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I^SiaU^aa^Uai^lStllii^Slg^Sl^Sl^ 69th YEAR Serving tlie People of North Canton and Lake Township Vol. 69 — No. 43 1®%[$z<Stt^*J^J2i^^ North Canton, Ohio, Wedif..-sday, August 7, 1991 ssasEsaaiacssaaraatEcnaaaaE Two Sections 14 Pages Twenty-Five Cents ssfaoaatasiiSsassxxsEntsasuraa: North Canton Board of Education is working towards a bond issue for city schools by Dottle McGrew The North Canton Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on August 13 to vote on whether to place a 6.5 or 6.6 mill bond issue on the November ballot. •The deadline for filing is August 22. The bond issue would raise approximately $24.5 million over 23 years to finance a single-site high school for grades nine through 12 at Hoover High School North Campus; renovation of Hoover High School South Campus as a middle school for grades six to eight; a fourth and fifth grade center at the Charlotte Street School; and improvements to each of the district's four elementary buildings for grades kindergarten through three. The restructuring was recommended in a 14-month study by the district's long range planning committee. Elimination of the Kindergarten Center and administra tive office reduced the projected cost from $26.8 million. The decision to neve forward on the bond issue came after a marathon five-hour work session on August 1 during which the board reviewed the district's financial position, growth as projected by the city's community enhancement plan, recommendations by architects Kenneth Dansizen and Ralph Gooden- berger and the community response to a recent self-study questionnaire. All indications point to the need to update the district's physical plant, board members agreed. With or without the bond issue, the district will need an operating levy by November 1992 or May 1993, according to school officials. "This can't be overstressed. The corrrnunity has to know exactly where we are headed," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert P. Roden. School district treasurer Diane Flad revealed projections which show the district operating at a $574,000 deficit by July 1993. In 1993 approximately 94 percent of the district's projected $17 million budget will be allocated to wages and fringe benefits. In the 1990- 91 fiscal year which ended July 1, wages and fringes accounted for 86 percent of the $15 million budget. The state Department of Education recctrmends the schcol district consider an operating levy when the percentage of the operating budget allocated to wages and fringes exceeds 82 percent, board officials said. You be the Judge Clearmount School boy wins national award Fairgoers at the 1991 Ohio State Fair have the opportunity to be the "judge" at all livestock shows with the help of the "You Be the Judge" handouts. "These easy to read fliers are provided by the Ohio Agriculture Awareness Council to help fairgoers understand the showing of the livestock and the care the animals receive," says Judy Roush of the Ohio Agriculture Awareness Council. During all of the livestock shows, the Ohio Agriculture Awareness Council will have information sheets about the livestock being shown which will have a picture of the ideal livestock species and explain to fairgoers what is taking place inside the show arena. The sheets also outline what characteristics the judges look for from both the animals and exhibitors. A list of terminology will assist fairgoers understand the language being used around the show arena. On the back of the sheet fairgoers can "judge" the animals and match their choices with the official judges' choices. Information sheets will be located adjacent to the livestock arenas and in the livestock barns on red podiums with blue and white rosettes. Fairgoers are encouraged to talk to the exhibitors in the barns if they have any further questions. Information for the sheets is gathered by the Ohio Agriculture Awareness Council from livestock specialists at The Ohio State University, breed associations and experts TJi livestock breeds. The Ohio Agriculture Awareness Council will ,,also have information sheets explaining the Ohio farmer's role in the care and raising of the animals represented at the 1991 Ohio State Fair, August 1-18. \'A .i!#iif-ij SETH HUFFMAN By: JOANNE MAUNE A talent for drawing and an interest in conservation has paid off for a second grader at Clearmount Schcol in North Canton. Seth Huffman, 7, son of Robert and Debra Huffman, won first place in the nation for a conservation poster he drew and entered in the National Campers and Hikers' Association contest. In May, according to his mother, Seth received word that he had won first place in the State of Ohio and that his poster was going on to the national level. "We are just thrilled that his poster won and we are very proud of Seth," said his mother Debbie Huffman. In addition to receiving a trophy and a ribbon, Seth's poster will be displayed at the national convention that will be held next year in Minnesota. Lake Board of Education conducting interviews by Betty O'Neill Roderick Members of the Lake Local Board of Education are currently conducting interviews for the position on their board vacated last week with the resignation of June Doll. Five residents have applied to fill the unexpired term, which will run until the end of 1993. Ted Whittaker, vice president of the board said the board will probably vote on a new member at their regular meeting August 19. In addition, Board President Don Replogle has indicated he will not seek reelection, and Whittaker, too, has decided not to run in the November election. Whittaker said he, like Doll, is tired of the arm- twisting and backdoor politics, which have plagued the board. Recently the board voted 2-2 not to renew the contract of Dan Whittaker as basketball coach, Whittaker abstained from the vote. Although he has taken out petitions to run, and had no trouble getting the required signatures, Whittaker said, "There is too much booster club influence on board decisions, and too few people speaking for so many members of the communi- ty." Whittaker added, "When I came on the board, one of my major goals was to improve the curriculum, but I feel curriculum takes a back seat to athletics. I like and enjoy sports but there's just too much emphasis placed on sports in the Lake system." David Vanderkaay denied that the athletic booster club had influence over board decisions. "The booster club has no capacity to say who will or won't coach, and the position has not been discussed at any of our meetings." In addition, Vanderkaay pointed out the booster club has raised $400,000 in the last year for completion of the stadium. "STADIUM RENNOVATIONS. Work is underway on the $750,000 project to rennovate North Canton Memorial Stadium. During the first phase ofthe project, an eight lane all weather track will be installed over the existing track. This first phase is expected to be completed by mid-October. Following the football season, work will begin on phase two which includes expanded locker rooms, concession stands, rest rooms, and offices. Pictured above are workers from Hammond Construction replacing the front of the stands in preparation to lay the track. (Photo by: Doug Froelieh) IN UNIONTOWN -- On a typical day, the Uniontown Industrial Excess Landfill looks like a typical Ohio field. