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Vikings defeat Perry, Timken and advance to Regionals ©to Vol. 63 - No. 22 North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, March 20, 1985 One eSecfiort'lZ Pages Twenty Cents Serving North Canton for 63 years Citizen action is sought to increase state education funding by Dr. James E. Brandau Superintendent of School! The North Canton City Board of Education <is expected to approve final appropriations for 1985 during its regular meeting on March 21. Tlie school district's general ftind remains critically "tight" in 1985. Every reasonable, defensive action to stretch available dollars to meet obligations was taken in 1984. No loan was acquired to balance re-, ceipts with expenditures at the end of the year. Instead of the $264,000 loan projected as necessary to close the calendar year, a very' small balance of $88 was realized. Measures taken in 1984 cannot be repeated in 1985. There are no more cost reductions to be made without serious -- and lasting --- damage to an instructional program recognized for its quality. Every citizen has an opportunity to help effect legislative changes in Ohio. Possible changes inthe formula for distribution of State funds can benefit! North Canton City Schools right now - and many oth- Council of Whole Meets During a meeting onMon- daj-, March .18,. North Pah- 'lon ~ Cltf^'touMt^ot^fSe: Whole, killed an ordinance which would have banned parking of vehicles in front yards, and referred to City Council for approval of a contract to provide police protection at the Jaycee Fair. The 1985 street paving program was reviewed. Bids to implement this program will be advertised in the next few weeks. ' CleanUp Ohio Week will be observed by distributing large container, bags to area civic organiztlons along with instructions on drop - off sites. Pending Council approval, North Canton will enter into a formal contract with the Canton Chamber of Commerce to cover transportation of bleachers for use during Hall of Fame weekend. This contractwill serve to formalize an ongoing arrangement. Commissioners recall vehicles The Board of Stark County Commissioners, Jerry Patrick, Richard D. Watkins, and Norman W. Sponseller are recalling 16 vehicles currently used by various county departments A majority of these ve hides will be idledbecause of lay ofts, according to the Commissioners. ers across the State which are experiencing conditions comparable to ours. Before our Board of Education members find themselves in the position of having to ask for additional operating funds from the citizens who elected them, I believe that our legislators should be asked- emphatically - to consider several significant points and to take immediate action to distribute tax dollars fairly to all Ohio's public schools. Citizens who wish to express their concern for; and support of, school districts such as North Canton could have an impact by addressing the following points: 1. The impact of H.B. 920 enacted in 1976. To be brief, the 3Z.5 voted mills for the support of educa tion in this school district have been reduced to an effective rate of only 14.7 mills (17.93 mills for commercial and industrialpro- perty). It is evident that a school district with an assessed valuation compos ed largely of residential properties has been hurt by the passage of HJS, 920 without any controls on its impact. (That law will not be changed; its harmful impact could be reduced). 2. Excluding North Canton and similar districts from receiving "disadvantaged pupil impact aid (DPIA)" funds distributed to school districts enrolling children from families receiving aid to dependent children (ADC) While districts such as North Canton enroll a significant nun ber of such pupils, no funds are received from the State of Ohio. (One district in Stark County receives $3,192,441.00, DPIA; DR. JAMES BRANDAU another, only slightly larger than North Canton, receives $870,819,00, in fis cal year 1985). Why shouldn't all districts enrolling these pupils receive •DPIA funds? 3. "Cost of.doing business" factor in the distribution formula. This is a relatively minor point compared to those above. However, it is apparent that there will be another reduction in State support for North Canton City Schools as a result of lowering this factor in the distribution- formula; •■■■'-■•■• ; ,4. Financial incentive to maintain a high degree jDf excellence in the institutional program. A- niong the many points which could be presented in support ofNorth Canton City Schools, these two are tangi- b le, measurable, and worthy of the return of some' of our citizen's tax Chamber members attend conference The North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce was represented at the recent Ohio Legislative Conference by Chamber