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					www.recordpub.com                                                                          Record-Courier                                                                      Monday, May 4, 2009          A5


                                                                                 STATE/LOCAL
                                     COLUMBUS
 Memorials Poll: Ohio economic                                                                                                           Kent School Friend
   Mary C. Strabic
      (nee Gill)

                                     future getting worse
                                     Gov. Strickland’s approval rate drops
                                     By Marc Kovac
                                     Dix Capital Bureau                   Overall, 56 percent of         nomic conditions in Ohio
                                                                        those polled said they ap-       and the United States as ei-
                                        COLUMBUS — Ohio-                prove of the way Strick-         ther “fair” or “poor.”
                                     ans are pessimistic about          land is handling his job,           And 67 percent said they
                                     the state’s economic future        down about five percentage       believed economic condi-
                                     but were split on Gov. Ted         points from the May 2008         tions in the state are “get-
Mary C. Strabic (nee Gill),          Strickland’s handling of the       Ohio Poll.                       ting worse,” versus 20 per-
age 84, formerly of Stow,            continuing downturn.                 Another 34 percent dis-        cent who said they are “get-
died peacefully after a long            That’s according to the         approved of the governor’s       ting better.”
                                                                                                                                         The Kent City Schools Board of Education recently
illness on May 1, 2009.              latest Ohio Poll, conducted        performance, while 10 per-          On the national front, 63
Beloved wife of William.             by the University of Cincin-       cent state no opinion.           percent of respondents ap-      presented a Friend of Kent Schools award to Keith
Dear mother of James                                                                                                                     Fischer, who has volunteered in the kindergarten
                                     nati and released last week.         A total of 48 percent ap-      proved of President Barack
(Jenny) of Green; loving                                                                                                                 classroom at Holden Elementary for eight years. He
                                     The university regularly           proved of the governor’s         Obama’s work as the na-
grandmother        of    Marc                                                                                                            also served as president of Holden School Association
                                     gauges voters’ opinions            handling of the economy,         tion’s chief executive.         for two years. From left, Holden kindergarten teacher
(Marina) of Portland, Ore-           about candidates and is-           versus 45 percent who dis-          Fifty-six percent ap-
gon and Allison Gunn                                                                                                                     Darlene Mitroff, Keith Fischer and Brian Boykin, board
                                     sues; its pollsters surveyed       approved.                        proved of the way the presi-
(John) of Los Angeles, Cali-         818 Ohioans over the past            But more than 90 percent       dent is handling the econo-
                                                                                                                                         president.
fornia; great grandmother of
Lillian Gunn; loving aunt to         two weeks.                         of respondents rated eco-        my.
many nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                ROOTSTOWN
Dear sister of Frances Sieg-
freth of Akron and Barbara
Howard of Cuyahoga Falls.
Preceded in death by her
                                                                                                                                        Dream Factory sets
son, William J., Jr., and sis-
ter, Patricia McKinstry.
The family will receive
                                                                                                                                        orientation May 14
friends WEDNESDAY,                                                                                                                         The Dream Factory of          dreams for children in Por-
MAY 6, FROM 10-11 AM.                                                                                                                   Northeast Ohio has resched-      tage and Summit counties.
AT THE BLESSING FU-                                                                                                                     uled its orientation meeting.       Two representatives from
NERAL HOME, 8592                                                                                                                        The meeting will now be          the Dream Factory’s national
DARROW ROAD,
TWINSBURG, OH (1/2 MI.                                                                                                                  held at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at      chapter will be attending, in-
SO. OF I-480/RT.91 EXIT),                                                                                                               Rootstown United Methodist       cluding Bunger, president of
where funeral services will                                                                                                             Church, 4065 S.R. 44, Root-      the organization.
be held at 11 AM.                                                                                                                       stown.                              So far, the local chapter
In lieu of flowers the family                                                                                                              The meeting was resched-      has 12 volunteers, including
suggests donations to a char-                                                                                                           uled because Ann Bunger,         a treasurer. Michelle Batsch,
ity of choice.                                                                                                                          president of the organiza-       whose daughter, Chloe, has
ARRANGEMENTS              BY                                                                                                            tion, is unable to attend on     a rare autoimmune disorder,
CHARLES R. BLESSING                                                                                                                     the originally scheduled         is the area coordinator. The
FUNERAL HOME                           Adult Semi-Finalists of this year’s Garrettsville Idol talent contest are, front row,            date.                            national chapter is granting
330-963-4100                           from left, Avonlea Wensel, Alethea Brown, Melanie May, Bethany Coumos, Katrina                      The Dream Factory is          Chloe’s wish for a shopping
blessingfuneralhome.com
(Charles R. Blessing Funeral Home      King, middle row, Nichole Thompson, Brittiny Ashby, Diane Ruehr, Sara Apthorpe,                  a wish-granting organiza-        spree.
330-963-4100 RC 5/3- 5/5/09)           Raelynn DeBevits, Danielle Peterson, Rebecca Metz and back row, Rick Thomp-                      tion that helps children with       For information, e-mail
                                       son, Tony Marksberry, Amanda Bailey, Jarah Lather, Russ Martin and Bill Ander-                   chronic or critical illnesses.   Batsch at Northeastohio@dr
        George Buso                    son.                                                                                             The local chapter will grant     eamfactoryinc.com.
   May 4, 1940 - March 2, 2009

