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H.O.F. Parade float winners Page 8 The ultimate driving machine Page # Hoover All-American Swimmers Page 9 66th YEAR Serving the People of North Canton Vol. 66 - No. 42 North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, August 3, 1988 One 14 Section Pages Twenty-Five Cents Logan represents U.S. in Olympic Games ,ri*5**^i^3—■ ~t»; e. /J&&>^*&**l'i '.„.(*' jaV ■*-i»as'v\<f"' Zr - ~"VC. >.%&$" '.** . ,*«-\ .v * ;• C' < * I'. > r ^ - MILES OF SMILES. The freight on the "G" scale pedestrians and motorists, enjoy watching its progress. model train that circles the track in front of Trains- The model train has logged 3,000 miles since it be- N-Thlngs, 226 W. Maple St., is smiles. Young and old, gan its dally route in May. "The little engine that did" ■y: DOTTIE McGREW A small shop at the intersection of West Maple and Ream Streets is proving that there is a bit of child in most of us. Since last May, Donald and Joy Mensch, owners of Trains-N- Things, have run a "G" scale model train a- round a 15-foot dog- bone shaped ''.track on the lawn • in front of their.hobby,-shoa.-:.-. ' The busy engine •) "'hcjs.-< faithfully pulled its freight car and caboose for 3,000 actual miles, much to the delight of passing motorists and pedestrians. "The train brings smiles to people of all ages, not just children. It may sound corny, but we really enjoy seeing all the happy faces," Joy said. She noted that ithe train has performed in all sorts of weather and has required only bi-weekly cleaning of its wheels and track. The display train is marketed as the Gold Rush Special by Lionel. The American-made unit sells for $239.95 and includes the "G" scale engine, one car and one caboose, a power pack, and enough track for a small circle. The "G" scale is the largest model train with cars averaging ten inches in length. Model trains range from the smallest "Z" scale to "N" scale which is one-half of "HO" to the most popular "HO" scale to the "027" or the traditional scale,' to the "G" scale. The shop is an extension of the Mensch's shared hobby. Both have been avid railroad modelers for the past five years, with an "HO" scale track running through the recreation room of their Jackson Township home. The couple often tra- .vels ■ to view special 'trails' ■anrt-.rrak.e... j-t.. a. practice to search for railroad hobby shops wherever they visit. ; "Don and I are having a love affair with trains, real ones as well as models," Joy explains, donning a blue and white striped railroader's cap. She said that even as a child she preferred trains to dolls, but never had one because "trains were for boys". By profession, Don is an engineer of a different sort. He has been with The Hoover Company as a mechanical engineer for the past nine years. Joy is an assistant manager at Arby's restaurant. The shop has been open since November 1987 and. has gathered a following of railroad buffs frcm as far away as Coshocton, Cambridge and Columbus. The inventory includes new trains, tracks, buildings, additional cars and engines, parts, landscaping material, rental how-to tapes on layouts and wiring, and railroad memorabilia. Items not stocked can be dered. Trains-N-Things or- open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through is Saturday. W*K.V ■ \ir'i »\ i JUD tOOAN JOE GRADY Joe Grady opposes proposed county tax Hoover Historical's 10th anniversary On Sunday, Aug. 7 the Hoover Historical Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary on the grounds at 2225 Easton St. NW, North Canton, from 1 to 4 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy the Hoover calliope as it lends a festive air to begin and end the celebration. "How It All Began" a shadow puppet play, will be featured throughout the afternoon. Principal speaker of the afternoon is Dr. Thomas Hoover, grandson of "Boss" Hoover, foun der of The Hoover Company. He will speak at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the bam. Concurrently at 2 p.m. a magician will delight the children on the back lawn. A new slide show detailing Hoover history will be shown for the first time. Beautiful gardens will be on display for viewing and refreshments will be served. Celebration balloons will be given to the young and the young at heart. /Admission is free and open to the public. North Canton Councilman Joe Grady recently announced his opposi-. tion to the proposed 911 County Tax for North Canton and Stark County residents. Grady, a strong advocate of E-911 for Stark County, and Chairman I of the Ordinance, Kules S Claims Committee, called the proposed county tax "unnecessary and ■un- needed." "Stark County as a whole can institute E-911 without a tax. Other counties have successfully passed E-911 without such a tax, such as Cuyahoga and Summit, so can Stark County," said Grady. Cooperation and communication are the answers — not taxing the already overbur- ' dened taxpayers." Ihe proposed tax is "nothing but' another layer of bureaucracy, which we do not need," said Grady. "The people of Stark County are not stupid - this tax proposal is wrong, dead wrong, and will be defeated by the people not because they don't want E-911, but because a county tax is not needed to fund E-911." North Canton has joined Canton Mayor Sam Purses' plan to institute E-911. North Canton, like Canton, already has the facilities and manpower in existence to