Presi- . dent) Betty Haynes, vice president Ron Byrd, Nikki Ergon. Mark Weber, May- • or WillianrHihes and Clty7, Administrator Mike Sumser. i""* 'Ttie T,oiiier'itiee^aa\*>''B*ai);8r; ned to educate local leaders about statewide plans to market Ohio through economic development and tourism. For the past several years efforts have been directed toward promoting Ohio's image within the state. This campaign will how be enlarged to include neighboring states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Speakers during the daylong session included George Voinovich, Mayor of Cleveland, Thomas Sawyer, Mayor of Akron, David Roderick, United States Steel Board Chairman and Governor Richard Celeste. State Senator Scott Oelslager and State Rep. Dave Johnson joined the North Canton delegation for lunch. In a dinner speech, Gov- , ernor Celeste stressed that the same business incentives offered to General Motors for location oftheir Saturn plant in Ohio are available to Chrysler,' which is site-searching for its new Libery car. According to North Canton Area Chamber presidentBetty Haynes, the Governor stressed that the economic package offered to automobile companies would be ,,given to "any business thinking about relocation in Ohio." As a by - product of the extensive work done in preparing the Saturn proposal, the state now has an inventory of available plant sites. State Office of Development showed several films, commercials, and advertisements planned for distribution in neighboring states - to promote Ohio tourism. - •iThe^l-30tX_a^BUGlCEYE^1, line has been averaging 60, 000 calls per month, according to Chamber vice president Ron Byrd. "The Development Office believes an 84 percent increase in use ofs tate parks can be correlated with installation of this Une." he continued. The 1-800- BUCKEYE line is staffed by a professional travel consultant trained to offer information on travel and accommodations in Ohio. A travel packet and quarterly calendar of Ohio events is also available. UJS. Steel Board Chairman David Roderick emphasized that the American steel industry can and will compete. He believes the biggest problem currently facing the industry is the strength of the dollar overseas. The dollar's strength abroad, he feels, is a reflection of an administration policy decision. Roderick cited UJS. Steel's investmentcommit- ment in Ohio, not only in steel, but oil and chemicals as well. He pointed out that 25 percent of the corporation's employees are Ohioans. The real secret of how to use time is to pack it as you would your luggage, filling up the small spaces with small things... —Henry Haddow . A DR. ROBERT T. JOHNSTONE dollars for support -- (a) Many students acquire high school credits far beyond the minimum required by the State of Ohio. These additional courses require additional classes, additional teachers, additional costs. (b) A significant number of Hoover High School graduates acqure advanced college placement based upon 7 the extent and quality of instruction received before graduation. This saves them time and money I Present income taxes paid to the State of Ohio from citizens within this school district have increased unbelievably in the last few years. State funding of public education (a Constitutional responsibility) remains inadequate! Many educa- Rotary meets The North Canton Rotary Club,will meet at Community Christian Church at 6.30 p.m. March 21. The program for the evening will feature a discussion on the use of presentation slides to augment lectures in the area ofsales education, training, marketing, andpublic relations. Speaker will be Dick Coleman, proprietor of The Dark Room, a custom pho- tography lab. The discus-- sion will include theimpor- . tance of photographic composition in preparing photo slides, as well as the need to plan the copy and design for the word slides. Rotary Club will hear a talk on "Genocide Treaty- Genocide or Suicide" March 28, at the Community Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Orrville . L. Starkey who resides in Coshocton, Ohio. Tribute to Dr. Johnstone A tribute to Robert T. Johns tone was given by Carmen P. Cerreta at the services on March 13, 1985 at Faith United Methodist Church. Dr. J„ Robert, Uncle Bob, Doc.. Who was this man? He was your friend and mine. He was my brother - He was your Uncle - He was your Counselor - He was your Doctor - He was my Friend. His office was full - his phone was always ringing. Everyone called and wanted his help. He was something special to everyone. The football players were his special boys - from grade school through college; getting them ready to play each week was his goal. He matched wits with the Academic Challenge' contest Scheduled for area schools A version of theperenni- ally popular television game show "Academic