                                                                                                                                        KENT STATE
                                                                                                                                        Dr. Denice Sheehan wins
                                                                                                                                        Leading the Way award
                                                                                                                                           Kent State University As-     strating a deep and abiding
                                                                                                                                        sistant Professor Dr. Denice     commitment to furthering
                                                                                                                                        Sheehan was one of two           the philosophy, mission and
      Not a day goes by...                                                                                                              people nationally recognized     quality of palliative care.
        Love your friends                                                                                                               with the Leading the Way            Sheehan teaches gradu-
   Barb & Bob, Becky & Nolan                                                                                                            Award from the Hospice and       ate and undergraduate level
                                                                                                                                        Palliative Nurses Associa-       courses at the College of
           Paul Beck                                                                                                                    tion.                            Nursing.
          9-8-68 5-4-01
                                                                                                                                           The other award winner           Before her professorship
                                                                                                                                        was New York University          with KSU, she served as
                                                                                                                                        Associate Professor Dr. Deb-     coordinator with the Pallia-
                                                                                                                                        orah Witt Sherman.               tive Care Program at Ursu-
                                       Teen semi-finalists are, front row, from left, Darian Roberts, Jenna Head, Stepha-
                                                                                                                                           The award recognizes          line College Breen School
                                       nie Fisher, Ginger Reich, Assyria Gray, and back row, Sarah Anderson, Eliza Sny-                 nursing leaders who have         of Nursing in Pepper Pike,
                                       der, Eric Juzkiw, Jesse Hodges and Selina Slaughter.                                             been consistent in “lead-        Ohio.
                                                                                                                                        ing the way” in hospice and         She is a native of Twins-
                                                                                                                                        palliative nursing, demon-       burg.

                                                                                                                                        RAVENNA
It's been eight years since God
called you home, to us it seems
like yesterday. It broke our heart
                                                                                                                                        NDS gets $357,500 grant
to lose you, but you did not go                                                                                                            RAVENNA — Neigh-              munities and across north-
alone For part of us went with
you the day God took you home.                                                                                                          borhood Development              east Ohio.
A million times we've missed                                                                                                            Services, a member of the           “We are pleased to receive
you, a million tears we've cried.                                                                                                       national NeighborWorks®          this grant money to continue
If Love could have saved you,
you never would have died.                                                                                                              network, is being awarded        supporting the mission of
               Love,                                                                                                                    $357,500 in flexible first       NDS,” said Dave Vaughan,
          Mom and Dad
                                                                                                                                        round grant funds from           executive director of NDS.
                                                                                                                                        NeighborWorks® Ameri-               “These funds will be used
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS                                                                                                                      ca.                              to continue our growth in the
                                                                                                                                           This funding will provide     green movement as well as

