculty of Boardman Schools), and a silent auction.
      Dinner tickets are $50, Individual ticket plus a patron listing in program is $100. Sponsorships are available. Call Jody Stepan at 330-726-3404 for tickets or more information.
      The Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence is a component fund of The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, a non-profit organization providing funding for projects to further the educational experience of students.
      Visit www.boardmanschoolsfund.org for more information.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  January 28, 2016 Edition  
     BOARD OF TRUSTEES BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP
      MAHONING COUNTY, OHIO
      Resolution No. 16-01-25-04
      A resolution for the control of dogs in Boardman Township, specifically the conditions under which a dog may be tethered outdoors.
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio met in regular session on January 25, 2016 at the Boardman Township Government Center, with the following members present: Brad Calhoun, Tom Costello, and Larry Moliterno.
      Mr. Calhoun/Costello/Moliterno moved the adoption of the following resolution:
      Whereas, Ohio Revised Code Section 955.221(B)(2) authorizes the Board of Trustees to adopt and enforce resolutions to control dogs within the township that are not otherwise in conflict with any other provision of the Revised Code, if the township is located in a county where the board of county commissioners has not adopted resolutions to control dogs within the unincorporated areas of the county under this section;
      Whereas, the Board of Commissioners of Mahoning County have not adopted a resolution to control dogs within the unincorporated areas of the county under this statutory section;
      Whereas, Ohio Revised Code Section 955.221(A) states that a resolution to control dogs includes, but is not limited to resolutions concerned with the ownership, keeping, or harboring of dogs; the restraint of dogs; dogs as public nuisances; and dogs as a threat to public health, safety, and welfare;
      Whereas, this statutory section exempts the use of any dog which is lawfully engaged in hunting or training for the purpose of hunting while accompanied by a licensed hunter when actually in the field and engaged in hunting or in legitimate training for such purpose;
      Whereas, the Board of Trustees finds that the current statutes do not protect dogs from being tethered in an inhumane manner and that it has the statutory authority under Ohio Revised Code Section 955.221 to adopt this resolution with respect to the ownership, keeping, or harboring of dogs to fill this vacuum;
      Whereas, this resolution may be enforced through the criminal justice system, as Ohio Revised Code Section 955.221(C) states that “[n]o person shall violate any resolution * * * adopted under this section[,]” and Section 955.99(K) provides that whoever violates Section 955.221(C) is guilty of a minor misdemeanor, with each day of continued violation being a separate offense; and
      Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio that the following resolution is adopted:
      1. No person shall negligently allow a dog to be tethered outdoors in any of the following circumstances:
      (a) For a total of more than six hours in a twenty-four-hour period and for not more than two consecutive hours without at least an hour between tetherings;
      (b) If a heat or cold advisory or a severe weather warning has been issued by the national weather service for the area in which the dog is kept or harbored;
      (c) If any of the following applies to the tether:
      (i) It is less than twenty feet in length.
      (ii) It allows the dog to touch a fence or cross the property line of the owner’s, keeper’s, or harborer’s property.
      (iii) It is attached by means of a pinch-type, prong-type, or choke-type collar, or the collar to which it is attached is unsafe or is not properly fitted.
      (iv) It may cause injury to, or entanglement of, the dog.
      (v) It is made of a material that is unsuitable for the dog’s size and weight or that causes any unnecessary discomfort to the dog.
      (d) If the dog is not provided with a sanitary environment that is free of an accumulation of feces or other waste and insect or rodent infestation and of foul odor;
      (e) If no owner or occupant of the premises where the dog is kept or harbored is present.
      2. As used in this resolution, “tether” means a rope, chain, cord, dog run or pulley, or similar restraint for holding an animal in place that allows a radius in which the animal can move about.
      3. (a) As used in this resolution, “outdoors” means the dog is not being tethered inside a house or principal building. The term “outdoors” includes a dog tethered inside an accessory building, a porch (open or closed), a breezeway, a garage, and a carport.
       (b) As used in this resolution, “accessory building” means a subordinate building, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the main building, and which is located on the same lot or parcel of land. A shed is included in this definition.
       (c) As used in this resolution, “porch (open)” means a roofed structure, having one or more unenclosed sides, projecting from front, side or rear wall of the building, while “porch (closed)” means a roofed structure, having one or more enclosed sides, projecting from front, side or rear wall of the building.
       (d) As used in this resolution, a “breezeway” means a roofed passageway connecting two buildings, sometimes with the sides enclosed.
       (e) As used in this resolution, “garage” means a detached accessory building or portion of a principal building for the parking or temporary storage of automobiles, boats, and/or trailers.
       (f) As used in this resolution, “car port” means a roofed structure not more than fifty percent (50%) enclosed by walls or doors and attached to the principal building for the purpose of providing shelter to one or more motor vehicles.
      4. This resolution shall be enforced under R.C. §§ 955.221(C) and 955.99(K) by the appropriate law enforcement officers.
      5. Each day of continued violation is a separate offense.
      6. The clerk of the county court shall collect the fines levied and collected for violations of this resolution and shall distribute them to the Fiscal Officer in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 1907.20(C) for credit to the general fund of Boardman Township.
      7. This resolution shall become effective at the earliest time permitted by law.
      8. If any paragraph, provision, or section of this resolution is held to be invalid by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, then that decision will not affect the validity of the remaining paragraphs, provisions, or sections of this resolution. The Board declares that it would have adopted this resolution and each paragraph, provision, or section thereof despite the fact that one or more paragraphs, provisions, or sections would be declared invalid.
      9. The Board finds and determines that all formal actions of this Board concerning and relating to the passage of this Resolution were taken in an open meeting of this Board, and that all deliberations of this Board that resulted in such formal action were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements, including R.C. § 121.22.
      10. This Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest time provided by law.
      Adopted January 25, 2016
      BY ORDER OF BOARDMAN TRUSTEES
      Larry Moliterno, Chair
      Tom Costello, Vice-Chair
      Brad Calhoun, Trustee
      CERTIFICATION
      I, William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, do hereby certify that the foregoing is taken and copied from the record of proceedings of the township; that the same has been compared by me with the Resolution on said record; and that it is a true and correct copy thereof.
      William D. Leicht,
      Fiscal Officer
  Boardman Kiwanis Donates Carbon Dioxide Detectors  
  January 14, 2016 Edition  
     The Boardman Kiwanis Club has donated 25 carbon dioxide detectors to the Boardman Fire Department. “In speaking with the Fire Chief, we uncovered a need for carbon monoxide detectors for Boardman residents. The Boardman Kiwanis Club is thankful for the Fire Department’s everyday efforts to protect the citizens and property of Boardman, and grateful to participate in prevention efforts with the donation of these detectors,” said Roy Wright, Kiwanis Club President. Chartered in 1947, the Kiwanis Club is Boardman’s longest-serving service club. Pictured, from left Mark Luke, Boardman Kiwanis; Vickie Davis, Boardman Fire Department; Fire Chief Mark Pitzer; Earl Coffin, Boardman Kiwanis; Roy Wright, Kiwanis Club President.
  Lucia Celebration Dec. 13 At Bethel Lutheran Church  
  To receive peace flame :   December 10, 2015 Edition  
      On Sun., Dec. 13 during the 11:00 a.m. St. Lucia Celebration and Children’s Christmas Pageant, Boy Scouts from Boardman will deliver the International Peace Light to Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Dr., and transfer the Peace Light flame to the church.
      Bethel Lutheran is hosting the International Peace Light and making it available to the public for the holidays, Mondays thru Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day by coming to the church office thru Dec. 23; and once again on Dec. 29-30. Windproof candles or lanterns are good tools to take home the light, but are not provided, so please bring them with you to receive the flame. Contact the church office with any questions at 330-758-5745.
      In the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem there are 15 oil lamps that have been burning continuously for over 1,000 years. This is the Peace Light flame. The Peace Light from Bethlehem campaign was originally organized by the Austrian Broadcasting Company and was part of a large charitable relief mission, ‘Light into Darkness,’ for children in need in Austria and abroad. Since 1986, the Austrian Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have been distributing the Peace Light throughout Austria. The light has traveled from Vienna to more than 30 European countries.
      Austrian Airlines has been flying the Peace Light on to New York City since 2001. This year, the Light arrived at JFK International Airport on Nov. 28 and is traveling from there as far north as Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada and as far west as Los Angeles, California. through the efforts of many Scouters.
      For the fifth consecutive year, the Boys Scouts of America/Greater Western Reserve Council will bring the Peace Light flame to northeast Ohio and Boardman. Scouters and friends have accepted the challenge to become channels of peace by receiving the flame and passing it on to others in their communities and beyond.
      Jason Wolf, scout executive of the Greater Western Reserve Council commented that “People appreciate the opportunity of spreading the message of Peace in their communities, this is why we are a part of this effort.”
      People of all faiths are welcome to come and receive the light and a wish for peace.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  December 10, 2015 Edition  
     The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the hearing.
      This is the final hearing in determination of this case. The Board shall either act immediately or within twenty (20) days from the conclusion of this hearing.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-11
      Robert Pavlov, 132 Island Drive, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, property owner and agent on behalf of Donna Koziorynsky, 1150 Madonda Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, requests the rezoning of four (4) parcels located along the northeast corner of the Madonda Street – South Avenue intersection. The requested parcels are known as:
      • Parcel 29-021-0-193.00-0, part lot 1 of the Dalzell Plat, 0.50 acres in size, request to rezone from a Business zoning district to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety;
      • Parcel 29-021-0-192.00-0, part lot 1 of the Dalzell Plat, 0.50 acres in size, request to rezone from a Business zoning district to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety;
      • Parcel 29-021-0-191.00-0, 5009 South Avenue, 1.01 acres in size, request to rezone from a Business zoning district to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety; and
      • Parcel 29-021-0-195.00-0, 5001 South Avenue, 0.93 acres in size, currently a Business zoning district to a depth of 350’ from the centerline of South Avenue with the remainder zoned Residential R-2 zoning district, requested to rezone to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety.
      All parcels located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Brad Calhoun, Chair
      Board of Trustees, Boardman Township
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  December 10, 2015 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-30
      Randy M. Horton, 133 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, Ohio 44512, appeals the decision of the Boardman Township Zoning Inspector in the review and denial of Zoning Permit Application Number 2015-0402, November 11, 2015. The review pertains to signage proposed to be installed at 133 Boardman Poland Road, Lot 6 of the J.R. Long Plat, also known as 29-031-0-009.0-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
     
  WHMHS Presents Memories of A Lifetime Dec. 19  
  December 10, 2015 Edition  
     The William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will present Memories of A Lifetime by Storyteller Regina Rees, Y.S.U. Professor Emeritus, on Sat., Dec. 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township.
      Regina Rees will present not usually heard Christmas stories from the past. This program includes ancient tales, other than traditional Santa Claus and Nutcracker holiday fare. Adults may find these alternative holiday works both curious and amusing.
      This event is open to the public. Free admission and refreshments. A 50/50 raffle available with a Good Will offereing accepted.
      Fore reservations call 330-726-8277. Walk-ins are welcome.
  CHRISTMAS LORE.....  
  December 10, 2015 Edition  
     By Richard S. Scarsella
      Holidays rekindle fond memories of times past. Regardless of what has or has not happened in our lives, we inevitably revisit yesterdays, for comfort and reflection, during the holidays.
      In the once bustling Mahoning Valley, tri-county area residents doggedly headed to Youngstown’s crowded central business district, in search of memorable gifts. Glittering specialty boutiques, trendy shoe stores, fashionable diamond jewelers, fussy gentlemen tailors, style salons and landmark department stores welcomed intrepid shoppers with great hospitality.
      Well into the 1960’, Federal Street was a thriving avenue of trade. Fleets of yellow and checkered cabs delivered patrons to storefronts. Elephantine-like buses stopped at each downtown corner block, much to the exasperation of motorists. Throngs of pedestrians choked walkways and intersections, with jaywalkers receiving tickets from ever-vigilant traffic cops and beat officers. Festive decorations featuring bells, Santa’s and snowmen were hung elegantly by the Downtown Board of Trade and adorned store facades and light poles.
      The traditional Central Square Christmas tree and crèche were breathtaking, in their symbolism and size. Despite automobile fumes, industrial smog, flocks of pigeons and steam escaping from street manholes, we enjoyed our days of “going to town.” Eating lunch at a chrome counter, in an art deco five-and-dime store was a novelty. Buying a Struss’ chocolate malt in the bargain basement or on the mezzanine was a special treat. “Taking in a movie”, at a grand movie palace, was a side trip into another dimension. A journey into the city was full of welcomed diversions.
      Area churches, usually somber and drab, suddenly came to life, once they were festooned with boughs of evergreens, colorful ribbons and fresh garland. European clarions chimed robustly with religious favorites such as Silent Night and Come All Ye Faithful. Of course, the ubiquitous Salvation Army red kettles and bell ringers, along with the forlorn pan-handlers, encouraged us to share with those less fortunate. Our strident Mid-western ethic constantly reminded us to guard against frivolity.
      The observations of the birth of Christ and of New Year’s necessitated obligatory visits to ancestral cemeteries. Hand-carved headstones, both new and weathered, were lovingly decorated with votive candles, religious emblems, artificial poinsettias and black wreaths. Local graveyards become hosts to carloads of kin paying earnest respects. Oddly, the departed seemed particularly close to us, as we rejoiced without their earthly presence. Widows, widowers and orphans were known to be stricken with a touch of melancholy, as the merriment commenced.
      I can still clearly recall inviting the mailman and milkman into the house on Christmas Eve, for fresh egg-nog and fruitcake. It seems like yesterday when we would peruse corner Christmas tree lots debating the pros and cons of long and short needle freshly cut trees. Purchasing extra greenery for the mantle, staircase and dining room table was a task entrusted to the youngest children, old maids and the elderly.
      When all the gifts had been wrapped, after the Christmas tree was lit and when company had gone home, the evenings oftentimes ended with families singing carols around an old upright or parlor grand piano. Special radio and television programs also fueled our holiday cheer.
      To this day, when I hear Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Kate Smith or Brenda Lee sing Christmas standards such as White Christmas, I am transported back to earlier simpler times. We did not know it then but we do now. Those were the good old days. And I expect them to be time immemorial.
      The above selection is an excerpt from Memories and Melancholy: Reflections on the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown, Ohio, iUniverse, 2005, by Richard S. Scarsella. You can order this book from Amazon.com and other fine booksellers.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  November 12, 2015 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      Boardman Township Civil Service Commission - Full-Time Entry Level Police Officer, Boardman, OH - $34,530.00 Annual Salary. The complete job announcement and application with available bonus points can be viewed on the Boardman Township website: www.boardmantwp.com .
      Applications will be available electronically via the Boardman Township Website www.boardmantwp.com or by email request to boardmancivilservice@gmail.com, from November 6, 2015 through December 17, 2015. Office hours: by appointment only, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm.
      Completed applications will be accepted beginning December 8, 2015 from 9-12pm and 2-5pm Monday - Friday until December 17, 2015, except weekends & holidays. The Boardman Civil Service Office is located at the Boardman Township Fire Department, 136 Boardman-Poland Rd, Boardman, Ohio. If you encounter an unforeseeable scheduling conflict, please contact (330) 540-8204 for further assistance.
      Applicants must obtain a Certificate of Completion, at the applicant’s expense, for physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College to participate in the written examination. Test dates are November 15, 2015, December 13, 2015 or January 17, 2016.
      The written examination will be administered on January 20, 2016 in the cafeteria of the Boardman Senior High School located at 7777 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, Ohio.
  Boardman Middle Schools  
  Holiday Concerts Dec 10 & Dec 11:   November 12, 2015 Edition  
     Boardman Middle Schools will present two band holiday concerts on Thurs., Dec. 10 and Fri., Dec. 11.
      The 5th and 7th grade band holiday concert featuring the combined Center and Glenwood 7th grade jazz ensemble will be held Thurs. Dec. 10.
      The 6th and 8th grade band holiday concert featuring the combined Center and Glenwood 8th grade jazz ensemble will be held Fri., Dec. 11.
      Both concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Admission/donations accepted at the door---Adults $3.00, Students $2.00, Senior Citizens and children under 10 free.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  November 5, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendments will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-11
      Robert Pavlov, 132 Island Drive, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, property owner and agent on behalf of Donna Koziorynsky, 1150 Madonda Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, requests the rezoning of four (4) parcels located along the northeast corner of the Madonda Street – South Avenue intersection. The requested parcels are known as:
      • Parcel 29-021-0-193.00-0, part lot 1 of the Dalzell Plat, 0.50 acres in size, request to rezone from a Business zoning district to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety;
      • Parcel 29-021-0-192.00-0, part lot 1 of the Dalzell Plat, 0.50 acres in size, request to rezone from a Business zoning district to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety;
      • Parcel 29-021-0-191.00-0, 5009 South Avenue, 1.01 acres in size, request to rezone from a Business zoning district to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety; and
      • Parcel 29-021-0-195.00-0, 5001 South Avenue, 0.93 acres in size, currently a Business zoning district to a depth of 350’ from the centerline of South Avenue with the remainder zoned Residential R-2 zoning district, requested to rezone to a Commercial zoning district in its entirety.
      All parcels located in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  November 5, 2015 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-26
      Mike Mayernik, 481 Champion Avenue East, Warren, Ohio, 44483, on behalf of the property owner, Eagle Developing Corporation, P.O. Box 1592, Hermitage, PA 16148, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article XII, Section D, Letter H, in order to construct a sign at 8051 Market Street, seeking a relief from the limitation of one sign per parcel. The property is further known as Lot 11 in the Karago Industrial Park Plat, Parcel Number 29-034-0-008.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial for a depth of 100’, with the remainder zoned Industrial, in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-27
      Ann and Rob Nischwitz, Ahara Enterprises, LLC, 4017 Canfield Road, Canfield, Ohio, 44406, on behalf of the owner, WP Realty, Inc., 940 Haverford Road, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 19101 requests a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with the terms of Article XVI Administration, Section I, Conditional Use Regulations, of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution effective May 29, 2012, in order to operate a second-hand movies, music, and video games store, identified as a Conditional Use in Article XIX Land use Tables. Said use is proposed to occur at 339 Boardman Canfield Road, also known as Lot 273 in the Westward Ho Plat, Parcel 29-102-0-110.01-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-28
      Scott C. Radcliff, AIA, Hasenstab Architects, 190 North Union St., Ste 400, Akron Ohio, 44304, applicant, on behalf of the property owner, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, One Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308, requests a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with the terms of Article XVI Administration, Section I, Conditional Use Regulations, of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution effective May 29, 2012, to allow for the expansion of the hospital “Building A”, identified as a Conditional Use in Article XIX Land use Tables. Said use is proposed to occur at 6505 Market Street, Akron Children’s Hospital, also known as Lot 1 of the Beeghley Medical Center Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-004-0-131.00-0, which is zoned Commercial and Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  YSO Country Legends  
  Sat., Nov. 7 at 8pm:   October 22, 2015 Edition  
     Country comes to the city and the Edward W. Powers Auditorium on Sat., Nov. 7 at 8:00 p.m. when the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and conductor Randall Craig Fleischer present Country Legends. Country Legends invites patrons attending the concert to come in their Western gear and take part in all the fun at this footstompin’, toe-tappin’ musical event.
      Country Legends is a musical tribute to some of the greatest names in country music starring Nashville-based singers Rachel Potter and Patrick Thomas. The program conceived by YSO’s Randall Craig Fleischer, highlights songs by famed singers and songwriters like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill. Songs such as Crazy made famous by Patsy Cline, Thank God I’m a Country Boy from the John Denver songbook, Billy Ray Cyrus’ Achy Breaky Heart and Willie Nelson’s hits On The Road Again and Aways On My Mind are just a few of the more than twenty songs included in the playlist.
      Rachel Potter, a Nashville-based country music recording artist and songwriter, was a top twelve Finalist on the hit television reality show X Factor. In addition to her country music credits, Potter appeared on Broadway in The Addams Family and the recent revival of Evita. She also starred as Glinda in the National Tour of Wicked.
      Patrick Thomas, a native of Colleyville, Tex., is a Nashville-based recording artist and was a finalist on Season 1 Of The Voice. On Broadway, he performed in Anything Goes as Billy Crocker. Thomas stays busy writing music, touring as band leader for a number of recording artists and performing multiple times as week at the Boy Band Dueling Piano Bar in Nashville.
      Joining guest soloists will be local vocalists James McClellan, Janeen Williams and Cassandra Rondinella and a country band and full symphony orchestra. The orchestra’s opening pops concert, Country Legends, is sponsored in part by Home Savings Charitable Foundation.
      Concert attendees are invited to continue the evenings music-making at After Hours with the Jeff Bremer Group in the Overture lobby inside the DeYor Performing Arts Center following the concert for a selection of beverages and late-night snack.
      Tickets are now on sale for Country Legends at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office at 330-744-0264 or online at www.youngstownsymphony.com.
     