Challenge" is planned for North Canton on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover Hall of the Performing Arts at Hoover High School North Campus. Participants will besixth grade students in the North Canton school district. To ensure that the contest will function much like the television show, students in Robert Brown's electrical class and Jay Bishop's construction trades class designed an electrical system and boxes for use by the contestants. The high school students have been assisted by Ernie Ktihlins and Glenn Lich- tenweiler of the Pioneer Club. Tom Halter, president of the Canton Council •of Telephone Pioneers of America, has coordinated this project with Benny Griffiths, coordinator ofthe Guided Independent Study Program in North Canton CitySchools. The Telephone Pioneers of America are a community service organization. Halter said. "The Pioneers are very pleased about this project that promotes excellence in education." Lichtenwalter added, "The high school students have done all the work.: They are responsible young people who are a joy to work with. They take their work arid edcation very seriously." The public is invited to the Academic Cahllenge. (I. to r.l Jim Gay, Steve Fry, Ron Crowder, Robert Irown. Industrial Electricity Instructor (behind), Todd Miller. Ernie Kuhllnt end Glen Uehtenwalter prepare equipment for Academic Challenge. Back in the Nixon Administration, twelve of the State Department people named as "security risks" were still there. Wonder how many still are? , . Probably twelve. young people one-third his age and they loved every minute. He told the young and the older stories. He kept people laughing. He encouraged the young. He helped the needy, and he understood the retired. ' He was an undeclared Politican. He contributed many dollars toworthycan- didates regardless of their party. He was proud of his years as a brick - layerandofhis friends and family in the trade. He was a Union member who didn't believe in strikes. His office and his Corner were his joy in life. Bob and Anna built their house and Corner together. Doc's office, his lawn and his back - yard farm were his life and place in the sun. Doc wanted no glory - no monuments. He wanted people to live and let live; to be honest; to be kind, and tobe themselves. Dr. J. loved life, he loved God, and he loved people. 1 have know him for over 50 pf his 60 years. We were to celebrate his birthday on St. Patrick's Day. He remained the sameper- son throughout his changes in life. He was born, poor -the poor days at MartinSchool, McKinley High and his four years as a Private drivi ng a tank in France and Germany. He was a straight A National Honor Student and a very good baseball player. His family, his God, and his training were Important in his life. He became a Chiropractor because his Father suffered from severe back problems. Bob wanted to help his Father and people in pain. Dr. J. was a proud man and independent. He was a blunt man - he told things as life is. He was kind and considerate and unselfish to all who needed him. He was a sensitive andsincere individual. Doc insited on doing things right because he was committed to excellence. He treated thousands of childrenandretired people at no charge. Doc didn't treat you because of your money - he treated you only if he could help you. He remembered your name and your family and always had some way of getting you thrpugh the day. Doc encouraged young people to work hard -- hit the books and develop their skills. He was an educator - a Doctor, a miracle worker - a positive thinker committed to excellence. Yes, Who was this man? Brother Bob-Doc-Uncle- Bob-Cousin-Dr. J.- He was your friend and mine. He was one of God's children. Hear us Dr. J.- as you helped us in life - we ask for your help in doing Godv's work. Watch over our children. Help us get through these hard times. Pray for your Anna's recovery. Help her and bless her. Keep us in your prayers until we meet again one day. Thank you Dr. J -- thank you for being a friend. God Bless You. We love you - we will miss you. I will miss you. it-ttir Teacher: "If your mother gave you a large apple and a small one, and told you to divide with your brother, which would you give him?" Johnnie: "Do you mean my little brother or my big brother?" tion - oriented citizens will want to take advantage of the present opportunity to draw legislator's attention to this problem which affects North Canton City Schools and more than 100 others throughout the State of Ohio. Since the income tax increase, Ohio has ample ■ ' funds. North Canton City Schools should benefit Irom fair distribution of those funds. Your opinion could be effective. Thoai, , who make the laws should hear from ydu. Legislators representing our geographical area are