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CWEflTHE T <FflLL/CWIHT STEER CLEAR WITH 0* &&* 0N BlM0^ lOWft C.^O c #trii 11 Kv.r.irTWifiWttrifl'agnB 70th YEAR Serving lhe People of North Canton and Lake Township I Vol. 71 — No. 4 tStESBBBBI North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, November 4, 1992 Two Sections 14 Pages ' Twenty-Five Cents Annexation taps Council agenda By: Dottie McGrew. North Canton City Council Monday night scheduled legislation for November 9 on two pending annexations. Council will vote on accepting the 9.2- acre Holl Rd. annexation and on extending municipal services to the 168-acre Beverly Estates annexation. Both areas are currently in Plain Township. The Holl Rd. area is in the final step of the multi-phase annexation process. The Stark County Commissioners approved the annexation in July. After City Council hears three readings of the annexation ordinance, Holl Rd. will become part of North Canton. Annexation should be complete by the end of the year. The proposed Beverly Estates annexation, possibly the largest in North Canton's history, is at the beginning of the annexation process. City Council must approve a resolution to extend municipal services to the area. The County Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing on the Beverly Estates annexation for 6 p.m. December 9 in tlie Plain Township Hall. The Beverly Estates allot ment is on tlie northwest corner of 55th St. NW and N. Market. Approximately 56 percent of the 153 residents representing a- bout 75 percent of the property signed the annexation petition. Annexation overtures were prompted by residents' need for city water. Reportedly, one well in the area has run dry and others have been drilled deeper. The Beverly Estates annexation has brought into tlie open the difference in opinion among councilmen on the cost versus the benefit of annexing developed residential property. Tlie cost to extend water lines to Beverly Estates is close to a half-million dollars, estimates City Engineer Phillip Roush. City Finance Director Margaret Loretto estimates the annual increase in revenue to the city from taxes and sale of the water would te $114,554. Loretto estimates expenses at' $20,000, leaving a net annual gain to the city of $94,548. But some councilmen see tlie figures as overly optimistic. So does Kenneth J. Sharkey of 504 Glenwood St. SW. Sharkey told council that "bigger is not necessarily better" and a more thorough analysis of the figures would reveal hidden costs. "These people do not have the same infrastructure and would be coming into the city on an unequal basis. We have to be very practical. What you are- doing, in the long run, is increasing my taxes," said Sharkey. Council Vice President Paul Blohm responded that North Canton's growth lays in annexation and if "our forefathers hadn't practiced annexation the city would still be four blocks around the square." Council also will vote on November 9 on legislation to install a new furnace and new plumbing at the 20-year-old city service center at a cost not to exceed $2400-and $1854, respectively. Also scheduled for a first reading is legislation authorizing glass partitions to create an Engineering Department conference room in the northeast corner of City Hall lobby at a cost not to exceed $2100. ST. PAUL'S HOME & SCHOOL BOARD -- A variety of activities have been planned for this year at St. Paul's School by members of the Home & School Association. Pictured during their installation are, frgm left, Kate Pistone, "C" Building Representative; Barbara Rusnak, "A" Building Representative; Sharon Pusz, Secretary; Karen Kupchik, President; Debbie Sloan, Vice President; Lori Cousino, Treasurer and Joan Leidy, "B" Building Representative. (Photo by Joanne Malene) Parents Awareness Seminar, "Sex, drugs And AIDS Are Not A Laughing Matter" DR. STEPHEN SROKA Parents and residents of greater North Canton and Hartville are invited to attend a community seminar on AIDS with Dr. Stephen Sroka Thursday evening, November 12. Using humor to teach a serious subject, Sroka will speak on "Sex, Drugs and AIDS are not a Laughing Matter ... or Are They?" Presented as the first of a series of Parent Awareness Seminars by North Canton Community Intervention, Inc., (NCCII), the program will be held at 7 p.m. at Hoover High School South Campus, Room R-l. Parents of students from North Canton City Schools, St. Paul's and Lake School District are especially encouraged to attend and the general public is welcome. NCCII President Michael Howard said, "Our community is very fortunate to attract this nationally known speaker who has appeared on many TV programs including the 'Donahue Show' and CNN's 'Sonia Live in L.A.'" A cover story in USA Today calls Sroka "part teaclv1 er, part preacher and part