Today is Inauguration Day.
Happy anniversary to Matt and Lisa Hollinger.
Happy birthday to Sharyn Kitzmiller, Julian Ramey, Linda Eckenweiler, Christine Whalen, Nancy Snyder, Kitty Malavite, Jim Thomas, Ed Barnes, Judy Slutz. Carl Busnick. Steven Halas, III, Josanne Maxey, Joe Stelluto, Nanette Kuhl, Gertrude Turner, Mandy Wilson, Beverly Robbins and Lowell Kramer.
Get well wishes are extended to Lois Hattery.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Ted and Debby Haidet on the death of her father, Bill Schneider.
At the Jan, 6 meeting of the Canton Rotary Club, State Senator Scott Oelslager was the speaker. His topic was "A Look At Ohio's Budget." The Jan. 13 meeting featured Len Komoroski, Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena. The innovator was Sharon Sirpilla. The Jan. 20 speaker will be Mark Samolczyk from the Stark Community Foundation. The innovator will be Bruce Hale. The Jan. 27 meeting will feature Nate Phinney, provost at Malone University. The invocator will be Tony Pierce.
The Stark County Safety Council held its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 12 at Meyers Lake Ballroom. The speaker was Gust Callas, who presented a program on "Marijuana: Is it really that bad in the workplace?" Marijuana is addictive. Contrary to common belief, marijuana is addictive. Estimates from research suggest that about 9 percent of users become addicted to marijuana. This number increases among those who start young (to about 17 percent, or I in 6) and among people who use marijuana daily (to 25-50 percent). The Ohio Department of Commerce and the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy are required by law to take all actions necessary to ensure that Ohio's Medical Marijuana control Program is fully operation no later that September 2018. At that time, there will be an established structure for Ohioans with a qualifying medical condition to obtain a recommendation for medical marijuana, purchase medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary, and consume medical marijuana. The spotlight company was Area Wide Protective.
Twenty years ago this week it was reported the Mt. Zion Ladies finished the year with their annual secret sister Christmas revealing meeting at the Hometown Buffet. There were 32 members present. They had fun revealing and exchanging secret sisters who are remembered throughout the year on their birthday and other special holidays.
Keep your brain active every day: Stay curious and involved-commit to lifelong learning.
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Happy birthday to Betty Hahn, Pastor Jim Painting, Jason DeLong, David Marion Jr. Brittani Harris, Sally Momirov, Stephanie Tallman, Sandi Bryan, Amamda Stout, Richard Hass, Kelesa McCullough, Katlyn McCullough, Dolores Haas, Anthony Rukavina, Christopher Martin, Lori Proffitt, Donald Ackerman III, Pat Allen, Zoey Piatt, Kyleigh Bungard and Andrian Novelli.
Happy anniversary to Dale and Donna Oberly and Nick and Brooke Biller.
It's time to put that New Year's resolution to work for those seniors in the community. The Silver Sneakers from the Louisville YMCA will be showing the seniors how to move and grove to help you stay young and healthy. Visit every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Foltz Community Center from 9-10 a.m. to exercise. Classes are free and weights, stretch bands, and balls are there for you use. For more information, call 330-488-6500. If school is closed due to weather, classes will be canceled as well.
It's chili time again. Not the weather, but the bowl of chili. A chili cook-off will be held at the Foltz Community Center on Feb. 10 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. If you want to compete, call the community center to register 330-488-6500. Judges will award the best in these categories: best mild, best spicy and people's choice. After you vote for the chili of your choice, go out and cheer for the East Canton Hornets as they play the Malvern Hornets in basketball. I predict the Hornets will win.
For those seniors, call in your reservations for the senior social on Feb. 8. The menu will be spaghetti and meatballs and Salad. Take-out orders will be available. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. Kimberly Kenney from the McKinley Museum will talk about "Sweet Stuff: The Story of Chocolate". It sounds good to me.