Dept. is                                                                                                                                a boost in support of their
                                                                                                                                        affordable housing and com-
                                                                                                                                        munity development activi-
                                                                                                                                                                         assist with numerous prod-
                                                                                                                                                                         uct lines such as foreclosure
                                                                                                                                                                         prevention and homebuyer

renamed                                Youth semi-finalists are, front row, from left, Lauren Jones, Natalie Brewster,
                                       Kenidee Zentiska, Brenna King; and back row: Rachel Crozier, Vanessa Yovanov-
                                                                                                                                        ties in Portage County com-      education.”



for Tim                                ich, Sarah Hodson, Ariana Ehrhart, Dakota Vanoss and Ashley Wengerd.
                                                                                                                                        AREA BRIEFS
                                       GARRETTSVILLE
Russert                                                                                                                                 Safety council meets May 14
Associated Press

   UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS
                                       Local Idol semi-finalists                                                                           The Portage County Safe-
                                                                                                                                        ty Council will be held from
                                                                                                                                                                            Hennes has over 30 years
                                                                                                                                                                         experience working in poli-
                                                                                                                                        11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on          tics and public relations.
— The Cleveland area uni-
versity where the late Tim
Russert attended college is
                                       to perform this Saturday                                                                         May 14 at the Ravenna Elks
                                                                                                                                        Club, 776 N. Freedom St.
                                                                                                                                           Guest speaker is Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                            R e s e r va t i o n s a r e r e -
                                                                                                                                                                         quired. To register, contact
                                                                                                                                                                         Denise Bergman at the Red
renaming its Department of
Communication and Theatre
                                       Winners to go on to SummerFest show in June                                                      M. Hennes, managing part-
                                                                                                                                        ner of Hennes Communica-
                                                                                                                                                                         Cross at 330-535-2203 or
                                                                                                                                                                         bergmande@usa.redcross.
Arts in honor of the longtime             GARRETTSVILLE                 deliberated for extended pe-     field Bank.                    tions, a crisis communica-       org.
host of NBC’s “Meet the                — The winners of the Gar-        riods of time choosing the          Tickets may be reserved     tions, media training and           The cost is $15 for Safety
Press.”                                rettville Idol semi-finals are   very best of the best.           and picked up at the audito-   media relations consulting       Council members and $20
   John Carroll University             headed to the next round of         The 41 semi-finalists         rium on the day of the show,   firm based in Cleveland.         for non-members.
announced the tributes Satur-          performances Saturday.           from this first round of audi-   by calling Aaron King at
day as about 250 of Russert’s             Sixty-six northeast           tions will be coming back to     330-524-2646.
friends and classmates gath-           Ohio singers converged           the Iva Walker Auditorium           The finalists from this     PAPL sets summer hours
ered there for a Mass and              at James A. Garfield High        (at Garfield High School)        Saturday’s show will per-         The Portage Animal Pro-       day.
dinner in his memory.                  School on April 26.              Saturday for two shows.          form at Garrettsville Sum-     tective League is changing         It is closed Tuesday and
   The university says a semes-           Contestants performed            The youth and teens will      merFest on June 28.            its summer hours.                Sunday.
ter-long fellowship at “Meet           a cappella, in private audi-     perform at 3 p.m. and the           The Adult Garrettsville        The PAPL shelter, locat-
the Press” will be offered to          tion, before judges only.        adults will perform at 6         Idol winner will receive       ed at 8122 Infirmary Road,         We are a
one John Carroll student each             Judges Dan Deakins, Hel-      p.m.                             $1,000 while each of the       Shalersville, will be open
year in his memory.                                                                                                                                                        Full Service
                                       ena Sommers, and Michelle           Tickets for both shows        youth and teen winners will    from noon to 4 p.m. Monday,
   Russert graduated from              McDowell (last year’s Adult      are available at the SkyLane     receive a $500 dollar sav-     Wednesday and Thursday;
                                                                                                                                                                           FLORIST
John Carroll in 1972. He               Garrettsville Idol winner)       Bowling Alley or Middle-         ings bond.                     from noon to 7 p.m. Friday         EVERGREEN NURSERY
died suddenly in June of a                                                                                                              and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-         3420 SR 44 • ROOTSTOWN
heart attack at the age of 58.                                                                                                                                            1½ Miles South of I-76 • 330-325-9634