successfully operate E-911. Under Purses' plan. North Canton's cost would be about $50,000 for the equipment. Possible funding for this equipment may come from the proceeds of the Warner Cable Franchise Fee which North Canton City Council earmarked for safety services. North Canton generates over $20,000 a year from this franchise. "E-911 should be operating now in Stark County if political officeholders would stop making this a political issue and look at it as a life and death issue," said Grady. Saving a life should be top priority not who answers the phone. by Doug Froelich Hoover High School graduate and North Canton resident Jud Logan will again fulfill his dream in September as a member of the 1988 Olympic track and field team. Jud graduated from f cover High School in §77 and during his senior year he started" as a wide receiver for the Vikings. During his four years at Hoover he also competed on the track team in the shot put and discus. He still holds school records in those events. After Jud graduated from high school he traveled north to play college football at Kent State University as a Golden Flash. During his sophomore year, Jud started as a linebacker for the Kent State team and went on to play football for 2- 1/2 years. He then concentrated his efforts on his ability as a member of the track-team. He competed in the shot put and the discus and was introduced to the hammer throw by the track coach. Logan commented, "I had seen the hammer throw on T.V. because I watched the Olympics but it never looked . like anything I could do." His coach encouraged him, and he competed, and has been an outstanding thrower ever since. In preparation for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea in early September, Jud has been training nearly each day for several hours. Jud explained that a typical day preparing for the Olympics consists ' of working in the morning until about 2 p.m., practicing his throws at Malone College, and then back to the YMCA three times a week to lift weights Chamber is sponsoring "Buy North Canton" Movie Party Hoover class of '48 North Canton Class (No-Ca-Hi) class of '48 will hold a class reunion at the Parke Hotel, 4343 Everhard Rd. (Belden Village) on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Gloria (Gloor) Atwell, 2509 Lakeside Ave. . NW, Canton, Oh 44708. Phone 456-1983. Ihe Dog ..Days of summer are upon us, but don't despair! Come to the children's depart- ' ment of the North Canton Public Library and perk yourself up at our Movie Party on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. There will be cartoons and films, a guessing contest, door prizes, refreshments and lots of fun! This is the library's way of saying "thank you" to all the boys and girls who made the 1988 summer reading club a huge success. Story Hour registration for children who will be four years old by Sept. 30, and are not currently enrolled in kindergarten will take place Sept. 6-16. The program will be conducted from October to March on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday frcm 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The Greentown Branch Library will offer the program at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Ihe North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a program to promote local business. The theme for the promotion is "Buy North Canton" and books will be available this fall. Ihe book will be designed to make it easy for shoppers to buy and save money on the wide variety of quality goods and services our local businesses offer. The Chamber has consulted the Feltenberger Agency for development of the program and marketing of the coupon book. Participation in the "Buy North Canton" program is open to all retail businesses located in North Canton. Chamber msribership is not a requirement. There will be no charge or fee to businesses for participation in the program. The only cost for the business will be to redeem the coupons when shoppers use them. The book will sell for $15 and will contain $45 worth of generic cash coupons: three coupons for $5 off on any purchase of $25 or more, fifteen coupons for $10 or more, and thirty coupons for 50 cents off on any purchase of $5 or more. Coupons will be able to be used in multiples depending on the size of the pur-: chase. This generic cash coupon type of discount book ends the problem of unused coupons because any coupon will be able to be used at any of the participating businesses. This will mean real savings for shoppers. In addition to promoting local businesses and saving shoppers money, another aspect of the "Buy North Canton" program is that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the books will go to the Chamber as a fund-raiser. Local merchants will be contacted by representatives of the Feltenberger Agency. Contact representatives from -the Agency will carry letters of identification from the Chamber. If you own or work for a business that may be interested in participating in this promotion, call the Chamber at 499-5100 for more information. Also if you are a member of a club, group or organization that is looking for a good fund-raising program for this fall, you may wish to consider selling the "Buy North Canton" books as a fundraiser for your group. For details on how your group can help to promote our comrnunity and raise 'funds for .your own purposes, call the Chamber