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0 + Local Teenage Author Featured On Television Page 3 Winter A uto Protection Pages 8-9 A Page 7 r<atMMM1JM»a<a»»MMiwiillJlaa»«iga«^ ol 72 — No 4 Norlh Canton, Ohio, Wednesday. November 3. 1993 ' ' mit_iMil_fi_ju£r^i!jtmiuma%mL\m,masazKii»^ajwjDa^^ One Seefion 12 pa«.es Twentv-Five Cents &V>Z?3nnGara(aCl*£tX3SZrcCI5B3K2ZSEK& Veteran Airman Jack Doyle, a former administrator of Akron-Canton Airport talked to third graders about airplanes and flight. Doyle's grandson, Justin, is in the class. Galaxy program students fly high By DOTTIE McGREW It was all latitude and longitude, thrust and drag, lift and weight the other day in Mrs. Elizabeth Geckler's fourth grade classroom. The 20 youngsters in the Galaxy program for gifted students had just completed a study of flight. The class meets for a day once a week at Hoover North Campus. The class watched inquisitively as the guest speaker arranged a mock-up of an airplane cockpit instrument pane! and large full-color pictures of airplanes on the chalkboard. They knew that the dapper man with the ready smile and quick wit was classmate Justin Doyle's grandfather and also a pilot. What the students did not know was that Justin's grandfather. Jack Doyle, had jockeyed aircraft since before most of their parents were born; that he was Captain Doyle, an Air Force instructor and fighter pilot in World War II; and that he was a former manager ofthe Akron- Canton Regional Airport. Doyle, now 71. retired in 1980 after managing the airport for 12 years. Doyle talked to the students about the physics of flight, about the training necessary to become a pilot. A private pilot's license requires 250 hours of training plus a physical exam every three years. Well over 1,000 hours of training and a yearly physical are necessary for an airline transport license. Checks for drug use are random, Doyle said. "Flying an airplane is like playing the piano. You need light hands; less than a pound of pressure," Doyle said. One of the hardest tests, Doyle said, is the blindfold test. The instructor stands on the aircraft wings and calls out the names of the controls. The blindfolded pilot must unerringly touch each ofthe controls named. "It's tough but it's fun to be proficient -- to do everything right," Doyle said. Pilots have to be certified to operate different types of aircraft. Airplanes may look alike but they are different. It's not like jumping behind the wheel of a Ford or a Chevy once you have your driver's license, Doyle said. Doyle said his favorite plane is the North American Texan manufactured by Pratt & Whitney. He said he had flown over 4,400 miles in the plane and trained thousands of pilots at Randolph Field in Texas during World War II. "I just strapped that airplane on and wore it like my clothes all day every day," Doyle said. The students' interest altimeter mounted. In a flight of imagination, young people who have grown up with astronauts and rockets soared in perfect harmony with a pilot experienced on propeller-driven fighter planes -- a man who knows personally Col. Paul Tibbitts Jr. whose B-29 dropped ther first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. America produced a "marvelous" arsenal of planes during World War 11, Doyle said. There was the P-51 Mustang, a real Dragon Wagon, and the P-47 Thunderbolt, known to pilots as The Jug. The P-40 was one of the first used to fly over the Himalayan Mountains and to fight the Japanese in China, Burma and India. Doyle credited World War II Navy pilots for their skill in flying the Helldivers and Avengers, the plan former President George Bush was piloting when he was shot down in the Pacific. The British RAF pilots saved England with their Spitfires, Doyle said, and American bombers made the difference in Europe. Doyle said his scariest moment in the air came when an equalizer flap jammed on the wing of a P-47 Thunderbolt during a landing attempt at Randolph AFB. The plane rolled over on its back and was heading for the ground, Doyle said. He pushed the stick forward, rolled it out and skimmed the field table- top-high before coming in for a second successful landing attempt. "Sometimes flying kind of grabs you —just to be up there all alone," said Doyle who still maintains his pilot's license. Doyle also raises, trains and races standard bred pacers and trotters at his 20-acre farm in Union- town. I RTL PI ANTl D IN HONOR OF DAVE JOHNSON. In the wake of a "Roast, Boast and Toast" dinner given in honor of Dave Johnson, former District 55 State Representative, the North Canton Chamber of Commerce presented Dave with an inscribed plaque to be mounted on stone, at chose to have the tree planted on the plaza, by North Canton City Hall. Family members, friends and well-wishers joined Dave in the tree placing ceremony. Pictured above are (I to r): Back row - Chuck Harrison, Kim Lane, Doug Lane, Marge Johnson, Dave Johnson II and Dave Johnson; Front the base of a tree that has been planted in his honor. Dave row - Mayor William Hines, Teri Johnson Harrison, Sharon Kendall, Joan Mitchell and Ken Dansizen. Staffer sues city of North Canton By DOTTIE McGREW A North Canton city employee is suing Mayor Williams Hines and the former and current city administrators for S 1.1 million. Margaret Bednar, 37, who is currently employed in the city finance department, contends that when she returned from maternity leave, the mayor's brother-in-law was in her former job and she was given a lower-paying position with much different duties. Not so, says Hines. "We do not have jobs in this city. We have classifications. Mrs. Bednar is in the same classification with the same pay as when she left. Coming the Friday before election, the suit can be nothing but politically motivated." Hines said. Bednar's suit was filed in U.S. Distict Court at Akron. Bednar, a 13-year-city employee, took a maternity leave in late 1991 and early 1992. Bednar contends in her suit that when she returned she was put into a noncomparable job, her hours were cut and her duties were significantly altered. Moveover, the suit contends that the mayor's brother-in-law was paid more in her old job than Bednar had earned. In August the Ohio Equal Employment Opportunities Commis sion ruled that a grievance filed by Bednar in the matter was without basis. The complaint was originally heard by Hines