showman". If anyone thinks that AIDS is just a big-city disease, they will know otherwise after an hour with Sroka, a Cleveland Public Schools health teacher and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Education at Cleveland State University. Although teenagers know the basic facts about AIDS, they are not doing much to protect themselves. Teens age 15 to 19 have the highest incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). According to Sroka one out of ten teenage girls will become pregnant and one out of six teenagers will contract an STD. He added tliat one out of five people who tests positive for HIV is a teenager. He is trying to erase the myth that AIDS affects only gay males. "In fact," Sroka says, "young girls in high school are in the highest risk group." Sroka speaks about the ABCs of STDs: Abstinence, Be Monogamous and Condoms - if teens insist on having sex. "If you're stupid enough to have sex, you have to be smart enough to protect yourself. What you really need to do is make a good decision. . 'Virgin' is not a dirty word. Condoms offer safer sex (not safe sex) but their failure rate is ten percent." "Education is our only weapon against AIDS," says Sroka. "The lives of children are too valuable not to receive tliis life-saving information. Tlie large majority of parents want AIDS education taught in schools, but the schools can't do it alone. Teachers, parents, principals, physicians, nurses, religious leaders and even students can and should be HIV/ AIDS/STD educators. Successful programs start with community meetings that enlist the views and support of a wide range of people outside the schools," Sroka says. The day after his community presentation, Dr. Sroka will be giving an in- service presentation for area educators. Dr. Sroka has authored 25 articles and 25 books including Educator's Guide to AIDS and other STTFsT Chairman of the Community Intervention program is Sally Marrell who may be contacted at 494-4528 for further information. October building permits Fifty-three building permits were issued in North Canton during the month of October for a total value of $3,164,83 5. The breakdown was as follows: three sign, $16,340; seven roof $19,250; 13 driveway/sidewalk, $24,100; six addition/alteration, $1,721,800 including a $1,650,000 permit to the North Canton Medical Clinic; four single-family, $555,000; 13 miscellaneous, $48,325. In addition, permits were issued to DeVille Apartments to construct four 8-unit apartments and garages at 6550 Wise Ave. for a value of $780,000. LEARNING MIME MOVES - Students at Lake Middle School learned about miming during a recent workshop held at the school. Coordinated by Drama Department Chairman Marilyn Feldman, the workshop was conducted by Beth Wessell of North Canton, an tduialional performer. Pictured with Wessell are, from left, Melanie King, grade 8; Kristen Flanigan, grade 7; Allison Weyrick, grade 7; Tammy- Baker, grade 9 and Missy Schertz, grade 9. (Photo by Joanne Malene) Students learn to act - silently By: JOANNE MALENE Considering there were almost 90 young teenagers in tlie cafeteria of the Lake Middle School attending a workshop, it was pretty quiet. Tlie kids were there for the Mime Workshop, coordinated by teacher Marilyn Feldman advisor for the drama club and teacher of tlie drama class. Beth Wessell of North Canton an educational entertainer, presented the workshop with the help of Feldman's ninth grade drama class. Wessell has written several educational programs and religious play and has worked closely with the Canton Art Institute, teaching drama and art workshops. "One thing I try to do during this workshop," said Feldman, "is make a comfortable atmosphere. These kids are at a very vulnerable age, ego- wise. You can really make them come out of themselves with miming. Nobody laughs at you during tliis workshop, everyone is learning and having fun." The students were given an introduction to the history of mime and were shown how to apply the white makeup used by professionaj mimes. Wessell explained to them tliat white face for mimes is different than the face that is used by clowns. "Clowns have to be one of a kind. Nobody should copy another clown's face. Mimes use the same white face so that the face is a mask. The white face erases their real identity." The students paid $4 to attend a series of mini-workshops that included "mirror mime", where they copied the action of another mime; mime makeup; basic moves and impromptu miming. Ninth grader Betsy Bums showed eighth grader Melinda Perkins how to roll on the white face paint, drawing in character lines and a heart shaped mouth. Shannon Noll, Leah Glaze and Lisa Boley tried to contain the giggles as they watched each other put on make up. "Makeup is a new session this year," explained