office at 499- 5100. for another 2-1/2 hours. His training has involved much time and dedication, with working nearly 30 hours at the YMCA as Nautilus Director and training for six days a week. Logan pointed out one thing that is tough about competing in the hammer throw is "the lack of financial support as amateurs." He added that Nike endorses his efforts, and as he explains, "I get all my training equipment free, and am involved in an incentive program where I receive a bonus for each time I break a record". But he adds that most hammer throwers have to hold another job to support a family. Jud commented on the extent of the sport of hammer throwing across the United States saying, "Between two and three thousand people in the United States are training. I would consider that an average number." Logan will head into, the Olympics holding the American record with a throw of 268 feet, 8 inches, short of the world record of 284 feet, which is held by a Soviet competitor. After competing in nearly 12 track meets each year worldwide, Jud comments on his favorite meet, "I like the Jesse Owens Classic which is held in Columbus. It gives me the chance for my family to come and see me compete. They usually don't get the opportunity because the meets are held worldwide." His fondness of the Jesse Owens Classic must contribute to his performance because for the last five years in a row, Jud has taken the first place trophy in the hammer throw. Jud conveyed the feeling of entering the Coliseum during the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics in front of 96,000 people who were in attendance, "It was an incredible feeling. You feel that you are truly part of the games and no one can take that away from you, no matter where you finish." In the 1984 games Logan finished 14th missing the finals by a mere ten inches. He stated that even though the hammer throw is an individual sport there is a lot of support from teammates in the dorms and at training. "You get a lot of good support. There is a feeling of team unity." Jud added how he felt making his first throw in the Olympics, "I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. I gave it my 100%." In the future Jud hopes to "do endorse- • ments with companies, perhaps radio or T.V. advertising." As in each sport the athlete reaches his peak at a particular time in his career. In the hammer throw Logan stated, "Your peak is between the ages of 28 and 30." Jud just turned 29 and hopes to train for four more years and compete in the 1992 Olympics, to bring the number to three Olympic games he- will have competed in as a hammer thrower. He concluded that the fact his missing the finals in 1984, "Motivated me to work harder in international competition." It must have worked because since the 1984 Olympic Games he has placed third in the 1985 World Cup event to earn the bronze medal. . He finished sixth in the 1986 Goodwill Gaines in Moscow, took first place honors in the 1987 Pan American Games, and 13th in the 1987 World Championship as well as four first place finishes in the Jesse Owens Classic, Jud concluded by saying, "I feel proud to be representing nry country." Annual Steak Fry North Canton Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Steak Fry on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Hoover Park starting at 6 p.m. (Dinner will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m.). Cost is $13.50 per person or $25 per couple. The menu will include steak or barbecue chicken, twice , baked potato, tossed salad, rolls, pies and bever ages. Dress is casual. Ihere will be food, fun and fellowship along with prizes and entertainment. Playing cards will be provided, and other activities are planned. Family and friends are welcome Reservations are required. Call the North Canton Chamber for more information at 499- 5100. Planning Commission meet North Canton Planning Commission will hold a rreeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at North Canton City Hall. Ihe following items will be on the agenda: Meeting minutes of June 8, 1988; Old Business: Consideration of cul-de- sac radius in Subdivision Regulations. New Business: Request for zone change for Part of Outlot No. 1, Lots 1351, 4576, 4577 and 14 (280' x 214') known as 315 North Main Street from GB-A General Business District to GB-B General Business District; Request for zone change for Lot 4567 and Part of Cut Lot 207 known as 160 and 180 Applegrove NE, from RMF-A Residential Multi-Family District to O.B. Office Building District; Site Plan for Part of Out Lots 58, 59 and 209; a 4.5 acre tract south of Holl Road between Main Street and Orchard Ave- North Canton Rotary North Canton Rotary will meet Thursday, Aug. 4 at Community Christian Church at 6:15 p.m. Tom Schiltz is program chairman and will introduce William C. Schiltz, President of Liquid Control I Corp., who will be the speaker. Rotary's next meeting will be Thursday. Aug. 11. Dan Sabatucci is program chairman and will introduce State Senator Scott Oelslager. His topic will be "Ohio Today".
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1988-08-03|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
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The ultimate driving machine
Serving the People
Vol. 66 - No. 42
North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, August 3, 1988
Logan represents U.S. in Olympic Games