If you haven't joined the Sunday Brunch at the Foltz Community Center, you are missing a great meal, plus visiting with your friends and neighbors. Please invite others to join you. The next Brunch is Sunday, Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You won't go away hungry. That happens to be Abraham Lincoln's birthday too. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids and free for ages 2 and under. Not only do you get a great meal, you also are helping support your Foltz Community Center. For more information, call 330-488-6500.
Who can tell me what Feb. 14 is all about? Young and old alike should know this date. If you need to go look on your calendar, you will see Valentine's Day. If your heart just skipped a beat, your are in trouble, but if you gave someone a heart, I bet you got a great big hug.
Knock, Knock. Who's there? Cher. Cher who? Cher is cold outside.
Happy birthday to Michelle Neisel, Barbara (Zito) Aller, Jessica Herstine, Brad Lancaster, Don Nicholson Jr., Sarah Leyda, Emily Summerson, Nina Faiello, Mike Sudduth, Kristen Comer, Jessica Miller and Sara Reece.
Happy anniversary to Seth and Janelle Eyster.
Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Mel Young, Rhonda O'Bradovich, Karen Meyer, Val Rice, Eileen Hamilton, Oltie Pickens, Scarlett Hunter, Rose Marie Shine, Marlene Carpino, Wendy Neice, Adriana Reed and John Giannelli, Sr.
Sympathies are extended to the families and friends of Bill Schneider and George Close.
Congratulations to Tojh and Brooke Nicholson on the birth of their daughter Carmen Brielle Nicholson. Her proud grandparents are Steve and Kim Nicholson of Magnolia, James and Victoria Navarra of Goodyear, Arizona. Her proud great-grandparents are Dave and Judy Faiello of Magnolia, Carolyn Nicholson of Magnolia, Judy Sickafoose-Mitchell of Canton, Edna Navarra of Waynesburg, and Jenny Long of Magnolia. Her godparents are Kyle and Maria Nicholson. This little girl will have much love surrounding her!
Helping Hands Network will hold a free clothing give away on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.-noon. Anyone in need is welcome to attend during those hours. Donations of clothing in all sizes may also be made at any time to the yellow St. Pauly's Shed which sits at the back end of the Helping Hands parking lot. These donations are processed by volunteers each month. Thank you to the many volunteers at Helping Hands. If you would like to volunteer, call 330-866-2005.
Sandy Valley youth baseball and softball sign ups are fast approaching. Sandy Valley Youth Baseball Sign Ups will be held at the Sandy Valley Wellness Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m. as well as Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon. Bring a copy of the player's birth certificate as copies must be on file. Contact Ann Ellington at 330-754-9900 with any questions regarding youth baseball.
Sandy Valley Youth Girls Softball will hold its sign ups at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church across from Sandy Valley Elementary. The dates and times are Feb. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Feb. 15 and 22 from 6-8 p.m. Bring a copy of the player's birth certificate if one is not on file. Contact Bob Crone at 330-866-4372 with any questions regarding youth softball.
Sandy Valley High School summer league baseball will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Feb. 11 from 3-6 p.m. at the Sandy Valley Eagles. The cost is $7. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and other raffles.
A benefit Rigatoni dinner for Wendy Neice will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Mary's Morges Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be by donation and all proceeds will go to help with medical expenses.
Next year, Rose Township will celebrate its 200th birthday. If residents have ideas of how to commemorate this event, contact any of the township trustees with your ideas.
Ralph Rennie has been named the Ruritan Ohio Zone 1 Governor succeeding Walter Petrime.
Have a great week, Magnolia! Please call or email your news for next week so you can be the Talk of the Town.
Get well wishes are extended to Sandy (France) Ionno who was recently in a car accident and is home recouperating from surgery.
St. James School is currently doing registrations for the next school year. Contact the school at 330-866-9556 by Feb. 14 to see if your child qualifies for free kindergarten.
Happy birthday to Kori Risner, Hannah Amos, Brittinie Riehl and Gary Rhoades.
Have a safe and wonderful week Waynesburg. Go Cardinals!