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Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - December 31, 1975, Howland, Ohio 20 Cents A Copy HOWLAND Second Year No. 40 24 Pages HOWLAND DECEMBER 1975 E Second Past Ohio Celebrating Christmas in a police cruiser SERGEANT JAMES MARTIN IN HIS CRUISER ON A SNOWY CHRISTMAS By HELTZEL had to have our Christmas last Sgt. James Martin tells as we pass Garden Center on North River Road while driving towards state route 46. It's about hates to be away from their family on he somebody has to do it. That's one thing about holidays off. We don't close although we've kidded about doing The night before Martin got together with his their and to open 50 miles of slushy township roads on the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. he's glad to have someone to talk although he would rather be at home with his Usually the Rowland Police Department has two crews on but during holidays it operates with only one when its not Earlier Martin had been patrolling on Larchmont Avenue in the northeast corner of the when dispatcher Joanne Ripple informed him of an accident on Stillwagon Road in the southwest is a typical bad use of he tells me. our response time is good with two We divide the township in half and can usually respond in four or five The police band radio constantly crackles and voices from area police departments We see a ditched car on Stillwagon Road and park behind it. Martin turns on the emergency contacts Dispatcher and tells her the license number so she can find out who the car is registered Some men come out of a house down the into the cold but wet Christmas They approach one of them as he looks inside the wrecked Martin examines the driver's a bump on his head and a bruised and asks if he can call for a free fire department The driver saying that his father will be there soon to pick him Martin asks him to get into the back of the police cruiser to warm up and explain how the accident The shaking tells his His father drives as does a State Patrol Martin agrees to turn the investigation over to the state so he can be freed to continue patrolling the Before leaving he recommends to the father that the driver be taken to a hospital for As we leave the scene Martin you work for the people and do a good job with what you've the people will appreciate it. I feel I know for a that Rowland is recognized around the I feel it's a good Everyone's trying to do a good I think the people in the township believe in We're always trying to do something to like going to school for extra We're not at a We drive northwest on Youngstown through Niles and to get to sections of Rowland's jurisdiction cutoff from the rest of the township by incorporated tough covering some areas of the he to determine what's in and what's Driving up Ridge Road to the area he worry about Can we grow and improve when we're losing our tax Most of us feel uneasy about job security with all these His patrol advances on Deforest Road south of Niles and he points out the inconsistent numbering of addresses on mailboxes while crossing the and Erie Lackawanna railroad He drives north on River with Republic Steel on the and turns onto Burton Street at the Warren city A Warren cruiser manned by two officers pulls onto Burton behind us and both cars pull over as the three policemen spot an abandoned A few months ago another abandoned car was found with the bloody body of junk yard dealer Joe Zarnick in the The officers look over the car and find nothing The car is within the so the Warren officers will check if it's Proceeding up Thomas through an unincorporated island within the Martin notes that this is most quiet day this New Year's will be And almost everything we'll alcohol will be We travel southwest on Youngstown again within to get to North Martin tells me that it would take eight hours to completely cover the township from one end to the to make a pass on every residential street and to check every business and feel we do a real good but we would do math better with a few more According to the Rowland police department is understaffed by FBI standards which recommend one policeman for every Rowland has ten policemen and about Back in the northeast corner of the on Larchmont Martin drives around the various While making a swing through the parking lot of a tavern near Packard Electric a set of keys in a front door that is He radios his location to Dispatcher Ripple and tells her about the He then turns to me and don't like what I see You'd better stay Martin cautiously approaches the one hand on his gun and the other holding a portable and he looks through the window of the darkened Re then enters the Several minutes go by until I hear his voice over the car He tells manager doesn't seem to be Everything seems to be in Back in the car he know what I expected to manager or bartender on the floor behind the Ripple contacts the owner several times to inform him that an officer is waiting for him to secure the bar and check for possible While waiting for the owner's son to come from Martin tells me about two experiences he CELEBRATING page LINDA GOJDICS Young artists win coloring contest the World Council of Churches Fifth in the Rev. Robert pastor of Howland Community visited the famous Treetop The Treetop located among tall trees on a is above a watering In the evening Taylor observed animals at the watering The an- telope watched the water buffolo who watched the Each maneuvered for the best Nervously they eyed each other as they cautiously drank the water so necessary for their In many ways Taylor found the watering hole to the recent World For two and half weeks 735 delegates and observers came together in East Africa and debated the mission of Christianity Representatives from poor nations eyed delegates from industrial Dark skinned delegates met with Russian Orthodox ministers nervously debated with Protestants as non- member Roman Catholics All were brought together by the desire to sustain Christian life in the Taylor went to Nairobi as A dozen talented youngsters walked off with f 100 worth of prizes in the Niles Publishing Company's Christmas Coloring Top winners of each were Denise Goldberg of 127 E. Prospect St. a North Ave. and Lynne Anderson of 4124 Liberty Town a sixth grader at St. Edward Denise won in the to second grade category and Lynne was the top colorer in the third through sixth grade The five runner-up winners of each in the kindergarten to second grade division Robert Pence of 5485 a second grader at Immaculate Heart of Mary Danny Bandzak of 95 Wood a second grader at Stevenson John Kiske of 22 Centennial a first grader at Holy Family Cheryl Hassay of 1192 Leslie a first grader at E. J. Blott School in Mary Ann Schinker of 3702 a second grader at Kirk The five winners in the third through sixth category Stacy Stoops of 4785 wick Dr. a third grader at St. Christine Bonnie Whiteside of 3352 Sandalwood a fifth grader at Frank Ohl Monica Maceyko of 2819 Saginaw a fourth grader at Poland Union Eric Vogel of 8066 a third grader at Dobbins Linda Gojdics of 8541 Red Oak a fifth grader at H. C. Mines Lynn the is no relation to contest judge Emogene Anderson of Other judges were Mrs. James LaPolla of Howland and Mrs. R. Walton Shively of REV. ROBERT H. TAYLOR representative of the National Council of Community for which he is chairman of the Ecumenical Relations Another delegate from this area was Margaret Bauman of representing the American Lutheran The delegates participated in three main areas of In the general session there were eighty Biblical study Taylor's group studied the Gospel of John and the story of the Prodigal The report that resulted from the meetings was used for background material in other Taylor also participated in a section entitled Christian Unity Other study sections confessing Christ seeking education for liberation and structures of injustice and struggles for and human ambiguities of and quality of Each section met eight times and developed a position The reports were then taken to the general assembly for and In the third main area of concern the Council reviewed its record and planned its programs for the next seven Taylor contributed to the and each section worked on position papers which were presented to the general assembly for discussion and Taylor said the Council was significant in many For he said there was great symbolism in representatives WORLD page FIREMEN INSPECT DAMAGE AT THE LANE CARPET Blaze guts store Fire Department and the Ohio Fire Marshal's office are investigating the possibility of arson in a fire that destroyed the Lane Carpet 3900 Youngstown Rd. Firemen fought through heavy clouds of smoke in order to extinguish the fire which began about a.m. last Fire officials said nine pieces of equipment were sent to the Two upstairs unoccupied at the time of the were The sales room at the front of the store and a storage room for carpet were heavily Several rolls of carpet were by the Offices near the rear of the store were less severely damaged by fire but may have been damaged by fire officials A Howland who was the first person at the found a garage door partially open in the Carpet is owned by J.C. Passell of has reportedly owned the business for more than ten He owns another Lane Carpet Store in .IN .NF
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