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Memorials Poll: Ohio economic Kent School Friend
Mary C. Strabic
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-
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
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
(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
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.
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.
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.
Russert Safety council meets May 14
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
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;
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