Feldman. "Usually only the drama club kids put on a white face, but we thought it would be more fun to let everyone have a try. The boys are fun to watch, because the are just not used to putting on makeup and lipstick." For many people, miming is synonymous with Marcel Marceau, but miming actually began in ancient Greece and Rome. The actors, performing in huge oper arenas, would mime so that people sitting too far away to hear the words could still understand the play. Tlie Drama Club members will be going to see "A Christmas Carol" with tlie Canton Players Guild and in the spring will present their second annual Variety Show and Dessert Buffet, tentatively scheduled for April 3. Considering there are 213 students in the drama club and 67 students in tlie ninth grade drama class, Feldman is cheerful and very upbeat. "This is a fun age to work with. I am really lucky to te able to be with these neat kids." Lake Township Trustees approve rezoning By: Betty O'Neill Roderick Lake Township Trustees approved Howard Miller's request to rezone 77 acres north of State Route 619, at their meeting Monday, November 2. However, the board modified the lot size for single family homes to be built along the south side of Andrews St. NW, making the lost 250 feet with a 50 foot shrub buffer, to protect the residential area from the commercial area. In addition, trustees sent a letter to Stark County Regional Planning Commission, recommending that no commercial access for ingress or egress on Andrews St. be approved in the final development plans. Both the township zoning commission, and RPC had recommended changing to commercial zoning for 32 acres along State Route 619, where Miller plans to move his Hartville Kitchen Restaurant and flea market. Trustees also will invoke no parking bans along Andrews, Kaufman and Market and approach the Ohio Department of Transportation for a no parking ban on State Route 619 in front of the planned restaurant and flea market. Trustee Norman Martin said with the modifications trustees had addressed tlie concerns expressed by citizens at public hearing held by the zoning commission and trustees. "This project will lend itself to bettering the tax base for Lake Township," Martin commented, "and with the modifications, we have protected the residential area north of Andrews St. Tlie buffer zone between the commercial and residential area is twice the length of a football field." Trustees-also learned there will be an offset turn lane established from State Route 619 to alleviate traffic congestion to the flea market. By moving his businesses north of 619, Miller said he will be able to accommodate off-street parking for his restaurant and flea market. On some flea market days as many as 10,000 shoppers converge on the area, parking along 619 and side roads and clogging traffic along 619. While residents of allotments north of Andrews St. opposed the new location, some residents see the move as positive to break up the concentration of traffic along 619 by providing off-street parking. The flea market of Walter and l Barbara Byler will remain on the south side of 619 at tlieir present location, just west of Miller's. The 4.5 million project will bring 75 new jobs and an estimated $10 to $20 million in revenue to tlie area. Tlie restaurant building will increase seating capacity from 282 to 424 and the new flea market could accommodate 500 vendors inside and outside of tlie 150,000 square foot building. Future plans call for on outlet type store to be built on the location, but Miller denies he plans an outlet type mall similar to Aurora Farms. Lake Township Appeals Board grants variance By: Betty O'Neill Roderick. The Lake Township Board of Zoning Appeals granted a variance to Warren Grable, to place houses on Lots 5 and 6 in Walnut Grove Estates, having a lot width of 75" at the build ing line. The two lots on a cul de sac on Katy Circle NW, are pie- shaped, and therefore narrow in front, not having tlie required 100 feet, as set out in the Township Zoning Resolution. Lake Trustees apply for infrastructure funds By: Betty O'Neill Roderick At a special meeting Friday, October 30, Lake Township Trustees approved applications for three infrastructure projects. Lake Township will join with Marlboro Township in applying for funds to repave Lake 0'Pines and Nimishillen Roads, at a total cost of $147,885. tlie Lake Township's share of project will be $99,000. In addition, applications will be made to the Ohio Public (•forks Commission for Issue 2 funding for drainage projects at Willowhurst Ave. and Midway/ Market Ave., both projects estimated to cost $75,000 each.
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1992-11-04|
|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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