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"V!t: « ... ... -'i™ca ".■■J H v.. r ,\ F*'-"**rv3£*:i " --»—...*.' ?..«„rr.?'--- .. "??,.':ri;>.-.-.<J North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, May 20, 1992 Two Sections 18 Pages tejU^jfc^iafta^UAiWiiUi^uE&qflKa^ tn.us \fo^t/&wt\Mmt~i?umaAa&iMmjsjz Twenty-Five Cents tew- Architeck's rendition of the building that will house two locker rooms, one training room and offices at the Memorial Stadium. Memorial Stadium project on the move By: DOTTIE McGREW Construction crews instead of student athletes are pumping iron at North Canton's Memorial Stadium. Concrete footers have already been laid and in the near future steel girders will be raised for a new $350,000 building to house two locker rooms and a training room for young athletes and offices for two coaches. The facility will be located in the vicinity of the stadium north gate. Construction will be completed in time for the fall football season. The 70 x 120-foot metal building is a modification , of the second phase of a $750,000 project to renovate the 44- year-old stadium launched in 1990 by the North Canton Memorial Fund Committee. The Committee's original plan was to excavate space beneath the west stands for locker rooms, a training room and office space. However, the lowest bid to renovate the under-the-stand area was $480,000, according to Memorial Fund Chairman Bill Owens. "The new building is the right thing to do, not only economically but for current and future athletes. This will be a basic building but it will be first class and designed to meet tlie needs now and down the line," Owens said. The building will accommodate male and female athletes participating in football, soccer, baseball and track. Quarters will be divided fairly equally between the home team and visiting players although Owens admits the home side will be a little larger. "The community and the Memorial Fund Committee are providing us with a much-needed and versatile facility. It says a lot for the community and the people who have worked so hard . on tlie committee," said ' Hoover, High School Athletic Director ' Joe Eaton. Improvements to the rest rooms and tlie concession stand area beneath the west stands will cost $50,000 and should also be completed by September. To date the Memorial Fund Committee has raised $580,000 from public and private sources. Owens estimates well over half of the donations have come from residents of the community. "Almost 98 percent of those who pledged have honored their commitment which is uncharacteristic of a project of tliis type," Owens said. The Hoover Foundation, the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, The Frease Foundation, The Deuble Foundation and The Hoover Company Maytag Foundation have contributed. The North Canton School District is not financially involved in improvements to Memorial Stadium. The $400,000 second phase is about $150,000 short, but the Memorial Fund Committee is optimistic about raising additional funding, Owens says. A 400-meter eight-lane all- weather track with a polyure- thane surface highlighted the first phase of the renovation project. A $150,000 gift frcm.. The Hoover Foundation - spurred, •' the construction of the■' $192,000 track last year. The track is open to the public for walking and jogging with proper footwear from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bikes, skateboards, strollers and rollerblades are banned. In addition to Owens, members of the North Canton Memorial Fund Committee are Honorary Chairman Sandy Powell, Dr. T. J. Shipley, Red Streby, Mike Sumser, Tim Powell, Dick Sutton, Corky Eck, Gordon Kelln, Scott Warburton and Ron Felt. North Canton loves a parade By: DOTTIE McGREW North Canton's traditional Memorial Day parade will step off at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, in front of The Hoover Company, marching north along Main St., turning east on Seventh St. NE, and disbanding at Memorial Stadium for post-parade ceremonies. This year's parade honors the long-time members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 419. Health permitting, the Grand Marshals riding in the parade will be Janet Karlo, Doris Kazelman, Helen Gray, Valeda Mellon, Ethel Moon, Flora Peters, Mildred Roush, Dorothy Patton, Janet Smith and Marcella Stover. The Grand Marshals will receive a plaque honoring their community service at post-parade ceremonies. Close to 50 units will participate in the parade, according to Kim Cooksey. New this year are the Tadmor Shriners from Akron with their three- wheeled vehicles. The parade promises to be a musical one with the Hoover High School band, the Ohio Blue Coats All- Star Band, the Shriners band, the Hoover calliope, the Middle School band and Jack Sinclair and his 100-pound musical bicycle which, he says, makes as much sound as a band. Antique vehicles, a 1931 North Canton firetruck, firetrucks from Greentown, the Stark Tech solar car and, as always, the decorated bicycles of North Canton kids will participate. The portion of the SCUD missile returned from Desert Storm by the North Canton 361st MP company will be on display in the front window of City Hall. American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 419 has a long history ip North Canton. The Unit was organized in 1921 to help veterans of World War I and their families. The original community building, a predecessor of today's "Y", was built in 1923 and had a specifically designated American Legion Room. The Auxiliary's first fund raiser was a 1925 cookbook which was sold door-to-door for 50 cents. At that time North Canton's population stood at about