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Mjrt»iaaBaa»t^jMMijMajB3h<ajaantiaju^^ 69th YEAR Serving the People of North Canton nnd Lake Township Vol. 69 No. 22 SSESS BCMIIIjWhHJIllllHlTI'Tl«S»k..BMiJl»K«JHyBaar North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, March 13, 1991 nzTM/^&VM'll^tMJJ.mtt^^JM&lM^ll^-iLajLZ Two Sections 16 Pages Twenty-Five Cents TiSSBiii^tBiSiaEilSiiSl'J^ffltt S ti5»mr« Io.'I& !ES£SXyJt^?.S?<K»lii»!«'^i j Make a good thing better, survey tells planners By: DOTTII McSREW O* «-* y «J SL A recent survey of 500 North Canton residents and 280 businesses reveals a profile of a small city happy with itself. We value our small town identity and are more interested in making a good thing even better than in growth by annexation or industrial expansion. We like our tree-lined streets, particularly Woodrow St.; our schcol system; our library; our YMCA and other recreational facilities; and our parks, particularly Price Park. Bob-O-Link was named the city's nicest neighborhood although technically the area is located in Plain Township. We feel secure with our oolice, fire and EMS services and are proud when drivers tell us our snow removal is the best in the county. The survey, which is phase two of a six-step year-long community enhancement study being prepared by Columbus consultants Bohm NBBJ, has been both praised and panned since being released to city council March 4. North Canton City Adminis trator Phillip Roush said the study united residents, businessmen, elected officials and civic leaders to capture the spirit of the community. "Our charge now is to take these elements and decide how best to use them in a master plan," Roush said. Robert DeHoff, local realtor and member of the North Canton Talk About Potential (TAP) or-' ganization called the survey a "working document to guide the community toward affecting positive change." TAP was instrumental in putting together the public-private partnership which promoted the study. City officials and TAP hope the master plan will guide Nortli Canton's growth over the next decade. But council vice president Daryl Revoldt has reservations. "I have said all along the work plan is fuzzy. The survey is only striking in its unorig- inality. It contains nothing, that is new or that we could not have done ourselves. The questionnaire failed to ask the important follow-up questions North Canton family welcomes son home A North Canton family has had a personal interest in the War to Remember and now they are happily a part of a Reunion to Remember. William .and Lenna Foltz are on their way to Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, GA, to welcome home their son Sgt. Phillip C. Foltz. The 1982 graduate of Hoover High School is an electrician with the 159th Aviation Regiment, one of the first units to be deployed. Foltz' wife, the former Mi chelle Fawver of Canton, flew to Hunter Saturday to be a part of the Sunday morning celebration when the troop transport landed. Mr. and Mrs. Foltz are traveling with their son's children — Ashley, 5 and Lauren, 8 months. "This is the longest we have been- apart. It's been rough but we made it," said Michelle' before she left. While Sgt. Foltz was in Saudi Arabia, his wife and children stayed in North Canton with his parents. The 159th is a support unit that kept the Apache gunships and big Chinook helicopters flying. The family was never sure exactly where Sgt. Foltz was stationed although Mr. Foltz made ■ an educated guess it was somewhere south of a line from Riyadh to Dharan. Sgt. Foltz described the desert as quiet and miles from nowhere with more than enough snakes and huge black beetles which were not so bad because they ate the scorpions. When Sgt. Foltz wrote he was hungry for a pizza, his wife and mother created a mailable "build your own" version from baked frozen pizza dough cut into toaster oven size strips, canned pizza sauce, pepperoni logs and cheese. The ingredients arrived in the desert in fine shape. That's improvisation on the home front. Lake Trustees deny rezoning By: Betty O'nolll Radarick. Lake Township Trustees denied Dan Jones request for a zone change for a 9 acre tract in the 2600 block of Midway Ave. NE. Jones requested a change » from single family to one and two family residential for the tract, which would have allowed him to build an apartment over a garage for his mother-in-law. Hazel Wagner. However, trustees have asked the township zoning commission to look into the possibility of adding a zoning classification to the township resolution that would allow this type of apartment for use by family members only. The board agreed to advertise for bids for 2000 tons of #404 Asphalt and 5000 gallons of regular unleaded fuel, with bids to be opened during their regular meeting on Monday, April 8. They also scheduled clean-up week for Lake Township April 20 to 27, with dumpsters being provided at Township Hall for Lake residents to discard trash. Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and Saturday, however there will be no Sunday dumping allowed. Uniontown Police Chief Steve Wolf gave the board a complete report of on-going training classes and workshops for his department members. The board also received a letter of ccm- mendation for the Uniontown Police Department frcm Tammy - and Jim Proctor, for their investigation of a hit/skip accident which involved a drug dealer. In other business they a- warded the contract for deposit of interim funds to First National Bank, and called a special meeting for Monday, March 18, to interview applicants for the Lake Township Water and Sewer District board. Village Council holds meeting By: JOANNE MAUNI Hartville Village Council will be accepting bids on a two ton dump truck beginning at noon this Friday, March 15, it was announced at the March 5 Village Council meeting. In other business. Council listened to an inquiry from Mike Berg of Lincoln St. inquiring as to the responsibility and upkeep of an alley off West Jefferson. Village Solicitor Batista decided that since United Realty has the right of way, they also have the responsibility of the upkeep of the alley. An announcement on the downtown sidewalk proposal will be made at the April 2 council meeting according to Village Engineer Dennis Fleckner. A proposal to fence the ball field by the Baseball Association was presented by Mr. Wittensoldner of the Association. ' They also proposed to put a drain pipe in between the second and third fields. Council agreed to the proposal but ' said as a condition, the Baseball Association will have to mow around the fence. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19, in Village Council chambers. such as how we will accomplish these improvements and whose pockets will be picked to finance them." Revoldt contends the recommendations would require more taxes, something he does not believe the community would approve. Roush agreed that the city probably could have done the study but lacked both the manpower and the expertise to produce a credible document. As professional planners Bohm NBBJ is studying North Canton in the context of other communities, Roush said. Communities cycle and North Canton is in the middle of its life cycle, he added. Tlie consultant called the response to the survey very good. Twenty-four percent, or 119 of the 500 questionnaires mailed to residents were returned. A 12 percent response is typical of the 280 questionnaires mailed to businesses, 98, or 40 percent, were returned. The study was commissioned by city council last June. Tlie $94,000 cost is to be shared by the city, local foundations and the greater North Canton business community. To date the city has paid about $47,000 toward the total, the Hoover Foundation has given $15,000 and the Hoover Company has pledged $10,000. It is possible the total cost for tlie enhancement plan could top $100,000 before it is completed — probably in early 1992, according to city officials. The H. W. Hoover Foundation and local businesses will be approached for contributions this spring, DeHoff and city officials said. '•■,x Respondents to the tforlA,Canton CtomkmfyrEMiahcemeht Study .haa.cohtradictbry views on some-subjects.; , 'The"following are a lew-'re'sponses': '. '■.%'.'.'■' '.■''■■'./'■'■" ... '•';.'*•■■; Water 1 quality is ratedias inconsistent'in. spite . of the fact, the city has spent hundreds of thousands,of dollars, over the. last, ten: years to upgrade-water treatment and distribution facilities. The sale of North Canton water to surrounding ' communities brings over $300,000 annually into the city treas- :ury. '\-- V:\i- - .';-.' ...•"•.•'•'■' ;.'.•••■'.;''.'.-•, /: ;■',*"'Main, St., which bisects the city, is seen by 'some -as. needing--architectural and landscaping improvements and by oth-. 'ers^'as :a showplace. • >■• '*;. Merchants are almost equally divided between ..those who believe the city sign code is too strict'and those'who think it needs.to be tightened. BBHnBHHHBHBaBBBBBB>BBBMlH^ __ * Some residents would like a good restaurant with a liquor license in the city while others want to keep the city dry. . *.Almost two-thirds of the business respondents said parkinq - is not a problem, but the rest listed parking lots as the too -priority, for improvement. * * Respondents respect the way their neighbors maintain residential property but are concerned apartment owners/dwellers do not do the same. _ * Most respondents missed a grocery store and a drug store in., the downtown .area. Half of the respondents said different types of businesses were needed in the city. _ * 72 of the business respondents said that Main St. is important, to the rest of the community, but 54 indicated they would be unwilling to participate in an assessment program to fund improvements. The Discover Class at North Canton Middle School is currently "in training" for the Regional Science Olympiad to be held April 13 at Akron University. The students will participate as individuals or teams in twenty-three events based on principles of science and taken from biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and computer technology. Last year was the first time a team represented the Middle School and they placed 2nd in the region and competed in Columbus at Ohio State Lake Board conditional By: Batty O'Mill Roderljk Lake Township Board of Zoning Appeals approved a conditional use permit for a 5.69 acre tract of land at the northwest comer of Kaufman Ave. and Edison St. NW. Developer LeRoy Yoder requested the permit for the tract where he plans to