  Cafe Augustine Grand Opening  
  October 8, 2015 Edition  
      Café Augustine and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) announce the opening of Café Augustine, located in the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Mon., Oct. 12. Opening ceremonies and a blessing of the Café by Monsignor Robert J Siffrin, V.G., begin at 10:00 a.m. and the event features free refreshments and family fun.
      Café Augustine is a four-month personal growth and work readiness program operated independently of the Library, but located in the café space in the Newport Library. Café Augustine aims to equip young adults age 18 through 24 with tools necessary to change their lives, in part by operating the cafe.
      “The Café utilizes 21st Century Success Principles curriculum, developed by the New Orleans Job Initiative. These address participants’ understand of workplace culture and are tailored for inner-city youth with little connection to the labor market. Life skills topics include making rational decisions, personal responsibility, personal/family finance, teamwork, dependability, ‘can-do’ consciousness, recognizing and defusing racism in the workplace, building relationships of trust, and more,” notes Reverend Edward Brienz, Café Augustine Executive Director.
      Students are mentored by restaurant staff at the café in five restaurant roles, stewards, floor service or wait staff, pantry chef, sous chef, and department chef.
      “Job placement is another role for the café, where students are offered a four-week paid internship at various local food-service providers who are incentivized and encouraged to retain the employees and to mentor them beyond entry-level employment,” says Rev. Brienz.
      Library Executive Director Heidi M. Daniel, says, “We’re very happy to have a café back in the Newport Library. We have been working with Father Brienz and the Café staff for the past several months and are pleased that the opening is just around the corner. We are excited to partner with Café Augustine on a program that helps young people fulfill their potential. We believe that what the Library offers in materials and services provide a similar opportunity, making this a wonderful partnership.”
      Agenda for the event to include: Remarks and blessing of the café by Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin, V.G., Vicar-General of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Welcome messages from Café Augustine Executive Director Reverend Edward Brienz and Library Executive Director Heidi M. Daniel, Mayor John McNally, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Janet Tarpley, Youngstown 6th Ward Councilwoman and Rose Carter, Executive Director, ACTION.
      Additionally, for the kids there will be a cotton candy machine and guest appearances by costumed characters Olaf and Elsa, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
      Café Augustine is providing free finger foods in the Newport Library Meeting Room at 10:00 a.m.
      At start-up, Café Augustine hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hope is to expand hours in the future.
      The café’s front-of-the-house manager is Abraham Covarrubias.
      The Café features a varied menu with many economically-priced items. “We want to be the place where everyone feels comfortable, with excellent food and great service,” notes Father Brienz, “a place where no one is left out because of pricing.”
      Additionally, anyone showing a Library Card from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) can get a large cookie and a drink for just $1, another benefit of PLYMC’s “Show Me Your Card” campaign for Library Card sign-ups.
      Prospective students in this program, as well as family members of potential students, pastors, social workers, case managers and other interested parties, can call Father Edward Brienz at 234.354.4254 or email ebrienz@cafeaugustine.org.
  Drum Fest This Sat., Oct. 5  
  October 1, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman High School Band Program will present its 3rd annual Drum Night Mon., Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium Drumlines from Boardman, as well as Youngstown State University, Campbell Memorial, Champion, Springfield, Lowellville, Poland and Howland will participate. Admission is $2/person and senior citizens are free of charge It can get loud in the BHS Gymnasium so a pair of foam ear plugs might be a good thing to bring!
  Ohio YMCA’s Youth In Government Program Offered At Area YMCA’s  
  September 24, 2015 Edition  
     The Central YMCA in Youngstown and the Davis Family YMCA in Boardman, is now offering a fun way for youth to learn about the government.
      The Ohio YMCA’s Youth in Government program enhances development of the American democratic process for young people through participatory training in the theory and practice of the Ohio state government.
      Youth in the program learn about the legislative process, how to write and research bills, and how to participate in elections. Their work culminates in youth serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature. Some have actually made bills into laws!
      The YIG program seeks to build, encourage and strengthen life assets and character traits that will help teens become involved and responsible adults. All YIG activities are designed with the following goals in mind: Providing leadership training and preparation to meet the needs of a democratic society: Stimulating interest and awareness of US and state government’s function; Creating opportunities for civic engagement and awareness of prominent social issues; Developing self-confidence and self-expression while fostering tolerance and understanding of others’ point of view; and Cultivating the application of moral and ethical valuing processes to public policy making This program is for individuals ages 12-18. Contact our Youth & Teen Directors at either YMCA location to learn more!
      Register online for the Youth in Government program at Davis, or sign up at the Service Desk or contact the:
      Central YMCA: Joselyn Parker, jparker@youngstownymca.org or 330-742-4790. Days and times to be announced.
      Davis Family YMCA: Nikki Murray, nmurray@youngstownymca.org or 330-480-5656 x 218. Begins Sept. 25 from 7-8 p.m. (meets 2nd & 4th Friday of each month).
  Ten Will Be Inducted Into Boardman High School Hall Of Fame  
  September 24, 2015 Edition  
     Kevin El-Hayek (1997)-Wrestling
      Graduating from Boardman High School in 1997 as a valedictorian and wrestling academic All-American, Kevin El-Hayek was, and continues to be, the model of a true scholar-athlete. A four-year standout, Kevin racked up 97 wins, 11th all-time in the school’s wrestling history. He was the team co-captain as a junior and senior, as well as Eastern Ohio Wrestling League, sectional, and district champion both years, going on to the state meet each time, placing fifth overall there. He was inducted into the EOWL Hall of Fame in 2008.
      Continuing his academic and wrestling endeavors, Kevin attended Harvard University as a pre-med student and four-year wrestling team member, named co-captain his senior year and All- Ivy League as both a junior and senior, graduating cum laude in 2002.
      While attending medical school at Case-Western Reserve University, he volunteered as a graduate assistant coach for their wrestling team. After earning his MD degree at CWRU, Kevin did his internship and residency in surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, where he is still a consultant and assistant professor, currently working at their Abu Dhabi branch in the United Arab Emirates, along with his wife, Raecel and two daughters, Keira (6) and Alison (4).
      George Evans (2000)-Track
      George Evans began the 21st century by graduating in 2000 with unsurpassed accomplishments in track and field. Selected All-Steel Valley Conference, all-district, and all-state, Evans placed sixth in the state meet in Dayton in the 100m dash, holding the record in that event until 2013. He was also selected for the Midwest Meet of Champions-Team Ohio prior to graduation. Evans was a key member of the team that also won the SVC and district titles.
      An outstanding football player as well, he started at wide receiver for a Spartans team that advanced to the state quarterfinals. He was also chosen to play in the Mahoning Valley Coaches Association All-Star game.
      An excellent student, Evans enrolled at Lehigh University where he earned seven varsity letters in football (3) and track (4), and was named All-Patriot League four times. He holds several track records there and earned conference titles in both sports. In 2004, he won the Patriot LeagueSportsmanship Award and was named Lehigh’s Most Outstanding Athlete in track and field.
      Since graduation, he has entered the collegiate coaching profession. Previously the head track coach at Marietta College and an assistant at Brown; he is currently the sprints/hurdles coach for men’s and women’s track & field at Yale University.
      Celeste Hlebovy (2000)-Basketball
      Celeste Hlebovy continued the tradition of excellence for the Boardman High School women’s basketball program under legendary head coach Ron Moschella into the 21st century.
      A four-year starter, All-Steel Valley Conference first team, and All-Northeast Ohio selection as well, Hlebovy was a dominating player. She was named NEO Player of the Year as a junior and senior, and was selected first team All-Ohio those same years. She capped off her senior year being named Ohio Player of the Year by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association and played in the All-Ohio North/South All-Star game. She finished her prep career with 1,692 points and 838 rebounds.
      Receiving a Division I athletic scholarship to Indiana State University, Hlebovy went on to make the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team and All-Academic Team as well. After earning her degree in 2004, she worked toward her MBA at Maryville University, graduating in 2013. She is currently working as a project manager for Lockton Companies in St. Louis, Missouri.
      Jonah Karzmer (1999)-Golf
      One of Boardman High’s all-time greatest golfers, Jonah Karzmer continues to serve as an ambassador for the sport.
      At BHS, Jonah was a three-time All-SVC selection, including being named conference MVP once. Karzmer also earned first team All-Ohio and National High School Coaches of America First Team All-American honors (placing seventh at the national finals). He was also a two-time Junior State Champion at the Independent Insurance and Callaway Junior World tournaments and First Team All-American at the Nike Winternational Junior Series in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
      Karzmer entered Kent State University and as a freshman earned his varsity letter on their Mid-American Conference and NCAA championship team. After transferring to Youngstown State, he became two-time captain of the men’s golf team there and a first team All-Horizon League selection.
      In 2001, he qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships. Since his graduation in 2004, Karzmer has won eight local club championships, and in 2013 became the Greatest Golfer of the Valley champion.
      He is currently co-owner of the Karzmer Insurance Agency, as well as being part of the “Greatest Golfer of the Valley” committee. Additionally, he served as pro instructor at Tee Up Golf in 2010. He lives in Poland with his wife Beth Ann and daughter Stella.
      Larry Lencyk (1999)-Soccer
      A three-year letterman on the boys soccer team in the late 1990’s, Larry Lencyk played at a level that was nothing short of phenomenal, especially as a junior and senior. As a junior he scored 26 goals on a 10-6-2 SVC Championship team and was named All-SVC and All-District first team. As a senior, he scored 32 goals on a 17-2-1 team that won the District Championship. He was chosen All-SVC, All-District, and All-State first team, playing in the Senior All-Star
      Game.
      Suzy (Thompson) Maddock (1996)-Track
      Suzy Thompson served as the epitome of a team leader who lifted those around her to achieve their best and the team’s success. As a four-year runner at Boardman in both cross country and track and field, she ran the 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, and both the 800m and 1600m relays. She set a school record in the 400m dash as a sophomore and captured the district championship in that event. As a junior, she was All-SVC in the 200m, 400m, and both relays, as well as district champ in the 1600m relay. Her senior year, she was the All-SVC champion in the 400m and 800m relays and was given the team’s Leadership & Pride Award. She was an outstanding student and four-year member of the Spartan Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra. She received a full track and field scholarship to Youngstown State University, where she helped set a 1997 outdoor 4x200m relay record and went on to complete her bachelor of science in physics and astronomy with honors in 2001. She has since gone on to receive her Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 2005 from the University of Kansas. She is currently working as a senior systems engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia, were she resides with her husband, Robert Maddock and sons Jacob (8) and Tyler (6) and daughter Hannah (11 mos.).
      Brian Mihok (1995)-Football
      An All-SVC and All-State lineman for the Spartan football team in the early 1990’s, Brian Mihok was a two-way player who was named to an all-opponent team by the then-conference-rival Warren Harding team. He was also a National Honor Society member whose other football honors included SVC Player of the Week, WYTV Student-Athlete of the Week, and Offensive MVP by the members of his own team. He also received the Black Watch Award for consistent excellence on defense as well.
      Mihok went on to play college football at Westminster, where he continued to excel as a student-athlete, making All-PAC two years. Graduating magna cum laude in 1999 with a 3.89 GPA, he was given several scholar-athlete awards, including the Woody Hayes National Scholar Athlete and the first NCAA post-graduate scholarship from Westminster College.
      He was a two-time GTE Academic All-American and was nominated by the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame as a National Scholar-Athlete.
      In 2005, Brian earned his D.O. degree from Des Moines University and currently is in private practice as a board-certified ophthalmologist serving also as the residency Program Director for Grandview Hospital in Centerville, Oh., where he lives with his wife, Mikki (BHS 1995) and daughters Mikayla and Bella.
      Tom Pipoly (1986)-Football
      One of the greatest all-around Spartan athletes of the 1980’s, Tom Pipoly earned ten varsity letters during his high school sports career – three in football, three in basketball, and four in baseball. Tom was the Spartans starting quarterback as a sophomore and junior, switching to tailback as a senior. All the while, he was playing both ways as a defensive back, which earned him All-SVC honors in 1985. He was also a two-year All-SVC selection in baseball, named SVC Pitcher of the Year in 1986.
      Enrolling at Baldwin-Wallace College after graduation, Pipoly played four years of football there, earning All-OAC honors as a defensive back in 1988 and 1989 when he was also named pre-season All-American. He continued his baseball career at Baldwin-Wallace as a starting pitcher for three seasons.
      At present, Pipoly is living in Medina, Oh. and is working for Genentech USA, a bio-medical company covering northeast Ohio. He is married to Kimberlee and they have three sons, Zach (17), Cade (15) and Shane (13).
      Matt Sammon (2000)-Baseball
      Collecting eight varsity letters in his athletic career at Boardman, Matt Sammon stood out in baseball as an all-time greats. He was named All-SVC at shortstop all four years, the last three as a first-team pick. Chosen as the team captain his senior year, Sammon was also named All-State honorable mention. Upon graduation in 2000 he held numerous baseball records, including the career hits record that still stands today.
      Sammon also starred as Boardman High’s quaterback and free safety as a a junior and senior, and was an All-SVC selection both years. He was selected All-NEO first team and All-State special mention as a senior, as well as serving as team captain. With a starting role at point guard in basketball for two years, including the SVC championship team of 1998, he remains the only BHS athlete to start on three Steel valley Conference championship teams in the same year. Due to his success on and off the field, Sammon was selected for the prestigious George Brownlee Award and Scholarship upon graduation.
      Attending Bowling Green State University, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Statistics in 2005. He is currently working on his masters degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. where he and his wife Anne are expecting their second daughter to join them and Lexi (2) very soon. He is the Director of Planning for Nooter/Eriksen, a St. Louis engineering firm that operates in the energy sector
      Rob Theis (1968)-Contributor
      One of the greatest individual bowlers in
      Greater Youngstown history, Rob Theis has continued the family tradition as co-owner and manager of Boardman Lanes on Market Street. As such, with the advent of bowling as a state-sanctioned and governed interscholastic sport for both girls and boys, Theis has generously facilitated the Boardman bowling teams during the years they have been competing, as the teams’ practice site and ‘home court,’
      Theis’s prowess as a bowler was evident in his youth and continued throughout his adulthood, including numerous championships and sanctioned 300 games. He has been inducted into both the Youngstown Men’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame and the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame for his achievements.
      A 1968 Boardman High School graduate, Theis earned his degree from Bliss Business College in Columbus in 1972. He and his wife, Karen reside in Boardman and have a son Billy living here, and a daughter Holly living in Maryland.
  Seeking The Office of Trustee, A Candidate Spins A Yarn About A Fish Hook That Got Caught In His Brother’s Ear  
  September 24, 2015 Edition  
     Current Boardman Local School Board members Fred Davis and Mark Fulks will not seek re-election in November, so there will be two new members on that board come next January.
      The three candidates seeking those two seats addressed a Boardman Civic Association forum on Monday night held at the Lariccia Family Community Center in Boardman Park.
      One candidate said he wanted to continue his civic duty. Another candidate urged the 95 people in attendance to vote for all of the tax levies that will be on the ballot. And a third candidate said he always wanted to serve the community.
      Jeff Barone, 805 Park Harbour Dr., is a past president of the Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents, as well as the Boardman Tennis and Swim Club, and played a lead role in a police levy campaign four years ago.
      Barone, Donald Riccitelli and Frank Zetts are the candidates seeking the two seats on the Board of Education.
      Barone is a 1983 graduate of Boardman High School and his two children also graduated from the school.
      After working as a financial advisor with the B.J. Alan Co. for a decade, Barone is now a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.
      Barone decried the loss of funding suffered by public schools in Ohio through a system that channels public dollars to private charter schools.
      “I will work to try and resolve this issue,” Barone said, noting he is on the ballot “to continue his civic duty.”
      Riccitelli, 416 Green Garden Dr., a car salesman, told the forum he comes from a strong background in fund-raising. He said he has two children in Boardman elementary schools, his wife is a special education teacher with Boardman Local Schools, and he is a paid, assistant varsity girls basketball coach for the Lady Spartans.
      Addressing the forum after no less than information on six tax issues was presented, Riccitelli told the forum “Rather than vote for me, I would encourage you, your friends and neighbors to vote for all these levies.”
      Zetts, 617 Forestridge Dr., said he moved to Boardman in 1989 and has found the township ‘a great place to live.’
      “I always wanted to serve the community...we need to prepare students for life,” Zetts said.
      All three candidates were asked for their views on consolidating the school district.
      Zetts and Riccitelli were quick to note they favored consolidation, while Barone observed he favored placing all fifth and sixth grade students in one school, and all seventh and eighth grade students in another school.
      The school board candidates were also asked for their position on open enrollment, currently not a policy in the Boardman Local Schools. All three candidates said they opposed open enrollment.
      Of note, candidate Barone provided the public with a telephone number, 330-720-1234, in the event anyone would wish to speak with him about his candidacy.
      Boardman Trustee
      Three candidates, including the incumbent, will be on the November ballot running for one seat on the three-member Township Board of Trustees. Only two persons showed-up at the Civic Association forum, incumbent Larry Moliterno, 427 Gardenview Dr., and challenger Jim Villani, 4866 Brookwwod Dr.
      Moliterno is seeking his third term on the board and said he loves Boardman Township.
      He said he first ran to help restore confidence in local government, noting “We now have a full team, we have come together and work to make sure the quality of life is maintained.”
      Moliterno noted he and fellow Trustees Thomas Costello and Brad Calhoun, and Fiscal Officer William Leicht have restored manpower at the police department, despite a loss of some $3 million in state subsidies.
      He said important future considerations
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  September 24, 2015 Edition  
     Legal Notice
      Boardman Schools Saves Money
      Through its “Retire/Rehire” Program
      As part of the current negotiated agreements between the Boardman Board of Education and its unions (the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Chapter #334 and the Boardman Education Association) an employee may retire from the Boardman Local School District and be immediately rehired for less pay and benefits. There are substantial savings to the Board of Education for each employee who elects to participate in this opportunity. The Boardman Local School District has saved over $4,000,000 since instituting this program over ten years ago. At this time, employees wishing to participate in this option can retire and be re-employed for the next calendar year.
      The employee(s) listed below have indicated their intent to take part in this option for the next calendar year. This action will occur at the December 21, 2015 Board of Education Meeting.
      Jody Stepan,
      Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.
      Any citizen interested in hearing more details about this provision in the negotiated agreement or wishing to speak before the Board of Education regarding this matter may do so at the November Board of Education meeting. This public meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Robinwood Lane Elementary School.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  September 24, 2015 Edition  
     Full Time Laborer
      BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP
      ROAD DEPARTMENT
      The Boardman Township Trustees are seeking applicants to fill the position of Full Time Laborer in the Road Department. Applicants must possess high school diploma or the equivalent and knowledge of maintenance work; valid state driver’s license; (a valid CDL class A or B license); Equipment and Job Location: The job requires the use of various tools and equipment, including but not limited to; Two and one half ton dump truck, one ton dump truck, pickup trucks, mowers, weed trimmers, and power tools for use in minor maintenance. The work site encompasses the 25 square mile radius of Boardman Township. Workers may be frequently exposed to cold, wet, and/or hot humid conditions. Interested applicants should seek on line application at boardmantwp.com or stop into the Boardman Township Road Department Building at 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio to complete an application Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. No late applications will be accepted. Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 3:30 pm.
      William D. Leicht
      Fiscal Officer
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  September 24, 2015 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-18
      John E Mcconnell, KD Construction and Remodeling LLC, 2944 Youngstown Hubbard Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44505, on behalf of the property owner, Rex Moyer, 6020 Sheridan Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44514, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution effective May 29, 2012, Article V Residence R-1 Districts, Section B Yard Area and Height Provisions, in order to construct a breezeway addition on the residence located at 6050 Sheridan Road. The applicant seeks a reduction of 5’ from the required 40’ rear setback for a total setback of 35’ and a reduction of 4 inches from the required 8’ side yard setback for a total setback of 7’ 8”. The property is also known as Lot 224 in the South Park Heights Plat, Parcel Number 30-26-0-169.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-19
      Carla Clark, BIZNET Signs, 1156 W. Western Reserve Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44514, property owner, requests a variance from the terms of Article XII, Section H, Letter F, of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution effective May 29, 2012, in order to construct a billboard sign which is 49’ in height, seeking relief from the maximum allowed height of 25’ above grade. The proposal is for property located along the south right-of-way of Mathews Road approximately 580’ east of the Mathews Road – South Avenue intersection, also known as Parcel Number 29-020-0-304.00-0. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-20
      Scott C. Radcliff, AIA, Hasenstab Architects, 190 North Union St., Ste 400, Akron Ohio, 44304, applicant, on behalf of the property owner, HMHP Childrens Inc., One Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308, requests a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with the terms of Article XVI Administration, Section I, Conditional Use Regulations, of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution effective May 29, 2012, to allow for the expansion of the hospital “Building A”, and to allow on-site parking in an area zoned Residence R-1, both uses identified as a Conditional Use in Article XIX Land use Tables. Said use is proposed to occur at 6505 Market Street, Akron Children’s Hospital, also known as Lot 1 of the Beeghley Medical Center Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-004-0-131.00-0, which is zoned Commercial and Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
     