sympathetic. However, they need to hear from their constituents to refine their understanding of the problem and tobe assured that they have political support as they attempt to bring about over due changes in the ,law regulating distribution of State funds to schools. Names and addresses of key legislators Include: Ohio House of Representatives State House Columbus, Ohio 43216 Charles Red Ash David W. Johnson Vern Rilfe Thomas A. Van Meter' Dale N. Van Vyven Ohio Senate State House Columbus, Ohio 49216 Oakley C. Collins Paul B. Gillmor Oliver Ocaseh Scott W. Oelslager Marcus A. Roberto Other legislator's names and addresses are available ln the office of the Superintendent of Schools at (499-7922). It cost American taxpayers $27 million last year for the care and keeping of our ex-Presidents. They all became super rich after becoming President, so why should we give them anything more? North Canton Playhouse will conduct auditions for a play new to the area, "Crimes of the Heart" to be directed by Ed Kuntz- man of Alliance. Needed are four women and two men ages 20 to 40. The auditions willbe held April 1 and 2 from 7 to 9 Goodness gracious! The Easter bunny has left his jelly beans at the library! Please come to the children's department and help the Easter Bunny by counting the number of jelly beans in the candy jar at the check - out desk. The contest will begin Monday, March 25; and end on Saturday, April 6. The contest will be open to all children through the sixth grade who have their own North Canton Public Li- irary card. Each child Pancake Day March 23 NEWSBRIEFS Audition notice p.m. The show is scheduled for performance at the playhouse in May. "Crimes of the Heart" written by Hazle Hurst, won the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Circle Award. For more information, call Mary McManaway at 499-6511 after noon. Jelly bean contest may give their best guess and only one guess to a person. The winners will be announced on Monday. April 8. Hours at the library are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Library cards are free to those who can print their first and last names on the application form. Applications may be obtained in the children's department or at the main circulation desk. The Canton Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake and Sausage Day on March 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the McKinley Senior High School. Tickets are $2.50 for a- dults and $1.25 for children. This price includes all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, chilled orange juice, coffee, tea and milk. Entertainment will be pro vided. Proceeds from this event will support Canton Rotary charities such as Camp Minawauka, Boy's State, 4-H programs, Community Hunger, Handicapped Scouts, and more! Tickets are available through Canton Rotary members or at the door at McKinley Senior High School March 23. NC Intra-city baseball The North Canton Intra-City Baseball League will hold the 1985 registration March 23 from I p.m. until 5 p.m. All registrations will beheldinthe lower level of the North Canton City Hall. The rear entrance should be used. Registration is open to anyone- who will be 13 by Aug. 1, 1985, and will not be 18, until after Aug, 1, 19 F5. AH persons who wish to play must register. This includes those who played last year. A registration fee is chargedand must be paid at the time of registration, For more Information, contact Roy M. Eberly, Player Agent, at 494-7461. 4-H Enrollment April 1 The 4-H enrollment dead line for the 1985 year is April 1. Any youth interested in becoming a 4-H member this year needs to be enrolled before April 1. Youth must be nine years •Id or in the third grade iind not have passed their 19th birthday as of January 1, 1985 to be members. 4-H offers a variety of over 175 projects to youth. In addition, there are oppor tunfties to participate in ■•.amp, speaking contests, food fair.style revue, coun ty and state fair, and vari ous award opporuntities. Adult volunteers are al ways needed in the 4-H Pro gram to advise 4-H clubs. If you are interested in becoming a part ofthe dynamic, growingStark County 4-H Program, contact Mrs. Barbara Brahm, County Extension Agent, 4- H, soon at 489-4488. 4-H is the youth development; program of the Stark County Cooperative Extension Service.
|Title||The Sun, 1985-03-20|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
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Vikings defeat Perry, Timken and advance to Regionals
Vol. 63 - No. 22
North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, March 20, 1985
One eSecfiort'lZ Pages Twenty Cents
for 63 years
Citizen action is sought to increase state education funding
by Dr. James E. Brandau
Superintendent of School!
The North Canton City
Board of Education