a 1,000. Local historian Ruth Basner, also a member of the Auxiliary, recalls playing as a child on the porch of the Legion Home, Sav- now, with sup- about where the Citizens ings drive-in teller is while her mother helped the then-popular Legion pers. Mrs. Basner also remembers how conscientiously her father, a World War I veteran and fellow Legionnaires, each Memorial Day, tended the graves of servicemen. Parade Chairman Kim Cooksey remembers his parents buying the little red paper poppies that Auxiliary members sold just before Memorial Day. But time has taken its toll. Many Auxiliary 419 members, one admits to being 90 years old, have the spirit but not the strength to continue their work. Most are related to World War II veterans. Tlie Unit met in early February this year to consider disbanding. When the issue was 'called, these gallant ladies just could not bring themselves to vote their unit out of existence. One more try, the agreed, to attract new members to carry on the work of the Auxiliary. Until recent years, the Memorial Day Parade was an American Legion project. Council action due on Oakshire water By: DOTTIE McGREW North Canton City Council Monday night authorized legislation for the meeting on May 26 extending city water service to Phase Four of Oakshire Place Development at no cost to the city. Grisez Brothers Company requested water service for the 35 homes planned for the 12- acre tract. The builder will assume the cost of extending the city water lines. The "L"-shaped parcel is bordered by Orion St. and Bur- key Rd. and is in Plain Township. The water line will run from Orion St. into the development and loop back to Main St. The city has provided water to previous Oakshire developments in Plain Township. Also scheduled for the council meeting of May 26 is the third and final reading of an ordinance limiting the size of commercial vehicles parked in residential areas to 10,000 pounds gross weight. An auction on used city equipment and unclaimed articles will be held at 5 p.m. May 27 at the City Service Center on Freedom Ave. Articles range from two 1987 Chevrolet Caprice vehicles frcm the Police Department to a white Hoover High School jacket. Many bicycles will be auctioned. The administration will investigate the decibel level of the music at Dogwood Pool. Mary Sunberry who lives adjacent to the pool asked the city for relief from the all-day, all- week barrage of noise. Councilman Paul Blohm suggested that the city should comply with its noise ordinance. Landscaping and general improvement is continuing at the North Canton Civic Center. Several new trees have been planted and others removed. A walk between the Civic Center and the gazebo has been installed. Bare spots in the lawn will be reseeded, city officials said. Lake Board tables kindergarten change By: BETTY O'NEII.I, RODERICK After hearing from a numtor of disgruntled parents, who :;poke against a change to n.l .1. day, alternate day kindergarten, the Lake Local Board of liducation decided to table act-ion until a later date. On May 6, the board held two sessions to explain the proposed change from a half-day kindergarten to an all day- alternate day program. Many of tlie parents at tlie morning and evening sessions opposed the restructured kindergarten pro- qram and the administration requested that it be implemented with the 1993-94 school year. However at Monday's meeting, parents requested that the board take more time to study the issue, and the board set no date for taking any action. Board member Mary Olson is a proponent of all day kindergarten, other members of the board said they feel further study is necessary. Parents in opposition to tlie change claim the all day alternate day sessions are only to save the district money, approximately $40,000 in reduced bus runs. The board also congratulated graduating seniors in tlie Lake High School Class of 1992, and set June 2, as tlie last day of school for seniors, with graduation taking place on Saturday, June 6, at 3 p.m. at Canton Civic Center. In other action, the board agreed to issue a 2 year limited, non-certified contract to teacher's aide Ruth Powell, approved the Language Arts Course of Study addendum, and authorized to secure dri vers on for summer the superintendent: teachers and bus an as-needed Ixisis school. Annie Brough, a third grader at Hartville momentary School was recognized as Lhe May Rotary Student of tho Month. Erin Roskos, also a third grader at Hartville Elementary was selected as the April. Rotary Student of tlie Month. Lake senior Mirk Willey was recognized having teen selected as Stark County's recipient of the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award, and Col]con Conry was selected by tlie East Ohio Gas Company an the Lake winner of tho 1992 Sunshine leadership Award. Tho first two inductees into tho Lake Wall of I-Yimo wore announce;. Mr. Paul K,iin<.