  PUBLIC NOTICE  
  September 17, 2015 Edition  
     PUBLIC NOTICE
      BOARDMAN TOWNSIiIP TRUSTEES, MAHONINP COUNTY, OHIO
      RESOLUTION #15-08-24-16
      RESOLUTION AMENDING BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP PARKING DISTRICT
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio met in Regular Session at the Boardman Township Government Center on the 24th day of August, 2015, with the following members present: Thomas P. Costello, Brad Calhoun, Larry Molitemo.
      Moved Mr. Larry Moliterno, to approve and adopt Resolution #15–08-24-16 as follows:
      WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code §505.17 authorizes the Board of Township Trustees to make regulations and orders as are necessary to control all vehicle parking,in the unincorporated areas of the Townsbip; and
      WHEREAS, on June 23,1993, the Board of Township Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, adopted non-criminal parking infractions and fines pursuant to Section 505.17 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4521 of the Ohio Revised Code to control vehicle parking within the unincorporated areas of the Township; and
      WHEREAS, on July 1, 2015, the Board of Township Trustees adopted Resolution #15-07-01-10 regulating parking on grass portions of residential property and codified a violation of this resolution as “Code 1.20 Parking on grass of residential lot” to become an addition to the Resolution enacted on, by the Board of Township Trustees on June 23, 1993; and
      WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Township Trustees to make additions to the Boardman Township Parking District to include regulating parking on grass portions of residential property as detailed in Resolution #15-07-01-10 and adopted by the Board of Township Trustees on July 1, 2015: and
      WHEREAS, it is also the desire ofthe Board of Township Trustees to make amendments to the Boardman Township Parking District and to amend Section 2.0 Impoundments/Immobilizations; Section 6.0 Violations; Penalties, Fines; Section 8.0 Hearing Examiner; and Section 9.0 Ohio Fire Code Amended.
      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Township Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, that the Boardman Township Parking District shall be amended to include Section 1.20 Parking on the grass of residential lot and amendments to Sections 2.0, 6.0,8.0, and 9.0 and shall read as follows:
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4521.04, Boardman Township requested and obtained authorization on May 4, 1993, from Mahoning County Area #2, Judge Robert Lisotto, and the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts, Anthony Vivo, to establish a parking violations bureau. The Township Parking Violation Bureau was established on June 23, 1993. The Violations Bureau shall handle all parking infractions in violation of this resolution occurring within the unincorporated area of Boardman Township.
      1.01 Handicapped Parking Violation
      No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, at any
      time, in any handicapped space designated as such in violation of Ohio Revised Code 4511.69(E)-(H), the language of which is incorporated herein by reference.
      No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended at any
      time, under the following conditions: The language of which the following violations is designated in violation of Ohio Revised Code Sections 4511.66, 4511.68, 4511.681, 4511.69 and 4513.10 and Boardman Township Resolution #15-07-01-10 passed on July 1,2015.
      1.02 In a designated fire lane
      1.03 On a·sidewalk.
      1.04 Blocking a driveway
      1.05 Within an intersection
      1.06 Within 10’ of a fire hydrant
      1. 07 On a crosswalk
      1. 07A Within 20’ of a crosswalk
      1.08 Within 30’ofa traffic control device
      1.09 Within 50’ of a railroad crossing
      1.10 Where prohibited by a no parking sign
      1.11 On the street when 4” of snow or more has fallen
      1.12 No lights after dark
      1.13 Alongside any vehicle stopped or parked at the curb
      1.14 Upon a bridge or overpass
      1.15 Parked as to obstruct traffic
      1.16 Parking on posted private property without owners consent
      1.17 Parking on private property in violation of any posted condition or regulation of the
      owner of the property
      1.18 Facing traffic
      1.19 In excess of 12” from a curb
      1.20 Parking on grass of residential lot
      2.0 Impoundments/Immobilization
      Vehicles found standing or parked in violation of this resolution may be impounded or immobilized pursuant to 4521.02(B) of the Ohio Revised Code. In order to obtain release of an impounded or immobilized vehicle; the owner of the vehicle is required to post bond and pay all costs of impoundment not to exceed the limits stated in 4521.02(B) of the Ohio Revised Code.
      3.0 Parking Ticket
      The Boardman Police Department Parking Violation shall be used as the parking ticket issued
      under this resolution. The procedure for issuing parking tickets shall be governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4521, which is incorporated herein.
      4.0 Registered Owner Prima Facie Liable for unlawful parking
      In any hearing on a charge of illegally parking a motor vehicle, testimony that a vehicle bearing a certain license plate was found unlawfully parked as prohibited by the provisions of this Traffic Code, and further testimony that the record of the Ohio Registrar of Motor Vehicles shows that the license plate was issued to the defendant, shall be prima facie evidence that the vehicle was unlawfully parked, and was so parked by the defendant. A certified registration copy, showing such fact, from the Registrar shall be proof of such ownership.
      5.0 Answering Parking Ticket
      A person who is issued a parking ticket under this resolution shall answer the parking ticket within ten days of receipt thereof.
      6.0 Violations, Penalties, Fines
      The fines or penalties applicable to parking infraction violations shall be the following: The fine
      for a violation of 1.01 (Handicapped Parking Violation) will be $250.00. The fine for all other violations will be $25.00. Failure to pay the appropriate fine within 10 days of the date of
      issuance will result in the fine cost being doubled.
      7.0 Violations Clerk
      The clerical staff of the Boardman Police Department Record Room shall serve as ticket bureau violation clerks.
      8.0 Healing Examiner
      A hearing examiner shall be appointed by the Boardman Township Trustees.
      9.0 Ohio Fire Code Amended
      Section 1301:7-7-05, 503.2.1, 503.3, 503.4, 507.5.4, 507.5.5 of the Ohio Fire Code is hereby amended to read as follows: Where a fire lane shall be deemed necessary by the Boardman Township Fire Department, a minimum of a 20 ft. fire lane and tow away zone shall be established by the property owners around the subject stucture and a 15 ft. clearance shall be in effect at all private hydrants and fire department connections.
      This section shall be enforced by the Boardman Township Police and Fire Departments.
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED. that Boardman Township established a Parking Violations Bureau pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4521. Violations of this Resolution shall not be considered criminal offenses and shall be handled pursuant to Chapter 4521 of the Revised Code.
      Fines levied and collected under this section shall be paid into the Township General Revenue Fund.
      BE IT FURTIffiR RESOLVED, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §505.17(B)(1), thls Resolution established by the Board of Trustees shall be posted by the Township Fiscal Officer in five conspicuous public places in the Township for thirty days before becoming effective, and shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township for three consecutive weeks.
      By Order of the Boardman Township Trustees:
      Thomas P. Costello, Trustee
      Brad Calhoun, Trustee
      Larry Moliterno, Trustee
      William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  September 10, 2015 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-17
      Matt Crnarich, 120 Renee Drive, Struthers, Ohio, 44471, on behalf of the property owner, Rich Brent, 6085 Tam-O-Shanter Drive, Boardman Ohio 44512, requests a variance from the terms of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution effective May 29, 2012, Article V Residence R-1 Districts, Section B Rear Yard Setbacks, in order to construct an addition to the residence located at 6085 Tam-O-Shanter Drive. The applicant proposes an 8’ reduction from the required 40’ setback for a total rear yard setback of 32’. The property is also known as Lot 53 in the Country Club Estates, Parcel Number 31-025-0-257.00-0. Said property is zoned Residential R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  Boardman Band Night Sept. 12  
  September 10, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman Spartan Marching Band and the Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents, Inc. will host Boardman Band Night ’15 on Sat., Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Boardman Stadium on the high school campus.
      Participating high school bands include Struthers, Springfield, West Branch, Lowellville, Niles, Canfield, Howland, and the Boardman Spartan Marching Band. Admission at the gates is $5/adults and $3/students. Senior citizens are admitted free to all Boardman Band events. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
      This year’s Band Night includes its traditional ‘run-on’ and “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The opening marching drill is set to Carole King’s 1974 hit “Jazzman” complete with an alto saxophone solo.
      The ‘features’ portion of the program will begin with the Spartan Silks spinning their flags while the band plays “Shout It Out Loud” and “Rock and Roll All Night” by rock super-group Kiss. Spartan Sweethearts and Twirler next take the spotlight on a vocal version of current smash hit by Walk The Moon, “Shut Up and Dance with Me.”
      The Spartan Marching band’s tradition of themed closing routines continues with music from the movie “Pitch Perfect.” The field and band will be transformed into a dance club with a deejay rig and turntables.
      Boardman Director of Bands Thomas M. Ruggieri says, “The movie features so much great music from the past and present that everyone should recognize at least a few of the songs even if they never saw the movie.”
      Ruggieri says he enjoys enlisting and working with parent volunteers to build intricate props to complement the theme.
      “This year I had them build the deejay rig with switches, motors, and lights that respond to the live sound of the band. Building props is another way to invite parents behind the scenes and get more of them involved in their children’s education,” says Ruggieri, noting “The visual elements of Boardman’s show always add to the excitement and emotion.”
      The Boardman Spartan Marching Band is under the direction of Ruggieri, Timothy P. Tuite, Steven Chambers, and Michael Shevock. Also on staff are Tom Porter, Kristi Guveiyian, Janet Gbur and Becca Platt who instruct the Sweethearts, Silks, and Twirler.
      Band Night ’15 will be the sixth performance of the Spartan Marching band since the season opened with Howland Band Night on Aug. 18.
      The big trip for this school year will take place in December as the Spartan Marching Band travels to Florida for a Disney World march. Also scheduled during the trip is a Jazz Ensemble 1 performance in Downtown Disney.
  Centennial Celebration  
  Sister Jerome Honored:   September 10, 2015 Edition  
     Sister Jerome Corcoran, founder of Sister Jerome’s Poor, Millcreek Children’s Center and the Youngstown Community School, will be honored at 5:30 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 11 at The Georgetown Banquet Center, 5945 South Ave., at a Centennial Celebration of her life and work.
      Sister Jerome’s 100th birthday will be in Apr., 2016.
      All proceeds from the celebration will benefit Sister Jerome’s Poor, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that provides mentoring, financial aid and support to inner-city youth and families.
      Sister Jerome has addressed the needs of Mahoning Valley children for more than 70 years. She earned a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in 1952 and supervised education in the Diocese of Youngstown for 15 years.
      In 1976, she founded Millcreek Children’s Center, which she directed 36 years.
      In 1998, Sister Jerome, Sister Mary Dunn and Developing Potential Inc. and founded a charter school, Youngstown Community School. She led both schools until 2012.
      At the age of 96, Sister Jerome established Sister Jerome’s Poor under the auspices of the Ursuline Sisters. Her mission is to help working poor families in emergencies and help 12 inner-city college students graduate and obtain good jobs. Her program’s success rate among college students is 84 per cent, and in the last year, Sister Jerome’s Poor has helped more than 400 working poor residents of Youngstown.
      The centennial dinner is $45 per person. For reservations, call Sister Jerome’s Poor at 330-792-7636. All reservations and contributions are due by Sept. 30. Benefactors and special gifts will be recognized in the Tribute Book, which will soon go to press. For more information regarding the Tribute Book, contact Bernadette at 330-792-6033.
      Honorary co-chairpersons of the Centennial Celebration are Clarence and Rosemarie Smith, Dr. and Mrs. John C. York, Rev. Morris Lee, Jim and Ellen Tressel, Harry Meshel, Dr. George Beelen, Phil Dennison, Christine Dennison, Patricia Syak, Dee Crawford, and Lou Zona.
      General co-chairpersons are James Pazol, Mark Munroe, Tony Mancino and Donna Bricker.
      Sister Jerome’s Poor operates from The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Rd., Canfield, (330-792-7636).
      In addition to Sister Jerome, the Advisory Committee for Sister Jerome’s Poor includes Donna Bricker, James Colella, Sister Nancy Dawson, Sister Mary Dunn, Charles T. George, Joseph T. Joseph, Tony Mancino, Sister Mary McCormick, Mark E. Munroe, James L. Pazol, Gerald A. Peskin, Clarence R. Smith, Gere Weller, and Joan Yanchick.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  August 13, 2015 Edition  
     The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:15 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      This is the final hearing in determination of this case. The Board shall either act immediately or within twenty (20) days from the date of this hearing.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-10
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following parcels of real property from a Residence R-2 District to a Residence R-1 District as stated below:
      Forty-four (44) Parcels along Terrace Drive between Southern Boulevard and Market Street
      Thirty-nine (39) Parcels along Homestead Drive between Southern Boulevard and Market Street
      Brad Calhoun, Chair
      Board of Trustees, Boardman Township
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  Sigle Lane Area Residents Want To Preserve Their Single Family Home Neighborhood  
  And Oppose Construction Four-Plexes Units:   August 13, 2015 Edition  
     Attempting to prevent construction of three, four-plex dwelling units at the entrance of their neighborhood, homeowners and residents of a development of single family homes in the Sigle Lane-Walker Mill Rd. area, in the southwestern portion of Boardman Township, took the unusual position of appealing a decision of Boardman Township Zoning Inspector Sarah Gartland who had already denied a permit to build the four-plex units.
      The single-family home neighborhood was developed about 50 years ago.
      142 persons who reside in the neighborhood and who signed a petition opposing the four-plex units, don’t want the four-plexes built at the entrance to their neighborhood, claiming such construction would eventually reduce the value of single family homes, as has already happened in several areas of Boardman Township.
      40 years ago, builders would claim four-plex residences as well as apartment complexes would provide a ‘buffer’ between retail and commercial developments, and single-family neighborhoods. Those claims, four decades later, have not been substantiated, many opposed to the four-plexes say.
      David Kosec, a managing member of 1985 LLC, had filed for a zoning permit to construct the buildings on May 22.
      A little more than two weeks later, Ms. Gartland denied the request, saying Kosec’s application did not meet requirements of Site Plan Review, including landscaping and storm water management, and did not contain an approved site plan, as required by Boardman Township zoning regulations.
      Kosec hired counsel to appeal that decision to the township’s Zoning Board of Appeals, that heard the case on July 31.
      The Zoning Board of Appeals not only affirmed Ms. Gartland’s denial, but also strengthened that decision, ordering Gartland to issue an “amended denial,” saying Kosec’s application was not timely and the 1985 LLC had “acquired no vested right.”
      “By denying the [zoning] application based solely upon the failure to provide a site plan, the Zoning Inspector’s decision ignored...critical factual and legal realities,” Atty. Bryan Ritter argued in behalf of homeowners and residents at the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing.
      “Mahoning County building regulations require an approved zoning permit before a building permit can be issued. At the time of its application, 1985 LLC could not have applied for a building permit, let alone commenced the construction process. Accordingly, there was no legal or factual basis for 1985 LLC to claim it has acquired a vested right to build the...non-conforming structures proposed it its...application,” Atty. Ridder said.
      Counsel for the builder, Atty. Stuart Strasfeld, argued the application filed by 1985 LLC was “complete and compliant with...the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution which is applicable to residential R-2 districts in which our client’s property is located.”
      He noted “When we applied, we fully complied with the law. Our application was improperly denied.”
      The hearing before Boardman Township’s Zoning Board of Appeals drew a standing room only crowd at the Government Center.
      William Chipps, of 8077 Sigle Lane, told the Zoning Board of Appeals he lives directly across the street from the site of the proposed four-plex units.
      “We don’t want multi dwellings,” Chipps said.
      Anne Vacca, of 7943 Sigle Lane, asked members of the appeal board, “How would you feel if this was your neighborhood?
      “Please take our feelings into consideration.”
      Another resident, Nancy Skopic, of 1481 Tamarisk Trail, said she raised two kids as a widow in a safe, friendly neighborhood.
      “If you grant this [permit], people will leave,” she observed.
      Elaine Fisher, of 7983 Sigle Lane, said she loves the neighborhood “the way it is.”
      Bill Pellin, of 7988 Sigle Lane told the appeals board, “If these apartments are built, the neighborhood will go downhill.”
      Following comments from counsel and residents, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to “amend” Ms. Gartland’s denial of the proposed dwellings, as Atty. John Shultz, chairman of the board noted “This is quite a technical issue. The board also voted unanimously to deny Strasfeld’s request to allow the zoning permit.
      Following the hearing Strasfeld has 30 days to appeal the decision(s) to a civil court.
      Prior to the Zoning Board of Appeals ruling on the proposed four-plex development, Boardman Trustees met to consider rezoning the property from R-2, that would permit apartments, to R-1, that allows only single family homes.
      The measure was unanimously approved.
      “We want to make sure we have done everything we could to to protect the integrity of this neighborhood,” Brad Calhoun, chairman of the Boardman Township Board of Trustees said.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  August 6, 2015 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-15
      John Schinker, North American Contractors, 250 South Schenley Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44509, applicant on behalf Joan Basta, 4018 Dover Road, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, property owner, requests a variance from the terms of Boardman Township Zoning Resolution as amended through May 29, 2012, Article V – Residence R-1 Districts, in order to construct a covered patio with a side yard setback of 4’, seeking a 1’ reduction from the required 5’ side yard setback. The covered patio is proposed to be constructed at 4018 Dover Road, further known as Lot 21 of the Lake Newport Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-073-0-034.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  July 9, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendment to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendments will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-10
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following parcels of real property from a Residence R-2 District to a Residence R-1 District as stated below:
      Forty-four (44) Parcels along Terrace Drive between Southern Boulevard and Market Street
      Thirty-nine (39) Parcels along Homestead Drive between Southern Boulevard and Market Street
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  July 9, 2015 Edition  
     The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      This is the final hearing in determination of this case. The Board will act within twenty (20) days of the hearing date.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-08
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following parcels of real property from a Residence R-2 District to a Residence R-1 District as stated below:
      Forty (40) Parcels along Terrace Drive between Southern Boulevard and Erie Street
      Forty-six (46) Parcels along Homestead Drive between Southern Boulevard and Erie Street
      AMENDMENT A-2015-09
      Scott C. Radcliff, AIA, Hasenstab Architects, 190 North Union St., Ste 400, Akron Ohio, 44304, applicant, on behalf of the property owner, HMHP Childrens Inc., One Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308, requests the rezoning of a portion of a lot from a Residential R-1 district to a Commercial district. The request is for a 136.79’ x 200.95’ portion of 6505 Market Street, also known as Lot 1 of the Beeghley Medical Center Plat 1, Parcel Number 29-004-0-131.00-0. The portion requested is 0.631 acres and located along the southerly boundary of the property, increasing the total depth of Commercial zoned property on Market Street at this point from 150’ to 436.79’. This property is located along the east right-of-way of Market Street, 223.61’ north of the Market Street – Ferncliff Avenue intersection in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Brad Calhoun, Chairman
      Board of Trustees, Boardman Township
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  Resolution  
  July 9, 2015 Edition  
     BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
      MAHONING COUNTY, OHIO
      RESOLUTION #15-07-01-10
      ENACTING A RESOLUTION REGULATING PARKING ON GRASS PORTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio met in Regular Session at the Boardman Township Government Center on the first day of July, 2015, with the following members present: Thomas P. Costello, Brad Calhoun, and Larry Moliterno.
      Moved by Mr. Larry Moliterno to approve and adopt Resolution #15-07-01-10 as follows:
      WHEREAS, the Boardman Township Board of Trustees approved a Resolution on June 23, 1993, establishing a Parking Violations Bureau and adopting non-criminal parking infraction violations pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §505.17 and Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4521; and
      WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code §505.17 authorizes the Board of Township Trustees to make regulations and orders as are necessary to control all vehicle parking in the unincorporated areas of the Township; and
      WHEREAS, Boardman Township desires to provide access to properties by public safety vehicles and equipment and to protect the integrity of the Township through the regulation of parking on grass portions of residential property which is necessary for the general health, safety and welfare of the general public;
      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Boardman Township Board of Trustees pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §505.17, that no person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code, or while obeying the directions of a police officer or a traffic control device, in any of the following places:
      In the front yard or side yard on a residential lot on the grass, between the curb line and the principal structure of any residential property. Residential parking is permitted only on hard paved surfaces of driveways or parking spaces such as gravel, asphalt, or concrete. Except in the case of special events, including but not limited to graduations, open houses, family picnics and social events, when the non-grass portion of the residential driveway cannot accommodate the number of vehicles attending such event and that such parking shall be limited to the duration of the event, but not to exceed twelve (12) hours.
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Boardman Township established a Parking Violations Bureau pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4521. Violations of this Resolution shall not be considered criminal offenses and shall be handled pursuant to Chapter 4521 of the Revised Code. Fines levied and collected under this section shall be paid into the Township General Revenue Fund.
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution will be known as “Code #1.20 Parking on grass of residential lot” and is hereby an addition to the Resolution enacted on June 23, 1993, establishing the Parking Violations Bureau and non-criminal parking infraction violations pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §505.17 and Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4521.
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §505.17(B)(1), this Resolution established by the Board of Trustees shall be posted by the Township Fiscal Officer in five conspicuous public places in the Township for thirty days before becoming effective, and shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township for three consecutive weeks.
      Mr. Thomas P. Costello seconded the motion to approve Resolution #15 -07-01-10.
      The Roll Call resulted as follows:
      Thomas P. Costello AYE
      Larry Moliterno AYE
      Brad Calhoun AYE
      By Order of the Boardman Township Trustees:
      Thomas P. Costello, Trustee
      Larry Moliterno, Trustee
      Brad Calhoun, Trustee
      ATTEST:
      William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer
      CERTIFICATION
      I, William D. Leicht, Boardman Township Fiscal Officer, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution is taken from the Minutes of Boardman Township at a meeting duly-held on July, 1, 2015, that the same has been compared by me with the original Resolution of said Minutes, and that said Resolution is a true and correct copy thereof.
      William D. Leicht, Fiscal Officer
     
