Members of the Don V. Cross American Legion Post 357 recognized its long-time members with their pins. Those receiving pins were Frank Logozzo, 55 years; Joe Pontones, 50 years; Calvin Glaus, 60 years; and Capt. Robert Hart, 65 years. Don V. Cross American Legion Post 357 Finance Officer Carl Felger received the birthday cake from auxiliary member Barbara Pontones as the legion celebrates its 88th birthday.
Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat, was the theme this year for the Malvern Volunteer Fire Department's annual fire poster contest. Third graders at Malvern Elementary participated in this year's contest. Receiving their plaques from firefighters Duane Kandel and Sam Pirolozzi are third-place winner Haley Snyder, first-place winner Taylor Duffy, and second-place winner Kayla Kinkade. The winning poster will be judged in the Carroll County fire poster contest.
Local weather observer, Edwin Copeland of Hanoverton received an award from Meteorologistist-in-Charge and Area Manager from the National Weather Service, Theresa Rossi. The award is for 40 years of service. Seven days a week 365 days a year Edwin Copeland measures and reports the weather. He makes a mere 28 cents per day for his dedication.
Two Malvern High School students' art work have won a regional competition in Dover and will move on to the Governor's Youth Art Exhibition in Columbus. They are junior Andrea DeDent and sophomore Heather Hice. Art Instructor Sherry Angeloni said the winning art work, which is called an 88 square project, will compete in Columbus. Some 30 pieces will be chosen to go on display after the competition there. The rest will go back to compete in their area's regionals. Hice said her piece includes things that can be found in the home. DeDent designed her 88 square art work based on and to describe her personality.
Gretchen L. Elliott, vice president and cashier of The Central Trust Company of Northeastern Ohio, N.A., is retiring on April 1, ending a 44-year career in banking. Miss Elliott entered the banking field in December 1942, when she joined The Minerva Saving and Bank Company, which is now part of Central Trust, as bookkeeper and secretary to the bank's president and cashier.
Seven hundred Girl Scouts are expected to meet outside the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Hall in Malvern to Commemorate the 75th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Scouts are expected from Malvern, Dellroy, Carrollton, Louisville, Minerva and East Canton. A ceremonial fire will be built with sticks, which each scout will bring. Balloons will be launched and songs will be sung, followed by refreshments. All scouts present will join hands for a "Promise Circle."
Marme Kopp became the third Minerva High School biology student to receive a superior rating at the District Science Fair, qualifying her for the State Fair competition. Her achievement will send Marme to the State Science Fair to compete with students from the entire state. Miss Kopp's winning project was titled "What Effects Do Different Types of Food Have on a Oscar Fish." Two other Minerva High School biology students who receive fine ratings at the District Fair were Brett Baxter, excellent and Sandi Biggins, good.
Ken Lotz will sing tenor with the Harmony Valley Limited when it performs March 11-12 in "Girls, Girls, Girls," the 33rd annual Barbershop Show, sponsored by the Hall of Fame Chorus. Ken, who resides at Lake Mohawk, is a machinist fro Tropic Air Stoker, Inc., of Minerva. Singing with him are baritone Otto Korth, bass Dave Faello, and lead singer Jerry Reeder.
Robert Wunderle completed his work at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., for his bachelor of science degree in January. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wunderle, received word that he was on the dean's list for the fall semester. He and his wife are residing in Ithaca, N.Y., where Mr. Wunderle has received an assistant professorship in the college of Agriculture and Environmental Science at Cornell University.
Children from the Fairmount Home were guest at a party in Osborne Hall Malone College. Sponsored by the Malone Student Council, the event included a basketball game, a magician act, music and refreshments. Tim Angeloni, freshman from Malvern, is a member of the Campus Clowns basketball team. The children were entertained by Tim Angeloni, the magician.
Earl Crowe of Canton has leased the Mobilgas Service Station located at the intersection of N. Market St., and West Lincoln Way. Mr. Crowe opened the station for business Sunday. The owner and his wife Francis and five sons plan to move to Minerva as soon as a house can be found.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hanna have purchased the White Spot service station and restaurant building from Harry McArtor. Mr. Hanna is building an addition and remodeling the present structure. There is also an apartment above the station. The restaurant will be under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Sereno Swank. Mr. Hanna plans to open the station and restaurant in about six weeks.
Ralph M. Schory on Monday purchased Ralph V. Noble's interest of the Noble and Schory clothing store, 112 N. Market St. The partnership was formed September 10, 1945, when they purchased the former Cooper Bros. Store from J.E. Cooper. The name of the store for the present will remain unchanged. Robert C. Barr will continue as full-time clerk and Leonard Lanning as a part-time clerk. Mr. Schory came to Minerva in 1912 and for 31 years was superintendent of the Pekin plant of the Metropolitan Brick Co. He is a member of the Community Association, Rotary Club and vice president of The Minerva Banking Co.
Miss Jean Conrad, Dale and Don Carmen are members of the Canton Junior symphony orchestra which gave a concert at Louisville Tuesday evening. Miss Shirley Givens of Louisville, violinist, was guest artist. Miss Doris Stocton, who appeared with the group in Canton and Massillon concerts, was heard was heard with Rise Stevens on the Family Hour radio program Sunday.