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to try and clean it up and to minimize anv further rlamacc to the local environment. (Photo by Joanne Malene) Water testing underway in Uniontown by E.P.A. By: JOANNE MAUNE Field work is continuing at the Uniontown Industrial Excess Landfill and will be going on until early October, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Spokesman John Per- recone. "We are trying to gather more information so that we can determine just how big the • •.-iter treatment plant for the landfill will need to be and also to work out the design details for the clay cap," said Perrecone. In May, a survey of the surface area of the landfill was conducted using ground- penetrating radar equipment to try and locate buried materials such as construction debris, oil drums and scrap metals. The results of that work is being used to determine where the exploratory boreholes will be located. Boreholes are small holes that are drilled into land both outside of the landfill and into the landfill itself. The boreholes will be used to determine the extent of contamination around the site. Some of these boreholes will be converted to monitoring well contamination. Information from these boreholes will be used to design the ground water extraction and treatment system that will be used. The E.P.A. is trying to determine if the bedrock aquifer is contaminated and where "nonaqueous" liquid contaminants are present. Non-aqueous liquids are compounds that do not mix readily with water but instead float on the surface. According to Perrecone, the E.P.A. is concerned that runoff water from the landfill does not contaminate the nearby Metzger's Ditch area, a natural run-off and the natural eastern boundary of the landfill. "Drilling into a landfill," said Perrecone, "always presents a possible risk to the workers. They will be wearing protective gear and probably carrying masks and respirators. You are not sure, sometimes, of Oeslager named to board Senate President Stanley J. Aronoff (R-Cincinnati) recently announced his appointment of state Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) to serve on the Alternative Fuel Advisory Council. "Senator Oelslager will serve as an excellent representative for Ohio," The Alternative Fuel Advisory Council will make a study of the technical, economic, legal, environmental, social and institutional factors associated with the development, production, distribution and use of alternative fuels. "There are many fuel sources around us that are being studied," Oelslager said. "Ohio needs to keep up with the development, production, distribution and use of these alternative fuels, not only for economical reasons, but for environmental reasons as well," he concluded. what you will find." According to some published reports, the Ohio E.P.A. and the Concerned Citizens of Lake Township would rather see water pumped out of the landfill, treated and then disposed of, instead of the "slug test" that the federal E.P.A. is using. A slug test involves artificially raising the water level within an area. Because of gravity, the* water level will eventually return to its original position. The time needed for the water level to return to its original depth will measure how freely ground water moves in the aquifer. "We do not have the capacity to treat the millions of gallons of water that would come out of the landfill using a pump," stated Perrecone, "and we can't allow the water just to run off untreated. The slug tests seem to be the test solution." The Uniontown landfill, located on Cleveland Ave. from 1966 to May of 1980, accepted and buried industrial, commercial and residential wastes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plans for the clean-up' of tlie landfill include, at a cost of more than $20 million, building and installing a clay cap; building a water treatment plant to treat the contaminated ground water; and expanding the existing methane gas collection system presently in use. Residents ask for removal of the House of David by Betty O'Neill Roderick Uniontown residents said, "Get the House of David out of our ccrmiunity" at a public meeting held Monday night at Uniontown Conmunity Park. Lake Township Trustees called the meeting to discuss recurring problems with escapees frcm the House of David, who have been terrorizing the Uniontown conmunity. Trustee Don Cassetty said, "Based on the number of escapes during the last year, the board feels there are serious problems with security at the facility, and perhaps their contract to house troubled youths should be rescinded by the Ohio Department of Youth Services, for the health, safety and welfare of the community." Uniontown Police Chief Steve Wolf met with representatives of the House of David in March to discuss problems with youths who walk away frcm tlie facility and at that time promises were made to increase security. However, since the March meeting, there have been nine escapes, involving 14 youths, the most recent of which involved a local resident being attacked by two youths, and her car and purse being stolen as they made their escape to tlie Youngstown area. Trustee Norm Martin said, "The history of the House of David is promises being made, and then broken. It's time to get this facility out of Union- town, and stop the terrorizing of our citizens." Steak fry planned The North Canton Chamber of Ccrrmeroe will hold their annual steak fry on Wednesday, August 28, at Hoover Park on Easton St. Dinner will be served between 6 and 7 p.m. and the cost is $12 a person. For reservations call 499-5100. Lake Zoning Commission Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Lake Township Zoning Commission to be held at the Lake Township Hall, 12360 on Market Ave. N, Hartville, August 13, at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is a work session. North Canton Rotary The North Canton Rotary will hold a meeting Thursday, August 8, at 11:45 a.m. in Corrmunity Christian Church. Hartville AARP Reservations are still being accepted for the field trip planned by the Hartville chapter A.A.R.P. Travelers will have lunch at the Chadwich Inn, Michael Kolp is Program Chairman. Brandon Woodburn will be guest speaker. A board meeting will be held after the regular meeting. attend the Geritol Follies and visit the Crosby Botanical Gardens on September 25. Cost of each reservation is $42. For more information, call 877- 9431.
|Title||The Sun, 1991-08-07|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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