  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  
  July 9, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-13
      Atty. Bryan M. Ridder, 20 Federal Plaza W, Ste. M6, Youngstown, OH 44503, on behalf of identified homeowners and residents in Boardman Township, appeals the decision of the Boardman Township Zoning Inspector in the review and denial of Zoning Permit Application Number 2015-0140, June 9, 2015. The review pertains to proposed construction of four-plex residential buildings located at Lots 1, 13, and 14 of the Sigle Replat, also known as 8086 Sigle Lane. Said property is zoned Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-14
      Atty. Stuart A. Strasfeld and Atty. Louis P. Alexander, Roth Blair Roberts Strasfeld & Lodge LPA, 11 South Main Street, Columbiana, Ohio, 44408, on behalf of the property owner, 1985 LLC, P. O. Box 1433, Youngstown, Ohio 44501, appeals the decision of the Boardman Township Zoning Inspector in the review and denial of Zoning Permit Application Number 2015-0140, June 9, 2015. The review pertains to proposed construction of four-plex residential buildings located at Lots 1, 13, and 14 of the Sigle Replat, also known as 8086 Sigle Lane. Said property is zoned Residence R-1 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  July 9, 2015 Edition  
     The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, hereby gives notice to the Owners of Record, Holders of a Legal Lien, and /or Holders of an Equitable Lien of the following property situated in the Township of Boardman, County of Mahoning, and State of Ohio, being described as:
      Parcel 29-063-0-204.00-0, 5009 Firnley Avenue, Boardman, Ohio 44512, Lot 29, Beech Plat, Owner of Record: BAT Holdings One LLC, that the single-family dwelling located at said property has been condemned as unsafe and dangerous to life or health by the Boardman Fire Department.
      THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, MAHONING COUNTY, OHIO, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 505.86 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, THE BOARD INTENDS TO DEMOLISH AND REMOVE THE ABOVE REFERENCED STRUCTURES LOCATED ON SAID PROPERTIES THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THIS NOTICE.
      SAID BUILDING(S) SHALL BE REMOVED BY DEMOLITION THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THIS NOTICE, UNLESS PRIOR TO THAT TIME YOU: 1) Enter into an agreement with the Board of Trustees to perform the required actions to bring the structure to a habitable and safe state; or 2) Request a hearing before the Board of Township Trustees in writing addressed to the following:
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector,
      Boardman Township Zoning Office,
      8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512.
      BY THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
      William D. Leicht, FISCAL OFFICER
  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  
  July 2, 2015 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-10
      Daniel A. Dailey, 8219 Stadler Avenue, Boardman, Ohio 44512, property owner, request a variance from the terms of Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, Article VII – Residence R-2 Districts, Section C Private Garages and Other Outbuildings, in order to construct a detached garage that is 1920 square feet in size, exceeding the maximum allowable size of 676 square feet. The garage is proposed to be constructed at 77 Boardman Boulevard, further known as parcel number 29-033-0-087.00-0. Said property is zoned Residence R-2 in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-12
      Karen Maselli, KAM Marketing Inc., 1224 Bellaire Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15226, on behalf of the property owner, CTW Development, 970 Windham Court, Suite 7, Boardman, Ohio 44512, requests a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with the terms of Article XVI Administration, Section I Conditional Use Regulations, of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, effective May 29, 2012, to allow for the operation of an adult entertainment arcade which is identified as a Conditional Use in Article XIX Land Use Tables. Said business is proposed to be operated at the Spartan Square Plaza, 7684 Market Street, Suite 1, Boardman Ohio 44512, also known as Lot 7 of the Agnew Plat 1 Replat, Parcel Number 29-092-0-100.00-0, which is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 18, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendments will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-07
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following parcels of real property from a Residence R-2 District to a Residence R-1 District as stated below:
      Forty (40) Parcels along Terrace Drive between Southern Boulevard and Erie Street
      Forty-six (46) Parcels along Homestead Drive between Southern Boulevard and Erie Street
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  Hinkle Bocce Event July 19  
  June 18, 2015 Edition  
     The Youngstown State Penguin Club will hold the annual Debra L. Hinkle Football Scholarship Bocce Social on Sun., July 19, at Cassese’s MVR in Youngstown. The tournament, which is open to everyone, starts at noon.
      For more information contact the Penguin Club at (330) 941-2351. The deadline for registration is July 10.
      The event starts at 11 a.m. with a social hour featuring coffee, tea, donuts and pastries. The bocce tournament will begin promptly at noon. A buffet lunch will be served at 2:00 p.m. Lunch and beverages are included in the registration fee.
      The price for an individual is $55 for non-Penguin Club/Football Alumni members and $50 for Penguin Club/Football Alumni members. For couples, the price is $100 for non-members and $95 for members.
      Each participant will receive a t-shirt commemorating the annual Football Scholarship bocce social.
      Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, which are assigned or can be submitted prior to the event.
      All proceeds from the event benefit the Debra L. Hinkle Scholarship Endowment to support the YSU Athletics. Additional contributions can be made to the Hinkle Scholarship Endowment or the Football Alumni Scholarship Endowment at the event.
  Annual Freedom Warrior Golf Outing July 17 Benefits Local Veterans  
  June 18, 2015 Edition  
      Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council and Avalon Golf & Country Club announces that the 2nd Annual Freedom Warrior Golf Outing will take place on Fri., July 17, 2015 at all three of the Avalon Golf & Country Club golf courses including Avalon Lakes, Squaw Creek and Avalon at Buhl.
      The four person scramble begins at 11:00 a.m. and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and an adult only evening gala event at Squaw Creek that will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, a live and silent auction and ending with fireworks.
      Ron Klingle, owner of Avalon Golf & Country Club has generously donated all three courses and his staff to help with this event. This means that registration fees will go directly to provide assistance to the service men and women from our local community who have paid dearly for our freedoms. All proceeds will be used to help disabled and disadvantaged veterans from the Mahoning, Trumbull, and Mercer Counties with both basic and special needs as well as the emergency needs of our local military members. The YARBCC Charitable Fund is a 501 C (3), so donations are tax deductible.
      Registration is $250 per golfer or $1000 for a team with the course designation based on a first come first serve. Golfing also includes the evening event ticket. Tickets for the evening event only are $75. Sponsorship opportunities are available. More information and registration and donation forms can be found at www.SupportFreedomWarrior.com. Donations can also be made online.
      Team signups, tickets, sponsorships, or monetary donations can be mailed to YARBCC Charitable Fund c/o Jerry Lyda P.O. Box 75 North Lima, OH 44452.
      For additional information or to donate live or silent auction items please contact Lisa Dickson 330-509-9603.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 11, 2015 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendments will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-07
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following parcels of real property from a Residence R-2 District to a Residence R-1 District as stated below:
      Forty (40) Parcels along Terrace Drive between Southern Boulevard and Erie Street
      Forty-six (46) Parcels along Homestead Drive between Southern Boulevard and Erie Street
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  June 11, 2015 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Board of Trustees of Boardman Township will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 5:15 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      This is the final hearing in determination of this case. The Board will act within twenty (20) days of the hearing date.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-07
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following parcels of real property as stated below:
      All Parcels within Boardman Township along Wendy Lane
      All Parcels within Boardman Township along Cover Drive
      And to rezone the northerly (rear) 50’ the following parcel from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      Parcel Number Address Legal Description
      30-028-0-015.00-0, 1940 BOARDMAN-POLAND RD., LOT 1, POLAND UNITD METHODIST
      And to rezone the following 2 parcels from Residential R-2 to Residential R-1 with the exception of the southerly 335’ which is currently zoned commercial:
      Parcel Number Address Legal Description
      30-028-0-009.00-0, 1816 BOARDMAN-POLAND RD., LOT 1 REPLLT 1 UNIVRLTYPL
      30-028-0-008.00-0, 1738 BOARDMAN-POLAND RD., LOT 1, BUD WEAVER REPLAT
      Brad Calhoun, Chairman
      Board of Trustees, Boardman Township
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  Amateur Bakers Sought For Slavic Baking Competition At Simply Slavic Festival June 20  
  June 11, 2015 Edition  
     Growing up Slavic in the Mahoning Valley meant slices of kolachi or homemade chrusciki in your lunch box instead of Twinkies and Oreos. The organizers of Simply Slavic want to encourage the perpetuation of those recipes and traditions.
      One way they do so is the Annual Slavic Baking Competition to be held at the 5th Annual Simply Slavic Festival on Sat., June 20, 2015. Organizers are inviting the region’s best amateur bakers to put their favorite recipe to the test!
      This fun, friendly contest encourages talented amateur bakers to show their skills by putting their favorite ethnic bake goods and recipes in front of local Slavic celeb judges. Entries will be judged on three criteria: Taste (50%), Authenticity (25%) and Presentation (25%).
      Interested participants should submit their entry form with a $5 non-refundable entry fee, and a description of 100 words or less. The entry form, which includes complete contest rules and information, is available online at www.simplyslavic.org.
      Remember to highlight pertinent information like its Slavic roots, holidays at which it might be used and where you first ate it. Mail it to Simply Slavic Baking Contest, 4442 Rita Ave., Youngstown, OH 44515. Entries will be accepted until Monday, June 15, 2015.
      On the day of the event, participants will then bring their entries to the Baking Contest table at the Simply Slavic Festival, inside Joe Maxx Coffee Shop, 47 Federal Plaza E., Youngstown (Realty Tower, street level), no later than 1:00 p.m. Judging begins at 2:00 p.m.
      Contestants are asked to bring two of the baked items (or two dozen of cookies) packaged separately. No baked goods can be submitted or will be accepted that have to be frozen, refrigerated or heated.
      Entry will be presented to judges at room temperature. Entries must be from non-professionals. Professional is defined as a person who is paid or has been paid to cook or bake.
      For more information call Mary Margaret Hovanes at 330-792-6281 or email bakingcontest@simpyslavic.org
      Simply Slavic was created in 2011 to educate both the region’s large number of Slavic descendants and the community-at-large about Slavic heritage. It did this by featuring live Slavic music, folk dance performances, homemade food, children’s learning areas, educational exhibits and workshops and ethnic vendors.
      Since that time the group has developed an active regional, national and even international following that follow their efforts to share news and event information of interest to Slavs on their website, www.simplyslavic.org, as well as on their Facebook page.
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 14, 2015 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:15 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      This is the final hearing in determination of this case. The Board shall act at this hearing or within twenty (20) days of the hearing date.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-06
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following 103 parcels of real property in their entirety from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      49 Parcels along Tara Drive
      4 Parcels along Jochman Court
      5 Parcels along Delaware Avenue
      45 Parcels along Island Drive
      And to rezone the northerly (rear) 220’ the following 5 parcels from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      5 Parcels along Boardman Poland Road
      Brad Calhoun, Chairman
      Board of Trustees Boardman Township
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
  Accepting Nominations For The National Philanthropy Day Awards  
  May 14, 2015 Edition  
     Nominations are now being accepted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards. This year’s luncheon ceremony will mark the 25th year of the awards in the Valley and will take place on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
      Nominations are now being accepted from the community in the following categories:
       Outstanding Philanthropist (individual or family); Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist (corporation or corporate foundation); Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist (100 employees or fewer); Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (individual or small group); Outstanding Civic Organization (civic volunteer group); Outstanding Young Philanthropist (individual or group, 18 and under); Legacy Award (presented in conjunction with The Mahoning/Shenango Planned Giving Council posthumously to an individual or family).
      Nomination forms and expanded descriptions of each award criteria are available at www.afpmash.org or by sending an email to afpmash@gmail.com. Nominations are due by 5pm on Fri., July 15, 2015 for consideration by the selection committee and should be directed to AFP P.O. Box 672 Youngstown, Ohio 44501 or emailed to afpmash@gmail.com. To be eligible, nominees must reside in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana Counties in Ohio or in Mercer or Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania.
      For more information, contact one of the Co-Chairs, Joann Stock, CFRE at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley (330-746-9122), Catherine Cala at Youngstown State University at 330-941-2752 or Julia Pisansky at Beatitude House 330-744-3147.
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 7, 2015 Edition  
     LEGAL NOTICE
      The Boardman Township Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the following amendments to the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Marie P. DeBartolo Meeting Room, Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512. Texts and map of the proposed changes may be viewed in the Zoning Office, same address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, until the time of the Hearing.
      Following the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, the proposed amendments will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final determination.
      AMENDMENT A-2015-07
      Pursuant to Article XVI, Section F, Part a, Number 1 of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, as amended through May 29, 2012, concerning the initiation of amendments to the Township Zoning Resolution, the Board of Trustees of Boardman Township find it necessary to initiate hearings to amend the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution and Township Zoning Map to reclassify and rezone the following parcels of real property as stated below:
      •All Parcels within Boardman Township along Wendy Lane,
      •All Parcels within Boardman Township along Cover Drive;
      And to rezone the northerly (rear) 50’ the following parcel from Residential R-2 Districts to Residential R-1 Districts:
      Parcel Number Address Legal Description
      30-028-0-015.00-0 1940 BRDMAN-POLAND RD. LOT 1, POLAND UNITED METHODIST;
      And to rezone the following 2 parcels from Residential R-2 to Residential R-1 with the exception of the southerly 335’ which is currently zoned commercial:
      Parcel Number Address Legal Description
      30-028-0-009.00-0 1816 BRDMAN-POLAND RD LOT 1 REPLLT 1 UNIVRLTYPL
      30-028-0-008.00-0 1738 BRDMAN-POLAND RD LOT 1, BUD WEAVER REPLAT
      Peter W. Lymber, Chairman
      Boardman Township Zoning Commission
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 7, 2015 Edition  
     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
      The Boardman Township Board of Appeals shall hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:00 P.M., at the Boardman Township Government Center, 8299 Market Street, Boardman Township, Ohio, 44512, for consideration of the following cases:
      APPEAL CASE AC-2015-08
      Robert S. Fellman, owner, RCJR Holdings Limited, 7811 South Avenue, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, requests a conditional use permit as per the terms of Article XVI, Section I, Conditional Use Permits of the Boardman Township Zoning Resolution, in order to expand the current property used for the sale of vehicles located at 7811 South Avenue, Boardman, Ohio, defined as a conditional use as per Article XIX Land Use Tables. Property owner also requests a variance from the terms of Article X Commercial Districts in order to construct an addition 8’ from the side yard property line, seeking a 2’ reduction from the required 10’ side yard setback. Said request is also known as Parcel Number 29-052-0-004.00-0, Lot 8 of the Williams and Carrier Replat. Said property is zoned Commercial in Boardman Township, Mahoning County, State of Ohio.
      Text and maps of the request may be viewed at the Boardman Township Zoning Office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio, 44512, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. until time of the hearing.
      Atty. John Shultz, Chairman
      Boardman Township Board of Appeals
      Sarah Gartland, Zoning Inspector
     
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 7, 2015 Edition  
     Legal Notice
      Boardman Schools Saves Money
      Through its “Retire/Rehire” Program
      As part of the current negotiated agreements between the Boardman Board of Education and its unions (the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Chapter #334 and the Boardman Education Association) an employee may retire from the Boardman Local School District and be immediately rehired for less pay and benefits. There are substantial savings to the Board of Education for each employee who elects to participate in this opportunity. The Boardman Local School District has saved over $4,000,000 since instituting this program ten years ago. At this time, employees wishing to participate in this option can retire and be re-employed for the next calendar year.
      The employees listed below have indicated their intent to take part in this option for the next calendar year. This action will occur at the August 24, 2015 Board of Education Meeting.
      Janet Sypert, Market Street Elementary 2nd grade teacher;
      Janice Zorman, Robinwood Lane 4th grade teacher.
      Any citizen interested in hearing more details about this provision in the negotiated agreement or wishing to speak before the Board of Education regarding this matter may do so at the July Board of Education meeting. This public meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Boardman Center Middle School.
  Boardman HS Teacher Placed On Paid Administrative Leave After Mar. 17 Fire  
  May 7, 2015 Edition  
     A shop teacher at Boardman High School was relieved of his duties on Mar. 17, following a fire in an industrial arts classroom.
      The teacher, Michael Powell, was placed on a paid administrative leave following the fire that caused the evacuation of students and staff from the high school.
      According to the Mar., 2015 monthly report of Boardman Township Fire Chief Mark Pitzer, Powell “was burning insulation off [electrical] wiring so he could scrap the copper wire inside.”
      Supt. Frank Lazzeri said the school district is conducting an internal investigation into the fire. Chief Pitzer said the Boardman Fire Department and Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office declined to file charges in the matter.
      “The handling of this case has been placed back in the hands of the school district,” Chief Pitzer said.
      There was no reported damage from the fire, but school officials evacuated the building near 2:00 p.m., citing concerns over smoke and possible carbon monoxide in the building.
      “Ventilation took place and students were escorted back into the school,” Chief Pitzer said.
      Flames from the fire shot some 10-ft. to 15-ft. into the air. However, Powell indicated a ventilation in a welding area was not working properly, and smoke filled much of the high school.
      Boardman FD Investigator Lt. Jim McCreary said he found smoke throughout the first and second floors of the high school and it took some 30 minutes “to clear the building of smoke and render the school tenable for students to return.”
      McCreary said that seven students were interviewed about the fire, and they all told similar stories. “The students stated they voiced concerns to Powell about starting the fire inside the shop,” McCreary said, noting that Powell responded “there would be no problems.’
      McCreary stated that Powell placed about 40 pounds of electrical wiring (mostly extension cords and Christmas ‘twinkle lights’ into a steel bowl [used as a burning pit] and proceeded to use a cutting torch to ignite the wiring.
      A video of the event given to investigators, has Powell telling students “Don’t go huffing the smoke boys.”
      According to McCreary, “Once the fire started, the students were instructed by Powell to add more wire to the fire. This caused the size of the fire to increase and produce large amounts of smoke,” McCreary said.
      The fire was extinguished when Powell placed a large piece of steel over the blaze.
      “At no time did any of the students witness Powell use a fire extinguisher...At no time was anyone instructed to pull a fire alarm or sent to notify administration of the fire,” McCreary said.
      According to McCreary, Powell said he placed five to ten pounds of wire, mostly extension cords, into a steel vessel and set it on fire using a cutting torch.
      Powell said an exhaust fan was turned on, “but he noticed as the smoke began to build, it didn’t appear to be operating properly.”
      Powell told investigators he felt he could get the fire under control and that is why he didn’t pull a fire alarm or notify school administration, McCreary said.
      Powell also said he had started a fire in the shop ‘for the same reason’ on one other occasion, “after school hours and there were no students present.”
  LEGAL NOTICE  
  May 1, 2015 Edition  
     SECTION 00 11 13
      ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
      BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP
      YEAR 2015 CATCH BASIN
      REPLACEMENT PROJECT
      Sealed bids will be received by Boardman Township (Owner), at their office, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512, until 11:00 a.m., on May 11, 2015, and then later publicly opened and read aloud at the Boardman Township Trustee Meeting at 2:00 p.m. on May 11, 2015 held at the Boardman Center Middle School, 7410 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512, for the Year 2015 Catch Basin Replacement Project.
      The work consists of furnishing all labor, materials and supplies necessary for the complete replacement of 23 catch basins (curb inlets) that collect storm water runoff from Township roadways throughout Boardman Township.
      Plans and specifications for the above PROJECT can be examined or purchased at the office of ms consultants, inc., 333 East Federal Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday). A complete set of the plans and specifications and bidding documents may be obtained at the above office upon payment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) said sum is NON-REFUNDABLE. All checks shall be made payable to ms consultants, inc.
      Bids for the above-described work must be submitted on blanks furnished with the bidding documents.
      All bids must be accompanied by a BID GUARANTY in the form of either:
       (1) a Bid Guaranty / Contract Bond for the full amount of the bid, or
       (2) a certified check, cashier’s check, or letter of credit pursuant to Chapter 1305, ORC, in the amount not less than ten (10%) of the total amount of the bid pursuant to Chapter 153 of the Ohio Revised Code.
      The Bid Guaranty shall be made unconditionally payable to Boardman Township, Ohio.
      Each individual employed by the Contractor any Sub-contractor and engaged in work on the project under this contract shall be paid the prevailing wage established by the Department of Industrial Relations of the State of Ohio. This shall occur regardless of any contractual relationship that may be said to exist between the Contractor or any Subcontractor and such individual.
      All contractors and sub-contractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio products, materialism services, and labor in the implement of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123 and the Governor’s Executive Order 84-9, shall be required. Each bid submitted must have a copy of a current Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Certificate of Compliance. The Non-Collusion Affidavit of Prime Bidders must be completed and submitted with all bids. All bids must be identified by marking a sealed envelope – Boardman Township Year 2015 Catch Basin Replacement Project.
      The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, and to waive any informalities on the bids received.
      William D. Leicht
      Fiscal Officer
  Community Garden Set At Southern Stables  
  April 9, 2015 Edition  
     Boardman Park and the Mahoning County 4-H will open a ‘Community Garden’ at Historic Southern Stables on Washington Blvd. The garden will provide 10-ft. by 20-ft. plots per gardener at a fee of $25. The garden season will run from May 1 to Nov. 15.
      “Gardeners can grow food for their own families or for charity,” says park executive director Dan Slagle.
      Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labor and a sense of community and connection to the environment.
      Those wishing to participate in the community garden at Southern Park will receive free water for their crops and periodic classes will provide instruction on gardening and related topic.
      Gardeners must provide their own seeds and/or plants, use their own tools, as well as fertilizer and mulch.
      “Our community garden will provide a place where each gardener will be part of a gardening community where there will be an atmosphere for a unique kind of fellowship. Every gardener will be responsible not only for their own plot, but also for pathways surrounding their plot. It will be a place where everyone participating can help each other,” Slagle said this week.
      What Will Gardners Grow?
      Plants suggested for the community garden include vegetables, herbs, flowers and small fruit plants for home consumption or donation to community food banks and other charities. All plants need to be maintained in a manner that they do not shade an adjoining garden or encroach upon pathways.
      Registration
      Registration for the Community Garden at Southern Stables opens Apr. 13 at the general offices of Boardman Park. Additional information can be obtained by calling 330-726-8105.
  Bantam Phantoms Advance To National Tourney In Salt Lake City  
  March 19, 2015 Edition  
     The Youngstown Phantoms Bantam AA hockey team advanced to national competition with a 9-1 victory over Toledo Cherokee on Mar. 8 in the Ohio Bantam Championship game in Mentor.
      With the win, the Phantoms won the Ohio 14U Tier II state championship and advance to national championship play in Salt Lake City, Utah, beginning on Mar. 25.
      The Phantoms end their season ranked first in Ohio with a 37-13-6 record, while outscoring their opponents 223-103. The team is also ranked 50th of 1060 teams nationally
      Last year the team, the Bantam Phantoms were ranked 86th in the country, but went an 18-22-3 record for the season.
      “They were the youngest team in the league and their schedule taught them to play hard, dig deep, and keep focused, said Head Coach Bob Hawthorne.
      The team, comprised of 14-year-old boys from the Boardman-area and western Pennsylvania opened this season ranked #1 in of Ohio. They held onto this position and earned a spot in the Silver Sticks National Tournament in Port Huron, Mich. in January.
      Following that tournament, the Phantoms returned to competition in the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League.
      On Feb. 22, they team clinched the league title with a record of 16-2-2 against 11 other teams. The Phantoms recorded 86 goals during the season in league play and also had the lowest number of penalty minutes.
      Coach Hawthorne has played hockey all his life, most notably in his youth in upstate New York and Canada. Hawthorne participated as a player at the U.S. Olympic camp for the 1980 ‘Miracle” Team. He has served as a level 4 USA Hockey coach for 36 years and has earned numerous honors and awards. He has also been a USA Hockey official for over 30 years.
      The Salt Lake City event will be his fourth appearance at the national tournament with a youth hockey team. Assistant coaches are Zach Skook, Jamie Hamilton, and Taylor Cera.
      Rostered players include: Drew Murphy (A), Stone Elias, Tallon Price, Colin Frost, Bo Gray (A), Devin Whitaker, Danny LaFontaine, Michael Fetsko, Vince Hepola and Rob Stanko of the Boardman area. Western Pennsylvania players include Darrin Smith (C), Max Hamilton (A), Brayden Forsyth, Cole Luther, Richie Phipps, RJ Pozzuto and Bradley Ryniawec.
      The team practices at the Ice Zone on McClurg Rd. in Boardman.
  38th Annual Maple Syrup Festival, Rotary Breakfast Set At Boardman Park, Mar. 21-22, Mar. 28-29  
  March 19, 2015 Edition  
     Spring is just around the corner and Boardman Park will hold its 38th annual Maple Syrup Festival and Boardman Rotary Pancake Breakfast, on Saturdays and Sundays, Mar. 21-22, and Mar. 28-Mar. 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      Maple Syrup Festival outdoor activities include walking to Chester Long Pavilion where the Park staff will demonstrate how Maple trees are tapped, the sap collected, and then boiled down to make syrup.
      Boy Scout Troop 60 and Civil War re-enactors will also provide demonstration. Hay wagon rides will also be available.
      Inside the Lariccia Family Community Center there will be displays presented by the Boardman Historical Society, Western Reserve Woodcarvers and Mahoning County Watercolor Society. Maple syrup will be for sale and Troop 60 will hold a basket raffle.
      Rotary pancake and sausage breakfasts will be served-up for $6/person, with children 6 and under free. Proceeds from the breakfast stay in the community and support the many projects of the Boardman Rotary. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
      For more information, call the Park Office at 330-726-8107.
  Easter Seals Run Set For Sat., Apr. 25 At Lariccia Center In Boardman Park  
  March 13, 2015 Edition  
     Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties will host their annual 5K Walk/Run to Make the First Five Count at Lariccia Family Community Center in Boardman Park on Sat., Apr. 25. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the walk/run at 9:30 a.m. Participation is $25 per person, with an early-bird registration fee of $20 due by Apr. 10. Participants can register online at www.mtc.easterseals.com or www.gopherarun.com. The first 150 to pre-register receive an official event t-shirt.
      “Each year one out of every five children begins the school year behind his or her peers,” Jennifer Roberts, Easter Seals marketing and events coordinator said. “Through our Make the First Five Count walk/run we not only raise critical funding for our services but raise awareness of the importance of the first five years of a child’s life.”
      From infants to aging adults, Easter Seals provides a range of services to those with disabilities or special needs including: Aquatic, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Audiology & Hearing Services, Private Duty Nursing & Aide Services, Skill Development Center for adults with Autism, Adult Day Services, Congregate Meal Sites and Home Delivered Meals. To learn more about the programs and services offered visit www.mtc.easterseals.com.
  CRWC Quarter Auction June 4  
  March 12, 2015 Edition  
     The Canfield Republican Women’s Club will hold their 2nd Annual Quarter Auction on Thurs., June 4, at Drake’s Landing, 2177 Western Reserve Rd., Canfield.
      Bring your quarters or buy them there and get ready to win fantastic items! Items featured will include patriotic items, wine baskets, antinques and more. The auction is paired with hors d’oeuvres and a wine taste from area winery’s.
      There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a handgun raffle courtesy of Expert Outfitters. Ticket donation is $25 per person.
      For tickets or more information call Holly at 330-531-0120, email crwcmail@gmail.com or send check payable to CRWC to PO Box 561, Canfield, Oh 44406 and tickets will be mailed.
  Boardman High School Marching Band Will Lead 37th Annual St. Pat’s Parade  
  March 5, 2015 Edition  
     The 37th Annual Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sun., Mar. 15 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Market St. and Roche Way and will proceed north on Market St. from to Southwoods Ave.
      “Boardman has proven to be an excellent venue for the Valley’s biggest parade. Sponsors of the Parade this year will again be the Mahoning Valley Irish Organizations, WFMJ TV-21 and the Vindicator. We are inviting you to join the Parade and 25,000 to 30,000 of the valley’s finest spectators to celebrate this family tradition,” says Casey Malone, parade director.
      The theme of the Parade this year is “For the Love of Erin”. Trophies for Best of Parade and Best Irish Theme will be awarded as well as 1st and 2nd Place. Trophies for Best Themed Float, Best Band, Best Pipe Band, Best Drum Line, Best Marching Unit, Best Novelty Unit and Best Color Guard. The trophies are awarded at the Post Parade Party held immediately following the parade at the Operating Engineers Hall on McClurg Road.
      Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Dick Coughlin. The Ockerman Award recipient is Tom Eich, our Lord Mayor of Kilkenny is Boardman Police Chief Jack Nichols and the entire Boardman Township Police Department, The Cleary Award will honor Terry Brennan.
      The 2015 Parade will be dedicated to the memory of Past-President Timothy Mulholland.
      Leading the parade will be the Shamrock Balloon and the Boardman Spartan High School Marching Band, directed by Thomas Ruggieri.
      The Edward J. Reese Family Reviewing Stand will be near the north end of the march and located in front of Johnny’s Restaurant. Master of Ceremonies at the reviewing stand will be Casey Malone. The Shaffer Brothers will perform at the Post Parade Party where embattled Youngstown Mayor John McNally will serve as master of ceremonies.
      There will be seven bands in this year’s parade including the South Range Marching Band, the Ursuline Marching Band, YSU Pete and Penny and the YSU Band, the Steel City Ambassadors, and the Red Hackle Pipes and Drums.
      There will also be novelty units including the Aut Mori Grotto Clowns, the Captain Thomas W. Patton Camp 2021 Sons of the Confederate Veterans, the Llucky Llamas 4-H Club, the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club, the Beaver Creek Horseman’s Association, the Struthers Little Wildcats and the Youngstown Phantom’s Hockey Team.
      All totled, there wil be approximately 150 units in the this years parade.
  BHS Winter Concert Mar. 4  
  February 26, 2015 Edition  
     The Winter Concert of the Boardman High School Bands will be held Wed., Mar. 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Boardman Performing Arts Center.
      The concert will feature the combined Freshman/Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble as well as the Percussion Ensemble and Reverse Osmosis (RVO). Musical selections will include: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “Oye Como Va,” “Pevensey Castle,” “Legends in the Mist,” Arabesque,” “Light Cavalry Overture,” and “St. Louis Blues.”
      The Percussion Ensemble will open the concert with “Jazz Variants,” a piece the group performed at the recent Ohio Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble competition. The band’s newest ensemble, RVO, is a sax/brass/percussion octet inspired by a New York subway and street performing group. RVO will perform a sax quartet piece called “Fallout.”
      Also performing at the concert will be senior soloist Francesca Clause on oboe. She will be accompanied by the Wind Ensemble as she performs two movements of the Oboe Concerto in C minor by Alessandro Marcello.
      Miss Clause is a student of Loyal B. Mould who was one a band director in the Boardman Schools many years ago. In addition to being the principal chair oboist in the BHS Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, Miss Clause played clarinet in the Spartan Marching Band and Theater Orchestra, and tenor sax in Jazz Ensemble 3. She will pursue a degree in music at Youngstown State University in the fall.
      The concert will allow the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble to perform the music they are preparing for OMEA District 5 Large Group Adjudicated Event. High school concert bands from northeast Ohio will perform three selections for judges, then play a piece they have never seen before for a separate judge. The judges issue ratings based on five levels of performance criteria. Boardman Bands consistently earn superior and excellent ratings each year. The Wind Ensemble is one of only two groups in District 5 entering in Class AA which requires the most difficult music. Symphonic Band performs in Class C. The event takes place at Howland High School on Fri., Mar. 6
      Donations of $3/adults and $2/students will be accepted at the door for the Mar. 4 concert. Senior citizens will be admitted free of charge.
      The Boardman bands are under the direction of Thomas M. Ruggieri, Timothy P. Tuite, Steven C. Chambers, and Michael J. Shevock.
  Goodwill Antique and Collectible Auction  
  March 6 at Stambaugh Auditorium:   February 26, 2015 Edition  
     The Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectible Auction will be held at Stambaugh Auditorium on Fri., Mar. 6. Items will include three sets of boxing gloves autographed by James ‘Buster’ Douglas, Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini and Kelly ‘The Ghost Pavlik, a Bernie Kosar autographed Cleveland Browns football, a Jeff Wilkins and Paul McFadden autographed YSU football, a Jim Tressel and Bo Pelini autographed YSU football, and a John Cooper autographed OSU football.
      The Friday evening gala features a jewelry sale, live auction of new items, Chinese auction, silent auction, a vintage clothing sale, gift card tree raffle and basket raffle. Other items to be auctioned off include a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, Ohio State football tickets, an Ohio State pub table set from Gasser Chair, Disney tickets, a tandem skydiving jump and more.
      Tickets are $25/person and available until Mon., Mar. 2 at www.goodwillyoungstown.org or at the Goodwill offices on Belmont Avenue in Liberty.
      For additional information contact Goodwill’s marketing department at 330-759-7921 ext. 1207.
  Boardman Lions Club Night At The Races  
  Mar. 7 at Operating Engineers Hall:   February 26, 2015 Edition  
      The Boardman Lions Club will hold its 17th annual Night at the Races Fundraiser Mar.7, 2015 at the Operating Engineers Hall on McClurg Rd., in Boardman.
      The $10 entrance fee includes an all-you-can-eat buffet sponsored by several area restaurants, beer and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
      Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with races beginning at 7:00. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event.
      The evening will also feature a Basket Raffle and Silent Auction with baskets donated from a variety of area restaurants, specialty shops and events.
      Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support the following projects: The 7th Annual Coats for Kids Project, Eye Glass Purchase and Eye Exams for needy Boardman Children and Adults, Maintenance of Flower Gardens for Boardman Welcome Signs, Two Scholarships for Boardman Seniors and the Purchase of Trees for 4th Grade Students.
      To learn more about the Boardman Lions Club and Night at the Races, please visit BoardmanLions.com
  Boardman PTSA Art Winners  
  February 19, 2015 Edition  
     The Boardman Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) announces the winners of its annual Reflections Contest. Theme for this year’s contest was “The world would be a better place if . . . .”
      Students were able to enter in the following categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Film Production, Dance Choreography, and Literature. High school winners were as follows: Visual Arts -- first place, Makenzie Packo; second place, Anna Sherman; third place, Nadine Gabriel; honorable mention, Annabelle Adkins. Photography -- first place, Erica Shirilla; second place, Molly Slater; third place, Mariah Ricciardi; honorable mention, Madeline Hubert. Film Production -- first place, Genesis Speller. Dance Choreography -- first place, Hannah Brewer. Literature -- first place, John Anzevino; second place, Bryan Kordupel; third place, Briana Lytle; honorable mention, Maria Serra.
  Mooney Sets YES Fest  
  February 19, 2015 Edition  
     On Thurs., Mar. 5, Cardinal Mooney High School will hold their 2nd annual YES Fest. YES Fest promotes the idea of living a life that is drug and alcohol free. Students will listen to two different speakers, as well as talk with different local agencies on how they can volunteer to help out in the community. The Yes Fest will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 10:45 a.m. Students will meet in the auditorium and then go to the gymnasium to meet with the different vendors.
  YWCA Dance-A-Thon  
  February 19, 2015 Edition  
     The YWCA of Youngstown is seeking participants for a Dance-a-thon to be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Sat., Mar. 7 at the YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave.
      Two people or more may form a team. Also needed are dance groups interested in performing. Individuals and spectators are welcome, as well.
      The cost is $15 per person for team captain and members, $20 for individuals and $8 for spectators. Team Captains must be age 18 or older. The event is open to those age 8 and older.
      Included in the event are door prizes, themed music, prizes, Dance-a-thon T-shirts, goodie bags, refreshments, a best dressed team prize, and basket raffles. Four one-hour nonstop dance sessions will be interspersed with performances by professional and cultural dance groups.
      Visit ywca.org/youngstown for more information. Call 330-746-6361, ext. 112 to register or for details. The deadline to register is Feb. 24.
     