build an apartment complex for senior citizens. The proposed apartment complex is adjacent to the Lake Senior Center, and Yoder feels it is an ideal location for senior apartments. University, where they placed 10th in the State. Pictured here are the following students as they compete in an in-class competition for the Egg Drop event: Angela Karam, Jennifer Pierce, Cecilia Loh, Connie Liu, Sara Brandau, Janellc Hendry, Aaron Barker, Aleem Chouhdry, Chris Patton, Andrew McClain and Matt Howes. Mrs. Charlane Ellis is the teacher of the Discover program. The winning Egg Drop hit the target from a predetermined height without the egg cracking. approves use permit Prior to Wednesday's meeting, the township Zoning Commission and trustees approved rezoning the area frcm single- family residential to high- density residential in the township zoning resolution. The township Zoning Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss a designation for a mother-in-law type apartment to be added to the township resolution, for residential areas, that would allow family members to have separate living quarters. North Canton Jaycees host bowling tournament Each year area handicapped from Stark and neighboring counties gather in North Canton far the Annual Stark County Invitational Bowling Tournament. This year it will be held on Saturday, March 23, at the North Canton Recreation Lanes. Registration will begin at noon and bowling should be completed by 4:30 unless a second session would be needed to handle the number of partic ipants. This- tournament grows larger every year and is one of the most fulfilling projects the North Canton Jaycees run. This year the North Canton Jaycees would like to ask the community for some support either by being involved with the tournament or just by showing up to cheer the participants on. Emotions always run high and the smiles won't soon be forgot. Planning Commission meeting changed to first Wednesday The North Canton Planning Commission last Wednesday night reconsidered a proposal to shift its regular evening meeting to early morning. The five-member Planning Commission unanimously voted to continue to meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers in North Canton City Hall. However, the regular meeting date was changed to the first Wednesday of the month. The commission has met on the third Wednesday of each month for the past three years. By charter North Canton boards and commissions set their own meeting times. During the February 13 meeting, which was held at 8 a.m., commission members proposed permanently shifting the meeting time to tlie earlier hour. Joe Grady, city council's delegate to the Planning Commission charged the move was a convenience for commission mem bers without regarding the a- bility of residents to attend, particularly on zoning and other controversial issues. Grady did not attend the Wednesday night meeting. Planning Commission Chairman Dennis Flechtner said residents were entitled and encouraged to express their opinions on issues before the commission. He said the commission would continue to be flexible in scheduling meetings to accommodate residents as well as builders. Flechtner, who is a professional engineer, said he would give each issue an independent planning evaluation on the basis of what is good, or not good, for tlie community. "I don't vote the wishes of the people. City council does that. They jure elected," Flechtner said. Planning Commission members are appointed by the mayor for five-year terms and serve without pay. LOCAL STUDENT SELECTED TO COMPETE IN AEG OLYMPIA NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC TYPING CONTEST. Tammy Lovelace (above) senior at Hoover High School has been selected to compete in the AEG Olympia National Scholastic Typing Contest. The competition for the national championship will take place in April at Hoover and will be performed on AEG Olympia typewriters supplied by AEG Olympia. The test will include a timed writing and a timed production test of a standard business letter, a tabulation from rough draft, and a .full-page memorandum. Students in the national championship competition will compete for cash awards of $500 for the designated national champion, S350 for the 1st runner-up and $200 for the 2nd runner-up. The contest is sponsored by AEG Olympia, Somerville, New Jersey, a leading marketer of electronic typewriters for the school, home and office. AEG Olympia distributes its products through a national network of franchised AEG Olympia dealers. A spokesman for AEG Olympia stated that more than five thousand high schools from across the nation are represented in the contest. North Canton Rotary The North Canton Rotary will hold a Mystery Meeting March 14 at Community Christian at 6:15 p.m. Church Lake Township Rotary On Tuesday evening, March 19, William Downey, F.B.I, a- gent from the Canton FBI headquarters will address the Lake Township Rotary Club. He will tell about local, state, national and world-wide FBI activities. Bob Naugle is the program chairman.
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1991-03-13|
|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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|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|