and former director of administration Phillip Roush. Bednar later filed the complaint with the EEOC. Bednar's husband, a North Canton patrolman, has one suit and two workman's compensation claims pending against the city, Hines said. Gregory Bednar's suit contends that in spite of achieving the highest score on the Civil Service test, the city and officials did not promote him to a lieutenant classification. The suit is pending before the Ohio Supreme Court. Benefit auction set for local teen JAIME TINKLER By JOANNE MALENE Quilts, stereos, restaurant gift certificates, furniture and more will be auctioned off next Sunday, November 12, during a benefit auction for Jaime Tinkler. She is the daughter of Tim and Charlotte Tinkler of 3506 Dotwood St. NW in Greentown. Jaime, an eighth grader at the North Canton Middle School, was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia. This is a double hit for the young teen, since she was diagnosed shortly after birth with Neurofibro- natosis, a genetically determined disease that causes tumors to develop inside the body. "She and Timmy (a seventh grader at the Middle School) had both been sick with what we thought was the flu," said Charlotte Tinkler. "But, Timmy got better and Jaime didn't so we took her to Timken Mercy Hospital and they sent her up to Akron's Children's Hospital. "She is home now from Children's and is determined to beat this and get back to school! She will have to be home tutored for about six months and we have to keep going back to Children's for treatment, but her spirits are up. People have been so good about sending her cards and get well messages because she can't have visitors right now due to the chances of her picking up an infection. Her resistance is really low." Jaime's father is sell employed in the drywall business and thus is self insured. Already medical expenses have been extremely high and are guaranteed to go much higher. The couple has one other child, Jennifer, a freshman at Ma: i- elta College. The auction will be preceded by a pancake breakfast from H a.m. until noon at the athletic club, with the auction beginning at I p.m. Chairmen of the event are Kit Taylor and Lori Shevlin. Donations of any kind are still needed and arrangements lor pickup may be made by calling Sue l.avei ick at 494-4022 or Tonv Campitelli at 492-9791 or 494-9109 after 5 p.m. The Greentown Athletic Club is located at 9944 Cleveland Ave. N W. Monetary donations mav be sent to the Jaime Tinkler Fund, Bank 2000. North Canton 44720. SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK -- Celebrating "Disney Day'are some of these students at Lake Middle School. Front row, from left, Missy Takacs, grade nine; Matt Schoabach, grade Crime watch meetings Concerned residents of Schneider Valley are invited to attend a Crimewatch meeting scheduled Tuesday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in North Canton City Hall on the Second Floor. Another Crimewatch meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Farley Residence, II15 Bel Air Dr. NW, North Canton. This meeting is for residents of Bel Air. These meetings is sponsored by the Stark County Prosecutor's Office in coordination with the North Canton Police Department. Representatives from each department will provide information on neighborhood crime prevention and safety. Lake Trustees Lake Township Trustees held a special meeting on Tuesday, October 26. They immediately went into executive session to discuss a union contract with Attorney Bob Tscholl. No action was taken following the executive session. Thank You Concert The Hoover Marching Band once again will close the 1993 Marching Season with the annual "Thank You Concert" on November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoover High School Gymnasium, South Campus. The Band will present a "free" concert to the North Canton community in appreciation of the generosity shown making "Tag Day" a success and the continuous support shown duting the 1993 Marching Band Season. The music will consist of a variety of pieces chosen from the season's halftime shows and will feature the "Flag Line" and "Majorettes". nine; Brandy Blakney, grade nine. Back row, left, Megan Hoy, grade seven; and Heather Smart, grade nine. Disney Day was part of School Spirit Week at the middle school. (Photo by Joanne Malene) OPEN HOUSE EXCITEMENT! Dave Kinkema, Executive Director, and Debbie Goldthorpe, Associate Executive Director ofthe North Canton YMCA, look over notes and sched- November6from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Open House is a great day for members and all in the community to visit and learn more about all the VMCA has to offer. For more information call the V ule for the upcoming Open House on at 499-2587. Fire destroys historic home The historic log cabin home of local interior designer Nancy Kalin was destroyed by fire Thursday, October 28. Ms. Kalin, whose authentic 18th century interiors have been featured in Colonial Homes and other national periodicals, was not at home when fire engulfed the house shortly after noon. Marlboro Township Fire Chief Eugene Devies said the house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was valued at 5650,000. Much of that was in valuable antiques. Devies said Ms. Kalin had burned fires in the log cabin's three fireplaces Wednesday evening for an open house. The fires appeared to be out on Thursday morning but a smoky haze filled the home, according to Ms. Kalin's son Mark. Mark Kalin discovered embers apparently burning in the fireplace ash traps when he tried to solve the problem by pouring water down the traps. He also opened the door to clear the smoke from the building, and that may have created a draft that caused the smoldering embers to ignite the wall. Firefighters were called at 12:12 p.m. When they arrived ten minutes later, the fire had spread throughout the home. Fire departments from Hartville and Plain Township helped fight the blaze.
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1993-11-03|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Rights||This item may have copyright restrictions. Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests or more information, go to http://www.ohiohistory.org/images/information|
|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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