  Car Break-Ins Here Tied To Gang Of Thieves Operating In 34 States  
  Group Has Targeted Parking Lots At The Davis Family YMCA, Boardman Park:   February 5, 2015 Edition  
     Boardman Local School District Security Supervisor, Ptl. Paul Poulos, of the Boardman Police Department, has issued a warning to motorists who leave their cars in parking lots to be aware they could be being stalked by an organized gang of identity thieves who operate throughout the United States.
      “Boardman police officers working in conjunction with agencies from multiple cities and states have identified several members of a larger group of suspects known as the ‘Felony Lane Gang.’ These individuals are serious identity fraud/theft perpetrators that harvest their information through breaking into automobiles,” Poulos informed staffers in the local school district, noting the gang often targets school parking lots.
      “We know they have struck in the Boardman YMCA parking lot (on McClurg Rd.), as well as the Boardman Township Park in the last six months,” Poulos said.
      The gang often targets vehicles that have purses or other bags visible,” Poulos warned.
      Last June after several reported car break-ins in Boardman Park, authorities learned identities stolen here were eventually used in New York City to cash stolen checks.
      Police sources also believe the gang staged several car break-ins on Jan. 4 at Boardman Park, as well as the D.D. and Velma Davis Family YMCA.
      Again, identities stolen in those break-ins have been traced to other cities, including Cleveland.
      “Arrests were made in the Cleveland area of known members, and when caught, they were in possession of items from our Boardman victims,” Officer Poulos said.
      “It appears, based on very recent incidents in Cleveland and other areas, that they are finding success in school parking lots, with a particular effort to target staff parking lots,” Poulos said.
      The officer described the gang’s primary mode of operation as finding vehicles that are unlocked, or locked that have purses and other bags visible. Primarily they look for adult female identification.
      “They will break auto glass to get to a bag or purse. Additionally, they have used observation vehicles to watch over their ‘lieutenants’ who actually do the scouting and breaking-in of the vehicles,” Poulos said. Authorities have labeled the theft ‘grab and dash’ crimes.
      According to the officer, there has been at least one incident where ‘lieutenants’ engaged responding police officers with gunfire.
      Officer Poulos warns the public not to approach any suspects if someone sees their vehicle being broken into.
      “Call 9-1-1 immediately,” the officer advised.
      Law enforcement officials say the Felony Lane Gang had it origins in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and began to get national attention in 2013. One local law enforcement official said the gang perhaps operated here as early as 2013.
      Today the gang is believed to be operating in at least 34 states with upwards of 100 ‘platoons’ organized to stage car break-ins and identity thefts. The gang frequently uses drug-addicted women to cash stolen checks.
      How It Works
      In 2013, a description of the gang was provided in a Columbia, South Carolina report.
      “The male ring leaders of the group are mainly from the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami areas. They recruit females who are responsible for cashing stolen checks for a small percentage of the profits, which is normally 10 per cent. Many of the females have past convictions of prostitution.
      “As the group arrives in the targeted area, the men immediately start breaking into cars looking for pocket books, checks, drivers licenses and credit cards. They target vehicles at health clubs, tanning salons, amusement parks, and sporting events, specifically looking for vehicles where wallets, purses and shopping bags are left in plain site.
      “Once the men have broken into numerous vehicles, they start molding the female gang members to look like the stolen victim’s identity; coloring their hair, purchasing wigs, and wearing large sun glasses.
      “The gang members then transport the females to the local banks where they will present the victim’s driver’s license and a stolen second party check.”
      Fraud investigators say the gang will use the farthest lane out in the drive thru, which is what they now call the ‘felony lane.’
      “If you’re right there, close to the teller in the first lane, the teller might be able to tell you have a wig on or you don’t match the identification. But if you’re in that far lane, and you’ve got more cars in between you, you might not pay as much attention,” one law enforcement official said.
      Investigators believe the gang can generating over $12,000 a day while cashing stolen checks.
      “You’re looking at car break-ins that most would look at as not a serious crime but as you start to look at and calculate the amount of money, the amount of damages people have suffered, it does start to effect the quality of life,” the law enforcement official said.
      Task Force
      The Felony Lane Gang has reportedly drawn attention from law enforcement officials across the country, including the FBI. A task force involving upwards of 92 agencies, as well as the FBI and financial institutions has been formed. In an effort to track movements of its various platoons, special computer software has been designed to track the crimes.
      Key gang members travel across the country, do not live in the areas where crimes are committed, and are unconnected to their mainly female recruits. That means they are not generally known to local agencies.
      Investigators believe the Felony Lane Gang is responsible for the theft of tens of millions of dollars.
      Around The Country
      Last Thurs., Jan. 29, police in Macedonia, Oh. arrested two women accused of be part of the Felony Lane Gang. They are each being held on $100,000 bail.
      Angelica Varela, 19, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Patricia Fromen, 46, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, face charges of stealing dozens of identities in Ohio and cashing thousands of dollars in checks stolen from cars.
      “These people...averaged about $20,000 per day on the fraudulent checks,” Macedonia police Sgt. Ken Turley said.
      Police departments around the state are trying to determine if there is a link between these most recent arrests and a rash of stolen purses from unlocked cars in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, Boardman Township and Findley.
      Apr. 28, 2012
       PLATT COUNTY, MISSOURI---A gang from Florida referred to as the Felony Lane Gang was held responsible in numerous thefts from automobiles and forgeries occurring throughout the Midwest, as well as other parts of the country
      In Platte County, prosecutors charged Laura Jane Smith, 37, with forgery linked to this group that was allegedly committing similar offenses of forgery in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana. Smith’s last known address was located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was held in jail on a $10,000 bond.
      Oct. 08, 2013
       COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA---Eight members of the so-called Felony Lane Gang were been arrested.
      Mar. 7, 2014
       HOUSTON, TEXAS---Houston police said five members of the so-called Felony Lane Gang werere charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. Police said following the arrests, a search of the group’s motel room turned up various forms of personal information belonging to between 10 and 49 different people. Detectives said they also found disguises they believe were used when trying to cash stolen checks.
      Apr 24, 2014
       MERRIMACK, NEW HAMPSHIRE---Police in New Hampshire warn the public about the highly organized Felony Lane Gang getting away with millions of dollars in thefts.
      Jan. 5, 2015
       WESTFIELD, INDIANA---A gang of thieves with roots in Florida has been hitting victims across the country, including dozens of people in Westfield, Indiana. The so-called Felony Lane Gang has sparked copycat criminals all over the United States.
  Potential Development Annual Pizza Cook-Off At Mr. Anthony’s Mar. 8  
  January 29, 2015 Edition  
     Potential Development will present the 6th Annual Mahoning Valley Cook-Off fundraiser on Sun., Mar. 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman.
      The Mahoning Valley’s finest pizza establishments will donate thier time and talent to present you their tastiest pizzas and compete in a contest for the 2015 title of ‘Maestro Di Cucina’.
      Fun for the entire family with hands-on-art activities, live and silent auctions and a basket raffle and cash bar.
      Tickets are $15 per person and includes 3 pizza slices. Additional pizza is available at $1 per slice. Children under 5 are free! Reserved tables are $175 and includes 10 tickets.
      To buy tickets and reserve tables call Shellie at 330-746-7641 or online at mvpizzacookoff.com. To become a sponsor, place a program ad or make an auction donation
      The 2015 Title Sponsor of the 6th Annual Mahoning Valley Cook-Off is Simon Roofing. Additional sponsors include: Compco Industries, Salem Columbiana Chrysler Jeep Dodge, FortyTwo Event Production, 33 WYTV News, Print Factory, Jet Creative Productions and Mix 98.9.
      Proceeds to benefit the Potential Development Program/School of Autism, 290 W. Woodland Ave., Youngstown. Potential Development believes a child’s potential develops best in a structured environment with individualized educational plans designed for each unique student. This is achieved through ample resources and strong partnerships between parents, caretakers and our educated, caring and qualified staff. For more information call 330-746-7641 or email info@potentialdevelopment.org.
     
  Boardman Native Dr. Justin Mistovich Joins Youngstown Orthopaedic Assoc.  
  January 1, 2015 Edition  
Dr. Justin Mistovich, (L) & Bob Campbell (R)
     Dr. Justin Mistovich, a 1999 graduate of Boardman High School, recently returned to his hometown, to open his pediatric orthopaedic practice, and join the team at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates (YOA), 1499 Boardman-Canfield Rd., in Boardman.
      YOA is now expanding their services to include treatment of children with spine conditions. Dr. Mistovich specializes in the treatment of pediatric fractures, sports injuries, and spinal conditions, including scoliosis.
      Dr. Mistovich graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Honors College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Minor in Biology, in 2003. He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton in 2008.
      In 2008, Dr. Mistovich also served as a health policy intern for Congressman Tom Prince, working with Congressional staff to develop policy documents on healthcare legislation, attending congressional healthcare hearings and summarizing policy points and ideas.
      His orthopaedic surgical residency was completed in June 2013 from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Mistovich completed his clinical fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery in July of 2014, under a world-renowned surgical team, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
      Dr. Mistovich joined with Bob Campbell in August of 2014, to co-direct a course at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the FDA, discussing new innovations and advances in the care for children with spinal deformities and how to care for them. Bob Campbell invented a device called the VEPTR, which can treat very young children with spine and chest wall deformities. Dr. Mistovich stated, “His device saves the lives of kids with these deformities who almost would have died from their disease before.”
      After the earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Mistovich volunteered to serve on a medical disaster relief team in 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was in charge of an orthopaedic trauma operating room, in a tent hospital, with an Eastern European general surgeon.
      Dr. Mistovich has also authored manuscripts; book chapters, including The Spine section for the upcoming 20th edition of the Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics; surgical technique videos, and lectures on pediatric orthopaedic surgery.
      Dr. Mistovich and his wife Keili have a daughter named Madeleine. He is the son of Joyce and Ron Mistovich of Boardman.
     
  CRWC New Officers 2015-2017  
  December 18, 2014 Edition  
     The Canfield Republican Women’s Club installed their new officers for the 2015-2017 terms. Pictured, left to right, are new officers: Past President, Suellen Blasdell; President, Holly Baker of North Lima; Vice President, Monica Robb of Columbiana; Treasurer, Suzanne Trigg of Canfield. Missing from photo is Secretary, Jackie Stewart from Canfield. In addition to supporting qualified Republican candidates, the Club supports Caring for America by donating money to various organizations including The Fisher House, The American Legion, YSU Veteran’s Center and more. Meetings are the 1st Wednesdays of most months.
      Please visit us on Facebook or email crwcmail@gmail.com for more information. This club is open to all Republican women living in or around the Mahoning Valley.
  Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival  
  December 4, 2014 Edition  
     Tickets are now on sale for the 54th annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival. The festival, one of the longest running such festivals in the country, will take place January 4, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown.
      Performance tickets are $6 each. Dinner tickets with preferred performance seating are available for $20. One dinner will be served at 3:15. It is a traditional roast beef feast complete with wassail.
      The annual festival is a unique offering of praise to Jesus Christ at his Epiphany and features the Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival Choir & Brass. This year it will once again include bagpipers, drummers, and a cast of approximately 100 St. John’s parishioners dressed in medieval costume as well as other surprises.
      Tickets may be purchased in the church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until Noon on Fridays or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the church, “Attn: Boar’s Head”, 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503-1095. Include a note indicating performance time and make check payable to “St. John’s Episcopal Church.” The deadline for orders via mail is Tuesday, December 23. New this year is the option to buy performance tickets online through our website www.stjohnohio.org. Dinner/performance tickets are not available online.
      The church is ADA-accessible and free parking is available in the church lot as well as at the public library and in the Y.S.U. parking lot across from the church on Wick Avenue.
      For additional information, call the church at 330-743-3175, visit the website: www.stjohnohio.org or email stjohnohio@gmail.com.
  Sister Jerome's Poor Receives $5000 Student Sponsorhip  
  November 20, 2014 Edition  
photo by Joan Yanchick
     Sister Jerome’s Poor, a program dedicated to helping working families and college bound students in financial need, graciously announces that Valley Electric Consolidated, Inc. has awarded a $5,000 grant to Sister Jerome’s Poor to sponsor a bright city college student. VEC will also provide mentoring for the student. As sponsor advisor, Tricia Ferry of the VEC team will mentor the selected student, Brianna Spatafore, who will graduate from Easter Gateway Community College in June 2015, and will then continue her program in elementary education at Youngstown State University. The check for sponsorship was presented to Sister Jerome Corcoran at the VEC Global Training Center The grant represents the core values which Rex Ferry, President and CEO, promotes: “Faith, Family, and Community, building for generations to come. Brianna is one of 12 high school graduates who are carefully selected and they have four requirements that they have to meet: they must keep up their grades, they must hold down a part-time job, they must obey school regulations, and they must manage their money well. Students are carefully selected and the goal for these students must be clear, graduation. Students are given cards, not cash, for gas, food, clothing and other needs. Pictured: Brianna Spatafore, the recipient, her mother, Darla Scott, Jim Bluedorn, President of VEC Community Fund, members of the VEC staff, Sister Jerome Corcoran, volunteer director of Sister Jerome’s Poor, and Sister Mary Dunn, volunteer mentor. “Only through education, college or the trades, can we help city youth earn a better salary and a better life”, expressed by Sister Jerome. Sister Jerome’s Poor is making a serious effort to help these selected city kids. This effort costs $5,000 per student, per year. For more information or to join in helping these deserving kids with a donation, visit sisterjeromespoor.org or call 330-792-7636.
     
  Boardman Middle Schools Band Holiday Concert  
  November 20, 2014 Edition  
     The Boardman Middle Schools will present a 5th and 7th grade band holiday concert on Thurs., Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardman High School Performing Arts Center.
      The concert will open with the 7th grade jazz ensemble. Many students are featured on improvisation solos in various musical styles from both Center and Glenwood Middle School.
      This concert continues with the 5th and 7th grade bands combined from Center and Glenwood. Popular favorites include Stronger as recorded by Kelly Clarkson and Happy from Despicable Me 2. The bands will perform many holiday favorites, including Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Jingle Bell Rock.
      Admission/donations accepted at the door: Adults $3, Students $2, Senior Citizens and Children under 10 Free.
     
