Conflicting information regarding two recent incidents at Aluminum One are under investigation by the Ohio Environmental Protect Agency. According to Mike Settles, Aluminum One officials told the EPA that employees had charged a furnace with scrap and were starting to close the furnace door when there was a concussion. Also a pressurized vessel was put into the furnace and caused a lot of noise, but did not damage the building.
Malvern pounded out 16 hits and Vince Larson was masterful on the mound as the Hornets defeated Strasburg 15-0. Larson allowed just two hits, while striking out six. Zak Kapron honored, doubles, singled and drove in three runs. Tyler Tucci had four hits and three RBIs.
The Malvern and Minerva fire departments held a joint training exercise at the Minerva department's training facility. "We try to train together two or more times a year," stated Malvern Fire Chief Ralph Castellucci. "Our departments work on some fire together, and this training is an excellent opportunity to work on the skills necessary to do our jobs."
More than 60 family members and friends of the Stanley Pennock family gathered at the south end of the Minerva football field to plant a white ash tree in memory of Phillip Pennock. This would have been Phillip's 21st birthday. The spot was chosen because it was very near the spot where Phillips sat to watch Minerva Lions football games.
With the fear of financial difficulties uppermost in their minds, Minerva School Board members voted to not renew supplemental personnel contracts for the 1987-88 school years. Among these threatened positions are all athletics and related departments, cheerleader advisors, class advisors, yearbook and academic challenge advisors, play director and home economics advisor.
Mayor Dale Lewis stressed the importance of an income survey, which has been mailed to Malvern Water Department customers. Lewis noted he had heard from several residents concerning the survey, most of whom were upset at the detailed income being requested.
The Malvern High School Buckeye Boys State Delegate is Tim Kelly, with Bruce Wright serving as an alternate. The delegate from St. Edward High School is David Whittington. Kenneth Grossi Jr. is the alternate. The boys are sponsored by the Malvern American Legion Post 375.
Marme Kopp, received a superior rating at the 29th annual State Science Day, held at the Ohio Expositions Center in Columbus. Her top finish was the third this year for her science project entitled "What Effects Dd Different Types of Food Have on an Oscar Fish."
Minerva Parent Teachers Association will be continued. Nearly 40 members and visitors assembled in the Mary Irene Day School cafeteria for the April meeting, with President Gerald Grimes presiding. A voice vote was taken and the ayes were in the majority.
Members of the Rotary Club and guests enjoyed listening to Donald H. Stafford's report of his trip to Hawaii. Stafford, a World War II veteran, his wife Gertrude and their daughter-in-law, flew to Hawaii and spent six days with their son and husband. Lt. Stafford is a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.
Dr. John M. Snively, president of the Minerva Booster Club, has announced that ticket sales are in full swing for the annual Minerva All-Sports Banquet, which will be held in the high-school auditorium. Principal speaker will be George Hunter, head basketball coach at Mount Union College.
Columbiana County Board of Education voted to merge all of West Township (for school purposes) with the United Local district. Twenty-six patrons living in the West Townshgiup school district filed their petition for an injunction against the Columbiana County Board of Education for their contemplation of the formation of a new school district.
George A. Manos, owner of a chain of 13 motion pictures houses, including Minerva's Roxy, announced plans to build a new threatre in Minerva. Manos stated he has already purchased two lots at 616 and 618 East Lincoln Way, with another lot in the rear, which fronts on First Street. Preliminary estimates on the project are approximately $100,000.
John F. Roberts, a retired New York Central railroad engineer formerly of Minerva, received an easy chair at the Army Day Ball, held in Canton, for having the oldest discharge. Roberts was discharged from the army May 21, 1891, after serving 18 months with the infantry.