|"r rocoived ,i plaque depicting th. • honor, and Lho late Dr. Chai k-.; Roger Smith Jr. was also chosen to te inducted. A numl/ir of. I«iko student-: were roco jn i zod for ac.nIoni o achievements, including Hryun Grisak, who received a cum laude award in a recent National Latin Exam and Kasi Olson, who placed second in tho Junior Division in the Law Day Essay contest. The lioard's next: regular meeting will te June J 5 at 7:JO p.m. in tho Lake Middle School Cafeteria. LAW DAY WINNER -- Mark Filicky, principal of Lake Middle School, congratulates Kasi Olson on her second place win in the Junior Divisions of the 1992 Law Day Essay Contest. Kasi, who received a $50 savings bond, is the daughter of Martin and Mary Olson of Union- town. (Photo by Joanne Malene) More donations to Lake polymer program , By: JOANNE MALENE -. Lake High School's infant polymer program got another boost recently with the announcement that Kent Latex Products,- Inc. will donate four pieces of equipment for mixing, molding and testing rubber compounds. Kent Latex Products, Inc. located in Kent and Wines- burg, is the world's leading manufacturer of latex tubing. According to Jim Finn, vice president of operations at Kent Latex, "This is a good opportunity for kids in this area to get into the area of polymers. There are a lot of really bright kids at Lake and this project will enable them to excel in polymers. It is a good combination to have the schools and the rubber industry working together." The recent donation of two laboratory injection molding machines, a weigh scale and a tensile tester, that permits one type of measurement to determine the physical strength of a compound, will help the school in its development of a curriculum in polymer science. Value of the donated equipment is in excess of $10,000. Lake is one of four area schools who were chosen to participate in a national program sponsored by the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. Students frcm Lake recently joined other students frcm Medina, Akron and Stow-Munroe Falls High Schools, as well as students from Hudson, in a day long program that introduced them to rubber science. Hudson is not part of the core development group, but is participating in the program. The polymer program is being sponsored by the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. The Division is made up of chemists and chemical engineers who work within the rubber industry. According to Dr. Robert Dunnerstick, Superintendent of Lake Local Schools, no other school in Stark County has a program like this. "We hope to get the course going by the fall of 1992 and I anticipate that within the next two years, our high school students will be able to earn one credit towards graduation in polymer science." According to David Schultz, Technical Service Represent ative employed by Harwick Chemical Corp., and a member of the Rubber Division's education subcommittee, the Rubber Division recently joined the Inter- society Polymer Education Task Force. The goal of the task force is to teach children in grades kindergarten through 12 about polymers. Schultz noted that the area schools that were chosen met two criteria: they are close to the Rubber Division's national headquarters at the University of Akron's Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering Center; and a member of the subcommittee either lived or worked within the school district that was chosen for the program. "Right now we are focusing on the high school level; but there is a lot of interest in this program across the nation and we hope to eventually move on down to the junior high, grade schools and into kindergartens with a polymer program." Schools submit applications The North Canton City School District is eligible to submit two grant applications to the Ohio Department of Education. The following applications are for federal funds to maintain and improve fiscal year 1993 special education programs and services in the North Canton Schools: Education of tlie Handicapped Act, Title VI-B - $156,2bJ; Education of the Handicapped Act, Preschool Grant (P.L. 99-457) - $22,800. Residents within the North Canton City School District attendance area may inquire and participate in the filing of the FY 93 applications. For further information contact Mrs. Trudy Jones, Director of Special Education, at 497-5665. local news in brief North Canton Planning Commission The North Canton Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at North Canton City Hall. The following items will be on the agenda: Minutes of the May 6 meeting; Request for "Grcup Development of Business Buildings" for an ice cone kiosk at 5th and N. Main Streets, by Vivian Krabill. (Tliis item was tabled at the 5-6-92 meeting.) Lake Zoning Commission Lake Township Zoning Conmission, acting on advice from the Stark County Prosecutor's Office,' rescinded previous action and agreed to delete mother-in- township law suites from the zoning resolution. The board also tabled action on Planned Unit Developments until Jieir August meeting. City Hall office hours North Canton Mayor, William R. Hines, announces that City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Meet the Candidates There will be no garbage collections on Monday, May 25. All refuse will be collected one day late. The public is invited to a "Meet the Candidates for Sher- Free hearing tests Free hearing tests will lx? offered at the Lake Senior Center on Route 619 beginning iff" night at tlie Greentown fire station. Tlie session will begin at 7 p.m. on May 27. at 9:30 a.m. on May 28. For reservations cal 1 1- 824-1535. -800- North Canton Rotary The North Canton Rotary will meet Thursday, May 21, at 11:45 a.m. at Community Christian Church. David Farinacci is program chairman. Tlie speaker will bo Eldon Jones from Timken Mercy Medical Center. He will speak on "The Do's and Don'ts of Starting an Exercise Program". On May 28, Tom Lukowski is program chairman. Garry Summer, senior staff engineer at The Hoover Company and an amateur archaeologist, will present n slide show and artifacts on the Nobles Pond Archaeological Site. Chuck Bunnell from Tarn O'Shanter Golf Course will discuss the subject "Golf is Ckxxi Business" on Juno 4. Roiohuvin is program chairman.
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1992-05-20|
|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|
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