  Easy Street Productions  
  Miracle On Easy Street Dec 19-21:   November 20, 2014 Edition  
     Easy Street Productions will present ‘Miracle on Easy Street’, Youngstown’s original Christmas Spectacular, From Dec. 19-21 at Edward W. Powers Auditorium/DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. Performances are Fri., Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m.
      For tickets or more information call 330-743-8555 or visit www.easystreetshows.com. Group discounts and gift certificates available.
  Dedication Concert At St. Pat’s Will Feature 86-Year-Old Organ  
  November 6, 2014 Edition  
     St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill, Youngstown, will host a special concert on Sun., Nov. 23 at 2 p.m., to mark the dedication of an 86-year-old organ donated to the parish last year by the congregation of John Knox Presbyterian Church, that closed in 2013. Those attending will experience the unique sound of the Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling organ, that was rebuilt in the early 1990s.
      The concert will feature a performance by musicians including the parish’s former music director, Barbara Masters, who is the current music director at Visitation Catholic Church, Elmhurst, Ill., and a faculty member of the music department at Elmhurst College.
      Other featured performers will be Kris Harper, music director at St. Patrick Church, and Kelan Haynes, organist at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St.
      The organ’s presence in Youngstown dates back to July, 1927 when South United Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Market St. and Delason, purchased it from The Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling Organ Company in Cleveland.
      Built of oak and metal and featuring 28 ranks of pipes, the organ was first played on Christmas Eve 1927.
      Almost 30 years later, when South United Presbyterian merged with nearby Evergreen Presbyterian to form John Knox Presbyterian Church, the stately organ remained the centerpiece of the building’s interior.
      Like many urban institutions, however, John Knox Presbyterian witnessed a period of decline starting in the 1960s, and by last November, it was apparent that the church would close.
      At that point, Kris Harper, music director at St. Patrick Church, approached the task force charged with shutting down the edifice and inquired about the organ’s availability. Harper, who had served as an organist at John Knox in the early 1980s and 1990s, was aware of the organ’s outstanding qualities; and he was overwhelmed when he learned that the congregation had agreed to donate the instrument to its South Side neighbor.
      After John Knox’s final service, the organ’s three heaviest components, which hold together its numerous pipes, were moved by Connell Inc., a local steel-erection company, to St. Patrick, where they were installed six months later
      Jim Wakeford, project manager at Connell Incorporated, recalled that the components ranged in weight from 700 to 900 pounds, and their placement in a balcony 20 feet above the main altar required the building of two scaffold towers and a trolley system. “There were lots of volunteers on hand to help,” Wakeford recalled, adding that he was impressed by parishioners’ participation.
      Father Edward P. Noga, pastor of St. Patrick Church, described the organ’s arrival as the product of “a rather unbelievable series of events.” He noted that the organ is far superior to the parish’s former model, but added that “many adjustments and modifications had to be made to accommodate this beautiful instrument into our space.” Father Noga expressed appreciation to all of those involved in the project.
      The Nov. 23 concert will be free and open to the public. For further information, contact the church office at 330-743-1109.
  ivory & birch Grand Opening  
  November 6, 2014 Edition  
      Youngstown’s newest boutiques has officially opened its doors. ivory & birch, located at 7631 Market Street, celebrated its grand opening on Nov. 29 in Boardman.
      Featuring over 100 brands and a wide array of merchandise, the store is the first of its kind for the area. Deloran Muransky, the store’s owner, is thrilled to finally see ivory & birch come to life.
      “I’ve been dreaming of opening a store since I was a little girl. My all-time favorite toy was a cash register and I changed my outfits six-seven times a day when I was four.” Muransky, a Poland Seminary High School and Washington University in St. Louis alumni, moved back to the area in May to work on ivory & birch full time. She spent close to five years working for Kohl’s department stores, taking on roles in buying, planning, merchandising and product development before decided to venture out on her own.
      ivory & birch sells a wide array of items, including clothing, home goods, jewelry, accessories and greeting cards. Muransky focused on covering all price points and styles for her opening assortment .
      “I want our customers to be able to buy gifts for just about anyone in their lives. From in-laws to teachers to moms and dads, we have something for everyone,” Muransky notes. She also described the exceptional customer service ivory & birch hopes to be known for: “No matter how prevalent online shopping becomes in our lives, there is still something to be said for the in-store experience. My staff and I want to be known for personal, genuine and meaningful customer relationships.”
      ivory & birch is now open Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; and is closed on Sundays.
      Additional information can be found on the website www.ivoryandbirch.com.
  BHS Class of 1965 Reunion  
  September 18, 2014 Edition  
     The Boardman High School ‘Class of 1965’ has begun making plans for their 50th class reunion on Aug. 29, 2015.
      The committee is looking for current addresses of classmates. To contact the reunion group with names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, please contact either THeresa (Lopac) Cannon at 330-758-1339 or email jctc7464@yahoo.com or Waldene (Burnett) Kane at 330-726-9236 or email waljkne@icloud.com.
  BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP’S NEW FIRE CHIEF MARK PITZER  
  July 31, 2014 Edition  
Chief Mark Pitzer
     BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP’S NEW FIRE CHIEF, MARK PITZER, was sworn into office during ceremonies held on Monday at the Township Government Center. Pitzer, at left, succeeds George Brown (in background at right). Pitzer will receive an annual salary of $72,000. He joined the Boardman Fire department in Nov. 2003. In announcing the new chief, Trustee Thomas Costello credited Chief Brown with “getting us into the position where we are now...to promote from within.” Pitzer was among five applicants for the post.
  Former BHS Graduate Dee Leone Releases New Children’s Book  
  July 10, 2014 Edition  
     Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin) is a new children’s book written by Dee Leone, a Boardman High School graduate who received her teaching degree from Youngstown State University. She taught at the elementary level in Youngstown as well as in California and Texas. She was also an aide for the gifted program in Alaska.
      The story is about two bees that ask their friend how to make a sweet treat. Their first mistake is to use a little flower instead of a little flour. Humorous mishaps continue from there. The book can serve as a learning tool to introduce homophones, making it appropriate for the home, school, and library markets.
      Dee’s new children’s book can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or local bookstores. The paperback and Kindle versions sell for under $4 and the hard cover is less than $8. All author profits will be donated to charity.
      To learn more about the book and for free reproducible fun sheets and bookmarks, please visit http://bizzandbuzz.weebly.com or http://www.deeleone.com.
     
  Emily Choleva.....Someday We'll See Her On Broadway!  
  June 26, 2014 Edition  
      EMILY CHOLEVA, a third grader at Market Street School, is pictured singing the National Anthem at senior night for the boys baseball game at Boardman High School. Emily also sang the National Anthem at the Boardman Memorial Day parade. She not only is an accomplished singer but also an aspiring actress. Emily was Annie in the Crown Theater’s production of Annie, and is currently performing in the Music Man at the Crown Theater in Columbiana. Emily is the daughter of Pam Choleva from Boardman. Someday we’ll see her on Broadway!
  BHS Class 1959 Reunion  
  June 26, 2014 Edition  
     The Boardman High School class of 1959 will be celebrating its 55th class reunion in Sandusky and Boardman Aug. 27- 31. Graduating classes from 1956 through 1962 are invited to attend. For additional information, visit the class website at www.bhs59.com. To make a reservation, contact Don Samuels at Samuels Financial Services (330-726-5921).
  Deborah Liptak New President of YWCA Board of Directors  
  June 19, 2014 Edition  
Deborah Liptak
      The YWCA of Youngstown installed board members and presented special honors at its 109th Annual Meeting.
      Deborah S. Liptak was elected president of the YWCA Board of Directors. Liptak is the development director for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Also elected were: Rhonda Warren, first vice president; Cryshanna A. Jackson, second vice president, Jenna Santisi, treasurer; and Kristen Olmi, secretary.
      Newly elected members named to the YWCA Board of Directors for a three year term beginning June 2014 are: Andrea N. Burton, Kimorine Campbell, Christine A. Gerst, Stacey R. Schneider, Susan P. Stewart, and Breanne E. Szmara. Members who were re-elected are Amanda Sacco and Jenna Santisi.
      Other board members include Adrian Anderson, Fran Curd, Carla Baldwin Fields, Elizabeth Hartwig, Jenita Howell, Sarah J. Lowry, and Keisha T. RobinsoN.
      Fran Curd, Carla Baldwin Fields, Suzanne Anzellotti-Ray, Rita Cintavey, June Ewing, Susan M. Moorer and Mary Jo Truman were elected to the 2014-2015 YWCA Nominating Committee.
      Carla Baldwin Fields received the YWCA Board Member of the Year honor; Barbara Ade received the YWCA Volunteer of the Year award; and Jo Ann Buzulencia was named YWCA Employee of the Year.
  BHS Seniors Receive ROTC Scholarships  
  June 5, 2014 Edition  
     TWO BOARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS RECEIVED ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS during the school’s annual Honors Assembly. Pictured, from left, Trevor Leyden, LTC Joseph Alessi and Marcus Masello. Each scholarship is valued at $68,000.
  BHS Seniors Receive BEA Scholarship  
  June 5, 2014 Edition  
     FIVE BOARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS have been awarded $500 Boardman Education Association scholarships. Pictured are the scholarship winners, from left, Chloe Kephart, Kelly Tomcsanyi, Carmen Marinucci, Nicholas Cordova and Christa Shirilla; and David Pavlansky, BEA president.
  Lutsch Scholarship Winners  
  BHS Seniors:   June 5, 2014 Edition  
     MRS. KIM POMA PRESENTED four Boardman High School senior with Joseph J. and Florence M. Lutsch Scholarships during the annual Honors Assembly. Pictured, from left, Stiphany Tieu, Chloe Kephart, Mrs. Poma, who serves as vice-president of the Boardman Board of Education; Alexandria Gordon and Marium Khan.
  BHS Art Show Winners  
  June 5, 2014 Edition  
     The 62nd Annual Boardman High School Art Show held recently in the high school gymnasium, displayed work by students in all Art classes. Judges for each category were: Mrs. Joyce Mistovich, retired art educator from Boardman Schools; RJ Thompson, Assistant Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design at YSU; Erika Olson, graduating with a BFA in Photography from YSU. Pictured, student award winners, left to right: Catie Groubert, First place overall in Photography 3; Niki Baker, First place overall in Graphics 3; Jessica McElroy, First place overall in Advanced Placement Art. Jessica McElroy and Sarah Demetruk tied for First place Accumulated points during their high school careers. Sarah Demetruk also received the Connie Deutsch Memorial Purchase Award. Additional first place winners include: Photo 3, 1st, Catie Groubert; Photo 2,1st, Ireland Blume; Photo 1,1st, Kellie Dunham; Graphics 1, 1st, Breanna deBlois; Graphics 2, 1st, Alex Thomas; Graphics 3, 1st, Nikki Baker; Art 1, 1st, Gina Tropea; Art 2,1st, Holly Yarab; Art 3, 1st, MeiYu Dong; Art 4, 1st, Megan Banks; Art 5, 1st, Samantha Courtney; Advanced Placement Studio Art, 1st, Jessica McElroy; Cumulative over four years: 1st Place Tie Jessica McElroy and Sarah Demetruk; and the Connie Deutsch Memorial Purchase Award, Sarah Demetruk. The show was coordinated by BHS Art teachers Mrs. Edie Davidson, Mr. Jim Cliff and Mrs. Alyssa Birch.
  Holly Welch Gets Athena Award  
  May 29, 2014 Edition  
      Among a crowd of 600 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman, Holly Welch, curriculum supervisor and teacher for the Youngstown City Schools, was named the recipient of the 2014 Athena Award, given annually to recognize area business and professional women who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen career, provided leadership in the community and mentored or contributed to the growth of other professional women.
      Welch’s accomplishments in the community are many----In 2006, she started the district’s biotechnology tech prep program in the basement of the Choffin Career and Technical Center. Although she only had a small classroom with one outlet and no sinks, her vision of the program was clear.
      She convinced her principal, district treasurer and the Choffin Trust Fund members that if they built it, they, the students, would come. And now, Choffin is home to a half-a-million-dollar laboratory with a waiting list to get into the program, as students earn up to 19 semester hours to Youngstown State University.
      Diana Tremblay, vice president of Global Business Services at General Motors and a former, 10-year resident of the Mahoning Valley, was the evening’s keynote speaker. In addition, the seventh annual Athena Scholarship, a $1,500, one-time award created in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, was presented to South Range High School senior Emily Erb. Erb has received numerous awards, participates in many extracurricular and volunteer activities, such as raising money to donate blankets to cancer victims and survivors, and plans to major in biology/pre-med at Youngstown State University.
      Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield also presented for the second year two additional scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each to West Branch High School senior Breanna Winters and Boardman High School senior Katherine Auth.
  20th Annual Relay For Life  
  Boardman Stadium:   May 22, 2014 Edition  
     THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY hosted its 20th annual Relay for Life last Friday and Saturday at Boardman Stadium. The event raised $160,000 with some 65 teams participating and featured over 200 survivors for opening lap. Featured speakers at the opening ceremony were Boardman natives Dick Weimer, at left, and his daughter, Holly Watt, in center. They lost their wife/mother, Nancy, at right, to cancer seven years ago, from brain cancer. Mr. Weimer is now recovering from prostate cancer. Mrs. Weimer was featured speaker at the annual event in 2007.
  Opening Ceremony At Relay for Life  
  Boardman Stadium:   May 22, 2014 Edition  
SURVIVORS DONNA DETWILER AND TOM LAMB
     SURVIVORS DONNA DETWILER AND TOM LAMB helped to lead opening ceremonies at last weekend’s annual Relay for Life held at Boardman Stadium. Lamb, employed at the Boardman Road Department, has battled the disease for the past three years. After being unable to receive a clinical trial due to a high white blood cell count, Lamb was scheduled to begin a new round of chemotherapy this week.
  Gretta Knows...pass the popcorn & M&M's  
  April 17, 2014 Edition  
Gretta, Her Tails a 'waggin
      Greetings! I noticed lots of smiles over the past weekend on the faces of my hometown friends! So glad you finally received some warmer temps and sunshine! I see the trees are beginning to get their leaves, daffodils are pushing through the soil to display their beauty, grass is becoming a vivid green....Spring is such a beautiful time of the year. I remember after a long cold winter, going outdoors and feeling the warmer sun rays against my fur and seeing the birth of Spring, ooh, I’d shake my head and body with renewed energy and joy!
      Today I am prancing through the meadow grass, feeling the same energy and joy! Easter is here! Whether you are inspired by the sentiments of Easter and Passover or simply by the light-hearted song of a bird, do take a moment to meditate on the processes by which you will renew.
      Wow, I have wondered into a new area of this heavenly place. There are lovely light blue colored flowers scattered all around, blowing slightly in the peaceful breeze amongst the high meadow grass. In the distance I notice a boxer coming my way, a new face. When we meet, he tells me his name is Tank. We bark awhile, exchanging our life stories. He lived in a town right next to me, “what a small heaven it is”, I howl! He asked if I knew the way to the Rainbow Bridge as he heard a friend of his was arriving and wanted to be sure to be there to greet him!
      I said I’d gladly show him the way, as I needed to go there too! As we walked we continued to bark about the wonderful loving times our masters had given us and how blessed our earthly lives had been. We got to barking about Tank’s friend that would soon be arriving. Tank said his name is Ziti. “Now he is a little Yorkie-Maltice, small compared to me, but look out, he might be mighty small, but he is feisty and fearless” Tank barked with excitement! “He loved playing with golf balls. They made the most annoying noise, but he knew that noise would make his masters play with him.”
      I barked in, “yes us dogs all knew how to maneuver our masters to play with us. Oh how we’d have them down on the floor with us, or giving them a sad look which would get us on the bed, or on the couch, or even a biscuit.” Tank added, “you know Ziti gets the biscuit award, as he would have his masters snuggling up, sharing popcorn and M&M’s with him every night.” We both howled in unison.
      We reached the hill overlooking the Rainbow Bridge and saw a great crowd was gathering. Once down the hill, I introduced Tank to all my heavenly pals. We were all barking, getting to know Tank and hearing about Ziti, when we saw Sady the guardian dog of the bridge, begin to walk to the front of the bridge. We all became silent as we noticed a small dog appear. Tank whimpered, “that’s Ziti, he’s arrived!”
      Sady barked softly, welcoming Ziti to his new heavenly home. Ziti turned away from Sady and pointed his nose downward.... he barked to his masters, “I will always love you and miss you. Thank you for giving me a home filled with happiness, love and kindness. I know there were times I was a bit feisty, but when you are the smallest, you have to let others know you can stand your ground. It is amazing, and you’ll be comforted to know that I don’t feel pain anymore! Be sure to pass me some popcorn and M&M’s, I’ll be watching!”
      As Ziti turned, he and Sady slowly crossed the bridge, walking side by side. Ziti suddenly looked up, noticing Tank standing with all the other heavenly dogs and cats. Ziti turned, glancing back letting out a yelp, “Tank is here”, then he began to run and nuzzled up to Tank. We all turned and ran up the hill, Ziti was home, and our tails were a waggin’!
      In memory of:
      Ziti ‘Little Mac’ Pastini Petrillo & his pal Tank
      Gretta, a Golden Retriever, spent almost 15 years at The Boardman News. She greeted all who entered with a wag of her tail! She died in November of 2012.
      Send your animal tributes/stories to: The Boardman News, 8302 Southern Blvd., S2A, Boardman, OH 44512. Email: gwen@boardmannews.net
  Jack's Health & Fitness Advice  
  Why Weight? Get Started Now!:   by Jack Wilkins   April 17, 2014 Edition  
     So you’re stuck on a ton of cardio and a little bit of resistance training. You’ve either hit a wall, or are losing weight but barely gaining any functional weight (muscle) or toning and tightening. The problem is simple, the solution is simple: less cardio, more resistance training. Resistance training should be your staple for progress, cardio should be your supplement, and you should keep both in your regimen.
      There are a thousand different thoughts about resistance training among thousands of different people. All of them combined together are right, to the fact that resistance training can be manipulated any way to achieve the results that you want. You can power train, strength train, endurance train, sculpt, tone, and so on. So no you will not get blocky or bulky from it if that is not the desired goal. Plus diet has a large impact on that as well.
      First and foremost, resistance training increases lean muscle tissue. When you increase lean tissue, you increase metabolism, and you’ll burn more fat. Your body tightens and you increase muscle tone. With minimal weight training and primarily cardiovascular training, some fat may be lost, but also functional weight can be at risk of being lost. That causes a reduction in metabolism, hence a halt in weight loss after a certain time period. Although weight losses can be significant at first, take a look at body composition, the level of fitness, and the overall tightness of the body. Numbers are great, but look and feel are just as important. Feeling great and being healthy is a great pedestal to be on, weight is just a number. Would you rather be 160 pounds and 45% body fat, or 185 pounds and 15% body fat?
      Resistance training also helps with bone strength and density. The pull on the muscle tissue from the pressure of resistance causes stress on the bones, which causes them to strengthen. Resistance also causes microscopic cracks in bone due to the pulling, and also from the pressure of the weight, which causes them to repair and be stronger than before. Resistance training also causes greater calcium absorption and retention in bones. This also increases bone density. This is especially important for women, younger and causes great benefits going into older years.
      For men, resistance training can help with hormones. Studies show that adding resistance training into a program can increase testosterone production and levels. It can also help increase growth hormone production. Also, the more lean mass you create, the better hormone production has been shown to be. This can be especially beneficial to any older men needing a testosterone treatment or replacement. A few other important things that resistance training does are it can help glucose metabolism and can help lower blood pressure. It can also help lower cholesterol. Brain function and nervous system function can be greatly improved due to the increased usage and good stress that comes from resistance training. It can also help increase balance and help you sleep better.
      Resistance training is a great addition to your workout repertoire. Remember to start slow. Three days a week is plenty for general fitness, and if you aren’t goofing around, you can be done with a full body routine in 45 minutes or less, even a half an hour. Trust me, I’m the trainer. Get out, get going, and get started.
      Jack Wilkins is a personal trainer and owner of Four Point Fitness, 8391 Market St., Boardman, a one-on-one, appointment only, training facility. Cardio-kickboxing classes are one of the many specialties offered. For more information visit www.fourpointfitness.net or call 330-565-0352. Check out Jack’s weekly blog at http://jackshealthandfitnessspot.blogspot.com/
  Compco Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary  
  April 3, 2014 Edition  
Team Compco announces 60 years in business
     Columbiana, OH: Compco Industries, a family owned and operated business, currently in their third generation of ownership, has achieved a milestone of celebrating 60 years earning a respected reputation as a premier supplier, delivering high quality American made products to a variety of industries nationwide including: agriculture, air, cryogenics, gas and oil, HVACR, lawn and garden, pump and vacuum, pressure vessel, propane, sporting goods, transportation and water storage.
      Formed in 1954 by Clarence Smith Sr. and Martin Poschner, Compco started as a manufacturer in Youngstown, OH, producing metal pipe hangers for Commercial Piping Co. Compco, operated by Mr. Smith’s son, Clarence Smith Jr., realized they had a unique ability to provide quality metal products to meet their customer’s specific needs and expanded its product line. Compco soon became a leading producer of tank heads, used in the pressure vessel, water storage, propane, cryogenics and air receiver industries.
      The tank head production outgrew the Youngstown facility, and in 1981, Compco enlarged its operation to include a plant in East Palestine, OH. With the rapid escalation of steel prices in the early 2000’s, Compco restructured their business plan, under the third generation leadership of Clarence Smith Jr’s son, Greg Smith. Keeping their main focus on their commitment to excellence in serving the customer with quality metal products and superior service, Compco consolidated its operations under one roof, moving into a 238,000 square foot facility located in Columbiana, OH.
      As Compco Industries celebrates its 60th year, Compco continues to increase its production quality, add state of the art automation, produce new products and invest in new equipment, to meet their customer specific demands. Compco has grown to be one of the nation’s major suppliers of high quality ASME, DOT, and Non-code tank heads, with capabilities ranging from 4” to 120” in diameter, in a variety of thicknesses, available in carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Compco Industries also produces a wide range of metal stampings, ASME Elliptical Manways, and offers in-house cut-to-length capabilities.
      The Smith family’s legacy has been built upon respect, consistency, and a tradition of excellence. The Smith family believes that Compco’s greatest asset has always been its team members. “Team Compco is comprised of men and women, many third and fourth generation employees, who share similar core values and are united in proudly serving our customers and producing quality products,” states Greg Smith, of Boardman, Compco’s Chairman of the Board. “Compco Industries remains focused on the success of the customer. By always putting our customers first, we take pride in finding innovative solutions specifically tailored to each of their individual needs.”
      Team Compco is built on one foundation, that there is only one boss, and whether a person shines shoes for a living or heads up the largest corporation in the world, the boss remains the same. It’s you, The Customer. For more information visit Compco Industries at www.compcoind.com.
     
  Addiction: A Mom’s Point Of View  
  March 13, 2014 Edition  
     I am a mother who watched my youngest son suffer from an opiate addiction until his death on Apr. 24, 2007. I am now watching my surviving son suffer from an opiate addiction. Like his brother, he too has come close to death, and he says he is trying to change that course. He says that he doesn’t want to die, so did my youngest son. But drugs kill.
      I am writing out of total frustration, grief, despair, helplessness...but not hopelessness. I am not sure what today will bring.
      My surviving son graduated from law school in 2006 and since his brother’s death he has struggled with an opiate addiction. He was out of treatment when two attorneys gave him a chance to rebuild his life. They allowed him to volunteer his time until an opportunity for employment was available, and they hired him.
      His work was labeled ‘exemplary,’ until late last year, in December, he showed up at work unkept, wet, screaming, had no socks and shoes on (it was 30 degrees that day) and was delirious. When the police arrived, they found several drugs in his pocket.
      I will never make excuses for him. I expect him to be the best version of himself and nothing less. As a mother, his medical conditions might be easier to treat then his addiction.
      After not hearing from him for a day in April of last year, I found him on the floor, blue, not breathing with blood around his head, and was told by paramedics that he was an hour from death. From there it was the year from hell.
      Many times I found him unable to move with blood on his face and head because of falling down the stairs or in the bathroom. On Dec. 23 when he was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital, I prayed so hard for a Christmas miracle because I knew he would never make it another week. I was grateful that he got a chance to live. All I could see was death in his future and frankly I wasn’t sure how I would handle burying the last of my children,
      My heart bleeds for all of them, these addicts, alcoholics, gamblers and the mentally ill, for I believe that they truly suffer from a disease that destroys their mind, body and spirit. My heart goes out to those who die without some foundation of trust and hope.
      My son showed up at work that day because he didn’t have enough insight and control to stop himself. He walked several miles to get to work in that condition ... no sleep, high on drugs, in physical pain and fear of losing a job that he probably didn’t even remember that he loved. He walked because he traded his car the day before for heroin.
      This heroin addiction is an epidemic that we must face as a nation, and particularly in our own community. My son would have never gone to work like that if he was clean. What coherent, rational man would show up for work with drugs in his pocket, unkept, screaming, outside on a 30-degree day with no shoes?
      It appears to be daily, that we are reading or hearing about how this opiate drug epidemic Is creates havoc in our lives ... we are losing too many of the people that we love and there are too many crimes being committed to support these addictions.
      There are too many of us who have these lost souls in our families. This is a story of what can happen when someone allows addiction to go untreated. My son was being challenged and he didn’t make the right choices.
      These men and women who live with an addiction learn that it shames them, humiliates them, destroys their relationships and jobs that they love and most importantly creates spiritual destruction in their lives. My son, Christopher who passed away from opiate addiction, referred to drugs ... as “the devil” that had a hold on him.
      Addicts/alcoholics need to know that there is a home, if they reach for it.
      The first Thanksgiving after my son Chris died, I volunteered at the Rescue Mission to feed the homeless. What I saw were many faces that reminded me of my son---middle America young men and women who once had a future until they became addicts/alcoholics. I fed them with total compassion, empathy, love and respect for their disease. I wondered if someone gave my son something hot to eat or drink when he was so scared and alone in the darkest days of his life. I hope so.
      We have a drug epidemic that is taking our children, spouses and people we love---look in their eyes when they are actively using---you won’t find them. We need to stand strong, work together, get educated and show some compassion. These men and women might look like the arm pit of society. I believe they didn’t choose to be addicted, they just aren’t choosing to seek treatment and work their programs, take meds that are recommended and talk to counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists who will look in their eyes, with every appointment, hoping to see some life again, bring back some hope for them. (Editor’s note: Too often, those seeking addiction treatment are just prescribed a bevy of drugs. These drugs feed the addictive process, and do not rehabilitate).
      My living son is embarking on yet another day of abstinence from drugs, taking the new medications he was prescribed and working his program with a sponsor. I keep reminding him to keep his chin up because this too shall pass---it’s a day at a time. We end everyday with I love you because after losing Chris, we both have learned that life can change forever in a blink of addiction.
      submitted by Marilyn Burns
  Amstutz In New Venture With WorkForce  
  March 6, 2014 Edition  
     When Black Monday struck the Mahoning Valley in 1977, Boardman resident and current school board president Nik Amstutz was barely a teenager.
      “The closing of the steel mills tore through our communities, our families,” recalls Amstutz. “It’s something you never forget. The effects are still all around us today. Housing vacancies are huge, crime is high, unemployment is still painful.”
      That memory of the past has become a powerful motivation for the future to Amstutz, who launched a new business in December: WorkForce Testing, a full service drug testing and background screening company serving area businesses, schools and families.
      “We’re on the edge of an economic explosion,” he explains. “Hydraulic fracking technology means we can get at oil and gas that used to be inaccessible. And we’re sitting on top of a natural gas deposit big enough to supply the U.S. for the next hundred years!”
      All of this requires new factories to provide drilling and transporting equipment. And that means new jobs. V&M Star has already pumped over a billion dollars into the region through its massive Youngstown pipe mill and a finishing plant in Girard.
      “That’s just the beginning,” says Amstutz. “As the infrastructure grows, it will need more manufacturing, support industries and trucking services. And most of those will be under Department of Transportation regulation.”
      That is significant for his new company because DOT requires workplace drug programs and regular testing for employees—something he ready and able to provide on any scale. And he sees other possibilities as area business expands.
      “As the economy grows, Workforce Testing grows. Unemployment is already dropping. New workers means more housing. I give landlords access to fast state-of-the-art online tenant background checks any time of day or night.”
      As president of a former business and through his other work experience, Amstutz has gained valuable knowledge of both customer service and workplace conditions to build his company’s success on. But he sees his business as more than just a financial opportunity. A lifelong native of Boardman, he has a history of activism and community service, including multiple terms on the Boardman School Board as well as being past president of the Boardman Rotary. To him, this new enterprise is another chance to give back to his community.
      “Sure, I intend to reap the benefits of a growing economy,” he says. “But I want this to be a great place to live and a sound economy is only part of the picture. Drug abuse is a serious problem and a big part of our high crime rate. Drug testing can help in the war against abuse, and not just in the workplace. I provide testing services, products, and drug education programs for schools and families as well.”
      In addition to onsite instant drug testing and laboratory testing, WorkForce offers an environmental detection program. “We can actually detect microscopic evidence of drug use on desks, computers, backpacks, car interiors—almost any surface. This means employers can know if they have problems before confronting a worker. It means parents know where they stand regarding drug use by their kids before they have that all-important conversation. Knowing is the first step toward preventing.
      “My wife and I have two children in middle school,” Amstutz says. “We’ve seen the toll drugs have taken on kids in our community, promising futures that have crashed and burned. If I can go to work every day knowing I am making my family’s financial future secure and at the same time helping make our workplaces and community safer—who could ask for a better job?”
  $75,000 Blaze On Yellow Creek Ruled An Arson  
  February 20, 2014 Edition  
     A fire that was discovered about 7:40 a.m. on Feb. 6 at 7376 Yellow Creek Dr. was the result of arson, Fire Chief George Brown told Township Trustees in remarks last week at their regular bi-monthly meeting.
      The blaze caused an estimated $75,000 damage to the single family home that was vacant and in foreclosure.
      The residence had been the home of Antoniano DelSignore, 35, an exercise physiologist, and his wife, Jill, 36. They were involved in a divorce hearing in Aug., 2013. Court records list Antoniano’s address at 10693 Rapp Rd., New Middletown; and show Jill resides on Hamilton Ave., Poland.
      According to a police report filed Feb. 6 by Ptl. Michael Salser, the fire was first discovered by a neighbor, Anthony DiBenedotto.
      Poland police and fire units first arrived at the fire and reported a rear door to the home had been forced open.
      When emergency units arrived, “fire was observed coming from the rear of the house and in the basement,” a report authorized by Boardman Assistant Fire Chief Don Kloes said, concluding “the fire originated in the basement and the cause was intentional.”
      Officer Salser also reported that footprints were located in the snow, leading from the rear door of the home on fire, through a back yard, and to the driveway next door.
      14 Boardman firemen answered the call on the fire near 7:45 a.m. Last BFD unit cleared the scene at 1:25 p.m.
      According to Mahoning County Court records, the home at 7376 Yellow Creek Dr. is the subject of a foreclosure action filed by Wells Fargo Bank, that claimed an unpaid note of $142,013.62. The home was purchased in Sept., 2010. Foreclosure had been filed in Dec., 2013 and the home was to be offered at a foreclosure sale on Mar. 4, 2014.
      Antoniano and Jill DelSignore are the subjects of a divorce action filed in July, 2013; and its docket, to date, contains 74 entries. That case is still open, court records show.
     
  Y&S Rail Line Sold For $3 Million To Firm Involved In Shale Industry Boom  
  February 20, 2014 Edition  
     The Youngstown and Southern Railroad, a 36-mile short-line railway that runs through Boardman to Darlington, Pa., has been sold for $3 million by the Columbiana County Port Authority to a subsidiary of MarkWest Energy Partners, a major player in the Marcellas and Utica shale boom in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.
      The deal was announced last week by Tracy Drake, director of the port authority.
      The long-troubled railway is unsafe enough to require cars traveling along it to move at no more than 10-miles-per-hour.
      About 15 years ago, the rail line was purchased by Railroad Ventures of Boardman for some $750,000. Railroad Ventures headed by the owner of the Shops at Boardman Park, Dave Handel, tried to abandon the line and joined with Boardman Township and Boardman Park in efforts to create a bikeway.
      However, Drake and the Ohio Rail Development Commission opposed abandoning the line and forced the sale of it to the port authority for some $1.1 million ten years ago.
      Prior to the current sale, the port authority had to pay more than $6000 in back taxes that had accrued.
  Apparent Dispute Over A Parking Space Leads To Stabbing, Arrest  
  December 5, 2013 Edition  
     A 51-year-old Youngstown man was jailed on charges of felonious assault and tampering with evidence following a stabbing in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 1300 Doral Dr., last Sat., Nov. 30, about 5:30 p.m.
      Taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown and treated for a single stab wound to the left shoulder was 50-year-old Ernest Lee Thomas, of 30467 Salem-Alliance Rd., Salem, who told local police that he was retired from the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office.
      According to police reports, Thomas was carrying a 40-calibre Glock handgun and a container of pepper spray at the time of the incident.
      Arrested as Darrell Peterman, of 129 Brookline Ave., Youngstown. He was jailed on a $20,000 bond.
      Both Thomas and Peterman said a confrontation began over a parking space. Peterman invoked the ‘race card’ in his statements to Boardman police, alleging that Thomas “began calling him a nigger.”
      Six police units responded to the call and learned from Thomas that he had pulled into a handcap parking space and upon observing another car parked “between” handcap spots, told his wife “I guess people can’t park legally anymore.”
      Thomas’s version of events laid claim that it was apparently Peterman’s car that was parked ‘in-between’ handicap spots and Thomas claimed that Peterman must have overheard his remarks to his wife.
      “The two began to argue,” Ptl. Joseph Olinger reported, noting that Thomas claimed that Peterman called him a “bitch and he would kick his ass.”
      Thomas claimed that Peterman ran at him in an “aggressive manner.”
      Thomas then said he sprayed Peterman with pepper spray, but that didn’t deter Peterman, who continued rushing at Thomas, striking him in the back and shoulder.
      When he realized he had been stabbed, Thomas said he drew his weapon and Peterman then ran into Wal-Mart.
      Thomas told police he holds a concealed carry permit.Peterman denied stabbing Thomas and claimed that Thomas had pulled a knife on him and that he had “rushed” Thomas to disarm the man.
      Checking surveillance tapes, Officers Shawn McClellan and Joe O’Grady found a knife in the layaway department of Wal-Mart.
      “The surveillance tapes showed Thomas discarding the knife, and also showed the two men arguing in the parking lot,” Officer Olinger reported.
      According to police, a video obtained from a cell phone showed Thomas standing next to Peterman’s car “while Peterman sat in the driver’s seat with the door open and one leg outside of the vehicle. Peterman exited the vehicle, ran at Thomas, and Thomas sprayed Peterman with pepper spray. Peterman then struck Thomas twice in the left shoulder and Thomas backed away. Thomas then ran towards the front of the store, with Peterman running after him. Thomas drew his Glock and pointed it at Peterman...Peterman could be observed holding a black knife in his right hand.”
      Officer Olinger said that Thomas was treated at the hospital for a one-inch stab wound to his left shoulder.
     
  Gretta Knows ... A New Season  
  September 5, 2013 Edition  
      Hello my friends! We have all been scurrying around running from one place to another watching all the families get together for Labor Day! It is so enjoyable to see everyone enjoy the day with picnics, games, swimming etc. It brings back many happy memories of how we use to be a part of the holiday, being with our masters and their families, chasing balls, frisbees, swimming and even getting a little forbidden table food snuck under the table! Those were some of the best times!
      Lucky and Squeeky, a cat duo that have become heavenly friends, are running when they see Remington and Reuger, two labs who became reunited at the Rainbow Bridge, and have not left each others sides since. The four of them continue on running through the meadow when they come upon Rasta and Kachina, dog acquaintances of mine from my hometown. Lucky meows, “there’s Gretta, c’mon lets go say hi.”
      They run towards me and as we meet our bodies shake and squirm with happiness. What wonderful friends we all have become. Reuger says,”what a glorious day, watching all the families and friends spending time together”. Lucky says, “no matter how busy our lives may be or how much life throws our way, the holidays bring families and friends together.” Squeeky adds, “just like us, we all meet and are so blessed to have each other.”
      Remington barks, “yes, but with Labor Day passing that means summer is coming to an end, school will begin, and football has started! Another season has passed”. Kachina barks in, “but a new season is beginning. Think of all the new possibilities that are ahead.” “But it can be scary starting something new! At school the pressure to fit in causes fear, or being afraid of making a bad play on the football field”, Rasta howls out!
      “We all need reminded to believe in ourselves, in the gifts that God gave each of us. No two of us are alike. We are each special in our own way. We just have to do our best! Some of us are big dogs, some of us are even cats, some of us can jump and catch a frisbee in the air, some of us are great breeds, and some of us are mixed breeds. We didn’t get to doggy heaven on our looks, or for the tricks we could do... we got here because we sat at our masters feet to comfort them, brought a smile to their faces when they came home, always walked by their sides, listened for hours as they told us their troubles, went to bed when they were tired so they felt protected and secure and gave them unconditional love and devotion.”
      We all stood side by side, and said a little prayer asking God to .... Please watch over all the children as they return to school, giving them the strength to believe in themselves, and to remind them that they are special and to be proud of the gifts that You have given to each of them. Help them to treat others in a kind way, and embrace each new season in life. We all barked Amen, and off we went, walking with our tails waggin!
      Gretta, a Golden Retriever, spent almost 15 years at The Boardman News. She greeted all who entered with a wag of her tail! She died in November of 2012.
      Send your animal tributes/stories to: The Boardman News, 8302 Southern Blvd., S2A, Boardman, OH 44512 or email:gwen@boardmannews.net
     
  ‘A’s Attic’ New Addition To Adamas  
  August 29, 2013 Edition  
Alyssa, Alise and Alexis Rafoth
      An Open House Celebration for “A’s Attic”, a new trendy section of Adamas Jewelry and Gifts was held this past Saturday, to preview this unique mini boutique. The name “A’s Attic” represents the first initials of the Rafoth sisters. Alise Rafoth, with the support of her sisters, Alexis and Alyssa came up with this concept that would provide gifts for teens, babies and the latest trends.
      “It is very difficult to find trendy and cool gift ideas that teens would love.” said Alise Rafoth, who will be a junior at Canfield High School. Buyers for local stores may not be young enough to relate to middle school and high school aged customers and “I wanted to focus on younger customers and felt it would be a great addition for Adamas,” she added.
      Alise discussed the idea with her parents, John and Monica Rafoth, desiring this to be a good business decision that would promote new customers to shop at Adamas. They then presented the concept to their grandparents, Judy and Jim Rafoth.
      Alise has requested that proceeds in part be donated to an Anti-Bullying Effort and to be kept local. Alise, who was bullied herself, wants victims to know that there is help available. “It is much easier to have your peers tell you what to do, what to say, and what to wear, however at some point you need to realize you are not being yourself. For me, as I was being bullied I quickly forgot how to think without others telling me and I lost sight of what truly mattered. I let the feelings and opinions of others guide my life and lost sight of my own true feelings. My counselor Dr. Cathy Hammond helped me to realize that I have to be strong because you have to remember you are the only one who will always be there for yourself.” Alise hopes that by giving public attention to this cause, parents will pay closer attention and do whatever they can, to make sure their child, is not bullying others or is not a victim of bullying.
      For more information about Adamas Jewelry and Gifts, 8391 Market St., Boardman, visit www.adamas.com or call 330-758-4787.
     
  Potential Development High School Dedicated To Teens With Autism  
  August 1, 2013 Edition  
Sen. Joe Schiavoni; Lisa Fryda, parent; Paul Garchar, Exec Dir Potential Development; and Sue Stricklin, Board member
      Potential Development Program officially unveiled their plans to open a high school in the Mahoning Valley dedicated specifically to teens with Autism at a pre-construction preview on Wed., July 31. The new Potential Development High School for Autism is expected to open this fall as 1 of only 3 high schools of its kind in the State of Ohio.
      “Only 56% of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate high school,” explained Paul Garchar, executive director at Potential Development Program. “With a rise in the number of school-age children being diagnosed with some form of Autism, these students need our help to increase their graduation rate.”
      Until now, local families of high school age students with Autism have often been faced with the difficult decision of sending their children to public schools, sending them to special education schools lacking the Autism education principles or home schooling them. At the Potential Development High School for Autism, students will now have the opportunity to graduate, receive their diploma and develop essential skills to lead a more independent life.
      The new 30,000-square-feet campus is located at 2405 Market Street (former Anthem building) to allow easy access for families in surrounding areas. It will accommodate students in grades 9-12 and incorporate features centered on creating an optimal learning environment for children with Autism that include: 8-9 large classrooms equipped with SMART Boards and iPads; Model apartment to teach life skills; Fine arts learning center; State-of-the art science lab; Group room for multi-class learning; Occupational and speech therapy rooms; State-of-the-art sensory rooms; Cafeteria and an enclosed outdoor recreational area.
      To learn more about how you can help create brighter futures for students with Autism in our community visit CreateBrighterFutures.org.
  Trial Of Former Teacher Accused On Three Counts Of Date Rape Set For Mon., July 15  
  Set For Mon., July 15:   June 13, 2013 Edition  
     A trial date of Mon., July 15 in the Mahoning County Courtroom of Judge Maureen Sweeney has been set for a former Center Middle School teacher who stands accused of three counts of date rape.
      Jay Dana, 56, formerly of Walnut St., Boardman, was indicted by direct presentment on May 23. He entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment on Tues., June 4.
      Dana is accused of raping three woman, including on Sept. 10, 2006, between July 1 and July 31, 2006; and on or about May 10, 2011.
      Each count of the indictment reads “The jurors of the Grand Jury of the State of Ohio...do find and present...that Jay Dana did engage in sexual conduct [with someone not a spouse]...and the woman’s ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition, or because of advanced age, and the said Jay Dana knows or has reasonable cause to believe that [the women’s] ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired...against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio.”
      Dana was employed with the Boardman Local Schools for 30 years. He abruptly left his position in May, 2011, before the ending of that school year.
      Dana has retained J. Gerald Ingram, Esq., as counsel.
  Mahoning County 4-H And Boardman Park To Oversee Operation Of Famed Stables  
  “In the country where there is sunshine, trees and an alluring pastoral environment”:   May 9, 2013 Edition  
     Meeting last month, Boardman Park and Mahoning County 4-H entered into an agreement on the site of Southern Park Stables on Washington Blvd., the former home of Janie Jenkins, noted equestrian and writer, who passed away in Apr., 2012. Ms. Jenkins deeded the property, a national historic site, to the park in 1993. Future plans call for a community garden, and a horse ring operated by the 4-H. Following is the history of Southern Park Stables, as written by Janie Jenkins.
     
      BY JANIE JENKINS
      According to an article headlined “Youngstown’s New Racing Plant” in The Horse Review of Dec. 15, 1915, Southern Park Trotting Track (that was located at McClurg Rd. and Southern Blvd.) in Boardman Township was “in the country where there is sunshine, trees and an alluring pastoral environment.”
      On race days, upwards of 10,000 people would attend horse meets there.
      The inaugural meet at the track, which was the enterprise of two men whom the magazine dubbed “The Iron City Gentlemen,” Sen. David Tod and H.H. Stambaugh, both prominent in city circles and worthy endeavors, was on July 15, 1915.
      The magazine, published by The Horse Review Company of 918 Masonic Temple, Chicago, Ill., further extolled the advantages of the location of Southern Park---its proximity to Youngstown, “a city of 125,880 people and accounted the richest, community of its size in the United States,” and its accessibility via the Youngstown & Southern Railway streetcar whose tracks ran parallel to Southern Blvd.
      The streetcar made regular stops at the Washington Blvd. entrance to Southern Park, just a block north of the McClurg Rd. main entrance to the track, and also at McClurg Rd. And for the increasing number of city folks coming to the park in automobiles, both Southern Blvd. and Boardman Road (now Market St.) were good - for the times - hard surface roads. Indeed, the then two-lane Route 7 was brick, while other roads were either dirt or gravel.
      Horse owners, particularly those from out of town and out of state, shipped their steeds in boxcars via the railroad, and at McClurg Road there was a ramp for unloading them.
      Southern Park itself and the nearby track were a mere 11 miles south of Youngstown and a mile and a half from Boardman Center, as the intersection of Routes 224 (then Ohio Ave., now Boardman-Canfield Rd.) and Route 7 (now Market St., then Boardman Rd.) was known.
      Southern Park was a spacious area with tall trees and open fields. Within its confines were picnic tables, swings, pumps for sparkling well water, a baseball diamond, horseshoe courts, tennis courts and a dance hall.
      It was a favorite spot for family gatherings and reunions, for company picnics and organization-sponsored outings for groups of inner-city children who otherwise would not have an opportunity to experience fresh air and sunshine in an alluring pastoral environment.
      Picnickers or those headed for the races disembarked the streetcar at Washington Blvd. and walked a woodland trail to their destinations. The racetrack’s rear entrance was on Raub Ave. off Washington Blvd., so it was easy to picnic first and then amble the short distance along Raub.
      Today, Boardman Township is no longer country, with almost every available residential and commercial space filled. The Routes 7 and 224 intersection is one of the most congested and hazardous in the state.
      Occupying 60 acres at the Center is sprawling Southern Park Mall and a number of other township businesses preceded their names with Southern Park.
      And yet, if a survey were to be taken in the township, indeed in Mahoning County and surrounding counties from where the throngs of shoppers and business-oriented persons come, it is doubtful that anyone has the foggiest notion from where the Southern Park prefix came.
      Southern Park is, of course, long gone, its sunshine and fresh air and fields and trees replaced by apartments, commercial developments and light industry, and now, even a hospital.
      Long gone too is Youngstown’s “new racing plant.” Southern Park Trotting Track’s 55 acres, with its half-mile track, numerous barns, grandstand, judges’ stand, flower gardens and wrought iron entrance gates, had been “alive” from 1915 to 1925, but it eventually surrendered to progress and the Great Depression. Fires and neglect had already doomed them.
      As late as 1946, the remains of Tod’s barn still stood, its equine residents frequently injured when rotted floorboards gave way. The outline of the track was still visible and nearby horse owners enjoyed riding there.
      But in 1949 the entire area was sold (to C.R. Smith Sr. and son for $35,000) and in the decades since then numerous business concerns have been built on the land.
      On what was the backstretch of the race track, where once could be heard the clickety-click of trotters’ and pacers’ hooves---now heard are the clippety-clip of golf clubs hitting golf balls down an outdoor driving range (Tee-Up). The woodland trail from Southern Blvd. to Washington Blvd. and Stadler Ave. was years ago cut through so that Washington runs between Southern and Market. The once ash-covered boulevard, designed as a quarter of a mile so trainers could jog their horses before heading for the track, is blacktopped and is a speedway for another kind of horse power.
      It is still, however, a boulevard, with flowering crabapple trees down the grassy center which extends only to Raub Ave. (Mahoning County for some reason changed the name of Raub Ave. two years ago to Raupp Ave.). Traffic is heavy, as motorists seek to avoid the crush of cars on the main arteries by using it as a shortcut to both Market St. and Southern Blvd.
      But at 126 Washington Blvd. is the privately owned Southern Stables, one of two remaining structures from those halcyon pre-Depression times.
      Centering on eight acres, perhaps half in fenced pasture and deliberately overgrown thickets to screen apartments on the east and west, it is well-tended, obviously loved, and up until two years ago, housed two retired pleasure horses owned by Janie Jenkins.
      A pasture pond on the property lures ducks and little green herons. Deer, displaced by progress, browse in the thickets, and in the early spring the “bzeep” of courting woodcocks can be heard above the sounds of traffic on Market Street.
      An oasis in the encroaching “civilization,” the stable-residence and acreage stand as a tangible memory of the days when lathered horses returned to the barn after winning - or losing - their race, and at the entrance to the long driveway back to the barn are the wrought iron gates that once welcomed patrons to the racetrack’s main entrance two blocks south of Washington Blvd. Years ago they were rescued from the weeds and weather and hung from white brick posts.
      This is Southern Stables which David Arrel, a contemporary and friend of Tod and Stambaugh, built for his own string of standardbreds. He modeled it after Tod’s - The Horse Review pictures both and they are identical - with a wide aisle, three stalls on one side and six on the other. Hinged window skylights allowed good air circulation in warm weather and could be closed for the winter.
      Grooms’ quarters, a bathroom, and Arrel’s weekend office with its fieldstone fireplace occupied the west side, under the same slate roof as the stable, and a shower room in which carts were hosed down occupied the east side. There were fenced paddocks where horses could relax, and there were deep manure pits so no unsightly piles would offend visitors. Three wooden flagpoles with copper ball finials stretched from the roof, two in the rear and one at the front, and Old Glory flew daily.
      In 1986, Southern Stables was placed on the National Register of Historic Places of the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, through the efforts of its owner - the writer - but more on that later.
      Across the boulevard, Myron H. and Blanche Davis and their children, Grace, Myron and Elaine, had easy access to the racetrack, the park and Arrel’s stable. During the racing season, owners and trainers and sometimes their wives boarded in the big, four bedroom house. The fact that there was only one bathroom didn’t bother anyone. Blanche often fed 100 or more persons a day, and Myron’s plumbing skills were frequently utilized at the track and in the barns.
      Standardbreds weren’t the only breed of horses to race at the track. Thoroughbreds had meets, too, and as automobiles became more numerous there were exciting auto races and “auto polo.” At one time there were dog races, and an especially exciting event was the landing of an airplane in the infield after a flying exhibition. Boardman School track meets were also held at the track.
      Grace Davis and her brother, Myron better known as “Abe,” used to live in the big house at 111 Washington Blvd. They remembered vividly the horrendous night one of the racetrack barns caught fire from a carelessly tended oil stove, and nine flaming horses ran screaming through the darkness.
      Abe never forgot reaching out his hand and touching something dreadful – the scorched hide of a dying horse.
      The Youngstown Fire Department was offered $75 to lend to assistance to help fight the big fire, and the department came, but the vehicles became mired and the trip was in vain. Boardman’s volunteer fire department arrived and formed a bucket brigade, managing to keep the fire from spreading to other barns and buildings.
      During the meets, more than one horse gave its all to the race, collapsing at the finish line, being destroyed and being buried in the infield. One of them was Tom Patchen, who did the mile in 2:10. Also, a few horses were destroyed as the result of falls they suffered during the races. They, too, were buried.
      After Arrel’s death, his establishment too began to disintegrate, although several other horse aficionados occupied it from time to time. Among the barn’s more famous standardbred occupants was Victor Guy.
      A Youngstown dentist, Dr. C.O. Brown, owned the stable for several years and raised and raced trotters. His father, “Old Man Brown,” who lived on the city’s north side, traveled every morning by bus and trolley to the “country” to help care for the horses and then returned home via trolley and bus.
      Not until the late 1930s, after the stable had been empty and neglected for some time., did hope come for its rescue in the persons of brothers, R. Edwin, Joseph E. and Robert F. Jenkins, and their sister, Mary, originally from Uniontown, Ky., who had come to Youngstown to start a neon sign business.
      Joseph E. was the first to arrive with the others following, although Robert, the youngest, served in World War II before joining the rest of his family. Another brother John, would also come later, although neither he nor Robert were among the “rescuers.”
      At the suggestion of a friend, C.R. Stambaugh, who knew the boys liked horses - what Kentuckian doesn’t? - they decided to try to buy the stable which was to be sold at sheriff’s sale at the courthouse door. The effort was successful, and with a great deal of labor and hardship, the barn began to live again. A large living room over a full basement was added to the west side, a double garage on the east side for balance, and smaller additions were made to the kitchen and a room to the north. The fieldstone fireplace in the front- room was, alas, sacrificed, and the room became a bedroom, as did the room to the north.
      Little was changed in the barn, although the room where the carts had been hosed down became a paneled tack room. Another six stalls were built in a concrete block addition to the north, and a two-room apartment with a small lavatory was incorporated into what had been part of the haymow.
      In the meantime, Joseph married and moved into the living quarters, as did his sister. Ed lived in the small apartment and when Robert came home from the Army, he too lived upstairs. All worked at the Jenkins Sign Co. in Youngstown. Pleasure and gaited show horses - boarders as well as family-owned - filled the stalls, more fences and a show ring were built, and Southern Stables began to resemble a horse farm in Kentucky.
      Ed married in 1946 and before the wedding; his bride (the writer) rode her own horse, which had been stabled at George Bishop’s barn in Poland, through woods and farmers’ fields to their new home.
      When Joseph and his wife, Mildred, had a daughter and a son, it was time to move into their own house, and for a short while Robert and his new wife, Jean, lived in the main living quarters while Ed and his wife remained upstairs.
      Not much later, Ed and his wife bought the remainder of the family’s interest in the property. In the following two decades they purchased additional vacant land to east. Show horses gave way to thoroughbreds, but that venture was not successful.
      At about the same time, the marriage also failed, and the property was divided equally, with the writer choosing to keep the residence and eight and a half acres.
      Unfortunately, the residence and stable had once again been allowed to deteriorate, as money which should have been used for maintenance and repairs had been invested in the thoroughbred business.
      In the years since then, the stable and residence were completely restored, including new roof - except for a portion which retains the original slate - and painting inside and out.
      Before Janie Jenkins death, the barn aisle way was hung with marvelous antique horse-oriented art, and the east side of the front porch has been screened for pleasant summer sitting. The original porch swing hung there, and the lanterns on either side of the front barn door are also original, as seen on the early photograph.
      During Miss Jenkins’s final years, two venerable horses (Pinky and Tags) had free access to the pasture during the day and were as much pets as the two dogs and one cat who called Southern Park home. As of Apr., 2, 1995, there were three dogs: a seven-week-old Dalmatian puppy, the owner’s 11th Dalmatian over the years, by the name of Orion.
      Unfortunately, the towering flagpole at the front of the barn had to be taken down a number of years ago. Entirely of wood, age and the elements had made it so dry and porous that the rain came through it and was creating a roof leak around it. It was preserved, however.
      The copper ball which topped it was preserved, cleaned and lacquered, and was part of the decor in the living room. The other two poles remain, one still with its copper ball finial, but it would be too risky to have anyone try to retrieve it.
      A wondrous huge stone horse head carving - not original with the barn - attracted a great deal of attention as it loomed in front of the east porch. It was acquired from a friend whose business was demolition in the Cleveland area, and although he could not recall from which estate it came, he couldn’t bear to destroy it and it was given to the owner more than 40 years ago.
      Also acquired about the same time were several antique iron hitching posts, a three-step stone mounting block and an immense hand-carved stone watering trough, all of which blend with the general ambience.
      In the upper pasture is a fenced area to mark the grave of a beloved horse who achieved fame in haute ecole exhibitions, having been trained by the writer. He had been foaled in 1961 on the farm and died on the farm in 1977.
      Also within that small cemetery are the ashes of the writer’s beloved father, Barnard H. Steinfeld, who died at age 89 in 1984; and the writer. A flowering crabapple tree centers the enclosure.
      Two other beloved horses are buried on the property, and when the remaining ones, Pinky, 19, and Tags, 16, go to their Pasture in the Sky, they too will be buried here.
      As of June 11, 1993, the deed was transferred as a gift to Boardman Township Park, of which she a commissioner, with a lifetime estate clause, also with the stipulation that it forever be preserved intact as an annex to the park, also with a restriction that all natural areas remain natural, neither can the property ever be developed, or the building removed.
      The Horse Review, the 1915 publication which was extremely helpful in getting the property on the National Historic Register, was given to the owner by Elizabeth Arrel Thompson, a relative of David Arrel who built the barn.
      In recent years, commercial and residential development has taken over most of the land around the property, and in the summer of 1994 the once lovely vista from the back of the barn was spoiled with clearing of hundreds of hundreds of trees to make room for a parking lot and building for United Parcel Service.
      To both the east and west of the barn, the owner has permitted Mother Nature to build her own natural barriers, hiding completely unsightly apartments, and deer bed down in those impenetrable jungles, coming out in the evening for corn put out for them. In the spring, peepers sing from the pond and over the years the “bzeep” of the courting woodcocks can be heard. Canada geese and mallard ducks and occasionally a pair of wood ducks fly in and out, and on sunny mornings and afternoons the pond’s banks are lined with painted turtles.
      It is all of this and much more that made the decision to forever preserve what could never be built again and to allow future generations a glimpse into what was a gracious past. And it is a great comfort to the writer to know the peepers and the woodcocks, the geese and the ducks and the deer will always have a place to call home.
  Saxton, Cardillo Promoted By Boardman School Board  
  Cardillo Will Become High School Principal Saxton Moves To Director Of District Operations:   April 25, 2013 Edition  
     The Boardman Board of Education promoted two administrators during its regular meeting held on Monday night in the small auditorium of Center Middle School. In addition, eight teachers were granted continuing contracts.
      Promoted to the post of Director of Operations for the Boardman Local School District was Tim Saxton, who has served as principal of Boardman High School for the past eleven years.
      Promoted to the post of principal at Boardman High School was Jared Cardillo, who has served as assistant principal at the high school for the past decade.
      Following his graduation from Grove City College, Saxton has been an educator for some 25 years.
      He began his career at Bedford High School where he was a math teacher for eight years. In addition, while there he served as a football and track coach.
      He left Bedford for a position with the Canfield Local School District where he was a high school math teacher for three years and served for three years as an assistant high school principal. While at Canfield, Saxton also served as a football and track coach.
      He received his master’s degree from Westminster College and is a member of Boardman United Methodist Church, where he also serves on the board of the Vacation Bible School.
      Saxton and his wife, Gina, are the parents of three daughters, Anna, a freshman at Boardman High School; and twins Ashley and Alicia, students at Center Middle School.
      Cardillo graduated from Youngstown State University and earned a master’s degree from Ashland University.
      He began his career in education serving one year at Champion High School as a social studies teacher and then moved to Boardman High School where he served for six years as a social studies teacher before being promoted to the post of assistant principal.
      During his tenure at Boardman High School, he also served for two years as head basketball coach.
      Cardillo is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
      He and his wife, Gina, are the parents of two children, a daughter Franchesca is a freshman at Boardman High School; and a son, Luciano, who attends Center Middle School.
      Saxton and Cardillo will begin their new duties on Aug. 1.
      Granted tenure by the school board were the following:
      Angela Brine, second grade teacher at West Blvd. Elementary; Carrie Davis, high school math teacher, Jamie Daggett, Center Middle resource room teacher; Courtney Lauderman, high school social studies teacher; Jessica Meli, Stadium Dr. Elementary second grade teacher; Allison Morgan, Center Middle science teacher; John Richey, high school science teacher; and Mark Zura, high school SLD resource room teacher.
      Resignations were accepted from five high school teachers, including Barbara Berman and Joe Cleghorn, English instructors; Tom Shirilla, science instructor; and Dan Gorski and Ron Stoops, social studies instructors.
      A parental leave of absence was granted to Gina Ries, Glenwood Middle science teacher, effective Apr. 8 through May 24.
      Scott Alm was granted a limited one year contract as a district maintenance employee under the retire/rehire program, and Matt Brothers was hired as a school bus mechanic, replacing Clint Lepowsky.
      The school board also accepted the resignation of Terri Centric from the cleaning staff due to retirement.
  New Funeral Home Features Beautiful Chapel  
  April 11, 2013 Edition  
     Officials of Becker Funeral Homes joined with Regional Chamber members, Mahoning County Commissioners, Boardman Township Trustees and others for a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week at the new Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St.
      The new 12,000 sq-ft facility is the Mahoning Valley’s most modern and comfortable funeral home, with many features that set it apart from other funeral homes in the area, including:
      •A large non-denominational chapel that can accommodate 200 family members and friends for services,
      •Four beautifully appointed viewing rooms,
      •State-of-the art audio and video technology, soon to include the ability to stream a live telecast of funeral services online via Skype to those unable to attend in person,
      •An adjacent Family Center for after-funeral dining, and
      •A monument store and flower shop on the Family Center premises
      According to Dan Becker, president of Becker Funeral Homes, “This facility represents a longtime dream of mine and was designed from the ground up to provide the ultimate in services to families in the Mahoning Valley.”
      The Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman will serve Boardman, Beaver Township, Canfield, Poland, Youngstown and surrounding areas.
  Ignazio Lands Job As Boardman’s New  
  February 7, 2013 Edition  
     The Boardman Board of Education announced its new head football coach, Joseph Ignazio, 38, during a press conference held last week. Ignazio succeeds Mark D’Eramo, who resigned after last season.
      The Spartans went 4-6 last year.
      Ignazio’s first task at the helm of Spartan grid fortunes will be to rebuild the staff.
      Perhaps as many as four coaches from last year’s team will not return, including former YSU quarterback Tom Zetts, who has indicated he may pursue a second career as a football official, in addition to his duties as a teacher in the Boardman Local Schools. Another grid assistant, Joe Cleghorn, has resigned to take a position at the college level.
      Ignazio has received inquiries from a variety of coaches, both locally, and as far away as Tennessee and South Carolina, who have expressed an interest in the Boardman grid program.
      “We have a lot of expectations for the football program and we are somewhat unique, in that we are one of the few Division I high school programs in the area,” Ignazio said this week.
      The new Boardman head coach will also look to expand interest in Spartan football.
      “Our numbers are way down, last season we closed out with about 45 student-athletes on our roster. I will seek to expand that to upwards of 65 players,” Ignazio said.
      He noted Boardman has “some good players returning next season, but our lack of numbers also means a lack of depth.
      “We had a lot of talent last season, but we lacked depth. Late in the season, with so many kids playing on both sides of the ball, it seemed to take a toll on us. If we can get our numbers up, hopefully we can improve our depth.”
      Ignazio and his staff will open the 2013 campaign with an away game against Div. I Hilliard-Darby on Fri., Aug. 30. The Panthers finished the regular season last year with an unbeaten mark and finished 11-1, losing to Pickerington North in the Div. I regional semifinals.
      The following weekend, Boardman hosts Cardinal Mooney.
      The Cards finished the year at 3-6, the second-worst record in school history (2001). It was only Mooney’s fifth losing season in 55 years of football.
      Ignazio will immediately go to work on the program’s off-season conditioning program; and hopes to get more than 45 student-athletes from the high school’s 622 boys to participate in the football program.
      “I am very thankful for this opportunity,” Ignazio said this week, indicating he hopes his tenure with the Spartan grid program will be a long one.
      “Hopefully I will bring some young blood and renewed enthusiasm to the program,” Ignazio said.
      The new head coach graduated from Boardman High School in 1993 and graduated from Youngstown State University in 2000. Since his graduation from YSU, Ignazio has been a teacher at Center Middle School, where he was the recipient of a Boardman Schools Foundation academic grant.
      Since joining the Boardman School System, Ignazio has served as an assistant coach for Spartan football, wrestling and track programs.
      As an assistant in the Boardman grid program, he has served under three head coaches, Garry Smith, D.J. Ogilvie and D’Eramo.
      Ignazio and his wife, Christine, are the parents of two children, Alexa, 5; and Joe III, 2.
      2013 BOARDMAN GRID SCHEDULE
      Aug. 30...............at Hilliard-Darby
      Sept. 6...............Cardinal Mooney
      Sept. 13..............at Poland Seminary
      Sept. 20..............Canton GlenOak
      Sept. 27..............Austintown Fitch
      Oct. 4................at Massillon Perry
      Oct. 11...............North Canton Hoover
      Oct. 18...............at Massillon Jackson
      Oct. 25...............at Canton McKinley
      Nov. 1................Uniontown Lake
  Corey Winebold To Receive Eagle Award  
  November 1, 2012 Edition  
     Cory R. Winebold, son of Kevin J. and Shelley A. Winebold of Boardman, will be receiving his Eagle Scout Award on Sat., Nov. 10 at Camp Stambaugh on Leffingwell Rd. in Canfield.
      From Cub Scout Pack 60 as a Tiger to Webelos II earning his Arrow of Light and crossing over into Troop 46 where he worked even harder to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Cory’s Eagle Scout project included the creation of a symmetrical garden outside the gates of Loghurst, re-created the two historical herb garden bed dating from 1850-1895 and a garden area from 1895-1978 located directly behind the house.
      What is so remarkable about Cory’s project is the intense amount of hours it took to redo these five garden beds in order to maintain the historical accuracy.
      Cory’s Boy Scout accomplishments also include---earning 64 merit badges, The American Heritage Award, World Conservation Award, Two Religious Awards – God & Me and God & Life. Cory has held many different positions throughout his scouting career – den chief, librarian, quartermaster, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader and now holds the position of junior assistant scoutmaster. In addition Cory is currently working on achieving the prestigious Olympic Medal of Boy Scouts known as the Hornaday Award at Loghurst Farmhouse & Museum.
      Cory attends Boardman High School where he is an active member of the school’s marching band, jazz group, bowling team, and is currently working on achieving a position with the National Honor Society. Cory was in Who’s Who for the last two years, won Greater Lakes Scholars and was chosen for People to People four years in a row. Cory is hoping to start pre-law after graduating high school.
      When Cory has nothing else to do he enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family and going to his grandparents camp on Pymatuning Lake. Cory finds much satisfaction in assisting with the youth programs at his church.
     
  Boardman Native Dr. Justin Mistovich Joins Youngstown Orthopaedic Assoc.  
  January 1-7 2015 Edition:   September 21, 2017 Edition  
Dr. Justin Mistovich, (L) & Bob Campbell (R)
     Dr. Justin Mistovich, a 1999 graduate of Boardman High School, recently returned to his hometown, to open his pediatric orthopaedic practice, and join the team at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates (YOA), 1499 Boardman-Canfield Rd., in Boardman.
      YOA is now expanding their services to include treatment of children with spine conditions. Dr. Mistovich specializes in the treatment of pediatric fractures, sports injuries, and spinal conditions, including scoliosis.
      Dr. Mistovich graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Honors College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Minor in Biology, in 2003. He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton in 2008.
      In 2008, Dr. Mistovich also served as a health policy intern for Congressman Tom Prince, working with Congressional staff to develop policy documents on healthcare legislation, attending congressional healthcare hearings and summarizing policy points and ideas.
      His orthopaedic surgical residency was completed in June 2013 from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Mistovich completed his clinical fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery in July of 2014, under a world-renowned surgical team, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
      Dr. Mistovich joined with Bob Campbell in August of 2014, to co-direct a course at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the FDA, discussing new innovations and advances in the care for children with spinal deformities and how to care for them. Bob Campbell invented a device called the VEPTR, which can treat very young children with spine and chest wall deformities. Dr. Mistovich stated, “His device saves the lives of kids with these deformities who almost would have died from their disease before.”
      After the earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Mistovich volunteered to serve on a medical disaster relief team in 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was in charge of an orthopaedic trauma operating room, in a tent hospital, with an Eastern European general surgeon.
      Dr. Mistovich has also authored manuscripts; book chapters, including The Spine section for the upcoming 20th edition of the Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics; surgical technique videos, and lectures on pediatric orthopaedic surgery.
      Dr. Mistovich and his wife Keili have a daughter named Madeleine. He is the son of Joyce and Ron Mistovich of Boardman.
     
 
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